Some great news to all Call of Duty fans, Infinity ward are to release one of the most popular maps from MW2 on to MW3, “Terminal” for FREE yes you heard correctly FREE.
The great news is that if you own an Xbox 360 then it should hit the dashboard on the 17th of July for elite members and on the 18th of July for non elite and as usual it should finally hit Playstation and PC in about 6mths just before the release of black ops 2 ha ha only kidding they say it should be on pc and Playstation about a month after.
I know I am looking forward to it as it was one of only a few maps that if you spawn trapped correctly bam up, popped the nuke.
Many people slated Activision and Treyarch for the charging of old maps on Black Ops (Zombies) when they had already been released on World at War, money for old rope I think the saying is, but I for one loved playing the old maps with the new guns and the fact that they had redone the graphics made it perfect second time around.
Could this be the first of many fan favourite maps to come back, I hope so! They just need to bring back Afghan, Favela and Crash (MW original) some of my personal favourites. Well done to Infinity Ward.
What’s your reaction to the news and give us your favourite multiplayer maps from any CoD that you would like to see make a comeback.
Yes that’s right! If you pre order Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 you can play on the shittest, most boring and pointless map to ever grace Call of Duty. Yes I admit it was fun being able to kill someone from spawn with a single throw of the grenade and hearing all the kids whine and moan or quite possibly cheer about spawn kills but hey 2025 will make it all that much cooler… Enough said, hope you enjoy it but my moneys on Halo 4 and MW3 will still keep my belly full for Call of Duty nonsense.
Ubisoft have revealed another trailer for what will be the best damn game of this year! Assassin’s creed 3 is set to be my most anticipated title and already pre-ordered and paid for the freedom edition which I can’t quite express my excitement for right this moment. What a bucket load of nominations though ay?! For now the new trailer for America’s Independence day… has been released for Europe which makes a ton of sense… by the way the annotation near the end of this trailer does not link you to any pre orders of the Freedom Edition! Only the ‘Join or Die’ edition has been linked which is a shitter seeing as they’re promoting the Freedom within the Independence trailer. You can however pre order it from Gamestop UK ! Bare in mind you will have to pay for the pre order NOW rather than just before despatch so say goodbye to that handsome £80 sitting in your bank but if you’re an AC fan like myself it’s wellw orth the purchase. Enjoy the trailer and maybe you should mute it if you aren’t into whiny children singing Amazing Grace! *Cringe*
Far Cry 3 was expected in September of this year but is now being held back until November 29th in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. North America will see the release on December 4th. Joystiq reports that the game is held back because producer Dan Hay wants the game to be at its best rather than ‘almost best’.
“We’re taking more time to create the best possible gameplay experience,” Hay says. “Far Cry 3 is a huge offering and we want every element of this insane, action-packed adventure to be of the highest possible quality for the players.”
This will see a huge strain on our wallets as from October right through ’til December we’ll see a heavy amount of FPS releases hitting stores! MoH Warfighter, Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 are a few to mention. At least we’ll definitely see Far Cry 3 within 2012 rather than a huge delay setting it back further into 2013. It’ll be a worthy Xmas present, especially the Insane Edition!
This Tuesday sees a huge day for DLC, whether it’s paid or not! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will have it’s very first piece of DLC. It’s been long enough even if one doesn’t actually ever complete the game I’ve still been waiting ages for a fresh dollop of quests for Skyrim. Dawnguard looks incredible and probably one of the most worthy of DLC’s to hit the marketplace. However from the looks of it we’ll be spending a hefty amount of Microsoft points for it. 1600 of that pesky M$ currency which boils down to paying out for 2000msp if you were to buy direct through the console or if your local store or choice of website has only 2100 you’ll be spending the couple of quids extra with points left over. All well and good if you don’t mind the extra points towards a shit XBL deal.
Along with it will be an additional 250 Gamerscore which I’m going all out for to make sure my Skyrim achievement list is well and truly completed once again. Here is a list of the achievements revealed.
A New You – Change Your Face 20G
Awakening – Complete “Awakening” 20G
Beyond Death – Complete “Beyond Death” 20G
Kindred Judgement – Complete “Kindred Judgment” 40G
Lost To The Ages – Complete “Lost To The Ages” 30G
Soul Tear – Learn All Three Words Of Soul Tear 20G
Auriel’s Bow – Use The Special Power Of Auriel’s Bow 20G
Werewolf Mastered – Acquire 11 Werewolf Perks 20G
Vampire Mastered – Acquire 11 Vampire Perks 20G
Legend – Defeat A Legendary Dragon 40G
If you find time to actually bother putting your Mass Effect 3 back into the disc tray you’ll be happy to know that the Extended cut DLC which also lands tomorrow will be absolutely free but requires a painstaking requirement of having to load a save near the ending to view its extension. I can’t even remember if my last save was even that close but I’m sure its not too much bother to fire up from the beginning of the final mission and enjoy the playthrough once again. Here’s the official statement from Bioware’s FAQ.
“To experience the Extended Cut, load a save game from before the attack on the Cerberus Base and play through to the end of the game. The Extended Cut endings will differ depending on choices made throughout the Mass Effect series, so multiple playthroughs with a variety of different decisions will be required to experience the variety of possibilities offered by the new content.”
