If there’s one non-sporting title that stands as the marquee for annualised franchises, it’s got to be Call of Duty. For years now, people have been complaining that the whole thing is a shameless copy-and-paste job, and a blight on the gaming industry as a whole. Still, Call of Duty sells like madness ever year. It seems, however, that the wheels might finally be falling off the bus.
The launch of COD: Ghosts was a big deal. It sold massive amounts in the first day and received a ton of hype. Now, almost two weeks later, has the hype train passed? Are people returning to Blops 2 instead? Which multiplayer game actually reigns supreme?
Competitive video games. You’re in it for the challenge. The glory. The competition. But most importantly, for some sweet prizes. If you’re almost as brutally materialistic as I am, then you’re going to want to read further, because the upcoming Do Gaming League has just what you need to fill several voids in your life.
The 4th and final Black Ops 2 DLC was just released and with it came 4 brand new multiplayer maps that we’ve taken for a spin and are now ready to give you our feelings on them, have they continued to push the boundaries of map design or does it feel like they’ve run out of ideas.
The latest Black Ops 2 DLC was released yesterday and along with the extra maps and weapons a new Zombie mode was also added where players are now trapped in an abandoned Old West mining town.
I’ve been playing quite a bit of Uprising over the past few days and I have to say I love most of the new maps that have been added and the new peacekeeper weapon is perfectly suited for me… ie spray and pray.
While at the Call of Duty Championship last week, I got the chance to have a quick one on one with Black Ops 2 Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar. Maniacally enthusiastic about the game that Treyarch has worked on, here’s what Vonderhaar had to say about design, evolution, co-operation and next-gen ideas.
While I was in Los Angeles last week, for the COD Championship, sammiches were served. And pork sliders, which are kind of like tiny burgers. Accepting food from publishers is kind of seen as a no-no by journalists, something to do with ethics. But seeing as those sammiches were awesome, I gladly threw my principles out the window. Which is why I’m obligated to post this trailer for Mob of the Dead. Omnomnom…
With the Black Ops 2 world championships finishing off this weekend it’s not surprising that Activision have also released a video detailing their upcoming DLC map pack called Uprising.
Two days of fierce fighting had led to this, the play-offs of the Call of Duty Championship. With $400 000 in prize money on the line to the winning team, as well as the bragging rights of best in the world, there was plenty of incentive to play like there was no tomorrow. Which is just what we got.
This was it. The first of its kind event, and South Africa had a front row seat to not only observe, but to kick some sizeable amounts of ass as well. It was a day of excitement, exhilaration, hope and opportunity. Here’s it all went down.
Remember late on Friday when we posted up an incredible competition and gave you just the weekend to prove that you are South Africa’s number one Call of Duty fan to win a paid trip to Hollywood to see the million dollar Call of Duty Championship?
So this was a bit drawn out wasn’t it? First we were told that this announcement was going to happen on Monday, that didn’t happen. Then it was definitely yesterday but we waited all day and nothing happened and then at 10pm last night this video was released.
So our inside source promised us yesterday that the Black Ops 2: Revolution announcement was going to be made yesterday.. and it wasn’t. The source has been severely punished with no free beers or wine at our next meeting.
4 days ago a promotional poster was snapped with a fuzzy cam and released onto the Internet. The poster was for the first DLC for Black Ops 2 and it looks like it is going to be called Revolution. We have learned from a reliable source that this map pack is going to be announced today so keep an eye out for it throughout the day. Unfortunately the source doesn't have an exact time of the announcement.