We always used to scoff at people that play nothing other than Call Of Duty all year, but with Activision's new DLC plans, the American publisher is making a legitimate case for sticking to the competitive shooter exclusively in 2012
Earlier in the month, Activision outlined plans to release 20 DLC packs in 2012. It has now revealed the full rundown of what players can expect, namely: ten new maps,..
Just call it the comeback king; despite looking down and out when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, Ubisoft Montpellier's cracking Rayman Origins has broken into the UK multiformat top-ten for the first time since its release
No doubt propelled by a slew of retailer discounts, the pretty platformer managed to climb ahead of Bethesda's RAGE to finish up in ninth on this week's best-selling..
FIFA 12's still top of the league, after shutting out fierce competition from Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold onto the top-spot for a fourth consecutive week
Shooty favourites Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rounded out the top five — while Zumba Fitness reclaimed its grip on the UK, posting two titles in the top ten. We may have to dig up the old image if..
The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3
99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..
It's true that Activision manages to break sales records with each new release of Call Of Duty, but the profits don't end there
The American publisher's consistently posted remarkable DLC sales, and, perhaps as a reflection of that, its post release strategy is set to go into overdrive with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The publisher's announced that 20 DLC updates will be offered for the popular..
Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running
With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..
FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve
EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..
The PlayStation Vita got off to a reasonable, if unspectacular, debut in Japan -- but its second week sales paint a troubling picture for the platform in the near future
The well equipped handheld was outsold by the 3DS, PSP, Wii and PS3 during its first full week on the market, recording sales of just over 70,000 units. For comparison, Nintendo's newly re-surged handheld platform scooped up..
Speaking on the Call Of Duty: Elite exclusive show, "Roll Call", Infinity Ward community strategist Robert Bowling has announced the first DLC pack for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Due to Microsoft's claw-like grip on the franchise's DLC, we can't give you an exact date for the content's release on PlayStation 3, but we can confirm that it'll drop at some point after January 24th — the DLC's..
It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition
The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The...
Anybody would think it's the season of goodwill or something
Activision's announced a bunch of updates for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, all set to launch ahead of the Holidays. First up is the inclusion of a brand new multiplayer mode found under the Community Playlists heading. Dubbed "Drop Zone", the mode unsurprisingly sees teams working together to capture and hold a... drop zone..
Ready your excuses, because Infinity Ward is starting to get heavy with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bans
Those engaging in improper behaviour will be issued with a 5,000 day ban from the multiplayer shooter. That's just under 14 years, and effectively a permaban. What can constitute such a kicking? "Boosting, Cheating, Hacking, Exploiting, Inappropriate behaviour (racial slurs, abusive..
Activision likes money
Good job it knows how to earn lots and lots of it. The publisher's announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has hit the $1 billion milestone just 16 days after release. That's 24 hours quicker than James Cameron's Avatar movie reached the same feat. Engagement of our Call Of Duty audience continues to rise around the world said an understandably chuffed Bobby Kotick..
Our expectations are getting shattered at every opportunity at the moment
Firstly, we never expected Naughty Dog to be behind Sony's new PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Of Us. But it is. And now this: Skyrim has toppled Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK sales charts. We thought Call Of Duty was a lock at the top for the rest of the year. The Bethesda RPG got heavily discounted around the..
It was a monster month for software releases in November
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..
We told you Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn't going anywhere
The Activision published shooter has held its place at the top of the UK sales charts for four weeks now — and we doubt it's planning on relinquishing that spot anytime soon. With few new releases, FIFA 12 climbed into second, while Assassin's Creed: Revelations moved into third. Saints Row: The Third maintained its position in..
Despite a smattering of new software releases, it was pretty uneventful seven days for PlayStation in Japan this week
Hardware sales were down after the enthusiasm of new colours last week, with the PlayStation 3 shifting 34k units and the PSP just behind with 33k units. After its tremendous debut last week, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 dropped to tenth in the all formats charts, selling a..
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has maintained its position aloft the UK sales charts
Despite seeing a sales dip of 41%, the Activision published shooter maintained its position at the top of the charts. Assassin's Creed: Revelations finished up in second, while the excellent Saints Row: The Third climbed up into third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped down into..
When Activision first announced Call Of Duty: Elite we thought: people won't want this
Turns out our first impressions were damn wrong, as Activision has just announced that its "premium" Call Of Duty experience has scooped up a whopping one million subscribers in just six days. Unsurprisingly, Bobby Kotick was stoked: "The audience...
