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May 2, 2012, 05:34 AM
 
So, here comes the latest from Treyarch that Dakar and Fatty won't be getting.

Reveal Trailer - Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - YouTube!
     
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May 2, 2012, 09:42 AM
 
More liek Homefront II, amirite?
     
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May 2, 2012, 12:21 PM
 
I'll have to wait till I get home to take a look at the trailer. I'm assuming there are vehicles now, since Dakar is commenting that it's looks like Homefront 2.

I likely won't be getting it. I'll likely be on Halo 4.

Ok. I just checked out the description on Wiki and I see the storyline is involves China and the US in a cold war. It seems to involve alot of robots and unmanned vehicles.
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Sep 8, 2012, 01:22 PM
 
Nuketown is in Blops 2.

What a surprise.
     
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Nov 6, 2012, 04:59 AM
 
One week to go. I can just feel the antipathy.
     
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Nov 6, 2012, 05:17 AM
 
Yeah, I saw the trailer on TV. Looks impressive.

But I got too much to play at the moment. I'm playing Assassin's Creed III (SP & MP), I'll be picking up HALO 4 today, and i've been finishing off Crackdown 2 achievements (even bought the DLC).
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Nov 13, 2012, 08:47 AM
 
9.3 from IGN.

I don't care about the antipathy...I preordered and will be shooting some folks tonight. I just didn't want to stand in the cold with 300 neckbeards at 1 AM.
     
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Nov 13, 2012, 10:06 AM
 
I'll pick this game up eventually, for Zombies, but otherwise......meh
     
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Nov 13, 2012, 10:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'll pick this game up eventually, for Zombies, but otherwise......meh
     
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Nov 13, 2012, 01:35 PM
 
Yeah, don't spend your money on it. Its just Blops 1 with new maps and a new menu layout. Feels the same, shoots the same. Disappoints the same.
     
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Nov 13, 2012, 01:47 PM
 
Hey now, you knew I was big into the zombie mode, hell I still pop Black Ops in once and a while to slaughter some undead. Eventually means once I've already played AC3, Dishonored, etc and/or if I get some video game related gift cards for Xmas. Don't expect me to pick it up anytime soon.
     
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Nov 14, 2012, 09:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Hey now, you knew I was big into the zombie mode, hell I still pop Black Ops in once and a while to slaughter some undead. Eventually means once I've already played AC3, Dishonored, etc and/or if I get some video game related gift cards for Xmas.  Don't expect me to pick it up anytime soon.
I'm being melodramatic. I blame cheezy. My only legit worry is you'll probably try the multi out of curiosity, so I have to hope it sucks.
     
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Nov 14, 2012, 12:50 PM
 
I had put the disk back in the case, with receipts ready to trade it in. I even got to the shop at lunch time. It stayed in my bag.

After 2 games tonight, I now know that I made a mistake.
     
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Nov 14, 2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Nov 14, 2012, 07:09 PM
 
Bah...I like it. The new points-based killstreaks are a huge improvement.

The 10-point class balancing system adds another layer of strategy to the load outs, kill confirmed has been tweaked to encourage breakneck-paced action for the twitchy types out there, the maps are really good (although still a bit overly complex, as has been the case for three CoD games in a row now), and the weapons, items, etc. feel new because of the futuristic setting.

Also, the sound of the guns has been highly improved.
     
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Nov 14, 2012, 10:32 PM
 
The sound could not have been worse than the 1st blops.
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 06:18 AM
 
So... you can take 3000 perks now? And I thought that killstreak in MW3 was broken...
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 08:23 AM
 
I was expecting my friends list to be filled with people playing blops 2. Over the past 2 nights, I've had no more than 2 or 3 people playing the game. Most of my friends are still on Halo 4 or Borderlands 2.

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Nov 15, 2012, 09:12 AM
 
Everybody is tired of COD. They want something different.
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Nov 15, 2012, 09:14 AM
 
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Everybody is tired of COD. They want something different.
I don't think Halo counts in that regard.

