Many called out Call of Duty: Black Ops as an atrocious port on the PS3; the fans were disappointed but the game still went on to sell millions. MP1st found a "discussion" between PS3 players complaining about it on the forums, followed by David Vonderhaar's reaction to the thread.
- And you seriously wonder why I don’t enjoy talking to you? You’ve been throwing me under a bus this entire thread. [Complaining] that I tweeted about Xbox Live problems to Xbox Live fans is really a new low-point for you. When the PSN melts down, I’ll be doing the same thing. Oh right, I did do that when the PSN melted down.
- It’s fine. I am a big boy and a few of you are not so great at making friends. When you think about changing your ways; I’ll think about communicating with you more often. In the meantime, I’ll be doing the same thing I did last game, rolling with my own platform-specfic game crews to check the health of the game in the real world. That crew [still] won’t include anyone from the PS3 forum community whose primary post count deals with taking jabs at me.
- Very few people are spokespeople and permitted to talk to the community. We have 3 community people who manage the forums on a day to day basis. Many [[[Treyarch]]] developers, PS3 [specific] and otherwise, are on the forums. I know because they link me threads all the time. They lurk because they are not really supposed to post in the first place; and they lurk because of the negativity that can surround them when they make themselves known.
- If the PS3 lead(s) wanted to post on the forums because he found it useful or enjoyable, we would probably let him after some media training. He doesn’t. I don’t surround myself with people who blow smoke up my ass; and I don’t surround myself with people who hate on me, Treyarch, Treyarch developers, or the game. If you want developers on the forums and better communication, then clean up and self-police your community better.
While this isn't really news, it's still something to read over. This is just a condensed version, you can read the response in full on MP1st.
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