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Happy New Year: January in numbers

January is always a quiet time of the year – this year more so than normal with only a handful of new releases. That didn’t stop a reasonable sum of money being generated by software. 58.5m was made through game sales, which is an impressive 24 per cent rise over …

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Free Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo hitting Xbox One and 360

Activision is taking the unprecedented step of allowing free multiplayer Call of Duty access to those who don’t own the game. Starting this Friday (March 7th) and running until Monday (March 10th) a free demo of Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer will be available on Xbox Live to all Xbox …

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Next Call of Duty is leading on next-gen

PS4 and Xbox One are the lead platforms for this year’s as-of-yet unannounced Call of Duty. Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told IGN. Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact …

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Call of Duty shifts to three-year development cycle

A response to Ghosts’ luke-warm reviews and sales declines? Or a reaction to the increased development needs of next-gen? Either way, Activision has changed it business model for the Call of Duty series by shifting the brand to a three-year development cycle. There will still be a new Call of …

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Future in doubt for Activision’s UK studio The Blast Furnace

Activision is in discussions over the future of UK Call of Duty mobile developer The Blast Furnace. That’s the careful wording from the global games publisher, which has begun an employee consultation process with the developer’s 47 staff. The Blast Furnace is best known for creating last year’s smartphone title …

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Call of Duty odds-on for Christmas No.1

No game will come close to beating Call of Duty: Ghosts for Christmas No.1, say leading betting agencies. Activision’s FPS is currently No.1 ahead of next week’s festive charts, but only beat FIFA 14 by a mere 600 units. Paddy Power, which has stopped taking bets, has Call of Duty: …

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Call of Duty still top as Gran Turismo 6 stalls at the green light

Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts has claimed the Gfk Chart-Track All Formats No.1 for the third time in four weeks. The upper reaches of the chart are beginning to form a regular pattern as we approach Christmas, with FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Grand Theft …

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Activision: We listen to Call of Duty fans, not critics

The importance of Call of Duty’s critical response pales compared to the thoughts of the series’ fans, Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg has claimed. As previously documented by MCV, while Call of Duty’s review scores have trended down since 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, sales have continued to rise – until …

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