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Call of Duty: Black Ops – new shots

Friday, 28 May 2010 17:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Activision’s just released a bunch of new shots of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Get them after the break.

It comes off the back of the embargo lifting for a load of impressions and interviews with developer Treyarch for recently held events in LA and London.

Get our impressions here, as well as two interviews with Treyarch’s Mark Lamia and Josh Olin here and here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops releases on November 9 on PS3, 360, Wii and PC.

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23 Comments

  1. Tallon 4

    I hate bullshots. The only shots that do matter are ingame shots imo

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 +1

    And they are so small, so we could not see really bad textures and other bad stuff.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    We should be getting the full-sized shots soon.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    All the high-res stuff’s there now.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Oh my, this is mighty impressive! The trailer has shown plenty of ingame stuff and that’s looking damn awesome. I am very surprised by how nice this one looks in terms of several things.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    IW’s engine looks like IW’s engine.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    It’s blowing MW2 out of the water, you only have to watch that trailer to see that :). In terms of details, atmosphere ,character models,environments and so on. And VG’s impressions basically confirm that ;)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DeSpiritusBellum

    Still looking pretty good.

    @7 So you’ve already decided that it’s a great game, far beyond Modern Warfare 2? That’s amazing. You should be in games journalism, you know what games are gonna be like before you even play them!

    @2 Oh yeah, I can’t count the times I’ve played a game and then been like “OH FUCK, bad textures” and then turned it off, so I could throw my console out the window.

    The. Horror.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s not blowing MW2 out of anything. It looks pretty much the same, minus the modern weapons. (btw, that CAR-15 looks broken! Good attention to detail, Treyarch…)

    The simple fact is that this is a cut and paste job, just like WaW was a cut and paste job.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. livada

    @1 those shots are in-game dumbass! PC FTW mothafukka

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @8 No, it’s just visually for Next Gen is not great. You can have fun even with first Call Of duty, when at that time it looked awesome.

    But compared to current multiplat games engine is showing it’s age.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DeSpiritusBellum

    @11 Well, personally I couldn’t care less about engines or minor graphical flaws. It looks fine to me, and that suggests it works. Which is what gamedesign is all about.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12 It’s a shooter. FPS genre always need some blockbuster action (That COD franchises always had) and great visuals or effects, or destruction or something technologically cool (what CoD don’t have for now). Thats dissapointing.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DeSpiritusBellum

    @13 Hardly. A game needs good gameplay. Nobody gives a fuck about graphics if the game is useless. If you honestly thought graphics meant anything to the quality to a game, then you wouldn’t be playing something as ugly as BC2.

    If you take a look at the most lauded FPS ever, Deus Ex, the thing that most people remarked about it in their review was the arcane engine, featuring blocky graphics and loading screens. Black Ops is looking fine, previews are complimenting the art style, and people seem very excited. I think that’s what’s bothering you more than the actual game.

    Games aren’t about the sum of their parts. You don’t take x ammount of graphics and x ammount of physics, and suddenly you have something special. You simply use your creativity to build a game that works, that people will enjoy playing. And while there’s no way of knowing for sure, it still looks like Black Ops is going to deliver.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14 Bad Company 2 is not ugly. It’s very great in terms of graphics engine. It’s smooth and use soft shadows, HBAO, SSAO and other great effects. Trees are almost from Crysis.
    Maybe you don’t like the palete of BC2. But it is not ugly. Frostbite engine is sexy. + Destruction. Call OF Duty or other FPS game don’t even have that. We can now crush buildings and thats cool for the strategy and thats technology! Technology helps gameplay.

    And graphics are always important. I can’t go back playing for example Blade Of Darkness. MAsterpiece, bug god damn it’s ugly, while games like Half-Life 2 with outdated source looks great even for it’s day.

    and Call OF Duty: Black Ops or Modern Warfare? Ve-e-ery Outdated and trying to look serious. When i look at the Helicopter screenshots, i wonder, is this from 2004?

    Deus Ex is not an FPS, it’s an ACTION RPG. Different stuff.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_Ex_(video_game)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    @ 8

    Don’t act stupid now please. Yes for ME i know that its blowing MW2 out of the water. If i have to judge by that trailer, screenshots and what i read. It’s pretty obvious it has much more spectacular moments, more atmosphere and looks much better. And no i don’t agree with someone who says it looks alot like MW2. I suggest you fire up the game and start the singleplayer mode.

    Compare the snow levels to these from Black Ops for example, compare the character models, to me it looks clearly alot better. So yeah…for ME i know that it’ll probably be much better than MW2. Cause IMO MW2 was a big dissapointment in lots of aspects.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Dralen

    Looks very similar to me. It’s not like the difference between COD4:MW and MW2 that’s for sure. But…I guess that’s what you get when you rush games out the door every year.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    I suggest you fire up the game and start the singleplayer mode.