Unfortunately the the EC won’t be released for PS3 until July 4th which is unusually unexplained but hope its worth the wait for you guys. Not as bad as waiting for Dawnguard to hit PS3 in a whole months time ay?! Same with PC! I’m not going into arguments over release dates. I hate all that just as much as you do and it sucks! Still Mass Effect 3′s extended ending won’t be played by me for sometime due to the fact that Dawnguard dominates the DLC scene and boasts of a huge 20 hour + playthrough. ENJOY!
Its finally confirmed thanks to a pleasing tweet Via Xbox Live Rewards! This fall you will be able to earn Microsoft Points through your very own Gamerscore. Further details haven’t been uncovered yet but I’m wondering in what way could they reward us through achievements and Gamerscore. Will it be certain challenges like earn over a 1000G within a space of a week then give us a measly 20 msp for ramming away at those achievements. Its a big step considering the length of time some players have to wait for their points to be redeemed and placed in the bank this will strain the Xbox Live Rewards system to the point of pure struggle. Hope they’re well prepared.
Ideally I’d like my 74210G to turn into 74210 msp please…….
So it appears Neversoft who brought us the joys of both Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater are teaming up with either Treyarch or Infinity for the next instalment of Call of Duty. It’s currently unknown as to who they’re joining with or even if it’ll be their stand alone CoD title but things are looking to shape differently for the Call of Duty series with Sledgehammer games developing one of the next titles too. Just gonna have to hope Neversoft will bring Remote Skateboard Turrets (RST’s) and Guitar Hero styled Rhythm button pushing killstreaks! No matter who will work on the next batch of Call of Duties until 2025 they’ll all be just as similar as the last one. AND! Maybe bringing two more developers into the picture we may see Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Neversoft and Sledghammer bringing more games out more often and demanding more stinking money.
Forza Horizon is a new take on the Forza long running franchise exclusive to Xbox 360. For years Forza has been more of a driving simulator rather than going for incredible damage and an arcade sense of gameplay. Some may be put off by the lack of gameplay styles and terribly bored of over doing the endurance races which are a complete drag. Although Forza has its charm with crystal clear graphics and precision detail of its vehicles. All I tend to do in the Forza series is check the detail and lust over many of cars in my collection! Either that or spend 20 hours finding custom designs in the storefront! But Forza Horizon is moving towards a more arcade feel but with the simulation graphics and handling that you would find in previous titles. An interesting take for the series introducing a new developer Playground Games working alongside Turn10. It’ll be great to see where they stand competing with other race titles such as the NFS Most Wanted. Anyway I’m welcoming the new Forza style with open arms because I’m pretty bored with the endless lap after lap endurances against some lame Ai drivers and an event list that never gets complete.
Gears of War Judgment brings a story all about the past featuring that blonde fella Baird and Cole Train. The E3 premiere wasn’t anything special at all. Just a CGI trailer with Baird being dragged all restrained in chains. The music used was A Perfect Circle which I am dead certain has been used in many other game trailers! It seemed Microsoft and Epic weren’t willing to show any gameplay what so ever during the briefing which would have been nice considering it was one of three other Xbox exclusive titles that hardly showed a demonstration. More time for the TV/Music/Social features to be shown off damn it! But never the less we are seeing a new Gears arriving next year and that’s a good thing! The Gears universe is just a great experience and the franchise has grown ever so strong since its debut.
After seeing some gameplay footage of the new mode announced, ‘OverRun’ is a fresh take on Gears but not enough to grant it a whole complete new title with very little improvements in graphics. I just feel it was a little too soon after Gears 3 and that maybe this was an idea which was scrapped from that title but panned out to become a whole new story. I won’t go on but I’ll be looking forward to way more about Judgment in the near future.
Fable: The Journey will be arriving later this year and its shaping to be one of those games you are going to either love or hate. I’ve read on countless occasions that Xbox gamers don’t want to play Kinect required titles. It’s a gimmick when titles with full Kinect requirement emerge and with some games there isn’t a need for the Kinect at all. Just optional features that supposedly enhance your immersion to that particular title. Some games get away with having voice commands, its easy enough to speak aloud whilst still gripping onto the control pad. I even tried the recently released demo for Steel Battalion which is a Kinect required game but still the controller is a major part of the games functional features.
Well this chap in the photo above looks to be enjoying himself, it’s good to be sitting for The Journey rather than standing and jumping about but still! I bet you after 5 minutes of consistently swinging his arms about, attacking the hordes of enemy hollowmen with slashes and lobbing magic fire balls in a very ‘hadouken’ fashion, he’s going to feel a little achy, a little sore in places and he’s going to feel like playing a standard title with basic controller requirements. If you’re not into your Kinect shindig then you’ll stay well away from The Journey. If you Don’t own a Kinect surely you won’t be rushing out to buy one just for this title? However you may find a good bundle price in months to come for a cheeky price. Maybe then it’ll be worth a try. Demo may arrive soon for current owners of the Kinect so ’til then my negative views on this idea will remain as they are, but current opinions may change upon a quick session on The Journey someday. Until then here is the trailer from the Xbox media briefing and some gameplay footage from Gamespot‘s stage demo presentation.