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Get Yer COD: World At War Map Pack 2 Freebies Here!

Everyone in our studio audience will be taking one home today! And by "everyone," we mean "10 of you."

Map pack numero dos hits the tubes (read: Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network) for Call of Duty: World at War today. The four-map bundle will run you $10 (or the MS point equivalent thereof), but the fine folks at Activision would like 10 of you readers to play it for free. (At least, 10 of you that play the game on the Xbox 360.) "Two contests in one week?" you ask. "Are you guys crazy?" Yes, our collective sanity is questionable--but our commitment to providing you free stuff is rock-solid!

For your reference, here is some of the sordid business going on in this latest map pack.

  

So how can you walk away from this post with a shiny voucher for your free Xbox Live version of Map Pack 2? Simply talk amongst yourselves in the comments, and at 12pm Pacific Time tomorrow I'll randomly choose 10 of you from all the users who have replied at least once. If you need a topic to get started on, please first address the effects of escalating undead hegemony on geopolitical power dynamics in the post-war era.

NOTE: Yes, the more you post in this thread, the greater your chance of winning. Just keep it civil and tasteful, and above all, don't spam consecutive posts like a doofus. The mods will be watching this thread, so anyone who floods the comments will be dealt with in due and savage fashion. Carry on!

WINNERS!


Wow, almost 1,000 comments, huh? You guys really like free map packs. The 10 randomly selected winners are in, and here they are.


Thanks to everyone who participated!

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993 Comments
Posted by NickM
@Eryxa said:
" Screw Japanese zombies, I want some drunken Russian zombies. : < "
Russians aren't always drunk, you know.
Posted by Lukeweizer

If we all work together in harmony, we can repel the escalating undead hegemony on geopolitical power dynamics in the post-war era.

Peace and love, people.

Posted by Kraivyne
@thecombine said:
"
@killawogg said:
" prototype is frustratingly fun:) also i like funyuns "

i like funyuns also. "
Funyuns? Sounds like a rare foot disorder I once had.
Edited by ZeroCast

Arabic Zombies anyone? Instead of a dog you get to be attacked by an infected Camel, how about that?

Posted by CowMuffins

It seems today zombies are all the rage. I've seen so many zombie games over the years it's ridiculous. From Dead Rising to "Zombie Apocalypse" zombies seem to be everywhere. But, it's weird. Because not all zombie games are the same, heck not even all zombies are the same. In Dead Rising the zombies are slow moving, but in games like Left 4 Dead they all seem to run like a normal person would. You also have the difference in what type of zombies they are, are they infected with a virus? Or are they undead? It all adds up to different gameplay experiences, but not many zombie games have a deep story as to where the virus came from, and who started it all; except maybe Resident Evil. But what most zombie games have in common, other than the fact that you're fighting zombies, is that most are co-op games. Dead Rising is probably one of the few non co-op zombie franchises. Even Resident Evil had to have co-op, because it's all the rage now-a-days.  I'm surprised Dead Rising 2 wasn't announced to have co-op either, but hey, it's not out yet, you never know. It does make you think though, why so many people like games with zombies in them. They sell like hotcakes, whether they're good or not. One of the number one games on the App Store is "Zombieville USA", and even indie games like "Killing Floor" sold tremendously well on Steam. Why do people like zombies so much? I guess developers don't really care why, they do know that people like zombie games though, why else would they put "Nazi Zombies" in a Call of Duty game, heck they've probably sold more copies because of the mini-game rather than the multiplayer itself. It seems like with this pack they've added actual characters, not just nameless soldiers fighting off zombies. It seems people like that though, just playing as average joes fighting off zombies. Left 4 Dead had that with they're characters, and it seems like other games like Dead Rising and "Zombie Apocalypse" have it too. Maybe people like it so much, because they can relate to it more. Not many people can relate to War games, and nobody can relate to wacky Japanese demon wielding future games. A zombie outbreak seems like one of the more "Sci-fi" esque scenarios that could happen. A super cancer spreading around seems more plausable then aliens attacking the earth, Halo Style. I think people like the zombie games where you play as "Joe Shmoe" better than games where you play as Chris Redfield. Joe Shmoe zombie games also have wacky weapons like Baseball bats, Lawnmowers, Frying pans, molotov cocktails and other homemade infected killing devices. Not many people can relate to macho man Chris with an AK-47. And I think because zombie games are so relatable is how they sold so well. Try getting all of your friends to play Phantasy Star Online with you, it's not going to happen. Some might say "I hate anime" or "I hate Sci-fi games". Then try and get them to play Left 4 Dead, what can they hate about that? I hate modern games? I hate shooting the brainless undead? Nobody hates that. Plus, like I said before, it's co-op. Playing with your friends is the most fun you can have in a video games, sure, the game's story might not win a Pulitzer, but that would just ruin the fun if you had giant cutscenes. And I think that's why Resident Evil was never co-op until recently, because of it's story. They wanted to make a good, story driven game. If you had your friends screaming in your ear the entire time, it might not be as fun. I think what Treyarch has done with the zombie mode in CoD:WaW is great and they've actually made something good. I think instead of CoD:5, we could probably expect something along the lines of "Nazi Zombie: Full Outbreak". Although, I'm not sure why they added teleporting exploding dogs. That really doesn't make much sense. So, after all that I leave you with this question: Why do Seagulls live by the sea?

