Phil’s Picks Giving Away Big Prize For Gamers

The Phil’s Picks FB page and blog are holding a very special contest beginning Monday, May 6th.  Beginning Monday, three lucky gamers will win a DLC copy of the new Call of Duty Black Ops II DLC Map Pack, ‘Uprising’ for either Xbox or PS3 via download code.  And one VERY lucky gamer will win a COD mega grand prize that includes the following:  (1) copy of the brand new Call of Duty Mob of the Dead Soundtrack, (1) copy of the new COD Black Ops II Uprising DLC Map Pack, ‘Uprising’ via download code AND (1) physical copy of Call of Duty Black Ops II for Xbox or PS3.  The winner of this mega grand prize gets to choose on which platform he or she will get to play the new COD Black Ops II game.

All copies of the new Black Ops II DLC Map Pack, ‘Uprising’ will be sent out via code, rather than physical copy.  Codes will be sent to the winners from the Phil’s Picks FB page.  And to sweeten the deal, winners of the DLC Map Pack codes will also get to choose whether the code is for Xbox or PS3, too.  The codes work differently for each platform.  So we want to make certain that winners are able to play the game on the platform of their choice.

So how does one go about having the chance to win one of these prizes?  The answer is simple.  Beginning at 12am EST on Monday, May 6th, anyone that wants to enter for a chance will have to get as many people as possible to “Like” the Phil’s Picks Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/philspicks.  Each person that “Likes” the Phil’s Picks Facebook page has to mention who got them to “Like” the Phil’s Picks Facebook page.  On Friday, May 10th at 9am EST, the person who has gotten the most people to “Like” the Phil’s Picks Facebook page will win the grand prize.  The next three people to get the most “Likes” for the Phil’s Picks Facebook page will each get a download code for the new Call of Duty DLC Map Pack, ‘Uprising’ for the platform of their choice; either Xbox or PS3.  Anyone with questions can send a message to the Phil’s Picks Facebook page for clarification.  Again, the contest begins Monday, May 6th at 12am EST, and ends Friday, May 10th at 9am EST.  The only way to win is to get your friends and family to “Like” the Phil’s Picks Facebook page.  Best of luck and spread the word!

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Treyarch, Activision Release New Black Ops II DLC Map Pack

Courtesy:  Activision/Treyarch Studios

Courtesy: Activision/Treyarch Studios

Good news, gamers.  Treyarch and Activision are set to release another addition to the massive hit, Call of Duty Black Ops II.  The companies will release their latest Downloadable Content (DLC) for the game next Tuesday, April 16thCall of Duty Black Ops II: Uprising is the latest addition to the hit game.  Uprising offers fans four new maps set around the world.  “Magma” takes gamers into a Japanese village that has been overrun by volcanic eruptions and lava.  “Encore” takes players into a deserted London music festival.  It offers plenty of opportunities for close-in combat between players.  “”Vertigo” takes players to India and a dizzying high-rise that features a high-tech lab and lots more.  And last, “Studio” takes fans back to the COD: Firing Range, which is a fan favorite from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.  It takes place on a Hollywood back lot with a number of varying cinematic themes.

The four new maps offered in Uprising are just part of what fans have to look forward to this time out.  Fans of the previous DLC will take joy in the inclusion of the Mob of The Dead Zombies experience.  It lets users go back in time to Alcatraz Prison during Prohibition time and face off against zombies as one of the infamous gangsters, Billy Handsome (Ray Liotta), Al “The Weasel” Arlington (Joe Pantoliano), Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca (Chazz Palminteri), and Michael “Finn” O’Leary (Michael Madsen).  This new map includes the new feature, Purgatory, which lets users actually go into the afterlife to face even more zombies.  Treyarch Studios head Mark Lamia commented on this new feature along with the rest of the new DLC.  He expressed his excitement at what gamers get in this latest update to the Black Ops II franchise.  “With Uprising, the team has really outdone itself again,” he said.  “In addition to creating four new multiplayer maps, the studio has been hard at work on the zombies front to surpass what we accomplished with Call of the Dead.  What they’ve done this time around is nothing Zombies fans have seen before – and if you don’t believe me, just wait until you get into Purgatory.”

Call of Duty Black Ops II: Uprising is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  It will be available first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 1200 Microsoft Points on April 16th.  It is also available in the Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC Season Pass* in which fans can buy all four massive DLC Map Packs planned for this year.  The Season Pass also allows fans to receive the Nuketown Zombies bonus map, and an additional exclusive in-game calling card at an MSRP of $49.99 or 4,000 Microsoft Points – a discount of 800 Microsoft Points off the individual purchase of all four DLC Map Packs.

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