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Activision Almost Beat Microsoft to Buy Rare

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Before British developer Rare settled in the hands of Microsoft, it was almost purchased by Activision in a heated bidding war. Rare Ware worked with Nintendo for years to create some of the most memorable and iconic franchises in gaming history, but it went looking for a buyer after Nintendo could no longer fund their partnership and refused to purchase them outright. Apparently, when the studio began taking offers back in 2002, Activision was one of the biggest bidders: In an interview with IGN, Xbox co-creator Ed Fries revealed that the Call of Duty publisher was in line to win...

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Panama Dictator Sues Activision for Portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Former dictator of Panama Manuel Noriega has filed a lawsuit against Activision. Currently serving a prison sentence for drug trafficking, money laundering and killing political opponents, Noriega is unhappy about the way the video game publisher portrayed him in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, arguing that it has damaged his reputation. Moreover, he believes the company used his name and image primarily for making money and is therefore entitled to a share of the game’s profits. Noriega claims that the portrayal of him as a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state in Call of Duty: Black Ops II...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC System Requirements Revealed

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The Call of Duty franchise has successfully transitioned from the World War 2 settings of the initial games to the modern era with the Modern Warfare series. With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, we are jumping way into the future to the year 2054, a period where the world's weapons are extremely advanced. Fortunately for PC gamers, that doesn't mean you will need an extremely advanced system to experience the impending mayhem to its fullest. Well, not entirely, at least... Activision has released the minimum and recommended PC system requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and let’s just say...

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