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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

Mary Olson, lead campaign producer of upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite leaves 343 Industries this weekend.

A short while ago in August, news came out that creative director Tim Longo of upcoming first-person shooter game Halo Infinite has left developer studio 343 Industries, only a year before its scheduled release in fall 2020.

According to Reddit and ResetEra, the company is seeing another leadership shakeup this weekend as lead campaign producer Mary Olson is also leaving 343, who was an executive producer and was promoted earlier.

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Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

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Such big departures from a very ambitious project over a short period time would likely to have people assume that the project is currently having a leadership crisis and though it is a valid concern, an employee of 343 suggests otherwise.

After Olson's departure became public knowledge, Halo community manager John Junyszek came forward clarifying what both Tim & Mary's roles were within company, which seems to create a lot of confusion lately.

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Junyszek wrote his point in a Reddit comment from his account where he talked about what Mary Olson and Tim Longo was doing at 343. Longo was hired to make creative decisions about game direction including campaign, multiplayer and more.

Mary was an executive producer, who then became lead producer to help development team deliver the game before holiday 2020 release date and her primary objective was to focus on achieve completion of its core campaign.

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Olson joins developer/publisher Midwinter Entertainment to work on upcoming multiplayer survival shooter Scavengers. Nevertheless, it won't cause any creative dilemma as she was not in charge of major creative decisions at 343 Industries.

Halo Infinite was announced as a launch title for next-gen Microsoft console Project Scarlett back in E3 2019, which will see long-awaited return of a renowned first-person shooter game series next year and a cross-platform release.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops Trailer

In a new trailer, Activision offers a close look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops co-op mode.

Serving as a soft reboot of Modern Warfare sub-series, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision is all set to arrive on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Less than away from launch, MW is revealing new details every now and then to keep up the hype. In a recently released trailer, fan-favorite game mode Special Ops marks its anticipated return and re-imagined for a new generation.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops Trailer

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Latest Modern Warfare official trailer showcases high-octane gameplay aspects of Spec Ops multiplayer mode.




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CoD: MW multiplayer mode Special Ops is comprised of a couple of interconnected Operations where you will form four-player strike teams to take down a threat from Eastern Hemisphere and complete multiple objectives as well.

In order to complete these team-based missions, players can either take a stealthy approach or go all guns blazing if they want. Throughout a wide variety of maps, Operations would offer the most involved activities and experiences.

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You and your team would engage Al-Qatala army in the city of Verdansk and destroy their detailed coordinates. Primarily, four multi-stage Operations would be available at release and progress would carry over to multiplayer modes.

You are also free to hop on an ATV, helicopter, tank or any other vehicles necessary for your tactics to succeed. Though players are free to make calculated moves, enemy A.I. will react accordingly and thus, may change the tide of battle.

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Special Ops Missions

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Missions can be played out solo or in a team of four to test your performance in a star ranking based system. These are more complex type of Operations, designed to be replayable and focused on killstreaks, weapons and other features.

Special Ops Survival is basically a wave-based horde mode where players are to go up against tides of increasingly difficult and resolved group of opponents over a Multiplayer map in co-operative combat alongside three friends.

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Since progressions will carry over and are interconnected, Spec Ops mode will serve as a great add-on to Modern Warfare campaign. Also, something sinister is teased nearing the end of trailer, which probably is a throwback to Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty series veterans would recognize some modern rendition of familiar world from Modern Warfare games. There are plans for adding more post-launch content for Spec Ops mode but no details are revealed just yet.

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Explore Tactical Options

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One of the biggest reasons for MW craze among fans is cross-play support, which is the first ever in entire CoD franchise. That excitement has faded soon for Spec Ops Survival mode as it would remain a PS4-exclusive feature for a full year.

Despite Infinity Ward denying any timed exclusivity content for Sony consoles, it was later revealed that above-mentioned multiplayer mode in fact is not coming to PC and Xbox One platforms before October 1, 2020 at all.

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However, this move shouldn't come to players as a surprise considering PS4 players got their hands on Beta program ahead of others, establishing the fact that people who own Sony consoles would get more than just Day 1 advantage.

Activision reportedly got a large number of pre-order cancelled for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare over Survival mode timed exclusivity but is still keeping up because it is too late now for any renegotiation of their contract with Sony.

Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Hell on Earth will be unleashed later than expected as Doom Eternal has now been delayed to March 2020.

It was officially revealed during E3 2019 live event that upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal is going to come out on November 22, 2019 for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Today came an announcement from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks that states that the game has been delayed to March 20, 2020 as it needs more time to live up to certain standards and being polished.

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Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

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Alongside this message came another shocker, which is Invasion Mode that lets player enter someone else's game as a demon will not be available at lunch but would be rolled out via a free update shortly after its release.

Serving as a follow-up sequel to 2016 reboot of Doom, players will return to Earth as Doom Slayer after his adventures on Mars only to find it in ruins and immediately jumps in tearing demon armies up from Hell to save humanity.

