Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced that together Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants have generated more than $1 billion in retail sales worldwide, inclusive of toys and accessories — and the franchise reached this milestone in just 15 months. In 2012, the combined sales of Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure toys out-sold the top action figure lines in the U.S. and Europe, including Beyblades, Star Wars and Transformers. Additionally, through January 2013, more than 100 million Skylanders toys have been sold at retail. "The Skylanders franchise became the first kids’ … Continue reading Skylanders Series Hits One Billion In Retail Sales
Wargaming, one of the leading free-to-play MMO developers and publishers, today announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Day 1 Studios for USD 20 million. Following the acquisition, the newly formed studio will focus exclusively on the development of an unannounced console title. The acquisition sets a key landmark in Wargaming’s strategy of delivering compelling and console-focused gaming experiences, and further reinforces the company’s steps toward multiplatform game development. Wargaming previously announced the acquisition of Australia-based Big World Pty Ltd, which provided the company with streamlined development and server middleware tools. "The move into console game development is a huge step for … Continue reading Wargaming Acquires Console Developer Day One Studios
Grainger Games is probably best known in Europe for operating the Grainger Games website where people can buy and sell the latest titles. But the company also maintains physical stores, including their newest one at Lagrange Arcade, Church Square Shopping Centre in St Helens. To celebrate the store opening, they are having sales on games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FIFA 14 and Assassins Creed 3. The opening of a new store is good news in England, which has seen a loss of brick and mortar retailers as of late. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox … Continue reading European Grainger Games Opens New Physical Store
Call of Duty: Black Ops II surpasses other games in the series by a lot, offering both an extremely engaging single player story and a great multiplayer battlefield.
Assassin’s Creed III leaves the spires of medieval Europe behind in favour of the more hardscrabble towns of the American frontier. With revolution brewing, assassin skills are in demand.
The petition asking Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto V on PC reached a milestone today with over 110,000 names. Gamers could also comment as to why they were putting their names down. Some of those comments include: Nathan Lazos of Australia: ‘I just want you to work on this game now instead of crappily porting it to the pc years after initial release.’ Damon Fowler of Texas: ‘Because I’m mostly a PC gamer and having it on PC would be so awesome! GTA has been one of the best games since I was a kid- er, umm… since … Continue reading PC Gamers Petition Rockstar For GTA V PC Version
Highly acclaimed Rapala Pro Bass Fishing will be among the 50 top video games available for Wii U when the new HD gaming system launches Nov. 18. Rapala Pro Bass Fishing challenges players to compete against real bass pros in an authentic bass tournament setting. The Wii U version offers new gameplay features, enhancements and updates made possible by Wii U’s unique home console and groundbreaking touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. ‘The integrated second screen of the GamePad creates new possibilities for how games can be played, and further reflects the innovation Nintendo has poured into the Wii U,’ said … Continue reading Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Swimming To Retail
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for the Wii U system from Nintendo will begin shipping to North American retailers today. Developed for Wii U by WB Games Montr’al, the game builds upon the critically acclaimed, award-winning action game of 2011 created by Rocksteady Studios and makes its first appearance on any Nintendo platform as a launch title for the revolutionary new home console that hits stores beginning November 18. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition brings gamers back to Arkham like never before with enhanced gameplay features for the Wii U and … Continue reading Batman Arkham Armored Edition Ships
Signal Snowboards Bulletproof Snowboard Call of Duty Movie Signal Snowboards’ Every Third Thursday gets caught up in the excitement of the new Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 game release by building a bona-fide bulletproof Snowboard! The build starts with an inspiration trip to Treyarch Studio to get an early Black Ops 2 game play in. The challenging board build is executed using a tactical jacket provided by Point Blank Body Armor. But can it take a bullet? Pull the trigger and watch this – it will blow you away! Publishers: Activision Blizzard Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii … Continue reading Signal Snowboard’s Bulletproof Call of Duty Movie
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Call of Duty franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates. "With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year … Continue reading Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nets $500 Million In 24 Hours