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+]
Region switching streamlined on Xbox LIVE; voice chat to be replaced with Skype
NEWS (Posted on: 01/16/2013)
Some big changes today centered on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE service. First and foremost, LIVE now offers additional support for region switching via a new account migration page on the Xbox LIVE website.... [more+]
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpasses Call of Duty: Black Ops to take #2 spot on LIVE activity
NEWS (Posted on: 05/25/2012)
If you weren't gazing at headlines around the Gamersphere about two weeks back, you may have missed the article, written by yours truly (I'm not gloating, honestly), about how the recently-released... [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+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed early
NEWS (Posted on: 05/01/2012)
Tonight, during the NBA Playoffs on TNT, Activision is set to reveal the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise. Of course, as is so often the case with worldwide releases of massive games, the... [more+]
Next Call of Duty reveal coming May 1; further proof that it's Black Ops 2 uncovered
NEWS (Posted on: 04/23/2012)
Activision currently has a countdown timer up on CallOfDuty.com teasing the May 1 world reveal for the next Call of Duty. During the NBA Playoffs, the world premier trailer / advert will be unveiled.
Games & Memes Comics: Kids Playing Online Shooters
SPECIAL (Posted on: 03/06/2012)
#1 - April 4, 2011 - "Kids Playing Online Shooters"
More Games & Memes Comics »
Spanish media retailer lists Call of Duty: Black Ops 2; confirms November 2012 release
NEWS (Posted on: 03/01/2012)
While Activision has yet to confirm the existence of a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, evidence has been popping up, such as Activision buying the domain name blackops2.com and the game being listed... [more+]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #1 hits Xbox LIVE on March 20
NEWS (Posted on: 02/29/2012)
Activision just announced that the first bundle of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC will be made available for purchase to non-COD Elite subscribers on Xbox 360 on March 20, 2012.
Click to Enlarge
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+]
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+]
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+]
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+]
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+]
New COD: Black Ops Rezurrection video Zombie Lab Phase 2
NEWS (Posted on: 09/17/2011)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection DLC has been a resounding success for Zombies-loving COD players.
To get us back in the undead dispatching mood, and to remind the uninitiated of the quality... [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+]
Comprehensive look at Call of Duty XP Keynote highlights & revelations
FEATURE (Posted on: 09/02/2011)
By now you all know that COD XP -- the Call of Duty fan-fest -- is currently underway in Los Angeles. Amid the pomp, hype, paintball, gaming, and $1 million tournament, a handful of important details... [more+]
Big Call of Duty digital download sale on now through Xbox LIVE and PSN
NEWS (Posted on: 09/01/2011)
In celebration of the first annual Call of Duty XP going on this weekend in Los Angeles, Activision has slashed prices on virtually all older downloadable content for the Call of Duty franchise.
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+]
COD Black Ops Rezurrection DLC launches today; New screenshots
NEWS (Posted on: 08/23/2011)
Today, Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection DLC launches first on Microsoft's Xbox 360.
In addition to the new Moon map, which takes players to a low-gravity Zombies playground,... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection behind-the-scenes preview video
NEWS (Posted on: 08/11/2011)
Activision and Treyarch released a behind-the-scenes preview of the upcoming Rezurrection DLC add-on, which sees 4 classic Zombies maps (Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa, and Der Riese) get... [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+]
Activision Rezurrects an All-Zombies DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops
NEWS (Posted on: 08/03/2011)
Activision announced Wednesday afternoon that Call of Duty: Black Ops is getting set for yet another dose of DLC. This time, players will be able to get their hands on an all-Zombies add-on.
Called Rezurrection,... [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+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation DLC Release Date and Details
NEWS (Posted on: 06/16/2011)
Activision and Treyarch announced this morning via a developer preview trailer that the third DLC installment, Annihilation, for Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to hit Xbox LIVE first on June 28, 2011.
