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Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video V2

The PC version of the game is compared against the PS3 SKU running patch 1.03 which improves image quality a touch.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Console Comparison Video

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 in what is likely to be the biggest game of 2012.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Cut-Scene/Traversal Performance Video

Like-for-like scenes between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Black Ops 2 compared.

Key events

21st December 2010

Black Ops sales top $1 billion

9th November 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty Black Ops PC Zombies hasn't worked for a week now

And the negative Steam reviews have begun.

Games industry pays tribute to George A. Romero

Godfather of zombie genre also guest-starred in COD.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video V2

The PC version of the game is compared against the PS3 SKU running patch 1.03 which improves image quality a touch.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Console Comparison Video

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 in what is likely to be the biggest game of 2012.

COD: Black Ops 2 earns more money in 24 hours than Black Ops 1, maybe Modern Warfare 3

But actual sales figures aren't, for first time, revealed.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Cut-Scene/Traversal Performance Video

Like-for-like scenes between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Black Ops 2 compared.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 owners upset at broken DLC codes as Activision battles online issues

UPDATE: Activision working "tirelessly" to combat system lock-ups.

FeatureAn audience with Syndicate

How a regular northern teen became a YouTube gaming sensation.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 is coming to Mac

Over one-and-a-half years late.

PS3 digital download prices slashed in US Ultimate Edition sale

UPDATE: Promotion not coming to UK, Sony says.

20-year-old jailed for Call of Duty hack that was really a virus

Kent man made $1-5 a pop selling credit card details.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release date leaked - report

Pre-order card seemingly confirms direct BLOPS sequel.

Tactics-based Call of Duty spin-off prototype unearthed

Clip from cancelled Vicarious Visions' project shows up online.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 listed on Amazon France - report

Product page pulled, Activision gets shirty.

Call of Duty: Black Ops has best game ending ever, says Guinness World Records

Halo: Reach, Ocarina of Time and Modern Warfare 3 in top ten.

Most played Xbox 360 games of 2011 revealed

Plus, Microsoft lists best selling XBLA titles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies announced for iOS

Due out on App Store tomorrow.

Enterprising gamer wants to be your virtual FPS bodyguard

£5 gets you 30 minutes of in-game protection.

EU PlayStation Store update - 16th November

Call of Duty: Black Ops for £48.

Treyarch regrets Black Ops Second Chance perk

Design director: "I f***** up."

EU PlayStation Store update 9th November

Premier Manager! COD Elite! Black Ops for £47.99!

20 million COD Black Ops map packs sold

That's escalation and annihilation.

Battlefield 3 still behind Call of Duty on XBL chart

More people played Black Ops and MW2 last week.

Xbox Live chart: COD sees off FIFA, Gears, Forza

While Dungeon Defenders takes XBLA crown.

COD Elite beta shutting down tonight

Beta activity carries over.

Black Ops beats Gears 3 in XBL chart

While Burnout Crash debuts at 2 on XBLA

Activision: COD Elite to set a precedent

Social network add-ons to be a "necessity".

Black Ops Rezurrection pack hits PS3, PC

Double XP weekend to celebrate.

FeatureCOD XP: The Bug and the Windscreen

From the archive: A true story about guns, money, Kanye and the biggest game in the world.

18 million Black Ops map packs sold

Average user spends $76 on the game.

COD Black Ops: Rezurrection shots

Zombie expansion out now on Xbox 360.

MS: Xbox exclusive games, DLC "critical"

Explains how it secures exclusive content.

Dev says fans will want COD Elite premium

"Missing the target" if it's not a "slam dunk".

Black Ops Rezurrection DLC announced

Plus, rosy Acti earnings report comes in.

How Microsoft polices Xbox Live

"We focus on the really bad stuff."

Bastion tops Xbox Live Arcade chart

While COD dominates XBL activity list.

COD: Black Ops PC and PS3 patch released

Security updates, exploit fixes.

EU PlayStation Store update 27th July

Annihilation! NFS sale! LA Noire DLC!

BF3 pre-orders on a par with Black Ops

Analyst raises sales estimate.

VideoCall Of Duty Elite beta walkthrough

Thirty minutes of what Elite can do.

Call of Duty Elite beta PC, PS3 details

Updated release windows.

