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News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

Shove it

Activision’s upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will not be a complete celebration of the classic skateboarding series unless you stump up $5 for additional DLC. The publisher has revealed that around a month after release, an expansion pack will implement selected content from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. It’s unclear what will be...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Returns to Nuketown

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Returns to Nuketown

Not the nicest neighbourhood

Activision has confirmed that an updated version of its popular Nuketown map will be doled out to those that pre-order the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from participating retailers. “Nuketown was a blast to play before," explained Treyarch head Mark Lamia. “We're excited about the re-imagined Nuketown 2025 in...

News: 007 Legends Embarks On Her Majesty's Secret Service

007 Legends Embarks On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Branched off

Activision has confirmed that an adaptation of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service will represent the second playable chunk of Eurocom’s upcoming James Bond love-in 007 Legends. The game will feature five classic missions in total, with Moonraker already confirmed. A sixth mission will tie into the upcoming Skyfall, which is set to...

News: Radical Entertainment Reduced to "Support" Role at Activision

Radical Entertainment Reduced to "Support" Role at Activision

Staff cuts

Radical Entertainment is the latest developer to fall foul to Activision’s high expectations. The developer – which recently released the middling Prototype 2 – has been dropped to a support role after a significant reduction in staff. Activision explained that it had explored “various options for the studio, including a...

News: Nuketown Explodes into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Nuketown Explodes into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Explosive territory

Chances are if you only know the name of one Call of Duty multiplayer map, it’ll be Nuketown. The popular Call of Duty: Black Ops layout has an immense following, and looks set to make a return appearance in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. According to information obtained from a variety of retail sources, the map will...

News: Not Even Treyarch Knows Who's Developing Call of Duty Vita

Not Even Treyarch Knows Who's Developing Call of Duty Vita

In the dark

We still don’t know much about PlayStation Vita spin-off Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified. Other than the brief blurb provided by retail websites last week, the game still remains very much a mystery. It turns out that Treyarch – the developer behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on PS3 – is as much in the dark as we are. When...

News: Latest Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection Deployed on PS3

Latest Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection Deployed on PS3

En route

You need a degree to understand the intricacies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s DLC schedule, but we’ll try to keep things as straightforward as possible: the shooter’s latest Content Collection is now available from the PlayStation Store. The latest deployment bundles a bevy of content, including two Face Off maps, one...

News: Stan Lee Shows His Moves in New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Stan Lee Shows His Moves in New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Geriatric gymnast

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play as Stan Lee in a video game, then you’re about to find out. Activision has released a brand new trailer showcasing the comic book legend swinging through the streets of Manhattan in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. If you want to play as the OAP, you'll need to pre-order...

News: Call of Duty Vita Optimised for Portable Play

Call of Duty Vita Optimised for Portable Play

Portable ops

Despite making an appearance during Sony’s E3 press conference, we still don’t know much about Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita. Thankfully a retail listing posted by US giant Walmart has offered a brief overview of the handheld spin-off. The blurb explains that players can expect to...

News: New The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer Comes Out Swinging

New The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer Comes Out Swinging

Hot shot

It’s been a while since we got a decent web-slinging game, but Beenox’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man looks poised to break that trend. This brand new developer diary offers a fairly brief look at the title, but should be enough to get your blood pumping. The open-world navigation looks absolutely fantastic, and brings back fond...

News: Guitar Hero Developer Neversoft Answers the Call of Duty

Guitar Hero Developer Neversoft Answers the Call of Duty

On board

It seems as though Guitar Hero developer Neversoft has joined the Call of Duty family. An updated splash page on the former Tony Hawk studio’s website notes that it is currently working on the blockbuster first-person franchise. Elsewhere, a handful of job listings confirm that it is indeed developing a “new FPS”. There are...

News: Peter Cullen Returns for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Peter Cullen Returns for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Roll out

Activision has confirmed that Optimus Prime’s long-serving voice actor Peter Cullen will reprise his role for the upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. He’ll be joined by fan favourite Gregg Berger, who’ll once again lend his dulcet tones to the loveably idiotic Grimlock. Established voice actor Fred Tatasciore will attempt to...

News: Angry Birds Is Flying onto Consoles

Angry Birds Is Flying onto Consoles

Pigs beware

If you don’t already own a platform that can play Angry Birds, then you might be excited to learn that the ridiculously popular title is flying onto consoles. According to IGN, a teaser reel running at Activision’s E3 booth shows one of Rovio’s famous characters smashing into the company’s logo. When quizzed about it, a company...

News: Goldfinger's Superman Flies into Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Goldfinger's Superman Flies into Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

"Here I am, doing everything I can..."

Love it or loathe it, the music from the first three Tony Hawk titles defined a generation. We have fond memories of holding a cassette recorder next to our TV’s speakers in order to capture some of the game’s classic tunes. Sadly, licensed music is a sticky subject, especially when you’re talking about...

News: Learn About the Origins of the Dinobots in Fall of Cybertron

Learn About the Origins of the Dinobots in Fall of Cybertron

"Me Grimlock bash brains!"

How did the Dinobots get onto Cybertron? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves ever since the announcement of High Moon’s upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It turns out not even brand overlord Hasbro has a canon origins story for the Dinobots – so High Moon decided to create one. In a nut-shell, the...

News: Men in Black: Alien Crisis Invades PS3 This Week

Men in Black: Alien Crisis Invades PS3 This Week

Galaxy defenders

Those of you excited by the prospect of a third Men in Black movie might have a passing interest in Men in Black: Alien Crisis. The Activision-published PS3 spin-off puts you in the shoes of a new recruit in the MIB organisation and allows you to “live through an amazing story packed full of action”. The game features full...