Every whingy tool on the Internet who chose to throw their arms in the air in disgust and make needless, unconfirmed assumptions that Call of Duty: Black Ops would not get local servers can now shut their sensationalistic faceholes: MWEB has taken on the responsibility of giving PC gamers in SA a place to shoot things, join clans, insult mothers, bash noobs, wallhack, ragequit excessively and basically carry on as per usual when Black Ops hits next month. It’s very exciting news and we’re glad that every big-mouthed idiot who got people all riled up for no good reason has now effectively been slapped in the face by reality. It’s important to note that these people hate democracy, freedom, justice, babies and kittens. Just sayin’.
Here’s the official press release from Megarom, which made all those previously unofficial rumours (which we all knew were totally official anyway) that we actually would get local servers officially official and stuff. Yay!
Johannesburg, South Africa – October 29, 2010 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s leading importer and distributor of interactive video games, today announced that South African Internet Service Provider MWEB, has announced a partnership with Gameservers.com to exclusively host the much anticipated game, Call of Duty: Black Ops. The official launch date will be Tuesday, 9 November 2010.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is expected to generate unprecedented demand from gamers both internationally and in South Africa. The partnership with Gameservers.com will be a first for South African Internet users, allowing for a superior network experience for online multiplayer gaming.
“This is another partnership that is in line with MWEB’s strategy of collaboration with key providers to deliver a superior Internet experience. In this case not only for the benefit of MWEB customers, but for all South African Internet users,” says Rudi Jansen MWEB Group CEO. MWEB will host Call of Duty: Black Ops in both its Cape Town and Johannesburg data centres to ensure maximum gaming experience for its customers. Non-MWEB customers will also see similar benefits from the local hosting of the game as they will no longer have to connect to International servers. Online gaming will be a key focus for the ISP where it will be optimising its network to accommodate future top gaming titles hosted in South Africa.
Megarom Interactive, who exclusively distribute the game are thrilled by what this means for the future of gaming in South Africa. “It’s exciting that MWEB recognizes the market of online gaming and that they strive to bring these large gaming titles to locally hosted servers to improve the gaming experience for South African’s” says Jason Borea, Director at Megarom. Megarom are expecting queues of gaming fans at retailers across the country on launch day.
For a sneak preview on the Call of Duty: Black Ops game or to play a series of other popular game titles visit www.mweb.co.za/games