The initial warning message sent out by Machinima to users alerting them to increased vigilance on Activision's part. (Photo: @BroTeamPill)

Activision Going After YouTubers Who Post Call Of Duty Glitch, Exploit Videos

Video Game clips make up a sizable chunk of the most popular content on YouTube, and its becoming easier and easier for gamers to share short videos online, and game publishers rarely try to flex their copyright muscle to get clips taken down because they know it’s good publicity. Someone failed to tell this to Activision, which has been flagging Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare videos, but only those that highlight that the game has flaws. [More]

Almost 18 hours, what's the big deal?

Activision Can Solve Your Call Of Duty Problems Sometime Tomorrow

Having a problem with Call of Duty: Black Ops II? Reader CL is. He was having a problem with an in-game code, so he called up the company. The call center was supposed to be open, but had closed for the day. Well, okay: the Web chat representatives should be able to take care of this problem. They can: after an estimated 18-hour wait time. [More]

Gamers, Expect Less Guitar Hero, Zero College Hoops This Year

Gamers, Expect Less Guitar Hero, Zero College Hoops This Year

Kotaku dropped a couple bombshells yesterday, reporting that Activision will release only two “Hero” games this year — a new Guitar Hero and DJ Hero 2, after unleashing about a billion of them in 2009. Just about any band that wanted the Guitar Hero treatment in ’09 got it, including, uh, Van Halen. [More]

Activision Is Looking To Hire A Professional Screenshot Faker

Activision Is Looking To Hire A Professional Screenshot Faker

As someone who relies on friends to recommend games after they’ve been out for awhile, I’d never heard the term “bullshot,” but now that I have, it makes perfect sense. It refers to a promotional screenshot that looks, um, a little too good… as if it had been… doctored somehow…

Gibson Sues Makers Of Guitar Hero And Rock Band For Patent Infringement

Gibson Sues Makers Of Guitar Hero And Rock Band For Patent Infringement

Gibson is suing Activision, Harmonix, Electronic Arts, and MTV over alleged patent infringement over the companies’ involvement in Rock Band and the Guitar Hero series. The lawsuit is not over Guitar Hero’s use of the iconic Les Paul, SG, and Explorer guitars as controllers, but for violation of a decade-old patent for….drumroll please… “a method for simulating a live performance using a musical instrument, a 3D headset with stereo speakers, and a pre-recorded concert.” (US Patent 5,990,405) Gibson does not rock, at all…

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/25/as-a-way-of-saying/

As a way of saying sorry to Guitar Hero III customers whose discs only supported mono sound, software maker Activision is sending out free faceplates to attach to your electronic axe. Not sure if that makes up for the 3-4 weeks people had to wait for a replacement disc, but good on ya, Activision. [Infendo]

Guitar Hero For Wii Owners Are Furiously Angry At Having To Mail Their Discs To Activision

Guitar Hero For Wii Owners Are Furiously Angry At Having To Mail Their Discs To Activision

We’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about Activision and their requirement that people who purchased their defective game send it back and wait a month in order to receive a replacement.

Activision Acknowledges Guitar Hero III Wii Sound Issue, Will Offer Replacement Discs

Activision Acknowledges Guitar Hero III Wii Sound Issue, Will Offer Replacement Discs

We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Nintendo Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. We are currently working with Nintendo and are planning to issue an improved audio experience in future versions of the game. We expect to have re-mastered discs available by early 2008 and we will be offering consumers replacement discs at no cost once they become available. We thank all of our customers for their support and patience.

No more rocking in mono, hooray!