News items tagged with activision

Destiny: Xur Location and Items

Destiny: Xur Location and Items

We have the early scoop on where to find the vendor Xur and what exotic armor and weapons he has available to Destiny players for the weekend of March 10th.

By Anthony Taormina on 10 March 2017
Destiny Patch Unintentionally Changes Perks Gamewide

Destiny Patch Unintentionally Changes Perks Gamewide

The latest Destiny weapon balance patch unintentionally changes how health regeneration perks work across the game instead of only affecting the targeted Bladedancer class. Destiny players...

By Weston Albert on 14 February 2017
Destiny's New Weapon Balance Patch is Live

Destiny's New Weapon Balance Patch is Live

Destiny’s new balancing patch makes changes to Special Ammo, weapons, and classes, and unintentionally changes how Health Regen perks work across the game. The latest Destiny patch, number...

By Weston Albert on 14 February 2017
Destiny Previews Changes to How Silver Dust Works

Destiny Previews Changes to How Silver Dust Works

The economy of Silver Dust, the new material added in the Rise of Iron expansion, will be getting some changes very soon based on feedback from the game’s fans. Silver Dust is a new form o...

By Weston Albert on 23 October 2016
Destiny Player Beats Aksis Solo

Destiny Player Beats Aksis Solo

After 8 weeks of trying and a light level boost from Heroic Mode, one Destiny player finally beats the Aksis boss fight in the Wrath of the Machine raid solo. After nearly 8 weeks since the...

By Anthony Taormina on 23 October 2016
Destiny Fan Creates Awesome Anime Opening Cinematic

Destiny Fan Creates Awesome Anime Opening Cinematic

A Destiny fan answers the question, “What would an anime opening look like for Destiny?” by cutting together a really spectacular spoof of common anime tropes. Destiny has been described by...

By Weston Albert on 21 October 2016
Destiny: The Best Subclasses for Wrath of the Machine

Destiny: The Best Subclasses for Wrath of the Machine

In order to conquer the challenges of Destiny‘s new raid, here are the most effective subclass builds for each of Wrath of the Machine’s boss encounters. Destiny‘s new raid, Wrath of the Ma...

By Weston Albert on 13 October 2016
Skylanders Netflix Show Gets a Trailer

Skylanders Netflix Show Gets a Trailer

Netflix officially releases the first trailer for its forthcoming TV show Skylanders Academy, featuring the characters Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, and more. As previously announced, the fi...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 October 2016
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Combat Rigs Trailer

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Combat Rigs Trailer

Activision releases a new trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that details all six of the Combat Rigs that players use in the game’s multiplayer mode. There are some people that like...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 October 2016
Destiny Players Defeat Raid Boss Without Firing a Shot

Destiny Players Defeat Raid Boss Without Firing a Shot

A group of Destiny fans defeats Aksis, the final boss of the new Wrath of the Machine raid, without firing their guns and using only grenades and melee attacks. Destiny: Rise of Iron‘s raid...

By Weston Albert on 09 October 2016
World of Warcraft: Legion World Quest Event

World of Warcraft: Legion World Quest Event

World of Warcraft: Legion’s first World Quest Bonus Event begins and players currently have the chance to earn a ton of resources, gold, reputation, and gear. Here’s how to get started. No...

By Denny Connolly on 09 October 2016
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Activision releases details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, including which Combat Rigs, maps, and Mission Teams will be included. Next weekend, gamers will get thei...

By Boston Blake on 07 October 2016
Destiny Guide: What Swords Reflect with New Artifact

Destiny Guide: What Swords Reflect with New Artifact

Don’t miss a full breakdown of everything swords can reflect with the newly added artifact Memory of Radegast, including supers, grenades, weapons, and more. Destiny: Rise of Iron revamped...

By Weston Albert on 05 October 2016
World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered. Twelv...

By Denny Connolly on 30 September 2016
Modern Warfare Remastered Campaign Trailer Looks Great

Modern Warfare Remastered Campaign Trailer Looks Great

Activision releases the launch trailer for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered, showing the improved visuals alongside classic missions from the almost ten year old shooter. Call of D...

