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Call of Duty: Black Ops

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

Field Report: A Few Days with Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer

By Brian Leahy, Nov 11, 2010 4:30pm PST

I've been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer for a few days now on both the Xbox 360 and PC (with varying degrees of success) and while casual fans won't find many differences between Treyarch's latest and Modern Warfare 2, there are a lot of cha

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"One thing I wish COD would include is a Terrorist-Hunt mode. Those are so fun to Co-Op through."

- Sgt_Boomstick see all 35 comments

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