Activision http://www.stuff.tv/activision/reviews en-GB Rumour: Activision might open its own movie studio http://www.stuff.tv/activision/rumour-activision-may-open-its-own-movie-studio/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That big screen Call of Duty adaptation you’ve always dreamed of? It&#039;s one step closer to reality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Call of Duty could be moving to the silver screen" alt="Call of Duty could be moving to the silver screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cod-aw.jpg?1408497599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Video game movies, eh? They might rarely be satisfying from an artistic point of view, but Activision apparently senses they&rsquo;re capable of making a lot of money.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One advantage (for us punters) of a games company making its own movies and TV shows would be an ability to avoid the sort of outsider Hollywood meddling that results in many either being cancelled in development (see Neill Blomkamp&rsquo;s ill-fated <em>Halo</em> adaptation) or turned into films that retain almost none of the spirit of the games on which they were based (<em>Super Mario Bros.</em>, <em>Doom</em>, <em>Lara Croft: Tomb Raider</em>, <em>Wing Commander</em>, etc.).</p> <p>Of course, that&rsquo;s just wishful thinking at this point: there are no guarantees that an Activision-made movie would be any good, and in any case the company is, according to The Information&rsquo;s report, merely in the exploratory phase of setting up the studio. In other words, it might not ever come to fruition. But we can hope.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.theinformation.com/Video-Game-Leader-Plots-Foray-into-Movies?token=a7fa43dc35d9c3ac7b82f00a9d6e4965" target="_blank">The Information</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/19/activision-movie-studio-leak/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/call-duty-advanced-warfare/review">Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hands-on preview</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="418" title="A Destiny movie? Could happen" alt="A Destiny movie? Could happen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/destiny.jpg?1408497599" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision/rumour-activision-may-open-its-own-movie-studio/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Activision Film and TV Gaming Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:48:21 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445287 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Explore Tate Britain at night (via a web-controlled robot), the next Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive, and Kojima’s Silent Hill surprise http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-control-robot-exploring-tate-britain-night-web-next-tomb-raider-xbox-exclus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Games and art-admiring robots drive our latest morning news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="After Dark" alt="After Dark" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tate-britain-afterdark.jpg?1407911582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wander the Tate at night as a robot - through your browser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tate Britain has a fun proposition for you beginning tonight: Want to control a robot wandering through 500 years of British art, all through your browser? That is what&rsquo;s on offer through <a href="http://afterdark.tate.org.uk">After Dark</a>, a five-night promotion beginning this evening.</p> <p>Four roaming robots will be exploring the museum for several hours each night, and every few minutes, each will select a new master to control it via the web through a Chrome browser.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to see all four feeds live on the website, and art historian commentary will pipe in when nearing a piece. Check out a behind-the-scenes clip above, and tune in tonight for a chance to do some virtual nighttime wandering in the Tate.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://afterdark.tate.org.uk">After Dark</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/help-crowdfund-car-juggling-giant-robot-today/news">Help crowdfund this car-juggling giant robot today!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/N9aeg4PUxZI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a surprising twist, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced yesterday at Microsoft&rsquo;s pre-Gamescom briefing that next year&rsquo;s <em>Rise of the Tomb Raider</em> will be an Xbox exclusive. It&rsquo;s due out in the holiday season of 2015, and will surely be on Xbox One, but perhaps also Xbox 360.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s quite possible that this will end up being a &ldquo;timed exclusive,&rdquo; which means it will eventually also hit platforms like PlayStation 4 and PC once an agreed-upon window passes, but at least in 2015, it sounds like Lara Croft&rsquo;s next big adventure will only be on Xbox consoles.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update">Tomb Raider Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomb-raider/review">Tomb Raider review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IDUwiu4tmtg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Silent Hill revealed through seemingly unrelated demo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>During Sony&rsquo;s Gamescom briefing yesterday, it was announced that an &ldquo;interactive teaser&rdquo; for a mysterious new horror game called <em>P.T.</em> would be available immediately for download on PlayStation 4. Players that worked through its challenges were rewarded with a surprising result: turns out it&rsquo;s actually a demo for a brand new <em>Silent Hill</em> game.</p> <p>Not only that, but Konami has put <em>Metal Gear</em> creator Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro (<em>Pan&rsquo;s Labyrinth</em>) on the project, and it features <em>The Walking Dead</em>&rsquo;s Norman Reedus in the main role. Despite the awkward title of <em>Silent Hills</em> shown in the demo, it&rsquo;s nice to see Konami putting some serious talent behind the series again.