Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Black Ops Passes $1 Billion in Sales Worldwide

Call of Duty: Black Ops Passes $1 Billion in Sales Worldwide

Since the release of publisher Activision and developer Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops, the companies have watched as their title steadily look over sales records, and sold millions of copies all over the world. In a matter of five days, the title had managed to pull in $650 million in total sales. And now, with the game's first downloadable content for the Xbox 360 coming February 1st, Activision is happy to announce that the game is still selling like hot cakes.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC for Xbox 360 Landing February 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC for Xbox 360 Landing February 1

It hasn't been a secret that Microsoft has a deal with all of the right people to carry the first downloadable content for the mega-hit that is Call of Duty: Black Ops, but perhaps it's the timing of the announcement that seems like it might rub all of those players on other systems, like Sony's PlayStation 3. Courtesy of Major Nelson's latest podcast, it's been confirmed that the first DLC for Black Ops, entitled First Strike, will indeed be coming to the Xbox 360 first, and it's launching on February 1st.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets Hotfix for Online Connectivity

Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets Hotfix for Online Connectivity

Yesterday, we reported that despite the best efforts from developer Treyarch, it looked like owners of the recently released game Call of Duty: Black Ops for Sony's PlayStation 3 were still seeing some major issues with network connectivity. Namely, while it wasn't the best connection possible right when the game released, it's actually been getting worse as each new patch was downloaded to consoles. The latest patch, v1.04, was the worst of the bunch it seemed, and many gamers for the PS3 had been voicing their opinions on the official Black Ops forums. Late last night, Treyarch's Community Manager Josh Olin stepped in, and came forward to respond to some "suggestions" in the forum, as well as announce that a hotfix had been released.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Receives Patch, Infuriates PS3 Owners

Call of Duty: Black Ops Receives Patch, Infuriates PS3 Owners

Despite the fact that the same game may be released on multiple consoles, that doesn't necessarily mean that specific console owners are getting the same experience that others are getting. It's become a well known, and much-maligned, belief that the Microsoft Xbox 360 version of the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops is the superior edition, while the PC and PlayStation 3 variations got the shaft, more or less. To drive this point home, PS3 owners have been vocal about the deteriorating condition of their games, even with each new patch that developer Treyarch releases.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Hits $650 Million in 5 Days

Call of Duty: Black Ops Hits $650 Million in 5 Days

In a formal announcement that some probably saw coming from a mile away, Activision announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops has continued to break records, and has officially managed to rake in $650 million worth of sales in the first five days of being on sale. It would be impressive enough to be just another video game record, but just as they did with the first record breaking 24 hours, this breaks entertainment records as a whole.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Rakes in $360 Million in First 24 Hours, Breaks Records

Call of Duty: Black Ops Rakes in $360 Million in First 24 Hours, Breaks Records

It was only three days ago, when we reported that it looked like Activision, and analysts alike, were preparing for the worst when it came to the release of the latest Call of Duty title, Black Ops. It was believed that the new game would manage to sell 20% less than what the previous mega-hit, Modern Warfare 2 managed to sell, and that everyone was pretty much okay with that. However, on the street, and amongst gamers, it was pretty evident that Black Ops was seeing ridiculously strong pre-sales, and that the first 24 hours would be pretty big. As it turns out, the results were actually huge.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Sell 20% Less Than Modern Warfare 2, Says Analyst

Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Sell 20% Less Than Modern Warfare 2, Says Analyst

The talk about Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops is winding down, as players brace themselves for the launch tomorrow. (Have you checked to see if there's a midnight release happening in your neck of the woods?) But, that's not stopping one analyst from piping up just hours before the game goes on sale, saying that he doesn't think that Black Ops (which is developed by Treyarch) will be able to reach the sales figures that Modern Ware 2 managed not too long ago.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Censored in Germany, International Versions Blocked by Steam

Call of Duty: Black Ops Censored in Germany, International Versions Blocked by Steam

It may not be as controversial as another First Person Shooter (FPS) title that was recently released, but it looks like Treyarch and Activision's upcoming title, Call of Duty: Black Ops, won't be arriving in Germany in its pristine condition. According to PCGames.de, the title has been banned in Germany, which means that a censored version of the title will be landing in the country. But, if you're a PC gamer expecting to get around the ban by playing a different country's version, you're also out of luck.

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Halo Reach Will Outsell Call of Duty Black Ops, Boasts Xbox UK Director

Halo Reach Will Outsell Call of Duty Black Ops, Boasts Xbox UK Director

The video game industry is a tough one. It's just as fierce and competitive as any other market in the tech world, and so it's no wonder that someone from Microsoft would boast some pretty fantastic predicted results for the upcoming title Halo: Reach. And when competition is brought up, First Person Shooter (FPS) titles Halo and Call of Duty are the two bodies entered into the title fight. With Reach and Black Ops set to release within arm's reach of one another, talk about sales numbers is starting to heat up.

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