Black Ops Annihilation PS3 release date

UPDATE: PC release date revealed, too.

COD: Elite beta kicks off today

2 million volunteers ready to serve.

CODCon: Call of Duty XP event announced

12-acres! Maps made real! MW3! COD Elite!

Treyarch teases more COD Black Ops DLC

Will you buy a fourth map pack?

COD Black Ops best selling UK game ever

Modern Warfare 2 surpassed.

VideoBlack Ops: Annihilation's zombie footage

Jungle! Mine-carts! Explosive monkeys!

VideoBlack Ops Annihilation DLC trailered

Hits Xbox 360 on 28th June.

Black Ops DLC special edition incoming?

Retail listing points to value pack.

VideoCOD: Black Ops Annihilation footage

Treyarch takes you through new maps.

New COD Black Ops map DLC leaked

Silo, Drive-In, Hazard, Hangar 18.

Black Ops: Escalation PS3 release date

Another double XP weekend to celebrate.

How much will Call of Duty: Elite cost?

Analysts put price at around £3 a month.

Call of Duty: Elite explained

Career, Connect, Compete and Improve.

FeatureCall of Duty: Elite

Shot-in-the-facebook.

VideoCall of Duty Elite vid details features

YouTube! Networking! Stats! Groups!

First Call of Duty: Elite images revealed

Activision shows COD subscription service.

New Black Ops PC patch available now

Plus, mod tools due next week.

Black Ops: Escalation DLC dated for PC

But still no word on PS3 version.

Double XP weekend for PS3 Black Ops

Treyarch welcomes Sony gamers back.

More COD Modern Warfare 3 details

More "epic" story, more destructible.

COD Modern Warfare 3 date - report

Game codenamed Project Collossus.

Real Parisian COD: Black Ops zombies

Eurogamer France snaps impressive pics.

EA: Battlefield 3 "flat out superior" to COD

Pre-orders up 700% on BFBC2.

COD Black Ops Escalation DLC released

Xbox Live download is nearly 1GB.

VideoBlack Ops: Escalation zombie trailer

Treyarch shows off Call of the Dead.

Black Ops: Escalation gets all-star cast

Buffy, Freddy Krueger, Romero lined up.

XBL chart: COD rules, Homefront falters

Limbo takes weekly Arcade top spot.

How COD will avoid Guitar Hero's fate

Acti: "It's the 'stickiest' game of all time."

Call of Duty Black Ops: Escalation shots

The second DLC map pack detailed.

VideoFirst Black Ops: Escalation DLC trailer

Treyarch shows off four new maps.

'No kids' COD multiplayer dismissed

Young 'uns "want to have their fun too".

March US Xbox 360 sales detailed

No home console stronger in 2011.

Black Ops bigger than Avatar, Take That

COD was top entertainment product of 2010.

Black Ops mod tool kit due in May

Tinker with the PC version.

Activision: You've got us all wrong

"We're not a big monolithic empire."

Black Ops: Escalation DLC confirmed

Five new maps incoming.

COD vs. BF3 marketing war to cost $200m

EA talks up FPS battle royale.

COD: Black Ops Escalation DLC outed

Coming 3rd May, says GAME Australia.

Black Ops DLC, update 1.07 hits PC

Plus, double XP all weekend.

Black Ops: First Strike dated for PC

DLC sees belated release this week.

Battlefield 3 dev calls competition "lazy"

DICE taking potshots at Call of Duty?

Black Ops is best selling game ever in US

COD's NPD chart domination continues.

Can COD help soldiers deal with trauma?

Study claims gaming stops violent dreams.

Black Ops the best-selling PS3 game ever

Beats out Gran Turismo 5.

Treyarch issues Black Ops PS3 patch 1.07

UPDATE: First Strike DLC out now.

New COD engine "counter-productive"

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling is back.

EU PlayStation Store update 2nd March

Black Ops demo, maps; PixelJunk Shooter 2.

COD Black Ops Title Update 7 out

PS3 patch arrives on Thursday.

Modern Warfare 3 reveal for GDC

UPDATE: Activision says timer website is a hoax.

Geohot: Call of Duty hacks not my fault

"I have never played PS3 online ever."

Just Dance 2 sees off Dead Space 2 in US

NPD: Nobody can unseat Black Ops.

