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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Villain Trailer
A new Black Ops II trailer debuted today displaying your opponents in the game, along with an appearance from a former comrade being confronted by what appears to be the main antagonist, Raul Menendez. What could this all mean?