Activision’s near-term prospects depend on how well Call of Duty: Ghosts takes off.
Editor’s Pick Call of Duty: Ghosts is an admirable effort, but it couldn’t fight off the effects of gravity for an aging franchise.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is about to debut, and Activision wants to remind people of just how popular the franchise is.
You can expect to see a lot more game advertising this fall as the competition among publishers gets more intense and the new consoles launch.
A shareholder is suing to stop the deal.
The company will produce nearly 10 hours of video content a week for MLG.tv.
Length does not directly relate to a title’s quality. Instead, an experience’s duration should match its gameplay systems and content.
Google serves up data on how widely used YouTube has become among gamers.
Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall is sure to be one of the hottest titles coming out of the 2013 E3 trade show.
The first-person shooter gives you control of a trained German shepherd that operates like a remote-controlled drone, but it’s also your companion.
If you’ve ever felt the need to consult an FAQ for an older game that you could once finish with your eyes closed, maybe you’ve just grown soft from the hand-holding of this generation of games.
Titanfall is a first-person shooter from many of the folks who left Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. It is a futuristic sci-fi title with warriors in giant, agile robot suits.
The new L.A. office of DICE will be an extension of the Stockholm studio and work on a variety of projects.
In after-hours trading, Activision Blizzard’s stock price fell 5 percent to $14.49 a share. The fall may be due to the drop in World of Warcraft numbers and the comments about the second half.
Activision Blizzard beats estimates, but World of Warcraft loses 1.3M subscribers.
Is Call of Duty: Ghosts the next game in the first-person shooter franchise?
Kathryn Kitron funneled funding to support her expensive lifestyle, including paying for her engagement party.
Respawn’s legal department has made a move to trademark “Titan” for use in video games.
Editor’s Pick Both professional gaming teams and Ubisoft hope that ShootMania Storm becomes a staple at e-sports tournaments around the world.
To make better games, we need to lessen the importance we place on budget size.
ShootMania Storm is an entertaining call-back to a lost era of multiplayer shooters.
EA’s big challenger to the dominance of Call of Duty has been unveiled.
Editor’s Pick It’s easy to take shots at Riccitiello’s record, but his successes and failures were complex.
Crysis 3 backs up its refined puzzle-like combat with a compelling tale of aliens, evil corporations, and transhumanism.
Jetpack Joyride applies almost a decade’s worth of game psychology to create an addicting experience.
Thanks to the enormous popularity of The Walking Dead, we get not one but two games based on Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse. They’re very different, but they also share some similarities that may surprise you.
The PlayStation Vita’s first Call of Duty title is a shaky recruit not capable of maximizing the portable’s firepower.
Follow these guidelines to fit in and survive in the field during a Call of Duty midnight launch.
While Medal of Honor: Warfighter has some fun beneath its gritty fingernails, it fails as the military-shooter flag-bearer it wants to be.
Editor’s Pick Mark Kaufman and Eric Hauntemont are veteran venture capitalists in the tech world. In 2002, they decided to get out of that fast-paced life and start developing board games. No, seriously.
The free-to-play revolution finally hits Xbox Live, and while it might not be enough to topple Call of Duty, it could be the start of an exciting new trend in console gaming.
With a combination of deadly vehicles, homemade weapons, and large battlefields, independent developer 2 Dawn Games wants to deliver an unpredictable multiplayer experience.
Is your favorite video game hero a badass or just an ass?
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Photoshop Wars will finally help the internet determine who can make the best funny pictures.
Moderated by Sebastian Haley (GamesBeat’s culture editor), the panel explores the current proliferation of zombies in video games and culture and the approach by different gamemakers in this genre.
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.
You’ve set up your Nexus 7 as the perfect productivity device. Now start playing with five must-have Android games.
When Activision reports its earnings, the game world listens.