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Alternatively! Call of Duty: Black Ops

By Kieron Gillen on April 30th, 2010.

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.

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The Purple Haze Parts: Call Of Duty: Vietnam

By Kieron Gillen on April 30th, 2010.

No-one illustrates news stories like RPS. NO-ONE. 'Thankfully' say people with aesethetic taste across the world.

News breaks that the latest Call of Duty game will be unveiled tonight on Gametrailers. It’s called Call of Duty: Vietnam, it’s being made by Treyarch and – er – that’s it. Vietnam based games have… well, they’ve traditionally not fared as well as other operational theatres. You have to kind of feel sorry for Treyarch operating under a double shadow – both the continuing high-level corporate drama of The Infinity Ward Wars and having to try and make a game that actually works out of a setting which has proved incredibly awkward to translate. I have to wish them luck, and hope they can do something to skew the numbers on the traditional “In World War II the average mark of the combat game was 82%… it Vietnam it was 49%” style gags. Which sounds like a cue for a song…

UPDATE: Except the news which break has broken! See here.
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That’s Entertainment…

By Jim Rossignol on November 9th, 2008.


VG247 posted this video of the first five minutes of Treyarch’s Call of Duty 5, which is out next week. Pat notes that the intro sequences includes actual footage of people being executed. Not game engine killing, or rendered in a cutscene, but the actual death of someone in the war. Of course we see this kind of footage all the time in documentaries about the era, or simulated and mocked up in World War II movies, so I guess it’s nothing to worry about…

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World At War Beta Strikes

By John Walker on October 30th, 2008.

Earth VS Saturn in ultimate battle!

Call of Duty: World At War, the fifth game in the CoD series, is now in multiplayer beta mode. The series has gone back to WWII for this instalment, developed by Treyarch (who take care of the odd numbered games, Infinity Ward doing the evens).

The game’s been betaing on the 360 for a couple of weeks, and now finally the PC version is ready to roll. You can get the 850mb of code here or here, but to be able to take part you’ll need to create an official account here.

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Spider-Man: S.H.I.E.L.D. Survival Guide

By Jim Rossignol on October 10th, 2008.


A new Spider-Man game, Web of Shadows, is inbound on the 21st of this month, and Activision have coughed up this moderately entertaining “public-information” trailer to explain just what the plot of the latest web-slinging game has in store for us. Venom, that pesky symbiote, is up to no good…
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Ex-plo-sion! Call Of Duty Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on October 7th, 2008.


A new trailer for World At War has arrived, and it’s brief but ever-so-explody. This latest transmission from developers Treyarch shows off the flamethrowers, the bombs, the tanks, and the destructible scenery. And there’s quite a lot of all of those things. It’s all in-engine, but only a teensy bit appears to be “in-game”, if you see what I mean. Mmm, perhaps we shouldn’t start the day’s posting with explosions, it can only be downhill from there.

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We’ve Been Expecting You, Mr Bond…

By Kieron Gillen on October 6th, 2008.

Yeah, this is an amazing shot to release as a press image. This looks like the sort of brilliant game everyone would love to play.
To release a demo. Well, we weren’t, but it’s a nice surprise to wander in to discover that Treyarch have released a just-shy of 700Mb demo of their new Call of Duty 4-engine Quantum of Solace electronicshootygame. You can get it from here, via what we call a hyperlink. Having not actually played the demo, I can only go on the press notes – of which, only the fact it includes the voice of Dame Judy Dench sticks out (An Official RPS Inappropriate Lust Object, for the record (Are you Sure? -Ed)). Frankly, I’m not likely to actually download it to play either – I share Alec’s initial luke-to-cold response to what I’ve seen. Has anyone played it? Should I overcome my prejudices? Should the Lion lay down with the lamb? TELL ME.

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Quantum Of Solace “Uses COD4 Tech”

By Jim Rossignol on September 16th, 2008.


This latest trailer for the videogame of the new bond movie, Quantum of Solace, looks at how the game is a reworking of the rather solid tech we saw in Call Of Duty 4. Of course that doesn’t mean that this game will be anything like as intense or interesting, not least because it’s making my nose tingle in that way that movie licenses generally do. Or maybe that’s just a nasal flashback to Nightfire. Eugh.

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Call of Co-Op: World Of Duty. Trailer War.

By Jim Rossignol on August 9th, 2008.


The next Call Of Duty game, World At War, is all co-operative. This means that you can play along with your friends and relatives and never be alone again. To illustrate its chummy nature there is now a trailer, which shows two folks doing war in the Pacific theatre. It looks pretty good, with excellent jungle and some splendid bazooka action. You can see this trailer beyond the jump. Go!
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007: Quantum of Solace / Meer: Shedload of Griping

By Alec Meer on July 21st, 2008.

Preview wot I wrote about the upcoming Bond game is up over on Eurogamer. It’s not, suffice to say, one of those ‘lalalalalala everything is shiny wooo’ previews:

It might end up feeling like Bond skins taped over a hasty Any-FPS skeleton. While we’ve only seen two levels so far, the bizarre presence in those of exploding fuel tanks (“mousetraps”, according to Treyarch) inside a posh hotel lobby suggests this an action game that very much plays by the rules.

While I’m actually fairly gentle to it, I’ll add the qualifier I did over there – there’s still a few months of work left to go on the game, so it could yet be more Goldfinger than Die Another Day. Oh – beware of the Angry Internet Man in the piece’s comments thread, loudly crying foul at the partially pessimistic tone. Whadda ya think – are not entirely positive previews of upcoming games welcome journo-honesty, or miserabilist, unprofessional presumption?

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E3: The Trailers – Call of Duty 5

By Alec Meer on July 16th, 2008.

As there’s doubtless a legion of Nazi-jaded folk queuing up to loudly lament COD’s return to WW2, now seems an opportune moment to observe that hey, some of you seem really angry this week. Is it pre-release tension about all these games? Are you okay? Do you need a hug? A biscuit, maybe? Please be happier. Please.

COD: World At War, then. A taste of co-op here, and what I’m now informed is in fact an old trailer beneath the cut. Unfortunately neither spend much time on the survival horror element Treyarch claim is central to the Pacific campaign, but that may be because E3 is so terribly focused on bombast. Hence, ‘splodes!

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