It's somewhat short notice but Call of Duty: Black Ops IV is getting a bunch of new (paid-for, let's not get too excited) content in the shape of Operation: Apocalypse Z. The new add-on, as the title suggests, brings more than its fair share of the shambling dead to Activision's online shooter.
Rather than a collection of jagged angles that require reflexes that aren't as sharp as they used to be, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a gorgeous rendition of the game world we know and love. The devs have improved everything from visuals to lighting, dropping in customisation and online play to update this classic to something modern audiences may find a lot more palatable.
If you're curious about Activision's take on battle royale, the Blackout mode found in Black Ops IV, but haven't yet taken the financial plunge, you're in luck. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, or a significant portion of it, is free-to-play for the rest of April. And not just on a platform or two, on all of them. Whether you're a glorious PC gamer, a PlayStation acolyte or a filthy Xbox One spawn-camp...[Read More]
Okay, okay, so there's hasn't any sort of backlash against this new announcement but we had to take a shot at Activision after what happened during the announcement of Diablo Immortal. Acti has revealed Call of Duty Mobile, a smartphone-focused title designed to take on the likes of PUBG and Fortnite on Android and iOS. Because if those folks can release successful smartphone shooters, so can Acti...[Read More]
This year, Activision made the bold move of removing the campaign mode from their new Call of Duty instalment. And while opting for online gaming and zombies sounded controversial at release, we actually think they are onto something here. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the most recent addition to the first-person-shooter series, made by Treyarch — the guys best known for 2008’s World at War a...[Read More]
Call of Duty fans… well, those willing to pay up for the Black Ops 4 pre-order, will receive access to early beta versions of two distinct game modes ahead of launch: one for the traditional multiplayer mode and one for the new battle royale mode, Blackout. Activision and Treyarch are rolling out the multiplayer beta in August, while the second planned beta, for the game’s battle royale mode...[Read More]
Out with the preposterous sci-fi warfare, in with good old fashioned Nazi-killing. Having pushed the boundaries of armed conflict into outer space, the latest Call of Duty is a return to all the stuff that has made the FPS series such a blockbuster success. Heading straight back to WWII is a tricky move to get right, though. While the past few CoD games have leapt away from the well-trodden Allies...[Read More]
The original Destiny didn’t just promise the world. It promised an entire solar system. Bungie mostly delivered, too. The planet-hopping, loot-grabbing gunplay was fantastic, even if the end game was a massive grind-fest that four major DLC drops failed to fix. The story never felt coherent, either, unless you researched the Grimoire lore books online. The sequel has to do more than please players...[Read More]
Bungie has always said it has a 10-year-plan for Destiny, and now in year three, we have a better sense of where the shooter sensation is headed next. The Destiny 2 full game will be released this September, expanding the Destiny experience with plenty of new worlds, fresh gameplay elements, and more customisation options than ever. It’s the biggest overhaul of the MMO-cum-FPS since the rele...[Read More]
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare isn’t doing quite as well on the sales floor as previous outings of the high-end shooter series have managed. That’s something supported by sales numbers and it might be the reason why Activision has announced a five-day trial of their latest shooter just before the festive season kicks off in earnest. We’re used to free weekends, where players can ...[Read More]
Have you seen what PlayStation One games look like these days? Some have stood up to the ravages of time and the upgrading of technology quite well but most… most will give you a headache in very short order when played on modern TV screens. The original Crash Bandicoot trilogy falls into the latter category. Or, rather, it used to. Soon it will fall into the ‘Hey, I can actually see t...[Read More]