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Author:   RabidChinaGirl
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:41pm (PST)
Subject:   Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead

Lydia Sung - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:41pm (PST) Like Share
BioWare responds to bizarre mix-up
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Author:   Anonymous Reborn
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:47pm (PST)
Subject:   Some Copies of Black Ops II Might Have Mass Effect 2 on the 2nd Disc
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Gamers on the Steam community forums, Reddit and the Call of Duty forums are reporting that when they try to install disc 2 of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, they instead get Mass Effect 2. So that’s what Treyarch meant when they said they were adding moral choices to the campaign.

Early reports were confirmed when PCGamesN discovered a video by zeroiez (embedded above) showing him inserting a CoDBlOps2 disc into his machine before getting a prompt to install BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 instead.

Exactly how an EA game ended up in an Activision case is uncertain, but it’s possible the two publishing giants contract the same company to produce discs, and there was a disc image mixup at the factory. We’ve reached out to Activision for comment.

So far the error seems to have affected a relatively small number of people, but if you’re one of them your best bet is to use your CD key to download the game directly from Steam instead. I hope your internet is up to the task.

Meanwhile, we’ve got Martin hard at work playing the real Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for our review. He’s just gotten to the bit where you meet Garrus.
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Bioware announced recently that they will give free copies of the Mass Effect Trilogy to anyone who sends video evidence of the faulty BO2 discs.
Bioware's Response

Imagine the price of these discs in the future.


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Author:   Rude_Boy_Loves_SKA
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:47pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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That's actually pretty funny.

I'm waiting on the anti-Black Ops crowd to chime in on how it's evidence that Trearch is a terrible company.

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Author:   Agent Mo
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:47pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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quote Anonymous Reborn
So that’s what Treyarch meant when they said they were adding moral choices to the campaign.
LOL.

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Author:   PhoenixBlue
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:47pm (PST)
Subject:   Some Copies of Black Ops II Might Have Mass Effect 2 on the 2nd Disc
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As the article mentioned how does a game, thats not even made by the same devoloper or under the same publisher even get on the disc? :s

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Author:   EricF
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:48pm (PST)
Subject:   Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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The Mass Effect trilogy? Jammy bastards! I wish I'd bought this dodgy copy.





Author:   RabidChinaGirl
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 3:08pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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PhoenixBlue May have something to do with the manufacturer, not the pub or dev.





Author:   bbb7002004
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 3:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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This kinda stuff is why I love reading video game news.

And yeah, probably just a mixup at the company each group uses to print their discs.





Author:   bronze0800
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 3:19pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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that is gr8





Author:   PhoenixBlue
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 3:19pm (PST)
Subject:   Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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quote RabidChinaGirl
PhoenixBlue May have something to do with the manufacturer, not the pub or dev.
I see, that's feasible



Author:   THM
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 5:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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That's why I love consoles





Author:   TurMoiL911
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 5:58pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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quote PhoenixBlue
As the article mentioned how does a game, thats not even made by the same devoloper or under the same publisher even get on the disc? :s
It may be whoever manufactures the game discs. At least that's one possible explanation I read on Reddit.



Author:   SpartanNinja
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 6:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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Well looks like 50 players are getting 4 games for the price of one that they were buying anyway. Lucky SOBs





Author:   Antipathy
Date:   Nov 15, 12 at 1:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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How will they be able to tell? The discs are printed with the BlOps label, so "holding" the game just means anyone with a pc copy of BlOps2 can enter, fubar or no.





Author:   RaidenXS
Date:   Nov 15, 12 at 5:58pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Some copies of Black Ops 2 PC prompting players to install Mass Effect 2 instead
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lol EA fks over Activion again, and it still involves CoD




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