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PSXE Poll Update: Gamers Undecided On Black Ops

Well, that glossy debut trailer may have swayed some of our readers, because the results from this past week's poll aren't exactly definitive.

I think it goes without saying that the PSXE community as a whole isn't all that enamored with the massively popular Call of Duty series, but after the explosive debut of that trailer, and the promises of a more robust single-player campaign, we wanted to know what y'all thought... And as it turns out, while the largest chunk still say they don't care about the game, the rest is split almost evenly between "looks awesome," "looks good," and "maybe." Regardless of personal preference, you really can't deny the inherent quality of most all CoD shooters and Black Ops developer Treyarch has proven themselves again and again. The idea of using Vietnam as a new environment - amongst other new locales - is a good one in our view, and as a blockbuster piece of entertainment, the new installment could really fit the bill. We would suggest giving it a chance but of course, as it comes out on November 9, there may be all sorts of competition for it... Can anyone say, Gran Turismo 5?

And speaking of GT5, let's find out when you think the release date will be: it sits at November 1 in GameStop's database but we all know it's a placeholder date. Sony has been adamant in their claims that it will absolutely be out before the end of the year, and recent rumors place it as early as September. We're really hoping for an official date at E3, which is why we're asking now...whaddya say?

6/6/2010 9:27:32 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (72 posts)

Victor321
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:43:15 PM
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I hope October is the best bet, so I can get it for my birthday....(please please please) ^__^

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kokoro
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:46:02 AM

Wow is that you in the picture?

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Qubex
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:57:10 AM

Don't be silly kokoroo!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

*Currently in Phenom Pehn, Kindom Of Cambodia

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Victor321
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 7:16:40 AM

Lmfao nope, I'm a male XD

The username was a big giveaway ^__^....but I see where you're going lol

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:00:33 PM

what a cutie in the pic, asian girls r hot!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:48:29 PM
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Well, most folks in the PSXE community are well rounded so that result doesn't surprise me. GT5 who knows since it was a joke to them that it might not come out until 2010 so 2011 might not be too far off the mark.

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:51:23 PM

I hope it doesn't come to a 2011 release World.

PS3's, Sony 3D TV's and GT5 would sell like hotcakes for the christmas rush. I say Sony would be wise sticking to an Oct/Nov 2010 release date.

And Polyphony should keep in mind the benefits of DLC.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:22:43 PM

Joke?

Explain

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:09:51 PM

Excerpted from GTPlanet interview:

When questioned if GT5 would hit in 2010, Kazunori laughed and said the title will be "released sooner than expected"

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Scarecrow
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:16:20 PM

That's not a joke
That's just what happens during development

Polyphony has the luxury to fully polish the game

Plans change and with Heavy Rain, WKC, GOWIII, and FFXIII all releasing exactly where GT5 was gonna release, it's a wise decision by SONY

I still don't see how it was a joke. They COULD have released it early this year. But it's evident that Sony's smart and wants to maximize this game's potential and sale value this Autumn

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shadowpal2
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:41:00 PM

no no no no...n-n-nn-n-noo-nnooo. NONE OF THAT. Ok? Capeesh?

No more GT5...it's MAN FURISMO JIVE!!!! And it shall be forever known as MAN FURISMO JIVE!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:12:21 AM

I said it was a joke to them, as indicated by the laughter.

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Qubex
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:58:36 AM

Lol... who's the joke on then?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

*Currently in Phenom Pehn, Kindom Of Cambodia

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:37:33 PM

Joke's on racing fans now.

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:49:12 PM
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I didn't care about Black Ops at first. But now I know the single player has been worked on rather well, and the trailer looked pretty darn shiny too, I think I might pick this up when it comes down to half price or preowned.

As for GT5, I've got GT PSP to keep me busy, along with getting all trophies in Heavy Rain, God of War 3 and FF XIII. If GT5 will be as revolutionary as Yamauchi says, I can wait.

Good things come those who are patient.

