Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who is Cordis Die?

Today, Treyarch released a new trailer called "Villain" for Black Ops 2:

In the trailer, a US general is taking to the camera:
He's like... a celebrity now. People, in America... idolize him. They'll wake up tomorrow and realize that their hero... has wiped them out! We've used advanced technology to track him... and he's just... disappeared! Where the hell is he? He doesn't need his own weapons. He's got ours.
The interesting thing about this trailer is the fact that it shows a Youtube channel owned by somebody called "Cordis Die". This channel has 55,867,489 subscribers and 678,546,724 total upload views. After searching around on YT, I found a new YT account owned by a user called cordisdie. The channel is completely blank, except for one video:

In it, a man with a foreign accent says:
Come, my friends. It is not too late to seek a newer world.

So, what does it all mean? Who is Cordis Die? Who is the grey-haired man in the trailer that is talking to Frank Woods? What did he mean when he said "It begins?" What is his mission? So many questions...

If you look up the word "CORDIS", you'll find that it stands for Community Research and Development Information Service, which is an interactive online portal that aims to support European research and innovation. Whether or not this has anything to do with it remains to be seen.

As for the story: My guess is that you take control of Mason's son and that this is the character you will be chasing (only to find out he's really the good guy and that your superiors have been misleading you). I'm also guessing that this Cordis Die guy is opposed to way technology has taken over the world / military. It also seems as if the US army / government will be the "bad guy" for most of the story.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Nostalgia blog

Off-topic post:

If you're interested in old games from the 80s or 90s TV shows as Kenan and Kel, check out the blog that I've recently setup: