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.

Call of Duty Black Ops

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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  • Luck702

    theyve run out of color schemes to use in their set pieces. weve seen the red in black's in mw2, weve seen the wintery mountains in mw2. weve seen the jungle in wow. this is the problem with making so many games in a franchise. you end up covering old ground

    Posted: May 28, 2010 6:15 PM
  • isssk

    Looks much better then World at War, However I've been done with all Call of Dutys since I lost my life to 4 a few years back.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 2:09 PM
  • imonline

    All I heard was zombie mode and dedicated server (I dont know if he meant for PC only but still).

    Thankfully Treyarch is really listening to the community on this one and I really hope they pull through.

    And I knew it would be through multiple time periods because it says so when you serch black ops and it gives description.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 1:22 PM
  • nodrodee

    Is a new Operation Flashpoint comeing out?
    I liked it better then COD's.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 1:00 PM
  • PinkCrayon32

    ^ what's wrong with releasing games on a yearly cycle if they have different dev teams working on them? they have a full two year dev cycle and it sounds like treyarch has a large team working on it... haters gotta hate.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 12:31 PM
  • GameFreak398

    So after this COD is released what COD will be released the week after?

    Posted: May 28, 2010 12:06 PM
  • expl0siv0

    Wow, that guy in the video was not very charismatic at all.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 11:28 AM
  • theendisnear421

    This will be the COD to live up to..........we all know (some wont admit it) that MW2 was way over hyped and the multiplayer is just terrible. All I got to say is beta!!!!! oh and screw you activision

    Posted: May 28, 2010 10:05 AM
  • Pwnproof

    No thanx,ill pass.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 9:49 AM
  • zombiemeatmarket

    i want this game

    Posted: May 28, 2010 9:38 AM
  • K.Nuckle

    Wow, way to cover the ejection port with your hand, Rambo.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 9:33 AM