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Patent Reveals Activision’s Microtransaction Matchmaking Engine

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Activision has been granted a patent, filed in 2015, for a online video game matchmaking engine that factors in player microtransaction purchases when tuning and creating multiplayer matches. Activision has a stake in the publishing of numerous online multiplayer gaming franchises, including Overwatch, Call of Duty, Destiny and more. Each game utilizes...

Battlefield 1: Turning Tides DLC Details Revealed

By : Devin Sidhu | Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The DLC schedule for DICE’s World War I FPS, Battlefield 1, marches on. The next content drop will come later this winter in the form of the Turning Tides DLC. The DLC will be focused more on the naval combat of World War I, similar to Battlefield 4’s Naval Strike DLC.  Premium users can continue to expect this content 2 weeks before non-Premium...

Destiny 2’s Physical Sales Are Lower Than Expected

By : Devin Sidhu | Tue, Oct 17, 2017

In September of 2014, Destiny quickly became the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. The new IP had received widespread media attention, with only the new IP from Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall, coming anywhere close in that year. The excitement of fans were nearly palpable. The title had a rocky start, but over it’s 3 year lifespan,...

Call of Duty: WWII Gridiron Mode, London Docks Map Revealed

By : Connor Murphy | Sun, Oct 15, 2017

After leaks came from the PC beta for Call of Duty: WWII, where players rummaged through data to find out more about the game, Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey stepped forward in a move of transparency. In a tweet from the developer’s official account, they provided a link to CharlieIntel and attached two pictures: one of a map, London Docks,...

Destiny 2’s Minimum PC Specs Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Bungie have revealed the minimum PC requirements needed to play Destiny 2 when it releases on Battle.net in just under two weeks. Minimum Spec:  Intel CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz AMD CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Nvidia Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB AMD Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB RAM:...

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Launch Trailer Released

By : Connor Murphy | Thu, Oct 12, 2017

October 10, saw the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Published by WB Games and developed by Monolith Productions, the sequel to 2014’s Shadow of Mordor continues the story of Talion and Celebrimbor. Their partnership exists in resistance to the infamous Dark Lord Sauron, though defeating him can’t be done without an army or two. Watch the...

PUBG Sales Surpass 15 Million Copies

By : Connor Murphy | Wed, Oct 11, 2017

As most are well-aware by now, Bluehole Studios’ PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds is a massive success. We previously reported that PUBG sales had reached passed ten million just last month. Its Steam Early Access availability continues to impress on the stats sheet. Now, we have confirmation that the game has passed 15 million units sold since its...

Valve Introduces Dust 2 Revamp for CS:GO

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The Counter-Strike franchise’s most renowned multiplayer map, Dust 2, is being revamped for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Dust 2 has been celebrated as one of the most popular maps in Counter-Strike history, and is a staple of competitive and esports play. Despite this, Valve has taken it upon themselves to revitalize the map via a visual...

Ubisoft Details Assassin’s Creed Origins Post-Launch Content

By : Connor Murphy | Wed, Oct 11, 2017

A new video on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel provides a look at what’s to come post-launch for Assassin’s Creed: Origins. There’s two DLCs planned, exclusive content for Season Pass holders, as well as free content for all players. Watch Origins director Ashraf Ismail break it down below. The first DLC, called The Curse of the Pharaohs, takes a...