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Everyone adores Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, right? No matter what your opinion is of the man, he has been helming the ship that produced titles like Call of Duty, and many other blockbuster game hits, for some time now. However, his allegedly pure profit-driven, soul-sucking reign could end after Microsoft’s... Read more...
Revenge is sweet. Call of Duty is filled with cheaters which makes it difficult for players to enjoy the game. However, players may soon have an opportunity to take a bit of their frustration out on cheaters. The latest Call of Duty update will make it nearly impossible for cheaters to play the game but easy for... Read more...
An unofficial holiday is today and Call of Duty has the perfect way to celebrate it. Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone fans can currently grab the Tracer Pack: Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle. The Bundle allows gamers to play as everyone’s favorite high-flying musical artist and access some fun themed gear. The Tracer... Read more...
Do you ever find a bug in a video game and think, "How did QA miss this?" Well, the most likely reason is usually a combination of being overworked and underpaid. It may seem like fun testing video games, but it is actually a lot of work that requires intimate knowledge of the title, much of its code, a specific... Read more...
There are some constants in life. We know that the sun will always rise, that death is inevitable, and that at least one new Call of Duty game will launch each year. However, at least one of these truths is no longer so reliable. It was recently revealed that there will be no new Call of Duty game in 2023. Why is... Read more...
Cheating has been in games since almost the beginning. In the early days, video games were hard so kids would feed more quarters into arcade machines. So early video game developers would work in little codes to test their games more easily. For example, the most well-known cheat from that era was the Konomi Code, put... Read more...
Blizzard recently hinted at a new survival game project, and its newly-unionized developers are super-excited about it. This may well be the most bizarre non-announcement of a new title in the history of gaming, but considering the parties involved it's ripe for discussion. You see, the company has framed the... Read more...
There are plenty of opinions to go around on Microsoft's deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, but I'll say this—if Microsoft goes on to reboot franchises like King's Quest and other classics, I'll be ecstatic. It may very well happen, too. Xbox boss Phil Spencer alluded to the possibility when... Read more...
Now that Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, it is fair to wonder what that means for the future of iconic franchises on Sony's PlayStation hardware. Games and franchies like Call of Duty: Warzone, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot are all at risk of becoming Xbox exclusives, if Microsoft wanted to go... Read more...
Microsoft is on the cusp of owning a whole bunch of additional iconic franchises and characters, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and every other gaming IP that falls under the purview of Activision Blizzard. That's because Microsoft announced it is acquiring Activision Blizzard for a... Read more...
Players who are caught cheating in the extremely popular video game franchise Call of Duty could face much stiffer and broad consequences, which could include being banned from playing any of the future CoD releases. This is an attempt by Activision Blizzard to combat the enormous amount of players who find the need... Read more...
As popular as it is, the practice of "remastering" old games is still a contentious topic. Some folks are positively gleeful seeing old favorites get a new coat of polish and quality-of-life features. Others are directly dismissive of old game remakes, citing new always-online requirements and the viability of the... Read more...
Call of Duty: Vanguard has not even released to the public yet, and cheaters are already infesting the game. Several participants of the cross-platform multiplayer mode's open beta took to social media to post clips and complaints of players using obvious cheats to gain an unfair advantage, and ruin fun for players on... Read more...
Maybe now Activision's legal team can take a chill pill and stop sending out DMCA take down notices for leaks pertaining to Call of Duty: Vanguard. There is no reason to protect the artwork anymore, because on the heels of releasing a Vanguard teaser trailer earlier this week, Activision has followed that up with an... Read more...
For as hard as Activision has been trying to stifle leaked information about Call of Duty: Vanguard through a series of Digital Millennium Copyright Act take down notices, it is proving to be an impossible task. Even the publisher's own partners can't keep a secret, apparently. Earlier this morning, Sony leaked when... Read more...
Activision and its legal team are apparently scrambling to remove key artwork from the web depicting Call of Duty: Vanguard, the unofficial name of the next CoD installment. It might as well be official, though, because the leaked artwork and where it came from leave little doubt that Activision has settled on a name... Read more...
How big will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it's Warzone spin-off, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ultimately get before all is said and done? Even Activision may not have a definitive answer to that question. However, the publisher did warn that the latest update could prove too bulky for some base model... Read more...
Many argue that there is no such thing as completely original art, but there is certainly a difference between similar inspiration and outright plagiarism. Activision, Infinity Ward, and Major League Gaming Corp. are currently facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over this issue. The lawsuit argues that the... Read more...
What would you do if you could be invisible? Actually, it is probably best if you do not answer that question. There is no such magical elixir of transparency anyway, though the recently released Cold War Season One update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare carries with it a glitch that allows players to wander around... Read more...
As it turns out, the "biggest hack in Call of Duty history," as a now-deleted Twitter account claimed yesterday, did not actually happen, according to a statement issued by Activision. News of the supposed hack spread through social media when a few prominent content creators latched onto the rumor and encouraged... Read more...
Ronald Reagan is president, tensions with the Soviet Union are uncomfortably high, and the global population at large is threatened by the reality that a nuclear war could break out at any moment. The world has already lived through this scenario, and it is happening once again, though thankfully this time it is just... Read more...
This past week has been full of video game updates and Call of Duty is no exception. Infinity Ward just dropped the Season Four Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone which includes new contracts, weapons, and has temporarily increased the number of players in Warzone. Update Size and... Read more...
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