    Yeah, you go ahead and fire up the BO SP and we’ll compare the two then, eh??

    SERIOUSLY!!!!!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @17 Well, they actually have two teams that makes one Call Of Duty for two years (Treyarch and Infinity of course). I’m actually surprised for how much time they make Call Of Duty game without creating new engine, something like THAT.

    Developers like Naughty Dog make game for 1 year and 6 months for them enough to make an upgraded engine with everything else impressive.

    I can talk about DICE. They made game for two years and it looks much better then the first Bad Company that was OK. Graphics are top notch. On my GTX 285 it uses it with full capability and i can’t still use Direct X 11. Absolutely new engine with destruction environment, with vehicles, 32 players online and e.t.c.

    Bad Company 3 will use probably landscape destruction and Battlefield 3 will blow our minds. Maybe FREAKIN’ WAR this time :D

    I’m still interested in what Infinity Ward can make with Modern Warfare 3. If it’s going to be the same upgraded crap, i’m going to laugh my ass off. Children going to be happy anyway. :D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    I don’t know, looks like a CoD game to me.

    Can we blow up buildings this time around?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DeSpiritusBellum

    @19 You’d have to be pretty blind not to see how ugly Bad Company 2 is. Just look at the models. They look like they belong in CS: Source. There’s a reason why they introduced obstructive fog on every level, from snow to jungle to desert – It’s obviously there to hide their mess.

    Doesn’t make it a bad game, though. Graphics are only there to sell games before they’re out, and then it’s all about gameplay and staying power.

    Mind you that MW2 as well as World At War are still beating Bad Company 2, so assuming that World At War has horrible graphics, that just goes to show that graphics mean absolutely nothing in the end. It’s all about gameplay.

    At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter how much you stick in an engine, what matters is that the end result actually works. Now you can kid yourself that it’s all retarded kids who’ve been lobotomized by sick, Hungarian doctors playing these games, or some other desperate, ridiculous explanation, but it doesn’t change the fact that more people prefer them.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. reask

    ^ well said

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @21 Fog on every level? It’s an Effect after explosion. God damn, it’s not about hiding something. This effect have in Crysis too, so they are hiding something? It’s a Direct X 10 effect.
    Models? Please. Don’t be stupid. Call Of Duty models are streight from Quake 3 engine. What you see in Call Of duty you can’t upgrade models with shaders or something. They are all buffed with shitty textures. Models are bad since first Modern Warfare.
    http://www.scubb.com/images/prd_detailed/xb360%20Battlefield%20Bad%20Company_ss2.jpg

    This is what happening before fog. They have big enviroments and they need explosions and after explosions what? Of course, different fog. It’s not hiding something. You can walk around and see High Resolution Direct X 10 textures that Call Of Duty will never have this generation. There is no compression.
    Call Of Duty have local war with absolutely no Physics, ballistics in 2010. The result of it that Call Of Duty is accessible to kids or children that can play only local war.

    Mw2 and World at War beating at what? I still don’t get it at what it beats? In sales? Of course it will always beat it in sales because of great PR all of the years on consoles. Not long ago DICE started to show their ass on consoles. Bad Company 1 was a test, Bad Company 2 started to be serious.

    Mw2 or WAW have good story? No. Even BC2 have better story. Atleast it has nothing to do with the historical bullshit and trying to pull something different. MW2 have physics? No. MW2 have vehicles? NO. MW2 have destruction? NO.
    To do that and make balance with them you need a skill.
    BC2 is a perfect example on how you can make a great game using all of this. People have a lot of variety. In MW2 you have your stupid killstreaks that are absolutely stupid.

    Local war? I would still prefer playing next generation Counter-Strike from Valve that they are going to make in the future after Portal oOR Medal Of Honor that uses atleast 2 engines. Unreal Engine 3 for the singleplayer and Frostbite engine for multiplayer and thats going to be a blast. Atleast they recognise that game must look like Next Generation.
    On PC no one is playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. 60000-100000 according to Valve statistics. Thats bad. No one cares anymore. Valve even trying to sell Call OF duty by giving players few Weeks of free online. NO.ONE.CARES.

    I wonder how much they are going to play Call Of Duty: black Ops when Medal Of Honor will come out and will smash that piece of outdated crap, while people are going to have a blast with destruction.
    and singeplayer in MoH series always was important. So we will wait and see.

    By the way… This is the result of great level design in Modern Warfare 2: http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-screenshot.jpg

    that looks embarasing for 2009.

    http://phaseonefl.com/shot0000.jpg
    http://www.psnathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/document.location.href-document.jpg

    look at the Quake 3 textures. They are so awesome. Playing in these enviroments wants me to turn off this thing.

    #23 5 years ago

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    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]