Call of Duty: Black Ops hitting Mac this fall

Activision's 2010 first-person shooter hitting Apple computers courtesy of regular series publisher Aspyr Media this fall at retail and online.

Almost two years after its original release on consoles, Windows PCs, and mobile devices, Activision's megapopular shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops is headed to the Mac. Regular Call of Duty publisher Aspyr is bringing the game to the Mac platform this fall at retail and online, according to an announcement on the firm's website.

Black Ops is gunning for the Mac this fall.

Call of Duty: Black Ops hitting the Mac is big news for Aspyr. Company executive vice president Ted Staloch said the launch of Black Ops represents the "biggest" software debut in the firms' 17-year history.

Players who pick up the Mac version of Black Ops will also be able to purchase the game's four downloadable content add-ons. The First Strike, Escalation, Annihilation, and Rezurrection packs will be made available "later this year." More details will be announced "soon," Aspyr said.

Aspyr has published a host of Call of Duty games for the Mac, including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 2, and the original Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops is the best-selling entry in the shooter series to date, moving more than 25 million copies as of August 2011.

For more on the original Black Ops, check out GameSpot's review of the console version.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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jimmylongprong
jimmylongprong

It is good to see more games coming to Mac but if you want the games to run try crossover to run pc programs costs a bit though

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

Hmm... should I re-buy Black Ops? Nope, i'm gonna go play Diablo III.

Doomrul
Doomrul

Looks like WoW.Can't wait for CoD 9 Super Secret Forgotten Black Unspoken Missions Gankfest In Mars!

wakalakaboom
wakalakaboom

i see this to be very pointless, dont get me wrong about macs, im actually typing this out with my macbook unibody but both black ops and world at war were poorly optimized even on windows

irwin88
irwin88

it takes 2 years to port for Mac LOOOL..!!! Mac Users

adrian1369
adrian1369

I didn't buy a mac for Gaming it came as bonus, i like my Mac because of OS X , which is million times better , stable and productive . Recently Steam came to OSX and the more games are released for mac . And with next Mountain Lion Game Center will come , and it will boost Game Developers to also release games for Mac . Lastly there are million of Macs sold every year , so there is definitely  a market !

face_ripper
face_ripper

let me predict the number of sales.... ummm 200 copies? i'm not one of them

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

And finally, after a two year delay, the beloved Mac users will have the chance to rot out their minds with this game.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Do people even play games on Mac? Lol I guess they play angry birds hahaha

SolidTy
SolidTy

Who the hell has been waiting two years for a late-port to mac Treyarch COD7 game? Move on. Trust me, you aren't missing anything of value.

Defy_The_Fallen
Defy_The_Fallen

It's been two years, I don't think any Mac users would really care. Stop wasting your time porting and polish the new game your making, you know, the one due this year? 

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

loled till i stoped and then i changed the article cuz there is no way this is true

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

And this is why everyone uses Windows on their gaming PCs.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

i wonder how the apple fanboys will spin this: "its THE definitive version guys!!". Look its fine and s**t that people love apple and their macs, but please for the love of dignity, do not come on gamespot and try to convince everyone here that macs are for gaming. Somehow no one catches how often 2-3 year old games finally get released on mac...

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Seriously though, it took CALL OF DUTY(biggest selling game these days) this long to get PORTED... wth is with that though?

PetJel
PetJel

hahahahahahahahahah

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

$60 for a 2year old game and it doesnt come with the DLCs. what a joke.

Cillah187
Cillah187

Ha. Haha! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! xD Good holy God that's a laugh! xD

Mozuckint
Mozuckint

Considering Orbitz is Duping Mac users into staying at more expensive hotels, I'm sure Activision is looking forward to spread their DLC goodness upon them as well.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @PDXmauler97 yeah i agree love diablo, but having this on ps3, it will look awesome on the mac, with some new mission content too.

Blashbuck
Blashbuck

 @wakalakaboom 

riiiiight. it just so happens black ops is one of the best selling games in quite a while, so maybe you should adapt the idea that maybe not every sees things the way you do...?

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

 @irwin88 

If everybody would be smart and put good anti virus software like MS Security Essentials (not that s**t that norton and mcafee call anti virus software, it's more like "pay us money to make you THINK you have viruses" software) and not visit stupid websites that will obviously give you a virus, we'd be fine, but unfortunately, the world has idiots.

ERoBB
ERoBB

 @irwin88 Mac isn't a gaming console. But enjoy your viruses.

bruno321
bruno321

 @adrian1369 This ^^. OSX is the reason I gave up using Windows. After using only Windows OS since 3.1 over DOS in the early 90's up until XP, I decided it was time to try something new and 5 years later, I haven't regretted my choice. I'm not ripping on Windows users - to each their own I say. Apple's hardware, service and support are outstanding as well. There are enough gaming choices for me on Mac to keep me busy for a while and the popularity is slowly growing. I know we're in the minority and PC is a better gaming platform. It's nonsense to compare the two. However, it's also nonsense to LOL at Mac users. I didn't buy in to a cult, I bought in to a computer product I prefer. That's all.

