Beware: Fake ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ beta websites already springing up online

Call of Duty: Ghosts Beta

Another new video game announcement, and with it comes the scammers. Activision officially revealed Call of Duty: Ghosts this week, and now a number of fake beta websites are already online promising unsuspecting users free beta keys to the game. Not only do the sites use the game's artwork, … [Read more...]

Fake ‘Modern Warfare 4 Beta’ website taken down after news of scam spreads [UPDATED]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4

As of today, a website that promised users beta codes to the yet-to-be-announced "Modern Warfare 4" has been taken down. The website went offline only after news of the scam, which operated on the domain name ModernWarfare4Beta.com, spread across the internet in the past 24 hours. A YouTube … [Read more...]

Fake “Modern Warfare 4 Beta” site launches on web address of the same name [UPDATED]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4

There never seems to be a shortage of scams online. As speculation grows that Activision's next installment in the Call of Duty series will be "Modern Warfare 4", the number of fake sites will grow that prey on people hoping to get an invite to the beta version of the game. This week, the … [Read more...]

Activision registers new Skylanders domains – Kao’s Alliance, Super Force, Nano Force, Swap Force [UPDATED]

Skylanders

UPDATE 1: Activision revealed Skylanders SWAP Force, the next installment in the popular franchise at Toy Fair 2013. ORIGINAL STORY: Last month, Activision reported that the Skylanders franchise crossed $500 million in retail sales in the U.S. Now it looks like the company is set to expand the … [Read more...]

Activision acquires ‘Command Line Systems’ dot com domain name

Command Line Systems

Chalk this up to unusual domain names that companies register. According to WHOIS records, Activision Publishing, Inc, now owns CommandLineSystems.com, a name that was first registered back in January 2011. The identity of the owner was hidden behind Go Daddy’s Domains By Proxy (DBP) service, … [Read more...]

BlackOps.com no longer shows company website, displays youth baseball page

BlackOps.com

It appears video game developer Black Ops Entertainment has taken down their company website at www.BlackOps.com in favor of putting up a web page that displays a broken photo album from a church's baseball team in San Francisco, California. The change occurred within the last week and comes as … [Read more...]

Activision hints at new Call of Duty gaming glasses via domain names

Call of Duty gaming glasses

It looks like Activision may be marketing some new glasses with its upcoming launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which is slated to be released on November 18, 2012 in the USA. The speculation comes way of several domain names that were privately registered back in July 2012 according to Whois … [Read more...]

Activision Publishing reapplies for ‘Sing Hero’ trademark with the USPTO

Sing Hero

Hinting that a possible karaoke title is on the horizon, Activision Publishing has reapplied for its trademark on 'Sing Hero', a trademark it first filed back in 2009. Unlike the old trademark, the new trademark (Serial Number: 85740335) covers computer game software for use on, "mobile and … [Read more...]

Activision files ‘Laser Blast’ trademark, Atari 2600 game first published in 1981

Laser Blast

Activision has submitted a new trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that hints that an Atari 2600 classic video game is getting remade. On September 13, 2012, the video game company filed a trademark (Serial Number:  85728268) for "Laser Blast". The goods … [Read more...]

Activision applies for ‘The Roman Numeral II’, other Black Ops 2 trademarks

The Roman Numeral II

Activision applied for several U.S. trademarks this past week related to Call of Duty: Black Ops II which is scheduled to be released this November.  The trademark applications include "The Roman Numeral II", "The Future is Black" and "There's a Soldier in All of Us". Activision submitted two … [Read more...]