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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Live Now

Season 5 goes live with Shadow Company, multiplayer maps, weapons and more for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.

A week ago, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision started teasing Season 5 of post-launch content update for first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and free-to-play battle royale experience Call of Duty: Warzone.

Season 5 is unloading tons of new content including 100 tiers of Battle Pass system, modes, four multiplayer maps, operators, free weapons and other unlockable goodies for players of Modern Warfare and Warzone, starting today.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Live Now


Latest official trailer offers a first-look at Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 gameplay overview.




Armistice alliance gets damaged after recent events at Verdansk and a new elite group known as The Shadow Company emerges and even though they are here to strengthen the Allegiance, these guys apparently play by their own rules.

Season 5 kicks in by expanding upon Warzone map by opening up Stadium doors and interiors of Train Station with a moving freight train. Moreover, there will be a new Ground War mode, Gunfight map and 6v6 maps for more action.

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Verdansk Opens Up


Shadow Company is arriving at Verdansk stadium for both Modern Warfare multiplayer and Warzone. Given a new premise for combat, you need to rethink your drop plans and come up with an improved strategy to secure victory.

Work alongside your fellow operators to secure the hulking locomotive to get some protection or use it for serious takedown. Mini Royale is a newly introduced, squeezed down version of main Battle Royale mode that never slows down.

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Train Station Now Open


You can get your hands onto 100 tiers of new content in newest Battle Pass for Season 5 by simply playing through. Earn up to 1,300 CoD Points and unlock new blueprints, Shadow Company operator, skins and much more.

New operator Marcus Ortega AKA Lerch is Shadow Company leader and is available in "Behemoth" skin. He becomes more tactical with his "Colossus" and "Gargantua" variants, earned upon completion of his operator's mission.

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Season 5 Battle Pass Contents


Keeping up with themes of Shadow Company, expect to see many Battle Pass items to have a dark and gritty makeover. On vehicle customization menu, look up for "Night Ranger" SUV, "Siege Tower" cargo truck and "Tarrasch" ATV vehicle skins.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 is currently live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who own a copy of MW can get four new content and maps to challenge yourself playing Gunfight and Ground War modes.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Marvel's Avengers to Add Spider-Man as PlayStation-Exclusive Hero

A friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in 2021, exclusively on PlayStation.

An accidental leaked listing from online retailer site Base.com has revealed earlier that your friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man will be joining upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers, exclusively for PlayStation.

As soon as rumor mill started rolling, that product description was removed and associate art director Jeff Adams of developer Crystal Dynamics officially confirmed that Spidey is coming to Marvel's Avengers at some point next year.

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Marvel's Avengers to Add Spider-Man as PlayStation-Exclusive Hero

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A launch, Spider-Man will only become available to players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as an exclusive playable hero. Official sources have yet to announce if everyone's favorite web-slinger will be permanent or timed exclusive.

Given how Marvel's Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales are exclusive to PlayStation consoles, there is little possibility of Spider-Man ever arriving for Google Stadia, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game.

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According to recent blog post, Spider-Man will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in early 2021 and will make his debut via an in-game event. There will be unique challenges for him to take on and show off his incredible acrobatic abilities.

Just like other heroes within its roster, Marvel's Avengers to feature several suits and gameplay style to forge your own version of Spidey. Crystal Dynamics heavily focuses on overall fluidity of transition between combat and his movement.

RELATED: Marvel's Avengers to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Though inspiration for Marvel's Avengers version of Spider-Man came from works of artists John Romita, Sr. and Steve Ditko, fans can expect to choose from a wide variety of choices alongside his early iteration with webbed underarms.

Marvel's Avengers will begin its pre-order beta on August 7, 2020 and you can pre-load a day earlier. On second War Table stream, Crystal Dynamics reveals to add Hawkeye to base game as a post-launch hero for no additional cost at all.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Marvel's Avengers Will Reportedly Add Spider-Man as PS4 Exclusive

An online leaked listing suggests Spider-Man will join Marvel's Avengers as a PS4-exclusive character.

In recent War Table livestream, upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers have revealed dates for beta and post-launch hero ahead of September 4, 2020 global release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For some time, there has been speculation of friendly-neighborhood web-slinger joining Earth's Mightiest Heroes at some point. One recent unofficial Reddit leak does claim that Spider-Man will show up swinging, for PlayStation consoles.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Reportedly Add Spider-Man as PS4 Exclusive

RELATED: Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

According to a now-deleted listing from online retailer site Base.com, PS4 version of Marvel's Avengers will let you play as Spidey himself. Before an eventual removal, product description clearly had stated "exclusively on PS4" to no surprise.

