Call of Duty: Black Ops
Gamescom 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops Pre-Orders "Outpacing Modern Warfare 2's"
Written Friday, August 20, 2010 By Richard Walker
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We thought that nothing could outpace the irresistible pull of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops has seemingly reached fever pitch as pre-orders are currently ahead of those taken for MW2 at the same point in the game's release cycle. 

"They're really strong actually," Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin told X360A at Gamescom. "They're outpacing Modern Warfare 2's pre-orders. We're outpacing every other Call of Duty's pre-orders to date.

"There's still months to go before release, so of course the total number  is going to get bigger. At this point in every Call of Duty's release cycle we're ahead in pre-orders though."

Pre-orders of Black Ops have probably been helped in no small part by the announcement of another OTT Prestige Edition, which includes a fully-functioning RC car with a miniature camera and monitor for your very own spy ops.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is slated for release on November 9th, 2010.


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Comment #1 by Demongel
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 07:53:35 AM
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lol Only reason so many preorders, is because the name has call of duty in it.

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Comment #2 by SSJ_Bardock
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 07:58:55 AM
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Call of duty is dead to me I refuse to buy another

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Comment #3 by Reirid
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 08:04:24 AM
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Not gonna pre order it or even get it on day of release. The online just looks such a copy/paste from MW2 and is just so bad. Not gonna pick it up till i'm bored of Medal of Honour.

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Comment #4 by xhair
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 08:24:28 AM
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the next call of duty will out do black ops, it will be a ongoing thing, im waiting in anticipation for my prestige edition bow and arrow for COD wild west ;)

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Comment #5 by love_handles1987
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 08:28:25 AM
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Im only getting the game for single player, 4 player co-op (zombies?) and trophies. I dont give two shits about the multiplayer. The only way i'll go back to multiplayer is if they take these silly care packages and ridiculous kill strwaks away but cant see that happening any time soon

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Comment #6 by DPatriot
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 08:57:19 AM
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Maybe but it won´t outsell it.

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Comment #7 by adi-arn
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 09:30:01 AM
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idk why everyone is hating on this game this is what call of duty should look like both MP and SP.

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Comment #8 by Roosky1
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 09:35:13 AM
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Whys everybody judging the online play from one trailer? How the fuck are you supposed to know how it plays until you play it? #1,2,3,5...

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Comment #9 by vipermarum
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 09:57:23 AM
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people who play games in gameplay trailers always suck to hell they cant play to save their lives and MOH just looks like a rip of BC2

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Comment #10 by NAredwings5
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:09:06 AM
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cant wait to get this game

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Comment #11 by freddie1
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:21:47 AM
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i might pre order this game. i want something like free weapon unlock or weapon skins for single player.

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Comment #12 by jphw
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:23:28 AM
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After MW2 i will find it hard to trust COD again at least its made by treyarch who made World at War which is one of the best ones (purely Nazi Zombies). Zombies may be the only reason i may buy this Only in Sainsburys £25 1st day buy.

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Comment #13 by Motorizer17
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:06:29 AM
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i never pre order games and this will be no exception but it looks good.

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Comment #14 by XxUnstoppablexX
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 01:00:43 PM
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@5 um ever heard of barebones ????

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Comment #15 by Ov3rlorD
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 01:38:49 PM
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MoH looks more promising..

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Comment #16 by SevenHeven
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 01:50:44 PM
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im getting this because it's vietnam i'm glad they ditched ww2

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Comment #17 by AlejandroM
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 03:32:14 PM
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I'm looking forward to renting this.

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Comment #18 by Riptide9
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 03:55:16 PM
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does anyone even play games for the story anymore? All I ever hear about is online, online, online... who cares! I feel bad for the developers who spend so much time and effort in creating a story only for the A.D.D. riddled kids to only give a shit about the online. Fuck multiplayer, fuck nazi zombies, and fuck you multiplayer only fools who only buy the game for the stupid online. your killing video games for everyone.

