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2010-11-08 11:04:10 AM
that new TV spot they've got for it is quite clever.
 
2010-11-08 11:07:17 AM
I hope some are stupid enough to log onto the network with their stolen copies before midnight tonight.
 
2010-11-08 11:08:05 AM
I've already completed it.
 
2010-11-08 11:08:37 AM
I'm not what is described as a "hardcore gamer" and don't usually care for FPS games...but I am enjoying the hell out of the new GoldenEye 007 remake for Wii.

Just for the nostalgia factor. Game does a nice job recapturing the feel of the original. Brings back a flood of memories from when I was a teenager and spent countless hours playing 4-player split-screen with my buddies.
 
2010-11-08 11:09:13 AM
Man... Can't wait for this. I've been playing MoH pretty much nonstop on PS3, and it's an awesome game, but Black Ops is gonna be farking rad
 
2010-11-08 11:12:20 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Man... Can't wait for this. I've been playing MoH pretty much nonstop on PS3, and it's an awesome game, but Black Ops is gonna be farking rad

12:01 tonight.

I've already called in sick tomorrow. I am an adult child.
 
2010-11-08 11:13:13 AM
as long as they didn't get my copy.
:/
meh.
 
2010-11-08 11:15:47 AM
And thiS coUldn't have haPpenEd if games weRe released in a tiMely fAshion instead of the hype-incReasing extra waIt which I'm sure the guys at marketing tOld them would Boost Revenue. Isn't it abOut Time we quit letting commercial entities Have the last laugh with crap likE oveRnight waiting outSide game stores?
 
2010-11-08 11:18:45 AM
omegazeto: And thiS coUldn't have haPpenEd if games weRe released in a tiMely fAshion instead of the hype-incReasing extra waIt which I'm sure the guys at marketing tOld them would Boost Revenue. Isn't it abOut Time we quit letting commercial entities Have the last laugh with crap likE oveRnight waiting outSide game stores?

i293.photobucket.com

Seemed relevant.
 
2010-11-08 11:20:48 AM
PsyLord: I hope some are stupid enough to log onto the network with their stolen copies before midnight tonight.

Yup.
 
2010-11-08 11:21:33 AM
Hot Carl To Go: 12:01 tonight.

I've already called in sick tomorrow. I am an adult child.


Yup. Well, I work at home... so calling in doesn't have to happen.

But I will be going to bed early and up at 11:30 to head to the mall.

 
2010-11-08 11:21:55 AM
I've got a 360 and a PS3. I typically buy cross platform games on my PS3 because it is easier to move around the house and has not had a RROD like my 360 did.

Is there any compelling reason to buy this game on the 360, or will the PS3 version do just fine?
 
2010-11-08 11:21:58 AM
Hot Carl To Go: Seemed relevant.

This is an actual recording of me playing SMB.
 
2010-11-08 11:23:56 AM
PsyLord: I hope some are stupid enough to log onto the network with their stolen copies before midnight tonight.

There's likely hundreds if not thousands of people playing it right now between early release press copies and the manufacturer's staffers.
 
2010-11-08 11:26:30 AM
animal900: I've got a 360 and a PS3. I typically buy cross platform games on my PS3 because it is easier to move around the house and has not had a RROD like my 360 did.

Is there any compelling reason to buy this game on the 360, or will the PS3 version do just fine?


PS3, hands down! I was a loyal 360er until I had three separate boxes RROD on me. I switched to PS3 and have been problem-free since day 1.
 
2010-11-08 11:30:00 AM
Jokes on them, the game is exactly like every other modern FPS
 
2010-11-08 11:30:32 AM
vegasj: Hot Carl To Go: 12:01 tonight.

I've already called in sick tomorrow. I am an adult child.

Yup. Well, I work at home... so calling in doesn't have to happen.

But I will be going to bed early and up at 11:30 to head to the mall.


You sound old.