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+]
Activision's Kotick Expects Console Price Cuts & Shift to Online Focus
NEWS (Posted on: 05/10/2011)
In an interview with Financial Times tech blogger Chris Nuttall, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said that he expects console price drops soon and that digital delivery and online experiences, rather than... [more+]
Star-Studded Cast for COD: Black Ops - Escalation Call of the Dead
NEWS (Posted on: 04/26/2011)
Activision and Treyarch have pulled out all the stops for their Escalation DLC expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
In addition to new multiplayer maps, players will also get an update to the... [more+]
Trailer and Screenshots for Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation DLC
NEWS (Posted on: 04/19/2011)
Activision sent along a new trailer and screenshots for Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation -- the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The trailer, embedded below, takes... [more+]
'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Map Pack 2 Details Leaked
NEWS (Posted on: 04/05/2011)
The Australian branch of international video game retail outlet GAME has released a flyer (featured below) for Call of Duty: Black Ops' Map Pack 2 DLC.
Called Escalation, this second multiplayer... [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+]
Analyst Michael Pachter Sounds off on Nintendo, Battlefield 3, & More!
NEWS (Posted on: 03/23/2011)
Renowned gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities made a bunch of intriguing statements in an interview with Industry Gamers' James Brightman.
The one-page interview is short,... [more+]
GDC 2011: And the Winner is... Game Developers Choice Awards
NEWS (Posted on: 03/03/2011)
Last night, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, the Game Developers Choice Awards were handed out to gaming's best of the best.
The Game Developers Choice Awards recognize "creativity,... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Demo Finally Ready for Download
NEWS (Posted on: 03/02/2011)
For the three of you that haven't picked up Call of Duty: Black Ops yet, Treyarch and Activision announced today that you can try before you buy by downloading the belated single-player demo to your... [more+]
Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm Knock Down Black Ops in the UK
NEWS (Posted on: 02/28/2011)
It was a matter of time, and Call of Duty: Black Ops has finally lost the #1 spot as best video game seller in the UK.
According to the charts, Killzone 3 has managed to climb up... [more+]
7 Games that’ll Piss off Your Girlfriend this Valentine’s Day
FEATURE (Posted on: 02/14/2011)
We’re gamers, so there’s a good chance a significant other isn’t even in the picture. However, if you’ve hobbled yourself with a ball and chain, we’ve compiled a list of... [more+]
True Crime, Guitar Hero, and DJ Hero Canned; New Call of Duty Studio
NEWS (Posted on: 02/09/2011)
Activision made some pretty startling announcements today during an investor call, which have sparked industry-wide reactions.
First, in light of weak music game sales, Activision has decided to... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets First Double XP Weekend
NEWS (Posted on: 02/04/2011)
Calling all noobs and those looking to beef up their prestige levels! Activision and Treyarch announced today that this weekend players of Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer will get double the XP.
Bulletstorm Devs Parody Call of Duty with Latest Trailer & Web Game
NEWS (Posted on: 02/02/2011)
People Can Fly and Epic Games have released yet another comical trailer for their upcoming, low-brow FPS romp, Bulletstorm.
This time, the developers have gone ahead and taken a couple of lighthearted... [more+]
Treyarch Releases Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer Stats
NEWS (Posted on: 02/01/2011)
Today, Treyarch and Activision passed along multiplayer statistical information to us in the form of an "infographic" for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The figures featured below include meaningful... [more+]
Sony NGP Spec List and Feature Set
NEWS (Posted on: 01/27/2011)
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has revealed the specification and features list for the PSP successor, NGP. It's got some serious gaming chops... it makes us giddy just thinking about it.
Parallels Drawn Between COD: Modern Warfare 2 and Domodedovo
NEWS (Posted on: 01/25/2011)
The horrific terrorist attack which killed 35 civilians at Russia's busiest airport, Moscow Domodedovo, on January 24 is now being linked to the controversial "No Russian" gameplay segment... [more+]
Activision Calling in Extra Guns for Modern Warfare 3
NEWS (Posted on: 01/20/2011)
Apparently, Infinity Ward isn't able to handle all of the development duties for the gaming industry's worst-kept secret, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
According to an LA Times report that... [more+]
'First Strike' DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops Dated; Trailer Inside!
