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COD is a force of nature

Call of Duty is one of the biggest brands the world of gaming has ever known – but new CEO Eric Hirshberg thinks the franchise’s credentials go far further than that. The Call of Duty franchise is a force of nature,” he told IGN. I think it is the closest …

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Activision: Black Ops can better MW2

The sequel to the biggest entertainment launch of all time will take Call of Duty to an entirely new level, says Activision. Call of Duty: Black Ops hits shelves on November 9th – 12 months after Modern Warfare 2 smashed sales records. And despite sky-high expectations from retail and consumers, …

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Modern Warfare hits Games on Demand

Microsoft’s Games on Demand service on Xbox Live has seen a very high-profile entry added to its listings – Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The game has been given a premium price of $39.99 and weights in at a quite considerable 6GB. At the time of writing a …

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MW2 Resurgence detailed

Further to its announcement yesterday, the first details of the second map pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have been revealed in an interview with Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling on Major Nelson’s podcast. Called Resurgence, the bundle will – much like its predecessor Stimulus – include three new …

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ODST beats Reach on XBL

It might have enjoyed some eye-watering user numbers in its first week of release, but the hyped Halo Reach beta has failed to topple FPS favourite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and, perhaps more surprisingly, Halo ODST from the top of the Xbox Live Online Play listings. By default …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA on top

With Chelsea smashing eight goals past the hapless Wigan to hold firm at the top of the Premier League, EA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa did the same in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It’s the second week at number one for the football sim, though …

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Bungie deal wont offset Infinity Ward ills

It’s a solid business deal with one of the most reputable developers in the industry, but the announcement of Activision and Bungie’s ten-year agreement is (almost) as much about PR as it is about profits. Nonetheless, analyst Michael Pachter doesn’t believe the news is enough to completely counter the negative …

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Bungie could still make more Halo

Today’s surprise announcement of a ten-year publishing agreement between Activision and Bungie has rocked the games industry, but what exactly does it mean for both companies? The first thing to note is that the lucrative Halo franchise will not be going multiplatform. Microsoft owns that IP and has self-owned Seattle-based …

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GAME claims leading market share on key IP

Though GAME’s recent financial results were in line with expectations and far ahead of the global declines seen in the video games market, the retailer has pointed to the heavily decreased performance of Wii on the High Street as one of the key reasons behind its struggles in 2009. In …

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