Game News & Features
Call of Duty PR rep caught syphoning thousands from Activision
NEWS (Posted on: 04/24/2013)
Maintaining good public relations with gamers tends to be one of the biggest challenges faced by many large publishers and developers in today's gaming landscape. Justifying shareholder-driven decisions... [more+]
Obama calls for more research into violent video games
NEWS (Posted on: 01/16/2013)
Today, President Barack Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pursue further research into the connection between "video games, media images and real-world violence."
Report: Call of Duty: Black Ops II's first-year sales could be down 15% from previous years
NEWS (Posted on: 11/29/2012)
Yesterday, I ran a piece in which Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick expressed doubts about the annual nature of the COD franchise, stating that fans could very well become "tired" of... [more+]
Favela map for COD: MW2 and MW3 temporarily taken down due to potentially offensive content to Muslim gamers
NEWS (Posted on: 10/08/2012)
This weekend, players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 discovered that Favela, one of the most popular maps in the franchise, had vanished. While there was initial confusion as... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Collection 3: Chaos Pack DLC now on Xbox LIVE; new trailer shows off the goods
NEWS (Posted on: 08/09/2012)
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 3: Chaos Pack is now available on Xbox LIVE. To mark the occassion, Activision and Infinity Ward have released a brand new trailer, which we've posted... [more+]
Analysts raise concerns that the Call of Duty franchise may have peaked
NEWS (Posted on: 08/06/2012)
Following Activision Blizzard's second quarter earning's report, Ben Schachter of Macquarie Securities said something that many people have probably been thinking for a while: "we have significant... [more+]
Activision reveals the final dates for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 season of content
NEWS (Posted on: 08/02/2012)
Enjoying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Season of Content? If so, it may sadden you to hear that it will be ending next month, as well as that there will only be two more Content Collections released.... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 July ELITE content revealed for Xbox 360 and PS3
NEWS (Posted on: 07/13/2012)
Activision has revealed the July content line up for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for both Xbox 360 and PS3 ELITE subscribers along with four new COD: MW3 screenshots.
Xbox 360 ELITE members will... [more+]
Xbox LIVE is down; Microsoft investigating problem
NEWS (Posted on: 07/06/2012)
According to a tweet from Xbox Support, as well as the status page on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE is currently down. Those Xbox users trying to sign into their LIVE account either with their 360 or through... [more+]
Court filings uncover 'Project Icebreaker', Activision's systematic approach to finding dirt on Infinity Ward's West and Zampella
NEWS (Posted on: 05/17/2012)
The legal affair between Activision and Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward just got uglier.
According to Giant Bomb, court filings are saying that the publisher inaugurated an initiative known as... [more+]
Activision pays Infinity Ward Employee Group $42 million ahead of formal trial
NEWS (Posted on: 05/15/2012)
After reviewing evidence in its upcoming case against its former employees, Activision has given $42 million dollars to a group of former employees from Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward.
The payment,... [more+]
Are Treyarch and Activision bypassing Infinity Ward with Black Ops II's futuristic setting?
NEWS (Posted on: 05/08/2012)
With Activision announcing Call of Duty: Black Ops II last week, its futuristic setting surprised many, in particular Infinity Ward.
Two years ago, a row between Infinity Ward and Activision... [more+]
Former Infinity Ward strategist, Robert Bowling, opens his own studio, Robotoki
NEWS (Posted on: 04/24/2012)
It has recently been discovered that former Infinity Ward Creative Strategist Robert Bowling, who suddenly left the developer back in March, is opening a game development studio. The studio is called... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 community calls for blackout of MW3 on April 20
NEWS (Posted on: 03/30/2012)
Out there, members of the Call of Duty community are beginning to take action. Out there, a movement is beginning to build. This movement is called MW3 Blackout (#MW3BlackOut and @MW3BlackOut on Twitter),... [more+]
Robert Bowling resigns from position as Creative Strategist for Call of Duty; leaves Infinity Ward and Activision
NEWS (Posted on: 03/26/2012)
Unbelievably, Robert Bowling (aka FourZeroTwo) has resigned as Creative Strategist for Call of Duty.
