IGN: Gamescom: Call of Duty: Black Ops Live Demo

Live, from the Gamescom in Germany, Activision and developer Treyarch are bringing you a look at Call of Duty: Black Ops. The live interview with Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin and Military Advisor Hank Keirsey will include gameplay from Black Ops.

You can get a look at Black Ops in action right here starting at 9am PST.

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PhilipLarkin4793d ago

I think that's 5pm for UK folk

Wizziokid4793d ago

yup 1 hour and 7 minutes to go

LeonSKennedy4Life4793d ago

These guys made Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War.

Remind me again why everyone is excited for this game...

Krugsy4793d ago

I must agree with you there, it hasn't really shown me anything spectacular. If I see something that changes how 'war' games are played, then i'll be interested. But as it is, it seems like every other 'war' game out there. It's a shame that no one is willing to take a risk in this sub-genre.

jdktech20104793d ago

Honestly, if they just make a balanced MW2...I'd buy it and play it for a long time.

They say there's things that will shock people during the September 1st reveal. I think the real determination about this game will happen then besides actually playing it on release

LeonSKennedy4Life4793d ago (Edited 4793d ago )

Thanks for the replies, guys! Bubbles!

To the people who disagreed with my statement: I would just like to know why you guys want to play it. I'm not going to be a jerk about it or anything. I like civilized conversations about video games, no matter what your tastes are.

EDIT: Don't get me wrong. I'm a HUGE Call of Duty fan. Unfortunately, Treyarch has a hand in the series as well. Infinity Ward made 1, 2, 4, and MW2. All four of those are some of the best games I've ever played.

Krugsy4793d ago (Edited 4793d ago )

Alot of my mates play it (MW1/MW2/COD etc) purely for the competitive aspect. Many of them breezed through the SP, but got onto MP as soon as possible. Most of them would buy Black Ops even if it only came with new maps, new guns and few cosmetic changes; look at how many brought the MW2 map DLC even at that absurd price.

As for me, I prefer my game for the story and overall experience. Most of these 'War' games however, have become stale and formulaic. There just doesn't seem to be any risk , developers are sticking with stale formulas because they know people will still buy as long as there is a new coat of paint. But I demand more than that.

ddurand14793d ago


youre playing the wrong games then. this is not a war sim.

Krugsy4793d ago (Edited 4793d ago )

Well I understand that it is not a war simulator (although some would argue that definition), but it is a war game nevertheless.

I'm referring to the contemporary/historical war FPS, whether it be based on fact or fiction. I thought we were discussing CoD so I didn't feel the need to elaborate on the war game 'type' I was referring to.

A sidenote: And I didn't realize that a game not being a war sim excuses complacency.

vickers5004793d ago

World at War was actually a pretty good game. It was better than MW2.

I never really was interested in it at launch, and never bought it because of the whole "ww2" thing, but I then later picked it up used for 30 bucks. Still didn't get into it when I first bought it, so it was lying on my shelf for a while.

Then I bought Modern Warfare 2, played it, got sick and tired of it, and traded it in. So I decided to give WaW a shot, and damn, it was MUCH better than MW2. It was so much more balanced, the killstreaks weren't ridiculously overpowered, the maps were MUCH bigger (which is the best possible way to balance out some killstreaks), the perks were more balanced, there was slightly less auto aim, there was 4 (or more, I'm not exactly sure) player coop campaign, there was nazi zombies, etc.

Those are the reasons why I'm KIND of excited about the new CoD, because it isn't coming from the place that made the AWFUL MW2.

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XactGamer4793d ago

This may be the reason for the excitement.

CoD WaW 12 million and meticritic rating of 8.5
http://meticritic.com/searc... and I'm pretty sure the fact that this game says "Call of Duty" in the title helps with that excitement.

Krugsy4793d ago

Yes, CoD has sold bucket loads, and I wont comment on reviews because they are a strange thing, but why is it that people get excited over THESE games? Why do they sell so many when they seem all so similar? What is that draws a person to CoD year after year? Why so excited over small changes?

I'm not criticizing those who play and enjoy these games, but I just want to know 'why' the excitement.

ddurand14793d ago (Edited 4793d ago )


theyre fun and accessible. plain and simple.

If i have a spare 20 mins before class, I can hop onto MW2, be in a game in under 10 seconds, and hop right into a game or even three depending on gametype.

Krugsy4793d ago

Well thats fair enough, and I agree that they are accessible. I just wish the developers would try harder, rather than just slapping on a new coat of paint. It's almost like we have accepted complacency. But hey, i'm really just asking a question.

outrageous4793d ago

I suspect this game will sell more than MW2...it looks incredible.

Here's a pop up video of the trailer...


How about the multi-player...


That my friend is why this game is awesome. What else is there in November that comes even close...a car sim...right.

LeonSKennedy4Life4793d ago

That looks...


"See that hind? I'm gonna take it!"


I find very few things lame. I like cheesy movies. I like chick flicks. I like Super Rub A Dub.

When something TRIES to be cool...and fails miserably...then it is lame.

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Motorola4793d ago

Its over, anywhere I could watch it now?

ddurand14793d ago

itll probably be on gametrailers shortly.

bananasNmonkeys4793d ago

You just click the first related video.

ddurand14793d ago (Edited 4793d ago )

not working for me?

nvm gotta FFWD 30 seconds in .

tosh614793d ago

I skipped through both videos and there isn't a live demo just the trailers.

FPShootEmUp1874792d ago

When it comes out it is going to sell millions, Until Sept.1st, 2010 and release 11/09/10 this game is going to be on the Bestsellers shelve this end of the year and will probably outshine Modern Warfare 2.


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