Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer released for Nuk3town Bonus Map

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Nuketown Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Treyarch has released a new trailer for the Nuk3town Bonus Map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Black Ops map returns redesigned for 2065, with structures laid out to support the new momentum-based, chained-movement system. Nuk3town is a pre-order bonus for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer previews CE bonus map The Giant

Black Ops III (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Zombies Prologue Announcement - Screenshot 2

Activision is following up yesterday’s launch gameplay trailer with a new video to showcase The Giant bonus map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The map, available in Zombies, will be included with all Collector’s Editions and pick up the story where Origins ended with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richthofen battling through Der Riese. The map features hellhounds, teleporters, and a Pack-a-Punch machine for upgrading weapons. For more Black Ops III, head over to the game’s official Youtube channel where the Friday live stream is set to kick off in a few minutes (2 p.m. CST).

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Transformers: Devastation

(PlayStation 4 Review) Transformers: Devastation

“… does a remarkable job of capturing that Saturday morning magic.”

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III launch gameplay trailer released

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Activision has released a launch gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The video gives an overview of the core three modes, with the campaign sending players across the globe to track down their squadmates in the midst of a new Cold War, multiplayer adding a new momentum-based chained movement system, and Zombies returning as the noir-inspired Shadows of Evil. The campaign can be completed solo or with friends, who can be connected to at any time. Multiplayer also introduces the Specialist system that allows players to progress up to nine characters through a challenge-based system.

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Guitar Hero Live launches for iOS devices and console

Guitar Hero Live (iOS, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Guitar Hero returns from its five-year hiatus today with Guitar Hero Live. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the DJ Hero series, Guitar Hero Live features a host of new modes and options. The most immediate difference from its predecessors is found in the guitar controller, which has been updated to support six buttons in two three-button rows. On the software side, GH Live has been added, offering a first-person view in front of a real crowd that reacts based on player performance, and GHTV, described as “the world’s first playable music video network.” GHTV plays 24 hours a day and will be updated weekly with new songs, allowing players the chance to play along with whatever they see or request via on demand. The channel will also offer Premium Shows for premium playable content, such as live concert footage and new music videos.

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Prologue released from Black Ops III – Zombies ‘Shadows of Evil’

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The prologue has been released from Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode, Shadows of Evil. The latest chapter introduces four new characters, played by Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman. The squad must battle their way through an expansive noir-styled world brimming with undead to uncover the truth behind a mysterious stranger who is offering them redemption.

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New Specialist, map revealed in live-stream video of Black Ops III

Black Ops III (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Livestream Archive Announcement - Screenshot 1

Treyarch has released an archive video of their first Black Fridays live-stream event for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The inaugural stream revealed the ninth Specialist, Firebreak, and a new multiplayer map, Redwood. In addition to the archive, a handful of screenshots were also released to show Redwood in greater detail. Everything is available below to check out.

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It’s time to roll out! Transformers: Devastation out for console, PC

Transformers Devastation (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released PlatinumGames’ Transformers: Devastation for console and PC. The third-person brawler features a single-player campaign that pits five playable Autobots (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock) against an army of Decepticons. In addition to the Andy Schmidt-penned story, which expands the current Combiner Wars arc, there are also 50 challenge missions. Characters gain new abilities and talents as players progress, as well as access to more than 150 upgradeable weapons.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Skylanders: SuperChargers

(PlayStation 4 Review) Skylanders: SuperChargers

“… successfully mixes racing and platforming for another age-friendly, goofy adventure. ”

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Near-future Earth is looking pretty bleak in new Black Ops III trailer

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Story Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Players can get a look at what’s shaping up to be a pretty wild campaign in a new story trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. As with the previous entries, there is a heavy sci-fi influence, what with the cybernetic augmentations, but a flash of anachronistic weaponry adds an intriguing twist.

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