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News: Activision Donates $3 Million To The Call Of Duty Endowment

Activision Donates $3 Million To The Call Of Duty Endowment

As well as announcing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's record breaking sales figures, Activision has also confirmed today that it has donated $3 million to the Call Of Duty Endowment which supports American serviceman and women

The charity helps to provide job placements and training for former veterans. Call it a publicity stunt if you like, but this is clearly a great gesture from a publisher..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sells 6.5 Million Units In 24 Hours Across US, UK

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sells 6.5 Million Units In 24 Hours Across US, UK

Activision's announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has once again smashed all sales records, selling 6

5 million units in just 24 hours across the US and UK. Staggering when you consider that those numbers only represent two nations. The figures are up 900,000 units from Call Of Duty: Black Ops. It also did a million more units than Battlefield 3 managed over five days. Incredibly, Modern..

News: Activision Working To Meet Demand For Call Of Duty: Elite, Every Member Offered An Additional 30 Days Of Service For Free

Activision Working To Meet Demand For Call Of Duty: Elite, Every Member Offered An Additional 30 Days Of Service For Free

Despite a rocky launch, Activision has told Kotaku that it is working hard behind the scenes to cope with the enormous demand for its subscription service, Call Of Duty: Elite

“We are being challenged by a response beyond any of our expectations on day one, but we’re making good headway,” Activision’s Jamie Berger said. “This is like that terrible birthing pains any new online service goes..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Has Shifted 20 Million Map Packs To Date

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Has Shifted 20 Million Map Packs To Date

Just to point out how successful the Call Of Duty franchise is, Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has revealed that previous release, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, has pushed out 20 million map packs to date

That's 20 million. "For the first nine months of the year, Black Ops has remained the number one title in the U.S. and Europe, generating more revenue than any new major console..

News: Stop Press: There Will Be A New Call Of Duty In 2012

Stop Press: There Will Be A New Call Of Duty In 2012

Activision has confirmed that there will be a new Call Of Duty released next year

Ready the indifference folks, you've got another 12 months to pretend you're not interested in the blockbuster series. Admittedly we can appreciate some of the cynicism. It does feel like Call Of Duty's in need of an overhaul — but it's hard to argue that the series is still brilliant at what it does. The..

News: Call Of Duty: Elite Struggling To Meet Demand

Call Of Duty: Elite Struggling To Meet Demand

As expected Activision and Beachhead Studios' stat-tracking service for Call Of Duty, Elite, is having a few issues meeting demand, with registration requests exceeding the firm's "most optimistic expectations"

According to an official blog post by Beachhead boss Chacko Sonny, “We have already registered hundreds of thousands of players and we are working around the clock to increase our capacity..

News: Analyst: Modern Warfare 3 Could Sell 6 Million Units In One Day

Analyst: Modern Warfare 3 Could Sell 6 Million Units In One Day

Last year, Call Of Duty: Black Ops set the video game market on fire when it sold a whopping five million copies in just 24 hours

We always thought Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 would have a difficult job matching those kind of numbers, but Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia believes it will be a breeze. "We expect MW3 to grow 10% versus last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has sold..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review Scores Nuke The 'Net

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review Scores Nuke The 'Net

Well, it's here

After an agonisingly long build-up, fierce competitors Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are finally sitting alongside each other on store shelves. And that means the reviews are rolling in too. It's all looking rather rosy for Activision's latest, with the dilapidated Infinity Ward pushing out a product worthy of an average review score of 88 . Just for comparison's..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Is GAME's Most Pre-Ordered Title Ever

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Is GAME's Most Pre-Ordered Title Ever

It might feel like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's flying under the radar a teensy bit, but believe it or not this is just the calm before the storm

British retailer GAME has weighed in on the importance of the release, declaring it the most pre-ordered game in the retailer's history. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most popular game for pre-orders that GAME and Gamestation have ever..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 UK Launch Event To Be Streamed Online

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 UK Launch Event To Be Streamed Online

If you're not venturing out into the cold this evening to pick up your own copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 -- then you might want to sit and watch other people doing exactly that

Activision has announced that it is to stream the UK launch party for Modern Warfare 3 live on YouTube. But wait, there's more: the event will be hosted by XBOX Live's community manager Graeme 'AceyBongos' Boyd, TV..

