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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Will Replace Story Mode

Although, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won't have a solo campaign, it may have Battle Royale to replace story mode.

Battle royale has become such a crazy trend these days in video gaming industry since the dawn of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that every other developer is either considering developing a battle royale mode for their game or just create a whole game on that idea. This craze has gotten so out of control that even Activision’s upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is also having this mode by ditching their classic single-player campaign.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Will Replace Story Mode

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This genre is multiplayer combat in last player standing fashion and that gives the entirety of it a new twist in flavor. Games like Fortnite and PUBG are already dominating the category as well as the market with new limited-time events, while many other are just thriving with their poor rip-offs and waiting to get sued. Call of Duty has been moving into diverse direction with time and Black Ops 4 may be just another move into a new path but compromising story mode in favor of battle royale is a very bold idea.

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Previously, Activision has always been stating that CoD franchise is all about story based campaigns and now simply abandoning it for upcoming Black Ops 4 is quite self-contradictory. They have just assigned Raven Software to create a battle royale mode that can also fill up the void created by leaving single-player mode behind. Various sources suggest that they simply got rid of the campaign because it will not be ready within their announced deadline of October, thus the idea of last man standing shooter idea came in.

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Many who are slamming the developers for this move need to remember that its predecessor Black Ops 3 also released a feature-limited version for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where campaign was left out. Activision never openly admitted how well that particular edition did but seeing Black Ops 4 coming out without a single-player mode tells us that it wasn't that disastrous at all. On top of that, the publisher is well aware of how people are going nuts for battle royale these days and still want more.

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"Forget What You Know"

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The new tagline for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 even says, “FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW” clearly hints they are very confident about dropping one of their key components for this Call of Duty sub-series. All we left to see now is rival series title Battlefield V following their same footsteps like everyone else. Fans of death-match type gameplays will be very excited in these initiatives but traditional story oriented gamers will be greatly deprived.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Have No Single-Player Campaign

Instead of traditional single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will focus on multiplayer and Zombies mode.

After Call of Duty: WWII dominated major consoles and become more successful than it hoped for, everyone was wondering what 2018’s Call of Duty title will be. Then we received an announcement after some speculation that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is going to be this years' CoD game. Many who are a fan of single-player mode from this series are going to be quite disappointed as upcoming Black Ops 4 won't have any campaign as such.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Have No Single-Player Campaign

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As latest installment from Black Ops franchise, single player mode will entirely omitted from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by Treyarch. Although the development team is ditching on their traditional campaign mode, they are concentrating their multiplayer modes as well as series’ popular Zombies mode. As their expected release date approaches, developers realized they won't be able to finish single-player campaign within deadline and then chose to focus on other priorities.

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Besides, focusing on multiplayer and Zombies mode will leave a huge vacuum that needs filling with something and the studio is planning more content for it. However, the actual plan is still under wraps and we all will have to wait until May 17 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to be officially revealed for everyone. Only then perhaps, they will drop some more detail on the game but we can't tell for sure if that will make it up to the disappointing fans to move on with that decision or not.

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Zombies Mode Will Return

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Lastly, this sudden change of their trend could also mean that it has something to do with forthcoming Call of Duty titles. We know that, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is getting remastered but it might not feature multiplayer mode. Maybe publisher Activision, who also is bringing Black Ops 4 doesn't want one of these games' successes to overshadow another and give them a hard time. If this is what causing all these changes then both games are just missing some great aspects because of some irrational prediction.

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Developer studio Treyarch begins their journey with the spin-off series by debuting Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010. From the very beginning, they kept this sub-series a bit unique by taking a different course of setting the game's plot focusing on a crisis of near-future time. Single player campaigns become very popular among players and so are the multiplayer modes. Because of their idea of breaking stereotypes in each title, we sure are in for some surprise when Black Ops 4 finally drops.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

Many gamers would agree that BioShock from developer 2K Games was a very unique entry among all other first-person shooter game franchises. 2007 saw the debut of the first game, then BioShock 2 came in 2010 and BioShock Infinite released in 2013. So, it's been five years since the last game of the series was released but we bet many fans are more than ready for a new installment at any time. With that, we currently have news that a new BioShock title is currently in development.

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New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

All the titles from the original series took place into the underwater city of Rapture, which was meant to be a utopia for elites. People become addicted to a substance called ADAM that grants superhuman abilities but also slowly drives them insane. Little orphan girls called "Little Sisters" were used to harvest ADAM and they were protected by giant robot like sentries nicknamed "Big Daddies". Third game of the series, BioShock Infinite took the adventure to the vintage sky city of Columbia.

