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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..

News: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon's Video Game Tie-In Looks A Bit Like This...

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon's Video Game Tie-In Looks A Bit Like This...

Following this afternoon's announcement, High Moon Studios has released a teaser trailer for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon's video game tie-in

We've just got one question still lingering from the release of the original Michael Bay movie: why is Bumblebee so cool? He was a twit in the original animated series.</em>

News: Fight The Tears: Bizarre Creations Closes On Friday

Fight The Tears: Bizarre Creations Closes On Friday

Despite releasing the brilliant Blur last year, Develop's reporting that British studio, Bizarre Creations, will close their doors on Friday

The Merseyside team has been behind some of our favourite games over the years, including Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham Racing. Despite releasing two good games last year — James Bond 007: Blood Stone and the aforementioned Blur — Activision..

News: High Moon Behind Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Movie Tie-In

High Moon Behind Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Movie Tie-In

As you might be aware, The Bayformers are back this year, promising more hap-hazard writing and slow-motion CGI

With them, come more mediocre video game tie-ins from Activision. Except there's a little ray of sunshine hidden in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon's press release — High Moon are handling the PlayStation 3 version of the game. You may remember High Moon from the surprisingly decent..

News: Things Ain't Looking So Hot For DJ Hero Developers FreeStyle Games

Things Ain't Looking So Hot For DJ Hero Developers FreeStyle Games

Fact: DJ Hero, and particularly its sequel, are amazing games

Fact: DJ Hero underperformed at retail. Fact: Activision just killed Guitar Hero. Fact: People are probably going to lose their jobs. Which really sucks because there's clearly piles and piles of talent at the British studio behind the scratch-em-up, FreeStyle Games. Like we said, the DJ Hero games are amazing. The second one in..

News: Blizzard Are Actively Investigating Diablo For Consoles

Blizzard Are Actively Investigating Diablo For Consoles

We've come to the conclusion that we have zero interest in Blizzard's gaming portfolio

Perhaps our ambivalence stems from our console background — as opposed to PC — but either way, the seemingly inevitable announcement of Diablo, Starcraft or Warcraft on PS3 would do nothing to excite us. Of course, Diablo in particular has been on PlayStation before. It launched on the PSone in 1998. Speaking..

News: Activision Assemble Bleachhead Studio To Work On Call Of Duty's "Digital Platform"

Activision Assemble Bleachhead Studio To Work On Call Of Duty's "Digital Platform"

You didn't think Activision were going to quit flogging the Call Of Duty brand now that they've killed Guitar Hero did you? Absolutely not

As the publisher pointed out at a financial meeting last night, "about as many people have played Call Of Duty: Black Ops as there are members of Netflix". Naturally Activision wants to "sustain the online engagement and enjoyment" of the..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops "First Strike" DLC Comes To PlayStation 3 Early Next Month

Call Of Duty: Black Ops "First Strike" DLC Comes To PlayStation 3 Early Next Month

Call Of Duty: Black Ops fans will pleased to know that Microsoft's timed-exclusive window for the game's "First Strike" DLC isn't particularly long

Activision's announced that the first set of maps will hit the PlayStation 3 on March 3rd. While we're sure the exclusivity period is a good marketing point for Microsoft, it seems crazy short in the scale of things.

News: Activision Scraps Guitar Hero Franchise & True Crime: Hong Kong

Activision Scraps Guitar Hero Franchise & True Crime: Hong Kong

Activision's just set the Internet on fire by announcing that it has canned development on the almost-finished True Crime: Hong Kong and, perhaps more importantly, completely "disbanded" the Guitar Hero brand

The publisher stated during its 2011 financial report  that “due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and..

News: Looks Like Sony's Latest PS3 Firmware Update Is Bringing The Ban Hammer To Cheating Call Of Duty: Black Ops Players

Looks Like Sony's Latest PS3 Firmware Update Is Bringing The Ban Hammer To Cheating Call Of Duty: Black Ops Players

By the way, the PlayStation 3 got a new firmware update the other day

We would have reported on it, only we were struggled to stay alive during the onslaught of NGP news. The firmware promised a bunch of "security updates", though it was cracked within minutes by the lovely homebrew folks that we don't talk about on this site. Seems there may have been a bit more to the fix than the..

News: PlayStation Meeting 2011: Call Of Duty Confirmed For Lastest PlayStation Handheld, NGP

PlayStation Meeting 2011: Call Of Duty Confirmed For Lastest PlayStation Handheld, NGP

With the likes of Killzone and Uncharted heading to the NGP, there's certainly an emphasis on big blockbuster titles for Sony's new flagship handheld

Blockbuster titles don't get much bigger than Call Of Duty, an iteration of which has just been confirmed for NGP by Activision's Phillip Earle. Details were scarce, but Earle billed the game with the following anecdote: "We believe Call of Duty..

News: Report: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 In Development Across Three Key Activision Studios

Report: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 In Development Across Three Key Activision Studios

With Infinity Ward splintered after former heads Jason West and Vince Zampella were ousted from the company, a report on the LA Times' Company Town blog suggests all might not be rosy at the former premier studio

Apparently both Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software have been enlisted to support Infinity Ward developing the next Call Of Duty title, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. According to the..

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