Mega-publisher Activision may simply be keeping its options open by snatching the website domain for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, but we think it's pretty safe to assume that the powerhouse is eyeing a sequel to Treyarch's 2010 cold-war adventure
Activision had previously registered domains through to BlackOps6.com, but had come unstuck with the Black Ops 2 domain until now. Originally registered..
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A game designer on Call Of Duty: Black Ops has admitted to "f***ing up" with regards to the game's Second Chance perk
Teyarch's David Vonderhaar Tweeted earlier today, "See that gun to my head in my pic? That's how I feel about Second Chance. We meant well. I f***ed up." The Second Chance perk allows players to absorb fatal damage and then use a pistol for ten seconds before dying, with a..
Just to point out how successful the Call Of Duty franchise is, Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has revealed that previous release, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, has pushed out 20 million map packs to date
That's 20 million. "For the first nine months of the year, Black Ops has remained the number one title in the U.S. and Europe, generating more revenue than any new major console..
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Just a quick heads-up, Activision's confirmed the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Rezurrection DLC pack on PlayStation 3
You can grab it from the PlayStation Store right now. The DLC includes four re-mastered Call Of Duty: World At War maps, in addition to one brand new encounter set on the Moon. (Really.) Activision's celebrating with Double XP...
Activision's just tipped us off that it's started sending invites for the Call Of Duty Elite beta on PlayStation 3
The beta will be rolled out in stages, so don't worry if you're not part of the initial phase today as there's still plenty of time for you to get your hands on the premium service. The beta works in Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and is designed to test out various functionality in Call Of..
Those of a nervous disposition may want to look away now: Activision has announced that it has sold more than 18 million map packs for its uber-popular first-person shooter, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, in just nine months
The game itself has sold a whopping 23 million units to date. Gaffer Eric Hirshberg revealed the figure during an investor event in...
"Orientation Evaluation" is the mysterious new 30-second teaser posted on the official Call of Duty youtube page
Featuring only a short logo flash and a length shot of a zombie being placed through some...questionable training. While this is most likely a new teaser for the recently-released Black Ops Rezurrection map pack, specifically the map "Moon", it makes for interesting viewing..
If a guaranteed copy of Modern Warfare 3 wasn't enough to draw you into Call of Duty XP, Activision hopes the presence of Kanye West will add just a bit more anticipation for the upcoming Call of Duty fan festival
Kanye West, advertised as being in his first public outing since the launch of his most recent album, will provide entertainment on the conclusion of the two day festival in Los..
Does anyone else find it a little baffling how pivotal zombies have become to the Call Of Duty experience? The latest Call Of Duty: Black Ops DLC pack, Rezurrection, introduces five new zombie co-op stages, setting one on the moon
The moon. Let that sink in, and then watch the DLC's bonkers trailer embedded after the jump. It'll all make sense. One day. Maybe?
Ever since we've played video games, we've struggled to get our head around the furore surrounding EA Sports' NCAA sports titles
For those that aren't American and don't understand, NCAA stands for (as we understand it at least) National Collegiate Athletic Association. These are essentially teams — in a variety of sports — made up of college students. Even more bizarre is that the top selling..
Activision's released some new footage of Call Of Duty: Black Ops' 'Rezurrection' map pack, featuring four maps from the game's limited edition in addition to a new moon-based level
That's right folks, we're heading to the moon. Check out the footage after the jump.
Activision's got another Call Of Duty: Black Ops map-pack in the works
The latest release — Rezurrection — will release in September on PS3 and will feature five new zombie stages. Four of the maps are remakes from World At War, included with the Hardened edition of Black Ops. The fifth map though, takes players to the moon. Yup. The DLC's also set to include a theme and soundtrack, featuring..
To be fair -- not much else launched in the UK last week to challenge Zumba Fitness' unbeatable reign
There was movement elsewhere however. Cars 2 climbed into second, while Call Of Juarez: The Cartel sticked to the top three. Elsewhere there's really not much else to say: regular favourites DiRT 3, FIFA 11 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops all charted. Someone topple Zumba Fitness, please. Zumba..
Heads-up Call Of Duty: Black Ops fans, the 'Annihilation' map-pack is now available on the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Store
The map pack includes four new locations as well as a fresh zombie arena.
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With each iteration of Call Of Duty, the console market grows
There are no shortage of people picking up PlayStation 3s and XBOX 360s, and so it's no surprise to see the Call Of Duty fanbase grow with each release. According to UK retailer GAME, this year's Modern Warfare 3 is set to break the myriad records set by last year's Call Of Duty: Black Ops. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders..
