This Real-Life Version Of Black Ops 2 Reminds Me How Violent Black Ops 2

It can be easy to become desensitized to Call of Duty's brand of realistic-yet-cartoonish violence. As motion-captured video-game dudes blow each other away over and over again, whatever I'd normally feel at watching that kind of carnage melts away. I see the game for what it is, and it stops having an impact. » 3/01/13 4:00pm 3/01/13 4:00pm

Without Music Or Gunfire, Black Ops II Becomes A Surreal Symphony Of…

Call of Duty games have a distinctive aural imprint. The whizzing bullets, grunting allies, ringing impacts and of course, the screams of the many men you kill. But what if the game were stripped down to only that last—what if the only things you heard in Call of Duty: Black Ops II were the combatants' voices? » 11/28/12 2:30pm 11/28/12 2:30pm

Too Many People Are Stealing This Terrible Call of Duty/Halo Joke

Boy, those young men sure do love video games, don't they? And wouldn't you know it, two of the biggest games of the year, Halo 4 and Black Ops II, just came out! Surely there is some pithy joke to be made here, some quick gibe about how men will be playing those games and therefore neglecting their girlfriends? » 11/13/12 7:00pm 11/13/12 7:00pm

Black Ops: Declassified Has A Promising Gamescom Debut, But The Jury’s…

Still aching to scratch that FPS itch at school, work, on the bus, or anywhere that isn't home? And not with virtual controls? Sony's handheld Vita, with its twin analog sticks, should have been the device to scratch that itch. Sadly, though, the handheld has been light on first person shooters even after six months… » 8/16/12 7:00pm 8/16/12 7:00pm