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  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

    Unlike its competition in the music game world, Guitar Hero Live has completely abandoned the traditional notion of DLC. Instead of selling gamers new music, Activision and Freestyle Games will be adding it to the streaming Guitar Hero Live service. That means you’re likely going to want to know... More
  • Blog Post: Refer A Friend To Destiny For A Sweet Sparrow And Co-op Emotes

    While many are still actively playing Destiny, Activision and Bungie are looking to extend the game’s reach even further. To do that, the duo are enlisting existing Guardians to help bolster the game population. In order to do that, Bungie recognizes you’re going to need a little incentive... More
  • Blog Post: Loot Crate Details Its Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Limited Edition Crate

    Loot Crate revealed its holiday lineup packs recently based on Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Star Wars , but without any other details. Now we know some of what will be in the Call of Duty one and when it will be available. The Crate will be available on November 23 for $100 and will include the backpack... More
  • Blog Post: Deadpool Arrives On Xbox One, PS4 Version On The Way

    Activision is rolling out an upgraded version of High Moon Studios’ Deadpool starting today. Originally released in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the Merc with a Mouth took a little vacation at the end of that year via delisting. The PC version reappeared on Steam with little fanfare... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Announces Destiny Refer-A-Friend

    Destiny is best played with friends, and Bungie is working on a program that gives players a little kick for getting their buddies into the game. Bungie announced the Refer-A-Friend plan as part of its weekly update. There's not any info beyond its existence, and that it's planned for a holiday... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Companion Update Gives Intuitive Gear Manager To All

    When Destiny launched, the companion was an underwhelming addition that was used mostly for reading grimoire cards. Along the way, Bungie made it an essential tool by giving players the ability to change equipment without a tedious run to the Tower. Today, the web version of the companion gets even more... More
  • Blog Post: Stephen Colbert And Liam Neeson In… Candy Crush: The Movie

    Unabashed geek Stephen Colbert took some time on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about Activision’s big King purchase. The publisher snapped up the Candy Crush maker for $5.9 billion last week. The company also announced its getting into the movie and television business... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Franchise Recovers As Black Ops III Sells $550 Million In Opening Weekend

    Over the past two years, Call of Duty opening weekend sales have been sliding. Black Ops III reverses the trend that Ghosts and Advanced Warfare started. Activision reports that more than $550 million worth of copies were sold to customers in the game’s opening weekend. The publisher claims this... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Is Getting Into The Television And Movie Business

    Activision Blizzard will be broadening its franchises’ already enormous footprints. The company announced today that it will be getting into the film and television business with the new Activision Blizzard Studios. Two projects have been announced, with more to come. Skylanders at long last gets... More
  • Blog Post: Free Guitar Hero Live On-Demand Weekend Celebrates Start Of 70 Song Rollout

    By the end of 2015, Guitar Hero Live will have more than 300 songs available on disc and on-demand. Activision has announced the start of a 70-song for on-demand rollout that will continue through December. This week brings three new premium shows that include a total of nine new tracks. They are: Black... More
  • Blog Post: Activision To Cross-Promote To 500 Million Users Following King Purchase

    Activision provided more detail this morning on its plans to acquire Candy Crush maker King. The deal, worth $5.9 billion , gives Activision entrance to an enormous established mobile user base. "We think now is the right time to enter mobile gaming in a meaningful way," said Activision CEO... More
  • Blog Post: Activision: Destiny Now Has 25 Million Players, Blizzard Monthly Users Up 50 Percent

    In addition to yesterday’s announcement that Activision has agreed to acquire Candy Crush maker King, the publisher also had some good news about its current business. Destiny continues to grow, even though we don’t have specific sales figures. Activision reports that there are currently... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Acquires Candy Crush Developer King For $5.9 Billion

    Activision has announced that it has acquired King Digital for $5.9 billion. The announcement comes in conjunction with the publisher's earnings call, which is scheduled for tomorrow morning. King Digital is best known for its work developing the Candy Crush series, which has become a cultural phenomenon... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty PC Mods And Map Tools Coming To Black Ops III In 2016

    PC fans have been asking Activision for modding and map tool support in Call of Duty for quite some time. This is the year it finally happens. The new features won’t be ready when the game launches later this week. However, Activision and Treyarch do have a roadmap of when they expect things to... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Microtransactions Dominate PSN Paid Add-Ons

    A glance at the PlayStation Store’s current top paid Add-Ons rankings reveal that Destiny’s new Silver system is off to a strong start. To put it another way, that means that silver purchases are among the most popular paid add-ons being downloaded across all games available on Sony’s... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] You Can Make Destiny's Festival Of The Lost Masks At Home

    Update: In addition to the in-game goodies, Bungie is giving you a way to celebrate the Festival of the Lost at home. You can dress up as one of four different things from the Destiny universe. You can don the visage of The Taken King himself, Oryx, the three-eyed Eris Morn, the Speaker, or an engram... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Rock Band Or Guitar Hero?

    We asked this question back in April , but now that both are out in the wild we're asking it again – Rock Band 4 or Guitar Hero Live? We've reviewed both games. You can find our review of Rock Band 4 here and our review of Guitar Hero Live here . Rock Band 4 is more focused on creating... More
  • Blog Post: No Season Pass For Last-Gen Versions Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops III

    Call of Duty fans who love paying up front for all of Activision's DLC are out of luck if they're planning to play on PS3 or 360. Activision confirmed today that it will not be offering a season pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops III on last-generation consoles. Activision has previously announced... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Dumps Elemental Effects On Legendary Primary Weapons

    If you’ve been running the King’s Fall raid, you might have noticed that your primary weapons don’t have elemental affinity. That’s by design, it seems. According to Bungie designer Luke Smith, you won’t be seeing arc, solar, or void damage on primary legendary weapons anymore... More
  • Blog Post: Five Years Later, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Arrives On Steam

    What might be considered the last good Spider-Man game has arrived on Steam more than five years since its original release. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions features four different webslingers from across Marvel’s multiverse. You’ll be able to step into the spandex of Amazing Spider-Man... More
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