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Xbox Live Update for the week of Feb. 1, 2013

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You say you want a Revolution? Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has you covered.  Revolution, the first DLC for Black Ops 2 provides four new multiplayer maps: Hydro, Downhill, Mirage and Grind. There’s a brand new weapon, the Peacekeeper. It’s a hybrid submachine gun and assault rifle, which Treyarch designers say are the most popular weapon types.

Zombie mode lovers aren’t left out, as the new map Die Rise brings in some scary chills. A new game mode, Turned, allows players to be zombies for the first time in CoD history. Season Pass owners have already purchased the rights to this content. For everyone else, it’s 1200 Microsoft Points. ($15)

Speaking of the world’s most popular military shooter, Activision and Xbox Live have partnered for the Call of Duty Championship. The world’s best CoD players will battle for a $1 million purse April 5-7 in Hollywood. Major League Gaming and the Electronic Sports League will help find the 32 best teams on the planet for this epic showdown, and we’ll all be able to see it in live stream. We knew Activision was up to something with the CoD-casting feature in Black Ops 2, and now it’s apparent what it is. The publisher wants to make its cash cow the leader in competitive gaming. With the fanbase at its disposal, there’s little reason to think CoD can’t pull that off.


Skulls of the Shogun is a strategy offering GamerTell’s been following since E3 2012. It chronicles the demise of a brave Japanese general. He finds death is only the beginning of the battles he’ll have to fight. For samurai, even the afterlife is a battle for supremacy. 17-Bit Studios brings us this turn-based tale of strategic conquest. It’s available on not just the Xbox 360, but Windows 8, Surface and Surface Phone. So you should have no shortage of opponents to conquer out there. Skulls is 1200 MP.

Netflix is stepping its entertainment game into high gear. All 13 episodes of its new series House of Cards are now available on Xbox Live. Kevin Spacey stars as House Majority Whip Frank Underwood, passed over for Secretary of State and now out for revenge.

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