Raptr unveils new data about Zynga’s social gamers

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.

First demo: Modern Warfare 3 promises to be another nonstop combat shooter

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.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 trailer debuts

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.

Review: Black Ops Escalation map pack gives Call of Duty a fresh boost

Gamers won’t be disappointed with the newest multiplayer map pack for Call of Duty Black Ops video game. The new maps make it exciting to replay the combat shooting game, which debuted six months ago and is still engaging to play today. As we’ve noted before, Call of Duty Black Ops is one of the most engaging video games ever made. Extending its life through map packs is a smart and lucrative move.

EA chief says Battlefield 3 will take down Call of Duty

In the multibillion-dollar first-person shooter video game business, the war of words is on. Electronic Arts wants its Battlefield 3 game coming this fall to knock Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty game from its throne as the most popular game of the genre.

Calling all gamers! U.S. video games sales dip 5 percent in January

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.

Call of Duty Black Ops map pack keeps Activision’s hot franchise rolling

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.

Black (Ops) Tuesday: Prepare to get nothing done February 1

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.