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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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COD: Modern Warfare Season 1 battle pass and free content detailed

COD: Modern Warfare Season 1 battle pass and free content detailed

Activision has detailed all of the free and battle content it will release as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One. As with Fortnite and a number of other games, Activision is using a battle pass system for its Modern Warfare installment, promising players what it says is the single largest drop of free content in the franchise's entire history.

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Call of Duty: Mobile’s big zombie mode update arrives today

Call of Duty: Mobile’s big zombie mode update arrives today

Zombies have been a popular inclusion in many Call of Duty games for years, making their absence from the mobile version these last few months particularly disappointing. Things have finally changed, however, with the upcoming release of the game's latest update. Starting later today, players will finally have access to the zombies game mode on Android and iOS.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare day one patch is a big one

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare day one patch is a big one

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is officially here, and like a lot of games these days, Infinity Ward has shipped a day-one patch to go along with it. Infinity Ward has detailed the contents of this update, and it seems to fix a lot of issues that players experienced in the beta. While it ships a lot of fixes for all platforms, it also has a decent number that are PC-specific.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare update: No more loot boxes

Call of Duty Modern Warfare update: No more loot boxes

Activision just changed the game - or at least attempted to appear to be thinking about changing the game as such. They've suggested in an article today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not use loot boxes. "We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system," said an Activision representative. They've been a bit tricky about the way they've worded all of this - but there is some hope for a future without the addictive nonsense universe that lives in loot boxes in video games today.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare dev says it isn’t working on loot boxes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare dev says it isn’t working on loot boxes

With a new Call of Duty game on the horizon, prospective buyers are wondering how Activision plans to monetize the game post-launch. In the past, Activision has opted to add loot boxes to its games a few months after they release, and fans think the same thing may happen to Modern Warfare after references in the beta suggested as much. To hear Infinity Ward explain it, though, loot boxes aren't on the post-launch docket.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have cross-platform play

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have cross-platform play

The release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is nearly upon us, and when it arrives, it'll be bringing cross-platform play with it. This is a big deal for a Call of Duty game, as it's one of the most enduringly popular franchises around. Crossplay will be going live across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, so regardless of the platform your friends are playing on, you'll be able to play with them.

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Call of Duty: Mobile release date, multiplayer modes revealed

Call of Duty: Mobile release date, multiplayer modes revealed

Earlier this year, Activision made something of a surprise announcement by revealing Call of Duty: Mobile. The company has spent the previous few months teasing the game (and even launching it in some regions), but now we know when it will release on a larger scale. Today, Activision confirmed that Call of Duty: Mobile's launch date is right around the corner.

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