Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty Website Begins To Reveal Its Secrets
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The countdown to the next Call of Duty reveal may still be underway, but the official website has already started to reveal its secrets.

One of the many tabs on the site has unlocked, revealing a video featuring something called a ‘quadrotor,’ an RC attack drone. Could this be one the game’s multiplayer killstreak rewards? It looks likely.

The video, hosted by popular YouTube channel FPS Russia, doesn’t show the game in action, but instead shows “footage” of the quadrotor doing its thing.

"Looks like the future's going to be fun,” says the presenter of the video. “But if you can't wait another 15 years my friends are telling me that this baby might just be in the next Call of Duty game, which would be the shit."

The futuristic tech of the quadrotor has led many to speculate that the next Call of Duty game will be set in 2027, fifteen years from now. Others, meanwhile, have analysed the video to come up with other clues. The host’s shirt has “Tacitus” written across the front, for a start. Tacitus was a Roman senator and historian who wrote about many things, including an eclipse.

Why is this relevant? Well, the word “eclipse” has been used both internally and in marketing materials for the game. And we’re due an eclipse, a real one, on Nov 13th this year. Some believe that this could be the game’s release date.

The truth is, however, that we just don’t know anything. But expect plenty more of these kind of teasers leading up to the game’s May 1st reveal.


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Comment #1 by Xero Shinobi
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:39:58 AM
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You can also download MW3 right now on the site for 3600 Microsoft points. Not sure if it matters about region though.

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Comment #2 by ademlakey
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:46:35 AM
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I dont like the presenter...or the game.

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Comment #3 by Jtpearl
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:47:40 AM
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@2 You knew what game it was about and yet you still took the time to open the article and comment.

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Comment #4 by 123yhman
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:50:37 AM
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Can't wait till May 1st! All Cod haters may dislike this but you shouldn't be on this article!

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Comment #5 by GhostMaker 343
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:50:42 AM
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Tacitus is also a artifact in Command & Conquer. Oh how I wish this was a sequel to C&C: Renegade instead of Call of Duty. ):

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Comment #6 by left4dead23
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:50:55 AM
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*AC 130 Above!* Nah just kidding.

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Comment #7 by IceBlox
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:55:21 AM
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that was the most fake thing i've ever seen.

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Comment #8 by L3G1T H4MST3R
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:59:45 AM
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Wait they must have already mass produced these things becuse they wouldn't just let him blow it up and the other stuff with experimental technology.

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Comment #9 by L3G1T H4MST3R
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:00:51 AM
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Unless of course its fake which i've just realised it probably is.

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Comment #10 by Jack Flak
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:00:53 AM
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FPSRussia FTW, more ripped stuff in COD FTL

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Comment #11 by brokenpidgen
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:01:56 AM
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If this guy was any more Russian he'd be trying to kill Iron Man with an electric whip.

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Comment #12 by xGallade
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:02:09 AM
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Call of Duty: FPS Russia Warfare

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Comment #13 by OnePunchEckert
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:02:11 AM
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Cute cgi video. Need to see more before a final judgement

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Comment #14 by blackout529
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:04:47 AM
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I gotta admit that a CoD set in the future has me intrigued.

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Comment #15 by ademlakey
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:06:14 AM
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@3 yea you got me, its not like all the cod games had the same formula for the past 5 years.

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Comment #16 by PonySl4ystation
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:06:50 AM
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Secrets? Theve unveiled these secrets in the past 3 installments

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Comment #17 by DC KUSH 91
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:06:53 AM
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Sounds like they have given the franchise a total overall, I'm starting to think this CoD may have some 'meaningful innovation'....


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Comment #18 by InfestusDnB
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:08:58 AM
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Now, it 'MIGHT' just be the way the light source is positioned compared to the Quadrotor, but, is it just me or should there be at least some shadow whilst it is positioned on the desk? Looks fake imo, but I may very well be wrong, wouldnt be the first time :-P

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Comment #19 by Q Dawg187
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:19:24 AM
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Does no one here know what FPS Russia actually is?


