Tag Archive: activision

Video games spring back on strong console sales

The multiyear losing streak by the video game industry finally came to an end in 2014, though any celebrations may be muted. Total sales of video game hardware and software came in at… Continue reading

Is the best-selling video game losing steam?

To the surprise of absolutely no one, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” was the best-selling game in November. The title, which is the crown jewel of the Activision Blizzard’s portfolio, represented one-quarter of… Continue reading

Next generation video games start to shine in holiday 2014

While there’s an understandable excitement that surrounds the launch of new video game hardware, the real fun usually doesn’t start until a year or so after the systems hit store shelves. Last year’s… Continue reading

Activision gets out big guns for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision’s annual release of “Call of Duty” is always a watershed event for the industry. Since 2007, the series has been the video game industry’s sales leader, raking in billions of dollars for… Continue reading

Wal-Mart beefs up its used game business

Wal-Mart, which took the plunge into the used video game business in March, is leveling up. The retailer on Tuesday announced the launch of a certified preowned program in 1,700 stores nationwide, finally… Continue reading

Rudy Giuliani to defend Activision in Manuel Noriega lawsuit

Activision-Blizzard has tapped America’s favorite mayor to help defend its “Call of Duty” franchise from former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega. Bracewell Giuliani will represent the company in its defense against claims by the… Continue reading

Destiny beta comes without the game’s most famous line

The throwaway dialogue line that became a gaming meme in the early build of Bungie’s Destiny has been jettisoned into space as the game enters its beta phase. Game of Thrones star Peter… Continue reading

Manuel Noriega sues ‘Call of Duty’ game makers

Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian dictator who has spent the better part of the past 25 years in prison, is suing Activision Blizzard for using his name and image in its “Call of Duty” video… Continue reading

Manuel Noriega sues Activision

Manuel Noriega – yes, that Manuel Noriega – is not at all happy to have been a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. And now the former Panamanian dictator is suing Activision for… Continue reading

Destiny beta coming in July, fancy editions announced

Didn’t get enough Destiny during the short alpha trial last month? Good news: you’re going to get more time to test out Bungie’s upcoming sci-fi franchise. The developer has announced that a beta… Continue reading