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  • News There Won't Be a New Skylanders Game in 2017

    Still, you can get Imaginators on Switch...

    The Skylanders franchise kickstarted the toys-to-life craze, which prompted rivals to emerge. Disney Infinity started well but faded to cancellation, however, though LEGO Dimensions is still adding various waves to its original release. Nintendo's own amiibo range is an alternative take on the model, of...

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  • Rumour The Next Call Of Duty Game Is Boldly Venturing Into Space

    Could it come to NX?

    Call of Duty: Ghosts was a first for Activision's famous FPS series as it featured an opening segment which was set in space. If you liked that bit - we sure did - then you'll be pleased to know that the franchise could go one better by taking place entirely in this environment. The rumour - as reported by our pals over at

  • News Activision Won't Have a Booth at E3 This Year

    Still intends to show off new COD footage at the event

    Activision is one of the most pivotal third party companies in the industry, with Skylanders and Call of Duty obviously being its most popular properties. While Call of Duty has a somewhat hit or miss history with Nintendo consoles, Skylanders still shows up year after year, with the most recent...

February2016

January2016

  • News ​Activision Blizzard Has Acquired Major League Gaming

    Aims to create the "ESPN of eSports"

    For those of you that like to follow the more competitive side of gaming, you've no doubt heard about Major League Gaming, or MLG. The organization regularly puts on tournaments and competitions for games such as Starcraft, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., and Call of Duty; pitting the very best of the best...

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  • News You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO

    "They've been through rough hardware cycles before"

    We all know the Wii U is struggling right now, but Nintendo still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve — yesterday's Mario Kart 8 DLC announcement being proof of that — and it would appear that the wider industry feels the same way, too. Speaking to Examiner, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has...

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  • News Activision - "We Want to See Nintendo be Successful"

    "They've got some incredible IP that has yet to come"

    With the Wii U's difficult 2013, and the significant efforts from Nintendo to line up a compelling Wii U release schedule for Fall, the Holiday season and beyond, there have been the expected question marks over third-party support, particularly into 2014. If E3 demonstrated one loud point on...

  • News Activision Bringing Skylanders Swap Force And Call of Duty: Ghosts To E3

    "This is obviously a big year"

    There has been a lot of confusion surrounding Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest in Activision's long-running franchise. Nobody seems to definitively know if it's coming to Wii U or not. When it was announced in early May, the publisher did not mention Nintendo's home console, however, since then several media outlets...

May2013

  • News Media Outlets List Call of Duty: Ghosts for Wii U

    Based on past form, official confirmation may take a while

    Activision has been rather coy about whether its latest FPS extravaganza, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to Wii U, being suitably cryptic on the subject. Vagueness has left the door open to optimism for fans of the series that happen to primarily use Nintendo systems, especially as...

  • Rumour Deadpool Could Be Heading To Wii U

    Amazon.ca lists the game for a Wii U release

    Activision could be set to release Deadpool in June for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The publisher has never mentioned a Wii U version but it appears there may well be one on the cards in the future as online retailer Amazon.ca has listed the game for Nintendo's system. Wii U has seen some support...

  • News Activision Reveals Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Doesn't Mention Wii U Version

    Publisher considers Wii U to be "next generation"

    In a move which has surprised absolutely nobody, Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next entry in the unreasonably popular men-shooting-men franchise. It's expected to launch on November 5th. A recent listing by a Spanish retailer gave us hope that the Wii U would be getting...

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  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

    Pun absolutely intended

    A short while ago, Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II patch would be coming to the Wii U later this month. However, that prediction might prove to be incorrect, as it would appear that Activision is experiencing some problems getting the update ready for deployment. Here's what has been posted on the...

  • News Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

    But still "well positioned" to remain on top

    Last night, Disney announced its own take on the Skylanders "toys to life" concept: Disney Infinity. It hasn't taken long for Skylanders publisher Activision to react to the news, with John Coyne, Vice President of Consumer Marketing, telling Forbes: We are thrilled by the incredible success that the...

  • News UK 007 Legends Wii U Release Now TBC 2013

    DateFall

    James Bond: 007 Legends has hardly had the most dignified of starts at retail. The game has received something of a critical mauling, and following its release the news hit that developer Eurocom had been closed down. Although the game was released in North America on 11th December, the UK release never happened. We approached Activision...

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  • News Angry Birds Trilogy to Cost $29.99

    Plucky dip

    The recently announced Angry Birds Trilogy will retail at $29.99 in the U.S., Activision has announced. The compilation of digital releases Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons will have exclusive 3DS features like StreetPass and stereoscopic 3D. It'll also have extra content over and above its iOS origins, but Activision...

June2012

  • E3 2012 Get to the NA eShop for Some New 3DS Demos

    Try 'em out

    If you're hankering for some new 3DS demos, you're in luck. Last night Nintendo announced that there'll be several new third party demos coming to the North American eShop in the near future. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes should be available right now, but you'll soon also be able to get your paws on trials of The Amazing Spider-Man,...

  • E3 2012 Skylanders Giants Stomping onto Wii U

    Ground shaking

    Polish up those Skylanders figures; Skylanders Giants is coming to Wii U, and all your old models are compatible. During an interview with GameTrailers, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg confirmed that the sequel will be making its way over to Nintendo's new home console. Having taken toy technology under its wing in the original,...

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  • News Men in Black: Alien Crisis Confirmed for Wii

    The good guys dress in black, remember that

    Another summer blockbuster, another video game spin-off. Many of these movie-based games are of questionable quality, and it's slightly concerning that we're only now finding out about Men in Black: Alien Crisis for Wii, to be published by Activision. This title will be released on 25th May, the same day...

February2012

  • News Fee Fi Fo Fum, Activision Announces Skylanders Giants

    Out this fall

    After the runaway success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure it's no surprise Activision is already planning another instalment, revealing Skylanders Giants at the American International Toy Fair. The next game — fully compatible with previous toys, kids — features figures twice the size of their predecessors that light up. You know...

September2011

  • News PDP Returns to Combat with Wii Modern Warfare Headset

    Head bang again

    Last year's release of Call of Duty: Black Ops came with a nice surprise: support for the new PDP Headbanger headset for online play, a notable improvement over Wii Speak's use in previous online games. PDP and Activision obviously both believe they were onto a good thing, as the headset will be making a return for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in November. From the information..

August2011

  • News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is Wii-Bound

    Going out with a bang?

    There's been a lot of talk about the Call of Duty series on Wii over the years, even though the only title missing from the console since launch is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. History won't be repeating itself though, as Activision has confirmed in an investor call that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is coming to Wii. Nothing else was given away about the game so expect..

June2011

  • News Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is Truly a Multi-Platform Game

    See the toys come to life

    One of Activision's key titles at E3 this year is Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for it's a game that can be enjoyed across multiple formats, allowing gamers to carry on their progress no matter what system they are playing it on. Available on all three major home consoles, the 3DS, PC and mobile devices, Skylanders: Spyro's...

  • News Activision and SEGA Toying with Wappy Dog DS for Christmas

    Take that, Nintendogs

    A virtual dog that lives inside a console? It's been done. A robot dog controlled by a video game, though? Now that's exciting. That's the basic idea behind Wappy Dog, a new venture from Activision and SEGA TOYS that's set to mark its territory at Christmas. A combination of DS software and real-life toy, the virtual pet supposedly grows and evolves whether played with at home..

February2011

  • News Activision and Sega Combine to Create Wappy Dog for DS

    Ruff prototype shown

    Sega's not just a beloved games publisher and former hardware king; its Sega Toys division creates physical toys as well, with its latest creation joining forces with Activision for one of the DS's most unusual games yet. Named Wappy Dog, it's a plastic pooch that's essentially a much more evolved form of Sega's previous Poo-Chi toy: you can play with the dog as a toy in its..

  • News Activision Disbands Guitar Hero Business, No Entry in 2011

    DJ Hero suspended this year as well

    There used to be three certainties in life: death, taxes and at least one annual entry in Activision's Guitar Hero franchise, but now that list is back down to two, as the company announces its Guitar Hero business unit is officially disbanded. The announcement came in an earnings report in which Activision...

November2010

  • News GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

    Bond does the business

    GoldenEye 007 had a strong start to its campaign across the UK, selling twice as many units as Blood Stone, and naturally Nintendo is quick to champion the game as proof that core games can succeed on Wii. Rob Saunders, Nintendo UK's head of communications, spoke to MCV about the game's success, saying: The sales of GoldenEye...

  • News Get Your First Look at Black Ops Campaign Mode on Wii

    Updated: Campaign and multiplayer footage

    There's been close to radio silence on Call of Duty: Black Ops for Wii, but now the game is available in the wild the first direct feed footage of the campaign mode has arrived courtesy of Official Nintendo Magazine. The 18-rated footage focuses on a three-man team attempting to take down Fidel Castro in a hideout. Graphically the game doesn't look too bad..

  • News GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

    Still only debuts at number 13

    It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13,...

  • News Former Pussycat Doll Brings Glamour to GoldenEye Soundtrack

    Pussy(cat) Galore

    Aside Famke Janssen's deadly Xenia Onatopp and the N64 game, the next best thing about GoldenEye was Tina Turner's brassy theme tune, a classic slice of slinky yet bombastic Bond music that's as good as any theme in the series. Now it's getting a modern touch-up thanks to former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. Activision's latest...

