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Black Ops 2 top Backwards Compatibility poll

Red Dead Redemption has lost its top place in the Xbox Backwards Compatibility poll, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has now taken the lead.

Here are the top 10 requested games as it currently stands:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Red Dead Redemption
Skyrim
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo: Reach
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Gears of War 3
Fallout 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

New Deal of The Week now LIVE – Call of Duty Themed with Black Ops 2 and MW3

Deal of The Week

 

The newest Deal of the Week offerings have gone live and this week sees a distinct Call of Duty themed sale with Games on Demand versions of Black Ops 2 and MW3 along with their Season passes and DLC packs up to 50% off:

Here are this week’s Call of Duty-themed games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 3 March 2014.

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Games on Demand 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season Pass Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Cyborg Pass Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Games on Demand 60%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 01 Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 02 Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 03: Chaos Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 04: Final Assault Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Apocalypse Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Revolution Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Uprising Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown Zombies Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Extra Slots Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dragon Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Graffiti Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Party Rock Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Bacon Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Benjamins Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Pack-A-Punch Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Rogue Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Aqua Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dia De Muertos Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Viper Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Kawaii Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Jungle Warfare Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Breach Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Coyote Pack Add-On 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Glam Pack Add-On 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Xbox 360 Deals of the Week are for Xbox Live Gold members.

Call of Duty MW3 and Black Ops 2 Receive Double XP All Week

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To celebrate the upcoming launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts on November 5th, Activision are turning on Double XP for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II during the entire week of Friday, October 25th (10am/PDT) through Friday, November 1st (10am/PDT).

Plus, they are offering exclusive in-game backgrounds in Call of Duty: Ghosts for previous accomplishments – so this may be a good time to finish those prestiges. Learn more about these backgrounds here.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on November 5th 2013 for Xbox 360 with an Xbox One launch on November 22nd.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Double XP Weekend Returns

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II, is set to get double the points online in multiplayer this coming weekend from September 20th – 23rd 2013.

There is not a new map pack in sight on the Xbox 360, so this is likely to celebrate the release of the most recent pack on Playstation 3 this month. If you’ve been thinking about Prestige, this weekend is a better time than any…

…oh wait, Grand Theft Auto V has just been released…

Double Points what?

Final Black Ops 2 DLC – Apocalypse Out Now

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The conclusion to the Call of Duty Season Pass has arrived first on Xbox LIVE! The Apocalypse Map Pack is available now and it the game’s fourth and final DLC that delivers four thrilling and diverse multiplayer maps, as well as “Origins” – the all-new, wildly creative Zombies experience that reunites players with the original heroes going right back to Call of Duty: World at War, and closes this chapter of the Zombies story arch for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse Content:

Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.

Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level strategies as they traverse the terrain in order to outsmart, and ultimately outshoot their enemies.

Takeoff: Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty®: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.” Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.

Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favourite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archaeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints and a wide open layout with raised platforms, but has also provided fans with a fresh take by including a multitude of pathways.

In addition to the four maps, Apocalypse also reveals “Origins,” the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date. Players will be deployed to a Dieselpunk-stylised World War I-era France that brings back the four original heroes – Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen – from the very first Zombies map featured in Call of Duty: World at War, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun the French countryside’s trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of an ancient and mysterious location.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse is available today first, exclusively on Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, with other platforms to follow. Players who have already purchased the Season Pass on Xbox 360 can download Apocalypse now.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – Apocalypse DLC Trailer

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – Apocalypse DLC trailer. Take a peek at the new maps inbound from August 27th first on Xbox LIVE. 4 new Multiplayer Maps (OK so 2 reimagined) but the mother of all Zombie experiences with Origins that brings back the original cast from the first Black Ops!

Check out the trailer above and hopefully look out for our review of Apocalypse in due course. (Wink Wink Nudge Nudge Activision if you’re reading).

Black Ops 2 DLC Finale – The Apocalypse From August 27

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Start saying your farewells to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 II as the ‘Apocalypse’ hits on August 27th. As the game’s fourth and final DLC Pack it is set to deliver four thrilling and diverse multiplayer maps, and the all-new wildly creative Zombies experience – “Origins”. You might have watched that weird trailer a few days ago somewhere else on the internet?

Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia has quoted that it’s the “most epic Zombies experience to date. Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse delivers four diverse multiplayer maps

  • Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.
  • Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.
  • Takeoff: Fans of Stadium from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on Takeoff. Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.
  • Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favorite Courtyard from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of Courtyard with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.

In addition to the four maps, Apocalypse also contains Origins, the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date. Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location.

Unleashed after the Germans unearthed the mysterious “Element 115,” this next chapter in the Zombies legacy will explore the saga’s origins as players reunite with an unlikely band of soldiers that come together to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever seen, using a period-specific arsenal that includes Wonder Weapons that harness supernatural powers, a diesel-drone and Mark IV tank, as well a new perk machine and power-ups – and that’s just the start. Players will need all the help they can get to succeed in defeating the undead, as well as evading an unprecedented 1,000-foot tall robot abomination. In this stylized undead adventure, they’ll need every advantage if they have any hope of surviving one of Treyarch’s deepest Zombies experiences to date.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse will be available first, exclusively on Xbox Live for 1200 Microsoft Points on August 27, with other platforms to follow. Players who have already purchased the Season Pass can download Apocalypse as soon as it becomes available.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – Double XP This Weekend

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Treyarch and Activision has announced a DOUBLE XP Weekend this weekend from July 26th through to July 29th on all platforms. This means those who are near Prestige Master can boost up that little bit quicker, campers can camp longer for more points and those who favour tactical insertions and kill streak boosting must be ejaculating as we speak!

Almost everyone under the age of 18 on Call of Duty can get excited about a DOUBLE XP Weekend – it might even make your balls drop!

So why the special occassion – well the latest Map Pack “Vengeance” might just be winging its way to the PS3 since it’s been available on the Xbox 360 for a few weeks now. We rated the collection of new content a decent 8/10:

As a complete package you get two really great multiplayer maps with Rush and UpLink – and the best Zombies map to date with Buried. It’s a real shame that Cove is so small and Detour is so awful, but overall it’s still a worthy package for 1200 MS Points.

Have fun this weekend!

Black Ops 2 – Vengeance Map Pack Review

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Activision has released the third ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’ Map Pack onto the marketplace this week with a “Vengeance” following on from previous packs that are “Revolution” and “Uprising”. Adding another four multiplayer maps to the roster of multiplayer matches with an additional truly fantastic Zombie playground by the name of “Buried” it ensures that the game can never go stale – well at least not for July! As well as all of the DLC Maps there is for the second time a new DLC weapon, but for Zombies only – the RayGun Mark II is available for use in every Zombie Map!

Here’s a rundown of all the content you can play through with the Black Ops 2 Vengeance Map Pack available now for 1200 MS Points.

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Kicking off on the multiplayer side of things I’m going to start by describing a little sunshine island hideaway by the name of Cove. This map is quite small in comparison to most others featuring rippling waves, beautiful palm trees and the setting could instantly reminded you of ‘Dead Island Riptide’ a little or even ‘Far Cry 3’ – the island within Cove is designed really well for most objective based games such as Capture the Flag & HardPoint where both teams are aiming for the one point on the map, but for Team Deathmatch, there are too many hiding spots, sneaky corners and with a full lobby of gamers this can easily feel like you’re being spawn trapped. There’s no escape anywhere, so to me it’s a nightmare of an island in gameplay, but it’ll make you feel like you should be on holiday with its tropical island visuals at the very least. I was impressed with the setting, but a bit disappointed with the small map size. I know it’s an island, but bigger would have been better!

