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Activision Shows Up and Brings The Stars Out At E3 2015


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This was one heck of a year for Activision at the E3 2015 event they held nothing back with all the reveals. I mean the new Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Guitar Hero, Destiny, and our favorite Skylanders Superchargers look like they all will be exciting games to play this year. I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series as well as Guitar Hero it is nice to see it come back. Seems that there were a lot of people who were pretty excited to see what Activision had in store for us gamers.

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Lots of celebrities visited the Activision E3 booth this year such as Emily Osment, Bella Thorn, Ty Simpkins, Neal McDonough, and Josh Duhamel who both by the way are voicing characters in the new Skylanders game.

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Duhamel is voicing the character High Volt and McDonough is voicing the character Astro Blast. I’m sure there will be more celebrity surprises that we don’t know about to come. Check out the press release from the event and enjoy all the images of the event and more Skylanders E3 images until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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ACTIVISION OPENS E3 2015 WITH MOST IMPRESSIVE 

LINEUP IN COMPANY HISTORY

                                                Offers Ultimate Hands-on Experience for All Four Tentpole Franchises

 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Delivers First-Ever Multiplayer Hands-on Reveal at E3

Worldwide Hands-on Debut of New Destiny: The Taken King

First Hands-on With Skylanders SuperChargers

Including Newly Revealed Nintendo Guest Stars

 Premiere of GHTV, the World’s First Playable Music Video Network in Guitar Hero Live; Fans Who Pre-Order the Game Get Access to Bonus Premium Content from Multi-Platinum Artist Avenged Sevenfold

Santa Monica, CA – June 16, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), for the first time on next-generation consoles is delivering hands-on gameplay across all of its franchises at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16-18.

Starting today, June 16, the company will debut the highly-anticipated follow up to the most played series in Call of Duty® history – Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, while showcasing a completely re-imagined Guitar Hero with true, breakthrough innovation in Guitar Hero® Live and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.  Additionally, Skylanders® returns this year bringing a new category of toys to life – vehicles.  Skylanders® SuperChargers expands the franchise’s signature gameplay with an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands.  Show attendees will also be able to play the next evolution of Destiny, The Taken King, which is the first major expansion for the franchise, featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and an all-new Raid.  All playable on the show floor at Activision’s booth located in the South Hall, Booth #1647.

“This slate is built on innovation, creativity and quality, so it was an easy choice to deliver a fully hands-on experience this year at E3,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc.  “Call of Duty: Black Ops III pushes the most played series in Call of Duty history to a new level; Skylanders SuperChargers delivers a completely new way to play the most popular kids game on the planet; Destiny: The Taken King adds an entirely new saga to the #1 top-selling new video game IP of 2014 in North America and Europe, and Guitar Hero Live brings the iconic franchise back to a new generation of players with breakthrough innovation. And there’s no better way to show people what we’re talking about than to let them play.”

*According to the NPD Group, GfK and Chart-track

Activision’s E3 Slate Includes:

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Developed by award-winning developer Treyarch,Call of Duty: Black Ops III redefines how Call of Duty is played. The game is set in the year 2065, where bio augmentation and Cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier.  Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle.  This elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter. Black Ops III also offers the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty, and, a mind-blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in development for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC; a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 version are also in development. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

In addition to the first ever Call of Duty multiplayer hands-on at E3, for the first time Call of Duty: Black Ops III also will be available for viewing in the Sony PlayStation booth, located in the West Hall, booth #4522.  This follows the announcement from Sony PlayStation and Activision that starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty DLC map packs will debut first on PlayStation, and this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta will launch first on PlayStation 4 in August.

Guitar Hero Live – The pop culture phenomenon that introduced a new way to interact with music is back with the all-new Guitar Hero Live, featuring breakthrough innovations that will re-ignite your dreams of becoming a rock star.  Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces two powerful ways to play, including GH Live, a first-person point of view where you are up on stage as the star of the show, and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.

GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who dynamically react to how well or poorly you play. As the lead guitarist, you play an array of songs in a variety of venues, ranging from the smallest club stage to the massive main stage of an outdoor festival.  GHTV is a 24-hour, always-on mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos – across a wide variety of genres – from the newest releases to favorite hits. Fans can pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discovering new songs as they play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand.  In GHTV, fans can also play with their friends in the same room or against players from around the world, while completing challenges along the way for sweet rewards.  Guitar Hero Livewill be available October 20, 2015, and on October 23 in Europe, on the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system and select mobile devices to be announced soon.  The game is rated “T” for Teen (Lyrics).  Through a one-of-a-kind partnership, fans can pre-order their copy at select retailers worldwide and get access to bonus content from multi-platinum artist Avenged Sevenfold, which includes premium shows, custom note highways and more.  Visit http://www.guitarhero.com/bonus for more details.  For more information about Guitar Hero Live, please visithttp://www.guitarhero.com,www.youtube.com/guitarhero or follow @guitarhero on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Destiny – From Bungie, and Activision comes Destiny: The Taken King, a major expansion and by far the largest addition to the Destiny universe yet. Featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and an all-new Raid, Destiny: The Taken King will put player’s skills to the ultimate test. To stand up to the challenge, players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses, and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear.  The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. At launch PlayStation® gamers will also get access to a host of additional content for The Taken King, including a Strike, a Crucible map, three sets of gear and an exotic weapon, exclusive until Fall 2016. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels atwww.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.

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Skylanders SuperChargers – Rev your engines! Skylanders®, the #1 kids’ console franchise worldwide(1) is taking to Land, Sea and Air with Skylanders SuperChargers this fall. Skylanders SuperChargers is an unprecedented high-octane, action-adventure videogame where fans can speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms. The new game features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. The trailblazing vehicles-to-life innovation of the game is realized when players take helm as Skylanders of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles. Not only are the vehicles playable via the Portal of Power® in the game, but also many feature moving parts, making them fun to play with outside of the game. Portal Masters will also have the ability to customize all vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons.

Additionally, Activision and Nintendo announced a landmark creative collaboration today that brings major star power to Skylanders SuperChargers with the introduction of iconic Nintendo characters to the game – Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser.  Each character will have their own signature vehicles and will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, iPad and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different and unique adventure will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand; and on September 25 in Europe.For more information, visit: www.skylanders.com, www.youtube.com/skylandersgame  or follow @SkylandersGame on Twitter and Facebook or @SkylandersTheGame onInstagram.

 

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BOOM! Activision Did It Again! Skylanders Is Number One!


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Awesome news everybody Activision Publishing,Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. has done it again! For the 3rd year in a row Skylanders has once again become the #1 kids video game franchise in the U.S. and globally.This is based solely on the retail sales from toys and accessories. Not only has Skylanders killed the game world, but so has two other titles from Activision Publishing. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has become the #1 selling console game around the world and is the number one franchise for the sixth year in a row. The newest IP from Activision Destiny has managed to become the #1 newest video game IP of 2014 as well as claiming the spot as the #2 best-selling console game of 2014 among all other titles in the U.S. Check out the press release I got the other day.

 

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ACTIVISION DELIVERS TOP GLOBAL GAMES OF 2014:

CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE #1 TOP-SELLING VIDEO GAME; SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM #1 KIDS VIDEO GAME;

DESTINY #1 NEW VIDEO GAME IP

 Skylanders Trap Team Outsells Nearest Competitor Globally by 17%; 

Skylanders Franchise 30% Bigger than Nearest Competitor Globally

 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Top-selling 

Console Game of 2014 Globally; #1 Gaming Franchise in US for Sixth Straight Year

 Destiny is #2 Top-Selling Video Game in the US Based on Revenue; 

Biggest New Video Game Franchise Launch in History

 SANTA MONICA, Calif. – January 16, 2015 — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), delivered the top-selling console video game of 2014 with Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the top-selling kids video game in the world with Skylanders Trap Team(1). Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare topped the U.S. charts for 2014 and claimed the title of the #1 top-selling console game of 2014 globally(1). Call of Duty is also the #1 franchise in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row in the U.S., based on revenue(2).Skylanders® Trap Team is the #1 top-selling kids video game globally, andSkylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year in the U.S, and globally, for the third year in a row, based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories(1).

