News items tagged with activision

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgame...

By Jeff Schille on 22 June 2018
Bungie Trying to Take Down Destiny Prequel Music

Bungie Trying to Take Down Destiny Prequel Music

Update, 4/29/18 5:13 p.m.: Bungie community manager Cozmo posted on Reddit saying Bungie has plans to release Music of the Spheres in the near future: “Hey everyone. We have plans to officially rele...

By Weston Albert on 20 June 2018
Bungie Announces New Destiny 2 Comic, Gives New Lore

Bungie Announces New Destiny 2 Comic, Gives New Lore

Leading up to next week’s launch of Destiny 2‘s second expansion, Warmind, Bungie has announced that a new digital comic is coming soon and the developer also released new lore online. The free di...

By Weston Albert on 15 June 2018
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a select few to rank as our most anticipated. Starting with a lis...

By Rob Keyes on 15 June 2018
Destiny 2 Heroic Strikes Guide: Week of May 29, 2018

Destiny 2 Heroic Strikes Guide: Week of May 29, 2018

Destiny 2‘s second Year 1 expansion, Warmind, added modifiers to the Heroic Strikes playlist. This further sets them apart from the normal strike playlist as a middle-of-the-road option between tha...

By Weston Albert on 13 June 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 20...

By Rob Keyes on 13 June 2018
Destiny 2 Players Need Better Access to Endgame Content

Destiny 2 Players Need Better Access to Endgame Content

The Destiny franchise has always had an issue with matchmaking, both in PvE and PvP. While Bungie has addressed the PvP matchmaking issue, solo PvE players are still left in the dark on some of the...

By Patrick Kirk on 05 June 2018
Destiny 2 Weekly Reset: New Content For May 29, 20189

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset: New Content For May 29, 20189

With the new week of Destiny 2 content finally here, Lord Saladin’s first round of Iron Banner for season 3 has come to a close. While the updated PvP mode and reward system seems to have been a hi...

By Derek Nichols on 31 May 2018
Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol: Week of May 29, 2018

Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol: Week of May 29, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind introduced the new Escalation Protocol endgame activity into the game, which is the closest thing Destiny 2 has ever had to a Horde or Firefight Mode. Players need to survive se...

By Weston Albert on 31 May 2018
Destiny 2's Crucible Labs Won't Include Sandbox Changes

Destiny 2's Crucible Labs Won't Include Sandbox Changes

It is just hours before the first round of Destiny 2‘s new experimental Crucible Labs begins and developer Bungie has yet to go into too much detail about how exactly Crucible Labs will work, but i...

By Weston Albert on 31 May 2018
Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Increases Level Cap to 30

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Increases Level Cap to 30

With the current season of Destiny 2 winding down, players are preparing for massive changes next week once season 3 kicks off. One of the biggest changes to the game is the arrival of Warmind, the...

By Derek Nichols on 24 May 2018
Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Features New Game Mode

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Features New Game Mode

The original Destiny managed to reach new heights with its The Taken King expansion, which added a wealth of content as well as addressed many fan complaints. Destiny 2 is in a similar situation ri...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 May 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Gjallarwing's Hidden Easter Egg

Destiny: Rise of Iron Gjallarwing's Hidden Easter Egg

The new Gjallarwing Sparrow within video game developer Bungie’s Destiny: Rise of Iron contains a small, but fun Easter egg capable of making Guardians howl with delight. With Bungie having finally...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 April 2018
Destiny Server Issues Resolved On All Platforms

Destiny Server Issues Resolved On All Platforms

Following a spate of server issues after Destiny: Rise of Iron‘s launch, Bungie announces that each of the problems have received a working resolution across all platforms. When Guardians on PlaySt...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 April 2018
Destiny 2 Content Creators Invited to Playtest

Destiny 2 Content Creators Invited to Playtest

A large group of Destiny 2 content creators will soon be headed for Bungie in Seattle, Washington to playtest future updates of the game and to provide feedback to the developers about what they pl...

By Weston Albert on 09 April 2018
Hilarious Easter Egg Discovered in New Destiny Raid

Hilarious Easter Egg Discovered in New Destiny Raid

Fans have found an Easter egg in the Wrath of the Machine raid, consisting of the return of an old enemy that was an inside joke in the Destiny community during Year 1. It has only been a day since...

By Weston Albert on 09 April 2018
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

After months of leaks and speculation, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One. The trilogy will remake Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and and Spyro: Year of the...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: New Nightfall Strike Modifiers & Quests

Destiny Guide: New Nightfall Strike Modifiers & Quests

This week’s Destiny weekly reset provides more content than ever due to the recent release of Rise of Iron, and here are all the details you need to know. Before the release of Rise of Iron, weekly...

By Curt Hutson on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: Sing the Iron Song Achievement Guide

Destiny Guide: Sing the Iron Song Achievement Guide

Destiny: Rise of Iron holds many secrets for players to discover, and thanks to a number of fans on Reddit, a secret achievement has been revealed. Here’s how to unlock it. It’s well known that th...

