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Destiny sequel was originally set to launch this month

Destiny was originally planned to come out in 2013, with a ‘Destiny 2′ set for launch this month. The initial release plan for Bungie’s sci-fi shooter franchise was recently revealed in court documents dating from 2010 that have emerged as part of the legal clash between the developer and Halo …

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Skylanders to debut on iPhone and iPod Touch

Activision will this year offer the full-console Skylanders experience to iPhone and iPod Touch owners. The company has revealed that the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for smartphones will this year support Apple’s smaller portables as well as iPad. Last year’s Trap Team was limited only to Apple’s larger device. The …

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Skylanders Battlecast brings physical decks to the card-battling genre

Activision has announced a new iOS and Android card battling game that will integrate real-world playing cards. Skylanders Battlecast offers traditional online PvP as well as a single player campaign. Players will be able to add to their card collections either by scanning real-life cards or by purchasing in-game digital …

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Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Square Enix is no longer the publisher of Call of Duty in Japan. This year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be published by Sony on PlayStation. For Xbox, Activision will serve as publisher and Microsoft and distributor, according to Siliconera. Sony has also published previous Activision titles in …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Destiny merchandise

Bungie’s blockbuster shooter is getting its greatest add-on yet in The Taken King. MCV looks at the merchandise surrounding the major launch The biggest new IP of 2014 is about to get even bigger. Launched last September, Activision and Bungie’s MMO-cum-FPS Destiny had over 16 million registered players at the …

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Before and After – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 becomes cel-shaded

Just two months ahead of launch, Activision has completely changed the visual style of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. The game was officially announced in May. However, following the first gameplay video last month it faced a huge amount of criticism for its graphics, which many felt were far below …

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Skylanders Superchargers will ‘take the toy vehicle market by storm’, says Activision

Activision says its new Skylanders game will compete with the likes of Hot Wheels and Corgi. Skylanders Superchargers introduces planes, cars, submarines and boats to the toys-to-life franchise, which will see it moveinto the ‘vehicle’ category of toys. It’s an important move, says VP of Skylanders Josh Taub, because it …

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Activision’s Deadpool game reemerges on Steam

The Windows version of Deadpool has returned to Steam, marking the first time a digital offering has been available since the removal of the title from digital channels on both PC and consoles in January 2014. The game and its lone DLC release are back on sale via Valve’s digital …

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Prototype bundle makes shock appearance on Xbox One

Surprise! Activision has with no fanfare or hype released a bundle of both Prototype games on Xbox One. Both Prototype and Prototype 2 are available to download from Xbox Live now, priced at 39.99. There’s no word yet on any potential differences compared to the original releases bar the inclusion …

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First Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 gameplay shown

Activision has finally let us get a look at the new Tony Hawk’s game. The publisher released a trailer that shows off the first gameplay from the upcoming skating game. It showed off the drop in/drop out online multiplayer gameplay mode. In addition to typical gameplay, the trailer also showed …

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