This Black Ops II Vengeance DLC Trailer Has A Little Bit of Everything

Ray guns, zombies, tropical islands, live-action cameos. Plus a banshee. Activision put out another sneak peek at the latest add-on to their newest Call of Duty, the Vengeance pack, which hits Xbox Live next Tuesday, and the PC and PS3 a bit later. » 6/26/13 6:30am 6/26/13 6:30am

Microtransactions for 'Customization Items' Come to Black Ops 2 on Xbox…

Beginning Wednesday, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will begin offering "personal customizations" on the Xbox 360, the game's community manager said this morning. The items don't affect gameplay—they're items like weapon skins, targeting reticles, and player calling cards. Moreover, the multiplayer map Nuketown 2025,… » 3/12/13 9:00am 3/12/13 9:00am

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

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

This Unconfirmed Campaign Breakdown of Black Ops II Is Making the…

This is going to sound like one of those stories in which a friend of a friend heard something from a janitor's mother-in-law. This isn't like last year, when we had the story of Modern Warfare 3 dead to rights in May, six months before the game's release, thanks to some chatty sources. But we'd be remiss in not… » 8/08/12 1:30pm 8/08/12 1:30pm