Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Looking good!

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 03:09 (ten years ago) link

all the CoDs by these guys have blown. Once bitten thrice shy; not even going to consider playing this.

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:47 (ten years ago) link

Completely disagree. World at War is great. Still play it all the time.

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:29 (ten years ago) link

My theory is theyre bumping up the timeframe so they can more liberally steal all the ideas from iw games.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:44 (ten years ago) link

hmmm wasn't there something in the IW firing controversy about the division of times/settings between IW and treyarch?? i thought IW was supposed to own the modern era and treyarch couldn't make anything after vietnam. i guess that's out the window.

taylory dayne (goole), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:57 (ten years ago) link

the game is supposed to run into at least the 1980s, with a section set around the Iranian Embassy Siege in London, at least that's the rumor.

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:13 (ten years ago) link

is IW basically kaput? talking out my ass here, this could all have been built by former IWers anyway. is there a difference anymore, after the big brouhaha?

taylory dayne (goole), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:15 (ten years ago) link

IW is pretty much dead. All the leads left for Respawn. I dont think this would affect black ops much since it would have been finished 6 months ago.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:17 (ten years ago) link

COD... BO?

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:43 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

out in a month - treyarch are ridiculous imho

cozen, Monday, 9 August 2010 17:28 (ten years ago) link

that an explosive crossbow? ho rambo.

Efraqueen Juárez (jim in glasgow), Monday, 9 August 2010 17:52 (ten years ago) link

that little car looks like the stuff of nightmares.. but I guess predators are annoying as fuck too.

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 9 August 2010 19:08 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Muliplayer modes being revealed tonight. Twenty level gun game is rumored. Other new modes as well, if true, this is going back onto my to buy list.

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 2 September 2010 01:28 (nine years ago) link

new modes look really good (especially the last two)!

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 2 September 2010 03:15 (nine years ago) link

I'm gonna have to renew live aren't I

ultimusmoron (cozen), Thursday, 2 September 2010 09:31 (nine years ago) link

that looks really fun, props to treyarch

hope they give it more after-sales support than infinity ward

ultimusmoron (cozen), Thursday, 2 September 2010 09:31 (nine years ago) link

Oooh gun game.

Efraqueen Juárez (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 2 September 2010 10:29 (nine years ago) link

IW had some of their own issues to deal with after the game came out. like getting fired.

I started playing CODMW2 again a couple days ago cuz I got the new maps for free.. I steeged twice and am generally in the lower 25% of ranked dudes on their. so many x10s.

Getting back into COD makes these trailers more palatable.. Some stuff looks new, some looks totally carried over from MW2. The perks are almost 90% the same.

mayor jingleberries, Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:15 (nine years ago) link

they - and then it was only the studio heads or high ups anyway iirc - were only fired 5 months after the game released; there were a number of really bad issues straight from launch which they failed to address, stuff like the OMA/noob tubing spam was never fixed

acti took the money and ran and then had the gall to overcharge for reused maps

ultimusmoron (cozen), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:33 (nine years ago) link

definitely excited about this now. not watched anything new or read anything more about it. just a palpable feeling of anticipation since watching that video.

Efraqueen Juárez (jim in glasgow), Friday, 3 September 2010 10:47 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

played the beta yesterday. pretty fun. some minor tweaks but its essentially the same game. the perks are identical except 1 new one. the art looks a little different. seemed like there was more color and less dark than mw2.

mayor jingleberries, Sunday, 17 October 2010 18:04 (nine years ago) link

is there a beta out there for download?

dan m, Thursday, 21 October 2010 21:31 (nine years ago) link

a friend of a friend works at treyarch

mayor jingleberries, Thursday, 21 October 2010 22:27 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

not long now. think i might be poop socking it, off thursday-sunday, it comes out on tuesday. hmm. might just jump into the multiplayer first.

rappa ternt sagna (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 7 November 2010 23:20 (nine years ago) link

just jump into the multiplayer

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 8 November 2010 01:13 (nine years ago) link

Whhhhhyyyyyyyy didn't I order from amazon? Loads of people got theirs today. I'm off for one last go at mw2.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Monday, 8 November 2010 20:26 (nine years ago) link

Im reading reviews to see if anyone felt like pointing out the bad points and its a constant stream of 9/10s. With games on metacritic I feel like only the outlier reviews are the ones you need to read and theres not many for Black Ops just yet..

