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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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Activision denies Call of Duty massive hack affecting 500,000 accounts

Activision denies Call of Duty massive hack affecting 500,000 accounts

It's no longer shocking to hear a massive data breach targeting some large company and affecting hundreds of thousands of users. These reports have become almost too common that it may actually be harder to separate fact from fiction. That seems to be the case with a recently reported hacking of Activision's servers that claimed to have left half a million Call of Duty accounts exposed. The developers, however, have immediately come out to clear the air and report that nothing like that happened at all.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer detailed, beta dates announced

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer detailed, beta dates announced

As promised, Activision and Treyarch have revealed the multiplayer component of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and as is usually the case with these Call of Duty reveals, there's a lot to go over regarding the game's multiplayer. For starters, the companies have confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will be a cross-platform, cross-generational game, meaning that not only will you be able to party up with friends regardless of the platform they're on, but you'll also be able to take your progress with you in the event you switch platforms.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review roundup: The return of the king

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review roundup: The return of the king

In remastering the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games for the modern era, Activision and Vicarious Visions certainly had their work cut out for them. After all, these aren't just games that are fondly remembered - many people consider Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 to be one of the best games ever made. To remaster these games and get it wrong could potentially tarnish the game's legacy.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War release date confirmed

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War release date confirmed

Ever since Activision and Treyarch revealed that the next Call of Duty title will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it's been teasing an announcement for August 26th. That just so happens to be today, and as expected, the announcement Treyarch and Activision made was the release date reveal for Black Ops Cold War.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announcement set next week

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announcement set next week

Every war has been lost or won not just with weapons but also with information or disinformation. That is true especially for those wars were not a single weapon was fired, like the 1960s Cold War between the US and Russia. That will be the almost ironic setting of the next installment in first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty: BlackOps, where players will take a trip down memory lane and attempt to do what was never accomplished back then: hunt down Perseus.

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It sure looks like Call of Duty: Warzone is getting loot trains

It sure looks like Call of Duty: Warzone is getting loot trains

Activision and Infinity Ward have apparently begun teasing Season 5 for Call of Duty: Warzone, and it looks like some rumors we heard earlier in the month are about to come true. While the teaser that Activision and Infinity Ward shared is very short, it does suggest at least one incoming feature, along with potentially revealing the release date for Season 5.

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