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News: Meet the Villain from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Meet the Villain from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Going dark

Activision has released a brand new trailer introducing the most “insidious villain in Call of Duty history”. It’s not entirely clear why Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s Raul Menendez is such a bad man, but his impressive facial hair suggests that we should probably be afraid. You can catch up with the character in the trailer below...

News: Trent Reznor Bringing Some Fresh Beats to Black Ops 2

Trent Reznor Bringing Some Fresh Beats to Black Ops 2

Like nails on a chalkboard

If you assumed Call of Duty couldn’t possibly get any more edgy, then you were wrong. Activision has announced that it has snapped up Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor to compose Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s theme song. He will not produce the game’s entire soundtrack, however – that honour will go to Mass...

News: Hear About Activision's Gross The Walking Dead Swag

Hear About Activision's Gross The Walking Dead Swag

Listen up

If you’re heading down to this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, you might want to steer clear of Activision’s booth. The publisher is doling out necklaces decorated with human ears to anyone that decides to pre-order Terminal Reality’s upcoming The Walking Dead shooter. Thankfully, the reward will be limited to just 100 attendees, so...

News: Transformers Developer Working on Marvel's Hit-Monkey

Transformers Developer Working on Marvel's Hit-Monkey

No, us neither

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron developer High Moon Studios is working on a video game adaptation of Marvel’s Hit-Monkey. If you’re clambering to the franchise’s Wikipedia page right now, rest assured you’re not alone. Apparently the game is based upon the comic book series of the same name, in which a Japanese macaque learns...

News: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

Shove it

Activision’s upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will not be a complete celebration of the classic skateboarding series unless you stump up $5 for additional DLC. The publisher has revealed that around a month after release, an expansion pack will implement selected content from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. It’s unclear what will be...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Returns to Nuketown

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Returns to Nuketown

Not the nicest neighbourhood

Activision has confirmed that an updated version of its popular Nuketown map will be doled out to those that pre-order the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from participating retailers. “Nuketown was a blast to play before," explained Treyarch head Mark Lamia. “We're excited about the re-imagined Nuketown 2025 in...

News: 007 Legends Embarks On Her Majesty's Secret Service

007 Legends Embarks On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Branched off

Activision has confirmed that an adaptation of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service will represent the second playable chunk of Eurocom’s upcoming James Bond love-in 007 Legends. The game will feature five classic missions in total, with Moonraker already confirmed. A sixth mission will tie into the upcoming Skyfall, which is set to...

News: Radical Entertainment Reduced to "Support" Role at Activision

Radical Entertainment Reduced to "Support" Role at Activision

Staff cuts

Radical Entertainment is the latest developer to fall foul to Activision’s high expectations. The developer – which recently released the middling Prototype 2 – has been dropped to a support role after a significant reduction in staff. Activision explained that it had explored “various options for the studio, including a...

News: Nuketown Explodes into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Nuketown Explodes into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Explosive territory

Chances are if you only know the name of one Call of Duty multiplayer map, it’ll be Nuketown. The popular Call of Duty: Black Ops layout has an immense following, and looks set to make a return appearance in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. According to information obtained from a variety of retail sources, the map will...

News: Not Even Treyarch Knows Who's Developing Call of Duty Vita

Not Even Treyarch Knows Who's Developing Call of Duty Vita

In the dark

We still don’t know much about PlayStation Vita spin-off Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified. Other than the brief blurb provided by retail websites last week, the game still remains very much a mystery. It turns out that Treyarch – the developer behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on PS3 – is as much in the dark as we are. When...

News: Latest Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection Deployed on PS3

Latest Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection Deployed on PS3

En route

You need a degree to understand the intricacies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s DLC schedule, but we’ll try to keep things as straightforward as possible: the shooter’s latest Content Collection is now available from the PlayStation Store. The latest deployment bundles a bevy of content, including two Face Off maps, one...

News: Stan Lee Shows His Moves in New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Stan Lee Shows His Moves in New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Geriatric gymnast

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play as Stan Lee in a video game, then you’re about to find out. Activision has released a brand new trailer showcasing the comic book legend swinging through the streets of Manhattan in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. If you want to play as the OAP, you'll need to pre-order...

News: Call of Duty Vita Optimised for Portable Play

Call of Duty Vita Optimised for Portable Play

Portable ops

Despite making an appearance during Sony’s E3 press conference, we still don’t know much about Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita. Thankfully a retail listing posted by US giant Walmart has offered a brief overview of the handheld spin-off. The blurb explains that players can expect to...