Shocking News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Officially Announced

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 27, 2015 in Videogames

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It was pretty much the worst-kept secret, but hey: here’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Promotional materials were leaking left and right the past few weeks; plus, who wasn’t expecting a new COD game soon? This one looks to continue BLOPS II’s advanced tech even further, with more drones, wallrunning, robots, and robotic limbs. It’s basically Titanfall and Deus Ex tossed into a blender after being drained of any color. Okay, okay, that’s awfully negative of me. But I can’t really bring myself to be excited about another COD game right now. Who knows, maybe this one will do something unique and interesting? If so, I’m there, because while┬áI love the technological angle they’ve been taking… it just hasn’t grabbed me yet. Here’s the reveal trailer. Read more…

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Commercial Features Taylor Kitsch

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 2, 2014 in Videogames

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…Because, sure, why not, right? This new ad for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare features lots of bullets, explosions, falling from high places, and Taylor Kitsch. It’s directed by Peter Berg, who you might recall directed the Battleship film. The ad itself feels pretty breakneck, but yet hollow. I can’t help but think that I’ve seen this sort of ad several times now? I also don’t really understand why they needed to shoehorn in a “hot babe” scene in there. Definitely seems like pandering, to me! The rest of the ad is selling the action and new armor-suits for the soldiers in-game, which allows you to run and jump faster than before. Plus, you can punch down doors! That’s got to be worth something, right? Read more…

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Announced

Posted by Ben Huber on May 3, 2014 in Videogames

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Yup, it’s that time of the year: time for a new Cal of Duty game! This time around they’re going further into the future, to a terrifying future where drones are everywhere and the government spies of everyone. Hmm, topical! It also stars Kevin spacey as the leader of a private military corporation that’s attacking the US. PMCs have been in CoD before, but it definitely looks like they’ll be the primary focus here. It looks a bit more interesting that the usual Call of Duty game, with plenty of exoskeletons and other mecha, but I’m not sure it’ll be enough to pull me in this time. Trailer below! Read more…

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Trent Reznor Returns to Games

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 18, 2012 in Videogames

A year after winning an academy award for his work on The Social Network, Trent Reznor has returned to the gaming industry to score the main theme for Call of Duty Black Ops 2. It’s the first videogame he’s participated with since his ill-fated attempt to engineer Doom 3 came to an abrupt halt during the game’s production. His most memorable contribution to the industry remains his involvement with Id Software’s other hit title, Quake, in which he, along with Nine-Inch-Nails, helped to score the soundtrack and design many of the sound effects heard throughout the game. I’m not sure how excited I am for Black Ops 2, or any FPS these days, but one thing’s for sure — its theme song will probably rock.

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Gary Oldman Yells About His Call of Duty Voice Acting

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 6, 2012 in Videogames

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Here’s just a quick little video to make you smile: Gary Oldman recently went on Conan (in a rather dapper bowtie, I might add) and was asked about his work in the Call of Duty series. He mentions one of the most time- and voice-intensive parts of video game voice acting, which is recording for all possible player choice. And yelling. A lot. Read more…

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