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  • Shock! 28 May launch that isn't the iPad - Blur
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    Shock! 28 May launch that isn't the iPad - Blur

    By 28 May 2010

    How do you top what's going on just up the road at that other launch? Crash a couple of cars into the side of Old Street Magistrate's Court, it seems. Albeit, not for real. To highlight the fact that Activision's racing game Blur hit stores at the same...

  • VIDEO: Call of Duty Black Ops trailer goes live
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    VIDEO: Call of Duty Black Ops trailer goes live

    By 19 May 2010

    Activision has released a new trailer for its Call of Duty Black Ops game which isn't due out till a lot later in the year, but if the game can live up to the trailer then it looks like we are in for a treat.  With action aplenty and what looks to be...

  • Activision signs Halo developer Bungie for new game property
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    Activision signs Halo developer Bungie for new game property

    By 29 April 2010

    Games publisher Activision has not had a great time of late. It's currently undergoing an acrimonious and court-bound split with the employees of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward, and its CEO, Mark Griffiths announced his decision to resign from his...

  • Activision sued for half a billion
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    Activision sued for half a billion

    By 28 April 2010

    Nearly 40 former employees of Infinity Ward have got together to drop a monster 500 million dollar lawsuit on games giant Activision, alleging breach of contract and unpaid royalties. The move comes just a week before Activision's Q1 financial reports...

  • Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA
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    Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

    By 12 April 2010

    Following the massive spat between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare creators Infinity Ward and the game's publisher Activision, the two former heads of Infinity Ward - Jason West and Vince Zampella - have created a new studio backed by Activision's arch-rival...

  • Modern Warfare developers sue Activision
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    Modern Warfare developers sue Activision

    By 5 March 2010

    Simmering tensions between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward and publishers Activision have exploded into a fully-fledged fight, with the lawyers representing studio bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella filing a lawsuit against...

  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen arrives in Europe
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    Guitar Hero: Van Halen arrives in Europe

    By 19 February 2010

    Activision's latest Guitar Hero title - Guitar Hero: Van Halen - was released in the United States before Christmas, but - for reasons entirely unclear to us - its European release was delayed until 19 February. It's finally here now, though, so you can...

  • DJ Hero 2 confirmed with MIDEM contest
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    DJ Hero 2 confirmed with MIDEM contest

    By 18 January 2010

    Fans of the new(ish) DJ Hero game will be pleased to hear that a sequel is planned for the franchise, suggesting sales success for the music-based game. The confirmation comes via the news that DJ Hero is offering budding musicians the chance to have...

  • Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales
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    Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales

    By 14 January 2010

    As fans of the franchise will no doubt agree, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a true blockbuster, as news comes in that the game has hit $1 billion in sales. Hitting at estimated $550 million in sales in its first week, the war-themed title has now...

  • Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot
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    Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot

    By 23 December 2009

    After enjoying 6 weeks topping the game charts, it's been revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has nabbed the all-format Christmas number one spot, according to Chart Track data. Although not as prestigious a position as getting the number one...

  • VIDEO: True Crime trailer and details revealed
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    VIDEO: True Crime trailer and details revealed

    By 15 December 2009

    Activision has announced further details of its upcoming title "True Crime", describing it as an "all-new open-world game inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers". The basic premise is that you play detective Wei Shen who...

  • The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone
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    The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

    By 11 December 2009

    The Beatles: Rock Band has hit the milestone of 1 million sales across the globe. The music game, that follows the career of the Fab Four and lets players make-believe play Beatles tunes, was launched across the world on 09/09/09. "MTV Games and Harmonix...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners announced
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners announced

    By 7 December 2009

    This year’s hottest gadgets have been announced at the 6th Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, letting consumers know exactly what the best gadgets, gizmos and tech is from 2009.  The votes cast by over 50 experts from tech and mainstream publications...

  • Band Hero - Xbox 360   review
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    Band Hero - Xbox 360 review

    By 2 December 2009

    Such has been the success of Guitar Hero that publisher Activision has begun to roll out the series in serious bulk. This year, the company has released Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, Guitar Hero...

  • Best Video Games 2009 nominations
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    Best Video Games 2009 nominations

    By 16 November 2009

    Here are the nominations for Best Video Game in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009. The following products were chosen because we feel they represent the best video games on sale in the last 12 months that are available in the UK. The nominations...

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360   review
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 12 November 2009

    After Infinity Ward’s sublime Call of Duty: Modern Warfare astounded all with its representation of up-to-date combat, expectations have continuously soared for the always inevitable sequel. With predictions of multi-millions day one sales (which incidentally...

  • Modern Warfare 2 breaking US records too
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    Modern Warfare 2 breaking US records too

    By 12 November 2009

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, not content with annihilating UK video game sales records, has done the same trick across the Atlantic, by shifting 4.7 million copies in the United Kingdom and North America combined. That firmly puts it at the top of...

  • Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?
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    Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

    By 10 November 2009

    Call of Duty 6 aka Modern Warfare 2 aka Call of Duty 4 part 2 - whatever you want to call it, is one of the biggest video games of 2009 and today's release is looking to set some records. Reports coming in from online retailers such as Amazon and Play.com,...

  • Modern Warfare 2 breaks Amazon pre-order records
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    Modern Warfare 2 breaks Amazon pre-order records

    By 9 November 2009

    Amazon has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has broken all of its previous records for pre-sales of video games. The title has eclipsed the previous record-holder, GTA IV, by 50% - quite a feat, considering how much hype there was around...

  • No Doubt sues Activision over Band Hero
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    No Doubt sues Activision over Band Hero

    By 5 November 2009

    No Doubt, Gwen Stefani's band who had a hit with the song "Don't Speak", have sued the publishers of Band Hero, Activision Blizzard, over their likeness in the game. The band complained that they were breaching their contract by allowing them to be turned...

  • DJ Hero now on shelves
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    DJ Hero now on shelves

    By 30 October 2009

    DJ Hero, Activision's attempt at turning its Guitar Hero franchise over to the world of electronic music, has now been released in Europe and is available to buy. The game simulates some of the fundamentals of DJing using a plastic "deck" controller,...

  • Guitar Hero rocks 1 million Facebook fans
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    Guitar Hero rocks 1 million Facebook fans

    By 27 October 2009

    Guitar Hero is the first console game franchise to surpass 1 million Facebook fans, says developer Activision. As the number one best-selling third party video game franchise in America and Europe this year to date, since its release, more than 38 million...

  • BBFC gives Modern Warfare 2 an 18 rating
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    BBFC gives Modern Warfare 2 an 18 rating

    By 20 October 2009

    The BBFC has insisted on an 18 rating for coming soon Call of Duty title Modern Warfare 2, although it has passed through the official hurdle with no cuts. It seems the rating ruling will not come as a surprise to the developers as promotional packaging...

  • VIDEO: New DJ Hero ad revealed
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    VIDEO: New DJ Hero ad revealed

    By 12 October 2009

    Getting excited about the forthcoming release of DJ Hero? Well hit play on the vid-box above to see a new promo for the music-themed game. As most of you will know, DJ Hero is a turntable-based take on the current crop of popular music games. DJ Hero...

  • Tony Hawk: RIDE - First Look   review
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    Tony Hawk: RIDE - First Look review

    By 12 October 2009

    Tony Hawk: RIDE is looking to break new ground when it launches next month, thanks to a newly developed controller. We were lucky enough to get our hands and feet on the new game at a recent preview event, and here is what we thought. Let's start with...