The latest “Call of Duty” games are both doing well with consumers. The free to play “Call of Duty: Mobile” has been downloaded more than 172 million times and has earned $US87 million, according to data from Sensor Tower. Meanwhile, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” saw $US600 million in sales […]
The Game Awards 2019 celebrated the year’s top video games with more than 100 titles spread across dozens of award categories. The awards ceremony included a bunch of world premiere trailers and special announcements, including the new Xbox Series X and Amazon’s first major video game. The Game Awards advisory […]
Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty League is launching with 12 teams, and the kick-off weekend will be held from January 24 to January 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 12 Call of Duty League franchises reportedly paid $US25 million or more to secure their place in the Call of Duty League, […]
The most popular video games generate billions of dollars each year, out-earning the highest-grossing movies and albums. We’ve listed the 10 best-selling games in the US according to the NPD Group, which began tracking video game sales data in 1995. The list includes hits like “WiiFit” and “Guitar Hero 3.” […]
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” generated more than $US600 million in sales during its first three days. It’s Activision Blizzard’s most successful digital launch of all time, setting sales records on PC and PlayStation 4. “Modern Warfare” uses a new engine with photo-realistic graphics. The game also allows players on […]
Activision Blizzard’s latest “Call of Duty” game is facing a backlash in the Russian media and in hundreds of negative reviews on the review aggregator Metacritic for its depiction of Russia. Much of the controversy centres on the game’s “Highway of Death” mission. The mission sees players advance along a […]
“Call of Duty Mobile” had a massive launch on Android and iOS with more than 100 million downloads and $US10 million in revenue in its first week. Activision’s“Call of Duty” is one of the best-selling video game franchise of all time and the mobile version is free-to-play. Like many popular […]
The world’s biggest game company isn’t Nintendo, and it isn’t Microsoft or Sony either – it’s a Chinese company named Tencent. Tencent is a Chinese conglomerate that has major holdings in tech, film, music, and gaming. Despite being a relatively unknown name among gamers, Tencent has major stakes in some […]
After tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Warriors star Klay Thompson won’t be able to return to the court for months. As he recovers, Thompson has turned to one of his favourite hobbies to help pass the time – video games. In an interview with Business […]
Andbox is a new esports organisation created to represent New York City’s social gaming scene. Andbox operates New York Excelsior (NYXL), a multimillion dollar Overwatch League franchise, and has also acquired the rights to run New York City’s “Call of Duty” team in Activision’s upcoming league. NYXL has created a […]
The video game industry’s big annual trade show, E3 2019, kicks off on June 8. E3 is the annual event where the biggest games of the year are given center stage, and this year is no different. Major news is expected from major console makers and game publishers. Here’s what […]
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is a brand-new game from Infinity Ward, the creators behind the original “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 25, 2019. The […]
The wildly popular “Call of Duty” franchise is headed to smartphones and tablets this summer. When it arrives, it will come with a 100-player Battle Royale mode along the lines of “Fortnite.” The new “Call of Duty” Battle Royale mode is different from the Battle Royale mode included in 2018’s […]
Popular live streamers are being paid up to $US50,000 an hour to play newly released games, according to a new report. Professional gamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek have millions of followers and their livestreams have tens of thousands of viewers at any given moment. Video game […]
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is the first game in the series to introduce a Battle Royale mode. The mode, “Blackout,” is getting its first major addition since the game launched in November 2018: A new map! The new Blackout mode map is named Alcatraz, and it arrives on […]
Tyler Barriss, 26, of Los Angeles has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for calling in dozens of fake reports and bomb threats to the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as schools, universities, malls, and police departments in more than a dozen states. A Kansas […]
“Call of Duty: Mobile” will launch for free on iOS and Android on October 1. The game will be focused on online multiplayer, and incorporate popular weapons, maps, and characters from past “Call of Duty” games like “Black Ops” and “Modern Warfare.” While “Call of Duty” is still one of […]
A rating for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered” briefly appeared on the website of PEGI, the European video game ratings board, but was quickly deleted. Activision Blizzard hasn’t announced this year’s “Call of Duty” game; “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” was released in October 2018, after being […]
The NPD Group has released their year-end report on video game sales, including a list of the year’s best-selling games. Since 2013, the “Call of Duty” franchise has owned the number one spot on the best-sellers list, but “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” wasn’t the best-selling game of 2018. […]
The studio behind major “Call of Duty” games like “Modern Warfare” and “Infinite Warfare” was evacuated on Thursday, Kotaku reports. Infinity Ward is based in Woodland Hills, California, and it employs hundreds of people. Police reportedly arrived on Thursday morning and informed the staff of a bomb threat. One of […]