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Another re-imagined fan-favourite map from the original Black Ops has returned; with the last map pack we had the opportunity to revisit ‘Firing Range’ as a new fully formed movie studio – and in the Vengeance collection of maps we take a trip down memory lane with ‘Summit’, the old snowy map in the Russian mountains with the cable car hanging on the edge tempting you to make a jump!  Summit is now under the new name of Uplink in Black Ops 2, a futuristic mountain top facility that is possibly the closest you’ll get to see of Halo in Call of Duty. Everything about this map is screaming Halo – largely because it’s a very futuristic environment with military settings and a few shades of blue and grey through-out, but you will be a little overwhelmed by its shiny Halo 3 resemblance! The cable car still hangs nicely only now as a futuristic crane instead, and you’ll still feel a need to try that jump! The design feels as though all the snow in Summit has melted and it’s a fantastic map that was a favourite of mine on the original Black Ops, so I am thrilled to see its return in a whole new skin. It looks better than ever and great for any game type.

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The Detour map very much feels like a true part of Black Ops 2 because It in-part resembles a section of the main campaign where you need to escort the President. On Detour there are cars on an ambushed futuristic bridge everywhere – as in literally scattered everywhere in a huge pile up. Each team will start on either side of the bridge which is in wreck and ruin from the effects of war damage and you can battle it out for domination on top of or just under it. As annoying as maps go – this has to be ‘THE’ most irritating map of all in the new DLC, hands-down it beats Cove for getting spawn trapped and there’s not much in the way of anything great visually. It’s hard to spot enemy soldiers as they blend in very well with the vehicle colourings and to make it even worse there is hardly anywhere to hide – or at least it feels that way! Most definitely the worst map on Black Ops 2 of all time right now. It is not great for any game mode and you are absolutely guaranteed to be furious. Detour is one to be taken with blood pressure tablets. Vote to skip all the way.

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The final multiplayer map for regular online matches is Rush, which has been set up and designed as a fun paintball arena with an equal mix of internal and external hide-outs to stalk your enemy. It’s easy to wish your weapon actually shot paint on this medium sized map which is perfect for mid-range battles. Rush is to Vengeance as Grind was to the Revolution Map Pack – it’s bright, fun, funky and feels like a novelty playground for a fun game of Team Deathmatch.  This has to be my favourite original map within the Vengeance DLC because it offers enough hiding to spots to remain hidden with the ability to spot oncoming enemies in the distance, and it also puts you into a situation where you can’t really spend a lot of time camping. As an anti-camping map, it’s fantastic and there are many directions where you could be faced with the enemy team as you battle through the grounds, offices, shop and little wooden hide-outs.

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Zombies is still as-ever-popular for Treyarch’s take on the Call of Duty franchise, and whilst I am more in favour of Infinity Ward’s Spec-Ops additions to Zombies, the new playground by the name of ‘Buried’ is a great gameplay experience and one of the better maps for this mode than any other DLC Black Ops 2 Zombie experience. The setting is that of a buried Wild West town, laden with objectives and secrets, collectibles, and a huge Giant locked up underground. If you hear screams of “Don’t shoot the giant” or something along those lines if in multiplayer – DON’T SHOOT! His help is greatly needed, but getting his assistance involves finding a key to unlock him. If he’s hurt he will only return to his cell and you need to find a key – again! The new Perk is ‘Vulture Aid’ where you can see all pick-ups on the map and use it to earn a ton of points, however Buried features some mean Witches who will swipe your points so be careful of the presence when you encounter them. As will all Zombies Maps, there’s now a range of new Achievements to be had as you aim to complete mini-objectives to aid your survival down there. I wasn’t able to complete Buried, but in comparison to all the other Zombie maps for Black Ops 2, I really enjoyed this one more. I like it’s theme and prefer its maze of scenery – not to mention the new Paralyzer Weapon that can diminish a horde within seconds!

As a complete package you get two really great multiplayer maps with Rush and UpLink – and the best Zombies map to date with Buried. It’s a real shame that Cove is so small and Detour is so awful, but overall it’s still a worthy package for 1200 MS Points.

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Black Ops 2 – Double XP This Weekend

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When you next fire up Black Ops 2 on your console, a huge prompt will remind you of the Double XP weekend event so there is no excuse for forgetting soldiers…

The next Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, “Vengeance” will be available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace from July 2nd and brings with it four new multiplayer maps, a new bonus weapon for Zombies, and a new Zombie playground to get stuck into!

Check out the recent trailer below:

http://youtu.be/_SWrzMbp0Fg