Rudy Giuliani Will Defend Activision In Call of Duty Lawsuit

In July, ex-military dictator Manuel Noriega filed a lawsuit against Activision over his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Today, Activision filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, calling it "absurd" in a press release issued this morning. » 9/22/14 10:14am 9/22/14 10:14am

Those who have Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 might want to jump in at some point this weekend to take advantage of the double XP boost in online matches, and the free trial of the game's Uprising DLC, which offers four maps, plus the "Mob of the Dead" mode. » 9/21/13 7:00pm 9/21/13 7:00pm

Call of Duty's Nuketown Map Recreated in Real Life for Paintball

If you camped in the top floors of the Nuketown houses long enough that you wanted to change its hideous government-issue curtains and carpet, then this video is for you. An Illinois paintball field and (paintball) arms supplier Tippmann Sport recreated the map in real life this past weekend. » 5/14/13 12:30pm 5/14/13 12:30pm

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

Why We Love (And Hate) Call of Duty's Nuketown

Few maps evoke as much of a reaction as Nuketown does. Some love it, some hate it, and some—like me—can't decide between these extremes. » 1/29/13 1:30pm 1/29/13 1:30pm

This Dud is Still a One-Hit Kill in Black Ops II

This could only come from the great laboratory of death known as free-for-all in a multiplayer shooter. Given enough matches, enough combatants and enough button-spamming, you'll inevitably discover that a bouncing betty to the face is a one-hit kill Call of Duty: Black Ops II—without detonating. » 11/29/12 7:30pm 11/29/12 7:30pm

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

The Sounds And Stylings Of Black Ops II's Kick-Ass Soundtrack

I haven't played enough of Black Ops II » 11/15/12 8:00pm 11/15/12 8:00pm to render a real verdict on how I feel about as a game, I can say for sure that I enjoy the soundtrack. It's a cut up from past games in the series, an exciting, diverse blend of whirling orchestral parts, ethnic instruments and atmospheric electronics.

At Least Black Ops II Doesn't Lecture Me Every Time I Die

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." It was General Douglas MacArthur who said that, and his words are as true now as they were in his time. » 11/15/12 3:30pm 11/15/12 3:30pm

There Are More Than 800,000 People Playing Black Ops II On Xbox Live…

Well then. There are a crapload of people playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II online right now. On Xbox Live alone, between Zombies mode and regular multiplayer, there are more then 800,000 playing: » 11/13/12 8:00pm 11/13/12 8:00pm

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

Check Out Black Ops 2's CODcasting in Action

In a live demonstration streamed direct from Gamescom in Germany earlier today, Activision and Treyarch showed off Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's exciting new multiplayer broadcasting tools. Finally a way for an unskilled loudmouth like me to enjoy Call of Duty! » 8/15/12 2:45pm 8/15/12 2:45pm

You Might Have Missed These Important Details In That New Black Ops II

Breaking down trailers into a step by step analysis, or even just viewing them in slow motion » 8/09/12 10:40am 8/09/12 10:40am, can reveal a lot of interesting information about upcoming games.

Behind The Scenes With Black Ops II

In the latest video from Activision, Black Ops II's creative team, including lead writer David Goyer and composer Trent Reznor chat about how very excited they are to be working on the game, which they see to be as much an "event" as a summer blockbuster. » 7/18/12 1:35pm 7/18/12 1:35pm

This Looks Like the First Information on the Vita's Upcoming Call of…

Mega-retailers Wal-Mart and Amazon have posted product information pages for Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, the Vita-only version of Activision's popular shooter franchise. » 6/19/12 2:50pm 6/19/12 2:50pm

Minecraft Breaks Call of Duty's Grip Atop Xbox Live's Chart

In news certain to delight indie games fans, Minecraft has done something that has not been seen in a long time—knock a Call of Duty game out of the top two on the Xbox 360's most-played list. » 5/27/12 3:00pm 5/27/12 3:00pm

Meet Call of Duty's New Foreign Bad Guys

In the futuristic 2025 setting of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the United States has become locked in a second Cold War with China due largely to a shortage of rare earth elements, which are vital in the creation of a lot of the technology and advanced military hardware we use today. » 5/03/12 2:00pm 5/03/12 2:00pm