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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Playable at Sony’s Booth at TGS 2015

Earlier today, Sony Compyter Entertainment announced with a press release the line-up of playable games that will be available at their booth at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

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The press release features all of the games that will be playable on the show floor, and includes games for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The lineup reveals that Activision and Treyarch’s upcoming title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is also going to be at the Sony booth and available for fans to try out.

During this time, a total of 19 playable PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita games have been revealed to be at the event. A number of tech demos for Project Morpheus will also be available at the Sony booth.

The Tokyo Game Show will open its doors on September 17th and will close on September 20th.

Source: PlayStation Japan

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gets Nuk3town Map Pre-Order Bonus

Earlier today, developer Treyarch and Activision announced that Nuk3town will be available as a pre-order bonus for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

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Following the numerous leaks this week, the developer has officially confirmed that the fan-favorite map from Black Ops is coming back in this year’s title as “Nuk3town,” and will be available by pre-ordering the title at any retailer or digitally on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, or on Stream.

Players who pre-order the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will get the map as a bonus. During this time, the map will not be available as a pre-order bonus on previous-gen consoles.

This fan favorite map from Black Ops has returned in a big way for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It has been re-designed from the ground up to highlight Treyarch’s new momentum-based, chained-movement system, allowing players to battle in this adrenaline-charged new NUK3TOWN map. Set in the year 2065, players will experience a fresh take on this classic run-and-gun, close-quarters multiplayer map.

“The Nuketown maps have a special place in Call of Duty multiplayer history and we can’t wait to build upon that heritage in Black Ops III,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch. “We carefully adapted the design of the map to make sure that it fit with our new movement system, but to also make sure that we retained the spirit and the fun that made fans fall in love with it in the first place.”

Those who have already pre-ordered any version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 either digitally or at a retailer will get the pre-order map as well. For more details, see the official websiteRead more »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC Beta Files Leak Seven Hidden Weapons

During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, that is currently ongoing on Xbox One and PC, some PC players searched through the beta files and found a bunch of hidden weapons.

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The PC files appear to have contained the images of some never-before-seen weapons, such as the MP7, the Remington 870 shotgun, the Powerbolt sniper, the M27 Assault Rifle, and a couple of others. Each of the different hidden weapons can be seen in the screenshots after the break.

The MP7 and the Remington 870 shotgun are completely identical to the ones from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, so there is a possibility that these were just left in the game’s code or may just be placeholders, and may not actually make it to the final product. Also, during the beta, players were able to use the MR6 pistol in the game, but the files suggest that there is a dual-wield option too.

[UPDATE] There appears to be gameplay of the MP7 sub-machine gun in the PC beta that can be seen hereRead more »

Fifteen 4K Resolution Screenshots From the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is currently being played on the Xbox One and PC. From the beta on PC, fifteen 4K screenshots have been obtained, showing off the game’s graphics.

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The fifteen new screenshots from DSO Gaming provide a look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels), but also keep in mind that these screenshots may not represent the visuals of the final product.

Earlier today, Treyarch announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is being extended till tomorrow on PC and Xbox One, so fans will get a chance to play the game for an additional day. A few days ago, the game’s beta was opened up to everyone on these platforms, without a beta code being required.  Read more »

Treyarch Raises Black Ops 3 Beta Level Cap to 49 on Xbox One and PC

Developer Treyarch has raised the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta level cap to 49 today on Xbox One and PC for the final days of the beta.

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Earlier today, the developer updated the “Message of the Day” in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on the both the PC and Xbox One announcing that they are raising the level cap once more. Today, the cap has been increased to Lt. General (Level 49).

Participants of the beta can now unlock and access a few more items and equipment in the game due to today’s update on the level cap, such as the Combat Axe, Trophy System, Shock Charge, and the Scavenger and Dead Silence perks.

Source: Treyarch

Treyarch Extends Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta on Xbox One and PC

Like they did with the PlayStation 4, developer Treyarch are extending the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on the PC and Xbox One, giving players a chance to enjoy the game for one additional day.

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Developer Treyarch opened up the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta to all players on Xbox One and PC for a couple of days, so that even players without a beta code could try out the game and provide their feedback.

Even though the beta has been out on the platforms for five days, players have been asking Treyarch to extend the beta for a while longer, and it appears that they have been heard. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on both PC and Xbox One will be extended till tomorrow, Monday, August 31st at 10pm PST.

Source: Treyarch

Performance Analysis of Black Ops 3 Beta Shows 1080p on PS4 And 900p on XB1

Earlier this year, developer Treyarch confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will support 1080p resolution on PlayStation 4, but the studio wasn’t able to provide details on the performance on Xbox One at that time.

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Essentially, the developer said that more optimization was needed to ensure an acceptable native resolution on the Xbox One. Digital Foundry decided to do a performance analysis on the game’s beta on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to test the quality and stability of the game.

From the test, it was confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 demonstrated native 1080p visuals and smooth frame-rates around 60fps on PlayStation 4, just like Sledgehammer Games’ Advanced Warfare. Additionally, the game also featured smooth matchmaking with no connection issues, suggesting good overall stability.  Read more »

Black Ops 3 Zombies Prestige and Rank Emblems Found in PC Files

The Prestige and Rank icons for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s fan-favorite Zombies mode appear to have been found in the game’s PC beta files.

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During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, some PC players were able to search through the PC beta files, and in these files, one specific player, who goes by the name FineNerds supposedly found the Prestige and Rank icons for the Zombies mode.

Developer Treyarch confirmed that, for the first time, the Zombies game mode would feature its own XP Progression system in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. These Prestiges and Ranks found in the PC files could be a part of this system in Zombies.

From the different icons, it appears that there are ranks from Level 1 to Level 35. Like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, there seem to be similar emblems for some ranks, but featuring increasing “tick” marks. Also, there is an Emblem called the “Ghost Rank” that supposedly is the one if a player has never played Zombies.  Read more »

Black Ops 3 PC Beta Files Reveal Supposed Multiplayer Map Names

During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, some PC players were able to search through the PC beta files. The files supposedly contained the names of the multiplayer maps in the game.

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Developer Treyarch has so far revealed a total of four multiplayer maps that will be in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Evac, Combine, Hunted, and Stronghold. Each of these four multiplayer maps was playable in the beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The PC files reveal names of thirteen different maps, one of which is Nuketown. Earlier this week, the Brazil PlayStation Store and some promotional material outed that the fan-favorite map will be coming back in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but will be “completely redesigned” to complement the game’s chain-based motion system.

Below, all of the names found in the PC files can be seen. Also, make sure to note that some of these titles can be just internal code names that the developers use, such as “Ethiopia,” which is the code for Hunted.  Read more »

Treyarch Details Weapon and Specialist Tuning in Black Ops 3 Beta

During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Treyarch has released a bunch of updates on the game, such as tuning to the weapons and Specialist charatcers.

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Earlier today, Treyarch’s studio design director, David Vonderhaar, posted the tuning changes on Reddit. The developer released the updates on PlayStation 4 during the beta last week and today on Xbox One. During this time, it is still to-be-determined whether the tuning changes will come to PC.

The update brings tuning to a bunch of weapons such as the M8A4, the Drakon, the Razorback, and also the KRM, among others. Also, tuning changes were made to the Specialists abilities and weapons, such as “Rejack,” and others. The entire patch notes can be seen below.  Read more »