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Condemned 2 PS3 Suffers From Sound Bug

Sony just recently released a new toolkit designed to assist developers with the PlayStation 3, but some games were already towards the end of the development process when that arrived. Perhaps this is the reason why the PS3 version of Condemned 2: Bloodshot apparently sounds like crap.

Reports from players around the Internet say it's a major sound bug that causes the sound to drop out every 30 seconds or so, which must be immensely annoying. That's something that would really hamper the experience, wouldn't you think? Now, because these reports come from mostly anonymous users, we can't very well say this is happening to everyone, nor can we say for sure if this is Sega's fault. However, if it is indeed a programming glitch or something, it's a problem that needs to be fixed...fast. The original Condemned was fine on the Xbox 360, and we hear the sequel works just fine, too. But the PS3 version of Bloodshot continues to encounter this significant sound issue, so we're hoping a patch arrives soon.

Either that, or perhaps Sega could clarify if these are isolated events and not universal. If any of you readers out there have experienced this game for the PS3, please let us know if you have encountered the problem outlined in this article. We'd get a better idea, and in the long run, so would the developer...if enough people complain, a fix-it patch could be right around the corner.

Related Game(s): Condemned 2: Bloodshot

3/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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superdave614
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 10:58:21 AM
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I'm about halfway through condemned and I have yet to experience the glitch.

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Deadlift315
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 1:33:42 PM
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I guarantee you are playing on a SDTV and are connected with composite (red, white, yellow) cables. The sound issue does not exist at this low resolution, and does no occur if you force your PS3 to run at 480p with HDMI and Optical cables.

This however is unacceptable as a large portion of PS3 market run the game at 720p or higher (the game was designed to run at this resolution).

This is not an isolated incident. Everyone I know who owns this game (and is running there PS3 with HDMI or Optical) is experiencing the same issue. They all have different televisions and sound setups. This clearly a software issue, and SEGA needs to address this as soon as possible.

SEGA was obviously aware of this issue before the title went to print. Any remote amount of quality testing would have revealed this issue within a few seconds of the first mission. This trend of poorly coded PS3 titles from third party developers is getting ridiculous and the media and community need to make developers aware that we wont put up with this garbage. I have contacted SEGA support (with much difficulty) and am awaiting a response. I will post the information here as soon as i receive it.

Aside from this horrible sound bug the game is excellent. I eagerly await a patch so that I can resume playing and enjoying the title.

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Deadlift315
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 9:39:21 PM
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Just got a reply

"Hello,
Thank you for writing. I absolutely understand your frustration with the problems you are experiencing with this game; we are very much aware of the audio issues and have been doing our best to pass along ALL customer reports to the game developers. I do not know the timeline for a fix for these issues but I know the problems are being investigated.

We recommend using the standard A/V cable because in general (at least in my opinion), reduced quality audio/visual performance is better than none or severely glitched performance, if it is at least working cleanly. This is not to say this is a "solution" of any kind; its just a way to play the game while the problem is being investigated.

Again, I understand how you feel with regards to this and I have taken care in passing along all customer comments.

-Edward
SEGA Support"

Hopefully investigating translates to "making a patch"

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wrighty76
Friday, April 04, 2008 @ 5:28:43 AM
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I've just bought it and I have the popping sound non-stop on the first level. A steady pop at least 1 per 2 seconds. Disgraceful!

I've got my PS3 connected to a Sony KDL32D3000 tv via HDMI, no surround sound kit. Game seems pretty good other than that. I have contacted Sega support to get them to confirm that they are going to fix this - if not, I will return it as faulty (unless someone comes up with a workaround).

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