Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Destiny beta dated, Ghost and Limited editions detailed

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Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion DLC launches on Steam and PSN

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Invasion, Call of Duty: Ghosts’ third DLC pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The download includes four multiplayer maps, three of which are new additions and one a revamped version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; Awakening, the next episode in the Extinction storyline; and several new Field Orders. Details are available below.

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Invasion hitting PC, PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts next month

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion, the game’s third DLC pack, is scheduled to launch on July 3 for PC and PS3. The download features four multiplayer maps, three new additions and one revamped version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; Awakening, the next episode in the Extinction storyline; and several new Field Orders. Details are available below.

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E3 2014: Activision – Destiny screenshots, trailer released

Activision has released some new screenshots alongside a new trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The seven-minute-long video features Bungie co-founder Jason Jones detailing more about what gamers can expect from both single player and multiplayer. Topics covered, and shown in the screenshots, include the campaign, character-customization options, classes, skills, and wheeling and dealing in the hub city. Of particular interest is The Director, which alerts players as to what quests are available and their associated rewards. Gamers itching to give the game a go can take part in an upcoming public beta, set to kick off on July 17.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion now on Live for Xbox 360, One

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The third download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Invasion, has launched for 360 and Xbox One. The add-on includes four multiplayer maps, including a new version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; the next and penultimate episode in the Extinction storyline, Awakening; and a host of new Field Orders. More info on each addition is available below.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Devastation launches for PC, PS3 and PS4

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PC, PS3 and PS4 Call of Duty players can now download the latest add-on, Devastation. Already available for 360 and Xbox, Devastation, detailed below, includes four new multiplayer maps, the Ripper machine gun/assault rifle combo weapon, part two of Extinction’s four-part episodic campaign (Mayday), and a new boss, the Kraken.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare revealed in new trailer, screenshots

Activision has released a new trailer revealing the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare. Kevin Spacey makes his series debut in the teaser, lecturing adherents on the iron fist he intends on wielding to sway the people. The sci-fi leanings of the previous entries are brought to the fore with the appearance of combat suits and futuristic aircraft.

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Destiny co-op action showcased in The Devils’ Lair gameplay trailer

Gamers eager to check out Destiny can see more of what Bungie has in store with a new seven-minute-long gameplay trailer. The video, titled The Devils’ Lair, features players joining together to clear out a makeshift colony in the midst of a battle between the Fallen and the Hive. It was also announced that GameStop Power Up Rewards members who pre-order before September 9 will receive an upgraded Sparrow vehicle that sports increased boost, speed, and durability.

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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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