Entries in 'Activision' (131)

This year's Call of Duty is a futuristic sci-fi shooter, report says

This year's Call of Duty is a futuristic sci-fi shooter, report says

Having flirted with the near-future, 2016’s Call of Duty will mark a more radical departure for the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 11:23AM in News
Is E3 in trouble?

Is E3 in trouble?

MCV speaks to Rich Taylor, the senior vice president of E3 organiser ESA, about the recent loss of Activision and EA from the expo’s show floor.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 18th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
ESA hits back at E3 critics, but is considering inviting consumers

ESA hits back at E3 critics, but is considering inviting consumers

A defiant ESA, the organiser of E3, says the LA expo is ‘essential and critical’ to the games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 11th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Activision will not have a booth at E3

Activision will not have a booth at E3

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard will not have a booth at this year’s E3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:25AM in News

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Limited edition Skylanders toys will raise awareness for autism

Limited edition Skylanders toys will raise awareness for autism

Activision has teamed up with charity Autism Speaks to release a number of limited edition Skylanders Superchargers toys designed to raise awareness of the condition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2016 at 10:52AM in News
Activision seals King acquisition, creating 'the largest game network in the world'

Activision seals King acquisition, creating 'the largest game network in the world'

The $5.9bn deal that sees Activision take ownership of Candy Crush creator King has been completed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 3:33PM in News
Discounted multiplayer-only COD Black Ops III launches on PC

Discounted multiplayer-only COD Black Ops III launches on PC

Activision has taken the interesting decision to release a cut-down multiplayer-focused version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 3:11PM in News

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Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
Destiny 2 won't arrive until 2017

Destiny 2 won't arrive until 2017

Activision has confirmed rumours that Destiny 2 won’t be released in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Activision publishing new Ghostbusters game, report claims

Activision publishing new Ghostbusters game, report claims

This year’s female-led Ghostbusters reboot will be accompanied by an Activision-published console title, it has been reported.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2016 at 9:53AM in News
Tesco video games boss Hayes departs for Activision

Tesco video games boss Hayes departs for Activision

The games buying manager at UK supermarket behemoth Tesco, Jon Hayes, has left the firm.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:15AM in News

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VIDEO: Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game revealed

VIDEO: Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game revealed

The rumours were true – the next title from Platinum Games is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
Report claims Destiny 2 was due in September, has been delayed

Report claims Destiny 2 was due in September, has been delayed

It has been alleged that Activision and Bungie were planning to release Destiny 2 this September. It is also claimed that shooter has now been delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 12:38PM in News
Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Media giant Vivendi has sold the remainder of its financial interest in publisher Activision Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision has confirmed its acquisition of eSports giant Major League Gaming, and says it wants to create the 'ESPN of eSports'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:21PM in News

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Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal - report

Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal - report

Soon after shelling out $5.9bn for Candy Crush firm King.com, it appears that Activision Blizzard might be making another acquisition.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
'I'm going to call Battlefield 5 as the top selling game for 2016'

'I'm going to call Battlefield 5 as the top selling game for 2016'

Analyst Michael Pachter has said that 2016 presents EA’s best ever opportunity to dethrone Call of Duty from the top of the annual software charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Now Call of Duty: Black Ops III adds upgrade microtransactions

Now Call of Duty: Black Ops III adds upgrade microtransactions

Online shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III has become the latest premium title to offer in-game upgrades for cash.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Destiny introduces £24.99 character boost microtransactions

Destiny introduces £24.99 character boost microtransactions

A new type of microtransaction has been added to Destiny that allows players to instantly spec up a character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2015 at 12:34PM in News
Last-gen Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 IS coming out in the UK

Last-gen Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 IS coming out in the UK

Contrary to previous reports, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 SKUs of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 are going to be released in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 15th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is not being released for last-gen consoles in UK

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is not being released for last-gen consoles in UK

Activision has no plans to release the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 SKUs of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 14th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on track for pre-Christmas last-gen release

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on track for pre-Christmas last-gen release

It looks as if the PS3 version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will arrive in time for Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
Activision tops US November TV ads

Activision tops US November TV ads

Over $94m was spent on television games advertising for the month of November in America. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops Black Friday in US - Infoscout

Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops Black Friday in US - Infoscout

Infoscout has released its list of most popular Black Friday games in terms of revenue, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III coming out on top.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 1:38AM in News