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Sledgehammer commits to portraying strong women in its Call of Duty titles

The co-founder and studio head of COD developer Sledgehammer Games has said that the industry must start confronting its diversity problem. As reported by Games Industry, a 2005 report from the International Game Developers Association found that 88.5 per cent of developers were male, 83.3 per cent white and 92 …

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Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims its 11th week at the top spot in the UK and outperforms newcomer Street Fighter V. No other entry in the first person shooter series has claimed this many No.1s – the previous record was 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Activision’s latest Call of Duty title has spent its tenth week at the No.1 spot in the UK since its November launch. The shooter manages this for a mere 17 per cent decline in sales, likely due to the recent release of its first round of DLC – Awakening. In …

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Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales. This is the ninth time the shooter has been the best-selling title in the UK since it debuted back in November. This sales increase is likely due to the release …

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Call of Duty franchise has sold over 250m units globally

Publisher Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops III was the top-selling title of 2015 worldwide. In a blog post by communications manager Scott Lowe, the firm also revealed that thefranchise to date has reached more than 250 million units. The post also announced that the series was …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Activision’s Call of Duty starts 2016 as it ended 2015: in the No.1 spot in the All Formats Top 40. The title holds pole position, despite a 68 per cent drop in sales, ahead of soccer blockbuster FIFA 16. EA’s football game climbed two places this week and reaches No.2. …

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‘I’m going to call Battlefield 5 as the top selling game for 2016’

Analyst Michael Pachter has said that 2016 presents EA’s best ever opportunity to dethrone Call of Duty from the top of the annual software charts. Speaking in a recent episode of Pachter Factor, the analyst predicted that gamers’ who felt let down by 2014’s Call of Duty: Ghosts will be …

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Star Wars Battlefront, and why the battle for Christmas No.1 has never been more important

It’s that time of the year again when MCV – and our competitors – start talking about who will be the Christmas No.1. Every 12 months we try, and fail, to get people to care. Sure, seeing the bookies make ridiculous odds on which game will make the top spot …

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Call of Duty takes the top spot the week before Christmas No.1

One week remains until the UK’s Christmas No.1 is decided and Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III is once again the top dog in the UK All Formats chart. The shooter rose despite a 37 per cent decline in sales this week. Star Wars Battlefront climbs to one place …

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