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Call of Duty 2012 reveal happening May 1st

This year's entry to the Call of Duty franchise will be unveiled on May 1st during the NBA playoffs on TNT, Activision has revealed.

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This year's entry to the Call of Duty franchise will be unveiled on May 1st during the NBA playoffs on TNT, Activision has revealed via the franchise's official website. While unconfirmed, it's likely that Treyarch is working on this year's iteration, given the pattern of alternating development duties established in 2007 with Call of Duty 3. This will be the ninth main entry in the Call of Duty franchise. As pointed out by One of Swords, Treyarch "chimed in on Twitter shortly after the site went live," making it all the more likely that the Black Ops studio is involved. Rumors have pegged this year's Call of Duty as a direct sequel to Black Ops. Certainly, this teaser image is reminiscent of the marketing campaign for the 2011 shooter.

'Dude with gun in background' seems to be the motif of the Black Ops series

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    April 23, 2012 12:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Call of Duty 2012 reveal happening May 1st.

    This year's entry to the Call of Duty franchise will be unveiled on May 1st during the NBA playoffs on TNT, Activision has revealed.

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      April 23, 2012 12:42 PM

      Oh, another COD.

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      April 23, 2012 12:47 PM

      What's there to reveal? It just gonna look exactly like the last Call of Duty.

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      April 23, 2012 12:49 PM

      I'll go ahead and take care of this now...

      "It looks like the last one!!"
      "This game sucks!!!"
      "WTF Activision?!"
      "LOL, innovation, AMIRITE??"

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        April 23, 2012 1:36 PM

        "I hate the multiplayer but like the single player, so I'll get it anyways, but not support DLC gouging"

        - Me, every year

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      April 23, 2012 12:59 PM

      This is a Treyarch game right? I always seem to like Treyarch COD games better, from a multiplayer stand point. They seem to take all the crazy shit that IW does in the previous game and balances it correctly. Then they add better maps.

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        April 23, 2012 1:07 PM

        Yeah I liked BO a lot. They did some stuff right in that one.

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      April 23, 2012 1:02 PM

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      April 23, 2012 1:09 PM

      this better be a DLC pack for 14.99... :P

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      April 23, 2012 1:11 PM

      They should just switch up the name to be like the Madden franchise and name it by year.

      Call of Duty 2012
      Call of Duty 2013
      Call of Duty 2014
      ....

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        April 23, 2012 5:04 PM

        That was what Epic was planning to do with Unreal Tournament (UT2003, UT2004, and UT2007, which got renamed to UT3).

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      April 23, 2012 1:12 PM

      I'm curious to know if people are excitedly looking forward to this (among our CoD fans?)

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        April 23, 2012 1:26 PM

        I sort of am, but I only play the multiplayer portion. I mean I know it's basically the same game with different tweaks, but it's still fun. COD multiplayer has been excellent since the 1st one.

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        April 23, 2012 5:28 PM

        I'm thinking if its CoDBLOPS2 I'll probably get and enjoy it (I loved CoD4, I liked CoDBLOPS a lot...and I didn't care for MW2 or MW3).

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          April 23, 2012 5:30 PM

          Though its hard to imagine it pulling me away from Tribes: Ascend and BF3 for very long...those are my two go-to games right now!

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      April 23, 2012 1:22 PM

      I eagerly await the pre-order exclusives, day 1 DLC lineup, and new perks available via extra subscription fee...all bundled up in the same old game engine! Activision, you are so good to us, we are not worthy! *Throws my money at them*

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      April 23, 2012 1:26 PM

      man I miss when a sequel announcement was a huge deal. remember when we heard that diablo 2 was coming out? remember the mind blowing news that there was a quake 2 in the works?

      hearing about a new COD coming out is like stating that at some point tommorow, a fart will be released somewhere on planet earth.

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        April 23, 2012 1:28 PM

        Behold! This is a symptom that Activision has ALMOST finished driving CoD into the ground. This happened with rock band, it's just taking a bit longer with CoD.

