History VideoGame / CallOfDutyBlackOps

19th Aug '16 8:01:00 PM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopter did not have its first flight until September 19, 1969 and did not enter military service until 1972, but that doesn't stop the helicopters from appearing in multiple missions set in 1968. The Mi-8 is a bit better about this, as for the most part the game takes place a year after it entered service, but that still leaves the fact that by '63 there were only three or four prototypes, and you shoot down at least that many production models across the two missions set in that year.
** The computer terminals where in you can play Zork and/or access emails from various individuals appear to be running on a variant of Unix, and yet the operating system itself was released in 1969, a year after the game takes place. Then again, [[MindScrew the terminal also holds emails and other documents dated as far forward as 1978.]]

to:

** The Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopter did not have its first flight until September 19, 1969 and did not enter military service until 1972, but that doesn't stop the helicopters from appearing in multiple missions set in 1968. Worse, when you take control of it in the singleplayer mission "Payback" or with the multiplayer killstreak, it has a lock-on warning and automated countermeasure system to deal with missiles fired by the enemy team, when the real Hind did not get such systems until they started losing them to American-supplied Stingers in the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan two decades later (albeit this is an AcceptableBreakFromReality, because not knowing when a powerful rocket is locked onto you would be unfair). The Mi-8 is a bit better about this, as for the most part the game takes place a year after it entered service, but that still leaves the fact that by '63 there were only three or four prototypes, and you shoot down at least that many production models across in the two missions set in during that year.
year alone you shoot down ''at least'' that many of them.
** The computer terminals where in you can play Zork and/or access emails from various individuals appear to be running on a variant of Unix, and yet the operating system itself was released in 1969, a year after the game takes place. Then again, [[MindScrew the terminal also holds emails and other documents dated as far forward as 1978.]]1978]] (not to mention Zork itself, the form it appears in first releasing in 1980).



** The player can scratch their clan tags onto their guns in multiplayer, allowing you to actually have a gun named "Vera".

to:

** The player can scratch their clan tags onto their guns in multiplayer, allowing you to actually have a gun named "Vera"."Vera", or any other name of four letters or less.



* ProductPlacement: Hey everyone! Let's get in the brand new 2011 Jeep ''Call Of Duty Black Ops Edition!'' Has its own {{Dualvertisement}} and everything. It is also shown, wrecked, on the Multiplayer map "Nuketown" for more anachronistic fun.

to:

* ProductPlacement: Hey everyone! Let's get in the brand new 2011 Jeep ''Call Of Duty Black Ops Edition!'' Has its own {{Dualvertisement}} and everything.everything, with the finale for the level "S.O.G." having you go to town on NVA tanks with guided rockets from the back of one. It is also shown, wrecked, on the Multiplayer map "Nuketown" for more anachronistic fun.
23rd Jul '16 9:54:02 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Castro knows how useful body doubles are from combined paranoia and repeated assassination attempts on him prior to Operation 40.
23rd Jun '16 10:24:44 AM triscion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Reznov''': Everyone!!! We stand alone!

to:

--> '''Reznov''': Everyone!!! EVERYONE!!! We stand alone!
23rd Jun '16 10:23:54 AM triscion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Reznov''': '''Everyone!''' We stand alone!

to:

--> '''Reznov''': '''Everyone!''' Everyone!!! We stand alone!
23rd Jun '16 10:20:01 AM triscion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Reznov''': Everyone! We stand alone!

to:

--> '''Reznov''': Everyone! '''Everyone!''' We stand alone!
20th May '16 11:19:48 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** An update to the game caused Xbox 360 logos and information to appear... on the PS3.
** In the Xbox version, the napalm killstreak will sometimes result in a lower frame rate when outdoors and facing the fire. Even after it has been extinguished, the framerate in certain areas will be noticably lower.

to:

** An update to the game caused Xbox 360 logos and information to appear... on the PS3.
[=PS3=].
** In the Xbox version, the napalm killstreak will sometimes result in a lower frame rate when outdoors and facing the fire. Even after it has been extinguished, the framerate in certain areas will be noticably noticeably lower.
2nd May '16 3:04:45 PM BenMitchell90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Woods dies to save Mason from Kravchenko's TakingYouWithMe.]]

to:

* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Woods dies to save Mason from Kravchenko's TakingYouWithMe.]] [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Except not really.]]]]
21st Apr '16 1:59:18 AM BohemianBob43
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MeleeATrois: In the mission "Project Nova", after Dragovich betrays Reznov and leaves him to die, the British arrive to extract Nova 6 themselves and fight with Dragovich's men, while you escape, killing anyone who gets in your way.
--> '''Reznov''': Keep moving! This is not our war!
--> '''Nevski''': Then who do we fight?
--> '''Reznov''': Everyone! We stand alone!
2nd Apr '16 5:21:27 AM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The M203 just barely fits the bill; it entered service in 1969, but there is a documented history of special forces (MACV-SOG) using similar prototype underbarrel grenade launchers. However, the GP-30 is ''way'' off base - not even the earlier GP-25 was around until the 70's, and American forces never saw it in action until the 80's. Not to mention that the opposing Viet Cong in singleplayer have access to ridiculous numbers of the M203 for no particular reason as well, as every other FAL they drop will come with one.

