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News: DJ Hero 2 Doubles Up The "D-D-D-D-Dictionary" Button This October

DJ Hero 2 Doubles Up The "D-D-D-D-Dictionary" Button This October

In high school we used to have these keyboards with a "Dictionary" mode on them

Nobody really remembers what the button did because we were all too busy pressing it multiple times to notice. Y'see, the button used to have a voice sample attached to it, which made for some fantastic rhythmic manipulation: "D-D-D-D-D-D-Dict-D-Dictionary", we'd go. Good times. We're telling you this story..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Zombie Maps, Retailer Spills The Beans [UPDATED]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Zombie Maps, Retailer Spills The Beans [UPDATED]

Update @ 13:02: Treyarch's just confirmed on Twitter that Black Ops will indeed feature zombie co-op

The four maps included with the Hardened and Prestige editions of Black Ops are throw-backs to the original World At War zombie settings. Original story: Treyarch's been pretty tight-lipped about the return of their popular zombie horde mode in Call Of Duty: Black Ops. We know the game's going to..

News: DJ Hero 2 Is All About Building An Empire

DJ Hero 2 Is All About Building An Empire

In the original DJ Hero you played tracks and that was about it really

In DJ Hero 2, that's set to change. Freestyle games are introducing a massive career mode called "Empire", in which you'll pick a brand and location and watch your DJ turn into a super-star as your reputation grows. It sounds like a cool way to flesh out the dry experience of simply playing tracks for stars. We're..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Prestige & Hardened Edition Revealed, Remote Control Cars Included (Seriously)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Prestige & Hardened Edition Revealed, Remote Control Cars Included (Seriously)

How do you top Modern Warfare 2's insane collector's edition (which featured night vision goggles if you'd forgotten) -- you throw in a remote controlled car of course

Yup, we all saw the detonating cars in the game's multiplayer trailer. Well now you can own one of the little gizmos yourself, as part of Call Of Duty: Black Ops' premium Prestige Edition. The special edition packs set to launch..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer Teaser Trailer Is Bonkers, Brilliant, Exciting

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer Teaser Trailer Is Bonkers, Brilliant, Exciting

Activision's teased the very first look at Call Of Duty: Black Ops' multiplayer component, and it echoes everything we've said about Treyarch's latest attempt at the prestigious shooter franchise -- they're genuinely poised to knock it out of the park with this one

There's tons to pick out of this trailer: exploding crossbow arrows, maps that take place around a launching space-craft, knives with..

News: Oh, So Tony Hawk: Shred Will Involve Snowboarding Too!

Oh, So Tony Hawk: Shred Will Involve Snowboarding Too!

While pro-snowboarder Shaun White is living it up in Ubisoft's new skateboarding game, pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk is set to hit the ice in the upcoming Tony Hawk: Shred; Robomodo's latest attempt at Activision waning board franchise

Shred, which can be played with last year's ill-fated Ride board, will put players on both skateboards and snowboards. At least visually the cartoony look gives the..

News: Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock Hits PlayStation 3 Late September

Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock Hits PlayStation 3 Late September

Do you still care? One of you, two of you? Fine, we'll chug along then

We'll cater to your video games news requirements. Activision's announced that the next entry in the Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, will drop on 24th September in the UK (28th September for the US). It's a month ahead of Rock Band 3, which kinda makes sense seeing as how it's going to get crushed by..

News: Activision's Confident That Call Of Duty: Black Ops Will Sell A Bajillion Copies In Approximately Five Minutes

Activision's Confident That Call Of Duty: Black Ops Will Sell A Bajillion Copies In Approximately Five Minutes

Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick (a

k.a.the most hated man in the video game industry) has said that the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops will be getting “the biggest investment” the company has ever made in a game launch. Apparently, the game's pre-order sales alone put it up with Modern Warfare 2. “This across the board, the biggest investment that we’ve ever made in a launch of a title,” said..

News: UFG's True Crime: Hong Kong Flees Into 2011

UFG's True Crime: Hong Kong Flees Into 2011

Hidden within Activision's quarterly financial reports is a spot f bad news for fans of the True Crime franchise; UFG's series reboot, True Crime: Hong Kong, has been pushed back into 2011

The game was originally due to release this fall. Activision hopes the delay will "give the development team more time to deliver the high-quality entertainment experience they envision for the game"..

News: Man, The Vulture's A Bit Of A Jerk In This Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Trailer

Man, The Vulture's A Bit Of A Jerk In This Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Trailer

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions -- the upcoming Spidey outing from Activision -- will span four different Spider-Man "universes"

One of the universes is Spider-Man Noir; a darker version of the Spider-Man story in which Uncle Ben is not shot by criminals, but eaten by the Vulture. This little gameplay snippet from the noir sub-section of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions shows ol' Petey Parker..

