DEVELOPER DIARY | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 11:09 PM

Black Ops 2 new video

Black Ops 2 new video

Activision sent us this developer diary of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 where the team explains that they learned a lot from the people of the movie industry who worked with them on this futuristic sequel.

Dev Diary (French subs)
Dev Diary

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Commented on 2012-07-18 23:52:29
"In the case of Black Ops, I would argue the story is better than most movies that are being made." Shut up Goyer, go back to making shitty Blade movies and stop leeching off Dark Knight credit.

I really hate these dev diaries where people from other mediums just go on about video games as if "omg they're an art form, they're legitimate!". We know this, say something substantial.

Writing a movie and a game are totally different things, which is why many novelists or screenwriters on games have failed (e.g. Crysis 2, Lollipop Chainsaw and many more) and only few have succeeded (Paul Dini for Batman, Walt Williams for Spec Ops The Line).
Commented on 2012-07-19 00:17:28 In reply to digi_matrix
True, but most movies have bad stories. Only once and a while there is a movie with great story (last 1 I saw was Inception). That doesn't mean that other movies aren't good though. Same goes for games, once and a while there is a game with great story telling, but that doesn't mean other games aren't good. But I get your point. I don't expect a great story in the CoD franchise as it's just a run and gun shooter, Michael Bay style.

I also hate name dropping. It doesn't mean anything. Al Pacino is a great actor, but has been in many bad movies, if you know what I mean.
Posted by digi_matrix
"In the case of Black Ops, I would argue the story is better than most movies that are being made." Shut up Goyer, go back to making shitty Blade movies and stop leeching off Dark Knight credit.

I really hate these dev diaries where people from other mediums just go on about video games as if "omg they're an art form, they're legitimate!". We know this, say something substantial.

Writing a movie and a game are totally different things, which is why many novelists or screenwriters on games have failed (e.g. Crysis 2, Lollipop Chainsaw and many more) and only few have succeeded (Paul Dini for Batman, Walt Williams for Spec Ops The Line).
Commented on 2012-07-19 01:49:55
Sounds cool. Looking forward to this one.
Commented on 2012-07-19 04:01:50
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Commented on 2012-07-19 11:31:11
well at least they got Trent Reznor in it : D
Commented on 2012-07-19 13:30:58
Why are they surprised of Reznor making a videogames soundtrack? :S

He did the OST from Quake back in the old days.
Commented on 2012-07-19 14:06:12 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
"In the case of Black Ops, I would argue the story is better than most movies that are being made." Shut up Goyer, go back to making shitty Blade movies and stop leeching off Dark Knight credit.

I really hate these dev diaries where people from other mediums just go on about video games as if "omg they're an art form, they're legitimate!". We know this, say something substantial.

Writing a movie and a game are totally different things, which is why many novelists or screenwriters on games have failed (e.g. Crysis 2, Lollipop Chainsaw and many more) and only few have succeeded (Paul Dini for Batman, Walt Williams for Spec Ops The Line).
So now artists are not allowed to fucking mention prior achievements even when they literally just happened (Dark Knight Rises is also one of Goyers projects). Oh yeah, what have you done for me lately?!? The movie has barely even been released and he should shut the fuck up and move on and stop "milking it" so shamelessly.

Tough room you like to preside over there.

Plus they talked about both the similarities and differences between the mediums but there is undoubtedly a great deal of crossover between the two. Both are visual storytelling, one is interactive as opposed to completely passive but we are not talking about the widest fucking gulfs of space and time here.
Commented on 2012-07-19 14:11:31
Daytona, let's go away!
Commented on 2012-07-19 15:30:45
Treyarch are now officially the main COD developers in my eyes. Black Ops was superb and MW3 was a piece of shit, i got high hopes for blops2
Commented on 2012-07-19 16:06:33
I have to say, as someone who thinks the series has gotten ridiculous, Black Ops was fantastic - only COD4 surpasses it in my eyes.

So yeah, I agree with GangStarr. Looking forward to seeing what they do with this.
Commented on 2012-07-19 16:27:17
COD4>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Everyother COD

No Treyarch game comes close.
Commented on 2012-07-19 17:32:23
Not going to watch it. That dork on the left pic scared me away.
Commented on 2012-07-19 17:45:11 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
COD4>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Everyother COD

No Treyarch game comes close.
COD2>>>>>COD4

:P
Commented on 2012-07-19 18:47:15 In reply to blmbox
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
COD2>>>>>COD4

:P
Nah.. close though. COD2 definitely has less bullshit.
Posted by blmbox
Black Ops was fantastic
I must have played a different BLOPS. The game was a slight return to form, mostly ruined by keeping entirely too much MW2 bullshit intact.

You can still win in BLOPS by running around like an idiot with the knife, never shooting a single enemy.
Commented on 2012-07-19 18:53:29 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Nah.. close though. COD2 definitely has less bullshit.
I would think my reasoning is based around the fact that ut required more skill to be one of the best there.

In CoD4 almost everyone could be decent.
Commented on 2012-07-19 19:01:53 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
COD2>>>>>COD4

:P
COD 2 was amazing you might have a point ;)
Commented on 2012-07-19 19:21:56 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I must have played a different BLOPS. The game was a slight return to form, mostly ruined by keeping entirely too much MW2 bullshit intact.

You can still win in BLOPS by running around like an idiot with the knife, never shooting a single enemy.
Oh, I was literally only talking about the singleplayer campaign. I don't play COD multiplayer at all - haven't since COD4 - as I find it unbelievably dull.
Commented on 2012-07-19 19:25:06 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Oh, I was literally only talking about the singleplayer campaign. I don't play COD multiplayer at all - haven't since COD4 - as I find it unbelievably dull.
Oh, my bad.. I've never played either campaign :D
Commented on 2012-07-19 19:26:14 In reply to GriftGFX
Haha, it's likes two foreigners talking to each other. :P
Commented on 2012-07-19 20:47:47 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Oh, I was literally only talking about the singleplayer campaign. I don't play COD multiplayer at all - haven't since COD4 - as I find it unbelievably dull.
People still play campaigns!!!!??!?! *brain bursts*

Nah just messin', it seems like reviews allot more weight to the multiplayer components, it'd be cool if someone would rank only the campaigns.
Commented on 2012-07-19 20:49:39 In reply to toelessfoot
Posted by toelessfoot
Nah just messin', it seems like reviews allot more weight to the multiplayer components, it'd be cool if someone would rank only the campaigns.
Whoa. Someone here used that word correctly. *Brain bursts*. ;)
Commented on 2012-07-21 01:18:09 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Whoa. Someone here used that word correctly. *Brain bursts*. ;)
Haha I'm not gonna lie I had to look up the spelling

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