Posted by JDUB_XL

I hear Zombie mode is playable through matchmaking, I never knew that was possible

Posted by Professorreid

I don't even have the game but I'll get it if I win.

Posted by BRG9000

I need to get to work writing a program to post on here as fast as possible...

Posted by darthzew
@CowMuffins said:
" It seems today zombies are all the rage. I've seen so many zombie games over the years it's ridiculous. From Dead Rising to "Zombie Apocalypse" zombies seem to be everywhere. But, it's weird. Because not all zombie games are the same, heck not even all zombies are the same. In Dead Rising the zombies are slow moving, but in games like Left 4 Dead they all seem to run like a normal person would. You also have the difference in what type of zombies they are, are they infected with a virus? Or are they undead? It all adds up to different gameplay experiences, but not many zombie games have a deep story as to where the virus came from, and who started it all; except maybe Resident Evil. But what most zombie games have in common, other than the fact that you're fighting zombies, is that most are co-op games. Dead Rising is probably one of the few non co-op zombie franchises. Even Resident Evil had to have co-op, because it's all the rage now-a-days.  I'm surprised Dead Rising 2 wasn't announced to have co-op either, but hey, it's not out yet, you never know. It does make you think though, why so many people like games with zombies in them. They sell like hotcakes, whether they're good or not. One of the number one games on the App Store is "Zombieville USA", and even indie games like "Killing Floor" sold tremendously well on Steam. Why do people like zombies so much? I guess developers don't really care why, they do know that people like zombie games though, why else would they put "Nazi Zombies" in a Call of Duty game, heck they've probably sold more copies because of the mini-game rather than the multiplayer itself. It seems like with this pack they've added actual characters, not just nameless soldiers fighting off zombies. It seems people like that though, just playing as average joes fighting off zombies. Left 4 Dead had that with they're characters, and it seems like other games like Dead Rising and "Zombie Apocalypse" have it too. Maybe people like it so much, because they can relate to it more. Not many people can relate to War games, and nobody can relate to wacky Japanese demon wielding future games. A zombie outbreak seems like one of the more "Sci-fi" esque scenarios that could happen. A super cancer spreading around seems more plausable then aliens attacking the earth, Halo Style. I think people like the zombie games where you play as "Joe Shmoe" better than games where you play as Chris Redfield. Joe Shmoe zombie games also have wacky weapons like Baseball bats, Lawnmowers, Frying pans, molotov cocktails and other homemade infected killing devices. Not many people can relate to macho man Chris with an AK-47. And I think because zombie games are so relatable is how they sold so well. Try getting all of your friends to play Phantasy Star Online with you, it's not going to happen. Some might say "I hate anime" or "I hate Sci-fi games". Then try and get them to play Left 4 Dead, what can they hate about that? I hate modern games? I hate shooting the brainless undead? Nobody hates that. Plus, like I said before, it's co-op. Playing with your friends is the most fun you can have in a video games, sure, the game's story might not win a Pulitzer, but that would just ruin the fun if you had giant cutscenes. And I think that's why Resident Evil was never co-op until recently, because of it's story. They wanted to make a good, story driven game. If you had your friends screaming in your ear the entire time, it might not be as fun. I think what Treyarch has done with the zombie mode in CoD:WaW is great and they've actually made something good. I think instead of CoD:5, we could probably expect something along the lines of "Nazi Zombie: Full Outbreak". Although, I'm not sure why they added teleporting exploding dogs. That really doesn't make much sense. So, after all that I leave you with this question: Why do Seagulls live by the sea? "
Dude... all that for just one entry? 
Posted by ryeguy489

BRAINS

Posted by AllanIceman

Wow, you guys ARE crazy!

