Activision's lawsuit with former Infinity Ward developers revealed the agreement.
Activision's high profile development deal with Bungie, creator of the Halo franchise, was revealed during the equally high profile lawsuit between themselves and former Call of Duty developers, Jason West and Vince Zampella. The terms of the deal with Bungie weren't disclosed when the information originally came to light, but the lawsuit has revealed the full scope of the agreement. The 27-page contract states that Bungie is to develop four "sci-fantasy, action shooter games," code-named "Destiny." The titles will be released every other year, beginning in the fall of 2013.
The trial will still commence on May 29.
Just when you thought it was safe to forget about West and Zampella, the former Infinity Ward employees who sued Activision over unpaid wages, new reports have surfaced from multiple sources indicating the Call of Duty veterans have received 42 million dollars from their former employer.
Black Ops beat out Modern Warfare 2 day one sales. Set to surpass Modern Warfare 2's five day sales record.
Many claimed it couldn't be done by a non-Modern Warfare title, but the new Call of Duty: Black Ops has outperformed last years Modern Warfare 2 in day one sales by nearly a million copies. Last year Modern Warfare sold 4.7 million, while yesterday, Black Ops managed to sell an impressive 5.6 million copies. This was an estimated sell through rate of $360 million - a $50 million difference above what Modern Warfare 2 pulled in before.
Due to a specific scenario in the game, the console versions are banned in Russia.
One of the most controversial missions in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has caused the console versions of the game to be banned in Russia. All copies on store shelves have been recalled as well. Hell Forge reports that the ban was due to the "No Russian" mission, which contains the infamous airport massacre scene. The PC version is not banned due to a patch that removed the level in the game.
It's the seventh episode of our PixlTalk podcast and this time we're joined by our newest staff member, Lukasz Balicki.
As is the norm, we each take turns discussing what we've been playing for the past week, and this week there was a fair amount to talk about. For a list of what games we talked about, see the details bar to the right of this article. We tried to keep it brief, and to avoid boring you to death, we once again dedicated our second segment to a specific topic.
In the first 24 hours, Modern Warfare 2 has shattered the record set by the previous record holder.
Up until recently the record for the biggest sales launch day for a video game has been held by Grand Theft Auto IV, which sold 3.6 million copies.
The Japanese publisher will release a special Xbox 360 Bundle for Modern Warfare 2.
Square Enix announced that the company is planning to release a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 themed Xbox 360 bundle in Japan. The bundle is the same exact bundle that was released in North America.