Call of Duty: Black Ops

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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 (eight years ago) link


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

ILX mailed!

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

not buying any more treyarch games in this series

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

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

should go back to WWII or even WWI imo

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

lol WW1

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

extreme tactical getting-mustard-gassed

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

call of duty: crimean war

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

which cod:mw had the fucking rumsfeld quotes?

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

eight months pass...


polyphonic, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:37 (six 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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