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Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty

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Breivik tells court he practised his shot using a 'holographic aiming device' while playing video gameAnders Behring Breivik has described how he "trained" for the attacks he carried out in Norway last summer using the computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.The 33-year-old said he practised his shot using a...
Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty

Keith Vaz urges tighter controls on violent video games

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Labour MP who has criticised games in the past says more robust precautions must be taken before games are publishedLabour MP Keith Vaz has tabled an early day motion calling for more stringent government controls on violent video games.The motion, put forward on 24 April, makes reference to Anders Breivik,...
Keith Vaz urges tighter controls on violent video games

New York's Chinatown Fair arcade hits reset, plays a new game

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When Chinatown Fair closed in March of last year, Filmmaker Kurt Vincent went to work documenting the New York arcade's final days, continuing to return to the location after it shuttered to work on his upcoming film, Arcade. Imagine his surprise when he ran into Lonnie Sobel, the famous...
New York's Chinatown Fair arcade hits reset, plays a new game

Sony's barebones $299 Call of Duty: MW3 and 320GB PS3 bundle hits the streets May 25th

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Right on schedule, Sony and Activision have teamed up again for this "Limited Edition" Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bundle that's due to ship May 25th. Unfortunately, one you've opened the box the special experience is pretty much over, with only standard console and game inside, replacing the...
Sony's barebones $299 Call of Duty: MW3 and 320GB PS3 bundle hits the streets May 25th

Oliver North Sold Weapons to Iran. Now He’s Selling 'Call of Duty'

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In case you haven't seen it already, Oliver North is now selling video games. And fear. It's a step down from illegally selling weapons, true, but it's still raising eyebrows. Go on, take a look at these clips. They're part of a "documentary" released by publishers Activision to coincide with the...
Oliver North Sold Weapons to Iran. Now He’s Selling 'Call of Duty'

Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)

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We've had our fill of Ultrabooks and tablets at CeBIT, so now it's finally time to move on to the crazy stuff. This over-the-top case mod was awaiting unsuspecting attendees at the far back end of the China pavilion, of all places, and only caught our eye (or ear,...
Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)

Next Call of Duty will bring "meaningful innovation" says Activision

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The forthcoming Call of Duty title, likely to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, is set to mix things up promises Activision Publishing's Eric Hirshberg. Plus, Bobby Kotick on Bungie's forthcoming projectNo one listening to Activision's investor call on Thursday will have been surprised to hear that a new...
Next Call of Duty will bring "meaningful innovation" says Activision

Here’s The Epic Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer

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Back during the heyday of CrunchGear (now known as TechCrunch/Gadgets), we couldn’t get enough of Borderlands. The game masterfully combined the game play of a FPS with the best elements of an RPG. In a scene full of Call of Duty clones Borderlands is completely novel. Gearbox just released...
Here’s The Epic Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer

Activision Blizzard unveils a record $4.7bn in revenues

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Video game giant announces 7% rise in revenues as the Call of Duty franchise continues to sweep all before itVideo game giant Activision Blizzard unveiled a 7% increase in revenues to a record $4.76bn (£3bn) in 2011, up from 2010's $4.45bn thanks in part to the sales success of the...
Activision Blizzard unveils a record $4.7bn in revenues

Why Mobile Game Devs Should Port To Mac OS -Advice From Cut The Rope’s ZeptoLab

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Last week, a Mountain Lion roared “Mac is the next big gaming platform.” Apple is bringing Game Center to Mac, it will support cross-platform iPhone vs. Mac play, and the Mac App Store will likely become more prominent. It’s time for mobile developers to decide if they’ll bring their games to...
Why Mobile Game Devs Should Port To Mac OS -Advice From Cut The Rope’s ZeptoLab

Cogoo's Turntable Rider puts the 'mix' in BMX, 'awesome' in these videos

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What if a company built a mixer for your BMX bike? What if said mixer could wirelessly control the music you're grooving to while riding? What if we had two videos to prove that such luxuries do, in fact, exist? Japan's own Cogoo has gone well above the call...
Cogoo's Turntable Rider puts the 'mix' in BMX, 'awesome' in these videos

Activision Toys Around with a ‘Skylanders’ Sequel

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Activision Blizzard, the maker of intense videogames such as “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft,” isn’t known for kid-oriented videogames. That perception changed somewhat last fall, when it had a surprise hit in the kids’ game “Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.” Now, the world’s biggest videogame maker wants to ride that...
Activision Toys Around with a ‘Skylanders’ Sequel

