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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Intel Locations Guide: Finding All The Intel Items

Locating all the Intel in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may be tough to accomplish, but luckily G4tv.com already went through the trouble to create the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Intel Locations Guide. There are a total of 33 Intel items in the single player campaign and each mission contains 3 pieces of hidden Intel for you to find. If you are an achievement hunter, which we know you are, then you will want to read on and learn how to complete this challenge.

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Intel 1 - Before you call in air support, look towards the right of the convoy and search for the vehicle on its side. The Intel is on the ground behind the burning vehicle.

Intel 2 - When you are on the barge, head up the ladder on the left side where the mounted machine gun is and look behind the vent that is putting out black smoke. The Intel will be on the floor.

Intel 3 - When you are defending the second location after falling back to the river, climb on top of the elevated sniper ledge farthest to the right.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Video Review »

Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has finally been released. The CoD franchise is an annual series that never fails to deliver an intense military shooter experience. But this time, Call of Duty is adding a sci-fi element that could make or break the series. Does Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 live up to our expectations?

Here's a piece of our Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review.

Little things like the fact that some of the missions (and a multiplayer map) take place aboard an aircraft carrier named the USS Obama, and the usage of biometric identity bracelets that insert your image into advertisements aboard a luxurious floating city seem grounded in the reality of today. Then there’s all of the future tech you’ll get to play with, like wing suits and flechette guns with exploding rounds. Most of the really nifty toys aren’t available in multiplayer, giving the campaign another notch in its replayability belt.

For more, read our Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review.

DmC Devil May Cry "Vergil's Downfall" DLC Trailer »

Capcom's new take on Dante arrives on January 15, 2013 in DmC: Devil May Cry and fans can now also look forward to a story-based DLC pack that will be coming shortly after the game's launch. The Vergil's Downfall add-on will be available for free to those who pre-order DmC from GameStop, though you'll also be able to buy it for $8.99 / 720 MS Points on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, respectively.

Vergil's Downfall tells the story of Dante's twin brother, handing control of Vergil over to the players. Details are minimal at this point, but the announcement confirms that the DLC pack will include "new weapons, combos, enemies, and locations." Capcom also confirms that the DLC won't be included on the disc, and that it will only be available for download post-launch.

Take your first peek at Vergil's Downfall in the announcement trailer above.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Screens Offer A Peek At Los Santos

Now that we've gotten the crazy infodump on Grand Theft Auto 5 from the upcoming Game Informer cover story, Rockstar is being much more forthcoming with early looks at the spring 2013 game. The latest is a new batch of screenshots (via All Games Beta), arriving just two days before the planned November 14, 2012 release of trailer #2 for the game.

Those who remember Los Santos from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may see some familiar sights, but it's equally clear that the Los Angeles-alike is in for the same sort of design rehash that marked Liberty City's transformation as it moved from the last-gen GTA3 to the current-gen GTA4. The upcoming game may be limited to just one of the San Andreas cities, but it's great to see evidence of Rockstar working in an expansive countryside as well.

Hit the jump for more pics; we'll get these and other images into a gallery soon.

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     VIDEO PREVIEW: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is in stores tomorrow, and Treyarch is letting fans know what sort of behavior won't be tolerated online. The developer posted the game's official rules of online conduct on its forums and -- surprise, surprise! -- you're going to get in trouble if you act like an asshat online.

Not only are the rules basically identical to what we've seen in previous Call of Duty games, they're also pretty much common sense to anyone who is capable of measuring such things. Don't be nasty to people, don't try to break the game for the purposes of cheating, don't use modded devices, and don't pirate the software.

The lone newcomer to the rules and regulations prohibits "offensive live streams or unauthorized live stream content," since live streaming is a feature of the new game. Again though, nothing unexpected.


This is pretty clever. Sony's upcoming 2D arcade brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale features a story mode, and that story ends with a boss fight featuring none other than... Polygon Man! You guys remember Polygon Man, right? No? Figures. He wasn't around for very long.

Sony used Polygon Man as a mascot for the first PlayStation prior to its release in North America. He featured into various ads for a time, but was eventually dropped and replaced with characters from actual games. The snub has apparently simmered over the past decade-plus, and so now Polygon Man is back in PlayStation All-Stars to put the smackdown on Sony's more popular present-day lineup (plus a few of their third-party friends).

Get your first glimpse in the newly revealed opening cinematic. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hits stores on November 20, 2012.

X-Men Destiny

The 2007 lawsuit that Silicon Knights filed against Epic Games over problems with the latter company's Unreal Engine ended earlier this year in Epic's favor, but it has only recently been discovered that the court's ruling calls for more than just SK's $4.45 million payout. The documents apparently also include an order for the developer to destroy all games and code connected to the case, as discovered by a NeoGAF user (via Kotaku).

All Silicon Knights titles that were developed using Unreal Engine 3 need to be recalled from retailers and destroyed by December 10, 2012. It's a list that includes Too Human and X-Men: Destiny as well as a handful of never-released titles: The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and Siren in the Maelstrom. Silicon Knights' lawsuit alleged that Epic's UE3 was unfinished, which hindered the company's development work, but the court ruled otherwise.

Whatever your opinion might be of either of the released games, this is a shame. Each one represents thousands of working hours and unquantifiable amounts of creative thought. As much as many of us embrace the idea that games are a form of art, a black and white court order such as this one serves as a harsh reminder that they're still also products.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Features Three Protagonists

Well, that was quick. Only a few hours after Game Informer revealed the Grand Theft Auto 5 cover for their December issue, an internet user has uploaded what he/she says are scans of the complete article from GI.

