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The new decade has everyone feeling a little bit reflective, including fans of video games. The NPD Group, Inc. recently released a ton of information about the gaming market over the last ten years. This information included the best selling games of 2019 and the best selling games between 2010 and 2019. Grand Theft Auto V was the best selling game of the decade across all platforms, but the Call of Duty franchise truly won the 2010s. The NPD Group, Inc. is a New York-based market research company that tracks twenty different industries. Mat Piscatella, a video games market research analyst, recently posted on Twitter the information that the company has gathered both over the last year and... Read more...
Did you achieve your goals in 2019? One Call of Duty player ended the decade by breaking a world record. Redditor Payton132 was able to earn a tactical nuke within 29 seconds in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward recently introduced “Shipment” and “Vacant” to the game, with the former unfortunately having rather bad spawns. Many players have argued that poor spawning has made Shipment unenjoyable, but others are using the feature to their advantage. Some are trying to obtain the tactical nuke, the unlockable killstreak reward, as quickly as possible. The past record was held by Youtuber TapXNation and he was able to obtain the tactical nuke... Read more...
The office can be a dangerous place. Forget about office politics, have you ever stubbed a toe on a file cabinet, threw out your back restocking the water cooler, or been attacked by a spinning chair? Our condolences if you answered "yes" to all three. Before you dismiss the latter as an actual workplace hazard, however, a clip of a murderous chair in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, should serve as a cautionary tale. Okay, maybe office chairs have never spun so hard that they actually killed someone (I don't have any stats on this). However, a user on Reddit discovered a hilarious glitch in which two spinning chairs inside the hotel of the St. Petrograd map can mortally wound players. Just colliding... Read more...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is celebrating the holidays with a cool new limited-time mode that is running through December 31 at 10 AM PT. The new limited-time Gunfight mode is called Snowfight and has players fighting it out with snowballs as their only weapons. The special mode is available on the Holiday-themed map Winter Docks. The game also has added Drop Zone with objective play that rewards players more than standard game modes for playing the objective. The only way that players can earn Killstreaks in this mode is by continually holding the drop zone to have a Care Package delivered to their location. Last week, the game received the Nikto Operator Bundle, and this week a new featured... Read more...
The release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode may be just around the corner. The mode has not officially been confirmed, but its map has reportedly been found. A redditor used a glitch to explore Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s upcoming battle royale map. u/KingBeezoR discovered a glitch during a private match on the map “Vacant”. Once the game had started, u/KingBeezoR was able to use the spectate feature to wander around the map. They were able to explore far beyond Vacant’s typically boundaries. The map is not fully rendered, but u/KingBeezoR was still able to explore a variety of areas. Their explorations included “Gulag”, a 1v1... Read more...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players have complained about a variety of issues with the game since its launch in August. One thing that players have been upset about is the absence of kill-death ratios during most matches. The good news is, Modern Warfare is now selling a cosmetic pack that includes a watch which shows a player’s stats. Unfortunately, the cosmetic pack rings in at a steep $20 USD and it feels like an obvious money grab. Players have typically been able to view their assists, deaths, and kills during matches in previous Call of Duty games. This feature helped players monitor their stats and adjust their gameplay style accordingly. In most standard modes, Modern Warfare’s... Read more...
The highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot is off to a fast start. According to an announcement sent out by Activision, Modern Warfare has sold more units in its first three days than any other Call of Duty game sold in the same time frame within "this console generation." It is also the top-selling premium game release of 2019, with over $600 million in sales in just three days. "Call of Duty is once again the top selling new premium game of the year, proving the enduring nature of the franchise across console, PC, mobile, and esports," said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s Chief Executive Officer. "In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more... Read more...
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been highly anticipated as a gritty reboot of the combat series that is dripping with gorgeous graphical effects (especially on the PC side with ray tracing enabled). However, last night's official launch of the game was not without problems. Besides the usual servers crashes that gamers should expect with thousands of players trying to hop online all at once, Xbox One X gamers have been especially plagued with issues. There is currently a reddit thread devoted to incessant crashing on the Xbox One X console. The thread currently has over 2,000 comments and over 27,000 upvotes as Xbox One X gamers are expressing their frustrations... Read more...
It has been an interesting week for Blizzard Activision, to say the least. The developer-slash-publisher found itself in the midst of a viral hellstorm after deciding to issue a one-year suspension to professional Hearthstone player Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, in apparent reaction to him voicing support for Hong Kong protestors during an official tournament livestream. According to Blizzard, however, its relationship with China had nothing to do with the penalty. In addition to the one-year suspension, Blizzard also initially decided Blitzchung was not eligible for the $10,000 tournament prize he had won. What sparked all this was Blitzchung saying, "LIberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times,"... Read more...
Activision Blizzard (just Blizzard from here on out) finds itself mired in controversy after suspending Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional esports player, for one year and forcing him to forfeit a $10,000 prize he had one in the Hearthstone Asia-Pacific Grandmasters Tournament. His suspendable offense was voicing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, during a livestream. "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times," Blitzchung said while donning a gas mask and goggles. Playing remotely from Hong Kong, the 21-year old esports player had just won $10,000 and was being interviewed after the match when he made the comment. Blizzard stripped him of his Grandmaster prize earnings,... Read more...
Activision plans to release its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot a little over a month from now, and the company is dishing out the details on what the system requirements are for the game. We had a sneaking suspicion that gamers would need a stout system given how gorgeous the game looks -- especially with real-time ray tracing effects enabled -- but it is especially demanding with respect to memory. Minimum and recommend system requirements have been posted, and Activision is calling for at least 8GB of system memory. However, moving over to the recommended specs, those requirements double to 16GB of memory. 8GB is likely the bare minimum that most folks buying a new PC will want... Read more...
Activision and NVIDIA have announced that they have teamed up on the Geforce RTX Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Bundle. The bundle will be offered for a limited time and will include a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is set to launch on October 25. The game is included with the purchase of an eligible GeForce graphics card. Eligible graphics cards include the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 2080, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2070, RTX 2060 SUPER or RTX 2060 as well as laptops or desktops with those GPUs inside. NVIDIA says that it is working with Activision and Infinity Ward to take the graphics in the game to never seen levels with support for ray tracing.  Those who buy one of... Read more...
Developer Infinity Ward is planning to reveal details about cross-platform play in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, during a livestream event today. It will also be sharing information about what is to come in the second weekend of the beta. Incidentally, that is also when the beta will extend beyond the PlayStation 4 to include Early Access on the Xbox One and PC. Cross-play support in Modern Warfare is a highly anticipated feature, and one that is long overdue—no previous Call of Duty game allows players on one platform to play against competitors on another platform. The livestream is also set to be the first official look at cross-play in Modern Warfare, assuming we get to see it in action.... Read more...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not launch until the end of October, but many gamers are already enjoying the alpha. As with all alpha and beta launches, there are already a slew of problems and new features. The developers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just released new maps and are looking into a variety of issues. The alpha for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launched this past Thursday and gamers are able to test out “Gunfight mode”, or a 2v2 mode where players and a teammate are tasked with eliminating another duo. The first team to win five rounds is victorious. The alpha launched with three small maps dubbed “Speedball”, “King”, and “Pine”.... Read more...
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