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Comment #20 by quidyg
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:19:31 AM
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@15 still doesnt mean you have to comment on it. it just shows how pathetic your life is, if you have nothing better to do than go on articles of games you dont like to tell people how much you dont like them

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Comment #21 by Zim
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:28:58 AM
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@18...... so the big shadow to the left of it? You just missed that? There is literally nothing at all to suggest it is 'fake'. I'm not even sure what that would mean. Unless you think FPSRussia can create the best CGI in the world.

I find it genuinely disturbing that you would see something real and your mind would trick you into believing it is fake. Perhaps you really are Mr. Scratch.

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Comment #22 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:29:47 AM
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hey where is that guy in the elite videos that likes to talk crap like an asshole?

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Comment #23 by inflamedscythe
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:33:17 AM
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this guy has done loads of videos using weapons and such his best is the aa12 just thought i should get it out there

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Comment #24 by ash356
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:40:30 AM
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Oh, that's a shame.
I'm absolutely positive the Call of Duty community will lament the loss of such a fine individual as yourself. God speed, friend.
Well, guess this isn't Black ops 2. At least, not unless Mason is about 80 years old. Call of Duty: Modern Healthcare.

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Comment #25 by GreyDirewolf
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:47:42 AM
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what a horribly fake accent... needs more vodka, comrade.

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Comment #26 by maverik919
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:54:33 AM
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the quadrotor looks similar to the drone used in Homefront, although i dont think it had a gun in HF.

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Comment #27 by Opayk
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:55:13 AM
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So if it's in, it'll be just like GRFW's UAV drone? Great. How original.

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Comment #28 by KennyJive
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:56:55 AM
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Also, Tacitus has something to do with COD. He normally pimps his own shirts in his videos. Of course its fake, its viral marketing for COD. Although when he picks it up, it is real. Notice it changes spots right before takeoff.

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Comment #29 by STONE DEVIL
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:00:12 PM
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COD, ha, it hasn't been good since MW 2.

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Comment #30 by Jtpearl
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:10:05 PM
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@15- Not the point at all. If you know you hate something why even waste your time to comment? If it's an article about something I don't like I don't even bother reading it, yet alone commenting on it

OT- While this could mean a future setting, it could also take place in the present/recent past. Basically in the role of a black ops group that uses weapons that are still in the experimental stages and not yet known about by most people.

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Comment #31 by Slayinfool
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:12:45 PM
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Reveal it's secrets?? Safe bet the game will be the same as every other Call of Duty piece of shit on the market.

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Comment #32 by Jtpearl
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:13:31 PM
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Another thing I am curious about is how many of these videos they will release a day. There are fourteen on the main site so it could be two a day up to May 1st or some of them could be released after the trailer is shown. Guess we'll find out soon.

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Comment #33 by Ultimo Godzilla
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:15:04 PM
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A million people will buy this shit and then a week later half of them will botch again about how it's the same shit. Modern Warfare and Call of Duty fans are hypocrites. So glad MW 2 was the LAST I ever played.

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Comment #34 by Darth TrueBlood
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:22:59 PM
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Amazing what you can do with a bit of CGI.....Would be cool if it was real though!

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Comment #35 by Fried Waffles
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:35:13 PM
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Hmm, my name in Latin class is Tacitus.

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Comment #36 by ademlakey
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:50:30 PM
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@20 My life is pathetic because I dont like a game you like. Just like you took time out of your day to tell me that. Theres a few condescending and witty people in here arent there @24 and @30 I watched the video and I didnt like it so I commented on it.

Apparently no one on this site can have an opinion unless its positive ?
Stop with all this im going to act witty and condescending on the internet because at the end of the day it makes you look like a real dick. Do it in the real world and see where it gets you.

