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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 review: Futuristic twist on the familiar formula
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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 review: Futuristic twist on the familiar formula

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It's easy to be cynical about Call of Duty: the first-person shooter franchise has become the very epitome of the modern games industry. Its annual arrival in the run-up to Christmas is as proverbially inevitable as death and, in this day and age, far... >>

Activision Blizzard to make Call of Duty movies, with launch of new film studio

Activision Blizzard to make Call of Duty movies, with launch of new film studio

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Video game publisher Activision has been a busy bee as of late.Days after it bought Candy Crush maker King.com for $5.9 billion, it has announced a new production arm, called Activision Blizzard Studios, with the purpose of developing film and TV content... >>

Halo 5 Guardians review: Benefits with friends
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Halo 5 Guardians review: Benefits with friends

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Being the first dedicated Halo game on the Xbox One there's a lot riding on Halo 5's shoulders, especially considering the PS4 lacks triple-A exclusives in the build-up to Christmas. Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6 aside, Halo 5 Guardians... >>

Skylanders Superchargers preview: Multiplayer online racing hands-on

Skylanders Superchargers preview: Multiplayer online racing hands-on

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Skylanders Superchargers already looked strong this year, offering proper playable toy vehicles along with the usual on-foot figurines and on-screen antics. Ahead of Gamescom most assumed that this action-adventure game would be matched by a Skylanders... >>

Skylanders Superchargers gets Nintendo stars as new figures... and they double as Amiibos

Skylanders Superchargers gets Nintendo stars as new figures... and they double as Amiibos

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One of the most pleasant surprises of E3 2015 was provided by Activision and developer Vicarious Visions who revealed that not only does this year’s Skylanders game get vehicles for the first time, two massive Nintendo licensed characters will also... >>

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)

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Prospects for a new Guitar Hero game looked bleak for a while, but an all-new title in a the much loved franchise is on its way this autumn and Pocket-lint was invited to have a play on the PS4 version ahead of a more official outing at E3 next month.... >>

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

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Like Christmas itself, you can rely on a Call of Duty game to come at the end of each year and this year's development duties are being handled by Treyarch. That means it is to be a continuation of the Black Ops series started in 2010, although from the... >>

Activision teases a new Guitar Hero, will make things official tomorrow

Activision teases a new Guitar Hero, will make things official tomorrow

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Activision has announced it is bringing back Guitar Hero. Well, it didn't officially announce anything; it just released a teaser video, which is leading everyone to believe the publisher wants to resurrect the music game genre. Earlier this year, after... >>

Guitar Hero to return for PS4 and Xbox One, Rock Band too

Guitar Hero to return for PS4 and Xbox One, Rock Band too

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After news of a possible return for Rock Band emerged yesterday it now seems that Activision is to resurrect the Guitar Hero franchise with an all-new take for the new generation of consoles. Little is officially known about the plans, but Kotaku has... >>

No PS4 Share Play for COD: Advanced Warfare and Ghosts, no pay no play

No PS4 Share Play for COD: Advanced Warfare and Ghosts, no pay no play

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Sony introduced Share Play on the PS4 to allow multiplayer and co-op gaming over the internet without both gamers having to own the game. The catch was it left the option to include this feature open to game developers. Activision isn't playing along.... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: A return to form
4.5 stars

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: A return to form

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It's easy to be cynical about Call of Duty these days. The biggest games franchise of them all has developed an inevitability of death-and-taxes proportions. And Advanced Warfare, the eleventh (we think - it's hard to keep count) instalment of the game,... >>

Destiny makes its money back in a day, might take a bit longer to score the other $500 million

Destiny makes its money back in a day, might take a bit longer to score the other $500 million

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There was one launch of a massive product on Tuesday 9 September that couldn't really have gone any better. We're not talking about the monster iPhone 6 Plus that Tim Cook unveiled during the Apple press event, but Destiny, the videogame that has perhaps... >>