BAFTA Game nominations announced

AC: Brotherhood, Mario, COD slug it out.

Will COD share Guitar Hero's fate?

Analysts assess FPS behemoth's future.

Age of Booty dev helped make Halo DLC

And Black Ops DLC, Halo Waypoint.

Kotick: online COD fees not a priority

Making "spectacular" games is.

BAFTA GAME Award shortlist revealed

Vote for your top title of 2010.

What's Beachhead doing for Call of Duty?

And will you have to pay for it?

Black Ops: First Strike dated for PS3/PC

Sells 1.4 million in 24 hours on Xbox 360.

Beachhead to build digital COD content

Activision forms new studio.

Bleszinski: No "COD shooter pie" left

"It's not enough just to make a shooter."

Duty Calls has 1.25 million downloads

Bulletstorm's Call of Duty spoof is popular.

Treyarch up for near-future Call of Duty

"It would be a unique opportunity."

Treyarch beefs up PS3 security post-hack

Black Ops studio not taking any chances.

DR2: Case Zero tops 2010 XBLA chart

While Black Ops takes XBL crown.

Most popular Black Ops perks, guns

Clue: it's not Ninja, it's not Scout.

Treyarch: angry gamers stifle creativity

Cheer up if you want devs to innovate.

VideoCOD: Black Ops Berlin Wall footage

First Strike DLC deploys new maps.

VideoMore Black Ops First Strike gameplay

Call of Duty goes to Kowloon.

Black Ops: First Strike screens shown

Berlin Wall! Kowloon! A hockey stadium!

Schools told to educate on safe gaming

Game industry hits back.

Hefty Black Ops update for Xbox 360

New features detailed, bugs fixed.

VideoBlack Ops First Strike DLC trailer

New map pack hits XBL 1st February.

Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 updated

UPDATE: v1.06 fixes detailed.

Black Ops: First Strike screenshots

DLC air-drops on 1st February.

Gamers' Voice reports Activision to OFT

Black Ops "in breach of Sale of Goods Act".

Gamers' Voice to report Black Ops to OFT

"It should not be released unfinished."

UK charts: LittleBigPlanet 2 number one

PS3 Mass Effect 2 helps RPG into seventh.

VideoCOD Black Ops: First Strike DLC revealed

Five new maps arrive 1st February.

UK charts: DC Universe swoops in

As COD: Black Ops regains lead.

Black Ops tops UK 2010 chart

Brits love shooting things, dancing.

Raven perched on Call of Duty as well?

Singularity dev hiring for "realistic" FPS.

Which?: CEX best for buying your games

Report: games lose value faster than cars.

Paid-for "second tier" COD online soon?

Analyst expects it in the next few months.

Will Activision block Respawn's EA game?

Sledgehammer tipped for Nov 2011 COD.

FeatureFingers on the pulse

Which games get your heart racing the most?

Black Ops sales top $1 billion

COD rewrites "the rules of entertainment".

UK chart: Christmas number one is...

Nothing to do with the X-Factor.

First COD: Black Ops map pack announced

The First Strike on Xbox 360 first.

EA, not Treyarch, heir to Infinity Ward?

Riccitiello takes a pop at Black Ops team.

Treyarch answers Black Ops PS3 mob

"We're doing everything we can."

PS3 gamers outraged at Black Ops

Patch makes things worse, accuse fans.

Black Ops 360/PS3 updates go live

New PC patch later this week too.

VideoLEGO takes on Call of Duty: Black Ops

See the game you'll never play.

UK teen arrested for Call of Duty DDOS

"Phenom Booter" cripples shooter.

NPD: Black Ops is 7th biggest game ever

Plus: Donkey Kong, NFS outsell GT5.

New console Black Ops patch detailed

Aims to shut down glitchers, fix controls.

UK chart: Black Ops back on top

Turismo elbowed, Jackson leaps.

EA reveals strategy to beat COD

Riccitiello: "We can take the lead."

Treyarch explains COD patch procedure

Find out why you have to wait.

Ashley Cole addicted to Black Ops

"Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight for this COD."

Kinect sold how many in Japan?

Boosts Xbox 360 sales.

Black Ops hits top spot in Japan

COD makes FPS chart breakthrough.

