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Can I play Call of Duty Black Ops with someone on the PC if I am playing on an XBox?

Or do they keep them separate? I could see why they would. A Keyboard and Mouse seems to give more control (at least to me). That may be considered an unfair advantage.

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No. Because the PC gamers will kick the bejesus out of the console gamers. Keyboard and mouse is a deadly combo. – tHeSiD Dec 13 '10 at 20:12
I was wondering why not though. Isn't it possible to have PC gamers play against console? Didn't Final Fantasy do this? – Sidhartha Jun 29 '15 at 4:12
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No, PC and XBox cannot play CoD: Black Ops together. PC version uses dedicated servers whereas XBox version uses XBox Live.

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That is not 100% true. Shadow Run is a game that plays cross-platform on Xbox360 and PC. As for Black-ops, you cannot play cross-platform. – TrickyM66 Dec 11 '10 at 18:57
@Tricky - the OP was only asking about Black Ops. – ChrisF Dec 11 '10 at 19:10
Im going to reword my previous comment. For the game Black ops you cannot play cross-platform like Bora said, but don't think all games cannot be played cross-platform. – TrickyM66 Dec 11 '10 at 23:27

as a rule of the thumb you cannot play FPS games cross-platform. The core of the issue the way I see it is the precision of the controls available to PC users versus aim-assist (legalized aimbot) feature on consoles. This has been a constant source for epic flame wars between PC and console players. Hard to imagine the amount of hate if they were to be allowed to play against each other.

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I agree... users with mouse-keyboard controls would probably gun down 3 console controller users in the time it took them to turn around and face the enemy.... It would be kind of unfair – Sid Jun 2 '11 at 19:19
Let alone someone with a well built computer (cpu, graphics, ram) compared to someone stuck on a standard xbox 360. – Falcon165o Jul 20 '12 at 12:37

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