Tag Archives: Map Packs

Pre-purchase Civilization and get Exoplanets

I already told you how awesome Civilization: Beyond Earth looked in the Gamescom presentation. Now they've released some pre-purchase bonuses that are based on real-world exoplanets.

Titanfall War Games revealed

DLC map incoming! Titanfall is getting what appears to be a Tron-inspired map pack called War Games. It is designed to look like a virtual simulator, and we've got plenty of pretty pictures to show it off.

Civ V: Scrambled Continents – Continental Drift

What an awesome excuse to sink some more hours into Civ V. Not that I need an excuse. But still, I was pleased to get tasked with checking out this DLC so that I could revisit one of my favorite games. While playing Civilization V never really feels like a waste of time, I'm wondering about this DLC.

Battlefield Premium has made EA a lot of money

"We don't ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together," DICE senior producer Patrick Bach said in 2010, about Battlefield Bad Company 2. In 2012, Battlefield Premium became a thing – charging gamers an extra $50 for maps above the $60 they paid for the game. Expect more of that sort, because it’s worked incredibly well for EA and DICE.

There are 105 gun skins for Gears of War 3

One of the best inventions of this generation is the ability to developers to part a fool from his money in the form of useless DLC.

I’m talking about things like overpriced Street Fighter outfits and skins for your weapons that do nothing but change the look of them.

Black Ops sold over 23 million, MW3 to sell more

Activision has been chatting to analysts ahead of the release of MW3 in a few weeks time and a certain slide was shown that is pretty incredible to look at really.

As we can see from the image above World at War sold 9 million HD copies to an install base of 38 million, MW2 managed to beat that by 10 million and then Black Ops went on to beat MW2 by an extra 4 million.

Call of Duty Escalation map-pack trailered, coming next week!

Gamers seem to be split in to two principal groups; those that eat, sleep and breathe Call of Duty and those who’ve had enough of the shooter. This post is not for the latter folk. We’ve got  trailer for the upcoming “Escalation” map pack for Black Ops that’s bound for Xbox Live next week in a timed exclusivity deal – with the PC and PS3 versions to get the same love some time later. In it you’ll get to see what you can expect from the pack’s new maps; Convoy, Stockpile, Hotel and Zoo - and new Zombie-centric level Call of the Dead.
World at War Map Packs now 50% off

World at War Map Packs now 50% off

Major Nelson has tweeted overnight that all three of the Call of Duty World at War map packs have received a 50% price cut until the 1st of November.

Obviously the idea is to get you to splurge your last remaining points on World at War before Modern Warfare 2 comes out and that is not an entirely bad idea at all.

Call of Duty World at War Map Pack bought and paid for 4 million times

Call of Duty World at War Map Pack bought and paid for 4 million times

It’s weird thinking back now to previous console generations when the idea of what you bought is all you get was normal. If you picked up a game you never expected it to be enhanced in any way and you never even thought about playing online against millions of people.

Well all that has changed and Activision has now announced that their COD World at War map packs have now been downloaded over four million times since their release.

Call of Duty: World at War Map Packs Delayed – For some PS3 fans

Call of Duty: World at War Map Packs Delayed – For some PS3 fans

A few days ago I noticed that an old story about the Call of Duty: World at War map pack was suddenly receiving a huge amount of hits.

A lot of the visitors were leaving comments asking when the Map Pack 1 would become available and I just presumed the PSN store was slow in updating as all the visitors were coming from outside of the States and mainly from the EU and Australia.

Well I shot of an email to Treyarch (the developers) but unfortunately it’s the weekend and I haven’t received a response yet so here is what I have been able to piece together from some research on the Internet.

1. The Map Pack 1 is out and available for most people

2. To find it you must go to [Add Ons] –> [Disc-Based Games] –> it’s the 6th one down.

3. If you live in Australia the maps have been delayed by a week, I can’t find any reason for this. Same story for Ireland.

4. Don’t download the US one as it is also apparently region locked.

Okay that’s it, if I find any more information or some official comment I will let you know.