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7:45 PM on 10.29.2012

The DTOID Show: GTA V, Assassin's Creed III, & Cliffy B!

Well hello there, jewels. How are you doing this fine evening? Staying dry, I hope? Wha-OKAY ENOUGH SMALL TALK. On today's Destructoid Show, we're treated to a launch trailer for Assassin's Creed III, a live-action trai...

Tara Long

11:00 PM on 10.19.2012

HAWP: The Bobby Kotick your man could smell like

What's in my hand? Back to you, you have it. It's a baby! Look again. The baby is now dynamite! Today's episode of Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? gives you a glimpse into just another day at the Activision office. Bobby Kotick wa...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 10.17.2012

The DTOID Show: Skyrim DLC, Far Cry Minecraft, & CoDBlops

Hey gang! We're back again with the news about the bleep-bloops and the CoDBlops. Today, there's whisperings of new Skyrim DLC, codenamed: "Dragonborn," possibly involving us actually riding the dragons this time. The Wii U ...

Max Scoville

3:15 PM on 10.16.2012

Black Ops II launch trailer has robot bugs!

We're less than a month away from Call of Duty: Black Ops II hitting store shelves now! The launch trailer has just been released, and it shows off a ton of things you can expect to do in the single-player campaign. Grapplin...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:45 PM on 10.15.2012

The DTOID Show: NYCC, Sleeping Dogs DLC, & CoD Elite

Today on The Destructoid Show, we do what we always do on The Destructoid Show: talk about video game news,  For starters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be making CoD: Elite a free service, but will be offering a seaso...

Max Scoville

1:45 PM on 10.15.2012

Activision set to introduce season pass for Black Ops II

After an interesting reveal by Activision with regards to its Call of Duty: Elite service today, another announcement nearly slipped by. Not nearly as surprising, the company will be introducing a season pass f...

Jason Cabral

2:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Black Ops II will have 3D and dual play options

The 3D fad has more or less died, but that's not stopping Treyarch from including 3D support in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. They've even partnered up with LG Electronics to offer a discount for those that buy the game and one...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 09.28.2012

The DTOID Show: Guns, Boobs & Ninjas

Hey gang! Here we are again, another Friday episode where Tara and I goof off a bunch because we feel like it. Big news today: something something boobs controversy Team Ninja Dead Or Alive 5, Konami unveils collector's editi...

Max Scoville



Preview: A deeper look at multiplayer in Black Ops II photo
Preview: A deeper look at multiplayer in Black Ops II
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

So we gave you a pretty extended detail look at Black Ops II's multiplayer not too long ago. It was a lot to take in, but guess what? There's more. So much more. In fact, Treyarch had us out for another visit just to see the rest of the multiplayer content.

There's going to be a ton of game modes, for the hardcore players to the more casual ones. Most importantly, Treyarch is looking to capture the segment of people who don't touch multiplayer at all by giving "ways for players to play who are intimidated, or maybe uninitiated," game design director David Vonderhaar told us.

"Call of Duty is a very popular online game. But we know for a fact that there are still people that don't play multiplayer. I want them. I want them to come play, and I want to do stuff to make sure that happens."

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8:30 PM on 09.26.2012

The DTOID Show: CoDBlombies II, Ass-Creed Vita, & WiiU

Wednesday means a new Destructoid Show and a new Destructoid Show means news about video games, or something. Some new details for Call of Duty: Black Ops II have been revealed, specifically the ZOMBIES mode, which sound...

Max Scoville



Preview: This is what's new with Zombies in Black Ops II photo
Preview: This is what's new with Zombies in Black Ops II
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

If you haven't noticed by now, there's been a theme with Call of Duty: Black Ops II where everything has been getting revamped. Your actions in the single-player campaign will affect the ending, and multiplayer has ditched the former loadout system for something way better.

The same mentality Treyarch has applied to everything also extends to Zombies, and as studio head Mark Lamia described it, is "a mode that really we owe thanks to the fans for ... It exists because they demand it, they demand that we make it. We're so happy about that 'cause we love making this part of the game as well."

The traditional Zombies gameplay is still present, but with it comes a new story mode that features the mode's largest world ever, a competitive four-versus-four versus zombies mode, the ability to create custom games, and so much more.

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The undead rise again in Blacks Op II's Zombies mode photo
The undead rise again in Blacks Op II's Zombies mode
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

We've seen the single-player, we've seen the multiplayer, we've even gotten a deep dive into the eSports and livestreaming initiatives. So it's about time the last piece of the Black Ops II puzzle has finally been revealed with this debut trailer for Zombies. Like all the other modes, Zombies is also getting a major upgrade. 

You get a taste of it in this trailer, as you see the bus moving from location to location that the four co-op partners can ride in. This is called Tranzit mode, and is the campaign portion that will see players moving to different locations to progress. Don't worry, you can still just play on one specific map if you wanted to in the Survival mode. Then there's Grief mode, where two teams of four players have to compete against each other while taking on waves of zombies. You can't kill the other team directly, but there are things you'll be able to do to mess them up. 

Plus there's Custom Games option now, special weapons that you can build, and much more.

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9:50 PM on 09.19.2012

The DTOID Show: CoD Zombies, YAIBA, & Valve hardware?!

Greetings, dear readers! Max is still out parkouring in Boston this week, so I forced Anthony Carbon to come on my show and make fun of Max with me instead. It worked out pretty well! We also talked about some video games, I...

Tara Long



A quick look at CoD: Black Ops II on the Wii U GamePad photo
A quick look at CoD: Black Ops II on the Wii U GamePad
by Jonathan Holmes

The night I got back from the Wii U press conference in New York City, I wrote a quick impressions piece of how Black Ops II played on the Wii U GamePad.

Want to see how the game actually looks on the Gamepad? Well shoot this sucker into full screen and you'll get a general idea. Or if you don't really care about the Wii U GamePad or Black Ops II or any of that stuff and you just want to see me get shot repeatedly, then this video is for you.

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10:30 PM on 09.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Bayonetta 2, & Far Cry Monkeybombs

The Destructoid Show was LIVE today with fanciful fun and magical treasures for everyone, and blah blah something something, I don't know -- it's Friday why are you making me write these sentences. If you missed it, the Wii U...

Max Scoville



Hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Wii U photo
Hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Wii U
by Jonathan Holmes

One of the bigger announcements at today's Wii U event was that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be making it to Nintendo's next home console on November 13. So is there a good reason why you should get the Wii U version of Black Ops II over the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions? Well, maybe not, but by the same toke, there isn't a reason you shouldn't buy it on the Wii U either.

The Activision reps at today's Wii U press event in New York City made it clear that all the features found in the other versions of Black Ops II will be present in the Wii U version. Basically, it's essentially the same product.

What the Wii U brings to the table is more controller options, including the Xbox 360-style Wii U Pro Controller, the Wii Remote and Nunchuck style found on prior Call of Duty titles on the Wii, and most interestingly, off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad's touch screen. I gave the game a spin on the GamePad controller to see how it felt.

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