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Zorigo
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 4:46:01 AM

I know the trailer looks shiny, but so does deus ex. i'd much rather get that if that goes well.

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JackC8
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:01:27 PM
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That's like asking when Lucy will quit pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown tries to kick it.

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kevinater321
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:16:02 PM
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I'm not going to get blackops, i've had enough of the call of duty games for a wile. As ofr GTA i'm guessing October or November.

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Alienange
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:33:28 PM

You know something we don't?

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kevinater321
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:09:22 PM

What do you mean? and i'm not really sure what people are thumbing me down for.

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kevinater321
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:50:24 PM

Ohhhh, sorry i mean GT5, not GTA. Sorry it's just a mindless mistake.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:20:01 PM
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December 2010

Anyone who has followed GT since the 2nd game knows Polyphony loves November/December for GT.

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The Genocide in Vietnam should never be portrayed in a game.

Still can't believe these idiots at Treyarch are even going there
bastads

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:11:17 PM

Perhaps they won't be covering the genocide angle.

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booze925
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:41:04 AM

then that means all wars should never be portrayed because every war has atrocities, and in some severe cases, like WW2, genocide.
thats like me saying:
The Genocides in the Europe should never be portrayed in a game. Still can't believe those idiot developers at pretty much every single major game publisher even went there bastards
dont get me wrong, i appreciate the sacrifice every soldier gave for our country... i just believe vietnam vets deserve to have their story told to.
even though blacks ops isn't just in vietnam.

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Qubex
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 6:04:13 AM

It depends which perspective you take when looking at the Vietnam war, the Vietnamese Communist Party believe they won and drove the Americans out, whilst the Americans, now, probably feel neither side won and it was best they pulled out for the sake of the Vietnamese, otherwise the country would have been obliterated... a not so obvious admission of victory.

Either way, it depends who you are, American or Vietnamese...

I don't think Treyarch really cares either way, they make the game as they see fit, telling the most accurate of stories from either side (that is... if both sides are playable in the game... which I don't think is the case).

Therefore, if it's not, and only the American side is playable, then I am sure they will try their best to create an accurate experience for the player... playing Black Ops missions that probably took place, or at least very similar. Don't know how much of the historical information they obtained - if at all - was declassified to the extent they could actually reproduce actual mission scenarios that really took place...

I guess we won't know. If everything is in fact fabricated, then from the US perspective, those playable missions in Black Ops were essential to "win" the war...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

*Currently in Phenom Pehn, Kindom Of Cambodia

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The Stig
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 6:45:32 AM

Yeah cause WWII was all peaches and cream, just don't mention it around the Jews.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:23:01 PM
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Regardless, I want to give it a go solely for any kind of Communist Zombies action.

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Kangasfwa
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:41:23 PM

Would you buy Call of Duty: Zombie Warfare?

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booze925
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:43:27 AM

@ Kangasfwa
absa- freaking-lutly

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Tim Speed24
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:14:01 AM

Count me in for Zombie Warfare!

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carl0975
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:38:05 PM

@Kangasfwa

I have to admit I probably would, l4d just isn't the same as Nazi Zombies was.

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Alienange
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:40:54 PM
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The only way GT5 is competition for Black Ops or vice versa, is if a gamer only has $60 to his/her name.

Those two games are the best in their respective categories. You either buy one and not the other or you buy both. No one one earth who wants both are going to only buy one and then deny themselves the other.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:12:01 PM

I'll stick with neither.

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Alienange
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:18:03 PM

That's certainly another option. LOL!

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Dancemachine55
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:24:47 AM

Not a fan of racing games World?

Shame. Man Furismo Jive is going to be the best of the best. You're really missing out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:41:42 AM

Not a big fan, they are pretty much all the same to me and cars are just a conveyance to me. The only fun I have with them are the cockpit arcade systems with like 2 or 3 other friends sitting next to me.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:16:01 AM

I hear ya World.

Timezone shut its doors and left a year ago. That was the last arcade around my area.

