Entries in 'elite' (77)

Activision: Social networks a "necessity" for gaming

Activision: Social networks a "necessity" for gaming

Services like Call of Duty Elite will become a necessity for future blockbuster games, says Activision.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 26th 2011 at 2:12PM in News
Call of Duty Elite beta is live on PS3

Call of Duty Elite beta is live on PS3

The beta for Activision’s Call of Duty: Elite service is now live on PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2011 at 9:12AM in News
FEATURE: Call of Duty's next phase

FEATURE: Call of Duty's next phase

Few video game franchises can fill an aircraft hanger with thousands of fans on their own, let alone draw the attentions of the world’s mainstream media or entice superstar Kanye ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 16th 2011 at 3:09PM in News
Modern Warfare 3: Armed and dangerous

Modern Warfare 3: Armed and dangerous

EA has waged a war of words with Activision – but is it really winning? Call of Duty showed no signs of weakness at its first franchise expo last week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2011 at 8:10AM in News

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No premium online service for Battlefield 3

No premium online service for Battlefield 3

EA will not charge users for Battlefield 3’s Battlelog network unlike Activision’s Call of Duty Elite which includes a paid-for service.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 7th 2011 at 10:39AM in News
Call of Duty showcase unveils new phase for leading franchise

Call of Duty showcase unveils new phase for leading franchise

COD XP: The first day isn’t even over yet, but there’s already plenty to take away from Activision’s Call of Duty XP event.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 10:53PM in News
Facebook and mobile app bring COD Elite to the masses

Facebook and mobile app bring COD Elite to the masses

COD XP: Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty Elite features full Facebook integration and will be accompanied at launch by a mobile app.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 8:35PM in News
Call of Duty XP: Day One - Live

Call of Duty XP: Day One - Live

This weekend, Activision is hosting its first ever Call of Duty XP, an event dedicated to the community behind its flagship FPS franchise - and MCV is right in the ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 7:00PM in News

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Analyst thinks Battlefield 3 will steal MW3 players

Analyst thinks Battlefield 3 will steal MW3 players

Activision's decision to introduce a part-premium online service for the next Call of Duty will cause a “small number” of players to defect to EA's rival shooter Battlefield 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2011 at 10:19AM in News
Call of Duty Elite is "the best free games service ever made"

Call of Duty Elite is "the best free games service ever made"

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is supremely confident in the Call of Duty online service the publisher is launching with Modern Warfare 3. In fact he thinks Call of Duty Elite’s ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 8th 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Riccitiello: Elite coming too early

Riccitiello: Elite coming too early

John Riccitiello believes Activision is "leading with its chin" when it comes to launching Elite.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 17th 2011 at 11:27AM in News
2m sign up for COD Elite beta

2m sign up for COD Elite beta

More than two million consumers have signed up to participate in the upcoming Call of Duty Elite public beta.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 14th 2011 at 11:02AM in News

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Activision: We had to unite COD audience

Activision: We had to unite COD audience

The need to support Call of Duty's 30m worldwide user base is the reason behind Activision's decision to press ahead with plans for the premium Call of Duty Elite service, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2011 at 11:49AM in News
Dev criticises Call of Duty strategy

Dev criticises Call of Duty strategy

One indie developer has lashed out both at Activision's decision to charge a fee for Call of Duty Elite and its failure, in his opinion, to evolve the franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2011 at 10:31AM in News
E3 2011: COD Elite free features detailed

E3 2011: COD Elite free features detailed

Activision has confirmed many of the features that will be free to use when Call of Duty Elite launches later this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 6th 2011 at 3:29PM in News
E3 2011: Activision's line-up detailed

E3 2011: Activision's line-up detailed

Activision has announced full details of its line-up for this year’s E3 Expo.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 6th 2011 at 1:43PM in News

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E32011: COD Elite beta kicks off in July

E32011: COD Elite beta kicks off in July

The public beta for Call of Duty: Elite is expected to go live on July 14th.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 6th 2011 at 1:25PM in News
Elite is “the future of connected entertainment”

Elite is “the future of connected entertainment”

The man in charge of Modern Warfare 3 co-developer Beachhead has outlined his lofty ambitions for the pioneering new console service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 3:00PM in News
COD Elite: 'It's something we have to get right'

COD Elite: 'It's something we have to get right'

This year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 represents far more than just another addition to the popular series – it’s also about a big step from a major publisher ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 3:00PM in News
IN DETAIL: Call of Duty Elite

IN DETAIL: Call of Duty Elite

Activision has at last detailed the mysterious premium Call of Duty: Elite service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 3:00PM in News
OPINION: Who's the more foolish?

OPINION: Who's the more foolish?

I don't often get the chance to start a piece with a quote from Episode IV so I wasn't going to turn down the opportunity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2011 at 10:11AM in News
Gamestation reveals XP givaway

Gamestation reveals XP givaway

Some time over the next couple of weeks Gamestation will issue its one millionth Elite Reward Card – and that lucky customer is in for a big surprise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2011 at 3:32PM in News
COD Elite - the premium online COD service?

COD Elite - the premium online COD service?

With a reveal potentially just days away, two logos have appeared online that appear to offer the first official taste of what the franchise has to come.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2011 at 4:14PM in News
Gamestation Elite loyalty card revealed

Gamestation Elite loyalty card revealed

UK retail group GAME has lifted the lid on a very targeted new loyalty scheme that it has launched in its Gamestation stores today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2010 at 9:20AM in News
GAME discounts Xbox 360

GAME discounts Xbox 360

Though Microsoft is yet to offer any official word on a UK discount to current Xbox 360 stock to mirror the move it has already made in North America, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2010 at 1:24PM in News