The latest entry in the “Call of Duty” franchise is a massive hit. “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” was the best-selling game of October and the best-selling game of 2018. “Call of Duty” is always a popular franchise, but this is a special achievement given the competition from “Red […]
From the early days of arcades, video games have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. The most popular video games, like “Tetris” and “Minecraft,” have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Looking at the changes in game sales over time reflects the rise and fall of popular genres and major […]
For the first time in years, the new “Call of Duty” has something truly new: a Battle Royale mode, along the lines of “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.” It’s still got traditional multiplayer modes like Control and Deathmatch, and the fan-favourite “Zombies” mode, but the big addition in “Call of Duty: […]
For years, “Call of Duty” was the biggest shooter in the world – but not anymore. “Fortnite” now rules the world, followed closely by “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” with “Call of Duty” trailing in third at best. There’s one main reason for that: the massive 1-vs-100 game mode known as “Battle Royale,” […]
The next game in the “Call of Duty” franchise will feature a battle royale game mode in the same vein as the popular game “Fortnite.” The new game mode will allow 80 players to compete against each other in the same map. On Thursday, the game’s developer, Treyarch, revealed what […]
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, “Fortnite” is kind of a big deal. It’s the kind of phenomenon that influences the entire video game industry. Case in point: Both this year’s “Call of Duty” and “Battlefield” games have major Battle Royale modes – the last-player-standing mode that led to […]
Can you smell it in the air? That potent stench of gun smoke and manure is a sure sign that you’ve been playing too much “Red Dead Redemption 2.” We’re waist deep in blockbuster video game season, folks. Huge new entries from already massively popular franchises are the standouts this […]
Fortnite’s widely successful battle royale mode has prompted game franchises like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Red Dead Redemption to consider offering the mode. Shooter games in particular are looking to take some of Fortnite’s audience. Fortnite captured audiences with its battle royale gameplay and quickly became one of the […]
I’ve never been very interested in “Call of Duty” games. I respect their significance in their genre, and absolutely admire the influence they have had on other games since, but for me, the boots-on-the-ground warfare depicted in “Call of Duty” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops” games have always been […]
Activision teased several new additions to the first person shooter series “Call of Duty” this morning, with the reveal of the first gameplay trailer for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” Perhaps the most highly-anticipated announcement was Activision’s addition of a Fortnite-style battle royale mode to the game. Call of […]
Battle royale-style games have taken over the world. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” or “PUBG” for short, was the surprise smash hit of 2017. This year, the free-to-play game “Fortnite” has dominated the conversation, raking in millions of dollars every day across all major platforms, including iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. […]
Another year, another “Call of Duty” game. Sometimes it’s set in the past, sometimes it’s set in the future – the only constant is the franchise’s annual release schedule. By Thanksgiving, every year, there’s a new “Call of Duty” game on the shelves. Last year it was “Call of Duty: […]
Two shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, claimed 29 lives over the weekend. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed numerous factors including video games, mental illness, and racist hate for the shootings. It’s become commonplace for politicians and media to blame violent video games for mass shootings, but […]
Activision Blizzard is trading 1.8% higher on Friday after Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju boosted his price target on the company. Video game companies have long overlooked the mobile gaming market, but not any longer, he said. Companies that move their popular game franchises to mobile devices will see their […]
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Twenty-eight years ago on April 26, nuclear disaster struck in the former Soviet Union. An explosion and subsequent fire at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine released radioactive materials into the atmosphere, resulting in the most expensive and deadliest nuclear disaster in history. In 2009, Timm Suess visited what […]
The Xbox 360 is still important.
While not as big as “Grand Theft Auto,” the “Call Of Duty” franchise is one of the few series in video games that can be expected to have a smash hit with every release. That holds true for the latest entry in the series, “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” As Kotaku’s […]
Epic Night Out.
Activision finally released its gameplay trailer for “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and its full of tanks, explosions, gunfire, and space(?). Yes, space. The first person shooter looks like an action-packed thrill ride set in an apocalyptic-like future. Here’s the game summary from Activision: “10 years after a devastating mass event, […]
Call Of Duty has so many dedicated fans that they do not even need gameplay footage or special effects to sell the upcoming instalment , Call of Duty: Ghosts. The spots feature grown men (and a woman) getting a bit too excited about the game, re-enacting moments from it to […]
Measured media spending up 3.5%.