Just minutes ago, Robert Bowling confirmed via Twitter that he will be leaving Infinity Ward... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content drop 3 'Overwatch' screenshots
NEWS (Posted on: 02/21/2012)
Activision just released three new screenshots for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's content drop 3, 'Overwatch'. The new DLC is available now for download for all Premium Members on Xbox... [more+]
Why We Don't Need a New COD: Modern Warfare Game
FEATURE (Posted on: 02/21/2012)
Pause. Before you fly down to the comments section, hear me out. I'm not saying that the Modern Warfare series should meet its end. I'm simply here to question whether or not a new game is necessary... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 supposedly outed through Amazon.fr listing
NEWS (Posted on: 02/17/2012)
Evidently, GameBlog.fr has been blacklisted by Activision for publishing this news and not removing it when asked to do so. If true, this is obviously a very risky (not to mention unethical)... [more+]
Skyrim takes home 5 awards at the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards
NEWS (Posted on: 02/10/2012)
Good heavens, Skyrim keeps on winning awards, does it not?
Last night, the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards took place in Las Vegas. For… um… 15 years, the event has recognized... [more+]
Next COD: MW3 Content Drop for ELITE subscribers on Xbox LIVE dated and detailed
NEWS (Posted on: 02/07/2012)
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If you're a Call of Duty ELITE subscriber and play on Xbox LIVE, you'll be happy to know that the February Content Drop for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Content Season... [more+]
Activision releases the COD: MW3 content calendar; maps, modes, and missions incoming
NEWS (Posted on: 01/25/2012)
When Activision and Infinity Ward finally released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in November, they promised they'd be providing a lot more DLC than they did with their previous titles. Looks... [more+]
15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards finalists announced by AIAS
NEWS (Posted on: 01/13/2012)
The 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards are coming up, and AIAS has just released a list of this year's finalists. All the games you'd expect are on there, arranged into over 20 categories,... [more+]
Activision confirms huge, nine month DLC schedule for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
NEWS (Posted on: 01/10/2012)
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Activision is leading its mega-hit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into 2012 in style. Today, the company unveiled the 'Modern Warfare 3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite'... [more+]
Activision picks up Black Ops 2 domain, while COD ELITE apps for iOS and Android have been dated
NEWS (Posted on: 01/09/2012)
Two bits of news-related goodies for you Call of Duty fans out there.
First up, it has been reported by Fusible that Activision has purchased the domain name blackops2.com, implying that a... [more+]
GameFly reveals its Top 10 most rented / requested games of 2011 listings
NEWS (Posted on: 01/05/2012)
Earlier today, GameFly, the leading online video game rental service, revealed its annual listing of the top games of the year. The charts reflect the requests made by members based on their GameQs,... [more+]
Activision Publishing CEO looks to bring "constant, incremental playable content" to Call of Duty
NEWS (Posted on: 01/05/2012)
Fans of shooters the world over flocked to stores to purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on release day. It moved 6.5 million copies at launch alone. To date, millions of people are logging countless... [more+]
The most pirated games of 2011; Crysis 2 tops all comers
NEWS (Posted on: 01/04/2012)
2011 was a big year for games, and it was consequently a big year for software piracy. Let's have a look at the games everybody wanted to steal. Statistics are provided via TorrentFreak.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC season starts this January
NEWS (Posted on: 12/21/2011)
Activision and Infinity Ward confirmed that the first wave of DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is set for its debut on Xbox LIVE on January 24th. The PC and PS3 versions won't get the intitial... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 makes a billion dollars in just 16 days
NEWS (Posted on: 12/12/2011)
Egad, that is fast.
16 days... that's just a slight bit over two weeks. And you know what's so impressive about that figure? It's that, according to the announcement made by Activision... [more+]
Spike TV's VGA Awards 2011: Highlights, Thoughts, and Videos
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/12/2011)
Another year, another VGAs. As you may have expected, awards were given out, games were acknowledged, and premieres were had. All-in-all, the show went off without a hitch (unless Zachery Levi saying... [more+]
Machinima hosting the 2011 Inside Gaming Awards live on December 9th; complete nominees list inside
NEWS (Posted on: 11/29/2011)
Machinima will be hosting the 2011 Inside Gaming Awards live via the Machinima YouTube Channel on December 9, 2011.
An official start time was not given, but the coverage will commence early... [more+]
New trailer reminds us that Call of Duty ELITE helps gamers 'Play Together Better'
NEWS (Posted on: 11/28/2011)
Despite the shakey start, Call of Duty ELITE already has millions of subscribers looking to take advantage of the service to be part of the hardcore COD community.
In addition to streaming digital... [more+]
Featured Trailer: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3... LEGO style
FEATURE (Posted on: 11/25/2011)
What happens when you mix the greatest toy series of all times with possibly the biggest video game shooter experience of all times? This happens... Take a look at this awesome stop motion LEGO trai... [more+]
Lautering Bytes Podcast - Ep. 23: Uncharted, Modern Warfare 3, and Pies
FEATURE (Posted on: 11/17/2011)
Lautering Bytes Podcast feed:
November 17, 2011 (58.35 MB)Duration: 63:41 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZEp. 23: Uncharted, Modern Warfare 3, and Pies... [more+]
COD: MW3 sells through 6.5 million copies in NA and UK in first 24 hours
NEWS (Posted on: 11/11/2011)
Good heavens, this is almost obscene.
