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  • Blog Post: Peter Stormare Returns As ‘The Replacer’ To Promote Call Of Duty DLC

    Back when Black Ops II was the latest game in the Call of Duty rotation, Activision created a character called The Replacer to promote the game. Played by Peter Stormare ( Armageddon, Fargo ), the character stepped in to give average joes more time for fraggin’. With the first Call of Duty: Black... More
  • Blog Post: Tarantino Collaborator Stacey Sher To Co-Lead Activision Blizzard Studios

    Activision Blizzard’s new movie and television division, Acitivsion Blizzard Studios, now has its second leader. Stacey Sher ( left) , who produced Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight , Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight , and Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon , will co-lead the business... More
  • Blog Post: Black Ops III’s First Map Pack, Awakening, Lands On PS4 February 2

    The first Call of Duty: Black Ops III map pack, Awakening, has a release date on PlayStation 4, and you can check out the new trailer below. The four included maps take place in a variety of environments, including a rainy urban setting and tropical rainforest. You’ll also be visiting an abandoned... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Is Free This Weekend On Steam

    Activision is opening the gates to Black Ops III multiplayer this weekend. All you need is a Steam account to give the latest Call of Duty a try. Now through Sunday, December 20, at 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern, you can try the competitive modes. If you want to play the campaign or Zombies, you’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Support The Troops In Style With This Call Of Duty DLC

    Call of Duty might be a military fantasy of epic proportions, but players now have the chance to make a real-world impact through their gameplay. A new in-game program allows Call of Duty: Black Ops players to download content to support veteran job placement. The C.O.D.E. Warrior’s Personalization... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Black Market Now Dealing New Contraband

    A new stash of content made its way onto the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Black Market today. The added stock includes tools for personalizing characters and attacking enemies at a close range. Players can exchange Cryptokeys and Call of Duty Points to obtain new character customizations, weapon camos... 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: Loot Crate Holiday Lineup Packs Star Wars, Doctor Who, And Call Of Duty Booty

    Loot Crate, the monthly geek and gamer gear subscription club, unveiled its latest premium crate themes today. The limited edition mystery boxes will contain four to seven collectibles, apparel, gadgets, art, or other products from Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Call of Duty. Here are the prices and sale... 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: Reader Discussion: Do You Like Live Action Video Game Commercials?

    Video game commercials often go the live action route these days. Do you like it? Or would rather see gameplay, or something pre-rendered? Personally, I don't like the live action trend. I understand the argument that pre-rendered commercials have the capability to trick consumers into a false set... 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: Plaster Your Black Ops III Guns With Hamburger Toppings From Two Fast Food Joints

    One of the biggest additions to the multiplayer of Black Ops III is the new Gunsmith mode that allows you to customize your weapons like never before. Hardee's and Carl's Jr., two affiliated fast food chains, are giving you more options through their new Call of Duty: Black Ops III instant win... More
  • Blog Post: Treyarch Explains How It Incorporated Player Feedback From The Black Ops III Beta

    When a beta test occurs, many players like to use it as an early sneak peek of a game that will be releasing in the coming months. For developers, however, alpha and beta tests serve a very real purpose in helping them to fine-tune the experience and gather feedback from some of the most passionate fans... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Social-Media Stunt Mocks Up A Terrorist Attack In Your Twitter Feed

    Earlier today Activision quietly made a change to its official Call of Duty Twitter account. The account now shows up as “Current Events Aggregate,” which apes accounts like @BreakingNews and @AP that share timely headlines from around the world. At 1 p.m. Eastern today, I saw this show up... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Activision Working To Address Dead Black Ops III Beta Codes

    If you’re having trouble redeeming your Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta code, you are not alone. It seems that a number of users have found their codes to be dead on arrival. The responsibility for the fix seems to rest with Microsoft, as Xbox Support and Activision have both shared updates via... 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: New Releases This Week: August 16 Through August 22

    It’s time to start wrapping up your backlog games. The fall rush gets fully underway next week, so consider this week (which has quite a few releases) a warm-up. This week includes Resident Evil Revelations arriving on Vita; the odd limited run experiment, The Flock; and Mike Bithell’s futuristic... 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: Treyarch Teases Black Ops III Zombies Reveal For San Diego Comic-Con

    Treyarch and Activision are moving along ahead of schedule for this year’s Call of Duty release. Multiplayer, which usually doesn’t make an appearance until Gamescom, was out in for at E3 last week. Now we have a good idea about when we’ll see the zombies mode in action. Treyarch shared... More
  • Blog Post: Activision's Hirshberg On Call Of Duty Remasters, The New Sony Relationship, And MLG

    The remaster phenomenon that began last generation has been a crucial strategy for platform holders and publishers on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A few companies haven't yet dipped a toe in those waters, among them Activision. We asked Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg whether he and his... More
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