Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Skylanders Swap Force to invade Happy Meals next week

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As a kid, I was happy to get a plastic hamburger that transformed into a standing plastic hamburger in my Happy Meal. These days, McDonald’s is putting in Skylanders toys. I can just taste the injustice … and cookies (and free ice cream cones). From March 28 through April 24, a new line of eight exclusive toys based on Skylanders Swap Force characters (Chompy, Eruptor, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna Charge, Prism Break, Rattle Shake, and Wash Buckler) will be making their way into Happy Meals. The meals will also come with coupons for $10 off a Swap Force Starter Pack and $1 off a Skylanders character.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Devastation, Live MP weekend announced

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Activision has revealed the second of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ four download packs, Devastation. The drop will launch first for 360 and Xbox One on April 3 and include four new multiplayer maps, detailed below; a new weapon accessible in all multiplayer maps, the Ripper sub machinegun/assault rifle combo; the second part of Extinction’s four-part episodic campaign, Mayday; and a new boss, the Kraken. As a bonus for Season Pass holders, the Ripper can be downloaded today.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 costume DLC pre-order bonus announced

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Virtual webslingers who enjoy the fancier things in life will get to fill Peter Parker’s closet with new spider suits, for free, courtesy of GameStop’s Web Threads Suit Pack pre-order bonus. Gamers who purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 before April 29 will be able to access four additional costumes, all of which were available in previous Spidey titles: the red-and-gold Iron Suit, the blue-and-white Cosmic Suit, the Venom-styled Black Suit, and the 1940s-era Noir Suit. Each outfit will also bestow unique combat perks.

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Onslaught now available for PC, PS3, and PS4 Call of Duty: Ghosts

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Onslaught has gone live for PC, PS3, and PS4. The $14.99 drop includes four new maps, detailed below, the new Maverick Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle combo weapon, and the first installment of Extinction mode’s new four-part series. The inaugural episode, Nightfall, sets up the first contact between humans and Cryptids as well as introduces new characters, two alien species, a three-story-tall boss, and the Venom-X weapon.

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark to bridge game, film universes

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As has become franchise tradition, Activision will be releasing a Transformers game tie-in alongside the latest film, Age of Extinction. The newest game, Rise of the Dark Spark, will include over 40 playable characters from both film and Cybertron universes as each side battles to attain the Dark Spark. Rise of the Dark Spark will be set after the films as well as High Moon Studios’ War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron with a campaign that jumps between worlds and factions but features similar gameplay and modes as before, including Escalation. New additions include a revamped leveling system with persistent character development and an upgradeable defense system.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Onslaught DLC debuts today for 360, Xbox One

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Call of Duty: Ghosts’ first download pack, Onslaught, is now available for 360 and Xbox One. The drop includes four new small- to medium-sized maps, detailed below, the new Maverick Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle combo weapon, and the first installment of a four-part series for Extinction mode, Nightfall. Nightfall sets up the first contact between humans and Cryptids, and features new characters, two new alien species, and a hulking three-story-tall boss.

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First screens released from new Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC, Onslaught

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The first round of screenshots have been released from Call of Duty: Ghosts’ DLC debut, Onslaught. The upcoming pack, scheduled to launch on January 28 for 360 and Xbox One, will include four new multiplayer maps, a new Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle combo weapon, and the first installment in Extinction’s four-part narrative series.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts tops charts, logs over 1 billion matches globally

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Activision has released a number of new stats today suggesting that Call of Duty: Ghosts is finding a warm welcome in the latest console generation. According to the release, Microsoft has named Ghosts as the most-played Xbox One multiplayer title in the world, while Sony announced that it is the most-played PlayStation 4 game. Ghosts is also the top-selling Xbox One game in the UK, and in the US, it is the top-selling PS4 and Xbox One title at several retailers, including GameStop and Walmart. And for added measure, the release also added that over 1 billion multiplayer matches have been played to date and that Microsoft has named it the most-played multiplayer game for 360.

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Destiny beta to launch first for PS3 and PS4

To help kick off the launch of the PS4, Activision and Bungie have announced that the Destiny beta will be available first on PS3 and PS4. To gain access to the beta, players will need to pre-order the game from a participating retailer and enter the given nine-digit code at the official site. A note for those who pre-ordered before October 1: those who qualify have been automatically entered and will receive their code in an email from the retailer.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Call of Duty: Ghosts

(Xbox 360 Review) Call of Duty: Ghosts

“… what it lacks in boldness it makes up for with a bombastic campaign, an increased focus on fluidity, and enjoyable new modes.”

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