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Title: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 01, 2012, 08:01:10 AM
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Images Leak, Confirming Future Setting

[Update]

Following the leak, Activision has finally confirmed the name Black Ops 2, as well as the game's future setting,

"Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare," says the game's updated website.

The first trailer will be shown during the NBA playoffs in the US, which will begin at 7.30pm EST tonight (after midnight UK time). The website also confirms the game's release date. It hits stores on November 13th.

[Original Story]

The first images of Call of Duty: Black Ops II have leaked onto the web ahead of the game’s formal announcement later today. Rather interestingly, they seem to confirm a near-future setting for the game.

There are three images in total, all of which show the game’s Quadrotor drones in action. They’re essentially badass RC flying machine guns. Another of the images shows a soldier, presumably a player character, in a future-tastic helmet, brandishing a rather large rifle.

All of which represents a rather big change for the series (apart from the big gun part). The future! We’ll be getting more info as the day goes on, but in the meantime what do you reckon? Is a future setting just what the series needed? Are you excited by the prospect of piloting a Quadrotor? Are you disappointed by the washed-out brown colour palette?

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 01, 2012, 11:58:19 AM
Black Ops 2 site goes live, confirms release date, '21st Century Cold War' setting
"Technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare"

Activision's official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 website has gone live (http://callofduty.com/uk/en/blackops2/).

As well as confirming a November 13 release date for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, plus the game's box art, the site's pre-order page says:

"Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare."

The site also links to the first Black Ops 2 trailer on Call of Duty's YouTube channel, but the video is currently private. We imagine that will change once the debut trailer has been aired on US TV tonight.

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 02, 2012, 04:51:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqOjoYRgnHs
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 02, 2012, 05:24:35 AM
Black Ops 2 zombies detailed: More players, more zombies, new modes
Better start stocking up on ammo...

Now that Activision has marched Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 into the spotlight we've got some some official details on what we'll see come November, and it looks like Treyarch has something special in store for fans of its zombie mode.

According to our man, who had the opportunity to get a first-hand demonstration of CoD: BlOps 2, this time around Treyarch will be using the game's improved multiplayer engine for zombies, which means double the amount of shuffling corpses to sink your bullets into.

It'll also be able to "handle a co-op tally double that of Black Ops 1's". Eight-player zombies mode? Sign us up. Although Treyarch is still being coy with the deets it has promised there will be some other fresh modes too.

Strong sales of Black Ops' Rezurrection DLC pack has afforded the studio's zombies team some freedom to move. "Treyarch have given their zombie team free reign to do pretty much whatever they want with the mode regardless of the direction the campaign is headed in."

As our preview rightly points out, the last game had JFK, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freddy Kruger, George Romero and battles on the Moon, we're chomping at the bit to see what Black Ops 2 has in store for us.

Have a read of our Black Ops 2 preview (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/345902/features/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-zombies-multiplayer-giant-mechs-weve-seen-it/?page=1#top_banner) for a lengthy breakdown of what's new.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on May 02, 2012, 10:12:49 AM
I still haven't opened Black Ops 1.  I'm not a big COD multiplayer fan, but I do enjoy the single-player.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on May 02, 2012, 12:15:08 PM
I still haven't opened Black Ops 1. I'm not a big COD multiplayer fan, but I do enjoy the single-player.


Same here - and I'm wondering how much of a connection the storylines have. Part of Black Ops was set in the 60's (which I thought was a slight and welcomed departure for COD). Seems like a leap to go all the way up to 2025...even if it's dealing in flashbacks, it doesn't seem like it's recanting that far back.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 05, 2012, 06:26:12 AM
http://www.gamesradar.com/call-duty-black-ops-2-how-will-logic-defying-plot-point-be-explained/
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: Jurassic Parky on May 06, 2012, 10:34:11 AM
I'm still waiting for Carl of Duty: Black Cops damnit!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on May 06, 2012, 04:24:42 PM
I'm still waiting for Carl of Duty: Black Cops damnit!

I believe that's undergoing a slight name change:

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 28, 2012, 05:02:08 AM
Nuketown Re-imagined for Black Ops II as Pre-Order Bonus

Call of Duty: Blacks Ops multiplayer map Nuketown is set to make a return in Black Ops II as a pre-order incentive. “Re-imagined for the future,” the map will be called Nuketown 2025.

All of this comes from information on display at Irish retailer Xtravision. Arriving as part of a “limited edition pack” the map is described as “the biggest incentive in Call of Duty history.”

An image from the retailer has been included below, courtesy of IGN. Official details are yet to be revealed.

