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Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation DLC Hits PSN, Domination Tips

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164w ago - Activision Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation PS3 DLC is now live on PSN and shared some domination tips for fans below.

To quote: Annihilation - the third pack of DLC maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops - comes to the PlayStation 3.

The DLC offers four new multiplayer arenas and a new jungle-based Zombies survival experience in Shangri-Li.

In celebration of the big release, developer [Register or Login to view links] has deemed that the double XP will flow all weekend long. I'll be hosting a [Register or Login to view links] this Friday night to soak some of that up myself, and my favorite game type is Domination.

Truth be told, I'm not that good a shot, so objective-based modes like this one let me help the team and keep leveing up even if I'm nowhere near the top of the K/D ratios.

In that spirit, I wanted to offer some tips for the four new maps. I don't know if we'll meet up on the same team or on opposite sides of a red dot sight, but I'm willing to take that risk in the name of having fun...

Drive In

I like this map a lot. Snipers perched in the projection room and in the screen will no doubt trade...
 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Maps Hit PS3 on July 28, 2011

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166w ago - Activision's Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has announced today that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation maps will be hitting PS3 on July 28, 2011.

To quote: First Strike was fun. Escalation rocked. But [Register or Login to view links] fans want more - they crave new battlegrounds and new experiences.

Black Ops developer Treyarch knows this, so they've been busy creating another fresh batch of DLC maps: Annihilation. The newest add-on content will be ready for download from the PlayStation Store starting Thursday, July 28th.

Annihilation features four new standard multiplayer arenas - Silo, Hangar 18, Drive-In and Hazard - and the deadly jungle Zombies experience, Shangri-La. "The goals we set were about quality and variety," says Treyarch's Online Director, Dan Bunting. "We wanted to make everything feel unique and distinct."

Annihilation delivers on those goals with five all-new environments:

Drive-In: This one-time American movie paradise once showed war movies; now it's the location for one. The holes in the screen have been filled with snipers. The popcorn is stale, but they're still serving up hot lead in the concession stand.

"Drive-In is a small map, very fast paced,"...
 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC Comes to PS3 on June 10

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172w ago - Activision Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has announced today that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC is coming to PS3 on June 10, 2011.

To quote: Hopefully everybody enjoyed the double XP period for Call of Duty: Black Ops in May - neither [Register or Login to view links] nor [Register or Login to view links] wanted to see any of the PS3 fans miss out just because of the technical issues.

Now the next round of Black Ops action is locked and loaded: the long-awaited Escalation DLC pack will be available in the PlayStation Store on Friday, June 10th.

Escalation features five big chunks of content - four multiplayer maps and one star-studded Zombies experience unlike any other. For fans of competitive combat, your new battlegrounds await:

• HOTEL takes the sunny splendor of a luxirous Cuban casino resort and turns it into a bullet-riddled war zone. Details like the blown casino safe and poolside bar offer some unusual cover for run-and-gunners, but thanks to the high vantage points at opposite ends, it's also a great map for snipers.

• Why not visit the ZOO? The big cats and deadly reptiles left this abandoned Russian animal park long ago, but the overgrown, dilapidated facility still plays host to the...
 

Sony Unveils Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle

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173w ago - Today Sony's PlayStation 3 Associate Marketing Manager Ami Sheth has unveiled a new Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops bundle that is scheduled to hit retailers soon.

To quote: With all of the gaming and entertainment features the PlayStation 3 offers - from 3D gaming to a built-in Blu-ray player - there are plenty of things to entice those looking for the best entertainment experience on the market.

Today we're giving you one more reason to join the PlayStation family. On May 31, we will be releasing the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle.

Not only will you get a 160 GB PS3 system and a copy of Activision Publishing Inc. and Treyarch's critically acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops, you'll also be treated to the First Strike Content Pack - for free. This DLC features five diverse globe-spanning multiplayer maps, one of which is a new Zombie experience.

Packed with exceptional value, the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle will be available at retailers nationwide for $299.99.
 

Activision Announces Double XP for Call of Duty: Black Ops on PS3

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174w ago - Today Activision's Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has announced news that a Double XP weekend is incoming for Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PlayStation 3.

To quote: Leo Tolstoy once [Register or Login to view links], "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."

Ask any PlayStation gamer who missed out on the Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP weekend a few weeks ago, and they'll tell you: Leo knew what he was talking about.

While other platforms soaked up the extra experience points, PS3 gamers had to hang in there while PlayStation put everything in order behind the scenes. In cases like that, patience isn't a virtue – patience is a pain in the butt.

As the double-XP date loomed nearer, more and more PlayStation gamers wondered if they'd be able to take part in the festivities, and [Register or Login to view links] - developer of Black Ops - swore to fans that they would not be forgotten.

This weekend, they're quickly making good on that promise, with a double-XP period that lasts from this Friday, May 20th at 10am all the way through the weekend and beyond - the good stuff keeps coming until 10am on Tuesday the 24th. What's more, that's...
 
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