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Activision to publish Battleship video game based on movie

Activision to publish Battleship video game based on movie

Publisher Activision has been granted the rights to release a video game based on a movie based on a board game. We're talking about Battleship, and even though you may think you know how to play the game, trust us when we say this PS3 and Xbox 360 title will involve a little bit more than plastic red and white pegs. It'll be an all-out naval combat simulation, and it's due out in the spring of this year ahead of its theatrical tie-in namesake.

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Activision’s sleeper hit Skylanders will have a sequel

Activision’s sleeper hit Skylanders will have a sequel

This isn't really a big surprise. After the Spyro adventure game Skylanders became a top 10 seller in North America and was deemed the most successful new kids-oriented intellectual property launch in 2011, the question of a sequel was one of when, not if. That time is now, with Activision teasing the upcoming Skylanders Giants, which will be on display at the International Toy Fair in New York City this month.

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Activision says PS3 Call of Duty Elite confusion is not its fault

Activision says PS3 Call of Duty Elite confusion is not its fault

If you thought that signing up for the premium Call of Duty Elite service on your PS3 would get you access to DLC the same time as your Xbox 360 counterparts, well, Activision has no sympathy for you. The publisher says it never made any claims to that effect, and says anyone who thought that was the case "convinced themselves that it would happen because they wanted it to happen."

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Activision’s Call of Duty Elite service now has 1 million paying subscribers

Activision’s Call of Duty Elite service now has 1 million paying subscribers

Today Activision has issued a press release proudly announcing that their Call of Duty Elite paid stat tracking and social gaming service has already reached 1 million premium subscribers. The service reached beta in July and has seen considerable changes but looks to be finally starting to shape up, even after a rocky start plagued with issues and login failures.

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Microsoft may ban Xbox Live accounts playing Modern Warfare 3 too early

Microsoft may ban Xbox Live accounts playing Modern Warfare 3 too early

Much excitement surrounds Activision's Call of Duty game franchise with the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 title set to be released on November 8. But somehow, in the hustle and bustle, some retail stores, including Kmart, have accidentally sold the discs early, with one ending up on eBay for more than $1,700. Although purchased legitimately, playing these discs before the release date could get your Xbox Live account banned.

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Activision Announces Call of Duty Elite Beta to Launch July 14

Activision Announces Call of Duty Elite Beta to Launch July 14

Activision announced today that the Call of Duty Elite Beta will launch July 14th 2011. The date of the full launch has yet to be announced, but the invitation only Beta will start next month. With over one million Call of Duty fans signed up for the beta so far, there are literally “millions” watching this launch. Not much has been leaked about the new “Elite” experience, but we were able to find a few details in the press release this morning.

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