Martin Gaston, Reviews Editor - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Still playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II, sorry. I've also had a few games of Dota 2 with the usual dream team, but you'll all be bored of that by now. So it's all Call of Duty: Black Ops II all of the time. Here's a rare, valuable and insightful peek into my last week:

Monday: Dave managed to prestige over the weekend, which meant he was totally smug as he turned up to the office. I was both furious and jealous. I demanded Nellis make this week's Live Show about Black Ops II so I could catch up. Treyarch announced that evening they were pulling Nuketown 2025 and I was so cross (I don't like Nuketown 2025, but it's just the cheek of it) that I didn't play any.

Tuesday: Did the Black Ops II livestream with the rest of the VG crew. Was still quite irritated about Treyarch yanking Nuketown 2025 off the playlist, even though I don't much care for the map. Built a few new classes, unlocked a few weapons, managed to get a few levels. Success.

Wednesday: Played four matches in the evening and won all of them, but then realised I wasn't playing on my profile. Inside I was consumed by anger but on the outside I was totally cool and not at all childish about it.

Thursday: Tried to play the game in our games room during lunch hour but the Internet connection was complete junk, and kept ruining everything. In one game I only had one bar. One bar! Our internet connection at VG Towers is supposed to be incredible so lord knows what was going on. Either way, total bust. Minimal XP gains. Level 49.

Friday: Played some Black Ops II in the evening. Probably. We write these things on Friday afternoon so I haven't actually done it yet. We'll see what time I manage to make it back after the mandatory Friday afternoon post-work pub trip.

David Scammell, Deputy News Editor - Hitman Absolution, Xbox 360

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