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News: Expect More James Bond From Activision This Year

Expect More James Bond From Activision This Year

Activision confirmed last night that we would get another slice of James Bond from the publisher this year

Last year Bizarre Creations released the above-average James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Activision were coy as to who is behind this year's title, but it's believed to be Singularity developer, Raven Software. “For the balance of the year, we plan to launch games based on the best-selling X-Men..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Codenamed Project Colossus By Retailers

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Codenamed Project Colossus By Retailers

Eurogamer reckons that the next Call Of Duty title is being flagged internally by Tesco as "Project Colossus"

The site reckons that the game will release on November 8th. Modern Warfare 3 is believed to be a collaboration between Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. Activion's holding an investors conference this evening. Expect some mention of the blockbuster franchise. Over the weekend the..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Teased In Official PlayStation Magazine

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Teased In Official PlayStation Magazine

The biggest game in the world returns soon

At least that's the message in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. In a teaser for its July issue, the magazine depicts a large "3", hinting at none other than Modern Warfare 3. We all knew it was coming, right? Voice actor Craig Fairbrass had previously hinted that a Modern Warfare 3 announcement was imminent. "I did Call of..

News: EA Pulls No Punches: Battlefield 3 'Flat Out Superior' To Call Of Duty

EA Pulls No Punches: Battlefield 3 'Flat Out Superior' To Call Of Duty

EA's added fuel to the flames of the developing rift between Battlefield 3 and the next Call Of Duty title

Speaking at an investors conference overnight, EA gaffer John Riccitiello said DICE's Battlefield 3 is "superior" to Call Of Duty in every way. Riccitiello added that the publisher aims to take a big chunk of Activision's Call Of Duty market with the modern military shooter. "We..

News: Sarah Michelle Gellar & Danny Trejo Star In Call Of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC Pack

Sarah Michelle Gellar & Danny Trejo Star In Call Of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC Pack

Treyarch's been keeping Call Of The Dead -- an additional zombie co-op map to be included with Call Of Duty: Black Ops' second DLC pack, Escalation -- pretty quiet

And this grindhouse inspired trailer reveals exactly why. You'll get a chance to play as a quarter of a zombie killing dream-team, with Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund and Michael Rooker all playabale characters..

News: Enslaved Gets Nominated For An Ivor Novello Award

Enslaved Gets Nominated For An Ivor Novello Award

Enslaved was one of the most under-rated games of last year

Anything it lacked in gameplay polish was more than made up by the game's beautiful art direction and fantastic characterisation. While the game might not have been recognised as widely as it should have been amongst the gaming community, it can at least add a feather to its bow in the form of an Ivor Novello award nomination for its..

News: Take A Tour Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Second Expansion Pack

Take A Tour Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Second Expansion Pack

Activision's released a video walkthrough of the second DLC pack for Call Of Duty: Black Ops

The map-pack, entitled "Escalation", is due out on XBOX 360 next month. Unfortunately, PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until later in the summer to get their hands on the additional content due to a contractual agreement with Microsoft. At least there's video footage to tide you over though..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC Confirmed

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC Confirmed

Activision has responded to retailer rumours, confirming that the next Call Of Duty: Black Ops map pack will be called "Escalation"

The DLC will boast five new maps: Convoy, Zoo, Stockpile, Hotel and a new co-op zombies stage. It'll launch on May 3rd for XBOX 360, but PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until around June to get their hands on the new maps. That's due to an exclusive contract..

News: Battlefield 3 vs. Call Of Duty Marketing War To Cost Upwards Of $200 Million

Battlefield 3 vs. Call Of Duty Marketing War To Cost Upwards Of $200 Million

One of the most exciting gaming stories of this year is EA's war with Activision for the first-person shooter crown

In the red corner is EA's Battlefield 3, with the inevitable November Call Of Duty release sitting in the blue corner. Speaking at the Ad Age Conference in New York, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that both publishers will drop "a couple hundred million dollars [worth of]..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC Revealed By Retailer

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 'Escalation' DLC Revealed By Retailer

Call Of Duty: Black Ops is set to get another slice of DLC later in the year, a retail mess-up has revealed

The news was leaked by an Australian branch of GAME, revealing five new maps: a zoo, a hotel, a convoy, a stockpile, and a new locale for the bemusingly popular zombies mode. No price was listed. The reveal noted a May release date, but seeing as Microsoft have the exclusive for all Call Of..

