Manuel Noriega sues ‘Call of Duty’ game makers

Manuel manuel-noriegaNoriega, 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 game series.

Noriega appeared in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” as both an in-game character and one who appeared in news clips throughout the game. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the former ruler accused the publisher of unlawfully using his image for monetary gain.

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Black Ops II pulls in $500 million in first 24 hours

Activision’s cash machine is still running smooth.

In what’s becoming a November tradition, the latest Call of Duty game is once again the biggest entertainment launch of the year. Activision announced Friday that Black Ops II earned over $500 million in its first 24 hours.

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Whoops! Call of Duty: Black Ops II stars Petraeus as Defense Secretary

Well, we know at least one part of Black Ops II’s near-future vision won’t be coming true.

While the Call of Duty series strives for a sense of authenticity amidst the over-the-top game scenarios — and it usually hits pretty close to the mark — current events are casting doubt on one feature of Black Ops II: the casting of former CIA director David Petraeus as the Secretary of Defense in 2025.

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′ already setting records

While Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 won’t hit store shelves for more than six months, it’s already setting records.

Amazon reports the game, which was just announced this week, is on track to become the most pre-ordered game in its history, outpacing Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops and…um, well, a bunch of other Call of Duty games.

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America’s Radio News Network – May 3

Every Thursday, I join Chris Salcedo and Lori Lundin on the mid-day edition of America’s Radio News Network to discuss trends and news in the technology and video game space. This week’s topics were Amazon’s call for original television content for its streaming service, Target’s decision to stop selling the Kindle, RIM’s vow to keep keypads on its phones and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Also… we try to figure out why Chris has trouble pressing “M” when texting.

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