Whether or not their marketing copy was provided by official sources is yet to be confirmed. Base.com also has a listed release date of May 15, 2020, which is inaccurate at this point and has been rescheduled to Q4 2020 long ago.

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Reddit user FNaF_walrusman noticed a leaked listing that hints at Spider-Man to be a playable character.

Online retailer says Spider-Man will be exclusively playable in the PS4 version of Marvel's Avengers from r/GamingLeaksAndRumours


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In a prior announcement, publisher Square Enix revealed to have made a deal with PlayStation and promised to deliver surprise for PS4 players. Parent company Sony currently holds movie rights for Spider-Man and made a successful game.

PS4-exclusive title Marvel's Spider-Man has sold over 13 million copies worldwide to become best-selling super hero video game of all time. A spin-off sequel, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to launch later this year for PlayStation 5.

RELATED: Marvel's Avengers to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

By end of this year, developer Crystal Dynamics plans to release next-gen console version of Marvel's Avengers, in association with Eidos Montréal and Square Enix for all owner of the game on current-gen without any additional charge.

A major Marvel character like Amazing Spider-Man being a PlayStation-exclusive hero for Marvel's Avengers will not really motivate players on PC or Xbox platforms much to pick a copy at launch even if these rumors are even true after all.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Add Cross-Play

343 Industries plans to add cross-play, custom game browser and more to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

While anticipating release of upcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite for holiday 2020, developer 343 Industries and publisher Xbox Game Studios are still committed to include new games to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

In a recent update, Halo 3 joined Master Chief Collection and 343 Industries plans to introduce cross-play, custom game browser, input-based matchmaking, keyboard and mouse support and server region selection by end of 2020.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Add Cross-Play

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Cross-play support will enable players on Windows PC and Xbox consoles to jump together into adventure. You are most likely to get paired with a player with same input device such as controller or keyboard, in input-based matchmaking.

Aside from their key-features to include in roadmap for 2020, dev team has also planned for double keybinds for all games, in-game frame rate cap adjustments, PC file share, quality of life improvements, Steam account linking and more.

RELATED: Halo TV Series Casts Natascha McElhone as Cortana

Despite having a rocky launch back in 2014, Master Chief Collection has improved over time and 343 seems to be more than willing to update its multiplayer experience just for the price of base game or an Xbox Game Pass membership.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was originally launched by 343 Industries and Microsoft with Halo: Reach back in 2019. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 have been added to Halo: MCC and Halo 3: ODST is expected to join next.

Overwatch Devs Wants Doomfist and Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of Overwatch would love to see Doomfist and Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Assembling a total of 76 playable characters from 37 different franchises, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo becomes one of the biggest crossover titles in video game history.

Nintendo started rolling out new fighters for Fighters Pass Vol. 2 with Min Min from ARMS and developers of team-based online hero shooter Overwatch already have some popular character in mind to introduce within Smash Bros. universe.

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Overwatch Devs Wants Doomfist and Tracer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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While attending a recent AMA session on Reddit, game director Jeff Kaplan and lead hero designer Geoff Goodman were asked by fans that which Overwatch characters they think would be best suited for joining Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Kaplan was quick to respond saying "tracer plz", which is understandable given how Tracer has become sort of an official mascot for Overwatch. Goodman chimed in for Doomfist, stating that his design inspiration came from fighting games.

RELATED: Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smash Bros. Ultimate already has existing fighters similar to Doomfist and Tracer within its ever so inclusive roster. Another Overwatch character that can make a great draft is Winston, who could be a heavy combatant akin to Donkey Kong.

Since there are still five more vacant slots in Fighters Pass Vol. 2, it's about time that Nintendo finally considers putting heroes of Overwatch into exciting world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and eventually let player community cheer in rejoice.

Anthem Getting Loot Changes in 2.0 Update

BioWare will be introducing major loot changes for new version of Anthem in upcoming update 2.0.

Ever since launch, online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem failed to live up to fan-expectation for its somewhat grindy campaign, lack of enemy variety, lackluster endgame activity and a shallow loot distribution system.

