Fan Outrage Brings the Nuketown 2025 Map Back to Call of Duty: Black…

After suddenly pulling a popular pre-order multiplayer map from Black Ops II online play yesterday, Activision added it back to a new playlist called Chaos Moshpit. Game design director David Vonderhaar from dev studio Treyarch—who delivered the bad news—made it seem possible that the map could come back in a tweet… » 11/20/12 8:45am 11/20/12 8:45am

Activision Suddenly Pulls Nuketown 2025 Map from Call of Duty: Black…

Earlier this month, Activision announced that it would let people who pre-ordered the publisher's latest FPS mega-hit play on a re-imagined version of the popular Nuketown multiplayer map. That part of the promotion turned out to be true. But that access to the special battleground appears to have been suddenly… » 11/19/12 4:29pm 11/19/12 4:29pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gets Sold Early in Slovakia

Charlie Intel—via callofduty.4players.de and N4G—reports that a PS3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Hardened Edition has broken cover several weeks early. It looks like the special edition of Activision's hotly-anticipated military FPS was legitimately purchased ahead of time in Slovakia. » 10/29/12 9:45am 10/29/12 9:45am

Call of Duty Developer Offices Get Attacked By Zombies, Sort Of

Treyarch has made cool-looking stuff in the Call of Duty video games, including the introduction of the series' fan-favorite Zombie modes. You wouldn't know it, though, for how boring their offices looked. But, thanks to art collective IAm8Bit, visitors can now tell that these folks really know the undead. » 9/28/12 7:00pm 9/28/12 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 on … » 8/16/12 7:00pm 8/16/12 7:00pm

Say Hi to Black Ops 2’s Bad Guy in This New Trailer

You already know that the antagonists in the next Call of Duty will be turning America's robot drone army against us. And Los Angeles gets blown the hell up. But who's got the cojones and brains to even to do such a thing? Watch the trailer and find out. » 7/10/12 12:54pm 7/10/12 12:54pm

The PlayStation Network Unleashes Ultimate Editions for One Week Only

Proving once again that it pays to wait when it comes to the hottest PlayStation 3 games, today Sony is launching Ultimate Editions, a selection of hit PS3 titles bundled with all of their downloadable content for one low price. How much would you pay for complete editions of Red Dead Redemption, BioShock 2, or L.A.… » 5/29/12 8:30am 5/29/12 8:30am

Black Ops II's 'Strike Force' Mode Adds a Branching Narrative With a…

Every past Call of Duty game has featured a rigidly linear single-player campaign. They've gotten shorter and shorter as the years have gone by, too—the last few games have featured campaigns that have lasted merely 4-6 hours. » 5/02/12 12:01am 5/02/12 12:01am

Explosive, Horse-Laden Screengrabs From Black Ops II's First Trailer

So, how about that Black Ops II trailer? Pretty explosive stuff. Now that you know more about the game itself, I thought it might be fun to go through some image-grabs from the trailer, just to tell you what I'm seeing there and how it lines up with that I saw of the game last week. » 5/02/12 12:01am 5/02/12 12:01am

48 Things That You Should Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Last week, I headed down to visit with Treyarch in Santa Monica to get an extended look at Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Our visit was entirely hands-off, and consisted mostly of a series of in-game demos of missions from the single-player campaign, as well as a new open-ended single-player mode called "Strike Force." The… » 5/02/12 12:01am 5/02/12 12:01am

Is This an Official Poster for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2?

It's looking more and more like this year's Call of Duty is going to be a sequel to 2010's Black Ops. A retail source forwarded the following image from a poster received today. » 4/18/12 2:40pm 4/18/12 2:40pm