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Mad Catz making Black Ops accessories

Call of Duty: Black Ops will get its own line of branded peripherals after Mad Catz announced a deal with Activision today. The gaming accessories manufacturer gets global rights to a range of Black Ops products, following its range of Modern Warfare 2 controllers last year. We are honoured to …

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Sony: Its our role to innovate

Platform holders are obligated to produce cutting edge, commercially risky games, Sony has told MCV. It’s one of the roles of a platform holder,” SCE UK sales director Mark Howsen told MCV. We’ve got to do that, to push boundaries as well as pushing strong franchises across their various iterations. …

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Battlefield potential Modern Warfare killer

It’s still riding high in the upper echelons of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, and now one analyst has predicted that EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company franchise could do the unspeakable and topple Modern Warfare from atop of the FPS kingdom. Speaking of EA’s growing solidarity, Janco Partners …

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Infinity Ward still on COD duty?

We know that new Activision studio Sledgehammer is working on a brand new ‘action-adventure’ entry in the Call of Duty series. We know that Infinity Ward is working on DLC for Modern Warfare 2. Beyond that, things get a little murky. Activision’s official statement on the saga yesterday claimed: A …

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New developer for Call of Duty

Following a day of intense speculation surrounding Activision and Infinity Ward, the publisher has confirmed the departure of bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella from the successful studio – and a new developer for the record-breaking franchise. 2011’s Call of Duty release will be developed by newly formed studio Sledgehammer …

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More evidence for COD: Vietnam

The rumours that Treyarch’s next Call of Duty title will be set in Vietnam have resurfaced once again after an unearthed document for an LA casting call made reference to the controversial ‘60s conflict. VG247 has obtained a description of four key characters the makers of the game are looking …

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"BC2 is about to make serious noise"

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is about to make some serious noise” – that’s the claim of the game’s executive producer Karl Magnus Troedsson, speaking to MCV in an interview ahead of the release of DICE’s latest shooter. I couldn’t be more happy with the game – which the awesome team …

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MW2 sold 12m in 2009

As part of its all-encompassing detailed report on the global video game market in 2009, GfK-ChartTrack has confirmed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold nearly 12m units worldwide last year. More precisely, the game’s total sales now stand at 11.86m units – or at least, they did …

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Jackson enjoying games more than films

As an aside to his current frenzied press schedule to promote his latest film The Lovely Bones, film director Peter Jackson has made the surprise admission that he’s currently getting more enjoyment out of his consoles than he is from the cinema. I’m enjoying these games more than I am …

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Modern Warfare 2 sales hit $1bn

Publisher Activision has confirmed that total sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have just passed $1bn worldwide, according to the firm’s own internal estimates. The milestone arrives almost two months to the day since Modern Warfare 2 was released on November 14th 2009. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare …

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