Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare–Here's Why You Remember The Hardhat Map

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare–Here's Why You Remember The Hardhat Map

Developer Infinity Ward has confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will get a large update introducing new content later this week on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This includes the return of an old franchise map, which is available to play right now. Hardhat, which was last seen in 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, has been added to Modern Warfare’s 24/7 multiplayer playlist. It is a close-quarters map made for fast-paced skirmishes, but with enough sightlines for long-range fire as well. This should make it particularly challenging and ensure that teams make use of multiple loadouts. Without doing so, they risk leaving themselves open to ambushes or sniper fire. [Update: The new update is out now, introducing both this and the new Aisle 9 map to the game, alongside other changes to both it and Warzone. You can read about everything new in the full Call of Duty May 18 update patch notes. The recent patch has also made various balance changes, as well as introduced new elements to the battle royale Warzone–including finally opening the vaults.]What is old is now new with the return of the Hardhat map.Of course, Hardhat is not the only addition to Modern Warfare this week. The studio added a new Gunfight map to multiplayer, as well as the “Ghost Pack Contingency” bundle that includes two new weapon blueprints, and more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Daily Deals: Save on PS+, $10 Off Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Much More

Daily Deals: Save on PS+, Off Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Much More

It’s Sunday, and that means we have another offering of great deals for you to look over. The standout entry today is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which you can now preorder from Amazon with a nice $10 discount. Definitely worth checking out if you intend to play the game on the Xbox One or Playstation 4. If that’s not up your alley, make sure to check out our other offerings, on things such as Playstation Plus, Amiibos, Gaming PCs from Alienware and so much more! [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-may-29-2020″] [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=dell-memorial-day-gaming-pc-deals”] Preorder Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for $50 In what has now become tradition, Amazon is offering Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for preorder, and with a discount on top of that. If you plan to check this game out at launch, take some time to throw down a preorder now and save yourself some money. Note that the release date is simply a placeholder and not indicative of the actual launch! Preorder the Xbox One version for $49.94 Preorder the PS4 version for $49.94 Preorder the Xbox Steelbook version for $109.99 Preorder the PS4 Steelbook version for $109.99 New Amiibo Available at Amazon If collecting things is your jam, then check out these new Amiibo that Amazon has listed. Both King K Rool and Piranha Plant are now up for grabs, with Isabelle coming up later in June! Get King K Rool for $15.99 Get Piranha Plant for $15.99 Preorder Isabelle for $15.99 Save up to 50% on Anime, Including Dragon Ball’s Latest Release If you’re a fan of Anime, and particularly Dragon Ball, then check out the sale happening over on Amazon right now. A ton of Dragon Ball movies are on sale, as well as Dragon Ball Z Kai. Along with that, you can grab some My Hero Academia, Pyscho-Pass and more. Check out the Anime deals at Amazon here! Get a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU for $167 at Amazon The Ryzen 5 3600 is one of the best all-round CPUs on the market. With 6 cores and 12 threads, it can cut through video editing easily, stream without issue and still play games. If you want a quality PC build without breaking the bank, this is the CPU for you, and can be yours for even cheaper thanks to this sale. Get it at Amazon for $167 Save Up To 29% On JBL Soundbars at Amazon Televisions have improved drastically…
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Sony Announces PS5 Event For This Week

Sony Announces PS5 Event For This Week

Sony has announced plans to host an event focused on PlayStation 5 on June 4 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The PlayStation 5 presentation will run for just over an hour and will showcase new PS5 games for the system and the first real gameplay from Sony’s next-generation console.Specific details beyond that have not yet been shared, but in speaking with GameSpot sister site CNET, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan reiterated once again that PS5 is still set for a release in 2020. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Ryan teased, “The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.” He also suggested that the June 4 event is only part of a “series of PS5 updates,” although it’s unclear if future updates will also come in the form of streams such as this. “[R]est assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you,” he said.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Baldur's Gate 3 Sizzle Trailer Is Out: See It Here

Baldur's Gate 3 Sizzle Trailer Is Out: See It Here

As a nice surprise for all of us stuck at home, Larian Studios released a new Baldur’s Gate 3 trailer on May 29. Baldur’s Gate 3 was announced for PC 2019’s E3 festivities, so it seems only fitting that we get an announcement on the highly-anticipated RPG even though E3 has been canceled this year. It’s shaping up to be one of the biggest role-playing games released in years and comes two decades after the previous game. You can watch the trailer below.The road to Baldur’s Gate 3 begins June 6th pic.twitter.com/RnRBYOakY2 — GameSpot (@GameSpot) May 29, 2020We spent 2 hours with Baldur’s Gate 3 earlier this year and managed to come away with a whole lot of impressions and even more questions.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Batman's Riddler Praises Matt Reeves' Script as 'Really Powerful'

The Batman's Riddler Praises Matt Reeves' Script as 'Really Powerful'

