Posts Tagged ‘activision’

Call of Duty now takes three years to make, three studios keep it annual

Activision has announced a new three-year development cycle for upcoming Call of Duty games, starting with this year’s release. This move, which will still see individual Call of Duty games coming out annually, cements Sledgehammer Games as one of Activision’s primary Call of Duty developers alongside Infinity Ward and (Read more…) Read More…

Diablo 3 sales reach 15 million across all platforms

Diablo 3 total lifetime sales have reached 15 million, Activision revealed during its annual earnings call today. The last time we heard from Activision, back in November, the game had just reached 14 million. Those extra million copies are in large part thanks to Diablo 3′s launch on the (Read more…) Read More…

Skylanders series sells $2 billion worldwide

Activision announced today as part of its quarterly financial report that the Skylanders series has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide across all available platforms, as of December 31 last year. To date, Activision has sold approximately 175 million Skylanders toys, which players can collect and summon in-game as playable (Read more…) Read More…

Destiny could hit 10 million lifetime sales

Activision’s Call of Duty franchise “vulnerable” in shooter genre in first year of new console cycle, says analyst. “We are very concerned that the first full year of a new console cycle is the most likely time for consumers to switch gaming brands, and with several new choices available, we (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts title update docks alongside Onslaught DLC

In addition to the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ latest Onslaught DLC, Infinity Ward brought forth a patch for the game. While the DLC is currently only available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 players, the title update applies to all platforms, hitting Xbox One, Xbox 360 (Read more…) Read More…

Tour the new maps in Call of Duty: Ghosts ‘Onslaught’ DLC

Onslaught, the first map pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, launches exclusively on Xbox 360 and Xbox One tomorrow. In preparation of the launch, Microsoft has put together a pair of in-depth walkthrough videos covering the four new maps and the Maverick, a dual-purpose assault rifle and sniper (Read more…) Read More…

Kraven, Spidey go hunting together in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

This spring, Beenox and Activision will launch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – the next game to release alongside Sony’s movie property of the same name. In this new trailer, we’re introduced to Kraven, who joins in on Spidey’s hunt for the man who killed his uncle Ben.Kraven, Spidey go (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught ad tries to make ‘CODnapping’ happen

This live-action ad for Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Onslaught DLC features good-natured things like kidnapping, questionable priorities and family abandonment. The DLC includes four new maps and the ability to play as Michael Meyers of Halloween fame, and will launch January 28 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.Call (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts launches an Onslaught of screens

Call of Duty has come a long way since its WW2 days. Michael Myers? Giant spider things? The Onslaught DLC for Ghosts is a bit different from the CoD of seven years back. Infinity Ward spilled the beans on the game’s first DLC this week: Onslaught features four new maps, (Read more…) Read More…

Final two Skylanders: Swap Force figures released

Rubble Rouser and Stink Bomb, the final two Skylanders Swap Force figurines, have been released and can be found at your local Toys R Us store in the US, Kotaku reports. You may already have a shoebox full of Swap Force characters, but these two characters are of particular interest, (Read more…) Read More…

Onslaught drop date confirmed for Call of Duty: Ghosts

It’s official: Call of Duty Ghosts gets its first DLC, Onslaught, on January 28, True to series form, the due date first cropped up on a GameStop display, but Infinity Ward provided official confirmation last night. There’s no confirmation the date only applies to the game’s Xbox versions, as (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC allegedly dated for January 28

Call of Duty: Ghosts first dose of DLC, Onslaught, will be available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners on January 28, according to a photo Twitter user SeriousSix2010 claims to have taken at their local GameStop. The display notes that Onslaught will reach Xbox users first, which would align (Read more…) Read More…

The Call of Duty Championship comes back to California in March

The top Call of Duty teams in the world will gather in Los Angeles on March 28 to battle in this year’s Call of Duty Championship. The tournament, sponsored by Xbox, has a $1 million prize pool and is centered around this year’s game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. The top (Read more…) Read More…

Activision pulls several Marvel games from Steam, XBL, PSN

Activision began the new year by removing several Marvel-licensed games from digital storefronts, including the six-months-young Deadpool. The departed Marvel assortment includes Spider-Man games Edge of Time, Shattered Dimensions, Friend or Foe, and Web of Shadows, as well as X-Men entries Destiny, Origins: Wolverine, (Read more…) Read More…

Final Xbox daily deal of the year discounts Call of Duty: Ghosts

With 2013 drawing to a close, it’s time for one last Xbox 360 daily deal: A promotion that cuts between 25 and 40 percent from the price of Call of Duty: Ghosts, depending on your location. Here’s how it works: Pay a visit the Xbox Live Marketplace’s Games On (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts update adds new ‘Heavy Duty’ mode

Call of Duty: Ghosts has issued a new update across all platforms. The update, which adds a new Heavy Duty game mode, is available right now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC. Heavy Duty is a new multiplayer playlist where each soldier spawns with additional health. On (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer is a season pass sample platter

Activision has passed along some intel on the four DLC packs guaranteed by the Call of Duty: Ghosts season pass: Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis. Hey, that spells Odin! Can we get a Thor skin?Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer is a season pass sample platter originally appeared on Joystiq (Read more…) Read More…

15 reasons why Destiny will blow your mind

It feels like we have been waiting forever for Bungie’s Destiny, but with the release date now out in the wild ( September 9 2014, if you haven’t been paying attention). We thought now would be a great time to take a closer look at the upcoming MMO-FPS hybrid, and (Read more…) Read More…

GTA5, CoD: Ghosts rank as Raptr’s most-played games of 2013

Stat-tracking gaming community Raptr has released its list of the most-played games of 2013, revealing that site members sunk more hours into the Xbox 360 version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 in its first month of release than any other individual game released this year. While GTA5 ranked (Read more…) Read More…

GTA5, CoD: Ghosts rank as Raptr’s most-played games of 2013

Stat-tracking gaming community Raptr has released its list of the most-played games of 2013, revealing that site members sunk more hours into the Xbox 360 version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 in its first month of release than any other individual game released this year. While GTA5 ranked (Read more…) Read More…