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Don't expect to see a new Skylanders console game this year

During a recent call for investors at Activision, an executive of the company has stated that there will not be any new console-based instalments in the Skylanders series released this year. This means that 2017 will be the first year ...   read

 
 
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Sledgehammer's new Call of Duty game has 'traditional combat'

Where do you go from space? From "infinite" warfare? Rather than charge forward and continuously raise the stakes, presumably, you pause, weigh your options, and start heading in the other direction. In a financial report, Activision said t...   read

 
 
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Destiny sequel on track for 2017, says Activision

It wouldn't be an Activision earnings call without some quick mention of Destiny 2, and during the company's fiscal 2016 fourth quarter report, there was indeed a note about Bungie's secretive shooter. Last we heard, the game was on for 201...   read

 
 
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Skylanders Imaginators will not support vehicles or traps on Nintendo Switch

One of my favorite things about the Skylanders franchise is backward compatibility. You can take any toy from past games, even the very first, and use it in new iterations. I've used the same Double Trouble figure since 2011, whic...   read

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: Sabotage

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was one of the most uneven releases yet from the studio trifecta of Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer, which both worked for and against it. The campaign felt so by-the-numbers in spite of flashes of g...   read

 
 
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Tony Hawk says new game is in the works, without Activision's involvement

For gamers of the late '90s and early 2000s, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series was a phenomenon. Not only had we never seen an extreme sports games be so well realized, but each new iteration added so many new elements that it felt like the d...   read

 
 
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New Call of Duty Zombies DLC has Kevin Smith for some reason

I may not be a fan of his films as his nepotism resulted in Yoga Hosers, hands down the worst film of 2016, but I have always appreciated how big of a nerd Kevin Smith is. Along with fighting to direct episodes of shows he loves like T...   read

 
 
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Destiny won't have a Crimson Days Valentine's event this year because they're working on 'something else'

Destiny has been in a rut for sometime. Nearly everyone I know has called it quits again after farming the Wrath of the Machine challenges, and the Winter update, while a nice gesture, essentially amounts to an extra Strike and a new s...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft swipes Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames from Activision

Guitar Hero Live was a fantastic rhyhtm game that breathed new life into the genre for me after nearly a decade of safe plays from developers like Harmonix. But a lot of things were going against it -- the "live" gimmick was off-puttin...   read

 
 
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Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has disappeared from digital stores

PlatinumGames' take on Leo, Mikey, Raph, and Donny will have to stay in the sewers from here on out. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has been taken off Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox digital storefronts. This comes les...   read

 
 
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The Amazing Spider-Man games removed from Nintendo eShop

Both of the Amazing Spider-Man games that were last released on consoles were how should I say...playable. They tried to recapture the magic of the old school GameCube-era 3D series, but had a decent number of bugs that got in the way,...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's latest comic isn't being released in Russia

I have actually yet to play Overwatch, so I didn't have any expectations in regards to certain characters' backgrounds. Tracer being gay doesn't make me angry or feel cheated, I'm just happy that we can finally have an openly gay character ...   read

 
 
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Looks like Modern Warfare Remastered is getting microtransactions

What many feared has now come to pass; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered has gotten an update that includes microtransactions. While nothing contained actually breaks the game balance or brings the game closer to being pay-to-win, it ...   read

 
 
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Activision is letting you play Infinite Warfare for free

If you didn't buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare yet, I understand. Not only did it come out shortly after the arguably superior Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, but it came out in the same year as Doom and Overwatch, two outstanding and obvi...   read

 
 
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Call of Duty physical sales are down from last year

According to a report from CNBC, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sold fewer physical copies than its predecessor, Black Ops III. This news comes as little surprise, considering the tepid critical and fan reaction to Infinite Warfar...   read

 
 
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Destiny's development team just got a little bigger

It takes a lot to make a stew. Bungie, the main developer behind Destiny, hasn't been the only developer behind Destiny for a while now. Last year, High Moon Studios (the team who made Transformers) joined the effort. Now, a third...   read

 
 
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Modern Warfare Remastered lands free maps and modes next week

Seeing map names like Bloc, Countdown, Pipeline, Showdown, Strike, and Wet Work brings back fond but perhaps overly-competitive memories of late nights spent with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. On December 13, Modern Warfare Remastered wi...   read

 
 
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Destiny's December event looks bigger than last year's

In December of 2015, Bungie shook its loot-shooter Destiny up with Sparrow Racing League (SRL), a three-week event that had Guardians hanging up their weapons for a bit to careen their hoverbikes down a couple of treacherous courses. It was...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy gets a name, gameplay

That remake of the first three Crash Bandicoot games (Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped) has a name, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, and it looks pretty neat. I've been ...   read

 
 
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Grab Infinite Warfare for $1 at GameStop (with a crappy trade deal)

Looks like GameStop has an abundance of stock on a game nobody really wants. Either that, or it really needs stock of better games, because a new trade offer can net you Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for one dollar. This deal, which runs o...   read

 
 
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Hidden files in Modern Warfare Remastered may point to future DLC

Data mining is a hot craze with modern gamers. People love to pick through game files to find missing, hidden, and future stuff lurking within their game of choice. Modern Warfare Remastered isn't free from that, despite being a remake of a...   read

 
 
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There won't be a remaster for the original Warcraft

I'm not one for needless remasters of titles that you can still buy. To me, they almost make me feel stupid for investing so much money and faith in a developer. The Uncharted remaster, especially, is just plain better than the originals, n...   read

 
 
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Microsoft blames Activision for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Windows 10 version

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare runs just fine on consoles, but PC users, specifically Windows 10 users, are having major issues with the game. Most notably, the Windows 10 edition doesn't work with the Steam version, leaving players wi...   read

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Pretty much everyone remembers the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Even if you didn't play it, many of your friends probably did, and although GoldenEye 64 and Halo had popularized console shooters far before it, it rea...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's 10th anniversary of BlizzCon was sufficiently grandiose

I attended my first BlizzCon this year, and I doubt it'll be my last. Amidst a sea of people at nearly every Overwatch event (seriously, all the panels were jam-packed, some with no standing room, as were all of the demo stations -- it...   read

 
 



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