Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Zombie mode CONFIRMED!

Well it has finally come to attention that Zombie Mode will be in Black Ops (like i mentioned in a previous post).  Today, in CVG’s sneak peak at Black Ops’ Strategy Guide, an interesting line was discovered:
“a complete walkthrough to the gritty Cold War-era Campaign mode, tips and tricks to rank up in Multiplayer, how to excel in Co-Op, or fight back the relentless Nazi Zombie horde” – BradyGames Black Ops Strategy Guide

This shows that zombies are back, and also that Zombies isn't the exclusive co-op mode that the Black Ops Dev team has been talking about. So apart from Zombies' mode, there will also be another top-secret Co-op mode!  The maps have been re-worked to play on the Black Ops' game engine, and will be playable as one of the multiple co-op modes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

In other news...

Well Halo: Reach has been out for several days now, and since I have a PS3, I couldn't get it. But that's okay :)

Anyways, Microsoft said its new video game "Halo: Reach" had racked up $200 million in global sales on its launch day, building strong momentum for the November debut of the Xbox 360 maker's new gaming system.

"Halo: Reach," the latest in the blockbuster "Halo" series, is a key title for Microsoft heading into the holiday shopping season when it and archrivals Nintendo and Sony Corp clash with new products and look to reverse a recent sales slump in the $60 billion game industry.

Congratulations Microsoft! With impressive first-day sales, who knows how much they'll end up getting in a week or two? By the way, Halo 3 made $300 million in the first week, so $200 million in one day is pretty good.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quick update!

I was browsing the internet, when I came across this picture!  Look at the top of the stairs, to the right!

It's clearly a zombie/zombie shadow! Wow, I never noticed that!

I know they said the original 4 zombie maps will be included in the Hardened and Prestige Editions of the game. I don't want to over think this too much and speculate that there will be new zombie maps, but I highly doubt that they will make new zombie maps.  All in all, this was a cool picture!

*Edit: I know this picture is small but I tried uploading it to it's original size, but it was cut in many places because of the page layout. Here's the url to view the full sized image, which is much bigger.


Pre-ordering black ops? Read here!

There's a lot of places to pre-order black ops from, but these two places give exclusive stuff!

Amazon: Pre-ordering Black Ops with Amazon will earn you a limited edition laser cel. For those unfamiliar with the term, a laser cel is an image that is printed on Mylar (or Melinex, as it is called in the UK) rather than paper or another easily damageable material.

Sweet huh?

The laser cel is only available to the first 100, 000 pre-orders so be sure to get yours in quickly! Consumers who receive the laser cel will also receive an exclusive link to download a desktop wallpaper of the same image.

Gamestop:  Opting for pre-ordering through Gamestop merits an exclusive, Black Ops themed outfit for your Avatar. Gamestop has said that this offer will apply to either your Xbox Live or PSN Avatar’s. The Avatar Outfit is similar to the suit worn by the pilot of the SR-71 Blackbird in the Black Ops campaign mission WMD. If you decide to order online, you will receive a code to download your Flight Suit outfit while pre-ordering in-store will get you a pre-order card with instructions and download code. Show off your Black Ops dedication in style!

The only problem I see in this, is it's only for your XBL/PSN avatar :(  If they introduced this for online multiplayer, that'd be cool!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Confirmed playlist so far & extras tidbits.

Here is a list of the game modes that will be in Black ops;

  1. Team Deathmatch
  2. Mercenary Team Deathmatch
  3. Free-For-All
  4. Domination
  5. Sabotage
  6. Headquarters
  7. Capture The Flag
  8. Search & Destroy
  9. Team Tactical
  1. Team Deathmatch
  2. Headquarters
  3. Search & Destroy
  4. Free-For-All
  1. Pure
  2. Classic
  3. Team Tactical

*Note that this could change. Pure BareBones is just regular, no killstreaks' matches. Classic is the CoD4 and WaW style killstreaks, 3, 5, & 7.  This list doesn't include Wager Match game modes.

Extra Tidbits

-It looks as if Gary Oldman will be back in Black Ops, doing the voice work for a CIA operative named Jason Hudson, who will be a main character in the game’s storyline.

 -Confirmed weapon camo's are listed below.
  • Dusty
  • Ice
  • Red
  • Olive
  • Nevada
  • Sahara
  • ERDL
  • Tiger
  • Berlin
  • Warsaw
  • Siberia
  • Yukon
  • Woodland
  • Flora
-There will be less gore than WaW had. Simply put, because Treyarch decided to focus on the customization part of the game and all that uses up alot of RAM on the disc, so it was toned down a bit. Needless to say, I would prefer customization > gore ANY day :P

-Tactical Insertions are back (ugh, I know, but don't keep your panties in a bunch quite yet), but they are not available in Core FFA or Hardcore FFA (which should keep the boosting down alot <3)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Accessories for the hardcore gamers...

Well if you are the hardcore gamer type, you'll be glad to know that Activision paired up with Madcatz for some gaming accessories!

Included is a PS3 and Xbox 360 controller

Military inspired’ Rubber Grips and soft-touch finish feature along with the unique Combat Buttons allowing gamers to enter Precision Aim mode or re-map Action Button and ThumbStick commands.
Immersive Backlighting bathes the Analog ThumbSticks in a red glow for enhanced in-game atmosphere and the Wireless PrecisionAIM Controller for PlayStation 3 is again available in dual ‘Stealth’ or ‘Tiger’ designs.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Game modes so far...

Well of course there is Team Deathmatch, but then there is also 4 special FFA modes:

This came from Will Tuttle, of Gamespy.com
"One in the Chamber: Playing a one gun, one bullet, one shot kill game may not sound like a lot of fun, but it was actually a blast when I played with a bunch of people who were just as crappy as I was. It basically turned into a stabfest since we usually all missed, although after a few games I was able to get a few kills before running out of my three allotted lives.

Sticks and Stones: Explosive-tipped crossbow bolts and ballistic knives are awesome in their own right, but adding a combat tomahawk that will automatically bankrupt the chopped victim is downright ridiculous. I'm terrified to think of how badly I'll be schooled in this mode a few weeks after Black Ops is out.

Sharpshooter Everyone starts with the same weapon and plays with it for a set period of time. Once the clock strikes zero, all of the players switch to a new random weapon. It's a nice way to experiment with a variety of weapons, but it doesn't hold a candle to my favorite of the Wager Matches...

Gun Game: Playing a few matches of Gun Game in a row was the highlight of my time with Black Ops. Starting out with just a pistol, I was able to make my way up 20 "tiers" of weapons spanning a big chunk of the game's arsenal with each kill I racked up. The first person to get a kill with each weapon wins, but there's a clever little twist, as melee killing someone with my knife knocked them down a tier. This actually balanced the mode quite nicely, as it felt like it gave unskilled (but lucky) players a chance to get a kill and hurt the competition."

Original Poster: http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/call-of-duty-treyarch-project/1118404p1.html

Black Ops Multiplayer gameplay! "Gun Game"

As you know, the Black Ops Multiplayer reveal happened a couple days ago where they showed some basic stuff from the game... Well it looks good so far! Here is some gameplay from Machinima diector, SeaNanners, playing a new Free For All game mode, called "Gun Game", where you have 20 tiers of guns, and you have to get a kill with each gun starting at tier 1. If you die, however, you go back a tier. (That sounds awesome!)

*Note, gameplay of Black Ops got taken down from SeaNanners channel So I had to find a copy of it somewhere else, sorry for the quality.

This is Part 1!

This is Part 2!