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PS Plus subscribers can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for free

PS Plus subscribers can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for free

PlayStation Plus subscribers can finally download Sony's free games for July 2021, the most notable title being Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. The game, as well as two other titles, went live for downloading yesterday, July 6, and will remain available to active subscribers until early August. Once claimed, subscribers can download the games at any time for free.

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Activision bans 350k Call of Duty accounts in big toxicity crackdown

Activision bans 350k Call of Duty accounts in big toxicity crackdown

Activision is cracking down on toxic and racist behavior in its latest Call of Duty games. As part of this effort, the company says that it has already banned more than 350,000 accounts for toxic behavior (as reported by other players) or for using racist names. Among other things, the company has added new ways to catch this behavior and weed out unwanted accounts.

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Call of Duty: Warzone has banned a staggering number of cheaters

Call of Duty: Warzone has banned a staggering number of cheaters

Call of Duty: Warzone has turned into one of the more popular royale games around, but that popularity comes with some drawbacks for the playerbase at large. We're talking, of course, about cheaters, and free-to-play battle royale games seem to swarming with them. While the problem of cheaters in free-to-play games probably won't ever be truly solved, Warzone devs have now shared some details on just how many cheaters have been over the course of Warzone's existence.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Nintendo Switch release date and price revealed

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Nintendo Switch release date and price revealed

This week the folks at Activision revealed the release date and pricing for Tony Hawk on Nintendo Switch. This is the latest version of the game series, the title called "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2" for Nintendo Switch, the latest in a series of platforms on which the game is available.

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Activision confirms Call of Duty 2021 release window, studio

Activision confirms Call of Duty 2021 release window, studio

Activision Blizzard has delivered its financial results for the first quarter of calendar 2021, and in those results, it has given us the first official details about this year's Call of Duty game. Activision, obviously, kept details rather sparse, but it did confirm the launch window for the game and did let us know which of its studios will be taking the lead on development this time around.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 PC version cracked almost as soon as it launched

Crash Bandicoot 4 PC version cracked almost as soon as it launched

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time originally launched in 2020 but saw a soft relaunch Friday for next-generation consoles, the Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. The PC version of the game was exclusively on the Activision-Blizzard Battle.net app and oddly required an online connection to launch the game. PC gamers typically loathe any game that requires an Internet connection to start, despite that the game is entirely off-line in nature.

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2021 Call of Duty tipped to take us back to World War II

2021 Call of Duty tipped to take us back to World War II

Just like death and taxes, a new Call of Duty game every year is one of the realities of life, and it probably won't surprise anyone to learn that 2021 isn't looking any different on that front. These Call of Duty games tend to leak out far in advance of official reveals, and the same thing is happening to 2021's Call of Duty title, with numerous reports about the game's setting and development landing this week.

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Call of Duty updates might not fit on a 500GB PS4

Call of Duty updates might not fit on a 500GB PS4

If you're planning on keeping two Call of Duty games on one PlayStation 4, you might need to buy a new external harddrive. The latest update to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be massive. Season Two file sizes are huge, gigantic, and so undeniably massive that you'll want to get a bag of popcorn ready before you start reading this list.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 confirmed for Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 confirmed for Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X

Well that didn't take long: shortly after Nintendo, Xbox, Crash Bandicoot, Activision, and Tony Hawk himself were teasing the impending announcement that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 will be coming to new platforms, we now have confirmation of it. Activision has announced that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is coming to Switch later this year in addition to getting a next-gen update on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 teased for Nintendo Switch

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 teased for Nintendo Switch

Last year, Activision released Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. As the name suggests, the game includes remakes of the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and its sequel, and the compilation was well-received by critics and fans alike. Now it looks like Nintendo Switch owners are about to get in on the action, at least if some rumblings on Twitter are any indication.

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I don’t buy the claim that games need to be $70 and you shouldn’t either

I don’t buy the claim that games need to be $70 and you shouldn’t either

As we enter into this new generation of gaming consoles, there’s a familiar scent filling the air. You might think it’s that of new hardware, or styrofoam, or that cling film that comes on expensive tech to protect it from scratches, but it’s none of those. No, this scent is a pungent one, wafting from the offices of video game executives who wouldn’t be caught dead playing the products their companies make. It’s the smell of greed.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 heads to Switch, Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC this year

Crash Bandicoot 4 heads to Switch, Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC this year

Following modern-day remakes of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy and Crash Team Racing, last year Activision and Toys For Bob essentially revived the mainline series with the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. At launch, the game was only available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but today Activision revealed that the game will be coming to many more platforms later this year.

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