Call of Duty: Black Ops - Xbox 360

Game Description:Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter, high-intensity military video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. Set to release on November 9, 2010, CoD is the 7th installment in the legendary Call of Duty series. A sequel to the developer's previous title in the series, Call of Duty: World at War, Black Ops is the first one set during the Cold War era and is a much grittier game than Modern Warfare 2. The two main characters that the player assumes the role of are Mason and Hudson, Studies and Observations Group operatives on missions behind enemy lines. They will fight through varying time periods and several locations, including: the Ural Mountains, Laos, Cuba, the Arctic, and Vietnam as footsoldiers. An impressive feature for players who close in on an enemy is a melee attack, ensuring a one-hit-kill. A new mode, the Wager Matches, will allow players to gamble with their money. A separate ranking structure from the standard online modes will be used for players seeking to be one of the top three (the only ones that receive the prizes).
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E3 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops First Look

E3 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops First Look

By Andrew Pfister - Posted May 28, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops is going to be in an incredibly intense spotlight, probably like no other COD game before it. With all the industry drama surrounding the blockbuster franchise, most notably the personnel shakeup at Infinity Ward, many people who fancy themselves analysts will pore over the next Call of Duty game for any sign of franchise instability. Black Ops developer Treyarch, who has unjustifiably been saddled with the reputation of being the series' "B-team" and therefore gets extra scrutiny, has a lot on their plate, but based on the playable demonstration of the game I recently saw at a pre-E3 event, they are lacking in neither intensity nor focus.

We saw two levels, both of which were played on stage by a Treyarch representative (we know this because he inadvertently died during the demo). The first took place in a snowy, high altitude mountain range. But before we got there, we actually started off on the tarmac of an undisclosed airbase, sitting in the cockpit of an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. Given clearance for takeoff, we cut to the plane already in flight, miles above our ground team and just below the atmospheric limit. Similar to COD4's famous "Death From Above" mission set in the airborne gunship, the pilots of the SR-71 use thermal imaging to track the ground team's movements and mark enemy locations. We're then transported to the ground team itself, and onto the core of the mission. They first made their way through a woodsy area, making sure to be quiet in the crunching snow as a patrol -- complete with canine unit -- strolled by on medium alert. After successfully infiltrating the perimeter defenses, the team rappels down an icy cliff and carefully manuevers through the mountain-side base, completes their objective, and starts blowing everything to hell. An intense escape sequence ensues through the snowy haze, which culminates in a desperate cliff dive and free fall into the frozen valley below.

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The second level switched gears to Vietnam, and was reminiscent of the more intense, destroyed city/corridor-focused battles the Modern Warfare series has been known for. This Black Ops team fought through multiple locations, including frantic gun battles against the fortified Vietcong troops in blown apart office buildings. AK-47s were lying everywhere and grenades were flying a plenty (though not as much spam as I recall in MW2, at least based on my memory).

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If there was any concern about where Treyarch's collective head was at, I took this first look at Black Ops as evidence that all the business nonsense surrounding the brand was extremely low on the priority list. It looked like they're definitely on the right track to recreating the COD feel in a brand new setting. We'll have loads more of Black Ops coverage as we get closer to E3.

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  • justin699

    they best have zombies that rocks and apaerntly they will and there will be a mission on single player with zombies nazi zombies i hope but a cuban or asian zombies my be fun

    Posted: July 7, 2010 10:37 PM
  • xxxxxxDogyboy72

    The guy in the 2nd pic looks like Captin Price

    Posted: June 25, 2010 9:21 AM

    realy cool

    Posted: June 23, 2010 4:53 PM
  • Skullreaper

    This game looks good enough to buy with great graphics.

    Posted: June 22, 2010 11:02 AM

    first of all this game is not online

    Posted: June 21, 2010 8:17 PM
  • badgarok725

    probably not going to buy this one. No chance of pre-ordering for me. A crossbow sounds cool..... for a robin hood game. It looks like a decent game, definitely better than WaW. Unfortunately it doesn't look better than COD4 or even MW2 to me. Go ahead, give me thumbs down for voicing my opinion

    Posted: June 21, 2010 4:27 PM
  • robman279

    this cod seems more hype than MW2 oh and

    btw theendisnear421 shoot shoot yourself

    Posted: June 19, 2010 10:26 PM
  • crudebloodybird

    i hope this will have better graphics then world at war

    Posted: June 19, 2010 2:42 PM
  • geodanger26

    this game is guna be awesome. every call of duty game is totally fun.

    Posted: June 19, 2010 1:51 PM
  • Kdog1479

    um screw this crap Medal of Honor is going to be my virtual BJ when it hits

    Posted: June 14, 2010 8:29 PM
  • hotrod 127

    WHY WHY MOST WE WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what other games are you guyes excited for?

    Posted: June 14, 2010 4:04 PM
  • Adamz421

    we all just wait to know about all this talk about map pack 4 is it true or is it a fake????

    Posted: June 14, 2010 2:05 PM
  • flexfire

    Well it looks good but im not going to pre-judge this game untill after i play it then i'll give it a review

    Posted: June 13, 2010 9:56 PM


    Posted: June 13, 2010 2:27 PM
  • ZombieBabies

    no online means no buy

    Posted: June 10, 2010 6:34 PM

    Pleaz zombies, pleaz zombies, PLEAZ ZOMBIES!!!!!!

    Posted: June 8, 2010 3:36 PM

    OMG cant wait for multiplayer, and mowen down some zombies!!!!

    Posted: June 8, 2010 3:15 PM
  • NoCryingInCOD

    no it's not sad. saves them a ton of time on developing an engine, and it makes a lot of sense considering the engine is clearly well built. it is done in our entire society. get ove rit. you don't know what you are talking about

    Posted: June 6, 2010 5:06 PM
  • robelee76

    Treyarch is using infinity wards engine and tech from mw 2- that's sad.

    Posted: June 6, 2010 4:33 PM
  • r34p3r_13

    Call of Duty: Filler Warfare

    Posted: June 6, 2010 2:38 PM