Entries in 'Activision' (153)

Destiny launch sparked 'biggest US PS4 hardware sales week' of the year

Destiny launch sparked 'biggest US PS4 hardware sales week' of the year

Sony's US VP of developer and publisher relations says more PS4 consoles were sold during the Destiny launch week than any previous week all year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Destiny sales reach $325m in first five days

Destiny sales reach $325m in first five days

Activision has confirmed the first actual sales data for Bungie’s Destiny.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
Underwhelming Destiny scores could cost Bungie $2.5m in bonuses - report

Underwhelming Destiny scores could cost Bungie $2.5m in bonuses - report

Bungie is likely to miss out on a “Quality Bonus” totaling $2.5m over inadequate review scores for Destiny, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 5:44AM in News
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare heading to PS3, Xbox 360 this year

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare heading to PS3, Xbox 360 this year

Torn Banner Studios is bringing its hit PC release Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to PS3 and Xbox 360 via publisher Activision, the companies revealed today in a joint announcement.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 4:23AM in News

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What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

Destiny is already a huge commercial success, yet hardly any major specialist games site has published its review of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2014 at 3:32PM in News
Activision announces The Voice karaoke game

Activision announces The Voice karaoke game

Music show The Voice is to feature in a new karaoke title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:14AM in News
Destiny sold '$500m' worth of units into stores on day one, is biggest new IP ever

Destiny sold '$500m' worth of units into stores on day one, is biggest new IP ever

Activision hasn’t revealed Destiny’s day one sales but has confirmed that the game is a record-breaker.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Sony: We're treating Destiny like a first-party game

Sony: We're treating Destiny like a first-party game

Destiny may be an Activision title coming out on both PlayStation and Xbox, but Sony says it has given the title the first party treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2014 at 2:49PM in News

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Activision on Destiny launch: 'We shouldn't underestimate the power of UK games retail'

Activision on Destiny launch: 'We shouldn't underestimate the power of UK games retail'

Over 1,000 UK games retailers opened at midnight last night to herald the launch of Destiny.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 9th 2014 at 1:53PM in News
PICTURES: Two launch events welcome Destiny to UK games retail

PICTURES: Two launch events welcome Destiny to UK games retail

The long wait for Destiny is over, with Activision’s shooter officially launching this morning ahead of what could be a record-breaking game launch in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Bungie says players should be wary of day one Destiny reviews

Bungie says players should be wary of day one Destiny reviews

There won’t be any pre-release reviews of Destiny because the game is impossible to assess without the involvement of the buying public.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Last-gen Destiny purchases come with free next-gen upgrade

Last-gen Destiny purchases come with free next-gen upgrade

Bungie is offering those who buy its new shooter Destiny on PS3 or Xbox 360 a free copy of the game on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2014 at 9:32AM in News

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GAME plans 300 midnight openings for Destiny, main event at Stratford

GAME plans 300 midnight openings for Destiny, main event at Stratford

Around 300 GAME stores will be opening their doors at midnight on Monday night (September 8th) for the midnight launch of Bungie’s shooter Destiny.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2014 at 12:43PM in News
Activision announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

Activision announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

Yet another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is on the way from Nickelodeon and Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 3:37PM in News
VIDEO: Destiny's PlayStation exclusive content detailed

VIDEO: Destiny's PlayStation exclusive content detailed

With its release under a week away, a new video explains exactly what extras will be included with the PlayStation version of Bungie’s shooter Destiny.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 10:25AM in News
Take-Two shares spike amid Activision buyout rumours

Take-Two shares spike amid Activision buyout rumours

Rumours regarding a potential buyout of Take-Two by fellow publisher Activision had the former’s stock soaring at the conclusion of last week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 6:45AM in News

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Actually, Call of Duty pre-orders spiked 385% last week

Actually, Call of Duty pre-orders spiked 385% last week

As it turns out, Call of Duty had a pretty good Gamescom after all.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:14PM in News
White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

GAME is now selling the White PS4 Destiny bundle for the same RRP of a normal PS4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Sierra is back as indies conquer Gamescom

Sierra is back as indies conquer Gamescom

Once again Gamescom became the home of indie development.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:00AM in News
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
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