Call of Duty: Black Ops

Activision has a new trailer out for it’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II game and they’ve upped the celebrity bar with none other than Robert Downey Jr.You might remember that Activision used Jimmy Kimmel, and Kobe Bryant in their last Black Ops commercial in 2010.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits store shelves worldwide on November 13, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game story line and soundtrack was created by David S. Goyer (co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises) and Trent Reznor (Academy Award-winning composer of The Social Network).

The single-player campaign will feature two connected storylines, one set in the 1970s through 1980s and the other in 2025. The protagonist of Black Ops, Alex Mason returns as the protagonist in the Cold War section, where he will be fighting in proxy wars for the United States in the Cold War. Known locations for this section of the game include multiple sites in Central America and in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion. This section of the game will also see the rise to infamy of the game’s primary antagonist, Raul Menendez. Mason’s friend and colleague Frank Woods will also return, and narrate the story into the 2025 section of the game. The 2025 section of the game features Alex Mason’s son David as a protagonist. In it, a new cold war has broken out between China and the United States after China bans the export of rare earth elements following a cyberattack that cripples the Chinese Stock Exchange. In this era, war is defined by robotics, cyber warfare, unmanned vehicles and other modern technology. Taking advantage of this stand-off, Menendez attempts to bring the two powers to a full-blown war by inciting conflicts between the two. Known locations for this section of the game include Los Angeles, Singapore and Socotra, Yemen.

In the 2025 section of the game, the player will have access to special ‘Strike Force missions’, that feature permanent death and the outcome of which can affect the course of the campaign’s storyline.It has been hinted at that the side-plot of Viktor Reznov and his relationship with Alex Mason, which began in Black Ops, will be continued in Black Ops II.

Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what has come out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

As the title says, this weeks release features a lot of random games for various of consoles that I guess you could say there is a little bit of something for everyone. As for the Downloadable Games goes, it’s all about the Nintendo consoles getting some love this week.

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

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Know those bonus zombie killin’ levels in Call of Duty: World at War? Ya, they are amazeballs and fans have gone ape shit over them since their inception.

The bar was raised even higher when Treyarch took over and turned the Call of Duty: Black Ops zombie levels into fan favorite hits as well.  Zombies simply make everything better.

Now Treyarch is at it again. With the upcoming expansion map pack entitled Escalation, it will feature four new maps and yet another awesome zombie level named Call of the Dead. This isn’t just some normal, run-of-the-mill style run-and-gun like the franchise’s previous installments. This new level will have star power the previous one’s never had. Yes, playing as Richard Nixon was nice and all but pulling a Left for Dead move with Hollywood stars Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo just makes all that spewing brain matter really worth it.

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Going all out to create their own special experience for the players before this new map pack drops next week, May 3rd, Treyarch called in the big guns. Not only did they emulate the grindhouse style, bringing back the voice over and ‘coming attractions’ opener, but they’ve brought in the grandfather of the zombie movie and have George Romero as a special zombie type. It’s their use of 45 Grave’s ‘Do You Want to Party?’that really sells what they’re making, maps that’s fun for all ages (with parental permission of course). Who cares if the song comes from Return of the Living Dead, a film directed by Romero’s estranged  producing partner John Russo. This still kicks more ass then Werewolf women of the S S, Nicholas Cage as Fu Manchu I’d rather watch Drive Angry 3D again.

Call of Duty:Black Ops-Escalation is avaible for X-Box live users May 3rd but Playstation users will have to wait another for another month until they can play as Buffy all weekend long.

Via: Slashfilm

G.R.O.W. Lite 2/1/11

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

Yes folks, once again we got another lite edition today as there wasn’t any major game release that came out on disk. Only notable thing on disk is that for you Sims 3 fans, the Outdoor Living Stuff is out today. Other than that, there is a Mr. Bean game for the Wii and the DS… yeah. We do, however, have some downloadable stuff that may be worth your while.

Both the 360 and the PS3 will be seeing the release of Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. The first Rearmed was a great HD remake of the classic title and this game changes a few things (difficulty wise) but the biggest thing they added is the ability to jump.

Other than that, the 360 version of COD: Black Ops is getting their first map pack, labeled First Strike. The $15 pack includes four new multiplayer maps and one zombie map. On the PS3/PSP side, Pac-Man Championship Edition is finally coming out as a $4.99 minis title.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check out these games and see if any of them will make your wallets cry!

Can You Handle The Triple Meat Log?

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No that’s not a giant fried twinkie that she’s trying to cram in her mouth (giggity). That folks, is the Triple Meat Log a.k.a. the Chuck Norris of corndogs. The awesome people over at Epic Meal Time took a break from their Call of Duty: Black Ops playing in order to show us how to make this massive meat log.

The corndog is made out of 3 XL hotdogs, wrapped in cheese, 18 slices of bacon and ground beef. Then it’s covered in yellow cornmeal and then deep-fried. Of course, it’s served with a nice bowl mayo mixed with the bacon grease that you have from making the bacon earlier. To make it epic, they used a large wooden spoon as the handle.

Check the video out as you get to see the lovely lady pictured above take on the massive meat on a stick and imagine yourself trying to eat one of these.

Source: Geekologie

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They have been making the commercials for all these new FPS’s very brutal and realistic. Nothing is funnier then when they insert dramatically acting actors into it and have them act super dramatically. For an instance. How often do you get to see Jimmy Kimmel ducking behind a wall with an RPG, just to roll out into the grit and fire at a copter!

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC. We also cover downloadable titles as well although there is only one this week you should check on a console you probably wouldn’t expect.

With one major release scaring other games from coming out today, there isn’t much to the list but as usual check after the jump to see some of the few notable release as well as the other crap. So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

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We’re a week away from Treyarch’s sequel to Call of Duty: World at War and it seems that someone has found out what the zombie mode will be like in Call of Duty: Black Ops. It seems that players will get to shoot down the undead at the Pentagon as either John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro. Zombie mode will support four player online and two player split screen co-op.

While this sounds ridiculous, this also sounds freakin’ awesome. I know a lot of people who didn’t enjoy World at War as much as Modern Warfare but loved the zombie mode and the fact that Black Ops will have this kind of zombie mode, I think a lot more folks will be interested in the game.

What do y’all think about this? Does this zombie mode make you more interested in Black Ops or do you still don’t care for the game? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment after the break.

Source: Destructoid