This morning, Activision announced its sales figures for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and the numbers, to put it mildly, are only a few hundred short... [more+]
Activision confirms development of next Call of Duty
NEWS (Posted on: 11/09/2011)
There’s a new Call of Duty coming next year... but you probably figured that out already.
Yesterday, in a quarterly financial statement, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick stated, "As we focus... [more+]
Staggering COD ELITE demand causing widespread registration issues
NEWS (Posted on: 11/08/2011)
It looks like EA and DICE aren’t the only ones floored by the success of their latest release. Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released today, and it didn’t... [more+]
COD: Modern Warfare 3 launch events heat up; watch the streaming video
NEWS (Posted on: 11/07/2011)
We're just a few hours away from the midnight launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the east coast of the United States. Of course, a game this big doesn't have the luxury of a staggered... [more+]
Activision announces and details 'Friday Night Fights' for COD ELITE
NEWS (Posted on: 11/04/2011)
Hinted at during COD XP 2011, Activision has officially confirmed and detailed the 'Friday Night Fights' entertainment program for Call of Duty ELITE's ELITE TV – "an original... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Facebook & ELITE integration explained
NEWS (Posted on: 11/03/2011)
Activision released yet another video describing the ins and outs of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
This time, the developers at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games discuss how COD: MW3 will integrate... [more+]
New COD: Modern Warfare 3 Video - Modes & Match Customization
NEWS (Posted on: 11/01/2011)
We have a behind-the-scenes trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which goes in-depth into the new modes and match customization features you can expect from COD: MW3.
The Kill Confirmed and... [more+]
New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer features weapon proficiencies
NEWS (Posted on: 10/27/2011)
Activision just shared with us a behind-the-scenes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer which explains the new weapon proficiencies features, as well as reveals a few new weapons and equipment.
Latest COD ELITE video shows you how to 'improve' your game
NEWS (Posted on: 10/25/2011)
Activision just released a behind-the-scenes video for COD ELITE that sits down with Beachhead and shows you how you can improve at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer through the new "Improve"... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 BTS video explains Strike Packages
NEWS (Posted on: 10/20/2011)
Activision, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games have just released a behind-the-scenes video of the brand new Strike Packages system being implemented in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
This is... [more+]
EA Battlefield 3 review questionnaire is a PR nightmare
NEWS (Posted on: 10/18/2011)
EA was doing so well – the last thing they needed was another PR nightmare.
According to the Norwegian press (as reported by Gameranx), EA has been distributing a reviewer questionnaire... [more+]
New trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 entitled Redemption
NEWS (Posted on: 10/07/2011)
Activision just released a new trailer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 entitled Redemption.
In this 1:30 sizzle trailer, we're taken around the world in a tour de force that helps hit home... [more+]
Treyarch developing 2012 Call of Duty for 'a new console'
NEWS (Posted on: 10/05/2011)
Treyarch, the Activision developer of titles such as Call of Duty: World at War and Black Ops, is currently in search of a Senior Platform Engineer to bring their next iteration of Call of Duty to "a... [more+]
Modern Warfare 3 achievements list; 16-chapter campaign coming?
NEWS (Posted on: 09/26/2011)
Xbox360Achievements.org has compiled a list of Xbox 360 Achievements for Activsion's upcoming FPS, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
If you'd like to take a look at the complete list (including... [more+]
Court date set for Activision vs. West and Zampella lawsuit
NEWS (Posted on: 09/12/2011)
The Call of Duty franchise is an absolute juggernaut that truly came to prominence under the direction of Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. Unfortunately, as has been widely documented... [more+]
COD XP 2011 Impressions and Pics: The Ultimate Call of Duty XPerience
FEATURE (Posted on: 09/08/2011)
I'll admit I wasn't a real Call of Duty devotee before, although I have certainly enjoyed some of the past titles in the series. So, I was excited when I learned I'd have the opportunity... [more+]
Activision reveals Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition price
NEWS (Posted on: 09/05/2011)
Unlike previous Hardened Edition bundles for the Call of Duty series which cost $79.99, Modern Warfare 3 will up the ante to $99.99.
