Call of Duty: Warzone Goes Live
Warzone is free to play and out today
It has been a month since Call of Duty: Warzone cheekily appeared on Modern Warfare’s menu, and now it is finally playable. Warzone is a free to play Battle Royale for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One featuring cross-platform play for up to 150 players in one map.
The map looks like one of the biggest ever featured in a Battle Royale game and Activision tweeted an image showing a number of landmarks influenced by popular Call of Duty maps. For example, BCH TV Station and Verdansk International Airport are inspired by Broadcast and Terminal, respectively.
- Warzone is pretty huge: 83-101GB, depending on platform. No pre-load option for console or PC players
- PlayStation 4 users do not need PlayStation Plus to play online, but Xbox One requires Xbox Live Gold
- There is no option to play the game solo, you must play in groups of three like in Apex Legends
- There will be five different vehicles featured in the mode, and there’s no level cap
When we dropping, boys? If you own Modern Warfare, you can start downloading the 18-22GB Warzone update at 8AM PDT, while free-to-play users must wait until 12PM PDT. If you want to know more about Warzone, check out Activision’s blog.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Modern Warfare 2 mission was so controversial it was made optional?
- The Hornet’s Nest
- Just Like Old Times
- The Gulag
- No Russian
No absolution but a whole new chapter
Doom 64 is available for the first time since it appeared on Nintendo 64 in 1997.
Originally developed in-house by Midway’s San Diego studio and supervised by Id Software, the game was codenamed Absolution but was released as Doom 64 to capitalize on the popular brand name.
Doom 64 is quite different in tone and atmosphere, but is actually a direct sequel to Doom 2 and follows the continuing exploits of the Doom marine. There are also rumours that the Doom Slayer from the Doom reboot is supposed to be the hero of Doom 64.
The new version of the game will feature a brand new chapter that could turn out to bridge the gap.
Reggie's GameStop Rescue
Reggie Files-Aimé joins GameStop’s board of directors to help ailing retailer
Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Files-Aimé has joined GameStop’s board of directors to help turn around the ailing retailer.
Part of Files-Aimé’s job is to work alongside CEO George Sherman to find a new direction for the company. Gamestop has been in trouble for over half a decade, with the rise of digital game sales and the free-to-play model eating into their traditional business and particularly their used game sales.
- GameStop stock was trading at $56 in 2013. Now it is down to $3.40
- GameStop is threatened by digital distribution and new business models
Reggie on his new role: “The gaming industry needs a healthy and vibrant GameStop. I look forward to being a part of GameStop Board and helping to make this happen.” Can Reggie do the impossible and help GameStop find a new business model?