News editor Jason Schreier for video game website Kotaku was recently working on a story with developer Hangar 13 about Mafia III, when he came to know about this information. There is a secret neighboring studio Parkside, currently working on an unannounced project and it is a new BioShock game. Now, this has come to many fans as relief as many of them thought that their series has ended with the fall of developer Irrational Games.



Although CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick has assured in 2015 that it wouldn't mean the end for BioShock series and they will continue it in future, they have not done anything convincing till date to back that up. However, it looks like Take-Two is making good on their word by bringing a brand-new BioShock game teaming up with publisher 2K Games. Already sold more than 25 million units, this steampunk first-person shooter was also being considered for a movie adaptation but ultimately failed though.

Officially, 2K Games have yet to confirm the validity of this news and there has been no statement from their end yet. With the release of BioShock: The Collection featuring remastered edition of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the series made it's comeback in 2016 but that was it. There was no more news from them ever since and the entirety of this franchise are put into ice. If they are truly bringing back the series, then we would love to see them explore some new location for their fictional paradise this time.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Star Wars Battlefront II Night on Endor Update

Hunter meets hunted in Star Wars Battlefront II's brand-new limited-time mode Ewok Hunt on the forest moon of Endor, starting April 18.

Last year's one of the most anticipating yet disappointing game Star Wars Battlefront II from EA DICE is getting a new update. Titled "Night on Endor", this update brings you a limited time game mode named Ewok Hunt, which will take you back to relive an experience from Return of the Jedi. On the forest moon of Endor, you can pick a fight as Ewoks or Imperial Stormtroopers for either saving the village or try to survive an unsuspecting ambush out of nowhere.

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Star Wars Battlefront II Night on Endor Update

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The Empire may have a firm grip over the entire galaxy but down here, the Ewoks cares little about that and it is never wise to engage them on their own turf. This is a battle for dominance between spears and blasters, which may not have very long lasting effects. It's completely up to you if you choose to prey on Empire’s forces or just try to fight for your territory from them. Night on Endor update will go live from April 18 on Star Wars Battlefront II, available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Ewoks Chasing Stormtroopers

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Rules of engagement for this new limited time mode are simple. You can pick a side with Ewoks and play as one and led an attack on those Stormtroopers as soon as they step into your zone. You are free to use spears, Wisties and any other abilities you can bring to the table to take down the Imperial army. The moment you take down one of them, they will spawn as another Ewok, thus growing your numbers. If you manage to eliminate everyone of their gang, your Ewok celebration can begin.

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Village of Ewoks

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Considering the superior firepower and training Stormtroopers have, Ewoks have no chance of standing against them unless they use the cover of night to their advantage. They can only hope that an extraction team arrives to pick them up sooner while they desperately try to keep this army of furry cuteness away from them. Because, to protect their village from intruders, those little fellows can quickly become agitated and can bring down any invaders by leading an ambush on them using guerrilla tactics.

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Troopers on Ewok Hunt

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Also, Night on Endor update is not limited to Ewok Hunt mode but a few Endor-themed cosmetic items. Endor Han and Endor Leia are one of the most notable among these 50 new additions. With that, developers are Crystals are returning to Battlefront II for fans to purchase these "Appearances". Both in-game credits earned through gameplay activities or Crystals bought with real-world currency are allowed to unlock these skins.

Doom 2 May Be Announced at E3 2018

The gates of Hell are probably going to open on Mars soon again as publisher Bethesda Softworks has teased us so. We are talking about one of the best first-person shooter games ever made and expecting an announcement for a sequel to 2016's Doom from the newly rebooted franchise. If we got the indication right according to a studio executive from Bethesda, then Doom 2 will be announced at E3 2018. In that case, we should be prepared to deal with hell demons on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Doom 2 May Be Announced at E3 2018

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Back in 1993, Doom introduced us to the madness of first-person shooter games and took players on a roller costar ride to Hell and beyond. After the original, a sequel, Doom II followed next year and Doom 3 came out a decade later. We even received a live-action Doom movie featuring Hollywood superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). However, that one failed miserably and entire series took a reboot with 2016's Doom game, which reinvented the franchise.

