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Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against Activision dismissed

Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against Activision dismissed

Activision found itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit from former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega earlier this year, who took issue with his portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The lawsuit caught quite a bit of attention, not the least of which was because of the potential precedent it could set regarding creative freedom in future games and similar media. The issue dragged on for a while, heating up in recent times after Rudy Giuliani was brought on board. For all the excitement, the legal spat has reached a solid and predictable end.

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Former dictator’s Call of Duty lawsuit heats up: creative freedom at stake

Former dictator’s Call of Duty lawsuit heats up: creative freedom at stake

The alternate history genre is a popular one, and has been around for as long as humans have been making up stories. Historical figures and events are often used in fictional works that take a creative license when it comes to storylines and depictions. Abraham Lincoln, for example, was never a vampire hunter, but that didn't stop a movie about that idea from being created. This type of creative freedom could be at risk, however, if a former dictator's lawsuit against Activision over his portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II succeeds.

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Activision taps Rudy Giuliani in Call of Duty lawsuit

Activision taps Rudy Giuliani in Call of Duty lawsuit

Back in July, former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega slapped Activision with a lawsuit over Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The reason? His likeness was used without permission, and he was shown committing "numerous fictional heinous crimes", which apparently tarnished his reputation.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Activision says no to Wii U

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Activision says no to Wii U

Activision has decided: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will not be arriving on the Wii U. Such was revealed yesterday on Twitter, where Sledgehammer Games' Michael Condrey confirmed the news, saying, "We are focused on Xbox One, PS4, and PC." This reverses the trend set by the franchise over the past couple years.

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Activision mulling over starting its own movie studio

Activision mulling over starting its own movie studio

Some games graphics, especially cutscenes, have started to look so real that sometimes it feels as if you're actually watching a live action film. Sometimes it makes you wonder why these aren't turned into movies themselves. Fret not, true believer, as Activision is said to be wondering about that too, and might actually do something about it as well.

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Sierra Entertainment is back! New King’s Quest in 2015

Sierra Entertainment is back! New King’s Quest in 2015

If you've been a gamer far longer than you'd be willing to admit, then this bit of news will surely have you reminiscing about the good old days. Activision has just reactivated Sierra Entertainment's website, revealing a return of the brand to the gaming scene, as well as the upcoming titles under its belt, one of which is a new King's Quest game.

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CoD: Advanced Warfare multiplayer detailed: Exos and Day Zero edition

CoD: Advanced Warfare multiplayer detailed: Exos and Day Zero edition

The path of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to your Xbox One, PS4, or PC hasn't been short on interest over the past few months, but today Activision detailed one of the most anticipated features: multiplayer gaming. Featured on a special Xbox stream with Microsoft's Major Nelson, the game mode's highlights all got their official reveal, including how players will pick their teams and gear, and how the new exo-suits will feature.

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Activision sued by former dictator over Call of Duty portrayal

Activision sued by former dictator over Call of Duty portrayal

Activision has been sued by Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, over the maker's portrayal of him in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The lawsuit was filed early this past week in the LA County Superior Court.

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Advanced Warfare making-of video shows top-dollar development

Advanced Warfare making-of video shows top-dollar development

Behind the scenes videos with the folks creating the Call of Duty series are always interesting to behold, even if you’re not a player of the games themselves. This is because Activision, and now SledgeHammer Games, are all about showing as much as they possibly can before a game release. In this case, this means seeing actors being captured in as much detail as possible - body and face included.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: 10 features change everything

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: 10 features change everything

What did I just see? That’s what you’re likely thinking if you’ve already seen the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This trailer appears to be letting the world know that Call of Duty is about to get a major revamp, reacting to the ever-changing environment of First Person Shooters. It’s not like Call of Duty has any direct competition - but it’s night time for a change anyway.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Kevin Spacey to the rescue

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Kevin Spacey to the rescue

The next generation of Call of Duty has arrived with "Advanced Warfare." This time it’s not about fighting for a country - it’s not even about being a spy. It’s about war for cash. And it’s starring Kevin Spacey. You’ll find this actor not only voicing a character in this game, but essentially appearing in the game as well - advanced realistic graphics and all.

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Skylanders Trap Team lets gamers capture digital bad guys

Skylanders Trap Team lets gamers capture digital bad guys

One of the most popular game franchises that Activision has to its credit is Skylanders. The game franchise allows kids to bring real life action figures to life in the game by placing them on a portal. A new Skylanders game is now up for pre-order called Skylanders Trap Team and it has a new twist that is a first for the franchise.

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