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Game Review: 'NBA 2K16'

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Style: 1 or 2-Player Sports (10-Player Online) Publisher: 2K Sports Developer: Visual Concepts Release: September 29 ESRB: E10+ The Bottom Line: 9/10 Concept: Continue to push the boundaries of sports games with ambitious innovations in gameplay and modes Graphics: From the realistic player models to the first-class broadcast presentation, this is the best-looking sports game ever made Sound: The ... more

Activision's 'Guitar Hero' Reboot Kicks out the Jams


I've been to dozens of rock concerts, and there are a few things I've always wondered: What's it like to perform in front of a stadium full of adoring fans? How much nerve does it take to stage-dive into a mosh pit? Why is there a guy wearing a panda costume backstage? "Guitar Hero Live" (Activision, for the PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U, $99.99) tries to answer those questions by giving you a first-person perspective of a ... more

'Halo 5' Delivers Thin Story, Promising Multiplayer

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Near the end of "Halo 5: Guardians" (Microsoft, for the Xbox One, $59.95), an artificial intelligence bemoans humanity's propensity toward solving every problem with violence. Which makes one wonder: Have you been paying attention? The entire "Halo" series is about flying to distant planets and then shooting everything that moves. That formula has served Microsoft well since the first "Halo: Combat Evolved" in 2001, selling millions of Xboxe... more

Review: 'Assassin’s Creed Syndicate'

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Format: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Style: 1-Player Action Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Quebec Release: October 23 (PS4, Xbox One), November 19 (PC) Rating: M The Bottom Line: 9/10 Concept: A satisfying fusion of new ideas and legacy concepts from the franchise’s past Graphics: Maybe London is just a dingy city, but the visuals (while still excellent) aren’t as impressive as Unity’s Sound: A nice a... more

Activision Planning 'Call of Duty' Film, 'Skylanders' Show

A man takes pictures of the BlizzCon sign at the opening ceremony of the convention, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. "World of Warcraft" maker Blizzard is hosting its ninth annual fan-centric convention opening Friday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Activision Blizzard Inc. is moving deeper into the film and TV business. The video game maker unveiled plans Friday at an investors meeting during the annual BlizzCon fan convention to create and release its own film and TV series. The first projects from the newly formed Activision Blizzard Studios will be based on the "Call of Duty" military shooter franchise and kid-focused "Skylanders" toy-game series. Activision ... more

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