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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.

Weekend game deals: 50-75% off CoD, BF3, Total War, Dragon Age

With Black Ops 2 due in early November, you can expect digital dealers to discount Call of Duty titles repeatedly over the coming weeks -- including this one. Steam has knocked half off Modern Warfare 3 along with a free multiplayer weekend, while GameFly has slashed Black Ops...

CoD: Modern Warfare 3 Tested, Benchmarked

As you've undoubtedly heard, Modern Warfare 3 launched this week and, well, what can we say? The game has reportedly sold a record 9.3 million copies in a single day.

In terms of graphical fidelity though, Infinity Ward's latest effort is about as visually appealing as its 2009 predecessor. No, I don't stutter. Unfortunately, the company has focused on optimizing the game for consoles while ignoring PC development for the last five years. If you're itching to see how your DirectX 10 or 11 GPU handles a DX9 engine, then maybe MW3 has something to offer you.

Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer unveiled

Activision and Infinity Ward have released a launch trailer for Modern Warfare 3. The next game in the popular Call of Duty series is just over two weeks away and is expected to be the top selling game of the…

Call of Duty XP convention kicks off in Los Angeles

As one of the hottest first-person shooter franchises in modern history, Call of Duty is giving back to the gaming community this weekend in Los Angeles. The two-day event is called Call of Duty XP and upwards of 6,000 people…

mapMonkeys asked to test Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer

Infinity Ward has temporarily employed mapMonkeys, a group which describes itself as "a community of gamers who have become infatuated with discovering and sharing glitches, exploits, tricks, and strategies," to test Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It isn't the…

Call of Duty Elite beta coming July 14, 2011

Activision today announced that the invitation-only public beta for Call of Duty Elite will begin on July 14, 2011. While the full capabilities of the service will not be on display until the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare…