During its investor conference call, Activision noted that Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the best selling game of all time. The company spokesman said that "During the first quarter, Call of Duty: Black Ops became the best selling game of all time in dollars across the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in the United States and Europe and was again the number one game of the quarter.
As expected, the Activision Quarterly conference call contained information about the upcoming Call of Duty game scheduled for this fall. While no insight was provided about the specifics of the game, the Call of Duty Beachhead services were explained in a little more depth.
In traditional Sam Fisher fashion, the first off screen developmental image for Splinter Cell 6 has stealthily snuck out of the Ubisoft Toronto Audio Room. Splinter Cell 6 has been confirmed to be in development under Jade Raymond at Ubisoft Toronto.
Whatever the next Call of Duty title turns out to be, we'll likely find out soon enough. However, a recent sighting for Call of Duty: Project Colossus was spotted on a Tesco database recently and is slated for a November 8th release.
Brink takes place on the Ark, a man-made floating city that is on the brink of all-out civil war. Originally built as an experimental, self-sufficient and 100% “green” habitat, the reported rapid rise of the Earth’s oceans has forced the Ark to become home to not only the original founders and their descendants but also to thousands of refugees.
Activision Blizzard will hold it's quarterly earnings call tonight, and many expect that they will also reveal the first details about the Diablo III beta. Last February Mike Morhaime told listeners to the previous quarterly conference call, that he would be divulging more information this time around about Diable III and the beta for the game.
The PlayStation Network was scheduled to come back online last week according to reports from Sony internal operations. The week has come and gone, and still no PSN. It has come to light that the network may not become functional until the end of May, Sony recently clarified in statements to financial news organization, Bloomberg.
It's a new week in the world of video games, and with it comes a whole new bundle of gaming goodness to sink our teeth into. This week has quite a few notable titles for fans of all genres. Bethesda's latest first person shooter hits store shelves finally, with Brink releasing on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
The first alleged screenshots for Grand Theft Auto V have hit the web this morning, and guess what. They're not of Los Angeles. If rumors turn out to be true, GTA V could be heading to Hawaii.
Bethesda & Splash Damage will release Brink in just a few days time, and on May 10th everyone will get to create their character, pick a side, and do battle on the Ark. This first person shooter is a bit different than others that you might be used to in a few respects. It melds together some of the greatest concepts in first person gameplay from some of the best games of this generation.
So it looks like one of the things that Sony is going to be doing to help their customers protect themselves in the aftermath of the recent data breach on their servers, is by giving their customers access to 12 months of free identity theft protection. PSN members will have access to Debix's "All Clear ID Protection Plan" the offer will be made available to all PSN and Qriocity account members in the United States.
Mortal Kombat 9 released recently and it was unsurprisingly good. The game looked great, and incorporated all the trappings that the sucked down so many quarters at arcades across the nation in the mid nineties. Unfortunately, PSN has been down ever since the game released and I haven't had much of an opportunity to play my copy of the game, online at least.
With one of the biggest franchises in gaming's history set to return this fall, we're left wondering about the specifics of the next Call of Duty Modern Warfare title. Will Modern Warfare 3 push the boundaries of the genre, or will it be a cash grab with little to no innovation or heart behind it.
The CEO of Splash Damage, recently said that with Brink the company has gone all in. The developer has aimed for AAA status with all of its games, and Brink is no exception. In fact the CEO would rather let his company go under than to compromise quality.
Last month, comments from Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve, may have gotten a little blown out of proportion. Then, the CEO talked about the future of his company and said that "Portal 2 will probably be Valve's last game with an isolated single player experience."
After the announcement that the resumption of service for the PSN would again be delayed, new information has revealed that hackers have released customer data stolen from the Sony databases. A report from Tokyo via Reuters notes that the customer information from Sony's servers was published to an undisclosed website, however, Sony was able to get the details taken down from the website who had hosted the stolen information promptly.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 might be in their sweet spot as far making money, but signs are beginning to show that new hardware may be needed much sooner rather than later. Eventhough the rumors of a new Microsoft console being shown at E3 2011 turned out to be false, industry analyst Billy Pidgeon thinks E3 2012 will likely be the first look at the new console.
Modern Warfare 3 looks like it will be the next game in the Call of the Duty franchise. After months of speculation regarding what Activision has up their sleeve for this year's Call of Duty release, more proof points towards Modern Warfare 3.
As usual Bungie issued its weekly update last night, but this one was a little bittersweet for fans that are waiting patiently to hear what the developer is cooking up as their next franchise. Having recently inked a deal with Activision to develop games under the publisher's umbrella, many thought that E3 would be the perfect stage to unveil that Massively Multiplayer offering that is coming down the pipeline from the Halo gods.
The first gameplay details of Assassin's Creed: Revelations have started to trickle in to various sources across the web, and as confirmed the setting of Assassin's Creed: Revelations will be Constantinople split into the traditional districts found in other Assassin's Creed games.
Since it's last company conference call, Activision has been hushed about the Call of Duty Online component that was revealed to be coming from Beachhead Studios. In fact, Activision has been hushed about all Call of Duty activity. With no Modern Warfare 3 news, many have been left wondering what the cards hold for the franchise.
Battlefield 3 is billed as one of the biggest first person shooters of the year. Getting ready to take on Call of Duty this fall, Battlefield 3's main mission objective in 2011 is to gain marketshare from the Call of Duty franchise by appealing to gamers, with a deeper, richer, first person shooter experience.
The PlayStation Network was set to resume service before week's end, but with the week coming to a close and still no sign of PSN, SCEA has issued an update concerning the status of the recent testing of the network. Sony says that it's still working to confirm the security of the network infastructure.
Earlier today there was a rumor that an Xbox 720 development kit was floating about the halls of the EA offices. The rumor claimed that a 'respected games industry entity' had inside information about Microsoft's next generation console and claimed that the "Xbox 720 would be revealed next month at E3".