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The world of eSports is continually growing, with Starcraft possibly the biggest of the lot. Activision has always wanted the Call of Duty games to be part of the eSports movement, but with its proliferation of run and gun gamers, the gameplay and level of competition has always just fallen short. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II however, Activision is hoping to change all that.

To be released on November 13th, the affectionately named BLOPS2 will feature a new League Play live streaming feature that will potentially help propel the game onto a whole new level for multiplayer gamers.

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Using the power of YouTube, BLOPS2 will allow gamers to stream their matches live, across the internet, allowing people to watch the action unfold in real-time. The new feature has been mooted for a while now, but this is the first confirmation we have had, just five days before the game goes on sale.

Interestingly, the live streaming feature has only been confirmed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, with no mention at all of the PC flavor. That may simply be an oversight, or it may be a case of console gamers receiving an improved version of the game when compared to their PC-toting counterparts.

Those who subscribe to Activision’s Call of Duty Elite service will also be able to dig deeper into gamers’ history, with the ability to view match data and the like. This comes at a $50-per year premium, however, but Call of Duty’s diehard fans will happily pay up.

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The use of YouTube as the game’s live streaming partner is an interesting one, with plenty of competition around the multiplayer streaming world these days. Google is perhaps best suited to streaming to large numbers of people, however, and we’d be interested to see if there is some kind of shared ad revenue model in place for the streamed matches. Google does like to make money, and this could be a great way of doing just that.

With just a few days to go before BLOPS2 hits store shelves, we won’t have to wait much longer before all our questions are answered.

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I reported this past summer that Jay-Z serves as the executive producer of NBA 2K13. But it appears that his role in the game has gone beyond that role. Those of you who purchase the game and play against the Brooklyn Nets at home will see a familiar face in the crowd. That’s right, Hov himself can be seen sitting courtside in Nets games. Check out what it’ll look like.

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Rumoured for some time now, Sony has announced today at its pre-TGS press conference that it will be releasing a new model of the PlayStation 3.
The new model is 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the current PS3 (itself a redesign from the original version), and will come in two flavours: 250GB and 500GB. It’ll also be available in two colours, white and black.

The black console will be out on in Japan October 4, while the white model will be out on November 22.

In the US, the 250GB model will be out on September 25, and will include Uncharted 3 and a $30 “digital content” voucher for DUST 514 (a free-to-play game). It’ll cost $270.

There’ll also be a 500GB bundle including Assassin’s Creed III that’ll go on sale in the US on October 30. No price on that one yet.

Interestingly, in PAL territories, there won’t be a 250GB model. Instead, alongside the 500GB version will be a PS3 including just 12GB of flash memory.

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Because it was asked from the users, here we are posting short tutorial how to install FIBA 2k12 on your PC.

1. You need to have your existing NBA 2k12 copy installed on your PC. Make sure you make a back up of your install directory of NBA 2k12 before doing anything.

2. Download the files:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/jvdftx – Roster
http://www.sendspace.com/file/yyb7sb – Logos and Stuff
http://www.sendspace.com/file/av1g6c – Players
http://www.sendspace.com/file/220ioc – Portraits

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