By Derek Nichols on 29 September 2016
Destiny Skeleton Keys Guide

Destiny Skeleton Keys Guide

Less than a week ago Bungie introduced players to Destiny: Rise of Iron, the first major expansion for the shooter in a year. The DLC add-on brought with it a ton of new content, a new raid...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 September 2016
Destiny Guide: How To Get to Site 6

Destiny Guide: How To Get to Site 6

The journey to Site 6 within the Plaguelands can be difficult, but follow this Destiny: Rise of Iron guide for directions on how to quickly and easily find it. The day many fans had been wa...

By Derek Nichols on 21 September 2016
Destiny: Rise of Iron Thorn Exotic Quest Guide

Destiny: Rise of Iron Thorn Exotic Quest Guide

The exotic hand cannon, Thorn, is back in Destiny Year 3. Here’s the complete guide on how to earn the infamous weapon, which will be familiar to those who did it in Year 1. Destiny: Rise o...

By Weston Albert on 21 September 2016
Destiny: Wretched Eye Strike Guide

Destiny: Wretched Eye Strike Guide

The Nightfall Strike this week can be brutal, but follow this Destiny: Rise of Iron guide for tips on how to quickly and easily beat Kovik in the Wretched Eye strike. Destiny: Rise of Iron...

By Anthony Taormina on 21 September 2016
Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Siva Clusters

Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Siva Clusters

This guide helps Destiny: Rise of Iron players track down all of the dormant SIVA Cluster collectibles and unlock the new Grimoire cards released in the expansion. Destiny: Rise of Iron has...

By Denny Connolly on 20 September 2016
Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Iron Medallions

Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Iron Medallions

Check out this helpful guide in order to ensure the swift discovery of each and every Iron Medallion within Destiny‘s expansion known as Rise of Iron. As many Guardians are more than likely...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 September 2016
Destiny Guide: How to Get SIVA Offerings

Destiny Guide: How to Get SIVA Offerings

Much like Court of Oryx, Archon’s Forge is the new arena-based public event for Destiny players to enjoy with their Rise of Iron expansion. It’s a great source of loot, can offer a challeng...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 September 2016
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what...

By Riley Little on 18 September 2016
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Revelations Easter Egg Guide

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Revelations Easter Egg Guide

Use this guide to complete the elaborate Easter Egg on the Revelations map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and unlock the ‘A Better Tomorrow’ trophy in the process. Almost a year since Call o...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 September 2016
World of Warcraft: Legion Has Destiny Easter Egg

World of Warcraft: Legion Has Destiny Easter Egg

Reddit user Merkwerk reveals that the upcoming World of Warcraft: Legion features a particular hooded vendor that longtime Destiny players will be very familiar with. The behemoth that is W...

By Derek Nichols on 23 July 2016
D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

Fantasy dominates the 18th D.I.C.E. Awards, with ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’ taking home a treasure trove of prizes.

By Rob Gordon on 11 November 2014
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

E3 2012 is over and we’ve gathered to reflect on the best of what was presented this year. Here are the nominees for Game Rant’s E3 2012 Awards!

By Rob Keyes on 17 November 2012
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on 17 November 2012
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The full list of nominees for the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards have been announced with a special “Hall of Fame” award being introduced given to ‘The Legend of Zelda’ franchise.

By Tyler Schirado on 27 September 2011
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in...

