Ever wonder what Call of Duty is like on the Wii U? Find out today!
It’s easy to be dismissive of Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Wii U for reasons beyond its quality. Over the past few years, tens of millions of gamers have already established a home for Activision’s shooter on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Meanwhile, Wii-only gamers have been stuck with gimped ports. While the Wii U now has the horsepower to render the full experience, the tiny install base for the console means that virtually nobody is playing this game online. When I played my first team deathmatch, the game said there was only 1,806 other players with me, which is laughably low compared to the hundreds of thousands of gamers who play CoD on other platforms at any given time.
Activision can’t control those variables. They could have chosen to back away from the platform completely to concentrate on more profitable platforms, which I personally wouldn’t blame them for. Or they could have put in a half-hearted effort towards porting this over to save on costs. Instead, they’ve made an honest effort to provide the authentic CoD experience to Wii U owners that want it, even if there aren’t that many on the platform.
This 2.5 hour monster is actually a two-part episode. Up first is the latest installment of the Bosscast in which we reflect on the life and times of the Xbox 360. After that, we’ve included the dark middle chapter of the rarely heard Currently Unnamed Podcast.
Games Mentioned: Assorted Xbox 360 exclusives, Pokemon Y, Etrian Odyssey Untold, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies, Grand Theft Auto V, Rayman Origins, Project X Zone, Pikmin 3, Disney Infinity, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Ju-On The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator
With Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II out, we figured now would be the perfect time to cover our collective disinterest in both. To balance things out, Jett interviews his coworker David (aka DG Omega), who is the biggest Halo fan he knows. Besides being too cool for school, Mat fills us in on Skyfall, Jason is nervous about losing his wisdom teeth, and we cover a ton of different games we’ve been playing instead of the big two.