Though production on Matt Reeves’ The Batman was shut down due to the coronavirus crisis, it hasn’t stopped the stars of the film from heaping praise onto it – from Jeffrey Wright touting the “most badass” Batmobile to Andy Serkis teasing the emotional relationship between Alfred and Bruce. Now Paul Dano, who plays The Riddler in the movie, has opened up a little about the project while discussing his 2018 directorial debut, Wildlife, with The Playlist. When Dano was asked when he thought The Batman’s filming might resume he answered “I was filming. I flew home to visit my baby and then didn’t get to fly back [because of the pandemic], which is a really strange thing.” “But I feel really good about it,” he continued. “I think Matt Reeves is the real deal. I was really surprised by his script, which I think is, is potentially really powerful. Hopefully we’ll get to get back to it sometime soon. I’m not sure.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-batman-cast-every-actor-and-character&captions=true”] It was recently revealed that Robert Pattinson had just started working on Christopher Nolan’s time-imploding adventure Tenet when he learned he had been cast as The Batman. Pattinson, in his interview with Total Film, went on to discuss the production stop. “We’d really gotten into a really good rhythm as well, so it’s kind of strange to be pausing. But, again, it’s a hard movie. I mean, obviously it’s Batman, so it’s kind of nice.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/20/big-changes-for-the-batman-and-other-dc-movies-ign-now”] In other Caped Crusader news, here’s why it’s time for a new live-action Robin – plus, what The Batman can learn from Batman & Robin. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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Google Stadia Overpromised On What It Could Do, Says Take-Two CEO

Google Stadia Overpromised On What It Could Do, Says Take-Two CEO

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says that Google Stadia overpromised on its technology, and didn’t seem to expand the market like it had hoped. In a talk at the Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, Zelnick explained why the company had supported the release of streaming, and he doesn’t sound positive on the platform so far.”Streaming technology is upon us,” he said. “The launch of Stadia has been slow. I think there was some overpromising on what the technology could deliver and some consumer disappointment as a result.”Most of his comments, though, were focused on the business aspect. Zelnick was critical on that point as well, appearing to suggest that it doesn’t have immediate plans for Stadia and stressing that it wasn’t the “game-changer” it was made out to be.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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PlayStation 5: Everything We Know — Launch Game Lineup, Reveal, PS5 Release Date Rumors, And More

PlayStation 5: Everything We Know — Launch Game Lineup, Reveal, PS5 Release Date Rumors, And More

We aren’t even halfway through 2020 yet, and Sony has already revealed several details regarding the PS5, its next-generation console. We’ve learned about the console’s technical specs, as well as its new DualSense controller and certain games, and the official website is live. We’ve even seen Unreal Engine 5 gameplay running on the system, and though it was not of a full game, the technical specifications of the system mean we would be approaching photorealism. We’ve also heard reports of what could very well be this year’s Call of Duty game, which will almost certainly release on PS5. It’s adding up to one of the most exciting console launches we’ve seen in years, despite Sony not even showing the physical design of the console yet.It’s planned to arrive this holiday season, and though Sony hasn’t revealed a final date or price, it will reportedly still arrive in 2020 and the ongoing pandemic is not impacting this timeline. However, a Bloomberg report indicates we may need to prepare for lower-than-expected supplies at launch, as well as possibly reduced or altered promotion compared to Sony’s typical product releases.First, we know what the console’s official name will be: Unsurprisingly, the console is indeed called the PlayStation 5, just as was to be expected. Additionally, we’ve learned what the logo looks like, and it’s equally unsurprising. The classic PlayStation symbol will also appear on the controller, called the DualSense. The controller’s name reflects its expanded capabilities, including more haptic feedback compared to the DualShock 4 and variable resistance in the triggers. The controller sports a new look, as well, with a two-tone black and white design. During 2019, it was revealed that the PS5 will also have PS4 backwards compatibility and SSD storage, and it will support PSVR. The company has also outlined some green, energy-efficient initiatives it is planning for the next generation.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Killzone: Mercenary Servers Shut Down: Is It Permanent?

Killzone: Mercenary Servers Shut Down: Is It Permanent?

Killzone: Mercenary was one of the PlayStation Vita’s only exclusive multiplayer shooters for years, with a deep competitive mode alongside its single-player campaign. However, it appears the multiplayer servers have been shut down and this mode is no longer available.Players attempting to connect to the game’s multiplayer mode are met with an error message, and GameSpot’s sister site ComicBook.com was told by PlayStation Support the servers were indeed shut down. However, it’s unclear if this is a permanent closure or if they could return at a later date. The multiplayer mode is still listed on the game’s official PlayStation Store page.Killzone: Mercenary released for the PS Vita back in 2013 just a few months before PS4 launch game Killzone: Shadow Fall. They remain the two most recent games in the series, as Mercenary studio Guerilla Cambridge went on to developer VR projects before being shuttered, and Shadow Fall studio Guerilla Games shifted to Horizon: Zero Dawn. Given the cliffhanger ending the series currently has, however, it’s possible it could return at a later date.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Killzone: Mercenary Servers Abruptly Shut Down

Killzone: Mercenary Servers Abruptly Shut Down

Killzone: Mercenary was one of the PlayStation Vita’s only exclusive multiplayer shooters for years, with a deep competitive mode alongside its single-player campaign. However, it appears the multiplayer servers have been shut down and this mode is no longer available.Players attempting to connect to the game’s multiplayer mode are met with an error message, and GameSpot’s sister site ComicBook.com was told by PlayStation Support the servers were indeed shut down. However, it’s unclear if this is a permanent closure or if they could return at a later date. The multiplayer mode is still listed on the game’s official PlayStation Store page.Killzone: Mercenary released for the PS Vita back in 2013 just a few months before PS4 launch game Killzone: Shadow Fall. They remain the two most recent games in the series, as Mercenary studio Guerilla Cambridge went on to developer VR projects before being shuttered, and Shadow Fall studio Guerilla Games shifted to Horizon: Zero Dawn. Given the cliffhanger ending the series currently has, however, it’s possible it could return at a later date.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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