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/12/5996537/silent-hill-ps4-hideo-kojima-guillermo-del-toro">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-best-nerve-shredding-games/feature">10 of the best nerve-shredding games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="671" title="Silent Hills" alt="Silent Hills" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/silent-hills.png?1407911582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sierra Games returns with King’s Quest, Geometry Wars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/fully-charged-windows-phone-surpasses-300k-apps-sierra-getting-back-gaming-biz-and-lg-g3-gets-144">hinted a few days back</a>, Activision has revived the classic Sierra Games label - and will be using it to publish games that don&rsquo;t fit within the parent publisher&rsquo;s AAA-centric philosophy.</p> <p>First to debut will be a couple of very welcome faces: arcade-style shooter <em>Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions</em>, which hails from experienced mobile game developer Lucid Games, as well as a reboot of the <em>King&rsquo;s Quest</em> adventure series from The Odd Gentlemen, who created the wonderfully twisted <em>The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom</em>.</p> <p><em>Geometry Wars 3</em> will come first, launching this holiday season for &ldquo;more platforms than ever&rdquo; says Sierra, while <em>King&rsquo;s Quest</em> will follow sometime in 2015, also for multiple unspecified platforms. Unfortunately, no images were released of either game, but it shouldn&rsquo;t be long before we get a glimpse of both.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/12/die-triangles-sierra-is-back-with-new-kings-quest-and-geometry-wars/">VentureBeat</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/these-are-35-most-influential-video-games-all-time/feature">These are the 35 most influential video games of all time</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="783" title="Geometry Wars" alt="Geometry Wars" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/geometry-wars.png?1407911582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-control-robot-exploring-tate-britain-night-web-next-tomb-raider-xbox-exclus#comments Activision Gaming Robots Xbox One Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444703 at http://www.stuff.tv Destiny beta opened up for all—quickly, to your consoles! http://www.stuff.tv/activision/destiny-beta-opened-all-quickly-your-consoles/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well, all with PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, but still </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Destiny" alt="Destiny" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/destiny-beta2.jpg?1406259159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jealous of any mates that have been playing Destiny early via the current limited beta test or previous alpha test? Envy them no longer, as the preview of Bungie&rsquo;s shooter has opened up wide.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course, waiting isn&rsquo;t really an option. Time is limited, as the beta test is scheduled to run only until Monday, at which point we&rsquo;ll all desperately try to connect and weep hopelessly upon inevitable failure.</p> <p>We had <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/destiny/review">wholly positive things to say</a> about our time with the beta test, which we reckon should offer a good 10 hours of free gameplay to the average player&mdash;but you&rsquo;ve got three full days until it shuts down, so why not make the most of it?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11962">Bungie</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/destiny/review">Destiny Beta review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TljtC5qnb-s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision/destiny-beta-opened-all-quickly-your-consoles/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/activision/destiny-beta-opened-all-quickly-your-consoles/news#comments Activision Destiny Gaming PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:50:05 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1443220 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: McCartney releases iPad app albums, Leicestershire Police testing facial recognition tech, and ex-dictator Noriega sues over Call of Duty http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-mccartney-releases-ipad-app-albums-leicestershire-police-testing-facial-rec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our latest morning round-up blends media and crime—just the way we like it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Band on the Run" alt="Band on the Run" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mccartney-bandontherun.jpg?1405669270" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul McCartney re-releases classic albums as iPad apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Artists are increasingly seeing interactive album apps as a potentially lucrative way to engage with fans, and Paul McCartney made a big splash yesterday by re-releasing five of his classic albums (solo or with Wings) as standalone iPad apps.</p> <p>Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM, and Wings Over America are each available, and while relegating each to the larger tablet screen might seem a bit odd, they&rsquo;re pegged as larger experiences beyond the remastered album audio. You&rsquo;ll also find behind-the-scenes photos and videos, along with interviews and historical text.</p> <p>Each sells for &pound;5.49 from the App Store, which is cheaper than buying just the audio from iTunes&mdash;and luckily, all audio and video can be downloaded from the app to your iPad.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/16/paul-mccartney-ipad-apps-albums">The Guardian</a>, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/band-on-run-paul-mccartney/id723450958?mt=8">iTunes</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/time-waits-no-one-how-tech-has-changed-music-forever/feature">Time Waits For No One &mdash; how tech has changed music forever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leicestershire Police testing speedy facial recognition tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re planning on breaking the law anytime soon, maybe don&rsquo;t do it in the vicinity of Leicestershire&mdash;at least if they have any record of you on file. The police force there is the first in the UK to test out a swift and accurate new facial recognition technology called NeoFace, from NEC.