Browsing tag: Activision

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Activision Puts Its Pinky to Its Mouth, Black Ops 2 Earns $1 Billion in 15 Days News 61

News 61 With his pinky to his mouth, CEO of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick grinned as he looked to his team and said with satisfaction, ‘1 billion dollars.’ Well, not quite. But, he that what he was thinking, surely. Today, Activision Blizzard announced that Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has cross the $1 billion mark in […]

Blizzard Confirms Diablo 3 Expansion But Gives No Time Frame News 3

News 3 After some impressive sales figures reported in Activision Blizzard’s third quarter 2012 financial results, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime confirms the development of a Diablo III expansion, but gives no expected release time frame. As with Diablo and Diablo II, both titles which have received content add-ons a year after release, Diablo III seems to be following […]

Hurricane Sandy Disrupts Call of Duty Servers News 62

News 62 The east coast of the United States has been, and continues to be, battered by an Atlantic super-storm named Sandy. While the worst has passed, many gaming and website servers housed in New York and the eastern coast have taken the brunt of it. Dan Amrich, the Activision public relations coordinator, has posted a helpful […]

CODCasting – Activision Wants that YouTube/MLG Monay News 26

News 26 There’s no doubt that CODcasting in Black Ops II is going to change the way people make Call of Duty videos on YouTube.  There’s also no doubt that CODcasting is Activision’s way of edging into the competitive gaming scene in a way they’ve never done before.  The question is, will CODcasting and it’s bundled ELITE/livestreaming […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 New Title Update Across All Platforms News 45

News 45 Modern Warfare 3 has been updated to “significantly reduce” latency spikes and further improve network performance across all platforms. The PS3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms have received their respective updates, Title Update 23 for the consoles and Patch 1.18 for the PC, today, only a month before Black Ops II hits the shelves. The update is […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Elite October Drops Now Available News 14

News 14 The final Modern Warfare 3 DLC drops have been released for PS3 ELITE subscribers. PC/PS3 non-subscribers will be able to download them and Content Collection 4 tomorrow, October 10. The maps are now available to download on the Playstation Store. Boardwalk, Parish and Gulch come in at 101MB, 99MB and 185MB respectively. The three brand new multiplayer […]

Modern Warfare 2’s Favela Map Removed From Playlists Due To Complaints News 103

News 103 The fan favourite map, Favela, has been removed from all public playlists on Modern Warfare 2 for the time being. Over the past few days, gamers have noticed that the high-octane and fast-paced Brazilian slums multiplayer map has not been showing up, perhaps due to malicious means such as hackers spoiling the map rotation. Earlier, […]

New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay In Activision Wii U Line-Up Trailer News 23

News 23 Well, it isn’t entirely made up Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 footage as it is a general gameplay trailer for Wii U’s line-up of Activision titles. Nevertheless, it does feature some brand new Black Ops 2 gameplay starting at 1:29, including some never-before-seen levels and some brand new game mechanics. Yesterday, Nintendo announced Black […]

Does Call of Duty’s Future Depend on Black Ops II? News 172

News 172 With the multiplayer reveal of Black Ops II just a few days away, I think it’s safe to say that the hype surrounding Call of Duty is about to hit its highest point yet this year.  But is that enough to keep Call of Duty the mammoth success it’s become?  We all know BOII is […]

Recent Steam Update Breaks Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer News 41

News 41 A recent Steam update seems to have broken the multiplayer aspect of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the PC. We’ve been receiving reports, as well as gathering numerous complaints via the official Steam forums, that one of the latest Steam updates seems to have rendered every game mode in Modern Warfare 2, other than Team […]

On Premium Content Subscriptions – Corporate Greed, or the Path to Open Source Gaming? News 54

News 54 Hello, my name is BOSS jediZOHAN and I want to thank MP1st for bringing me on as a contributor.  Without their support, you’d probably never see this.  More importantly though, you wouldn’t have this great website giving you all the latest info on everything MP.  That said, I’d also like to extend a HUGE thanks […]

Activision Comments on Bringing An Online Free-To-Play Call of Duty To The Western Audience News 30

News 30 Eric Hirshberg, Chief Executive Officer of Publishing Unit, comments on the thought of bringing a micro-transaction-based Call of Duty title to Western audiences. You may remember the recent announcement of Call of Duty Online, a Call of Duty title aimed at the Chinese audience which features a micro-transaction model. Hirshberg was asked during a recent Activision earnings call […]

Rumor – Microsoft is Among Potential Activision Buyers News 69

News 69 Vevendi, the majority stakeholder of Activision Blizzard, has began “testing the appetite of possible bidders.” Vivendi has a 60 percent stake in the biggest video game publisher, Activision Blizzard. Interestingly, Microsoft’s name has come up in the list of potential new suitors “Although a formal process has not started, bankers close to Vivendi are sounding out cash-rich trade players, […]

Rumor – Black Ops II for Wii U Releasing This Fall? News 13

News 13 According to the latest issue of Nintendo Gamer magazine, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 appears to be headed to Nintendo’s new console Wii U. The magazine has the game set to release in November, but keep in mind that Nintendo has yet to reveal when the Wii U launches. Black Ops II will release […]

Call of Duty XP 2012 Not Happening News 10

News 10 Last year, Activision started a new convention for its marquee series, Call of Duty. Call of Duty experience (XP) 2011 was set in L.A. and gave fans the first look at Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer. In CoD XP 2011, attendees also had access to a paintball arena based on Modern Warfare 2’s scrapyard, developer panel discussions, $1 million Black Ops tournament, […]

E3 2012 – CoD Black Ops Declassified Announced for PS Vita, Coming This Holiday Season News 8

News 8 During Sony’s E3 2012 presser, Jack Tretton has revealed that previously announced Call of Duty for PS Vita is indeed slated to release this holiday season. Little is known about the game except for the title, Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified.

Bungie Prepares “New Universe” Published Under Activision For a 2013 Release News 12

News 12 Bungie, original creators of the well-loved Halo franchise, are hard at work on their next (and first) title set to release under publishers Activision. Contract details reveal new information regarding their mysterious project. So, yeah. While we’re not ready to show you what we’ve been working on, we can reconfirm that we are hard at […]

MW3 Players Logged Over 1.6 Billion Hours Online, Call of Duty Has 40 Million MAUs News 16

News 16 Activision Blizzard has released its financial results for Q1 FY12, revealing the latest Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Elite figures. Here are the highlights related to the Call of Duty franchise: As of March 31, 2012, the Call of Duty franchise had approximately 40 million monthly active users.* Players have logged more than 1.6 billion hours of online gameplay of Call of Duty: […]

Modern Warfare 3 Fans Threaten a Global Blackout on April 20th Due To “Lack of Support” News 87

News 87 It seems that even Activision and Infinity Ward are not safe from global community blackouts. Last month, the community behind Battlefield 3 rose their voices and pitchforks in an effort to gain the attention of developers DICE and publisher Electronic Arts. The goal: To pressure EA into allowing freer communication between developers the community by […]

Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward and Activision News 30

News 30 Modern Warfare 3’s Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling aka FourZeroTwo, has revealed on his personal Twitter account that, as of today, he’s no longer with Activision’s Infinity Ward. Bowling stated, “Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision.” Bowling joined Infinity Ward […]

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