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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 2 live-action trailer features Robert Downey Jr

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 live-action trailer features Robert Downey Jr

Hordes of gamers around the United States and the world are waiting with anticipation for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launch. The official launch of the game is set for November 13, which is only a couple weeks away now. A new live-action launch trailer aired officially for the first time yesterday. The new live-action trailer was directed by Guy Ritchie and features Robert Downey Jr. piloting a fighter jet.

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Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

When it comes to the Xbox Live activity chart, we're used to seeing some kind of Call of Duty game at the top. This is not an occasional thing either - week after week, you can expect the latest Call of Duty title to rank at number one in terms of Xbox Live activity. These days, however, Minecraft is on the scene, and it has something to say about Call of Duty's continuing dominance.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

It's time to begin counting down to the weekend once again, because we've hit Wednesday evening. Today we heard that the iPad Mini could launch on November 2, which makes sense considering that date is just over a week after Apple's October 23 press event. Later in the day, more sources were mentioning a November 2 release date for the iPad Mini, as well as spilling a few more details about the long-rumored device. The Isis NFC mobile payment system will apparently be launching on October 22, and Microsoft said that Internet Explorer 10 will be coming to Windows 7 in mid-November.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today was a pretty big day as far as news goes, with Apple sending out invites to an upcoming event, which is where we're assuming the company will announce the iPad Mini. Not one to be outdone, Microsoft finally gave us some substantial details on Surface today (including information on pre-orders), and Samsung was right there to put its line up of new Windows 8 PCs and tablets up for pre-order as well.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II launch trailer released

Call of Duty: Black Ops II launch trailer released

We're just under a month away from the release of Treyarch's sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops. The official launch trailer for Black Ops II has hit the internet airwaves and it's about as action-packed as you would expect. There's guns, helicopters, tanks, sentries, and weird attachments that make soldiers fly.

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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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Call of Duty Elite for Black Ops II will be completely free

Call of Duty Elite for Black Ops II will be completely free

Call of Duty Elite is a separate service that works alongside the Call of Duty games to provide stat tracking, social options, monthly map updates, and more. The service is dropping its paid premium plans and will be going completely free for Black Ops II gamers when the new title officially launches on November 13.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

It's Friday once again folks, with most of you already enjoying the weekend. Today, the iPhone 5 launched in 22 additional regions around the world, setting Apple's plan to have it in over 100 countries by the end of the year on track. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the sad state of Apple Maps today (recommending some other Maps apps in the process), and we took a closer look at his words in a new column. Even more surprising is the fact that the iOS App Store now features a download page specifically for other Maps applications.

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