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 Too Realistic For You? Well, They're Now Pitting Hollywood…

If Far Cry 3 can have its insane Blood Dragon DLC, then Call of Duty: Black Ops II can get Mob of the Dead, one piece of the new Uprising downloadable expansion to Activision's blockbuster first-person shooter. » 4/11/13 1:26pm 4/11/13 1:26pm

North Korea Uses Call of Duty and "We Are the World" in Truly Bizarre…

If those North Korean propaganda games weren't odd (and unsettling) enough, the country's state media is incorporating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and "We Are the World" to show the U.S. under attack. Yeah. » 2/05/13 6:50am 2/05/13 6:50am

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

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops II GPU & CPU Performance

For Call of Duty fans, developer Treyarch just delivered an early Christmas present when they released Black Ops II. As the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise and the sequel to the 2010 game Black Ops, we are hoping to see something meaningfully new from Black Ops II. We say this because last year's release ( » 11/21/12 3:00pm 11/21/12 3:00pm

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

Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Is Still The Call of Duty You Love…Or Hate

I've spent the last week playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II's multiplayer; arguably the real reason many will purchase the game. While I still have a lot to experience—the number of unlocks is ridiculous, and the competitive metagame is difficult to discern this early—I still think I've got a reasonable feel for it… » 11/16/12 2:00pm 11/16/12 2:00pm

Black Ops II's Zombie Mode: a Bit of Left 4 Dead, a Bit of Adventure…

When I had enough of Call of Duty: Black Ops II's campaign, I decided to spend some time with its more fantastical mode, Zombies. These are my thoughts. » 11/15/12 9:00pm 11/15/12 9:00pm

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

After The Credits Roll In Black Ops II, Terrible Things Happen

Needless to say, there are spoilers in both this video and post. If you don't want to know what the post-credit shenanigans are all about, feel free to move along. » 11/14/12 1:00pm 11/14/12 1:00pm

Reviewers Love the Shooting, the Killing, and the Choices in Call of…

It's November, and that means three things. The days are getting shorter, holiday advertising is ramping up, and there's a new Call of Duty game.

Last year's entry, Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 3, shattered all kinds of sales records in its first day and first weeks on store shelves, launching into the… » 11/13/12 8:30pm 11/13/12 8:30pm

Call of Duty is Turning Into Mass Effect

Many Mass Effect fans lamented the recent metamorphosis of BioWare's signature sci-fi series from a role-playing game with shooter elements to a shooter with role-playing game elements. So what are we to make of the new Call of Duty playing a bit more like a Mass Effect? » 11/13/12 5:00pm 11/13/12 5:00pm

Mysterious 24-Hour Call of Duty Flu Keeping Gamers Home "Sick"

Let's be honest for a moment here: pretty much everyone around the world has at the very least thought about calling in "sick" to work or school while their health was perfectly fine, for one reason or another. For some folks, it's a beach day; for others, just a chance to sleep for an extra few hours. And then, of… » 11/13/12 1:30pm 11/13/12 1:30pm

Here Are A Bunch Of Black Ops II Glitch Videos For You To Laugh At

It's not uncommon for a game to have bugs and glitches, just ask Bethesda. But especially when multiplayer is involved, people will dig up or stumble on some hilarious (and sometimes useful) glitches. » 11/13/12 12:30pm 11/13/12 12:30pm

Watch These Black Ops II Players Put Everyone To Shame With Scoped…

The latest Call of Duty title has been out for less than a day, but people are already rampaging their way through the multiplayer and quick-scoping enemies to death. » 11/13/12 10:10am 11/13/12 10:10am