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Activision denies Naughty Dog use of 'Crash Bandicoot' in contest

Activision has rejected Naughty Dog request to use 'Crash Bandicoot' in a fan-art contest to commemorate the studios 30th anniversary.

GameStop wants content designed only for them, only from them

The idea of exclusive DLC from GameStop has been around for some time. Before it was usually released later as normal DLC. Now GameStop executives want exclusives that you can only get by ordering through them.

Activision CEO Kotick gets $7.9 million cash bonus for 2013

Activision Blizzard Inc's chief executive, Robert Kotick, was awarded a cash bonus of $7.9 million for 2013 as part of the videogame publisher's incentive plan, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

Activision confirms E3 lineup, including Call of Duty: Ghosts

E3 is on the horizon and game companies are starting to make their lineups known. Today, Activision has announced their featured titles.

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' unveiled and creating buzz

The online retailer, Tesco Direct, has revealed information about the upcoming game, 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'. In no time word has spread and rumors are buzzing.

Call of Duty game breaks first-day sales record

Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has set an entertainment industry record for best product launch of all time, selling 6.5 million copies in the U.K and US, grossing $400 million on its first day release on Nov. 8.

Op-Ed: Modern Warfare 3 aims to set FPS standard with Nov. 8 release

Revisions to video games are fairly common, although where Modern Warfare 3 is concerned, Activision aims to revamp the entire Call of Duty experience altogether.

Activision ends Guitar Hero video game

Activision’s very high profile Guitar Hero and DJ Hero video games are no more. Citing declining revenues, the cost of licensing music and economic conditions, Activision is diverting resources to other games.

Op-Ed: Call of Duty Black Ops escalates action, gameplay, plot twists Special

After finishing the campaign level of Call of Duty: Black Ops, it's easy to realize why the first-person shooter video game broke sales records: the action keeps you hooked and the plot twists heighten suspense.

Guns 'N' Roses frontman Axl Rose sues Guitar Hero maker

Axl Rose, the figurehead, lead vocalist and sole remaining original member of 80s' rock band Guns 'N' Roses, is filing a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, the company behind the phenomenally popular Guitar Hero franchise.

Modern Warfare 2 Smashes Video Game Sales Records

Every year, there is at least one video game that is supposedly going to "smash" previous sales records. In 2007, that game was Halo 3; 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV. Now, here in 2009, the most anticipated title of the year, Modern Warfare 2, has arrived.

Op-Ed: The fun of scratching your way to musical fame on DJ Hero Special

I've always wanted to try to DJ. Now I can scratch and cross-fade like a beat junkie with the latest karaoke-style video game, DJ Hero. It's so addictive your fingers might actually cramp mid-tune.

Op-Ed: Should it be this much fun to kill Nazis in Wolfenstein? Special

The latest incarnation of the video game franchise Wolfenstein is a delightful first-person shooter where Nazis, even supernatural ones, become the targets du jour. Quentin Tarantino would be proud.

Guitar Hero Ace shreds his way into the record books again

To celebrate the launch of the second annual Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition, the nation's best Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock player visited New York City for a mesmerizing, record-breaking shred session.

Guitar Hero 3 Rocks Out This Week, Adding Online Play and Battle Mode

Very soon, legions of guitar fans will “Suck My Kiss” or “Talk Dirty to Me.” The gaming sensation Guitar Hero 3 is now available, allowing rock lovers to replicate classic solos from Guns n’ Roses, Poison and Metallica.

Activision Launches Games for New Consoles

Activision has successfully launched a number of titles for the next-generation game consoles to being released this weekend.
 

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