by Andrew Gaskill 0
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Announcing Call of Duty: Black Ops Second Map Pack - Escalation

In news that comes as no surprise to anyone, new maps are coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops.  The new pack is titled Escalation, and it will be released on the Xbox 360 on May 3rd.  You can see the titles of the maps above.  (The map titles are Zoo, Hotel, Convoy, Stockpile, and Call of the Dead, if you can't read red ink.) The Escalation map pack will contain four multiplayer maps and one Zombie map.  I'm not a betting man, but I'd put my money on Call of the Dead being the Zombie map, even though the Zoo would be more awesome. Everyone loved the monkeys in First Strike's Ascension, right?   Call of the Dead may be interesting, as Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia said in the press release: "I don't want to spoil any surprises for Zombies fans, but Call of the Dead takes it to a whole new level."  The rest of the multiplayer maps should be available for co-op friendly Combat Training. 

by Jim McLaughlin 4
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Warner Bros Interactive's F.E.A.R. of Used Game Sales

The latest in a lengthening line of exploratory methods to reduce used game sales is rumored to be under heavy consideration at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and comes in the form of online access restrictions. Apparently the growing production branch will be using Mortal Kombat and F.E.A.R. 3 as its guinea pigs. My most recent brush with an anti-used game sales program was via Homefront, which allowed any player to reach rank level five in the online modes before requiring a unique code. These codes are available directly from THQ - for a price - or are boxed with all new copies of the game.

by Andrew Gaskill 1
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The Last Story May be Coming Stateside

It has recently been revealed that Nintendo of America has registered a domain name for The Last Story, which itself may be one of the the last co-op reasons to own a Wii.  Nintendo is still mum on the subject.  If you recall, we reported earlier in the year that they had "no plans" for a Western release of the JRPG title.  Nintendo may just be holding the domain name, which is smart on their part.  I would love to have The Last Story domain name.  I would sell old copies of Final Fantasy games with "The Last Story" sharpied over the title, since they've been selling the same JRPG story for over a decade.  But what do I know?  The game has done very well since releasing in Japan.  If Nintendo likes money, they may want to bring the title to the Western market.  

by Nick Puleo 3
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Humble FrozenByte Bundle Is Loaded with Co-op for a Good Cause

The Humble Indie Bundle was first released last year as an experiment of sorts.  A few independent PC developers got together and released their games, DRM free, for a name your price sale that not only supported them - but various charities like Child's Play.  A second bundle was released a few months later continuing the tradition and success, but today marks the first time that a publisher has gotten on board with the unique approach.

by Nick Puleo 3
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Sega's Spiral Knights is a Free to Play Action/RPG

Free to play games seem to be all the rage these days...and with good reason.  Sega's join the foray with a free to play game that only requires a web browser and java installed called Spiral Knights.  The stylized game puts players in control of their own knight in a isometric Action/RPG.  Best of all the game supports four player co-op to complete quests, kill monsters and solve puzzles - many of the missions are designed just for co-op play.

by Andrew Gaskill 2
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Big Sale at the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Deals of the Week, One Day Sales, Special Offers, Gold Membership pricing, the list goes on.  There is a ton of content for sale over at the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and much of it supports co-op.  Lists get awfully boring, unless their designed to save you money.  Check out these sale items.

by Nick Puleo 6
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard Review

For PC Gamers, the keyboard plays a huge role in your gaming experience. It doesn't matter what type of gamer or game you like to play - nine times out of ten you'll be using a keyboard for input. We take a look at a keyboard from Razer called BlackWidow Ultimate. Can you say mechanical keys?

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