Activision's slapped a big fat July 28th release date on the third Call Of Duty: Black Ops expansion pack for PS3
Like all Call Of Duty packs, Annihilation includes four new maps and a brand new zombie arena. There's more information on the PlayStation Blog.
According to VG247, the rumoured Call Of Duty: Black Ops limited edition is legitimate, and will include a free download voucher for the game's First Strike DLC pack
GameStop outed the limited edition yesterday.
If you're one of the remaining ten people that doesn't yet own a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops -- you're in luck
According to GameStop, a new bundle will be made available next week including the game and some DLC. No word on exactly what DLC will be included, but we're assuming it will be the first two packs currently available on the PlayStation Store. Activision's yet to officially confirm the..
Activision's officially announced a third DLC pack for Treyarch's Call Of Duty: Black Ops this afternoon
The pack, entitled "Annihilation", will launch first on XBOX 360 at the end of the month, and then later on PlayStation 3. It includes four new maps and a new co-operative zombie stage. One of the maps is a golf course, which is pretty awesome. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Not had enough Call Of Duty: Black Ops yet? This supposed leaked leaflet from GameStop has your back, supposedly revealing a third DLC pack for Activision's blockbuster first-person shooter
Despite being a blurry image, the leaflet seems to reveal a number of new maps including: Hangar 18, Hazard, Drive-In, Silo, and a new co-operative zombies mission. Take this with a pinch of salt as it could be..
Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L
A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in...
Calling all, erm, Call Of Duty: Black Ops players: Activision's just let us know that the "Escalation" DLC pack is now available from the PlayStation Store
The DLC boasts several new maps in addition to that special grindhouse co-op mode featuring performances from Sarah Michelle-Gellar and Danny Trejo. It will set you back $14.99. Go-go-go,...
Now the dust has settled on Activision's Call Of Duty: Elite premium service, the publisher has posted a FAQ on its official website claiming that the new venture will be "the best free service on the market"
The firm added that "even haters can play for free". Cheeky Activision. Call Of Duty: Elite was announced last week amidst much fanfare. The Beachhead developed service will be..
Activision's confirmed that Call Of Duty: Black Ops' "Escalation" DLC pack will launch on the PlayStation Network on June 10th
Escalation includes four new competitive multiplayer maps alongside the much lofted "Call Of The Dead" zombie stage. The grindhouse-inspired co-operative level includes performances from Sarah Michelle Gellar,...
News flash: Activision likes to make money
Call Of Duty: Elite is just another prong in Activision's automatic cash generation scheme. The long rumoured subscription service aims to bring social networking features to the world's most popular game. Problem is, it just doesn't look worth it yet. Officially announced this afternoon, Call Of Duty: Elite will be compatible with all COD titles post..
A. Noire</a> has held onto the UK sales charts top spot for a second week running, beating off Codemasters' semi-sim DiRT 3 which finished up in a respectable second. LEGO Pirates Of the Caribbean, Zumba Fitness and Brink all held onto their high positions to round out the top five, with familiar faces such as Crysis 2 and Call Of Duty:...
As previously rumoured, Sony has confirmed a limited edition Call Of Duty: Black Ops PlayStation 3 bundle for North America
The bundle — which costs $299.99 — includes a 160GB system, a copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops and a download voucher for the First Strike content pack, which adds a bunch of multiplayer maps to the game. The bundle's due out on May 31st.
The PlayStation Network is back, and everything's slowly starting to get back to normal after the service was offline for just over three weeks
In order to welcome players back to the service, Treyarch is planning a double XP weekend for Call Of Duty: Black Ops on PlayStation 3. From tomorrow 18:00 (UK time) right through to Tuesday 18:00, players engaging in some multiplayer Call Of Duty: Black..
Brink has knocked Zumba Fitness [urgh - Ed] off the top of the UK sales charts this week, scoring a domestic top-spot for developer Splash Damage
The brilliant LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean made it a one-two for new releases, finishing up in second. Of course, Zumba Fitness was still around to keep Mums happy, finishing up in third just ahead of Portal 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. The other new..
Zumba Fitness is top of the UK sales charts this week
The PlayStation Move-enabled fitness title has dethroned genuine game of the year contender, Portal 2. Video games, sigh. Mortal Kombat finished up in third, while Call Of Duty: Black Ops lingered in fourth. Elsewhere, Operation Flashpoint: Red River was joined by a bunch of ever-green titles, such as FIFA 11, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars..
