During its 4th Quarter earnings call today, Activision confirmed that a new Call of Duty game will be coming in 2012. This comes as no surprise since the franchise has seen new titles annually and Modern Warfare 3 has made over a billion dollars . Still, this marks the first time that Activision has plainly stated that a new Call of Duty game will be released this year.
9 February 2012 Last updated at 15:06 ET By Dave Lee Technology Reporter The AA is set to launch a new insurance policy which uses sat-nav technology to track driver performance. The firm said the system would allow its better drivers to receive cheaper premiums. It follows similar efforts by smaller insurers.
Back in the 1990s, giddy with the promise of this new thing called “cyberspace,” video arcades around the country started birthing games with a newfangled VR (virtual reality) headset . The new games enabled players to stand in a little box that resembled a cherry picker (without crane attached) and shoot at pterodactyls and interact with blocky “Money For Nothing” characters
9 February 2012 Last updated at 10:37 ET Microsoft has pledged not to block rivals’ products if they infringe patents its owns which are deemed “essential” to an industry standard. Such patents cover intellectual property rights without which widely used formats – such as MP3 sound files or JPEG photos – could not work. Microsoft’s action follows a leaked Apple letter .
9 February 2012 Last updated at 10:13 ET The makers of two iPhone apps have apologised after it emerged they had uploaded users address-book information without explicit permission. Path and Hipster both sent contact data to company servers in order to help users find friends who were also using the apps. Both companies said they had now updated their apps to fix the problem.
9 February 2012 Last updated at 08:59 ET Landline phone and internet providers which switch customers to their service without their consent – a process known as “slamming” – are being targeted by Ofcom. The telecoms regulator says that an estimated 520,000 UK households were “slammed” last year.
The nominations for the BAFTA GAME Award have been revealed. The Award recognises the best games of the year, and lining up to claim the award this year are: – Batman: Arkham City – Battlefield 3 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – FIFA 12 – L.A.
During his keynote at the DICE 2012 games industry convention in Las Vegas, Bethesda’s creative director Todd Howard showed a sizzle-reel containing various ideas his team have put forward for the future of the game. The ideas had come from a company-wide creative session at the end of last year called Game Jam.