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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Players Abhor The New Hulu-Like Menus

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Players Abhor The New Hulu-Like Menus

Image: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is ostensibly a game about shooting people in the face. But like lots of other modern games, it’s also about playing dress-up and navigating an endless sea of ​​unlocks and monetizable cosmetics. While the shooting is good, the stream of menus in-between has some players raging and …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can't Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can’t Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Screenshots: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 drops on October 28, although if you preordered it, you’ve likely already gotten some through some of the campaign. But ahead of the game’s full release, which will give people full access to the multiplayer component, some are decrying the game’s skill-based matchmaking (SBMM). Modern Warfare 2 …

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The Red Ring Of Death Stalked All My Friends, And Then It Came For Me

The Red Ring Of Death Stalked All My Friends, And Then It Came For Me

It would come sooner or later. There was no escape.Image: Microsoft / Evan Amos / Kotaku Hidden from the bustle of Jamaica Avenue, down a winding flight of stairs, the shop looked like a mausoleum, with stacks of busted PS2s, OG Xboxes, and GameCubes lining the walls. That small store in the Jamaica Colosseum Mall …

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Competitive Overwatch 2 Players Have A Lot Of Complaints

Competitive Overwatch 2 Players Have A Lot Of Complaints

Image: Activision Blizzard It’s time to reset the clock Overwatch 2 players finding something to be unhappy about with the rocky launch of Blizzard’s sequel hero shooter. Last time—which is to say, two days ago—players discovered that crossplay automatically deactivated aim assist for console players in matches with PC players, thus ruining the fun for …

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You Can't Play Overwatch 2 Right Now Because It's Under Attack [UPDATES]

You Can’t Play Overwatch 2 Right Now Because It’s Under Attack [UPDATES]

Screenshots: Blizzard Entertainment If you’ve been having trouble getting into Overwatch 2 on launch, you’re not alone. Blizzard president Mike Ybarra announced on Twitter that the Overwatch 2 servers are currently undergoing a “mass” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which typically occurs when something is maliciously flooded with traffic to prevent others from connecting. …

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Overwatch 2 Pre-Reviews Say It's A Worthy Sequel, But The Grind Is A Major Bummer

Overwatch 2 Pre-Reviews Say It’s A Worthy Sequel, But The Grind Is A Major Bummer

The grind is wack.Screenshots: Blizzard Overwatch 2 is almost here, arriving as a free-to-play game on October 4 that will totally supplant the OG hero shooter. While it isn’t playable to the general public yet, a handful of gaming outlets got early access to Blizzard’s upcoming sequel, publishing previews just in time for launch day. …

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Enormous Diablo IV Leak Shows Almost 45 Minutes Of Dungeon Crawling Footage

Enormous Diablo IV Leak Shows Almost 45 Minutes Of Dungeon Crawling Footage

A screenshot from the leaked footage, showing a battle against a Hellcaller Nangari Oracle, that unfairly blurs the crisp textures from the game due to awful video quality.Screenshots: Activision Blizzard It was quite the weekend for major game leaks. As well as the first ever footage from a very unfinished GTA 6 being plastered all …

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The Battlefield Series Is Now 20 Years Old

The Battlefield Series Is Now 20 Years Old

Screenshots: Saving Private Ryan On September 10, 2002, publishers Electronic Arts and a relatively unknown developer called DICE released a multiplayer shooter called Battlefield 1942. In the 20 years since everyone involved has been on one hell of a ride. The game, which not only featured infantry but also allowed players to control vehicles, was …

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OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge

OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge

Screenshots: Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tical” White …

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