Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Double XP Weekend Starts Now

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Just a quick heads-up for all you COD gamers out there: a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Double XP weekend is upon us starting tonight, as Activision gets people all hot and bothered for the Sept. 26 release of the Call of Duty Black Ops II Apocalypse DLC on PS3 and PC. Black Ops II Apocalypse has been available exclusively for Xbox 360 for weeks now, but it's coming to the PS3 and PC on Thursday. So, if you want to brush up on your COD multiplayer in preparation for that, this weekend's your chance. The Black Ops 2 Double XP weekend is in … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance PS3 Release Date Revealed

After having spent a long, exclusive time on Xbox 360, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance PS3 release date has now been revealed. Fans of Black Ops 2 will have to wait just less than one more month, as Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance will hit PS3 and PC on August 1. Vengeance takes players to exotic locations around the globe and also serves up a new chapter to the Zombies experience with “Buried,” where the undead residents of an abandoned subterranean Old West mining town have come back to claim … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising Hits Xbox 360 Exclusively Today

Call of Duty: Black Ops II fans, here's some news that probably isn't all that "newsworthy" for you but we're letting you know anyway: COD 2: Black Ops 2 Uprising is available today exclusively on Xbox Xbox 360. The DLC will hit other platforms later, although Activision hasn't specified the release date on PS3, Wii U or PC. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising is the second DLC Map Pack for the game. Uprising includes four new multiplayer maps and the new "Mob of the Dead" Zombies experience, featuring legendary Hollywood actors Ray Liotta, … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

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I’m going to give you two options when reading this review: enjoy the world’s shortest, or stay tuned for an explanation. First, the short version: “buy this now.” With Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Treyarch and Activision have unleashed not only the best game in the COD series, but the best shooter of 2012. The stakes were high this fall, with several juggernaut sequels releasing at about the same time, but Black Ops 2 is both transformational for the franchise and undeniably excellent at a time when many shooters are feeling tired. Although … [Read more...]

COD: Black Ops 2 Limited Edition and Pre-Order Details

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If you're among the FPS masses looking forward to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, we've got just the Limited Edition and pre-order information you want to know. Activision has announced three Collector's Editions for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, each of which offers a variety of digital content and physical bonuses. All three are now available for pre-order in the United States. The three Collector's Editions, outlined below, are called Call of Duty: Black Ops II "Care Package," "Hardened Edition" and "Digital Deluxe Edition," respectively. You can … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II to Release Nov. 13, Take Place in Near Future

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The Call of Duty franchise is taking a page from the Tom Clancy universe, as Call of Duty: Black Ops II will take gamers into the near future (the year 2025) when it releases for Xbox 360, PS3 and other systems on Nov. 13 this year. Is a Wii U version in the works as well? Most likely -- and we'll find out more at E3 in June. Call of Duty: Black Ops II will shove players into a global conflict featuring advanced weapons, robotics and drone warfare in a new Cold War-like scenario driven by current events. The game will use an all-new graphics … [Read more...]

Big Game Discounts at Amazon for Cyber Week

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Black Friday turned in some massive results at retail in the days following Thanksgiving, but today -- Cyber Monday -- kicks off a flurry of online sales to help shoppers check items off their holiday gift-buying lists. Chief among the Cyber Monday and Cyber Week culprits is Amazon.com, which is running a bunch of sales all week long. The specials kick-off today with some great deals on videogames, including a killer discount on the Xbox Kinect. The Xbox Kinect Amazon Cyber Monday Sale reflects a 30% discount on the hardware and includes two … [Read more...]

Modern Warfare 3 Nabs ‘Biggest Entertainment Launch,’ Gets $400 Million in 24 Hours

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The money machine that is Call of Duty continued its march on the record books, as Activision today announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earned more than $400 million in its first 24 hours of worldwide release, making it the "biggest entertainment launch ever." Retails moved more than 6.5 million copies of the game in North America and the United Kingdom alone during that one-day period. Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops had an estimated day-one sell-through of $360 million. In 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 set day-one … [Read more...]

Get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Early from Amazon

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If you're like the rest of the known FPS gaming world, you're trying to find any way possible to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 early. Well, Amazon's got your back -- as long as you're looking for the PC version of COD: Modern Warfare 3. In fact, you can get it starting at noon today. Sort of. At midnight on Nov. 8, Activision will release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at retail. However, beginning today (Friday, Nov. 4) at 12:00pm PST, customers can pre-purchase, download and install a PC Download copy of the game directly from … [Read more...]

Call of Duty Elite “Improve” Trailer with In-Game Footage: Watch It Here

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An all-new behind-the-scenes trailer for Call of Duty Elite has surfaced today that highlights the "Improve" features designed to help gamers be better Call of Duty players. We've got the video below, complete with in-game footage (hence the age gate), for your viewing pleasure. Call of Duty Elite is a new digital service built to let the franchise's 30 million active online players better interact with one another and learn from their gameplay experiences. In one aspect, called Improve, Call of Duty Elite will let players analyze data and … [Read more...]