“We’d like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny the #1 new video game IP of 2014,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As much fun as we had making these games, we’ve had even more fun playing along side you. Stay tuned. We have more exciting games in store for fans this year.”

In addition to these wins, Destiny, the epic new game from Activision and Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014, based on revenue(2).  Destiny is also the top-selling new video game IP of the year and had the biggest launch of a new video game franchise in history(1). And Skylanderscontinued to lead the ‘Toys to Life’ category for the third consecutive year.

Skylanders continues its leadership position as the #1 kids video game franchise globally as well as in the U.S. by wide margins. As a global franchise in 2014,Skylanders is 30% bigger than its nearest competitor. And Skylanders Trap Teamoutsold its nearest competitor globally by 17%,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As the creators of the ‘Toys to Life’ category, we are thrilled to continue to lead it for the third consecutive year.”

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 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is developed by Sledgehammer Games for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC, and is available via direct digital download. A current gen version for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is also available. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language. For the latest intel, check out:www.callofduty.com, www.facebook.com/callofduty,www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram.

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 Skylanders® Trap Team introduces a ground-breaking innovation that lets Portal Masters “trap” the most wanted villains in Skylands and then play as them in the game in the battle for good. The game offers an unprecedented new addition to the game’s play pattern in the form of Traptanium™ Traps. When this new type of toy is placed into the Traptanium Portal, Portal Masters can “capture” a variety of special villains from the game and magically transport them from Skylands into the real world — effectively bringing life to toys. Additionally, Skylanders Trap Team advances the gaming industry by offering the full AAA game experience on both tablet and console for the first time ever.

The fourth installment of the award-winning, $2 billion game franchise, Skylanders Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all previous Skylanders games. Every character is able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system; a variety of iPads®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony. A different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. For more information, please visit: www.skylanders.com andActivision.com/presscenter.

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 Destiny casts players as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a social, living universe filled with other players. Players will journey through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus while creating their own legend as they and their friends venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity. Over the course of their adventures, players will become more powerful as they wield rare and exotic weapons, gear, and super abilities.

Destiny is rated T for Teen by the ESRB (Animated Blood and Violence), and is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features), PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required for some features). For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.

 

Congratulations to Activisions and all its employees on a job well done. Thank you for giving us another Super Boomtastic game to enjoy this year I can’t wait for Skylanders 5! (Yeah I know Trap Team is still fresh shoot me). 🙂 Take a minute to show us some love on our social media sites. Show us your collections, share your artwork with us, or just chat us up we like to talk 🙂 until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Activision Scores Big With Number 1 and 2 Best Selling Games In US


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Looks like Activision has hit another one out of the park with the new the Skylanders Trap Team game. According to the NPD group Activision based on retail sales has become the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014. Pat yourselves on the back Portal Masters BOOMtastic job! But that’s not all! Activision recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the latest installment in the franchise series.

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In its first month of release COD: AW has become the #1 selling console game of the year through November in the United States overall, as well as becoming the top-selling title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Now here is the icing on the cake Destiny the new epic release from Bungie is the #2 selling console game among all titles in the US through November of 2014. BOOYAH!

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Check out the press release below to get more detail on this awesome achievement for our favorite franchises.

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CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE AND DESTINY ARE THE #1 AND #2 BEST-SELLING CONSOLE GAMES OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 Top-selling Game of the Year in the U.S.

Skylanders is the #1 Best-Selling Kids Video Game Franchise of the Year in the U.S.

 

Santa Monica, CA – December 12, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), has delivered the top two selling console retail releases of the year to date overall in the U.S., as well as the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014, based on retail sell-through, according to the NPD Group, through November.  In only its first month of release, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is already the #1 top-selling console game of the year through November in the U.S. overall, as well as individually on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. Destiny, the epic new release from Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014 through November and Skylanders® is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year through November in the U.S., based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories.

