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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Giuliani's CALL OF DUTY: defeat Noriega in EPIC BOSS BATTLE

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has been brought in to defend video games maker Activision in its case against former despot Manuel Noriega. The company said that Giuliani, now a practicing attorney, would lead the effort to dismiss a suit from Noriega for unauthorized use of likeness. Noriega – imprisoned on murder …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Sep 2014
Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio

Videogame kingpin Activision Blizzard is reportedly considering launching its own movie studio division to turn its games into films and TV shows. Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil This movie adaptation of Resident Evil was quite popular for some reason... Videogame adaptations have had mixed success to say the least, with …

Ex-despot Noriega sues: How dare Call of Duty make me look like, like...

Brutal former Central American dictator Manuel Noriega is mimicking a Hollywood starlet by launching legal proceedings against a computer games designer for using his likeness in a popular franchise. Noriega is suing Activision for "blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation and misappropriation for economic gain" of his image in …
Jasper Hamill, 17 Jul 2014
Destiny

Prepare yourself for PlayStation pr0n: Sony shows off PS 4 beta-fest

Pics It has been out in Japan since November, but Sony’s PlayStation TV is due in the UK this autumn and Sony was waving around a few of its game streaming boxes in London last week. The Japanese firm also presented a range of forthcoming games – most still in beta – along with that unicorn of gaming, a white PS4. Sony PlayStation …
Bob Dormon, 8 Jul 2014
Bungie's Destiny

Bungie ’bois offered ‘early’ access to post-Halo FPS Destiny

Activision is dangling a rather juicy carrot in front to gamers eager to get their mitts on Bungie Studios’ massively multiplayer online shooter Destiny: direct access to the beta test programme. Ths stick: you need to cough up full whack for the game by ordering it ahead of time. Bungie's Destiny Bungie’s Destiny: Pfhor …
Tony Smith, 2 Oct 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game review

The knives have been sharpened, the vitriol pumped, the maps cleared of bodies and the zombies starved. It can only mean one thing: Call of Duty: Black Op 2 is upon us. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Flagging the issue It's the series where reviewers can never win, and Activision's coffers never fail to be filled. Where one …
Mike Plant, 16 Nov 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Black Ops 2 blunder has Mass Effect on buyers

PC gamers who rushed to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 yesterday found themselves unable to play the new release when they found they received Mass Effect 2, a title published by Activision's fierce rival EA, instead. Gamers affected by the glitch - currently venting their spleen in several forums, including Steam and Reddit - …
Caleb Cox, 14 Nov 2012
Ghostbusters 1984 game

Ghostbusters

Antique Code Show In 1984 Activision released their adaptation of the classic movie Ghostbusters. I was 12 and remember after seeing the movie wanting the game more than George Michael's Careless Whisper which, in hindsight, was quite a sensible choice. Ghostbusters 1984 game The ghost of pixels past As Ray Parker Junior says "I ain't ' …
Lucy Orr, 29 Aug 2012
Blizzard's Diablo III

Blizzard coughs to boring Diablo III conclusion

Blizzard admitted flaws with Diablo III this week and conceded the game failed to keep players engaged for as long as they might have expected. "We recognise that the item hunt is just not enough for a long-term sustainable end-game. There are still tons of people playing every day and week, and playing a lot, but eventually …
Caleb Cox, 5 Jul 2012
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Activision may bung Bungie $2.5m ratings-based bonus

Halo developer Bungie's lucrative ten-year deal with games publisher Activision has been made public, revealing the coder is set to receive an unprecedented bonus should its next title win critical acclaim. The studio will pocket a tasty $2.5m (£1.6m) bonus if the game in development, dubbed Destiny, though that's probably …
Caleb Cox, 22 May 2012
Prototype 2

Prototype 2

Review In my mind’s eye I see the original Prototype in murky black and white, not because the game was without colour per se, but more because everything about it, from the repetitive use of textures through to the monotonous mission structure was somehow muddied and just, well, uninspired. Prototype 2 High blood pressure In a …
Mike Plant, 4 May 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Black Ops II pulps previous pre-order performance

Amazon says interest in Black Ops II has already gone ballistic, as the number of gamers who have placed orders for the game in the first 24 hours outnumbers the equivalent figure for its 2010 predecessor three to one. The minute Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops II was announced this week, it was always expected to smash the …
Caleb Cox, 4 May 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Black Ops II to take gamers to open worlds... and destroy them

While confirmation that Call of Duty will return this year with Black Ops II is far from surprising, the fact that developer Treyarch's sequel will be set in the future with a non-linear storyline might refresh the franchise. Revealed this week, Black Ops II is based in the year 2025 and kits players out with hi-tech weapons …
Caleb Cox, 2 May 2012
Bafta

Portal 2 prevails at Bafta game awards

EA enjoyed considerable success at last Friday's British Academy of Film and Television Videogames Awards 2012 when several of the publisher's games snapped up prestigious statues. The accolade of Game of the Year went to Valve's highly-rated puzzler Portal 2, a title EA helped distribute, while Battlefield 3 - its fastest …
Caleb Cox, 19 Mar 2012
Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 shoots onto Steam for free

Activision is offering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 completely free on Steam this weekend, with access to the full range of multiplayer features on show. While the game hardly struggles for numbers, with over 6.5m MW3 copies shifted in the first 24 hours on sale, the move will allow unconvinced gamers a chance to load their …
Caleb Cox, 17 Feb 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Black Ops has best videogame ending ever

Guinness World Records has confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops has the greatest game conclusion of all time, after over 13,000 gamers cast their votes in favour of 2010's best-selling FPS. Treyarch's popular shooter, which offers a twist on the JFK conspiracy, pipped Halo: Reach and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to the …
Caleb Cox, 14 Feb 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty is hottest selling entertainment product ever

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has exploded past James Cameron's 3D blockbuster, Avatar, to became the fastest entertainment offering of any kind to achieve $1bn in sales. The game arrived at the milestone 16 days after its release on 8 November - one day less than Avatar took on its release in 2009. Modern Warfare 3 …
Caleb Cox, 12 Dec 2011
Modern Warfare 3

Latest Call of Duty day-one sales hit $400m

Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has rung up sales totalling $400m (£250m) during the game's first day on sale. Kerching. MW3 arrived in the shops on Tuesday, and after 24 hours on sale, 6.5m copies had been sold in the UK and North America. EA's Battlefield 3 took a week to reach 5m units. EA and Activision have …
Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2011

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