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

 @adrian1369 Not much in the Gaming market, This prob only sell at most 100 Thousand but i dun think it would be able to beat Blockbuster sales,

Pukshd
Pukshd

 @amaan4ever Don't be ignorant ,i don't know why people call Mac inferior ,i have one ,and i can play great games on it ,Macintosh forever (My opinion)

bruno321
bruno321

 @amaan4ever Yeap! I play (or played) Diablo 3, TF2, WoW, Torchlight, SC2, Minecraft, Civ4 & Civ 5, Portal 1 & 2, HL2, Dragon Age. There's also Boot Camp for anything OSX doesn't natively support but I haven't found anything I'm interested in to do that. COD games don't really interest me either. There are many other games on Mac but I don't have time to game much these days.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @dRuGGeRnaUt All the best games from Valve and Blizzard are on mac. Honestly, those are all the best games you can get for PCs. Mac gaming is gonna catch on soon, so don't F**K with us.

wakalakaboom
wakalakaboom

 @Blashbuck ok fine i see you're a fan of BO, so maybe calling it pointless is a bit too much, but my point is, whenever treyarch does anything on computers, they dont usually turn out to be smooth, the system requirements are alot higher for some reason, and taking that over to the mac? i dunno, i havent tried osx lion's graphic drivers yet, but last i tried on the snow leopard with half life 2, it wasnt very smooth

FedCom
FedCom

 @bruno321 Have to say I love people still comparing things to XP. It's an old OS and is crap. OSX compared to Windows 7 however is vastly different. I've had far fewer issues on Windows 7 than on OSX, though for me I can actually fix them all. The one time I've called Apple support they blatantly lied to me (their email support told me the exact opposite and actually helped). Though as far as hardware/software goes I've never once needed them so I personally could never spend so much and get so little back. Even if I didn't like games it would be paying more for less for me as nothing else they offer is a big deal for me. Not even the "Looks Pretty" feature. Whatever makes you happy though right? People LOL at Alienware users too, for some of the same reasons so no worries.

Link3301
Link3301

 @Pukshd Because you miss out on a lot of great games and have to pay for overpriced hardware.

Link3301
Link3301

 @PDXmauler97 Yet you still have to deal with overpriced hardware that isn't even built for gaming.

ERoBB
ERoBB

 @FedCom I'm a script supervisor at ABC/Disney. I know a little about it. And Mac is industry standard. I know you'll follow this with a "I don't believe you." so just ask and I'll send you a picture of my ID badge.

FedCom
FedCom

 @ERoBB Yeah because 3D animation isn't media, you seem to know as much about media as you do about virus's.

ERoBB
ERoBB

 @FedCom Obviously you don't work in film, or video editing, or any type of media if you think working on a Mac is equivalent to living in a cave. Word of warning, if you have any ambitions about working in those fields, you will be laughed out of the building with that attitude.

FedCom
FedCom

 @garrysempire As long as you don't mind only being able to buy one computer with the same money I could buy several you are indeed correct.

garrysempire
garrysempire

 @FedCom we got money to spend on macs and you guys to spend on upgrading pcs so nothing is overpriced

FedCom
FedCom

 @ERoBB You're just hilarious. Using a Mac to avoid virus's is like living in a cave 24/7 to avoid getting rained on. We're not all stupid enough to have virus problems all the time but I guess if you are go ahead and pay extra to sit in that cave.

star-affinity
star-affinity

 @MidNightStrikes 

”And There are plenty of virus in Mac PCs”

 

No there's not. ”Plenty” is an exaggeration. It's like this: there are some malware (trojans) that can affect OS X, but still the chance of getting into trouble is much smaller than on Windows. I know this, for 7 years I've been working at an IT department with both Macs and Dells (Windows) and viruses are much more of a problem in Windows.

 

This of course doesn't mean that everyone who runs Windows has trouble with malware, but the risk is much higher than if you're running OS X (or Linux for that matter), there's no need to deny that.

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

 @ERoBB 

Not hating, But Mac is no where near the Power of fully Op PCs, And There are plenty of virus in Mac PCs, On the Normal PC as long you don't do stupid things you will never get virus even though you have no Anti Virus :/

Wizallah
Wizallah

 @ERoBB Not hating on mac's. They sport some pretty nice hardware but they're overpriced. I don't understand how someone can spend over a grand for a mac when you could get a pc that's much faster and compatible. 

ERoBB
ERoBB

 @Darkflare_EX Neat. There was pretty much one story once about something that happened to 0.01% of Mac users. Whereas every PC is vulnerable to thousands of viruses every time you check your email. But go ahead, hate on Macs anyway.

FedCom
FedCom

 @bruno321 Yeah their phone support told me I was SOL over an account thing and the email support took a week but it told me the exact opposite. Dells are complete crap though. Video card in mine years ago died right after the warranty ran out. Granted I prefer desktops anyway. If anything dies I don't have to go to Apple care, I just go buy the part and swap it. Works for me! Though so far Apple's laptops seem to be better, I haven't any hardware issues with my 09, but it doesn't get used as much around the home so I probably wouldn't bother to replace it, to expensive for me. I'd agree though, if it fits a persons needs then good for them. I don't see Mac's as gaming machines, but mostly because it's not as easy to upgrade them cost effectively.

bruno321
bruno321

 @FedCom Well, I wasn't 'comparing' XP to OSX. I didn't think XP was particularly bad. Windows 98 was bad. Windows ME was awful. I just prefer OSX. Windows 7 might be the greatest OS but I've been using OSX for the last 5 years and have no impulse to change nor the cash to switch back even if I wanted to. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with Apple. I've had many good ones myself. My fiance had a brand new Dell when we met and fought for months with their Indian support team trying to get it replaced because the video card was busted and wouldn't play ANY games (it had fragments in the display from day 1). We could have bought a new card ourselves and replaced it but that would have voided her warranty and she didn't feel she should pay for a new card in a new computer. Can't say I blame her. After a year, they sent her a refurbished computer that didn't work either. By then, we had both switched over to Macs and haven't looked back. If I have a problem with my Mac, I just take in to their store and they fix it within a day or two. I don't LOL at anyone for their choices in computers. If everyone's content with their choices, what's to laugh about?

Pukshd
Pukshd

 @Link3301 Not really ,for ex :Civ 5 ,minecraft ,Amnesia ,BF ,S.T.A.L.K.E.R and a lot of other examples ,i would be sit here a week just telling ya