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News: Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Flops into Europe's Net on October 29th

Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Flops into Europe's Net on October 29th

Fish are friends, not food

Whilst we wait for Japanese fishing RPG Tsuritore, there's another scaly simulator on the way in the form of Rapala Pro Bass Fishing, swimming its way to Europe on October 29th. Already released in North America, the game comes with its own proprietary wireless rod controller but is also fully compatible with Move for all...

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Story Trailer Looks Mighty Inviting

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Story Trailer Looks Mighty Inviting

Guess what game is out today in America? EA's Medal Of Honor

Guess who's decided to release a story trailer for their own first-person shooter? Activision. Cue bombastic action and big guns in this Call Of Duty: Black Ops story trailer. We have a feeling this will be the best Call Of Duty campaign since Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Then again, it's going to seem amazing after the mess of Modern..

News: Singularity Developer Raven Hit With Lay-Offs

Singularity Developer Raven Hit With Lay-Offs

According to a report on Kotaku this arvo (read it in an Australian accent, it works - we think), Raven Software has dismissed 40 employees

The studio behind one of this year's best shooters, Singularity, is thought to be working on the next batch of Call Of Duty DLC. Yeah, life sucks right? Activision commented that Raven is "realigning its workforce to better reflect the studio's upcoming..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Pre-Orders Surpass Modern Warfare 2 At US Retailer GameStop

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Pre-Orders Surpass Modern Warfare 2 At US Retailer GameStop

GameStop's dropped the first hints of what we can expect sales-wise from Treyarch's Call Of Duty: Black Ops when it drops next month

The US retailer's reporting that pre-orders for the latest Call Of Duty have already out-stripped the previous game; with the big hype machine still to kick in. According to the chain's SVP Bob McKenzie the title has seen "all-time record reservations" and..

News: European DJ Hero 2 Bundles To Include A Free Copy Of The Original Game

European DJ Hero 2 Bundles To Include A Free Copy Of The Original Game

Activision's confirmed that European copies of the DJ Hero 2 bundle - both the turn-table and party sets - will come with an additional bonus while stocks last: a copy of the original DJ Hero game

That means if you're coming into the series fresh, you'll start out with a whopping 170 mixes. Not bad, right? The problem is, both bundles are still extortionate. But hey, if you like free things...

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Boasts An Extra Dimension For Those With Compatible TVs

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Boasts An Extra Dimension For Those With Compatible TVs

Activision's announced that the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops will launch with 3D television support for those with compatible home theater set-ups

The functionality will be available out of the box via an options screen. It's a neat little bonus for those with 3D TVs and a particularly surprising announcement (who though CoD would go 3D eh?). Going by the slew of hands-on impressions published..

News: Do You Like Watching Cars Drive In Circles? Then You'll Like NASCAR: The Game 2011!

Do You Like Watching Cars Drive In Circles? Then You'll Like NASCAR: The Game 2011!

Here's the debut trailer for the recently announced NASCAR: The Game 2011 from Activision and Eutechnyx

It's heavy on CGI, but from what we could tell, there are cars driving around an oval circuit. Which is really all you need for NASCAR. This trailer has some cool audio work, mind. We hope that's represented in the final product. What else do you want us to say? It's a video game. About cars..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Multiplayer Customisation Looks Awesome

Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Multiplayer Customisation Looks Awesome

Treyarch are doing a lot with this year's Call Of Duty title

By incorporating currency and creation mechanics, players will be able to develop their own online identity when playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops — which is very exciting to us. In games of this kind, there's always the want to show off. Now you'll be able to do so with custom emblems, weapons, dots and character types.

News: Activision & Eutechnyx Announce NASCAR: The Game 2011

Activision & Eutechnyx Announce NASCAR: The Game 2011

After much ado about, erm, something; Activision has announced that they will be rebooting the NASCAR franchise with NASCAR: The Game 2011

EA previously held the racing license, but decided to terminate their affiliation with the American past-time. Most interestingly, the game will be developed here in the UK by Eutechnyx - a British studio with a series of racing titles to their credit. Even more..

News: Move Is Not a Peripheral Killer, says Activision Boss

Move Is Not a Peripheral Killer, says Activision Boss

Surprise surprise

Move can become a huge number of in-game items – not shovels or whips though, remember – but that doesn't mean Activision boss Bobby Kotick is worried it spells the end for his company's wide array of plastic gameplay enhancers. Speaking to Edge Online, Kotick said that although Move offers some fantastic experiences it can't...

