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Call of Duty: Black Ops – multiplayer gameplay impressions from LA reveal

Thursday, 2 September 2010 09:54 GMT By Justin Kranzl

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Following on from the first bunch of details from Black Ops’ LA multiplayer reveal this morning, Justin Kranzl drops full play details, including hands-on experience with the exploding RC car and time with the just-videoed Wager modes.

Despite what the untutored layman may tell you, remote control cars are twitchy, fiddly numbers to control. Which is why in Call of Duty: Black Ops you’ll have the ability to unlock one on your third kill, which is strictly “entry level” in the COD vernacular. Easy access is important, because there’s every chance when you do get one, your strikes will be anything but surgical as you race around banging into scenery looking for any foe to drive it up to and explode.

We speak from first hand experience. Tonight at an event in Los Angeles, Treyarch finally unveiled its vision of multiplayer for the Call of Duty series. And the exploding RC car – unveiled in their initial trailer – was always going to play a part. But with press finally being given both detail and hands-on time, there’s considerably more on offer than rehashed Modern Warfare material and miniature four-wheelers.

As the earlier summary revealed, Treyarch has imbued Black Ops with a distinct gambler’s atmosphere. Players not only will accrue in-game currency (with no real-world monetary value, Activision producer Daniel Suarez was careful to point out) but they will be able to lose it to other players. COD Points (or CP) will not only enable additional goodies and customisation options to be bought, but will also be able to be gambled away in the form of in-game contracts (see below) and in the game’s Wager Match modes.

Playing in one of these modes – titled One in the Chamber – was an exercise in focus and frustration. The premise is simple: everyone spawns with a pistol and a knife. You have one bullet. Kill someone and get their bullet. Miss them, and you have to hare around trying to stab someone. Even in the comfortable confines of an opulent Activision event, the word most were using to describe the action was “intense”. Factor in people gambling online with their hard-earned CP (a typical Wager Match winning condition is finishing in the top three) and it’s only going to be more so.

Aside from running around shooting, missing, then trying to stab each other, a lot of play time was spent in trusty team deathmatch tonight. The first thing you’ll notice is the sense of identity. Or rather – how the convergence of Treyarch’s Call of Duty body of work with the Modern Warfare series is as complete as it ever will be. The countdown to action, the colour slowly bleeding into black and white – even the sound and sight of your teammates sprinting carelessly away from you into open ground (and death). It all brings to mind Infinity Ward’s efforts – and that’s not even touching on the custom loadouts or the playing modes. The only omission we found was third-person deathmatch mode, presumably gone forever. The experience was kind of like Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Recent Warfare probably wasn’t considered as compelling as “Black Ops”.

Recoil increased

Moving along. Standard multiplayer modes in Black Ops are like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes. The main glaring difference we noticed – killstreak gimmicks like the RC car and the dogs (yes, they’re back) aside – was the dispersion and recoil on most of the weapons we tried was noticeably increased. When quizzed later on this, Suarez stated this was just a game balance technique, although we had a hard time finding any weapon which would fire bullets with the kind of precision of some of Modern Warfare 2’s.

The result is firefights which can last a beat longer than you may be used to. If Modern Warfare is blink and you’re dead, Black Ops is more blink and you’re at death’s door. If you’re not playing a Wager Match, it’s a safe expectation that if you’ve picked up Modern Warfare title in the past, you’ll know what to do right from the start.

Even the game’s new bot mode, Combat Training is being pitched not only as a skirmish field for new players, but also as a training tool for more advanced CODers. Suarez claims he likes to warm up with the mode before playing the hired guns at Treyarch. He thinks the mode will get some love for veterans who want to experiment without it costing them their precious kill:death ratio – which the game helpfully lists on the score screen.

There were two maps for players tonight. Radiation, a installation-themed map with an open area with a twist. A large hatch in the middle opens up and allows easy egress to a sub-floor level – otherwise only accessible from a (more vulnerable) ladder climb down. Expect this sub-area to come into play in objective-based modes; Suarez called it out as a control point area for the Domination play mode. Treyarch are hoping the ability to open and close the hatch adds an element of strategy, although in the games we played, strategy was taking a back seat to wild firing and kamikaze tactics.

The other map, Cracked, is a semi-destroyed urban locale. Lots of buildings to duck into, windows to shoot out from, and collapsed rubble to scale. Sessions on this map helped bring home the realisation people may love to complain about grenades – how many, how damaging – but everyone throws them about if they’re available. Black Ops follows Modern Warfare 2’s path in restricting their availability to freshly spawned players, but that didn’t stop the final kill on the very first game we played being to a hapless punter who ran into two at the same time.

If you’re the kind of person who runs around like a maniac trying to knife people you’ll have plenty to feel encouraged by here. Even amongst the sedate confines of the games press there was plenty of panicked melee action when aim failed. Throw in rewards – both from normal challenges as well as the new Contracts – for stabbing people, and you can expect to see even more.

While on the subject of Contracts, it’s the other way to gamble away your hard earned CP in Black Ops – although there’s arguably a little more control over how you do so. Contracts are split into three different types – Merc, Operations and Specialist – and are essentially you taking a bet on completing specified combat tasks in a set period of time. The more difficult the task, the higher the buy-in fee – and reward if you manage it. Merc contracts and Operations are reasonably run-of-the-mill, if difficult. Kill X people, finish on the top spot of the scoreboard, etc. But the Specialist contracts look positively evil. Kill five people – via headshot – in one life. That kind of thing.

