If you’re picking Overwatch on Switch this week at a store, we have some bad news. Overwatch, which launches tomorrow on Switch, is available to pre-order digitally as well as at retail. Unfortunately, the game’s physical version is simply a box with a code inside. The retail version does not include a game cart, as is standard. This can be easily spotted on the game’s official page on Nintendo’s website, as well as at retailers such as Amazon. The site notes a 12.1GB download for the game, so it’s not all bad. That said, Overwatch is far from the only Switch game whose box does not include a cart, so Switch owners are likely used to this by now. This makes sense for Overwatch more than most, however, because it’s an online-only game anyway. With that in mind, the Switch version also comes with three free months of Nintendo Switch Online, which is required to play online. … [Read more...] about Overwatch Switch retail version doesn’t come with a cart
While Dr Disrespect isn’t a level designer anymore, he didn’t entirely sever his ties with the gaming development industry, as his Modern Warfare 2v2 map design shows. Always a contentious figure, Dr Disrespect never shies away from a discussion and from voicing his opinions. But this time, he actually rolled up his sleeves and created a map inspired by the upcoming Infinity Ward-developed shooter using the tools available in Black Ops 3. ALSO: Modern Warfare System Requirements | Minimum and recommended PC specs Dr Disrespect’s Modern Warfare 2v2 map design is described by the Doc himself as “a subtle blend of violence with speed.” He even recorded a video potentially showing how it would play in case it was to be turned into a fully-fledged map for Modern Warfare or another upcoming CoD game. The lack of textures and blocky style aren’t random: This is a small map created with the Blocktober event in mind, where many level designers share their … [Read more...] about Dr Disrespect reveals his Modern Warfare 2v2 map design
After a long “adventure” of two decades, Mike Ybarra, Vice President of Microsoft Xbox leaves the company, seeking new opportunities. Only a day later, rumors start rising that the former Xbox specialist might be joining Activision Blizzard. It’s not often that we see people in high positions within companies like Microsoft or Sony leaving their “chairs”. After Shawn Layden leaving his place at Sony Interactive, we now find out that Mike Ybarra too is “going rogue”. The speculation came from Twitter, with Ybarra stating that he’s ready for his new adventure. Phil Spencer, Major Nelson and more were there to wish him the best on his next career steps. After the announcement, fans have started snooping around Ybarra’s social media, tracking his next movement. The outcome is the possibility of him joining Activision Blizzard, or at least, that’s how it seems. The rumors about Mike Ybarra joining Activision Blizzard started after … [Read more...] about Mike Ybarra is Joining Activision Blizzard?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is releasing on October 25th, bearing huge expectations for both its single-player and multiplayer modes. If you’re getting the game on PC through Blizzard’s Battle.Net, then you should start clearing up some room. The PC edition for Modern Warfare weighs in approximately 175GB. That’s basically 3 to 4 times more than average triple-A titles in 2019. According to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare page on Battle.net, the game will release in three different editions, including exclusive premium items and custom gear per tier. Apart from the editions though, the system requirements for the game will pose a threat to some fans. As it seems, the Hard disk drive space that the game will require is off the charts. Here are the full specifications: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Minimum Requirements Operating System: Windows® 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows® 10 64-bit Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Video: NVIDIA® … [Read more...] about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Eat 175GB of Your Hard Drive
Call of Duty: Mobile launched earlier this month and while it didn’t have the hype behind it that the upcoming Modern Warfare does, it is likely more important to Activision’s long-term bottom line. A good sign for the American publisher is that the mobile version of its first-person shooter is already quite the success considering it hit 35 million downloads in just four days on both iOS and Android. That’s a huge base of players, and while the game is free-to-play, which means that those downloads don’t automatically equate to sales, it is a sign that Activision has already cleared a huge hurdle in getting mobile players to accept the series on mobile. In fact, Activision boasted that Call of Duty: Mobile was downloaded “faster than any other mobile first-person or third-person action game on App Store and Google Play.” That means it beat out juggernauts like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which both … [Read more...] about Why Call of Duty: Mobile is more important than Modern Warfare