To salvage their precious work and bring players back to the game, developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts started working on a major overhaul via 2.0 update, which would attempt to create a rewarding loot experience for all.

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Anthem Getting Loot Changes in 2.0 Update

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Due to lack of content, player community abandoned Anthem within months and Bioware had to cancel their planned roadmap for a full revamp and ever since, there have been only a few minor updates of what they are working on.

In a latest official blog, lead developer and studio director Christian Dailey talks about essential loot changes for Anthem 2.0, including failing short at providing a good player experience and trying to reflect on their mistakes in future.

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Anthem had a huge issue with guns where newly acquired weapons don't feel that special from what players already have. Whether it is your starter gun or some legendary pickup from endgame, amount of damage doesn't seem to vary at all.

Not only there will be plenty of loot in Anthem 2.0 but you will have good reasons to equip guns achieved from campaign. If you come across a particular gun that you really like, you can level that item up or modify it for future usage.

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All the weaponry of your arsenal is getting some visual changes to make firearms from different factions more distinguishable. Whenever you shoot a specific enemy that carries loot, they will drop useful items that you can equip right away.

Although loot system upgrade may not be something revolutionary for ARPG players, Anthem is desperately in need for it. Even though many believed the game to be a lost cause, there is a chance for BioWare to bring it back to life after all.

Friday, July 31, 2020

EA Hints at Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

According to reports, Electronic Arts is interested in purchasing Warner Bros. Interactive from parent company AT&T.

Right after buying out WarnerMedia company back in 2018, Texas-based telecommunications company AT&T has announced to sell off its video game division Warner Bros. Interactive for $4 billion in a shocking revelation last month.

Earlier this month, rumors of Microsoft Studios being a potential buyer was out there but that has since been died down. Most recently, one of the top-executives of Electronic Arts hinted at possibilities of acquiring WB Interactive soon.

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EA Hints at Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

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A week ago, a WB Interactive games digital sale on Microsoft Store apparently teased of an announcement during Xbox Games Showcase digital event but they never really talked about anything regarding a buyout of WB Games.

Player community across different gaming platforms are curious to know who will end up owning Warner Bros. Interactive, acquiring license for known franchises like Batman: Arkham, Injustice, LEGO, Middle-Earth and Mortal Kombat.

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Blake Jorgensen, COO of EA has revealed interest in acquiring new talent but he didn't specify about Warner Bros. Interactive particularly. During recent earnings call for Q1, he mentioned of "one big asset" when asked for acquisition strategy.

He also clarified that EA is largely interested in attaining studio talent than simply owning their game franchises. One of the classic examples for such buyout is attainment of Titanfall series developer Respawn Entertainment back in 2017.

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About a possible buyout of Warner Bros. Interactive, Blake Jorgensen gave out a very indicative statement.

I can't comment on any specific acquisition other than what I will tell you is, as you've seen in the past, where we've done the best is where we have long-term relationships with people, and we're really trying to buy great talent versus games.

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Whosoever owns WB Interactive will receive access to its subsidiary developer Avalanche Software, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady Studios, TT Games and several studios of WB Games in U.S. and Canada.

Even though a buyout takes place, in-development Warner Bros. IPs like new Harry Potter and Batman game will not be part of that deal. Jorgensen could also be talking about EA's business practices than teasing to purchase WB Games.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend.

Three more new games have joined lately on Xbox Free Play Days lineup of free trail this week for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to have a spectacular time on Xbox One throughout entire weekend.

Get access to download Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital from Microsoft Store by heading over Live Gold section of your account, starting from July 30, 12:01 AM PDT and enjoy until August 2, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

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In first-person shooter title Disintegration from developer V1 Interactive and publisher Private Division, players assume role of a Gravcycle pilot in a sci-fi setting 150 years from now and take part in 5v5 multiplayer alongside squads.

Pick a unique hero to engage in high-octane action in 3v3 third-person online shooter Rocket Arena by Final Strike Games and Electronic Arts. Join with a squad of heroes and come up with new strategies for a challenging experience.

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A whacky business simulation, Two Point Hospital from developer Two Point Studios and publisher Sega puts you in charge of a bunch of infirmary by curing patients of their strange ailments and managing your healthcare stuffs.

Even when your trail weekend on Xbox Free Play Days finally comes to an end, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them using your exclusive member discount and carry over gamescores and in-game progress.