Treyarch's been keeping Call Of The Dead -- an additional zombie co-op map to be included with Call Of Duty: Black Ops' second DLC pack, Escalation -- pretty quiet
And this grindhouse inspired trailer reveals exactly why. You'll get a chance to play as a quarter of a zombie killing dream-team, with Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund...
Activision's released a video walkthrough of the second DLC pack for Call Of Duty: Black Ops
The map-pack, entitled "Escalation", is due out on XBOX 360 next month. Unfortunately, PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until later in the summer to get their hands on the additional content due to a contractual agreement with Microsoft. At least there's video footage to tide you over though..
With the NPD ceasing to provide hardware numbers, this month's report is restricted to software we're afraid
And it's a pretty uneventful month for PlayStation to be honest, with the interest surrounding the Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, it was a Nintendo DS game that topped the charts for March, with Pokemon White taking the top-spot and Pokemon Black following it up in second. Homefront finished..
Activision has responded to retailer rumours, confirming that the next Call Of Duty: Black Ops map pack will be called "Escalation"
The DLC will boast five new maps: Convoy, Zoo, Stockpile, Hotel and a new co-op zombies stage. It'll launch on May 3rd for XBOX 360, but PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until around June to get their hands on the new maps. That's due to an exclusive contract..
Call Of Duty: Black Ops is set to get another slice of DLC later in the year, a retail mess-up has revealed
The news was leaked by an Australian branch of GAME, revealing five new maps: a zoo, a hotel, a convoy, a stockpile, and a new locale for the bemusingly popular zombies mode. No price was listed. The reveal noted a May release date, but seeing...
Call Of Duty: Black Ops might be the US' best selling game of all time according to units, but it is not the highest grossing one
That accolade belongs to another Activision title — Guitar Hero 3. According to NPD data (going back as far as 1995), the mainstream plastic instrument title is the highest-grossing game of "this generation". Of course, Black Ops is in second. In fact, say..
What's up, guys? I don't want to make this post unnecessarily convoluted, so I'm going to jump straight to the point
I'm sure you're all aware of the situation in Japan. I've spent the last couple of days wondering what little I can do to help, and figured that the huge stack of PS3 games situated next to my desk might hold the answer. So I've decided to auction off a small pile of older..
Bioware's fantasy RPG, Dragon Age II, has topped the UK sales charts this week, beating out last week's winner, Pokemon
Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were: EA's Fight Night Champion is still lingering in the top three, while Bulletstorm, Killzone 3 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops maintain their place in the top ten. Hit the jump for the full run-down. Dragon Age II (BioWare, EA) Pokemon White..
Total US game revenue was up year-over-year in February, from $1
3 billion to $1.6 billion. An increase in hardware and peripheral sales were credited for the gains, while software shrunk a bit between February 2010 and 2011. Despite dipping year-over-year, the software charts for February are littered with new games — Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 performed exceptionally, taking the spot directly behind..
Not much to say from a PlayStation perspective on this week's UK multiplatform software sales charts
It's another commanding week for Nintendo's mini-monsters RPG franchise, as Pokemon Black and White occupied the chart's top two spots. EA's Fight Night Champion debuted in third, while balls-to-the-wall FPS Bulletstorm leap-frogged Sony's Killzone 3 which dropped from first to fifth place this..
To celebrate the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops' First Strike DLC on PlayStation 3, Activision's announced its doubling up the game's XP rewards for the duration of the weekend
The update's in effect right now, and will run right through until 8AM PST/11AM EST on Monday, March 7th.
Activision has claimed that Call Of Duty: Black Ops is the highest selling PlayStation 3 title of all time, citing NPD, Chart-Track and GfK as sales source indications
While the publisher was keen to point out its achievement, no hard figures were actually given. Assuming the publisher's correct, Black Ops will have outsold Gran Turismo 5 (6.37 million copies) to take the top spot. The numbers..
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Both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm had strong first week showings according to the UK sales charts, propping up the first and second positions respectively
We had a lot of love for both games in our reviews, which can be found here and here for your convenience. Call Of Duty: Black Ops rounded out a triple-header of first-person shooters, with FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 left making up the top five. The..
Capcom 3's</a> missed out on a place aloft the UK sales charts, thanks to a 192 percent increase in sales for Call Of Duty: Black Ops. The surge saw Activision's shooter jump straight to the top, with Capcom's tag-team brawler claiming a respectable second place finish. Elsewhere, last week's winner, Test Drive Unlimited 2, held fairly strong, finishing up in fourth, while Dead..
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..
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...