The children of Angolan resistance leader Jonas Savimbi are suing Activision over their father’s portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. They’re unhappy with the game making him out to be a “barbarian,” they say in the suit.
Black Ops 3 won’t have a campaign mode on Xbox 360 and PS3, and the game’s frame rate will fluctuate between 30 and 60 frames-per-second. But here’s why they’re making a version for aging hardware: Activision’s revealed there are still 12 million monthly active users for the three-year-old Black Ops II. Damn.
Black Ops 2 did a rather strange thing with its campaign that no other Call of Duty has, and it’s a twist that made it one of my favorite games from the last generation just for the story (that Treyarch multiplayer isn’t the only reason I have affection for Blops). Black Ops 2 has a branching plot but not in the…
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.
This emblem tutorial brings together two dewchuggin' classics—football and Call of Duty, enough to make any bro-gamer stand up straight and armpit fart Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA.
Call of Duty earned both the first and second spot of Major Nelson's annual Xbox rankings, which is a pretty impressive (if totally unsurprising) achievement for Activision's popular military shooter franchise.
This trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's new map pack, Revolution, is actually pretty funny.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II, like the last few Call of Duty games, allows players to create and personalize emblems—little icons that appear on their weapons and next to their names when they're online.
659 people are playing standard multiplayer and 68 people are playing Zombies mode on Wii U. More than last week.
It's called "Surprise" and it was directed by Guy Ritchie and it involves a lot of people blowing each other up, including Tony Stark. That's about all you need to know.
Call of Duty Elite will be free when Black Ops II launches this November, but Wii U players won't be able to get their hands on it just yet.
Call of Duty's zombie game modes have always been a multiplayer-only kind of deal, entirely divorced from the game's singleplayer campaigns. A product listing on Amazon, however, suggests that might be about to change.
While not the full game (impossible, since it's not even done yet), some enterprising types have managed to get hold of a demo for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. And proceeded to do what you'd expect.
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…
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.
Who do you call when you want electro-tinged, industrial-inflected rock for a world gone wrong? Trent Reznor, of course. Along with groundbreaking work as a recording artist in the 1990s, Reznor's done film for both The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
This is most of the stunning Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer that is stopping crowds at E3. This is the spectacle of E3, in terms of stopping hordes of people in their tracks... and with good reason. The screen Activision is running this thing on is over 100 feet wide. It's a hell of a sight.
Lt. Col. Oliver North is a polarizing figure in American history and, we found out, earlier this month, an advisor on the next huge Call of Duty game, Black Ops II.
Call of Duty was always popular, but became a cultural phenomenon only in 2007 thanks to a revised multiplayer system that hooked players with a then-innovative ability-unlocking level-based system.