“To date, 2014 has been a series of number ones for Activision Publishing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 top-selling game of the year, Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year, and Destiny is the #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We are excited about how fans have responded to Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareDestiny and Skylanders Trap Team, and have even more great new content in store in 2015.”

Activision’s lineup of Call of DutyDestiny and Skylanders achieved the following in the U.S. through November 2014, according to NPD:

  • #1 and #2 top selling console titles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,Destiny
  • #1 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • #1 kids video game franchise: Skylanders
  • #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year through November:Destiny
  • Call of Dutyleads November console game sales for 6th consecutive year

I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series and Destiny is breath-taking in my opinion. Congratulations to Activision and its respected companies for doing such a great job this year. I am excited to see what the future holds for these titles. I’m going to Trap some villains, and blow up some stuff. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Closer Look At New Skylanders Minis!


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I didn’t get a chance to post these images when I originally told you all about the release of the new Skylanders Minis. As we now know there will be 16 mini Skylanders that will be added to the Skylanders universe. Spry (Spyro), Hijinx (Hex), Barkley (Tree Rex), Bop (Bash), Breeze (WhirlWind), Drobit (Drobot), Weeruptor (Eruputor), Eye-Small (Eye-Brawl), Whisper Elf (Stealth Elf), Mini-Jini (Ninjini), Gill Runt (Gill Grunt), Trigger Snappy (Trigger Happy) Terrabite (Terrafin), Pet-Vac (Jet-Vac), Small Fry (Fryno), and Thumpling (Thumpback). We also know that they will come in a double pack or 2 pack like the swappers did in this series. Check out the gallery below to get a closer look at all 16 minis. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

 

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Walmart Exclusive ( ASDA )


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Get a look at this image Walmart have released the buddy buy trap team packaging is class.

Here’s hoping the uk gets them through asda!!! As soon as i know  ill let u all know.

Skylanders Sidekicks Get An Upgrade! Activision Announces Skylanders Minis


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It has been an exciting few weeks with all of the events and updates about Skylanders Trap Team. Yesterday we found out that there would be a Skylanders Trap Team tablet version being released. Well late last night pictures started floating around Instagram of the Trap Team poster featuring a few new sidekicks. This morning Activision announced that the sidekicks were getting an upgrade and where now called Skylanders Minis. During Gamescom 2014 not only will you be able to be one of the first to play with the new Skylanders Minis, but you will also get to play two of Activisions highly anticapted releases Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny. Check out the press release I got this morning.
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ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. IS HANDS-ON AT GAMESCOM 2014 WITH

CALL OF DUTY®: ADVANCED WARFARE, DESTINY AND

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ GAMES PLAYABLE AT THE SHOW

European fans to get first hands-on

with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

 Destiny is GameStop’s most pre-ordered new IP in history; fans to put their competitive multiplayer skills to the test in The Crucible

Skylanders Trap Team brings big surprises in small packages with first playable hands-on of new Skylanders Mini characters

Cologne, Germany – August 13, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will showcase a blockbuster line-up of some of the world’s most anticipated next-generation gaming releases at Gamescom 2014.

 

Kicking off on Wednesday 13th August at the Koelnmesse GmbH Exhibition Centre in Cologne, Germany, Activision will be offering consumers and industry influencers the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the biggest titles of the year.   Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare will be playable in the Microsoft booth located in Hall 5.2, Destiny will be playable in the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth, located in Hall 7.1 and Skylanders Trap Team will debut a new line of small-but-mighty characters in the Family Area, Hall 10.2.

 

“This September, October and November, we’re releasing three of the most talked about games in the industry, and perhaps our best slate ever. Destiny is the most pre-ordered new IP in history. Skylanders Trap Team is yet another breakthrough innovation for the biggest kids’ video game in the world*. And Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a creative leap forward for the biggest franchise in the industry,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “With all of the hours of great games to be played, we apologize to spouses, bosses and significant others of every stripe in advance.”

