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Man plays Black Ops II for 135 hours (almost) straight, breaks world record

We’ve all woken up bleary eyed in the morning after a longer then expected game sessions the night before. But this takes it to a whole new level. Australian retail worker Okan Kaya has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest video game marathon ever by playing Activision’s …

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Black Ops II storms UK charts as the biggest launch of 2012

The latest outing for the Call of Duty series unsurprisingly debuts at No.1 in the UK All Formats Charts. Black Ops II became the biggest launch of 2012 – eclipsing FIFA 13, which sold 1.2m units in its first two days. The shooter is also the fourth biggest UK launch …

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Black Ops II beats Modern Warfare 3 with $500m sales in first 24 hours

Call of Duty: Black Ops II has sold an estimated $500m worth of units in tis first 24 hours. That beats the $400m made by last year’s Modern Warfare 3 in the same period. What hasn’t been revealed, though, is how many units the game sold. Modern Warfare 3 managed …

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Halo 4 and Black Ops II could yet break records

The narrative for this Q4 has already been written to some extent, but the industry’s big triple-A’s are looking to prove it wrong. Both the UK and US markets are significantly down year-on-year and the belief that the market has peaked and consoles are losing popularity is becoming increasingly commonplace. …

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IN PICTURES: Retail ushers in Black Ops II release

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is here at last, and thousand of store workers and gamers took to the streets last night to welcome it. The official launch took place at HMV’s Oxford Street store and was attended by a number of celebrities. Blockbuster also saw a fantastic turnout …

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Entertainment stand-off: Skyfall vs Halo vs Call of Duty

Stand back Bond, Batman and Iron Man – it’s now the turn of video games to hog the spotlight. Blockbuster shooters Call of Duty and Halo are set to beat the record-breaking opening week for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. The cinematic action romp has generated 37.2m in just …

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Activision will take ‘appropriate action’ against early Call of Duty sellers

Activision insists it takes street dates ‘very seriously’ following reports of early selling of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The firm told MCV that it is ‘looking at appropriate action,’ but insists that these incidents are the ‘exceptions.’ Some consumers have received their copies of Black Ops II early, …

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Asda selling Black Ops II at midnight in 250 stores

Supermarket chain Asda has announced its midnight opening plans for Call of Duty: Black Ops II tonight. 250 stores will sell the game from midnight tonight. In total 479 of its outlets will be carrying the game, as well as 114 of its local Supermarket stores making it very accessible …

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Simply Games slams "inaccurate" reporting over Black Ops II sales… but ships game regardless

Online retailer Simply Games has criticised the media for its coverage of its decision to sell Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 early. On Friday the retailer received stock of the game and told its customers that if they ordered before 4:30pm they were likely” to receive it the following …

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UPDATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops II – where’s cheapest?

It’s a good bet to be the biggest launch of 2012, and that typically leads to some fierce price wars on the High Street. However, there’s no sign yet of any bargain-basement offers, but there are still lots of retailers yet to show their hand. Tesco is selling the game …

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