Treyarch Fulfills its Duty with ‘Black Ops’

"Black Ops", although flawed, refines the "Call of Duty" formula

What started as a cherished gem of PC gaming has now exploded into an international phenomenon—Activision’s “Call of Duty” is easily the biggest title in modern gaming. With the release of each installment, fans’ expectations of the franchise increased almost exponentially.

Each title in the series is alternately created by game companies Infinity Ward and Treyarch. In the past, fans have not been too receptive of Treyarch’s attempts at crafting CoD games. Nonetheless, gamers’ enthusiasm for “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” developed by Activision-owned Treyarch, has mounted to unprecedented levels.

With its engrossing campaign, balanced multi-player, and attention to detail, Treyarch’s “Black Ops” is the best “Call of Duty” game on the market. read more »

NBA 2K11: A Legendary Game for a Legendary Athlete

Jordan makes a triumphant return in NBA 2K11, the best basketball simulator on the market.

Michael Jordan stands in a hallway, preparing himself for Game 1 of the 1991 NBA Finals. Energizing music booms in the background; the audience waits, restless with anticipation. Jordan turns his head and faces the camera.

“Are you ready?” he says.

Jordan jogs onto the court. The crowd roars thunderously as the commentator’s sonorous voice echoes over the speakers, and an electrifying energy pervades the entire stadium. With a seamless transition, the game begins and you’re playing as Jordan and the Bulls. read more »