Entries in 'Activision' (111)

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
Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Blizzard’s chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left after 17 years with the studio.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Halo – all will be outsold by Bungie’s Destiny this year, according to Cowen Research analyst Doug Creutz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 12:22PM in News

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Dinklage's Destiny dialogue has been improved, Bungie claims

Dinklage's Destiny dialogue has been improved, Bungie claims

Bungie says that Peter Dinklage’s voice performance in the Destiny alpha is being revised for the game’s actual release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:54AM in News
Bungie vows to make sure Destiny works at launch

Bungie vows to make sure Destiny works at launch

Battlefield 4, Grand Theft Auto Online, Final Fantasy XIV, SimCity, Half-Life 2, Diablo III – the list of online launch disasters is hardly a small one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
PlayStation-only Destiny DLC exclusive until at least Christmas 2015

PlayStation-only Destiny DLC exclusive until at least Christmas 2015

The US-arm of Amazon has apparently revealed that the exclusive Destiny content for PS4 and PS3 will remain tied to those platforms until 'at least Fall 2015'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 20th 2014 at 2:02PM in News
Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Comic giant IDW, Crayola, Immediate Media and General Mills have all signed up or extended their deals as licensing partners for Activision’s Skylanders property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:59PM in News

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Game companies see rise in stock following strong retail results

Game companies see rise in stock following strong retail results

Investors have responded kindly to the latest reported results at US retail, as game companies such as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts are seeing strong increases in share prices this ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 18th 2014 at 8:45AM in News
Destiny PC port 'a heavy point of discussion' at Activision

Destiny PC port 'a heavy point of discussion' at Activision

Hopes for a PC port of Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny appear to be very much alive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2014 at 10:14AM in News
SONY: Destiny alpha available to PS4 owners this week

SONY: Destiny alpha available to PS4 owners this week

PS4 gamers will access the Destiny beta on July 17th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 10th 2014 at 1:38AM in News
THE BIG GAME: Sledgehammer's dramatic revamp of Call of Duty

THE BIG GAME: Sledgehammer's dramatic revamp of Call of Duty

In the first of our weekly in-depth pieces on an upcoming blockbuster, we speak to Sledgehammer to discover why Advanced Warfare is the most exciting Call of Duty in years. ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 6th 2014 at 3:30PM in News

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MCV Jobs: Lionsgate appoints head of games, Apple hiring for multiple roles

MCV Jobs: Lionsgate appoints head of games, Apple hiring for multiple roles

In MCV’s round-up of the latest personnel news and hottest job opportunities, Liongsate appoints a new head of its video games division and Apple is hiring a technical support advisor.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 16th 2014 at 5:29PM in News
Record digital sales for Activision as Call of Duty: Ghosts numbers are withheld

Record digital sales for Activision as Call of Duty: Ghosts numbers are withheld

Activision has reported a slight decline in year-on-year net revenue for the quarter ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 10:35AM in News
Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Activision has said that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released physically on Xbox One in the UK some time in early May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 2:01PM in News

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Activision spending $500m to make Destiny its next billion dollar IP

Activision spending $500m to make Destiny its next billion dollar IP

Publisher Activision is throwing its financial clout behind Destiny in an effort to make the brand its next Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Neversoft closes as staff merges with Infinity Ward to form 'super-studio'

Neversoft closes as staff merges with Infinity Ward to form 'super-studio'

Activison has set into motion some serious internal reshuffling, as the publisher plans to close down its Neversoft studio and merge its current staff with Infinity Ward to form what ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2014 at 7:34AM in News
VIDEO: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare revealed, stars Kevin Spacey

VIDEO: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare revealed, stars Kevin Spacey

Hollywood bigwig Kevin Spacey will feature in the next COD, which is called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2014 at 8:47AM in News
New Call of Duty game reveal this weekend

New Call of Duty game reveal this weekend

The next title in the Call of Duty franchise will be unveiled this Sunday, according to a new teaser page for the game.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2014 at 10:49PM in News
Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Microsoft has confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now officially available on both Xbox consoles in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available to download on Xbox One right now

Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available to download on Xbox One right now

Despite supposedly being delayed indefinitely on Xbox One, Activision’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 has suddenly been made available to download in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 10:04AM in News
Activision teases new Call of Duty 2014 screenshot

Activision teases new Call of Duty 2014 screenshot

An image from this year’s Call of Duty title has been released.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo turned down Skylanders exclusivity opportunity

Nintendo turned down Skylanders exclusivity opportunity

Skylanders has been such a huge success it has made Activision the biggest seller of RFID tech in the world – but Nintendo refused a proposed partnership with the brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 1:46PM in News