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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm finally gets a release date

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm finally gets a release date

StarCraft II players have been waiting a long time for Blizzard to announce a release date for the game's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, and it seems the big day has finally arrived. Earlier today, Battle.net was showing a release date of March 12, 2013 for Heart of the Swarm, a date that Blizzard later confirmed. So, only five more months and you can finally get your hands on Heart of the Swarm. Exciting, no?

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II now available

Call of Duty: Black Ops II now available

Back in May, the folks at Treyarch and Activision officially announced the release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops II as November 13, 2012. Honestly, that seemed like eons away at the time, but if there's one thing that school taught you, it's that the summer flies by extremely quickly, and just like that, today is November 13, 2012.

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Black Ops II Season Pass will include Nuketown Zombies map in December

Black Ops II Season Pass will include Nuketown Zombies map in December

We're just a handful of hours away from the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II (can you believe it's almost here?), and Treyarch and Activision are still announcing different features of the game. We just received an email from them today stating that Season Pass holders will receive the Nuketown Zombies map free sometime next month.

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Call of Duty Elite TV new season kicks off November 13

Call of Duty Elite TV new season kicks off November 13

In case you've forgotten (and frankly we don't know how you could), Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches next Tuesday, November 13. That also happens to be the day a new season of Call of Duty Elite TV kicks off, giving players an edge when it comes to the game's multiplayer modes. In fact, on the first day of this new season is when the first multiplayer guides will be going live, so right from the start you'll have some additional Call of Duty content to go along with your new game.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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Activision Q3 2012 results give info on Diablo III, Starcraft II expansions

Activision Q3 2012 results give info on Diablo III, Starcraft II expansions

Activision, perhaps the biggest name in video games at the moment, has reported its financial results for Q3 2012, and as you've probably already guessed, they're pretty darn great. The company brought in a GAAP net revenue of $841 million during the quarter, which up significantly from the $754 million in took in during Q3 2011. It's also $101 million more than the company originally projected, so you can bet that Activision's executives are smiling this evening.

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Black Ops II suffers a leak ahead of release

Black Ops II suffers a leak ahead of release

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - which is scheduled to launch next week and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest games of the year - has leaked. The Xbox 360 version made it onto the Internet over the weekend, and as a result, gameplay videos have been popping up all over the place. The game is due out on November 13, which means that Activision nearly made it to release without the game leaking.

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Modern Warfare 4 confirmed by voice actor [UPDATE]

Modern Warfare 4 confirmed by voice actor [UPDATE]

This next bit of news probably won't come as a surprise to most gamers, but it seems that Activision and Infinity Ward are hard at work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. Shocking, right? We're not learning about this through an official announcement, however, as it was actually Captain Price voice actor Bill Murray who spilled the beans to This Is Xbox.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II for Wii U will not support Elite

Call of Duty: Black Ops II for Wii U will not support Elite

The newest installment of the Call of Duty series is set to arrive on November 13 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, with the Wii U version arriving five days later on November 18. However, according to Activision, Black Ops II for the Wii U will not support Call of Duty Elite within the foreseeable future.

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Activision releases 007 Legends video game

Activision releases 007 Legends video game

Activision has announced that its new video game 007 Legends is available to purchase. This is the latest video game in Activision's James Bond franchise, and the game sounds very cool. As the name implies, the game is based on five different classic Bond movies.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

Welcome back to Monday everyone - we've got a heaping helping of news to recap, so let's dive right in. Today we found out that Apple's manufacturing partnership with Samsung may not last much longer, and that the Google Nexus 7 might just be the best-selling Android tablet ever (which, given its immense popularity, doesn't surprise us in the least). One Walmart store has its shelves fully stocked with copies of Windows 8, and this afternoon, we have reason to believe that a new, slimmer iMac may be in the pipeline.

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Borderlands 2 makes strong showing on September software chart

Borderlands 2 makes strong showing on September software chart

We already took a look at gaming hardware sales for September, so now it's time to pore over the software chart for the month. Unsurprisingly, Madden NFL 13 took the top spot for the month of September, selling over 2.55 million copies according to NPD (via NeoGAF). NPD told GameSpot that Madden NFL 13 sales managed to climb 11% over Madden NFL 12 sales in its first month, which is definitely good news for Electronic Arts and its yearly football franchise.

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