The exhaustive article covers many aspects of GTA 5, going over the setting, scale and scope of the game. Here are some bullet-points for you guys:

Main Characters:

  • Michael: He is a retired Bank robber in middle-age. He's out of the game after making a sweet deal with the FIB, but financial matters have him returning to his life of crime. Married with two teenage children, Michael, it seems, must commit crime to maintain his upper-middle-class lifestyle. 
  • Trevor: This character is a psychopathic criminal who lives in a "desert-ghetto" of sun bleached houses and meth labs. Think Breaking Bad.
  • Franklin: Franklin is a repo man, making his living "stealing" property that people in Los Santo can no longer afford. His home-turf is the GTA 5 equivalent of Venice Beach.

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Black Ops 2

Activision confirmed plans for livestream capabilities in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 at Gamescom 2012, but the publisher now confirms that PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 players will be able to stream their content directly to YouTube. The feature allows multiplayer gameplay to be streamed as well as additional content from personal webcams and audio-only sources (for live commentary).

This functionality integrates on the Call of Duty Elite side as well, with streams and links to the streaming user's player card accessible directly from the portal. All you'll need to get started is a YouTube account, though you'll also need a Call of Duty Elite account to take advantage of the enhanced features there. The press release also notes that additional "live stream destinations" will be announced at a later date.

It's not clear if the livestream support in Elite applies to the mobile apps or if it's just in PC/Mac web browsers. It's also not clear if livestreaming applies only to multiplayer or if you can expect to see campaign or Zombies livestreams as well. We're checking in with Activision and will update this post accordingly when we hear back.


Skyrim fans on PlayStation 3 and PC platforms have had to wait patiently for DLC thanks to an Xbox 360 exclusivity deal, but Bethesda Softworks confirms in a tweet that new DLC is "close" for the two platforms. Two content add-ons have already been released for the 2011 RPG, called Dawnguard and Hearthfire, and the former came to PCs in summer 2012.

Sony's console presents more of a problem for the team at Bethesda, with all Skyrim DLC releases having been previously delayed indefinitely due to performance issues. Bethesda has reportedly been workly closely with Sony to make the add-ons play nice with the PS3 hardware, and this new tweet seems to confirm that some progress has been made.

Unfortunately, there's no word on when this content will be coming or which of the two former DLC releases so far are headed to PS3. Stay tuned for more news soon.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Screen Shows Off Jetski Gunplay

There's a newly revealed image from Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 5 making the rounds and it shows an SMG-wielding man riding on a Los Santos Beach Patrol-issued jetski. You know, just in case you were worried that this open world game set in a beachside city wouldn't feature such things.

The image mostly just whets your appetite for Game Informer's big reveal later today, when the cover art and synopsis of the print mag's upcoming preview hit the Internet. That'll be followed next week by the game's second trailer, on November 14, 2012.

Little is known about GTA 5 at this point. Rockstar has a spring 2013 release set and a recent report in ShortList Magazine confirms (via CVG) that the protagonist is an "east coast gangster" who came to Los Santos hoping to make a fresh start. Given that this is a Grand Theft Auto game, I expect that plan to blow up in his face. Probably with explosives.


Ralph, star of the new Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, is racing his way in to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. In the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed video below, you can catch Ralph learning to wreck it on the race track in his vehicle that can go from a car, to a boat, to a helicopter, depending on the situation.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed "Wreck-It Ralph" Gameplay Trailer »


Assassin's Creed Anthology Outed, Confirmed By Ubisoft

UPDATE: Ubisoft now confirms that, for the time being at least, the Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition is exclusive to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (via Joystiq). The late November release date from the Amazon France listing appears to be accurate, as does the pricing.

ORIGINAL POST: Assassin's Creed 3's status as the marquee release last week does little good for those who have never sampled Ubisoft's series, and that's probably why the publisher is planning to release the Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition. First spotted on Amazon France (via Eurogamer) and later confirmed by Ubi, the collection gathers every console game in the series into a single box.

That means: Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and, of course, Assassin's Creed 3, along with all previously released DLC. Given the completeness of the set, it's certainly possible that a Season Pass for Assassin's Creed 3 will be included as well; Ubisoft tells Eurogamer that a formal announcement will be coming later this week. 

The Amazon France product listing pegs the price at 150 Euros (slightly less than $200) and the release for November 29, 2012. Just keep in mind that Ubisoft merely confirmed the existence of this collection based on a product listing in Europe; there's no confirmation yet that a North American release is planned.

Ratchet & Clank, the loveable duo from Insomniac, are celebrating their 10th anniversary. X-Play looks back at the furry alien space mechanic and his robot friend decade long friendship in the touching video segment below. We raise our glasses to you Ratchet & Clank and we look forward to the next 10 years!

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WWE '13 Verdict: A Blow To The Head


Posted November 6, 2012 - By Leah Jackson

WWE '13 Video Review »

WWE '13 is the latest game that lets you step in to the ring as your favorite WWE superstars. There are new modes, like Attitude Era mode, which allows you relive the good 'ol days of iconic characters. Plus, the customization is great. But ultimately, we found that at its core, WWE '13's gameplay just isn't enjoyable.

From our WWE '13 review:

Defensive moves remain similarly lacking. A command will flash on the screen in the split-second you can actually reverse an opponent’s move, but if you miss that, buckle up. Sometimes missing this one ridiculously short command will give your opponent time to complete a 15 second combo while you simply sit back and watch. From a spectator’s perspective, this might seem great, but when actually playing the game, it’s insanely obnoxious. Perhaps the most frustrating part is the fact that all of these missteps existed in last year’s iteration, and almost nothing was done to correct them.

Read the rest of our WWE '13 review.


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