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  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Is Now The Most Sought After Title For Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

    It’s been nearly a month since Microsoft asked which Xbox 360 games fans want to see become backwards compatible on the Xbox One. For the longest time, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption was the game most in demand, but the western shooter has recently been usurped by another popular title: Call... More
  • Blog Post: Give Back By Buying A Call Of Duty Personalization Pack

    Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II developer Treyarch, and Microsoft are banding together to give you a sizable discount on Black Ops II's Personalization Packs as well as a way for you to help veterans. Starting tomorrow (October 8) through October 14, players can purchase Personalization Packs... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Double XP, Free DLC Trial This Weekend

    In advance of the PC and PS3 releases of the final Call of Duty: Black Ops II map pack, Apocalypse , Activision is conducting two special events this weekend. If you've been itching for some more XP or have been interested in trying out the Uprising map pack, you're in luck. The double XP weekend... More
  • Blog Post: June 2013 NPD Report: The Last Of Us Is First Among Titles

    This month saw lower sales than June 2012, but thankfully, things improved after last month's terrible performance . The top ten best selling retail games from last month tell an interesting story. As a reminder, NPD only tracks retail sales in the United States. It is valuable as a slice of the... More
  • Blog Post: The Replacers Show Off Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance Gameplay

    Peter Stormare and J.B. Smoove are back in another Call of Duty: Black Ops II "The Replacers" video. This time, the pair are showing off footage of the new maps featured in the upcoming Vengeance DLC . The new battlegrounds are Cove, a tropical paradise; Rush, a paintball course (with real... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Spring Championship Arrives In Anaheim This Week

    There's a lot of money on the line for professional Call of Duty, Starcraft, and League of Legends players this weekend. Major League Gaming's Spring Championship is taking place this weekend, June 28 through 30. There's over $100,000 in prize money on the line, with first place in League... More
  • Blog Post: Yes, The New Black Ops II DLC Is Called Vengeance

    Earlier today, we reported that promotional materials for the next Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC is called Vengeance. We can now confirm that to be accurate. The new map pack will include four brand new maps (Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink). Longtime Call of Duty fans should find familiarity in Uplink... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops II's Next DLC Could Be Called Vengeance

    Update: It's true! The next Black Ops II DLC is called Vengeance and we have the details . Original Story: Two down, and two to go in Call of Duty: Black Ops II's DLC offerings. According to supposedly leaked promotional materials for the game, the third DLC installment is called Vengeance and... More
  • Blog Post: May 2013 NPD: Injustice Reigns Again, This Time Over Weakest Month Since May 2000

    The May 2013 NPD report on United States retail video game sales has been released, and the news is not good for the video game industry. Injustice sits atop the charts for the second month in a row, but it presides over a much weaker month than its debut period. Total video game sales saw a 25 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Replacers, Black Ops II Uprising Out Now For PS3 And PC

    Peter Stormare might be one of the scariest guys in Hollywood on screen, but if the video below is any indication, he's got a pretty great sense of humor. Along with J.B. Smoove, Stormare is the star of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II "The Replacers" videos. In these short videos, the two... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Exceeds Expectations In First Quarter 2013

    Activision is off to a good start to its 2013 fiscal year. The publisher touted strong, but still declining numbers for World of Warcraft, and continued the impressive performance of November's Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Skylanders and Call of Duty remain the top two best-selling franchises for... More
  • Blog Post: Play Black Ops II's Uprising DLC In Peace

    Activision knows you're going to want to play Call of Duty: Blac Ops II's Uprising DLC when it comes out on April 16 on the Xbox 360. To do so, you're going to have to clear your schedule entirely. That's where The Replacers come in. This latest trailer for the DLC brings back the original... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC Coming

    A rumor has surfaced purporting that this month Activision will release a Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC called Uprising. Joystiq found a twitter post of promo material showing an April 16 release date for the DLC, which includes four new maps (Vertigo, Encore, Magma, and Studio), as well as a mode called... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Teams Selected To Compete In Call of Duty Championship

    Activision just announced that eight teams from Call of Duty's in-game Champions Series League have been chosen to attend the upcoming worldwide Call of Duty Championship in Hollywood. The teams will compete in Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Below is a list of the teams from the Champions... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Announces Impressive 2012 Sales Numbers

    Activision Blizzard released its 2012 calendar year financials today, and defied the slumping game market with impressive sales numbers. CEO Bobby Kotick said, “We are very pleased to report that Activision Blizzard delivered the best performance in its history. With better-than-expected net revenues... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Worry About Life – COD: Black Ops II's Replacer Is Here

    There are only so many hours in the day, and unfortunately, that day is often filled with stuff to do other than playing video games. When Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Revolution DLC Map Pack comes out, you're going to need a Replacer. The map pack features four new multiplayer maps, a new zombie... More
  • Blog Post: What Are The Most Accessible Games Of The Year?

    People of every walk of life play games, but gamers with certain disabilities aren't able to enjoy every game that hits the market. Accessibility-minded website Dagers put together a list of the best – and most accessible – games of the year. Dagers Editor, and ex-GI intern, Josh Straub... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops II, Halo 4 Lead November Sales

    U.S. retail tracking firm NPD released its sales results for November 2012. Total video game sales at retail fell 11 percent compared to last year at the same time. For the month, Microsoft sold 1.26 million Xbox 360 consoles, which is down from the 1.7 million it sold last year during the same time... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Racks Up $1 Billion In Sales

    Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has earned a $1 billion in revenue worldwide in just 15 days on sale. The company says it got the figure from U.K. Chart-Track sales data as well as internal estimates, and that it breaks the movie box office record set by Avatar , which hit a... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops 2 Takes Out Halo 4 On Xbox Live Charts

    As expected, Halo 4's reign at the top spot on Xbox Live activity charts was short lived. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 took over when it released on November 13. The top 20 below is activity through November 19 per Major Nelson: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Halo 4 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Call of Duty... More
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