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Remember the Black Ops 2 horses? They’ve been explained



I’m sure more than a few gallons of cumulative water were spat at the screen when people the world over were stunned at the inclusion of horses in the Black Ops 2 reveal trailer. I mean, it’s the future we’re talking about here; by then I think jets and tanks would be more effective and leave less poop to scoop. However, it’s recently been revealed that their role in the game is justified.

Turns out, the game will contain a flashback mission set during the Soviet War in Afghanistan, in which you will play as a soldier aiding the Mujahideen against Soviet forces. The conflict was set during the Cold War, so it’s a good bet that some characters from the first Black Ops will return or even be playable. According to sources, a real-life horse was actually motion-captured for the game, as can be seen above. As such, you can probably expect some terrific animations for the in-game mounts.

Who here is looking forward to pulling the reigns on these bad boys? Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will hit shelves this November for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



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Report: Game of Thrones Creator Collaborating With FromSoftware



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The writer of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind the popular television show Game of Thrones, has reportedly been consulting on a FromSoftware title.

In a blog post on his official website, George R. R. Martin stated that he has “consulted on a video game out of Japan.”

Gematsu has reported that a contact familiar with FromSoftware—the Japanese development studio known for Dark SoulsBloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—has shared that Martin is working with the studio on a project known internally as “GR.”

According to Gematsu‘s contact, the project, which has been in development for three years, is an open-world game and will feature horse riding. The player will be able to visit several kingdoms and obtain abilities by killing their leaders. Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of some of FromSoftware’s most acclaimed titles, is reportedly working on the game.

Gematsu reports that the title will be officially announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference later this year.

YouTube channel Spawn Wave reported in March about a rumour regarding a potential collaboration between Martin and FromSoftware, so this recent report gives even more validity to the speculation. However, without any official word, the news should be taken with a grain of salt.

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