Internode rescues Call of Duty fans

Internode supports new COD with dedicated servers!

Published Sun, Sep 19 2010 8:21 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
In a surprising move, Internode has called a "cease fire" between gamers and the publishers of the Call of Duty franchise by setting up a deal with that will secure local services for the newest CoD venture, Black Ops (available in November).

If you remember, the last Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare 2 broke sales records, won an arm full of awards and gave gamers world wide wet dreams for months. But, for PC gamers - it was a change. Dedicated servers, which have been a staple of PC multiplayer gaming since the 90's was absent, instead a peer to peer network (where one players internet connection is the "host" and the others are "guests") was included.

The result was obviously heard world wide, where premier gaming network and Internode have gone into partnership with

With Black Ops, Treyarch have confirmed the existence of dedicated servers, with Internode securing the deal last week.

The ISP issued a statement last week, " and Internode are proud to partner with, exclusively offering Australian servers for 2010′s biggest game, Call of Duty: Black Ops". "By hosting these servers directly within Internode's award-winning, high-performance network, Aussie gamers can rest assured their Black Ops experience will have the lowest possible latency, and the smoothest connection available."

Internode customers will have unmetered access to the servers (as they do with current servers), but of course other ISP's customers are still able to access them.

Included in the deal is the ability to rent local servers directly from and have them hosted by Internode.

Server Administrator for Matt Lyons said: "This partnership between and is a win for everybody, especially the Australian gaming public. By working with we are able to provide Call of Duty: Black Ops servers free to the public and accessible Australia-wide. This will ensure rock solid performance for both and Internode customers."

As a PC gamer, sorely hurt by no dedicated servers - this is good news. Hopefully it's a change for the better and something that becomes useful even for the console crowd. We may have 1TB plans and 24mbit ADSL now, but without great local servers and support from ISP's like Internode, it's all not worth it for gamers.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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