The second dollop of Portal 2 DLC is on its way. Perpetual Testing Initiative is a level editor and puzzle building tool for Mac and PC. Console gamers will have to wait for their PC and Mac counterparts to build something for them, however.
It’s been recently revealed that the Nintendo Wii U console’s controllers will come loaded with NFC technology, and it seems the company wants to use it to revolutionise the way gamers purchase DLC. The idea is to take the fuss out of buying downloads by making the purchasing process as simple as possible.
The latest bit of Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC is all about zombies. Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection will shamble into view on August 23 with five maps and all new weapons and gear added into the mix. Four of the maps (Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese) are remastered versions of the zombie battles included with the Call of Duty: Black Ops special editions. The fifth, Moon, is brand new and takes the undead into space.
Along with the maps, Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection will include an enhanced zombie soundtrack adding three new songs and zombie moon dashboard theme. If you’ve already grabbed the Hardened or Prestige edition of the game you’ll get the updated maps and new content for free. If not, Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection will set you back 1200 MS points. Sadly there’s no news on the PS3 version of the DLC yet.
Out August 24 | 1200 MS points | Call of Duty: Black Ops
Rockstar has made Red Dead Redemption the game that just keeps giving. It’s confirmed that a new batch of free Red Dead Redemption DLC will mosey onto Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network in September.
The Myths and Mavericks bonus pack will feature fan-favourite multiplayer characters like Landon Ricketts (that’s the grizzled guy in the picture above) and add new multiplayer locations to Death Match, Grab The Bag and Gang matches as well as other online modes. Our original Red Dead Redemption multiplayer review pondered whether the game was just too big and still it’s getting bigger!
Out September | £free | Rockstar
In the zombie map which will come with Escalation, you’ll get to play as what the developers are calling a Hollywood “dream-team”: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Robert Englund (Nightmare On Elm Street), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Danny Trejo (Machete).
The map is set on a remote Siberian island and takes its inspiration from the work of zombie film kingpin, George Romero (who also makes an appearance!). The Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC hits Xbox Live Arcade on May 3. Will you be grabbing it? Answer that question once you’ve watched the zombie-stuffed video after the jump…
Got a Kinect and Kinect Sports? There’s some new DLC for your to grab – the Kinect Sports Calorie Challenge. The point of the add-on is to pit you against food items in events trying to burn off the amount of calories they include.
It’s a nice bit of additional content with an extra 250 points in achievements and new avatars to unlock but it does appear to have been designed by someone with at least a passing awareness of LSD. Grab the Kinect Sports DLC and you’ll find yourself battling a giant milk carton or facing off against a anthopomorphic pizza. Odd.
Out now | 320 MS points | Kinect Sports
Rather appropriately, it was Major Nelson who announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC will arrive for Xbox Live subscribers on May 3. The pack will include five new maps with four of them supporting multiplayer mayhem. The new maps include “Hotel” (battling on the roof of a Cuban hotel and Casino), “Zoo” (set in Russia), “Stockpile” a tale about WMDs and “Convoy”.
The Call of Duty DLC update is also strongly rumoured to include zombies. In fact, we’re promised a “new zombie experience”. Intriguing stuff. Click the headline and jump into the comments to let us know what you’re after in the next instalment of Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC.
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