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Call of Duty: Warzone gets a big new Solos game mode

Call of Duty: Warzone gets a big new Solos game mode

Last week, Activision announced a new Call of Duty game called "Warzone." This battle royale title arrives to join the big hits like Fortnite and Apex Legends, offering a grittier and more grounded alternative without the sci-fi tech. The game boasted more than six million players within its first 24 hours and now it is the recipient of a brand new game mode.

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Call of Duty: Warzone is off to a very strong start

Call of Duty: Warzone is off to a very strong start

Earlier this week, Activision made the surprise announcement of a new battle royale game set in the Call of Duty universe. Dubbed Warzone, this new game launched on Tuesday, a mere day after it was announced. It looks like the surprise announcement and subsequent release of Warzone went off without a hitch, as Activision is reporting a big turnout from players in the game's first week.

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Call of Duty: Warzone doesn’t require PS Plus, but Xbox One owners aren’t as lucky

Call of Duty: Warzone doesn’t require PS Plus, but Xbox One owners aren’t as lucky

It's a pretty big day for Call of Duty fans, as Activision is launching a new battle royale title called Warzone. The game was officially revealed yesterday, and instead of requiring a copy of Modern Warfare to play, Activision is making it free-to-play for everyone. When it comes to consoles and free-to-play games, there's always a question of whether or not you'll need to have an active subscription to your platform's online service in order to play, and for Warzone, it turns out that the answer depends on which console you own.

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Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game officially revealed

Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game officially revealed

After suffering a leak earlier today, Activision has confirmed Warzone, a new Call of Duty battle royale game. While previous versions of Call of Duty's battle royale have been tied to mainline games, Activision is changing things up for Warzone, launching it as a free-to-play title that anyone can play. In other words, the game may be based on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but you won't need a copy of Modern Warfare to play it.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare Tomogunchi is a virtual pet on your virtual wrist

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Tomogunchi is a virtual pet on your virtual wrist

Killing enemies, in-game only, of course, can become pretty boring once you've mastered every skill and have ascended to attain godlike invincibility. If only you could while away your time while adding kills to your stats. That's exactly what the company Rothwynn may have been thinking, inspiring them to produce the Tomogunchi, giving you a pet with a rather sadistic streak, enjoying from and growing through your kills and wins.

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Activision wants Reddit to ID user who leaked ‘Call of Duty’ image

Activision wants Reddit to ID user who leaked ‘Call of Duty’ image

Activision, the company behind the massively popular game franchise Call of Duty, wants social platform Reddit to turn over details on the identity of one of its users who allegedly leaked a Modern Warefare image before the game was released. According to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act subpoena from Activision directed at Reddit, this user 'posted infringing Activision content' on the Modern Warfare subreddit.

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Just like that, Activision Blizzard games are leaving GeForce Now

Just like that, Activision Blizzard games are leaving GeForce Now

It was only a week ago that GeForce Now launched to the masses, but at a time when momentum is crucial, the service is suffering a big blow. NVIDIA has revealed that Activision Blizzard will be pulling all of its games from the service. We're not sure why the company has decided to drop support for GeForce Now, but we do know that players aren't happy about it.

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Crash Bandicoot is running to smartphones soon

Crash Bandicoot is running to smartphones soon

Crash Bandicoot is a video game character who's made his way back into the public eye through well-received remasters like the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Refueled, and now it seems Activision is looking to leverage that rekindled popularity for a new mobile game. Rumor has it that Crash is set to star in a new endless runner, and from the references that have been uncovered so far, it seems to take a number of major components from mobile games over the past decade and mash them up into one title.

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WarCraft 3: Reforged fixes promises, refunds silently offered

WarCraft 3: Reforged fixes promises, refunds silently offered

Remasters both excitement and dread for fans. There's the anticipation of updated content for modern sensibilities coupled with the dread that things will never be the same again. That was what WarCraft III fans may have felt with the announcement of the Reforged remaster and, unfortunately for both fans and Blizzard, the release delivered mostly the latter. Now the studio is addressing some of the concerns raised while not so openly giving disillusioned buyers a chance to get their money back.

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WarCraft 3: Reforged bags lowest Metacritic score from review bombing

WarCraft 3: Reforged bags lowest Metacritic score from review bombing

There's no pleasing everyone and that's particularly true in the entertainment industry. It's true for movies and TV shows and definitely for games. Sometimes, however, a game bombs so spectacularly that there are not enough words for it. So, instead, it gets the lowest possible user rating on Metacritic, despite WarCraft III: Reforged pedigree of being "remastered" from one of the most popular Blizzard games of all time.

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It’s time to stop making excuses for game publisher greed

It’s time to stop making excuses for game publisher greed

If you find you're dismayed by the current state of the AAA games industry, you certainly aren't alone. These days, it seems like many games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft, and countless others are vehicles for microtransactions first and actual games second. Publishers have been getting bolder and bolder with their monetization strategies, and as much as it may sting to hear it, some of the blame for that lies with us, their customers.

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Call of Duty gets into the holiday spirit with Snowfights, winter themes

Call of Duty gets into the holiday spirit with Snowfights, winter themes

This time of year is often a period of merrymaking, gift-giving, and ceasefires. That almost makes games that shoot people down feel almost antithetical and out of place. Unsurprisingly, Activision has found a way to make its war-themed Call of Duty franchise a little less bloody and a bit more jolly, including a temporary new mode that throws away the weapons and lets you win battles using nothing but snowballs.

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