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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets stripped-down for Xbox 360, PS3

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets stripped-down for Xbox 360, PS3

It's November, which means that if you're a Call of Duty fan, this is your time to shine. We've been seeing yearly updates to the franchise for some time now, and that doesn't look to change any time soon. There are some new changes to the latest release, if you're still gaming on the previous generation platforms, so you may want to take those into consideration before picking it up.

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Activision Blizzard’s new Esports division brings former ESPN CEO on board

Activision Blizzard’s new Esports division brings former ESPN CEO on board

There's no denying that the Esports market is growing, and quickly. Last year's League of Legends Championship was watched by 27 million people on ESPN. To put that in perspective, the final games of both the World Series, and NBA Finals both drew smaller crowds. (23.5 million, and 18 million, respectively). So when ESPN's former CEO decides to break into the Esports world, it's really not a big surprise.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops story campaign from PS3, Xbox 360

Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops story campaign from PS3, Xbox 360

Activision has said that this year's Call of Duty: Black Ops III release will only feature competitive multiplayer modes on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. This news is bound to sting for those playing on the previous-generation consoles, as it was announced back in June that Black Ops III would still come to the PS3 and Xbox 360, albeit with a few content cuts, alongside the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions.

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Apple TV’s Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity have one caveat

Apple TV’s Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity have one caveat

Like it or not, the new Apple TV marks a new phase of gaming in the company's digital life. Naturally, there are already games announcing their support for the new living room device, some of which, like Crossy Road, might already be familiar to mobile gamers. But now even more "serious" titles are coming our way. Activision and Disney Interactive have revealed that games like Guitar Hero Live, Skylanders SuperChargers, and Disney Infinity 3.0 will be playable on the new Apple TV, but there is a very small catch.

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CoD Black Ops multiplayer beta coming to Xbox One, PC 26 Aug

CoD Black Ops multiplayer beta coming to Xbox One, PC 26 Aug

If you've been dying to try out the upcoming Call of Duty's new multiplayer mode but don't have a PlayStation 4 console, you may not breathe a sigh of relief. As long as you have an Xbox One or at least a PC, that is. Activision has just revealed the schedule of the open beta of Black Ops' multiplayer mode across all supported platforms. While PS4 gamers will indeed get to taste it earlier, other gamers won't be far behind, following just seven days later.

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PS4 lands Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta first

PS4 lands Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta first

While Sony's PlayStation keynote at E3 this year was full of out-of-the-blue surprises, including Final Fantasy VII and The Last Guardian, there were also some big announcements about the latest yearly installment of one of gaming's biggest franchises: Call of Duty. While the latest title, Black Ops 3, was first revealed back in April, the big PlayStation-related news is that the PS4 will be getting the multiplayer beta first this August, available to those who pre-order the full game.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release for PS3, Xbox 360 confirmed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release for PS3, Xbox 360 confirmed

Activision has confirms the release of the next Call of Duty game for not only PC and current-gen systems, but PlayStation 3 and Xbox One as well. This is good news for owners of the previous-generation consoles who will increasingly see high-end games released with requirements above their older systems. PCs are safe, of course, just so long as they've got graphics cards able to take the power. These Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will be ever-so-slightly different from their bigger siblings.

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Skylanders: SuperChargers game to arrive in September

Skylanders: SuperChargers game to arrive in September

Activision has another Skylanders game in the works, it has been announced, with the release date being set for September 20. The game — which is called Skylanders SuperChargers — will be sold as a starter pack bundle that includes the game itself, three characters, and a game portal. A slew of new vehicles will be joining it, and previously launched characters — all 300 or so of them — will be supported by the new game. The SuperChargers designation, however, comes from the fact that the new vehicles includes a character that does some super charging.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 detailed for Fall

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 detailed for Fall

The next installment in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater collection of games has arrived. It's called Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, and it'll be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year, and soon after it'll be delivered to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The first and most important bit of information you need to know about this game is that it's aiming to be retro. Back to the age of the first several Tony Hawk games. Back when the game was raw, simple, and ready to roll for a quick session.

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Activision teases new incarnation of Guitar Hero for PS4 and Xbox One

Activision teases new incarnation of Guitar Hero for PS4 and Xbox One

Activision just released this teaser trailer for one of their soon-to-be-released games. The teaser is purposefully mysterious as it doesn't specify a game title, but after watching it we're leaning towards a new game from the Guitar Hero franchise. It's been almost five years since the last Guitar Hero game came out. The last title released was Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and it sold only a disappointing 86,000 units in its first week. Is five years too long of a lapse for the game to win back its former cult status?

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Doom 3 Android release set for 2015

Doom 3 Android release set for 2015

This week at NVIDIA we've heard the good news - Doom 3 will be coming to Android. This is one of several games that've been brought to the mobile universe in collaboration with NVIDIA this season, prepped in this case with the NVIDIA Tegra X1 mobile processor in mind. This game will require the processing power of the NVIDIA Tegra X1, of course - or a processor with similar power - and NVIDIA nor the teams at id Software or Activision (who own the rights to Doom 3) have confirmed when the game will be released.

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Guitar Hero revival tipped for consoles later this year

Guitar Hero revival tipped for consoles later this year

It's time to brush up on your guitar skills and dust off that old controller. Or maybe not, since you might have to buy a new one just for this rumored comeback. Kotaku UK reports that Guitar Hero might be due a sequel and that it will be announced at E3 in June and that it will launch before 2015 ends. If true, then this year could very well be known as the revival of the music jamming games, with Rock Band also rumored to be back in town.

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