By Rob Keyes on 21 September 2011
Destiny Fans Create Iron Banner Sword

Destiny Fans Create Iron Banner Sword

A couple Destiny fans on Reddit come up with an idea for a new weapon to add to the shared world shooter, concepting and rendering out the design in 3D. Destiny‘s monthly PvP event, Iron Banner, wrap...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
How The Division Is Separating Itself from Destiny

How The Division Is Separating Itself from Destiny

We chatted with Julian Gerighty, the associate creative director for The Division, about similarities being drawn between the game and the blockbuster Destiny. Now that Ubisoft’s The Division is firm...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Destiny Servers Are Down for Maintenance

Destiny Servers Are Down for Maintenance

Bungie announces maintenance for Destiny‘s servers, resulting in the first-person shooter to be down for a number of hours today ahead of next week’s Crimson Days event. Those trying to log on to Des...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Mass Effect: Andromeda Writer Joins Bungie

Mass Effect: Andromeda Writer Joins Bungie

Chris Schlerf, the lead writer for Mass Effect: Andromeda, has left BioWare to join Bungie, presumably to work on the studio’s popular Destiny franchise. Is the long-anticipated Mass Effect: A...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Activision Hit With Layoffs

Activision Hit With Layoffs

Activision confirms reports that the publisher is initiating a round of layoffs – a result of the poor performance of series such as Skylanders and Guitar Hero. Publisher Activision holds the keys to...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC PC, XBox One Release Date

Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC PC, XBox One Release Date

Publisher Activision and developer Treyarch announce the official release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s Awakening DLC on PC and Xbox One platforms. As many gamers are aware, Call of Duty: Blac...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Last-Gen Delay

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Last-Gen Delay

Activision delays the PS3/Xbox 360 version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 as it works on fixing the technical issues found in the PS4/Xbox One version of the game. Earlier this year, Activision released...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Getting Free DLC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Getting Free DLC

When Activision first unveiled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, the Internet was not kind to the game. Initial trailers showed a game with subpar graphics and highlighted a new “slam” gameplay technique tha...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Top 20 Games to Watch

Top 20 Games to Watch

The toughest and yet most fun part of looking into the future of video games, is trying to pick which games are your most anticipated. It’s especially difficult nowadays with an average of 1.5 majo...

By Rob Keyes on 30 November -1
Black Ops 3's New Zombies Map Brings Back Original Cast

Black Ops 3's New Zombies Map Brings Back Original Cast

Activsion releases a fresh Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer for Der Eisendrache, the next map for the game’s Zombies mode, featuring the return of Origins characters. In order to publicize the relea...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Game Ranter Banter: Tony Hawk, Metal Gear, and More

Game Ranter Banter: Tony Hawk, Metal Gear, and More

We’ve decided to resurrect the Game Ranter Banter – a once retired, weekly feature that allows five journalists currently writing for Game Rant to voice their personal opinions on several diff...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 TMNT DLC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 TMNT DLC

The troubled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 receives its first batch of free DLC, and it includes patches, new levels, rapper Tyler the Creator, and the heroes in a half shell. When Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Soundtrack

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Soundtrack

The Tony Hawk series has been known for their impressive soundtracks, with the first game introducing many skaters to songs like Goldfinger’s Superman and a variety of great punk and ska tunes. Act...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Dev Working to Fix Bugs

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Dev Working to Fix Bugs

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has a lot of nostalgic name value to live up to. The first few games, developed by Neversoft Studios, stand out as bold, innovative takes on the sports genre, and opened up d...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Changed Art Styles

Why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Changed Art Styles

After the poor reception to to Tony Hawk: Ride and Shred, fans had high hopes with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. Envisioned as an arcade-y revival of the franchise, initial gameplay footage showed char...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Finally Coming to Last-Gen

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Finally Coming to Last-Gen

Retailer listings suggest that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the troubled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will be available to purchase as soon as tomorrow. One of the year’s biggest disappointm...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Watch Conan O'Brien Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Watch Conan O'Brien Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

After some misguided entries in the beloved Tony Hawk video game franchise, Activision has promised to bring the series back to its roots with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. With a major focus on the core...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Gameplay Trailer

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Gameplay Trailer

When beloved developer Neversoft Studios was regularly cranking out games in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater entries, the team loved to slip out-there cameo characters into the roster, letting fans grind...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Black Ops 2 Most Requested Backward compatible Game on Xbox One

Black Ops 2 Most Requested Backward compatible Game on Xbox One

As one of the largest announcements made during E3 2015, backward compatibility for the Xbox One was understandably massive news for gamers. With an immense library of potential Xbox 360 games to b...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Destiny Player Beats Strike Boss in Creative Way

