The wait is over, Call of Duty: Black Ops is now officially available to buy in the UK will thousands of gamers queuing through the night to be one of the first to get their hands, and gamepads, on the latest addition to the CoD franchise.
Mooted as not only the biggest game but the largest entertainment release of the year, Black Ops saw retailers across the country opening their doors at midnight to hoards of expectant and chilly fans of the first person shooter. Whilst fans braved the freezing night, Activision celebrated the arrival of the anticipated title with a star-studded launch at London’s Battersea Power Station.
Given a sneak peak of the game’s opening scenes attendees of the event hosted by TV and radio personality George Lamb were then invited to play sample levels of the graphically impressive title on a fleet of Xbox 360 consoles, seemingly confirming Xbox’s Director of Entertainment and Marketing, Stephen McGill’s claims that the Microsoft console is the best for playing the new CoD game.
Live video links to queues of fans around the world were interspersed with celebrity battles that saw Wayne Bridge defeated by AC Millan’s Clarence Seedorf. “I was really nervous playing up on stage. I’m not used to being the centre of attention like that. When you play football you’re in a team and it’s different.” said the Manchester City defender.
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