There's a Time Crisis 2 and Daytona 2 arcade at the cinemas. But I do miss the 90's, when social gaming actually meant being social and going outside or to a mate's place.

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:42:44 PM
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For anyone who has GT5P, is the AI much better or is it the same pants-on-head retarded AI from the first 4 games?

Tbh, i've never even finished all the races in GT4 simply because how the AI will slam into your car and run you off the track. Still a great game, but the AI is just horrendous.

I hope it launches in september. I hope it is released tomorrow, really. But i dont expect GT5 until October.

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The Stig
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 6:47:25 AM

The AI was greatly improved in GT5P and is suppose to be even better in the full GT5.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:27:01 AM

Awesome. I love GT4, but its such a pain when the AI wants to play bumper cars.

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chedison
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:50:37 PM
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Am I the only one that doesn't really care about GT5?

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booze925
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:44:20 AM

nope

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tes37
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:53:42 PM
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I think the Black Ops poll question was easier to answer. I don't want it.

I do want GT5 though, and I'll take it as soon as possible. I'm picking December, because they don't seem to be in a hurry getting it to us.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:57:35 PM
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I wanted to see a full game done on Vietnam.

I will wind up settling for a multiple-locale game, but only if they give us SP mode players a full "equalized" game this time ¬ some damned time-hacked 1/4 of a game, gimped in order to maximize the MP mode.

Otherwise, it's just another wait for this one to hit the used $10 bargain bin

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Alienange
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:18:56 PM

A full game in Vietnam? Don't tell Scarecrow!

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Mr Bitey
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:09:46 PM
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When Activision doesn't rush a Call of Duty game for a holiday release and actually makes a campaign that's over 4 hours long, I'll be interested.

Also the $15 for 2 new maps and 2 recycled, and having the nerve to market it as a "Stimulus Package" is pretty insulting. The only thing that stimulated was Bobby Koticks deep pockets.

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Alienange
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:20:04 PM

3 new. But who's counting?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:40:33 AM

I don't care much if the campaign gets longer since even 4 hours of it is tedious.

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Milonakis
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:15:10 PM
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Well they probably will think about releasing in October, but then what about the new 2011 model cars. *GASP* We need to delay until march to add them. And we should add more realistic shadows in the sideview mirrors and put optional trim on the insides of the minivans at the beginnning. I wouldn't be surprised if it released in may next year.

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StangMan80
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:19:22 PM
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I am expecting GT5 to be out this holiday season and hoping for a PS3 bunlde(day 1 buy for me).
Those bundles will sell like crazy.
and for black ops I don't care for it.


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Scarecrow
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:25:48 PM

Will get it if they bundle it with a the latest Logitech wheel

Either way, a bundle would be perfect for this game

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BikerSaint
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:21:54 PM
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Not too stoked for GT5 anymore, unless of course, they also include the current 2078 year's line up of flying hovercraft car models from the 5th Element.

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CharlesD
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:45:42 PM
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Black Ops is definitely on my buy list but I am setting my expectations high and hopefully this will be able to meet it.

Some of the things that I would like to see in this is a more lively environment with robust color and diversity. Also, I really doubt the controls will be changed but if they were I would be glad. I don't mean anything drastic but after hours of online play I would like something a bit new. There are definitely some glitches in the online play which I would like to see fixed and of course, what everybody else is looking for, a good single player campaign.

So, overall I guess in the most ideal circumstances I would receive a shooter with diverse and rich environments with weight and kickback along with an in depth and intriguing story line and a mp function that wasn't filled with glitches and morons. More destructibility would be nice as well. It's a lot to ask but after playing every COD made so far, those are the tings that would keep me interested in the series.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:13:42 AM

So more like Killzone 2 style controls you mean?

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faraga
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 9:00:21 AM

I don't think changing the controls of the COD series. It's actually the best shooter control scheme I've ever used as it feels really intuitive.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:11:36 AM

It sounds like you want Killzone and Battlefield to have babies.

