Category: Activision

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is leaving in March

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is leaving in March

Eric Hirshberg, the CEO of Call of Duty and Destiny publisher Activision Publishing, will leave his job after eight years in March. Hirshberg ju ...
To brand or not to brand your next video game

To brand or not to brand your next video game

To brand or not to brand is one of the oldest discussions in video games. Adding a popular brand like Harry Potter could be just the thing for N ...
Everything you need to know about masterwork weapons in ‘Destiny 2’

Everything you need to know about masterwork weapons in ‘Destiny 2’

Destiny 2's new Masterworks weapons offer a number of special bonuses. Here is what you need to know about them, including how to find them in the gam ...
Activision Says Call Of Duty Movie Might Help Expand Base Audience

Activision Says Call Of Duty Movie Might Help Expand Base Audience

Activision Blizzard announced the formation of a new business division a couple of years ago called Activision Blizzard Studios. It was said to be wor ...
Call of Duty: WWII — Playing a badass female leader in the French Resistance

Call of Duty: WWII — Playing a badass female leader in the French Resistance

Call of Duty: WWII is an ode to the heroism of the Second World War, but not all of the heroes are familiar. In the name of showing the diversit ...
WW2 Wasn’t Sledgehammer’s First Choice

WW2 Wasn’t Sledgehammer’s First Choice

It was Sledgehammer Games’ turn to develop the 2017 Call of Duty title and it has now been revealed that the studio originally wanted to make Call of ...
Call of Duty publisher Activision sued over use of Humvee vehicles in games

Call of Duty publisher Activision sued over use of Humvee vehicles in games

The Call of Duty series went back to its roots this year with Call of Duty: WWII, but that hasn’t stopped Humvee manufacturer AM General from taking i ...
Call of Duty: WWII review—The less things change…

Call of Duty: WWII review—The less things change…

Enlarge / Setting all else aside, the game is usually nice to look at. Call of Duty: WWII certainly has some interesting timing. It ha ...
Call of Duty: WWII’s launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: WWII’s launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare

Activision announced today that Call of Duty: WWII generated over $500 million in worldwide sales in its first three days of release (or “openin ...
Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

Late last week, Call of Duty: WWII launched. The title marks CoD’s return to boots-on-the-ground gameplay for the first time in ...
‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Campaign Tips And Tricks

‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Campaign Tips And Tricks

Call of Duty’s single-player campaign modes have never been especially difficult. You move from one building to the next, shooting waves of enemies wh ...
’Call of Duty: WWII’ Review

’Call of Duty: WWII’ Review

The carousel of Call of Duty entries has finally spun back to the beginning. After years spent in a techno-enhanced future initially conceived for ...
WWII Sales Almost 60% Higher Than Infinite Warfare

WWII Sales Almost 60% Higher Than Infinite Warfare

Last year when Activision announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it seems that many gamers did not take kindly to the idea of the game being set in ...
Call of Duty: WWII — Sledgehammer Games’ best tips for getting good at multiplayer

Call of Duty: WWII — Sledgehammer Games’ best tips for getting good at multiplayer

Death is inevitable in Call of Duty multiplayer. But you can always find ways to survive longer in a multiplayer round, and we caught up with th ...
Call of Duty: WWII — Sledgehammer’s 3-year journey to bring Call of Duty back

Call of Duty: WWII — Sledgehammer’s 3-year journey to bring Call of Duty back

Michael Condrey, studio head and cofounder of Sledgehammer Games, has just completed a three-year march to take Call of Duty back to the Second ...
Call of Duty: WWII — How Sledgehammer put a serious twist on Nazi Zombies

Call of Duty: WWII — How Sledgehammer put a serious twist on Nazi Zombies

Sledgehammer Games is known for well-paced storytelling. In Call of Duty: WWII, Sledgehammer applied its touch to the single-player campaign as ...
Call of Duty: WWII — Here’s what happens when you hit Prestige rank

Call of Duty: WWII — Here’s what happens when you hit Prestige rank

When you hit Prestige, or the top level in Call of Duty multiplayer, it’s usually a solitary affair. But in Call of Duty: WWII, you can share yo ...
Call of Duty: WWII review — a welcome reminder of heroes and sacrifice

Call of Duty: WWII review — a welcome reminder of heroes and sacrifice

Call of Duty: WWII takes us back the beginning. It reminds us why we liked the series and why it became a $15 billion juggernaut. The military s ...
Activision Blizzard’s Q3 results show a rare earnings miss

Activision Blizzard’s Q3 results show a rare earnings miss

Activision Blizzard reported third-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations, but the company touted the performances of it ...
Call of Duty: WWII — here’s a look at all of the multiplayer Scorestreaks

