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The Wii is on its way out, and the Wii U hasn’t performed up to Nintendo’s expectations. Given these two factors, MCV decided to ask Activision’s UK MD, Roy Stackhouse, about whether the publisher’s expectations for the game have been negatively impacted.

Not at all, Stackhouse said. In fact, he along with Activision as a whole “expect to sell a lot of Skylanders on the Nintendo platforms.” Stackhouse also said the company still considers Nintendo to be “a very integral part of our sales mix going forward.”

Stackhouse’s comments in full:

“Not at all. We still expect to sell a lot of Skylanders on the Nintendo platforms. Just because the sales may have softened doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of consoles out there that children are still playing on. We still see Nintendo as a very integral part of our sales mix going forward.”


Most had expected Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to be this year’s Call of Duty title. That didn’t happen, as Activision ended up revealing Ghosts. But what about the future of the Modern Warfare sub-series?

For now, Infinity Ward doesn’t intend to continue on with Modern Warfare. Community manager Tina Palacios, speaking with OXM, said the following when asked about the similarites between the Ghosts and Modern Warfare title/logo art:

“With the storyline, we knew that we wanted to end the Modern Warfare franchise, and we wanted to go in a new direction. I can say that our focus and only focus is on Ghosts right now as it is, and we have no other plans at this time… when we were creating Ghosts, we really got inspired by Ghost from Modern Warfare 2, just by how he looks.

“It made sense for these soldiers we have in Ghosts who want to hide their identities would have the same masks and face paint. I think it would be safe for me to say that just knowing the characters from our previous games didn’t have a backstory, that’s what really pushed us forward. We thought we need to really establish that.”


The full weapons list for Call of Duty: Ghosts thanks to Twitter user @Espadah_. You can find the full rundown below, along with images.

Assault Rifles

Remington R5
Honey Badger

Light Machine Guns

Chain SAW

Sub-Machine Guns

Vector CRB


Tac 12

Sniper Rifles


Marksman Rifles

Mk 14 EBR
SVU Dragunov


First images from Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new mode, Extinction, have leaked online. Players can access the new mode by completing the campaign, apparently. You can find a few shots showing Extinction above.

Source 1, Source 2

The following comes from Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg:

However, I think there’s something to do with allowing different media to do what each media does well. When I think of games as an art form, they start with being transportive. Because they’re interactive, because you are more involved in the experience than in any other form of entertainment, it all starts with being transported. And obviously a natural place to want to transport people is into an experience they can’t have in their everyday lives. Sometimes that’s driving a fast car, sometimes that’s being a professional athlete, sometimes that’s being a rock star, sometimes that’s being a hero or going into a fantastical future

“I think this is inherently what games do best and so I’d expect that to be the basis of games for a long time to come. I don’t know if romantic comedy fits that model. I think that’s something that movies and TV do well. There’s this strange desire to morph games into movies or have them behave more like movies; I don’t share that desire. Games are wonderful as they are and do different things better than other forms of media.”

Via VG247


Nintendo and Activision are teaming up for a new Wii U bundle. The package, which launches on November 15, includes the following:

  • a white Wii U Basic system
  • Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack that includes:
    • Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U software
    • a Portal of Power
    • three Skylanders figures, including Ninja Stealth Elf (one of the Core Skylanders) and two SWAP Force characters: Blast-Zone and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler
    • a collector poster, trading cards and sticker sheets
  • Nintendo Land game disc

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, said of today’s announcement:

“There are so many great elements to this Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U bundle that we almost couldn’t cram them all into the box. This amazing deal provides a huge amount of entertainment for kids and their families to play together.”

Pricing is set at $299.99 for the new bundle. You can find the official announcement below.

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