Tag Archives: Call of Duty

Activision’s CEO was nearly fired last year

Even if you’re not all clued up on who’s who in the gaming industry, you probably know who Bobby Kotick is. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably seen his face on more than a few memes swimming around the internet. He’s in charge of probably the biggest publisher in the world right now, but last year he was nearly fired from Activision.

Ex-dictator sues Activision over COD: Black Ops II

Ah, it's so sad when people desperately try to regain their lost place in the world. Some of you might have heard of Manuel Noriega - he was a dictator in Panama in the late 80s. Well, like Lindsay Lohan, he's trying to get a last taste of fame and fortune before fading into obscurity, and he's doing it by suing Activision.

The animation and art direction of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

I’ve been quite adamant in this claim, and I’ll say it again: This year’s Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be the prettiest game ever seen in the history of that franchise, and it’s going to set a new graphical benchmark for the series as a whole. But to get to that point, a lot of hard work was needed. After all, new-gen explosions and Kruger suits aren’t as simple as they look.

PlayStation’s TV advertising budget blitzes Xbox

I cancelled my satellite subscription a few months back so I couldn’t even tell you if we've had a lot of local video game advertising on TV - but apparently it is still a massive thing over the US of A.

The factions for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may have been leaked

I take some bizarre pleasure out of seeing any news leak from these massive PR machines that control upcoming games these days. The marketing and PR schedule for COD: Advanced Warfare is already totally mapped out and the plan is to drip feed the media and public information all the way up to release.

A look at Call of Duty’s futuristic warfare

It’s a very strange world we live in where the next iteration of Call of Duty seems to be more refreshing and more evolutionary than the next Battlefield, but that’s the world we’re living in right now. While Battlefield Hardline has been accused of being little more than an expansion for Battlefield 4, most who’ve gone eye-balls on with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare seem genuinely impressed.

E3 2014 – Hands off with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Another year, another Call of Duty right? Yes and no. With three studios now working on the franchise, there’s a definite trend towards Activision releasing more distinct adventures into warfare and advanced fish AI. Sledgehammer is up to bat next, and while their latest entry doesn’t stray too far from the usual COD fundamentals, it just might be the prettiest Call of Duty released so far.

Transformers devs doing last gen Call of Duty

The latest Transformers game isn’t being made by the chaps who did the last few excellent ones. After the dismal Deadpool, High Moon Studios was hit with a significant number of layoffs, leading us to speculate that they were downsized to being a jobbing studio; a port factory. That seems to be the case, as they’ll be handling the porting of Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to those now-ancient consoles, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

E3 2014 in pictures – Day Zero

It’s your typical calm before the storm for E3. The sun is shining, the weather is glorious and if I were to play Geoff’s drinking game of having a shot every time a crazy hobo ranted on past us, I’d be on the waiting list for a new liver by now. Want to see what the LA Convention Center looks like right now? Then grab some popcorn and check out our gallery.

Check out all 4 maps of the Invasion DLC in detail

The final Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC lands today and as we’ve already mentioned it is going to contain 4 new maps and some more Extinction gameplay.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has room for a sequel

Another year, another Call of Duty. This time, Sledgehammer games gets to show off their hard work, with a game set in the future of 2054. It’s Advanced Warfare and a brand new franchise within Call of Duty to boot. Which means that we can expect a sequel to this adventure, once the dust has settled.

Ten games that we want to see remastered

When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era started, publishers were quick to bundle older-gen games together, selling off a slightly HD collection of previously played titles that had been given a slap of 16:9 paint. With the new-gen, that’s not going to be a passing fad, although developers and studios are quick to call re-released games “Remastered Editions”.

COD: Advanced Warfare–Print ammo on the go

GameInformer have been given a ton of advanced information around Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare but the one part that instantly jumped out the screen to me was the new 3D-Printer Rifle that appears to print its own ammo.

Cancelled 3rd person Call of Duty was set in Vietnam War

Sledgehammer Games, the studio making this year’s intriguing Call of Duty was started by former Dead Space developers Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey. For a while, they were working on a 3rd-person Call of Duty spinoff. That failed to happen, with the team from Sledgehammer working on Modern Warfare 3 instead. Sledgehammer has now, years later, revealed a little about the binned 3rd-person game.

CoD: Advanced Warfare story details

Call of Duty claims to be moving in a new direction for their latest and greatest game. It certainly looks pretty and intriguing - if you haven't already you should check out all the sexy new screenshots. However, CoD is striving to be more than just a pretty face this time around.