Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Latest Call of Duty: Black Ops II Trailer Gets Villainous
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Activision has released a brand-spanking new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II today, revealing the game's elusive villain, who also happens to be a YouTube celebrity and the 60-year old leader of the 'Cordis Die' terrorist organisation.

Named Raul Menendez, the narco-terrorist has the keys to the US military's drones and advanced technology, turning it against the very nation its supposed to protect. In short, he's one dangerous cookie who'll need to be brought to justice in Black Ops II.

Check out the trailer to see Call of Duty: Black Ops II in action, then give our latest preview and interview with Activision's John Rafacz for more. CoD: BlOps II is out on November 13th, 2012.


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Comment #1 by dirge
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 02:39:45 PM
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Wait, was that Tony Todd?! That guy is awesome!

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Comment #2 by strawberry
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 02:48:13 PM
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Is this game for the original xbox? I can't believe they're running these amazing graphics on that old piece of technology. Why don't they just make this for the 360? /sarcasm

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Comment #3 by Iv AJay vI
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 02:52:30 PM
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So they're still using MW2 graphics, ehh?

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Comment #4 by Arron114
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 02:53:58 PM
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@3 You mean COD 4 graphics.

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Comment #5 by Th3Choz3NG4m3R
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 02:55:23 PM
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Best storyline in gaming history!

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Comment #6 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 02:57:36 PM
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I thought that was Max Payne lol!

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Comment #7 by Wade Wilson 83
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:01:57 PM
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Candyman and Trent Reznor?

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...

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Comment #8 by Goldyman77
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:04:48 PM
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I've always enjoyed Treyarch's games more than IW's (CoD MW excluded from this), however I'm still freaken waiting on my kinect ready zombies!

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Comment #9 by km1498
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:05:22 PM
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I've always liked Treyarch's version of cod better then IW. Fingers crossed that this one doesn't disappoint.

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Comment #10 by Epic Gamer Will
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:09:13 PM
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Only getting this for Zombies anyway and its funny because they put more time and effort into it more than the Campaign!

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Comment #11 by deluxnugs
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:12:30 PM
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personaly im over the call of duty games.having said that i hope that this game kicks ass for those of you eagerly awaiting it.

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Comment #12 by Loving The Kindness
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:24:58 PM
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I appreciated black ops a ton...

The multiplayer felt balanced and fair and zombies was a blast.

It also had the some of the best dlc I've played.

I think this will be the best call of duty to date.

(I mean its pretty hard to screw up more than mw3)

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Comment #13 by Kyanite
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:25:06 PM
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The villain looks like the Most Interesting Man in the World was caught in a fire.

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Comment #14 by creaper210
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:27:33 PM
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What are you guys talking about? I think the graphics look incredible. Not the best of course, but unlike other games, this game sacrifices better graphics for better performance.

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Comment #15 by roza
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:33:52 PM
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Those graphics look dated from the thumbnail alone

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Comment #16 by Da Beni Man
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:35:41 PM
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@13 "I don't always spontaneously combust, but when I do, it's in a trailer most people won't like"

OT: Story should be good, which is always good news, but "Brilliant Visuals"? Come on Forbes, you ain't foolin anyone :P

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Comment #17 by Joseph0714
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:40:42 PM
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This actually looks pretty good, I've always liked Treyarch's CoD games more than IW's so I can't wait for this one.IMO Black Ops is way better than MW3, so I hope this one doesn't let me down :)

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Comment #18 by LickableLemons7
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:50:20 PM
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Funny how I've been seeing all these comments like "I've always liked Treyarch better than IW."

Those comments just scream bandwagoners.

Infinity Ward developed the original Call of Duty, starting the whole franchise. Treyarch made the PoS that was Call of Duty 3, definitely the worst game that entered the franchise. People who've been favoring Treyarch have probably just played Black Ops.

Most people wouldn't have been playing Black Ops after the success of IW's CoD 4: MW.
The entire CoD franchise could've gone in the shitter if IW hadn't made CoD 4.

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Comment #19 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:58:44 PM
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Don't know what the complaining is about, I think the graphics look great. That being said, I'd be surprised if they looked that good when you're actually playing the game.

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Comment #20 by Capt_Ron CFH 01
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:04:09 PM
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Tony Todd he's the rocket man.

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Comment #21 by Kyanite
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:11:24 PM
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@ #18: Game development companies have bandwagon to jump on? I didn't know that.

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Comment #22 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:11:43 PM
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actually, I like Treyarch more than IW, because of WaW, which was the only one I could actually stand.

