Treyarch: Wagering in ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops’ Will Make Gaming More Addictive

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 4:46 pm,

Call of Duty Black Ops Addiction

Well ladies and gentlemen, have your mother, father, friends, or significant other been giving you a hard time for your so-called “addiction” to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Then make sure they don’t read this. Because while this may be good news to you, they sure as heck don’t know what they’re in for.

If you haven’t already heard about the new wager game modes available in Treyarch‘s next Call of Duty installment, Black Ops, you should check it out. For many here at Game Rant, the game modes alone have us considering adopting this newest edition as our game night proving grounds. It’s no secret that adding an element of risk and reward, or currency can take a game from being a fun hobby to a dangerous addiction (looking at you FarmVille) but Black Ops may just be taking things to a whole new level.

According to Treyarch’s Community Manager Josh Olin, this was their plan all along.

Here’s what Olin had to say when CVG asked if the new additions would add to potential gamer addiction:

“That’s the hope. If we can have you guys playing our game 24/7, we would. Ok, maybe bathroom and food breaks… we don’t need any more controversy.

“Gambling is such a core, competitive form. Gambling is the ultimate form of competition. So we knew we wanted to do that with Black Ops – originally we were thinking about doing it with XP but we can’t de-level you – and we realised pretty quickly that we needed a form of currency.”

I’m sure if you are reading this site, you are within the group of people who realize that games, like anything worth spending time on, can become addictive, and problematic, if not taken in moderation. We also know the Call of Duty franchise is not afraid of controversy - and they’ll likely catch some flack for this quote.

Black Ops Multiplayer

I definitely look forward to any game that I can’t put down, and while some might call that addiction, I just call it a great game. I’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen of Black Ops so far, but apparently when Treyarch said they wanted to out-do Infinity Ward, that meant generate even more public debate than their predecessor as well.

Treyarch looks like they’re bringing a lot more to the franchise than any of us expected.

Get prepared to convince your loved ones that you can stop anytime you want to when Call of Duty: Black Ops hits Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, and DS on November 9, 2010.

Source: CVG

That‘s the hope. If we can have you guys playing our game 24/7, we would. Ok, maybe bathroom and food breaks… we don’t need any more controversy.

“Gambling is such a core, competitive form. Gambling is the ultimate form of competition. So we knew we wanted to do that with Black Ops – originally we were thinking about doing it with XP but we can’t de-level you – and we realised pretty quickly that we needed a form of currency.”

TAGS: Black Ops, Call of Duty, DS, Modern Warfare 2, PC, PS3, Treyarch, Wii

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  1. Wager Match sold me every Treyarch Call of Duty game ever.

  2. I’m not a big Call of Duty guy, but if they did this with Halo: Reach I would probably fail my classes.

  3. Seems to me wager match is gambling and there condoning youngsters to gamble , where anyone regardless of age can bet, I know I will not let my kids buy this game, where they can go to toys r us and buy points. Seem’s like its Poker Stars , but allowed to operate in the USA, This is a bad move, allowing real money involved especially with the age of kids that will be playing this game. Plus this Violates the United States’s Most criminal offence which is TAX EVASION.

  4. it does not violate anything you dont gamble with real money in the game, the game is rated M you should not buy the game for your kids for that alone god knows there enough whiny 9 year olds yelling into mics

  5. If this game allows you to spend real money to buy currency in game, Im going to be pissed. Even the poor kids spent 60 bucks on the game itself. This allows bratty-assed kids to reap the rewards of their parents pocketbooks and put the less fortunate at an immediate disadvantage. I hate how all games now are selling out. It should be about earning everything and not just droppin’ 5 bucks on the best assault rifle and reigning hell on everything at lvl 1. But its all about the mighty dollar at the end of the day. That said, Black Ops looks like its going to be the greatest game ever.

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