 

Activision’s Gamescom 2014 line-up includes:

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty® multiplayer enters a new era for the popular award-winning franchise.  Gamescom 2014 will see the global reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer with fans getting the very first hands on anywhere in the world.

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is primed to deliver a thrilling blockbuster experience, packed with cutting-edge technology such as the exoskeleton, which changes the way gamers will play the game, and a brand-new weapon class, load-out system, endless customization and more, creating an in-depth, robust and advanced Call of Duty multiplayer experience.

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is being developed by Sledgehammer Games specifically for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC. Versions for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system are also in development.  The game is expected to release on November 4, 2014. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is rated M for Mature.

 

Destiny

From Bungie, the creators of Halo®, and Activision, comes Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainment that brings first-person action gamers together in a shared, persistent online world filled with epic adventures. Gamescom 2014 will showcase Destiny’s competitive multiplayer, The Crucible, with announcements of the modes, maps and playlists that will be available at launch. Multiplayer playlists will mix up the gameplay with special rotating events, such as the Iron Banner, which allows players to enter battle against one another with no combat level restrictions.  Destiny will also feature an exclusive map called Exodus Blue for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners, which will remain exclusive until at least Fall of 2015.

 

Fans visiting the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth in Hall 7.1 will be able to compete head-to-head in the intense action of competitive multiplayer in The Crucible and on Saturday and Sunday top scorers in each gameplay session will be awarded a limited edition Destiny T-Shirt. The booth will also feature a custom-built ‘Sparrow’ statue, offering visitors a chance to create and upload their very own Destiny photo moment.

 

With four weeks to go before Destiny’s launch, global retailer GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Bob Puzon, said “With the launch of Activision’sDestiny just around the corner, our GameStop associates are working diligently to prepare for what is currently our highest pre-ordered new IP in history.  Based on the consumer excitement we are encountering in our stores every day, Destiny is on track to deliver a tremendous gaming experience.”

 

Destiny will be available on September 9 for the PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system, Xbox One and Xbox 360. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the officialDestiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers atwww.Bungie.net.

 

Skylanders Trap Team

Developed by Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life™ phenomenon,Skylanders Trap Team reverses the magic of its signature play pattern — letting kids take villains out of the digital world and transport them into the physical world, where they are captured in magical Traps — bringing both Toys-to-Life and life to toys. Fans can then play as both heroes and villains who join the forces of good in an all-new adventure.

 

Fans attending Gamescom will get a special Skylanders® treat — the first hands-on opportunity to play Skylanders Trap Team with a new line of cute, pocket-sizedSkylanders characters, called Skylanders Minis. Sixteen of the smallest but surprisingly powerful Skylanders are now joining the fight against Skylands’ most nefarious villains.  Diminutive in stature but mighty in battle, Skylanders Miniswill deliver a full Skylanders wallop as completely playable characters with upgrades and abilities, just like any other Skylanders, including the ability to trap villains.

 

At Gamescom, visitors in the Gamescom Family Area ((Hall 10.2) — who are “mini” enough to enter the smallest booth Activision has ever built — will be able to play with the new Minis.  Only those that meet the Skylanders Mini booth’s required height restrictions will get the chance to be the first in the world to play with five of the new Minis: Spry, Mini Jini, Drobit, Trigger Snappy and Hijinx. Visitors to the Family area will also have the chance to visit the Skylanders photo booth, where fans can be photographed as if they’ve been ‘trapped’ in Traptanium, just like the infamous villains in the game.

 

Ahead of Gamescom, Activision also announced that it is bringing the completeSkylanders Trap Team videogame to tablets at launch, marking the first time a fullSkylanders game will be available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablet devices[1] day-and-date with the console version. The tablet version of the game delivers the same experience, with console-quality graphics[i] and high performance game controls as its console counterpart, delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders franchise. It is playable with touch controls or a Bluetooth® enabled controller that comes with the tablet Starter Pack.

