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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The next Call of Duty will cost $70 on next-generation consoles

The next Call of Duty will cost $70 on next-generation consoles

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Artist's rendering of an average gamer after hearing they'll have to spend $10 extra for a next-gen copy of Black Ops: Cold War. I will burn this whole place to the ground before paying $10 extra. I warned you I'd burn this whole place to the ground! If you want that helicopter to look as…
Investors argue against excessive pay package for Activision CEO

Investors argue against excessive pay package for Activision CEO

A major investment group with substantial holdings in Activision stock is speaking out this week against the high compensation for Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. The move comes ahead of a shareholder vote on executive pay scheduled for June 11. "Over the past four years, Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick has received over $20 million…
So long, supply drops: Call of Task eliminates randomized loot boxes

So long, supply drops: Call of Task eliminates randomized loot boxes

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Enlarge / This image of a Call of Duty supply drop falling to the ground can also symbolize the entire concept floating up and out of our lives. Video game loot boxes View more stories In a major reversal for the franchise, Activision has announced that the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not…
Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 individuals after “record lead to 2018”

Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 individuals after “record lead to 2018”

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Enlarge / A central location from the Blackout map in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Game publisher Activision-Blizzard will lay off 8 percent of its work force, or around 775 people, CEO Bobby Kotick announced on the company's earnings call today. The move is being made in an effort at "de-prioritizing initiatives that are…
Activision neglects ease of access standards, avoids Spyro subtitles

Activision neglects ease of access standards, avoids Spyro subtitles

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More than 35 minutes of Spyro Reignited Trilogy cut scenes, none of which can be enjoyed by deaf or hard-of-hearing gamers (or those with the TV on mute). Last week's release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy disappointed many, including deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, by not including subtitles in the games' many spoken cut scenes. Now,…
Call of Responsibility: Black Ops 4 evaluation: Dry run, now with fight royale!

Call of Responsibility: Black Ops 4 evaluation: Dry run, now with...

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Enlarge / Players duking it out in the new Blackout mode. Call of Duty, like video game war simulations in general, is caught in a paradox. It never changes, and yet, every year, it definitely does change. Approaching a new Call of Duty, especially from the multiplayer side, is a bit of a challenge. How…

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