Entries in 'modern' (88)

Kotick turns $50 into $500

Kotick turns $50 into $500

With increasing development costs putting upwards pressure on new releases to maximise their sales potential, Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick has explained that modern releases can now make ten time ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2009 at 11:21AM in News
Square publishing COD:MW2 in Japan?

Square publishing COD:MW2 in Japan?

Despite the region’s traditional hostility to first person shooters, it seems as if publisher Square Enix is to publish Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2009 at 2:33PM in News
Assassins Creed takes on COD

Assassins Creed takes on COD

Some have been quick to peg the high number of releases slipping from Q4-09 to Q1-2010 as the ‘Call of Duty effect’, but publisher Ubisoft has stated that it’s confident ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2009 at 6:19PM in News
Kotick could “raise prices even further”

Kotick could “raise prices even further”

With retail and consumers alike still getting to grips with the prospect of shelling out £54.99 for November’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2009 at 12:27PM in News

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Modern Warfare aims for Wii

Modern Warfare aims for Wii

Activision Blizzard has followed up the recent news of a DS version of military shooter Modern Warfare with news of a port of the 2007 original destined for Nintendo’s Wii.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2009 at 3:50PM in News
Call of Duty returning to DS

Call of Duty returning to DS

Publisher Activision Blizzard has confirmed that a new DS entry in the Call of Duty series will arrive alongside the console release of Modern Warfare 2 this November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 3:51PM in News
£54.99 Modern Warfare 2 to lead Xmas price hike

£54.99 Modern Warfare 2 to lead Xmas price hike

Consumers will pay more than expected for new game releases this Q4, as the weak pound and record development costs force publishers to increase trade prices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2009 at 11:02AM in News
Unbelievable Modern Warfare SKU revealed

Unbelievable Modern Warfare SKU revealed

Forget postcards, leather cases and flimsy plastic figures – Infinity Ward has showed everyone else how Collector’s Editions should be done with the revelation that the Prestige Edition of Call ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2009 at 1:38PM in News

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Modern Warfare 2 gets its COD back

Modern Warfare 2 gets its COD back

Having previously stripped the ‘Call of Duty’ name from Infinity Ward’s upcoming Modern Warfare 2, publisher Activision Blizzard has had a change of heart and decided to bring the much-loved ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2009 at 10:47AM in News
Twitter – the E3 hype machine of choice

Twitter – the E3 hype machine of choice

Few things get the hype juices flowing as readily as E3, but this year has seen many of gaming’s big names turn to communications revolution Twitter to crank up the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2009 at 5:17PM in News
Call of Duty sales pass 35m

Call of Duty sales pass 35m

The boss of Activision Publishing boss Mike Griffith has stated that total sales of the Call of Duty titles have now hit an eye-watering 35m units worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2009 at 3:45PM in News
Activision sets sights on winning ‘entertainment war’

Activision sets sights on winning ‘entertainment war’

Modern Warfare 2 could beat out the ‘safe bet’ X Factor and Harry Potter brands at Christmas to be the year’s top entertainment property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2009 at 11:24AM in News

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Peter Moore: Rare is not applicable in today’s market

Peter Moore: Rare is not applicable in today’s market

Aside from his intriguing insights into both the demise of the Dreamcast and original Xbox, in the third part of his interview with The Guardian former Xbox and Sega ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2008 at 12:17PM in News