Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves gets behind-the-scenes video

Bungie has followed up its Twitch streams with a new behind-the-scenes video for Destiny’s upcoming add-on Expansion II: House of Wolves. The expansion launches May 19, and for the past few weeks, the studio has been hosting livestreams of the new content with members of the development team and community. They announced some stats from the campaign today, and it seems that the three-week series has done well, as it has become this year’s biggest game reveal on Twitch, with 1.5 million views and a peak of 180,000-plus concurrent viewers. To catch up on the streams, head on over to Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves co-op event to debut on Twitch

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) DLC Episode 2 Twitch Prison of Elders Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie is set to stream more of Destiny’s second expansion, House of Wolves, tomorrow. Kicking off at 1 p.m. (CST) community manager Deej will once again be hosting a livestream playthrough, this time of a new Horde-style co-op arena activity set in the Prison of Elders, where three players must defend against waves of enemies. Other guests will include lead designer Matt Sammons and player ProfessorBroman. To check out the event, head to their Twitch channel.

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New Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves event to debut on Twitch

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) DLC Episode 2 Twitch Trials of Osiris Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie is continuing their livestream run of Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves tomorrow. Starting at 1:00 p.m. (CST), Bungie community manager Deej, design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll, and player tripleWreck will play Trials of Osiris, a new three-versus-three Crucible event, on the studio’s Twitch channel. The victors will be rewarded with endgame kit sporting an Osiris theme.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III screens, trailer released, launching Nov. 6

After last week’s Ember teaser, Activision has followed up with not only a new trailer but also the first screenshots as well as the official release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Treyarch will be making their return to the series after three years on Friday, November 6. Announced features include support for four-player co-op in campaign, a new, separate progression system for Zombies, a new weapon customizations system, and the new Specialist system, which allows players to rank and customize up to nine characters. Exo Suits will not be making a return from Advanced Warfare, but the high-tempo approach will remain in multiplayer with “a new momentum-based, chained-movement system,” which will allow for “players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse.” Also, starting today, all pre-orders will receive access to the upcoming multiplayer beta.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III teaser Ember unveils an augmented future

Activision has released a new teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Titled Ember, the video runs a little over three minutes long and features a mixture of actual and created live-action footage that details the increased use of technology into the 2060s. Following the main Call of Duty line, high-tech weaponry and gear, now in the form of augments, will be prominent as tech-infused soldiers become more common on the battlefield.

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Bungie to livestream tour of Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) DLC Episode 2 Twitch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie will be showing off the next Destiny expansion, House of Wolves, tomorrow on Twitch. Beginning at 1 p.m. (CST) on the studio’s official Twitch channel, Bungie community manager Deej will host a gameplay tour with creative director Christopher Barrett and community member Gothalion. The session will cover all of the material being added, including the new vendors and social space, The Reef.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance dated for PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Ascendance PSN and PC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s second downloadable pack, Ascendance, is set to launch for PC, PS3, and PS4 on April 30. The $14.99 download will include four multiplayer maps, detailed below, the OHM hybrid two-in-one weapon, the OHM Werewolf variant, the Exo Grapple playlist, and the second part of Exo Zombies’ co-op story.

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Prologue video released for Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

Bungie has released the prologue for Bungie’s second expansion pack, House of Wolves. In the video, Guardians are offered vast riches to track down and kill traitorous Fallen, who responded to a gesture of mercy with violence. Not to mention it looks really nice—anyone else wanting to see this extended out to an actual short?

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III teaser released, world reveal coming soon

A brief teaser was released for Treyarch’s next entry in the Call of Duty series, Black Ops III. No gameplay footage, but that should be coming during the world reveal, which the teaser notes as April 26.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance weapon trailer released

Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance. The footage covers the downloadable pack’s weapon additions. The video also coincides with the release of the pack to Xbox Season Pass holders, who receive early access. The latest addition is a hybrid weapon that switches between a light machinegun and a shotgun, along with an OHM-Werewolf variant.

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