And the negative Steam reviews have begun.
Godfather of zombie genre also guest-starred in COD.
UPDATE: Oh my COD, Microsoft confirms.
Is that more than Homefront?
But actual sales figures aren't, for first time, revealed.
UPDATE: Activision working "tirelessly" to combat system lock-ups.
Gone with the wind.
We were partially right.
Over one-and-a-half years late.
UPDATE: Promotion not coming to UK, Sony says.
Kent man made $1-5 a pop selling credit card details.
Pre-order card seemingly confirms direct BLOPS sequel.
Clip from cancelled Vicarious Visions' project shows up online.
No Russian ahead this time.
That's its name, then?
Product page pulled, Activision gets shirty.
Halo: Reach, Ocarina of Time and Modern Warfare 3 in top ten.
Plus, Microsoft lists best selling XBLA titles.
Due out on App Store tomorrow.
£5 gets you 30 minutes of in-game protection.
Call of Duty: Black Ops for £48.
Design director: "I f***** up."
Premier Manager! COD Elite! Black Ops for £47.99!
That's escalation and annihilation.
More people played Black Ops and MW2 last week.
While Dungeon Defenders takes XBLA crown.
Beta activity carries over.
Vita? Wii U? Next gen?
While Burnout Crash debuts at 2 on XBLA
Social network add-ons to be a "necessity".
Double XP weekend to celebrate.
Is it worth £34.99?
Average user spends $76 on the game.
Explains how it secures exclusive content.
"Missing the target" if it's not a "slam dunk".
I just blue myself up.
Plus, rosy Acti earnings report comes in.
"We focus on the really bad stuff."
While COD dominates XBL activity list.
Security updates, exploit fixes.
Annihilation! NFS sale! LA Noire DLC!
Analyst raises sales estimate.
Updated release windows.
UPDATE: PC release date revealed, too.
2 million volunteers ready to serve.
12-acres! Maps made real! MW3! COD Elite!
Will you buy a fourth map pack?
Modern Warfare 2 surpassed.
Retail listing points to value pack.
End of the month.
Silo, Drive-In, Hazard, Hangar 18.
Another double XP weekend to celebrate.
Give it a shot.
Analysts put price at around £3 a month.
Career, Connect, Compete and Improve.
Plus, mod tools due next week.
But still no word on PS3 version.
Treyarch welcomes Sony gamers back.
More "epic" story, more destructible.
Game codenamed Project Collossus.
Pre-orders up 700% on BFBC2.
Xbox Live download is nearly 1GB.
Buffy, Freddy Krueger, Romero lined up.
Limbo takes weekly Arcade top spot.
Acti: "It's the 'stickiest' game of all time."
Young 'uns "want to have their fun too".
No home console stronger in 2011.
COD was top entertainment product of 2010.
Tinker with the PC version.
"We're not a big monolithic empire."
Five new maps incoming.
EA talks up FPS battle royale.
Coming 3rd May, says GAME Australia.
It is inevitable.
Plus, double XP all weekend.
DLC sees belated release this week.
DICE taking potshots at Call of Duty?
COD's NPD chart domination continues.
Study claims gaming stops violent dreams.
Beats out Gran Turismo 5.
UPDATE: First Strike DLC out now.
Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling is back.
Black Ops demo, maps; PixelJunk Shooter 2.
PS3 patch arrives on Thursday.
UPDATE: Activision says timer website is a hoax.
"I have never played PS3 online ever."
For one weekend only.
NPD: Nobody can unseat Black Ops.
AC: Brotherhood, Mario, COD slug it out.
Analysts assess FPS behemoth's future.
And Black Ops DLC, Halo Waypoint.
Making "spectacular" games is.
Vote for your top title of 2010.
And will you have to pay for it?
Sells 1.4 million in 24 hours on Xbox 360.
Activision forms new studio.
"It's not enough just to make a shooter."
Bulletstorm's Call of Duty spoof is popular.
"It would be a unique opportunity."
Black Ops studio not taking any chances.
While Black Ops takes XBL crown.
Clue: it's not Ninja, it's not Scout.
Cheer up if you want devs to innovate.
Game industry hits back.
New features detailed, bugs fixed.
