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More COD premium multiplayer claims

More COD premium multiplayer claims

Mark this one down strictly as unsubstantiated rumour, but games site MaxConsole claims to have word from a “source” regarding the paid-for multiplayer components that Activision is expected to announce ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2010 at 5:51PM in News
THQ talks premium online multiplayer, tackling pre-owned ‘impact’

THQ talks premium online multiplayer, tackling pre-owned ‘impact’

Speaking to investors following its recent financial report, THQ CEO Brian Farrell has admitted that a combination of “robust downloadable content and premium online play” will be its main weapons ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2010 at 1:06PM in News
Activision ‘has begun to slip’

Activision ‘has begun to slip’

In a damning assessment of Activision’s quarterly financial report, analyst Michael Pachter has claimed that he fears “Activision has begun to slip a bit” and that November’s Call of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2010 at 2:34PM in News
Black Ops getting ‘biggest investment ever’

Black Ops getting ‘biggest investment ever’

Bobby Kotick has said that his company Activision is spending more on marketing this November’s Call of Duty: Black Ops than it has spent on any other title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2010 at 12:11PM in News

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Pachter details online COD fees

Pachter details online COD fees

He has predicted it, Activision has denied it – but now outspoken US games analyst Michael Pachter has published his most detailed argument yet as to exactly why he ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2010 at 5:57PM in News
Online fees for COD rubbished

Online fees for COD rubbished

Despite suggestions to the contrary, it looks as if Activision has absolutely no plans to introduce additional fees for the online multiplayer component of Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 10:45AM in News
Black Ops boxart revealed

Black Ops boxart revealed

Kotaku is carrying what it claims is the final boxart for Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 3:56PM in News
E3 2010: Black Ops pre-orders match MW2

E3 2010: Black Ops pre-orders match MW2

Pre-orders for this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops are already on par with those made for last year’s best-selling Modern Warfare 2.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 15th 2010 at 5:06PM in News

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XBOX: CoD DLC exclusivity confirmed

XBOX: CoD DLC exclusivity confirmed

Microsoft’s long awaited E3 press briefing has just got underway, and the privilege of getting things under way has been given to Treyarch and its upcoming action title Call of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2010 at 7:38PM in News
E3 2010: Eminem in COD: Black Ops

E3 2010: Eminem in COD: Black Ops

Activision has confirmed that a track from US hip-hop star Eminem’s new album Recovery will feature in this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2010 at 2:23PM in News
Mad Catz posts record profits

Mad Catz posts record profits

Mad Catz has seen a year-on-year gross profit increase of 13.7 per cent for its fiscal year ending March 31.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 11th 2010 at 11:55AM in News
Why is Black Ops set in the Cold War?

Why is Black Ops set in the Cold War?

The FPS market is a crowded one, but one factor that makes Black Ops stand out from the crowd is its rarely-visited setting. With the battlefields of World War II ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2010 at 6:30PM in News

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Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

With multiplayer a key selling point for Black Ops, Treyarch community manager Josh Olin has told MCV that Activision and Treyarch would not be employing a similar system to that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Treyarch: Black Ops is our deepest, richest multiplayer yet

Treyarch: Black Ops is our deepest, richest multiplayer yet

With multiplayer playing such as important part in the long-term success of both Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, developer Treyarch has told MCV that it has placed more focus ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2010 at 6:00PM in News
Black Ops to sell 10.7m in year one

Black Ops to sell 10.7m in year one

Call of Duty Black Ops will put in a sales performance far closer to Modern Warfare 2 than anyone has previously predicted, according to one analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2010 at 5:45PM in News
Activision: Black Ops can better MW2

Activision: Black Ops can better MW2

The sequel to the biggest entertainment launch of all time will take Call of Duty to an entirely new level, says Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2010 at 3:05PM in News

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CoD: Black Ops targets Wii

CoD: Black Ops targets Wii

There will indeed be a Wii version of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, publisher Activision has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 12:07PM in News