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nickcv
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(11-13-2012, 01:32 PM)
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http://www.pcgamesn.com/callofduty/b...-report-gamers

Those players - the same who’ve queued through the night to pick up a retail copy of the game - have reportedly thrust Black Ops 2’s second disc into their CD drives to find that it reads as something entirely different: EA’s Mass Effect 2.

Redditors and Steam users have rightfully leapt on the problem. We haven’t been able to verify the mix-up ourselves, but we’re working on it.

It’s okay to laugh. While the second disc is necessary to complete installation, affected players can enter the serial number on the box into Steam’s product activation window to activate the game. But they’ll have to wait umpteen hours for the download to finish and do their best to avoid eye contact with their Friends list in the meantime.

youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a0T...layer_embedded

the disc looks like a CoD disc, but the data inside actually belongs to Mass Effect 2


update:

confirmed!

Rumor has it that about a thousand customers who purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC today were also treated to a surprise copy of Mass Effect 2. If you were one of the affected, chances are you thought it was a mistake, but we prefer to think that it was an omen, and when the universe talks, you should listen.

If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue? In fact, we want to help! The first fifty fans affected by this phenomenon to send us a picture holding their special disc 2 will receive a code for a FREE PC copy of Mass Effect Trilogy.

Last edited by nickcv; 11-14-2012 at 01:23 AM.
Shurs
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(11-13-2012, 01:33 PM)
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Game Of The Year Edition.
Shark Johnson
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(11-13-2012, 01:35 PM)
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FREE GAMES!

Thanks Activision!
Madridy
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(11-13-2012, 01:35 PM)
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EA's Trojan Horse.
Last edited by Madridy; 11-13-2012 at 01:37 PM.
NinjaBoiX
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(11-13-2012, 01:35 PM)
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Um, I only have one disc. What's this 2 discs business?

Xbox version here, is this limited to the PC release? Why is it on 2 discs?
Jawmuncher
(11-13-2012, 01:36 PM)
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LOL please someone confirm.
Glass Rebel
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(11-13-2012, 01:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madridy

EA's Trojen Horse.

:-|
sikkinixx
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(11-13-2012, 01:36 PM)
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... Well that's random. EA needs the sales boost I suppose.
Interfectum
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(11-13-2012, 01:36 PM)
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how does that even happen lol
Katana_Strikes
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(11-13-2012, 01:37 PM)
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Least CoD players will get a campaign this year.
Backfoggen
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(11-13-2012, 01:38 PM)
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Mass Effect 2 suddenly sells millions of copies again.

Edit: Oh PC only? Thousands of copies then.
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Madridy
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(11-13-2012, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Glass Rebel

:-|

Oops, thats what i get for trying to be fast.
Wix
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(11-13-2012, 01:38 PM)
WTF how?
JaseC
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(11-13-2012, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Interfectum

how does that even happen lol

The only possible explanation that comes to mind is that Acti and EA share a disc pressing facility and an honest or intentional mistake was made.
bryehn
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(11-13-2012, 01:40 PM)
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Wow. Hilarious.
Diddy Kong
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(11-13-2012, 01:40 PM)
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WTF?
NinjaBoiX
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(11-13-2012, 01:41 PM)
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So is this isolated to the PC release? I only have one disc in my Xbox box. And if so, why is it on 2 discs?
ghst
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(11-13-2012, 01:41 PM)
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i want to believe this is a scathing commentary on homogenisation.
Eccocid
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(11-13-2012, 01:42 PM)

Originally Posted by NinjaBoiX

So is this isolated to the PC release? I only have one disc in my Xbox box. And if so, why is it on 2 discs?

You get a Nes super Mario 2 cartidge as second disc if you buy xbox verison!
paischtu
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(11-13-2012, 01:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by NinjaBoiX

So is this isolated to the PC release? I only have one disc in my Xbox box. And if so, why is it on 2 discs?

PC only.
Tenki
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(11-13-2012, 01:44 PM)
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EA wants to confuse people and make them create an Origin account :lol
LegoArmo
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(11-13-2012, 01:44 PM)
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I thought they meant it just reads the title of the disc as Mass Effect 2, not that it's actually Mass Effect 2 on the disc, that would be a whole lot funnier.
Dennis
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(11-13-2012, 01:45 PM)
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I told you Mass Effect 2 had become a shooter!
ManUtdRedDevils
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(11-13-2012, 01:46 PM)
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I believe the PC version is 21 gigs
MmmSkyscraper
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(11-13-2012, 01:46 PM)
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IdreamofHIME
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(11-13-2012, 01:46 PM)
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The truth is out, EA and Acti were just one big company along.
Bisnic
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(11-13-2012, 01:46 PM)
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EA and Activision are the same company confirmed.

