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New COD: Black Ops 4 trailer finally shows off Blackout battle royale
New COD: Black Ops 4 trailer finally shows off Blackout battle royale By Maggie Tillman

Treyarch, the developer behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, has released a trailer to show off what we can expect from the new battle royale mode.Called Blackout, the mode will be a free layer in Black Ops 4. It was confirmed in May, ahead of E3 2018, and... Read more

Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet?
Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet? By Rik Henderson

Spyro the Dragon will be more familiar to younger gamers as one of the Skylanders - indeed, the first Skylanders game was subtitled Spyro's Adventure. However, he started out as the star of his own 3D platform series in the 90s and early 2000s, with the... Read more

Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead
Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead By Rik Henderson

Cayde-6 is really dead. We mean, really, really dead. Deader than a dead squirrel with a dead leg found in the dead of night under a flashing neon sign blinking "DEAD!". It's not a trick. Cayde-6 is no more. He has ceased to be. He is an ex-Vanguard.I... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro By Rik Henderson

Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, in the form of Zombies and Blackout - the all-new Battle Royale game mode to take on the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

We now know so much more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.The latest in the long-running first-person shooter franchise will be available this fall and thanks to an all-encompassing Community Reveal Event in May, we know what game modes to expect.The only... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here By Rik Henderson

This year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4 (or Black Ops IIII, if you want to be accurate and equally ignore the current rules of Roman numerals).It is being developed by Treyarch - with a little help from Raven - and exhibits a return to a more tangible,... Read more

Call of Duty movie on track, Sicario 2 director expected to take the helm(et)
Call of Duty movie on track, Sicario 2 director expected to take the helm(et) By Rik Henderson

A couple of years ago, we reported on the creation of Activision Blizzard's new TV and film studio and its plans to make a Call of Duty movie. However, things have been really quiet since.Now it seems that the project is back on track, with Variety claiming... Read more

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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

10 things you didn't know about Call of Duty as it celebrates 10th birthday
10 things you didn't know about Call of Duty as it celebrates 10th birthday By Rik Henderson

Call of Duty: Ghosts is now available for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PS4 (strangely, considering the console itself doesn't come out until the end of the month) and PC. It will also hit Xbox One on 19 November and its release marks the tenth anniversary of... Read more