Activision is gearing up for the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PC, and that means that it's time to find out if your computer is ample enough to handle all the graphical goodness Sledgehammer Games has in store with the annual first-person shooter.
For those of you planning to answer the call of duty with Advanced Warfare on Nov. 3, but fear diving into a game on a last gen console when you might be getting a shiny new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for Christmas, Activision is here to save the day. For a limited time, you’ll be able to upgrade your digital purchases of the latest Call of Duty at no additional charge.
It looks like players are getting a sneak peak at the Destiny DLC content thanks to a glitch that one player managed to get on tape. If you prefer to stay away from potential spoilers, now would be a good time to stop reading and, I don’t know, go back to playing the actual game.
Legend foretells of a mythical “Loot Cave,” a place that is home to a continuous stream foes and, thus, a never-ending supply of valuable items. When she arrives, however, her heart sinks. A sign is posted nearby announcing that the notorious cave has been renovated and no longer offers untold riches. The Guardian’s Destiny has been forever changed.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games released a brand new video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The new trailer drops some details on the single-player campaign, showcasing all those fancy graphics and cinematic sequences... but it also does something else, it gives us a look at the new multiplayer co-op mode.
In a surprising bit of news, a Destiny player has hit level 30. Doesn't sound all that staggering does it? Well, it's kind of a big deal because apparently it's not the easiest feat in the world to achieve, and you have to exercise quite a bit of skill and fall into a bit of luck to achieve the Holy Grail of level 30.
Previously it was reported that Activision had managed to sell-in to retailers an impressive $500 million worth of SKUs (stock keeping units), breaking even on their supposed $500 million dollar investment into the Destiny brand. Today, Activision has announced that the actual sell-through revenue of Destiny is only $325 million.
It's often debated that a game's brand worth and the development studio behind it are determined by the Metacritic score – an aggregate of reviews from a collection of websites. This hotly contentious subject has become a topic of discussion recently due to all the middling and less-than-enthusiastic reviews that have poured out for Destiny.
Activision seems to be taking a page out of Midnight City and Devolver Digital's playbook; scouring the game space for a mid-budget hard-hitter. The multi-billion dollar publisher has happened upon Torn Banner Studios' first-person medieval melee title, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.
Everybody has Destiny fever this week, and Bungie is celebrating with the first round of special events hosted within the game…Oh, and they’re starting today, so read up us quickly as possible and jump back into the fight, Guardian.
Activision was quick to send out word that they've sold-in to retailers $500 million worth of Destiny copies. This means that retailers bought enough copies from Activsion to make back the entire cost of the game in a single day. That's not too surprising given the amount of hype surrounding Bungie's latest sci-fi, MMO shooter.
It's been years in the making, part of a $500 million dollar brand expansion under Activision's publishing label, and the next step for the original Halo developers to prove that they have more to offer than a Spartan in Mjolnor armor fighting off over-sized lizards with chrome armor who can talk. Destiny is Bungie's chance to show the world that they're not a one-trick-franchise pony.
If you want to start playing Destiny next week but haven't bought a new console yet, Activision's got an intriguing offer for you. They're going to let you upgrade to the PS4 or Xbox One version of the game for no charge.
Activision is in full-on promo mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, releasing all sorts of info and media to prop up the game for release. The latest video is a multiplayer trailer featuring the maps, modes and exo-suit skills in the game.
Destiny will be launching worldwide next week. Unfortunately, gamers won't have many reviews to consult before picking up the game.