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Lately, Pete Hines, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Bethesda Softworks was present in an event at PAX East and in an interview he was asked what they are planning for the latter half of 2018. In response, he said:

“I couldn’t give you any guesses as to what we’re going to announce and when those games will be out. But I will say, we have a lot of new stuff to talk about at E3. Whether or not folks realize it, this is the hell on Earth time for us with E3. We are in the midst of so much planning and work for all of that content but I’m really excited."
Though he did not mention the word "Doom" or "Sequel" a single time but fans of the series may have already realized what went down there. For those who are still trying to figure out what was in Hines’ comments, we suggest you to focus on his mention of "Hell on Earth". The actual sequel of the first game was titled "Doom II: Hell on Earth", which place on Earth as demons from Hell have laid an invasion. That brings our hero Doomguy back in action to save our planet as well as mankind.

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Doom II: Hell on Earth Cover Artwork

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Originally debuted on MS-DOS, Hell on Earth was an overall improvement on everything its predecessor was and became a best-selling title upon release. If Bethesda is actually teasing that title and can do things right like they did on reboot of Doom in 2016, we are waiting for another potential critical and commercial success ahead of time. Right now, Bethesda is probably prioritizing this one because E3 2018 is nearing. Besides, they also announced Wolfenstein II and The Evil Within 2 at last year's E3.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

Developer Bungie have teased on what they are planning next for Destiny 2 and gave a release date for the game’s new expansion Warmind.

If you have recently came across any of those articles online that asks "Is Destiny 2 Dead?" and got worried, then we will advise you to chill for a while now. Bungie and Activision has no plan of giving up on their impressively successful multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 just yet. In-fact, they have a complete roadmap up ahead till season four to follow. Today, they have announced that D2's second expansion will be titled "Warmind" and it will be available from May 8, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

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More details on Warmind expansion will be revealed on April 24, via an official live stream on Twitch but for now, the developers have gave us just a single teaser image to have an idea of how it would look like. Speculation suggests that expansion two has something to do with Destiny’s mystical artificial intelligence from its core plot. Back in 2017, there was a leak from PlayStation store that revealed that "Gods of Mars" was the previously decided title for this upcoming DLC.

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Most probably, a fair amount of Destiny 2 players have already purchased Warmind when they bought the collector’s edition last year. Those who still haven't are now to decide that whether or not they would like to stick around for some more action in Destiny universe considering all the negativity spread around the community about the game's future. Without being completely oblivious to fan's response, Bungie did many minor and major tweaks over the last six months.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Teaser

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Bungie is also planning to bring some change to Crucible content in their competitive multiplayer mode and probably for their future expansions. Possibly, they are going to make a move where competitive multiplayer maps will not be restricted to those who paid for new expansions anymore. They already faced quite a lot of heat regarding how they handled add-on content with Curse of Osiris DLC and these changes to Crucible and expansion are probably because of that.

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Warmind expansion will also kick-start season three of the game on the same day, where you will meet new heroes, explore uncharted places and fight new enemies. With all that, new activities will be there to master and new loots to claim are also part of the adventure. Plus, there are private matches, seasonal Crucible rankings, increase in vault space, Nightfall challenge cards and emotes planned till summer as part of update 1.2.0.

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Destiny 2 New Development Roadmap

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Then, Bungie will bring back the daily bounty system this summer in response to a fan outcry for long time. There will be a new seasonal event as pointed out in their development roadmap, clan chat on PC, Exotic Armor sandbox changes, improvements to Faction Rallies and a few more until season 4 starts in September, which is five months away. So in overall, Warmind expansion pack is looking pretty exciting and we will probably learn more about it when a trailer drops for it later this month.

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Destiny 2 Post Launch Content

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Lastly, we would like to readdress the issue we mentioned at the start that, many MMOs these days faces a lot of controversies in their first year but that doesn't make them dead or forgotten. It still hasn't reached the phase where the game developers are forced to shut it down and fix it. So what that people not talking about it on every other social media these days or criticizing some of their strategies? Of course the hype is not like it was at start but we have a whole new year ahead of us to determine a make-or-break point for the game yet.

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 from developer Bungie and publisher Activision to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although, Bungie didn't say anything about its price, we believe it is safe to assume that it will likely to cost somewhat like $19.99 since that was the price for Curse of Osiris DLC expansion pack. To really keep players hooked up to the title, Warmind DLC will have to be rather impressive or else, it will be hard to keep people interested till season 4.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Resident Evil 7 Hits 5 Million Sales

In an official press release, Capcom revealed that their first-person survival horror game Resident Evil 7 has recently reached 5.1 million units of sale. This was announced after the game is awarded for Best VR Audio during the 2018 Game Audio Network Guild Awards platform. Being the latest installment of the series that came out only a year ago, the figure isn't looking bad but if we consider that, then we are missing an even big picture here.