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 cheaters beware: Infinity Ward's announced it has started laying the ban hammer on offending players
Community strategist Robert Bowling said on Twitter that "attempts to cheat" will not be tolerated, and he implored legitimate players to report any instances of foul-play they spot online. We appreciate Infinity Ward taking such a hard-line. Cheating is not..
It really hasn't been a great start for Activision's Call Of Duty stat-tracking service, Elite
After higher than anticipated demand, the service has been sporadic at best for the past couple of weeks. But finally there's light at the end of the tunnel. In an interview with G4, Activision's VP of production, Daniel Suarez, said that the publisher aims to get everything working as intended by..
How big is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Well, according to Activision the game earned a whopping $775 million globally in just five days, smashing a number of entertainment records in the process
The numbers put a bullet in previous record holder Call Of Duty: Black Ops, which managed "just" $650 million over the same period. Furthermore, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 enjoyed the..
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
As well as announcing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's record breaking sales figures, Activision has also confirmed today that it has donated $3 million to the Call Of Duty Endowment which supports American serviceman and women
The charity helps to provide job placements and training for former veterans. Call it a publicity stunt if you like, but this is clearly a great gesture from a publisher..
Activision's announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has once again smashed all sales records, selling 6
5 million units in just 24 hours across the US and UK. Staggering when you consider that those numbers only represent two nations. The figures are up 900,000 units from Call Of Duty: Black Ops. It also did a million more units than Battlefield 3 managed over five days. Incredibly, Modern..
As expected Activision and Beachhead Studios' stat-tracking service for Call Of Duty, Elite, is having a few issues meeting demand, with registration requests exceeding the firm's "most optimistic expectations"
According to an official blog post by Beachhead boss Chacko Sonny, We have already registered hundreds of thousands of players and we are working around the clock to increase our capacity..
Last year, Call Of Duty: Black Ops set the video game market on fire when it sold a whopping five million copies in just 24 hours
We always thought Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 would have a difficult job matching those kind of numbers, but Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia believes it will be a breeze. "We expect MW3 to grow 10% versus last years Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has sold..
Well, it's here
After an agonisingly long build-up, fierce competitors Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are finally sitting alongside each other on store shelves. And that means the reviews are rolling in too. It's all looking rather rosy for Activision's latest, with the dilapidated Infinity Ward pushing out a product worthy of an average review score of 88 . Just for comparison's..
It might feel like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's flying under the radar a teensy bit, but believe it or not this is just the calm before the storm
British retailer GAME has weighed in on the importance of the release, declaring it the most pre-ordered game in the retailer's history. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most popular game for pre-orders that GAME and Gamestation have ever..
If you're not venturing out into the cold this evening to pick up your own copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 -- then you might want to sit and watch other people doing exactly that
Activision has announced that it is to stream the UK launch party for Modern Warfare 3 live on YouTube. But wait, there's more: the event will be hosted by XBOX Live's community manager Graeme 'AceyBongos' Boyd, TV..
Don your khaki kecks and prepare for all out warfare -- Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is hours away
In order to up the ante, Activision's released a live action trailer starring Jonah Hill, Sam Worthington and Dwight Howard. Certainly got us in the mood for shooting dudes. Catch the video after the jump.
A duo of masked French hoodlums have reportedly hijacked a delivery truck in Créteil, France containing 6,000 copies of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Local source TFI reports that the truck collided with a car, and when its drivers exited the vehicle, they were teargassed by masked figures before the vehicle was stolen — thousands of copies of Activision's latest first-person shooter with it..
We're days away from the next Call Of Duty
And honestly, it feels a little bit calm. But perhaps that's because we're so caught up in the enthusiast bubble — we're sure someone, somewhere is currently having sleepless nights over Modern Warfare 3. And if Michael Pachter's got anything to say on the matter, lots of people are having sleepless nights. He told IndustryGamers that he reckons the..
With Battlefield 3 already on store shelves, attention has turned to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
While its single-player experience is pretty much guaranteed to be a mouth-watering roller-coaster ride, many are keen to see what's changed on the multiplayer side. Headline features include two new modes called Kill Confirmed and Team Defender. These take existing multiplayer hallmarks and spin..
Every year, Activision somehow manages to add another reason to keep you levelling up your character in Call Of Duty
One of this year's biggest hooks in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is Weapon Proficiencies, which essentially allows you to collect and earn "mini-perks" for your weapons. Proficiencies allow you to improve your performance with small incentives, such as reduced kick or..
