Moving Pixels Podcast

Revising the Cold War in 'Black Ops'

by G. Christopher Williams

17 January 2011

The Moving Pixels Podcast crew considers the best selling video game of 2010.

While Infinity Ward has take the franchise to more a contemporary setting, Black Ops developer Treyarch had yet to stray outside the boundaries of World War II with its Call of Duty installments until late last year.  With a Cold War setting and a title suggestive more of espionage than traditional battle, the best selling game of last year attempted to tell a slightly different style of war story.

However, is there any real substance to Treyarch’s style this time out? 

The Moving Pixels podcast crew considers this and other questions by evaluating the phenomenon of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

This podcast is also available via iTunes.


Additional discussion of Call of Duty: Black Ops:

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Treyarch Attempts to “Modernize” Warfare by G. Christopher Williams

My History Degree is Finally Paying off With Black Ops by Rick Dakan


Our podcast contributors:

Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.

Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.

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