Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Call of Duty: Black Ops

(Xbox 360 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops II

(Xbox 360 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops II

“… Treyarch has done an admirable job shaking things up and, in the process, delivered a very strong package.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Call of Duty: Black Ops II clears over $500 million in 24 hours

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 7

For the fourth year in a row, Call of Duty has managed to pull in hundreds of millions during its first day on the market. According to Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Treyarch’s latest entry in the series, took in an estimated $500 million-plus in worldwide sales in the first 24 hours across 360, PC, and PS3.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II for 360, PS3 to support live streaming

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 6

Treyarch is embracing Call of Duty’s popularity on video-sharing sites with a new streaming feature in Black Ops II. Gamers will be able to live stream starting on launch day, November 13, on Youtube directly from the 360 and PS3. In addition to gameplay, players can simultaneously stream from their webcam and audio commentary. The Elite service will be used to supplement the feature by showing the player’s card to allow viewers quick access to such info as class loadouts, career stats, and recent match results.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

DLC Season Pass, free Elite announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Activision has announced that Call of Duty Elite, the premium service that launched alongside Modern Warfare 3, will be free for all players when Black Ops II launches on November 13. Instead of being an all-in-one platform for tracking stats and accessing downloadable content, the service will be split so that the stat and social-media features will be accessible at no additional cost while the DLC will be sold separately.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies reveal trailer shambles online

Activision has released a new trailer showing some footage from Black Ops II’s Zombies mode. In addition, it was also announced that gamers who pre-order the Hardened Edition or Care Package will receive an exclusive Nuketown Zombies map.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer screens released

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Activision has released seven new screenshots showing off Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer component. The screens were released in conjunction with Gamescom, the Germany-based trade show of all things video games.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies debuts for Android on Xperia line

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The on-the-go Zombies mobile spin-off, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, has launched for Android. The Ideaworks-developed and Glu Mobile-published App is available now on the Sony Xperia line of smart phones and Xperia Play Optimized devices exclusively for 30 days, and will then be available for other Android handhelds. Zombies includes the maps Ascension and Kino der Toten, as well as Call of the Dead: Director’s Cut and the 50-level top-down shooter Dead-Ops Arcade.

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Android

Activision launches Call of Duty summer sale, 50% off DLC

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PC, PS3) Content Collection Two 360 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Call of Duty fans looking to catch up on DLC are in luck. Activision has kicked off a one-week summer promotion that slashes 50% off of the price of all previously released DLC packs for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops. Sale items include the two Content Collections and some extraterrestrial zombie-blasting. The promo is currently running for both 360 and PS3 as well as PC.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Nuketown 2025 announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Nuketown—Black Ops’ “most popular multiplayer map,” according to Activision—is being reimagined for the upcoming sequel, Black Ops II. The new version, dubbed Nuketown 2025, will be a free download for players who pre-order or purchase one of the launch copies.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified box art revealed

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The Black Ops universe is set to be expanded with a new entry on the PS Vita. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, announced earlier this month at E3, will feature a campaign of Special Ops missions and a new set of missions for multiplayer.

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PlayStation Vita News