October2010

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Wii to Get Online Co-Op and Zombie Modes

    Activision interview opens up

    Call of Duty: Black Ops on Wii has been shrouded in secrecy for months, with next-to nothing concrete revealed, but now the game's senior producer Anna Donlan has spilled the beans on what gamers can expect on November 9th. The biggest news is arguably that the game will feature online co-operative play, including the console's debut of the amazingly popular zombies..

  • News GoldenEye Storyline Trailer Takes Us Behind the Scenes

    Plot lines, tanks, and more!

    When GoldenEye 007 launches next month, it will undoubtedly offer gamers a lot that wasn't available in the Nintendo 64 original. Online play might be taking the centre spotlight, but the game's narrative will also play an important part in James Bond's 2010 return. Bruce Feirstein, screenwriter for the GoldenEye film, has been brought in to update the game's narrative..

  • News GoldenEye Maps Trailer Shows Where We'll be Spraying Our Bullets

    Which one will you dominate in?

    There's been a steady stream of GoldenEye trailers coming our way as we close in on its Nov. 2 launch in North America, and Activision has released another in the form of a maps vignette. So let's take a quick look at their names as a few will undoubtedly sound very familiar indeed. The video is short but sweet as glimpses of Archives, Facility, Nightclub, Jungle,..

September2010

  • News The Latest GoldenEye Vignette Shows a Lot of Character

    Ah yes. There's the vertically-challenged little...

    Back in the days of GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64, choosing your character had the potential to be as strategic as the choice of weapons or the place of combat. Well, when we say strategic, we actually mean questionably unsportsmanlike. Okay, let's just say it. Anyone who chose Oddjob was a bit annoying. Activision has just released a trailer..

  • News Activision Announces Six More DJs to Feature in DJ Hero 2

    ...and the mixes that they'll be bringing to the turntable

    It's not long before DJ Hero 2 drops and when it does, it's going to bring with it a staggering amount of remixes and mash-ups that players will scratch and beat-juggle to. A while ago, DJ Shadow let it slip that he would return in some form or another, and now Activision has confirmed that he will at the very least be providing two mixes..

  • News GoldenEye Online to Keep You Addicted with Killstreaks, Perks and More

    GoldenEye feels the hand of CoD

    Ah, Activision: we should have known you'd come up with this. Whilst its Call of Duty series continues to devour gaming hours like nobody's business, the publisher has taken some of the series' winning elements and slotted them neatly into upcoming Bond 'em up GoldenEye. Not only will the game feature an online experience system opening up new perks and killstreaks..

  • News Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock to Expand Wii and DS Connectivity

    Now with double the cross-platform players

    It seems Vicarious Visions and Activision are trying to add a much-needed key-change to the Guitar Hero melody, and as if a new story mode isn't enough, the creators are expanding the connectivity between Wii and DS players with a selection of play modes and multiplayer functions. The Roadie Battle mode from Guitar Hero 5 makes a beefier return for DS..

  • News Original GoldenEye Designer Suspicious of Wii Publisher's Eye for Gold

    Though developer Eurocom is in his good books

    Whether Activision is all about the money isn't really for us to say, but one thing most will agree on is that it has several franchises in its pockets into which at any given time the company can reach, pulling out a sequel or spin-off. So with the upcoming revival of the GoldenEye name, the publisher's motivation is being questioned by one of the..

  • News RZA Joins the DJ Hero 2 Clan as a Playable Character

    Head of the Wu-Tang to mix things up

    With the full tracklisting of DJ Hero 2 now revealed, Activision has gone a step further and announced another playable character and the mash-ups that this producer will bring to the turntable. RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan is the latest in a lineup of contemporary artists to lend their likeness and production skills to FreeStyleGames's upcoming sequel. RZA will be..

August2010

  • News Nintendo Rolls Its Sleeves Up With GoldenEye 007 Development

    Activision talks about Nintendo's "extremely helpful" approach

    With the original GoldenEye 007 a beloved moment in the N64 era, it's no wonder Nintendo is making sure the upcoming Wii instalment receives a substantial amount of love during the development stages. Speaking to Gamerzines, associate producer James Lodato speaks about the partnership between Activision and The Big N, in bringing the..

  • News DJ Hero 2 Pumping Out of Your Speakers From 22nd October

    Activision launches its "Name That Mix" challenge with prizes to be won

    One of the best qualities that the original DJ Hero possessed was undoubtedly the soundtrack; with its eclectic make-up of various genres moulded together to give something familiar yet all together fresh. When its upcoming sequel lands in UK shops on 22nd October, you can be sure to find mash-ups that will instantly send you..

