In Pictures: 20 Must-See Games And Components From E3 2010
What better way to kick off Microsoft's press conference than with a little first-person shooter action from Treyarch and Activision? Serving as the seventh entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops blew us away with intense gameplay and awesome visuals.
The E3 demo was so spectacular that we wanted to jump onstage and rip the controller right out of Mark Laima's hands. Who wouldn't, since it was shown on a gigantic gaming screen, after all? We even felt remorse when a fellow soldier was knifed just up ahead in the dark, dusty tunnel.
Yep, we were into it.
This time, the setting isn't the typical World War II 1940s era, but rather the Cold War in the 1960-70s, taking players from Cuba to Vietnam to the bitter-cold Arctic.
Although the game is slated to launch on multiple platforms, the big news from Microsoft was that all add-on content will be released on the Xbox 360 version first through 2012. Content distribution will begin with new downloadable items associated with the game's future release on November 9.