Unplugging's 2010 Recap

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when one year ends, when another begins, and when we provide you with a recap of 2010 – the best of Unplugging.

Call of Duty: Blacks Ops topples $1 billion in sales

It's only been out a few weeks but is already one of the best-selling video games of all time. The latest Call of Duty release has now apparently climbed into the eight-figure territory when it comes to sales revenue.

Activision goes after EA for 'conspiracy'

Activision's broadening its lawsuit against two game developers who developed Call of Duty, adding Electronic Arts to its list of targets.

17-year-old arrested for attacking Call of Duty servers

A teenager is in jail after he decided to bring down the website powering mega popular game Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Axl Rose sues Activision for $20 million

Ah, the perils of rock n’ roll decadence! Yes, Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose - who seems pretty tied up - has told Activision to get in the friggin' ring for a $20 million lawsuit.

Call of Duty devs scramble to fix crippling game bugs

A set of sweeping game updates has already come to the PS3 and PC versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and more are on the way, as the Xbox 360 edition of the game, which was the lead platform during development, seems to go by unscathed.

"Kill Fidel" mission in Call of Duty not ok with Cubans

Cuba is taking a lot of offense over the latest Call of Duty game because it "stimulates sociopathic attitudes" in young players. At least, that's what the state-run media called it once it realized the game asks players to kill Fidel Castro.

Call of Duty: Black Ops shatters industry sales record

The latest Call of Duty game, which came out just two days ago, has already raked in $360 million in revenue. That's more than any first-day movie opening, video game launch, or any other entertainment release in history.

Call of Duty Black Ops reach over a million on Xbox Live

In the overnight hours of one of the biggest video game launches of all time, Call of Duty: Black Ops became one of the most widely played online games as well.

Thieves pilfer newest Call of Duty from GameStop

At least two men were involved in a robbery at a Maryland GameStop location over the weekend, in which more than 100 copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the most anticipated game of the entire year.

Does Bobby Kotick think we are all suckers?

Bobby Kotick must think we are all hapless suckers willing to shell out our hard-earned cash for the privilege of buying anything Activision Blizzard produces.

Treyarch offers Black Ops multiplayer sneak peek

Treyarch and Activision are offering eager gamers a sneak peek of multiplayer combat in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Analyst insists multiplayer is going subscription

American folk legend Woody Guthrie once famously said: "Some will rob you with a six gun and [others] with a fountain pen."

Rush’s 2112 Featured in New Guitar Hero Game and More [Unplugging]

Time for our weekly installment of Unplugging, setting you up for a weekend of the best in music.

Should Activision charge for CoD multiplayer?

Should Activision charge for the privilege of playing CoD multiplayer? Well, most of us probably don't think so, but Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter begs to differ.

Activision boss accused of being a "total prick"

Full Throttle creator Tim Schafer has accused Activision High Commander Bobby Kotick of being a "total prick."

Activision's E3 Preview Event of a Lifetime and more [Unplugging]

If video games, music, and surprise performances are kind of your thing, the Activision E3 Preview Event was truly the event of a lifetime.

Activision thinks PS3 will outsell Xbox 360 this year

In a report detailing its forecast for the rest of the year, Activision said it expects that for the first time, PS3 sales will eclipse that of its rival, the Xbox 360, in the US.

Treyarch preps CoD: Black Ops for unknown mission

Activision studio Treyarch has announced that the next installment of the popular Call of Duty franchise will carry the name and rank of Black Ops when it is released on November 9.

Activision signs deal with Halo developer

Activision's secured the right to publish the next big franchise from Halo developer Bungie, bringing future games to new platforms.