Apr 072011

Known as the Escalation Pack, it’ll feature five maps – one of which is a zoo – and will release on May 3, according to a flyer posted on the retailer’s site, which has since been pulled.

It’ll arrive first on Xbox Live as part of a three year exclusivity deal between Activision and Microsoft that was announced at E3 last year. It’ll arrive on PS3 and PC afterwards.

The first map pack for Black Ops, First Strike, launched back in February for Xbox 360. It followed a month later on PS3 and PC.

Racked Via: VG247

Aug 102010

In a stroke of exceptionally bad luck for SNK, a glitch has been discovered that unlocks free access to the full versions of five of the publisher’s XBLA games for users who already have the demos on their hard drives. To make it worse, the glitch occurs within Modern Warfare 2 (a game that bajillons of Xbox 360 owners already have) — or its recent demo (which is freely available).

Somehow, running Modern Warfare 2 coincidentally fools the system into thinking it’s authorized to temporarily unlock full versions of Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug XX, and Samurai Shodown II. Joystiq tested the exploit with Garou and KOF ’98, and can verify that it works. For now, at least.

We’re certain this issue will be patched by one of the three affected parties — SNK Playmore, Activision, or Microsoft — in the near future, now that it’s known. In the meantime, just because you can get these games for free doesn’t mean you aren’t a major jerk for doing so.

Via: Joystiq.com (The only source I fux with when it comes to video games)

May 132010

In what might be the briefest press release we’ve ever received from a major publisher announcing a new chunk of DLC for an über-successful game, Activision revealed that another set of five multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare 2 will drop on Xbox Live on June 3. We know two things about said maps so far: They’re coming in a set called the “Resurgence Pack,” and their release will be heralded by two double XP weekends on May 28 and June 4.

Now, that’s what we know. What we assume is that the pack will feature a mix of new maps and renovated versions of Call of Duty 4 maps — perhaps a bit more of the latter, given the title of the bundle. What we also assume is that the “Resurgence Pack” will carry the $15 price tag of the “Stimulus Package” (it worked well enough before). We’ll contact people in the know to see if we can squeeze out any firmer details.