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Players have played over 2.4 billion hours in Modern Warfare and Warzone

Activision has announced a new stat to showcase the continued success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the free to play Call of Duty: Warzone.

The company says that since Modern Warfare’s launch in October through today (including Warzone), players have played a total of 2.4 billion hours online in the games combined.

Millions of players already have joined the fight to date totaling more than 2.4 billion hours played together in Modern Warfare including Warzone.

“When you play Modern Warfare and Warzone, you’re joining a massive community of players having fun, staying connected and playing together,” said David Stohl, Co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. “Season Three is packed with free, new content coming to players across both Warzone and Modern Warfare. From the new maps and modes coming to core Multiplayer and the new ways to play in Warzone – including all-new Quad gameplay, this season is going to be awesome; we can’t wait for everyone to jump in and start playing.”

“Players are having fun and we’re having a blast seeing all of the incredible reactions across the community, which makes it even more exciting to bring all of the free content and new experiences that are in store for Season Three,” said Ryan Burnett, Senior Executive Producer, Raven Software. “There’s something for everyone whether it’s Modern Warfare multiplayer or all-out combat in Warzone, all play-styles are welcome.”

Call of Duty: Warzone, free to play for everyone on all platforms, has been one of the fastest growing games in history with over 30 million players in the first 10 days. The company has not announced an updated player count for the game since then, but the game continues to be popular across platforms.

Season 3 for both Modern Warfare and Warzone is live now across platforms with the latest patch update for the game.

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First look at Gold and Damascus camos in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Karnage Clan’s TastyFPS has unlocked the Gold Weapon camo in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and the in-game screens for that has revealed a look at the highest camo you can earn in the game: Damascus.

Stay tuned.

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Vampire: The Masquerade-Swansong Coming In 2021

Big Bad Wolf Studios, the developers behind the narrative RPG The Council, has partnered with White Wolf and Paradox to create a new game set in The World Of Darkness tabletop universe. This new game, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will release in 2021 and will be based on Vampire’s fifth edition tabletop rules and mechanics.

In Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, players will be able to take control of three different vampires. Using these different characters, players will have to figure out the truth behind murders, conspiracies and other vampire shenanigans.

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Last year, Big Bad Wolf Studios released The Council, an episodic RPG with a big focus on narrative. It seems this new Vampire title will be a lot like The Council, according to a press release about the game.

The new game was announced at PDXCON, where Paradox Interactive also announced a bunch of other stuff. This other stuff included Crusader Kings III and huge list of new expansions for games like Prison Architect and Battletech.

Source: Kotaku.com

Everything Paradox Interactive Announced At PDXCON 2019

Earlier today at PDXCON 2019, Paradox Interactive revealed a ton of new expansions for many of their popular games. They also announced a new sequel to Crusader Kings II and a delay for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.

Crusader Kings III

This was most likely the biggest announcement from the event. We have more info about the sequel here. Crusader Kings III is coming next year to Steam and Xbox Game Pass.

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Prison Architect Is Getting A New Expansion In 2020

This new expansion wasn’t given an official name or release date, but it looks to be Alcatraz themed. Our best guess: You will get to build and operate island prisons. Paradox also announced that the console exclusive Pysch Ward DLC will be coming to PC on November 21, 2019.

Stellaris Is Also Getting A New Expansion And New Aliens

Paradox is releasing a new species pack for Stellaris soon, on October 24. This new species is rock-based and will feature new gameplay and in-game portraits. And later this year, a bigger expansion will be released. Federations will add more diplomacy features and a galactic senate as well as new ways to team up with other alliances and governments.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Has Been Delayed

Originally set to launch in early 2020, the game will now launch later than expected. It is still coming out in 2020, but no window was given. The developers released a blog post detailing their reasons for delaying the game, stating “… there’s the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early.”

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Surviving The Aftermath Launches Into Early Access On The Epic Game Store

The successor to the popular Surviving Mars, Surviving The Aftermath is a management sim that is all about living in a post-apocalyptic world. The game is available today in Early Access on the Epic Game Store and on Xbox One via the Game Preview program.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations expansion announced

Wow, they really had a lot of expansions to announce, didn’t they? Add this one to the long list of new expansions. This is the first expansion for Age Of Wonders: Planetfall and it add a new faction, over 30 new locations, new campaign missions and more. This big expansion will be out on November 19.

