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Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Manuel Noriega, a former military dictator of Pananama, is taking Activision to court. Hot on the heel of Lindsay Lohan’s decision to sue Rockstar over the alleged use of her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V, Noriega accuses Call of Duty: Black Ops II of the "blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts down 19% on Black Ops II

Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts may be the best-performing next-gen launch game, but it is still falling far behind predecessor Black Ops II’s commercial success. That’s according to Cowen & Company’s Doug Creutz, as reported by VentureBeat. Upon further reflection, we think the [Call of Duty] numbers are a bit …

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If you include digital, Black Ops II has had the biggest year for a video game ever

Black Ops II’s digital revenue alone for the last 12 months would place it as the year’s third biggest game behind Grand Theft Auto V and Skylanders Giants. That’s according to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, who also told investors that Black Ops II’s total 12-month revenue is the biggest …

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Activision says console transition behind lower Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Ghosts sales are down compared to Black Ops II, Activision has admitted. Speaking to investors last night, CFO Dennis Durkin confirmed what we all suspected following Activision’s decision yesterday to release sell-in numbers for the game as opposed to actual sales. And with MCV confirming this morning …

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FIFA 13 overtakes Black Ops II to regain UK sales crown

FIFA has reclaimed its crown as the UK’s most successful video game. FIFA 13 has surpassed 3m unit sales in the UK, according to GfK Chart-Track. That means it has now outsold Call of Duty: Black Ops II over the last 12 months. The Call of Duty series has been …

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Call of Duty dev told he deserves to die for releasing game-balancing patch

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 design director David Vonderhaar has received death threats regarding tweaks made to weapon balancing in the game’s most recent patch. Let’s put that into perspective. A developer of video games has made some minor alterations to how three weapons behave in said video game. …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC, voice acting talent confirmed

The second Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC, Uprising, has been confirmed for an April 16th timed-exclusive launch on Xbox 360. The content will add four new multiplayer maps and a Zombies adventure entitled Mob of the Dead.” Everything from the promo image leak earlier this week stands up, …

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Black Ops II gets its first 2013 UK No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II is once again at the top of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It’s the game’s seventh No.1 and the first following its six-week run at the tail end of 2012. It also managed the rare feat of growing sales week-on-week – …

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Black Ops 2 Revolution DLC confirmed as Xbox 360 timed-exclusive

Activision has officially confirmed the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC pack Revolution, announcing it will arrive later this month on Xbox 360. Originally outed last week by leaked promotional materials, the add-on will carry the new zombie mode ‘Turned,’ five new maps, and the new Peacekeeper SMG …

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Black Ops II is the UK’s Christmas No.1 game

Call of Duty Black Ops II is the UK’s video games Christmas No.1, giving Activision a run of six consecutive weeks at the top. Sales of the game were fractionally up by one per cent in the busy pre-Christmas trading week (ending Dec 22nd for this listing). It’s the first …

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