By Derek Nichols on 09 April 2018
Bungie Teases More Destiny 2 Exotic Weapon Buffs

Bungie Teases More Destiny 2 Exotic Weapon Buffs

This week, developer Bungie deployed the March update to Destiny 2, which, among other things, changes to the game’s sandbox and adds unique Nightfall rewards. But now that Update 1.1.4 is out, Bun...

By Weston Albert on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: What Swords Reflect with New Artifact

Destiny Guide: What Swords Reflect with New Artifact

Don’t miss a full breakdown of everything swords can reflect with the newly added artifact Memory of Radegast, including supers, grenades, weapons, and more. Destiny: Rise of Iron revamped artifact...

By Weston Albert on 09 April 2018
Should Destiny: Rise of Iron Buff Skeleton Key Drops?

Should Destiny: Rise of Iron Buff Skeleton Key Drops?

Skeleton key drop rates in Destiny: Rise of Iron are much lower than the strike-specific loot drop rates in Year 2. Is this by design or should Bungie increase skeleton key drops? Over the course o...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Nemesis Star Machine Gun Gameplay

Destiny: Rise of Iron Nemesis Star Machine Gun Gameplay

Destiny: Rise of Iron has just launched with a myriad of exotic weapons, but to really shred enemies to teeny tiny pieces, the Nemesis Star machine gun will do the trick nicely. The new Nemesis St...

By Curt Hutson on 09 April 2018
Call of Duty Sales Down 50% Compared to Last Year

Call of Duty Sales Down 50% Compared to Last Year

According to a pair of Wall Street analysts, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s sales were down 50% compared to the sales of last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. In 2015, Call of Duty: Black Ops II...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: How to Get SIVA Offerings

Destiny Guide: How to Get SIVA Offerings

Much like Court of Oryx, Archon’s Forge is the new arena-based public event for Destiny players to enjoy with their Rise of Iron expansion. It’s a great source of loot, can offer a challenge, and i...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Thorn Exotic Quest Guide

Destiny: Rise of Iron Thorn Exotic Quest Guide

The exotic hand cannon, Thorn, is back in Destiny Year 3. Here’s the complete guide on how to earn the infamous weapon, which will be familiar to those who did it in Year 1. Destiny: Rise of Iron i...

By Weston Albert on 09 April 2018
Alleged Spyro Remaster Box Art Surfaces

Alleged Spyro Remaster Box Art Surfaces

A listing for Activision’s upcoming remaster of the Spyro The Dragon trilogy appeared on Amazon this morning, providing the most concrete details yet for the project. Titled Spyro Reignited Trilogy...

By Chris Glover on 09 April 2018
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Iron Medallions

Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Iron Medallions

Check out this helpful guide in order to ensure the swift discovery of each and every Iron Medallion within Destiny‘s expansion known as Rise of Iron. As many Guardians are more than likely aware,...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Siva Clusters

Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Siva Clusters

This guide helps Destiny: Rise of Iron players track down all of the dormant SIVA Cluster collectibles and unlock the new Grimoire cards released in the expansion. Destiny: Rise of Iron has arrived...

By Denny Connolly on 09 April 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Server Issues

Destiny: Rise of Iron Server Issues

As Bungie investigates ongoing server issues with Destiny following the release of the game’s Rise of Iron expansion, the studio implements a sign-in queue. As one of the biggest new IP of all time...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: How To Start Rise of Iron Content

Destiny Guide: How To Start Rise of Iron Content

Destiny: Rise of Iron finally launches, but before players can start to ascend Felwinter Peak, here are the things that need to be done before accessing the content. Today is the day many Destiny...

By Derek Nichols on 09 April 2018
Destiny: New Raid Boss Beat By Only Two Players

Destiny: New Raid Boss Beat By Only Two Players

Using expert tactics and communication, two players successfully take down Destiny: Rise of Iron‘s new raid boss, Aksis Archon Prime, in under 15 minutes. While some Destiny players are still worki...

By Boston Blake on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: How to Beat Aksis in Rise of Iron Raid

Destiny Guide: How to Beat Aksis in Rise of Iron Raid

By now most Destiny players are likely familiar with the Wrath of the Machine raid, the newest endgame experience added to Bungie’s popular shooter. However, while those people may know the “death...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Destiny: Wretched Eye Strike Guide

Destiny: Wretched Eye Strike Guide

The Nightfall Strike this week can be brutal, but follow this Destiny: Rise of Iron guide for tips on how to quickly and easily beat Kovik in the Wretched Eye strike. Destiny: Rise of Iron has fina...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Destiny's Trials of Osiris Returns

Destiny's Trials of Osiris Returns

As promised, Destiny‘s most competitive PvP event makes its return on September 30, two weeks after the launch of the game’s fall expansion Rise of Iron. Most Destiny players have finished all the...

