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Black Ops 2: some retail copies have shipped with Mass Effect 2 as the second disc

nickcv

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http://www.pcgamesn.com/callofduty/black-ops-2-pc-s-second-disc-copy-mass-effect-2-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_a0TzFx5hE&feature=player_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.
 

LegoArmo

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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.
 

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Skyfireblaze

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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.

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! :eek:

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

darkside31337

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

patapuf

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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! :eek:

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.
 

Rich!

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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...
 

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hym

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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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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!
 

Xav

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When they said Black Ops II would have branching stories they were not joking.