Treyarch shows off behind the scenes creation of Nuketown - Dexerto
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Treyarch shows off behind the scenes creation of Nuketown

Published: 16/Dec/2018 17:55 Updated: 16/Dec/2018 18:05

by Vincent Genova

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Call of Duty Developer Treyarch released a new video series that gives a behind the scenes look at one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.

The series, called Declassified, started off with a look at the development history of an iconic map in FPS history, Nuketown.

Since its appearance in the original Black Ops, Nuketown has been a part of every Black Ops release as a multiplayer map and was even redesigned for Zombies.

In Black Ops 4, Nuketown features on its own island in the Blackout mode, in addition to Multiplayer.

Adam Hoggatt, Senior Level Designer at Treyarch and creator of Nuketown, explained how one of the most popular maps in video games started with a random email.

“An email came out from [David Vonderhaar] saying, ‘Hey what if we make a small map based on those nuclear testing towns?’ I started getting ideas in my head instantly,” said Hoggatt.

Black Ops producer Miles Leslie was apparently not in the original email chain, because he was not aware of the Nuketown concept, saying, “Adam came in and was like ‘hey I made this map,’ we didn’t ask you to make this map. Why did you make this map?”

Thankfully, the Miles and the team immediately recognized the potential of Adam’s concept anyway and Nuketown was born.

Adam and Miles would go on to explain the changes to Nuketown throughout the development process, like adding the bus and van in the middle of the map, as well as adapting the map to the jetpacks of Black Ops 3.

The complete Declassified episode can be found below.

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Better than Karma & FormaL? Aydan reacts to Dr Disrespect praise | CharlieIntel Podcast #11

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:36 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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In Episode 11 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, battle royale superstar Aydan addresses the bold praise he recently received from Dr Disrespect, which caused quite the stir on social media.

Dr Disrespect recently raised a lot of eyebrows in the world of online gaming, particularly in the Call of Duty community, after he made bold comments claiming Aydan “could be the best controller gamer the world has ever seen.”

He called the former Fortnite pro “something else,” while insinuating that he was above and beyond the likes of Karma and FormaL, two CoD legends (and in the case of FormaL, also a Halo standout) who most consider to be the ‘GOATs’ (greatest of all time) in the console/controller scene.

When asked about it on the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan admitted to feeling very honored to be given such praise from the Two-Time and humbly named off some other controller players who he felt also deserved such recognition.

“It’s very honorable, of course, especially from Doc, how big he is,” he said on the CharlieIntel Podcast. “I think there are a lot of other talented controller players out there. For example Shotzzy, he won a Championship in Halo and CoD recently. FormaL also played Halo, so I definitely give them a lot of props.

“I’ve played Fortnite and Warzone and I’ve been doing well so I understand where he’s [Doc] coming from and on top of that, the world record game, which probably convinced him a little more. But I’ll take it, I’m happy with that.”