Tag: category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Shooter Games

Overwatch celebrates Mercy with new short story and in-game skin

We don’t know when Overwatch 2 is coming, but it’ll won’t be soon. However, Overwatch fans are still getting some love from Blizzard Entertainment, including the start today of a new event celebrating the healer Mercy. Overwatch launched in 2016. The team-based shooter is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The game […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare outselling Black Ops 4 by healthy margin

Activision Blizzard reported today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is outselling last year’s Black Ops 4 title by a percentage in the “teens,” the company announced in its earnings report for the third quarter ended September 30. Modern Warfare shipped on October 25, after the close of the quarter. But Activision earlier said that […]

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Hideo Kojima is anxious you won’t think Death Stranding is fun

Death Stranding is out in less than a week, and director Hideo Kojima is dealing with some anxiety. In an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat program, the Metal Gear creator said that he wants people to enjoy his first game from his new independent studio. But he’s worried that you won’t. “I create my games in the […]

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GamesBeat Decides 130: Death Stranding and Yves Guillemot’s Shark Tank

The GamesBeat Decides podcast can finally talk about Death Stranding, and that’s exactly what happens on this week’s episode. Gameranx producer Tom Johnson and Sidequesting editor and podcaster Erron Kelly join GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb for that discussion. The crew also touches on some Destiny 2, The Outer Worlds, and Lonely Mountain Downhill. Join […]

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Overwatch 2 brings the charm of the cinematics to the actual game

I didn’t think we needed an Overwatch 2. Now that I played it, I’m glad it exists. Blizzard announced the sequel at BlizzCon on November 1, and I got to play the multiplayer shooter that same day. I’ve spent a lot of time with the original Overwatch, a game I love for its team-based combat […]

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Overwatch is getting all of Overwatch 2’s heroes and maps

Blizzard is making an Overwatch 2, but where does that leave the original game? At BlizzCon 2019 today in Anaheim, California, the publisher revealed that it wants to keep Overwatch up-to-date and fully compatible with its successor. “Sequels make us nervous,” Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said. “So what we’re hoping to do is redefine what […]

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Overwatch 2 revealed at BlizzCon

Overwatch 2 is real. Blizzard announced the sequel today during the opening ceremonies for BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California. Overwatch 2 a adds fleshed-out cooperative mode, which will have four players working together against computer-controlled opponents as they earn new skills abilities. Those on who just stick with the original Overwatch will still get access […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beats Black Ops 4 and WWII with $600 million in first weekend

Activision Blizzard announced today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare made $600 million in its first three days. The publisher reveals that the strong start already makes it the best-selling game of 2019. That’s a better launch than the last two Call of Duty games, Black Ops 4 and WWII, which both made $500 million […]

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EA puts Battlefield on ice until at least April 2021

Don’t expect a new Battlefield game for a couple years, as Electronic Arts noted in a conference call for its fiscal earnings today that the series is going to be taking a break. EA said that there won’t be a new Battlefield until fiscal year 2022, which starts on March 31, 2021. In the meantime, […]

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint prepares to recover from rough launch

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint came out on September 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but the online tactical shooter has been a critical and sales disappointment. Ubisoft, however, is not giving up on the live-service game yet. The publisher released a post today detailing Breakpoint’s future. This includes fixing the game’s bugs, post-release content, […]

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The DeanBeat: Coming to terms with brutality in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Everybody has a line. We all draw it in different ways. That’s the theme of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, this year’s first-person combat game from the Infinity Ward studio and big publisher Activision. But it’s also my own reaction from playing it, which has some of the most brutal scenes I have ever seen […]

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Watch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s most gut-wrenching scenes

You can’t unsee some of the brutal scenes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, this year’s first-person combat game from Infinity Ward and Activision. If you don’t want to see them or even get a mental picture of them, stop right here. Infinity Ward’s leaders have said they have tried to make a game that […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review — disturbing and thoughtful

To say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is provocative is an understatement. It makes you think about a lot of things, including how much violence a video game should have. For the 16th installment of the Call of Duty franchise, Activision’s Infinity Ward studio has created a first-person shooter military simulation that conveys what […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer impressions — A romp through a battlefield playground

While the single-player campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is intense, ponderous, and serious, the tone of multiplayer combat the opposite. It’s a romp through a battlefield playground, where players shriek for joy whenever they get a kill. I’ve played the full single-player campaign and a number of matches in multiplayer, both with the […]

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GameStop may begin selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare early

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches tonight for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 when the clock strikes midnight. But you probably don’t have to wait until October 25 to start playing the military shooter. If you purchase it digitally, Activision plans to unlock the game at 6 p.m. Pacific time (9 p.m. Eastern). But […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — The single-player campaign begins with a couple of blasts

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare starts out with a notice that says it has mature content. You have to click on it where it says, “I understand.” That is your last chance to turn around before you get sucked into the enthralling but brutal story of modern war. Then it begins by grabbing your attention. […]

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Harold Ryan interview — Why ProbablyMonsters is making a huge bet on triple-A games

Former Bungie CEO Harold Ryan showed everybody how to go big or go home earlier this month. He announced that his ProbablyMonsters is announcing it has raised $18.8 million for the company’s two triple-A game studios. Ryan is going to need a lot more money than that to pull off not one but two ambitious triple-A […]

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Sensor Tower — Call of Duty: Mobile breaks first-week record with 100 million downloads

Call of Duty: Mobile has reached 100 million downloads one week after its October 1 launch, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. This is more than the first week of any other mobile game, beating the 90 million that Mario Kart Tour brought in. Most of Call of Duty: Mobile’s downloads are coming from iOS, accounting […]

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The Division 2: Ubisoft says Episode 2 DLC arriving October 15

Ubisoft said that the latest downloadable content (DLC) will debut for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on October 15. Episode 2 of the DLC of the post-pandemic open-world game will highlight fighting in the Pentagon. Episode 2 — Pentagon: The Last Castle will be available for Year 1 pass holders on October 15 and October […]

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Video: Offworld Industries goes beyond the call of duty to help other indies

This video is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams. Offworld Industries knows how hard it is to bring a team together to make your first game. The founders (who started as a group of PC modders) had to overcome a variety of challenges […]

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Call of Duty: Mobile marches past 35 million downloads

Activision Blizzard announced today Call of Duty: Mobile has surpassed 35 million downloads less than a week after its launch. The mobile version of Activision Blizzard’s hit shooter franchise launched on October 1 for Android and iOS. According to Activision Blizzard, it achieved this milestone faster than any other first or third-person shooter on Android […]

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Red Dead Redemption II is coming to PC, but Steam has to wait

Last month, Rockstar revealed its own game launcher on PC. And now the Rockstar Games Launcher is going to bring Red Dead Redemption II to PC on November 5. The cowboy simulator isn’t exclusive to Rockstar’s platform, but it will get you bonsues if you preorder from October 9 through October 22. While Red Dead […]

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