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          April 23, 2012 5:14 PM

          Activision's music rhythm franchise was Guitar Hero. That entire genre flamed out in 2010, with Green Day: Rock Band, Rock Band 3, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Def Jam Rapstars, and PowerGig, Rise of the SixString (you may not have heard of that one, but its legacy shall be the marketing phrase, "No one is more authentic than Kid Rock!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVMnesyAsjQ ).

          Despite everyone here saying they're sick of Call of Duty, the Call of Duty series keeps hitting the "biggest entertainment release ever" each year since MW2 (2009). Sales-wise, it's still on the incline, even though it seems to be creatively bankrupt, rehashing the same "corridor-setpiece-corridor" single-player and "team deathmatch with persistent perks and unlocks" multiplayer that led to Call of Duty 4's explosive popularity. Yes, this holiday season, it will have been 5 years since Call of Duty 4.

          I pretty much know what to expect: http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=27052940#item_27052940 ...and I know when it's releasing: November 6, 2012

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      April 23, 2012 1:30 PM

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      April 23, 2012 1:52 PM

      I am absolutely not doing this again this year. MW2 wasn't terrible but I still felt robbed. I put in for Black Ops and that should have been the last straw. MW3s campaign wasn't terrible but the multiplayer was a meh recycle.

      Unless this gets outstanding reviews and people say it does something vastly different and is actually an incredible game, I'm going to be spending my money elsewhere.

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        April 23, 2012 1:58 PM

        we need to release the hounds PC playerbase. given the recent piranha effect towards D3 and dark souls port for example... they need to continue the trend of having a complete frenzy and dissecting a game.

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          April 23, 2012 3:44 PM

          Won't happen, not enough people actually care about it, the only people that "care" about it are the hardcores who only do play cod

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        April 23, 2012 4:02 PM

        I found the campaign pretty terrible. In MW2 you had some really great moments where everything came together really well. Coming over the hill to see Whiskey Hotel, space view of EMP with cut down to DC, russian landfall, "No russian". The game had atmosphere, and made internally sense. MW3 on the other hand felt like they had set pieces that they wanted to check off that really didn't fit together, landmarks being the most important design focus. Worse than that, though, they didn't manage to make me care. I didn't care about any of the characters, nor any of the story. The entire universe was a joke that flatlined.

        Multiplayer probably wouldn't have been bad if it wouldn't have been so cheat infested. At least on the PC. Ranked dedicated servers would have really helped out here.

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          April 24, 2012 12:14 AM

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            April 25, 2012 5:27 AM

            And when was this? At launch? Since anyone can download hacks for free, and since there's no updated cheat detection for the p2p network, no more patches, things have gone a bit downhill since then. It also doesn't help that people who get reported don't actually get banned, or that there is no votekick function. There's no incentive to keep people from cheating. Which leads to me having played less games without wallhackers than with them in the overall. Something along the lines of 2 in 3 games. I've been playing online fps for nearly 15 years. I'm confident I can spot a cheat even if it's a little more subtle than invincible, unlimited ammo aimbotting while flying.

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      April 23, 2012 3:52 PM

      Another game from the Blops/WaW dudes is perfectly okay with me. They do a pretty sweet job. Probably a day 1 download on Steam for me.

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      April 23, 2012 4:08 PM

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      April 23, 2012 4:09 PM

      So how much larger than Halo 4 will CoD 2012 on the 360 sales wise? I'm betting TWO times.

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      April 23, 2012 4:32 PM

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        April 23, 2012 11:02 PM

        Did it sell more than blops? I skipped it, and was glad I did after the pc free weekend. Probably done with this franchise, but I have fond memories of MW1 and 2!

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      April 23, 2012 10:55 PM

      call of duty: IN SPACE!

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      April 24, 2012 6:33 AM

      You mean Call of Duty 3 in the last sentence of the first paragraph!

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      April 24, 2012 7:03 AM

      YAWN!!! If it has an all-new graphics engine, I might be intrigued. Otherwise, wake me when they do offer one.

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