Tagged With call of duty: black ops

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Still aching to scratch that FPS itch at school, work, on the bus, or anywhere that isn't home? And not with virtual controls? Sony's handheld Vita, with its twin analogue sticks, should have been the device to scratch that itch. Sadly, though, the handheld has been light on first person shooters even after six months on the market. Activision aims to change that with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, a Vita-only version of the most popular FPS around, Call of Duty. The game was unveiled with a gameplay trailer yesterday at Sony's Gamescom press conference, and I got to see more of it at the show afterward.

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When you face low expectations, falling short of them doesn't count for much either. And that's the dirty secret of Call of Duty, which has spent four years solidifying its image as a crass chickenhawk brand thanks to some particularly dumb marketing initiatives. But hiring on Col Oliver North to stump for Black Ops 2 represents a new low.

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The gentleman who dressed up as the box for Call of Duty: Black Ops at this year's Fan Expo in Toronto, US was one of our favourite cosplayers of 2011. He sends everyone here best wishes for 2012 with that picture of him and Katee Sackhoff, better known as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. "I can't tell if she liked my costume or not," Black Ops Guy said.

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Well, most analysts expect Modern Warfare 3 to outperform its predecessor Black Ops - both in terms of pre-orders and sales - but analysts Cowen & Company are claiming that Battlefield 3's pre-orders are doing incredible numbers, roughly on par with Black Ops last year.