By Weston Albert on 09 April 2018
Destiny's New Raid Beat By Only 3 Players

Destiny's New Raid Beat By Only 3 Players

The Legend Himself clan continues to live up to the title, this time beating Destiny Rise of Iron‘s brand new Wrath of the Machine raid with only three people. Most Destiny players have likely hear...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Destiny Guide: How to Get Year 3 Gjallarhorn

Destiny Guide: How to Get Year 3 Gjallarhorn

There has been some confusion among Destiny players, but this guide should clear up any questions about how to obtain the Year 3 Gjallarhorn in Rise of Iron. When Destiny developer Bungie first rev...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Should Destiny 2 Be A Full Reset?

Should Destiny 2 Be A Full Reset?

Destiny 2 faces a tough problem: How to welcome new players who might not have seen the game, while also satisfying veteran players who have invested hundreds of hours. Although much of the attent...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 April 2018
Destiny Skeleton Keys Guide

Destiny Skeleton Keys Guide

Less than a week ago Bungie introduced players to Destiny: Rise of Iron, the first major expansion for the shooter in a year. The DLC add-on brought with it a ton of new content, a new raid, and mo...

By Anthony Taormina on 08 April 2018
Shadow of Mordor Wins Game of the Year at GDC

Shadow of Mordor Wins Game of the Year at GDC

The response to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor must be exactly what Warner Bros. and Monolith wanted. The action adventure title, which has gained comparisons to the Assassin’s Creed series, has...

By Rob Gordon on 02 April 2018
Destiny Previews Changes to How Silver Dust Works

Destiny Previews Changes to How Silver Dust Works

The economy of Silver Dust, the new material added in the Rise of Iron expansion, will be getting some changes very soon based on feedback from the game’s fans. Silver Dust is a new form of currenc...

By Weston Albert on 01 April 2018
Destiny Dev Issuing Console Bans to Known Cheaters

Destiny Dev Issuing Console Bans to Known Cheaters

Bungie drops the hammer on players suspected of repeatedly cheating in Destiny, issuing bans for entire consoles instead of just the player’s online account. Some of today’s most beloved video game...

By Jason Gallagher on 01 April 2018
Destiny: The Dawning Event

Destiny: The Dawning Event

Destiny‘s holiday event is called ‘The Dawning’ and in addition to the return of Sparrow Racing League, Bungie is adding strike scoring, new gear, and more. When Destiny developer Bungie first tea...

By Anthony Taormina on 01 April 2018
Will Destiny Soon Automatically Dismantle Green Items?

Will Destiny Soon Automatically Dismantle Green Items?

Destiny is likely to get a feature in its next update that will allow players to set any Uncommon item they pick up to be automatically dismantled into materials. Destiny will be getting its next...

By Weston Albert on 01 April 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Revelations Easter Egg Guide

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Revelations Easter Egg Guide

Use this guide to complete the elaborate Easter Egg on the Revelations map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and unlock the ‘A Better Tomorrow’ trophy in the process. Almost a year since Call of Duty:...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered. Twelve years...

By Denny Connolly on 01 April 2018
COD: Modern Warfare Brings Back Multiplayer Announcer

COD: Modern Warfare Brings Back Multiplayer Announcer

Raven Software lead designer Amos Hodge takes to Twitter to reveal details on the multiplayer mode for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. There are some Call of Duty fans excited...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Mod Tools Launch in Open Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Mod Tools Launch in Open Beta

Treyarch announces that the PC mod tools for last year’s hit first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 are now available in open beta form on Steam. Prior to the game’s launch, Treyarch confir...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
Watch 12 Minutes of Modern Warfare Remastered

Watch 12 Minutes of Modern Warfare Remastered

A new video shows off 12 minutes of gameplay for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, showing players the game’s impressive new visuals. One of the most highly anticipated games th...

By Boston Blake on 01 April 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Trophies

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Trophies

The full trophy list for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on PlayStation 4 appears online, and all are centered on the game’s single player campaign. In about a month’s time, Call of Duty fa...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Activision releases details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, including which Combat Rigs, maps, and Mission Teams will be included. Next weekend, gamers will get their first...

By Boston Blake on 01 April 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Exotic Weapons Revealed

Destiny: Rise of Iron Exotic Weapons Revealed

The full list of unclassified exotic weapons for Destiny: Rise of Iron has been revealed, including details about a mysterious exotic weapon called Young Wolf’s Howl. This is it. With less than 24...

By Anthony Taormina on 01 April 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered updates the FPS classic admirably, but its pricing scheme and missing maps keep it from reaching its true potential. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare launched...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
Destiny: Light Level for the New Rise of Iron Raid

Destiny: Light Level for the New Rise of Iron Raid

Bungie reveals the recommended Light Level for Guardians to have before taking on the new Wrath of the Machine raid in Destiny‘s Rise of Iron expansion. With Destiny‘s Rise of Iron releasing in les...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 April 2018