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Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player

By Rik Henderson

Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... Read more

Virgin Media customers get to play Destiny 2 first, here's how

Virgin Media customers get to play Destiny 2 first, here's how

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has teamed with Activision to give its customers first dibs on getting hands-on time with Destiny 2.The much-anticipated online FPS, which Pocket-lint played extensively at the launch event in May, will be released for PS4 and Xbox One on... Read more

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... Read more

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

By Rik Henderson

Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... Read more

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

By Elyse Betters

The next Call of Duty game officially has a launch date.Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November, developer Sledgehammer announced during a live stream. It will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The studio also released a new trailer for the game,... Read more

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

By Elyse Betters

Activision and Sledgehammer Games are about to announce the next installment in the Call of Duty series.During the worldwide reveal, which will be live-streamed from London IMAX, we will see the title shown off the first time. We should hear all about... Read more

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

By Elyse Betters

Call of Duty is going back to its roots, as the next installment in the series will be set during World War II.On Friday, publisher Activision confirmed the Sledgehammer Games-developed, first-person shooter will be called Call of Duty: WWII, and that... Read more

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

By Elyse Betters

Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... Read more

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last
4.0 stars

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last

By Andy Robertson

Rather than introduce another pre-packaged figurine novelty for this year's Skylanders game, Imaginators puts character creation in the hands of its young players.From top to bottom Skylanders Imaginators focuses on a creation tool that snaps together... Read more

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before
4.0 stars

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before

By Steve Boxer

In the 21st century, life now has three inevitabilities: death, taxes and an annual instalment of Call of Duty.But Infinite Warfare, 2016's effort, comes with an added layer of controversy: the all-conquering first-person shooter's mighty fan-base took... Read more

Skylanders Imaginators at E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot joins the fun

Skylanders Imaginators at E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot joins the fun

By Andy Robertson

We've previously previewed Skylanders Imaginators after having its basic theme and gameplay demoed to us at an event in London prior to E3 2016, but during the US expo itself we found out so much more.It injects some role-play character creativity to... Read more

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

By Rik Henderson

Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing.That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... Read more

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a leak by a Reddit user (who has since been deleted), we now know the next Call of Duty game's name and release date. An image of a reservation card from US store Target reveals the name Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and its American street... Read more

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

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

By Steve Boxer

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... Read more

Skylanders SuperChargers review: Turbocharging toys-to-life
4.5 stars

Skylanders SuperChargers review: Turbocharging toys-to-life

By Andy Robertson

When Skylanders launched in 2011 the novelty of unlocking in-game characters with physical toys piqued gamers' interest. And having sparked the toys-to-life genre Skylanders now has to work harder to stand out from its peers, such as Lego Dimensions and... Read more

Skylanders Superchargers preview: Multiplayer online racing hands-on

Skylanders Superchargers preview: Multiplayer online racing hands-on

By Andy Robertson

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... Read more

Rock Band 4 preview: Freestyle guitar solos and the new Mad Catz controllers (hands-on)

Rock Band 4 preview: Freestyle guitar solos and the new Mad Catz controllers (hands-on)

By Elyse Betters

Harmonix and Mad Catz are at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where they are showing off the fruits of their new partnership: Rock Band 4 with all-new controllers. We met with Daniel Sussman, who has been with Harmonix since 2001 and now serves as a product manager,... Read more

Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, due this September

Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, due this September

By Elyse Betters

Sony is currently holding its press conference at E3 2015, where it has announced Destiny's next expansion pack.Called The Taken King, Sony said the expansion will launch on 15 September. With it, gamers will be able to complete an all-new adventure in... Read more

Rock Band 4 preview: Return of an old friend (hands-on)

Rock Band 4 preview: Return of an old friend (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

When Electronic Arts decided against continuing with the Rock Band franchise it was publishing it looked to be the end of the music game. Similarly, Activision decided to can Guitar Hero too, citing a lack of interest in rhythm and accessory games.Now... Read more

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)

By Rik Henderson

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.We... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Guitar Hero Live unveiled in new trailer, get ready to rock from first person perspective

Guitar Hero Live unveiled in new trailer, get ready to rock from first person perspective

By Luke Edwards

Guitar Hero Live has been unveiled by Activision as the next step in the music playing game series.Teased last night, the new Guitar Hero Live will focus on making the in-band experience more life like than ever before. Not only can gamers play from the... Read more

Destiny's second expansion pack will launch in May, called House of Wolves

Destiny's second expansion pack will launch in May, called House of Wolves

By Elyse Betters

Bungie has announced the second expansion pack for Destiny will release soon.The developer revealed the news via a trailer and said the downloadable content for its open-world shooter will be called House of Wolves. It follows The Dark Below expansion... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Call of Duty zombies creator Treyarch will release next COD this autumn