Destiny Player Beats Strike Boss in Creative Way

A Destiny player creatively takes down one of this week’s Nightfall strike bosses solo, sending a Psion Flayer flying off the map with just one shot. Every week in Destiny, many of the activities res...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Bungie's New CEO is Pete Parsons

Bungie's New CEO is Pete Parsons

According to an official announcement from developer Bungie, the studio’s former Chief Operating Officer, Pete Parsons, is now its Chief Executive Officer. Bungie‘s Board of Directors has officially...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Destiny's New PlayStation Exclusive Weapon Revealed

Destiny's New PlayStation Exclusive Weapon Revealed

Developers for Bungie’s action-MMO Destiny reveal an exclusive weapon for the sci-fi shooter that will only be available to fans on PlayStation platforms. According to a tweet from the official PlayS...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
CoD: Infinite Warfare Has Movement Like Black Ops 3

CoD: Infinite Warfare Has Movement Like Black Ops 3

An online listing reveals that the forthcoming futuristic first-person shooter, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, features in-game movement similar to Black Ops 3. After the trailer leaked ahead of the...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Destiny Guide: Where to Find Specific Level 335 Gear

Destiny Guide: Where to Find Specific Level 335 Gear

Looking for a specific piece of loot in Destiny to finally hit the new 335 Light level cap? Check out this guide to see where to go and what to play to get it. The April Update, which debuted last mo...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Bungie Explains Destiny Matchmaking Amid Controversy

Bungie Explains Destiny Matchmaking Amid Controversy

Bungie’s senior multiplayer designer explains how Destiny‘s matchmaking system works after renewed chatter by the community that skill based matchmaking is back. The matchmaking system in Destiny is...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Destiny: These are the Top Guns in Trials of Osiris

Destiny: These are the Top Guns in Trials of Osiris

One Destiny fan compiles a list of the most used weapons (in each category) by the top Trials of Osiris players. Find out if your PvP favorites are as widely used by others. After nearly a year of co...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan Review

TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan Review

Platinum Games’s take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a mediocre hack-n-slash romp that ultimately fails to become anything more than just that. When word prematurely got out that PlatinumGame...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Destiny: Trials and Iron Banner to End on PS3, Xbox 360

Destiny: Trials and Iron Banner to End on PS3, Xbox 360

Game developer Bungie officially announces that Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner Crucible matches will end on Destiny‘s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. As many fans of Destiny are probably awa...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters offers a top-down co-op shooter with light RPG elements that fails to capitalize on the magic and humor of the supernatural franchise. Revisiting old franchises has become a stap...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gorod Krovi Easter Egg Guide

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gorod Krovi Easter Egg Guide

Use this comprehensive guide to complete the ‘Love and War’ Easter Egg in the Gorod Krovi Zombies map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s new Descent expansion. The recently released Descent expansion...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Mountain Dew Sponsors Titanfall 2

Mountain Dew Sponsors Titanfall 2

Mountain Dew will once again sponsor a major FPS release in 2016, but the popular soft drink brand is ditching the Call of Duty franchise for Titanfall. EA clearly hasn’t given up on Titanfall...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered for PS4 Pro

Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered for PS4 Pro

Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered will be compatible with Sony’s forthcoming console, PS4 Pro. During Sony Interactive Entertainment’s...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Enter Our Destiny: Rise of Iron Giveaway!

Enter Our Destiny: Rise of Iron Giveaway!

Game Rant is giving away two copies of Destiny: Rise of Iron! Two lucky winners (either a PS4 or Xbox One version) will be announced here once the contest is over! Game Rant is back with another con...

By Megan Youtkus on 30 November -1
Infinite Warfare: Zombies in Spaceland Preview

Infinite Warfare: Zombies in Spaceland Preview

Game Rant goes hands-on with the new Zombies in Spaceland mode for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to see what new tricks an ’80s theme park setting can offer. Over the years the Zombies mode in...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1