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Double XP Announced for Black Ops

Via XBL Major Nelson’s most recent podcast David “Vahn” Vonderhaar announced the first double XP weekend for Call of Duty Black Ops.

From February 4th to the 6th Xbox Live Gold members will get double XP on Black Ops!! Get excited!!

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2011 in call of duty

 

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PSP2 Revealed

Code-named NGP (Next Gerneration Portable) this successor to the PSP was announced at the PlayStation meeting in Tokyo. I’ve always been in Nintendo’s corner when it comes to handheld gaming but Sony’s NGP does turn my head a bit.

No word on a price or a release date yet.

Here are some features and specs…

Via PlayStation.com

CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen
(Touch screen)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXR1MbAOGLM

Now I don’t do a ton of handheld gaming. But for those who do I’d say this upcoming portable looks epic. The graphics look stunning and you’ll be able to carry around games like Uncharted and Little Big Planet. The device will also support the PlayStation Trophy system so you’ll be able to earn on the go!

Thoughts on this announcement? Planing to get your hands on one?

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Handheld, Uncategorized

 

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“No Russian” linked to Moscow Airport Bombing

Surprise, surprise. Another video game linked to violent real world events.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnynG2BklSE

Why is it whenever something like this happens, the media jumps to blame anything and everything. There was a terrorist attack, Call of Duty did it. A car got stolen, Grand Theft Auto did it.

I love how there was no mention at all in the above news report that there is an option to skip the “No Russian” mission. It is very disturbing, there is no denying it. I played the mission and had difficulty pulling the trigger even on video game civilians. But I felt it was an important mission in the game. To give players a perspective on why the War on Terror exists.

To compare the Moscow airport bombing to Modern Warfare 2 is ignorant. While the incident was tragic the only link it has to MW2 is that is happened in a Russian airport. There were no men walking though the airport gunning down people with LMGs.

As for the theory that terrorists are using games like Call of Duty for ideas to apply to real life, that is a load of BS. Are they aware of how silly that sounds? I’m sure the terrorists have plenty of sick ideas without the “help” of American video games.

The bottom line here is that people need to stop blaming video games for the problems in the world today. That goes for TV and books too. Just because they are easy targets to place blame doesn’t mean they are the problem.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in call of duty

 

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New First Strike Trailer haz ZOMBIES!

Our first glimpse of the zombie map Ascension can be seen in this new trailer for the Call of Duty Black Ops DLC.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMEeqWBWjv8

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in call of duty

 

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