Activision to Bring New, Free Version of "Call of Duty" to China

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Consumers in the U.S. frequently line up to pay $60 apiece for each year’s installment of Activision Blizzard Inc.’s biggest franchise, “Call of Duty.” But when the venerable war-simulation shooting game reaches China’s shores later this year, Activision will take a different tack: giving it away for free. The Santa...
Activision to Bring New, Free Version of "Call of Duty" to China

PDP Afterglow 2.0 controllers and stereo wireless headset hands-on

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Here at E3, PDP is showing off a handful of new gaming accessories for those looking to jump on the third-party bandwagon. The company has refreshed its line of Afterglow controllers that now sport a second edition label. Much like the previous models, the family will include accessories for...
PDP Afterglow 2.0 controllers and stereo wireless headset hands-on
Call of Duty: Devil's Brigade revealed

Epic's Most Profitable Game Ever? Infinity Blade for iOS

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Infinity Blade, the Epic Games iOS sword-fighting RPG that has become a fixture at Apple event keynotes recently, has earned a well in excess of $30 million since its debut just 18 months ago. And according to Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, that makes it the company’s biggest money-maker ever. “The...
Epic's Most Profitable Game Ever? Infinity Blade for iOS
6 things you won’t see at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo
EA’s Patrick Soderlund sounds off on Medal of Honor and Battlefield games

Microsoft Is About To Do Something Very Smart With The Xbox (MSFT)

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Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new Xbox 360 bundle that is going to give it complete ownership of the living room. It's selling the Xbox 360, its home entertainment console, with a Kinect motion controller for $99, reports Tom Warren for The Verge, citing unnamed sources. There's a catch,...
Microsoft Is About To Do Something Very Smart With The Xbox (MSFT)

Xbox Users Clocking More Hours Gobbling Media Than Gaming Online

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Microsoft’s Xbox is no longer just for hardcore gamers, but rather is beginning to attract a more general audience looking to consume movies, TV and music online. The Redmond, Wash.-based company said today that for the first time, Xbox Live users are now watching more movies and TV and listening to...
Xbox Users Clocking More Hours Gobbling Media Than Gaming Online

Activision vets land $5.6M for new gaming startup U4iA

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U4iA, a stealthy gaming company developing what it dubs “hardcore, browser-based games for the connected generation,” has raised $5.6 million in new financing from undisclosed strategic partners in the games industry, GeekWire has learned. That brings total funding the company, which emerged on the scene last fall to about $7 million....
Activision vets land $5.6M for new gaming startup U4iA

The Last Days of the Pixel (Ones You Can See, Anyway)

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I was driving a rental car recently that had a small display between the speedometer and fuel gauge. When you started the car, a little animation played, showing the car company's logo. And I thought: "That looks cheap." The color palette was limited, but, more important, so was the resolution....
The Last Days of the Pixel (Ones You Can See, Anyway)

The Norway Killer Used 'Call Of Duty' As Training To Murder 69 People (ATVI)

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Anders Behring Breivik testified in a Norwegian court yesterday that he used "Call Of Duty" to improve his marksmanship before shooting 69 people to death last year, reports Kotaku. Specifically he used the game as a vehicle to practice "target acquisition" and used a marksmanship tool called a holographic weapon...
The Norway Killer Used 'Call Of Duty' As Training To Murder 69 People (ATVI)

Close Quarters expansion for Battlefield 3 looks insane

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Call of Duty, we need to talk. Why can't you look like this? [Read more]...
Close Quarters expansion for Battlefield 3 looks insane
Does the next 'Call of Duty' glorify real-world black operations?

Activision, Infinity Ward settle long-standing legal dispute

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Just as the long-simmering legal issues between Call of Duty publisher Activision and former members of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward seemed headed to trial early next month, the parties have apparently reached a mutually agreed-upon out-of-court settlement. "All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of...
Activision, Infinity Ward settle long-standing legal dispute
Call of Duty Elite players go bananas for clan warfare
Call of Duty buzz grows 4X after Black Ops II unveiling

Call Of Duty Subscriptions Help Acti-Blizz Fire Vivendi

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Activision (NSDQ: ATVI) Blizzard says it will launch further direct consumer premium digital channels after the success of its Call Of Duty Elite subscription offering helped owner Vivendi (EPA: VIV) grow profits. Elite, whose $49.99 annual subscription is now required from players who want the deepest multiplayer elements of...
Call Of Duty Subscriptions Help Acti-Blizz Fire Vivendi

Activision Raises Annual Outlook Based on Strong Q1 Revenues, Profits

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Activision, the videogame publisher known for Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, just blew away expectations for the first quarter. The company said both revenues and earnings exceeded its expectations for the quarter, even though they were down from the year-ago period. In the first quarter, Activision recorded a...
Activision Raises Annual Outlook Based on Strong Q1 Revenues, Profits
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