Posted by JDUB_XL

@CowMuffins

That is the biggest comment I have ever seen!

Posted by Chirotera

Oh I'm so nervous! Am I doing this right?

Posted by evildeadron

i think the true question here is how many zombies would it take to defeat a T-Rex? would it matter if they were civilian zombies or nazi zombies?

Posted by mellenman

COD:WAW. is fun

Posted by ZeroCast
@CowMuffins:

In other words, Zombies in video games are awesome, but only if they are done right ;).
Posted by JDUB_XL
@evildeadron said:
" i think the true question here is how many zombies would it take to defeat a T-Rex? would it matter if they were civilian zombies or nazi zombies? "
OMG CAN THE T-REX GET INFECTED AND BECOME A ZOMBIE?
Posted by thecombine
@CowMuffins said:
" It seems today zombies are all the rage. I've seen so many zombie games over the years it's ridiculous. From Dead Rising to "Zombie Apocalypse" zombies seem to be everywhere. But, it's weird. Because not all zombie games are the same, heck not even all zombies are the same. In Dead Rising the zombies are slow moving, but in games like Left 4 Dead they all seem to run like a normal person would. You also have the difference in what type of zombies they are, are they infected with a virus? Or are they undead? It all adds up to different gameplay experiences, but not many zombie games have a deep story as to where the virus came from, and who started it all; except maybe Resident Evil. But what most zombie games have in common, other than the fact that you're fighting zombies, is that most are co-op games. Dead Rising is probably one of the few non co-op zombie franchises. Even Resident Evil had to have co-op, because it's all the rage now-a-days.  I'm surprised Dead Rising 2 wasn't announced to have co-op either, but hey, it's not out yet, you never know. It does make you think though, why so many people like games with zombies in them. They sell like hotcakes, whether they're good or not. One of the number one games on the App Store is "Zombieville USA", and even indie games like "Killing Floor" sold tremendously well on Steam. Why do people like zombies so much? I guess developers don't really care why, they do know that people like zombie games though, why else would they put "Nazi Zombies" in a Call of Duty game, heck they've probably sold more copies because of the mini-game rather than the multiplayer itself. It seems like with this pack they've added actual characters, not just nameless soldiers fighting off zombies. It seems people like that though, just playing as average joes fighting off zombies. Left 4 Dead had that with they're characters, and it seems like other games like Dead Rising and "Zombie Apocalypse" have it too. Maybe people like it so much, because they can relate to it more. Not many people can relate to War games, and nobody can relate to wacky Japanese demon wielding future games. A zombie outbreak seems like one of the more "Sci-fi" esque scenarios that could happen. A super cancer spreading around seems more plausable then aliens attacking the earth, Halo Style. I think people like the zombie games where you play as "Joe Shmoe" better than games where you play as Chris Redfield. Joe Shmoe zombie games also have wacky weapons like Baseball bats, Lawnmowers, Frying pans, molotov cocktails and other homemade infected killing devices. Not many people can relate to macho man Chris with an AK-47. And I think because zombie games are so relatable is how they sold so well. Try getting all of your friends to play Phantasy Star Online with you, it's not going to happen. Some might say "I hate anime" or "I hate Sci-fi games". Then try and get them to play Left 4 Dead, what can they hate about that? I hate modern games? I hate shooting the brainless undead? Nobody hates that. Plus, like I said before, it's co-op. Playing with your friends is the most fun you can have in a video games, sure, the game's story might not win a Pulitzer, but that would just ruin the fun if you had giant cutscenes. And I think that's why Resident Evil was never co-op until recently, because of it's story. They wanted to make a good, story driven game. If you had your friends screaming in your ear the entire time, it might not be as fun. I think what Treyarch has done with the zombie mode in CoD:WaW is great and they've actually made something good. I think instead of CoD:5, we could probably expect something along the lines of "Nazi Zombie: Full Outbreak". Although, I'm not sure why they added teleporting exploding dogs. That really doesn't make much sense. So, after all that I leave you with this question: Why do Seagulls live by the sea? "
i don't think that's gonna help you win, bud.
Posted by candcgamer76

EIGHT + ONE = NINTH TIME.

Posted by StefanTheMongol

yeah! sweet! zombie dogs!

Posted by RHCPfan24

Zombies are very awesome and so is free codes. YEAH!

