Entries in 'Activision' (1053)

Activision remains 'sceptical' about new console business models

Activision remains 'sceptical' about new console business models

Free-to-play may be the current darling of many a games publisher, but don’t expect a dramatic shift in the way in which consumers pay for the next-generation of console games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2013 at 9:25AM in News
Kotick: Beware the ides of the upcoming console transition

Kotick: Beware the ides of the upcoming console transition

Activision has again beaten financial expectations, but that hasn’t stopped boss Bobby Kotick issuing a number of blunt warnings about the challenges ahead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2013 at 8:55AM in News
Activision Blizzard: World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subs last quarter

Activision Blizzard: World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subs last quarter

Activision Blizzard’s MMO World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subscribers during the first three months of 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 9th 2013 at 6:09AM in News
Activision Blizzard reports better-than-expected earnings

Activision Blizzard reports better-than-expected earnings

Activison has reported better-than-expected earnings for its Q1 2013, but remains cautious about the hurdles that still lie ahead for the rest of the year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 9th 2013 at 5:58AM in News

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UPDATED: ShopTo shuns future Activision releases over Call of Duty shipping dispute

UPDATED: ShopTo shuns future Activision releases over Call of Duty shipping dispute

Has ShopTo become the first online retailer to be called out for early shipping?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2013 at 1:15PM in News
Suppliers embark on eBay crackdown on Skylanders scalpers

Suppliers embark on eBay crackdown on Skylanders scalpers

Distributors are clamping down on unscrupulous eBay toy dealers who buy rare figures in bulk and resell at extortionate prices.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 3rd 2013 at 10:19AM in News
Call of Duty: Ghosts goes official, gets release date; Uses next-gen game engine

Call of Duty: Ghosts goes official, gets release date; Uses next-gen game engine

“The franchise that has defined a generation of gaming is set to raise the bar once again with the all-new Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2013 at 9:23AM in News
Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed

Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed

Activision has finally confirmed the existence of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2013 at 3:48PM in News

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Call of Duty creators' next game is an Xbox exclusive - report

Call of Duty creators' next game is an Xbox exclusive - report

Those sleuths over at US site Kotaku believes it has all the information about a major new Xbox exclusive.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 30th 2013 at 10:35AM in News
Call of Duty teaser goes live

Call of Duty teaser goes live

Activision has launched a teaser page for its forthcoming Call of Duty game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 30th 2013 at 10:12AM in News
Activision employee mentions 'monetization modeling' for Bungie's Destiny

Activision employee mentions 'monetization modeling' for Bungie's Destiny

Activision and Bungie might be looking into a microtransactions model for their FPS, Destiny.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2013 at 3:10AM in News
Activision boss Kotick is one of the highest paid CEOs in the US

Activision boss Kotick is one of the highest paid CEOs in the US

Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick has had his compensation increased eight fold to $64.9m last year, according to Bloomberg.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 29th 2013 at 9:50AM in News

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Black Ops 2 Uprising DLC hits PS3 and PC in May

Black Ops 2 Uprising DLC hits PS3 and PC in May

The Uprising map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will land on PC and PS3 next month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 26th 2013 at 6:41AM in News
Next Call of Duty to drop 'Modern Warfare' name, called Call of Duty: Ghosts

Next Call of Duty to drop 'Modern Warfare' name, called Call of Duty: Ghosts

Activision’s next Call of Duty will be called Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2013 at 3:57PM in News
More Skylanders products head to retail

More Skylanders products head to retail

A huge array of new licensed Skylanders products will hit retail this summer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 24th 2013 at 3:04PM in News
MCV AWARDS 2013: Skylanders and trade marketing wins for Activision

MCV AWARDS 2013: Skylanders and trade marketing wins for Activision

Activision won twice at the MCV Awards last night. 

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 19th 2013 at 11:58AM in News

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Fast & Furious game racing to retail next month

Fast & Furious game racing to retail next month

Activision has announced Fast & Furious: Showdown, a video game tie-in for the upcoming street racing film.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 5th 2013 at 10:21AM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC, voice acting talent confirmed

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC, voice acting talent confirmed

The second Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC, Uprising, has been confirmed for an April 16th timed-exclusive launch on Xbox 360.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 5th 2013 at 7:10AM in News
Activision reacquires King's Quest rights, Telltale reboot canned

Activision reacquires King's Quest rights, Telltale reboot canned

Activision has recovered the rights to the King’s Quest franchise from Telltale Games, as The Walking Dead developer has confirmed it is no longer working on anything related to rebooting ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 4th 2013 at 6:20AM in News
Activision reduces High Moon staff as Deadpool development ends

Activision reduces High Moon staff as Deadpool development ends

Activision has reported redundancies at Deadpool developer High Moon Studios.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2013 at 7:45AM in News
Activision's Walking Dead 'more than just a shooter'

Activision's Walking Dead 'more than just a shooter'

Activision says its new Walking Dead shooter will mimic the feel of the TV show.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Mar 12th 2013 at 3:12PM in News
FIFA 13 fell just 70k units short of Black Ops II in 2012

FIFA 13 fell just 70k units short of Black Ops II in 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops II and FIFA 13 are the two biggest entertainment releases of the year at UK retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2013 at 10:05AM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to introduce microtransactions

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to introduce microtransactions

Activision will for the first time offer in-game purchases in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2013 at 9:44AM in News
Stackhouse takes charge of Activision UK as Brown heads to US

Stackhouse takes charge of Activision UK as Brown heads to US

Activision has named Roy Stackhouse as the new general manager of its UK & Ireland arm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2013 at 9:28AM in News
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game getting digital release this summer

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game getting digital release this summer

Activision has confirmed the name of its first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2013 at 1:46PM in News