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COD: Black Ops II Hardened, Care Package edition details

Activision has revealed the obligatory collector's editions for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Yet again they come in Hardened and Prestige (now called Care Package) flavors, with the latter proving more extravagant than the former. ...


Zombies return to Nuketown in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Yeah, this is one of those "the picture and headline say it all" stories; Twitter and Call of Duty, a match made in heaven. The above image was Tweeted with the text "There goes the neighborhood." That's about it for this teaser, though the...


Here's how SHOUTcasting works in Black Ops II

Destructoid got to visit Treyarch recently to go hands-on with the new SHOUTcasting features of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. We were kind of just thrown right into the mix of things, so you'll have to bear with me as I'm trying to give out ...


Treyarch on bringing eSports features to Black Ops II

I had a chance to interview game design director, and mad genius, David Vonderhaar on all that we can expect out of the livestreaming and SHOUTcasting features they're cramming into Black Ops II. David goes over the new game mode to go alo...


Black Ops II's new multiplayer began as a board game

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is dramatically changing the multiplayer formula in a big way, specifically with the new Pick 10 system over the traditional Create-a-Class feature. It's not a decision the team just decided overnight, however. "I...


Livestream & SHOUTcast your Black Ops II matches

In an industry first, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will let you livestream matches on consoles and PC. On top of that, Treyarch will be providing tools for players to give out play-by-plays much like a sportscaster with the easy to use SHOUTc...


Black Ops II reinvents the multiplayer experience

Call of Duty: Black Ops II broke retail records a mere 24 hours after the public debut of the single-player campaign. An impressive feat, considering that multiplayer, the franchise's bread and butter, wasn't even shown off until just a wee...


Get your hands on Black Ops II multiplayer at gamescom

Right from the start of gamescom on August 15, attendees can rush the Call of Duty: Black Ops II booth (Hall 6, booth A21/B30- A31/B30) to get the opportunity to play the upcoming game on Xbox 360. Additionally, fans will have the chance to...


Things gamers say about Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II revealed its multiplayer this week with a new trailer, and you better believe that people on the Internet had opinions about it! There's been a huge backlash against Call of Duty ever since Modern Warfare 3, and i...


Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer revealed

Ladies and gentlemen, start your cynicism! Call of Duty: Black Ops II has a brand new trailer, revealing the multiplayer component for the first time. Watch people with guns shoot other people with guns! Listen to big bass sounds that emph...


Behind the scenes look at Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Our latest look at Black Ops II gives us a behind-the-scenes taste of what David S. Goyer (co-writer of The Dark Knight), and Trent Reznor are bringing to the table in Treyarch's next big shooter. From everything we've been shown since the...


Black Ops II's villain is the 'messiah of the 99%'

Now why would Activision publish a game in which the downtrodden, working class masses are led by a murderous monster of a man, hell-bent on demolishing our proud American society? Do I detect a subtle message that the angry poor are ...


Nuketown map re-imagined for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Following the rumors of its return, Nuketown, a multiplayer map from the first Black Ops game, has been confirmed for the upcoming sequel, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This Nuketown 2025 map will be available or pre-order customers (at parti...


'Re-imagined' Nuketown map to appear in Black Ops II

If an image from Irish retailer Xtra-vision is any indication, the Nuketown map from Call of Duty: Black Ops will return for Treyarch's follow-up game. A photo submitted to IGN suggests that a futuristic take on the map, dubbed "Nuketown 20...


Call of Duty: Black Ops II will support dedicated servers

PC fans, rejoice! Treyarch has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will support dedicated servers. I love how, by doing something that's become pretty standard, Treyarch can make itself look good. That's always a wonderful position to...


Black Ops II: answering critics, ignoring competition

It could be fair to say that Call of Duty, as a franchise, has a large target painted on its back. There's been a very real backlash from the hardcore gamer community in recent months, as the series' popularity and installment frequency has...


It appears that Black Ops II will also be on Wii U

It's becoming pretty clear that Black Ops II is set to become one of this year's biggest games, with pre-orders for Treyarch's slightly-in-the-future-shooter tripling that of the original Black Ops on Amazon. It's pretty much comm...


Black Ops II: Choice, non-linearity, and sandbox gameplay

When Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia told me that Call of Duty: Black Ops II would be about choice, non-linearity, and sandbox gameplay, I thanked him for the easy article headline. Indeed, it's a wonderful set of buzz words to associate wi...


E3: Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia on CoD: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is guaranteed to sell a bazillion copies this fall, but even so, developer Treyarch isn't mailing in this sequel. In fact, Black Ops II might be the riskiest entry yet in the Call of Duty franchise, with pla...


E3: Behind the scenes of Call of Duty: Black Ops II

In this behind-the-scenes video, various members of Treyarch speak about why we should care about Call of Duty: Black Ops II. And, to be frank, I do find myself starting to care -- despite having managed to pass on the last couple of insta...


Here's two whole new screens for Black Ops II

Yup. Just two brand new screenshots for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. I know, it's a lot to process all at once but I think you'll manage. The first screen depicts a secret service agent, while the other shows off those quadrocopters that wil...


Treyarch: Black Ops II doesn't need a new engine

Among the ten thousand criticisms reserved for the Call of Duty series, one persistent complaint is that the game engine hasn't been changed in forever. According to Treyarch's Mark Lamia, however, Black Ops II doesn't need an updated ...


Black Ops II pre-orders tripling 2010's Black Ops numbers

What do the numbers mean? Quite a lot, if we're talking about Black Ops II pre-orders. Amazon UK says Treyarch's near-future shooter has already tripled the number of pre-orders seen for Black Ops in 2010. It seems that a Call of Duty&...


Black Ops II: Zombies teased with lots of red

The official Call of Duty Twitter page has shed a bit more light on the Zombies mode that's set to return in Black Ops II.  "Zombies are coming," teased the page. "Where’s your shotgun?" A large piece of red artwork has also...


Black Ops II represents a realistic look at future wars

Dig into the official YouTube page for Call of Duty and you'll discover a five part video series where some experts in warfare paint a very scary vision of what the future can bring. The series features P.W. Singer, a future war expert and...


Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a true sequel in every way

The worst kept secret in gaming lately is that Treyarch has been working on Call of Duty: Black Ops II. You knew it, I knew it, everyone knew it. That said, they've done a pretty good job of keeping the details of the game under wraps. And ...


Call of Duty: Black Ops II world premiere trailer

Here it is, the world premier trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It's the year 2025, and as it turns out, Frank Woods didn't die in Black Ops. The now retired Sergeant narrates the current state of affairs, where the near future milit...


So, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is official

Just in case any of you were left wondering, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a thing that is happening. Although scheduled to be announced tonight, the beans have been spilled early on the official site, seemingly unintentionally.  ...



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