NEWS (Posted on: 01/17/2011)
Activision and Treyarch have announced the release date for the first DLC offering for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
- The Kowloon map presents tight urban warfare -
Called 'First Strike', the... [more+]
Rumor: Infinity Ward Creating Modern Warfare Prequel
NEWS (Posted on: 01/05/2011)
The gaming rumor mill keeps turning, with the latest speculation centered on Infinity Ward's next project.
According to Xbox 360 fan site, ThisIsXbox.com, citing an unnamed source, the heralded... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales Worldwide
NEWS (Posted on: 12/21/2010)
Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops crossed the $1 billion USD sales mark worldwide since its November launch. This figure was derived from internal sales estimates, which can, in... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC Dated and Detailed for Xbox LIVE
NEWS (Posted on: 12/20/2010)
Dan Bunting, Director of Online at Treyarch, announced on the Major Nelson podcast that Call of Duty: Black Ops will receive its first DLC offering on February 1, 2011.
Called 'First Strike',... [more+]
Shoddy Port Comic #3
SPECIAL (Posted on: 12/14/2010)
Gamers weren't the only ones upset by the 2010 VGAs' "Best Character of the Year Award".
#3 - December 14, 2010... [more+]
VGA 2010 Reveals: The Hot, the Not, and What We Thought
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/11/2010)
Spike TV’s 2010 Video Game Awards are done and dusted. In case you’ve missed them or just want some recap, we’ve decided to highlight the most important moments as well as give you... [more+]
Top 10 2010 Shooters
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/02/2010)
With New Year’s just around the corner, it’s time for us not only to prepare our resolutions, but our Top 10 lists for the year 2010 as well. What a great way to start the countdown... [more+]
Call of Duty Multiplayer to Remain Free Forever
NEWS (Posted on: 11/24/2010)
In an interview with IndustryGamers, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told the gaming news outlet that Activision will not seek to monetize the multiplayer side of Call of Duty, as has been rumored... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Sets Entertainment Launch Record
NEWS (Posted on: 11/18/2010)
Activision and Treyarch announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops has obliterated the "theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars"... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Breaks One-Day Sales Record
NEWS (Posted on: 11/11/2010)
Activision announced today that Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops has become "the biggest entertainment launch ever with an estimated sell-through of approximately $360 million in North America... [more+]
Terminal Cheats, Codes, and Bonuses List for Call of Duty: Black Ops
FEATURE (Posted on: 11/11/2010)
For your convenience, we've gone ahead and compiled a list of codes for the secret terminal in Call of Duty: Black Ops. By using the following tricks, you'll get acces to a bunch of cool goodies... [more+]
Call of Duty Space Warfare Rumors Resurface
NEWS (Posted on: 11/09/2010)
Ever since Activision began registering domain names (May 2010) such as callofdutyfuturewarfare.com, spacewarfare.com, secretwarfare.com, advancedwarfare.com, and sequel-appropriate variations, the gaming... [more+]
Secret Call of Duty: Black Ops Games and Modes Uncovered
NEWS (Posted on: 11/09/2010)
Update: We've compiled a list of the codes you can use on the COD: Black Ops terminal and the Trophies / Achievements you can get in our special "Terminal Cheats, Codes, and Bonuses List for... [more+]
Top Ten Reasons to Play Call of Duty: Black Ops
FEATURE (Posted on: 11/08/2010)
Treyarch's and Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops arrives tomorrow, and here are the top ten reasons why you need to be playing it!
1) All New Setting: For a while, first-person shooters... [more+]
Mystery Call of Duty Title Confirmed for 2011
NEWS (Posted on: 11/05/2010)
Yesterday, Activision and Blizzard made a quarterly investor call which brought out several interesting facts and guidance for the next four fiscal quarters.
Chief among those details was the revelation,... [more+]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Goes 3D
NEWS (Posted on: 10/05/2010)
Activision and Treyarch announced today, via the official Call of Duty website, that Call of Duty: Black Ops will support stereoscopic 3D for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
“Development of... [more+]
Treyarch Brings Zombies to Black Ops; 'Der Riese' Coming to iTunes
NEWS (Posted on: 09/29/2010)
The Zombie cooperative game mode in World at War was such a hit, fans in the Call of Duty community have been clamoring for its return in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Today, Treyarch's Studio Head,... [more+]