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 17:00 (nine years ago) link

I saw some stuff bitching about the servers or something. Still on the fence about buying it, can't really afford to at the moment anyway.

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 17:31 (nine years ago) link

Hit level 2 last night bitches. 1.2 k/d ratio. Pwnin y'all.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 10 November 2010 17:24 (nine years ago) link

Got up to 7, which I was pleased with for 3 hours play. K/d ratio not nearly so good though. Not nearly so bad as some though. On nuketown I saw a couple going 10/30 or so, is crazy. Maybe I value my own life too much but would much rather go 5/4 than just keep running into the middle of a shit fight ad infinitum. Grim reaper is fun tho, especially when you nick someone else's after shooting them in the arse.....

problem chimp (Porkpie), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 17:30 (nine years ago) link

debating a buy of this. i love mw2.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 19:56 (nine years ago) link

I'm just waiting until I hear some good things about it here, pretty much.

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 20:00 (nine years ago) link

Level 21,5 hours.pretty good,few quabbles (spawning can be a bit silly,no xp for wager matches,some of the maps are too big) and it's not adding much to previous iterations but it's decent.

rappa ternt sagna (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 20:19 (nine years ago) link

this guy strikes again:

"Anus Landlord": A little rough, but good. (jamescobo), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:28 (nine years ago) link

god put some pants on dude

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:29 (nine years ago) link


goole, Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:31 (nine years ago) link

no XP for wager matches?!?!?!

so basically they're ONLY for l33ts

antexit, Thursday, 11 November 2010 01:52 (nine years ago) link

Its nice that kill streaks dont feed more killstreaks so there less of the rich get richer bs antics of mw2. This coming from a dude who sucks at racking up kills. =\

mayor jingleberries, Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:18 (nine years ago) link

antexit, Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:23 (nine years ago) link

Chopper gunner is a bloody beast of a reward, especially on small maps like firing range. I swear I got killed about 6 times over without so much as moving last night. Also, my reactions are way too slow for running round close quarters, i just get slaughtered.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 11 November 2010 07:10 (nine years ago) link

i suck at this too. little disappointed you cant choose much in the way of secondary weapons. i cant shoot a pistol worth a shit.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:02 (nine years ago) link

i actually get nervous playing these types of games, like im actually going to get shot and it throws off my accuracy. ALso it could be the fact that im 36 and my reaction times aren't what they used to be.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:15 (nine years ago) link

haven't and likely won't ever play this game (mac user) but wtf at the Jeep cross-promotion going on????

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:18 (nine years ago) link

I've been holding my own. I dont feel as griefed as much as I did playing MW2 which is a nice change.

I got the attack dogs yesterday as part of a care package which led to a so far black ops career best 17-7 performance.

mayor jingleberries, Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:35 (nine years ago) link

Those dogs are a right bunch of buggers. Chris, exactly, at 37 I'm definitely feeling that this is a young mans game. Still enjoy it though, have mainly been playing domination where you can get some decent points. Only played one wager match so far, may have to go and have some more of a go in a minute.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 11 November 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

just saw that jeep ad. what the hell.

goole, Friday, 12 November 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

I am terrible at this game. It took me a long time to regularly get my K/D ratio above 1 in MW2, though, so I look forward to not sucking in six weeks or so.

I really wish someone would bring out another Rainbow Six: Vegas-style game with the multiplayer quality of MW2/Black Ops. Camping is boring and running and gunning gets frustrated when you keep getting nailed in the back. I'd like a game that rewards moving deliberately with some basic tactical thinking.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Friday, 12 November 2010 02:59 (nine years ago) link

I was doing well last night and all of a sudden I am getting absolutely destroyed. Been experimenting with some of the intro guns like the 2x shot gun, the mp5 and the lmgs and they are fucking horrible. Guess I should just stick with the girl who brought me.

mayor jingleberries, Friday, 12 November 2010 03:40 (nine years ago) link

...and I switch to the enfeld and then go a decent 10-5 and get a bunch of killstreaks.

mayor jingleberries, Friday, 12 November 2010 03:50 (nine years ago) link

oh i think i've given up on competent writing and plotting in video games (i might start a thread on that actually). i thought you meant dumb in terms of gameplay or challenge

goole, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:30 (nine years ago) link

script is also awful, esp wrt things like trying to figure out how to make a bunch of russian gulag escapees say that stupid "hoo-ah" thing because the kids love that shit you know, plus hilarious casting of ice cube as a fellow vietnam grunt throwing down slang because thats how the black people talk dont you know.

i blew through the single player of both MW2 and this over the weekend and this is dumb as shit in every possible way in comparison - and MW2 isnt that bright to begin with.


