Call of Duty: Black Ops II – more evidence that games manufacturers are rewarding addiction, not skill

It’s that time of year again, when vast numbers of men around the world ignore their girlfriends (at least, those with one) in favour of having 13-year-olds scream profanity at them over the internet – all in the name of a video game. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the latest game in the enormously successful Call of Duty franchise, has been released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.