Call of duty articles

Call of Duty arrives in China as a free-to-play game

The Call of Duty franchise has earned numerous accolades over the years but the one thing the popular first-person shooter has never accomplished can now be checked off the list as a version of the game has launched in China.

10 PC Games You Should Check Out These Holidays

To help keep track of what's shipping over the year's final weeks, we've prepared a list of this season's hottest PC games ordered by release date. As always, you're welcome to pitch in with comments about PC releases we may have overlooked or otherwise excluded.

Call of Duty: Ghosts announcement expected this week

The latest release in the Call of Duty franchise could be announced as early as this week. Promotional material for the unannounced title known as Call of Duty: Ghosts highlight a May 1 reveal although it’s unclear if Activision plans…

YouTube's publishes annual Top 10 Trailers Leaderboard

YouTube has revealed their 2012 Top Trailers Leaderboard as we inch closer to the end of the year. The annual list includes trailers for Hollywood blockbuster films, television programs and even upcoming video games. It was the latter category that…

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Tested, Benchmarked

For Call of Duty fans, developer Treyarch just delivered an early Christmas present when they released Black Ops II this week. As the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise and the sequel to the 2010 game Black Ops, we are hoping to see something meaningfully new from Black Ops II.

But as usual, our main concern from a performance article perspective has to do with the game engine which has been slow to evolve over the years. The key changes to the game engine include a new technology called "reveal mapping" and HDR lighting. On paper the upgrade also calls for the move to the DirectX 11 API for the PC version of the game. This means PC gamers should enjoy better visuals when compared to those using console versions.