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Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 29, 2012. Topics include: Foolish gamers in Guild Wars 2; dropping some cash on Black Ops 2, a nice Hearthfire in Skyrim. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

As with many Call of Duty games before it, Black Ops 2 will be getting special editions for the hardest of the hardcore fans. Read more

Could the next Call of Duty be gracing Nintendo's next generation console? Signs point to "yes." Read more

Black Ops 2 takes the franchise to the near-future. So, how will the new setting change multiplayer? Treyarch and Activision has released a brand new trailer showing off the game's new online offerings. Read more

Activision released its Q2 2012 results today, boasting $1.05 billion in non-GAAP revenue. It credited the long-term success of Skylanders, and the launch of Diablo 3, among its successes. Read more

Activision has release a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, going behind the scenes on the game and talking with The Dark Knight Rises writer David Goyer, who is writing the story for the game, and Trent Reznor, who is composing the opening score. Read more

by John Keefer,, Jul 11, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, who worked with id Software on the music for Quake and Doom 3, is back into game music, composing the theme for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Read more

So who's responsible for the crazy future war we're seeing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? Treyarch and Activision have released the "Villain" trailer for the upcoming shooter, and it profiles a man that has been heralded as "the Messiah of the 99%." Read more

An industry source claims that Activision Leeds is now in charge of all Call of Duty mobile development. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jul 2, 2012 8:30AM PDT

Popular Black Ops map "Nuketown" is getting a 2025 update and being released as a pre-order bonus for Black Ops 2. Read more