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SteelSeries Black Ops 2 Mouse Review
By Owen Workman
Let me preface this review by saying that my previous mouse before SteelSeries’ was an old HP mouse from god knows what year- to give you a bearing on how old it is, it’s still got a trackball. That alone should let you know how much of an improvement this mouse was for me.
The SteelSeries Black Ops 2 mouse is a part of a group of SteelSeries game-related peripherals- we’ve reviewed some before. As we at VGN have come to expect, SteelSeries blows the doors off yet again.
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The first thing I noticed about the Black Ops 2 mouse was how easily and naturally it fit in my hand. I have, since receiving the mouse, had gaming marathons with my friends that lasted 4-6 hours. Not once in that entire time did I feel any fatigue or aching in my hand, a common complaint I had with my old mouse and one that kept me from gaming for extended periods of time. It moves incredibly easily along most smooth-ish surfaces, thanks to how high-quality the sliders that SteelSeries makes are. I haven’t had a very long time with the mouse so far, but the sliders also seem to be very durable- I’ve had many a time where a mousepad is nowhere to be found and I’ve had to do without, and there are nearly no markings on the sliders at all.
The design is very well-done, a mixture of blacks and oranges across most of the mouse. The light-up logo is very tasteful- an orange “II” on the palm of the mouse, very simple and minimal. The background of the mouse design itself is very interesting as well; I’ve caught myself looking at the design on more than one occasion. The glow and cuts on the mouse give the impression of high-tech military equipment to give fans of the Call of Duty series a reminder of Black Ops 2’s feel and atmosphere.
In the approximate month that I’ve had this mouse, I haven’t found a single drawback to it. Its superior movement capabilities make it easy to navigate one’s screen with amazing precision, and the weight it carries makes the user feel as if they were holding something with real substance to it. SteelSeries has earned their keep once more.

SteelSeries Black Ops 2 Mouse Review

By Owen Workman

Let me preface this review by saying that my previous mouse before SteelSeries’ was an old HP mouse from god knows what year- to give you a bearing on how old it is, it’s still got a trackball. That alone should let you know how much of an improvement this mouse was for me.

The SteelSeries Black Ops 2 mouse is a part of a group of SteelSeries game-related peripherals- we’ve reviewed some before. As we at VGN have come to expect, SteelSeries blows the doors off yet again.

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Call Of Duty Makes $500 Million In First Day Sales
Activision announced today that the total first day sales have proven that Black Ops II and the Call of Duty series remain the biggest selling name of the year, with over half a billion dollars in sales just within the first 24 hours.

"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s CEO. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars," the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."

The game is expected to continue selling high throughout the rest of the year due to the numerous holidays coming up, with more of the DLC Season Passes to also contribute to further sales numbers as well.

Call Of Duty Makes $500 Million In First Day Sales

Activision announced today that the total first day sales have proven that Black Ops II and the Call of Duty series remain the biggest selling name of the year, with over half a billion dollars in sales just within the first 24 hours.

"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s CEO. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars," the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."

The game is expected to continue selling high throughout the rest of the year due to the numerous holidays coming up, with more of the DLC Season Passes to also contribute to further sales numbers as well.

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Black Ops 2 disk read errors?
If you’re planning on buying a hard copy of Black Ops 2 you might want to wait. It seems that some retail copies have the wrong files on them. A few Steam users are reporting that their second disk is actually Mass Effect 2. Now if this happen on Steam you could just simply let Steam download the missing files after you have the game linked to your account. Not sure how EA and Treyarch will deal with this for console users.

Black Ops 2 disk read errors?

If you’re planning on buying a hard copy of Black Ops 2 you might want to wait. It seems that some retail copies have the wrong files on them. A few Steam users are reporting that their second disk is actually Mass Effect 2. Now if this happen on Steam you could just simply let Steam download the missing files after you have the game linked to your account. Not sure how EA and Treyarch will deal with this for console users.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Will Not Feature Zombies

"This is the first Call of Duty game on Vita, and it needs to deliver on its core strengths - arguably, multiplayer gaming with twin-stick controls in a portable format. That’s the core experience, and that simply needs to come first.

Activision rep Dan Amrich explains a little more on why the mode will be omitted from the final version of the game. Instead of zombies, the game will include a mode caled “Hostiles Mode” where you face off against waves of enemy AI instead of zombies.
Note, this mode was not ruled out as future DLC if there is enough demand for it.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Will Not Feature Zombies

"This is the first Call of Duty game on Vita, and it needs to deliver on its core strengths - arguably, multiplayer gaming with twin-stick controls in a portable format. That’s the core experience, and that simply needs to come first.

Activision rep Dan Amrich explains a little more on why the mode will be omitted from the final version of the game. Instead of zombies, the game will include a mode caled “Hostiles Mode” where you face off against waves of enemy AI instead of zombies.

Note, this mode was not ruled out as future DLC if there is enough demand for it.

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Wii U’s Launch Window Titles
At Nintendo’s Wii U Preview Event, the Big N only confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendoland to be available launch day, letting studios announce the release dates of their own sets of games at their own leisure. Nintendo did, however, showcase what will be available between the system’s launch on November 18th and March 2013. The list of launch window titles for the Wii U are:
New Super Mario Bros. U 
Nintendoland 
Lego City: Undercover
Bayonetta 2 (Wii U Exclusive)
The Wonderful 101 (Formerly Project P-100)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (March 2013)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 
Skylanders: Giants
Wipeout 3
007 Legends
Transformers Prime: The Game
NBA 2K13
Madden ‘13
Mass Effect 3
Rayman Legends
Trine 2
Assassin’s Creed III
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
ZombiU
Disney Epic Mickey 2
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Wii Fit U
Game & Wario
Pikmin 3
Ninja Gaiden 3
Darksiders II
And many, many others.
Some of these titles have already been confirmed by publishers to be day-one titles (Mass Effect 3 and Batman most notably), leaving us a bit open-ended on when exactly in the console’s first four months we can expect these titles. But it can only be a short matter of time before some clarity is set in, as developers will want to promote their titles as quickly as possible.

Wii U’s Launch Window Titles

At Nintendo’s Wii U Preview Event, the Big N only confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendoland to be available launch day, letting studios announce the release dates of their own sets of games at their own leisure. Nintendo did, however, showcase what will be available between the system’s launch on November 18th and March 2013. The list of launch window titles for the Wii U are:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U 
  • Nintendoland 
  • Lego City: Undercover
  • Bayonetta 2 (Wii U Exclusive)
  • The Wonderful 101 (Formerly Project P-100)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (March 2013)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 
  • Skylanders: Giants
  • Wipeout 3
  • 007 Legends
  • Transformers Prime: The Game
  • NBA 2K13
  • Madden ‘13
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Rayman Legends
  • Trine 2
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • ZombiU
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Wii Fit U
  • Game & Wario
  • Pikmin 3
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Darksiders II

And many, many others.

Some of these titles have already been confirmed by publishers to be day-one titles (Mass Effect 3 and Batman most notably), leaving us a bit open-ended on when exactly in the console’s first four months we can expect these titles. But it can only be a short matter of time before some clarity is set in, as developers will want to promote their titles as quickly as possible.