Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer

The debut trailer for Black Ops 2 follows the Call of Duty formula pretty well, offering explosions, a city under siege, and horses. Wait, what?


Activision has finally announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 2--for real this time. As expected, Black Ops 2 takes the long-running franchise into the future. The debut trailer for the game follows the Call of Duty formula pretty well, offering explosions, a city under siege, and horses. Wait, what? Yes, Black Ops 2 will not only feature robotic drones--but horseback riding as well.

Expect much more on Black Ops 2 very soon.

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    May 1, 2012 5:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer.

    The debut trailer for Black Ops 2 follows the Call of Duty formula pretty well, offering explosions, a city under siege, and horses. Wait, what?

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      May 1, 2012 5:29 PM


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        May 1, 2012 5:35 PM

        ...AND HORSES!

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          May 1, 2012 6:33 PM

          I thought that was just Uncharted 3 footage

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      May 1, 2012 5:30 PM

      Black Ops 2142?

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      May 1, 2012 5:31 PM

      Call of Duty: Human Revolution

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      May 1, 2012 5:36 PM

      Pssst. I really hate the shacknews video player thingie, it's horrible. Can we get a new one to go with the new website?

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      May 1, 2012 6:16 PM

      lol what the fuck GIVE ME ZOMBIES

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      May 1, 2012 6:22 PM


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      May 1, 2012 6:33 PM

      i can't stop laughing at those fuckin textures

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        May 1, 2012 7:08 PM

        Why is that guy's face so fucking harsh? I think 90 percent of texture artists in gaming contrast/brightness the shit out of their stuff. It's also full of blacks which is a basic art fail, especially in something like a face that is translucent and reflective all over the place.

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        May 2, 2012 12:15 AM

        They can defend the engine all they like, but they clearly haven't got a choice but to use that ancient tech given the churn rate on these games. It really does look like shit next to any modern engine like Rage or Frostbite.

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      May 1, 2012 6:46 PM

      Interesting. But will the horses shoot lasers?

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      May 1, 2012 7:25 PM

      If my horse doesn't vomit rockets I'll be pissed

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      May 1, 2012 7:27 PM

      that looks FUCKING awesome

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      May 1, 2012 7:34 PM

      You know I'd probably be a lot more interested in this if it wasn't Call of Duty. I'm a sucker for future sci-fi shit :(

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      May 1, 2012 7:51 PM

      CoD 2142

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      May 1, 2012 7:52 PM

      I will be buying it because this and Halo 4 are what folks on Xbox Live will be playing. I am interested in the near future setting and Treyarch did a good job on Black Ops 1. In fact, I think Black Ops 1 is a better game than Modern Warfare 3.

      This annual CoD tithe is not that big a deal if you have friends that play the series regularly. The Call of Duty Elite service is the only real rip off because now that I have had some time with it I do not think I am getting my $50 worth. If Battlefield tries to do the same thing then I'll have to drop one because I won't subscribe to both.

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        May 1, 2012 8:08 PM

        "I will be buying it because this and Halo 4 are what folks on Xbox Live will be playing"

        And this is what regulates you to Lemming status. The rest of your post is negated all due to this single comment. You and the rest of the Lemmings will continue to butcher what was once a worthy title and series and I am talking way back to COD and COD 2.

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          May 1, 2012 8:13 PM

          Fuck you man.

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          May 1, 2012 8:16 PM

          that makes no sense at all. you silly little spergy troll. you never played any of that stuff anyway, just stop.

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          May 1, 2012 8:17 PM


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          May 1, 2012 8:19 PM

          Oh man, this is so funny. Sup trollybro.

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          May 1, 2012 8:22 PM


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          May 1, 2012 8:24 PM


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          May 1, 2012 8:26 PM

          I agree with Dr. Cube on a few things (namely that Black Ops was a better game than MW3, and that if you have friends that are playing, it's worth it (see me and BF3 - the game still acts like shit and I still despise EA, but I'll take friends anyday).

          That said (Shacknews Pile-On-Troll replies notwithstanding), I do hate the annual COD trend and hope this one crashes and burns.

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            May 1, 2012 8:30 PM

            Yeah I'm pretty sure COD like WoW and other things that are horrible and not actually fun only has traction because of the strong social component, no one wants to be outside the party.

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              May 1, 2012 8:32 PM

              There were some things that Black Ops did that were genuinely interesting to me (paying in-game-currency for gun-related unlocks which you could also use in Wager Matches, which were pretty entertaining).

              But the COD formula has become so stagnant I can't see how anyone buys COD9 and immediately thinks "This is a good value!"

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              May 1, 2012 9:20 PM

              Thats how I always felt about CounterStrike.

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                May 2, 2012 7:29 AM

                CS funnily enough helps cultivate it by having dead people sit it out and go IRC while spectating

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                  May 2, 2012 7:29 AM

                  "IRC" meaning chatting in-game, not actual IRC

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          May 1, 2012 8:53 PM

          what is this fucking post i mean seriously

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          May 1, 2012 9:05 PM

          Dr_Cube, you fucking dirty peasant! BEGONE FROM MY SIGHT!

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            May 1, 2012 9:10 PM

            PC Winter is coming.

