Entries in 'Activision' (134)

Why Activision resurrected Sierra

Why Activision resurrected Sierra

Activision surprised Gamescom this week by resurrecting the Sierra Games publishing business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2014 at 10:59AM in News
Report: Activision wants its own movie studio to turn Call of Duty and Skylanders into films

Report: Activision wants its own movie studio to turn Call of Duty and Skylanders into films

Activision's unusual relationship with Hollywood took another turn this week, with reports that the publisher is looking to open its own TV and movie studio.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2014 at 9:16AM in News
Call of Duty's three-year dev cycle gives studios "freedom to fail"

Call of Duty's three-year dev cycle gives studios "freedom to fail"

The shift from a two-year to a three-year development cycle for the Call of Duty development cycle gives developers more scope to be creative and possibly make mistakes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:57PM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Players didn't understand Destiny until they played the beta,' says Bungie

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Players didn't understand Destiny until they played the beta,' says Bungie

Gamers could not grasp what MMO FPS title Destiny was about prior to its beta.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:21PM in News
Activision resurrects Sierra as indie publishing label; Geometry War 3 confirmed

Activision resurrects Sierra as indie publishing label; Geometry War 3 confirmed

Despite some confusion on the matter, Activision has confirmed that publishing label Sierra is returning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 4:56PM in News
VIDEO: See the Golden Gate Bridge destroyed in new Call of Duty gameplay short

VIDEO: See the Golden Gate Bridge destroyed in new Call of Duty gameplay short

The latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare short ups the drama by destroying one of the USA's most iconic landmarks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 4:19PM in News
Activision is bringing the 'full' Skylanders Trap Team game to tablets

Activision is bringing the 'full' Skylanders Trap Team game to tablets

This year's Skylanders game is coming to tablets… the exact same version that launches on consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News

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Call of Duty shines in Cologne as Activision bids to boost pre-orders

Call of Duty shines in Cologne as Activision bids to boost pre-orders

In Activision's recent financials, CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed a worrying statistic.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 12th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
Pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, play it a day early

Pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, play it a day early

Activision hopes to boost pre-orders of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by letting customers play the game 24-hours early.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2014 at 7:00PM in News
UPDATED: Sierra Games Twitter account teases Kickstarter campaign

UPDATED: Sierra Games Twitter account teases Kickstarter campaign

A Sierra Games Twitter account has teased an upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 5:06PM in News
Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Despite the seemingly growing emphasis publishers place on pre-orders, they are in fact in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2014 at 10:49AM in News

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Retailers cancelling Destiny Limited Edition pre-orders

Retailers cancelling Destiny Limited Edition pre-orders

It's not just the Ghost Edition of Destiny that is in short supply.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2014 at 9:37AM in News
Call of Duty Ghosts final DLC Nemesis out next week

Call of Duty Ghosts final DLC Nemesis out next week

Call of Duty: Ghosts’ fourth and final DLC offering lands next week for Xbox platforms, Activision has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 1st 2014 at 6:36AM in News
Activision confirms three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

Activision confirms three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

Three Limited Edition versions of the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare have been detailed by publisher Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 2:26PM in News
Wii version of Skylanders: Trap Team includes download code for Wii U release

Wii version of Skylanders: Trap Team includes download code for Wii U release

Activision’s upcoming toys-to-life release will effectively offer a cross-buy option between Wii and Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2014 at 10:16AM in News

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New line of Skylanders premium toys to launch this Autumn

New line of Skylanders premium toys to launch this Autumn

Activison has announced that a new range of premium Skylanders toys will be coming to the UK later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 25th 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Bungie opens Destiny Beta for all

Bungie opens Destiny Beta for all

The excitement behind Activision's Destiny has really ramped up since E3, and the demand to get on its Beta has been huge.
Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 25th 2014 at 9:32AM in News
PS4 Destiny bundle only available at GameStop in certain European countries

PS4 Destiny bundle only available at GameStop in certain European countries

The white PlayStation 4 and Destiny bundle will be available exclusively at GameStop in some countries in Europe.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 18th 2014 at 9:57AM in News
GAME hosts Destiny early access tour

GAME hosts Destiny early access tour

UK GAME stores will give those awaiting Destiny the chance to play Bungie’s online multiplayer shooter early.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2014 at 11:37AM in News
GAME has sold out of the Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox One

GAME has sold out of the Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox One

UK retailer GAME says it has sold out all of its available Destiny Ghost Edition units for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 4:03PM in News
Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Manuel Noriega, a former military dictator of Pananama, is taking Activision to court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

There’s a new Turtles film out soon and Activision seemingly hopes to have a title out to capitalise on the hype.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

The closure of a studio is never something to celebrate, but at least the Neversoft team went out in a (quite literal) blaze of glory.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:59AM in News
Activision details Destiny beta runs on PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Activision details Destiny beta runs on PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Destiny's beta will take place later this month as two four-day runs on PlayStation hardware and one four-day run on Xbox consoles, Activision has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 1:58AM in News