Users demand PS3 Black Ops refund

Petition insists it's an "inferior product."

Acti: Online part of the COD "package"

Again insists it won't charge for multiplayer.

(I COD get no) Satisfaction

Black Ops spikes Rolling Stones song sales.

Microsoft defends Live swastika bans

"It's fundamental respect," says StepTo.

UK chart: COD blops Creed from top

Need for Speed in hot pursuit.

Infinity Ward restructuring complete

Activision "happy" with the results.

Black Ops Wii patch in a "week or so"

Treyarch targeting connectivity issues.

Call of Duty takes top two XBL spots

Black Ops dethrones Modern Warfare 2.

Black Ops takes $650m in five days

Beats Modern Warfare 2 by huge margin.

Black Ops sold how many this week?

COD: no need to fish for compliments.

UK chart: COD batters competition

UPDATE: Why Kinect Adventures is absent.

Digital FoundryCOD Black Ops: PC 1080p vs upscaled Xbox 360

Xbox 360 scaling up against the PC's real deal.

Digital FoundryCOD: Black Ops resolution: PC vs. Console

Console sub-HD meets PC native 720p in this comparison.

Black Ops obliterates UK sales record

There can be no escape.

FeatureBack to Black

The media cares more for COD's sales figures than its violence, which marks the end of a very different war.

Black Ops sets new sales records

Beats Modern Warfare 2.

Cuba attacks "sociopathic" Black Ops

Furious at Castro assassination sequence.

Treyarch gets tough on Black Ops cheats

Won't make "douche bags" celebrities.

VideoCelebs blab at Black Ops party launch

Plus front-of-the-queue Imran.

Digital FoundryCOD Black Ops: cut-scene analysis

PS3/360 comparisons in like-for-like scenes.

Digital FoundryCOD Black Ops: gameplay performance analysis

Xbox 360 vs. PS3 in a series of gameplay comparisons.

Crytek: Crysis can be as big as COD

"There's no reason it can't be."

Digital FoundryCOD Black Ops: PS3 2D vs. 3D

PS3's 3D mode fails to impress from a performance standpoint.

Digital FoundryCOD Black Ops: Xbox 360 2D vs. 3D

Frame-rate comparisons of cut-scenes and gameplay.

Black Ops hits a million XBL users

New COD enjoys unexpected popularity.

Next COD to be set in space?

Sources: Sledgehammer looking to the stars.

Who queues 13 hours for Black Ops?

"I've never been first in anything."

Acti urges Black Ops fans to report bugs

"Every game has bugs; it's a reality of gaming."

COD's twin-stick shooter mode revealed

Welcome to Dead Ops Arcade.

VideoCOD: Black Ops PS3 vs. 360 video

Comparison footage of 2010's biggest game.

COD: Black Ops 720p comparison gallery

Full face-off very soon.

VideoCall of Duty: Black Ops - first 15 minutes

Capture of the complete Cuba mission.

Black Ops breaks pre-sale records

Gets closer to "biggest game ever" crown.

No COD on Battle.net any time soon

We're "two separate entities" - Blizz.

Where is the price of COD cheapest?

Black Ops going for as low as a squid.

HMV details tonight's Black Ops launch

Opening 70 shops, giving out prezzies.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Redaction stations.

GAME selling Black Ops for £24.99

COD price war kicks off.

VideoBlack Ops reckons we're all soldiers

Even Jimmy Kimmel and Kobe Bryant.

COD: Black Ops gets UK age rating

Bloody violence. Spoilers within.

MS: Exclusives justify XBL price hike

"We get COD map packs before anybody else."

Unusual suspects in Black Ops Zombies

Four surprising faces. Spoilers.

Black Ops gets online split-screen MP

Plus Custom Games Editor and other tweaks.

GAME reveals Black Ops midnight openings

Will you brave the cold, soldier?

COD: Black Ops ditches drop-shots

Treyarch details MP alterations.

Most expensive game merch ever detailed

Chrysler demand $33k for Call of Duty Jeep.

Black Ops PC specs released

Has your machine got what it takes?

Hacker denies COD: Black Ops leak reports

Claims reports are false, he was "scammed".

Black Ops may be "biggest game ever"

UK shops see record pre-orders.

Treyarch: "We are a PC developer"

Never "wavered" on dedicated servers.

