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So What Did You Think About Rage?
by Matt Waitt [ Monday, 10th of October 2011 - 02:23 PM ]
Now that Id Software's new IP is out, what do you guys think about it?I was thoroughly impressed with the demo Id showed off earlier this year at PAX East and eagerly waited for its release in August, but sadly it was pushed back to October. I was perfectly ok with that since I knew the finished product was going to blow my mind into oblivion, but I guess it is safe to say that I'm slightly disappointed. Now don't get me wrong, Rage is still a fun game for me to play, but I was expecting a lot more. I guess the hype got my head in the clouds. Read More...
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Activision To Release A New Call Of Duty, More Talk Of Project Beachhead
by Corey Dockendorf [ Wednesday, 11th of May 2011 - 11:54 AM ]
Monday brought a lot of long awaited, if not expected, news for the Activision Blizzard team. One important bit of news was a new Call of Duty title that would be released before the end of this year. With Call Of Duty: Black Ops the number one selling game in the US and Europe for the past three months, it's no surprise that Activision is going all in with this one. It's a safe bet that another CoD will sell just as well if not better than its predecessors. "This year's Call Of Duty initiatives will result in the best Call Of Duty experiences we have created to date," Kotick said. Read More...
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Zombie King Don't Give A Damn In Call Of The Dead
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 4th of May 2011 - 04:31 PM ]
I'll start by throwing a SPOILER alert here for all those Call Of Duty: Black Ops fans who are picking up the Escalation DLC today on the 360. Also for all those fans who are picking it up on the PS3 or PC later on. The below videos show off some of the DLC that you might want to experience firsthand and not through the internet. You've been warned, don't get pissy. If you are continuing on, then you undoubtedly wish to see what else is included in the DLC besides a few maps for multiplayer. Read More...
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Call Of Duty To Become The Next Guitar Hero?
by Matt Waitt [ Monday, 25th of April 2011 - 12:20 PM ]
A leaked memo from Activision's CEO Eric Hirshberg is sure to have Call of Duty fans shaking in their boots and at the same time jumping for joy. The memo, from back in February, shows that Eric and the rest of the company are weary that Call of Duty might end up just like Guitar Hero. Let's see why this is a good thing for Call of Duty fans. Eric believes that the key to continuing Call of Duty's success is its Quality, saying "We need to focus: on making games that constantly raise the quality bar; on staying ahead of the innovation curve; on surrounding the brand with a suite of services and an online community that makes our fans never want to leave. Entertainment franchises with staying power are rare. Read More...
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Could We Be Seeing Modern Warfare 3 At GDC?
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Friday, 25th of February 2011 - 12:22 PM ]
So we are either going to get a look at the next billion dollar game from Activision or one of the best pranks run on fans of the Modern Warfare franchise. A new site, findmakarov.com, has begun to be passed around the net. It doesn't feature anything stating Modern Warfare 3 on it but it does have a countdown with the franchise know font face. Not to mention the site name does link back to the "villain" of Modern Warfare 2. In all actuality, this is most likely a nice little tease for what Activision is going to show off at GDC. Read More...
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Announced
by Corey Dockendorf [ Wednesday, 22nd of December 2010 - 09:53 AM ]
What do you do after you announce that your latest game has gone over the $1 Billion dollar worldwide sales mark? You announce some DLC to keep that game going strong. Activision announced today its first DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops entitled First Strike. The new DLC Map pack is slated for February 1, 2011 to be released on XBox Live. “We’re committed to supporting Call of Duty: Black Ops fans with continuous updates to the game and exciting new content that will keep our community engaged,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. The map pack will include four new maps: Kowloon - Kowloon city in china, except this time on rooftops Berlin Wall - Located in Berlin at the infamous Checkpoint Charlie Discovery - an Antarctic research station Stadium - takes place at a hockey rink in the US A new Zombie map called "Ascension" will also be included in the map pack, but no details on that one yet. Read More...
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Review: Call Of Duty: Black Ops
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 1st of December 2010 - 04:21 PM ]
We've been through WWII and up to Modern Warfare so now it is time to tackle two "wars" that seem to be glanced over by most FPS franchises. Yea, Call of Duty: Black Ops places us deep in the mix of the Vietnam War and the Bay Of Pigs Invasion all in another attempt to stop the Russians from destroying the U.S. This time they are trying it through chemical warfare and biological warfare. Read More...
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is Loaded With Zombies
by Corey Dockendorf [ Tuesday, 9th of November 2010 - 11:48 AM ]
So if you stayed up till midnight, or are heading to the store to pick up your copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops today you're actually getting multiple games for the price of one. If you want to avoid spoilers and find out everything on your own, go no further. The path you take here will lead to certain destruction. With the midnight release of Call of Duty: Black Ops we've already got our first look at an unlockable mini-game called Dead Ops Arcade. This overhead arcade style shooter is very reminiscent of Alien Breed. Read More...
