Call of Duty: Black Ops - Annihilation pack

Key events

EU PlayStation Store update 27th July

EU PlayStation Store update 27th July

Annihilation! NFS sale! LA Noire DLC!

New Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack Annihilation headlines this week's massive PlayStation Store update.

Xbox 360 owners have had it exclusively for the past month. Available from tomorrow on PS3, its five new maps will cost you 11.49.

Looking for something a bit cheaper? Sony's massive summer sale reaches Europe this week, with more than 30 downloadable titles discounted over the next seven days. Highlights include Popcap's Peggle, Hothead's Swarm and Telltale's Sam & Max and Back to the Future.

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Black Ops Annihilation PS3 release date

Black Ops Annihilation PS3 release date

UPDATE: PC release date revealed, too.

UPDATE: Activision has confirmed the Annihilation map pack launches on PC on Thursday, 28th July, too.

ORIGINAL STORY: The third Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack, Annihilation, launches for PlayStation 3 on Thursday, 28th July, Sony has announced.

The five map pack, which costs 10.99 on PS3, includes four new standard multiplayer arenas: Silo, Hangar 18, Drive-In and Hazard, and the deadly jungle Zombies experience, Shangri-La.

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CODCon: Call of Duty XP event announced

CODCon: Call of Duty XP event announced

12-acres! Maps made real! MW3! COD Elite!

Call of Duty has a big enough fan following to warrant an expo, a fanfest, a CODCon. So that's what Activision is doing.

Say hello to Call of Duty XP, a two-day event at a 12-ace compound in Los Angeles, America. Call of Duty XP takes place on 2nd and 3rd September.

Tickets cost $150, and there are a modest 6000 of them. They go on sale from 19th July, and can be snapped up by people outside the US and Canada as well as from within.

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Black Ops Annihilation DLC release date

The third gaggle of Call of Duty: Black Ops maps will be known as the Annihilation pack.

It's arriving 28th June, VG247 reports.

Like all other Call of Duty map packs, Annihilation will cost 1200 Microsoft Points or the equivalent (10.99) on PS3.

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