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A New Battletech Expansion Is Coming

Heavy Metal is a new expansion for Battletech that will add eight new mechs featuring several classic designs, a Flashpoint mini-campaign, and eight weapon systems. If you have the Season Pass, Heavy Metal is included in that. The new expansion comes out on November 21.

Source: Kotaku.com

Meet The Horse Man Who’s Also A Broncos Fan

Hello! This week listen to Hideo Kojima, scream about Yoshi, learn about the man who stole Gabe Newell’s minigun, get a pet skeleton and turn into a horse.

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Blizzcon is going to be a huge fucking mess and they deserve it.

I like the idea of Kojima going to various banks while wearing a Metal Gear Solid shirt, just hoping to find a fan behind the desk who will give him a loan.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING BEHIND THE BUNNIES?

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Gabe Newell has a knife collection and minigun. Should we be worried about Gabe Newell?

Tweets!

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In the era of the internet and social media, some big companies have decided to just start shit posting on their official accounts. I’ll let you decide if this is a good thing.

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Awwww, that’s sweet. You always hear stories of skeletons being hard to take care of, but glad to see that isn’t the case!

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YOSHI ALERT!

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Trailers And Videos You May Have Missed

I like that we are getting more sidescrolling platformers, again.

I will always confuse this game with The Outer Worlds. Damn similar names.

Sure, why not?

Source: Kotaku.com

College Hearthstone Players Hold Up “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizzard” Sign On Stream

Blizzard’s acquiescence to the power of the Chinese government/market has seen the company eat a lot of shit over the last 24 hours. So it was, depending on how you look at it, either the worst or most perfect time imaginable to try and broadcast the American Collegiate Hearthstone Championship. 

During tonight’s stream of the match between Worcester Polytechnic Institute and American University, as the game came to a close the American University team held up a banner reading “FREE HONG KONG, BOYCOTT BLIZZ”, which was visible for a few seconds before the camera hurriedly switched views and was left lingering awkwardly on the WPI players.

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You can see the sign come out at 51:38 in the video below:

If I was at Blizzard, and was in any way connected with anything going on with BlizzCon—the company’s annual fan convention, which takes place in just three weeks—I would be getting a little sweaty about now. There are only so many cameras you can switch off and subreddits you can close.

Source: Kotaku.com

Report: Burglar Stole $40,000 Worth Of Games, Accessories And Gabe Newell’s Minigun From Valve HQ

Among them were 48 PS4 and Xbox One games. Which he sold to GameStop for $335.

Last month, Bellevue Police charged 32 year-old Shawn Shaputis with a succession of burglaries in 2018, including repeatedly breaking into the headquarters of Valve and stealing a bunch of games, computers and accessories.

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As Polygon report, he was charged with one count of burglary and one count of trafficking of stolen property related to the GameStop sale, which was a real thing and price and not just a joke I made up for the intro.

Police say he gained access to Valve HQ through a “non-functioning stairwell door”, and was able to steal the games and equipment from the 11th floor of the building, one of nine occupied by the company.

He scooped everything he stole into a large trash can and walked straight out the building. In addition to the console games Shaputis is accused of stealing laptops, Nintendo Switch consoles, Steam machine units and, bizarrely, the minigun Gabe Newell used in a photoshoot for a Forbes magazine feature back in 2011.

Shaputis is also wanted on a number of other charges, including stealing a FedEx truck in 2018 and leading police on a high-speed chase.

Source: Kotaku.com

Four New Games Were Added To Apple Arcade, Including The Surprise Release Of Pilgrims

Surprise! Last night, Apple added four new games to the Apple Arcade service, including the new game Pilgrims from Machinarium developer Amanita Design and the early release of The Bradwell Conspiracy.

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It seems Pilgrims was a complete surprise, being announced and released all at once. It’s described as a “playful adventure game” where players will have to explore and meet new characters, helping them and learning about their stories. The art style looks lovely. Pilgrims is also now available for PC.

