Entries in 'Activision' (132)

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
Activision leads US TV ad race

Activision leads US TV ad race

The flurry of triple-A console releases has seen console publishers race back to the top of the TV advertisement battle in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 records year-on-year sales jump

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 records year-on-year sales jump

The decline of Call of Duty is a well documented phenomenon. The only problem is, it looks like sales are back on the up.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2015 at 1:34PM in News
Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Their announcement may have been greeted with criticism, but players seem to be voting with their wallets and backing the content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 2:10PM in News

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Call of Duty pre-orders UP year-on-year

Call of Duty pre-orders UP year-on-year

Video game pre-orders are on the decline, but Activision says that Call of Duty: Black Ops III pre-orders are bucking the trend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2015 at 3:19PM in News
Activision Blizzard stops reporting World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

Activision Blizzard stops reporting World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

This month’s financial report will be the last time that Activision Blizzard confides subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Activision stock price closes 7.5% up following King purchase

Activision stock price closes 7.5% up following King purchase

Activision Blizzard’s share price reached a record high following the announcement it will be acquiring Candy Crush company King.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
300 GAME stores to open at midnight for Black Ops 3

300 GAME stores to open at midnight for Black Ops 3

GAME’s latest midnight launch will be for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, with a special tournament taking place at its Westfield Stratford store.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 2:25PM in News

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Pachter: 'King deal is a refreshing move by Activision'

Pachter: 'King deal is a refreshing move by Activision'

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has praised Activison Blizzard’s purchase of King as a solid strategy for breaking into the mobile market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 12:56PM in News
IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

Market analyst IHS Technology has questioned the long-term benefits of Activision Blizzard’s acquisition of Candy Crush firm King.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Online retail is trying to muscle its way into the midnight launch market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 9:52AM in News
Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Two of the biggest names in games are to become one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 8:57AM in News

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VIDEO: Call of Duty Black Ops III's live-action launch trailer arrives

VIDEO: Call of Duty Black Ops III's live-action launch trailer arrives

It’s Call of Duty week! And in keeping with tradition, Activision has released its live-action launch trailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 2:14PM in News
Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Some of the world’s top eSports teams are actively recruiting for teams to compete in Blizzard’s upcoming competitive shooter Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 11:58AM in News
No Season Pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS3 and 360

No Season Pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS3 and 360

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will not receive all of the post-release DLC pencilled in for the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 11:03AM in News
PS3 and 360 versions of Black Ops 3 will miss series' 60fps benchmark

PS3 and 360 versions of Black Ops 3 will miss series' 60fps benchmark

Although games running at 30 frames per second are pretty standard nowadays, Call of Duty is a series that has always valued the benefits of 60fps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 3:17PM in News

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Activision announces eSports division headed by former ESPN boss

Activision announces eSports division headed by former ESPN boss

Call of Duty publisher Activision is making a big move into eSports with the opening of a brand new competitive gaming division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 1:14PM in News
Vivendi acquires stake in Ubisoft and Gameloft

Vivendi acquires stake in Ubisoft and Gameloft

Shares in both Ubisoft and Gameloft have lifted after former Activision parent Vivendi acquired a stake in the pair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Call of Duty dev apologises for fake Twitter terrorist attack campaign

Call of Duty dev apologises for fake Twitter terrorist attack campaign

A Treyarch developer has apologised for the mock-terrorist campaign that was conducted on the Call of Duty Twitter feed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 does away with 'archaic' campaign level lock

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 does away with 'archaic' campaign level lock

Fancy skipping straight to the last level of Black Ops 3’s campaign? That’s not going to be a problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Transformers Devastation part of brand's new cross-media narrative

Transformers Devastation part of brand's new cross-media narrative

Activision’s Transformers Devastation is actually part of a far wider plan for the brand, it has emerged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2015 at 2:04PM in News
Microtransactions are coming to Destiny

Microtransactions are coming to Destiny

Bungie’s shooter Destiny is to shortly begin offering microtransactions to players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Activision says it's working to improve Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Activision says it's working to improve Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is released in the UK today, but widespread technical issues have marred its launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2015 at 11:35AM in News
Full Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 IS on the disc, Activision confirms

Full Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 IS on the disc, Activision confirms

Activision has said that the physical disc of new release Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 does, despite speculation, contain the full game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2015 at 12:48PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops single player mode on PS3 and 360

Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops single player mode on PS3 and 360

The last-gen versions of upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be multiplayer only releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2015 at 4:32PM in News