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  • Blog Post: Titanfall PC Specs Revealed, Origin Required

    Respawn's co-founder Vince Zampella tweeted out the specs necessary to play the PC version of Titanfall earlier today. Min: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1 AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 4GB RAM 512MB VRAM, Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT — Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February... More
  • Blog Post: Life-Sized 'Armed' Statue Draws Police Investigation At Robotoki

    Last night, Robotoki founder and former Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling tweeted about an alarming experience. The company's offices were invaded by armed LAPD officers, the offices swept through, and Bowling was detained. The culprit turned out to be a life-sized statue of the Call... More
  • Blog Post: One Of Two Infinity Ward Co-Founder Lawsuit Claims Dismissed By Judge

    We're still waiting for the trial related to Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella leaving Activision to begin, but as of this week, West and Zampella have had one of their lawsuit claims against Activision dismissed by a judge. Bloomberg reports that state superior court judge... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Picks Up BlackOps2.com

    If Activision decides to do a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, they now have the website name to do it. As spotted by Fusible.com, the publisher recently acquired the domain name BlackOps2.com for an undisclosed amount. The domain name was originally registered shortly after the first Black Ops title... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3 Achievements Leaked

    Wondering how to sum up the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 campaign one terse sentence at a time? Look no further than the leaked achievement list for Activision's upcoming shooter. Beware the extremely minor spoilers that come after the break. In presumed chronological order, here are the tasks... More
  • Blog Post: West, Zampella, Activision Headed To Court May 7

    A Los Angeles judge has set a May 7, 2012 trial date for the grievances between Call of Duty creators Jason West and Vince Zampella and their former employers at Activision. The pair are seeking $125 million of unpaid Modern Warfare royalties as well as an annulment of their contract with Activision... More
  • Blog Post: Strong Black Ops DLC Sales Spike Activision's Digital Revenue

    More than 18 million Call of Duty: Black Ops map packs have been sold, pushing the average consumer spend on the game up to $76, according to Activision. The success of Black Ops' DLC goes well beyond previous Call of Duty titles, Activision exec Eric Hirshberg revealed at an investor relations event... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition Contents Leaked

    How does a free year of Elite strike you, along with a host of in-game bonuses including an XP boost for your whole clan? Wired.com has a leaked photo purporting to be of a retail flyer for the European version of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition. We haven't seen any corroborating... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Features Color Blind Support

    I know many gamer friends who are color blind -- including at least one here at GI -- and I've always wondered how they handle some gaming situations. Games are increasingly reliant on color-based cues, and some titles are nigh unplayable if you can't distinguish between certain colors. At least... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Battlefield 3 Console Version Debuts On Jimmy Fallon This Week

    Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling and film star Simon Pegg take to the small screen to demonstrate the next Call of Duty with late-night host and noted gaming enthusiast Jimmy Fallon tonight. The rest of the week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon looks like this: Tuesday 6/14 : Gears of... More
  • Blog Post: Internal Activision Memo Praises Response To Modern Warfare 3 Leak

    A memo from Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, obtained by Patrick Klepek of GiantBomb , promises a quick resolution to the company's investigation into last week's massive Modern Warfare 3 leak even while heaping praise on the marketing team for rolling with the punches. "When it... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Cribbing From Battlefield Series?

    According to a report from Kotaku , "sources who have seen the game in action" claim that the next title in Activision's world-beating shooter series will feature "larger maps and destructible environments." Sound familiar? With the bulk of the senior leadership at Infinity Ward... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Ward Launches Official Tumblr Blog

    Infinity Ward has been a bit mum lately, but it looks like the Call of Duty kingpins are getting ready to ramp up their web presence in the form of an official Tumblr page. The Infinity Ward Official Tumblr just launched so there isn't a lot of content yet, but it looks like IW's Robert Bowling... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3 Infused With Talents Of Sledgehammer, Raven?

    The unconfirmed word about Modern Warfare 3 is that the remnants of Infinity Ward are getting by with a little help from their sister studios. The L.A. Times is reporting that fellow Activision-owned developers Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software are knee deep in the next Call of Duty game alongside... More
  • Blog Post: COD 4 Played With Kinect/Wii Controllers

    Kinect continues to be a fertile testbed for hacks and proof of concept videos, as this video shows. In it, YouTube user demize2010 plays Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on a PC using a combination of Kinect input for gestures such as leaning, throwing grenades, and melee attacks, and a Wii remote and... More
  • Blog Post: Delay Of Activision Lawsuit Causing Trouble For Respawn

    One of the biggest news stories of 2010 will be stretching well into 2011, it seems. Last month, Activision decided to expand their lawsuit to include Electronic Arts. In the process of doing this, the trial that was scheduled for May has been pushed back. Former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Ward Working On Modern Warfare Prequel?

    Would you like to play a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare prequel that highlights fan favorite Ghost? According to fan site This Is Xbox , there’s an anonymous source claiming that this is the game Infinity Ward is working on. The rumored Call of Duty game will revolve around Ghost and the events that... More
  • Blog Post: Update: EA Responds To Activision's Infinity Ward Lawsuit

    UPDATE: EA spokesperson Jeff Brown has responded to Activision's including of EA in the lawsuit over Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. In an email sent to the LA Times , Brown says: "This is a PR play filed with pettiness and deliberate misdirection. Activision wants to hide... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Ward Restructured, Fully Operational

    At the Morgan Stanley TMT conference this week in Barcelona, Spain, the Financial Times reports Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said Activision has "got over" the bloodletting at Infinity Ward and fully rebuilt the Call of Duty studio. "We have reconstructed Infinity Ward, [and] we are very... More
  • Blog Post: Want To Know What Respawn Is Working On? Don't Hold Your Breath

    With the speed that things often move at in the games industry, it's easy to forget how much time and effort it takes for things to happen in the real world. For example, despite reporting on it heavily, I had almost forgotten that the crazy Infinity Ward drama - which involved a large number of... More
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