News: Report: French Delivery Truck Hijacked, 6,000 Copies Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Stolen

Report: French Delivery Truck Hijacked, 6,000 Copies Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Stolen

A duo of masked French hoodlums have reportedly hijacked a delivery truck in Créteil, France containing 6,000 copies of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Local source TFI reports that the truck collided with a car, and when its drivers exited the vehicle, they were teargassed by masked figures before the vehicle was stolen — thousands of copies of Activision's latest first-person shooter with it..

News: Michael Pachter Expects Modern Warfare 3 To Smash Sales Records

Michael Pachter Expects Modern Warfare 3 To Smash Sales Records

We're days away from the next Call Of Duty

And honestly, it feels a little bit calm. But perhaps that's because we're so caught up in the enthusiast bubble — we're sure someone, somewhere is currently having sleepless nights over Modern Warfare 3. And if Michael Pachter's got anything to say on the matter, lots of people are having sleepless nights. He told IndustryGamers that he reckons the..

Out Today: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded (North America)

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded (North America)

Become Bond

Last year's GoldenEye 007 on Wii just got a whole lot slicker, as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is out today in North America. The HD revamp supports PlayStation Move and the Sharp Shooter as well as standard controllers, and includes brand new MI:6 missions as well as the Wii version's acclaimed multiplayer. We'll don our tuxedos and prepare...

News: Infinity Ward Deploys Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Modes Trailer

Infinity Ward Deploys Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Modes Trailer

With Battlefield 3 already on store shelves, attention has turned to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

While its single-player experience is pretty much guaranteed to be a mouth-watering roller-coaster ride, many are keen to see what's changed on the multiplayer side. Headline features include two new modes called Kill Confirmed and Team Defender. These take existing multiplayer hallmarks and spin..

News: GoldenEye Launch Trailer Detonates in 5, 4, 3, 2...

GoldenEye Launch Trailer Detonates in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Bond goes boom

James Bond's third appearance on PlayStation 3 is less than 24 hours away in North America: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is ready to grab PlayStation Move by the tuxedo lapels and make a witty remark. To celebrate the suave spy's first motion-controlled outing on PS3, Activision has created this rather nice launch trailer below that hits...

News: For England James: GoldenEye 007 Reloaded Gets Launch Trailer

For England James: GoldenEye 007 Reloaded Gets Launch Trailer

Yes, a new Bond game

It's curious that Activision's decided to release GoldenEye 007: Reloaded so close to Modern Warfare 3, but we're not going to complain. We're always pumped for more 007, and subsequently can't wait to get our hands on this revamped version of last year's Nintendo Wii reboot. It's GoldenEye. What's not to be pumped about? The game's out next week.

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Outlines Weapon Progression In New Trailer

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Outlines Weapon Progression In New Trailer

Every year, Activision somehow manages to add another reason to keep you levelling up your character in Call Of Duty

One of this year's biggest hooks in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is Weapon Proficiencies, which essentially allows you to collect and earn "mini-perks" for your weapons. Proficiencies allow you to improve your performance with small incentives, such as reduced kick or..

News: Developer: GoldenEye Was The 'Godfather' Of Shooters

Developer: GoldenEye Was The 'Godfather' Of Shooters

GoldenEye 007 Reloaded is out on PS3 next week

And as regular readers will know, we couldn't be more excited. Part of our excitement stems from nostalgia; GoldenEye is one of our favourite games of all time. With the original game being so fondly remembered, we can only imagine there must be a curious atmosphere at developer Eurocom. A kind of pressure, if you will. "We talk about the original..

News: Even Paris Games Week Can't Call A Winner Out Of Battlefield 3 And Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Even Paris Games Week Can't Call A Winner Out Of Battlefield 3 And Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Forget every big boxing bout of the past 50 years

The head-to-head between Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this Christmas is the only one that matters. And the competition is so fierce that not even the Paris Games Week can pick a winner. The best shooter award was, well, a tie. Seriously. Both Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took home the gong. Elsewhere, Sony..