Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Destiny – Update 2.2.0 gear to be detailed in new livestream

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Bungie has announced the line-up and topic for their second Destiny livestream event. Update 2.2.0, set to go live on April 12, is going to be further detailed tomorrow at 1 p.m. (CST) with a new group. Art lead Keith Bachman and designer Brent Woodrow will be joining the stream to discuss the new gear that’s being included with the patch. To check it out, bookmark Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack launches on Steam

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Activision has released Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack for PC. The multiplayer-only download is even more streamlined than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III, and will be unlisted on February 29. The pack allows access to public ranked matches as well as Arena, Black Market, Freerun, Gunsmith, Theater, and Weapon Paint Shop. The download costs $14.99, and for those who end up wanting the complete experience, an in-game option allows players to upgrade to the full version.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening launches on PSN for PS4

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Treyarch has released their latest download pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Awakening, for PS4. The drop includes four new multiplayer maps, including a re-imagined version of Black Ops II’s Hijacked, and a chapter for Zombies, Der Eisendrache. Der Eisendrache is the first in a four-part series that sees the return of Origin characters Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Details for all additions can be found below.

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The Replacer’s back to sell Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening

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Treyarch’s brought back an old acquaintance to promote the new Awakening DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Replacer Returns sees Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Blacklist) reprising his role as series pitchman and going through a bizarre sequence of events that sees him walking dogs, cooking, and modeling. Awakening is set to hit on February 2 for PS4 with four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mission, Der Eisendrache.

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Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrach trailer released

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The official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrache has gone live. The first downloadable chapter in the latest Zombies mode adds Origin characters Dempsey, Nicolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The group must explore a medieval castle that’s been built on a deposit of Element 115, and survive the ensuing onslaught of monsters. Awakening will be released first for PS4 on February 2.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening hitting PS4 on February 2

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Awakening, the first downloadable pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, will be making its debut on PSN for PS4 on February 2. Four maps will be included, detailed below: Gauntlet, Splash, Rise, and a reimagined map from Black Ops II, Skyjacked. Players will find themselves in a military training facility that hosts multiple environments, an abandoned water park, and a construction site. In addition, Zombies’ downloadable story is being introduced with the first chapter, Der Eisendrache. Four characters—Dempsey, Richtofen, Nicolai, and Takeo—must fight their way through a medieval castle built on a cursed site.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III video details Black Market update

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Activision has released a new trailer for the latest Black Market update for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Supply Drops are now packed new taunts, head and body variants for Specialists, camo, and three melee weapons (Brass Knuckles, Butterfly Knight, and Wrench). Drops are called using earned Cryptokeys, but a new optional virtual currency is being introduced, Call of Duty Points, to get Rare Supply Drops. To introduce the currency, anyone who logs into the game will receive a gift of 200 Points. Treyarch has posted an article detailing the additions.

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare launches online for PS4, Xbox One

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Activision has released Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for PS4 and Xbox One. An enhanced re-release of Torn Banner Studios’ first-person action title, the latest version features a new horde mode for teams of up to six, over 25 maps, 24-player online multiplayer, and dedicated servers. The base game is available for $19.99, while an expanded version, Ultimate Edition, runs $29.99 and includes several DLC packs that add extra skins and weapons. The bundled add-ons are also on sale separately for $7.99 each: Barbarian Character Pack, Marauding Arbiter Pack, Inquisitive Dreadnaught Bundle, and Barbarian Weapon Pack.

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to launch December 1 for PS4, Xbox One

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Torn Banner Studios’ Medieval-era action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will be making the jump to PS4 and Xbox One, according to Activision. The updated port is scheduled to launch on December 1 for $19.99. The game will feature a new horde mode for teams of up to six, 24-player online multiplayer, dedicated servers, and 25-plus maps. Launching on the same day is the $29.99 Ultimate Edition, which will come bundled with several downloadable add-ons: Barbarian Character Pack, Marauding Arbiter Pack, Inquisitive Dreadnaught Bundle, and Barbarian Weapon Pack.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops III

(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops III

” … a feature-rich, at-times surreal entry that has a lot to offer series fans, despite not always knowing when to say when.”

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