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  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Gets Nuk3town Pre-Order Bonus, But Only On New-Gen Platforms

    Activision today revealed plans to once again revive the Nuketown multiplayer map, with the slighly tweaked name of Nuk3town. The Nuketown map showed up first in the original Black Ops, and again in Black Ops II (Nuketown 2025 pictured above). Treyarch appears to be shooting for a hat trick, as they’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny King’s Fall Raid Launching After The Taken King Release

    In a recent interview with IGN , The Taken King creative director Luke Smith offered clarification regarding the upcoming King’s Fall raid, making it clear that players won’t have access to the raid on day one. "But I promise for people who are excited about the raid will know when it's... More
  • Blog Post: Ask Bungie Anything About Destiny: The Taken King

    Later this week, as part of our monthly cover story roll-out, we’re planning to sit down for a dedicated special edition podcast on Destiny: The Taken King. We’ve invited Bungie to come join us, and we hope to share what they have to say with you. With that in mind, we want you – the... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny: The Taken King Livestream Will Show Off A New Strike Tomorrow

    Bungie is gearing up for a second Destiny: The Taken King live stream. This time, you’ll get to see a strike against the Cabal taking place on the Dreadnaught. In the video below, you’ll get your first look at some of the new enemies and locations you’ll be working through. Oh, and... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops III Beta Gets Level Cap Boost And New Specialist On PS4

    Activision and Treyarch have added more to the ongoing Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta on PlayStation 4. If you think you’ve maxed everything out, there’s more to do now, including a new map. The level cap has been raised to 34, which in turn gives you access to new weapons, equipment, perks... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Announces Doubled Vault Space In Destiny: The Taken King Livestream

    As reported yesterday , Bungie is running a livestream today in which the studio plans to detail how leveling, gear, investment, and other progression features will work in Destiny once The Taken King launches. We’ll be watching the stream, and we’ll update this story every few minutes with... More
  • Blog Post: New Destiny: The Taken King Details Emerge In Latest Bungie Video

    We’ve been posting new details about Destiny: The Taken King all month in support of our blowout cover story on Bungie’s next big step for their sci-fi/fantasy franchise. Today, Bungie released a teaser to announce a live stream tomorrow. However, even in this brief video, some important... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Hopes To Replicate Blizzard’s Hearthstone Success With Skylanders Battlecast

    Put away the toys, because you won’t be using them for Skylanders Battlecast. Activision is turning to another genre that prints money for the next mobile installment: cards. You won’t just be purchasing them digitally, though. This is a Skylanders game, of course. You’ll be getting... More
  • Blog Post: Tony Hawk 5's Soundtrack Features Punk, Hip-Hop, Skrillex

    Music has long been a part of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, which has featured some of the strongest overall licensed soundtracks in gaming. Activision has released the tracklist for the latest entry in the series, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, and you can see for yourself how it stacks up to... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Tracks Confirmed To Appear In The Guitar Hero Live Song List So Far [UPDATED: 8/5/2015]

    With Guitar Hero making its big return this year, Activision is coming out swinging with the songs available at release. Back in April, the publisher told us that it will feature "hundreds" of songs at launch in the GHTV mode of the game alone, and with "Tracklist Tuesday" making... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Use Your Smartphone As A Guitar Hero Live Microphone

    We've known about Activision's ambitious mobile plans for Guitar Hero Live since the game was announced. One additional feature was explained to Game Informer today as we discussed the recently announced vocal feature. If you already have a USB microphone, you're set. Plug it in and you're... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny: The Taken King Redesigns Leveling From One To Forty

    Our recent visit to Bungie provided us with hours of hands-on impressions detailed in this month’s magazine cover story , and one of the major changes we learned about is a new approach to leveling. Players earn XP by killing monsters, completing missions, and turning in bounties, as has always... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny’s Year One Legendary Weapons Staying Behind In Year Two

    Our recent visit to Bungie headquarters confirmed what many fans have suspected for some time. Older legendary armor and weapons from across Destiny’s first year are not set to progress in power as Year Two begins. Simultaneously, dozens of new weapons and armor pieces are entering the game in... More
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Dinklebot: Destiny Recasts Its Most Important Character With Nolan North

    We recently visited Bungie for an in-depth look at Destiny: The Taken King , coming away with all sorts of details about the upcoming release. One of the most surprising changes is coming to what is arguably Destiny’s most central-voiced character: the Ghost. The tiny floating robotic being is... More
  • Blog Post: September Cover Revealed – Destiny: The Taken King

    Few games in recent years have generated the same degree of debate as Bungie’s Destiny. Whether it’s fervent enthusiasm or harsh criticism depends on your perspective. Some of the harshest critics work at Bungie, striving with each passing update and expansion to hone the existing content... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Quarterly Report Includes Digital Revenue Of 55 Percent

    Activision is the latest publisher to post huge gains to digital revenue, pushing that category to over half of all sales. The company closed the quarter with better than expected earnings, beating out the same quarter last year. Net revenue amounted to $1.04 billion, $569 million (55 percent) of which... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: AW's Descent DLC Brings Exo-Zombies Mode Underwater

    Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games have revealed a trailer for the fourth and final entry in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 's Exo Zombies tale. As part of the Descent DLC, Bruce Campbell, Bill Paxton, and the rest of the exo-suited survivors battle hordes of technologically enhanced undead... More
  • Blog Post: $190 Destiny Action Figure On The Way From 3A

    Update : This expensive collectible is now open for pre-orders! You can secure your order here . Original Story: Popular toy manufacturer 3A has teamed up with Bungie and Activision to bring 1/6 scale Destiny action figures to market. The first figure in this line is of the game's Titan class character... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning DLC Completes The Package Next Week

    There will be a Reckoning in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare next week, as the final DLC offering becomes available first on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Following in the footsteps of the previous content drops, Reckoning includes four maps and the last Exo-Zombies chapter. The four maps (Fracture, Overload... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Men’s Don Draper Waxes Nostalgic About Destiny

    With the first year of Destiny about to finish up, YouTube user Micah Bell has this look back at the early months of the game’s existence, as seen through the eyes of Don Draper, from Mad Men . Micah Bell has submitted his video for Bungie’s Community Creations contest, if you care to support... More
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