Tag Archive: activision

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will blow stuff up on November 4

It’s not exactly a surprise that a new Call of Duty game will be launching in November, but there’s something about the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that seems a bit different.… Continue reading

Call of Duty loser sends SWAT team to opponent’s house

Griefing over Xbox Live has taken on new, dangerous proportions. One particularly bitter opponent called the Long Island SWAT team on his opponent after losing a game of Call of Duty. Read more… Continue reading

Skylanders claims a trio of sales records

The Skylanders are quickly becoming one of Activision’s most valuable franchises. As part of its earnings call yesterday, Activision noted that the franchise has crossed $2 billion in worldwide sales – a mark… Continue reading

Call of Duty: Ghosts expansion to feature ‘Halloween’ boogie man

Usually when the film and video game worlds collide, it’s a messy affair. The latest run-in, though, is just plain weird. Activision has unveiled Onslaught, the first downloadable expansion pack for Call of… Continue reading

Activision ships $1 billion worth of Call of Duty: Ghosts to retail

Numbers don’t lie, but they can be massaged a bit. Activision celebrated the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts with its customary sales trumpeting, announcing that the game sold $1 billion in its first day… Continue reading

Call of Duty: Ghosts leaves critics cool

Is Call of Duty going to the dogs? Activision has high hopes for Call of Duty: Ghosts, but critics aren’t particularly impressed with the latest installment of the industry’s largest franchise. Read more… Continue reading

Critics: Swap Force is the best Skylanders yet

A simple twist is having a big impact on Skylanders. Swap Force, the latest installment in Activision’s enormously successful toy/game hybrid, is the franchise’s highest-rated game to date, charming even critics who normally… Continue reading

Skylanders: Swap Force kicks off video game toy war

Even before the first Skylanders game hit shelves in 2011, the team at Activision was bracing for competition. The concept — marry action figures with video games — was largely untested, and while… Continue reading

Activision surprises gamers with Call of Duty for iOS

When you’re dealing with a multibillion dollar franchise, new releases tend to be well-telegraphed affairs. Activision, though, surprised everyone Thursday by releasing an iOS version of Call of Duty without pomp or circumstance.… Continue reading

Call of Duty: The staggering numbers

If you want to get technical about it, the human race has played Call of Duty longer than it has existed. New data from Activision shows that since the release of Call of… Continue reading