 

Skylanders Trap Team will be available on October 10 in Europe, October 5 in North America and October 2 in Australia/New Zealand on the following platforms: a variety of iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation 4 system; PlayStation 3 system; Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

 

Looks like it is going to be an awesome event I would love to be able to play with the little guys I’m excited to see that they no longer just follow you around and that they get to be upgraded just like regular Skylanders. I hope we will get more Skylanders minis in the future as more games are released. Are you excited about the new minis? Let me know by leaving a comment. There are some awesome images in the gallery of new characters and toys check them out at your leisure. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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Activision Publishing, Inc. Showcases Next Generation Lineup at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014


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Hey Addicts! As we are gearing up for all the news from E3 thought you all would like to see the email I got from Activision this morning with some pictures and details about what they have in store for us at E3.

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Showcases Next Generation Lineup at Electronic

Entertainment Expo 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Skylanders Trap Team and Destiny Showcase Blockbuster Lineup

E3 Expo 2014
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is set to kick-off this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) with a blockbuster lineup featuring the #1 and #3 videogame franchises of 2013 in the U.S., including toys and accessories, according to the NPD Group1, and what could be the biggest new videogame IP of the year. Starting Tuesday, June 10, at the LA Convention Center, the company will debut a new era for the Call of Duty® franchise with Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, while showcasing the newest innovative title from the popular Skylanders® brand with Skylanders Trap Team™, and the highly anticipated Destiny®. both Skylanders and Destiny will be playable on the show floor. Activision will be located in the South Hall, booth #1647. “This year’s E3 has been years in the making for us” “This year’s E3 has been years in the making for us,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Each game we are showcasing is the result of our commitment to quality and innovation: our first 3-year development and our first new lead developer on the Call of Duty franchise in a decade with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Our biggest innovation since we invented the Toys-to-Life category with Skylanders Trap Team. And the result of over four years of passion, partnership and investment to bring Bungie’s vision for Destiny to life. I think this is the best slate in Activision’s history and I can’t wait for gamers to get a closer look.” Activision’s E3 Slate Includes: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare delivers gamers an immersive and compelling narrative, jaw-dropping visuals and, for the first time in Call of Duty, exoskeleton gameplay that will redefine how people play the game. Players become the advanced soldier enabled with the power of the exoskeleton, an advanced arsenal of never-before-seen weaponry, new abilities and new gameplay mechanics. The first Call of Duty to benefit from a three-year development cycle, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is built specifically for the next generation consoles. The game takes place in a future setting that immerses players into an emotional journey with a new cast of characters poised to set a new bar for the franchise. The title is scheduled for release on November 4 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC; not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.callofduty.comwww.facebook.com/callofdutywww.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram. Destiny – From Bungie, the creators of Halo®, and Activision, the company that brought you Call of Duty, comes Destiny, an epic, action-packed adventure set in a familiar but mysterious universe. Destiny delivers a new way to play first-person action games in a story-driven universe filled with single player, cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected and a vast, persistent universe, creating the world’s first “Shared World Shooter.” In Destiny, gamers become Guardians of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible powers and explore the far reaches of our solar system. The game will be available on September 9 for the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Xbox 360. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net. Skylanders Trap Team – Developer Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life™ phenomenon, return with another exciting innovation with Skylanders Trap Team. The newest installment to the Skylanders franchise will reverse the magic of bringing toys-to-life, letting kids take characters out of the digital world and bring them into the physical world. In Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good.  Skylanders Trap Team will include the Traptanium Portal™, a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also capture villains using the new Traps. Skylanders Trap Team introduces new heroes known as Trap Masters and will be available on October 5 in North America for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A completely unique adventure will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. I’m so excited for I’m looking forward to tomorrows announcements! Not only will be getting some SKYTASTIC news about our favorite franchise, but we also get to get a first look at the new Call of Duty and Destiny games! BOOM! We already know there will be an exclusive Trap Item at this years show, but what else will we see? Hmmmmm… guess we will have to wait and see. Don’t forget to check out the pics in the gallery. Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”

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