The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 065: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Campaign Discussion

Get set for another Friday edition of The Gaming Outsider podcast! In this episode Scott and Josh discuss the campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops III and how it compares to previous campaigns in the series. Typically discussions about Call of Duty are always about the multiplayer, but we’re actually big fans of the campaign modes and wanted to take the opportunity to share our opinions of the latest entry by Treyarch. Also, the duo jump into how they feel about the current state of Call of Duty and what they would like to see going forward when Infinity Ward takes the helm this year (if Activision continues the trend of course). Head on over to your podcast platform of choice (iTunes, Stitcher) or press play on the media player below to listen to the show right now. Thanks and enjoy!

Show Notes:

(0:00 – 3:18) Welcome/Introduction

(3:19 – 4:12) Early impressions

(4:13 – 5:09) Story

(5:10 – 6:29) Gameplay

(6:30 – 9:39) Good set pieces/spectacle

(9:40 – 12:01) Cheap/bullet-sponge enemies

(12:02 – 12:43) Co-op mechanic

(12:44 – 17:08) Leveling system & “new power” mechanic

(17:09 – 18:09) Nightmare Mode (zombies)

(18:10 – 20:56) Final Thoughts

(21:00 – 25:05) What we want next in the Call of Duty series

(25:06 – 26:53) Closing


Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.