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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..

News: Activision States Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is The Biggest Selling PlayStation 3 Title Ever

Activision States Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is The Biggest Selling PlayStation 3 Title Ever

Activision has claimed that Call Of Duty: Black Ops is the highest selling PlayStation 3 title of all time, citing NPD, Chart-Track and GfK as sales source indications

While the publisher was keen to point out its achievement, no hard figures were actually given. Assuming the publisher's correct, Black Ops will have outsold Gran Turismo 5 (6.37 million copies) to take the top spot. The numbers..

News: Continued Guitar Hero & DJ Hero DLC Coming Due To 'Continued Support' From Fans

Continued Guitar Hero & DJ Hero DLC Coming Due To 'Continued Support' From Fans

DLC for Activision's main-line music games -- DJ Hero and Guitar Hero -- was supposed to have dried up by now, but the publisher's decided to extend support for the platforms due to "continued support" from fans

The cynical side of us reckons Activision's still making good money from this stuff. No word on what's on the horizon, just know that there will be some stuff on the way for both games..

News: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Is A Hoax According To Activision

Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Is A Hoax According To Activision

Activision has said that the Modern Warfare 3 countdown website that appeared online yesterday is a hoax

The publisher added that it's equally unaware of the promotional dogtags that were dispatched to the press. The dogtags referenced both the countdown website and characters from the Modern Warfare series. "There seems to be a great deal of speculation about the next Call of Duty project..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Imminent As Mysterious Website Lights Up The 'Net

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Imminent As Mysterious Website Lights Up The 'Net

Looks like we'll get our first look at Modern Warfare 3 in just under five days, as a mysterious website filed under the domain www

findmakarov.com</a> has hit the 'net this afternoon. Of course, informed folks like ourselves know that next week marks the start of GDC. Megaton incoming. The website was discovered by That Video Game Blog, who received promotional dog-tags from Activision. The..

News: Eutechnyx Looking To Appease The Throngs Of British NASCAR Fans

Eutechnyx Looking To Appease The Throngs Of British NASCAR Fans

Worry not Barns, developers Eutechnyx still care about British NASCAR fans even if we don't

Following Activision's cancellation of the British release, developer Eutechnyx has said it's looking into making the game region-free so fans can easily import the title. Of course, this is a complete non-story because the PlayStation 3 is already region-free. It really is a slow, slow news day folks..

News: Activision Cancels UK Release Of British Developed NASCAR Game

Activision Cancels UK Release Of British Developed NASCAR Game

Here's an odd one that actually makes sense: Activision has cancelled the UK release of NASCAR: The Game 2011

It's odd because the game is being developed in Gateshead, England by Eutechnyx. It makes sense because no-one in Britain gives two hoots about NASCAR. The game was delayed recently, but is now due at the end of March.

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Easter Eggs Unlocked For President's Weekend

Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Easter Eggs Unlocked For President's Weekend

We're noticing a pattern

This President's Weekend must be a big deal. (Perhaps?) Not only is Uncharted 2 on board, but now Call Of Duty: Black Ops is deciding to celebrate too. Activision's decided to unlock two of Black Ops' hidden Easter Eggs for the weekend, including the Dead Ops Arcade game and the Presidential zombie fight unlocked at the end of the campaign. Of course, tuned in players will..

News: Bizarre Creations Bids A Poignant Farewell

Bizarre Creations Bids A Poignant Farewell

As of today, British studio Bizarre Creations are no more

The Liverpool based developer were behind some of the best racing games ever, including Metropolis Street Racer, Project Gotham Racing, and even the more recent Blur. Hopefully Bizarre's talent finds work elsewhere. Thanks for the memories guys, it's been a great ride. <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20084659"..

News: Modern Warfare 2 Security Patch Is On The Horizon

Modern Warfare 2 Security Patch Is On The Horizon

We've all heard the horror stories regarding Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer recently

Those still playing Activision's shooter online have found themselves susceptible to stat-hacks and various gameplay exploits. Seems like Infinity Ward's on the verge of regaining control though, with community manager Robert Bowling teasing the release of an imminent fix. Good on Infinity Ward. The studio's..