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Guitar Hero Live buyers offered “potential refunds” by Activision

Guitar Hero Live buyers offered “potential refunds” by Activision

Activision is offering Guitar Hero Live buyers the chance at "potential refunds," the company has revealed. The game's music catalog was substantially cut down toward the end of last year, having dropped from its around 500 offerings down to less than fifty. The new "potential" refund program is for customers in the US who bought the game on or after December 1, 2017.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout free trial now live: Here’s how to get it

Black Ops 4 Blackout free trial now live: Here’s how to get it

Earlier this week, Activision revealed plans to host a free trial for Blackout, the battle royale mode in Black Ops 4. The trial is scheduled to last a full week, giving curious players who don't want to drop the cash on Black Ops 4 plenty of time to take Blackout for a spin. That free trial is live now, so you can download Black Ops 4 and dive into some CoD-style battle royale.

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Blackout battle royale free trial starts this week

Blackout battle royale free trial starts this week

If you're a battle royale fan who hasn't checked out Black Ops 4's Blackout mode yet, you'll soon have your chance. Activision and Treyarch have announced that a free trial for Blackout will be launching later this week. Once it's live, you'll be able to play it for a full week, giving you plenty of time to figure out if Black Ops 4 is worth a buy to continue playing.

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Bungie announces a Destiny bombshell

Bungie announces a Destiny bombshell

Bungie just announced some big news for it and the Destiny franchise, revealing that it's breaking with Activision and will assume full publishing duties on the series. Bungie first partnered with Activision to produce Destiny in 2010, and in the eight - now nearly nine - years since, it's created two games and numerous expansions for those titles. From here on out, Bungie will be going it alone when it comes to Destiny, unless of course it decides to partner with another publisher down the road.

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COD: Black Ops 4 ‘Battle Edition’ for PC is cheaper, but lacks Zombies

COD: Black Ops 4 ‘Battle Edition’ for PC is cheaper, but lacks Zombies

Activision has launched a new version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 called "Battle Edition." The new variant strips out certain parts of the game and slashes the cost, giving players only interested in select modes the opportunity to get the title at a reduced price. Unlike the regular Black Ops 4 game, Battle Edition only features battle royale and multiplayer modes.

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Destiny 2 is free to keep on PC until next week

Destiny 2 is free to keep on PC until next week

Blizzcon just happened last week and, unsurprisingly, much of the focus was on the company’s biggest money-maker, Overwatch. And there was also that mobile Diablo game announcement that isn’t sitting too well with some Diablo fans. One unexpected news that came out of the weekend was about Destiny 2 on the PC. No, Bungie is still the game’s developers and owners but it has teamed up with Blizzard parent company Activision to offer the base game for free if you grab it before next Sunday.

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Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, Activision and Treyarch have been supporting the game with a series of rapid-fire updates. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. The most recent update was no different in that regard, but the tweaks it made to Blackout could have some big implications for the mode.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

It's a big year for the Call of Duty series, as 2018's entry will bring about some big firsts. Black Ops 4 is dropping the traditional single-player campaign - a first for the mainline series - and in its place will be a new battle royale mode called Blackout. Many of us, of course, expected Call of Duty and Battlefield to both get battle royale modes this year, given the meteoric rise of the genre over the past year-and-a-half or so.

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Here’s your first look at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay

Here’s your first look at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay

Gamescom is one of the best opportunities developers and publishers will have all year to show off their upcoming games, and From Software clearly doesn't want to waste it. Today, along with Activision, From Software gave us our first look at gameplay for its upcoming title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. There's a lot of anticipation behind this title, mostly because it's one of the first From Software is focusing on after wrapping up the Dark Souls trilogy.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed

Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed

It looks like you Spyro fans are going to have to wait a little longer to revisit the original trilogy. Originally scheduled to launch next month, developer Toys for Bob and publisher Activision have announced that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed. The good news is that it'll still be out before the end of the year, so the delay isn't a terribly long one.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is shaping up to offer an experience that's mostly similar to previous installments in the sub-series, save for one key difference. For the first time in Call of Duty history, Black Ops 4 won't have a single-player campaign. Instead, it'll offer up a battle royale mode called Blackout.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 beta is live: here’s what you should know

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 beta is live: here’s what you should know

Can't wait for the latest installment in the wildly successful Call of Duty franchise? Though Black Ops 4 won't be released until October, some lucky fans get early access via the game beta, the codes for which are rolling out now. Activision has announced their launch, explaining that PlayStation 4 owners should receive them in an email. Xbox One and PC players will have to wait.

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