Browsing tag: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Is Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One News 5

News 5 Treyarch’s first Call of Duty title in the popular Black Ops series is now playable on Xbox One via the console’s backwards compatibility program. Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb confirmed the news this morning: Call of Duty: Black Ops is now available on Xbox One Backward Compatibility — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 17, 2016 […]

Week-Long Call of Duty Sale Hits Xbox Live, Games and DLC 50% Off For Gold Members News 8

News 8 Until August 25, a ton of Call of Duty content is 50% off on the Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox Live Gold members. The sale extends across both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and offers both full game downloads and downloadable add-on content at a discounted price, including both Infinity Ward and Treyarch titles. […]

Activision Promises a Call of Duty Experience Beyond the TV or PC, Unique to Mobile News 85

News 85 Activision wants to create a Call of Duty experience unique to the mobile platform, one that will “evolve” the way customers interact with the brand. With mobile sales only going “okay” for the company, according to Activision Blizzard’s Jon Estanislao who recently spoke at DMW Games in Los Angeles, Activision is looking into ways they […]

Call of Duty Will Remain Successful With “Big New Innovations” and “Big Appeal,” Says Activision CEO News 76

News 76 Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg talks about the state that the billion dollar Call of Duty franchise currently finds itself in, and what the future holds for the series. Hirshberg made head of Activision Publishing in 2010 and has, since then, overseen a consistent billion dollar launch from the Call of Duty series annually, a streak […]

Black Ops 2 Next Patch Is Big – Includes Nerfs, Buffs, Fixes, Features, and Dinosaurs? News 115

News 115 In a recent tweet by Treyarch Game designer, David Vonderhaar, he teases an upcoming Black Ops 2 patch, which he says to be a “big one “ Still at work doing that final grind on the next update. It’s a big one. Nerfs. Buffs. Bug fixes. Features. Dinosaurs. Details to come. — David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) […]

Call of Duty’s Lag Issues: What’s the Deal? News 223

News 223 So, what’s the deal with Call of Duty’s lag? If you were to make a list of everyone’s internet connections in the world, you would end up with figures so extremely disparate, it would make your head spin.  While the average American internet connection is probably around 10Mbps Down/2Mbps Up @ 20-50ms ping, there are some countries […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Makes Its Way To Mac News 15

News 15 The original Call of Duty: Black Ops finally makes it’s way to the Apple Mac, now available on Steam. “Call of Duty®: Black Ops for the Mac will take you behind enemy lines as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe,” reads […]

Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops Double XP Weekend Announced, MW3 July 4th Event News 47

News 47 In celebration of the DLC sale for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops across all platforms, Treyarch and Infinity Ward will turn on double XP for the weekend. Treyarch has announced that this weekend double XP will be activated on Black Ops from Friday July 6th at 10am PST (1pm EST/6pm BST/2am JST July 7th), until Monday July 9th […]

Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops DLC Sale On PSN, Steam, and Xbox Live News 29

News 29 Update 2: Added prices in USD and MS points. Also, the North American PSN Store has discounted the ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops With First Strike’ edition of the game, the bundle will set you back $33.49 during the sale, the original price was $49.99. The Ultimate Edition of Black Ops, which includes all DLC, on the PSN is priced at […]

50% off MW3 DLC Deal, Slap in the Face to Premium Elite Members? News 54

News 54 Update 2 – The sale has been officially announced for all three platforms. Major Nelson seems to have jumped the gun with the announcement last week. Update 1 – It appears that the DOTW from Major Nelson’s blog containing the 50% Off for Modern Warfare 3 DLC was removed “pending confirmation.” Hopefully, this means the information was not accurate and […]

Upcoming Xbox Live Discounts – MW3 and Black Ops DLC 50% Off, MP Games Deals News 18

News 18 Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed the upcoming discounts on Xbox Live for the next couple of weeks. Activision is holding a 50% off sale on all Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 map packs next week, from July 3rd until July 9th. Activision (July 3rd – July 9th) Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Collection 1 […]

Report – PC, Wii and Battlefield 3 Contributed to Weak Modern Warfare 3 Sales News 38

News 38 Modern Warfare 3 sold in the month of March less than half of Black Ops’ sales in the same month last year according to a recent report. This puts Modern Warfare 3’s lifetime sales at a 4.2% disadvantage compared to Black Ops’ sales up to March last year (from November 2010 to March 2011). However, those numbers didn’t […]

Call of Duty Franchise Shows Early Signs of Stagnation News 58

News 58 With over 40 million players across the Call of Duty franchise, the series has been the market leader for a while as far as mutliplayer gaming on consoles is concerned. However, early stages of market saturation might have been noticed recently. Modern Warfare 3 sold over 6.5 million copies on launch day (in US and UK) compared to […]

Activision Responds to Modern Warfare 3’s Weak January NPD Numbers News 38

News 38 Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, explains why Modern Warfare 3 sales in January were significantly lower than Black Ops’ in the same month last year. During January 2011, Blacks Ops sold 750,000 copies according to NPD figures. However, Modern Warfare 3 managed to only move 386,000 units, as reported by Gaming Bolt. This decline suggests that the franchise, which […]

Over 40 Million Monthly Players Across Call of Duty Franchise, Breakdown by Title News 6

News 6 During a recent earnings call, Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, announced that the Call of Duty series sees more than 40 million active monthly users over 2011. Hirshberg broke down the active monthly players of the most recent Call of Duty titles. Expectedly, Modern Warfare 3 has the biggest piece of the pie with 20 million […]

Black Ops 24/7 Map Revealed and Open Lobby Announced News 6

News 6 As a follow up to the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP and 24/7 playlist announcement, Treyarch reveals what map will be featured and announces its official open lobby and livestream channel. Today, Treyarch has announced Firing Range as the winning map and reminds fans that “double XP starts tomorrow, Feb 10th at […]

Incoming Black Ops Double XP Weekend and 24/7 Playlist News 18

News 18 Treyarch hasn’t yet forgotten about Call of Duty: Black Ops. Fans are still craving those double XP weekends and 24/7 map playlists. Luckily, Treyarch is here to deliver. Starting this Friday, February 10th at 10am PST until the same time Monday, February 12th, Black Ops players will be treated to another double XP weekend and […]

Treyarch Dev: “Perks Are a Reason Why CoD Isn’t Natively Competitive” News 57

News 57 Recently, Gameplay Designer at Treyarch, David Vonderhaar, has been talking to fans about Call of Duty’s perk system and how it affects the competitive nature of first-person shooters. Perks have always been a hot topic among Call of Duty fans. If you’ve missed it, check out Vonderhaar expressing his views on controversial perks like stopping […]

You Think You Want a CoD4 Remake, But You Don’t – Treyarch Dev Talks Innovation News 56

News 56 Recently, David Vonderhaar, Game Design Director at Treyarch, opened up a dialogue with fans revealing what kind of thinking goes into developing a Call of Duty game. It goes without saying that the Call of Duty franchise has millions of players who play online, 0ver 30 million, to be more accurate. With as much praise […]

Treyarch on Tweaks for Black Ops and “Next” Call of Duty News 33

News 33 Call of Duty: Black Ops Developer, David Vonderhaar, has been rather active on the official Black Ops forums lately searching for feedback on various gameplay and balance matters. One question we are asking is if this feedback is to be used to improve Black Ops, or will it be factored into their next title, be […]

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