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on July 11, 2012, 11:49:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQv90T800kw
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 08, 2012, 05:11:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dre21lBu2zU
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: dtrinib on August 15, 2012, 12:22:19 PM
Treyarch is live streaming Black Ops 2 game play from Aug 15th - 17th. Check it out:
http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/feed#
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on August 15, 2012, 03:08:08 PM
Treyarch is live streaming Black Ops 2 game play from Aug 15th - 17th. Check it out:
http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/feed#

Cool.

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 15, 2012, 03:16:22 PM
Treyarch is live streaming Black Ops 2 game play from Aug 15th - 17th. Check it out:
http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/feed#

Already seen it, it's called Black Ops 1!   ;)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 16, 2012, 05:02:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31vRsctD0k
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 29, 2012, 07:00:57 AM
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Care Package and Hardened Editions Revealed

 Activision and Gamestop have revealed the contents of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Care Package, complete with exclusive goodies.

Contained within a replica Care Package, the special edition includes a Remote-controlled UAV Flyer, “exclusive in-game upgrades," "exclusive Zombie Maps” and the updated Nuketown map from Black Ops, now called Nuketown 2025. All the contents are detailed in the image below.

In addition to this a Hardened Edition of the game was also announced, the details of which can also be found below.

There was no Prestige Edition for the last entry in the series, Modern Warfare 3, but previous Prestige Editions have included items such as a remote controlled car and night vision goggles.

Treyarch has also confirmed that Zombies will be playable on Nuketown 2025, for all users. A message on the game’s Facebook, accompanied by an image saying "Welcome to Nuketown Zombies," reads "There goes the neighborhood."

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hardened Edition will set you back $80/£69.99, while the Care Package costs $180/£159.99.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is out on November 13th.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WmtGCwEv-k
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 17, 2012, 01:38:51 PM
Is Black Ops II Getting a Zombies Campaign?

Since Call of Duty: World At War introduced the Zombies mode, it's always been a standalone thing that's entirely separate from the rest of game and the campaign, but if an Amazon product listing is to be believed, Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Zombies could be an entire campaign in itself.

The Amazon listing in question has the game's key features bulletpointed, with "The inclusion of a Zombies in gameplay, both in as an option in multiplayer, and as a campaign option" listed as one such key feature.

Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5943731/black-ops-ii-has-a-zombies-campaign) speculates that 'Zombies as a campaign option' could pertain to a new game+ wherein you fight zombies through the single-player campaign, or something akin to Modern Warfare's Spec Ops missions. We think it could be an entire mini-campaign on its own. Treyarch has told us that Zombies will be "bigger than ever" for Black Ops II, so it seems wholly plausible.

For now though, we'll just have to wait and see, as Treyarch has yet to reveal any details on Black Ops II's Zombies mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is out on November 13th, 2012.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 19, 2012, 01:40:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdAOI6-nJ3U
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 27, 2012, 07:12:18 AM
Worth watching just for the Avenged Sevenfold track   :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH_9GzaUW40
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on September 27, 2012, 12:18:16 PM
Getting a very Left 4 Dead vibe from that trailer.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on September 27, 2012, 01:23:33 PM
Getting a very Left 4 Dead vibe from that trailer.

My thought exactly.  Like a slower-paced L4D.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 27, 2012, 01:36:28 PM
Achievements (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/call-of-duty-black-ops-ii/achievements/)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 29, 2012, 08:13:45 AM
Black Ops II Prestige is Not a Start-Over System

Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar has revealed some more info on Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s prestige system.

As we already know, there are 55 levels in the main progression and 10 levels of prestige. And as ever, when you prestige In Black Ops II you will have the option to start all over again from level one.

However, unlike previous COD games, when you prestige in Black Ops II you will not lose all of your progress. So for example, weapon experience will be constant. When you unlock a weapon again it will remember your progress.

On stage at the Eurogamer Expo in London today, Vonderhaar joked about the previous prestige system by saying, “Prestige. Prestige! Congratulations. Here's a new icon. Repeat the entire game. What? What?”

Vonderhaar then went on to describe the new system and the reasoning behind it.

"I've been thinking about it non-stop, about how to get people to prestige,” he said. “We kept going about it the wrong way. We kept saying, here are some more rewards if you do it. Here is this extra stuff if you decide to hit the prestige button.

"Then I looked at a graph of the people who play and what happens to them when they hit level 55 or whatever the max level is, and how they drop off, and how few people actually go to max prestige. I know they could go to max prestige because their time play suggests they could have. I have this data. I know this for a fact.

"They just stopped levelling. Maybe it's because we keep taking away everything. Maybe. Maybe that's the reason."

