Buy the Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified PS Vita Bundle at GAME, Get FIFA and Need for Speed Free


Starting next week at GAME in the UK, there will be a great deal waiting for anyone who decides that they want to pick up the Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified PlayStation Vita System Bundle for £229.99.

On top of a download voucher for Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified,you’ll receive brand new copies of FIFA 13, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, The Amazing Spider-Man film, a 4GB memory card and a carrying case.

If you want to know just how good of a deal this is, the Black Ops Declassified bundle on its own sells for £249.99!

Don’t want this bundle but still want a Vita? GAME also has an Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Uncharted Golden Abyss one for £239.99. Or, there’s a LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, FIFA 13, and Uncharted: Golden Abyssbundle for £229.00

There is also going to be a Need For Speed: Most Wanted PlayStation Vita Bundle releasing on November 23rd, but it is currently priced at £247.99 on Amazon and doesn’t include any free stuff other than a 4GB memory stick.

Source: Playstationlifestyle.net

Treyarch Talks Call of Duty Multiplayer, How They Plan to Keep You Hooked on Black Ops 2


Jumping into the online gaming space can often be quite intimidating, especially within the competitive Call of Duty community. That is why Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has aimed to create an online experience that caters to gamers of every skill level.

Speaking with Kotaku, Treyarch director of communications John Rafacz explained how the team plans to win over all FPS fans looking for an enjoyable online experience. For those that need a bit of time to practice and get their skills up, Black Ops 2 provides a mode called Boot Camp.

Boot Camp is a mix of human and AI players versus a mix of human and AI players for full XP credit for the first ten levels. You are actually ranking up. Beyond level 10, once you pass that threshold, you start earning half XP. Then there’s bug stomp which is just you and your buddies wailing on the AI.

If you mix in those three modes of play, you find a real safety zone. You can play with your load outs, figure out what kind of player you are, hone your skills.

Those who are ready to step their game up and jump into more competitive play can hop right in to league play and find the challenge that they so desire.

Competition should be fun at any level because you and I, no matter what game we’re playing, we love to win and we might even be willing to lose if we were challenged or had a great game that was exciting.

That’s what gave rise to the thing we’re calling league play. This is a more robust matchmaking system. On day one you start playing and after a short while it starts to rank you. This is where we start matching you with people of like skill. Hopefully someone new to the game won’t be matched up against a true master.

Are you excited to score loads of head shots in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s multiplayer when it arrives in stores on November 13th? Sound off with your thoughts on Treyarch’s upcoming shooter in the comments below.

Nihilistic Will Be Renamed nStigate, Exits Boxed Game Development


Nihilistic has announced that they will be “exiting boxed game development & re-forming as new company for digital/online.” In doing this, the company will be renamed nStigate Games as they re-organize between now and December.

This change will not effect the conclusion of development for Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified however, which is still set to release for PlayStation Vita on November 13th, complete with a console bundle.

Here’s the full statement about this change, directly from Nihilistic:

There’s no bigger cliché in the videogame industry right now than to say that a studio is re-organizing itself away from retail game development and toward the new challenges of downloadable and mobile games.  Everyone knows retail sales are down, publishers are hurting, independent developers are suffering, blah blah blah.  With this in mind, Nihilistic is announcing today that (OMG!) we are re-organizing our company after 14 years of working with retail boxed game development, and re-forming as nStigate Games, a new company focused on downloadable, on-line, and mobile games.
 
So is this newsworthy?  Well, honestly it probably isn’t, except that we are making this transition without any planned layoffs or leaving any debts behind.  Nihilistic will fade into the sunset the way it started; a collaboration of talented folks dedicated to transparency and respect for employees.  Over the next couple months we’ll get leaner as some of our talent finds new homes, and emerge as a smaller and more focused company.
 
The future for nStigate is yet to be written, but the history of Nihilistic is coming to a close.  We thank all the people who have worked here over the last 14 years.  It’s been a privilege and a joy to serve our players for the past years.  We love what we do, and we love it when you guys like it.  Thank you for playing. 

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified To Include Call of Duty: Roads To Victory Free


Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will be released for the PlayStation Vita on November 13th—the same day as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2—and it looks like Call of Duty: Roads To Victory will be given free to anyone who buys the game.

Robert Huebner, CEO of Nihilistic, revealed that all North American copies of Black Ops Declassified will include the 2007 PSP game Roads To Victory as a free download. Since the PSP title isn’t yet available within the PlayStation Store, this news likely confirms that it will be released sometime before November 13th, most likely at $19.99 or $29.99.

 

October 14, 2012 Written by Jason Dunning

 

Playstation Plus on the PS Vita free.


Brandon Stander ” Director of Marketing, PlayStation Network ” announced at Gamescom that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). The premium game membership will make its debut on PS Vita in November, providing an Instant Game Collection to PS Vita owners along with the same features that many of you already enjoy for PlayStation 3.

Current members of PlayStation Plus on PS3 will automatically be able to also enjoy all the PlayStation Plus features for your PS Vita at no extra cost. Having instant access to Playstation Plus at no extra cost on the Vita is in my opinion an important element for the survival and longevity of this device.

PlayStation Plus features for PS Vita available in November will include:

  • Instant Game Collection: Unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of the full versions of games as long as your membership is active.
  • Discounts: Take advantage of exclusive discounts on games and DLC for your PS Vita.
  • Online Game Storage: An additional 1GB of online storage for game saves for PS Vita games and downloaded content.
  • Automatic Updates: PS Vita will automatically start up at a designated time to download and install select game demos and game updates as well as system software updates and start standby mode upon completion.
  • Automatic Trophy sync: Trophy information will be synched to PSN servers automatically via the PS Vita.

For those who still do not own a PS Vita (myself included), it seems this is a wonderful time to get our hands on the powerful portable entertainment system and take advantage of this great news. In addition to the Instant Game Collection you will be able to tap into through PlayStation Plus, PS Vita also has an arsenal of great and innovative games, like the recent hit Sound Shapes, not to mention some of the hottest upcoming titles like Assassin’s Creed III: LiberationCall of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.