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  • Blog Post: Treyarch Pays Tribute To Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch On His Retirement

    While he may have only had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision made hay about Marshawn Lynch’s cameo . The Seattle Seahawks running back stole a bit of the spotlight on Super Bowl Sunday by hanging up his cleats and retiring. It seems that developer... More
  • 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: Activision Blizzard Lays Out 2016 Release Plans

    In addition to a new Destiny expansion dropping at some point in 2016, Activision Blizzard laid out a number of key releases for the year. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty and Skylanders are getting new installments this year. Call of Duty will be handled by Infinity Ward. No specifics beyond that were announced... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Digital Revenue Now 53 Percent Of Total, Skylanders And Guitar Hero Underperform

    Activision has reported its full-year earnings for 2015. The company posted a slight increase in sales, with growth in operating income and net income, also. Revenues totaled $4.6 billion, up from $4.4 billion in calendar 2014. Of that, 47.5 percent was attributable to subscriptions (including World... More
  • Blog Post: 'Large New' Destiny Expansion In 2016, Full Sequel In 2017

    Destiny fans have some more information about their favorite game today. Activision has shared some loose details about what’s coming, including a true add-on slated for this year. According to the company’s earnings statement, Bungie might be reversing course on its move away from major... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Day-One Mods For XCOM 2 Made By Creators Of The Long War Revealed

    Update: Firaxis has unveiled the mods that Long War Studios has been working on for XCOM 2. There are three of them that will be available to play on launch day. The first implements submachine guns while another mod adds leadership perks that can be assigned to certain units. The last modification introduces... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: New Ghostbusters Game In The Works

    A recent report indicates that Activision is hard at work on preparing a new full-fledged Ghostbusters game. According to a story in Retail Merchandiser , Mark Caplan, senior vice president of Sony’s Global Consumer Products, has been pleased with the enthusiasm around the franchise ever since... More
  • Blog Post: Pete Parsons Takes Over As CEO Of Bungie

    The studio behind Destiny has a new CEO. Pete Parsons, who has been with Bungie since 2002 – most recently serving as the company's COO – will take over for Harold Ryan, who is stepping down from his role as studio president. In his first message as CEO of Bungie, Parsons wrote the following... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Welcomes Back The Original Zombies Cast

    Dempsey, Richthofen, Takeo, and Nikolai are making their triumphant return to Call of Duty. When the Awakening map pack drops on February 2 for PlayStation 4, undead fans will begin a brand new adventure with the quartet. Der Eisendrache takes the team on a suicide mission to a spooky castle filled with... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan Finally Announced

    Update 2: We now have details on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. The game is coming this summer, putting it in close proximity to the upcoming live-action sequel. TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan features four-player online co-op, and each turtle has his own moves with customizable... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero Player's Video Gets Taken Down By YouTube So He Re-Uploads It With A Capella Vocals

    A Guitar Hero player was proud of his full combo of Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon" in Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, so he uploaded his playing of the song to his YouTube channel. Unfortunately, the audio of the classic metal song was picked up by YouTube's copyright protection tools... More
  • Blog Post: Platinum Pokes Fun At Absurd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leaks, Game Reveal Tomorrow

    At this point, the only people that haven’t acknowledged that a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is coming is publisher Activision. Screenshots and achievements have been out in the wild for weeks. At least developer Platinum Games is having some fun with it. The developer tweeted a not so... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops III's Skyjacked Map Takes To The Skies

    Activision and developer Treyarch have sent a sneak peek at the Skyjacked map (a take on the Hijacked map from BO II), which is one of four included in the upcoming Awakening DLC. The pack (the first of four) also includes the Rise, Splashed, Gauntlet, and Der Eisendrache (zombie) maps, and the DLC appears... More
  • Blog Post: No, Bungie And Activision Aren’t Going To Charge Real Money For Destiny Ammo

    You might have seen a report this morning that claims that Destiny will be getting a new form of microtransaction. If you’re worried about Bungie and Activision charging for heavy ammo synth, you can rest easy. We reached out to Activision, who was quick to dismiss VG 24/7 ’s report from... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny’s Crimson Days Promises New PvP Mode

    Destiny players have been struggling in recent weeks to find new content to explore, and Bungie was on a break from formal communications during the New Year. That changed yesterday with the return of the Bungie Weekly Update, in which we learned several interesting nuggets of info about the game. The... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny’s Nightfall Has Been Fixed And That One Door Is Unjammed

    Update: This week's Nightfall strike is now working properly. Bungie says the problems have identified and fixed. Issues impacting players' ability to complete the Nightfall have been resolved. Thanks for your patience. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) January 12, 2016 Original Story: If you... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Video Game Stories Are Told Thanks To Skylanders Superchargers

    One of gaming's greatest achievements is weaving traditional storytelling with interactive elements. Over the decades, narrative designers, artists, and those responsible for crafting the gameplay have learned how to work in concert to bring compelling tales to life. Regardless of what you feel about... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Confirms MLG Buyout As Building Block For 'ESPN Of Esports'

    Following a weekend of rumor and speculation, Activision Blizzard has confirmed reports that it has acquired the entirety of Major League Gaming (MLG). Contrary to the original information that surfaced, MLG CEO and co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni is staying with the company he’s helmed for more... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Activision’s Unannounced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Has An Achievement List

    Don’t be shell shocked. Back in November, we reported that Activision and Platinum are teaming up again for another licensed game. After a middling effort with The Legend of Korra and a significantly more impressive outing with Transformers: Devastation , a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game gave... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] More Information On Reported Activision Buyout Of MLG

    Update: Following yesterday's reports of an MLG buyout by Activision, a bit more information has emerged. While there is still not enough to determine if a deal has been signed, it seems that one fear amongst eSports viewers might be assuaged. MLG senior vice president of league operations and production... More
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