Category Archives: Activision Blizzard
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 21:07 BST
Major League Gaming’s Spring Season for Black Ops 2 is underway, and will culminate the MLG Spring Championship from June 28-30 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim. Time to get your passes to attend as a competitor or a spectator.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 14:00 BST
World of Warcraft Patch 5.3 is now available on the Public Test Realms, and the update comes with a new Battleground and Arena, new Scenarios some Heroic, new Brawler’s Guild Bosses, assorted bug fixes, and lots more. The patch notes can be found through Battle.net, and as is always the case, things may change before the final release, so keep that in mind.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 13:41 BST
The StarCraft 2 World Championship Series continue this week in both Europe and North America.Get all the details below.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 13:18 BST
The Black Ops 2: Uprising DLC pack brings with zombie mode Mob of the Dead. Four new characters are contained within, to go alongside the zombie horde. Learn a bit about each character in this video that gives a run-down on each of the unsavoury members the gang. Currently only available on 360, Uprising will be released on PC and PS3 once Microsoft’s period of exclusivity expires.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 20:13 BST
Those who are users of the engineering profession in World of Warcraft will soon be able to create a robot pet in-game. According to a post from Blizzard on the matter, a future patch will add the ability to create the little fella based on the mascot for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. All players will be able to use the pet, and there’s no word at present on what materials will be needed, how much the finished product will cost, or whether it will be cosmetic or useful. Head on through the link to have a better look at it.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 22:17 BST
Deadpool has sent over a list of pre-order incentives for his new PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 game. It’s not everyday you get an email from a mercenary ya know.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 14:13 BST
Black Ops 2: Uprising has arrived on the XBL Marketplace. Time to head to Alcatraz and get your zombie shooting fix with Mob of the Dead. Those not into the whole shooting of the undead, can also play on the Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio maps. Season Pass holders need not drop a thing, while others will need put down 1200 Microsoft Points. PC and PS3 users will get to participate in the shooting frenzy once the exclusivity period with Microsoft ends. Check availability for your area through here.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 06:08 BST
According to a new video from fictional world fan VSauce, the warfare presented in Call of Duty games is so patently ridiculous that if ever such a battle broke out and raged for just six days, the entire world’s population would be in the casualties list. If you’d like to play a realistic military sim instead, do pushups while your dad yells at you and then stand staring at the desert for eight hours a day. Black Ops 2, ladies and gentlemen! Significantly less boring than reality.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 | 23:27 BST
In a fit of generosity, Treyarch has decided to extend this weekend’s double XP event for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The promotion will continue through 10:00AM PST on Tuesday. This lucrative event clebrates the recent release of the Uprising DLC pack, for which Activision suggested you take a few days off work.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 20:00 BST
Activision has released the nine Personalization Packs for Black Ops 2 on PC and PS3. The packs contain various customization options, and were released for Xbox 360 earlier this month. Each set contains a weapon camo, three sight reticles, and a Calling Card. A video for it is below, and it’s the same one released earlier in the month, but watch it again anyway.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 17:07 BST
Activision is hosting a Double XP Weekend for Black Ops 2, to celebrate the impending release of the Uprising DLC Pack. It starts today and runs through Monday, April 15 until 10.00am PST. The Double XP weekend is for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360. The Uprising DLC launched on April 16 for Xbox 360, and once the exclusivity period ends, it will release on other formats.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 19:53 BST
Activision has released a new Black Ops 2 video for the Mob of the Dead scenario which takes place on Alcatraz. It comes with the Uprising DLC. The pack goes live on Xbox Live April 16.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 01:25 BST
Microsoft’s Larry Hryb – Major Nelson – has posted a replay of the entire two and a half hour Call of Duty Championship livestream broadcast on Xbox Live. Assuming you have that much time to spare in yuor day, hit the break to see some of the world’s best gamers go head-to-head in Black Ops 2.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 00:27 BST
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 05:59 BST
Blizzard has announced a feature-limited in-game browser to replace its current support system. Pulling it up will take you straight to the Battle.net Support site. Blizzard has never implemented such a system before and is looking for testers to check it out on the public test realm and make sure it’s working properly before going live; more details are available in a developer blog post.
Thanks, Blue’s News.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 14:02 BST
Blizzard’s Starcraft 2 eSports league 2013 World Championship Series started last week in South Korea, and the dates have been set for qualifying rounds in Europe and North America.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 06:19 BST
Activision has forked over $2 million as a flat-out donation to Call of Duty Endowment, a charity it founded in 2009 to assist military veterans return to civilian life. Gamespot reports the donation comes on top of the $1.7 million the publisher raised through the sale of limited edition dog tags. The money will be awarded in grants to veterans’ employment organisations looking to open new branches.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:24 BST
Blizzard has purchased the IGN Pro League, acquiring all assets and technology, and finding a new role for affected staff.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 14:11 BST
StarCraft: Ghost was one of the more prolific vapourware legends of generations past. It was an action-based take on Blizzard’s strategy world, and after what seemed to be a torturous development hell it was canned. Developer Matthew Burger has poured fuel on the rumour fire.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 13:18 BST
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′s latest DLC pack, Uprising, has a lot of new content – so in this latest trailer, Activision posits the existence of Replacers, who will take over your day-to-day life while you go play.