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Activision: Social networks a "necessity" for gaming

Services like Call of Duty Elite will become a necessity for future blockbuster games, says Activision. The publisher’s VP of digital Jamie Berger posits that, while Elite is currently positioned as an optional extra for consumers, social networks will one day be essential components to the biggest releases. We believe …

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Call of Duty Elite beta is live on PS3

The beta for Activision’s Call of Duty: Elite service is now live on PS3. Access to the scheme will be rolled out in stages on a by-invitation basis. The COD Elite beta went live on Xbox 360 in July. A date has not yet been announced for the PC beta. …

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FEATURE: Call of Duty’s next phase

Few video game franchises can fill an aircraft hanger with thousands of fans on their own, let alone draw the attentions of the world’s mainstream media or entice superstar Kanye West to give a private performance. But Call of Duty can, and did without breaking a sweat. For a brand …

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Modern Warfare 3: Armed and dangerous

EA has waged a war of words with Activision – but is it really winning? Call of Duty showed no signs of weakness at its first franchise expo last week. Thousands of fans travelled to LA for Call of Duty XP, getting hands-on time with Modern Warfare 3 and taking …

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No premium online service for Battlefield 3

EA will not charge users for Battlefield 3’s Battlelog network unlike Activision’s Call of Duty Elite which includes a paid-for service. The latter allows players to access the online service for free but also charges 34.99 per year for an upgraded version. This includes 20 pieces of DLC over nine …

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Call of Duty showcase unveils new phase for leading franchise

COD XP: The first day isn’t even over yet, but there’s already plenty to take away from Activision’s Call of Duty XP event. The first expo dedicated to the world’s biggest FPS franchise invited fans to share in some of the announcements that will shape the future of Call of …

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Facebook and mobile app bring COD Elite to the masses

COD XP: Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty Elite features full Facebook integration and will be accompanied at launch by a mobile app. At the publisher’s Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles, Infinity Ward’s creative strategist Robert Bowling and Sledgehammer Games co-founder revealed that dedicated apps are …

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Call of Duty XP: Day One – Live

This weekend, Activision is hosting its first ever Call of Duty XP, an event dedicated to the community behind its flagship FPS franchise – and MCV is right in the middle of it. We’ll be reporting everything that happens here, from the expected multiplayer reveal and Call of Duty Elite …

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Analyst thinks Battlefield 3 will steal MW3 players

Activision’s decision to introduce a part-premium online service for the next Call of Duty will cause a small number” of players to defect to EA’s rival shooter Battlefield 3. That’s the prediction of Michael Pachter who reckons that EA’s game is in line to smash previous sales records for the …

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Call of Duty Elite is "the best free games service ever made"

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is supremely confident in the Call of Duty online service the publisher is launching with Modern Warfare 3. In fact he thinks Call of DutyElite’s mix of community features, content updates and competitions will make it the best free gaming service available. At E3 we …

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