Xbox Project Scorpio and One S, and Sony PS4 Neo Announced

Xbox have announced at this year’s E3 conference in LA the most powerful console ever, coming Holiday season 2017.

Alongside this Microsoft also announced the new version of the Xbox One, the Xbox One S. Xbox One S comes in three different models: 500GB for $299, 1TB for $349, 2TB for $399.

Sony has also confirmed recent rumours of an upgraded PlayStation 4. PlayStation 4 Neo will have 4K support and  coming soon.

The Honest Truth – Official Call of Duty® Endowment Video

The unemployment rate among young veterans is nearly three times the national average. Hear from veterans themselves about the negative stereotypes they face when trying to get a good job.

The Call of Duty® Endowment is a non-profit corporation supported by Activision Blizzard. Our aim is to identify and fund organizations that place veterans into high quality careers.

Click http://bit.ly/O9XmWn to donate via PayPal or text “Jobs4Vets” to 41444 to donate by credit card.

Learn more about the Call of Duty® Endowment and how you can help:
http://www.callofdutyendowment.org

Atlas Gorge map now free for all in Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer have announced that the map Atlas Gorge is now available for free for everyone.

Atlas Gorge was a bonus Multiplayer Map included in Collector’s Editions or with the Season Pass of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Atlas Gorge This map is a re-imagining of Pipeline, a Multiplayer Map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

A reason to go back and play a few games of Advanced Warfare – Atlas Gorge is available now on all platforms!

Source: VG247

10th Specialist NOT in Supply Drops

This is some really big news. Not only will we NOT have to use a supply drop to get this 10th specialist character but we will also be able to earn Blackjack directly with contracts in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Thanks to prestigeiskey for the video.

Infinite Warfare Trailer 5th Most Disliked YouTube Video EVER

It has been just over a week since Activision and Infinity Ward debut the trailer for the 2016 entry to the series Infinite Warfare. It is safe to say that the launch could have gone better with the trailer receiving mass criticism from the Call of Duty fan base. The video has now racked up more than 1.3million dislikes, a massive low for any CoD video. This number just keeps on rising and will continue as more and more get on the bandwagon. It currently sits at number 5 of the most disliked youtube videos EVER.

Could it reach the number one spot (not a stat Activision will want to publicise)? The video is still a long way off Justin Bieber’s Baby at number 1 with over 6 million and Rebecca Black’s Friday at 3 million taking the second spot.

People need to chill out.

Check the trailer out below if you have not seen it.

Source: YouTube

Black Ops 3 Season Pass Bonus Introduced

Activision have announced a new bonus for season pass holders of Black Ops 3. That’s right, they are not asking for any more money this time, shocking I know! Players will get a 10 rare supply drops, one weapon bribe, 10 liquid divinium. The weapon bribe guarantees you a weapon.

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Starting today, anyone who already owns or purchases Black Ops 3 Season Pass in the future will get the following bonus items:

Black Market:

  • One Weapon Bribe
  • Ten Rare Supply Drops

Dr. Monty’s:

  • Ten Vials of Liquid Divinium

What is a weapon bribe?

Weapon Bribes are a special kind of Supply Drop that include three items, one of which is guaranteed to be a ranged or melee weapon for use in multiplayer. Similarly, the ten Rare Supply Drops offered as part of the Season Pass Bonus will each offer three items, including at least one rare item or better. Supply Drops can feature anything from cosmetic items to unique weapons. For Zombies fans, Vials of Liquid Divinium can be used to craft Gobblegums—special consumables that can provide valuable offensive and defensive bonuses.

Source Activision Blog

New Weapons, Gestures and Taunts in Black Ops 3

Alongside the double cryptokey weekend, Treyarch have made a nice surprise by adding some new weapons and other items.

New Weapons:

  • FFAR (FAMAS)
  • Slash N Burn Axe (melee)
  • Skull Splitter (melee)
  • L4 Siege (Launcher)

Other Additions

  • New Taunts/Gestures
  • New Specialist Gear Sets

For more info around this check out Tmartn’s video below:

5 Maps Now Confirmed for Modern Warfare Remastered

In a recent interview by Forbes with EVP of Call of Duty we now have confirmed 5 out of 10 multiplayer maps that will be available at launch.

Confirmed MP Maps

  1. Crash
  2. Overgrown
  3. Crossfire
  4. Backlot
  5. Bog

How much does Modern Warfare remastered cost?

  • Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition – Include both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, SRP $79.99.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass, SRP $99.99.
  • Legacy Pro Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible SteelbookTM, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP $119.99

Source: Forbes

Activision Responds to Negative Reaction over Infinite Warfare Trailer

During the Activision Q1 earnings conference call, CEO Eric Hirshberg addressed the negativity around the new infinite warfare trailer which has received over 370,000 dislikes on YouTube – the highest ever for a Call of Duty trailer.

First of all, you gotta love the passion of gamers. This is an industry like no other and a fan base like no other. We love that our fans treat this franchise like their own and have such strong points of view about it. There just aren’t many entertainment franchises on earth that can generate the kind of passion that Call of Duty can… and that’s a good thing.

Secondly, of course, we know there are people in our community who are nostalgic for the boots on the ground-style gameplay; that’s why we made Modern Warfare Remastered. But we also have millions of people in our community who want to have new innovative experiences in the game each year and Infinite Warfare is going to deliver that.

The good news is this year we found a way to deliver both in one package while keeping our community together. While of course we see the passionate opinions online, we also look at other measurements and the fact is — while it’s very early — pre-orders are off to a very strong start. Views of the reveal trailer … are up and, in fact, the number of likes per view on the Infinite Warfare trailer are the highest we’ve ever seen.

We’ve seen this in the franchise before. The reveal trailer for Black Ops 2, which took the franchise into the future for the first time, had the most dislikes of any reveal trailer we had ever made at that time. And that went on to become our most successful game ever.

Right now, the franchise has never been stronger. We have more people playingBlack Ops 3, a game that takes place in the future, with boost jumps and fictitious weapons, than any game in our history.

What we know for sure is that if we always just did what worked in the past and never took any creative risks, we wouldn’t have a franchise. The day to worry is the day we stop trying new things.

Source: Polygon