Edit : BEATEN.
iNvid02
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(11-13-2012, 01:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by MmmSkyscraper

Skyfireblaze
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(11-13-2012, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by LegoArmo

I thought they meant it just reads the title of the disc as Mass Effect 2, not that it's actually Mass Effect 2 on the disc, that would be a whole lot funnier.

Well from the video on Polygon it's actually a real Mass Effect 2 disk with Mass Effect 2 data and a Black Ops 2 painting xD

But yeah this is unfortunate and yet so very funny in a sense, maybe that means that both games play in the same universe and that the characters of Black Ops will soon discover space technology! :o

Though I really hope that affected users get it resolved quickly :/
darkside31337
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(11-13-2012, 01:57 PM)
Clearly viral marketing for next years blockbusters, Call of Duty x Mass Effect and Mass Effect x Call of Duty.
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(11-13-2012, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

Clearly viral marketing for next years blockbusters, Call of Duty x Mass Effect and Mass Effect x Call of Duty.

It's the only way to get the COD Masses back into Future Sci-Fi
patapuf
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(11-13-2012, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skyfireblaze

Well from the video on Polygon it's actually a real Mass Effect 2 disk with Mass Effect 2 data and a Black Ops 2 painting xD

But yeah this is unfortunate and yet so very funny in a sense, maybe that means that both games play in the same universe and that the characters of Black Ops will soon discover space technology! :o

Though I really hope that affected users get it resolved quickly :/

it's not actually a big problem since the game is steamworks, they just have to download it.
Phaethon0017
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(11-13-2012, 02:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Katana_Strikes

Least CoD players will get a campaign this year.

Dayum.
hamchan
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(11-13-2012, 02:01 PM)
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BLOPS 3 to be set in the year 2183.
Erasus
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(11-13-2012, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by NinjaBoiX

So is this isolated to the PC release? I only have one disc in my Xbox box. And if so, why is it on 2 discs?

PC version is like 20gigs :D Better everything
chickdigger802
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(11-13-2012, 02:03 PM)
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No wonder the campaign reviews are good.
richisawesome
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(11-13-2012, 02:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by patapuf

it's not actually a big problem since the game is steamworks, they just have to download it.

Try downloading 12gb or so on a cap or throttled connection.

Good chance they'd be downloading long past launch day...
SuicidalSteve
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(11-13-2012, 02:04 PM)
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The Future is in Effect!
michaelius
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(11-13-2012, 02:04 PM)
They weren't kidding with going after CoD audience.
PartTimeWarrior
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(11-13-2012, 02:05 PM)
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Effect of Duty: Mass Ops 2
Metalmurphy
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(11-13-2012, 02:07 PM)
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How is this even possible? oO


Two different publishers.
Nibel
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(11-13-2012, 02:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madridy

EA's Trojan Horse.

Originally Posted by sikkinixx

... Well that's random. EA needs the sales boost I suppose.

Originally Posted by Katana_Strikes

Least CoD players will get a campaign this year.

Originally Posted by Dennis

I told you Mass Effect 2 had become a shooter!

Originally Posted by MmmSkyscraper

Originally Posted by michaelius

They weren't kidding with going after CoD audience.

*dead*
Lord-Audie
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(11-13-2012, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wix

WTF how?

Disc Pressing companies are hired by different publishers.
nickcv
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(11-13-2012, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

How is this even possible? oO


Two different publishers.

the only possible explenation: same printing facility
Derrick01
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(11-13-2012, 02:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by ghst

i want to believe this is a scathing commentary on homogenisation.

Me too. It's too great.
hym
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(11-13-2012, 02:11 PM)
It's fair to assume that some people buying a retail copy instead of digital do it so they don't have to download the game. So Activision should be considering to compensate them, allowing them to trade in Disc 2 in a couple weeks by itself won't cut it, they could give codes for free map packs or maybe they take the lame route and give a -20% Season Pass coupon.
SuicidalSteve
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(11-13-2012, 02:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by hym

It's fair to assume that some people buying a retail copy instead of digital do it so they don't have to download the game. So Activision should be considering to compensate them, allowing them to trade in Disc 2 in a couple weeks by itself won't cut it, they could give codes for free map packs or maybe they take the lame route and give a -20% Season Pass coupon.

Assuming Direct Control!
Kazerei
(11-13-2012, 02:19 PM)
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Well played, EA.

Well played.
Xav
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(11-13-2012, 02:19 PM)
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When they said Black Ops II would have branching stories they were not joking.

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