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News: Prototype Comic Series Gets Digital Release Next Month

Prototype Comic Series Gets Digital Release Next Month

Activision knows you keep forgetting about the release of Prototype 2, so it's announced a partnership with comic book label, Dark Horse, to keep the title at the forefront of your mind

The tag-team will see a slew of Prototype themed comics published bi-weekly on Dark Horse's digital store. The first issue — due out on February 15th — will catch up with original Prototype protagonist, Alex..

News: Activision Snags Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Website Domain

Activision Snags Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Website Domain

Mega-publisher Activision may simply be keeping its options open by snatching the website domain for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, but we think it's pretty safe to assume that the powerhouse is eyeing a sequel to Treyarch's 2010 cold-war adventure

Activision had previously registered domains through to BlackOps6.com, but had come unstuck with the Black Ops 2 domain until now. Originally registered..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 To Score 20 DLC Updates Over Next Nine Months

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 To Score 20 DLC Updates Over Next Nine Months

It's true that Activision manages to break sales records with each new release of Call Of Duty, but the profits don't end there

The American publisher's consistently posted remarkable DLC sales, and, perhaps as a reflection of that, its post release strategy is set to go into overdrive with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The publisher's announced that 20 DLC updates will be offered for the popular..

News: GameStop's Prototype 2 Pre-Order Bonus Is Called, Erm, 'Butt Kicker'

GameStop's Prototype 2 Pre-Order Bonus Is Called, Erm, 'Butt Kicker'

It's hard to believe that a group of executives at Prototype 2 developer, Radical Entertainment, signed off on the game's exclusive GameStop pre-order bonus

Entitled the embarrassingly lame "Butt Kicker", the power upgrade is actually a modified version of the game's explosive human javelin Bio-Bomb ability — allowing you to, ahem, kick foes in the butt really, really hard. It sounds..

News: Shocker: Activision To Accompany New James Bond Movie With Video Game

Shocker: Activision To Accompany New James Bond Movie With Video Game

We're suckers for James Bond games -- real suckers

How many people do you know that have the platinum trophy in Quantum Of Solace? Yeah, erm, we do. So obviously, we're more than a little excited to learn that the latest issue of movie magazine, Empire, has hinted at the release of a new 007 title to tie-in with the upcoming flick, Skyfall. It's not the first time that we've heard whispers about a..

News: Infinity Ward Lifts The Lid On First Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC Pack

Infinity Ward Lifts The Lid On First Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC Pack

Speaking on the Call Of Duty: Elite exclusive show, "Roll Call", Infinity Ward community strategist Robert Bowling has announced the first DLC pack for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Due to Microsoft's claw-like grip on the franchise's DLC, we can't give you an exact date for the content's release on PlayStation 3, but we can confirm that it'll drop at some point after January 24th — the DLC's..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gets New Multiplayer Playlists, Bug Fixes

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gets New Multiplayer Playlists, Bug Fixes

Anybody would think it's the season of goodwill or something

Activision's announced a bunch of updates for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, all set to launch ahead of the Holidays. First up is the inclusion of a brand new multiplayer mode found under the Community Playlists heading. Dubbed "Drop Zone", the mode unsurprisingly sees teams working together to capture and hold a... drop zone..

News: Infinity Ward Issues 5,000 Day Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bans

Infinity Ward Issues 5,000 Day Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bans

Ready your excuses, because Infinity Ward is starting to get heavy with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bans

Those engaging in improper behaviour will be issued with a 5,000 day ban from the multiplayer shooter. That's just under 14 years, and effectively a permaban. What can constitute such a kicking? "Boosting, Cheating, Hacking, Exploiting, Inappropriate behaviour (racial slurs, abusive..

News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Probably Won't Have The Soundtrack You Remember

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Probably Won't Have The Soundtrack You Remember

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD sounds like the perfect celebration of the extreme sports games of old

It will feature remastered stages, a mixture of classic characters and more. One thing it probably won't feature is Jerry Was A Race Car Driver and Superman. Activision's Dan Amrich revealed the chilling news on his One Of Swords blog. "Right now, everything is unknown, and th

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Makes $1 Billion In Just 16 Days

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Makes $1 Billion In Just 16 Days

Activision likes money

Good job it knows how to earn lots and lots of it. The publisher's announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has hit the $1 billion milestone just 16 days after release. That's 24 hours quicker than James Cameron's Avatar movie reached the same feat. “Engagement of our Call Of Duty audience continues to rise around the world” said an understandably chuffed Bobby Kotick..

