Why are games fun? asks psychologist

In what makes a nice change from all the reports claiming that videogames make people violent, a new study looks at what makes games fun.

Psychologist says blaming games for massacres is "racist"

While no one can ever get used to hearing about mass murder massacres, using video games as the secret underlying culprit is getting boring.

Are FPS devs "snooty" about creativity?

id Software co-founder John Carmack believes certain FPS developers and critics have become rather "snooty" over the concept of creativity in the genre.

More Call of Duty: Black Ops maps hit June 28

A new pack of downloadable content (DLC) for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be available in 12 days.

Next Call of Duty game will have monthly fee

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is likely to carry the same $60 price tag as its predecessors, but this time that will come with an asterisk.

Call of Duty dev confident it can stop hacker-gate

Anyone with a PS3 version of the latest Call of Duty games has come face-to-face with a harsh truth: people cheat. But unfortunately, unlike the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the same games, the developer's safeguards to keep the online servers free from these cheaters isn't exactly working.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 coming in November

Continuing its new tradition of releasing a new Call of Duty game every year around Christmas time, Activision has announced that Modern Warfare 3 will be in stores this November.

Hackers hijack medical server to play Black Ops

Some people, if they'd found they were able to break into a medical server containing confidential patient records, might consider blackmail. Not so the hackers of Seacoast Radiology's system - they used it to play Call of Duty: Black Ops instead.

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.

Call of Duty spurs strong anti-swastika message on Xbox

If you want to display the infamous symbol of Nazi Germany, you'd better not do it on your Xbox 360. Otherwise, you'll face getting banned.

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.

Nvidia's 3D Vision reaches critical mass

Nvidia's 3D Vision has reached a critical milestone, with over 1,000 products now supporting the popular platform.

Call of Duty goes 3D for Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops will be one of the most  popular games to get the 3D treatment when it goes to the PS3 next month, setting what could potentially be a very important start to the industry of 3D games.

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.