Kathryn Kitron funneled funding to support her expensive lifestyle, including paying for her engagement party.
Engagement measures show that Black Ops II is doing better than multiplayer activity for Modern Warfare 3.
If you follow the advice of experts, you can perform a lot better in the shooting gallery of Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer
The PlayStation Vita’s first Call of Duty title is a shaky recruit not capable of maximizing the portable’s firepower.
Who says Call of Duty: Black Ops isn’t about love?
Crazy Call of Duty collectors’ edition bonuses take to the sky with the Black Ops II Care Package.
GamesBeat goes hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer, which allows for better customization of your killer machines and brings eSports to the franchise.
In celebration of Independence Day, publisher Activision halves the price of all downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops for one week. Cue the slowly waving American flag.
Activision assures that everyone who pre-orders Call of Duty: Black Ops II will receive a redeemable code for the new version of the popular Black Ops map Nuketown.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition became the most-played Xbox Live Arcade title in the first week of its release. Turns out digging for mono-colored boxes is actually fun.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II pre-orders for the first day after the announcement of the game have beaten first-day pre-orders for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Black Ops II has beaten Modern Warfare 3′s pre-orders on Amazon by 30 percent.
The official Call of Duty website is counting down to a “world reveal” on May 1 during the NBA playoffs on TNT.
It took me 154 days, but I finally reached Prestige, the highest level in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. I’m very proud of this achievement, although I have to admit that I lost my way to the top.
Activision Blizzard reported today that its new Call of Duty Elite social network service for hardcore gamers has signed up 7 million subscribers since going live in November.
All eyes are on Zynga now as the social gaming company prepares to go public in an initial public offering. The social game maker has revealed some data about itself in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Raptr, the social network for gamers, has been mining its own data on 10 million users for information about Zynga, and it is releasing it in a report today.
Just as Blizzard Entertainment has Blizzcon for its game fans, Activision Blizzard is now creating Call of Duty XP 2011, a two-day convention for fans of the Call of Duty games.
Activision Blizzard continues to milk its major video game hit of the year with the debut of a new map pack today for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Activision Blizzard announced Thursday that it will publish the third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox Live at the end of this month.
Last week, I saw a preview of a little game called Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in a darkened theater. From what I’ve seen, the tens of millions of fans of this video game franchise won’t be disappointed when the modern combat shooting video game debuts on Nov. 8.
Activision Blizzard released its not-so-secret revelation today: a trailer for its next blockbuster game, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which debuts Nov. 8. The video game is the latest installment in a multibillion-dollar franchise that has shattered all records for best-selling games of all time.
Activision Blizzard, the biggest independent publisher of video games, reported financial results today that beat analysts’ expectations for its first fiscal quarter. The company also raised its forecast for revenues for the fiscal year.
Activision Blizzard has been launching a new Call of Duty game every November for the past few years. So gamers are getting anxious about the release of information about this year’s title.
Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service launched today its latest exclusive, the Escalation map pack expansion for multiplayer gaming in Call of Duty Black Ops.
While Sony writhes in agony over its PlayStation Network outage, Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service is about to launch another exclusive coup: the latest map pack expansion for multiplayer gaming in Call of Duty Black Ops launches on Tuesday.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories that VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Video game players may have been too busy playing with their Christmas toys last month, as U.S. sales of video games fell 5 percent in January. Total sales of game hardware, PC games, console games, and portables fell to $1.16 billion from $1.22 billion a year ago, according to market researcher NPD. And January a year ago was down from the year before that.
For armchair soldiers everywhere, today really ought to be a holiday. Activision Blizzard has released a new set of multiplayer maps for the Call of Duty Black Ops combat game. Hundreds of thousands of people are already playing it on the Xbox 360 game console. There’s just no point in going to work.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories published by VentureBeat in the last seven days:
They walk — or rather, sit — among us. At any given time there are hundreds of thousands of people playing the multiplayer version of the Call of Duty Black Ops combat game. And you’ll know them from their absence from the rest of the world on Tuesday, February 1.
During 2010, we wrote about 1,100 stories on the video game industry — and the year isn’t over yet. But here’s a look back at what we thought were the biggest stories of the year. For fun, here’s a link to our story from a year ago, when we deemed that the biggest story of 2009 was that the industry discovered that video games weren’t recession proof.
Move over, Hollywood.
There’s no Peace on Earth for this holiday season for hardcore gamers who are busy playing the multiplayer version of the Call of Duty Black Ops combat game. And the online warfare will get a boost come Feb. 1 when the first Black Ops map pack will debut on Xbox Live.
Game publishers aren’t thrilled that video game sales are down 5 percent year to date. But for gamers, it’s been an awesome year because 2010 saw the debut of some of the best games ever made. From skinning cougars in Red Dead Redemption to shooting birds at pigs in Angry Birds, there was never a dull moment. The year’s biggest hits drew huge numbers of gamers much like the opening weekends of blockbuster movies, redefining the definition of a blockbuster game far beyond a mere 1 million units sold. If there was any weakness in the year, it was that the middle thinned out, with games falling into either the blockbuster bucket or the dud bucket.
And there was much rejoicing. Video game sales rose a healthy 8 percent for the month of November compared to a year ago, according to market researcher NPD. The sales were up mostly thanks to strong sales of Call of Duty Black Ops and the debut of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-control system.