Rezurrection Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack to be released August 23rd on Xbox 360

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

Fans of Black Ops have something to be very happy about. The latest map pack titled “Rezurrection” will be coming to the Xbox 360 followed by PC and PlayStation 3 later. Sadly these maps will not be multiplayer maps though.

You get a new map level called “Moon” along with four re-mastered zombie maps: “Nacht der Üntoten,” “Verrückt,” “Shi No Numa” and “Der Riese.” They should be released on August 23rd for the XBox, with PS3 and PC following later.

Escalation DLC For Call Of Duty : Black Ops Is Here

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2011

We know that you’ve been waiting for the highly anticipated Escalation DLC for the Call Of Duty : Black Ops game and now we have some good news. It is here and available on the Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points or $15.

There is a new zombie level called ”Call of the Dead” which stars George Romero the horror director. But it’s not just him. There is also Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy), Robert England (Freddy Kreuger), Danny Trejo & Michael Rooker who plays Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead. Other maps include Hotel, Convoy, Zoo and Stockpile.

Call Of Duty Black Ops now the all-time best selling US game

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2011

This isn’t really a surprise since most of you reading this are probably just taking a breather between Prestige levels, but Black Ops has now sold more than Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Planescape Torment, Super Mario Galaxy and basically any other blockbuster game.

The information comes from NPD. The folks at Treyarch are surely celebrating. Now comes the hard part. Having to outdo themselves and make an even better game so they can do it again and celebrate some more.

Wii and Kinect join forces for Call of Duty

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

You could play Call of Duty with the keyboard and mouse or your gamepad controller, or you could go all out and use a Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect, configure your PC to support them both, and then load up Call of Duty.

That’s what Demize2010 on YouTube did and it sure looks immersive. He uses the Wii controllers to shoot and move, while he modified the Kinect so he could lean around a corner, jump and crouch. Now he just needs some Hollywood squibs for when he gets hit by bullets.

Call of Duty multiplayer subscription/premium content expected soon

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

The Call of Duty game franchise might have some sort of in game charge for premium content or multiplayer subscription services very soon. Possibly in April. One analyst thinks that a monetized second tier of multiplayer online gaming might arrive at about that time.

Wedbush Securities’ January newsletter states that “Activision remains a top pick, primarily due to the company’s potential to create and monetize a second tier of multiplayer online gaming for its Call of Duty franchise. We expect this to occur during the first quarter of 2011″. But the big question is whether enough gamers would be willing to pay for something like this.

Call Of Duty players log over 600 million hours in just 45 days

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Activision has released some amazing new statistics showing that more than 20 million Call of Duty: Black Ops players have logged over 600 million hours within the game…in just 45 days since its November 9 release.

The total amount of hours played is equivalent to over 68,000 man-years amounting to an average of 87 minutes per day for each player through to Dec 24th 2010. That exceeds the average daily usage of a Facebook user. Treyarch has got to be happy about the continued success of this game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops surpasses $1 Billion in sales worldwide

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2010

You’re playing it. I’m playing it. Seems like everyone is playing Black Ops. Call of Duty: Black Ops has now broken the $1 billion sales mark worldwide, in just a month since its launch. Over half of that figure was achieved during its first five days.

It also broke the previous worldwide record of $550 million which was set by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009. If you’ve played the game you know why it is doing so well. It is an awesome gaming experience. We wonder how many more sales records it will shatter.

Funny Call Of Duty: Black Ops Emblems

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops is taking the gaming world by storm. One of the cool aspects of the game is that you have tools to create and design your own emblems. Some of the emblems that people create are pretty funny.

Since there doesn’t seem to be any central place to find these funny emblems, Daryn St. Pierre has created a Tumblr blog specifically for them at the link below. They range from cute to obscene. Hopefully the catalog will grow. It’s amazing how creative folks can get with the tools provided by the game. Have a look and submit your own funny Emblems.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops makes $650 Million in five days

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2010

We recently told you that Activision had sold around 5.6 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops on launch day, but the news gets even better. They have released more details, and in the first 5 days since it went on sale, it has made a massive $650 million.

And if you’ve played the game, it’s easy to see why. They did nearly everything right and it is an awesome experience. Call of Duty Black Ops has now made more than Modern Warefare 2 did when it went on sale in the first five days, and it has also broken other records.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige collector’s edition is the best special edition ever

Posted in Activision by Shane McGlaun on August 13th, 2010

It seems like just about every game that comes out gets a special edition of some sort. Often those special editions aren’t that special with the only additions being some free DLC or maybe a book of artwork you will never look at.

Activision has announced an awesome special edition for Call of Duty: Black Ops called Prestige. The Prestige collector’s edition gets the game and some free DLC along with a medal. The awesome bit is that the edition comes with a badass remote control surveillance vehicle.

Call of Duty: Black Ops MadCatz controllers

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2010

It’s time for the next Call of Duty. Just like last year, Mad Catz is producing a bunch of licensed Black Ops peripherals for the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC to go along with the game. Above is the 360 controller, which features precision aiming, which is just a lowering of the analog sticks’ sensitivity when you want more precision.

You can toggle it by using the “combat” buttons on the controller’s back. The price should be just under $50 for the console pads and $100 for a Cyborg Rat PC mouse which comes with a 2GB USB dog tag.

Call of Duty franchise hits $3B in global sales

Posted in Activision by Shane McGlaun on November 30th, 2009

codmw2-sbVideo games are big business around the world with top tier titles making more than many movies rake in. The most popular games end up turning into some of the most popular franchise around as well. This is what happened with the Call of Duty franchise.

Activision has announced that the Call of Duty franchise has now racked up more than $3 billion in sales around the world. That is a ton of money and surely makes the CoD franchise one of Activision’s best.

Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 available

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on August 7th, 2009

codmappackI really liked Call of Duty: World at War on the PC. I didn’t buy the game on the PS3 or Xbox, but it is available on those systems as well. One of the things I like about the CoD franchise is that you can count on new maps being offered to keep the game fresh.

Activision has announced that the third map pack for World at War is now available for download on the PS3 and the Xbox. The map pack sells for $9.99 on the PS3 or 800 MS Points on the Xbox 360.

Call of Duty: World at War map pack 2 available

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on June 12th, 2009

codmappackOne of the best shooters to hit the PC and consol systems in a while was Call of Duty: World at War. The game had great action, good multiplayer support, and voice-overs from top talent. Overall, the game was fantastic.

Activision has announced that the second map pack for the game is now available. The map pack is available for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and offers four new maps. The maps include Banzai, a medium size map with a waterfall and Corrosion putting players in a Russian train yard.

Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 hits milestone

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on May 6th, 2009

codmappackI am a big Call of Duty fan and while I prefer Modern Warfare to the World War II setting, the most recent Call of Duty: World at War game was lots of fun. I don’t like to play my shooters on consoles personally; I stick to the PC for this type of game.

Lots of gamers prefer console systems though and Activision has announced today that Map Pack 1 for Call of Duty: World at War has hit a milestone. The pack has been downloaded over 2 million times combined on Xbox Live and the Sony Playstation Store.