Developer Diary PC Xbox 360 PS3

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.

digi_matrix
digi_matrix
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).
In reply to
This message and account have been deleted at the user's request
JMadden
JMadden
Commented on 2012-07-19 01:49:55
Sounds cool. Looking forward to this one.
In reply to
deafwing
deafwing
Commented on 2012-07-19 04:01:50
: /
In reply to
nin1000
nin1000
Commented on 2012-07-19 11:31:11
well at least they got Trent Reznor in it : D
In reply to
ProfSebastian
ProfSebastian
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.
In reply to
munkini
munkini
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.
In reply to
OriginalBuckRogers
OriginalBuckRogers
Commented on 2012-07-19 14:11:31
Daytona, let's go away!
In reply to
GangStarr - Inhibited Sony Lover
GangStarr
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
In reply to
blmbox
blmbox
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.
In reply to
Xoar
Xoar
Commented on 2012-07-19 16:27:17
COD4>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Everyother COD

No Treyarch game comes close.
In reply to
SplitTongue
SplitTongue
Commented on 2012-07-19 17:32:23
Not going to watch it. That dork on the left pic scared me away.
In reply to
IRAIPT0IR
IRAIPT0IR
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
In reply to
GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
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.
In reply to
IRAIPT0IR
IRAIPT0IR
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.
In reply to
Xoar
Xoar
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 ;)
In reply to
blmbox
blmbox
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.
In reply to
GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
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
In reply to
blmbox
blmbox
Commented on 2012-07-19 19:26:14 In reply to GriftGFX
Haha, it's likes two foreigners talking to each other. :P
In reply to
toelessfoot
toelessfoot
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.
In reply to
GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
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*. ;)
In reply to
toelessfoot
toelessfoot
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
In reply to
About the game
Platform
PC X360 PS3 WIIU
Published by
Activision
Developed by
Treyarch
Patreon

$224 of $400 per month

What's up?
  • b0vril

    b0vril nah they definitely care that people buy their new console. (2 Hours ago)

  • alimokrane

    alimokrane They have now differentiated themselves from Sony so much, they no longer operate on the same level. (3 Hours ago)

  • alimokrane

    alimokrane one time purchase of a console when they can sell you a $15 to $20 sub each month and keep you for years? They are hitting both the console, handheld and mobiles gaming segments all at once! (3 Hours ago)

  • alimokrane

    alimokrane Game Pass is an incredible value for money right now and I cant see anyone who is already subscribed to it, not continuing if they keep the games coming. Why would they care about a $500 .... (3 Hours ago)

  • alimokrane

    alimokrane published original content available on Game Pass. Delaying Halo Infinite to achieve that is more important than launching the console itself. Microsoft is playing on a whole other level now. (3 Hours ago)

  • alimokrane

    alimokrane @b0vril & @MrWhite: Microsoft NO longer cares about whether you buy their console or not. They care about you subscribing to Game Pass, full stop. To make Game Pass a good sell, they need polished ... (3 Hours ago)

  • b0vril

    b0vril @Melmoth: oh damn i missed that. (14 Hours ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)

Also on Gamersyde

Our videos of Marvel's Avengers on PS4 Pro

  • Sunday, August 9, 2020
  • davton

We reviewed Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020
  • Driftwood

Our videos of Grounded

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020
  • Driftwood