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Annihilation will release on Xbox Live June 28, it'll feature four new competitive multiplayer maps and a new Zombies level.

Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said: "With Annihilation, Black Ops fans will get four exciting and unique multiplayer settings with Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard.

"Players will also enjoy an all-new Zombies experience, Shangri-La, an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters."


The DLC will hit PS3 and PC at a later date.

 
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Check out the stats on the latest Mamba, on sale this month at Razerzone.com for $129.99

• Gaming-grade wireless technology
• 6400dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
• Dual mode wired /wireless functionality
• 1000Hz Ultrapolling /1ms response time
• Multi-color lighting
• Up to 200 inches per second* /50g acceleration
• Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm
• Battery Life: 16 hours (continuous gaming usage)

 
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With the promise of more fluid combat, vicious melee attacks, tougher enemies and a nimbler Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3 is shaping up to be the game Bioware says will be definitive Mass Effect experience. "Mass Effect was always designed as a trilogy," Bioware game director Casey Hudson told a gathering of press, "and Mass Effect 3 is the main event."

That means an overhaul of the combat, cover and mobility in the game, reworked enemies and weapons and new customizable powers.

It also means a different sort of narrative backdrop.

Where Mass Effect 2 was loosely structured around a Dirty Dozen storyline, its sequel will take a step back and have you gathering not individual members for a team, but commodities for the war effort.

"The large scale story and even the little missions, the little friendships you accumulate during the game contribute to the overall war effort," Hudson said. The greater you do the better your chance of success."

Mass Effect 3 will be about the galactic war that the game has been moving toward for two titles now.

{Source: Kotaku}

 
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Blizzard has revealed the details of its first expansion pack for 2010’s top-rated strategy game, StarCraft IIHeart of the Swarm will continue the sci-fi story, introduce a new campaign and add bonus content to the multiplayer.

Heart of the Swarm will follow the story of “Queen of the Blades” Sarah Kerrigan, and put the focus on the Zerg — a race of insectoid aliens obsessed with assimilating other races to steal their genetic mutations. Finally, the trilogy will be completed when the Protoss-themed Legacy of the Void is released.

Swarm will introduce about 20 new single-player missions, with units and abilities that are only available in the campaign. Befitting of the Zerg’s genetic obsession, you’ll be able to evolve your swarms of insects to gain new abilities, subspecies, genetic mutations and evolutionary offshoots.

You’ll need Wings of Liberty to play Heart of the Swarm, but Blizzard says the price will reflect the game’s limited content and expansion pack branding. As for the game’s release date — Blizzard is using its tried-and-tested company line. “We will take as much time as is needed to ensure that Heart of the Swarmmeets the expectations of our players, as well as our own high standards.”