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Comment #37 by UrdnotCasper
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 12:53:36 PM
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just so people know this guy is not fake in what he does i watched 100's of his videos he works for a gun shop he gets paid to shoot the guns and show videos for promos and deals and stuff like that i seen this guy use some unbelieveable yet real guns explosives etc . when the thing takes off it looks fake..bu i know its real. it looks fake to s becuz like he said this is future weapons our eyes havent processed the amazement lol

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Comment #38 by KennyJive
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 01:00:21 PM
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@37 He does not work for a gun shop, he started out as a COD player and its a character he created. He used to work for a car dealership before getting his YOU-TUBE MUH-NAY!

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Comment #39 by Boro Iz Rich
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 01:23:23 PM
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Call of Duty sucks.


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Comment #40 by UrdnotCasper
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 01:31:32 PM
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@38 smh yes it does work for a gun shop, no a man like him just have hundreds of videos of him shoooting of so many guns ,yea ok thats all his right? i seen videos of him in the gun shop what are you talking about you ned to go watch moreof his videos, like he says have a nice day

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Comment #41 by USSwisconsin64
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 01:50:31 PM
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i hope its gonna be good. the MP is not something i care much about anymore. i want the single player to be good :)

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Comment #42 by Kroesis
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 01:59:35 PM
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This video is obviously advertising for CoD (big clue in the bottom right at the end) and this is apparently Kyle Myers with an appalling (not to mention stereotypical) Russian accent. I doubt that this 'prototype' technology, not available for a decade, would be given to a kid to muck about with and ultimately blow up! Still it's doing what it's intended to do, being talked about and subtly advertising CoD.

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Comment #43 by Kroesis
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:00:58 PM
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* bottom left was obviously what i was meaning!

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Comment #44 by TheTCD
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:08:32 PM
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So I'd love to know how the ammo is stored, let alone fed into and fired from what is essentially the tactical rail and barrel of an M4 or similar rifle without a magazine or drum, or even a firing mechanism.

Yes, I know it's fake, just saying, they could have made it look a little less fake with their bottomless advertising pockets.

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Comment #45 by Blue Thunder28
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:09:14 PM
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Pretty cool sort of subliminal viral marketing, I like it.

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Comment #46 by KennyJive
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:09:35 PM
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Comment #47 by Jack Flak
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:37:57 PM
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@27 Homefront had one of these too. Yet another year of COD ripping everyone else's ideas.

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Comment #48 by chrishaney23
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:41:19 PM
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in the year 2027... Now they are gonna rip off Ghost Recon! Whats next... or left for that matter !

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Comment #49 by Neomalysys
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 02:53:58 PM
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Why hasn't anybody noticed he said zombie terrorist? This along with the references to an eclipse makes me think it may be a full fledged zombie cod campaign.

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Comment #50 by pandaliamcod6
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:09:20 PM
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Waaah I'm so pumped for this game omg omg
Noflembember cant come soon enough! Holy shit guys to think this time next year it will be out and changed gaming as we know it!!!


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Comment #51 by garken1435
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:10:15 PM
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This is bad viral marketing. I wish they would do something a little more interesting/less obnoxious for their campaign.

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Comment #52 by psycotic wookie
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:10:32 PM
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i havent been a cod fan since cod4.i just clicked on this article to see if anything different was going to happen in this years cod,but guess what,its still ripping ideas off from other games,homefront,graw,grfs,so i think this will be another cod i wont be buying

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Comment #53 by mgorsi
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:15:16 PM
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why ppl hate on cod?

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Comment #54 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:35:09 PM
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Jesus fucking christ, it's like the Whining Olympics in this comment thread. If you don't like CoD or FPSRussia, chances are no one gives a shit.

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Comment #55 by crunchb3rry
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:48:28 PM
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DICE, please patch BF3 and put a gun on yours. ;)

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Comment #56 by MetalMudkip
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:50:06 PM
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Release date: November XX, 2012 like every other CoD game....

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Comment #57 by ICGMU12321
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 05:50:38 PM
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I'm not a fan of the Infinity Ward CoD games at, but I do like the TreyArch games, so I'm actually pretty excited about this game. I hope this game comes out before Halo 4 though because if it doesn't I'll never play it at all.

