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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' tops $1 billion in 15 days

The newest installment in Activision’s hugely popular Call of Duty series, Black Ops II, has grossed $1 billion in just 15 days, making it the fastest-selling video game of all time.

The previous record-holder, 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, reached $1 billion in 16 days. Activision would also like to point out that Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time, took 17 days make as much.


E3 Snap Judgment: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2'

The Game: You’ve heard of Call of Duty? Powerhouse videogame franchise? Burgeoning national pastime? Excuse for foulmouthed 12-year-olds and a significant number of men to spend hours screaming at a TV screen? Right, so take that and add robots. (Available on Nov. 30 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC)

What We Saw: First, we saw a level from the Black Ops 2 campaign, set in 2025 in the midst of an invasion of Los Angeles. As the level begins, you are inside a car with the president of the United States, then you proceed down a collapsing freeway into an urban war zone. Inevitably you wind up flying a plane. READ FULL STORY

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