</p> <p>Leicestershire Police can now monitor CCTV or officer body camera footage and have it be compared to the force&rsquo;s 90,000 strong database of facial images. However, the results can&rsquo;t be used in court, so for now, it&rsquo;s just another tool to help locate criminals&mdash;not prosecute them. Leicestershire will be testing the tech for six months to determine its potential usefulness elsewhere.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.leics.police.uk/news-appeals/news/2014/07/15/new-face-recognition-technology-helps-to-crack-crime#.U8c3_Ny1WCY">Leicestershire Police</a> via <a href="http://thenextweb.com/uk/2014/07/16/uk-police-trialing-facial-recognition-tech-can-id-individuals-seconds/">The Next Web</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smart-feeding-station-uses-facial-recognition-technology-and-scales-stop-your-cat-getting-fat/featur">This smart feeding station uses face recognition and scales to stop your cat getting fat</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Leicestershire Police" alt="Leicestershire Police" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leicestershire-police.jpg?1405578781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manuel Noriega sues Activision over Call of Duty </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the more memorable missions of 2012&rsquo;s Call of Duty: Black Ops II involved escorting former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to safety through a war-torn city. Unfortunately for Activision, Noriega didn&rsquo;t agree to be depicted in the game, and thus has decided to sue the publisher for both damages and lost profits.</p> <p>His lawsuit, filed yesterday in Los Angeles Country Superior Court, claims that the game depicts him as &ldquo;a kidnapper, murderer, and enemy of the state,&rdquo; done in order &ldquo;to heighten realism in its game.&rdquo; Sounds right on all counts; now we&rsquo;ll see what the judge and/or jury thinks. At least it&rsquo;s a more credible suit than Lindsay Lohan levied against Rockstar recently for Grand Theft Auto V&mdash;over a character she believes is inspired by her.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-noriega-activision-lawsuit-20140715-story.html">Los Angeles Times</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-samsung-ditching-plasma-tvs-lindsay-lohan-sues-over-gta5-and-amazon-will-fight-">Fully Charged: Samsung ditching plasma TVs, Lindsay Lohan sues over GTA5, and Amazon will fight U.S. government over in-app purchases</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Manuel Noriega in Call of Duty: Black Ops II" alt="Manuel Noriega in Call of Duty: Black Ops II" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/callofduty-noriega.jpg?1405669270" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here’s a trailer for the Ouija film </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Transformers became a smash film series for Hasbro, so the logical next plaything to turn into a flick is&hellip; a Ouija board? Well, it&rsquo;s happening: Ouija comes out this October, and you can see the first trailer above. Turning this into a horror film centered around the board makes a lot of sense, but the trailer makes it look like an average, generic modern horror flick. And if Ouija breaks big this autumn, Transformers director Michael Bay will cash in again as a producer here.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HQ2FblScFQ">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/transformers-care-bears-top-ten-toys-1980s/feature">From Transformers to Care Bears: The 10 best toys of the 1980s</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1HQ2FblScFQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-mccartney-releases-ipad-app-albums-leicestershire-police-testing-facial-rec#comments Activision Film and TV Gaming iOS apps Music Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442326 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Call of Duty advances to 2054, Samsung infringes on more Apple patents, and 50 Cent releases Star Wars headphones http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-call-duty-advances-2054-samsung-infringes-more-apple-patents-and-50-cent-re <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the weekend’s biggest tech news before starting your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" alt="Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/callofdutyaw.jpg?1399277121" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some wondered if Activision&rsquo;s Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise would return to its World War II roots after several years of near-future action, but it&rsquo;s quite the opposite, really. Instead, this year&rsquo;s Advanced Warfare will fling the series forward to the year 2054.</p> <p>With it comes powered exoskeletons, hover bikes, and cloaked airships&mdash;also actor Kevin Spacey, who provides his voice and likeness to Jonathan Irons, the head of a private military corporation that declares war on the United States.</p> <p>Advanced Warfare is due out on 4 November for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Sledgehammer Games, the co-developer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, is heading up development.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare">Call of Duty</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/call-duty-ghosts/review">Call of Duty: Ghosts Review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung owes Apple US$119+ million for infringement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The second big trial between Apple and Samsung finally reached its verdict on Friday, with a jury awarding Apple US$119,625,000 in damages due to infringement of its patents by several Samsung devices.</p> <p class="p1">That number is likely to change this week as the jury reconvenes to consider additional damages due to infringement by the Samsung Galaxy S2. Apple was also found to infringe on Samsung&rsquo;s patents in the trial, but the damages awarded came to just US$158,400.</p> <p class="p1">Back in 2012, the first trial between the mobile heavyweights resulted in Apple being awarded US$1.05 billion in damages, which was later reduced to US$939.8 million. In both cases, the figure awarded was much smaller than Apple requested, but they help solidify the perception that Samsung&rsquo;s success has come on the back of Apple&rsquo;s various innovations.