Related: What little I saw of Medal of Honor looked awful
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 10:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't think Halo counts in that regard.
You haven't seen Halo 4... trust me, it's different enough to count...

I don't think people would be playing Halo 4 unless it set itself apart from the previous Halos, which I think it's done.

But in one way, your right, it isn't new, they just haven't oversaturated the gaming community, like they have with COD (ie too many COD titles in such a short time frame.
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Nov 15, 2012, 10:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
they just haven't oversaturated the gaming community
The key right there.
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 12:43 PM
 
I couldn't get more than 35€ (I paid 60€) for the game as a trade in. So I didn't. Even if I bought other new games (even pre-orders).

I have a feeling that Blops2 will fail, for various reasons.

Tempted to try zombies and hope that I don't feel as ripped off as I do.
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 12:49 PM
 
It's not going to fail.
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 12:54 PM
 
Lets wait and see.

If in 3 or 4 months there are more people playing Blops2 then other games on Maj Nelson's lists (btw Dakar thats your responsibility), I'll post a picture of myself in a mankini.
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 12:55 PM
 
Lose-lose situation.

To me, failure would be to undersell compared to the first Black Ops.
     
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Nov 15, 2012, 01:11 PM
 
It was apparently the biggest selling media thingy in history. Can it repeat that? I wouldn't think so.

Dunno what your friends list is like, but those MW2/3 and Blops whores are not all playing/buying Blops2. About 60% from what I see.
     
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Nov 16, 2012, 06:31 AM
 
All my COD friends are playing it. The rest is on Halo 4.
     
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Nov 16, 2012, 07:28 AM
 
Leonard is right in saying Halo 4 is huge evolution in terms of gameplay. The only disappointment I have with it is that it's still 3-4 years behind Blops2 in load out customization and rewards. There's no real satisfaction in leveling up because you cannot tell the different in the endless number of helmets and armor upgrades when you're shooting a guy in Halo 4 -- everything is just a blur of red and blue. The gameplay makes up for it in the end, but I don't know if its longevity will match that of Blops 2.

Lastly, I know every review is saying this, but the guns (and gun audio) are the real stars of Halo 4.
     
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Nov 16, 2012, 11:52 AM
 
Double XP this weekend.
     
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Nov 16, 2012, 11:54 AM
 
Yeah, I saw they were going to have double xp on the first weekend a while back. They just really are caving to give players anything they want.
     
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Dec 1, 2012, 05:04 AM
 
So those that loved it at first have calmed down a bit. Some even say that they hate it. I can either have wonderful games or horrible games. Maps are very good, but like Blops1 and MW3 difficult to hold a position since limited choke points. Network stuff is as screwed up as previous CoDs. I can have 4 green bars and feel the lag. I can have 3 yellow bars and have a great game.

The way that the load-out works is very good, you basically have 10 spaces/slots and you organise your attachments, nades, perks etc to fill up the 10 slots. For example, I have 3 things on my rifle, no secondary and no nades, but 4 perks. The ability to have 2, 2nd level perks and over-equip your assault rifle takes up 2 of the slots.

The more powerful sniper rifles give one shot kills in the chest with a silencer. Finally. Hacking equipment is fun, especially when its a bouncing betty and the previous owner is close enough to it to set it off. Air support doesn't seem to be the rapage that it was. So far there doesn't seem to be an over-powered setup. Of course it is early days.

Overall, very balanced.
     
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Dec 10, 2012, 01:46 AM
 
Some servers that allow you to play online were down over the weekend. I know at least 20 people in the UK who were impacted.

Probation warnings for quitting games early - even when you don't. Some guy got over 14 years probation.

Latest patch on the Xbox seems to have led to even more network issues.

Ended up playing Forza last night.
     
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Dec 18, 2012, 01:18 AM
 
For those that care, I've gone 100% hard core. No more standard games, not even accepting invites from my clan for std stuff. Since I live (sort of) in the countryside I don't get a good network connection. But even if the wife uses the TV (which shares the bandwidth) and I play hc tdm there are no issues. If wifey isn't watching TV and I try to play std tdm, the network is terrible. This reminds me of later MW and MW2 issues.