/kidding
//kind of
 
2010-11-08 11:31:21 AM
PsyLord: I hope some are stupid enough to log onto the network with their stolen copies before midnight tonight.

This. I'm sure we'll see a follow up story on this.
 
2010-11-08 11:31:47 AM
Honest questions:

How long will lines be tonight (In Chicagoland)?

Will I be able to get it tomorrow if I just go to Best Buy at a reasonable hour (best guess - I have no idea)?
 
2010-11-08 11:34:20 AM
animal900: I've got a 360 and a PS3. I typically buy cross platform games on my PS3 because it is easier to move around the house and has not had a RROD like my 360 did.

Is there any compelling reason to buy this game on the 360, or will the PS3 version do just fine?


The only reason to buy on 360 is that the Downloadable Content is always released on xbox first.
 
2010-11-08 11:34:22 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: PS3, hands down! I was a loyal 360er until I had three separate boxes RROD on me. I switched to PS3 and have been problem-free since day 1.

But what I mean is, will the 360 have any exclusive content, or will it run better?
 
2010-11-08 11:36:05 AM
I can't wait to spend $60 on this game. I'm sure it will be different from the other ones; and besides, the community of folks who play Call of Duty are all super people.
 
2010-11-08 11:36:39 AM
animal900: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: PS3, hands down! I was a loyal 360er until I had three separate boxes RROD on me. I switched to PS3 and have been problem-free since day 1.

But what I mean is, will the 360 have any exclusive content, or will it run better?


Depends if you have friends on one system or another. Matchmaking might be a little easier on the Xbox because of Live. I haven't tried the PSN's premium service, so I don't know if it is as good as Live.
 
2010-11-08 11:37:17 AM
leonel: Jokes on them, the game is exactly like every other modern FPS

Except unlike the previous CoD it will run on dedicated servers. No host lag, no hacks.
 
2010-11-08 11:38:53 AM
Doc Daneeka: I'm not what is described as a "hardcore gamer" and don't usually care for FPS games...but I am enjoying the hell out of the new GoldenEye 007 remake for Wii.

Just for the nostalgia factor. Game does a nice job recapturing the feel of the original. Brings back a flood of memories from when I was a teenager and spent countless hours playing 4-player split-screen with my buddies.


I too have spent many hours playing Goldeneye for the N64. I used to be the all time master of proximity mines.

I almost bought a used copy of the game along with a used N64 at a garage sale this summer but I figured since I probably wouldn't enjoy the game much since I don't live with a bunch of friends or smoke tons of great kynd bud anymore, and all those things made the game as fun as it was.
 
2010-11-08 11:38:59 AM
animal900: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: PS3, hands down! I was a loyal 360er until I had three separate boxes RROD on me. I switched to PS3 and have been problem-free since day 1.

But what I mean is, will the 360 have any exclusive content, or will it run better?


Ah... well then, I do not know...
 
2010-11-08 11:39:44 AM
i am dissappoint quick scoping is removeded. can't believe they brought tac insertions back.
 
2010-11-08 11:41:44 AM
I got my pre-order from Best Buy, but my store won't be having a midnight opening. I've already called to find out about the return policy on the pre-order (I'm not really worried about the $5) and picked it up on Steam. I'll be playing at 12:01am...
 
2010-11-08 11:43:34 AM
hachijuhachi: Honest questions:

How long will lines be tonight (In Chicagoland)?

Will I be able to get it tomorrow if I just go to Best Buy at a reasonable hour (best guess - I have no idea)?


Won't work for this time, but for the next- Fark waiting in line. Preorder from Amazon or somewhere else. At least for Amazon, they don't charge you until it ships, you get (in most cases) free release date shipping (usually it's there when you get home from work on the day of), and if it's a popular title Amazon often gives you a $10 credit toward a future video game purchase. Oddly enough, they will usually not give the $10 on limited or collector's eds, though.

No good if you wharrgarrblGottabetheVERYfirst, but it's a solution for grown ups.

