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Black Ops Trailer Debuts On ESPN, Explodes With Potential

If you were watching the NBA Playoffs last night on ESPN - the game where the Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic to take a 2-0 series lead - you likely caught the world premiere trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

It arrived during the third quarter and you can bet it was a definite crowd-pleaser. One may not have expected a big trailer to air so early; after all, the game isn't scheduled to hit until November 9. But then again...we are talking about Call of Duty, here. And while I know we don't have a lot of FPS fans around here, you have to admit that this particular video looks very, very promising. We loved what Treyarch did with World at War and it looks like they're upping the ante yet again. If you missed out on the fun, check it out:

Pretty hot, yes? The visuals really appear to be impressive and the action is as close to a Hollywood blockbuster as you're going to get. There's no doubt that Treyarch is putting a ton of effort and resources into this one (as well they should), and we should all reap the rewards come fall. And we know the emphasis will be on multiplayer as it always is, but could you maybe take a cue from EA and dedicate one team to the multiplayer and a whole separate group to handling the single-player campaign...? Maybe then we'll get one that's worth the price of admission, for those of us who have no interest in online multi...

5/19/2010 10:27:51 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (63 posts)

dillonthebunny
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 10:55:05 AM
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yeh, saw this a lil while ago.. looks great. so much so that I am going to trade MW2 in for RDR.. crack on with BC2 and watch Black ops closely.


one question.. will it have a Zombie mode?!?!

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Victor321
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 3:24:34 PM

It will, my friend, it will.

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The Stig
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:01:29 AM
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This one is looking more like an IW CoD than a Treyarch CoD.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:01:49 AM
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Didn't they just make a Call of Duty a few months ago?

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:02:54 AM

different company dude their last one came out in 2008

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:01:57 AM
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looks brilliant im glad they took a leaf outta iw's book singelplayer wise looks alot like the style of the mw games...looks pretty epic

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:09:12 AM
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WoooooooW!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Milonakis
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:11:01 AM
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Great except for the xbox 360 preorder plug at the end.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:13:48 AM
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This looks way better them MW2.

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mike rlz
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:36:09 PM

eh looks the same to me... world at war was better than mw2 though

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:59:49 PM

yea i was kidding. it does largely look the same but i agree, World at War was better then MW2.

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 4:59:02 PM

nah no way man mw is way better than w@w the only reason everyone luved w@w was zombies

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 6:02:56 PM

Actually the reason i like World at War was because it had a better story and longer campaign.

MW2 single player was trash. the only good thing about MW2 was the Spec Ops modes.

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StangMan80
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 6:14:20 PM

MW Yes! MW2 NO!

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booze925
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:29:43 PM

i thought everything call of duty was automatically a cheap cash cow game?

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Godslim
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 10:25:56 AM

no way man it barely had a story!

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rossinator_99
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:16:18 AM
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Makes me wish that i had a 360 so that i would be able to play this. oh. and i'm kidding. we all know that multiplats only advertise for the other guys.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:16:44 AM
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I enjoy the contrasting styles of the two developers and can tell that both are top-notch. With that being said, this trailer makes it look like this game is going to look a lot like MW. I had to remind myself that I was watching a Treyarch trailer afterward. While WAW had fantastic graphics, the character models, to me, were slightly off. Not to scale maybe? IW games don't usually have that problem. This game looks solid and I know it will be.

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dlte
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:33:31 AM
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sweet. we should all pre-order now for xbox 360.............
it's weird, I've never seen a multiplat ad have a ps3 promo at the end, I'm guessing microsoft just ran out of exclusives to use theirs on?

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The Stig
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:35:33 AM

I remember the Assaisins Creed II ad having the PS3 logo at the end (in the UK anyway).

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:44:35 AM

MS is desperate. They have no games coming out and the ones that are, are all sub HD. They have no choice but to latch on to 3rd party games.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:07:50 PM

If I remember correctly does not MS have an agreement regarding the COD franchise. Our was that limited to MW2?

Assassins Creed II was definitely specifically marketed exclusively with PS3.

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Xplicit
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:09:58 PM

I think either the latest Fifa or PES game had PS3 promos at the end.

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Milonakis
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 3:27:31 PM

Sony spends there money on some real stuff instead of latching their name onto third party success.

