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News: Call of Duty Creative Strategist Robert Bowling Exits Activision

Call of Duty Creative Strategist Robert Bowling Exits Activision

Four zero two

Robert Bowling has announced that he has resigned from his current position as creative strategist of Call of Duty. The hype-man – who has become the face of the biggest gaming brand in the world over the past few years – announced his departure on Twitter overnight. He said: Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist...

News: New Battleship Trailer Goes Behind the Scenes

New Battleship Trailer Goes Behind the Scenes

Two games in one

If you thought making a movie based on a board game was weird, then spend a moment to consider the thoughts of those responsible for the video game tie-in. To their credit, the employees of Double Helix Games come across as genuinely passionate in this behind the scenes video for Battleship. And, to be fair, the game’s concept...

News: Move Support Confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man

Move Support Confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man

Moving through Manhattan

Activision’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in will feature full PlayStation Move compatibility, developer Beenox has confirmed. Our friends over at iWaggle3D got suspicious when a boxart for the game uploaded to Amazon included a “PlayStation Move Compatible” bubble. This prompted Jonathon Grendon, PR...

News: Activision Dates New Modern Warfare 3 Content for PS3

Activision Dates New Modern Warfare 3 Content for PS3

Paving the path to prestige

There are physics degrees that are easier to understand than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s DLC release schedule. Activision’s somehow managed to lock the DLC behind so many exclusivity windows that we’ve given up trying to understand it all. First there’s the XBOX 360 window, then there’s the Call of Duty...

News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Heads Back to School

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Heads Back to School

Nothing to do with that Deftones song

Activision’s released a handful of new screenshots for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. The shots show a number of favourite levels from the original PlayStation Tony Hawk titles, including our personal favourite, the School. We’ve been craving some old-school Tony Hawk action for years, so we...

News: Stan Lee to Feature in The Amazing Spider-Man

Stan Lee to Feature in The Amazing Spider-Man

Playable pensioner

89-year-old comic book god Stan Lee is to cameo as a playable character in Beenox’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in. The Spider-Man creator confirmed the news himself during an awkward interview with Addict of Fiction at the London Super Comic Convention. Exactly how Lee will be integrated remains to be seen, but...

News: Retailer Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for November Release

Retailer Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for November Release

Drip drop

Spanish retailer Fnac has attached a November release date to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – despite it not being formally announced by publisher Activision yet. This is the second European retailer to acknowledge the game, with Amazon’s French division causing a similar furore earlier in the year. Activision still hasn't commented on the...

News: Call of Duty Gunning for PlayStation Vita This Year

Call of Duty Gunning for PlayStation Vita This Year

Game changer

Love it or hate it, Call of Duty is the biggest gaming brand in the world right now. So naturally all eyes are on Activision’s already announced entry in the FPS blockbuster series for PS Vita. But when can we expect to get our hands on the title? “In the autumn,” according to Sony’s senior vice president of brand marketing, Guy...

Rumour: Black Ops 2 Listing Uncovered on Amazon

Black Ops 2 Listing Uncovered on Amazon

State the obvious

In a move that will almost certainly surprise no one, a listing for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has supposedly been spotted on Amazon France. Local website, GameBlog.fr, captured a screenshot of the listing before it was swiftly removed, a development which has prompted something of a fallout between the site and Activision’s...

News: Fresh Amazing Spider-Man Footage Swings Online

Fresh Amazing Spider-Man Footage Swings Online

Web slinger

Spider-Man 2 is by far one of our favourite PlayStation 2 games. The open-world action title was phenomenally well polished compared to the production values of most other movie tie-ins, and so we’re hoping that Activision and Beenox’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man reboot can match up to the quality of its licensed predecessor. It...

News: Get a Glimpse of Modern Warfare 3's Overwatch Map

Get a Glimpse of Modern Warfare 3's Overwatch Map

Taking it to the rooftop

Skip past this trailer’s lousy attempt at humour and you’ll be rewarded with a first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s latest DLC map. Dubbed Overwatch, the stage takes place in a construction site atop a New York skyscraper – which even the cynics have to admit sounds pretty neat. We’d love to give you a...

News: Activision Announces Battleship Movie Tie-in

Activision Announces Battleship Movie Tie-in

You sunk my Battleship

It’s news to us, but apparently Milton Bradley’s classic guessing game, Battleship, is to be transformed into a blockbuster movie. Weird, right? Unsurprisingly, Activision has a video game tie-in planned. Silent Hill: Homecoming developer, Double Helix, has been dumped on development duties, and is promising to combine aspects of the board game with first-person shooter..

News: Skylanders Giants Features Giant Skylanders

Skylanders Giants Features Giant Skylanders

Pure and simple

After the enormous success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure last year, it's no surprise Activision is preparing more outings. The publisher just revealed Skylanders Giants today, and while it's compatible with all the toys from its predecessor it has a few tricks up its sleeve. For starters, the toys aren't just giant in name only:...

News: First Modern Warfare 3 Maps Hit PS3 This Month

First Modern Warfare 3 Maps Hit PS3 This Month

Bang for your buck

Microsoft’s irritating exclusivity period is over, and Activision’s taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that Call Of Duty: Elite subscribers will get their first taste of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC before the month is out. As previously announced, the DLC will bundle two multiplayer maps named Liberation and...

News: Activision Lifts The Lid On Prototype 2's RADNET Edition

Activision Lifts The Lid On Prototype 2's RADNET Edition

RADNET is not some alternative version of the Internet that includes pleasant people

Instead it's the name of Prototype 2's limited edition first run, which includes a bunch of extra content for early adopters. Pre-order the title and you'll scoop up exclusive access to RADNET, which in turn rewards you with 55 pieces of additional content. If it...

News: First The Amazing Spider-Man Screenshot Uncovers Open-World

First The Amazing Spider-Man Screenshot Uncovers Open-World

Beenox doesn't have the best track-record with Spider-Man games since taking over the franchise a couple of years ago

But there's a real sense that it's had most of its attention on the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in. For many, Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 2 was a watershed moment. The great open-world setting jived well with...

News: Activision Outlines Remaining Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content

Activision Outlines Remaining Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content

We always used to scoff at people that play nothing other than Call Of Duty all year, but with Activision's new DLC plans, the American publisher is making a legitimate case for sticking to the competitive shooter exclusively in 2012

Earlier in the month, Activision outlined plans to release 20 DLC packs in 2012. It has now revealed the full rundown of what players can expect, namely: ten new maps,..

News: There's Probably Going To Be Another Skylanders Game

There's Probably Going To Be Another Skylanders Game

Uh-oh, watch out Jeff Gerstmann -- it appears there's more Skylanders on the way

Online super sleuth, Fusible, has uncovered a batch of website domains, each pertaining to a product named 'Skylanders Giants'. While the domains weren't registered by publisher Activision themselves, they were handled by a company named MarkMonitor — a group which Fusible notes has dealt with the American publisher..

News: Oh Hey, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Looks Just Like... Tony Hawk's Pro Skater In HD

Oh Hey, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Looks Just Like... Tony Hawk's Pro Skater In HD

We can't understand why it's taken Activision so long to put out a high-definition remake of the old Tony Hawk games, but we're sure as heck not going to complain about it now it's here

We're totally ready to get back to racking up some outrageous combos, and subsequently can't wait to get our hands on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. And the best thing about it? The game looks exactly like it should..