Call of Duty: WWII — here’s a look at all of the multiplayer Scorestreaks

Call of Duty: WWII comes with a social hub dubbed Headquarters. You can use it to train and get better at multiplayer combat. And one of the mos ...
Call of Duty: WWII hands-on — Gridiron is like football with guns

Call of Duty: WWII hands-on — Gridiron is like football with guns

While Call of Duty: WWII has a very serious single-player campaign about bravery in the Second World War, multiplayer is another matter. It can ...
Call of Duty: WWII R&R lets you play classic Activision games

Call of Duty: WWII R&R lets you play classic Activision games

You can’t be shooting Nazis all of the time. Call of Duty: WWII lets you take a break from the intense first-person shooter game in the Headquar ...
Call of Duty: WWII — The D-Day landing at Omaha Beach

Call of Duty: WWII — The D-Day landing at Omaha Beach

Call of Duty: WWII debuts on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 3. We got an early look at the game at a review event, and we recor ...
WWII Early Release Copies Won’t Work Without Patch

WWII Early Release Copies Won’t Work Without Patch

In a few days, Activision’s next installment in the Call of Duty franchise will be released. However it seems that despite the release date being set, ...
Bungie denies reports that innocuous apps led to PC Destiny 2 bans [Updated]

Bungie denies reports that innocuous apps led to PC Destiny 2 bans [Updated]

That arrow better not inject any outside code into Destiny 2... Update: In addition to the denials mentioned below, Bungie has put out ...
Destiny 2 Is The Best-Selling Game For 2017

Destiny 2 Is The Best-Selling Game For 2017

Bungie’s latest installment in the Destiny franchise, Destiny 2, was launched just last month. However it seems that whatever Bungie has done with Des ...
Destiny 2 outsold every 2017 release in less than a month

Destiny 2 outsold every 2017 release in less than a month

Y’all really wanted Destiny 2. The game has already shot past Ghost Recon, Zelda, and Horizon Zero Dawn to take over the No. 1 spot on the best- ...
‘Destiny 2’ postpones Trials of the Nine after glitching incidents

‘Destiny 2’ postpones Trials of the Nine after glitching incidents

Bungie has suspended the Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine mode for two weeks as it works to address an unfair glitch that allows players using a particula ...
Activision’s patented method to drive microtransactions with matchmaking

Activision’s patented method to drive microtransactions with matchmaking

Enlarge / Want to ave a cool sniper rifle like your Call of Duty partner? Authorize a charge of $4.99 RIGHT NOW! In a US patent filed ...
Activision owns patent for mismatching players to encourage microtransactions

Activision owns patent for mismatching players to encourage microtransactions

Why it matters to you Loot boxes may not be the final word on in-game microtransactions. Publishers are working on new m ...
Activision’s Patent Helps Encourage Players To Spend Money In-Game

Activision’s Patent Helps Encourage Players To Spend Money In-Game

These days game developers and publishers are no longer content in just selling players a copy of a game. Instead it seems that companies these days a ...
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Could Come In 2018

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Could Come In 2018

So far it has been without fail that every year we can look forward to a new Call of Duty game. This year we’ll be getting Call of Duty: WWII by Sledg ...
The CoD: WWII live action trailer is out

The CoD: WWII live action trailer is out

In approximately three weeks, Call of Duty is taking the franchise back to WWII, with some good old-fashioned boots-on-the-ground gameplay. So it’s ...
Get the band back together in the new ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ live-action trailer

Get the band back together in the new ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ live-action trailer

Why it matters to you The live-action trailers for Call of Duty games are always humerous and well-made, and this year's ...
Destiny 2 Physical Sales Down 50% Compared To The Original

Destiny 2 Physical Sales Down 50% Compared To The Original

According to a new report, Destiny 2 physical game sales are down more than 50 percent in the United States compared to the original Destiny game in t ...
Everything We Know About ‘Call Of Duty: WWII’

Everything We Know About ‘Call Of Duty: WWII’

After almost a decade of war in the present day, the near future, and the not-so-near future, the Call of Duty franchise will finally return to World ...
WWII For PC Will Have Anti-Cheat/Hacking Measures

WWII For PC Will Have Anti-Cheat/Hacking Measures

Hackers and cheaters in games suck and it ruins the experience for all, which is why companies like Blizzard have adopted a no-nonsense policy with it ...
‘Destiny 2’ will bring back the Iron Banner multiplayer challenge on October 10

‘Destiny 2’ will bring back the Iron Banner multiplayer challenge on October 10

Why it matters to you Iron Banner was a highlight in the original game, and we can't wait for it to return next week. ...
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