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

Giant-Robot Call of Duty Still Looking Like The Coolest Call of Duty

Today's new trailer for the upcoming and final Call of Duty: Black Ops II expansion, Apocalypse, once again shows why the world would benefit from an old World War I trench warfare planes-and-blimps-and-giant-robot Call of Duty. Just look at this GIF we pulled from it! » 8/26/13 5:30pm 8/26/13 5:30pm

I Would Play More Call of Duty If More Call of Duty Looked Like This

It's not just the giant robot. It's the old warplanes. It's the rain. It's the Weird War Tales-style oddness of it all. This is a real Call of Duty scene from an upcoming zombies-mode addition to Call of Duty: Black Ops II. But it's just that. I'd go for a full game. » 8/09/13 5:00pm 8/09/13 5:00pm

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

The Bizarre Japanese of Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Newest Map

The Japanese language and Call of Duty have never gotten along. But in the past, that's been simply due to translation mistakes. That might not be the case here. In the latest downloadable content for Black Ops II, the in-game Japanese is both strange and funny. » 4/17/13 5:30am 4/17/13 5:30am

Activision Lays off About 30 People, Saying There Will Be Fewer…

Even the massive money-making game publisher Activision lays off people from time to time, as the company confirmed today that they've cut about 30 jobs from their global work force. Kotaku first heard that the cuts were affecting Treyarch, the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but a spokesperson for… » 2/19/13 3:27pm 2/19/13 3:27pm

Thirsty Call of Duty Fans Have Made Their Own Range Of Perk-a-Cola

Perk-a-Cola—soda that grants you a much-needed perk—is a life-saver in zombie rounds of Call of Duty multiplayer. It's also not a real drink, so a pair of fans set about changing that. » 2/01/13 2:00am 2/01/13 2:00am

Pakistan Bans Call of Duty and Medal of Honor Games for Showing Country…

The world's best selling video game won't be sold in Pakistan. Fox News reports that a declaration has forbidden sales of Activision's Call of Duty games, as well as EA's newest Medal of Honor release. » 1/23/13 1:00pm 1/23/13 1:00pm

Call of Duty's Biggest Problem? Penis Swastikas.

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. » 12/31/12 5:00pm 12/31/12 5:00pm

Black Ops II's First DLC will be a Timed Xbox 360 Exclusive

Images purportedly of in-store promotional materials suggest that Call of Duty: Black Ops II's first map pack extension will be a timed Xbox 360 exclusive arriving on Jan. 29. Five maps are included. » 12/30/12 3:00pm 12/30/12 3:00pm

Call of Duty is "a Good Game, but I Wouldn't Advise It for Younger…

Towheaded and small-voiced, Felix von Perfall's countenance seems to define childhood innocence. But look into those eyes. Those eight-year-old eyes have seen war, they've seen ... things, things no seven-, six- or five-year-old should ever know. » 12/08/12 1:30pm 12/08/12 1:30pm

1167 People Are Playing Black Ops II Online On Wii U Now

1069 people are playing multiplayer, with 98 people playing Zombies mode on the Wii U version of Black Ops II. More than last week. » 12/03/12 11:35am 12/03/12 11:35am

Forget the Haters, Japan *Hearts* Call of Duty

The conventional wisdom has always been Japan loves role-playing games and dislikes first-person shooters. First-person shooters, pundits said, were popular only with Western gamers. The pundits and conventional wisdom, it seems, are wrong.


In its debut week, Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the PS3 is the second best… » 11/30/12 4:00am 11/30/12 4:00am

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

727 People Are Playing Black Ops II Online On Wii U Now (And 35 Are…

659 people are playing standard multiplayer and 68 people are playing Zombies mode on Wii U. More than last week. » 11/26/12 7:30pm 11/26/12 7:30pm

At a Tokyo Event, Sony Turned Western Games into Video Game Ambassadors

Today, Sony held the "World Game Project" in Akihabara, in which the electronics giant showed off twenty PS3 and PS Vita games. These titles were developed outside Japan, and the point of this hands-on event was to give Japanese gamers a chance to check out titles they might not otherwise and maybe remind them that… » 11/23/12 10:00pm 11/23/12 10:00pm

How Square Enix Screwed Up Black Ops II for Japan

For years now, Square Enix has published the Call of Duty games in Japan. Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada is apparently a big fan of the series—and Western games. His goal is apparently to make Japanese gamers more open to playing foreign titles. That's admirable. It would be more admirable if the company didn't keep… » 11/22/12 6:30am 11/22/12 6:30am