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  • Blog Post: Black Ops II Dev Video Shows Off New Apocalypse Maps, Weapons, Enemies

    Yesterday Activision revealed Apocalypse , the final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Now Treyarch developers are spilling more details about the content. In the video below, David Vonderhaar, game design director on Black Ops II, discusses the layouts, tactical options, and inspirations for... More
  • Blog Post: Final Black Ops 2 DLC Dated, Giant Robots Included

    Activision has revealed that yesterday's mysterious "Origins" video was a teaser for the final batch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC, Apocalypse. Apocalypse features four new multiplayer maps, including remakes of Black Ops' "Stadium" and World at War's "Courtyard... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Origins Trailer Teases Giant Robots

    A trailer has appeared on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch's official YouTube page teasing something called "Origins" and it has a giant robot. It's unclear what "Origins" is. The official description on the YouTube video reads, "Every story has a beginning... More
  • Blog Post: Learn More About Black Ops II's New Zombie Adventure, Available Today

    Xbox 360 players can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops II ’s latest DLC, Vengeance. The new map pack, which is the third downloadable installment for Black Ops II, features four multiplayer maps – Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink. The latter is a recreation of Summit, an original Black Ops... More
  • Blog Post: Microtransactions Heading To Call Of Duty: Black Ops II On Xbox 360

    Activision is adding optional "Micro Items" to the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II today that will allow players to further customize their multiplayer experience. More details will appear on the official Call of Duty: Black Ops II website later today, but for now you can look... More
  • Blog Post: The Games Of 2012 Crammed Into A Two Minute Video

    YouTube user Malcolm Klock took it upon himself to go through some of the games that came out this year, edit them together, and create the video you see below. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll say, “I totally forgot that game came out this year,” when you watch 2012 In... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Scenes Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II's 'Surprise' Trailer

    Activision has released a behind the scenes video for this year's Call of Duty commercial that shows off the amount of work that went into its creation, and explains why film director Guy Ritchie decided to direct a television commercial. There are celebrities, explosions, horses, a woman getting... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Gets Its First Patch On Xbox 360

    Pictured above: stuff breaking. Call of Duty: Black Ops II received its first patch on Xbox 360. It goes to to show that even games that make $500 million need a little help. The full patch notes won't release until tomorrow, but Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar said that the patch will... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops 2 Sells $500 Million In First Day

    Activision has announced that its Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has earned the company more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours the game was made available. According to the company, that makes it the biggest entertainment launch of the year. "With first day sales of over half a billion... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Offers Free Copies Of Mass Effect To Call Of Duty Gamers

    Earlier today, it was reported that some copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC mistakenly included Mass Effect 2 discs. BioWare has responded with an interesting offer. If you are one of the customers affected by a lack of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, currently suffering from a surplus of Mass Effect... More
  • Blog Post: Some Retailers Already Shipping Wii U Games

    Even though the Wii U does not release until next Sunday, some Wii U games are already heading out to pre-order customers. Joystiq is reporting that customers who pre-ordered Wii U games from Amazon.com have already begun to receive them in mail. They have photographic proof of one excited Wii U fan... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Scenes Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Doc Premieres On DirecTV Tomorrow

    A documentary covering the development process of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II is premiering exclusively on DirecTV tomorrow night. If you're a subscriber to the cable service, you can see interviews with the developers, voice actors, military consultants, and many others who were involved... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Achievements Are Online

    The Achievements list for Call of Duty: Black Ops II has appeared online, and it is surprisingly free of secret of achievements. You would think a video game about secret black operations would want to keep some things a secret. Check out the list below. No Man Left Behind (20 points) - Rescue Woods... More
  • Blog Post: Treyarch Fires Shot At Single-Player Only CoD Players

    Call of Duty's online multiplayer has earned a reputation for tempering its solid gameplay with an often obnoxious online community. Of course that whole bad apples rule applies, particularly when you've got a Call of Duty-sized bushel. Don't think that Treyarch hasn't noticed all of... More
  • Blog Post: Zombies Teased In Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Since Call of Duty: World at War, special modes featuring the undead have been one of Treyarch's trademarks. It looks likes zombies will be back in Black Ops II. Today, the official Call of Duty Twitter account tweeted the above teaser image, in which the word "ZOMBIES" is scrawled over... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops II Getting Dedicated PC Servers

    The lack of ranked dedicated servers has been sore spot for Call of Duty PC players for the last few iterations of the franchise, but it looks like that may be changing for Black Ops II. Treyarch’s director of technology recently tweeted, "Confirmed: Ranked Dedicated Servers for #BlackOps2... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Coming To 360 First

    Brand-new Black Ops 2 gameplay appeared onstage at Microsoft's E3 press briefing alongside the news that Microsoft's console will be getting timed DLC exclusivity for Treyarch's upcoming shooter. Microsoft's Don Mattrick didn't share any details on the DLC situation beyond that some... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Announces Modern Warfare 3 Bonus For Reserving Black Ops II

    By pre-ordering Black Ops II early, you will gain access to Modern Warfare 3 perks. You will also get a poster, but the more interesting pre-order bonus is the instantly redeemable prestige token for Modern Warfare 3 if you reserve Black Ops II by June 30, and are a PowerUp rewards member. GameStop has... More
  • Blog Post: Official Call Of Duty Site Confirms Black Ops 2

    Activision has today confirmed that the next installment in its Call of Duty series is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Until today's announcement, which was made on the franchise's official site, the publisher has merely teased that a new Call of Duty game was in the works. The game was scheduled... More
  • Blog Post: Looks Like Next Call Of Duty Game Will Be Set In The Near Future

    Could Activision be moving the next installment of the alternate-year Call of Duty from the past to the future? It looks as though we'll be parting with that tradition soon, if a teaser image and accompanying video on the game's official site is to be believed. Details are scarce on callofduty... More
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