Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare News

Activision Blizzard launches film and TV studio

Activision Blizzard launches film and TV studio

Skylanders animated series in development, Call of Duty movies and shows planned.

Activision Blizzard has launched a film and TV studio, entitled Activision Blizzard Studios, to make shows and movies based on its popular video game franchises.

The first of these will be an animated Skylanders show entitled Skylanders Academy. It will star Justin Long (Drag me to Hell) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (Phineas and Ferb) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Mike from Breaking Bad) as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live) as Glumshanks. Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz will also play supporting roles.

Activision Blizzard Studios is also planning to make Call of Duty films and possibly a TV series. According to its announcement, the studio "envisions a series of Call of Duty feature films as well as the possibility of television adaptations."

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Amid all the April Fools' Day shenanigans there are some actual goofy discoveries that just so happened to be discovered upon this most ridiculous of days. One of these is an incredibly obscure Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Easter Egg that lets you defeat zombies with exploding hamburgers.

Advanced Warfare sales 27 per cent below Ghosts in the US

Advanced Warfare sales 27 per cent below Ghosts in the US

Yet it's still the best selling game of the year.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sales are roughly 27 per cent lower than those of last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts - at least as far as retail copies go in the US.

As reported by Street Insider, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson noted this decline based on figures from stat-tracking company NPD. According to its November report, Activision sales fell 22 per cent in November, with Advanced Warfare facing a 27 per cent decline year-over-year with the previous Call of Duty.

"This is disappointing data following first week Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sales showing a year-over-year increase," Olsen said. "NPD data does not include digital copies or international sales, which, if included, would lessen the year-over-year decline, but we believe this data suggests potential for Q4 revenue upside is now very low. "

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare just received its "biggest title update yet"

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare just received its "biggest title update yet"

On PS4 and Xbox One today. Coming soon to other platforms.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's "biggest title update yet" is now live on PS4 and Xbox One, Sledgehammer Games announced on its forum.

The new patch will be applied to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 "soon."

"We've included weapon balancing tweaks, fixes and improvements for emblems, improvements within the Player Lobby (including a new way to view your Armory), map exploit fixes, spawn improvements, connectivity optimisations, improvements to our anti-cheat measures, and even more," the developer said.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare connectivity patch hits PC

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare connectivity patch hits PC

PS4 and Xbox One get two updates each this week.

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have released a patch for the PC version of first-person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that's designed to improve online connectivity.

Many players have experienced problems while playing the game online across all formats: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, including lag, so hopefully this update will go some way to improving matters.

Elsewhere, there's a fix for Prestige reset issues.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsells COD: Ghosts in UK

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sold more copies during its launch week than last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts in the UK, according to official sales figures from Chart-Track.

But that claim comes with three major caveats.

Firstly, Ghosts did not launch on Xbox One at the same time as the other versions - that version arrived in the UK a week later.

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Leaked Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer reveals zombies mode

Leaked Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer reveals zombies mode

UPDATE: Dev acknowledges leak: "Nothing I can do about it now."

UPDATE 31/10/204 8pm: Sledgehammer Games studio head Glen Schofield has acknowledged the leak with the following tweet: "Nothing I can do about it now. But yeah it sucks. Imagine you're playing and this comes up- you'd be psyched up, right?"

This sounds about as close to confirmation as you can get without it actually being an official confirmation. So everybody try to act surprised when the Zombie Mode is officially announced, okay? These devs worked hard on this.

ORIGINAL STORY 31/10/204 8.05am: It looks like Sledgehammer Games' first-person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will include a zombies mode after all - if a leaked CGI trailer is to be believed.

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1TB Xbox One with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare exclusive to GAME in UK

1TB Xbox One with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare exclusive to GAME in UK

Buy a limited edition controller for exclusive DLC.

The limited edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 1TB Xbox One pack will be exclusive to GAME in the UK, the retailer has confirmed.

Priced at 429.99, the bundle will be available from 4th November.

It is currently the only way you can get a 1TB-sized version of the console (and one coloured by custom COD decals, too).

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Three new Xbox One bundles inbound this year

Sunset Overdrive, FIFA 15 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare all being packaged up.

Microsoft used its Gamescom 2014 briefing in Cologne to announce three new bundles for its Xbox One hardware, including a new ceramic white model being made available to the public for the first time.

Activision unveils three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Collector's Editions

Activision unveils three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Collector's Editions

Plus, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map Pipeline remade.

There is, as you would expect, a season pass for sci-fi first-person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Today Activision announced that the season pass includes four DLC map packs that will eventually be sold separately, as is Call of Duty tradition.

Meanwhile, there are three Advanced Warfare Collector's Editions, ranging from 70 up to 100.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC is timed-exclusive to Xbox One

Microsoft has opened its E3 2014 conference by showing off new footage of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and confirming that once again the series' DLC will launch on Xbox One first.

No mention was made of exactly how long the game's add-ons will be Xbox-exclusive, but previous entries in the series have been awarded around one month's lead time on Microsoft's platform.

Set in Seoul, the glimpse of gameplay shown showed a team of commandos survive a helicopter crash only to be attacked by a swarm of killer robots. Players progressed using a car door as a riot shield.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gives you a super-powered suit

Will star Troy Baker, DLC to launch first on Xbox.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is going to be a bit different than previous CoD games for one reason: you'll be outfitted with a slick cybersuit will allow you to boost-dodge, climb with magnetic gloves, jump unrealistically high, hover in mid-air, and enable optic camouflage.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer, release date revealed

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer, release date revealed

UPDATE: PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions confirmed. No Wii U.

UPDATE: Amazon has updated with product listings for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and has versions down for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

There's no listing for a Wii U version at this time, however. Last year's game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, did launch on Nintendo's console, courtesy of Treyarch's Wii U team.

ORIGINAL STORY: Activision has released the debut trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the next game in the gargantuan first-person shooter series.

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