Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty Black Ops is a video game which is focused around being a first person shooter video game. The company which developed the game was Tryarch and the game was published by Activision. The game was released on November 9th 2010 and is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS. This is the seventh instalment of the Call of Duty series. This is the first game of the Cold War series and it is the third in the series to be developed by Treyarch.

Within 24 hours of this game going on sale, the game sold more than 7 million copied. Of the 7 million, 5.6 million were sold in the US and 1.4 million within the UK. The sale of 7 million games broke a record which was set by its predecessor Modern Warfare 2. The Black Ops has smashed the record by selling 2.5 million more copies. A subtitled version was released in Japan on November 18, 2010. A Japanese-dubbed version will be released on December 16, 2010.

Black Ops is a first-person shooter. The player assumes the role of a foot soldier who can wield various firearms, of which two at a time can be carried; throw grenades and other explosives; and use other equipment as weapons. A player close enough to an enemy can kill with one blow. A character can take three stances: standing, crouching, or prone; each affects rate of movement, accuracy, and stealth. The player can dive prone from a standing position when running. The player can momentarily sprint but will then grow tired. The screen glows red to indicate damage to a player's health, which goes away over time. When the character is within the blast radius of a live grenade, a marker indicates the direction of the grenade, helping the player to flee or throw it back.

Among the game's weapons are crossbows with bolts and explosive ammunition, Dragon's Breath rounds and ballistic knives. The player within the game assumes numerous roles; these change the perspectives throughout the story. Players can take up the role of special forces personnel who are operating in the black operations, which are located behind enemy lines. There are a variety of missions all of which feature a series of objectives that are displayed on the heads up display. Many people enjoy playing this game in the multi player mode. There is an extensive plot to the Black Ops game, just like the rest of the Call of Duty games.

Throughout the UK the game Call of Duty is extensively known as COD. Although this game has only just been released, producers and developers are already working on the next games in the series. This game is also fully compatible with Xbox Live and PlayStation home, which means the game, can be played across the internet.

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