Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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Activision settles Call of Duty suit

Activision settles Call of Duty suit

After a recessed hearing yesterday that allowed the parties to try to resolve their differences, a settlement has been reached in the case involving Activision, Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vincent Zampella, and 40 ex-Call of Duty developers from Infinity Ward.

Read more: Details of settlement are confidential »

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Settlement possible in Call of Duty trial

Settlement possible in Call of Duty trial

A 9AM hearing this morning in the case of Activision, ex-Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vincent Zampella, and 40 former developers on the Call of Duty franchise was delayed as lawyers for the three sides discussed a possible settlement in the multimillion dollar case.

West previously said that "a settlement could be more than money. I do have an issue, letting them get away with it and doing it to the next guy."

Read more: Lawyers waiting to hear back from their bosses »

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Call of Duty creative strategist leaves Activision

Call of Duty creative strategist leaves Activision

In a surprising move today, Infinity Ward creative chief Robert Bowling announced that he was resigning from his post on the Call of Duty franchise and leaving Activision. No explanation was given on what he had planned or where he was going.

"Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision," he tweeted to his 367K followers.

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Judge dismisses one fraud claim in West and Zampella suit

Judge dismisses one fraud claim in West and Zampella suit

A California State Superior Court judge has dismissed one of the two fraud claims raised by former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, in their suit against Activision. The two alleged that Activision had made commitments that the company executives never intended to honor.

Read more: Promissory fraud still standing »

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West and Zampella vs. Activision court date scheduled

West and Zampella vs. Activision court date scheduled

A court date for Jason West and Vincent Zampella's claim against publisher Activision back in 2010 has finally been set. On May 7, 2012, proceedings will begin to determine whether or not Activision owes the Infinity Ward co-founders significant funds resulting from the sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In the suit, West and Zampella allege fraud on Activision's part, and that their former employer owes them somewhere in the neighborhood of $125 million in royalties.

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Guitar Hero III tops list of this generation's best selling games

Guitar Hero III tops list of this generation's best selling games

Guitar Hero III is the best selling video game of the "current generation," according to market research firm NPD Group's retail-only data. The top-ten games are revealed over on CNBC.

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Shack PSA: Weekend eSports Line-Up

This weekend, MLG will be broadcasting its 2010 Pro Circuit finals from Dallas, Texas. The events will be streamed for free at MLGPro.com, though an enhanced HD stream is available for $10.

The games being played at MLG are Halo 3, StarCraft II, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Tekken 6. A full schedule of events is available here. Read more »

"I am in love with pro gaming but MLG seems to be one giant commercial. I've been watching 15 ..."
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Sony Adds Seven Games to PS3 Greatest Hits Library

[Update - 4:30PM] Though it will not be added to the Greatest Hits library, Sony has dropped the price of ModNation Racers to $39.99 on the PS3 and to $19.99 on the PSP.

[Original Story] Sony has selected an additional seven PlayStation 3 games for inclusion in its Greatest Hits program, knocking the prices of the following titles down to $29.99 along with fancy new boxes.In the case of the previously announced Greatest Hits version of Demon's Souls, it also means a fresh set of copies, making the excellent game a bit easier to find. Read more »

"I'll probably get attacked for this, but I still think MAG is an extremely fun game. It's one of ..."
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Shack PSA: Weekend Deals Include Free Games with Purchase of Sequels

This weekend, Stardock's Impulse digital distribution service will be giving away free digital copies of the original Assassin's Creed with a purchase of Assassin's Creed II for $39.99.

Additionally, Ubisoft is running its own sale on its official PC store, marking down titles from 20% to 67%. Stand-outs include both Assassin's Creed titles for $$30 ($10 less than Impulse) and a Splinter Cell: Conviction bundle including DLC bonuses for $49.99. Read more »

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Microsoft Touts Halo 3 Sales Dominance Over Combined PS3 Exclusive Sales, Sony Shrugs

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg officially threw a gauntlet at Sony's feet with a tweet asserting that Halo 3 has officially outsold six PlayStation 3 excluside titles combined.

Just in from research team (NPD): Halo 3 has outsold Resistance 1 + 2, Uncharted 1+2, Killzone 2 and God of War III COMBINED....wow Read more »

"I got Halo along with all of my friends who own a 360. I played through the sp, was fairly ..."
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Halo 3 Available Digitally on Xbox 360; No Changes Made to Improve Installed Load Times

Halo 3 is now available digitally for your Xbox 360 in all regions. It'll run you $30 in the US. There might be, however, a small issue with load times.

When the Xbox 360 received the "New Xbox Experience" Dashboard update allowing gamers to install their titles to the hard drive to improve load times, it actually made Halo 3 perform worse than when running off of the disk. Read more »

"People would be stupid to buy it online anyway. It's $20 or less in bargain bins."
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Halo 3 Gets Second Mythic Map Pack in February

Previously exclusive to Halo 3: ODST's multiplayer disc, three new multiplayer maps will be available to regular Halo 3 owners on February 2, Microsoft revealed today.

Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the "Mythic 2 Map Pack" brings the Heretic, Citadel and Longshore arenas to Bungie's Xbox 360 shooter, described thusly: Read more »

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Halo Waypoint Arrives on Xbox Live

As promised, Microsoft today opened "the new virtual home for all things Halo" on Xbox 360 in the form of a free downloadable application dubbed "Halo Waypoint."

Waypoint allows players to track their progress through various Halo titles, as well as keep up with the latest news and videos. The program also rewards users with unlockable Avatar goods, like a helmet, for earning certain in-game achievements. Read more »

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Infinity Ward: Activision Wanted More World War II, 'Did Not Want Modern Warfare'

While the decision to branch off from World War II PC shooters and create the Modern Warfare franchise seems a no-brainer in hindsight, developer Infinity Ward now says that its owner Activision was against the idea from the start, deeming the idea "risky" and requesting more games set in the 1940s.

"With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it being World War 2," said Infinity Ward chief Vince Zampella to Official PlayStation Magazine, according to CVG. Read more »

"You'd expect the money bags publisher to challenge any new idea, but in the end they made the ..."
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Call of Duty 4 Port Coming to Wii (Updated)

Update: Publisher Activision has indeed announced today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released for the Wii on November 10.

While owners of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will have the new Modern Warfare 2 to chew on this season, Wii gamers will at least have a chance to play the previous title in the series, as Kotaku reports that a port of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is headed to the Wii. Read more »

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