Gamers called to duty as new must-have software released

Monique Wilson and Mitchell Jenkins from tweed heads pick up their care packages for Call of Duty Photo Contributed
Monique Wilson and Mitchell Jenkins from tweed heads pick up their care packages for Call of Duty Photo Contributed Contributed

CALL of Duty: Black Ops 2 by Activision was released on Tuesday to crowds of locals keen to return to the series competitive play.

Gamers leapt at the chance to get involved in frenetic multiplayer battles against friends, colleagues and first person shooter buffs across the world.

They seemed pleased with the new futuristic rendition of the series, which many had previously dismissed as just another generic shooter in a crowded market.

Tweed resident Monique Wilson was happy with her purchase and said the game included a variety of positive changes when compared to its predecessor.

"It's slightly different to what I expected, but it's great."

Sarah Peel was also impressed by the games improvements, especially in the narrative department.

"It's the same style as the first Black Ops, but with an awesome new story line."

No surprises there, as The Dark Knight and Batman Begins co-writer David Goyer took charge to create an interesting story with a memorable nemesis.

Retailers are expecting the game to keep selling quickly, with special editions packed with remote control Quad-copter's already sold out just about everywhere.

Notably, the previous edition of Black Ops holds the record for the best grossing entertainment product ever, making $360 million within a day of release.

Black Ops 2 will battle for sales against Microsoft's popular Halo 4 as the Christmas period draws near and the entertainment market booms.

Video game industry revenue has dropped recently due to the rise of accessible and low cost gaming options on smartphones and tablet devices such as the iPad.

Retailers are hoping the recent launches of high profile games and the upcoming Christmas rush will help the industry stabilise and remain profitable.

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