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Call of Duty: Black Ops II review

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Say what you want about Call of Duty, but considering its continued popularity, it’s definitely doing something right. The market-dominating series is now entering its ninth iteration, with Treyarch at the helm once again. Call of Duty: Black Ops II has been said to be the great shift in momentum that fans and gamers across the world […]

Unlimited Ammo #55: Podcasters With Hats (Audio Version)

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VGW’s flagship podcast Unlimited Ammo invaded the video medium this week, but our classic audio version isn’t going anywhere. In this episode Jen, Russ, Jim, Jason and Scott “Grimlock” Grill discuss how Q1 2013 has gone from crowded to downright insane. Plus, some extended analysis of the state of Sony’s Vita, Call of Duty: Black […]

Is it too late for a real competitive edge in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’?

Is it even possible for Black Ops II to keep up with League of Legends and other modern competitive juggernauts?

Call of Duty’s incredible popularity is not something that can be easily explained, but the many factors that work together to make the game what it is are rather distinguishable. What makes Call of Duty such a sensation across the world is the combination of a fast pace, simple control scheme, and a direct, competitive system. But […]

Epic ‘Surprise’ trailer revealed for ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’

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You don’t have to be a Call of Duty fan to appreciate an awesomely epic trailer. Activision has released the new “Surprise” trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, featuring the popular “There’s a soldier in all of us” catchphrase, as well as a few celebrity cameos. The trailer features AC/DC’s awesome “Back in Black,” as well […]

Call of Duty: Elite service to become free, DLC season pass separately introduced

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is being promoted as a massive shift in the series. The futuristic setting, non-linear campaign options and the emphasis on the hardcore esports community are a few of these major changes that Treyarch is implementing to change up what many consider to be a overly-formulaic series. Call of Duty: Elite […]

Activision confirms ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ for Wii U

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Activision has confirmed the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be released for Wii U during “launch window.” Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is scheduled to release November 13, 2012 for Xbox 360, PC and PS3, and see as the Wii U was recently confirmed for November 18, 2012, chances are good it’ll be […]

‘Black Ops 2′ multiplayer reveal showcases new technology, old favorites

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s new war in the future has garnered a lot of praise for marking a great shift from the series’ tried and true campaigns. Even with these improvements, there remains the driving force of the Call of Duty series – the multiplayer. Today, Treyarch released the first reveal trailer for Black Ops […]

‘Black Ops II’ villain is the Internet’s version of Hitler

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Treyarch is putting a lot of work into their new storyline for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, creating a war with consequences like we’ve never seen before. Their newest trailer puts the game’s main villain in the spotlight, and his story seems to draw from the history of war in more than one way. Raul Menendez has […]

Trent Reznor to compose ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′ theme song

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Trent Reznor, 90s music icon and musician extraordinaire, has confirmed he will be working on the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II soundtrack. Reznor has been a gamer for decades, and is no stranger to games soundtracks. Nine Inch Nails provided the awesome, raw sounds for Quake, and Reznor worked as a sound engineer on Doom 3. And, […]

Top 10 most anticipated video games of second-half 2012

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We’ve already named our most-anticipated games of 2012, but with some of them out and others being pushed back to 2013, we feel it’s best if we revise the list — especially after everything we saw at E3 and PAX East. Check out our new top 10 list of the staff’s most-anticipated games for the […]

Jimmy Fallon bringing “Video Game Week” back to ‘Late Night’

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As E3 2012 rages on, Jimmy Fallon, host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, has tweeted that the popular “Video Game Week,” which features a segment on a different upcoming title each night, will be returning next week. Last year featured such games as Gears of War 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, […]

‘South Park,’ ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Black Ops 2,’ ‘Resident Evil 6′ DLC coming to Xbox 360 first

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In a week that exclusive content is paramount in attracting the most attention, Microsoft and the Xbox brand have announces that the DLC for four major upcoming titles will see release on Xbox Live before making appearances on other consoles and marketplaces. In addition to Activision bringing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC to […]

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ reveal depicts a war-torn Los Angeles in 2025

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We knew it was coming, and we had a pretty good idea of what the title would be –– that’s right, the official reveal for Black Ops II is here, introducing the next chapter in Treyarch’s epic story. But the direction the game’s headed is certainly surprising, to say the least! The trailer begins with a […]

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