Tag: activision

Sledgehammer Games cofounder Glen Schofield leaves Activision

Glen Schofield, co-creator of several Call of Duty games, announced today on Twitter that he was leaving Sledgehammer Games, the game studio he cofounded in 2009 with Michael Condrey. Schofield and Condrey worked together at Electronic Arts’s Visceral Games studio before starting Sledgehammer, with work that culminated in the hit […]

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Call of Duty: Global Operations strategy game gets a soft launch on mobile

Activision and Elex are testing a new Call of Duty mobile game in certain countries on the Android operating system. Call of Duty: Global Operations is described as “the next tactical [massively multiplayer online] player-versus-player game.” Elex is a mobile game developer in China, and it is best known for […]

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Activision Blizzard hits Q3 earnings but spooks investors with weak Q4 forecast

Investors seem prone to be spooked about Activision Blizzard‘s earnings these days. Activision Blizzard reported results for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30 that exceeded analysts’ expectations on Thursday, but the stock fell 8 percent in after-hours trading because the company was cautious about its guidance for the all-important […]

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Activision’s Call of Duty Companion App is available on the Play Store

Say what you will of Activision’s Call of Duty series, one thing is for sure: it is hands down the most popular first-person shooter in existence today. It’s thanks to this popularity that a stand-alone app such as the Call of Duty Companion App can exist. It serves as a 24/7 connection to all things Call […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 beta is live: here’s what you should know

Can’t wait for the latest installment in the wildly successful Call of Duty franchise? Though Black Ops 4 won’t be released until October, some lucky fans get early access via the game beta, the codes for which are rolling out now. Activision has announced their launch, explaining that PlayStation 4 owners should receive them in […]

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Blind Call Of Duty: WWII Player Has Racked Up 7,600 Kills

A YouTuber by the name of “tj the blind gamer” recently posted his accomplishments on the Call of Duty: WWII Reddit, happily reporting that he’d reached over 7,600 kills in WWII—without being able to see the game. A visually impaired gamer, TJ further explained in the Reddit thread that he uses in-game sound cues to play […]

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

We still have a while to wait before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches, but eager fans are going to get something to sate their eagerness later this week. Activision and Treyarch are planning to launch a multiplayer test on August 3, but before that goes live, the two companies have delivered a launch […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

These days, every big-name video game franchise sees special and collector’s editions for their titles, and the Call of Duty series is a shinning example. But for this year’s release of Black Ops 4, publisher Activision has taken things well beyond including the yearly season pass and other digital goodies. They’ve just announced the super […]

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Inside Atari’s rise and fall

Jamie Lendino Contributor By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., and later, GameStop . Mostly you bought games at stores that sold other electronic products, like Sears or Consumer Distributors. […]

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The DeanBeat: E3 is back with dozens of games we’ll want to play

The annual ritual of sacrifice that addles the brains of game journalists around the world is at hand. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles, gets started on Saturday and runs all next week. I’ll be going, making use of as many of my tips for survival as I can, […]

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