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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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Are Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Are Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

If you were holding out hope for either Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 releasing in 2021, then we unfortunately have some sour news for you. It looks like neither game is going to make it out the gate this year, with Activision-Blizzard reporting in a recent call with investors the launches of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 aren't being included in its outlook for 2021.

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Call of Duty: Warzone devs swing the banhammer, wipe out 60k cheaters

Call of Duty: Warzone devs swing the banhammer, wipe out 60k cheaters

Those who have encountered cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone will probably be happy to hear that the devs behind the game have banned a large swathe of them. The Call of Duty team has revealed that it has banned a whopping 60,000 accounts after they were confirmed to be using cheating software. Not only that, but the team behind Warzone revealed what it will be doing to combat the issue of cheating moving forward.

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Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

The folks at Vicarious Visions will soon need to switch up their digital business cards. Back in the year 2005, the developer brand and its developers were acquired by the folks at Activision. In the year 2008, Acivision merged with Blizzard, forming Acivision Blizzard. So why should you or I or anyone spend even a moment thinking about how the Activision-owned developer group Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard?

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Blizzard Battle.net gets a much-needed redesign

Blizzard Battle.net gets a much-needed redesign

Although Steam has become the de facto game store and community platform on PCs, almost every major publisher has its own little island to speak of. Actually predating even Steam, Blizzard's (now Activision Blizzard) Battle.net has always been the go-to for fans of Diablo, WarCraft, and, more recently, Overwatch. Despite its heavy use, the Internet portal turned Desktop app hasn't seen much action in terms of design. The latest update doesn't exactly overhaul Battle.net but it does finally let it catch up to its peers.

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Activision Blizzard franchises might all be coming to mobile

Activision Blizzard franchises might all be coming to mobile

Despite the advent of streaming and the upcoming new console iteration, mobile gaming is still a lucrative market as the number of smartphones in the market far surpasses even those of console and PCs combined. Previously shunned by big publishers and developers, many companies have seen the profits that can be made from mobile games, whether tie-ins or ports. Activision Blizzard, one such giant, is even mulling bringing not just a few but almost all its gaming properties to smartphones, at least someday in the future.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC requirements confirm unbelievable install size

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC requirements confirm unbelievable install size

With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War coming up in a couple of weeks, Activision and Treyarch have shared several lists of required PC specifications. Not only do these requirements cover minimum and recommend specifications, just like we're used to seeing, but they also have a dedicated list for recommended settings with ray tracing, a competitive spec, and an "Ultra RTX" spec that requires top-of-the-line hardware.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal date confirmed

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal date confirmed

Ever since the announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Activision and Treyarch have been trickle releasing information about the game. The companies have already told us what to expect from Black Ops Cold War's main multiplayer mode and the integration with Warzone, but it won't be long before we learn about another key pillar of the Call of Duty games: Zombies. Treyarch has announced that it will be revealing more information about the game's Zombies mode later this week.

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