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Black Ops: Escalation DLC

Black Ops: Escalation DLC

Activision has released some screenshots for their upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC. The Escalation map pack will include four new maps (Hotel, Convoy, Zoo, Stockpile) and one Zombies map (Call of the Dead). It will be available on Xbox 360 first, on May 3 for the price of 1200 MS points and will be released later on PC and PS3.
Update: Trailer added.

Escalation Trailer

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Commented on 2011-04-20 09:29:20
Looks fun.
Commented on 2011-04-20 11:05:49
Looks much too expensive. Where is the time that Treyarch released free map packs for PC?
Commented on 2011-04-20 11:29:33
I'm only interested in the Nazi zombies map.
Commented on 2011-04-20 12:20:08
Still plays like a SNES game. That's how arcade it is.
Commented on 2011-04-20 13:24:02
LOL 1200 MS points.. I'm not buying.
Commented on 2011-04-20 13:36:47 In reply to Trebby
Posted by Trebby
LOL 1200 MS points.. I'm not buying.
Commented on 2011-04-20 13:39:45
Solid price for map pack, indeed lol.
Commented on 2011-04-20 14:34:07
1200 points... wow... seriously...WOW!
But people will pay it though :'( and thats a sad state of affairs.
Commented on 2011-04-20 17:32:59 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
1200 points... wow... seriously...WOW!
But people will pay it though :'( and thats a sad state of affairs.
Oh please, Stop being so melodramatic. It's value is relative. Plenty of people love to play black ops and will surely get lots of mileage out of these map packs.
Commented on 2011-04-20 17:42:44
I agree it's a bit steep but it's hardly a shocking last minute twist that Activision would charge that amount. Anyone still playing this is probably in need of some new maps but I burned out on the MP fairly quickly and I am baffled that people get that much mileage out of it, to each his own I suppose. I think I am possibly becoming profoundly fatigued by the whole FPS genre, it really is time for some greater variety in it at the very least.
Commented on 2011-04-20 22:02:27 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
Oh please, Stop being so melodramatic. It's value is relative. Plenty of people love to play black ops and will surely get lots of mileage out of these map packs.
assume you was not playing games when all this was free then?
Not melodramatic, its a fucking rip off.
Commented on 2011-04-20 22:36:35
victims of our own making. If people didnt pay for it they wouldnt charge for it
Commented on 2011-04-21 02:32:38
theres 14 maps plus 2 zombie maps and single player in the original game. 4 map packs at 1200ms points is 60 dollars, so 16 mp maps and 4 zombies maps. hardly even, especially when u consider that making maps is a lot less work than making the actual game even when the game is pretty much already made and on the 7th installment. so theyre figuring the work they did is worth $60 even when they didnt put in as much work as say the ppl for cod4. so their whole valuing system theyre basing the price on is skewed. i only play this game when im bored or just to make time pass. i never really bought games unless i knew theyd b good or id get a lot of mp time. nowadays tho i dont really buy games at all, maybe 1 a year. i plan on getting skyrim when it comes out. theres just so many better things to spend money on and do. games just dont seem as worth it to me as they used to be, its like a lot of mediocre stuff is getting pumped out because so many ppl are going to school to make games. i wonder what the world would be like if there werent any video games. would those ppl maybe become scientists or something and actually use their intelligence to help ppl or would they still choose the career that made good money and was fun. sorry for the huge rant haha happy 4/20. the maps do look good tho maybe if it was like 600msp id get it.
Commented on 2011-04-21 10:01:55
Generally BO is a step bacward in terms of multiplayer in my opinion so forget about buying it for me. I did the same for MW2 DLCs. Stock maps are fun and i'm not interested in new maps only for such a prize (i/m polish so in my lovely country the price is even higher comparing it to other countries). Why there can't be new weapons, killstreaks and perks...

BFBC2 still rocks. Right after it is MW2 and MW1. Black OPS is a shame to multiplayer origins of the CoD series. Zero balance of weapons, perks and game modes. My huge dissapointmend. Hopefuly MW3 will be as good in terms of multi like MW1 and 2. Did You hear that it will be done on old engine?
Commented on 2011-04-21 11:14:45 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
victims of our own making. If people didnt pay for it they wouldnt charge for it
Exactly, hence my comment on it been a sad state of affairs.
Commented on 2011-04-21 12:43:05 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by ManThatYouFear
assume you was not playing games when all this was free then?
Not melodramatic, its a fucking rip off.
You're assumption would be wrong. If you think it's a rip off, then great. Don't buy it. But don't get all superior over people who get value from it.
Posted by bleachedsmiles
victims of our own making. If people didn't pay for it they wouldnt charge for it
If people didn't see value in it they wouldn't pay for it. If Activision didn't want to make money they wouldn't charge for it. If everyone bought it they'd hike the price up.

I don't see Halo Reach getting as much flak for there prices when these COD map packs are actually better value.

Also note that I don't buy map packs.
Commented on 2011-04-21 19:38:20
Sorry but i think your under the assumption that most people buying it are paying for it with there own money, there not, it's there parents money who pay for it to shut them up.
If most parents knew how little bang they was getting for there buck compared to past they would refuse to pay for them, pester power ftl.

Halo reach got tons of shit for there overpriced shit as well.

Plus CoD and Halo have got one thing in common that pisses me off, when they launch the games there is so little in way of maps on the games compared to years before that you feel like that additional maps should of been there from the word go.

It may be due to I am getting a bitter old fart in my age, but i just dont belive the content provided reflects the worth, hell these maps cost more than castle crashers, and fuck me, thats worth every penny.
Commented on 2011-04-23 16:28:31
the dlc not gave me some superise

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