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  • Olin: Black Ops weapons pack not possible due to "technological limitations"

    Have you ever imagined or thaught why Treyarch is not launching any weapons pack for COD: Black Ops?, well according to community Josh Olin, it is not possible, and the reason for it, "technological limitations".

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    "I suppose a map-specific weapon is plausible," Olin mused when pressed on the subject in an OXM interview. "Weapons used to be map pickups. The problem is, it becomes a race to get to that spot rather than playing the map, or rather than playing the gametype - it encourages people to just go on a scavenger hunt."

    "I know that fans have recommended an actual weapons pack, where you have new weapons for everybody," he went on.

    "But that's not possible - it's a technological limitation. Even if we gave them away for free, not everyone would download the pack, so then you have people on the playlist who don't have it, you'd have the playlists that do have it and you couldn't have them together.

    "It would be a nightmare logistically, and then we think about the technology - we just don't have any more memory to spare."

  • COD: Black Ops First Strike DLC for PS3 gets new trailer

    Last week Tryearch's Community Manager, Josh Olin announced on twitter that a new teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be coming out soon.

    The trailer which Josh was talking about is out now, its an exclusive PS3 video for "Berlin Wall". You can watch is here

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    Call of Duty: Black Ops will be coming out on PS3 on March 3, stay tunned for more update on it soon.

    UPDATE: COD: Black Ops First Strike DLC for PS3 will be live at 10am GMT (2am PST, 4am CST, 5am EST) more details here.

  • Josh Olin: COD Black Ops Bug Free is not possible

    No doubt Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the best selling game titles of all time, but that doesn't hide the torcher (bugs and other issues) PS3 owners faced with the game. These issues became such unbearable pain for them that they were forced to start an online petition demanding a complete refund for the money they spent on the game from Treyarch.

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    Josh Olin, Treyarch Community Manager, spoke in details with VideoGamer on these issues, and said "The PS3 and PC issues are not exclusive to the PS3 and PC - the Xbox 360 has had its own fair share of issues.  Every platform has issues."

    "It's unfortunate that those bugs have to exist at all. In an ideal world we would love to ship a completely bug proof game. I can't think of a single developer in the world, though, that could achieve that."

    "There's hundreds of thousands if not millions of players on the PS3 who have absolutely perfect, pristine experiences.  I talk to them everyday.  I see @ replies to me on twitter all the time from people going 'I don't know what people are complaining about.  The game is perfect for me!'  So they do exist.  I know that doesn't make the people who are experiencing problems feel any better, but it should put it into perspective.  If you look at the population size of the Call of Duty franchise, just a single hour of gameplay collectively after the game's been out, you add up all the man hours that all the fans put into it, that's more time that you could put into QA in a lifetime."

    "The sheer number of people playing is staggering, and they hit buttons and they hit glitches and walls in such weird, strange ways that we could never predict or think of."

  • Black Ops new INFOGRAPHIC out now

    Call of Duty: Black Ops infographic has been revealed by Treyarch Community Manage Josh Olin which show bulk of statistic since the launched of the game way back in November. We have got the some of the details from inforgraphic below for you to have a look:

    Black Ops Infographic

    Top 3 Guns:

    1. Famas
    2. AK74u
    3. Galil

    Top 3 Perks:

    1. Marathon
    2. Sleight of Hand
    3. Lightweight

    Other Facts:

    •  3.4 Billion Crossbow Bolts fired
    •  Players ran around the Earth 129,069 times
    •  28,494,020 Tomahawk Bank shots
    •  1,273,209,731 Aircraft downed
    •  994,665,956 Cars Destroyed
    •  5,124,592,368 Headshots
    •  242,316,815 Players Skewered
    •  591,779,577 Executions
    •  10,059,041,802 Paybacks
    •  7,127,942,471 Contract CoD points
    •  RC-XD is the deadliest killstreak, with Valkyries being the least deadliest.