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Changes ahead for Call of Duty series

A big shake-up is coming to the “Call of Duty” series – arguably gaming’s most popular franchise – after an apparent falling-out between publisher Activision and the two heads of Infinity Ward, developer of last year’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” and 2007’s “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.”… Read More »

Getting the most out of your gift cards

Soon, it’ll be Christmas morning, or less than a week after the end of Hanukkah, and you’ll have a stack of gift cards. Rather than burning a huge percentage of your haul on a $50 or $60 game like “New Super Mario Bros. Wii” or “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” you might want to make your gift card last. Most of us are scrimping and saving where we can, and why buy one or two brand new, blockbuster games… Read More »

“Dead Space” review

Scan the list of this fall’s big titles and you’ll see a bunch of sequels. With the exception of Valve’s “Left 4 Dead,” out next week, the only two wholly original blockbusters this fall are from Electronic Arts, once known for wringing every drop of blood from its franchises and shunning risky new intellectual property. The jury’s still out on this week’s “Mirror’s Edge,” but with “Dead Space” (rated M, $60 for PS3 and Xbox 360, $50 for PC), EA… Read More »