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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..

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..