In Other News – November 11, 2010

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So considering that Call of Duty: Black Ops – or “codblops” as I like to call it – is the talk of the news world today, I figured I may as well talk a bit about it as well.

I finally had the chance to give it a go last night, but had major issues with finding any games… which may have had something to do with the 3-point-2 friggin’ million people concurrently playing online (the stats are under investigation btw) which should be an Xbox Live record as far as I know.

We eventually landed up playing some of the Combat Training “Botmatch” mode, and its actually pretty nifty because it uses the hosts friends list to generate the bots. My wife shot me in the face, and she doesn’t even have the game. SKILLZ!

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were calling electronic and gaming stores not for a story, but just because we LOVE chatting to half-asleep bored sounding sales people.

News:

Cuba is not happy with COD: Black Ops
Fan Made Super Mario 3 looks Insane!
More listings of Splinter Cell HD collection
Microsoft has no plans for another Xbox
Initial Kinect sales revealed
Confirmed: COD: Black Ops having big issues on PS3 and PC
Treyarch already working on COD: Black Ops patches for all platforms
Black Ops sells 7 friggin’ million copies on day one
Black Ops has HOW MANY concurrent players?
South African company (What?) giving more reason to believe imminent GT5 release  

Stuff:

THIS is how you attend a COD: Black Ops launch
Black Ops graphics comparison
Biggest game flops of 2010

Videos:

11 Minutes of Gran Turismo 5 retail
First 10 minutes of Prince of Persia Trilogy HD
Enslaved: Pigsy’s Perfect 10 preview
ScrewAttack – Top 10: Goriest Black Ops Moments [NSFW but spoiler free]

Header: Kelly Hu

Last Updated: November 11, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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