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  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero Is A Decade Old Today – Here Are All Of Our Reviews

    Guitar Hero celebrates a decade today. The original Guitar Hero bundled with its plastic guitar peripheral released today in 2005. In honor of the occasion, we've gathered review scores and excerpts, where available, for every Guitar Hero game we have a review for. Guitar Hero - 9 "I desperately... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber — Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Campaign

    Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes things to exceptionally weird places during its standard campaign, and it's a journey that's best experienced with friends (or random players) with the co-op option. Join Daniel Tack, Kyle Hilliard, and Wade Wojcik as they take on a brief portion of campaign... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber — Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies

    Zombies is more than a mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops III - it's pretty much its own game. The game mode tasks players with surviving against tons of undead waves filled with zombies and other creepy crawlies, engaging with the occult mysteries of The Beast, and unlocking new areas of the city in... More
  • Blog Post: How To Survive In Black Ops III's Zombies Mode

    Call of Duty Black Ops III has a range of cool multiplayer modes to dive into, but if you’re into survival against impossible odds, Zombies is the mode for you. The wave-based combat tasks players with handling a delicate balance of progressing through a city full of secrets and holding back, attempting... More
  • Blog Post: Running Down Call Of Duty's Live Action, Celebrity-Filled Commercials

    As long as there is a new Call of Duty, it seems a live action commercial will release alongside it. With today's Black Ops III commercial releasing we decided to look back on the trend. Call of Duty: Black Ops This is the one that started it the trend. It has a few celebrity cameos, but they mostly... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Multiplayer Specialists You’ll Be Playing As In Black Ops III

    Treyarch is shifting the formula for Call of Duty’s multiplayer component with Black Ops III. In addition to taking a further leap into the future with its setting and technology, as well as introducing swimming into the formula, players no longer take control of nameless soldiers. Instead, you... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Call Of Duty Settings We’d Rather See Than ‘Near Future’

    The near-future setting of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is interesting from a gameplay perspective , but with three consecutive games relying on that setting, the franchise is sacrificing one of the key things that made the multiple-developer approach to the franchise work well. Black Ops III is set in... More
  • Blog Post: Treyarch Talks Designing Black Ops III And What An Extra Year Does For Call Of Duty

    The Call of Duty franchise is often criticized for its iterative nature. With Black Ops III, Treyarch is hoping to address those complaints through a bevy of new additions to the gameplay. From the MOBA-inspired Specialists to the Titanfall-like movement mechanics, Black Ops III has ambitions to deliver... More
  • Blog Post: Does The Public Know Who Develops Call of Duty?

    With our June cover story on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare , we introduced you to the new primary developer for the Call of Duty series Sledgehammer Games. With the expanding roster of studios and new three-year development cycle between Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games, we started to... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Annoying Call of Duty Players

    We've all been stuck in a lobby with one of these unlikable goons. Read on to make sure you're not on the list. With large and diverse following, the Call of Duty series has more than its fair share of insufferable gamers who pollute the online multiplayer experience. We've all come across... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Call Of Duty Series

    All month long, we're covering Call of Duty: Ghosts in conjunction with our October cover story . When it releases in November, it will mark the tenth release in the core series. Throughout all of those games, Infinity Ward and Treyarch have managed to maintain a steady bar of quality that rarely... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    It's another November, so that means it's time for another Call of Duty. If you read my review , you know that there are some things I liked about this new installment, and some areas where I thought Treyarch dropped the ball. Most of the changes in Black Ops II revolve around the campaign, so... More
  • Blog Post: Defending Call Of Duty

    About a month ago, I was scrolling through the comments on one of our stories about Resident Evil 6 . As anyone who has ever used the Internet can attest, you’re bound to run into some misguided statements and opinions in the comments section of any website. One in particular irked me as I read... More
  • Blog Post: Game Music Spotlight: Black Ops II/Mass Effect Composer Jack Wall

    Jack Wall has worked on some of gaming’s biggest properties, from Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 to Treyarch’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II. We recently spoke to Wall about his work in video games and approach to crafting the music for Black Ops II. We also learned about his surprising... More
  • Blog Post: Keeping Time With Call of Duty

    From its explosive debut in 2003 to its modern-day dominance, Call of Duty has always held a prestigious position in the gaming landscape. We all remember storming Stalingrad in the original title and sneaking into enemy territory as a bush wookie in Modern Warfare, but do you recall the series’... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Enlist In Black Ops

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is almost guaranteed to be the biggest game of the year, so Reiner and I would have been fools to ignore it. I've already finished the game, but Reiner was checking it out for the very first time when we played yesterday. Tune in to check out the first 30 minutes of gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things CoD's Captain Price Is Doing During Black Ops

    Since he's not in Black Ops, what was Call of Duty standby Captain Price doing during the Cold War? This hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism digs into an unexplored era of one of freedom's greatest heroes. When not being honored as part of our 30 Characters Who Defined A Decade list... More
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