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11:00 PM on 02.25.2014

You have a chance to name these three new Skylanders

Frito-Lay and Activision are holding a little promotion to let fans name these three brand new Skylander characters that will appear in the next game coming out in 2014. There's just something so off about that dolphin creatu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Activision confirms it's working on a new Tony Hawk title

Apart from the 2012 HD remake, it's been a while since we've seen a new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game. You'd have to go back to 2010's poorly received Shred to find a fresh title in the series. That appears set t...

Brett Makedonski



New Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC seems like a real waste photo
New Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC seems like a real waste
by Jordan Devore

This weekend, Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer will be free to play on Steam and the game is half price ($29.99) to own. There's also double XP being offered, from February 21 at 10:00am to Feb. 24 at 10:00am. These are all things I was somewhat happy to talk about.

Then I got wind of this week's customization DLC for Ghosts, shown in the trailer above, and I'm rather put off. Yes, this stuff is surely going to make money as cosmetic DLC for popular multiplayer games tends to, but I feel obligated to call out its grossness.

First are the personalization packs -- Circuit, Ducky, Inferno, and Space Cats -- at $1.99 each. Kind of sloppy looking, but okay. Next, character skins straight out of Ghosts' campaign are being sold at $1.99 a pop; those are Keegan, Merrick, Hesh, and Elias. That same amount of money can also get you four extra Create-a-Soldier loadout slots in the Extra Slots Pack.

Lastly, there's Captain Price. He's playable in multiplayer with the same sort of personalized items -- a custom player patch, background, card, and reticule -- if you scrounge up $3.99. To each their own, but having bought crap like this before, it almost always ends in regret.

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9:57 AM on 02.17.2014

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark announced

Activision and Hasbro have announced a new game called Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Set to go with upcoming film Transformers: Age of Extinction, this third-person action game will feature 40 characters from two uni...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 02.10.2014

This year's Call of Duty to prioritize PC, PS4, Xbox One

Now that there are three separate studios heading up new installments of Call of Duty, we'll be looking to Sledgehammer Games for its take on the franchise this year after Infinity Ward dropped the ball with Call of Duty: Gho...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 02.07.2014

You can expect a Destiny beta this summer

Activision hasn't exactly downplayed what its expectations for Bungie's Destiny are. Just yesterday during an earnings call, CEO Bobby Kotick proclaimed that he expects it to be "the best selling videogame in history." A...

Brett Makedonski





6:30 PM on 02.06.2014

Skylanders series has made over $2 billion worldwide

Another reveal from today's Activision Q4 results was that the Skylanders series has grossed over $2 billion worldwide across all platforms. There's been over 175 million of the Skylanders toys sold too. Skylanders is a giant...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 02.06.2014

Activision: Destiny to be 'next billion dollar franchise'

During their Q4 2013 financial results, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick proclaimed that Bungie's Destiny will be the "next billion dollar franchise" for the company. He expects it to be "the best-selling videogame in history," in fact. That's a pretty tall order, Activision. Destiny is going to be great, but best-selling videogame in history? Good luck with that!

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:24 PM on 02.06.2014

Sledgehammer leading development of next Call of Duty

Activision has just reported on their financials for the last quarter, and among the news they've announced that Sledgehammer Games will be leading the development of the next Call of Duty coming out this year. In the past, C...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Call of Duty's Onslaught DLC dated for PS3, PS4, and PC

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC was released last month for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. And like clockwork, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game will see the new content a month later. Specifically ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Onslaught photo
Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Onslaught
by Chris Carter

Call of Duty: Ghosts is one of the most disappointing games in the series' history. Although I didn't dislike it as much as Jim did, there's certainly something missing that made past games in the franchise appealing, and it's not just because the formula is getting stale.

The campaign was a bore, multiplayer didn't really bring much to the table, and worst of all, the highly anticipated "Extinction" mode was grossly underutilized. While the new map pack doesn't fundamentally fix the core problems of Ghosts, it does make it a little more interesting as a whole.

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3:30 PM on 01.23.2014

Nightfall descends on Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction

Episode 1: Nightfall is coming with the Onslaught downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and here's a deeper look at what to expect. It takes place in the Alaskan wilderness, where the Nightfall Program has been rese...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:15 PM on 01.23.2014

Become the ultimate hunter in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

A new The Amazing Spider-Man movie is set to hit theaters this May, and unsurprisingly, a videogame tie-in will launch right alongside it. Aptly titled The Amazing Spider-Man 2, developer Beenox is again at the helm aft...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Real life in the way? Then sign up for CODnapping

Call of Duty's real life ad campaign continues with this year's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The ad starts off almost as an homage to the intro from The Dark Knight with the whole Joker bank robbery scene. Then we see it's that one...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Sledgehammer hiring for new Call of Duty game

After having its third-person Call of Duty cancelled, Sledgehammer Games, which was founded by ex-Dead Space developers, went on to help with the development of Modern Warfare 3. Shortly after its release, the developer was h...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Enjoy these Destiny screens with your morning coffee

While the initial reveal left a bad taste in my mouth, I'd be insane to say I wasn't looking forward at all to Destiny. It's easily one of my most anticipated games of 2014 in fact, I just hope Bungie can deliver on their vision. In the mean time, enjoy some new screens from Destiny. It's probably stupid that I'm overly excited on discovering new cloaks to wear in the game, huh?

Hamza CTZ Aziz