Its quite clear that Treyarch STILL don't know how to do network code. You can be in a game with everyone having 4 green bars and you see people skating across the maps. Then there'll be a host migration. Then another one. And then everyone has 1 red bar. This is usually in the gametypes with the most players like std tdm or domination.

The grind of weapon attachments is gone. When you prestige you keep your weapon level, which is good. I haven't prestiged a weapon yet though - this is different to prestiging the player. And each prestige lets you keep a weapon as well as a class slot. You can also keep the tokens from the previous level but I haven't tried this yet.
     
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Dec 18, 2012, 05:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
For those that care, I've gone 100% hard core.
Well that certainly can't be misconstrued.

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Its quite clear that Treyarch STILL don't know how to do network code.
Shit like that doesn't get fixed on these biyearly cycles.
     
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Dec 18, 2012, 09:09 AM
 
Honestly, I've had very few problems with lag. It crops up every now and then, but setting the search filter for "best" has given my group about a 95% chance of getting into a good match.

I just moved, and was without Internet for about 8 or 9 days, so I'm going to be a bit rusty, but I'm looking forward to getting back on. You would know that I moved on a Double XP weekend.
     
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Dec 28, 2012, 01:07 PM
 
My buddy bought me this games for Xmas, I haven't turned on my xbox in months (don't even know if it works). Assuming I can, I'll try it out soon but I probably won't buy a new xbox just to play this.
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 03:13 PM
 
So you'll see Fatty playing Blops2 over the next few days, I'm borrowing it from a buddy to check out the zombie mode, I'll probably play some multi too.

Dakar, commence freakout.
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 03:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Dakar, commence freakout.
At this point I'm just bitter you're not up for any ACIII Wolfpack or BF3.
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 03:30 PM
 
Zombies in Blops is fookin ace. You should party up, its a blast.
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 03:48 PM
 
I'll be on this week for some zombies, if I can peel away from PoE... got a new 55" TV
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 04:04 PM
 
I'm on all the time. Strange that once you guys have lost interest, I'm knocking on the door to my 6th prestige (only impressive when you consider I've already surpassed my total prestiges for MW2, BO, and MW3 combined.
     
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I'm on all the time.
Yes, I've been noting that since before xmas. WHAT THE HELL MAN?!
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 04:08 PM
 
My brother moved to Aurora, CO, and it's our #1 way of staying in touch.

Also, my brother-in-law is hilarious to play alongside. He's nearing Master Prestige.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
My brother moved to Aurora, CO, and it's our #1 way of staying in touch.

Also, my brother-in-law is hilarious to play alongside. He's nearing Master Prestige.
You are pure evil.
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 04:27 PM
 
Oh...

And I acquired the diamond camo for the SMG class (gold in every SMG).

Honestly, it's probably because I haven't had an Uncharted to steal my attention.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
At this point I'm just bitter you're not up for any ACIII Wolfpack or BF3.
To be perfectly honest AC3 hasn't really gotten its claws into me enough and I'm still very clumsy with the controls. I guess I just thirst for something 'new' and at this point CoD is actually that hilariously enough. Besides Halo 3's epic NN meetups I don't think I've ever had as much fun as when we ran as a crew during the MW2 days. I long for that level of collaboration when we play Bf3, but we just don't have the numbers.
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 04:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Besides Halo 3's epic NN meetups I don't think I've ever had as much fun as when we ran as a crew during the MW2 days. I long for that level of collaboration when we play Bf3, but we just don't have the numbers.
Yeah, I miss a good group in BF3 too. I'm hard up for what to play for my next game as well.
     
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Feb 7, 2013, 12:25 PM
 
It's not too late to pick up Halo 4.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
It's not too late to pick up Halo 4.
I'm more open to that than Black Ops.
     
 
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