Worth mentioning even from a couple of hours of play is the increased detail Treyarch has applied to the in-game player card. The game tracks considerable amounts of detail – weapon usage, accuracy, what’s killing you, and what you’re killing with. There’s pages of this stuff, even two different “heat map” options we saw, one showing on a model of your body where you’re being hit, the other showing the kill zones on a given map – where people are dropping. For those familiar with the Battlefield series of games and their stat tracking, it’s a familiar (and welcome) sight.

Special spot in our heart for flamethrower attachment

Our main reservation is Cold War setting or not, maybe it’s too reminiscent of last year’s winning formula. Differentiation in scenery is a hard ask from the two maps we saw: late 20th Century urban decay is ageless, and one industrial facility looks like another. Weapon differences too are toned down. Put away the Black Ops crossbow for a second and you’re confronted with a very similar set of firearms – a selection of shotguns, machine guns, rifles, pistols and rocket launchers are what you’ll be leaning on mainly. That said, we already have a special spot in our heart for flamethrower attachments, the “Grim Reaper” chain gun, and steerable rockets.

Ever the man with an eye for a quote, Treyarch head Mark Lamia described the studio as going “all in” on Black Ops. With the game’s big selling point being tied to in-game currency and the ability to win or lose more via online gambling in Wager Matches – it’s an apt statement. With Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward also working on Call Of Duty titles, it’s no secret Treyarch realises they have a one-game window to prove themselves the lead developer for the franchise. If they falter, it won’t be from offering multiplayer that’s unfamiliar to the masses.

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18 Comments

  1. EscoBlades

    Lead developer? LMAO!

    Wait…he’s serious….ROFl! *wipes tears from eyes*

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SunKing

    I’d be very surprised if CoD Points weren’t purchasable for real-world monies.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    “Black Ops is more blink and you’re at death’s door.”

    Right decision

    “Even the game’s new bot mode, Combat Training is being pitched not only as a skirmish field for new players, but also as a training tool for more advanced CODers.”

    great oldschool idea. Last time i checked only Killzone 2 had this. I wanted bots a lot. Sometimes when you don’t have connection or just want to mess around or trying to explore something that helps a lot.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    The accuracy thing is a good idea, assault rifles shouldn’t really be able to sniper as well as they can in MW2.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 That was so fucking stupid in Modern Warfare 2. 90% of the guns make you shoot like from the sniper rifle.
    Heck, it was much easier to shoot from the distance with a rifle, than from a sniper rifle.

    MW2 did everything wrong. It’s just a clusterfuck for people who enjoy Meta Gameplay a lot and just fast kills aka Quake 3:Arena style of gameplay but just slower.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    @5
    I agree but if initial bullets don’t go exactly where people are pointing with their sights then watch the people bitch and complain – see Killzone 2.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. _Sikamikanico_

    Nice to see Treyarch taking some risks with the extremely tired and repetative CoD gameplay style.

    Good luck to ‘em, I’ll certainly give it a rent.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @6 because it’s a CASUAL audience for most of the part.

    For me, everything was fine in Killzone 2 about controls and everything else in the multiplayer.
    for the most of part i was like “WTF”? Why people ask for the Call OF duty controls, than i understood why.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. M2Kx

    Doesnt sound very promissing :/

    #9 5 years ago
  10. SunKing

    Man, one of the best parts of Bad Company 2 is being able to curve sniper bullets over a boulder where someone is crouched behind and get a head shot. I’m not saying it would work for CoD, but there’s a place for this kind of stuff.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    “recoil on most of the weapons we tried was noticeably increased”

    YES!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Thalius

    This multiplayer thing with in-game money is for hardcore players(with that i mean kids with nothing to do but play videogames)…a casual player will get is ass handed in a silver platter because he gets no money…
    Every time Black Ops make a reveal Medal of Honor get BETTER.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. stretch215

    This game will be what every cod is: an update to the last one. Not that that’s a bad thing, I DESTROY people in mw2, now i’ll be able to wager on it. I just hope they got rid of commando and lightweight, which I think belongs in a game like halo.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. AHA-Lambda

    apparently commando IS back in it despite early reports. The diff this time is that it takes a place of your primary weapon not as a perk

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DSB

    @14 Dude, that’s even worse. Generally I don’t judge the way people choose to play a game, I just try to counter it, but the knifetards who pick lightweight, commando and marathon are far and above the least fun to play against.

    That limitation will do absolutely nothing against those guys (since they’ll have their pistols out for use of tactical knife) it’ll just gimp the rest of us by not allowing us a quick takedown before they get to us.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. kranzl

    @SunKing – that won’t be happening, at least in this game. Suarez (producer on the game ) repeated a few times there was no tie between COD pts and real world cash.

    It’d be a legal nightmare – a game rated in most parts for 15+ which allowed them to gamble an in-game currency with real world cash value. And that’s aside from Microsoft and Sony having a heart attack about their services being used to do it.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Ok, i changed my mind after watching this: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/wager-match-call-of/703938

    you should see it too.

    this is the console version? does everybody on consoles kill that much with the knife? Gosh…

    #17 5 years ago
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    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]