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Recent Articles: Call of Duty: Ghosts
Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts players on the PC, PS3, and PS4 will be able to download the Nemesis Map Pack beginning on September 4.
The Nemesis Map Pack will be the final DLC release for Ghosts and, like the rest, will be priced at $14.99. It is also included in the Season Pass if you’re interested in obtaining all four Map Packs at a slight discount.
More details about the four new maps and the final chapter in the “Extinction” saga can be found after the break. (more…)
In previous years, the best-sellers chart for the month of July would normally be dominated by the latest entry in the NCAA Football series. But EA Sports canceled the series last Fall, so a new emperor is sitting upon the July Throne in 2014. Or rather, an emperor we’ve seen before in a spiffy new set of clothes.
This is a roundabout way of saying that the Remastered re-release of Sony’s The Last of Us (combined with more sales on the PS3) pushed the game to the top of the best-sellers chart. July was a pretty sparse month as far as new releases go, but 505′s Sniper Elite III also cracked the top ten. It was number eight… with a bullet.
You can check out July’s complete top ten list (which includes May releases Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 hanging tough in the top five) after the break. (more…)
Activision and Infinity Ward added the fourth, and final, map pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts to the Xbox Live Store today. Once again, the Nemesis Map Pack will add four new maps to Ghosts’ multiplayer mode as well as a new chapter in the cooperative Extinction Mode.
The four maps depict a variety of locales including the abandoned mine in “Goldrush,” the submarine base in “Subzero,” the Chinese village in “Dynasty,” and the futuristic arena of “Showtime.” “Showtime” is actually a reimagined version of “Shipment,” one of the most popular maps from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The Extinction Mode will also come to an end with “Exodus,” which features a “harrowing escape” from an alien invasion.
Like the other Call of Duty: Ghosts Map Packs, the Nemesis Map Pack will be priced at $14.99. It is also included in the Season Pass, if you’re so inclined to obtain all four Map Packs at a discounted price.
After its period of Xbox exclusivity ends (in roughly a month), the Nemesis Map Pack will be made available for the PC, PS3, PS4 too. (more…)
Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 once again reign supreme over the monthly sales chart as The NPD Group has confirmed the two titles were #1 and #2, respectively, in their June 2014 top-selling games report. The two games were part of a trend that included other May releases such as Minecraft (#3) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (#7).
The only June releases to crack the top ten were EA Sports UFC (#4) and Tomodachi Life (#9),
With Microsoft’s Kinect-less Xbox One hit store shelves in June, so the battle between the next-generation heated up just as the thermometer did. According to Joystiq, the PS4 once again topped the Xbox One, though all console sales more than doubled (a 106% increase, to be exact) the month of May. Ultimate, the entire industry saw a 24% increase in sales over the last month… and that includes a big jump in Wii U hardware sales too.
You can view the complete top ten chart for the month of June after the break. (more…)
PC and PlayStation Call of Duty players should start getting hyped! The Call of Duty: Ghosts third DLC pack, Invasion, will be available to download on the PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 starting July 3.
With Invasion, players will get “Awakening,” the third part in Extinction, the four-part episodic storyline. They’ll also get four brand-new multiplayer maps: “Departed,” “Pharaoh,” “Mutiny,” and “Favela.” Players can pay either $14.99 for the Invasion DLC, or get it for a discounted price through the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass.
Pick up the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC pack on July 3 for $14.99 on PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
We were already pretty aware of the fact that a lot of copies of Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 were sold in the last week of May. Now, the NPD Group has made it official by releasing their official report of the best-selling games of May 2014.
Not surprisingly, Watch Dogs took the gold while Mario Kart 8 had to settle for the silver. The top ten was populated by several other May releases including Wolfenstein: The New Order (#4) and Kirby: Triple Deluxe (#9). A retail release of Minecraft on the PS3 also pushed that game back into the top five (#5, to be exact).
According to Joystiq, the NPD Group also confirmed that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One for the fifth straight month. You can view the complete top ten list from the month of May after the break. (more…)
Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the Invasion Map Pack, the next downloadable expansion for Call of Duty: Ghosts. As always, the Invasion Map Pack will add four new maps and the next chapter of Extinction Mode to the game. This time, players will be able to battle killer mariachis in “Departed,” trigger booby-trapped pyramids in “Pharaoh,” and unearth angry pirate ghosts in “Mutiny.” The final map, “Favela,” is a recreation of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map of the same name.
The Invasion Map Pack will be available to download from the Xbox Live Store this Tuesday, June 3, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. As with all Call of Duty DLC, Season Pass owners will be able to grab the pack for free while everyone else will have to shell out $14.99. The Invasion Map Pack will likely be made available to PC, PS3, and PS4 players sometime in early July.
Check out the trailer above for a sneak peek at the new maps found in the Invasion Map Pack. We’ve also got an in-depth description of each map, straight from Activision, available after the break. (more…)
After selling 925,000 copies in March, TitanFall continued to roll over the competition at retail as the NPD Group crowned it the best-selling game of April 2014 as well.
The remainder of the top ten was made up almost entirely of games released last Fall including Call of Duty: Ghosts (#2), NBA 2K14 (#3), and Lego The Hobbit (#5). Amazingly, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition continues to hang out in the top five, landing at #4 for the month of April. That ranking may improve next month now that the retail version of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is available. And speaking of things that are amazing, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the only other April release to crack the top ten (it was #8).
Finally, according to Joystiq, Sony’s PlayStation 4 can lay claim to the next-generation consoles sales title for another month. That makes four in a row for the PS4.
The complete top ten list for April 2014 can be found after the break. (more…)