When a WWII-era battleship, reactivated and deployed in the Persian Gulf for black-op interrogations, falls radio silent, an elite Marine task force, along with an NCIS investigator and two scientists, are sent to investigate. When the Marines arrive, they find nearly everyone on board slaughtered. The survivors join with the task force to hunt down the mastermind behind the attacks, a notorious terrorist named Fadawi who threatens their very survival.
I’m crazy excited for the arrival of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but I’m also understandably a little frustrated I won’t be able to grab either console as soon as I would like. My therapist told me I shouldn’t bottle up these emotions, otherwise I’ll return to my dark place and black out, only to wake up three days later covered in pig’s blood (at least I think it’s pig’s blood) with odd, almost alien markings covering my entire body. Since I’d rather that didn’t happen to me again, I’m going to express my emotions the only way I know how, by writing to you.
All this week I’ve been celebrating the end of a wonderful console cycle with features covering the best horror games of this generation — from AAA blockbusters to smaller indie efforts — as well as a recent look back at some of the most disappointing games.
Since I’d rather not end this on a such a sour note, I’ve decided to extend this celebration with a look at some of this generation’s best horror-themed DLC and expansions — see my picks after the jump!
It’s true. Black Ops’ zombies are among the most silent of the many varieties of undead. That’s what makes them so deadly. They can shamble onto your Android smart phone and you won’t have a clue until you turn it on and are greeted with a mouthful of rotten zombie teeth to your face. That’s how my great great grandpappy died back in the summer of ’69. He had just purchased himself a shiny new Lumia 900–a cerulean one because he was comfortable with his sexuality–and thinking it was safe, he turned it on and a zombie ate him. The point of this story is if you don’t want to be eaten, you need to act quickly. Beat those stupid zombies at their own game by checking out Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies on your Android smart phone. More after the jump.
We’ve already given out a code to one lucky winner but since we’re just so incredibly generous we’re now giving out not one, but three more codes to download the Escalation DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops. You see, we’re looking out for you because we understand that $15 is a lot to ask for a map pack, no matter how amazing it is. This way, if you’re one of the lucky winners you can spend your 15 bucks on drugs and hookers, like normal people do.
Joining in on this orgy of free stuff is easy peasy – remember our Premature Evaluation series? Well, we’re looking to replace the games in our meter with your choices, as opposed to ours. So that brings us to how you can enter: all you have to do is comment on this article with the nine games you think should be on the meter, ranging from the best game to the worst. Once you’ve spread a thick helping of your opinion sauce all over our faces you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win the DLC. READ MORE
Black Ops’ second map pack is quite possibly the best one we’ve seen so far. It provides a fresh dose of new maps as well as a brand spanking new zombie map to enjoy but the major difference is how much time and creativity was invested into making these maps more than just more of the same. The four new competitive maps, dubbed Convoy, Hotel, Zoo and Stockpile are unique in their look and the strategies they force you to create in order to master them and the Call of the Dead map is, for lack of a better word, one of the best additions to the Call of Duty games thus far.
Update: The giveaway is now over! Congrats to the winner, and to everyone else – maybe next time!
Hey there, how have you been? Good? Good. Want to be even better off than you were a few seconds ago? You do? Well, allow me to give you the chance to win Black Ops’ second map pack for free. Winning this thing is pretty simple actually, you see, all you have to do is head on over to our Youtube channel, subscribe, and wait for us to pick a random subscriber as the winner.
Easy, right? Now get to it people, because this giveaway won’t be live for long since we don’t want our lucky winner to have to wait too long to play this fantastic DLC. In case you’re unfamiliar with just how amazing the Escalation pack is, let me name drop a few people that are in it: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead TV series), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Danny Trejo (Machete) and George fucking Romero (you know who that is). Now get to it people and make me proud. READ MORE
Have you picked up the Escalation pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops? If not, how about I give you a little more inspiration, eh? Turns out that there is a brand new Avenged Sevenfold song hidden in the Call Of The Dead map. The song is called ‘Not Ready To Die‘ and is a easter egg for you to try to find and unlock.
Escalation is Call of Duty: Black Ops’ next batch of DLC. It offers a bunch of goodies like four new multiplayer maps and a brand new zombie map, dubbed Call of the Dead. But what really takes this to the next level is the inclusion of Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund and Michael Rooker, or Machete, Buffy, Freddy Krueger and total badass, respectively. If that’s just not enough to get your nether regions nice and tingly, a George Romero cameo fucking better.
Call of the Dead takes place on a large seafaring vessel that’s been infested by the undead, leaving its inhabitants – four of the biggest badasses in showbiz, to mix zombie ass kicking with some witty one-liners. The Escalation pack releases on May 3rd for the Xbox 360 and sometime later for the PS3 and PC. READ MORE