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Call of Duty: Ghosts released just days before Playstation, XBox's next generation

A screenshot shows play in Activision's Call of

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Activision released its latest iteration of Call of Duty Tuesday -- Call of Duty: Ghosts -- a frenzy-inducing event in the gaming world. The title is the franchise's 10th, and the first new one since Black Ops II launched last November and sold 7.5 million copies (to the tune of $500 million) on opening day in the  United States alone. It marked the fourth consecutive year a Call of Duty game...

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Transformers return for cybernetic warfare

"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" releases Tuesday in North

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Filmmaker Michael Bay, of the "Transformers" series fame, could learn a thing or two about the robots in disguise from developer High Moon Studios. After its highly praised "Transformers: War for Cybertron," the studio will release a sequel on Tuesday for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft WIndows.

"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" is a call to arms...

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'Skylanders Giants' unveiled by Activision

Skylanders Giants

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Last year’s successful “Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure” is set to get a sequel this fall with an all-new story and perhaps more importantly, all-new playable characters.

In case you aren’t familiar with the franchise, Skylanders is an action game that merges the worlds of toys and video games. Players collect figurines, which they can then bring to life in the game using a special portal. Players...

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