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JDC80
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:11:13 PM
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One who gave that douche a thumbs up? Second has things gotten this bad for the Xbot community that one of their own has to create a user name on a pro PS3 site to brag about an game that's going to be on both systems?

Most games that are multi-platform nowadays have little to no difference between the PS3 and 360 version so saying Black ops is going to be the bomb only on the 360 proves xbots don't know what they're talking about.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:14:35 PM

lol looks like he was banned.

That was FAST!

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FatherSun
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:49:48 PM

Zero Tolerance!

I guess the specimen was too corrupted to examine huh Ben.

The loyalty level of some trolls is fascinating as well as daunting. I almost attached a clip of Harry Potter year 1. "T-t-t-trolll in the dungeon.....".

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:51:18 PM

I missed it! Did it go something like THE 360 RULES, AND THE PS3 SUCKS BALLS!

Might have been Limited under an alias trying to stir the pot.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:53:52 PM

lol his name was PSX Sucks and yes, his stupid name followed with stupid comments about how the PS3 sucks and Xbox rules.

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TheIllusiveMan
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:16:04 PM
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Torque bow ripoff? Building destruction? Helicopter piloting? This stuff better be online.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 1:52:37 AM

As long as the single player is varied and longer than 5 hours, I'll be happy.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:20:21 PM
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The whole time I was watching this trailer, I felt I was watching the preview of Modern Warfare 3. It looked that obvious.

I have never cared about the singleplayer on ANY of the Call fo Duty's other then just beating them for the trophies (on easy, mind you).

But then again, this game will be won or lost online, and considering that when I played MW2 last week there was still around 500,000 people online, this game has huge shoes to fill.

Shall I mention the PSN records that the 1st MW2 map pack broke?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:24:31 PM

I'm disappointed in my fellow PSN brethren. ha!

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Alienange
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:30:14 PM

@maxpontiac - go for the single player veteran trophies! It's really not that hard. It made me enjoy the campaign even more.

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 5:03:41 PM

i loved mw1 and 2s story and look forward to the new one....i actually cared alot when ghost and gaz died i felt connected to the squad

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 6:27:55 PM

No thanks Alienange. I don't mind difficult, but I hate cheap.

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COD_death
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:39:27 PM
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I'm glad to so it's only on XBox 360, hahaha can someone on this site tell me why sony does not advertise as much as micosoft. I hate seeing this stuff and then it's always XBOX 360 at the end. Wake up Sony, why does sony always hit the snuzz button when it comes to advertising all the time.

It's like when you look at a best buy, wal-mart or any other large retailers ads you never see any PS3's in there, it's only XBOX 360, any reason. Again wake up sony and please don't tell me that they are going to take over, if they advertised 3 years yrs ago there would be no need to "take-over" now.

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Fane1024
Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 5:13:14 PM

Sony spends its money making games.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 12:58:54 PM
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Okaay, that looks good. I wont lie. MW2 had a good story mode, but it was shadowed out by other better story modes. Thats why the online was what it was all about.
But im suddenly more persuaded.
(This would be so much better in third person, or at least with a cover system, because then it would be less run and gun)

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 1:56:42 AM

Story mode in MW2 was great, but far too short and not varied enough.

I'm talking about the air gunner mission with heat vision in MW1. That mission was the freakin' bomb and broke from the standard FPS style gameplay for a bit.

I was disappointed when MW2 didn't have anything varying from that FPS style the entire time, and that I'd finished it 2 days after buying it.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:19:34 PM
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I didn't want this one at first because it was based in nam. But after seeing the trailer last night, it looks better then MW2. I'm getting Black Opps and MoH. I will not be picky.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:24:44 PM
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The trailer looked great and watching the Celtics put a whoopin' on the Magic was even better.

It's also amusing hearing my PSX friends regularly whine about FPS's (COD in particular), and then complaining about how the 360 logo appears at the end of the add....as if they care all of a sudden. If publishers would do marketing research based on the comments section at this PS3 site alone, the only game commercials you'd see featured for the PS3 would be mediocre JRPG's.


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Deleted User
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 2:58:30 PM

lol Well said.

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Lairfan
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 5:24:27 PM

No it wasn't well said. It was actually kinda stupid what Hezzron said.