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I'll Take That Jeep from Call Of Duty: Black Ops
by Binh Nguyen [ Monday, 20th of September 2010 - 10:07 AM ]
So, what do you get when you take a video game company and you team it up with a automotive company? You begin entertaining the possibility of a new vehicle that will come to life. Reported from G4tv.com that was released by The Wall Street Journal, that Activison will be teaming up with Chrysler to possibly release the “Hero” themed Jeep that will be in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Oh, yet another way for Activison to suck even more money out of us. This is what it said in The Wall Street Journal: “The Jeep Wrangler's Sahara model will feature a hard-top that can match the color of the vehicle's body. Read More...
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Let's See That CoD Black Ops Uncut
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Thursday, 20th of May 2010 - 12:23 PM ]
The first amendment is one of the few things that we Americans love to hide behind when we are not being cattle and following the "in" crowd. When we truly speak our minds and in turn get ridiculed or condemned for what we say; All because it is against the majority. But that doesn't make it any less a right we have been empowered with so we can say what we want without much worry. You know who we have to thank for that, our great military men and women who go out under orders and slaughter those who would slap our hands with rulers for saying "poopie." So in honor of those men and women, I give you the First Amendment version of the Call of Duty: Black Ops trailer. Read More...
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Aggrocast Episode Sixty Eight: We Found a MythicGriffon
by Brian Bentley [ Sunday, 9th of May 2010 - 11:52 AM ]
With Mike out sick, Brian and Binh turn to fellow Aggrogamer writer Corey Dockendorf to fill the gaping maw.  What we've been playing has talk of Starcraft II, Beat Hazard and a ton of MMOs. The guys also talked about Bungie signing with Activision, the rumor that Activision will be closing down Infinity Ward, Playstation Store updates move to Tuesday, Halo 2 still around due to a few dedicated players and the announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops.Regular features include a Bargain Binh going MMO, On the DL gets wordy and Brian's fill-in on Netflix Pix has three seasons of comedy.The AggroCast is nothing without your support. Read More...
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Infinity Ward Keeps Melting Down
by Brian Goodman [ Friday, 16th of April 2010 - 01:17 PM ]
You can not follow game industry news and not have noticed the countless reports of the drama currently going on between publishing giant Activision and successful Call Of Duty developer Infinity Ward. Even legitimate news sources have covered the huge lawsuit frenzy that has been going on. Today, industry analysts have suggested that as many as 20 more Infinity Ward Employees are projected to no longer be employed by the company in a month's time (source Gamespot). Even though strong sales of the Modern Warfare 2 map pack DLC suggest a short term financial positive for Activision, the stock has continued to go down. I may not be a business tycoon or an expert economist, but I do know this Activision. Read More...
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Infinity Ward Founders Respawn
by Corey Dockendorf [ Monday, 12th of April 2010 - 02:01 PM ]
Not long ago Activision "let go" the co-founders of Infinity Ward, Jason West and Vince Zampella. Well it looks like these two guys have decided to start a new gaming company and get a new publisher. Jason West and Vince Zampella are two industry leaders who brought the amazing Call of Duty franchise to homes everywhere. Now brushing off the dust from a rumor filled departure, Jason and Vince have founded Respawn Entertainment. The website is up and running, and probably the simplest website in the world. Read More...
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Top Heads of Infinity Ward Leave
by Michael Camacho [ Tuesday, 2nd of March 2010 - 06:07 PM ]
This morning many awoke to rumors quickly circulating the internet and news sites about prominent figures at Infinity Ward being fired by Activision, supposedly even with "bouncers" removing them from their offices. Patrick Klepek of G4's The Feed initially broke the possible story. The rumors began gaining credibility as Jason West's Linkedin page now stated he used to work for Infinity Ward and a Facebook status claimed unemployment. Activision finally confirmed the rumors late this afternoon/early evening. Jason West and Vince Zampella have both been let go from the developer. Read More...
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Review: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
by Ben Brody [ Thursday, 12th of November 2009 - 10:33 PM ]
As I looked at the massive amount of people at my local GameStop that were in line to pickup MW2, it dawned on me, this is the biggest, most anticipated, and what could be the best selling action game of all time. Over 300 people were standing in the cold for some four hours waiting for the same thing. Many of them planned on calling in sick the next day or skipping out on school just to get some playtime in. Many people were reminiscing about COD4 or saying how they played a bunch of COD4 to get psyched up about MW2. Read More...
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