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  • Blog Post: Strong Museum Of Play Announces 15 Video Game Hall Of Fame Finalists

    The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester has announced the fifteen finalists for this year’s Video Game Hall of Fame class. The roster is a who’s who of classic titles. This year’s inductees will join last year’s inaugural class . 2014’s group consists of: Doom Pac-Man Pong... More
  • Blog Post: Scuf Announces Xbox One Licensing Deal, Now Official Professional Gaming Controller Partner

    Scuf, a company that specializes in high-end controller modifications, has grown its presence on the eSports circuit over the past few years. The company has a series of customizable options for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (as well as Xbox 360). One of the elements that Scuf introduced was paddles on... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Elite Bundle Includes Solid-State Hybrid Drive, Elite Controller

    Microsoft announced a new hardware bundle today, which is aimed at players who are looking for the highest possible performance. The Xbox One Elite Bundle includes an Xbox One kitted out with a 1TB solid-state hybrid drive and the console's new Elite Controller . Microsoft says that because the hybrid... More
  • Blog Post: Gold and Platinum Club Nintendo Rewards Announced

    Nintendo's Club Nintendo loyalty program page just unveiled some of the collector's items and games you'll be able to get if you've earned Gold or Platinum status. To check out this year's hall of Nintendo booty, head over to the Elite Status gifts page . There you can see such items... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass Gets Nuketown Map

    Activision confirmed the season pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops II includes the Nuketown Zombies map. "In response to the overwhelming amount of enthusiasm demonstrated by the Call of Duty community over Treyarch’s Zombies mode, we’re happy to announce that – in addition to including... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Elite TV Trailer

    A new season of Call of Duty Elite TV debuts on November 13, the same day the game releases on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Get the latest on community content, developer tips, strategy tutorials and more, Activision says. More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty Elite Sees 10 Million Registered Users

    Activision said its newly-launched Call of Duty online service Elite has 10 million registered users, with two million of those being paid, premium annual memberships. This is an increase of approximately 33 percent from January 31, 2012. Additionally, Activision said as of March 31, 2012, the Call of... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Overwatch Trailer

    Valentine’s Day is over. You don’t have to worry about pleasing your significant other for another year. That means it’s time to play some games. Check out the newest downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Premium Call of Duty Elite members receive new Call of Duty... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3's Next DLC Announced

    Last month saw the nine-month Modern Warfare 3 DLC "season" kick off, with the release of two new maps . Today, Activision has announced that the next update will arrive on February 21st. Overwatch is the name of the new map that will be available to Call of Duty Elite members, and it takes... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Elite Content Hits PS3 This Month

    PlayStation 3 owners with a Call of Duty Elite subscription have something to look forward to February 28. While 360 owning-Elite members have been enjoying the new content since January 24, the two new maps, Liberation and Piazza, will finally be hitting the PS3 at the end of the month. Liberation is... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3 Content Season Kicks Off

    Activision's massive content plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 start today with two maps available for Xbox 360 Elite members. Two all-new multiplayer maps, Liberation and Piazza, are now available to download. Here are the details for each map per Activision: Liberation - a militarized Central... More
  • Blog Post: First Wave Of Modern Warfare 3 DLC Coming In January

    If you're looking for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare action, fear not. Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has revealed when the first wave of DLC for the game will be hitting. Here's hoping you're free at the end of January. Bowling says the content will be arriving on Xbox Live on January... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Sold 600,000 Call of Duty Elite Subscriptions

    The game retailer revealed a surprising statistic in its recent earnings call -- it has sold over 600,000 subscriptions to Activision's Call of Duty Elite service in its retail stores. While many have questioned the demand for digital content sold at traditional brick-and-mortar retail, in this case... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Sheds Some Light On Call of Duty Elite's Compete Section

    Call of Duty Elite is an online tracking system that logs all of your Call of Duty statistics, and allows you to display your skills to the world. Activision has released a video covering some of the details of Elite's Compete section. Along with awarding players badges for successful online competition... More
  • Blog Post: PC Call Of Duty Players Can Go Elite…Eventually

    Activision is bringing a similar but customized version of its subscription-based Call of Duty Elite service to PC players of Modern Warfare 3, but not necessarily day and date with the console versions. At least there are dedicated servers for multiplayer this time. The PC version of Elite will be functionally... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty Elite Beta Is Live

    Those lucky enough to have scored an invite to the Call of Duty Elite beta can begin accessing the new community service on Xbox Live. At present time only 360 owners can start tearing into the service's copious social, analytic, and stat tracking features. In the coming weeks, more features will... More
  • Blog Post: First Shots Fired In Call of Duty Beta

    Activision’s Call of Duty: Elite beta started today, but if you weren’t one of the lucky one who got invited, what can you do? Over 2 million people signed up to be a part of Activision’s Call of Duty: Elite beta, the new social networking-like service for future Call of Duty titles... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Elite Beta Passes 2 Million Sign-Ups

    The Call of Duty Elite beta doesn't officially begin until July 14, but it sounds like plenty of players are ready to go. Activision social media manager Dan Amrich has posted an update on his blog, One of Swords , that confirms over 2 million sign-ups in less than two weeks for the Call of Duty... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty TV Series Exclusive To Elite Subscribers

    From the moment it was announced the Call of Duty Elite paid subscription service has had gamers curious how Activision can make a monthly rate worth it. We’ve gotten our hands on features like stat-tracking, social networking, and competitions boasting exclusive prizes. Now we’re hearing... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With Activision’s Elite Call Of Duty Social Network

    Last week, I provided my first impressions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but one major element of the game was missing in action: an online strategy. Analysts and Activision executives have been waxing philosophical about a possible subscription service for the massive shooter franchise for years... More
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