The Bradwell Conspiracy is a first-person puzzle game with a big focus on telling a story. Following a large explosion at the Stonehedge Museum, you are trapped underground in a secret complex. You have to unravel the secrets of this complex and escape with the help of another survivor. This game was planned to release on Oct. 8 but was released a little early on Apple Arcade. It will still be released in a few days for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

RedOut: Space Assault is a dogfighting game featuring cool-looking spaceships. The game has a full career mode with ship upgrades and various ways to control your starfighter. You can kill the engines to slow your speed, making it easier to navigate a small opening. RedOut: Space Assault is also coming to PC, though no release date is listed on Steam.

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Finally, Nightmare Farm is the new game from the developers behind Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. Nightmare Farm is described as “The story of a painful nightmare spinning in a bright world.” Not entirely sure what that means, but players will have to grow and harvest crops while also preparing meals for visitors to keep them happy.

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I’m happy to see Apple adding new games to their service so quickly, and these games look good. But I can’t help feeling like this is a terrible way to run a service. The news was buried late Saturday night with no big announcement post, teaser, or anything.

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Checking out each game’s publishers and developers, only some of them have formally announced the new releases. I assume, over the next few hours and days, more formal announcements and trailers will launch for these games and their Apple Arcade debut. But hopefully, future additions to Apple Arcade will be handled a bit better and not feel so sloppy and poorly done.

Source: Kotaku.com

I Don’t Want To Save The Creepy Kid

Hello! This week we take a nice vacation with Agent 47, HONK at a funeral, check out the new Medal Of Honor game, catch up with Ellie in The Last Of Us Part II and meet a really creepy kid.

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This sounds like it could end up being a really moving and emotional game OR another zombie game with a bit of romance in the background. Hoping for the first scenario.

After killing a lot of people Agent 47 deserves a vacation. Unfortunately, 47 has no ability to separate work from pleasure.

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I didn’t expect the lead singer of Korn to be a huge fan of Spyro, but he loves that little purple dragon.

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I really hope this box art gets something added to the front to make it clear this isn’t the full game. Just the first part of a bigger thing.

Tweets!

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Kids in video games were creepy back in the 90s. That smile. That stare. Dear God, I can’t look away. Help me. heeellp me.. hel..

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The new Mario Kart DLC looks good…

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He’s honking in heaven.

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Trailers And Videos You May Have Missed

I wonder if baby makes three in this too? (That’s a joke only folks who played a lot of Ghost Recon Wildlands will get. It isn’t a good joke, so don’t worry about it.)

That’s a wild-looking lightsaber.

Remember when the DayZ mod was like the biggest game and everyone was talking about it?

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Morning Checkpoint is the best way to catch up on all the news, viral tweets and Kotaku stories from the past week.

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Rockstar Currently Has No Plans For Red Dead Redemption 2 Single-Player DLC

Rockstar Games has confirmed, in an interview with VG24/7, that they have no current plans to release DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2′s single-player mode. Rockstar will instead be working on expanding the game’s multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online.

During an interview with Rockstar developers by VG24/7, lead online production associate Katie Pica explained that Rockstar is focused on multiplayer at the moment.

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“We’re 100% focused on online right now, because like I said, there’s just so much to do, and we’re just hoping to bring everything that a player can love about single-player into the online world, and fleshed out,” explained Pica.

Another Rockstar developer, Tarek Hamad, told VG24/7 that the team working on Red Dead Online wants the multiplayer game to “match the world” of the single-player campaign by adding new activities, events, and characters. The comments came as part of a longer interview with Rockstar developers about Red Dead Online.

For many fans, this will be disappointing news. Previous Rockstar games have received large single-player DLC expansions, including the extremely popular Undead Nightmare expansion for the original Red Dead Redemption and the Liberty City Episodes for GTA IV. But like GTA V, it seems Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be receiving large single-player expansions, at least for the foreseeable future. Instead, Rockstar will continue to build and expand both games’ multiplayer modes.

Source: Kotaku.com