Black Ops 2 Inadvertently Revealed by Amazon; Website Scuffle Ensues

Amazon France posted a listing for what may be the next Call of Duty title, Black Ops 2. It should, in all honestly, shock no one. There’s little surprise as the dev cycle means Treyarch is on top of this one, and Black Ops remains one of the top played online shooters.

Activision, however, seems stunned this news broke. When gaming site Gameblog.fr got wind of the possible leak, they ran with the story. Who wouldn’t, right? After all, the news is out there to anyone. When ensued was a battle that went public, with polite “threats” to blacklist the site from industry events and review copies unless the story was pulled.

The whole thing seems like a waste of time for multiple reasons: it makes Activision look ridiculous; even if the story was pulled, people still knew about it, and the announcement will be in no way surprising to anyone. Even if Activision has some bold reveal plan, does this change anything? By fighting it, you’re only making the report legitimate.

James E. Hennessy, high school teacher ; May 1, 1941 — Feb. 13, 2006 go to site canisius high school

The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) February 16, 2006 James Edward Hennessy of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired Canisius High School and Frontier Central High School teacher, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness. He was 64.

Mr. Hennessy was born in Buffalo and attended St. Paul’s School in Kenmore before graduating from Canisius High School. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Canisius College.

Mr. Hennessy taught German and Latin at Canisius High School for nearly 30 years, coaching track and cross country teams and assisting the school’s “Gambit” fund-raiser.

He later moved to Frontier, where he taught for another 14 years before retiring in 2002. After his retirement, he worked as a substitute teacher in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District.

Mr. Hennessy traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting Russia, China, Germany and the Czech Republic. He often used his travels as part of his lesson plans. go to web site canisius high school

Survivors include two brothers, John D. and Michael G., both of the Town of Tonawanda.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Amelia Catholic Church, 2929 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda. Prayers will be said at 9:45 in D. Lawrence Ginnane Funeral Home, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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