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Resident Evil 7 Hits 5 Million Sales

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Crossing a milestone of selling more than 5 million units is a great achievement itself but Capcom had done better than this before with Resident Evil series. What started as a murder mystery investigation at Spencer Mansion leading to a race of survival against hordes of undead and deadly secrets have become a monstrous franchise itself over time. There are already 25 games from Resident Evil series, some awaited sequels and a super-hit series of movies under the name till date.

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No matter what people says, zombie games always have their unique appeal to fans and Capcom has proved that over and over. Though Resident Evil 7 is not exactly a game with zombies in it, it still was full of horror elements and managed to bag some critical acclaim. However, some fans have a different perspective on the matter as they believe RE7 has ruined the series, which is still debatable. What we cannot debate about is the sales figure, which points to a different picture.

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Resident Evil 7 Missed Sales Targets

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If you simply break down and compare 5 million units sales figure to rest of the series, you will notice it isn't looking very good now. All is there for you to find out that the first three games of Resident Evil series have even outsold Resident Evil 7, when the franchise was only growing. Resident Evil 5 of 2009 still reigns at the top spot by selling a record 11.84 million copies and Resident Evil 6 from 2012 secured the second best place with 10 million copies sold.

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Initially, Capcom had set a goal of 10 million unit sales for Resident Evil 7 and if it falls short by any chance, they will push it. Whereas they failed with RE7, another of their prodigal title Monster Hunter: World has saved the day by becoming Capcom’s best-selling game ever. Now, it can be that there are too many zombie games out there and Resident Evil 7 just couldn't make it by competing with all of them or perhaps, it just failed to charm more audience as they had hoped for.

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World Becomes Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

Resident Evil 7 is released in January, 2017 from Capcom to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Later, a Gold Edition was released in December including two story-driven DLC titled "Not a Hero" and "End of Zoe". Just before a year it came out, a virtual reality demo Kitchen was dropped at E3 2016 and it had support for PlayStation VR headset. If Resident Evil series have to thrive, they will have to better prepare themselves to compete with upcoming games like Overkill’s The Walking Dead, The Last of Us Part II and World War Z.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Far Cry 5 Breaks Franchise Sales Records

Developer Ubisoft is pretty happy these days as their recent release of Far Cry 5 from long-running first-person action game series has just become the best-selling title in entire franchise. First week sell of this title surpassed double the amount than what Far Cry 4 made upon its initial release. More than half of these sales percentage came from digital purchase though. Before this title, only Tom Clancy's The Division saw such grand launch as another Ubisoft-made game.

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Far Cry 5 Breaks Franchise Sales Records

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The studio has more to add along with those record-breaking sales numbers, because there are more to put in. Following the release of Far Cry 5, over 55,000 hours of gameplay was streamed on Twitch and videos on YouTube have crossed 117 million views. These two are both records for any Ubisoft game to have within a week of their launch. This clearly shows how positively players of Far Cry community have taken the game and their enthusiasm is coming out in numbers.

RELATED: Far Cry 5 Launch Gameplay Trailer

Aside from the sales bump, players are also leaving mostly positive feedback towards the game. It also becomes a best-selling title in UK as well. There is also some crazy statistics data gathered from the game like how many dynamite sticks have been thrown or how fake brands were created solely for the game and all you can possibly think of. Official Ubisoft Blog has recently released an infographic chart that has listed all of them and we are leaving it right below for you to check out.

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Far Cry 5 Week One, Part 1

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Far Cry 5 Week One, Part 2

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The adventure begins on tropical rain forest of Archipelago with ex-special forces operative Jack Carver and journalist Valerie Constantine in the first Far Cry game of the series in 2004. From there, the series has only grown by casting off and moving on with series protagonists one by one in each installment. Far Cry 5 is the first among the series to have an American setting and players are allowed to explore a vast location of fictional Hope County, Montana as they want.

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Seeing this immense success as years of work finally paying off, Executive Producer Dan Hay declared that they will be supporting the Far Cry fan base for upcoming months and years to come. Available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft's first-person shooter Far Cry 5 is already out and making history.