126w ago - Over the weekend Major Nelson (linked above) announced news of Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike XBox 360 and PS3 DLC coming, however, based on the screenshots many sites are reporting that Treyarch may actually be selling cancelled maps bearing the same name as those just announced.
"Dan Bunting, from Treyarch Studios, joined Major Nelson's show for a quick interview to announce the brand new DLC set to release for Black Ops. It was mentioned that it had been previously arranged that the DLC would be exclusive for the 360 for a period of time.
The release date was also announced to be February 1. The DLC is titled First Strike and includes 4 new multiplayer maps and 1 new zombie map. The price will be 1200 MSP ($15).
If you'd like to know more about the DLC, listen to the podcast, and if you're even more lazy, just skip forward to 29:10."
Additionally, Ripten.com reports the following, to quote: "Check out these links:
128w ago - Update #2: Now zAxisreports that the news of the PS3 Master Key was not legitimate after all.
Update: graf_chokolo has now confirmed he found the PS3 Master Key, and plans to release it publicly after PSGrade is updated with it and is spread!
Today Estx on xorloser's blog (linked above) has announced that he has uncovered the PS3 Master Key and will post it shortly, however, some users including phiren believe it is really the Device Key and are awaiting more details.
Below are some comment and code excerpts, as follows:
Estx: I’ve found the Masterkey from bruteforcing dumps from my system.
Took 27 minutes, over 8,100,000 possible keys. Lol – could’ve waited but ah well.
If anyone is interested in doing the same, you can find it on 3.41.
for(int i = 0; i < list.length; i++)
131w ago - SCEA Media Partnerships Specialist Brian Gauld has announced today that gamers can now register Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 $25,000 online ladder which starts on November 22, 2010.
To quote: Black Ops is out, and I'm sure many of you are busy scoring TKs and heaping up the bodies of the n00bs. PlayStation and MLG will make your hours of dedication more lucrative with $25,000 in total cash prizes in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Online Ladder, presented by PlayStation.
This is a 4v4 competition -- grab a few of your best buds and sign up (it's free to register).
This is an online tournament ladder, so you don't even need to leave your house to enter and compete for a shot at your share of the $25,000 prize pool. Round up your posse, join the ladder, and start whatever regiment you need to get into shape for ladder play starting on November 22nd.
The top 128 teams move on to a double-elimination tournament on January 24th. The best team will claim ultimate Black Ops supremacy and the $10,000 first place prize.
131w ago - Last week we saw some footage of Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 glitches followed by a warning to COD:BO glitchers, but today typicalgamer from CallofDutyFAQ.com (linked above) has shared a new one which includes secret areas in the map Summit.
To quote: "You may know about the sky lift, but, there is something else. What do these mysterious mountains hide?
The song used in this video is a free royalty free song supplied by the Web site www.dbsoundworks.com - this guys got amazing stuff and I recommend checking him out!"
Those interested can check out the Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Summit Secret Area / Glitch video below.
In related news, another Black Ops PS3 glitch has surfaced with the shot guns in the game.
To quote, roughly translated: "A member of this site, Bloodlyte, has recently accidentally discovered a very annoying bug. For those who used it is really only in your favor,...
132w ago - Following a statement issued by designer David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar, today Treyarch Studios has detailed a Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 community update on their board.
To quote from Community Leader JD_2020:
Hey PS3 gamers,
We are listening to you and we've been busy working on updates based on feedback from the community. We have already deployed a number of updates, and there will be many more to come.
Stay tuned right here for all the latest and greatest.
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• Multiplayer: User can get an infinite number of 'Sam Turret', 'Care Package' and 'Sentry Gun' killstreaks (referred to as the "care package glitch") (addressed on 9/5)
• Multiplayer: Radar sweep when there are only 2 Players left in One in the Chamber will stop functioning if the 2 Players have multiple lives when the sweep starts (addressed on 9/9)
• Multiplayer: Crash when viewing content (films, clips, etc) in the Community & Recent Games menu (addressed on 9/9)
• Multiplayer: Users' rank and stats can get wiped under very...