Destiny helps PS4 hit one million sales in the UK

Destiny helps PS4 hit one million sales in the UK

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Sony has sold one million PlayStation 4s in the UK. Bwah, ha, ha! That makes the next-generation console the fastest-selling PlayStation in the country since Sony started making consoles. And it's reached the magic figure thanks to pre-orders for the... >>

Destiny:  5 things you need to know about the full game

Destiny: 5 things you need to know about the full game

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Destiny is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 and it has the potential to be the biggest game on the next-generation consoles yet. Activision launched it at a massive party in London on Monday and it could be argued that the game rumoured... >>

Skylanders Trap Team for iPad, Android and Fire OS: Hands-on with the full console game on tablet

Skylanders Trap Team for iPad, Android and Fire OS: Hands-on with the full console game on tablet

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Skylanders has appeared on mobile platforms a couple of times in the past, but always in tie-in titles that featured the characters but not the gameplay of the hugely successful console game and toy franchise. The technology has never really been up... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview and screens: A whole new ball game

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview and screens: A whole new ball game

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Activision chose to unveil its latest Call of Duty's multiplayer talents in Cologne prior to the opening of Gamescom and that allowed us to get a thoroughly decent slice of action free from time and schedule constraints. It was a wise move as we needed... >>

Destiny Beta tips and tricks: Bungie's advice for surviving the game and levelling up

Destiny Beta tips and tricks: Bungie's advice for surviving the game and levelling up

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Today, 23 July, the Destiny Beta opens for Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers. And the scheduled maintenance downtime for the PS4 and PS3 Beta versions has now been lifted. So what better time than to present a mighty swathe of tips and tricks for the game... >>

Destiny Beta first impressions:  Is it on course to be the best game of all time?

Destiny Beta first impressions: Is it on course to be the best game of all time?

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The Destiny Beta is finally here for Bungie to test its servers before the full game release on 9 September and we have to say that here at Pocket-lint we couldn't download it fast enough. That's partly to do with the fact that it's a mammoth 10GB (more... >>

Destiny Beta to kick off 17 July for PS4 and PS3, 23 July for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Destiny Beta to kick off 17 July for PS4 and PS3, 23 July for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Bungie and Activision has announced when you can finally play the Destiny Beta, and most of you will get the chance this month. Destiny is a highly anticipated role-playing, first-person shooter video game that features a "mythic science-fiction" open... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sees Activision throw everything at the latest instalment in its first person shooter franchise. This time around CoD fast-forwards 44 years. And in 2058 soldiers don super-strength exoskeletons which can temporarily render... >>

Destiny available to play for PS4 gamers 'this weekend'

Destiny available to play for PS4 gamers 'this weekend'

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Sony has announced that PS4 gamers will be the first to be able to play Destiny, Halo creator Bungie's new first person shooter. As well as release the beta test version of the game exclusively on the console on 17 July, a first look alpha version will... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 trailer shows off futuristic first person shooter

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 trailer shows off futuristic first person shooter

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Xbox used Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare to kick off its E3 2014 media briefing. And boy did it start with a bang; the sound system made every bullet, bomb and bang rumble through the audience to add greater impact. But the thing that really strikes... >>

Activision bets on Destiny being massive hit to the tune of half a billion dollars

Activision bets on Destiny being massive hit to the tune of half a billion dollars

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Activision is spending half a billion dollars on Bungie's Destiny with an eye on doubling its money and setting up a new franchise that it hopes will top games charts for many years to come. The $500 million it has allocated to the game includes "marketing,... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

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What do you get it if marry Call of Duty with House of Cards? It seems the next installment of the Call of Duty games; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Following the official trailer leaking online, this new trailer has been revealed, giving a 4 November... >>

Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games to unveil on 4 May - first game screenshot out now

Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games to unveil on 4 May - first game screenshot out now

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The next Call of Duty video game will unveil on 4 May, according to a just-launched teaser page on the series' website. The page has a title that says "Get Ready for a New Era of Call of Duty," and there's also a countdown that ticks down to 10 AM ET... >>