Forget every big boxing bout of the past 50 years
The head-to-head between Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this Christmas is the only one that matters. And the competition is so fierce that not even the Paris Games Week can pick a winner. The best shooter award was, well, a tie. Seriously. Both Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took home the gong. Elsewhere, Sony..
Seasoned video games analyst Michael Pachter has pulled out his crystal ball for the months ahead, predicting that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will sell twice as many copies as its rival Battlefield 3 during the fourth quarter of 2011
Chatting with Forbes, Pachter predicted that Modern Warfare 3 will sell about 16 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Battlefield scooping up a..
Well that didn't take long, did it? Just a day after EA dropped the launch trailer for Battlefield 3, Activision's followed up with a jaw-dropping minute of footage from Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Both trailers feel like statements of intent from their respective publishers. It's nice to hear the dulcet tones of Captain Price again. We're also rather taken with Modern Warfare 3's World War III,..
At its core, Call Of Duty's multiplayer is all about competition
So it's important that Activision's subscription based stat-tracking component, Call Of Duty: Elite, should hone in the competitive nature of the series. In a new behind-the-scenes video, developer Beachhead Studios discusses the various ways players will duke it out for glory, with bragging rights and prizes lavished on the winners..
A new video for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has detailed the game's most dramatic shake-up: Strike Packages
These come in three different flavours: Assault, Support and Specialist. Assault essentially entails Call Of Duty's vanilla offensive killstreaks, while Support includes goodies like UAVs and turrets. Finally, Specialist features no killstreaks, but unlocks additional perks with each two..
Once upon a time Sledgehammer Games was working on a third-person, action adventure iteration in the Call Of Duty series
But shortly thereafter Infinity Ward went kaput, and the Glen Schofield fronted studio was dragged into Modern Warfare 3 development duties. The rest is history, and it means we'll probably never see Sledgehammer's third-person Call Of Duty title completed. Well probably..
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer Glen Schofield has hit back at critics complaining that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's graphics engine is nothing but a cut and paste job
Chatting candidly with CVG, Schofield told fans to expect a "huge difference" in Modern Warfare 3's visual quality when compared to its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2. "I'll tell you one thing. I've worked on a lot of..
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer -- and former Dead Space top-man -- Glen Schofield has dismissed any rivalry between Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, insisting his competition lies with Modern Warfare 2
For those unclear, Sledgehammer Games is working alongside the depleted Infinity Ward to prepare Modern Warfare 3 for release this Holiday. EA's been pretty vocal about its intentions..
It's bizarre to think that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been flying under the radar this year
The latest entry in the most popular franchise in the world has lost some mind-share amongst hardcore gamers to Battlefield 3. But we've always felt like Modern Warfare 3's had the better showings up until now — the E3 demo involving scuba divers, boat chases and helicopter rides was a real..
Get it out of your system: we know the "hardcore" gamer can't stand Call Of Duty anymore
How dare mainstream video game players enjoy a video game, right? You good? Good. To be honest, we get the criticisms. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 does look agonisingly like more of the same. And that's a shame. But while the "new" Spec Ops Survival mode is clearly derived from Black Ops' zombie..
Strike one to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Nielsen's published its "top twenty" Chistmas video games wishlist, with Modern Warfare 3 the most coveted by 5,000 active North American gamers. Modern Warfare 3 was on the list of 27% of participants, while Battlefield 3 was on the list of just 12%. PlayStation 3 exclusives Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Resistance 3 both charted, but the..
Looking to get a head-start on your pursuit of Prestige in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Then you'll probably want to do your pre-ordering from GAME or GameStation in the UK
The retailer's promoting a Classified Intel Pack that comes with all pre-orders of the game, and awards players with four hours worth of double XP. The pack also includes a mini-guide and a PS3 exclusive theme.
Social networking attachments to popular games -- like Call Of Duty: Elite -- will be a "necessity" in the future, according to Activision's Jamie Berger
"We believe that a 24/7, year-round services strategy that broadens the game experience beyond just playing is going to be a necessity," he told MCV. "Right now, it's an option, but in three to five years, it won't be. To support..
Infinity Ward creative strategist has hinted that he leaves sales figures for the big-wigs, as the studio is only concerned with creating the best game possible
Our 100 per cent focus is making a game that were going to love to play, that were going to be proud of, and that we know that our fans are going to play," he told IGN. Whether fans are in the single digits or millions means..