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            May 1, 2012 9:17 PM

            But...but...where do I go? I am already on the front page! There is no lower place to be banished to!

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          May 1, 2012 9:05 PM

          sonicbrewz you are cool as shit man. all the way back to cod and cod 2 huh, simply fucking amazing.

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          May 1, 2012 9:16 PM

          ur cute

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          May 2, 2012 12:26 AM

          I think "relegate" is the word you're looking for.

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          May 2, 2012 12:46 AM

          I really don't have a problem with the COD franchise it's become like Madden in the sense that I might skip a couple games but as long as the core gameplay is good I'll pick one up every so often. Hell with the Halo franchise Halo: Reach showed that they can still do something interesting and if they keep that quality going I think I'll be happy.

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            May 2, 2012 12:50 AM

            Beyond that who fucking cares it's not like COD is some sacred cow.

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          May 2, 2012 8:07 AM

          We regulate any playing of this property
          and we damn good too
          But you can't be any geek off the street,
          gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn your achievements!

          It was a smoky blue sky, a chill platoon
          Sonicbrews was in a jeep, trying to consume
          some info for the eve, so I can get some funk
          just rollin in my ride, chillin with some holmes

          Just hit the Eastside of the COD
          on a mission trying to beat the S.O.G.
          Seen a sky full of Hueys with a need to tweak
          all you thugs know what's up with 213

          So I hooks a left into the bunkers and trenches
          some brothas shootin guys so I said "Let's do this"
          I jumped out the ridge, and said "What's up?"
          some brothas pulled some gats so I said "I'm stuck."

          Since these Viets peepin me I'ma glide and swerve
          these T-55s lookin so hard they straight hit the curb
          Won'tcha think of better things than some thorny tricks
          I see my homey and some suckers all in his mix

          I'm gettin jacked, I'm breakin myself
          I can't believe they taking S-brews's wealth
          they took my frags, they took my SEMTEX
          I looked at the brotha said "Damn, what's next?"

          They got my homey hemmed up and they all around
          ain't none of them seeing if they going straight pound for pound
          I gotta come up real quick before they start to clown
          I best pull out my strap and lay them busters down

          They got guns to my head
          I think I'm going down
          I can't believe I don't have a TOW
          If I had wings I could fly
          let me contemplate
          I glanced in the cut and I see a China Lake

          Got ten in the clip and one in the hole
          Dr. Cube is about to make some bodies turn cold
          now they droppin and yellin
          it's a tad bit late
          Dr. Cube and Sonicbrews had to regulate

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      May 1, 2012 8:20 PM

      Premise sounds like Binary Domain lol
      But this should be called Call Of Duty 5

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      May 1, 2012 8:21 PM

      sure why not. here's my $60.

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      May 1, 2012 8:51 PM

      Geezus christ...can they upgrade their fucking engine yet? Looks like CoD4 (but plays nothing like it I'm sure)

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      May 1, 2012 9:02 PM

      Throw in some dinosaurs that have shoulder mounted laser cannons and I may consider picking this up

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      May 1, 2012 9:03 PM

      Throw in some dinosaurs that have shoulder mounted laser cannons and I may consider picking this up

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      May 1, 2012 10:23 PM

      This looks stupid...and it also looks like they developed it for the og xbox.

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      May 2, 2012 12:19 AM

      Whats with the crap graphics?... also it looks like its made for 10 year olds. Not impressive, at all.

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        May 2, 2012 1:21 AM

        Yeah it looks gross. If they're gonna insist on 60fps on console why don't they stylise it to look less harsh and low resolution. It's like they're trying to make crysis in the quake 2 engine

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        May 2, 2012 6:10 AM

        Haha, I noticed that too. It looks a little like the original Xbox. I like the high framerate though.

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        May 2, 2012 7:39 AM

        Agreed. Pointy Elbows everywhere.

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      May 2, 2012 6:25 AM

      Call of Duty: Black 2 The Future

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      May 2, 2012 6:45 AM

      I like fighting robots and I like CoD games. So they probably got my money. That being said, while I was fine with the engine for the last installments as it runs great and looks decent, it's really nearing the point where it's going to become an issue for me as well, as other games keep on getting better looking. Maybe they figure they'll keep on going with the same engine until new consoles arrive? I'd be surprised if they didn't have something under works already.

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        May 2, 2012 7:10 AM

        I agree. It's still running a very heavy modified Quake engine.

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      May 2, 2012 7:23 AM

      Good to know that Activision watched what happened when BF went into the future.... their worst selling version of all time.... Good luck Activision.... Just because its set in the "future" wont change the multiplayer game... and we all know thats all kids care about these days.....

      this looked like ALL single player story content.... not impressed...

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        May 2, 2012 7:26 AM

        Except BF 2142 was excellent and criminally underated because a) They had more design freedom to create their own guns and tech b) MECHS.

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        May 2, 2012 7:31 AM

        2142 didn't pick up traction because it was too soon after BF2, and people weren't down with the faster release windows 7 years ago

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          May 2, 2012 9:52 AM

          And it just wasn't as fun, and in game ads blowout, and buggy as hell.

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      May 2, 2012 9:05 AM

      ohh look it Black Ops..zz.zzzz

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