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Comment #23 by Dazzernator
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:14:17 PM
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Anyone actually been to the Cordis Die Youtube page? This COULD be interesting...

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Comment #24 by Brandeniuz
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:19:14 PM
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@2 Enjoy your 30fps games!

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Comment #25 by XS Scarab
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:40:12 PM
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why the hell are yall getting your panties in a bunch about the graphics? its not important, the game handling is. graphics are just a cosmetic. id play this with 1990s graphics if this game wasnt turned to s***. the first black ops was the last decent call of duty, and world at war before that. goodbye call of duty. you were good once. now your trash.

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Comment #26 by roza
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:53:32 PM
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@24 MGS2 was 60FPS It was on Xbox

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Comment #27 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 05:20:39 PM
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I love how they've put so much effort into the animation, yet it looks wooden.

MW3 has better graphics~

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Comment #28 by StillTIPPIN187
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 05:23:17 PM
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@18 speaks the truth.. But most kids don't care for the truth..

Just like all the morons who say "Saints Row > Grand Theft Auto"

Please.. SR would not exist without GTA.. Just like treyarch would still be makin Spider-Man and Tony Hawk Remixes without the work of Infinity Ward on the original 2 Call of Duties and the original 2 Modern Warfares.

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Comment #29 by Thaalir
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 05:39:45 PM
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Just went over to it after reading your comment, there's just the single vid on there atm with a bit of a voice over from the villain I guess.

On topic: I have lost a lot of love for the CoD franchise and I am sad to say that, however this does look interesting and I will be giving this a shot, via rental of course. Not going to spend money on another CoD to find out I dislike it.

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Comment #31 by Bajan Elite
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 05:48:14 PM
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@18 and 28

What does the fact that certain developers were the first to start something, have to do with which game people feel is better? If people have played the COD games made by both IW and Treyarch and they find Treyarch's versions better then they have the right to say so. It's there opinion, its their personal preference. So what if Saints Row came out after GTA, its a different style of game, different characters, story gameplay etc. if someone finds it more fun than GTA then they can say Saints Row > GTA. There is nothing wrong with that. Get over yourselves and learn to understand that everyone is entitled to their opinion.

If you feel differently then fine, you can say so but don't try to discredit anyone and call them names because they like a game that came out after another one similar to it. I like IW's COD games more than Treyarch but not because IW were the first developers to make them but because they have been more fun for me.

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Comment #32 by Jack Flak
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 05:49:48 PM
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@16 They will ALWAYS praise COD for the rest of its days, and they will always size other shooters up to COD for the rest of gaming days.

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Comment #33 by Zombiedrd
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 06:13:04 PM
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We all know the villain is the US government.Raol is just an American puppet

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Comment #34 by Kaskade
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 06:25:25 PM
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At least the villain isn't middle eastern or russian. Guess Cartels/Narco terrorist are all the rage these days

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Comment #35 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 06:58:43 PM
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@18- What a dumb statement. Who cares what people prefer?.... Did you play that polished turd, MW3? I happen to like Treyarch better because WaW > MW2 and Blops > MW3. I've played them all and always got them for Christmas since the first one, until I started preordering with WaW. I feel like Treyarch makes the less "noob-friendly" game--- my opinion. I do agree CoD4 was the best and CoD3 was awful.

OT: If Treyarch follows in MW3s footsteps then this will be my last CoD purchase.

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Comment #36 by ash356
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 07:15:57 PM
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By far one of the illogical comments I've read, and nice work for generalising everyone.
I've only been on CoD since #4, so frankly, I can't even refer to 3 as 'bad', seeing as I've never played it.
CoD4 remains my favourite one to date, but then IW made that POS MW2, and almost put me off the franchise. Thankfully, I got Black ops as a birthday present, and fell in love with it again.
ATM, for me at least, IW have made one I liked (#4), whereas Treyarch have produced 2 (WAW and BO). So, I obviously MUST be jumping on the bandwagon to prefer Treyarch, rather than formulating my own opinion...

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Comment #37 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 07:16:50 PM
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Preorder this repeatability franchise for singleplayer campaign, play with friends, coop and achievements :)

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Comment #38 by ash356
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 07:22:04 PM
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Sorry to double post, but...
'Just like treyarch would still be makin Spider-Man and Tony Hawk Remixes'
Say what you want, but Spiderman 2 for the PS2 kicked ass.

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Comment #39 by Jack Flak
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 07:52:22 PM
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@28 Bigger isn't better, and first isn't better.

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Comment #40 by FatalFlaw810
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 08:09:40 PM
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@2-4: Do you really care about graphics when you play a game? That's quite sad. You missed out on some great games then.

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Comment #41 by Jordbrett
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 09:21:04 PM
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I wish treyarch would adopt the title/callsign system. Anxiously awaiting zombies!

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Comment #42 by InfamousTrixie
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 10:18:08 PM
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Looks like FROST at 1:11 from mw3

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Comment #43 by ELiiTexCRO
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 10:45:11 PM
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@14 you think the call of duty has incredible graphics its been the same since Cod 4 they have to change there graphics look at the battlefield series or the elder scroll series look how much they changed from the first game to there latest release take a look at cod all has been going good from Cod 1 to Cod 4 but then on i have been seeing the sameshit over and over agian Cod has to step up abit with looking better and there multiplayer same shit from cod 4 i hate perks and killstreaks it puts alot of noobs ragers and campers in the game but other than that its a good game!

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Comment #44 by Diamondxinferno1116
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 11:37:32 PM
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Its all the same shit OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! Dont you understand that COD isnt really good at all?

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Comment #45 by Doctor Giygas
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 03:07:13 AM
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Doom for the dos has better graphics, and i dont think its going to change so soon!

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Comment #46 by Explodius
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 04:12:05 AM
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"Brilliant Visuals". I'm guessing they saw the PC version.

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Comment #47 by Boro Iz Rich
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 04:23:18 AM
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The year is 2025 and Youtube still has the current channel layout? ...Yeah, I don't think so.

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Comment #48 by Rapturous Rich
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 06:28:41 AM
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I like how they're trying to sell it on "The writer of The Dark Knight Rises" and "Academy Award Winning Composer Trent Reznor" rather than, you know, the actual game at hand.

Still, TR's score will no doubt be absolutely amazeballs.

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Comment #49 by Aussie27Legend
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 08:51:55 AM
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After how abysmal MW3 was, I'm sticking to Treyarch from now on. Very much looking forward to BO2.

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Comment #50 by Tim 13
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 09:20:06 AM
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lol, I like how everybody disliked my other comment (number 30), but nobody said anything against it because they know I'm right. The game really is getting crammed down our throats, and most of your are going to just lay back and take it.

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Comment #51 by Jtpearl
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:30:21 AM
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@48- It's just a classic marketing tactic. Also gets more eyes on it when people do a web search on the ones involved and it pulls up an article about the movie/game in question.

@ #50- Then why even bother posting a comment about it,especially one as childish as your first one. "Ohhh I made a dick joke, I'm so clever and edgy!!" Seriously man, if you don't like it, don't waste your time with it. All you even do by clicking on the article is give the site more hits for it,which in turn causes them to post more articles about the game. Read and comment on the things you actually care about and let those who do like COD be able to do so without needing to see your childish attempt at humor.

On topic-I am excited for the story though that is something COD has generally been good about, other then the actual length of the campaign. Still waiting to see more about the multiplayer and what additions they are making to zombie mode.

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Comment #52 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:17:21 PM
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@18 - agreed. COD 4 and IW MADE COD what it is. Treyarch is always playing catch up. How is this "the most ambitious COD to date"? It's been the same repetitive shitty game since MW2, and this looks the samne. Graphics are equal to COD 4. Though it looks like Treyarch has taken some aspects of Tom Clancy's Future Soldier for their own. Figures, no creativity or originality. F U COD, you're not getting any more of my money. Damn Tony Todd for sinking to this level. And Trent Reznor sucks. The score to MW2 was the best and will never be topped.

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Comment #53 by Rapturous Rich
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:20:14 PM
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I see you're up to your usual nonsense, STONE DEVIL, such a shame.

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Comment #54 by creaper210
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 01:59:39 PM
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@43 That's why I said Call of Duty performs better. I'm sure they would have no problem making the game look much better, but you know what? Look at BF3. Looks good, but plays horribly slow and it's unresponsive as hell. I'll gladly take a game with bad graphics over good graphics if that means it will play better.

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Comment #55 by quickhhh
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:00:26 PM
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Yeah can't wait to play Diabetics of War: Black Spots II... Not!

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Comment #56 by Tim 13
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 11:20:23 AM
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51, that's what the comments section is for. To comment on the story. My comment on the story is that they are oversaturating the market with Call of Duty games, and I fucking dare you to tell me I'm wrong. And not only is it being oversaturated with Call of Duty games, but half of them (the Treyarch half) are HORRENDOUS. They can post all they want about it, but that doesn't make Call of Duty 3 good, it doesn't make World at War or Black Ops good, and it won't make Black Ops 2 good. It'll suck just like the rest of the lot.

Oh, blow me.

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