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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won't swing onto Xbox One at launch

With only a couple of weeks before the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 across ... like, every platform, the Xbox One will be a notable exception. Activision has postponed the launch of the game on Microsoft's console, but isn't sharing any details as to why. "We are working with Microsoft...

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CoD: Ghosts DLC adds Snoop Dogg voice pack and other, less awesome, stuff

Infinity Ward is launching DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox platforms that will add narration to multiplayer matches by the one and only Snoop Dogg. As you terrorize the battlefield, Snoop becomes your own personal hype man, which sounds like just about the most amazing thing in the world....

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Halo, Destiny composer O'Donnell says he was fired 'without cause' [Update: Bungie COO Pete Parsons responds]

Halo series and Destiny composer Martin 'Marty' O'Donnell is no longer working for Bungie, and he claims the studio's directors fired him "without cause" last Friday, April 11. O'Donnell tweeted the news this morning, and shortly after Bungie responded on its blog. Community Manager David Dague...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expansion sells 2.7 million in one week

Activision announced today that Blizzard's Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls has sold more than 2.7 million copies worldwide since its launch for Windows and Mac platforms on March 25. The publisher additionally notes that Diablo 3 earned more than 2.4 million Twitch views on Reaper of Souls'...

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Blizzard rings in April Fool's with faux fisticuffs, Flappy Bird spoof

Blizzard Entertainment has long had a reputation for its meticulously crafted April Fools' Day gags, and this year, instead of a sole punchline, the company is offering the willingly gullible a trio of faux announcements. For instance, it has been revealed that the next segment of the...

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Call of Duty: Ghosts 'Devastation' DLC confirmed to feature The Predator

There's something out there waiting for us in Call of Duty: Ghosts, and it ain't no man. A new trailer for the upcoming "Devastation" DLC briefly showcases The Predator, as per last week's tease, but it doesn't exactly confirm how the alien menace is involved. Chances are it's similar to how...

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Activision to close Call of Duty mobile studio

Activision's mobile studio in the UK, The Blast Furnace, will close at the end of the month. A spokesperson for the publisher informed MCV that no "suitable alternative" was found. The studio entered the consultation period required by UK law in early February. The Blast Furnace headed up last...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls trailer is become death, destroyer of worlds

A new trailer for Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls is here to prepare would-be adventurers for their journey to defeat Death himself. As the old saying goes, "Nothing in the world is certain, save for Death and some badass adventurers kicking his high angel butt." [Image: Blizzard]...

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Joystiq Streams Special: Diablo 3 and Loot 2.0 madness [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Today's the day, Diablo 3. This particular Wednesday is when you blossom into the game that so very many people wanted you to be when you came out back in 2012. Today, you get Loot 2.0. Maybe claiming that Loot 2.0 is the day that Diablo 3 comes of age is an exaggeration, but the massive update...

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Loot 2.0 comes to Diablo 3 in massive new patch

Starting today, Diablo 3 is ... well, it's very different. Blizzard has released a humongous patch for the game, overhauling many of its features. The highlight is probably the introduction of "Loot 2.0," a heavy reworking of the loot system that was first announced alongside the Reaper of Souls...

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