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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...Read more »
Forget the newest, largest cellphone display or Apple's latest hire, this week's most significant tech news may be the office plans publicized by two of the world's largest technology firms.
On successive days both Amazon and Facebook announced they were planting flags in Tel Aviv. Facebook will operate an office through its $100 million purchase of mobile analytics firm Onava. Meanwhile,...Read more »
Apple loyalists who have held tight to their iPhones even as rival manufacturer release one new gadget after another that takes aim at the tried-and-true favorite won't have to wait much longer to fight back.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is expected to unveil the next version of the iPhone during a Sept. 10 event, according to technology blog All Things D. (http://dthin.gs/1659rRk)
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Review Score: 7.5/10
"...Sony's expanding roster of video game all stars deserve the title of brawlers." - Warp Pipe
It wasn't too long ago that Sony's most recognizable video game characters were having a drink together in a bar raising their glasses to the gamers that play them. Maybe someone forgot to tip the bartender, because now they are...Read more »
If you’re looking for a casual gamer’s headset this isn’t the product for you. You can save yourself a bunch of dough by opting for one of Logitech’s many amazing headsets. I’ve used several of them and they all work efficiently for the novice gamer.
But for hard-core gamers who eat, sleep and breathe headshots, and are willing to pay for that added experience, the Black Ops II Ear Force Tango...Read more »
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is in stores now and Activision is already sweetening the deal on the game's optional 'DLC Season Pass'.
A Nuketown Zombies bonus map will be included with the digital download of the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Season Pass,' according to the game's publisher and Treyarch. This map was only available with purchasing either the Hardened or Collectors Editions. ...Read more »
"...developers dropped the 'Thunderball' in making a proper game for James Bond." - Warp Pipe
This past weekend was the beginning of a celebration looking back on half a century of all things shaken, not stirred. While those portraying Agent 007 have varied throughout 23 feature films, almost as many video games have attempted to place gamers in the shoes of England's most...Read more »
"It seemed to me that the most unfinished thing in the world is a child whose parents will never have a chance to finish raising them. So that’s where the back story for the player came from." - Giant Sparrow's Ian Dallas on 'The Unfinished Swan'
It's easy to think that a video game's successes are driven from stunning graphics and heavily campaigned commercials...Read more »
Slowly but surely, Microsoft is creeping further into the hardware business. In Tuesday’s annual letter to shareholders, Steven Ballmer, the firm’s chief executive, outlined plans to develop devices to capitalize on the company’s most prized Windows features.
The announcement marks a pivot from the tech giant’s decades-long focus on developing software and licensing it to many of the largest...Read more »
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...Read more »