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NeoHumpty
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:50:49 PM
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I'm just not caring about CoD until the release is a lot closer. Maybe then I'll take a closer look, but I just don't usually get that into war games.

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booze925
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:47:13 AM
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im picking up black ops because it sounds like the TRUE successor to cod4.
but if they removed zombies, i will be VERY let down.

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chedison
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:12:48 AM

I might be getting it along with you. It's a toss up between this and Medal of Honor. Not sure which one will be the one....

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booze925
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:40:01 PM

be cheap like me n get both

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Robochic
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:15:24 AM
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No really into the whole COD series, waiting for MOH myself.

I think GT5 will be either OCtober or Novemeber but no later.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:34:46 AM
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Huh, I played World at War on a friend's 360 and had a very 'meh' type experience, so COD is, and will remain a no-go franchise for me. GT5. Damn, it comes out when it comes out. It's not even funny anymore. I'll take a gander at August, just to throw everyone off the scent. Besides they said after puching it out of March in JP that it was a 'minor delay'. Whatever.
Peace.

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___________
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:13:33 AM
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i really could not care less about either!
black ops because well most of the games treyarch release are pretty crap.
QOS is by far the best game they have made and that was alright, had its moments but nothing special.
GT5, well thats obvious!
i can only hold interest in something for so long.
i mean some developers like insomniac have released 5 read it 5!!!!! games in the time that PD have released.......... well none!
prologue does not count because that was just a 50 dollar demo.

im much more excited for F.3.A.R, red faction Armageddon and crysis 2.
saw the GT preview of crysis 2 yesterday its looking amazing!!!!!!!!!!

speaking of fear i wonder what monolith are working on.
there last title was fear 2 back in feb 09 i wonder what they have been doing since then.
i really hope its a new IP, a game to make us sh*t our pants.
if not hopefully its a new condemned game.
i really enjoyed condemned 2 it was actually quite scary and fun.
especially the detective parts of the game they were really cool!
they needed way more of those.

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Deleted User
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:39:31 AM
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well i don't really give a rats a$$ about call of duty black ops. as for GT 5 I say it well release july or aug. what good games are be released at time fame till then i got FORZA 3 to keep me busy.

as for mr _______, comment i can't for F.3.A.R my self i am just dabating if i should the frist two f.e.a.rs and F.E.A.R files frist what do u all thing i should do?

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___________
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:43:20 AM

you have to play at least fear and fear 2 project origin to understand the story in fear 3.
paxton fettel is the main character in fear 3 you wont know who he is and his relation with alma if you have not played fear 1.
its on ps3 even so if you dont want to get it on PC get it for ps3, though the pc version is much better.
as for the expansion packs its really up too you they really dont add that much too the story.
fear 1 is the must because its the only one which deals with paxton the main character in F.3.A.R

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Miggy
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:48:33 PM
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meh. I'm not interested in either. Black Ops is just SSDD to me and as for GT5 I've never been into racing games. They bore me. To each his own though.

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CharlesD
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:50:07 PM
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I do not want the control scheme of Killzone in COD, that's too much weight and wouldn't work well with this series. Just a tad more weight, maybe make your view shift a little rather than have the constant gliding on glass effect and having a bit of kickback the weapons. a kickback level that wouldn't allow you to keep perfect aim while squeezing off a full clip on a fully automatic weapon. Somewhere between MAG and Resistance

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kevinater321
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:04:46 PM
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Fuck you.

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kevinater321
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:46:49 PM

Sorry please get rid of that.

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booze925
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:40:47 PM

why'd u say that kevinator?

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tlpn99
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:34:44 PM
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I am getting COD Black Ops, Cant wait to be honest I enjoy all the COD series, ok single player was short on MW2 but I now play online with friends and clan. So Yeah im looking forward to it. :)

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:06:44 PM
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Like I always do I wait. I have a feeling that Treyarch will do good with this game + it's different it's set in the cold war and that's what caught my attention.

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