O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:31 (nine years ago) link

the multi is nowhere near as good as mw and mw2 imo

dan m, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:31 (nine years ago) link

i heard there is a button-mash element where you have to bury a k-bar tactical knife in JFK's chest. t/f?

goole, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:33 (nine years ago) link

there are definitely some bad gameplay moments too, including closing the game with the dumbest quicktime trigger pull event EVER. (haha not JFK btw xpost) lots of points where the purpose of your waypoint makes no sense, and cheaty endless respawn shit and so on. grenade throwback mechanic is frequently broken as well which is super agravating.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:34 (nine years ago) link

Some good CoD numbers in the paper this morning:

There are about 323 million kills every 24 hours - more than the entire population of the USA.
28 million of those were headshots.
2 million were stabbed in the back.
19,000 tonnes of grenades were used.
6,250km (if laid end to end) of crossbow bolts were fired.

onimo, Thursday, 20 January 2011 13:48 (nine years ago) link

Fuuuuck nuketown.

Actually in general the multiplayer maps in this feel kinda dumb and cartoony compared to mw2

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 29 January 2011 22:36 (nine years ago) link

new maps tomorrow!

problem chimp (Porkpie), Monday, 31 January 2011 17:09 (nine years ago) link

dual wielding pythons, like a shotgun.

trying out the stoner, have a hard time with it. still loving the Famas.

Cultivating a manly musk puts your opponents on notice (chrisv2010), Monday, 31 January 2011 17:55 (nine years ago) link

I really like the stoner, but am possibly loving the Galil more, just feels right, and so accurate at long range, even with silencer. Not that I'm getting much chance to Play at the moment.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:46 (nine years ago) link

anyone know where I can go to see whiny butthurt hackers complaining about the PSN/Treyarch recent banwave? that stuff will never get old.

yachts on the reg, sex on the reg (jamescobo), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:56 (nine years ago) link

so what is the story on the banwave? substance of it?

i'm assuming there's a dozen totally broken exploitable things about the mp, there always is on games like this, but i haven't paid attention

goole, Monday, 31 January 2011 18:59 (nine years ago) link

I had heard Sony was pushing for the banwave due to the PS3 getting hacked to within an inch of its life and this would be a good way to clear out a decent number of the ha><orz

yachts on the reg, sex on the reg (jamescobo), Monday, 31 January 2011 19:51 (nine years ago) link

the berlin map is awesome, discovery is pretty nice, not seen anything of the other 2, which is a shame as I really want a go at them

problem chimp (Porkpie), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 14:47 (nine years ago) link

ok, stadium is haaaaaaard

problem chimp (Porkpie), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 15:56 (nine years ago) link

lots of new camping opportunities in the new maps

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 04:14 (nine years ago) link

my game has been shittier than ever recently.. think it has alot to do with some serious cod murderers and thugs coming back to the game for new maps after taking a break.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 3 February 2011 17:29 (nine years ago) link

bought the new maps, then promptly remembered that i can't really be bothered with this game anymore, unless i'm playing with my pals. I'm not far off my 3rd prestige though, so not like i didn't get any hours out of it.

Kowloon is a tricky bastard of a map. played it 3 or 4 times and was still totally bewildered.

À la recherche du temps Pardew (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 3 February 2011 20:51 (nine years ago) link

I just stayed in the middle and used motion to detector to pwn people since I was trying to unlock hacker pro

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 3 February 2011 22:40 (nine years ago) link

Holding my own nicely on discovery and Berlin (sniping on the latter is a joy, a rare thing in codblops), but stadium, ugh. I suck so bad on that map, I just can't getmy head around it. Weirdest thing though, have played 5 hours since first strike came out, not had Kowloon once.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 3 February 2011 22:42 (nine years ago) link

Kowloon and Berlin are the best new maps imo. Discovery and Stadium are nightmares in domination, which I pretty much play all the time.