News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD To Feature Mixture Of Old And New Skaters

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD To Feature Mixture Of Old And New Skaters

The announcement of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD may not have been the biggest reveal at the VGAs this weekend, but it was certainly one of the best

We've been desperate for a new "classic" Tony Hawk game for a while, and finally Activision is set to deliver — drawing on a generous helping of nostalgia in the process. In addition to the digital downloadable's collection of classic stages,..

News: VGA 2011: Activision Rolls Out Debut Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Trailer

VGA 2011: Activision Rolls Out Debut Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Trailer

It's the beginning of the end for Cybertron

Activision's released a super-stylish CG trailer for the upcoming Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron, and it shows the robotic home-world on the brink. Despite not showing any gameplay, the trailer's a brilliant mood piece. If developer High Moon Studios can match the vibe of the trailer, then it's going to have a real hit on its hands. We adored..

News: VGA 2011: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Harks Back To The Glory Days

VGA 2011: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Harks Back To The Glory Days

When Tony Hawk confirmed on Twitter that he was heading (skating?) to this year's VGAs to announce a brand new game, we were secretly cautiously optimistic

We hoped that Activision would see the value in a classic Tony Hawk game after all these years, but after the disastrous Tony Hawk Ride, we weren't ready to place a bet on it. Thankfully, Activision is smarter than it looks. The publisher has..

News: New Trailer For The Amazing Spider-Man To Debut At The VGAs

New Trailer For The Amazing Spider-Man To Debut At The VGAs

Chalk up another exclusive reveal for this weekend's VGAs

Activision's announced that its set to debut an exclusive look at Beenox's upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man at the awards ceremony. It will tie in to the upcoming Sony Pictures movie of the same name, and depict the events directly after the film's conclusion. Most excitingly, the game will feature a free-roaming Spidey in Manhattan. If it's..

News: You Didn't Think Tony Hawk Was Going To Stay Away For Long Did You?

You Didn't Think Tony Hawk Was Going To Stay Away For Long Did You?

Tony Hawk is back

The pro-skater has teased on Twitter that he's set to announce a brand new game at this year's VGAs on Saturday. Said the Hawkster: “I’ll be announcing the upcoming release of something new on Saturday; the same day as the Spike Video Game Awards. Coincidence? I think not.” Oh you tease Tony Hawk. The Tony Hawk series has been on the backburner ever since Robomodo worked on the..

News: UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Lands Fourth Week At The Top

UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Lands Fourth Week At The Top

We told you Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn't going anywhere

The Activision published shooter has held its place at the top of the UK sales charts for four weeks now — and we doubt it's planning on relinquishing that spot anytime soon. With few new releases, FIFA 12 climbed into second, while Assassin's Creed: Revelations moved into third. Saints Row: The Third maintained its position in..

News: Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Teaser Trailer Gets Us Hyped

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Teaser Trailer Gets Us Hyped

High Moon's released a brand new teaser trailer for its upcoming War For Cybertron follow-up, Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

The game's set to get a full reveal at next week's VGAs. The trailer, while desperately light on content, should get you in the mood. It shows various Transformers characters — including Grimlock — staring moodily at the camera and kicking ass. "Me Grimlock no care..

News: Call Of Duty: Elite Scoops Up A Whopping One Million Subscribers

Call Of Duty: Elite Scoops Up A Whopping One Million Subscribers

When Activision first announced Call Of Duty: Elite we thought: people won't want this

Turns out our first impressions were damn wrong, as Activision has just announced that its "premium" Call Of Duty experience has scooped up a whopping one million subscribers in just six days. Unsurprisingly, Bobby Kotick was stoked: "The audience response to Call of Duty: Elite‘s premium service..

News: Blizzard: We Want To Build Diablo III For Consoles

Blizzard: We Want To Build Diablo III For Consoles

Blizzard's made its ambitions to put Diablo III on consoles clear already, but in an interview with Game Informer, director Jay Wilson has explained that the company wants to go one step further than simply porting the title

“We don’t want to port it,” he said, “We want to build it for console. There’s a key difference. Certainly, a lot of things get brought over, but a port is trying to take..