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Submitted by leonHurley 650d ago | article

Rebuilding Black Ops 2 multiplayer, “We went back to the drawing board. A blank sheet of paper”

OPM: We recently visited Treyarch to talk about the changes to the Black Ops 2′s new online mode. Here Joel gets a hands on with the completely rethought multiplayer and talks to both studio head Mark Lamia and game design director David Vonderhaar about the new modes and features. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

tianrunlin  +   650d ago
hoho,it's very cool,isn't it?
Irishguy95  +   650d ago
It's mad how it turned out the exact same
BeAGamer  +   650d ago
i bet you'll still buy it
Skate-AK  +   650d ago
I will when I can get it for $30 like I did Mw3.
GraveLord  +   649d ago
WTF is wrong with you? How much change do you want? If they changed any more it just wouldn't be Call of Duty.

Call of Duty is like a sport. You can't change the fundamentals. It's like asking someone to change the rules of basketball/baseball just because you're bored of the sport.
CrimsonessCross  +   649d ago
Can't help but agree with that.

For some things that they have introduced into Call of Duty they have created things that define call of duty and are trying to RE-define the game but have it still use a reward system, perks (if you want them now) and maps that are in the least medium sized (or I guess you can say arena-based maps...I dunno)

It'd just be like Sarcastaball all over again if they changed too much :P (if you are to compare it to a sport, and a sport that was changed in an episode of South Park to show in a way that it could be worse :] )
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GreenRanger  +   650d ago
“We went back to the drawing board. A blank sheet of paper”
We drew the same picture, but this time we colored it in with our crayons.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   650d ago
Wow, made me laugh. Bubble to you sir.
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HaMM4R  +   650d ago
:D
ChunkyLover53  +   650d ago
Nice! Love the fact that they are doing a "pick 10" option when it comes to perks. Loving what I'm seeing so far, this month and heading into early next month is crazy and costly! I bought Dishonored, Fable The Journey and Walking Dead Episode 4 today, in two weeks Forza Horizon comes out, the demo was so fun and sick! Then a week later its AC3, then a week later its Halo 4 and the week after that is Black Ops 2! So many games, so little time!
lastofgen  +   650d ago
Dear god, man. You must have a good job.
NeotheGamer  +   650d ago
Verbatim DVD+R DL.....Thank you!
ChunkyLover53  +   650d ago
I run a small dog training business, so I do alright for myself. I also usually pre-order and pay off games as quickly and early as I can. The only games that I don't have paid off entirely are Assassins Creed 3 and Black Ops 2, I just put a little down on both of those.
CrimsonessCross  +   649d ago
Jeezus ._. I need to start making some money XD and i'm trying! haha...

-Halo 4 looks okay (need to look into it more or find out more) Campaign should be amazing from the looks of it!
-Black Ops 2 looks interesting enough to show that they are trying to change things that it might be my next game to pick up. I do love CoD, not really the maps that turn into money-sponges though :P...always able to enjoy some competition that it offers and Black Ops 2 with how it will be bending Create-A-Class should be something that CoD (hopefully if it works out) sticks with.
-Assassins Creed 3 has me iffy, not that I don't like the franchise but I need to see more (raw game-play mostly) so I'll look into it more :)
-Forza Horizon is iffy on me as well, I don't usually play racing games, but I did play some Forza at one time. It is a good racing game.

I've bought Guild Wars 2, Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 though.

So many games, trying to be smart with my money and such little time at hand. :)
NeotheGamer  +   648d ago
a simple internet connection and a flashed Xbox 360 will get you all those games for basically free (besides buying the discs) ;)
lastofgen  +   650d ago
Yet, in reality, it doesn't show..
jaklink  +   650d ago
It looks the same.....
JellyJelly  +   650d ago
It's easy to say stuff.
Eldyraen  +   650d ago
They're being completely honest: they used a blank sheet of paper but it was tracing paper on top of the original design :(
Cam977  +   650d ago
Lol!
thefutt  +   650d ago
I took a dump on a disc. It's different than the other dumps I took on those other discs, I swear.
rickybadman  +   650d ago
I'm sorry but Treyarch need to stop acting like they are reinventing COD multiplayer. First off, the had nothing to do with inventing it in the first place. And secondly, MW3, dispute all it's short comings still pushed the franchise forward more than Black Ops did
Horny  +   650d ago
How did it push the franchise more than black ops? Black ops multiplayer was better in every way
rickybadman  +   650d ago
Points streaks, Kill confirm.
DARK WITNESS  +   650d ago
The only.. and I mean ONLY thing that MW3 pushed forward more then blackops was the Lag compensation.

the Lagcomp got noticibly bad with blackops but got almost unplayable in MW3.

I know some people don't have an issue with it and thats simply because they are the people bennefiting from it, Or they are getting it but don't know any better so just take it that that is how the game is.

from a gameplay point, MW3 really didn't do anything new at all.
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Zha1tan  +   650d ago
Must have used the same piece of paper, just handy bit of tipex and you have a new game?
DARK WITNESS  +   650d ago
does that include a blank bit of paper for your crap network code ?

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