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Gamescom 2015: Competitive Call of Duty Will Be Played on PS4 from Now On

Competitive Call of Duty Will Be Played on PS4 from Now On

On target

If this year's Gamescom has reminded us of anything, it's that "professional" gaming is a thing. Last night's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 conference was built around the very idea of eSports, while Microsoft's briefing featured a "former Halo coach" commentating on a match. Yeah, the whole thing makes our skin crawl, too – but apparently...

Gamescom 2015: Sorry, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Still Looks Crap

Sorry, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Still Looks Crap

Face plant

Sometimes you've just got to laugh. We're sure that Robomodo is working hard on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, and there's no doubt that the Birdman is passionate about the brand – but Activision should really stop releasing screenshots for this upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel now. The original batch looked awful, but since E3 2015 the...

Live: Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Oscar mike

There are just days until the Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta begins in earnest, and Activision's planned a big Gamescom 2015 live stream in order to drop a little more intel about what we can expect from the next instalment in this smash series. The action's set to kick off at 19:00PM local time, so join us live for all of the fun...

News: Some Massive Gameplay Changes Are Coming to Destiny

Some Massive Gameplay Changes Are Coming to Destiny

Bungie's ditching light levels

Listen up, Guardians, because this is big news. As we're sure you're all aware by now, Destiny's third and biggest expansion, The Taken King, launches next month. Its arrival takes the level cap to 40, which no doubt has some of you excited, but things perhaps aren't as they seem. According to Game Informer, the...

News: You've All Spent Far Too Much Time Playing Destiny, Some Would Argue

You've All Spent Far Too Much Time Playing Destiny, Some Would Argue

Activision releases crazy stats

2 billion hours. 2 billion hours. That's how long you lot have collectively played Destiny for, according to Activision. The mega-publisher revealed the frankly shocking figure along with its most recent financial report, and we're still trying to wrap our heads around it. Apparently, that means that on average,...

Gamescom 2015: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Screens Are Oscar Mike

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Screens Are Oscar Mike

Ooorah

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may have had a pretty muted lead up to release, but that won't stop it from ultimately being one of the biggest games of the year. And at Gamescom 2015 this week, Activision is attempting to inject a little extra enthusiasm for the first-person shooter – starting with a brand new batch of single player and...

News: Destiny Says Goodbye Dinklebot as Nolan North Replaces Game of Thrones Actor

Destiny Says Goodbye Dinklebot as Nolan North Replaces Game of Thrones Actor

At least he won't be as crap crap crap

With such memorable lines as "who's she talking to?" and "where's his Ghost?" all delivered in the most monotone way imaginable, Destiny's Ghost companion, voiced by Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, somehow didn't make a good enough impression to feature in the shooter's upcoming expansion, The Taken...

Guide: What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

Live and kicking

Over the years, we've gotten used to Gamescom being one of the biggest weeks in the gaming calendar for PlayStation. That's not entirely true in 2015, though, as Sony has opted to forgo its annual press conference at the German show in favour of Paris Games Week a little later in the year. The decision seemed sound at the time,...

Weirdness: Nuke the Fridge with Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Juggernog Edition 

Nuke the Fridge with Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Juggernog Edition 

Cold case

Another year, another ludicrously expensive special edition for a Call of Duty game. However, 2015's entry is slightly more interesting, as, alongside the usual tat, it will come packed with a working Call of Duty: Black Ops III themed mini-fridge. Yes, you read that correctly - a working Call of Duty: Black Ops III themed mini-fridge...

News: One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall in Transformers: Devastation's New Trailer

One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall in Transformers: Devastation's New Trailer

The end of the road

There's some serious optics ripping in this brand new trailer for Transformers: Devastation, which has been released right in time for the San Diego Comic Con. In the new clip for the Platinum Games developed brawler, we get a good look at Optimus Prime and Megatron going hammer and tongs – fortunately, there's no Hot Rod to...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Beta Blasts Exclusively onto PS4 Next Month

Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Beta Blasts Exclusively onto PS4 Next Month

It's no secret

Activision's partnership with Sony regarding Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which was revealed during E3 2015, came as a big shock to many. The mega publisher announced that it was actually switching sides to promote one of gaming's biggest franchises on PlayStation, and along with timed exclusive downloadable content, part of the...

News: Conversations with Creators Kicks Off with Destiny: The Taken King

Conversations with Creators Kicks Off with Destiny: The Taken King

Chewing the cud

We'll let you into a little secret here: interviewing big developers is hard. With so many other publications in the world, it's almost impossible to land a lengthy chat with a AAA team – and when the opportunity does arise, there'll almost always be a public relations person waiting to shut down every other question that you ask...