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Activision separation from Vivendi to resume

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Activision Blizzard's separation from mega-conglomerate Vivendi was stalled when a lawsuit accused the company of not giving a fair shake to...


Call of Duty: Ghosts clan support outlined

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2013 11:00am PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts is adding more clan revisions to the series, this time working cross-platform and with support on PC.


Call of Duty: Ghosts will have dedicated servers on all platforms

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 07, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts will have dedicated servers. And not just on PC--for all versions of the game. "Dedicated servers will be used on current gen, next gen and PC with Ghosts."


"Wow - thank you for the wonderful advertisement. I know I come to the Shack to learn about work ..."

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Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer outlines Squads multiplayer modes

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2013 11:00am PDT

A new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts details the multiplayer modes available for your customized bot team in Squads.


Destiny gear persistent between campaign and PvP

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2013 12:05pm PDT

A Q&A about Destiny has dropped a few more details and hints about competitive multiplayer, grouping up with players, and post-launch support.


Call of Duty not representative of military life, says Ghosts producer

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 01, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts continues taking the series into Hollywood blockbuster territory. Part of the reason for that is because Activision and Infinity Ward can't imagine replicating the war stories told to them first-hand.


"Hell, remember when Gearbox carbon-copied the beginning of Full Metal Jacket for the training ..."

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Destiny beta coming early 2014, available with pre-orders

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2013 10:10am PDT

Destiny is Bungie's MMO-esque take on the FPS. With deep online integration, it's clear that the game will need to be beta-tested. And this is how you'll be able to join.


"...I should correct that to "when the Infinity Ward case was in the discovery phase". ..."

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Hearthstone progress to be completely wiped, making way for major update

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 30, 2013 12:20pm PDT

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is about to receive a major update, which will balance classes, refine crafting, and change gold allocation. Unfortunately, this means your progress is about to get wiped.


"If you let one get going with a buzzard and/or a hyena, you can quickly lose control, but ..."

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Why Call of Duty: Ghosts discarded old multiplayer modes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Innovation can be difficult for Call of Duty after so many years, so Activision and Infinity Ward decided to start from scratch when thinking of new multiplayer modes for Ghosts.


"I've always like HC DOM. I love diving on a control point and fighting guys off while I take it ..."

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Halo and Destiny lead writer leaves Bungie

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Joseph Staten, lead writer of the original Halo, Halo 2, and the upcoming Destiny, has left Bungie.


"Hopefully this isn't a lead up to a Diablo III where they lose all the original members of the team."

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Skylanders Swap Force, shaking up the emerging toy-game genre

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

Vicarious Visions explains how it started on Skylanders Swap Force years ago, with the goal of shaking up a series that hadn't even gotten off the ground yet.


"But the end point to make is that each certainly has its strengths and while I think that Disney ..."

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Activision separation from Vivendi halted

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2013 10:23pm PDT

Vivendi's plan to sell its shares of Activision Blizzard has been suspended. The reason? A lawsuit from an Activision shareholder is preventing the...


Call of Duty: Ghosts' next-gen upgrade plans detailed

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 16, 2013 4:15pm PDT

With so many cross-generation games launching this year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced plans to let gamers "upgrade" from one gen to the next--usually at a cost of about $10. However, there isn't just one way to take advantage of this deal.


"it's only because they used a tiny monitor I hate you people"

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Call of Duty: Ghosts companion app gives clan XP

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2013 8:30am PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts senior executive producer Marcus Iremonger explains how the companion app in the works from Beachhead Studio ties into the main game with objective-based XP rewards.


Call of Duty: Ghosts started as 'Modern Warfare 4'

By Steve Watts, Sep 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin explains how the game originally started as a Modern Warfare 4 concept, but evolved into being an entirely separate (but similar) continuity.


"Because as we all know, only CoD has DLC maps and extras. EA would never consider this with BF. "

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