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Why Activision resurrected Sierra

Activision surprised Gamescom this week by resurrecting the Sierra Games publishing business. A subsidiary of Activision, Sierra is to publish a range of titles from independent studios. This includes classic Sierra IP like King’s Quest and Geometry Wars, as well as new IP and possibly HD remakes. It’s surprising because …

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Report: Activision wants its own movie studio to turn Call of Duty and Skylanders into films

Activision’s unusual relationship with Hollywood took another turn this week, with reports that the publisher is looking to open its own TV and movie studio. According to The Information, Activision is tentatively looking into such a move. The firm has a hot and cold relationship with the movie industry, although …

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Call of Duty’s three-year dev cycle gives studios "freedom to fail"

The shift from a two-year to a three-year development cycle for the Call of Duty development cycle gives developers more scope to be creative and possibly make mistakes. "That extra year of development time, particularly with the new consoles and the more powerful hardware, has really paid off thus far …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: ‘Players didn’t understand Destiny until they played the beta,’ says Bungie

Gamerscould not grasp what MMO FPS title Destiny was about prior to its beta. That’s according to the title’s director of production, Jonty Barnes, who told MCV @ Gamescom that this was due to the sheer volumeof content – while players were familiar with individual aspects of the game, as …

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Activision resurrects Sierra as indie publishing label; Geometry War 3 confirmed

Despite some confusion on the matter, Activision has confirmed that publishing label Sierra is returning. The brand will be used as an indie publishing label, with the first confirmed titles being new Geometry Wars and King’s Quest games. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is being developed by Lucid Games and will …

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VIDEO: See the Golden Gate Bridge destroyed in new Call of Duty gameplay short

The latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare short ups the drama by destroying one of the USA’s most iconic landmarks. The video, entitled ‘Collapse’, sees players in a stand-off on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. And it’s the bridge that loses out. There’s also a glimpse of not only the …

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