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Call of Duty: Black Ops

7 years ago

Modern Warfare 3 Is A Shooting Game

Look, I don't want this to be another groundhog day. I don't want the comments thread to fill up with people going 'Call of Duty is boring' and then some other people saying "that's just, like, your opinion, man." I just want you to only bother watching this video of Modern Warfare 3's 'Spec Ops' co-op mode if you honestly have a real interest in…

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Black Ops DLC Is Dead On The Moon

The next instalment of Blops multiplayer cash-for-maps, Rezurrection, is to be set on the moon. Activision claim that the DLC will feature an "enhanced zombie soundtrack", whatever that means, but the core of it is a new "low-gravity" map set on Earth's favourite orbiting rock. So Moon Zombies, then. The Windows version of the DLC will be available after 23rd of August (although precisely when…

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8 years ago

‘Blops “Annihilation” Multiplayer DLC Trailer

Call Of Duty: Black Ops is getting some kind of multiplayer expansion thing! I know, I can hardly believe it either, but it's true. The trailer (below) shows off some elements of what to expect, and also a live action bit with some moustachioed dude in a diner. Why is that? I do not know. It makes little sense. But there are zombies, too. The…

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Bobby Kotick’s Provocation Corner

Activision boss Big Bobby K is unsurprisingly out on the campaign trail for Modern Warfare 3, and that means any journalists who manage to get past his Nazgûl guards inevitably attempt to ask him how he thinks EA's rivalrous Battlefield 3 is going to compare. Here's what he said. It almost certainly won't make you say incredibly rude things about a man you've never met.

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COD Elite: The Free, The Paid & The Hmm

Call of Duty Elite, the social networking/clan-organising thingy for COD multiplayer, got a whole lot of backs up when it was unveiled the other week - the prevailing, Chinese-whispered sense being that we'd be expected to fork out to get the full CoD multiplayer experience. With the waters very much muddied, Activision seem to be in fire-fighting mode - now explicitly stating just what will…

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Feature: You Get To Be Elite By Paying, Right?

Very Modern Warfare: Thoughts On CoD Elite

It was always going to happen, and now it has. The nature of a corporation is never to sit still and be content with its lot - it's to forever look to ways to make more money from what it has. (If RPS had a scrap of sense, we'd have launched a couple of spin-offs by now, but a corporation we are not). Activision was…

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The Money Train: CoD Elite Explained

So after waiting a few hours to scowl at the Wall Street Journal for breaking the embargo, Activision have now officially taken the lid off Call of Duty: Elite, which means its actual features, rather than a pithy, video-based glossing-over of them, can be listed. Here's the horse's mouth breakdown of what the service actually entails.

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Antisocial Network: Call of Duty Elite Trailer

The day has come: Activision has finally introduced Plan B. Plan B is much like Plan A, in that it also involves making an absolute crapton of money out of Call of Duty. This time, it's called Call of Duty Elite, and it's a social networking, clan-arranging, video-sharing, stat-analysing online service for COD multiplayer. Some aspects for it will be free; others will involve a…

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Modern Warfare 3 Shows Its Wares

I guess Activision have been pretty good at rolling with the hard punch they took when Kotaku controversially busted open most of Modern Warfare 3's secrets the other week. A selection of trailers has now been followed by a preview day for the press that Activision's prepared to talk to (sigh). Here's Eurogamer's and VG24/7's impressions, both of which suggest a pretty familiarly hyper-scripted experience,…

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The Slow, Strange Death Of The Demo

I miss demos. I miss them so much. I wouldn’t be here, writing these words, if it weren’t for demos: how else could a sport-fearing, skinny young misery with only the slightest pittance for pocketmoney have found his way into playing video games? Once, my bedroom was littered with floppy discs, each and every one of which had at some point led to me standing…

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Call of Whoopsie: Modern Warfare 3 Spoilt?

Someone's getting a) bollocked b) fired c) executed tonight, I'm sure. If Kotaku's sources are right, basically everything about this year's Call of Duty has just been blown wide open and revealed to John Q. Public some six months before likely release. It's Modern Warfare 3 and it's...

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Rumour: Call Of Duty Online Reveal Nears

UPDATE: Our informants tell us it's some kind of stats tool. BORING! Something's happening in Call Of Duty world! Our sinister agents have picked up some information about Activision preparing to make a major announcement regarding the Call Of Duty franchise, and it sounds like the PC could be at the heart of it: Call Of Duty Online. We understand that the "online solution" Activision…

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CoD: Black Ops Escalation Pack Trailer

The Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack which Jim heard about last week has undergone extensive trailerisation. You can watch flythroughs of the five new maps and listen to the somewhat limp-wristed advice from the Treyarch developers (this map is pretty good for snipers, but it might also be good for people who are not a sniper) after the jump. The pack will be…

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Modblops: Black Ops To Get Mod Tools In May

Treyarch's community manager Josh Olin has let slip that their PC team are aiming - as previously promised - to release mod tools for the blockbusting man shooter in May. It'll be interesting to see how busy the mod community for this becomes. I can see multiplayer maps being a fairly popular target, but general tweaky gameplay type mods? What would the motivation be? Anyone…

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Black Ops: Escalation Confirmed(ish)

The Black Ops map pack, Escalation, has now been officially confirmed by Activision. It'll feature five new maps, of which four are multiplayer maps and one if a zombie shooter thing. ...battle it out in Hotel, on the roof of a Cuban luxury hotel and casino against the vivid backdrop of old Havana; Convoy delivers intense, close-quarters combat at the scene of an ambushed US…

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Major League Gaming Kicks Off

Hello! Back in the 21st century actual video gaming is happening, and it's taking a spin this weekend with the Major League Gaming circuit, which commences play in just over an hour. This is a big old pro-gaming tournament happening right now in Dallas, with Starcraft 2 being the big draw for PC types. More information and streams of the events are embedded below, for…

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CODBLOPS First Strike’s Last Strike

While you lot have made absolutely no secret of your contempt for latter-day Call of Duty games, as I understand it they're pretty big business on PC nonetheless. Despite others' best, sneery comment-based efforts, people still buy them. So there will be a large and enthuastic audience for the news that DLC map pack First Strike has been given a PC release date, having already…

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COD:BLOPS First Strike Images, No PC Date

While there's still no official date for the PC release of COD: Black Op's first DLC, First Strike, images of it have finally appeared. The 360 gets the content tomorrow, while us second class citizens must wait in confused sadness that we bought the wrong Microsoft product to win their approval. But it is coming to PC, and it was the biggest selling games of…

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Gamers’ Voice To Challenge Black Ops Bugs

Gamers' Voice have confirmed that they will be reporting Activision to the trading standards authority over ongoing bugs in the PC and PS3 versions of Call Of Duty: Black Ops. In this article the UK-based gaming advocacy group said that: "a formal complaint will be submitted to the relevant government agencies that protect consumer rights in the UK on the week commencing 23rd Jan 2011.…

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