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Comment #58 by Kibbla
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 06:04:12 PM
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I thought stuff like this already existed.

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Comment #59 by StillTIPPIN187
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 06:23:27 PM
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treyarch is shit.. zombies will be played though.. but not for awhile thanks to Halo 4 =]

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Comment #60 by Tim 13
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 07:05:38 PM
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I agree with number 1... why buy into Black Ops 2 when you could get a game that's just a little less terrible on sale this week?


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Comment #61 by xboxgamer98
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 07:21:36 PM
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soundss kinda like niko bellic from gta 4

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Comment #62 by SM Rollinger
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 08:05:35 PM
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most all of fps russias clips kick ass

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Comment #63 by kSlice
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 08:13:38 PM
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Lol at people saying its a rip off, hey battlefield has army tanks so if another game comes out with tanks its a rip off....I just noticed a big conspiracy Cod uses humans as the characters...and so does battlefield, rip off I think so!!!!

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Comment #64 by The Red Russian
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 08:24:18 PM
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So if the game were to stick in a 60s-70s timeframe, the quadrotor would be way too futuristic. But if the game is going to have a modern setting, then that's just balls because I'm sick of modern games.

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Comment #65 by Jaws as Crowns
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 08:32:58 PM
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@57 you dont deserve that Nathan Explosion gamerpic.

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Comment #67 by motoxrider51
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:10:10 PM
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Comment #68 by DROoOPPY360
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:16:22 PM
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Well Nov. 13 is on a Tuesday so that's an accurate prediction but really don't care anymore didn't even hit 1st prestige on mw3

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Comment #69 by eiVaL
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 01:42:45 AM
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cause its more fun to play vs Bots in BLOPS then being forced to play the MW series when its the most cheating community on the 360..

go look at the "why was i banned" forum on and look at the recent games for EVERY PERSON WHO POSTS THERE.

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Comment #70 by ICGMU12321
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 02:57:19 AM
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@65 Ok, I'm sorry I don't like the same games as you.
And I'm sorry that I'm not worthy enough for my gamerpic.

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Comment #71 by stockracer88
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 07:54:24 AM
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Im a little burned out on the whole COD thing for right now. Not saying the game sucks or anything like that. I may pick this new gmae eventually, but I'll more than likely wait to get it used. (unless they block those)

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Comment #72 by PRxBeasT
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 11:31:14 AM
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Wow look its a robot for a killstreak. This must be new right? I mean they said there would be drastic changes in the next entry...right?


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Comment #73 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 12:37:59 PM
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Gotta love how everything falls into place. I sure am glad there are ppl that have more time on their hands then they need, so I can just come back from work and read through all the little details someone discovered=)

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Comment #74 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 01:29:16 PM
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I want one of those robots! FPS Russia is awesome, I'd recommend checking out the rest of his videos if you're at all interested in guns.

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Comment #75 by Tim 13
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 11:28:57 PM
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69, bots were always a favorite concept of mine, but poorly executed in Black Ops because the computers were either downright retarded or pin-point accurate. There was no middle ground that could have added a realistic element, like playing humans, minus the douchebaggery.

I'd really like to see bots in MW3, because based on Survival alone, I can see that they do make the computers miss periodically, which is all I could really ask for.

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Comment #76 by caboose69ing
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 03:12:03 AM
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@40 he's a youtube partner he get's paid for his videos, he does not work at a gunshop...YOU obviously are the one who needs to think before looking like a dill hole

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Comment #77 by ShadowDante58
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 07:45:32 AM
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CoD is bad. Very, very bad.

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Comment #78 by Achilles337
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 07:57:41 AM
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that thing is pretty sweet!

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Comment #79 by CallMeRedRumz
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 10:57:58 AM
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Tacitus may be the name of a New Zombie Map. The red color and the lines over and below the name. It may be (:

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Comment #80 by BasqueNYC
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 02:00:23 PM
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Cool vid but is he faking the accent? Also that badboy is loud but shit ill take one! Haha

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