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Call of Duty: Black Ops II theme song composed by Trent Reznor

Call of Duty: Black Ops II theme song composed by Trent Reznor

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is probably going to be the biggest game of the year, so it's only appropriate that Activision finds some big names to attach to the game's development. One of these big names is Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, who has composed the theme song for the highly-anticipated military shooter. Apparently, the tune is an "aggressively sounding" rock arrangement, which should fit well with Black Ops II's gritty gameplay and style.

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Treyarch Call of Duty Black Ops II doesn’t need new engine

Treyarch Call of Duty Black Ops II doesn’t need new engine

The next version of Call of Duty will run on the same old engine as many of its predecessors. The Call of Duty franchise has been running on the IW3.0 engine since 2007, with the exception of Modern Warfare 2, which used IW4.0. But don't expect a major under-the-hood overhaul for Black Ops II. But that doesn't mean it won't still be an amazing experience, the developer says.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops was Reportedly the Most Pirated Game in 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops was Reportedly the Most Pirated Game in 2010

While publisher Activision and developer Treyarch are busy dealing with a bunch of angry customers on Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console, it looks like a lot more than a few individuals out there decided that, instead of buying the game, they'd rather download it from the Internet. Not that that slowed down the sales of the game at all, considering it managed to amass $1 billion in the short time it has been out in global sales. But, with the numbers we're seeing here, it's almost staggering to think how much bigger it could have been.

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When Should a Developer Step In?

When Should a Developer Step In?

With the holiday spirit in full effect, and people talking about giving gifts to everyone they know, and hopefully receiving gifts from everyone they know, I realized that I've been thinking a lot about developer Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops. Why? Because a few comments in our recent stories about the poor connectivity for online sessions, and the fact that some people expect something from either Treyarch, or publisher Activision, have made me start wondering if that's actually an option. When should a developer step in, and start proactively trying to make those who purchased their title happy? After all, the plan that just buying the game would make them happy isn't working out. So, if there's a next step, what should it be?

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets New 1.05 Patch, Continues to Try and Fix Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets New 1.05 Patch, Continues to Try and Fix Multiplayer

The patches just keep on coming. Despite the fact that Treyarch has said in the past that it tends to take a month before patches can be issued to consoles, here's patch 1.05 just one week after 1.04 landed on the PlayStation 3. Despite the hot fix that was also released earlier in the week, Treyarch seems to be at a constant race to try and make the multiplayer experience what they wanted it to be, right out of the gate. Unfortunately for PlayStation 3 owners especially, that just hasn't been the case.

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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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