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Players ready for Free Black Ops weekend

Call of Duty Black OpsThis weekend, anyone who hasn’t played the best selling game of all-time will have a chance to get their feet wet.

All this weekend it’s free to play Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PC. All you need to do is open up Steam and click this link to start your download.

This will give players access to the entire mulitiplayer portion of the game for the duration of the weekend, starting Thursday June 2nd at 10am Pacific Time.

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Escalation Pack coming to Xbox 360 on the 3rd of MayAccording to a flyer posted on the retailer’s website the next DLC for Black Ops will be released on the 3rd of May. The flyer has since been pulled but VG247 were quick to snap a screenshot.

The Escalation Pack will feature five new maps and will be hitting the Xbox 360 first, with a PS3 and PC release following shortly afterwards.

According to the flyer the maps will be called: Seize the Zoo, Take the Hotel, Secure the Convoy, Raid the Stockpile and Survive Call of the Dead.

Activision has yet to confirm what the flyer spells out.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops, best-selling game ever

Call of Duty Black OpsAccording to market research firm NDP, Call of Duty: Black Ops is the best-selling video game in history. The 7th iteration of the massively popular Call of Duty series sold more than 13.7 million units in the US alone, edging out the previous best seller Wii Play.

The game already made headlines back in November when it generated revenues of £223 million in its first 24 hours on sale. After six weeks the game’s revenue busted at the seams with sales figures of over $1 billion.

Developed by Treyarch, Black Ops is also the most pirated game of last year, with a mind-boggling 4,270,000 downloads over BitTorrent.

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Call of Duty Black OpsBlack Ops has broken the record for one day sales, set last year by Modern Warfare. The game sold 5.6 million units when it went on sale on Tuesday, trouncing the previous 4.7 million record held by Modern Warfare. Activision are calling it the ‘biggest entertainment launch ever’:

“Not too many years back it would have been unfathomable that the biggest entertainment launch would be a video game two years in a row,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

“You are delivering not just a gaming experience but a cinematic experience as well,” Hirshberg said. “The characters are emerging as the protagonists of the story.”

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The game has also outsold Modern Warfare in the U.K. by 14 percent.

Meanwhile, a mission in the game where you try to kill a young Fidel Castro has been blasted by the Cuban government, who say the game glorifies assassination and will turn U.S. children into sociopaths:

The island’s state-run media also took a dig at the CIA’s real-life efforts to do in the island’s revolutionary leader, who has survived dozens, perhaps hundreds of attempts on his life.  “What the United States couldn’t accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually,” said an article posted on Cubadebate, a state-run news website.

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Radio Controlled Car included with Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition

View Trending Games on Facebook

Facebook IconMashable.com is highlighting a new startup called Booshaka, that lets you search the public status updates posted on Facebook.

Rather than present you with just a blank search box though, you can browse by various categories and view them according to what’s Trending Now and what’s Most Popular, among others.

Sure enough it has a fairly detailed games category, split up into mobile apps, social games and a console section with Wii, PS3 and Xbox subcategories.

When I checked it, the top Trending Now console game was Call of Duty: Black Ops, with NBA 2K11 following closely in the second spot.

Check out the site here.

Radio Controlled Car included with Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition

Call of Duty: Black Ops Radio Controlled Car

Call of Duty fans who can afford to shell out about $149.99 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition will get a very cool looking radio controlled spy car.

The car is decked out with a video camera and microphone that feed back to the hand held LCD controller.

In addition you’ll get a Black Ops medal and an Xbox Live Avatar outfit and four multiplayer co-op maps. The PS3 version will come with a Playstation Home avatar.

Preorder the Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition

Full info and a teaser trailer for the Prestige Edition is available on Joystiq.

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Multiplayer Teaser

Treyarch‘s Call of Duty: Black Ops is not due for release until November but a new teaser trailer has been released on the Call of Duty Youtube page. The short clip (1:25) gives a hint at some of the new weapons we can look forward to in the game: including a small radio controlled car/bomb and crossbow. But my personal favourite, a knife that shoots out the blade when you press a certain key. Man that would come in handy during rush hour when the road rage sets in.

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