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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Today we have some excellent news for all the die-hard gamers or Call of Duty fans. We obviously knew that November was a likely release date since most other titles have followed a similar time-frame, but today it's been confirmed premature. Thanks to the folks at Target and IGN we can confirm the next Call of Duty will in fact be called Black Ops 2, and pre-orders start May 2nd.

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Diablo III leaked release date: April 17th

Diablo III leaked release date: April 17th

Blizzard have always been coy with release dates, simply stating that things will be done when they’re done, and released only when they’re ready. Their next anticipated game, Diablo III, was first announced back in 2008, and gamers have been waiting with bated breath ever since. Have Italian gaming retailers finally tipped the world to the release date?

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Activision Modern Warfare 3 “Content Collection #1″ coming to Xbox 360 March 20

Activision Modern Warfare 3 “Content Collection #1″ coming to Xbox 360 March 20

Trying to keep track of all the different pieces of add-on content to Modern Warfare 3 is akin to the job of museum curator. Everything is scattered through different channels, and availability is different depending on how much you're paying for the game and what platform you have. But for those who have Modern Warfare 3 and Xbox Live Gold, without a Call of Duty Elite membership, here's some news for you.

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Activision Blizzard cuts 600 jobs, says game development teams not affected

Activision Blizzard cuts 600 jobs, says game development teams not affected

Activision's Blizzard Entertainment unit announced today that it will be laying off 600 employees. Blizzard is the largest US developer of video games, including major franchise titles such as Diablo, StarCraft, and the most popular massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft. President and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, released a public statement on the World of Warcraft forums to explain the decision and to allay any concerns over the company's future game developments.

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Activision’s Modern Warfare 3 DLC comes to PS3

Activision’s Modern Warfare 3 DLC comes to PS3

The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 online maps Liberation and Piazza are now available for PS3 owners to download. The downloadable content (DLC) has already been available for the Xbox 360 as part of the long-running deal in which Microsoft pays Activision for exclusive first access to all Call of Duty DLC. It should be noted that only Call of Duty Elite members on the PS3 have access to the new content.

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Activision’s Call of Duty series will reportedly land on Vita this fall

Activision’s Call of Duty series will reportedly land on Vita this fall

If you know anything about successful video games, then you know you can expect a new entry in the Call of Dity series every year, right in the middle of fall for the big shopping season. It looks like this year, there will be a new player invited to that annual party. It's been announced that Sony's new PlayStation Vita will receive its first entry in the popular war shooter franchise this year.

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Diablo III launch postponed until at least Q2 2012

Diablo III launch postponed until at least Q2 2012

For a while now we've been hearing that Diablo III would be landing this month. It seems that launch window isn't correct after all. Tom's Hardware reports that Blizzard will not be releasing any games in Q1 of 2012. The good news is that the game is still set for a 2012 launch. We don't know exactly when that launch will occur, but it won't happen until at least the second quarter putting the launch in April at the earliest.

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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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