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Call of Duty maker sued by family of Angolan rebel leader

"[He's portrayed as] a big halfwit who wants to kill everybody."

VideoVideo: The best end songs ever

Sing when you're winning (at video games).

Surprise Call of Duty Black Ops 2 update sparks Black Ops 3 reveal

UPDATE: Set in "a dark, twisted future". Zombies mode confirmed.

Ex-dictator's lawsuit against Call of Duty maker Activision dismissed

"This was an absurd lawsuit from the very beginning."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's final DLC Apocalypse is due this month on XBLA

Four new maps and the WWI-era zombie campaign Origins, which features a giant mech.

COD developer appeals for calm following death threats

After three in-game guns were tweaked in a new patch.

Black Ops 2's Vengeance DLC dated for PS3 and PC

The August add-on arrives next month.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance DLC spotted

UPDATE: Acti confirms, due for Xbox 360 launch on 2nd July.

Black Ops 2's Uprising DLC dated for May on PS3 and PC

After coming to Xbox Live last week.

New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Uprising has an Alcatraz Zombies map

UPDATE: New Mob of the Dead trailer shows Ray Liotta and Michael Madsen playing gangsters fighting zombies.

VideoCall of Duty: eSport of the future?

We sent Ian to the European COD Championship finals to see what all the fuss is about.

VideoThis is what top-level COD competition ****ing looks like

Video evidence of the rage at the Call of Duty European Championships. Not safe for work.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in-game Twitch broadcasting enabled on Xbox 360

On PC and PlayStation 3 soon. No mention of Wii U.

VideoBlack Ops 2 Revolution DLC live stream

Watch us play through the new maps from 3pm UK time onwards.

First Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Revolution leaked

Four new MP maps, one new zombies map, one new gun.

UK tabloids single out Call of Duty, Dynasty Warriors in coverage of Sandy Hook school massacre

Long-running anti-video game agenda continues - despite praiseworthy previews and reviews.

UK chart: We wish you a Call of Duty

And a Hitman new year.

UK chart: fa-la-la-la-laa la Black Ops 2

Paper Mario Sticker Star scrapes in.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 makes $1bn a day quicker than Modern Warfare 3

Activision vows to keep bringing "fresh ideas and new innovations" to the series.

Treyarch vows to fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 leaderboard resets

UPDATE: Treyarch restoring entries for those impacted.

Reggie: third-party games “look dramatically better” on Wii U

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell “baffled” by the console.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U

The COD experience fails to impress on Nintendo's new hardware.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Not much to tell these two versions apart, suggesting that the Wii U game is based heavily on the 360 original.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Just like the 360 version it is based on, the Wii U version stands up fairly well against the PC game.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Wii U takes the PS3 to the cleaners in terms of image quality.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 360/PS3/Wii U Engine Performance

Like-for-like scenes tested across the three HD console platforms, with a clear winner in view.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 360/PS3/Wii U Gameplay Performance

Disappointing performance from the new console in town as Black Ops 2 arrives on Wii U.

FeatureWhy are we stuck with games being released on a Friday?

An investigation into the origins, arguments and potential for change.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Console Gameplay Performance Video

Intense action from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Black Ops 2 compared.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Cut-Scene Comparison Video

Like-for-like areas of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Black Ops 2 directly compared with Digital Foundry tools.

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 V2

The Xbox 360 version of the game compared with the patched PS3 edition, which improves image quality a little.

UK chart: oh my COD

UPDATE: Black Ops 2 launch smaller than Black Ops, MW3 and MW2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 patch released

Fixes console lock-up issues - for some.

This week on Outside Xbox

The Black Ops 2 launch, GTA5 taken apart and more.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Performance Video

For some, multiplayer is all that matters in a COD game, so we've prepared a bespoke performance analysis video covering online gameplay.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay Performance Video

Gameplay segments from the single-player campaign compared and contrasted. Xbox 360 still commands the lead, but PS3 draws closer compared to the last Black Ops.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

Check out how well Treyarch's new upscaling technique on Xbox 360 compares with native resolution on PC.

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

The weakest SKU goes head-to-head with the PC game running at max settings.

