According to a report from Kotaku, Activision has informed developers at Sledgehammer Games and Raven that both studios will no longer be in charge of the Call of Duty game scheduled for 2020.
Instead, Treyarch, who last developed 2018’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, will reportedly be taking over and leading development on a new Black Ops game for next year – Black Ops 5.
Raven and Sledgehammer were originally supposed to lead the development of the 2020 Call of Duty, and according to Kotaku, the plan was to set its story mode during the Cold War. Conveniently enough, Kotaku reports that Treyarch is also setting its story mode for Black Ops 5 during the Cold War.
World of Warcraft Classic is Blizzard’s attempt to bring back the spirit of its early glory days. That’s not because its suffering (not more so than any other modern MMO), but because the land of Azeroth and how people play around in it has changed so much in the 15 years since launch. That said, a part of the charm included a few “bugs” or “features” that even more experienced players may have forgotten about.
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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is still a lightning rod of controversy for fans, even 20 years after its release (the film celebrates that anniversary this Sunday). And though The Last Jedi seems to be taking its place as the preeminent controversial Star Wars movie, the fact is, love it or hate it, The Phantom Menace rebirthed the galaxy far, far away for a new generation.
But even if you fall into the camp that doesn’t particularly enjoy Episode I, there are still some stories from the early Prequel era of Star Wars, ~30 BBY (Before Battle of Yavin) to be specific, that are incredible and simply wouldn’t exist without the characters, locales, or themes of The Phantom Menace.
The Memorial Day holiday has taken on a lot of different meanings beyond its solemn remembrance of our fallen troops. I’m not here to try to browbeat you for enjoying yourself however you see fit. What is America if not a land where we can freely enjoy a long weekend signifying the unofficial kick-off of summer?
Walmart knows people are feeling like spending more than just time with their families, and wants to entice you into its stores or online marketplace for some serious Memorial Dale Sales. In fact some of the sales have already started. There aren’t many to be had at the moment, but to be fair, we’re also over a week from the actual holiday observance.
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The biggest gaming showcase of the year, E3 2019, is only a few weeks away. This year’s expo kicks off on Tuesday, June 11, and while it’s shaping up to be a bit quieter than past years (thanks in large part to Sony’s decision to sit this E3 out), some big games have already been confirmed for the event, with even more surprises undoubtedly waiting to be announced.
While Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to unveil its next-generation Xbox console(s) during its E3 2019 briefing, Nintendo will be looking to continue the Switch’s impressive sales momentum by highlighting some upcoming games for the hybrid system in a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct presentation, which is scheduled to air at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST on June 11, just before the expo proper begins.
As for what Switch games Nintendo will show off, the company has been characteristically tight-lipped, although it does have a number of titles in the pipeline this year. Luigi’s Mansion 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing–to name a few–are coming to the system in 2019, and we’ll likely get another look at some or all of them during next month’s Direct. Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Maker 2 will also be featured this year as part of Nintendo’s pre-E3 tournaments on June 8, and we may get some details on new content for those games–although that has not been confirmed.
One thing we do know, however, is that Nintendo won’t be revealing any hardware at this year’s show. Rumors of a new, cheaper Switch model have been making the rounds in recent weeks, with Bloomberg reporting the system could launch by the end of June, which would make E3 the perfect venue at which to unveil it. However, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa denied that possibility, saying the company has “no plans to announce [new hardware] at this year’s E3 in June.”
Still, while Nintendo is playing its cards close to its chest, a few other developers and publishers have confirmed a handful of Switch games for this year’s E3 already. You can take a look at the list so far below. For more E3 coverage, be sure to check out the full E3 conference schedule and our running list of every single game confirmed to appear at E3 2019.
All The Nintendo Switch Games Confirmed For E3 2019
- Bee Simulator
- Doom Eternal
- FIFA 20
- Fortnite (Summer Block Party)
- Splatoon 2 (Nintendo World Championships)
- Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo World Championships)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo World Championships)
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince