Call of Duty: Black Ops

PC, XB360, PS3, WII, DS, MAC / Action / Release: Nov 9, 2010 / ESRB: M

Shack Giveaway: NVIDIA Hardware and Call of Duty: Black Ops

By Brian Leahy, Nov 11, 2010 11:00am PST

[Update - 11/11/10 4:59PM PST] The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified shortly. Thank you for entering and good luck. Shacknews has...

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"I won the 3D Vision Kit, got a message yesterday, and received the steam code for black ops a ..."

- Josh1286 see all 2101 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Sells $360 Million on Launch Day, Is New 'Biggest Entertainment Launch Ever'

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2010 7:30am PST

Call of Duty: Black Ops sold-through an estimated $360 million in the first 24 hours in North America and the UK alone, Activision has announced,...

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""This Veteran's Day, we should all take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that the brave men ..."

- MeestaNob see all 73 comments

Daily Filter: November 10, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Nov 10, 2010 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco

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Free Call of Duty: Black Ops Female Avatar Items Available on Xbox 360

By Brian Leahy, Nov 10, 2010 10:20am PST

Since the Xbox 360 Limited Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops only shipped with codes for male avatar outfits, Activision has created two...

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"Pretty much proves no women work at Treyarch, at least not as testers, or else this code would ..."

- SlingBlaze see all 13 comments

Activision's Social Media Manager Wants Bugs in Call of Duty: Black Ops Reported; Asks for Civility

By Xav de Matos, Nov 09, 2010 11:50am PST

Dan "One of Swords" Amrich recommends keeping a level head in the face of any issues you may encounter during your experience with Call of Duty:...

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"I have a problem when you start the game. Error "Direct3DDevice9::Present failed: Driver ..."

- igorbor see all 42 comments

Shack PSA: Call of Duty Black Ops Unlocked on Steam Around the Globe

By Xav de Matos, Nov 09, 2010 10:10am PST

Here's your friendly reminder that Call of Duty: Black Ops is now available for sale--and to play if you own it--on Steam in all regions around the...

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"Well first off the fact that control settings have to set independently from single player and ..."

- Odacom see all 10 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

By Garnett Lee, Nov 09, 2010 5:40am PST

A dramatic opening act leaves no doubt about the cinematic aspirations of Call of Duty: Black Ops. For the next few hours—it took me something like six and a half to finish on normal difficulty—it delivers on that ambition better than its mode

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"graphics are really terrible. lightmaps + q3 dynamic lighting. cool hjaha"

- anal justice see all 87 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Chat Thread and Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 09, 2010 5:00am PST

Just over six months after being announced, Call of Duty: Black Ops has arrived on store shelves. Given the monster sales success of Call of Duty:...

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"I'm really enjoying Combat Training, and really the only reason I would go online to play ..."

- Fronch see all 52 comments

Shack Giveaway: Call of Duty: Black Ops [Update]

By Brian Leahy, Nov 08, 2010 5:03pm PST

[This contest is now closed. Shack user thejay247 was randomly selected to win this giveaway. Thanks to all for entering.] Shacknews has one Steam...

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"Congrats to the winner on another generic crap-fest FPS cash cow."

- DaCommando332 see all 1327 comments

Shack PSA: Call of Duty Black Ops Pre-Loading on Steam Now

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2010 10:05am PST

[Update: 6:45pm] An Activision representative has confirmed to Shacknews that users who purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops in stores will be able to...

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"If I buy this @ Fry's or D2D, can I download the full game from Steam @ a later date? Or do I ..."

- jodiuh see all 27 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Trailer Heralds Launch

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2010 7:20am PDT

The launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops has arrived with a spectacle of gunfights, explosions and the apocalyptic sounds of The Rolling Stones' song 'Gimme Shelter' to remind us that

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"Can we expect to be dodging missiles in an inflatable dingy again?"

- ManiacalMoose see all 41 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Steamworks Features Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2010 11:20am PDT

Though it's been known for a while that Call of Duty: Black Ops will use Valve's Steamworks suite on PC, publisher Activision today revealed a few...

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"I hate to say it, but I think they're gonna pull this one off... Been playin' COD since then ..."

- k1ld0r see all 22 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops PC Specs Released

By Brian Leahy, Oct 19, 2010 1:00pm PDT

The PC specifications for Call of Duty: Black Ops have been released by Direct2Drive (via Eurogamer). Is your PC up to the task? Minimum...

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"Come on Activision, just give us REAL dedicated servers and let VAC take care of the cheating ..."

- MeestaNob see all 55 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Trailer Shows Singleplayer

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 12, 2010 5:40am PDT

This morning kicks off with full Call of Duty: Black Ops singleplayer trailer, which premiered on ESPN last night during a televisi

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"Modern Warfare 2's single player campaign was really over the top. Looks like they're trying to ..."

- ManiacalMoose see all 20 comments

Extended Call of Duty: Black Ops Single-Player Footage Premiering Tonight on ESPN

By Xav de Matos, Oct 11, 2010 7:15am PDT

Other than jokingly referring to it as "Cod Blops" internally (now shortened to "Blops"), the Shacknews staff doesn't really talk about Call of Duty: Black Ops. We're

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"I'm confused here. The article mentions that the Shack has some "reservations" using that word ..."

- wytefang see all 12 comments