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/2/5676776/samsung-found-to-infringe-apple-patents-for-over-119-million-in">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/unassuming-secret-room-where-iphone-was-born/news">This is the unassuming secret room in which the original iPhone was born</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S3" alt="Samsung Galaxy S3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxys3.jpg?1399277121" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SMS Audio launches Star Wars-branded headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">50 Cent&rsquo;s SMS Audio celebrated Star Wars Day yesterday (&ldquo;May the 4th be with you&rdquo;) by releasing four different pairs of headphones inspired by characters and factions from the classic films.</p> <p class="p1">The Star Wars First Edition models of the STREET by 50 On-Ear Wired headphones come in Galactic Empire (black and red), Rebel Alliance (silver and orange), Boba Fett (green and red) and Stormtrooper (white and black) varieties with their respective insignia.&nbsp;Each sells for USD$199.99 and they&#39;re all available in limited quantities, so if you want premium listening gear with Star Wars logos plastered on them, act fast.</p> <p class="p2">[Source: <a href="http://smsby50.com/products/star-wars-street-by-50-on-ear-wired-headphones">SMS Audio</a>]</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my-gadget-life-%E2%80%93-50-cent/news">My Gadget Life - 50 Cent</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SMS Audio Star Wars headphones" alt="SMS Audio Star Wars headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/starwarssms.jpg?1399277121" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-call-duty-advances-2054-samsung-infringes-more-apple-patents-and-50-cent-re#comments Activision Apple Console games Headphones Samsung Mon, 05 May 2014 03:53:12 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1436594 at http://www.stuff.tv Activision Guitar Hero World Tour http://www.stuff.tv/activision-guitar-hero-world-tour/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guitar Hero now rocks out with guitar, bass, drums and vocals. But can it beat Rock Band? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1694" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ACTIVISIONguitarheroworldtour_1.jpg?1364299769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since that insolent pup Rock Band took away Guitar Hero’s barbed crown of ‘rawk’ by offering full band controls, we’ve been waiting to see how Activision would respond with Guitar Hero IV, aka World Tour.</p> <p>Finally, the kit has arrived at Stuff Towers so, after throwing a couple of TVs out of the window to celebrate, we got down to the business of testing it out. </p> <p><strong>Beginners welcome</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-660433945001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="660433945001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It wasn’t the first game to offer a full band set up, but World Tour is the best</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/activision-guitar-hero-world-tour </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision-guitar-hero-world-tour/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/activision-guitar-hero-world-tour/review#comments Activision Geek accessories Guitar Hero World Tour Tue, 02 Dec 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11352 at http://www.stuff.tv Activision Call of Duty 5: World at War http://www.stuff.tv/activision-call-duty-5-world-war/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forget Modern Warfare – it&#039;s back to the trenches of World War II for you, soldier... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="939" height="1872" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ACTIVISIONcallofduty5_0.jpg?1364299769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Okay, let’s start with a confession: we weren’t very excited about Call of Duty: World at War. We reckoned that after last year’s incredible Modern Warfare, the return to World War II was a big step backwards. </p> <p>We were also concerned about the fact that this fifth installment of the series was being developed by Treyarch, the guys behind the slightly disappointing Call of Duty 3. But we were wrong to be doubtful – Call of Duty: World at War is, frankly, brilliant.</p> <p><strong>Join both sides</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £40.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don't let the World War II setting put you off – this is every bit the worthy successor to Modern Warfare</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/activision-call-of-duty-5-world-at-war </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision-call-duty-5-world-war/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/activision-call-duty-5-world-war/review#comments Activision Call of Duty 5: World at War Geek accessories Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11389 at http://www.stuff.tv Activision Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock http://www.stuff.tv/activision/activision-guitar-hero-iii-legends-rock/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activision takes control of the rock god simulator for its third hit-filled encore. Does it still have what it takes, or is it time to hang up the plectrum? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="397" height="298" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/guitar-hero-3-wii-a_0.jpg?1364300006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the dizzying world of rock ‘n’ roll it’s always reassuring to have a good, solid piece of wood in your hand. Now with Guitar Hero back for a third gig you’ll have to make do with plastic – but with Legends of Rock, the rifftastic axe simulator is ready to really hit the big time.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>Guitar Hero: Unplugged</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £70.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 60 new tracks plus more to download means our love affair with Guitar Hero continues. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but we like it – a lot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/activision-guitar-hero-iii-legends-rock </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision/activision-guitar-hero-iii-legends-rock/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/activision/activision-guitar-hero-iii-legends-rock/review#comments Activision Geek accessories Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8537 at http://www.stuff.tv