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Set To Get "New Zombie Experiences"

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Set To Get "New Zombie Experiences"

After numerous rumours, Treyarch's finally decided to lift the lid on Call Of Duty: Black Ops' zombie component

The studio describes the "anticipated feature" as one of COD's "worst kept secrets" — which is becoming a catch all for any announcement which gets leaked early. "Zombies have been such a hit with our community that we were committed to bringing brand new zombie..

News: Right, Here's Every Single Song/Mix You'll Find In DJ Hero 2

Right, Here's Every Single Song/Mix You'll Find In DJ Hero 2

Activision's just sent us a press release that's got us screaming like the little PopJustice fanboys we are -- every single mix in DJ Hero 2's roster

Squeeeeee. It looks so good. There's a bit of Tiesto, bit of Guetta, and plenty of GaGa. Hell yes folks. Hit the jump for the full shebang. S'gonna be great. The game's gonna be available in a range of bundles. You'll be able to get a massive £150..

News: Check Out Bond Kicking Some Ass In The New Blood Stone Trailer

Check Out Bond Kicking Some Ass In The New Blood Stone Trailer

Say what you will about Bizarre Creations upcoming Bond product, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, they seem to have all the right elements in place to make a really faithful product

There's shooting, stealth, driving and, as detailed in this trailer, hand-to-hand combat. If they can get all the gameplay elements to mesh well, they could have a really satisfying Bond experience to their name. We..

News: Bungie Developing New Engine For Activision Project

Bungie Developing New Engine For Activision Project

Bungie's announced that they've started work on a new engine for their next multiplatform project for Activision

Brian Jarrard told Develop that Bungie "don't want to develop a game off someone else's IP" and as such will be constructing their own technology in the same way. According to Jarrard, the engine's already in its early stages: "Yeah, [the new engine is] actually in..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Body Parts Cut In Japan

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Body Parts Cut In Japan

In Japan, you will not see parts of human beings been blown apart in Call Of Duty: Black Ops

That's because the game's been issued a CERO Z rating (think adults rating) with the "brutal or grotesque portrayal" of limbs removed. Boom. That's the end of that. Of course Japanese lurkers, it's worth noting that the PlayStation 3 is region free... You could import it. Yes.

News: Listen To Bizarre Creations Say Positive Things About James Bond 007: Blood Stone

Listen To Bizarre Creations Say Positive Things About James Bond 007: Blood Stone

James Bond 007: Blood Stone is going to be out later in the year, and it sounds like quite an exciting package

It's a brand new story; with shooting, stealth and driving and there's multiplayer. According to Bizarre, the multiplayer's designed for 16-players, and is based around team objectives. Hopefully this makes use of Blood Stone's various mechanics (vehicles, stealth, combat). If so, it could..

News: So Blood Drive's Like A Multiplatform Twisted Metal Then... Whatever!

So Blood Drive's Like A Multiplatform Twisted Metal Then... Whatever!

Activision's announced a November release date for their car-combat title, Blood Drive, and

.. We don't really care. Ok, ok, so it's unlikely to amount to anything amazing without the guidance of David Jaffe, but whatever, we suppose it could be cool. Afterall, there has been a serious lack of car combat games in recent years. Blood Drive sounds a little like an arena version of MegaRace actually..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Co-Op Mode Is Still To Be Announced

Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Co-Op Mode Is Still To Be Announced

With the massive Call Of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer blow out last night, you might be forgiven for thinking that Activision's blown their load

They haven't — there's plenty more to announce according to developers Treyarch. One such element, is Call Of Duty: Black Ops' co-op mode. While we already know zombies will make an appearance in some manner, community manager Josh Olin was keen to stress..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Refreshes The FPS Multiplayer Component

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Refreshes The FPS Multiplayer Component

We can't help but get more and more excited about Call Of Duty: Black Ops

We were one of the first websites to put some serious backing behind Treyarch, and insist that they might actually outdo the good, but over-rated Modern Warfare 2. Going by the details coming out of last night's Black Ops multiplayer reveal, we couldn't feel more comfortable about our prediction. And that's because Treyarch..