/On Fallout-Vegas Playthrough #2
 
2010-11-08 11:46:22 AM
Hot Carl To Go: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Man... Can't wait for this. I've been playing MoH pretty much nonstop on PS3, and it's an awesome game, but Black Ops is gonna be farking rad

12:01 tonight.

I've already called in sick tomorrow. I am an adult child.


I've done that in the past. This time I'll probably wait until veteran's day, then I have an excuse for not doing anything all day.
 
2010-11-08 11:46:22 AM
Maryland, such a weird little state.
 
2010-11-08 11:46:34 AM
I personally think the competition is better on the 360. I know a lot of people will yell thats not true, but I think it is. In my experience it has been to a ridiculous degree.
 
2010-11-08 11:47:21 AM
PsyLord: Depends if you have friends on one system or another. Matchmaking might be a little easier on the Xbox because of Live. I haven't tried the PSN's premium service, so I don't know if it is as good as Live.

Nope, no gaming friends. Matchmaking on PSN seems comparable to what I've seen on Live, so I guess I'm going PS3...

rezin8: I got my pre-order from Best Buy, but my store won't be having a midnight opening. I've already called to find out about the return policy on the pre-order (I'm not really worried about the $5) and picked it up on Steam. I'll be playing at 12:01am... downloading, installing, rebooting, configuring drivers, patching, cursing, swearing, rebooting again.....

Sorry, couldn't resist.
 
2010-11-08 11:50:15 AM
Somebody needs to tell them that only n00bs play fps on consoles.
 
2010-11-08 11:50:43 AM
It's the type of story that might smack of publicity stunt were it not for the semiautomatic handguns and terrified customers.

Not so fast...

cache.kotaku.com
 
2010-11-08 11:57:31 AM
leonel: Jokes on them, the game is exactly like every other modern FPS

Yup. Except we haven't played this one yet. And I can't wait.


Knarf: Somebody needs to tell them that only n00bs play fps on consoles.

Durrrrrrr
 
2010-11-08 11:57:39 AM
Call of Duty games are for kids. I mean Black Ops has remote control cars that explode. The 900th time an 11 year old drives one of those up your ass and detonates it tell me how much fun you're having. Their previous release allows you to see and shoot through walls and monitor heartbeats. Really?

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 FTW
 
2010-11-08 11:58:19 AM
no infinity ward == no buy

/Activision can suck it
 
2010-11-08 11:58:41 AM
animal900: rezin8: I got my pre-order from Best Buy, but my store won't be having a midnight opening. I've already called to find out about the return policy on the pre-order (I'm not really worried about the $5) and picked it up on Steam. I'll be playing at 12:01am... downloading, installing, rebooting, configuring drivers, patching, cursing, swearing, rebooting again.....

Sorry, couldn't resist.


Say what you will, but when you get the frame rate I get on my Core i7 with your pissy little console, call me. I've also NEVER had a problem installing a game through Steam. It's downloading as we speak and will be installed and ready to go for midnight. You have to leave the house, go pick it up from the store, drive back, put in it, etc... You'll be lucky if you're playing by 1. Or, you have to take up precious room on your console's HDD. I've got 6TB of storage on my gaming rig...
 
2010-11-08 12:01:00 PM
rezin8: animal900: rezin8: I got my pre-order from Best Buy, but my store won't be having a midnight opening. I've already called to find out about the return policy on the pre-order (I'm not really worried about the $5) and picked it up on Steam. I'll be playing at 12:01am... downloading, installing, rebooting, configuring drivers, patching, cursing, swearing, rebooting again.....

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Say what you will, but when you get the frame rate I get on my Core i7 with your pissy little console, call me. I've also NEVER had a problem installing a game through Steam. It's downloading as we speak and will be installed and ready to go for midnight. You have to leave the house, go pick it up from the store, drive back, put in it, etc... You'll be lucky if you're playing by 1. Or, you have to take up precious room on your console's HDD. I've got 6TB of storage on my gaming rig...


