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Activision has revealed that this year’s Call of Duty game will be ditching the futuristic space combat of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, after the latter game didn’t live up to expectations, the publisher announced Thursday during an earnings call.
Rocket League took the gaming world by storm in 2015 and 2016, seemingly coming out of nowhere to capture the interest of millions with its high-flying hybrid of soccer and demolition derbies. And while other famous cars have since appeared as DLC, most notably the DMC DeLoren from Back to the Future and the Batmobile from Batman V. Superman, one obvious glaring omission remained.
Pokemon Go launched its limited time Valentine’s event yesterday, with the main feature being double candy across the board (you can find more details here). However, it looks like the game’s developer, Niantic, has also quietly introduced a major change to the game’s egg hatching system that improves it quite significantly.
Every year a number of video games experience delays and 2017 is sure to be no different in that regard. What’s interesting about this year in particular is that so many heavy-hitters seem to be landing in the first half of the year. Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mass Effect Andromeda are all huge games that are hitting within the first three months of 2017 and even recent releases like Resident Evil 7 and Nioh are already being labelled possible game of the year contenders.
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimshima has addressed the Switch’s lack of backward compatibility with Wii U and 3DS games, and has also revealed that more ports from previous Nintendo systems could make their way to the console in the future.
Nintendo has a reputation for crafting games that appeal to all ages and Mario Kart may just be one of their greatest cross-generational achievements. No matter what age you are, the racing antics of the Mushroom Kingdom have something to offer. Hardcore gamers can obsess over learning the most efficient ways through the franchise’s many race courses, while more casual fans can pick up a controller and just try to troll other players with blue shells from the back of the pack. In other words, if you don’t enjoy Mario Kart, there’s something wrong with you.
The Nintendo Switch isn’t even out yet, but that hasn’t stopped some from wondering about the console’s long-term future. With Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One already far outclassing the Switch in terms of hardware power and the gap only liken to widen further as those companies continue to release updated versions of their systems, there has been concern that it won’t take long for the Switch to look positively outdated when compared to its competitors.