Call of Duty DS dev "down but not out"

Studio boss blames "mess" of an industry.

VideoCall Of Duty: Black Ops teaser

A teaser for a trailer.

FeatureCall of 3D

Treyarch's senior manager speaks out.

Black Ops more lenient with XBL chat

Not all MW2 blocks "make sense" - Treyarch.

PC, PS3 and 360 Black Ops runs in 3D

"Could be definitive 3D game experience."

COD: Black Ops zombies spotted again

VC them clear as day.

COD: Black Ops Nazi zombies sighted

Official game guide coffin up proof.

Treyarch supports Medal of Honor team

Taliban ruckus was “unfair”.

Chrysler issues Call of Duty Jeep

The ultimate videogame collectible?

Activision has no plans for online fees

Kotick goes on charm offensive.

Analysts doubt Reach can beat Black Ops

Either across all platforms or just on 360.

COD: Black Ops censored in Japan

Exploding limbs off the menu.

No campaign co-op for COD: Black Ops

But has two-player online splitscreen.

Gary Oldman and Ed Harris in Black Ops

Batman writer David S. Goyer helping, too.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer

Mission accomplished?

VideoCOD: Black Ops Wager Match trailer

Gamble your new COD Points.

Treyarch unveils Black Ops multiplayer

Wagers, COD Points, bots. Vid inside.

COD: Black Ops PC to allow modding

But not until after launch.

FeatureCall of Duty: Black Ops

Soldier to soldier.

Zombies confirmed for COD: Black Ops

Retailer outs map pack.

COD: Black Ops Prestige Edition is mental

RC-XD Surveillance Vehicle in £130 bundle.

Treyarch warns of Xbox Live COD scam

Gamertags lifted from multiplayer trailer.

VideoCOD Black Ops multiplayer teaser

Full reveal on 1st September.

5000 applied to work on COD

Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer ranks swell.

EA admits COD and Halo will rule 2010

But has FPS crown in its sights.

Hardened, Prestige vers for Black Ops?

US retailer listings sighted.

Black Ops playable through a browser?

InstantAction wants a deal with Activision.

Kotick: 60% of XBL subs exist for COD

Wants to make money out of them.

Treyarch: Black Ops will be "best COD"

Separate teams working on "core pillars".

VideoEGTV: Call of Duty vs. Medal of Honor

We speak to developers Treyarch and EA LA ahead of their Q4 showdown.

Kotick wishes COD was sub-based MMO

"Our audiences are clamouring for it."

VideoCall Of Duty: Black Ops remix Feat. Eminem

Few new scenes, bit of rapping. What's not to like?

COD DLC first on 360 for three years

Any add-on or map pack, apparently.

Microsoft E3 Conference

Full news breakdown inside. New Xbox 360! Forza Kinect! Reach! Kinect date! Fable III date! Loads more.

Multiple co-op modes in COD: Black Ops

Separate from the single-player story.

Treyarch now "100 per cent" Call of Duty

"We are a multiple team studio."

COD: Black Ops MP preceded campaign

Single-player team could reuse MP assets.

Treyarch reveals COD: Black Ops details

"It's time," says developer.

COD: Black Ops for Wii confirmed

Simultaneous launch in November.

COD: Black Ops detailed in USA Today

4-player co-op, switchable ammo, spy plane.

Infinity Ward working on Call of Duty

Activision confirms project in conference call.

New COD features Cuba, Vietnam, Arctic

Witness "the birth" of special forces - GAME.

Co-op confirmed for COD: Black Ops

Treyarch "can't wait" for you to have a go.

Call of Duty: Black Ops named and dated

Treyarch-developed sequel in November.

Report: Treyarch's game is COD: Vietnam

Trailer to reveal all overnight.

New Call of Duty trailer this week

Will premiere on GameTrailers this Saturday.

Activision unveils Call of Duty reshuffle

Three more CODs? Plus IW shake-up.

COD7 Vietnam rumours resurface

Casting call hints at characters.

More COD, GH, Spidey, Shrek for 2010

"Strong, innovative new titles," says Acti.

Call of Duty 7 "currently in production"

What price a late 2010 release?

Treyarch using Cold War for Call of Duty 7?

Source cites Vietnam, Cuba, Africa, Russia.