Entries in 'Activision' (116)

Changing times - what future lies ahead for Call of Duty?

Changing times - what future lies ahead for Call of Duty?

Activision doesn’t like to make things easy for itself.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2013 at 11:45AM in News
Here are the many ways you can buy Call of Duty: Ghosts on both current and next-gen

Here are the many ways you can buy Call of Duty: Ghosts on both current and next-gen

With next-gen machines just around the corner, the problem faced by many publishers is how to combat potential disruption to sales of cross-generation titles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2013 at 11:00AM in News
Activision wants to reclaim GTA V sales record one day

Activision wants to reclaim GTA V sales record one day

Last month Grand Theft Auto V smashed Call of Duty’s record for the biggest video game launch ever. And now Activision wants that record back. At least one day.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2013 at 9:59AM in News
Exclusive Skylander Figure available at Asda

Exclusive Skylander Figure available at Asda

To celebrate the release of Skylanders SWAP Force, Asda will be selling an exclusive figurine.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 10th 2013 at 12:32PM in News

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Two new Transformers bundles on the way this Christmas

Two new Transformers bundles on the way this Christmas

Activision is to release two Transformers game bundles this Q4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Activision Blizzard to appeal for Vivendi split next month

Activision Blizzard to appeal for Vivendi split next month

Call of Duty publisher Activision will attempt to overturn a court decision that has prevented it from buying out its current owner Vivendi.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 25th 2013 at 11:21AM in News
GameStop reveals European next-gen game upgrade offer

GameStop reveals European next-gen game upgrade offer

Gamers on the continent intending to upgrade key games from current to next-gen have been given another option by retailer GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 2:54PM in News

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Vivendi's Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Vivendi's Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Activision’s proposed buyout from current owner Vivendi has been blocked following a lawsuit filed in a Delaware court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

A day after Disney hailed the success of Disney Infinity, rival Activision has emphasised the on going dominance of its own toy/games crossover brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 3:25PM in News
Here's how to upgrade to next-gen Call of Duty: Ghosts

Here's how to upgrade to next-gen Call of Duty: Ghosts

Those wanting to buy both the current and next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts have a number of options open to them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 1:32PM in News
PlayStation PR veteran Fargher joins Activision

PlayStation PR veteran Fargher joins Activision

Activision has named Jonathan Fargher as its new head of UK PR.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 12th 2013 at 9:29AM in News

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Activision hires lobbyists to counter violent games bill

Activision hires lobbyists to counter violent games bill

Activision-Blizzard has asked a lobbying group to tackle a Senate bill that calls on Congress to investigate the effects of violent video games on children.

by Seth Tipps
on Sep 10th 2013 at 12:25PM in News
A new Call of Duty game has been released TODAY

A new Call of Duty game has been released TODAY

Activision has, quite unexpectedly, released its first ever ‘proper’ Call of Duty game for mobile devices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2013 at 12:23PM in News
Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Activision’s Skylanders IP has taken charge of the toy market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
£180 Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition includes 1080p camera

£180 Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition includes 1080p camera

A 1080p HD Tactical Camera is the star inclusion in this year’s Prestige Edition of Activision’s Call of Duty release, COD: Ghosts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 9:47AM in News

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Xbox One 'Season Pass Guarantee' offers 360 DLC rollover

Xbox One 'Season Pass Guarantee' offers 360 DLC rollover

Microsoft has introduced the Season Pass Guarantee program, allowing players to receive Xbox 360 DLC on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2013 at 7:45AM in News
Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer to include female soldiers

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer to include female soldiers

Playable female soldiers have been unveiled for the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2013 at 7:33AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The IGEA welcomes new members this week, while Skylanders breaks a sales record and Saint's Row IV gets classified.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2013 at 7:23AM in News
'Apocalypse' announced as final Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC pack

'Apocalypse' announced as final Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC pack

Activision has revealed the Apocalypse content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, stating that it will be the final piece of DLC for the game.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 9th 2013 at 6:50AM in News
Next-gen transition blamed for low Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders

Next-gen transition blamed for low Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders

Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Ghosts are down compared to last year’s Black Ops II, Activision has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 9:21AM in News
Riccitiello questions Activision's long-term viability as he tips Battlefield to beat Call of Duty

Riccitiello questions Activision's long-term viability as he tips Battlefield to beat Call of Duty

Battlefield could be on the cusp of usurping Call of Duty from the FPS throne, according to former CEO John Riccitiello.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 11:29AM in News
New Moshi Monsters game Katsuma Unleashed coming to retail this October

New Moshi Monsters game Katsuma Unleashed coming to retail this October

Mind Candy has announced another boxed outing for its worldwide kids hit, Moshi Monsters.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2013 at 3:55PM in News
Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Angry Birds and Pokémon are the latest big name franchise to take on Skylanders as the toy war heats up, but is there enough space to stock them all?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 10:33AM in News
Call of Duty leads Activision's six-strong Wii U line-up

Call of Duty leads Activision's six-strong Wii U line-up

Third party support for Nintendo's new console has been erratic at best, but Activision has confirmed it will support Wii U with six titles this autumn, including Call of Duty: ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2013 at 9:36AM in News