News: Activision Announces Spider-Man: Edge Of Time

Activision Announces Spider-Man: Edge Of Time

Activision's announced that Spider-Man: Edge Of Time is in development at Shatter Dimensions outfit Beenox and will release this year

No platforms were mentioned in the press release but we imagine PlayStation 3 is a safe-bet. NGP could be a possibility too. The story-line combines the Amazing Spider-Man with Spider-Man 2099 as you attempt to “correct a time-stream gone awry and prevent a..

News: Activision Leaving Bungie To Do Their Job, Claims The Studio

Activision Leaving Bungie To Do Their Job, Claims The Studio

Bungie's revealed that their new publishing partners, Activision, are totally keeping their "hands off" the Halo developers latest multiplatform project

"Not only were we excited about the contract that we were able to get with Activision but they seem really committed to being hands-off," Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell told IndustryGamers. "They really seem committed to agreeing..

News: NPD Deems Guitar Hero 3 The Highest Grossing Game Of This Generation

NPD Deems Guitar Hero 3 The Highest Grossing Game Of This Generation

Call Of Duty: Black Ops might be the US' best selling game of all time according to units, but it is not the highest grossing one

That accolade belongs to another Activision title — Guitar Hero 3. According to NPD data (going back as far as 1995), the mainstream plastic instrument title is the highest-grossing game of "this generation". Of course, Black Ops is in second. In fact, say..

News: Surprise, Surprise: Activision's Making A New Spider-Man Game

Surprise, Surprise: Activision's Making A New Spider-Man Game

Intentionally or not, the folks behind the Comic Book convention, WonderCon, have confirmed that the next Spider-Man video game will make an appearance at the San Francisco event

WonderCon's official website lists a panel entitled "Activision Spider-Man" and notes that there will be "exclusive details, screenshots and videos of the next Spider-Man game," at the event.

News: High Moon's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Game Looks Alright, But Those Bayformers Designs Are Awful

High Moon's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Game Looks Alright, But Those Bayformers Designs Are Awful

Y'know what, we kinda feel for High Moon Studios

A little bit. They are clearly a studio heavily passionate about the Transformers franchise and its lore. Their last game, Transformers: War For Cybertron, must have been a dream come true for everyone at the developer. A good Transformers game based on the characters and setting from the original anime series. But they've kinda fallen victim to..

Rumour: Activision's Making Dance Hero... Of Course They Are!

Activision's Making Dance Hero... Of Course They Are!

Guitar Hero might be dead

DJ Hero might be dead. But Kotaku's reporting that Activision's working on a new game called Dance Hero. We don't know why we didn't call it earlier — of course they are. It just makes too much sense. All the elements align. Despite the lowering demand for plastic instrument games, the dance genre seems to on the rise. To our dismay, anyway. Both Ubisoft and Harmonix..

News: So It Sounds Like Bungie Totally Trolled The Games Media

So It Sounds Like Bungie Totally Trolled The Games Media

Yesterday we reported that Bungie's next game would be a massive multiplayer action game

We were wrong. Despite the studio's lead network engineer, David Aldridge, stating as much on a GDC panel slide; Bungie has come out to quash the rumours, stating it was a "joke". “In rehearsal Aldridge was convinced that everybody got the joke,” the studio said. “It was all in the delivery, he..

News: Surprise: Bungie's Next Game Sounds Like An MMO

Surprise: Bungie's Next Game Sounds Like An MMO

The rumours flying around the Internet last week were true -- Bungie's lead network engineer, David Aldridge, has confirmed that the former Halo team is working on a "massively multiplayer action game"

Whether or not the game will come to consoles is currently unknown. Aldridge dropped the tid-bit during a GDC panel, stating that while the new game would share similarities with an MMO, it is..