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When will PS3 Elite members get Map Pack DLC

January 29, 2012 in ELITE, MW3, NEWS, PS3, Xbox

This is the “Million Dollar Question”. January 24th Activision released “First Offensive” DLC Map Packs to ELITE Xbox users ONLY. Offensive is a PERFECT name for this DLC because it has created such stir to non Elite Xbox, as well as both Elite/Non PS3 users (PC peeps too). HERE is the Press Release of Xbox Deal as a reference. Based on the link <--- you can see ATVI is obligated to NOT give PS3 DLC until Xbox has it for 30 days. MSFT paid LOTS of money for this right. Now enter the dilemma: ATVI promises if you Pay for "Elite Premium" then you will get access to DLC BEFORE non elite members (quote from callofduty website FAQ's) “Similar to Map Packs, X360 Premium members will receive their Content before PS3 Premium members. All Call of Duty ELITE Premium members will receive a steady stream of content released monthly for 9 months through the Content season, and they will also receive their Content before non-premium members on their console.”

If you do a quick mathematical look at it:
Xbox premium Jan 24 gets it
PS3 premium wait 30 days
Then does Xbox non Elite get it at same time PS3 Premium get it or before (Xbox non elite could get this before a PAID PS3 Elite)
if not then Xbox non elite’s will have to wait over 30 days to get it. Quite a conundrum here, to say the least. Not only does Elite partially work (have any of you been able to Clan Ops as advertised yet…….NO) but they have also put themselves in a pickle here.

Well the good news it that ATVI is a 13.9 BILLION dollar company so we can rest assured that they are on top of it. A company with this kind of money surely wants to show the shareholders they think things out well ahead of time; hence the “Forward Looking Statements” Quarterly / Yearly Guidance, etc. So it’s a great idea that have a “Community Manager” Dan Amrich (One of Swords) that surely they keep in the loop of such dilemmas so he can convey to YOU the consumer, answers and continued loyalty to the ATVI brand. (Note: Dan is exceptional & this in no way reflects on him, he does a great job; however, he is limited to what he can do or say without having the knowledge of those above him) So here is the latest news from 1OS via a tweet and you can see ATVI is keeping him in the dark, just as us……THE CONSUMER………Le Sigh!



Practice MW3 & Black Ops to improve your skills

January 29, 2012 in Black Ops, MW3, PS3, Xbox

COD_Scrimmage_MW3 CODBUNKER member “hesgotdaboots” aka “Boots” Thought of an idea while he, Brandon & I were playing MW3 on Xbox about practicing/scrimmaging with your own peeps/clan members etc to make yourself better for online or competition play. So I suggested he create a group (members of site can create groups remember) for that because that would be nice for competition MLG types to play vs and critique each other to improve skills. Well (as you see in link at bottom) Boots did just that :) so if you looking to scrimm vs your peeps or CODBUNKER peeps then send him request for invite to the group.

When we disucssed it, I told him this would be good idea, since I was planning on (in near future) getting CODBUNKER Clan to vs each other to see who the “top beast” are, in order to compete when (IF EVER) ELITE get Clan Operations going as well as possibly taking it further to a MLG team…….Whatcha’ll think?? ;)



Xbox DLC Deal, Elite, and PS3 how it all works!

December 22, 2011 in ELITE, MW3, NEWS, PS3, Xbox

Modern Warfare 3 has its first Map Pack DLC coming out exclusively to Xbox Elite Premium Members on January 24th, 2012. After this news was announced must admit that I was surprised at how the twitter COD community BLEW UP! Lots of peeps asking why Elite Premium PS3 members have to wait the “typical 30 days” later after Xbox for the MW3 DLC content. CODBUNKER has posted this info many times (as has many others, including VIPs such as Dan Amrich aka OneofSwords) THIS HAS NOT CHANGED the benefit is that Xbox & PS3 Premium Elite members don’t have to pay for their DLC, and will receive it earlier than non premium members; however, it will still be staggered in accordance with a previously struck agreement with Activision and Microsoft which you can see here Previous XBOX Exclusive Deal.


ALSO, it states on the ELITE FAQ page:

“Do X360 and PS3 Call of Duty ELITE Premium members receive their DLC at the same time?

Similar to Map Packs, X360 Premium members will receive their DLC before PS3 Premium members. All Call of Duty ELITE Premium members will receive a steady stream of content released monthly for 9 months through the DLC season, and they will also receive their DLC before non-premium members on their console. “

I do not know where the misunderstanding has come from as Elite, Activision have been very clear, and the word has been put out many times, by not just CODBUNKER, but other sites as well. It is what it is!!! I am NOT defending anybody, I just want all the facts out there.

My personal take is “I don’t like it” but that is Business! MSFT struck a deal with ATVI & SONY lost out. (If anybody’s been left hung out to dry it’s been the PC community, IMHO) Secondly if you want to be mad about something I’d suggest that you pressure ATVI & Beachead Studios as to WHY ELITE is STILL NOT working like it was marketed to do soooooo long ago……….Just saying. I will have an upcoming article on that mess soon!