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Earlier, official Twitter account for Doom Eternal relayed the news of this unexpected delay and its reasons.


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Though a Nintendo Switch port for the game was confirmed by id Software during QuakeCon 2018 reveal, they never revealed a launch window. Latest announcement states to declare a definitive release date followed by other platforms.

According to new release date, Doom Eternal will come out alongside highly anticipated Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Finally, classic Doom 64 is coming to all major platforms as a pre-order bonus, also releasing on same day of 2020.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle is coming for Activision’s highly anticipated shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Only a few weeks from anticipating release on this holiday season, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming to all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25, 2019.

To celebrate the epic launch of latest Call of Duty spin-off series title release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a brand-new PS4 Pro console bundle today in association with developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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CoD: MW base game on Blu-Ray disc will be bundled with a jet-black 1TB PS4 Pro console and a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller. By purchasing the bundle, you can save off $59.99 retail price for MW Standard Edition on PS4.

Modern Warfare will raise all stakes higher than ever and players who own a 4K TV will truly appreciate all that action in 4K resolution. Playing on HD TV will also offer increased image clarity using Supersampling Mode of PS4 Pro.

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Priced $399.99 only, the bundle is already available on Best Buy for pre-order and will come to other storefronts like Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and select stores around Canada and U.S. soon on October 25, 2019.

As leaked earlier and now confirmed through recent announcement, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a timed exclusive content Spec Ops Survival mode for a full year and this is unlike anything Sony has ever done before.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Killing Floor 2: Grim Treatments Update Live Now

Halloween returns this year for Killing Floor 2 in Grim Treatments free update, packing new maps and weapons.

In spirit of upcoming Halloween celebration, developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive has deployed new Grim Treatments free content update for first-person zombie shooter title Killing Floor 2 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

KF2 players will go trick-or-treating on a ghostly new map, packed with five new weapons and themed skins. Some most wanted quality of life improvements are added on top of Nuked Objective mode and limited-time cosmetics.

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Killing Floor 2: Grim Treatments Update Live Now

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Gunslinger perks are introduced to scoped Rhino Revolvers to match their offensive role, which has specialized ricochet fragmentation rounds that will pierce through any incoming Zeds and a couple of them behind it like shrapnel piece.

Ion Thruster is a bladed weapon added for Berserker class, which is an ionized mechanical blade of doom for scorching hordes. These two paid DLC weapon can be shared with fellow Zed hunters using weapon sharing system.

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Limited-Time Cosmetics

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Some free samples from Horzine Research Group including Buckshot revolver and Nailgun are variants of previously added weapons. HRG Healthrower will come in handy for Field Medic types to revive teammates and take out Zeds.

Armed with new toys, head over to Ashwood Asylum map to experience Endless, Survival, Weekly and Versus Survival game modes. Then help Dr. Ogada Buyu to rescue a young boy from Nuked map in objective mode adventure.

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Halloween Themed Bosses

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Grim Treatments event will run until November 5 and completing all seasonal objectives by then will earn you themed skin for Kriss SMG. Also, KF2 is currently at 50% discount on Steam in a special promotional offer that will end on October 28.

This year, Killing Floor 2 is embracing Halloween theme in all aspect and Tripwire is trying their best to make sure that KF2 player base have a Happy Halloween by tirelessly supporting everyone with regular post-launch content.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

Return to moon in latest Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion, out now on PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One.

After splitting from Activision earlier this year, developer/publisher Bungie has independently released fourth major DLC expansion Shadowkeep for first-person shooter title Destiny 2 on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a delay on original release date, players are finally heading to Moon from first Destiny to explore beyond its territory. Guardians are in for some basic gameplay changes, a full campaign, PvP maps, weapons and lots of new content.

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

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Heading over to Archer's Line, you will see that it has changed from years ago and its terrain has revealed some long-kept secrets. Nightmares are reaching further after plaguing the lunar surface and Eris Morn returns to offer help.

For entirety of D2 campaign, Eris was absent and now she came to warn the Vanguard about new threat of Nightmares. Now that they are awake, you and Eris need to team-up to save humanity from plunging into Darkness forever.

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Get Back to Moon!

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Customization options are now expanded even more than ever to let Guardians create unique styles for their character. Armor now have six stats and upgrade them with customizable mods anytime you want to match your playstyle.

Unique weapons can be constructed from Nightmare essence and complete quests for new Exotics or just get the Season Pass. New addition to gameplay is "finishing moves", acting as final blow to weakened enemies and varies for classes.

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Devastating Finishing Moves

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The Garden of Salvation is a latest raid that takes you to Black Garden for a throwback, coming on October 5, 2019. Guardians who love some hardcore action would love to encounter Vex enemies in six player fireteam and overcome.

