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4:45 PM on 03.01.2013

Black Ops II 'Revolution' DLC drops for PS3 and PC

The first add-on for Black Ops II has finally made its way to PlayStation 3 and PC. The DLC, titled Revolution, was a timed-exclusive for Xbox 360 and released in January 2013. Available for $15, Revolution features...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 02.22.2013

It's time for another Black Ops II Double XP weekend

Treyarch recently let the world know that there will be another Call of Duty: Black Ops II Double XP weekend happening, starting today. The event is confirmed for all platforms, including the 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U. As usual...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Call of Duty Championship tournament offering up $1M

Activision is getting serious with eSports as they're hosting their first official major tournament for Black Ops II. The Call of Duty Championship tournament will be taking place in Hollywood, California from April 5 - 7 an...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 01.30.2013

Twitch TV will be integrated into Black Ops II

Following PlanetSide 2 and Origin's lead, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be integrating Twitch streaming right into the game. This will allow players to broadcast their matches live right onto their Twitch.tv channel. ...

Joshua Derocher



New releases: Skulls of the Shogun will slay you photo
New releases: Skulls of the Shogun will slay you
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again arrived, so you know the drill: it's another week of new releases. We're leaving January behind in a somewhat subdued fashion, but there's certain to be something that will catch your eye.

Skulls of the Shogun has caught my eye this week, though lamentably it's only dropping on platforms I have no access to. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade to Windows 8? Nah, probably not. Regardless, it looks like a fun strategy romp for those who like to chuckle while commanding undead minions.

Other than that, there's co-op shenanigans in the form of the medieval theme park scrapfest, Dungeonland; the IGE award-winning Antichamber drops on PC; Omerta: City of Gangsters opens its doors to prospective mobsters; you can shoot people in the face and make things go "boom!" in Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear; the 3DS gets some love thanks to Bloody Vampire and Witch's Cat; play the most hardcore sport of them all in Let's Fish! Hooked On; and more platforms get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. This and a whole lot more magically appears this week.

Anything floating your boat?

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2012: Year of the Wingsuit photo
2012: Year of the Wingsuit
by Kyle MacGregor

When just about every major publisher rolled out a game featuring bows at E3 earlier this year, the fad didn't go unnoticed. Many were quick to comment on how in vogue arrow-slinging weaponry has become and for good reason. There's been another prevalent trend in gaming this year, but it's probably flown under most people's radars. 

Wingsuits. About a half dozen games this year featured special jumpsuits that allow people to glide through the air like a bird or, more appropriately, a flying squirrel. As the sun sets on 2012, join us in recounting our experiences with the latest craze to descend upon gaming. 

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11:30 AM on 12.12.2012

Nuketown zombies available for Black Ops II season pass

If you dropped the extra cash on the hardened or care package editions of Black Ops II, you received an extra zombie map for your troubles. Now, Activision has made said map, called "Nuketown Zombies," available for everyone...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 11.30.2012

The DTOID Show: Sony's New Controller, God of War & THQ

We were live earlier today for The Destructoid Show, and if you missed it... Shame on you. But here's a recording anyway. Sony patented a new controller that's kinda cool, but also stupid-looking. THQ's in the latest Humble ...

Max Scoville



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Black Ops II Wii U: the preferred console experience?
by Jim Sterling

After spending the past two days with the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, I have found all my worries about the GamePad's ability to handle fast-paced first-person shooters melt away. In fact, I may now consider the Wii U my go-to console for future FPS games ... when I'm not playing on PC. 

I was worried that the stiff analog sticks of the GamePad would make precision difficult, especially given that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge felt somewhat unwieldy at times. After my first match, however, I was sold. The GamePad is excellent for first-person shooters, and I am actually finding myself enjoying Black Ops II more than I had before -- and I quite liked it already. 

[Note: Screenshots are just PR ones, not Wii U ones]

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10:45 PM on 11.16.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Deus Ex Movie & Mr Torgue's DLC

Hey guys! Because it's hell-season, we didn't go live today, but we do still have a show for you. Borderlands 2's new DLC, "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage," is coming out next week, because you kids can't get enough of that...

Max Scoville

4:30 PM on 11.16.2012

Friday Night Fights: Black Ops II and PlanetSide 2, too!

Tonight is a HUGE night for multiplayer gaming! Not only did one of the biggest multiplayer titles of the year launch this week with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but King Foom went and challenged the developers of PlanetSide 2...

Mr Andy Dixon

9:00 AM on 11.15.2012

Black Ops II PS3: connection issues, bum Nuketown codes

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is not having the best of times on PlayStation 3. Because, of course, that's totally surprising and hasn't happened before.  Chief among the problems are connectivity issues, with users unable ...

Jim Sterling

8:15 PM on 11.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Blops II, GTA V & SC2: Heart of the Swarm

Hey gang! Here's today's Destructoid Show!Jim reviewed Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and we run down the pros and cons, including the slight possibility that if you buy the PC version, you might get a copy of Mass Effect 2 by a...

Max Scoville

12:30 AM on 11.14.2012

Check out the ridiculous bonus ending to Black Ops II

At the end of the original Black Ops, you got a special bonus game of zombies where you could play as President Kennedy, President Nixon, and Fidel Castro. After the credits in Black Ops II, you get this. Obviously major spo...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 11.13.2012

BioWare makes hay of Mass Effect discs in Black Ops cases

A funny thing happened today as a number of reports started surfacing from people who had purchased the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, only to discover the second installation disc missing and a copy of Mass Effect...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:15 PM on 11.12.2012

The DTOID Show: Mass Effect 4, Source 2, & Adam Sessler

Hey gang! We're back with another steaming pile of gaming news for your brain-holes! A new Mass Effect game is in the works, and the exciting part is that it's gonna be running Frostbite 2. Black Ops II comes out tomorro...

Max Scoville