UPDATE: v1.06 fixes detailed.
Black Ops "in breach of Sale of Goods Act".
"It should not be released unfinished."
PS3 Mass Effect 2 helps RPG into seventh.
As COD: Black Ops regains lead.
Brits love shooting things, dancing.
Singularity dev hiring for "realistic" FPS.
Report: games lose value faster than cars.
Analyst expects it in the next few months.
Sledgehammer tipped for Nov 2011 COD.
Has it helped?
COD rewrites "the rules of entertainment".
Nothing to do with the X-Factor.
The First Strike on Xbox 360 first.
Riccitiello takes a pop at Black Ops team.
"We're doing everything we can."
Patch makes things worse, accuse fans.
New PC patch later this week too.
Golden Sun eclipsed.
"Phenom Booter" cripples shooter.
Plus: Donkey Kong, NFS outsell GT5.
Aims to shut down glitchers, fix controls.
Turismo elbowed, Jackson leaps.
Riccitiello: "We can take the lead."
Find out why you have to wait.
"Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight for this COD."
Boosts Xbox 360 sales.
COD makes FPS chart breakthrough.
Petition insists it's an "inferior product."
Again insists it won't charge for multiplayer.
Black Ops spikes Rolling Stones song sales.
"It's fundamental respect," says StepTo.
Need for Speed in hot pursuit.
Activision "happy" with the results.
Treyarch targeting connectivity issues.
Black Ops dethrones Modern Warfare 2.
Beats Modern Warfare 2 by huge margin.
COD: no need to fish for compliments.
UPDATE: Why Kinect Adventures is absent.
There can be no escape.
Kill that lag.
Beats Modern Warfare 2.
Furious at Castro assassination sequence.
Won't make "douche bags" celebrities.
Lads miss out.
"There's no reason it can't be."
New COD enjoys unexpected popularity.
Sources: Sledgehammer looking to the stars.
"I've never been first in anything."
"Every game has bugs; it's a reality of gaming."
Welcome to Dead Ops Arcade.
Gets closer to "biggest game ever" crown.
We're "two separate entities" - Blizz.
Black Ops going for as low as a squid.
Opening 70 shops, giving out prezzies.
COD price war kicks off.
Bloody violence. Spoilers within.
"We get COD map packs before anybody else."
Four surprising faces. Spoilers.
Plus Custom Games Editor and other tweaks.
Will you brave the cold, soldier?
Treyarch details MP alterations.
Chrysler demand $33k for Call of Duty Jeep.
Has your machine got what it takes?
Claims reports are false, he was "scammed".
UK shops see record pre-orders.
Never "wavered" on dedicated servers.
Studio boss blames "mess" of an industry.
Not all MW2 blocks "make sense" - Treyarch.
"Could be definitive 3D game experience."
VC them clear as day.
Official game guide coffin up proof.
Taliban ruckus was “unfair”.
The ultimate videogame collectible?
Kotick goes on charm offensive.
Either across all platforms or just on 360.
Exploding limbs off the menu.
But has two-player online splitscreen.
Batman writer David S. Goyer helping, too.
Wagers, COD Points, bots. Vid inside.
But not until after launch.
Retailer outs map pack.
RC-XD Surveillance Vehicle in £130 bundle.
Gamertags lifted from multiplayer trailer.
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer ranks swell.
But has FPS crown in its sights.
US retailer listings sighted.
Pachter says so.
InstantAction wants a deal with Activision.
Wants to make money out of them.
Separate teams working on "core pillars".
"Our audiences are clamouring for it."
Any add-on or map pack, apparently.
Separate from the single-player story.
"We are a multiple team studio."
Single-player team could reuse MP assets.
"It's time," says developer.
Simultaneous launch in November.
4-player co-op, switchable ammo, spy plane.
Activision confirms project in conference call.
Witness "the birth" of special forces - GAME.
Treyarch "can't wait" for you to have a go.
Treyarch-developed sequel in November.
Trailer to reveal all overnight.
Will premiere on GameTrailers this Saturday.
Three more CODs? Plus IW shake-up.
Casting call hints at characters.
"Strong, innovative new titles," says Acti.
What price a late 2010 release?
Source cites Vietnam, Cuba, Africa, Russia.