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How Snapchats Hidden in Black Ops 2 Led to Today's Big Live-Action Trailer for Black Ops 3

Activision's engaging new platform for its biggest franchise

Activision unleashed its live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 today. And it's a typically impressive production from 72andSunny—a documentary-style look at a world decades from now in…

Ad of the Day: Guitar Hero Live's Crazy Trailer Puts You on Stage in Front of a Real Crowd

Better be ready to rock

Guitar Hero Live isn't a virtual reality experience, but in terms of immersion, it's the next best thing, according to the just-released game trailer from 72andSunny. The game and the trailer…

Old Spice Will Drop a Man in the Woods and Let Twitch Viewers Control Him for 3 Days

Crowdsourced gaming from nongaming brand

Old Spice is tapping into the gamer community, which clearly overlaps with its own target, with an interesting campaign on Twitch—the live social video platform for gamers—in which viewers get…

The Story Behind Kim Kardashian's Multi-Million Dollar Hit Mobile Game

Incorporates real life, from family members to travels

In 2013, Glu Mobile's CEO Niccolo de Masi wanted to rebrand one of his company's games, then called Stardom: Hollywood. He needed a major Hollywood name who could get people…

Ad of the Day: Meet the Crazy Cameraman Who Films Every Kill in Call of Duty

Randall Higgins is not messing around

One of the great mean-spirited pleasures of multiplayer gaming is knowing that whenever you finally seize the day and blow your enemy to smithereens, he or she has to watch…

As Women's Interest in Gaming Grows, Marketers Are Paying Closer Attention

Brands pursue partnerships amid new demographic data

Gamers are no longer just guys hanging out in their parents' basements. YouTube research unveiled today indicates a much broader audience, with two-thirds of U.S. consumers playing video games. Six…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

Walmart Amends Price Matching Policy After Cheap PS4 Debacle

Excludes marketplace vendors, third-party sellers, membership or auction sites

For those looking to score a cheap PlayStation 4 at Walmart by using the devious tactic of showing a false Amazon listing for an underpriced console, the gig is up. The…

Ad of the Day: New York City Ballet Shows PlayStation Gamers a Proper Victory Dance

They're not above a little taunting, either

It's been a breakthrough year for ballet in advertising. It started off on the wrong foot with the notorious Free People ad, but it at least got people talking. Then the…

Amazon Hoax Coupled With Walmart's Price Matching Leads to Ridiculously Cheap PS4s

Fake listing tricks retailer into selling underpriced consoles

Update: Due to this tactic, Walmart has amended its policy to only match prices from Walmart.com and 30 selected retailers. Prices from third-party vendors, marketplace sellers, membership-only retailers and…

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