Call of Duty zombies creator Treyarch will release next COD this autumn

By Luke Edwards

The official word on the next Call of Duty 2015 is here, Activision has confirmed the next game in the series will be here this autumn.The next Call of Duty will be made by veteran COD maker Treyarch. The company was the genius behind Call of Duty's zombie... Read more

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

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare review: A return to form

By Steve Boxer

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,... Read more

Destiny gets the Honest Game Trailers treatment, if you love the game look away now

Destiny gets the Honest Game Trailers treatment, if you love the game look away now

By Luke Edwards

Destiny might be a very popular game but that doesn’t put it out of the reach of Honest Game Trailers.  The videos are used to satirise games in a mock trailer. The film version of this was very popular so why not use it for games too? If you're a... Read more

Destiny review
5.0 stars

Destiny review

By Rik Henderson

It's hard to think of the start of any new franchise that has had much hype levied upon its shoulders as Destiny. But even before its Alpha and Beta test phases it was already on track to be "the biggest game of the year" and the potential flag bearer... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Destiny launch trailer releases, getting you ready for 9 September

Destiny launch trailer releases, getting you ready for 9 September

By Elyse Betters

Destiny will finally launch in just a few short weeks, and in order to get you pumped, Bungie has released the game's official launch trailer.Destiny is a highly anticipated role-playing, first-person shooter video game that features a "mythic science-fiction"... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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?

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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 about... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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,... Read more

Rock Band developer Harmonix tries Kickstarter for new Amplitude music video game

Rock Band developer Harmonix tries Kickstarter for new Amplitude music video game

By Elyse Betters

Developer Harmonix wants your help in making the next version of Amplitude for the new PlayStation 4 console.Amplitude is a Sony-published video game that released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. The game's developer, Harmonix, is also well-known for other... Read more

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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 on... Read more

Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world

Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world

By Rik Henderson

Each year the Skylanders team come up with some new innovations to sate the appetites of an enormous global army of fans and in 2014 they might have just pulled off the greatest yet.The Skylanders shtick has always been to combine physical toys with a... Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 has leaked

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 has leaked

By Luke Edwards

The next instalment in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, codenamed Blacksmith, appears to have leaked. This not only confirms the game is in production but also gives away several details.The leak came from an insider working on the game at Sledgehammer,... Read more

Hands-on with Skylanders Spring Edition: Springtime Trigger Happy, Punk Shock, and Fryno review

Hands-on with Skylanders Spring Edition: Springtime Trigger Happy, Punk Shock, and Fryno review

By Elyse Betters

Publisher Activision is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair and has just shown off three Spring Edition figures under its Wave 4 Easter line of the Skylanders video game series.The next installment in the Skylanders series, Wave 4, will include three new Spring... Read more

Activision expecting Bungie's Destiny to be 'best-selling new video game IP in history'

Activision expecting Bungie's Destiny to be 'best-selling new video game IP in history'

By Jake Smith

Even with months to go before the launch of Bungie's Destiny title, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is putting huge faith in the new game franchise. "We expect Bungie’s Destiny, an innovative shared-world, first-person action game to be Activision... Read more

Activision adds third game studio to develop Call of Duty titles, as its ecosystem grows

Activision adds third game studio to develop Call of Duty titles, as its ecosystem grows

By Jake Smith

The Call of Duty ecosystem is to grow even further, as Activision announced a third game studio will be added to the series' development cycle, on an earnings call with investors on Thursday.Sledgehammer Games, a division of Activision, will join Infinity... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts review
4.0 stars

Call of Duty: Ghosts review

By Mike Lowe

Call of Duty is the beating heart of the first person shooter genre, and a franchise that’s been in full swing for a whole decade. That’s pretty long in the tooth by any gaming series’ standards, and one that’s brought the latest instalment, Call... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts most played game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Call of Duty: Ghosts most played game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

By Jake Smith

Call of Duty: Ghosts is leading as the top-selling game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as the next-generation console movement goes into full swing during the month of November.Activision revealed Call of Duty: Ghosts, the tenth instalment of the... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC packs leaked by Activision

Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC packs leaked by Activision

By Luke Edwards

Activision has let slip the upcoming titles for the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC packs.The names of the four packs, due to arrive over the next 12 months, are: Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis. They leaked on a poster that was probably not meant... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts companion app for iOS, Android and WP8 released

Call of Duty: Ghosts companion app for iOS, Android and WP8 released

By Jake Smith

Following the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts last week, the new Call of Duty app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 is now available for free. Given second-screen apps are all the rage these days among gamers, development firm Beachhead and Infinity... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts sales at over $1 billion on first day, beats GTA V - sort of

Call of Duty: Ghosts sales at over $1 billion on first day, beats GTA V - sort of

By Luke Edwards

Activision must be one happy place to be right now. After the Call of Duty: Ghosts launch party on Monday night the game was launched at 00:01. Since then it has sold in excess of $1 billion (£622 million) worth of copies.The game is already ranked number... Read more