Posts Tagged ‘Call of Duty®: Black Ops’

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Reveals Multiplayer

Snowy white ops more like.

Last night saw some new information about Call Of Duty: Black Ops appearing, along with a selection of new trailers. Formerly “the one in-between the Modern Warfare games”, this title is presumably of an awful lot more importance since the Infinity Ward debacle. Most importantly, last night Treyarch revealed the multiplayer mode for the game.

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Black Ops Multiplayer Looks Like This

I have very rarely played Modern Warfare 1 or 2 online, so pray forgive me for not knowing which bits of this video specifically-prompted the internet-wide squeeeee! earlier today. Looks broadly like I would expect it to look, and as I suspect it should look if it’s not to create titanic outrage – although I did particularly like the exploding crossbow. (Even though Timeshift did it first.)
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets A Proper Trailer

So, this Call Of Duty game looks like something… familiar… Hmm. Nope, I can’t place it. Maybe you can? Whatever the likeness, it seems that some stuff may explode, while certain dudes may, in fact, get shot.
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Gobbets! COD Black Ops’ Server Non-Scandal

The best-selling game of 2009, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, caused all manner of uproar, none of which managed to impede its steamroller progress in the slightest. Still, it’s good to hear that franchise-inheritors Treyarch have paid at least some attention to the complaints. Specifically, the lack of dedicated servers, which both denied us the modding and customisation we’re so used to and complicated online games hugely. Things will be different in COD: Black Ops, aka Not-Quite-Modern Warfare…

“I think dedicated servers are excellent. I don’t see any reason not to see them unless… well, I just don’t see any reason not to,” studio head Mark Lamia told PC Zone. Good to hear. But could you also ensure it has a decent singleplayer game, free of horrific grenade spam? And not, say, a workmanlike stomp that relied on a one-level gimmicky zombie mode for its success.

Back In Black: Call of Duty: Black Ops

I'd totally have an AC/DC soundtrack.

As reported earlier-yesterday, later-yesterday lead to the unveiling of Call of Duty: Black Ops on gametrailers. Very fast flashing imagery, so be warned strobe-fearers and be excited obsessive-panel-pausers. Also, the release date is on the site. 9th of November, this year. So – er – the trailer, yes? It follows.
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Alternatively! Call of Duty: Black Ops

Now this gets interesting! Despite sites claiming that the game definitely was Call of Duty: Vietnam earlier, PC Gamer reveal that the site for Call of Duty: Black Ops is now live, though impossible to actually get into. And they claim that when the “Black Ops” rumour originally broke, it was a Cold War game with missions from all across that period culminating “in the famous 1980 storming of the Iranian Embassy in London by the SAS”. Who is right? Who is wrong? We’ll know tonight when the trailer rolls. My money’s on Call of Duty: Shaking That Booty, where Activision cross two of their biggest franchises in a shooting/rhythm-action game.

UPDATE: Black Ops confirmed. But will it be a Vietnam black ops/cold war black ops/booty-shaking ops game? You have to suspect Cold War. A Vietnam Black Ops game would be… questionable.