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 FoundryBlack Ops 2: Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3?

Preliminary findings from the upcoming Digital Foundry Face-Off.

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 review

The changing of the guard.

The next Call of Duty is a Modern Warfare game - report

John "Soap" MacTavish in a flashback scene set in Somalia.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC disc 2 is, for some, Mass Effect 2

UPDATE 2: Treyarch dev tells gamers to contact Activision customer service.

What will get you banned from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Boosting, glitching and offensive live streams.

UK shop Simply Games promises to break Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 street date

UPDATE: Promise removed. Did Activision get in touch?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in-game live streaming is to YouTube

Watch on web browsers or through Elite.

Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 leaks onto internet a week ahead of release

Gameplay floods YouTube. Vonderhaar asks fans to wait for "legit" streams.

Modern Warfare 4 leaked by Captain Price voice actor

UPDATE: Infinity Ward "We've not talked with any voice actors, so all news is speculation."

Wii U GamePad mic won't support voice-chat

Instead requires third-party headsets.

COD Elite turns free for Black Ops 2, map packs sold separately

"Season Pass and DLC may not be available on all gaming platforms."

35 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season Pass, Elite Free spotted

4 map packs for what amounts to a $10 discount.

FeatureAn audience with Syndicate

How a regular northern teen became a YouTube gaming sensation.

Why Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Prestige is not a start-over system

David Vonderhaar takes the stage at Eurogamer Expo.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 debuts Zombie mode gameplay

Tranzit and Grief modes revealed.

Every Wii U UK launch game listed

Just seven retail titles confirmed for launch day.

EGXTreyarch to present Black Ops 2 developer session at Eurogamer Expo

Call of Duty developer David Vonderhaar's talk entitled "Challenging Assumptions".

COD: Black Ops 2 PC engine evolves, sheds Windows XP support

DirectX 11 migration brings all sorts of treats.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 special editions detailed - report

Elite Premium membership not included.

Battlefield and Call of Duty: the great frames per second debate

"I'm pretty convinced Call of Duty is as popular as it is because of how fluid it can feel."

Treyarch hopes Black Ops 2 multiplayer changes will make Call of Duty a team game again

"I think players are going to start caring about winning and losing again."

Treyarch: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 live streaming works on console, doesn't impact game

COD has a "pretty healthy and vibrant" eSports community, insists design director.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer ditches kill streaks, embraces e-sports, first screenshots

Score Streaks, Live Streaming, six team multiplayer and more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 is coming to Mac

Over one-and-a-half years late.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 and the 60FPS Challenge

Can current console hardware handle an increasingly more advanced game engine without compromising COD's unique gameplay experience?

Digital FoundryBlack Ops 2 at E3 Performance Analysis

Frame-rate tests on the E3 reveal of the 2012 Call of Duty game.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Reveal Trailer

A 60Hz encode of our first look at Treyarch's 2012 Call of Duty offering.

FeatureCall Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Preview: Appetite for Destruction

Treyarch goes big for its blockbuster sequel.

Nintendo: Wii U could become "preferred" Call of Duty platform

But GamePad concept "confusing relative to the Wii".

Black Ops 2 PC to support ranked dedicated servers

But no word yet on whether you'll have to pay.

Meet Persian Gulf Soldiers - the Iranian Call of Duty

Iranian marines versus Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming to Wii U - report

Leak lists Activision shooter for November launch.

No Call of Duty XP event this year

Activision teases "new experiences" at Gamescom.

VideoCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 gameplay demo

Future soldiers shown live at E3.

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 doesn't need a new engine to advance graphics, Treyarch insists

"There's a lot of good still in that foundation you wouldn't get rid of."

VideoCall Of Duty: Black Ops 2 investigative trailer

How the future world of BLOPS2 is closer than you'd think.

Black Ops 2 offers "disruptive innovation", promises Activision

Branching storylines and "meaningful choices" in this year's COD.

Free Radical founder: "Pretty much every FPS loses money"

Nobody cares unless it's Call of Duty, says TimeSplitters man.

Activision claims visual overhaul for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

PC version will "take advantage" of DX11 graphics cards.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 announced

Set in 21st century Cold War. First images.