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Comment #19 by K-Arch94
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 04:50:20 PM
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People can have an opinion on multiplayer if they want, doesnt mean they don't give a shit about the single player. Seeing as the multiplayer is likely what your going to play most of, unless the story is fucking awesome which makes u want to play it again and again :P So go fuck of a let people have there opions and also how the fuck dare you say anything negative about nazi zombies that sure was the best part of CoD : WaW tbh :P story/multiplayer was second to that ;)

ALso tbh eveyone stop making fucking judgements on this game just because its call of duty. I have enjoyed all the games and no im not a "fanboy" i enjoy most decent games.

@1,2,3,4 + 5
Why judge the game purly on its online. There is more to the game that that call of dutys sdtorys are generally enjoyable and t

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Comment #20 by Mr_Gestapo_Man
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 05:08:14 PM
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World war 2 era was great though. I'm still finding Call Of Duty 3 lots of fun :) As long as Treyarch don't go too modern I will continue to support them.

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Comment #21 by crewsader06
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 06:20:40 PM
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ya I think I've had my share of COD in the past couple years, I'm getting Medal of Honor and then Killzone 3 for some variety..I don't remember many people pre-ordering MW2 so I don't know how this is a big deal but to each his own

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Comment #22 by LEsfahani95
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 07:56:55 PM
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im trimming out fifa 11 from my games list for the first time EVER. Killzone 3, medel of honor, and call of zombies!

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Comment #23 by putmeinthegam3
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 09:29:16 PM
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not getting it till im bored of farcry 2

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Comment #24 by imallinson
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:50:52 PM
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Well at least this might mean people stop buying mw2 seeing as its still near the top of sales charts even though it was released close to a year ago. Apart from the setting though this looks the same as every other call of duty.

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Comment #25 by Demongel
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 05:44:31 AM
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@ everybody dissing my comment lol >.< i didnt say it was gonna be terrible, but you know if it says call of duty it autosells sooooo it could suck and im sure lots of people are gonna still get it

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Comment #26 by DCPrince
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 10:17:23 AM
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Comment #27 by MRMBR
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 10:31:32 AM
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YAY!!!cant wait to get bullshited x(

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Comment #28 by daktrgonzo
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 12:57:18 PM
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guy on the pic is solid snake wannabe lol

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Comment #29 by freddie1
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 03:38:25 PM
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@28 so true haha

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Comment #30 by Eric-B14
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 10:32:57 PM
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@15 indeed

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Comment #31 by BaRtMaN2466
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 09:24:27 AM
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@1,2,3,4 & 5

What is wrong with you people!
MW2 provided more variety than previous CoD games (except Zombies on CoD5 was better than SpecOps)

You probably hated this game because you were noobs who got very FEW killstreaks! p.s. theirs barebones if you dont like killstreaks!

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Comment #32 by I_Shoot_Stuff
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 11:21:44 AM
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I really enjoyed W@W and I plan on picking this one up too. Not just because of the "Call of Duty" in the title, but because Treyarch does a solid job.

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Comment #33 by Colonel_Gerdauf
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 12:22:05 PM
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excuse me...?

as far as i know or care, the devs have designed MW2 so that it is impoosible to suck at in online, which in turn means the hostspaces are spammed by 9-year-old trolls who get a tactical nuke by avoiding all weapons other than a knife, and calling everybody else losers.

what their point is, that you have proven yourself, is that there is an endless pattern of one game quickly outdoing each other, and people become addicted to it only because has COD written on it, making them "hate" any other shooter that is out there. its called Call-Of-Duty fanboyism.

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Comment #34 by Jay_Cash
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 07:43:21 PM
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The multiplayer does look too much like MW2 already, but I'm still going to get it. I mean, the single-player still looks really good. Not that I won't be playing multiplayer, because that's where it is mostly at in CoD games.

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US November 09, 2010
Europe November 09, 2010
Japan November 18, 2010

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-18
ESRB: Mature
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