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News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Stops Brand's Bleeding with Gigantic Launch

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Stops Brand's Bleeding with Gigantic Launch

Makes $550 million in first three days

Call of Duty's always been a colossal franchise, but the series has struggled to live up to the sales of its juggernaut predecessors in recent years. Fortunately for Activision, it looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops III has stopped the series' rot, as the release brought in a dizzying $550 million over the...

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4)

Juggernaut

Despite sales remaining strong, it's safe to say that Call of Duty has been in a bit of a slump as of late. Although Advanced Warfare was well received, there were some rough patches, and most CoD fans still shudder whenever they hear the word Ghosts. Now it's time for Treyarch to pick up the mantle, and boy has the studio done well with...

Round Up: Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Reviews Score a Low Level Killstreak

Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Reviews Score a Low Level Killstreak

Shades of grey

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is out – but reviews are only just popping up around the web. Chances are you already knew whether you were going to buy the first-person shooter beforehand, but if you have been waiting for some critical opinion, we've included a slew of appraisals for your perusal pleasure below. Our review is still...

News: Don't Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS3

Don't Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS3

Fall of beauty

If you're still yet to be wowed by the latest generation of consoles, then it may be worth seeing how your faithful PlayStation 3 stacks up against the PlayStation 4. Alright, this Call of Duty: Black Ops III comparison actually features the Xbox versions – but it's probably safe to assume that the differences will be more...

News: How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?

How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?

Still gross

There's a toy-like charm to Call of Duty: Black Ops III's exclusive PlayStation 4 bundle, but let's not beat around the bush – it's pretty freakin' bad, isn't it? Sony had a real opportunity to create something special here, but this is easily the worst looking new-gen system to date. Still, kudos to PlayStation Access' Hollie Bennett...

News: Destiny Continues to Grow with 25 Million Players

Destiny Continues to Grow with 25 Million Players

We're going to need more guns

Damn, that's a pretty hefty number isn't it? Activision has revealed that Destiny now has 25 million registered users, and on average, those Guardians are spending around three hours a day with the game. Guess those daily bounties and missions are doing their job, eh? Of course, even if you've only logged into the...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Live Action PS4 Ad Treads Familiar Ground

Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Live Action PS4 Ad Treads Familiar Ground

Stop us if you've seen this one before

Activision's marketing department appears to have been working part-time this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III's latest live action advertisement is the same as all of the others. In it we see American actor Michael B. Jordan talking up 'Kevin' – a gamer fuel-powered everyman living out his ultimate power...

Review: Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Raging for the machine

Guitar Hero Live is Activision's answer to Harmonix's Rock Band 4, and seems to be the complete polar opposite to it. While the new Rock Band allows you to use old instruments, Guitar Hero introduces a completely new one; where Rock Band 4 allows you to import old songs, Guitar Hero Live doesn't. The two rhythm games, despite...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Goes Big with Launch Gameplay Trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Goes Big with Launch Gameplay Trailer

Boom time

Guns! Guns! Guns! Activision has released an all-new gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, boasting about the fact that the forthcoming foray features "three-games-in-one". We get a glimpse of the campaign, multiplayer, and zombies mode all in this 60 second sizzle piece. The title's due out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation...

News: Activision Should Cancel the PS3 Version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Activision Should Cancel the PS3 Version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Scuffed knees

Good news PlayStation 3 owners: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has been delayed. The skateboarding simulation – which, to be fair, wasn't entirely despised in our review – is spending a little more time in the skate shop on last-gen formats, while Activision properly applies some band aids to the PlayStation 4 version. The game was...

News: Destiny's Story Was Stitched Together Using Existing Assets in Less Than a Year

Destiny's Story Was Stitched Together Using Existing Assets in Less Than a Year

Surprise

Well who would have thunk it? According to a massive report from Kotaku's always informative Jason Schreier, Destiny as we know it was cobbled together in a very short space of time following the decision to scrap its original story. Sources say that upon showing Bungie's top brass a 'supercut' of the title's major plot points, the...

News: We Really Hope Bungie Isn't Mucking About with Destiny's Microtransactions

We Really Hope Bungie Isn't Mucking About with Destiny's Microtransactions

New patch apparently reveals in-game buffs that you can buy

This is how it starts, isn't it? Destiny's newest patch introduced a new, microtransaction-based service that allows you to buy cosmetic items with real money. With 18 fresh emotes on offer - which, to be fair, are actually pretty cool - it all seems rather harmless, but after mining the...

Review: Transformers: Devastation (PS4)

Transformers: Devastation (PS4)

More than meets the eye

The Transformers license has certainly seen its fair share of solid games; from the PlayStation 2 title based upon the Armada series all the way through to High Moon's Cybertron releases, it's a property that's generally transcended the usual licensed game fodder. Now, the talented team over at Platinum Games has taken the...

Round Up: Transformers Devastation PS4 Reviews Start Rolling Out

Transformers Devastation PS4 Reviews Start Rolling Out

Ultra magnum opus

Activision can be a strange company. The organisation goes out of its way to ensure that the likes of Destiny and Call of Duty are covered correctly, but while it's seemingly happy to invest money into middle-tier titles like Transformers: Devastation and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, it doesn't appear to have any faith in them at...

News: Yep, Destiny Is Getting Microtransactions

Yep, Destiny Is Getting Microtransactions

They're purely cosmetic, for now

Okay, so Destiny's expansions have always been overpriced, but the argument is that it could have a subscription fee if it wanted - but it doesn't. We don't necessarily agree with that analysis, but we've always said that microtransactions could very easily be implemented into the structure of the shooter, and that...