  • News GoldenEye Multiplayer Doubles-Up but Loses its Voice

    Eight players, no voices

    James Bond always manages to take down megalomaniacal scientists, gamblers and supernationalists with just a few gadgets and some sharp one-liners, but the upcoming GoldenEye will test his wits in multiplayer as it will support up to eight players online. Bond will have to stay silent on his upcoming multiplayer mission...

  • News GoldenEye Gets Golden Pad Bundle

    $69.99 for game and Classic Controller Pro

    We engaged in some GoldenEye Wii multiplayer a few weeks ago, taking down Oddjobs and Trevelyans with the Classic Controller Pro and its dual-analogue set-up. It seems Activision is keen to get people into this control method as a bundle has surfaced offering the game and a limited edition golden Classic...

  • News NES-Style DJ Hero is Bleeping Cool

    It will rock you

    DJ Hero may not be quite as iconic as its guitar-toting stablemate, but consider how different things might have been if the title had originated on the NES. Well imagine no longer, as the talented Eric Ruth has put together Pixel Force: DJ Hero to show exactly what it would look and more importantly sound like. Wondering when you...

July2010

  • First Impressions GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer

    We've been expecting you

    Surely few words cause such excitement and rampant nostalgia in the Nintendo community as “GoldenEye multiplayer”, so it was with great anticipation we sat down to play Activision’s new Bond outing in a split-screen four-player deathmatch. With only one game mode, one map and four characters available – not including Mr Bond, bizarrely – this was an admittedly..

  • News Prepare Yourself for GoldenEye's "Epic" Tank Level

    Bond brings big bangs

    We all remember the tank level from the original GoldenEye: the feeling of destructive power at your fingertips was brilliantly realised, and with the recently-announced GoldenEye for Wii on the way Activision is looking to revive this classic level in a big fashion. In a recent interview with the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine, Activision's Tim Coupe describes the tank level..

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  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Confirmed for Wii

    Latest update in massive series is heading Wii-ward

    Whew, we were worried there for a minute. Activision's upcoming entry in the Call of Duty series, the currently-mysterious Black Ops, wasn't initially confirmed for a Wii release, leading to some consternation and brow-furrowing amongst the machine's owners. Now you can relax those brows: it is on the way to Wii. It's not currently known whether..

April2010

  • News Next Bungie Title May Head to Nintendo Consoles

    Famed developers team with Activision to branch out

    You won't find the word "Bungie" in very many of our news articles, but the studio's recent agreement with Activision could see that all change. Leaving the Halo universe behind, the developers are now set to branch out with a new IP set to release for multiple platforms, opening the door for Nintendo fans to experience a Bungie game for..

August2009

  • News Modern Warfare 2 Could Come To Wii

    If the first one sells like hotcakes, that is

    People have been questioning why Activision is bringing a port of the first Modern Warfare game, despite the second being released very shortly on pretty much every other platform under the sun (including the DS!). Activision, speaking at GamesCom, stated that if Modern Warfare sells well on Wii, we could be playing Modern Warfare 2 on our white waggle..

  • News Tony Hawk RIDE Set For Wii In November

    Got a spare £100?

    Tony Hawk RIDE will be released for Wii on the 20th November, Activision have announced. RIDE will come with a special skateboard peripheral and cost a whopping £99.99. According to Activision, the new wireless controller will let players feel what it's really like to skate, allowing them to pull of all the tricks professionals like Tony Hawk can do. You'll be tilting,..

  • News Wii Gamers Called Up for Modern Warfare

    Activision bringing huge hit to our white wonder waggle box

    Those of you who've dabbled in a spot of other console gaming over the past few years may have tried a somewhat unheard-of game known as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It launched on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC - heck, even the DS got its own version, but Wii owners were left totally lacking. Until this November, that is. Yes, almost two years..

  • News Modern Warfare sequel heading for DS

    Modern Warfare: Mobilised coming 10th November.

    Activision announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilised, (yeah quite a mouthful) which is set for a November 10th release date. Developer n-Space will be producing the game, which if you didn't know made Call of Duty: World at War and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the humble DS. Mobilised will have a unique storyline designed to complement..

May2009

  • News Modern Warfare 2 Wii-bound?

    Amazon listing may have spilled the beans

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was big. Huge. It also never saw the light of day on Wii, unfortunately. Of course, Activision likes money, and it likes porting games to every platform imaginable, which is why this Amazon UK listing for Modern Warfare 2 Wii doesn't seem so crazy. World at War sold great on...