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News: Black Ops Declassified Has Been Built Specifically for Vita

Black Ops Declassified Has Been Built Specifically for Vita

Quick bursts

Nihilistic Software’s handheld shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified has been built specifically for the PlayStation Vita, according to company CEO Robert Huebner. Speaking as part of an interview on Activision’s semi-official One of Swords blog, the executive explained that it was never the company’s intention to bring a...

News: Call of Duty Elite Bins Paywall, Introduces Season Pass Instead

Call of Duty Elite Bins Paywall, Introduces Season Pass Instead

Up and down

Activision has decided to remove the paywall from stat-tracking service Call of Duty Elite, making the supplementary service a free option for all Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players. The catch is that you’ll now need to shell out for a Season Pass if you want access to all of the shooter’s DLC at a discounted price. The subscription...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Deploys with Double XP

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Deploys with Double XP

Ready up

If you belong to the bizarre breed of gamers that just has to be first at everything, then you’re probably going to want to pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Alongside exclusive access to the previously announced Nuketown 2025 map, you’ll also score double XP for all of your endeavours throughout the game’s launch weekend. That’s...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Will Not Feature Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Will Not Feature Zombies

Not entirely unexpected

Zombies have become a staple of the Black Ops experience – but upcoming handheld spin-off Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will not feature the popular undead survival mode. Speaking on his blog, Activision community manager Dan Amrich explained that the option was removed so that developer Nihilistic could focus on...

News: Activision Resurrects Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Zombies Mode

Activision Resurrects Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Zombies Mode

Dead good

After months of dilly-dallying with meaningless teaser trailers, Activision's finally dug up the details on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s zombies component. As expected, the mode will be significantly more ambitious than previous endeavours – boasting new game types for up to eight-players. In addition to the usual Survival option –...

News: Sony Wraps Up Exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man DLC

Sony Wraps Up Exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man DLC

Tingling sensations

We sincerely hope you didn’t purchase The Amazing Spider-Man on an alternative platform. Activision has announced that it will be bringing two brand new DLC packs to the recently released movie tie-in, and they’ll be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. The expansions – dubbed the Lizard Rampage Pack and the Oscorp Search &...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Protecting Your PS3 with Install

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Protecting Your PS3 with Install

Wear and tear

Harbouring a Call of Duty obsession can be quite a strain on both your social life and your PS3’s disc drive. Thankfully, Treyarch has come up with a solution to the latter, confirming that Black Ops 2 will include an optional install designed to reduce mechanical damage over prolonged multiplayer sessions. The feature will see...

News: Treyarch Teases Black Ops 2's Zombies Mode... Again

Treyarch Teases Black Ops 2's Zombies Mode... Again

Get on with it

It turns out that yesterday’s “thrilling” footage of an old black and white television was just a warm up for today’s more pronounced promotion. Treyarch is gearing up for the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s zombies mode – but it’s certainly taking its time. This brand new video focuses on a rickety old bus that...

News: Grainy Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Trailer Teases Zombies Mode

Grainy Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Trailer Teases Zombies Mode

Hunting for brains

If you consider watching a 43-second video of an old black and white television a responsible use of your time, then you’ll probably get a kick out of this Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 teaser. It’s clearly hinting at the imminent announcement of the game’s zombies mode, which developer Treyarch has been coy about ever since the...

News: Activision Points Its Goldfinger At 007 Legends

Activision Points Its Goldfinger At 007 Legends

Final flick revealed

James Bond will once again find himself facing the threat of a deadly laser beam between his thighs this October, when Goldfinger rounds out the roster of nostalgic missions in upcoming PS3 shooter 007 Legends. The memorable movie will be joined by stages based on Moonraker, License to Kill, Die Another Day, On Her Majesty’s...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Trailer Talks Through Tweaks

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Trailer Talks Through Tweaks

War has changed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may look familiar on the surface, but there are a lot of subtle changes going on behind the scenes. This brand new trailer – narrated by Treyarch’s excitable David Vonderhaar – details the shooter’s class creation system, as well as outlining some of the title’s new weapons. Honestly, we know...

Rumour: Crash Bandicoot Could be Spinning into PS All-Stars

Crash Bandicoot Could be Spinning into PS All-Stars

Loose proof

Crash Bandicoot may seem like an obvious addition to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, but the character’s complicated ownership has cast doubt over his inclusion. Despite being considered the platform’s mascot in the PSone days, third-party publisher Activision actually owns the rights to the wacky protagonist. That’s a...

News: Zombies Shuffling into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Nuketown

Zombies Shuffling into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Nuketown

There goes the neighbourhood

Call of Duty: Black Ops’ idyllic Nuketown map is set to be overrun by zombies in the shooter’s upcoming sequel. Developer Treyarch Tweeted the embedded image to the right, teasing the undead’s imminent arrival. It’s unclear whether the zombies will be reserved to those who obtain the Nuketown 2025 map via...