Is this what dorks argue about?
 
2010-11-08 12:01:52 PM
Savoir-Faire: rezin8: animal900: rezin8: I got my pre-order from Best Buy, but my store won't be having a midnight opening. I've already called to find out about the return policy on the pre-order (I'm not really worried about the $5) and picked it up on Steam. I'll be playing at 12:01am... downloading, installing, rebooting, configuring drivers, patching, cursing, swearing, rebooting again.....

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Say what you will, but when you get the frame rate I get on my Core i7 with your pissy little console, call me. I've also NEVER had a problem installing a game through Steam. It's downloading as we speak and will be installed and ready to go for midnight. You have to leave the house, go pick it up from the store, drive back, put in it, etc... You'll be lucky if you're playing by 1. Or, you have to take up precious room on your console's HDD. I've got 6TB of storage on my gaming rig...

Is this what dorks argue about?


Careful. He's got 6TB on his rig.
 
2010-11-08 12:02:22 PM
Arma2: Operation Arrowhead

If you want a modern combat simulation, there is no other substitute.
 
2010-11-08 12:02:22 PM
141tv.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2010-11-08 12:02:36 PM
Savoir-Faire: rezin8: animal900: rezin8: I got my pre-order from Best Buy, but my store won't be having a midnight opening. I've already called to find out about the return policy on the pre-order (I'm not really worried about the $5) and picked it up on Steam. I'll be playing at 12:01am... downloading, installing, rebooting, configuring drivers, patching, cursing, swearing, rebooting again.....

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Say what you will, but when you get the frame rate I get on my Core i7 with your pissy little console, call me. I've also NEVER had a problem installing a game through Steam. It's downloading as we speak and will be installed and ready to go for midnight. You have to leave the house, go pick it up from the store, drive back, put in it, etc... You'll be lucky if you're playing by 1. Or, you have to take up precious room on your console's HDD. I've got 6TB of storage on my gaming rig...

Is this what dorks argue about?


Pretty much.

Also love Steam.
 
2010-11-08 12:03:40 PM
animal900: PsyLord: I hope some are stupid enough to log onto the network with their stolen copies before midnight tonight.

There's likely hundreds if not thousands of people playing it right now between early release press copies and the manufacturer's staffers.


That's what I was thinking as well.

sparrow794: I can't wait to spend $60 on this game. I'm sure it will be different from the other ones; and besides, the community of folks who play Call of Duty are all super people.

Thank god for U****t
 
2010-11-08 12:06:06 PM
Hot Carl To Go: omegazeto: And thiS coUldn't have haPpenEd if games weRe released in a tiMely fAshion instead of the hype-incReasing extra waIt which I'm sure the guys at marketing tOld them would Boost Revenue. Isn't it abOut Time we quit letting commercial entities Have the last laugh with crap likE oveRnight waiting outSide game stores?



Seemed relevant.




BRIOTHERS?
 
2010-11-08 12:07:10 PM
Looking forward to this one. Taking Wed and Thur off to play.

/Mr Rekoj=gametag on 360.
 
2010-11-08 12:09:35 PM
flyurchin: Pretty much.

Also love Steam.


What he said.

/I'm rezin8 on Steam
 
2010-11-08 12:13:01 PM
PDX Ghost Hunter: Call of Duty games are for kids. I mean Black Ops has remote control cars that explode. The 900th time an 11 year old drives one of those up your ass and detonates it tell me how much fun you're having. Their previous release allows you to see and shoot through walls and monitor heartbeats. Really?

I hate the MP on CoD (much better on MoH) for the express reasons you've just mentioned, but the campaign and co-op missions in CoD:MW2 were tits.
 
HSA
2010-11-08 12:13:09 PM
MaliFinn:
Except unlike the previous CoD it will run on dedicated servers. No host lag, no hacks.

LOL, no hacks. I can gaurantee you there will be many hackers playing from day 1. Publishers care more about launching the game than fixing bugs and stopping hackers.
 
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