Call Of Duty: Black Ops Video Piñata

Imagine you’re standing in front of a large piñata, shaped like your favourite handgun. I am giving you a heavy stick. Go on! Whack the piñata. Don’t be shy! It probably won’t explode.

BAM! What’s inside? What’s falling out? Why, it’s four new videos of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which hits shops next Tuesday. The first of these videos is the launch trailer, then we’ve got two singleplayer walkthrough videos and a video of the zombie multiplayer mode. Go on, gorge yourself.

Hmm. I kind of resent the use of Gimme Shelter here. Grotesqueular manshoots should leave classic rock alone, and stick to modern rock bands I have little to no feelings about. That’s what I think.

I wonder what else is in the Black Ops piñata. Let’s just leave it well alone.


  1. poop says:

    nice trailer for MOH, this game is shaping up to be a monster!

  2. mrmud says:

    Regardless of what you think of the game, the setup for the zombie mode is pretty amazing.

    • Ted says:

      Are you referring to the one carrying over from W@W, or the one where you’re JFK, and co-op partners are nixon, LBJ? and castro, fighting in the pentagon

    • mrmud says:

      The JFK one

    • Springy says:

      Micro-transactions were made for paying 50p to choose which president you want to walk into a zombie-infested situation room at the Pentagon with.

      Personally, I’m holding out for the Bill Clinton DLC, and subsequently, the first mod ever to justifiably be both classified as a nude patch and a realism patch.

    • Evernight says:

      I heard the FDR DLC is going to have him on a wheelchair filled with guns and if he dies Truman comes in and drops the effing bomb…. Tactical Nuke Win!

  3. Atic Atac says:

    Sooo… the rest of the soundtrack will be “War is Over (If you want it)”, “Masters of War”, “Billy Don’t Be a Hero” and “War Pigs”?

    • godgoo says:

      what is it a-good for?

    • Oak says:

      Video games, of course.

    • l1ddl3monkey says:

      Stones Fail.

      This is set in February 1968, Sympathy for the Devil was recorded in June 1968.

      So either they’re trying to imply that the CIA had some kind of time travel technology/revised history so that the Rolling Stones appeared to release this song a lot later than they actually did or their music researcher was just desperately scrabbling around for a Stones track that hasn’t already been in 16 other ‘Nam themed pieces of media in the last 20 years.

      Double Fail.

  4. Alexander Norris says:

    But it’s ‘nam, Quinns! Everyone knows that ‘nam cannot be visited without classic rock for accompaniment.

  5. Varcynal says:

    Is that really the zombie mode for Black Ops ? What’s with the voices… and the swastikas ??

    • poop says:

      its so funny! killing zombies… that are also Nazis!!! it is the year 2008 and you find the prospect of a zombie shooter interesting and exciting

  6. Longrat says:

    I wonder how long it’ll take till the current fad of Manly Manly Faux Realistic Modern FPS fad to wear off.
    Soon, I’m hoping

    • Kill_The_Drive says:

      I hope not for a while. Everybody (well, almost) is bored with WW2-shooters.

    • poop says:

      yes because FPS settings are allways either WW2 or Modern

    • MrSafin says:

      My inner gamer tells me we need more sci-fi shooters.

    • zergrush says:

      Mine with strafe jumping and rocket launchers, please.

  7. ReV_VAdAUL says:

    After watching the first gameplay video I am left hoping there were no civilians were in all those buildings that got blown up and destroyed. Ah who am I kidding, it is your moral duty to exterminate all non-Americans!

    • Okami says:

      Why do you hate freedom and democracy so much?

    • ReV_VAdAUL says:

      Haha, I just realised that mission takes place in Laos and they’re making the Soviets out to be the bad guys there:

    • Schmung says:

      When I saw Laos I was really hoping for an opium smuggling minigame.

    • coldwave says:

      >they’re making the Soviets out to be the bad guys there:

      What a twist.

    • ReV_VAdAUL says:

      Well theres plenty of times you can legitimately criticise soviet actions. The level of blatant propaganda here is just absurd.

    • Joshua says:

      I wish we would get a computer game where you can help the Vietnamese take down Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

    • medwards says:

      More it was just abundantly unclear to me as to why they drove a boat all that way when a heli meets them there…

  8. Nathan Douglas says:

    To be honest, it looks exactly the same as MW2, which was the same as COD5, which was the same as…..
    Seriously though, they just keep doing the exact same thing every 6 months. They hardly change it at all.

    • sneetch says:

      That’s completely and utterly unfair!

      It’s every 12 months. ;)

    • Xercies says:

      That is Activisions mantra now a days…you really surprised?

    • gigantichorseschlong says:

      i stopped playing after the first one. Rechargeable health in cod2 made me stop playing and from the looks of these sequels i’m glad i did.

    • Henry says:

      Only to those who don’t play the series all that much. I adored CoD2 and it wasn’t like CoD4 at all. I didnt’ get WaW from word of mouth of it being bad and a friend gave me MW2 which I’ev played a ton. It’s nothing like CoD4 if you were a big fan of it. It’s like people who don’t play smash bros much complaining that brawl is exactly the same as melee or 64. MW2 fucked up the PC side of things but there’s a ton of stuff in black ops I’m looking forward to. It’d only be the same game to you if you’re the type of person who probably doens’t enjoy this genre of game anyway.