Dozens of gamers have made over $10,000 in the last 8 months alone.
The next generation of games.
Hits stores November 5.
North Korea’s video has been removed from YouTube, evidently due to a copyright claim by Activision. The specific scenes depicting an attack on an American city seem to have been lifted directly from a cut-scene in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.The video is still available to watch via LiveLeak.
[credit provider=”YouTube”] Electronic Arts, the maker of the popular Medal of honour video game series, had a promotional deal with the McMillan Group (which makes sniper rifles), and Magpul (which sells accessories for assault weapons) in which the company’s weapons are promoted to game players, according to The New York […]
The Entertainment Software Association, the trade group for video game designers and production houses, has broken its silence following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, The Hill reports.
In the wake of the horrific, tragic shootings at Sandy Hook school last week, some people have suggested that our culture of super-violent video games are at least partially to blame.
[credit provider=”Apple”] The Connecticut school massacre gunman Adam Lanza spent hours playing violent video games such as Call Of Duty in a windowless bunker, according to an interview with a plumber who worked at the family home.Lanza killed 20 children aged six and seven and six adults at Sandy Hook […]
“Call of Duty” has made it possible to turn real-life gamers into virtual soldiers.
[credit provider=”Daphne Bavelier, TED” url=”http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_bavelier_your_brain_on_video_games.html”] University Of Geneva Professor and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Daphne Bavelier gave a fascinating TED talk this summer in Lausanne on her research on brain science and video games. People automatically assume that video games, particularly action-filled shooting games, have a negative effect on the mind. Dr. Bavelier’s […]
[credit provider=”via Kotaku” url=”http://kotaku.com/5959922/this-is-awkward-david-petraeus-is-in-the-next-call-of-duty-as-our-new-secretary-of-defence”] According to the producers of Call of Duty Black Ops over at Activision and Treyarch, David Petraeus was bound for higher office, that being the office of the Secretary of defence.The promotion is understandable, Patraeus was largely viewed as a “boy scout” and military mastermind in the […]
[credit provider=”CALLOFDUTY | YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=frWTXI8_Nnk#!”] In case you haven’t seen it already, Oliver North is now selling video games. And fear. It’s a step down from illegally selling weapons, true, but it’s still raising eyebrows.Go on, take a look at these clips. They’re part of a “documentary” released by publishers Activision […]
[credit provider=”Timm Suess” url=”http://timmsuess.com/chernobyl-journal/chernobyl-journal-the-pictures/”] Three years ago, Timm Suess had the opportunity to visit what he calls “ground zero of the 1986 accident“, the town of Pripyat, which along with its inhabitants was the main victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “Chernobyl is a more lively place than you might imagine: […]
[credit provider=”3news.co.nz” url=”http://www.3news.co.nz/The-mystery-of-Kim-Schmitz/tabid/367/articleID/151976/Default.aspx”] Between jetsetting around the world, hanging with Bruce Willis, and buying up sportscars, MegaUpload founder and multimillionaire Kim Dotcom had time to cultivate some other hobbies.Perhaps cultivate isn’t a strong enough word.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind some of the most popular game franchises in the world like The Legend of Zelda and Mario, just announced he is retiring as head game designer of Nintendo.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=call+of+duty&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 brought in $775 million in sales in its first five days on the market, gunning down the previous record.It beat the record for five-day sales for movies and books too, Activision-Blizzard said today.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=call+of+duty&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] In January 2007, Steve Jobs stepped on stage. He pulled a phone out of his pocket.”It’s a phone, an iPod, and an Internet device all in one. Are you getting it yet?”
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=call+of+duty&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beat the previous one-day video game sales record, bringing in $400 million in the United States and the UK after it was on sale for one day.Activision-Blizzard said today it sold more than 6.5 million copies of the game after it […]
[credit provider=”nichebloggers” url=”http://nichebloggers.org/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-wallpapers/”] Activision’s Modern Warfare 3 has come out of the gate hot. According to an official Call of Duty Twitter Feed, the “Elite” feature released with MW3 — which keeps track of user stats and multiplayer data — is having trouble handling the amount of users trying to register.