Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tech Tuesday: Game On

Today is the much anticipated release of Activision's Call of Duty: Black Op. I've been a COD player since the second of the series and have already pre-ordered the latest (7th) game to be released tomorrow for my Xbox.

The COD franchise, while published by Activision, has been developed primarily by two studios. Treyarch and Infinity Ward. Treyarch has handled the odd numbered versions while IW developed the even versions. Many players have much preferred the titles developed by IW over those by Treyarch which may make a gamer hesitant to spring for Black Ops but the reviews for it have been very positive. I'm also very hopeful since this year Infinity Ward is no longer on good terms with their publisher and this will set the stage for any future COD releases. Those in charge of Infinity Ward are now in litigation with Activision and have started their own studio, the aptly named Respawn Industries, leaving Treyarch to primarily lead the COD franchise. Wikipedia has a good summary of the drama here.

If any readers will be getting Black Ops tomorrow for the Xbox 360 and would like to play, send me an email at steak@steakandlegs.com


  1. I just bought this for my bf. Are you getting Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood? Apparently, if you pre-order, you get a cool avatar? Am debating if I should do that too....

  2. I probably will be. It looks like it'll be really fun. Thanks for the heads up on the pre-order bonus!