The lights are on
Powerful tools for shoutcasters and prospective live streamers are part of a big push on Activision and Treyarch’s efforts to make Call of Duty: Black Ops II a top-tier e-sports title.Professional and amateur shoutcasters (or “CODcasters” as Activision refers to them, but let’s all agree that’s a dumb non-word and move on) can take control of their broadcast to a much greater degree than simply choosing which player’s eyes to look through. While commenting on a match, or patching through a team’s voice communications to viewers, casters can bring up a larger tactical map and a detail-rich picture-in-picture display. The map shows where every player is on a 2D overhead view and notes whether they’re minimap-visible to opponents. The picture-in-picture view presents a snapshot of current scores, killstreaks, and objective statuses like who is carrying the flag. At all times, a scoreboard keeps track in the top-middle of the screen, while a prominent nameplate occupies the lower-left corner any time the broadcast is following a specific player.A former e-sport pro ran a live match broadcast for attendees of a pre-Gamescom Activision event in Cologne, Germany as a demonstration of the technology. The whole setup works seamlessly, and should be a great boon to the e-sports community, which until now has often been forced to work with simple spectator-cam streams.Built-in livestreaming works hand in hand with improved shoutcasting tools. Any player with the requisite upstream bandwidth can livestream a multiplayer match of Black Ops II, optionally including a USB camera view of (presumably) his or her own face. The stream is viewable on any device that can view a standard video stream, as proof of which Activision had staff walking around showing live streams running on iPads. It is unclear whether streams are accessed by simple web links or another method. Shoutcasters connect to matches through the game, and can stream their casts through the same technology.
Unless they work on their servers, and latency issues you can count me out of the COD wagon. I dont see how the developers wont get of their high chairs, and see all the complains when it came to Black Ops, and MW3. Unvelievable that after all this time MW2's connection is still perfect.
I have not had fun with a COD game since MW2 I hope this one is the game changer the series needs but I doubt it.
"Boon". It means favor.
I've never been able to play one game enough to get into clan matches or such without a bombastic team and a good match up, but all these features seem built for people like me who love the concept, but don't want to get destroyed by a super team way above my league.
This would have been cool to have when I still played CoD and recorded a few matches.
So I pretty much suck at COD, my mate who I play with is pretty damn good (ok annoyingly good). So what happens with this whole league thing when we team up?
OMG,ever since I picked up Starcraft 2 I was hoping they would introduce skill level leagues and stuff, now hopefully kids at school won't brag about how good they are by saying "Lolol I got a 12-1 score last night" but instead actually have to prove their skill based on their league.
i end of playing CoD games in mw3...
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Meh. Won't use it.
This might be the first COD I actually buy, its not exactly modern anymore. I like that futuristic aseptic.
no offense if this is you, but people that commentate vidjagames need to be shot to death irl
You know, the problem MLG had with CoD wasn't the tools...it was that no one wanted to watch the gameplay...it was too boring, and they didn't get the viewers they needed to support the circuit.
Uh...? What..? I see the letters in there and I know they probably form words and all, but what are you on about? CODcasting? Is that some backwoods fly fishing terminology I'm supposed to understand? Is this Bass Weekly? Where am I again..?