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News: Sadly, It Looks Like Bizarre Creations Are Kinda Done

Sadly, It Looks Like Bizarre Creations Are Kinda Done

Bizarre Creations might have delivered the brilliant Blur last year, but sadly it sounds like the studio's days are numbered

Last we heard Activision were looking to offload the developer to a potential buyer, but it sounds like talks have fallen through. Activision Worlwide Studios' COO Coddy Johnson told Develop that the publisher had explored leads with "pretty much everyon

News: Josh Olin Confirms Treyarch Are Committed To Call Of Duty: Black Ops On PS3

Josh Olin Confirms Treyarch Are Committed To Call Of Duty: Black Ops On PS3

We told you it was an absolute load of hog-wash

Treyarch's community manager, Josh Olin, has hit the Twitter airwaves to confirm the studio are committed to Call Of Duty: Black Ops on PlayStation 3. Olin wrote: "<span>PS3 servers comments were taken out of context. Treyarch's committed to supporting the PS3 community with some great updates on the way."</span>..

News: Yes We've Seen The Call Of Duty: Black Ops Server Reports, And No It's Not Going To Happen

Yes We've Seen The Call Of Duty: Black Ops Server Reports, And No It's Not Going To Happen

We woke up this morning to see a bunch of websites reporting that Activision were about to "pull the plug on the PS3 Call Of Duty: Black Ops servers

" We don't know how the story gathered steam, but we'd just like to reassure everyone that it's not going to happen. While Activision reserve the right to pull the servers on any multiplayer game, Call Of Duty: Black Ops is still a relatively new..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops' First Strike DLC Pack Gets Trailered

Call Of Duty: Black Ops' First Strike DLC Pack Gets Trailered

Microsoft might have spent a number of pennies securing exclusive DLC for Call Of Duty: Black Ops, but it's not going to stop us posting the package's first trailer

The DLC, called First Strike, features four new multiplayer maps and an additional zombie mode. Of the maps, Stadium and Kowloon look the most interesting from a visual perspective. There's no date on the PlayStation 3 launch yet, but..

News: Call Of Duty In The Hands Of New Studio Sledgehammer Games

Call Of Duty In The Hands Of New Studio Sledgehammer Games

It's long been assumed that Activision's latest studio upstart, Sledgehammer Games, were working on the Call Of Duty franchise, but a job-listing discovered overnight puts an end to the speculation

The listing appeals for a community manager and offers "the chance to build and drive the studio community management effort for Sledgehammer and the next Call Of Duty game". Perhaps the most..

News: Eutechnyx Push NASCAR: The Game 2011 Back For "Polish"

Eutechnyx Push NASCAR: The Game 2011 Back For "Polish"

It's been a while since we heard anything about Eutechnyx's NASCAR: The Game 2011

Until this morning's delay announcement, anyway. Apparently the developer's decided to hold the game back until March 29th. The reason? Polish. “The main reason is we simply wanted more time to polish it and hopefully make it the experience you guys are craving. It’s never easy to delay a game as it can cause a..

News: Bungie Trademarks A Bunch Of Sci-Fi Shooter-Esque Names

Bungie Trademarks A Bunch Of Sci-Fi Shooter-Esque Names

Halo developers Bungie are no longer owned by Microsoft

They are part of a publishing deal with Activision, and their next title is almost certainly set to come to the PlayStation 3. Today, the Internet's gone into a rumour frenzy after a bunch of trademarks from the esteemed developer have floated to the surface. The name, trademarked last year, could mean anything, but are likely to do with..

News: Guess What? Sony's Going To Be At E3 2011! Shock Horror!

Guess What? Sony's Going To Be At E3 2011! Shock Horror!

The ESA's opened up registration for E3 2011 with a massive list of confirmed exhibitors

Amongst the confirmed names are Sony, EA, Activision and SEGA. "Big video game publishers go to big video game convention". Shocking news. You can view the full exhibitor list through here. What do you think's going to be at this year's E3? Ahem. PSP2, no? Ahem.

News: Feign Excitement: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is The UK's Best Selling Game Of 2010

Feign Excitement: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is The UK's Best Selling Game Of 2010

Surprise!

We nearly called it and then we were like, nah, too crazy. Who'd have thought Call Of Duty: Black Ops would become the UK's best selling game of 2010? Our money was on the Nintendo Wii's Just Dance. We were close. That came in second.  But blimey. Black Ops — crazy that. Gran Turismo 5 fared pretty well, coming third on the PlayStation 3 chart, while Red Dead Redemption and FIFA 11..

Rumour: Infinity Ward Developing Call Of Duty 4 Prequel, To Feature The Story Of Ghost

Infinity Ward Developing Call Of Duty 4 Prequel, To Feature The Story Of Ghost

Remember Ghost from Modern Warfare 2? He was the mask toting guy voiced by the same actor as Gaz in Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

According to rumours published by ThisIsXBOX [we know! - Ed], the face-less gunner could be about to become the star of his own game. The site notes that Infinity Ward are working on a Ghost themed Call Of Duty title set before the events of Call Of Duty 4: Modern..

News: Well Of Course There's Going To Be A Call Of Duty Subscription Model

Well Of Course There's Going To Be A Call Of Duty Subscription Model

We're not really sure why people blame Activision for making money

They have the hottest property in video games right now, and while we share concerns about them taking something actually quite good and driving it into the ground, we absolutely don't blame them for wanting to make some money. Which is why, despite frequent denials, some kind of monetary Call Of Duty subscription service seems..

News: Prototype Hits The PlayStation Store This Week

Prototype Hits The PlayStation Store This Week

Prototype's the very definition of an "impulse buy" sorta game

The title got decent reviews at launch and has maintained a limited but vocal fan-base. It's been on our "to-do" list for quite some time actually. So it's with some anticipation that we've got wind of Activision's plans to bring the open-world superhero title to the PlayStation Network. It'll launch on the American..

News: VGA 2010: Prototype 2 Kills Monsters With Monsters In 2012

VGA 2010: Prototype 2 Kills Monsters With Monsters In 2012

Perhaps one of the worst kept secrets of the VGAs this year, Activision's announced Prototype 2 for release in 2012

The game introduces a new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, who's been tasked with destroying the previous game's antihero, Alex Mercer. That's a nice little twist. Still, Activision's slapped a 2012 release date on this. It's hard to...

News: NPD: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Shifts A Not-Too-Shabby 3.1 Million Units On PlayStation 3

NPD: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Shifts A Not-Too-Shabby 3.1 Million Units On PlayStation 3

In many ways, the Call Of Duty franchise is an XBOX 360 exclusive

It's a "modern" exclusive if you like. Back in the day, exclusivity meant "absolutely not coming out on any other platforms". That kind of exclusive still exists in some cases, but the numbers are diminishing. That's especially accurate when it comes to third parties, where exclusivity tends to mean "a bit of..

News: UK Charts: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Knocks Gran Turismo 5 Off Its Perch

UK Charts: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Knocks Gran Turismo 5 Off Its Perch

Last week's leader, Gran Turismo 5, is back down to the number four slot this week in the UK weekly sales charts

Call Of Duty: Black Ops reclaimed its place at the top of the charts, with FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood all sitting above Sony's racer. Ubisoft's Nintendo Wii dance games claimed two of the top ten spots, with a bunch of other Wii titles joining Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit..

News: In Case You Care: There's Going To Be Another Prototype Game

In Case You Care: There's Going To Be Another Prototype Game

Remember 2009, when similar-looking super hero titles launched on the PlayStation 3? Those games were Prototype and inFamous

Many forum topics debated which game would come out "the winner", but it wasn't long before people totally forgot about Prototype, succumbing to inFamous' brilliance. A sequel to inFamous was announced at E3 this year and based on our hands-on impressions it raises..

News: Oh Good, More Publishers Tease Their VGA Announcements

Oh Good, More Publishers Tease Their VGA Announcements

This is getting pretty boring now

Is it really necessary for every publisher to release extremely obscure teasers for their VGA announcements? We get that they want to build hype, but good grief — there's been one of these every single day and the awards event is still a good three weeks away. No, we don't know what Activision's "Murder Your Maker" is. No, we won't care until it's..

News: Infinity Ward "Reconstructed" According To Vivendi Boss

Infinity Ward "Reconstructed" According To Vivendi Boss

Remember Infinity Ward? The guys that brought you Call Of Duty? Yeah, we'd almost forgotten too, particularly after all the hoopla that went on earlier in the year

According to Vivendi — which has a controlling interest in Activision Blizzard — the studio is still very much around, albeit in "reconstructed" form. “The Treyarch studio, which made this year’s game, has done better..

News: Bungie Seek Beta Testers For Secret Project

Bungie Seek Beta Testers For Secret Project

Bungie, the guys that made Halo an enormous brand, are working on a new project -- and it's coming to PlayStation 3

Not much is known about the studio's next game, though Activision have locked up publishing duties. Those of you who'd like to be in on Bungie's next big thing can enlist on the studio's forums. Apparently the team are looking for participants to take part in playtests, surveys and..

News: PushSquare Service Announcement: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Update Available Now For The PlayStation 3

PushSquare Service Announcement: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Update Available Now For The PlayStation 3

Treyarch's announced that it's released a new update for Call Of Duty: Black Ops on the PlayStation 3

The changes are pretty minimal this time, offering some improvements to matchmaking and leaderboard tracking. The PlayStation 3 version also has some "anti-friends list" spamming features. No idea what that is, but apparently it'll improve the game's performance for those with large..