So, did you guys vote or did you just stay at home playing Halo 4? One will determine the fate of our country for the next four years while the other the fate of the universe. From that perspective the choice seems rather simple. But enough about that! Onwards to the industry’s current juggernaut. After that, get ready for a full on console launch come this Sunday. Too bad you won’t see any of those games here. I’m saving those for a special Coming Soon this Friday.
Like killing Zombies? Who doesn’t! Treyarch is bringing more Zombie killing goodness to Call of Duty: Black Ops.
After a few very obvious leaks and rumors, Activision finally announces the release date of Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Map Pack.
PC users can finally buy the nearly two month old First Strike map pack for Call of Duty Black Ops very soon.
Do you know what happens when you stare at numbers long enough? You start seeing patterns “A Beautiful Mind” style. Welcome to the 2010 edition of Coming Soon The Reckoning! This is where I tally up the video game releases and paint a pretty graph. The best part is that this is my second year doing this, which means I finally have something to compare these numbers instead of just aimlessly making conjectures. Now you’ll be able to amaze your friends with specific numbers in your discussions concerning the number of mini-game collections that came out last year or the number of music games or even the number of pet sims that came out last year. Before that though, let’s start with the big picture.
It’s funny. I don’t recall there ever being a sport called Call of Duty. What ESPN is it on? 4? The only way I know it exist is that it’s serialized like Madden. Aren’t sport games the only game franchises that get serialized? I’m really only bringing this up because like any game franchises that gets serialized, each year it gets tougher and tougher to live up to its own name.
$650 million in five days is an impressive number for damn well anything. The cool Black Ops ad with Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel certainly helped it along, but it also helped the Rolling Stones rake in extra dough, due to the song “Gimme Shelter” that plays throughout the spot, according to Kotaku.
Not much of a surprise here: Call of Duty: Black Ops has raked it a record breaking $650 million since it launched, reports Industrygamers. It broke the previous record set by Modern Warfare 2 ($550 million). Analysts have said that it could reach $1 billion this holiday season. Not bad for a Treyarch developed title.