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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..

News: UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Fights Off Assassin's Creed

UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Fights Off Assassin's Creed

You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week

The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..

News: Over 1,600 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Players Feel The Wrath Of The Ban Hammer

Over 1,600 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Players Feel The Wrath Of The Ban Hammer

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 cheaters beware: Infinity Ward's announced it has started laying the ban hammer on offending players

Community strategist Robert Bowling said on Twitter that "attempts to cheat" will not be tolerated, and he implored legitimate players to report any instances of foul-play they spot online. We appreciate Infinity Ward taking such a hard-line. Cheating is not..

News: Activision Aiming To Get Call Of Duty: Elite Running Properly By December 1st

Activision Aiming To Get Call Of Duty: Elite Running Properly By December 1st

It really hasn't been a great start for Activision's Call Of Duty stat-tracking service, Elite

After higher than anticipated demand, the service has been sporadic at best for the past couple of weeks. But finally there's light at the end of the tunnel. In an interview with G4, Activision's VP of production, Daniel Suarez, said that the publisher aims to get everything working as intended by..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Scoops Up A Whopping $775 Million In Just Five Days

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Scoops Up A Whopping $775 Million In Just Five Days

How big is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Well, according to Activision the game earned a whopping $775 million globally in just five days, smashing a number of entertainment records in the process

The numbers put a bullet in previous record holder Call Of Duty: Black Ops, which managed "just" $650 million over the same period. Furthermore, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 enjoyed the..

News: Treyarch Regrets Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Second Chance Perk

Treyarch Regrets Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Second Chance Perk

A game designer on Call Of Duty: Black Ops has admitted to "f***ing up" with regards to the game's Second Chance perk

Teyarch's David Vonderhaar Tweeted earlier today, "See that gun to my head in my pic? That's how I feel about Second Chance. We meant well. I f***ed up." The Second Chance perk allows players to absorb fatal damage and then use a pistol for ten seconds before dying, with a..

News: UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Debuts At The Top, Skyrim Finishes In Second

UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Debuts At The Top, Skyrim Finishes In Second

The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week

In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..