Humvee maker sues Activision for using its trucks in ‘Call of Duty’

The maker of Humvee is suing the publisher of the Call of Duty series for using its military vehicles in the games without permission, reports Reuters. In its lawsuit, AM General LLC accused Activision Blizzard Inc of reaping “billions of dollars” by using both the Humvee and HMMWV trademarks in the games, and related toys […]

Call of Duty WW2 has BIG problems on Xbox One and PS4, but Activision is celebrating

Call of Duty WW2 may have its problems, but publisher Activision is in a celebratory mood. Despite a troubled launch weekend, the brand new Call of Duty is selling like hotcakes. Call of Duty WW2 made $ 500 million in sales over the course of its opening weekend. It’s also the best-selling digital game on […]

Call of Duty: WWII borrows from Activision hits Destiny and Overwatch

Call of Duty: WWII may return to the “boots on the ground” origin of Activision’s military shooter franchise, but the latest entry in the series has also borrowed a handful of elements from the publisher’s other major shooters: Destiny and Overwatch. I finished the WWII campaign over the weekend, and it was nothing special. It […]

Call of Duty WW2 Servers down: Activision provide server update following launch

The problems started following the release of Call of Duty WW2, with many players unable to access the game’s multiplayer for most of the night. WW2 servers have apparently been hit by a new error, something Activision have confirmed that they are looking into to. “We’re aware that some players are getting error code 103295 […]

Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Xbox One release date: Activision has good news for fans

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy seems almost certain to get an Xbox One release date. The remastered Crash Bandicoot trilogy has just celebrated its fifth week atop the UK all-format games charts. This is despite the collection only appearing on PS4. But this must surely change now that Activision has seen how popular the franchise […]

After Crash sells big, Activision gets bullish on nostalgia

Enlarge / Sweet hat, Crash. Crash Bandicoot generally doesn’t get the same kind of love as classic gaming mascots like Mario and Sonic in gaming’s nostalgia-obsessed zeitgeist. So the success of the recent Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy re-release is taking even publisher Activision by surprise, and it has the company thinking about reviving other […]

Crash Bandicoot and StarCraft Remastered reboots could boost Activision Blizzard’s results this year

Activision Blizzard could benefit from a strong response to its franchise reboots, including Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the upcoming StarCraft Remastered. The two games — as well as last year’s reboot Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered — show the demand for retro titles that make gamers feel nostalgic for bygone years. The […]

What should you expect from Bethesda, Ubisoft, and Activision at E3? GamesBeat Decides

We missed last week’s GamesBeat Decides because we were in Berkeley, California, for our GamesBeat Summit event. We will upload the talks and panels from that event over on your YouTube page, so you should bookmark that. But staff writer Mike Minotti and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb are back this week to continue covering the […]

Activision news: Call of Duty 2017 setting update, Crash Bandicoot PS4 release date update

The new Call of Duty 2017 game has yet to be unveiled by Activision or developers Sledgehammer, so it’s still open to debate what setting it could have. With it now established that the future setting of Infinite Warfare didn’t resonate with fans, and with the franchise going back to its roots, people are starting […]

Call of Duty 2017 NEWS: Activision drops new hint of WWII setting

Call of Duty 2017 could take place during WWII, as Activision drops a big hint about the upcoming release. A recent report suggested that this year’s Call of Duty would ditch the futuristic warfare that has popularised recent releases and take the action back to WWII. Activision is yet to officially unveil Call of Duty […]