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New Call of Duty: Black Ops Trailer Lets You Cam Your Enemies
Posted on August 09, 2010 by OG




A multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops hit the web today:



So do we see in the trailer? The big one is the camera on a tripod that lets you watch your opponents. This seems to be taken from Ghost Recon with the camera on the gun thing. While it looks cool, do you REALLY think no one would notice a camera in a room??

A new weapon is shown with the crossbow. While the game takes place during the Vietnam era, adding the crossbow is a kind of strange selection. It looks like there was an explosive arrow was used, but with crossbows, usually there are multiple arrows to choose from. Another new weapon is the ballistic knife that shoots out its blade. Looks like Treyarch watched the same episode of The Deadliest Warrior with the Spetnaz beating the Navy SEALS.

At 0:38 the action looks standard except for the guy flying out of the way. Maybe there's a new dodge move added to the game? If there is, I bet that it'll be exploited like hell online.

The next sequence shows a new weapon being a sticky grenade (you can see the guy get sticked, walk to another room and then explode). If you pay attention to the radar, there's a helicopter that starts shooting the windows in one area, then clearly goes around to another angle to shot from above. Then there's the new killstreak reward in the form of a...remote control car? Yeah that's cute and all, but come on Treyarch.

Finally, the last thing to take note of is the guy taking a missile to the freakin' face. If you noticed, it takes a turn for him so these missiles are seeking players out. That's a definite first for the series as all the rockets are just point and shoot with the exception of heat seeking missiles that go after vehicles. Once again, it'll probably be abused like hell and called the "noob rocket" after a week of release.

At the end of the trailer, we see the date of a full multiplayer reveal of September 1st. Then a twitter to follow @jd_2020 who is Treyarch's community manager. Lastly, in a sort of "oh you weren't supposed to see this last part" type effects, we can see that the video from the camera is saved and I guess uploaded in order to get your own greatest hits of kills. A great way to showoff your coolness to all your Xbox Live friends... that's if they're all 12 years old.

All in all, the action is looking pretty good. My concern is on the gimmicks like the camera that look cool, but will never be used in the game. We'll have to see when the game comes out on November 9, 2010.

- O.G.

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