Published on January 27th, 2011 | by GOODKyle
Gamers’ Voice Keeps Its Word. Takes Legal Action
Remember this article awhile back on Gamers’ Voice? You know the pressure group that sent a complaint letter to Activision addressing all the problems Black Ops witnessed on the PS3/PC? Well that letter hasn’t been replied to by Activision, so Gamers’ Voice is taking legal action. They are sending formal complaints/lawsuits to “relevant government agencies” within the UK to get Activision’s attention. Within the complaint is a note from Gamers’ Voice addressed with the following:
“The view of Gamers’ Voice is that it doesn’t matter how big a game is, it should not be released ‘unfinished’ or with bugs that make the game unplayable. Gamers’ Voice accepts that bugs do slip through the net as it’s impossible for developers to find every single bug. We do not accept however allowing entire sections of the PS3 and PC gaming community appearing to be used as game testers for an extended period after a game’s release, yet being asked to pay for the privilege. This is not a tenable way to treat consumers of video games.”
So Gamers’ Voice kept its word about taking “action” if Activision ignored the letter (which they did). Now the only question remaining is will this “action” have any effect on the future of Black Ops? If this isn’t handled properly, then the answer to that question is a big NO! But if Gamers’ Voice and its representation can methodically work on this complaint/lawsuit, small things may change. However, the chances of any repercussion taking place are very slim. Time will tell once again.