The "Call of Duty" franchise is a perennial blockbuster, with more than 65 million units sold so far in the United States and hordes of fans lining up each fall to buy the latest installment of the war-simulation video game.
A new online service for "Call of Duty" will give players a massive cache of statistics about their performance in the popular war games and offer social networking features in an attempt to build a community around the critically acclaimed series.
Activision Blizzard is set to launch a new "Call of Duty" game for consoles alongside an ambitious digital platform later this year, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said on the company's earnings call Monday.
With its eye-popping visuals, compelling Cold War storyline and a seemingly endless array of online battle options, Tuesday's 12:01 a.m. release of "Call of Duty: Black Ops" ushered in a new era in my house.
War's specter once again looms large over the gaming world, as "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the spiritual sequel to last year's smash hit "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," goes on sale Monday at midnight.
The gaming world is mesmerized this week by the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the annual circus of light and sound that acts as a launch pad for many of the industry's most exciting announcements.
With their business models under threat and shares in the doldrums, video game publishers like Electronic Arts look ripe for the picking by larger media conglomerates such as Walt Disney. But much as shareholders might hope for a quick exit, they shouldn't bank on a quick M&A payday.