Sure, Activision is always looking to up the average expenditure... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer World Premiere trailer
NEWS (Posted on: 09/02/2011)
The Call of Duty XP keynote starts this morning at 11:30 AM Pacific. You can view a live feed of the event here. While you wait, why not check out the Multiplayer World Premiere trailer for Call... [more+]
Official Call of Duty Elite console & mobile app screenshots from COD XP
NEWS (Posted on: 09/02/2011)
Activision just sent out the latest screenshots for the Call of Duty Elite console and mobile ap. Have a lokk and let us know what you think.
Are you tempted to splurge $50 to call youself "Elite"?... [more+]
Kanye West will close out first Call of Duty XP as headline performer
NEWS (Posted on: 08/24/2011)
Activision announced today that Kanye West will be the headline performer at the first annual Call of Duty XP. West will close out the "full immersion fan experience" on Saturday night,... [more+]
Activision releases COD: Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival video
NEWS (Posted on: 08/09/2011)
Activision just released a first-look trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's all-new Spec Ops Survival mode.
An innovative take on co-op multiplayer such as the Gears of War series'... [more+]
Activision Details the '$1 Million Dollar Tournament' for COD XP
NEWS (Posted on: 08/05/2011)
Today, Activision detailed the tourney structure and qualification process for the upcoming '$1 Million Dollar Tournament' sponsored by Xbox 360 for Call Of Duty XP.
A total of 32, 4-player... [more+]
ModernWarfare3.com Domain Redirects to Battlefield 3?
NEWS (Posted on: 07/12/2011)
It seems entirely implausible, but the domain ModernWarfare3.com redirects Internet surfers to Electronic Arts' upcoming shooter Battlefield 3 rather than Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare... [more+]
Activision Announces Call of Duty XP 2011 Event & $1 Million Tourney
NEWS (Posted on: 06/30/2011)
Activision announced this morning that the first ever Call of Duty XP community event will be held in Los Angeles on September 2 - 3.
The inaugural Call of Duty gamer celebration, held on a 12-acre... [more+]
GameDynamo's Best Games of E3 2011 Awards
FEATURE (Posted on: 06/16/2011)
E3 was, as always, packed-full of promising new titles for both consoles and handheld devices, so it was very tough to come up with the actual winners. Still, it was really fun to think back and remember... [more+]
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Announcements: Halo, Fable, and lots of Kinect
NEWS (Posted on: 06/06/2011)
It’s finally here. Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 (E3 2011) always brings the promise of mind-blowing reveals and glimpses into the future of gaming. This year E3 kicked off with Microsoft’s... [more+]
Call of Duty Web Series Coming Exclusively to COD Elite
NEWS (Posted on: 06/01/2011)
Yesterday, GameDynamo reported on Activision's premium, subscription-based stat-tracking service, Call of Duty Elite, coming to market concomitantly with the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare... [more+]
Call of Duty Elite: Fee-based Online Service Coming this Fall
NEWS (Posted on: 05/31/2011)
We knew it was inevitable. The financial wizards of the gaming world have been predicting it for quite a long time now, and Activision has officially confirmed a subscription-based Call of Duty service... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Announcement Teaser Videos Live
NEWS (Posted on: 05/16/2011)
Last week we reported on the first "leaked" details of Infinity Ward and Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This weekend, Activision launched the first teaser videos and official... [more+]
Lautering Bytes Podcast - Episode 3: L.A. Noire meets L.A. Chili Dogs
FEATURE (Posted on: 05/16/2011)
Lautering Bytes Podcast feed:
May 16, 2011 (49.89 MB)Duration: 54:27 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZEp. 3: L.A. Noire meets... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dated; Story / Multiplayer Details & Art
NEWS (Posted on: 05/13/2011)
UPDATE: Robert Bowling, Community Manager at Infinity Ward, tweeted on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 leak, saying:
"A lot of hype & a lot of leaked info on #MW3, some still accurate,... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Voice Actor Hints at Modern Warfare 3
NEWS (Posted on: 05/02/2011)
In an interview with Andy Goldstein's Sports Bar (via GameSpot), Craig Fairbrass -- voice actor responsible for the portrayal of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's Gaz and Modern Warfare 2's... [more+]
EA Investing $100 MM in Battlefield 3 Marketing; November Launch
NEWS (Posted on: 04/07/2011)
At Ad Age Digital Conference 2011, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello took dead-aim at Activision's Call of Duty franchise, letting the world know that Battlefield 3 will, in fact, release in November... [more+]
Treyarch Hiring for Next Call of Duty
NEWS (Posted on: 03/29/2011)
Naturally, developer Treyarch is already hard at work on the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, as the developer has only a two-year cycle to get the game ready. Today, though, the first... [more+]