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Gearbox turned down Call of Duty dev offer

Randy Pitchford has claimed that his studio Gearbox turned down an offer to develop a Call of Duty title. The comments come via a translation of a German language interview on KGN. Saying that the project was not for him”, Pitchford added: I couldn’t see what there was to aim …

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Revealed: The UK’s Top 20 bestselling games of 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops II was 2012’s biggest selling game of the year at UK retail. The latest report from GfK Chart-Track reveals that the shooter pipped FIFA 13 to the No.1 spot. The two blockbusters are streaks ahead of the rest of the charts. Assassin’s Creed III made …

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UK boss Peter Hepworth leaves Activision

Activision’s UK and Ireland MD Peter Hepworth has left the Call of Duty publisher, MCV can reveal. Hepworth joined the company in 2005 and he replaced Andrew Brown as UK MD in August 2011. But he has decided to leave the firm to pursue new opportunities. Brown will now take …

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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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Black Ops claims 4th No.1 as Wii U software dips in UK charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the UK’s best selling game for the fourth week in a row. The busy festive shopping period sees sales of the title slip just 15 per cent. It’s only the fourth game to spend four consecutive weeks at No.1 this year, with …

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Black Ops II still No.1 as Far Cry 3 debuts in second place in the UK Charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II has claimed its third successive No.1 this week. It was no doubt helped by the release of the Wii U version, although sales were still down 35 per cent week-on-week. Critical darling Far Cry 3 has to settle for second place in its …

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Black Ops II debuts at No.2 in the Japanese charts

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II has debuted in second place in the weekly Japanese software chart. Combined sales across PS3 and Xbox 360 reached 220k units, with the PS3 SKU claiming No.2 with sales of 197,350. The Xbox 360 release charted at No.6 with 22,177 unit sales. Ubisoft’s …

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UK CHARTS: Black Ops II holds off Hitman Absolution challenge

It’s week one numbers may have been down, but a strong second week has seen Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II hold onto the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats No.1. Sales of the shooter fell by 81 per cent week-on-week, which is notably better than the 87 per cent …

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