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HOT TOPICS: Has Call of Duty peaked?

In the first of a series of features answering the biggest questions about the industry’s future, Christopher Dring explains why it’s too early to call time on the world’s most successful shooter franchise. Has Call of Duty peaked?NO. The world’s biggest entertainment product is in trouble. At least, that’s what …

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Retailers praise ‘refreshing’ new Call of Duty

UK games stores have applauded Activision’s ‘risky’ new direction for Call of Duty. Black Ops II thrusts the series 13 years into the future, and introduces non-linear gameplay to the franchise. I sense that there’s a real commitment from Activision andTreyarch to raise the bar once again for the Call …

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Black Ops II could breach Infinity Ward contract

Treyarch’s next game in the Call of Duty franchise could be in breach of a studio agreement signed in 2008 by both Activision and Infinity Ward executives. Black Ops II is the first original Call of Duty game developed by Treyarch that plays out modern-day and futuristic scenes, yet a …

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Black Ops II trailer nears 10m views on YouTube

While some of the games press chooses to dwell on the odd notion that Call of Duty has lost its appeal, the public as a whole continue to go crazy for the franchise. Having released the first trailer for the game on YouTube on Tuesday (May 1st) the video has …

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Black Ops II is already breaking retail records

Amazon has revealed that day one pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops II were three times higher than those achieved by predecessor Black Ops in 2010. Set to be one of the biggest games of the year, it’s great to see so much enthusiasm and anticipation for Call of …

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EA product manager says Black Ops II "looks tired"

It begins. Activision will release Call of Duty: Black Ops II on November 13th. EA will release Medal of Honor: Warfighter on October 23rd. That’s a recipe for corporate competitiveness if we ever heard one. Though Microsoft may want in on this particular kerfuffle, with it deciding to release Halo …

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Now GameStop reveals Black Ops II pre-order bonuses

GameStop would very much like its US customers to order Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. So much so in fact that, like UK rival GAME, it is offering immediate perks for anyone who commits to buying the shooter straight away. The retailer is mirroring GAME’s offer by giving …

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GAME offers immediate Black Ops II pre-order bonus

Retailer GAME is offering a Modern Warfare 3 bonus for all those who pre-order the freshly announced Black Ops II through the retailer. Commit to buying the new title and you’ll get a Prestige Token which can be redeemed in Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer mode against either a free weapon, …

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VIDEO – Call of Duty: Black Ops II CONFIRMED

Activision has at last confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The countdown to the announcement pointed to a reveal at 02:00am – which perhaps explains why despite naming the game, the teaser video does not yet work. Nor can any of the first in-game images be accessed. Has someone …

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CoD site confirms Black Ops II name via morse code

With just hours until its official announcement, we should probably just sit back and stop scrutinising the Call of Duty website. But where’s the fun in that? Besides, if we all adopted that attitude then we wouldn’t know that the loading circle that flickers briefly into view when the site …

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