Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

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Peter Stormare reprises his role as The Replacer in a new trailer promoting Call of Duty: Black Ops III and celebrating the coming of the Awakening expansion for the shooter sequel. Word is:

Don’t let those pesky day-to-day distractions get in the way of your time with the Awakening DLC Pack. The Replacer is back, and business is booming.

More game info available at the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 official website.

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoFirst of four DLC packs features four new multiplayer maps and the nightmare continues in a brand new zombies offering

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Awakening, the first DLC (downloadable content) for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, will be available first, exclusively on PS4 via PlayStation Network on February 2nd, 2016, with other next-gen platforms to follow. It includes four new multiplayer maps (Gauntlet, Splash, Rise, Skyjacked) as well as a Zombies experience set in a medieval Austrian castle during World War II.

Der Eisendrache, the first chapter of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies DLC adventure will take players on a journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo and Dempsey. Set in an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered, delivering inspired new gameplay and – in Zombies tradition – a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises that fans will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Awakening DLC Map Pack is available at a discounted rate via the Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC Season Pass, which features all four DLC Map Packs planned for the year, as part of the discounted bundle.

Watch the Der Eisendrache trailer here.

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A recent blog update from Activision reveals plans for The Awakening, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. They don’t offer a release date yet, but remind us this will start as a PlayStation 4 exclusive before heading to other platforms. Here’s word:

To help kick off PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, today we are thrilled to share the first details of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s first DLC map pack and some exciting news for the upcoming Call of Duty World League season. Revealed during this morning’s keynote address, the first of four planned DLC map packs will be Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Awakening and it will arrive first on PlayStation 4. Awakening features four new multiplayer maps—Skyjacked, Rise, Splash, and Gauntlet—and the next chapter in the Black Ops 3 Zombies saga, Der Eisendrachen.

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoBy Alex Osborn, IGN 

Call of Duty: Black Ops III released today across an array of different platforms, and it looks like PC gamers are getting the short end of the stick.

Many who picked up the game for Windows are having major issues with Treyarch’s new shooter, citing unacceptably low frame rates and in some instances an inability to play the game entirely.

Polygon notes that users have taken to the official Call of Duty forums as well as Steam’s Community forums to level their complaints, with several claiming the “game doesn’t even start.”

Treyarch is aware of the issues and has suggested players edit one of the game’s INI files. “There have been reports of certain i5 CPUs having performance issues causing very low frame rates – We are still working on the final solution for this issue, but we have had reports that changing WorkerThreads = 4 to WorkerThreads = 2 in your config.ini file can help.”

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoThe wait is over: Black Ops is back! After months of anticipation, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is available now around the world. With an all-new campaign that can be played solo or in four-player co-op, the 1940s film noir zombies experience, Shadows of Evil, and massive new multiplayer features, like a new momentum-based, chained movement system and the introduction of Specialists—Black Ops 3 is the biggest, most ambitious Blacks Ops game to-date.

Of course, in true Black Ops fashion, there’s so much more for fans to discover and experience—whether it’s exploring the data vaults of the Safe House in campaign, uncovering the heavily-rumored Nightmares mode, or gaining access to the new Dead Ops arcade*. Those that pre-ordered Black Ops 3 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC also get instant access to the reimagined fan-favorite multiplayer map, Nuk3town, as a bonus map. And for zombies fans, there’s The Giant, the next chapter in the classic Black Ops zombies story that’s included with Black Ops 3 Collector’s Editions and for Season Pass owners.

But there’s even more to come—Black Ops 3 will help usher in a new era of Call of Duty eSports with the inaugural season of the Call of Duty World League, which kicks off this January.

More game info available at the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 official website.

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoFull review coming within 48 hours of launch.

By Brian Albert, IGN

With alternate histories and crazy weapons, Treyarch’s Black Ops games have always been Call of Duty’s oddballs. After killing mind-wolves with a swarm of nano-bees in the new campaign, I’m happy to say Black Ops 3 not only continues that trend, but smartly embraces its sci-fi oddities more than ever before.

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call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoAll Profits from Limited Edition Merchandise Will Support the Call of Duty Endowment’s Work to Connect Veterans with Quality Employment

Activision Blizzard have announced merchandising partnerships with Costco Wholesale Corporation and GameStop Corp. to support the Call of Duty Endowment’s nationwide work to help veterans find high-quality careers after military service. Costco will sell exclusive, limited edition dog tags packaged with the highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops III in its U.S. stores, and GameStop will offer an exclusive limited edition Call of Duty: Black Ops III challenge coin—sold separately from the game—in its stores. These unique items will be available on November 6, 2015, in conjunction with the Call of Duty: Black Ops III launch. All profits from sales of the dog tags and challenge coins will go towards the Call of Duty Endowment‘s support for organizations that prepare veterans to reenter the job market.

This Smart News Release features images of the dog tags and challenge coin. View the full release here.

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This year’s installment to the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III, has just hit stores, and is predictably flying off shelves. As with every ceremonial annual release, Black Ops III raises the visual presentation standards for the franchise. There is, however, one hitch with the way the game deals with system memory amounts as high as 12 GB and video memory amounts as high as 8 GB. This hitch could possibly be the reason behind the stuttering issues many users are reporting.

In our first play-through of the game with its highest possible settings on our personal gaming machines – equipped with a 2560 x 1600 pixels display, Core i7 “Haswell” quad-core CPU, 12 GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, NVIDIA’s latest Black Ops III Game Ready driver 385.87, and Windows 7 64-bit to top it all off, we noticed that the game was running out of memory. Taking a peek at Task Manager revealed that in “Ultra” settings (and 2560 x 1600 resolution), the game was maxing out memory usage within our 12 GB, not counting the 1.5-2 GB used up by the OS and essential lightweight tasks (such as antivirus).

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call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoDirector Wayne McClammy Helms Call of Duty Trailer Featuring Cara Delevingne, Michael B. Jordan and Marshawn Lynch

Black Ops is back! With only a few days to go until what Nielsen dubbed the “most anticipated multiplatform holiday game” of the year releases worldwide, Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s live-action trailer has hit the airwaves. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., kicked its creative and marketing campaign into high gear yesterday in the U.S. during Sunday’s football games with the release of the new trailer helmed by director Wayne McClammy and featuring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fantastic Four, Fruitvale Station), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns, Valerian) and Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks). The intense 1:40 high-action piece is titled “Seize Glory.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Launches Worldwide November 6th.

More game info available at the Call of Duty: Black Ops III official website.

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The Giant is a bonus map included with the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Collector’s Editions. Pre-order and secure your copy now

Picking up the Zombies story where Origins left off, The Giant Bonus invites you to re-live the chaos of Treyarch’s classic “Der Riese” Zombies map with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo and Richthofen. The map is set in a World War II-era research facility, complete with the weapon-upgrading Pack-a-Punch Machine, Teleporters and Hellhounds.

More game info available at the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 official website.