Ryan Thomason

Activision Disbands Guitar Hero

Activision Disbands Guitar Hero

The Guitar Hero series is finished, left to sit in an alleyway with a severe heroin addiction and a bad case of herpes. Like in your teenage years, your dreams of being a star via Guitar Hero are done.

 Ryan Thomason

Call of Duty: Black Ops, Proves That Morons Will Buy Anything.

Call of Duty: Black Ops, Proves That Morons Will Buy Anything.

Another Month, another sales record set by CoD: Black Ops, Way to piss your money away folks.

 Alan Smithee

Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Ship With 3D Included

Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Ship With 3D Included

To many it may seem like a gimmick, but Treyarch announced recently that their upcoming Call of Duty will support stereoscopic 3D from day one. I personally think that it will add to the experience of realistic first-person shooters like this, but I’m one of a few.

 Alan Smithee

And Now for Something Completely Different – The Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Setlist

And Now for Something Completely Different – The Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Setlist

All 93 songs in one convenient list.

 Alan Smithee

Starcraft II – TV Ad

Starcraft II – TV Ad

Get ready for South Korea to be on the nightly news every single night when the wave of deaths occur from gamers starving and depriving themselves after the release of Starcraft II this summer (July 27 in the US). They’re getting started with the hype machine this week as they’ve released a commercial for the […]

 Ryan Wilson

Got a Good Game Idea? Activision May Have Money for You

Got a Good Game Idea? Activision May Have Money for You

Activision has started phase one of the newly created Activision Independent Games Competition, a two part $500,000 contest to help fund indie game development. Starting today through August 31st, developers may submit up to a ten page conceptual proposal, a gameplay video, or a prototype for to receive $175,000 in funding to make your game. […]

 Alan Smithee

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Trailer

Holy balls…I might have to rethink my stance on Treyarch taking over the Call of Duty franchise after watching this trailer. It looks like this game will have every little bit of awesome that I love in modern war shooters: ‘splosions, guns, and crazy ass situations.

 Ryan Wilson

Bungie Jumps to Activision

Bungie Jumps to Activision

Activision may have lost a Publishing CEO (Mike Griffith) and nearly an entire development studio (Infinity Ward) in the past month, but they just gained a powerful ally.  Bungie, creator of the immensely popular Halo series, has signed a 10-year, multi-platform publishing deal with the juggernaut.  But don’t expect Halo: Modern Warfare, as the contract only […]

 Alan Smithee

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions – Trailer

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions – Trailer

A game that mimics Arkham Asylum, but in the Marvel Universe? Sign me up! Wait, who’s making this, Activision?

 Ryan Wilson

Restore, Restart, Quit: An Interview with Phoenix Online Studios (Part Two)

Restore, Restart, Quit: An Interview with Phoenix Online Studios (Part Two)

Here it is folks, part 2 of my recent interview with Phoenix Online Studios, the development company behind The Silver Lining.

 Ryan Wilson

Restore, Restart, Quit: An Interview with Phoenix Online Studios (Part One)

Restore, Restart, Quit: An Interview with Phoenix Online Studios (Part One)

Earlier this month, I reported about Activision’s unfortunate cease-and-desist of long-term fan project The Silver Lining, which was meant to act as a spiritual King’s Quest IX.  As a long time follower of the project, it was upsetting to see such a high profile project have the rug pulled out from under them so ruthlessly. […]

 

COD Modern Warfare 2 map pack price revealed. $15????

COD Modern Warfare 2 map pack price revealed. $15????

As announced on the latest Major Nelson podcast, Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling dropped the pricing bombshell. 1200 spacebucks, or $15 for five multiplayer maps. Of the five, three are new and two are remake maps. The map pack is scheduled to drop on March 30, the same day as the first map pack for Battlefield […]

 Ryan Thomason

Activision Cans the two top Executives at Infinity Ward (Modern Warfare Franchise)

Activision Cans the two top Executives at Infinity Ward (Modern Warfare Franchise)

Activision Blizzard Inc.  told the world Tuesday that Jason West and Vince Zampella, top brass executives at developer Infinity Ward, are no longer with the company.  So what the heck is going on here?

 Ryan Wilson

Activision Pulls the Plug on King’s Quest Revival

Activision Pulls the Plug on King’s Quest Revival

In a swift move of pure dickery, Activision has pulled out the old cease and desist on The Silver Lining, better known as the fan sequel King’s Quest 9. The previous owner of the Sierra IP, Vivendi, tried to shut down production of the game back in 2005, but negotiated down to a non-commercial license […]

 Alan Smithee

Classic Activision on GoG…NOW!

Classic Activision on GoG…NOW!

Perusing the GoG website this morning, I noticed that they’ve now started adding classic Activision PC games to their library. This is magical news to retro-tards like me, this just got really real…especially for the few games they’ve announced and what may come in the future. All I can say right now is…HELL YEAH Gabriel […]