Humanity's Last Hope Is Its Best Weapon

displaymediaSANTA CLARA, Calif.—April 16, 2013—NVIDIA today announced that gamers who purchase a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or above would also receive a copy of the highly anticipated Metro: Last Light, published by Deep Silver and is the sequel to the multi award winning Metro 2033. Metro: Last Light will be available May 14, 2013 within the US and May 17, 2013 across Europe.

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Black Ops II Double XP Weekend

115To help celebrate the impending launch of Uprising, the 2nd DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, this weekend is a double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Double XP starts today at 10am Pacific and ends Monday at 10am Pacific. The Double XP weekend is for Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU and PC.

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Blizzard Buys IGN Pro League Assets

iplBlizzard today announced their purchase of IPL, IGN's pro league. Along with that they mentioned that they will not be continuing the league, rather they will have the IPL staff join their existing eSports team. Am I the only one that is very disappointed in this? I don't follow pro gaming all of the time but having such a big league basically vanish is disappointing. I doubt anything that Blizzard does with it in the future will involve a variety of games as well. 

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Activision and Treyarch Kick Off The Ultimate eSports Competition With The Call Of Duty Championship, Presented By Xbox

blopsSanta Monica, CA - April 5, 2013 - Beginning today through Sunday, April 7, at the Hollywood Palladium Theater, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and their award-winning studio Treyarch, in partnership with Xbox®, are celebrating the amazing skill and dedication of Call of Duty's best eSports athletes from around the world with the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox. 32 of the most skilled Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer teams are competing head-to-head on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for their share of a $1 million total prize purse, and the opportunity for one team to secure the highly coveted honor of Call of DutyWorld Champions. Activision is uniting the Call of Duty community of more than 40 million players by live streaming minute-by-minute coverage of the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, which can be viewed via the Xbox LIVE® Dashboard in participating regions, on Xbox.com, Call of Duty® Elite and the Call of Duty Facebook page, and via GameSpot and Twitch.tv, among other destinations. TheCall of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox finals live stream begins on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. (PDT).

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Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox Tournament Team Qualifier Update

blopsSet to take place April 5-7 in Hollywood, CA, the Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox tournament is fast approaching, and 32 amazing Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer teams from around the world have qualified to secure their spot.In addition to the eight teams that qualified via Call of Duty: Black Ops II's, in-game League Play Season 3, the 24 remaining teams from six continents around the world have qualified through online tournaments and/or major LAN events, including Major League Gaming's Winter Championship in Dallas, TX, Electronic Sports League's Call of Duty: Black Ops II European Championship in Cologne, Germany, and the Australian Cyber League's tournament in Sydney.

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NVIDIA Announces Global "World of Tanks" Open Tournament

GFES WOTGO_KV5_wide_rev2SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 21, 2013—NVIDIA today announced the first ever GeForce eSports World of Tanks Open Tournament(1), where combatants will compete to win NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600-series graphics cards and a shot at a $100,000 total prize pool awarded at a spectacular grand finals event. Preregistration is open today with team and player registration open starting March 28th for two weeks.

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Cooler Master at PAX East 2013

cm1Chino, California – March 20th, 2013 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer will be showcasing its new line-up of professional gaming grade hardware and peripherals at PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) East, an annual festival for tabletop, console videogames, and PC gamers, held from March 22nd to March 24th. 

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Capcom and Valve announce Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 Crossover Project

capcomSan Mateo, Calif. – March 15, 2013 – Capcom and Valve are pleased to announce the Resident Evil® 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project. This crossover project between two of the interactive entertainment industry’s most respected publishers will see characters from Left 4 Dead™ 2 featured exclusively in the forthcoming PC version of Resident Evil® 6, while enemies from Resident Evil 6 will invade the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. All content will be made available completely free for fans of either game to access and play.

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Primal Carnage Reveals New Game Maps

nonameMarch 6, 2013 – In Primal Carnage, the eternal struggle between Man and Dinosaur rages on endlessly from the deepest chasms to the tallest mountain peaks. In the ongoing Philosophy to bring game expansions to all players for free, Lukewarm Media and Reverb Publishing are pleased to announce the release of two new maps for the recent objective-based scramble-for-survival game mode entitled “Get to the Chopper.” The first map comes in the form of a conversion of “The Falls” (A fan favorite Team Deathmatch map) into an all new Get to the Chopper themed adventure. The other map, “Ruthless” is a new Get to the Chopper exclusive map set high up in the foreboding mountainous peaks of the Island, remember to dress warmly, it’s set to get cold blooded up there. With this new expansion, Primal Carnage now boasts nine playable maps including two recently added objective based maps for “Get to the Chopper,” bringing the total to four.

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Destiny video from Sony PlayStation meeting

destinyEarlier this week, Bungie and Activision officially announced that Destiny would be shipping on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. On February 20th, 2013, Bungie co-founder Jason Jones shared a simple message with PlayStation fans around the world: Destiny™ is being developed for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4, with both versions available at Destiny's launch.

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NVIDIA News: New F2P Bundle Kicks Off Today

displaymediaDue to the explosion of free-to-play gaming on the PC, bringing you next generation graphics in some of today’s biggest titles, we are starting to see more and more blockbuster games moving across to the free-to-play business model. It’s big business, with over 250 Million gamers now playing over 14 Billion hours of free-to-play games a year.

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The creators of Halo and publisher of Call of Duty unveil Destiny

destinySanta Monica, CA - February 18, 2013 - A new generation of gaming is upon us.  Today, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), together with critically-acclaimed developer Bungie, revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership.  The game, called Destiny, is an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world.  The result of a large-scale collaboration between Activision, the publisher of such mega franchises as Call of DutySkylanders Spyro's AdventureTM and Skylanders GiantsTM, and Bungie, the creators of Halo®Destiny is poised to become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent, dynamic online world.

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Skylanders Swap Force "Mixes It Up" At Toy Fair 2013

Skylanders SWAP_Force_Logo_LoResSANTA MONICA, CA - February 5, 2013 - In just over a year, the novel concept of bringing toys to life has made Skylanders one of the most beloved and successful children's video game franchises of all time1, establishing a new category in family entertainment. Today, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), revealed Skylanders SWAP Force, the next installment in the popular franchise, which will be featured at Toy Fair 2013, February 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City, in booth 3061.

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Xbox and Activision Partner to Bring Call of Duty Championship

blopsSanta Monica, CA - February 1, 2013 - It's time for gamers the world over to mark their calendars, because the ultimate high-stakes Call of Duty competition is coming this April, forever changing the face of competitive eSports. The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, featuring a $1 million Call of Duty®: Black Ops II tournament, will take place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and their award-winning studio Treyarch, in partnership with Xbox®, Major League Gaming (MLG) and the Electronic Sports League (ESL) will bring together 32 of the world's most skilled multiplayer teams on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft to compete head-to-head in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in a live-streamed spectacular to be broadcast to the masses.

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Entropia Universe Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Entropia Universe_logoGothenburg, Sweden - February 1, 2013 -Entropia Universe - Entropia Universe AB,  the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (or MMORCE) game, announced that ten years ago, on January 30th 2003,  Entropia Universe was released to the  public.  It has become a vibrant, living world in which participants socialize, compete, are entertained and make real money through in-game businesses and activities.

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