to:

** The M203 just barely fits the bill; it entered service in 1969, but there is a documented history of special forces (MACV-SOG) using similar prototype underbarrel grenade launchers. However, the GP-30 GP-25 is ''way'' off base - not even the earlier GP-25 was it wasn't around until the 70's, 70s, and American forces never saw it in action until the 80's.a decade later. Not to mention that the opposing Viet Cong in singleplayer have access to ridiculous numbers of the M203 for no particular reason as well, as every other FAL they drop will come with one.



** The KS-23 is also anachronistic, slightly less so (it began development in the early 70s) but in the scheme of things still just as much as the SPAS (it shows up in a level set in '63).

to:

** The KS-23 is also anachronistic, slightly less so (it began development in the early 70s) but in the scheme of things still just as much as the SPAS (it first shows up in a level set in '63).'63, and from then on is almost entirely exclusive to the Viet Cong who never used it).



** The M60 is a near miss - while the original version was in service in Vietnam, the actual model present in-game is, save for a different rear sight, the [[PropRecycling same M60E3 from]] ''Call of Duty 4'', which wasn't developed until 1986. The HK-21 is much the same (originally developed in '61, the version in-game is an [=HK-21=]E, also from the 80's).

to:

** The M60 is a near miss - while the original version was in service in Vietnam, the actual model present in-game is, save for a different rear sight, the [[PropRecycling same M60E3 from]] ''Call of Duty 4'', which wasn't developed until 1986. The HK-21 is much the same (originally developed in '61, the version in-game is an improved [=HK-21=]E, also from the 80's).



* MisplacedAccent: The Angolan soldiers in the second game speak Brazilian Portuguese, which is probably even more jarring than having a supposedly British character speaking like they're from LA. While the Portuguese used in Angola is not 100% identical to that used in Portugal, they would still be close enough.
1st Apr '16 2:28:59 PM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The ASP pistol was designed and produced in the 70s, and so would not have been around for the assassination attempt on Castro. A more appropriate choice would have been the Smith & Wesson Model 39, which the ASP was based on.

to:

** The ASP pistol was designed and produced in the 70s, and so would not have been around for the assassination attempt on Castro. A more appropriate choice would have been the Smith & Wesson Model 39, which the ASP was based on.on and which some US special forces (particularly the Navy [=SEALs=]) did use around that time period.



** The M203 just barely fits the bill; it entered service in 1969, but there is a documented history of special forces (MACV-SOG) using similar prototype underbarrel grenade launchers. However, the GP-30 is ''way'' off base - not even the earlier GP-25 was around until the 70's, and American forces never saw it in action until the 80's. Not to mention that the Viet Cong in singleplayer have access to the M203 for no particular reason as well, as every other FAL they drop will have one.

to:

** The M203 just barely fits the bill; it entered service in 1969, but there is a documented history of special forces (MACV-SOG) using similar prototype underbarrel grenade launchers. However, the GP-30 is ''way'' off base - not even the earlier GP-25 was around until the 70's, and American forces never saw it in action until the 80's. Not to mention that the opposing Viet Cong in singleplayer have access to ridiculous numbers of the M203 for no particular reason as well, as every other FAL they drop will have come with one.



** The KS-23 is also anachronistic, but slightly less so (it began development in the early 70's).

to:

** The KS-23 is also anachronistic, but slightly less so (it began development in the early 70's).70s) but in the scheme of things still just as much as the SPAS (it shows up in a level set in '63).



** Also, "[[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Fortunate Son]]" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' (1969) is being played on the radio in January 1968, a year and a half before it was released; "[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy for the Devil]]" from ''Music/BeggarsBanquet'' (1968) at least got the year right, but was months too early.
** The Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopter did not have its first flight until September 19, 1969 and did not enter military service until 1972, but that doesn't stop the helicopters from appearing in multiple missions set in 1968.

to:

** Also, "[[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Fortunate Son]]" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' (1969) is being played on the radio in January 1968, a year and a half before it was released; "[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy for the Devil]]" from ''Music/BeggarsBanquet'' (1968) at least got the year right, but was months too early.
early (released on December 6th, versus the mission on February 11th - the album hadn't even begun recording yet).
** The Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopter did not have its first flight until September 19, 1969 and did not enter military service until 1972, but that doesn't stop the helicopters from appearing in multiple missions set in 1968. The Mi-8 is a bit better about this, as for the most part the game takes place a year after it entered service, but that still leaves the fact that by '63 there were only three or four prototypes, and you shoot down at least that many production models across the two missions set in that year.
This list shows the last 10 events of 209. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.CallOfDutyBlackOps