[UPDATED] Day 1 Live Stream Added!! – Treyarch Heeded the Call and Delivered
UPDATED: Added Day 1 Black Ops II LIVE stream in its entirety below.
When Black Ops came out and breathed fresh air into my first person shooter lungs from the toxic fumes of Modern Warfare 2, I decided then and there that Treyarch was my favorite Call of Duty developer. Now that Modern Warfare 3’s shelf life is almost complete and after watching the LIVE stream on Twitch.tv today, I’m convinced that Treyarch is still my favorite maker of COD games and continues to prove why they are the superior company in the Call of Duty franchise. After playing what is arguably the most campiest of COD games, it’s good to see that the fine folks at Treyarch have listened and executed what the community has been yearning for, a balanced approach to the multiplayer portion of the game. I believe they have finally achieved this leverage that will appease to all players of the game.
Of course there will be campers and snipers that will frustrate the hell out of us who like to run around the map like a kid hyped up on pixie sticks, but this time we finally have some help. Unlike Infinity Ward’s version of the game in Modern Warfare 3, which I like to refer to as Modern Campfare 3, where it catered to those players who sit in one spot the whole game by shooting at things for easy kill streaks, Black Ops II will have tools and other devices to help combat those people who don’t like to actually play the game.
Now if you are a camper or sniper, don’t be discouraged. You can still do these things, but at your own risk. For example, with the new gun sight called the Millimeter Wave Scanner (MMS), rushers have the ability to see through walls and find stationary targets. If one is on the move, you are safe. Like to stay in one spot? Not so much.
Yes I know they still have the Ghost perk, but this time it only works when one runs around to a different point on the map. If a player stays still, guess what? You’re a red dot on my head-up display (HUD) with the help of my Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and I’m cooking a grenade just for you. Not only do rushers have these tools at their disposal, but they also have the speed as Lightweight and Extreme Conditioning are back in the game.
With all of these new perks and tools in addition to the ability to stream (Who wants to watch a bunch of campers behind a sniper rifle hiding on a rock?), I’m confident that Treyarch’s Black Ops II is a positive step forward in making the Call of Duty franchise fun for all. Check out some of the gameplay from today’s LIVE stream on Twitch.tv, which is shoutcasted by Hastr0, and leave any comments below.
Black Ops II – Team Deathmatch on Cargo Shoutcasted by Hastr0
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