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Call of Duty leads Activision’s six-strong Wii U line-up

Third party support for Nintendo’s new console has been erratic at best, but Activision has confirmed it will support Wii U with six titles this autumn, including Call of Duty: Ghosts. The publisher has already said that it will be bringing its next blockbuster shooter to Wii U, but has …

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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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Activision: Call of Duty is not in decline

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has hit back at critics that claim the Call of Duty series is past its peak. At a special event that revealed the next game in the series – Call of Duty Ghosts – Hirshberg praised the franchises’ development teams, describing the process of building a …

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Battlefield UK product manager switches to Call of Duty

Former EA UK man Kevin Flynn has leapt over the sandbags of Battlefield’s barracks to become senior brand manager for Call of Duty. Flynn has spent the past two years as senior product manager for Battlefield at Electronic Arts, but this month joined Activision’s UK team as senior brand manager …

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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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Black Ops II storms UK charts as the biggest launch of 2012

The latest outing for the Call of Duty series unsurprisingly debuts at No.1 in the UK All Formats Charts. Black Ops II became the biggest launch of 2012 – eclipsing FIFA 13, which sold 1.2m units in its first two days. The shooter is also the fourth biggest UK launch …

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Call of Duty is bookies’ favourite for Christmas No.1

Fancy a flutter on a Friday afternoon? Bookies Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have revealed to MCV their contenders for the best-selling game this Christmas. Both firms are backing Activision FPS Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with FIFA 13 the favourite for second place. Other potential winners include Wii U …

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319 GAME stores hosting midnight openings for Black Ops II

Almost every GAME store around the UK will open their doors at midnight for Monday’s launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The specialist retailer confirmed that 319 of its outlets are hosting special launch events to mark the arrival of Activision’s next blockbuster shooter. A full list of …

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UPDATED: Black Ops 2 for Wii U confirmed

Activision’s next Call of Duty, Black Ops 2, outing is definitely heading to Nintendo’s Wii U. Joystiq has spotted a demo booth for the hotly anticipated shooter, confirming that it will be released for the new console. The revelation came moments before Nintendo began simultaneous worldwide broadcasts revealing launch plans …

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Final Modern Warfare 3 DLC dated

Activision has released details on the last batches of extra content for last year’s best-selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Two more Content Collections will be released in August and September. Each will be made available on Xbox 360 first, with PS3 and PC versions following a few weeks …

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