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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to introduce microtransactions

Activision will for the first time offer in-game purchases in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Starting tomorrow, what are being called Micro Items will be available that Activision’s Dan Amrich describes as either personal customizations or nice little luxuries”, none of which affect gameplay” and are simply small, specific …

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Stackhouse takes charge of Activision UK as Brown heads to US

Activision has named Roy Stackhouse as the new general manager of its UK & Ireland arm. He replaces outgoing boss Andrew Brown, who MCV understands has accepted a role in the US. Stackhouse has been at Activision for over six years, and had most recently been the company’s commercial director …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game getting digital release this summer

Activision has confirmed the name of its first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. Called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the release was first touted as part of Activision’s multi-year deal with Nickelodeon last month. This new third person brawler will be released on Xbox Live Arcade, the …

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Bungie: Pressure is on to beat Halo with Destiny

Bungie says its aim is to surpass its Halo series with its new shooter, Destiny. The Activision-published shooter has headlined two press conferences so far this year, and is part of a new ten-year project for the developer and publisher. It is already tipped, along with Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, as …

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Activision lays off 30 staff members globally

Activision has confirmed cuts in its licensed games division, reporting that 30 full-time employees have been affected by the round of layoffs. According to a statement obtained by Kotaku, the moves were made to address the company’s ongoing effort to align costs with revenues.” The company also stated it expects …

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Destiny will not be released in 2013

Bungie’s first post-Halo project, Destiny, will not be released in 2013. That’s according to publisher Activision, which issued the clarification after 48 hours of very successful marketing activity was instigated across media outlets online. "Activision reiterated that although Bungie’s amazing new world was revealed today, Activision has not included the …

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VIDEO: Bungie finally details Destiny… sort of

A worldwide embargo on Bungie’s Destiny lifted yesterday to reveal… well, not a huge amount about the game, if we’re being honest. What is clear is that Destiny, Bungie’s first project since leaving behind the world-beating Halo series, is a hugely ambitious title. Or series of titles, spanning a number …

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