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Call of Duty 5 Can Blow Your Blu-Ray Lens

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No I am not kidding.

News has been flying around the internet that there is a major issue with Call of Duty: World at War on the Playstation 3, and we even had one of our own readers post up a link to it as well yesterday, so it’s definitely worth a worry.

The worst part of this all, is that it seems as though the developers of the game have actually known about the problem for quite a while, and have not rectified it or come clean about it.

According to gaming website Zoknowsgaming, an interview that they had with an unnamed former employee of Infinity Ward was not surprised to hear their questions about the problem, and they report the following:

They said that the way that Treyarch’s code is executed and organized causes the disc to spin too fast in the PS3 thus blowing the Blu Ray lens and that is what causes all those disc read errors

Apparently this is only a problem from Treyarch’s side and as I said before, they have known about it for a while.

This is some scary stuff, and if you are worried and want to know more then I urge you to check out the source link below and read the full post.

Source: Zoknowsgaming

[Thanks Jut for the extra mention]

Last Updated: July 3, 2009


  1. ouch!
    this could be expensive for some one… not entirely sure who would be liable for this?


  2. Felicity

    July 3, 2009 at 09:25

    Well glad I skipped that one.


  3. Ruslan

    July 3, 2009 at 09:54

    Heard you get a Trophy if you blow up your PS3 in WaW… :mrgreen:

    In another note, wont this same “effect” be valid for MW2? Same engine afterall…


  4. SevenSith

    July 3, 2009 at 10:05

    Mark seems to know what he is talking about, hope he is right 🙂

    “Mark, on July 1st, 2009 at 8:45 pm Said: While you may have had good intentions in writing this article, you are sadly misinformed…”


  5. Werner

    July 3, 2009 at 10:55

    Don’t think so. COD:MW and COD:WaW is the same engine. Not too sure if Infinity Ward created a new engine for MW2.

    But at least Treyarch isn’t developing MW2… and if Infinity Ward knows about the issue, I’m sure they’ll not make the same kind of mistakes… I hope


  6. Scotty777

    July 3, 2009 at 11:00

    yeah, we can hope at least. but I think infinity ward would try to avoid this issue, hell, they could possible market it! “Bigger, longer, and doesn’t blow up the ps3! MW:2”


  7. dislekcia

    July 3, 2009 at 12:29

    Heh, this is awesome trollery.

    Logic is completely broken: Sure, maybe some people’s PS3s borked while playing the game, but it’s not caused by “the disc spinning too fast and breaking the blu-ray lens”. Lolwut?

    Sounds more like someone heard how most console developers order their game information on discs to read sequentially (lower loading times) and extrapolated from there. Completely incorrectly, obviously.


  8. Arc316

    July 3, 2009 at 12:45

    Sounds like BS! I think zoknowsanything!


  9. red

    July 3, 2009 at 15:27

    Oh please… where the hell do they get this nonsense from.


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