All the people he's making fun of are saying is that they should not advertise it exclusively for one system. Even if the people who are complaining don't like it, I'm sure there are people who have PS3s who would like it and would be mislead by the ad into thinking that its only for 360 (which is not impossible btw, a lot of people are stupid enough to not do research on that).

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Alienange
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 9:47:24 PM

Oh Hezzron, they like non existent racing sims too.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 1:58:51 AM

Dammit, why don't they advertise it for the Wii???

Everyone knows the Wii's motion controls will make COD Black Ops the best shooter out of any of the other systems...

:P

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Alienange
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:32:34 PM
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This trailer along with the teasers we've already seen?... This is Ghost's story!

And yeah, it's looking a lot like MW2. SWEET!

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 1:58:08 PM
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Visuals, stunning.

Everything else....Just like a hollywood blockbuster, mind numbing, unintelligent cheese based all around eye candy.

Same as all else, trailer wise.

It's stuff like this that has lead me to struggle liking this generation to its full capacity.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 3:01:39 PM

What is an "action/shooter" game's trailer supposed to look like in your head? A picture of a soldier in the background while a deep, spiritual poem is read by someone like Morgan Freeman? Seriously, why do you take something like this so seriously?

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 3:16:52 PM
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EA sent me this trailer yesterday & I was pleasantly surprised by it, but was also sickened to see that f*cking MS had struck again with just their logo at the end of it.


Anyway, once added to the other more cryptic trailer where they had juiced him up for info, COD:BL is looking better than I thought it would.

But, I refuse to give anti-vision even 1 single red dead redemption's worth of my money, so it will wind up definitely being a used copy.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 3:26:41 PM
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That game trailer looked good. Lakers for 2010 champs!

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 3:27:29 PM
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I'm surprised, this actually looks better than MW2, though that not saying much

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Culoslap
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 4:29:50 PM
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Two questions. Is that Bruce Willis at the beginning? And will we get to play as Bruce?

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Banky A
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 5:08:07 PM
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It 'defs looks brill'!
Can't wait to see more.

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StangMan80
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 6:19:44 PM
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XBox!?!? why that ruined it for me even thou I wasn't very interrested from the start. It seems like you always see Xbox at the end of game commercials...
Xbox SUCKS!!!

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InBlackestNight
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 7:18:47 PM
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It looks really good...but I was burned by MW2. Hopefully the single player campaign is more than an afterthought this time. Yes, I know these are designed mostly for online but give me my $60 worth by giving a good offline mode.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 7:35:35 PM
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lol, its xbox exclusive huh?

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iGraves1
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 7:52:34 PM

Not surprised really, when it comes to milking a franchise Activision and Microsoft always comes to mind.

lol

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Mamills
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 9:43:31 PM
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lol another call of duty title? yea... SKIPPED!

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yak4life85
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 11:55:41 PM
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Hell ya zombies here I come! Can't wait for cod:black ops!

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 2:03:29 AM
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Yeah, no wasting my money on a prestige preorder on this one.

If the single player is longer and more varied than just "run here, shoot this", I'll be a little happier.

Will see how MOH compares. Either way, it's gonna be a preowned purchase for me.

Now, PS3 version on better tv or 360 version on smaller and older tv with net connection to Live friends?

Damn I wish my friends got PS3's over 360, but this was 2008 and PS3 was $300 AU more expensive, until the red ring catastrophe changed that and made multiple 360 purchases all the rage.

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v8nnwilder
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 6:07:04 AM
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I dunno about you guys but I think this one looks really really good.... And personally think it will blow MW2 out of the water.

If it pulls off what I think it will this might be the first COD I actually buy. The others I just borrowed or traded but this one might just be worth it in my opinion....

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ro kurorai
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 7:16:04 AM
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Well, I'm not a fan of console shooters or console shooters ported to the PC (the ME trilogy is the only exception ^^). I'm also one of the few guys who thinks MW2 was greatly overhyped and worse than MW. The (non-existent) story was also a joke.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned but MP for me is merely an addition unless it's a game that's specifically designed for MP-fun (ModNation, MAG, Halo ODST/Reach etc).

Thus I'd love to see a proper SP campaign in a good shooter (not a mediocre train-cash shooter *cough* like MW2 *cough*).

BO might actually be one of the new shooters I could really enjoy. Looking forward to this one, the trailer caught my interest.

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