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In One Update, Destiny Got Some Mojo Back

Last week, Bungie launched a significant update for Destiny, a video game in which players create virtual dolls and dress them up in a variety of coloured costumes.

The Band Game Crash Saved Us From A Guitar Hero MMO

After the release of some 20 games and spin-offs between 2005 and 2010 made everybody completely sick of games with “Hero” at the end, Activision killed the series in 2011. Game historian Liam Robertson gives us a look at the massively multiplayer online Hero World that died with it.

The Remaster Of One Of The Best FPS-RTS Hybrids Is Out Very Soon

To this day, I’m still surprised that Activision decided to transform the Battlezone IP from its roots as a straight shooter into an FPS-RTS hybrid. What’s even more surprising is how well it worked. Besides Sacrifice (from MDK and Earthworm Jim developers Shiny), it’s perhaps the best mashup of those two games from that era of gaming.

We’ve known for some time that a remaster of the Battlezone remake was on the cards. We’ve known that it was due out some time this year, but as of this morning we know that it’s much sooner than anyone was expecting.

Activision Has Been Hit With Layoffs, I'm Told.

Activision has been hit with layoffs, I’m told. FreeStyle Games, creators of Guitar Hero Live, have been significantly impacted. They’re now making DLC. “We are refocusing to better align with Activision’s long-term priorities because, as always, our strategy evolves to keep us ahead of a rapidly-changing industry,” a company spokesperson said.

Destiny Expansion Coming This Year; Destiny 2 In 2017 

Today Activision confirmed that, as Kotaku reported last month, Destiny 2 won’t be out until 2017. But there will be a significant expansion later this year.

Destiny's Newest Farming Trick: Valentine's Day Suicide

This week, everyone gets to celebrate Valentine’s Day festivities in Destiny, the video game version of the myth of Icarus.

TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan Screens Leak, Because Of Course They Do

Add cel=shaded screenshots to the Australian rating, achievements and cover art for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan. The still unannounced game has leaked so much I’m beginning to suspect Activision is trying out a new viral marketing technique.

Activision Sued By Resistance Leader Jonas Savimbi's Children

Briefly: The children of Angolan resistance leader Jonas Savimbi are suing Activision over their father’s portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. They’re unhappy with the game making him out to be a “barbarian”, they say in the suit.

Skylanders Amiibo Figures Finally Available Without Buying A Skylanders Game

Amiibo collectors who purchased a Skylanders Superchargers starter pack for the Wii U, Wii or 3DS solely to acquire the exclusive Bowser and Donkey Kong combo figures are kicking themselves right now.

A Lot Of Work Goes Into Making Skylanders The Most Story-Focused Toys-To-Life Game

Where Disney Infinity delivers a series of small self-contained stories and LEGO Dimensions is just getting started, the Skylanders series has spent the past five years building an original fictional universe — and tearing it apart.

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