Category Archives: E3 2012

E3 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to ship with Compulsory Enlistment

At this year’s E3, there have been sadly very few interesting PC-centric announcements. Even Ubisoft’s new DRM system has been slammed as “badger-crazy”, “… dafuq?” and “less a step backwards, and more a backwards-somersault into a pit of live scorpions, all festooned with Susan Boyle’s face and voice”. However, one of the more surprising moves has been Activision’s rather bold attempt at boosting interest in US/British Army careers among gamers by including compulsory enlistment to all who purchase their next big Call of Duty title – Black Ops 2. Yes, each and every copy of CoD: BO 2 will come…

West and Zampella make Cheap Shot

The former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella have provided details of their first game for EA. In Cheap Shot you’ll play Jince Wampella, a mercenary who takes revenge on his former employers over a pay dispute. Asked where they got the idea for the game, West said, “there’s no subtext here, alright? Wampella discovers that Active Vision is actually a front for an international terrorist organisation. It’s going to be like Grisham with explosions.” “And violence,” offered Zampella. “We’ve had help from the guys at Visceral to really boost the gore. But it’s OK… Active Vision are…