"In Black Ops 2 prestige is not a start over system," he continued. "When you prestige in Black Ops I will not reset your weapon levelling. If you are level four on a gun you will still be level four when you cycle back around to that gun. Same with all your cosmetics, any camo you've unlocked or emblem, all the personalisation, all the fancy backgrounds you managed to achieve, all of that will still be there."

Vonderhaar concluded by saying, "In this case I feel damned if we don't try something new to get you to prestige. Prestige already! Please, you can do it! Look at the cool icons you get." In Blops II each prestige level has a shiny new icon.

"When you finish up the prestige you become the prestige master."
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 16, 2012, 09:39:24 AM
Black Ops II shatters entertainment records – launches to over 500 million in sales

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Once again, it looks like Call of Duty has turned the gaming industry upside down with absurd sales numbers. For the fourth year in a row, nothing comes close to these numbers.

From the press release -

    Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Call of Duty® franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.

    “With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. “Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars,” the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.”

    On November 13, 2012, millions of fans attended more than 16,000 midnight openings at retail stores worldwide. Reflecting the wave of excitement that swept the globe, Call of Duty: Black Ops II drove social conversation in its first 24 hours as it was a top trending topic globally on Twitter in 23 cities worldwide. Additionally, there have been more than 30 million YouTube video views of the game’s live-action ‘Surprise’ launch trailer since its release on October 29, 2012.

“Call of Duty has become more than a product people buy, it’s become a brand people buy into.  And every November we do more than just launch a game, we kick off an annual, unofficial but worldwide phenomenon called Call of Duty season,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. ”I want to thank our incredible team at Treyarch for making an amazing game, everyone at Activision for making this brand a force of nature and our retail partners for their unprecedented support of this franchise. But most importantly I want to thank our millions of fans for their continued support and loyalty and for making us better every day.”
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 06, 2012, 07:25:03 AM
Black Ops II Breaks $1bn Mark Globally in 15 Days

Call of Duty: Black Ops II has beaten its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3, to the $1 billion milestone in worldwide retail sales according to internal company estimates and Chart-Track. Black Ops II reached the $1bn mark a whole day ahead of MW3, which took 16 days to rack up the same amount last year.

“The release of Call of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years,” commented Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick. “Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined.

“Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time.”

As a comparison, the highest-grossing movie is James Cameron's Avatar, which in 2009 managed to accumulate $1 billion in box office receipts in 17 days.

More than 150 million hours of online gameplay have been clocked on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network since Black Ops II's launch on November 13th. Blimey.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on December 06, 2012, 06:15:42 PM

More than 150 million hours of online gameplay have been clocked on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network since Black Ops II's launch on November 13th. Blimey.

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 02, 2013, 05:36:54 AM
Call of Duty: Black Ops II 'Revolution' DLC Outed

A new downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been revealed.

Called Revolution, the pack contains four new multiplayer maps (Hyrdo, Downhill, Grind and Mirage), a new Zombies map (Die Rise) and a Peacekeeper SMG weapon. The content hasn’t been officially announced yet, but a leaked image discloses all the salient details. You can see it below.

In addition to this, MP1st reports that a GameSpot pre-order card for the pack reveals a January 29th release date, with timed exclusivity on the Xbox 360. We’ll bring the official announcement, along with proper dates and prices, as soon as they come.

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Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on January 22, 2013, 04:27:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZwdpXgPbKc
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on January 23, 2013, 09:38:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZwdpXgPbKc

Lots of laugh in that trailer, but not enough to make buy in. Still though, good show.  8)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 29, 2013, 08:43:38 AM
Updated Achievements (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/call-of-duty-black-ops-ii/achievements/)
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on January 29, 2013, 11:58:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Rn1dgZQfg
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: nCogNeato on March 13, 2013, 10:45:48 AM
Free DLC

Nuketown 2025
(http://download.xbox.com/content/images/a452d83f-2dd4-47d5-a75a-634b43ddc6d9/1033/banner.png) (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-II-Nuketown-2025/a452d83f-2dd4-47d5-a75a-634b43ddc6d9?cid=SLink)

Relive the close quarters chaos in a 1960s visionary depiction of the “Model Home of the Future”.
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on June 26, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SWrzMbp0Fg
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on August 08, 2013, 02:29:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB_9esQucmw
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: NeuroticAlias on August 15, 2013, 03:30:55 PM
This game bores the t*ts off me! Tried a bit of mp the other day and its just ridiculous! Not like the old days of cod 4, where you could be a bit carefull. Now,just run and gun. Too fast! Alright for pre-pubescent kids but not old gits like me!
Title: Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Post by: zerosum on August 15, 2013, 04:44:08 PM
Personally, CoD has fewer things to offer in MP, especially with randoms. Too much trash talk for my taste and being ultra-competitive at video games never made much sense to me either.