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Destiny trailer gives us Venus envy

Judging by the new trailer for Bungie's sci-fi pseudo-MMO FPS, Destiny, the planet Venus looks like an excellent locale to blow off some steam and/or robot heads. Take a tour of the terraformed planet and get to know the mysterious Vex race before you blast off on September 9. [Image:...

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Ephemeral entertainment and Activision's strategy for success

In a time when the video game industry is down to a handful of mega publishers and even small-scale independent developers have risen to become competitive, Activision stands out for making huge plays and reaping massive rewards. Activision Blizzard is going into this holiday season with one of...

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Discussing Destiny's first DLC: 'It's got its own story'

Downloadable content in Destiny is built to interact with the main game's existing worlds, not create separate, isolated universes of story or action. To this end, when playing something like The Dark Below, Destiny's first DLC pack due out in December, players will still run into characters going...

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Call of Duty's three year cycle gives creative 'freedom to fail'

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg mentioned during our recent Gamescom interview that Call of Duty's current studio cycle will keep the franchise in a lifestyle to which the audience has become accustomed. Although Call of Duty may be an annual franchise, it had been a tennis match between...

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions twin-sticks with you

Late last week, Activision teased the return of longtime developer and publisher Sierra Entertainment, which birthed series like King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest and Gabriel Knight. The resurrection of the Sierra brand was not only confirmed earlier this week, but brought with it the...

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition hits 58GB in EU, but don't worry

The Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition file size on PS4 is 58GB in Europe, which is more than double the size of the US version, which clocks in at 26GB. The European download is so much larger because of the various language packs it includes, a Blizzard spokesperson tells Joystiq:...

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First Destiny expansion launches in December, new Crucible trailer now

Destiny hasn't even hit the shelves yet, and Bungie has already announced a release window for its first expansion. Entitled "The Dark Below," the expansion is set to arrive in December, Bungie's Director of Production Jonty Barnes revealed during Sony's Gamescom press conference. Furthermore,...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle unveiled

Microsoft's second Xbox One bundle of its Gamescom conference was for another big-hitter, namely Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The limited edition bundle comes with a digital copy of the Day Zero edition of the Sledgehammer shooter, and it'll include a custom console with a 1TB hard drive, as...

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Skylanders: Trap Team bridges the gap between console and tablet

Skylanders: Trap Team will be revolutionary, for both the series and potentially for Activision's entire publishing operation, when it releases on October 5th. It doesn't dramatically change the central play of Toys For Bob's popular action figure adventure games. Catching villains in teensy...

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The futuristic perks of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

When Call of Duty first leapt forward in time, barreling out of World War II and into a contemporary theater, we got a new benchmark for the shooter series. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare isn't just praised because it has better guns, newer cities and cell phones, however; it rises in...

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