Activision wins fraud case against two PR reps

Activision wins fraud case against two PR reps

Apr 23, 2013

During a court case that was mostly ignored by the games press while ongoing, Activison (UK) brought fraud charges against two videogame PR representatives. One was their own head of internal PR, Kathryn Kirton; the other was Jamie Kaye, consultant for Frank PR – one of the best-known companies to games journalists in terms of press releases and review...

Are you a moron with too much money? Then pre-order this Black Ops II headset for £300!

Are you a moron with too much money? Then pre-order this Black Ops II headset for £300!

Jul 19, 2012

There are many wonderful things to buy in the UK with £300. You could buy three thousand Flumps (though it wouldn’t be a good idea to eat them all in one day). Alternatively, you could fill a trolley with three hundred items in you local Poundland; you could buy about sixty mice; hire a bouncy castle for five days; or hire a bouncy castle for three days,...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Franchise of Duty

Grumpy Gurevitz: Franchise of Duty

Nov 16, 2010

Have you carried out your duty and bought CoD: Black Ops? I ask as it seems that as gamers, and as consumers, we are now expected by everyone, from Activision Blizzard to the world’s media, to go and automatically purchase the latest game. So I ask again, have you gone, taken out a pre-order or filed into your local supermarket and bought it on impulse...

Call of Duty: Black Ops: review

Call of Duty: Black Ops: review

Nov 15, 2010

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), 360, PC, Wii, DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Activision Developer: Treyarch Players: 1-4 (offline), 2-18 (online, including splitscreen) Site: http://www.callofduty.com/hub World at War was a bit of a mess. Offline, grenade spamming; online, the unwise inclusion of tanks and a few unpopular maps – all wrapped up in an...

Black Ops sold early for £200

Black Ops sold early for £200

Nov 4, 2010

Are you one of the millions of people looking forward to Call of Duty: Black Ops? If so, just how excited are you? Two people were looking forward to it so much, they were prepared to pay over £200 each to get a copy just a few days early – as these pictures prove. Somehow, one UK gamer managed to get hold of not just one but two copies of Black Ops for the...