I guess discovery can be good if the teams are even-ish. If its lopsided youre gonna get shepherded behind one checkpoint and summarily raped.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 4 February 2011 17:33 (nine years ago) link

Flag a on discovery and the surrounding area definitely becomes a killing field, yeah. I pretty much only play domination too.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Friday, 4 February 2011 17:58 (nine years ago) link

I figure this is as good a place to ask as any: Does anyone play the older CoDs (1, 2, 3) any more? I really liked 2 and 3.

gtfopocalypse (dan m), Friday, 4 February 2011 18:01 (nine years ago) link

berlin is my fav new map. usually i just sit behind the box on the opening spawn facing down the alley way and unload some ass kicking with the psg1.

that gun is a beast with no attachments, my new favorite.

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:20 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

I have a UK redemption code for the Escalation map pack. Anyone want?

salsa shark, Friday, 6 May 2011 12:36 (nine years ago) link


Black Arkestra, Friday, 6 May 2011 21:27 (nine years ago) link

ILX mailed!

salsa shark, Saturday, 7 May 2011 11:23 (nine years ago) link

Thanks a million but no joy here.Xbox says invalid.Is it for ps3? I should have asked beforehand.Thanks again anyway.

Black Arkestra, Saturday, 7 May 2011 13:01 (nine years ago) link

am enjoying the escalation maps I've played, Stockpile has a lovely flow to it, Convoy is good but has a couple of nasty chokepoints. Hotel? Hmmm not so much, too similar to highrise in previous also v similar to the one with the ice hockey stadium from last lot.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Saturday, 7 May 2011 16:38 (nine years ago) link

Aw, sorry about that. It is for Xbox, yes. Not sure why it would be invalid. Damn.

salsa shark, Sunday, 8 May 2011 11:30 (nine years ago) link

eleven months pass...

hey guys oliver north is a "consultant" or some shit on the new modern warfare game, fuck this franchise

adam, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 11:44 (eight years ago) link

i assume that the "chain-smoking convert to islam" who runs the cia drone program makes semiannual surprise calls to the top five or so kids on the leaderboard for this thing, like in the last starfighter

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:08 (eight years ago) link

the lolest was in MW2 where when you died the loading screen would quote rumsfeld at you

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:08 (eight years ago) link

If the commercial is any indication, there may be a subplot where people get to kill Anonymous dudes or something. Take that, nerds!

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

not buying any more treyarch games in this series

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:23 (eight years ago) link

polyphonic, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:46 (eight years ago) link

I liked the multiplayer in black ops alot.. was less of a horrible noob tube fueled kill streak clusterfuck like mw2 (and I guess mw3) but the single player campaign in all cod games is pretty much garbage..

wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:08 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

so i guess the next one is future-y

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 03:08 (eight years ago) link

the deal they had with zampella and west forbade them (treyarch) from making anything more recent than 1975.. now that that deal is torn up they can do whatever they want

but the future stuff looks seriously stupid.. but Im a bf3 stan so Im biased..

johnathan lee riche$ (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:06 (eight years ago) link

i'm a little but curious i guess; will it be realist-ish darpa stuff like i read about on the wired danger room blog, or, like, halo

they are sort of running out of assault rifles to model tho

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:10 (eight years ago) link

should go back to WWII or even WWI imo

DX Dx DX (dan m), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:24 (eight years ago) link

lol WW1

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:31 (eight years ago) link

extreme tactical getting-mustard-gassed

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:31 (eight years ago) link

call of duty: crimean war

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:49 (eight years ago) link

have we talked about oliver north being somehow involved with this game? also apparently the villain is some sort of demagogue trying to incite a revolution against the rich/powerful? skeeves me out, codblops 1 was clancy fascist enough. remember cod4 and the half-assed "anti-war" quotes that would pop up when you died? that was some subversive shit in comparison

adam, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 22:30 (eight years ago) link

which cod:mw had the fucking rumsfeld quotes?

johnathan lee riche$ (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 23:23 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

hey guys i was playing blops 1 again and during the vietnam chapter they are listening to "fortunate son" but the battle of khe sanh was in 1968 and "fortunate son" didn't come out until 1969 should i write a letter to activision?

adam, Monday, 30 July 2012 02:01 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...


polyphonic, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:37 (seven years ago) link

five years pass...

for some reason I'm tempted to get this game

I would be truly terrible at it, but it looks really good

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 19 October 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

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