After you’ve killed the enemy and they’ve come back as zombies so you have to kill them again, what’s the next logical step for Call of Duty? Ghosts. Of course, there aren’t many details about the plot in the game announcement, so “ghosts” could be a reference to some kind of new stealth mode for players, but let’s hope the idea here is that you’re supposed to take out spirits of the dead. +Continue Reading
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2won’t be in stores until November 13th, but they’re gone ahead and posted the official launch trailer. Since the game is set in the year 2025 (a detail that unfortunately reminds us of this song), they’ve invented some weapons from the future, including remote control surveillance bugs that are actual mechanical bugs, jet packs and wrist-mounted grappling hooks.
Here’s a real question. Even though some of you made fun of Medal of Honor: Warfighter for hiring a band that hasn’t had a real hit in almost a decade (Linkin Park) to promote the game, CoD seems to prefer a song that was released before 90% of the game’s players were even born. Sure it’s “Back in Black,” but couldn’t Activision at least talk to a band that’s released a new album this decade? +Continue Reading
We’re in the final countdown before the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release on November 13th, so we should expect lots of leaks over the next few weeks. The latest new information to show up is about the multiplayer “Overflow” maps.
“Overflow” is set in Peshawar, Pakistan and lets you work your way through bombed-0ut back alleys. There’s also a “Hijacked” map that takes place aboard a luxury yacht and “Express” that’s set in a Los Angeles subway station. +Continue Reading
You Real Soldiers: Take a Breath for a Minute About Us FPS Gamers!
by Spawn of Shooter
I wanna take a minute to tell hard core real world combat veterans to throttle back on laying hate on FPS gamers. Here’s why — not all of us think BF3 and MW3 is “real combat.” In fact, MW3 is the furthest thing from it. You can’t assume all of us think that way any more than off-base civilians should assume all military personnel are crusty warriors or for that matter that all infantry guys and doorkickers deserve awards for valor. There are douches everywhere. I think we should keep things in perspective.
This poster appeared a while back on Gruntworks — I know, because I think Gruntworks is awesome. Go read some of the comments from people on this poster though. It’s like they believe we’re all complete morons without a clue. +Continue Reading
The most irritating guy you know is going to explode with joy when he watches this new Multiplayer Reveal Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Not just because of the array of cool new futuristic weapons but because of what happens after the credits at the end: we see a scene from the game with an announcer giving sports-type commentary about a game in progress. If Activision figures out a way to combine their game experience with the absolute worst things about ESPN, it might be time to finally turn off the Xbox and go outside.
Imagine a future where the Occopy Wall Street protestors make a hero out of Hugo Chavez and he steals all our weapons and tries take over the United States before you have to take him out.
That seems to be the plot revealed in the new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, except the Hugo-like character is called “Raul Menendez” and there’s some backstory involving Central American covert ops in the 1980’s.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was a dominating presence at E3. The latest game in the wildly successful series arrives November 13th and Activision promoted the game with the largest, loudest booth in the building.
It seemed like the entire building was dominated by the 140-foot wide 6336×720 screen displaying a countdown clock and the world’s largest game trailer. The thing played over and over and the entire area looked like Times Square on New Year’s Eve for three solid days. The video above doesn’t really capture how hard it was to hear anything that wasn’t Black Ops while the movie was playing. +Continue Reading
A departure from the original, Kennedy-era warfare, maybe the article would mention a few things about the more nightmarish aspects of the battlefields future war fighters will face in this century: nanotech, smart weapons – not just bombs and aircraft but now projectiles fired from rifles – UAVs, and that really creepy dog thing I keep seeing everywhere. However, before the very first sentence is finished the piece is derailed by the author, Professor Paolo Pedercini, bitching about how “the gaming press diligently started to operate as an extension of Activision’s PR department.” +Continue Reading
How does a video game maker combat shooter fatigue? How about a new enemy, like Robots from the Future?
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer just went online in advance of the November 13th release date. The new game is set in 2025 and you’ll play as David Mason, the son of the first game’s Alex Mason. Alex shows up in the new game in some ‘80s flashbacks and the father and son will share a common enemy called Raul Menendez. +Continue Reading