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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..

News: Activision "Exploring Options" Over The Future Of Bizarre Creations

Activision "Exploring Options" Over The Future Of Bizarre Creations

Activision's released a statement claiming they are "exploring options" over the future of Bizarre Creations after the Internet exploded this afternoon with claims of the studio's closure

The rumours kicked off on GiantBomb when they cited sources claiming that “Bizarre Creations will be going through a ‘90-day consultation period, statutory redundancy.’” The story was subsequently picked up by..

News: Transformers: War For Cybertron Gets The Sequel Treatment

Transformers: War For Cybertron Gets The Sequel Treatment

There will be a new entry in the Transformers: War For Cybertron story-arc in 2012

The first War For Cybertron launched earlier this year and was well received due to its reverence for the original Transformers plot and characters. It was also pretty fun to play, but it did have some difficulty and technical issues. Nothing a sequel can't fix though. Transformers will get a movie tie-in before the..

News: Treyarch Promises Call Of Duty: Black Ops Update For PlayStation 3 Owners

Treyarch Promises Call Of Duty: Black Ops Update For PlayStation 3 Owners

Treyarch's detailed a list of updates heading to Call Of Duty: Black Ops on the PlayStation 3

The pipeline updates, posted by community manager Josh Olin, include improved matchmaking, host selection, tweaks to the party functionality and fixes for erroneous weekly and monthly leaderboards statistics. There's more information through here.

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Shifts 1.4 Million Units On Day One In The UK

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Shifts 1.4 Million Units On Day One In The UK

MCV's gone live with some numbers for Call Of Duty: Black Ops' first 24 hours on sale

According to the site Black Ops sold 1.4 million units in its first day on sale in the UK, raking in £58 million in revenue. Activision revealed yesterday that Black Ops sold 5.6 million units over its first day in the USA and UK, leaving about 4.2 million sales over the same period in North America. Pretty..

News: Call Of Duty DLC To Be Activision's "Largest Digital Offering Ever" In 2011

Call Of Duty DLC To Be Activision's "Largest Digital Offering Ever" In 2011

Activision's Thomas Tippl has told an audience at an industry conference in New York that 2011 will bring the company's "largest digital offering ever" in the form of Call Of Duty DLC

Over-priced map packs are what you always wanted, right? Still, Tippl's remarks support comments made by publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, when he claimed last week that Activision would offer "the Call of Duty..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Makes Activision Lots & Lots & Lots Of Money

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Makes Activision Lots & Lots & Lots Of Money

Guess what readers? Call Of Duty: Black Ops made a lot of money within its first 24 hours on sale

The Treyarch developed shooter eclipsed Modern Warfare 2's sales records,  scoring the world's largest entertainment launch with opening day revenue of $360 million in the US and UK alone. The total destroyed Modern Warfare 2's margin of $310 million over the same period according to Activision's..

Rumour: Sledgehammer's Call Of Duty To Take Place In Space...

Sledgehammer's Call Of Duty To Take Place In Space...

.. Because they've got to top that stupid Modern Warfare 2 plot somehow! Call Of Duty: Black Ops has hardly had time to settle on store shelves but already Gamasutra's running a rumour that suggests Sledgehammer will take the CoD franchise into space next year. Sledgehammer have been pretty public about their work with the Call Of Duty franchise, with gaffer Glen Schofield (of Dead Space fame)..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Out Now!

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Out Now!

So, regardless of your current location in the world, you should be able to buy a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops

The latest in the franchise from Treyarch has been all over the media for the past 24 hours, and now we can finally play it. We want to know if you went to a midnight launch, if you've booked the day off work and what your first impressions are. The reviews have been rolling all..

News: Spoilers: The First Fifteen Minutes Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Hit The 'Net

Spoilers: The First Fifteen Minutes Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Hit The 'Net

The first fifteen minutes of Call Of Duty: Black Ops have hit the 'Net

If you can't wait the five or so hours required to actually, y'know, buy the game, then we've embedded the footage after the jump. Obviously, if you want to go into the game fresh then don't watch this footage. It's unbelievable how people will actively watch a video labelled "The First Fifteen Minutes Of Game X" and..

News: Stream London's Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Event Live

Stream London's Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Event Live

If you're not sad social enough to head down to London's massive Call Of Duty: Black Ops launch event tonight, don't worry: Activision's streaming the whole thing on their Facebook page

They're also pledging to upload plenty of images and information from the premiere which is set to feature plenty of celebrities and nerds fans. Heck, even the BBC are talking about it. Jump into the comments and..