Entries in 'Activision' (155)

PlayStation PR veteran Fargher joins Activision

PlayStation PR veteran Fargher joins Activision

Activision has named Jonathan Fargher as its new head of UK PR.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 12th 2013 at 9:29AM in News
Activision hires lobbyists to counter violent games bill

Activision hires lobbyists to counter violent games bill

Activision-Blizzard has asked a lobbying group to tackle a Senate bill that calls on Congress to investigate the effects of violent video games on children.

by Seth Tipps
on Sep 10th 2013 at 12:25PM in News
A new Call of Duty game has been released TODAY

A new Call of Duty game has been released TODAY

Activision has, quite unexpectedly, released its first ever ‘proper’ Call of Duty game for mobile devices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2013 at 12:23PM in News
Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Activision’s Skylanders IP has taken charge of the toy market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 2:04PM in News

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£180 Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition includes 1080p camera

£180 Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition includes 1080p camera

A 1080p HD Tactical Camera is the star inclusion in this year’s Prestige Edition of Activision’s Call of Duty release, COD: Ghosts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 9:47AM in News
Xbox One 'Season Pass Guarantee' offers 360 DLC rollover

Xbox One 'Season Pass Guarantee' offers 360 DLC rollover

Microsoft has introduced the Season Pass Guarantee program, allowing players to receive Xbox 360 DLC on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2013 at 7:45AM in News
Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer to include female soldiers

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer to include female soldiers

Playable female soldiers have been unveiled for the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2013 at 7:33AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The IGEA welcomes new members this week, while Skylanders breaks a sales record and Saint's Row IV gets classified.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2013 at 7:23AM in News

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'Apocalypse' announced as final Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC pack

'Apocalypse' announced as final Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC pack

Activision has revealed the Apocalypse content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, stating that it will be the final piece of DLC for the game.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 9th 2013 at 6:50AM in News
Next-gen transition blamed for low Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders

Next-gen transition blamed for low Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders

Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Ghosts are down compared to last year’s Black Ops II, Activision has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 9:21AM in News
Riccitiello questions Activision's long-term viability as he tips Battlefield to beat Call of Duty

Riccitiello questions Activision's long-term viability as he tips Battlefield to beat Call of Duty

Battlefield could be on the cusp of usurping Call of Duty from the FPS throne, according to former CEO John Riccitiello.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 11:29AM in News
New Moshi Monsters game Katsuma Unleashed coming to retail this October

New Moshi Monsters game Katsuma Unleashed coming to retail this October

Mind Candy has announced another boxed outing for its worldwide kids hit, Moshi Monsters.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2013 at 3:55PM in News

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Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Angry Birds and Pokémon are the latest big name franchise to take on Skylanders as the toy war heats up, but is there enough space to stock them all?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 10:33AM in News
Call of Duty leads Activision's six-strong Wii U line-up

Call of Duty leads Activision's six-strong Wii U line-up

Third party support for Nintendo's new console has been erratic at best, but Activision has confirmed it will support Wii U with six titles this autumn, including Call of Duty: ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2013 at 9:36AM in News
Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

One of the world's biggest games companies is set to buy back its independence from owner Vivendi.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 7:11AM in News
Blizzard's Battle.net launcher beta looks like EA Origin

Blizzard's Battle.net launcher beta looks like EA Origin

The first video footage of Blizzard’s long-rumoured Battle.net launcher beta has hit the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 1:42PM in News

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Vivendi wants $3bn of Activision's cash

Vivendi wants $3bn of Activision's cash

The owner of Activision is rumoured to be preparing a move to grab in the region of $3bn from the “cash rich” publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 12:14PM in News
Activision announces another new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game

Activision announces another new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game

Another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game has been announced by partners Activision and Nickelodeon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 12:08PM in News
Activision re-joins Entertainment Software Association

Activision re-joins Entertainment Software Association

The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that Activision has re-joined the trade body.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2013 at 2:47PM in News
Vivendi seeks payout after Acitivision Blizzard sale fails

Vivendi seeks payout after Acitivision Blizzard sale fails

French telecoms giant Vivendi is reportedly looking for ways to extract cash from Activision Blizzard.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 8th 2013 at 9:55AM in News
Activision: Microsoft has to win the value argument, win hearts and minds

Activision: Microsoft has to win the value argument, win hearts and minds

Microsoft is perfectly entitled to charge $499 for Xbox One – but it will need to convince the public that the RRP is justified.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2013 at 9:54AM in News
Destiny gets "biggest ever new IP investment" from Activision

Destiny gets "biggest ever new IP investment" from Activision

Bungie’s promising Destiny has been given some heavyweight financial backing from publisher Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2013 at 9:24AM in News
Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Developer Infinity Ward cannot finish work on key elements of Call of Duty: Ghosts as it is yet to receive final next-gen hardware samples.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2013 at 3:15PM in News
Call of Duty: Ghosts IS getting a Wii U release

Call of Duty: Ghosts IS getting a Wii U release

Despite not once naming the format in any of its press releases or marketing materials, Activision now says Call of Duty: Ghosts is getting a release on Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 3:24PM in News
SONY: PlayStation hosts first gameplay demo of Destiny

SONY: PlayStation hosts first gameplay demo of Destiny

Bungie and Activision's collaboration Destiny saw its first live gameplay demo on stage at Sony's E3 press conference, running on the PS4.

on Jun 11th 2013 at 3:45AM in News