Feedback -- Call of Duty: Black Ops Gameplay Debrief

Posted: November 10, 2010
Feedback -- Call of Duty: Black Ops Gameplay Debrief
In this edition of Feedback, Adam Sessler, Abbie Heppe, Kevin Kelly, and Eric Eckstein discuss about the review for Call of Duty: Black Ops. Find out about the pros and cons in the single player campaign and online multiplayer.

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  • Spumis

    I was a bit surprised that the Feedback team missed the Atlas Shrugged reference in the John-Galt name. Another great Feedback!

    Posted: November 12, 2010 7:32 AM
  • vigorm0rtis

    When did this show stop from being interesting to being 9 months of CoD and it's developers and 3 months of everything else?

    Posted: November 12, 2010 3:48 AM
  • Yiesa (Casey)

    Dear Feedback, your question for next week.

    So I just tried to send Kevin Kelly a friend request, even did a 15 second, more like 3 second "hey hope we can play together one day" voice thing and was pretty disappointed at the end result. I had totally forgotten that on an earlier feedback some where it was mentioned that xbox live only allows you to have a certain amount of friends. I've got a question though; you'd figure that with all the social networking going on that the limit on friends would be changed. Do you expect change to this any time soon, or is there no concern at all? Also, is there a reason for not being able to have over 100 friends? Steam has allowed groups with their interface and friends are endless ( yes I realize the way valve stepped into the scene). Do you see Microsoft trying to slowly conquer this territory as well or do you think they might not be acknowledging this currently in fear of a boycot L4D2 incident. Still talking about Microsoft; with people into social networking doing tweets, flikr, posting on blogs and facebooking. With Microsoft trying to integrate and innovate, do you think Microsoft has a bigger plan for us Xbox gamers and our friends or will the cap just stay there Forever. Will I ever get to play a game with Kevin Kelly?

    Posted: November 12, 2010 1:24 AM
  • undeadforest

    Fear not Adam! Resistance 3 keeps getting closer and closer and Insomniac has been taking its time on this one unlike what they did with Resistance 2. I think we are gonna have a very revolutionary shooter on our hands.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 10:51 PM
  • justabum

    I keep hearing you all talkin about the sequels and how red dead redemption isnt a true sequel, but has clear ties to gta, which is true..but isnt it a sequel to red dead revolver..

    Posted: November 11, 2010 5:18 PM
  • justabum

    I keep hearing you all talkin about the sequels and how red dead redemption isnt a true sequel, but has clear ties to gta, which is true..but isnt it a sequel to red dead revolver..

    Posted: November 11, 2010 5:17 PM
  • John-Galt

    In case I forgot to do this, I wanted to thank the feedback crew and Adam Sessler for picking my question and taking the time to give thoughtful answers to it. Out of all news outlets, x-play and its editors are the most honest and and real.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 5:12 PM
  • mcguinness

    "Go back to shooting people in the face."

    Posted: November 11, 2010 4:31 PM
  • Ariellog

    So much for Abbie being a PC gamer because if she was would have mention how crappy the PC version is, not to my surprise , but what can I expect everyone seems to be under the old COD haze.

    http://www.pcworld.com/artic le/210293/call_of_duty_black_o ps_pilloried_in_user_reviews.h tml?tk=nl_dnx_h

    Posted: November 11, 2010 3:05 PM
  • Hacked-Life


    Posted: November 11, 2010 2:21 PM
  • Hacked-Life

    How bad are the spoilers? I won't be playing B.O. for awhile and I don't want to listen if they ruin the story.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 2:21 PM
  • Rhawk187

    Who is John Galt?

    (sorry if somebody already said that, but it had to be said).

    Posted: November 11, 2010 12:12 PM
  • speedballfury

    First I wanna say I love you guys and this show! I love the new cod. In my opinion this is the best cod that has come out. I am not really all that good but I really love this one. I feel this one is much more balanced and the multi player is awesome. I am very happy that treyarch succeeded in making a great online game. Don't get me wrong I loved W.a.w. but they really did go all out on this one. I am very happy for them being under the shadow of M.W.2 and showing everyone they can make one helluva game.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 12:01 PM
  • angry_cactus_monster

    you people from California and all these warmer climates need to stop complaining about it being so cold when its only november/ october. 60 degrees is not cold. try living in michigan, that is cold.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 11:51 AM

    oh jesus does no one remember red dead revolver? RED DEAD IS NOT A NEW IP! AND WHAT DOES RED DEAD ACTUALLY MEAN? WHY NOT JUST CALL IT REDEMPTION?

    Sorry bout that. If i was rating games I'd implement a ambition-quality scale: Portal is possibly the worlds one and only perfect, perfect, perfect game, but it's so small in scope that it feels vaguely harsh to call it better than something on the scale of Mass Effect. Comprende, G4?

    Posted: November 11, 2010 11:38 AM
  • Atavax

    looks like no one in feedback played black ops on the PC...

    Posted: November 11, 2010 11:29 AM
  • ursa1979

    Oh and on the off chance that you (Sessler or anyone else) have not read Atlas Shrugged. I think you should. I personally think the philosophy espoused in the book is deeply flawed. However, it is very well written and has very interesting characters. In fact, one of my favorite scenes in any novel is in this book. It is a scene where the main character visits a factory that had been shut down for a several years, and the factory had been almost entirely reclaimed by nature Enslaved style.

    Anyway, I just wanted to make it clear that I respect Ayn Rand as a writer..... just not as a philosopher.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 10:39 AM
  • ursa1979

    Loved the discussion. I just had to say.... I can't believe that Sessler either did no get or did not respond to the Ayn Rand reference. "Who is John Galt" is like the corner stone of Atlas Shrugged. I do not say this as a fan of Ayn Rand. In fact, her books made teaching college philosophy very difficult, because her "philosophy" (yes those are scare quotes) appeals to un-sophistacated freshman. The lack of life experience and the ability to ignore real human suffering is easy when one is young and does not understand what being (or having a loved one) unemployed means. This made teaching ethics very difficult because you would always have a contingent of douche bags who would happily sacrifice the unfortunate for the benefit of themselves and those similarly situated, not being able to conceive of the fact that they themselves (or their loved ones) could or likely would be in that situation.

    Anyway, given all the Sessler obscure reference meme I was surprised. Especially given his care of political issues, and the fact that Ayn Rand's influence (via crazies like Rand Paul) have achieved national significance.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 10:07 AM

    I'm not playing Call of Duty because it's another retarded CoD game that is failing.

    But nice to hear feedback again.

    Posted: November 11, 2010 9:56 AM
  • Bollocks_2_ya

    I initially didn't want black ops because I was focused mainly on medal of honor. But then medal of honor didn't reach my expectation(It wasn't bad, it just wasnt excellent) Then I saw the beginning of black ops when WOODS smashed a guy's head with a bottle. I immediately knew this game and I were meant for each other! I bought it on the first day!!! My best character is Hudson, at first, he's 'not so tough', but then you realize he is too bad ass!!!

    Posted: November 11, 2010 9:52 AM