A lot of things have been going on for Black Ops 2 the last couple of days. To start, Activision released a trailer for the upcoming Black Ops 2 Revolution DLC. It's not a gameplay trailer, but a trailer that introduces us to the man who will do all of our life's errands while we sit home and play Black Ops 2. Check it out below
Also, Double XP will start this weekend on Friday, January 25th and will end on Monday, January 28th. The very next day marks the launch of the Black Ops 2 Revolution DLC and the release of Nuketown Zombies for PS3/PC on January 29th.
David Vonderhaar recently got on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything thread and was asked if Treyarch would ever consider bringing back the War gamemode from Call of Duty 3. Vonderhaar responded with "no plans to bring back War at this time, never say never. Here is a hint. We have a very War like mode, that isn’t exactly War, that I would love to tell you about, but I can’t because … dragged away by PR."
Now about the French soldier. The image above is of a French Soldier stationed in Mali. Like many soldiers, he is wearing a protective mask called a balaclava. However, this soldier stood out and is now currently under investigation because his balaclava looks like the one that belongs to Ghost from Call of Duty. The French government claims that the mask being worn by the soldier is "unacceptable behavior" and "Not representative of the action that brought France to Mali to help. " The French soldier is now under scrutiny for representing a character from an "ultra-violent video game "
There are too many things wrong with the above accusation. The mere fact that the military, trained soldiers sworn to defend their country with semi-automatic rifles, fighter jets and tanks, claim that a video game like Call of Duty is "ultra-violent". Secondly, that same balaclava wouldn't be in Call of Duty if it wasn't in the actual military. Military shooters are the digital representations of actual military war. Blaming violent video games seems to be the trend right now.