A Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Map Called ‘Nuketown 2025’

A Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Map Called ‘Nuketown 2025’

Nuketown 2025, a retro-style multiplayer map inspired by nuclear test sites such as the one seen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will be available for Call of Duty: Black Ops II at release for pre-order customers.

The above video should give a good idea what the map will be like. Lead-lined fridges, anyone?


  • Okay, It can’t be just me but this ‘article’ reads more like an advertisement for pre-ordering Black Ops 2. This map inclusion has been advertised already with all Black Ops 2 media for the last 6 months or so, why do we need an article telling us that said map comes with the game?

    I can get that the author might be excited for this game, but honestly… it reads like he was paid to say this.

    • I could have been persuaded otherwise if he had anything interesting to say about the map other than “look a cod map exactly like an old cod map. yeah!”

      • Likewise, but it seems to be getting harder to pick the actual game journalism from the ‘paid’ articles from this site.

        • I’m curious as to how this works. Is it confirmed that certain articles are ‘paid’ for? Or is it perhaps part of a broader agreement. I don’t necessarily disagree with it, the business has to make money and if a large majority of people have Ad-Blocker like myself it really cuts off a large income stream. I wonder though – isn’t a certain level of disclosure required in regards to media outlets as to what is a paid advertisement and what is not? I’m thinking of the paid ads that used to/still do (not sure) show up as you scrolled down the blog for the Galaxy or whatever. In the newspapers they often replicate the style of the paper but have a large ‘This is an advertising feature’ warning.

          I would assume that Gawker would adhere to whatever laws are in place regarding that – though perhaps it’s a little grey in terms of content like this on the internet. In a lot of ways what we get from Kotaku everyday is advertising. We wouldn’t know about games, their features etc. without the articles on here. Feature articles obviously belong to the journalism side – but where an announcement of a new game/feature/expansion stops being news and starts being advertising is a fine line.

          It seems like this article pretty well demonstrates that grey area. As hype builds for a release of something like COD, we begin to see more articles, which builds more hype (positive or negative) which leads to more articles etc.

          It would be interesting to know the Gawker/Kotaku position on advertising/news.

    • Put it this way, this is the only article this ‘author’ has published on Kotaku, Australia. That’s interesting to say the least.

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