  9. Bascule42 says:

    Whey more cod…if only I could get the batter right. Boom boom. (brumchee…ta-daaaa)

  10. MuscleHorse says:

    Do any of the RPS faithful even play CoD?

    I find the faux macho-shenanigans to be unbelievably cringeworthy. The shooters I go for are full of collectable hats and singing aliens.

    • DiamondDog says:

      Faux macho? Didn’t Sinitta do a song called that?

    • Hmm-Hmm. says:

      Well, the closest I got was Battlefield 1942.

      America’s Army was more realistic (and surprisingly rather good IMHO).

  11. Alex Bakke says:

    link to

    Watch the video at the bottom.

  12. RandomPerson says:

    The bashing that call of duty gets nowadays is I think a little bit over blown now since the main argument against it is “It’s the same old CoD, siiigh” you can say the same about any other series out there.

    • poop says:

      yeah man why doesnt anyone on RPS ever pick on the other FPS that series releases anually and has not changed gameplay at all for the last 4-5 installments

  13. squirrel says:

    Seems some in-game events took place in HK, and I cannot recall any military actions in HK after the surrender of the Japs in 1945.

    • Malleus says:

      You mean you actually thought this game will have something to do with actual history?

    • RaveTurned says:

      Isn’t that the remit of any special forces game? Set your story wherever the hell you like and add “… and then the Government covered up the whole thing.” at the end?

    • Bhazor says:

      That worked especially well in an early trailer which said we fight the wars that are never seen before showing several city blocks being flattened. Presumably the three million people in the city were looking the other way.

  14. Mac says:

    You know that the SP is going to be so short that you have probably seen 50% of it in these videos :p

  15. zoombapup says:

    Anyone noticed that the vocals in the zombie mode feel exactly like old Duke Nukem used to sound? (well with a higher pitched voice).

    It all just feels too formulaic.

    • Henry says:

      I think that’s kinda the point.

      Duke Nukem was funny and people liked it, it’s a homage it it.

      I love it sounding like that.

  16. teo says:

    Looks amazing and will be boring as hell to play. I’ll keep my 60€ thank you very much

    • Gundrea says:

      €60! I wouldn’t buy a proper game like Civ at that price. Where’s the money gone into anyway?

  17. Mhaine says:

    I don’t know why people are thinking of paying CoD for single player. People buy and play CoD not because of its short and uninspired singleplayer, they buy and play it because of its perfectly imbalanced and moderately fun multiplayer. Hell, I would go as far as saying it is the only game series with decent multiplayer. Especially if you don’t own an XBox and absolutely HATE team-based MP games (Bad Company is fun only with friends, and TF2 is boring overall with its highly specialized classes and weak weapons).
    I am not a CoD fan. But there aren’t any good populated MP games anymore. Hell, a modern Quake 3 style game (not QuakeLive, something with a professional scene, like SC) is all I want.

    • Tarqon says:

      Wow, i think you pretty much nailed it there.

      I actually think the lack of good multiplayer games is a bit confusing. Do publishers not recognize the market is there, or are they not able to fulfill the need? (or is demand actually much less high than we think it is?)

    • Ken says:

      I disagree completely. I have loved CoD single player and always beat that before I even play the multiplayer. It’s always a blast and pretty intense. I think they do a great job with the single player. Though I’m more looking forward to the 4-player co-op storyline really.

    • wengart says:

      It depends on what you mean by populated. Almost any MP game can work with 5,000 players. Hell RO only has a couple thousand at most and I never have trouble finding a game.

      Of course if you’re looking for SC style competitive MP then you’ll have a bit of a problem.

  18. Unaco says:

    It really does amaze me how developers can make their FPS’s look so unique, and yet so generic at the same time. Ugh.

  19. The Juice says:

    Played it and it sucks. Launch trailer is clear evidence you can make any POS game look good.

  20. kafka7 says:

    Music fail. It’s like riding a speedboat into a student disco.

  21. Vodkarn says:

    My GOD were the voices awful in that zombie video.

    Yeah, I Shot You Undead Fleshbag!
    Come And Get Shot Because I’m RRARRR Angry
    You Won’t Believe The Discount I Got On My Phonebill!


    (I muted it around the first time he shouts YEAH TAKE IT, NUKE! or whatever)

  22. Snuffy (the Evil) says:

    Lots of interesting stuff going on, but I’m worried it’s going to be like Modern Warfare 2 in that you don’t get to do any of the really cool stuff, or it’s all meticulously scripted.

  23. Henry says:

    I’m really happy with hwo varied the campaign is looking considering that’s usually treyarch worst point.

    Didn’t watch too much ebcause I didn’t want to spoil it but I’m genuily impressed so far.

  24. wengart says:

    It looks like they straight up took stuff from COD4 (A-12 = C130) and made a uninspired boat ride up a river (with weird 4 tube rocket launchers). After having played Metro 2033 I heave a sigh of disappointment that this game will do so well.

  25. Lydia says:

    Wow, call of duty series are always my favorite game, now Call of Duty: Black Ops is coming, really great, I pre-ordered it with free shipping a month ago,