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Call of Duty: Black Ops II | Review

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Jason Fayta

Version tested: Xbox 360

It’s that time of year again. The days are becoming darker; your wallet is getting lighter, and your waist is growing larger. To curb these seasonal blues, Activision is here with Call of Duty: Black Ops II (hereafter Black Ops 2), the ninth entry in the series and the fourth developed by Treyarch. You may not remember there being nine Call of Duty games, and that’s because Activision is cognizant of the stigma sequelitis projects. After Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, they dropped the sequential numerical approach and adopted subtitles to differentiate installments. Besides, Call of Duty 9: Black Ops II sounds absurd, and cynical gamers may be less likely to demur Black Ops 2 as opposed to Call of Duty 9.Read More


Call of Duty Black Ops II GamesCom Multiplayer Screens

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is going to be one monster of a game, we already know that. I mean, Microsoft is streaming multiplayer footage on Xbox Live and surely thousands of people will tune in just to catch a glimpse of the action.

Well, Activision is bringing the action right to us in the form of screenshots as well. In this latest gallery of multiplayer screenshots we get a look at a few of the weapons including a set of dual pistols, a submachine gun with a red-dot-sight attachment and lots of action as players defend/assault control points.

Activision promises lots more BLOPS II news as GamesCom continues in Germany this week!
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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer Playable at GamesCom

Posted on August 9, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Call of Duty fanatics will be able to test drive the multiplayer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, a full three months ahead of release, at GamesCom 2012. If you’re going to the show, be sure to check out the game’s booth in 6 (Booth A21 and A31), for your chance to be the first in the world to earn a killstreak in Treyarch’s upcoming futuristic shooter. This booth will be available from August 15-18.

Black Ops II‘s multiplayer was unveiled earlier this week, with a two minute reveal trailer. If you’re like me, then you probably won’t be able to just magically teleport over to Germany. Not to worry, though, Activision and Microsoft have teamed up to stream footage from the booth over the three days that it’s open. The same footage will also be available on TwitchTV and the official Call of Duty website.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be released in the states on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 13th, 2012. Visit the game’s official website here.


Black Ops 2: Declassified Offical Blurb

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Aside from a logo unveiled during Sony’s E3 press conference two weeks we haven’t heard many details surrounding Activision’s upcoming portable version of Call of Duty Black Ops 2. We can’t to try it out on the Vita, as the first person shooter genre isn’t well represented on the platform. From the official blurb it looks like Activision is looking to bring the full experience including Spec Ops and Multiplayer.

Check it out below:

Before the future could be won, history had to be written. Exposing that story exclusively on PlayStation® Vita, Call of Duty®: Black OpsDeclassified explores original fiction in the Call of Duty® Black Ops universe with an all-new campaign of Special Ops missions.  Optimized for gamers on-the-go, Call of Duty® Black Ops: Declassified delivers the most intense handheld Call of Duty® experience to date, including both Special Ops Story mode and Multiplayer combat tailored for the PS Vita.


What is Infinity Ward planning for the Future?

Posted on May 28, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Infinity Ward is now looking for people to work on next generation projects. According to a job posting on Activision’s website, Infinity Ward is looking for a  Senior Network Engineer to work on upcoming next generation projects. The job description reads:

Come work with the game industry’s brightest to design and implement high level network code for an exciting unannounced title for next generation console systems.

This role is for experienced programmers that have a passion for games and experience with online infrastructure design and development.

Is Infinity Ward looking to bring the next Call of Duty onto next generation hardware?

Currently, Activision is in a heated trial against former studio heads Jason West and Frank Zampella. The two parties are fighting for royalties owed to the Modern Warfare 2 team.


Reveal Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Kirk Williford

Activision just revealed the first trailer for Treyarch’s upcoming title Call of Duty: Black Ops II, along with a release date of November 13th, 2012.

The trailer marks a turn for the series — the game appears to take place in 2025 and is heavy in technological warfare. Cyberpunk-themed CoD with horses to prevent the enemy from using your own electronic gear against you? Sign me up.

Check it out after the jump!

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Set for Nov. 13

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Andrew Minott

Confirming public speculation, Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops will be receiving a sequel on November 13, 2012. At the time of this writing Callofduty.com‘s UK page has sparse info, such as the preview still of a currently unplayable trailer on YouTube, and only a small amount of promotional copy promising that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 takes place in “a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.”

Stay tuned to Brokenjoysticks.net for more information when Activision makes their official announcement this evening, and their website stops blocking IP’s from accessing certain sections of it.


Black Ops 2 FX Screen Shots Leaked

Posted on April 26, 2012 by Matthew Regier

Reportedly a couple of images were leaked onto the website of Hollywood special effects company Reel EFX. This is the company that is known for some ads you may recognize such as the Old Spice “I’m On A Horse”, and the Matthew Broderick Super Bowl ad for Honda.

The pictures that have been leaked, that look like they were printed out and posted up, look like they may our first look at the next entry into the Call of Duty franchise, or at least it might be. Activision has been teasing the game with shots of a “quad-copter” which is shown quite clearly in the pictures of.

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