Shadowkeep also brings newest seasonal update Season of the Undying for Destiny 2 with new activity for players. Look out for exotic weapons and arm yourself wear exclusive universal ornaments for a faceoff against Vex armies.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Everything and Metro 2033: Redux Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week on Epic Games Store free game giveaway, Everything and Metro 2033: Redux are available now for PC platform.

In celebration of 80th anniversary of annual Batman Day, Epic Games have really outdid themselves in terms of their free game giveaway by offering two video game bundles; Batman: Arkham Collection and LEGO Batman Trilogy.

Even on this week, their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store is offering free copies of two new games; Everything and Metro 2033: Redux for players to claim and own anytime before October 3, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Everything and Metro 2033: Redux Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Awarded as "Best Indie Game" back last year in Golden Joystick Awards and some more by several other media outlet, Everything is a simulation game by developer David OReilly and publisher Double Fine Productions.

Players control many objects from a procedurally generated universe one at a time and can shift to occupy other creatures or objects smaller than the one they are onto now through exploration in a single-player experience.

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Marking a stepping stone for a series of first-person shooter survival horror games based on post-apocalyptic novel by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 was released back in 2010 by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver.

You play as survivor character Artyom in a dystopian Moscow following a nuclear war, who is trying his best to save his peers while fighting mutated animals on its irradiated wasteland in between running war among various fractions.

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EGS had to add award-winning title Everything since Metro 2033: Redux had a rating for sixteen year olds and is very much likely to be barred access for young players who have in-store feature Parental Controls activated on their account.

For next giveaway, Epic Store has announced to offer PC version of indie puzzle adventure Minit from publisher Devolver Digital, which is a collaboration project of developers Dominik Johann, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio and Kitty Calis.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4-Exclusive Mode Outrage

Player on PC and Xbox One are angry over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare yearlong PS4-exclusive mode.

Only a few days ago, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has successfully launched an Open Beta program for upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Turns out, multiplayer beta for Modern Warfare has drawn largest number of audience in entire Call of Duty history. Then upon players discovering inclusion of a yearlong PS4-exclusive mode, things quickly went to south.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4-Exclusive Mode Outrage

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Activision and Infinity Ward stated that most of CoD: MW post-release content will be released simultaneously on all platforms unlike before but PS4 players would have a limited timed exclusivity period over them.

In best cases, Sony console owners will get Day 1 advantage but when it comes to Spec Ops Survival mode, it will exclusive for a full year. This absolutely nonsense has definitely irked majority of PC and Xbox One player community.

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Earlier, developers premiered story trailer for their latest shooter in recent State of Play stream by Sony Interactive Entertainment and there, Spec Ops mode is stated to remain exclusive to PS4 until October 1, 2020 nearing its end at 2:30.

Infinity Ward garnered so much fan support for MW 2019 being a fan-service title so far but Activision apparently made a deal with Sony a year before already, probably to get them on cross-platform play on top of a hefty sum of money.

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Even narrative director Taylor Kurosaki went on Twitter for some clarity about this decision that made fans mad.



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Kurosaki says that except for Spec Ops Survival mode, everything else is available for players on all platforms. Moreover, this unforeseen decision was made by people above their pay grade, which is a clear nod to publisher Activision.

He also claimed that PS4-exclusive mode is only 1% of the whole game and keeping it out doesn't simply ruin entire Modern Warfare experience for a player since 99% of content comes out for everyone on same day.

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All that hype that was built around Modern Warfare being incredibly gory and grounded in realism, plus having cross-play support for all has dimmed down by the confirmation of a locked away multiplayer mode until October 2020.

Anyone who is not on PS4 is not getting the full game and therefore, shouldn't pay full price. PC and Xbox One player base are rallying over social media to cancel their pre-order to protest against such ridiculous action by publisher.

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By the time this timed exclusivity will over and Spec Ops Survival will launch on other platforms, essentially a new Call of Duty game will be out, which is presumably Call of Duty: Black Ops V and then people will forget about the issue.

Sony has been enjoying timed-exclusive access to Call of Duty post-launch content from 2015 and though many are claiming lately that is coming to an end, recent Open Beta coming two days early on PlayStation 4 suggests otherwise.

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Paying full price and then waiting for a full year only encourages many other AAA-companies in gaming industry for such unfair treatment of customers, or maybe they will even try to pull of something scummier than this next year.

If a major fraction of players from PC and Xbox One platforms ended up cancelling their pre-order, Activision may take a hit and learn a lesson but they are likely to have already anticipated something like this in advance and act accordingly.

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When releasing multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny back in 2014, a couple Strikes were exclusive to PS4 for a year and by the time they came to Xbox consoles, DLC expansions started coming out and those early contents lost all hype.

At this point, there may not be any way to revise their exclusivity deal with Sony but all that positive buzz Call of Duty: Modern Warfare received so far are now being blurred into oblivion for greedy moves made by its publisher.