Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance launching August 1 for PC, PS3

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) Vengeance PC and PS3 Release Date Announcement - Buried

Activision has announced that Treyarch’s latest DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Vengeance, will be launching on August 1 for PC and PS3. The $14.99 add-on features four maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: the Ray Gun Mark II, and Buried, which has players team up with returning characters to protect an Old West mining town from the undead.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Deadpool

(Xbox 360 Review) Deadpool

“… makes for a phenomenal experience but a middling game.”

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Activision releases Bungie’s Destiny E3 gameplay session

The Destiny gameplay session that Bungie held during the Sony conference at E3 has now been made available by Activision. The clip features over 12 minutes of the game’s mix of on- and offline play, with players capable of playing through the campaign solo or with a friend and then against others in emergent events, similar to the approach ArenaNet utilizes in Guild War 2. Several weapons are shown, as well as the game’s loot system.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance now available for 360

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) Vengeance Launch Announcement - Header

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance, the latest downloadable pack from Treyarch, is now available for 360. The 1200 MS Point drop features four maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: the Ray Gun Mark II, and Buried, which teams players up with old characters to fend off zombies in an Old West mining town.

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Free Fall map pre-order bonus announced for Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Free Fall Preorder DLC Announcement - Header

Activision has announced a new pre-order bonus for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the Free Fall downloadable map. The level features the new dynamic map event mechanic, and will be available at launch. Free Fall will put players into a skyscraper that’s on the verge of collapse, and will slowly fall as the round plays out, causing debris to clutter the battlefield and new pathways to emerge while others are cut off.

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Deadpool available in stores for consoles and PC, online for PC, PS3

Deadpool (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fresh from dominating Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with his bang-bang-bang-ness, Deadpool stars in his first game today with the launch of … Deadpool. The High Moon Studios-developed action title features writing from comic series author Daniel Way, a mix of melee and gun-based combat, and guest appearances by Domino, Psylocke, Wolverine, and others.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance revealed, debuting July on 360

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s next download pack, Vengeance, will launch on July 2 for 360. The Treyarch-developed drop will feature four new maps set across the globe: Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink. Cove is set on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, while Detour is set on a destroyed suspension bridge. Rush takes place on an abandoned paintball course, and Uplink is a re-imagined version of Summit from the first Black Ops. The pack will also include a new themed Zombies addition, Buried. Players will have to battle the undead as they try to return to their homes in an Old West mining town, but now they will have access to the new Ray Gun Mark II.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – All Access replay, new screenshots released

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Pre-E3 Event Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released the Call of Duty: Ghosts All Access special that was broadcast online over websites and consoles. Those who missed out on All Access can find the replay on the official site. The 30-minute event features the debut of two levels, No Man’s Land and Into the Deep, and interviews with the development team. Four new screens were released alongside the replay launch.

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Activision to host pre-E3 Call of Duty: Ghosts special, All Access

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Xbox One Announcement - Screenshot 3

In the run up to E3, Activision will be hosting Call of Duty: Ghosts – All Access, a live 30-minute special featuring interviews with the development team and new gameplay footage. All Access will air on Sunday, June 9, starting at 11 a.m. (PT) and be broadcast online and through the Xbox via the Machinima app.

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Bungie releases new trailer for Destiny

A new 60-second trailer has launched for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The Jon Favreau-directed trailer, titled Law of the Jungle, features Giancarlo “Gus” Esposito and a mixture of live action and CG. Gamers wanting to check it out on TV will be able to watch it on May 25 on TNT during the NBA Western Conference Finals.

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