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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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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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Infinity Ward Getting Help from Sledgehammer Games & Raven Software for Modern Warfare 3

Infinity Ward Getting Help from Sledgehammer Games & Raven Software for Modern Warfare 3

After development studio Infinity Ward (IW) lost Vince Zampella and Jason West, there was some speculation about how the next Call of Duty title would turn out, considering two of the largest influential elements of the titles were no longer in the picture. Since then, publisher Activision has tried its best to make sure that everyone is calm, collected, and understands that the development studio is doing just fine without the pair on hand. However, if calling in a pair of two other development studios is any indicator, it doesn't look like IW is doing all that well on the next title in the franchise.

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