News: DJ Hero 2's Multiplayer Is Vast, Exciting

DJ Hero 2's Multiplayer Is Vast, Exciting

DJ Hero is a party game

It is strange, therefore, that the original game had nothing in the way of party modes. Thankfully, DJ Hero 2 rectifies that. There are a ton of multiplayer modes being added to the game, the most exciting of which is the "Party Play" mode. This allows players to drop-in and drop-out of the game seamlessly, without ever stopping the music from playing. So you can..

News: That One Soundgarden Song Was Pretty Good Though, Wasn't It?

That One Soundgarden Song Was Pretty Good Though, Wasn't It?

Activision's announced a "ground breaking" deal today that will reward launch-day buyers of Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock with the new Soundgarden record a week early

Those who pick up the game will get a retail version of the band's new album and downloadable content for the game. The album, Telephantasm: A Retrospective, includes plenty of Soundgarden "classics" and one new track. Only..

News: Tiesto Brings Four To The Floor, Epilepsy To DJ Hero 2

Tiesto Brings Four To The Floor, Epilepsy To DJ Hero 2

Activision's confirmed that the Netherland's own DJ maestro, Tiesto, will join the roster of DJ Hero 2

He'll be providing two unique mixes to the game, aswell as his likeness. Presumably the mixes will include plenty of four to the floor kick patterns and gated synths. 'Cos that's what Tiesto does, innit? As much as we like Tiesto, we can't help but feel DJ Hero already played its trump-card with..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Almost Certain To Receive Hardened & Prestige Editions

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Almost Certain To Receive Hardened & Prestige Editions

Last year Activision announced a collector's edition to end all collector's editions

Night vision goggles came with the $149 SKU of Modern Warfare 2. Looks like they're preparing to do something similar all over again. US retailer buy.com (good name for a website, right?) has listed Hardened and Prestige editions for the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops. It seems impossible that Activision woul

News: James Bond 007: Blood Stone Opening Credits Are Basically What You'd Expect

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Opening Credits Are Basically What You'd Expect

Fancy smoke? Check

Swish silhouettes of men pointing guns? Check. Swish silhouettes of ladies touching themselves? Check. Big, orchestral driven audio backing? Check. Diva reminding us how well she can sing? Check. Jewellery and expensive champagne? Check. Fancy cars power sliding in slow motion? Check. Helicopters blowing up huge diamonds? Check. Yep, this is definitely the start to Bizarre..

News: Transformers: War For Cybertron Gets New DLC Next Week

Transformers: War For Cybertron Gets New DLC Next Week

We've been searching for a reason to return to Transformers: War For Cybertron's surprisingly good multiplayer component for a few days now

Right on cue, developers High Moon Studios has dropped details on some upcoming DLC for the fan-friendly product. Aswell as adding in War For Cybertron's pre-order exclusive characters - Shockwave, Demolishor and Jazz - the new DLC will also throw a handful of..

News: Call Of Duty Subscription Fees Debunked Once Again

Call Of Duty Subscription Fees Debunked Once Again

Yesterday we posted a video which seemed to suggest that Modern Warfare 2 (and presumably the franchise as a whole) was on the verge of getting some kind of subscription fee

But it's not. Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling clarified: “For the record, nobody has to pay to play COD or MW2 multiplayer, nor will they.” Josh Olin of Treyarch had a similar thing to say regarding Call Of..

News: Ruh-Roh: Call Of Duty To Implement Subscription Fee?

Ruh-Roh: Call Of Duty To Implement Subscription Fee?

Ruh-roh? Do you like Call Of Duty? Chances are you probably do

Well get ready to pay for it, because those rumours about Activision prepping a separate subscription fee for Call Of Duty's multiplayer may have just been turned up a notch. A video (embedded after the jump) posted by a 360Junkies member clearly shows some form of subscription model implemented into the XBOX 360 version of Modern Warf

News: Introducing James Bond 007: Blood Stone, All-Racing, All-Shooting Action From Bizarre Creations

Introducing James Bond 007: Blood Stone, All-Racing, All-Shooting Action From Bizarre Creations

If ever we had a weakness, file it under James Bond games

We were probably the only publication who genuinely loved (and played to death) the last James Bond game, Quantum Of Solace. So good. Perhaps then, our excitement for James Bond 007: Blood Stone should be tempered a little. GoldenEye aside, Bond games aren't traditionally good. But they are Bond games, y'know. There's something to be said..