Posted by Froy544
@evildeadron said:
"i think the true question here is how many zombies would it take to defeat a T-Rex? would it matter if they were civilian zombies or nazi zombies? "

well nazi zombies are obviously stronger then civilian zombies but either way it would probably be alot like in the billions. unless you also had a zombie t-rex
Posted by JDUB_XL

This topic is now about the insane laugh that occurs when you lose Nazi Zombies.

Posted by TehRover
@Pie: I also enjoy free zombies. Go L4D2!!!
Posted by mellenman
@StefanTheMongol:  zombie dogs that sounds sweet
Posted by gabetropolis

I hope I win cause I'm not paying ten bucks for an add-on that should be free.  How did we ever let ourselves be conditioned?

Posted by Vance_Helsing

Did they announce whether "Modern Warfare 2" will have the "Call of Duty" title before it? I mean will it be "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" or just "Modern Warfare 2"?

Yeah this is a dumb question. I just want the map pack :p

Posted by JJRage

I saw you guys at the Harmonix/MTV Games party at the Orchid hotel/bar on the last day of E3. Ryan was actually outside when I saw him, texting or tweeting or something. I was outside, slightly drunk with some other much more drunk people. Then I went inside to find a bathroom and saw Jeff walking out.

I wanted to say something, but at that point I think I would've probably just gone "WHOO GIANT BOMB" and fallen over.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@Froy544 said:
"
@evildeadron said:
"i think the true question here is how many zombies would it take to defeat a T-Rex? would it matter if they were civilian zombies or nazi zombies? "
well nazi zombies are obviously stronger then civilian zombies but either way it would probably be alot like in the billions. unless you also had a zombie t-rex "
Zombie T-Rex? Then we all win :D And I wouldn't say in the billions,  but it would take a lot. Just swarm the T-Rex with them and they may slowly devour the legs.
Posted by JDUB_XL

You know what would be awesome? Zombie Tigers!

Posted by BurningChimaera

Wow, the comments on this one are piling up, aren't they?

Posted by BloodEffect

I really dont know if I want these yet, cos there is a deal on at Game that if you trade in COD:WAW then you get Prototype for £15.

But the zombie map seems so cool.

Decisions???

Posted by NickM
@AllanIceman said:
" Wow, you guys ARE crazy! "
Aren't we?
Posted by JDUB_XL

Zombie School Buses!

Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan
@JDUB_XL:  Everything living can be a zombie! Zombie T-Rex would kill us all, but zombie turtle would just be laughed at.
Posted by darthzew
@BurningChimaera said:
" Wow, the comments on this one are piling up, aren't they? "
You have no idea....
Posted by candcgamer76

WOOO TEN TIMES!

Posted by Eryxa
@NickM said:
"
@Eryxa said:
" Screw Japanese zombies, I want some drunken Russian zombies. : < "
Russians aren't always drunk, you know.
"
Their not? : o
Posted by NickM

Fun fact of the day: I have a zombie avatar

Posted by kmdrkul
@candcgamer76 said:
" EIGHT + ONE = NINTH TIME. "
So you made an account just for the purpose of trying to win this?  Get out man...
Posted by JDUB_XL

In Marvel Zombies, did the Hulk get to be a Zombie?

Posted by Jeffsekai

Zombie T-rex vs Zombie Bears WHO WILL WIN!!?!?

Posted by Grady
@JDUB_XL said:
" You know what would be awesome? Zombie Tigers! "
Zombie lions? Zombie Tigers? Zombie Bears? Oh My!!!
Posted by RHCPfan24
@candcgamer76 said:
" WOOO TEN TIMES! "
And 10 posts.........?
Posted by darthzew
@NickM said:
" Fun fact of the day: I have a zombie avatar "
Dude, that really is a fun fact! I just got +10 fun points! Thanks, brother!
Posted by JDUB_XL

Zombie Dog Monkey vs Zombie Monkey Dog

Posted by VashTS

The Zombie mode is lookin pretty tight.  Im surprised they are supporting it so well.

Posted by IVAN

I love giant bomb and  their contests

Posted by NickM
@Eryxa said:
"
@NickM said:
"
@Eryxa said:
" Screw Japanese zombies, I want some drunken Russian zombies. : < "
Russians aren't always drunk, you know.
"
Their not? : o "
Imagine that
Posted by RHCPfan24

Silly people......we have forgotten about Zombie Komodo Dragons!!!