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Biggest video game news of the week (November 13-19)


The early Halo launch, the Bobby Kotick allegations, and all the other biggest stories from the past seven days.


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Another week, seven more days absolutely packed with video game news. Many of us played Halo Infinite a month earlier than we expected, something that turned out to be a welcome distraction from the somewhat broken GTA trilogy.

However, not all has been good news this week. The issues plaguing Activision Blizzard have turned from bad to worse as a new report allegedly shines the spotlight on the company’s CEO Bobby Kotick. More on that below, along with more of the biggest news in the gaming industry from the past seven days.

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Bobby Kotick’s allegations

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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has been accused of some pretty heinous things this week. A new report alleged that the head of the studio had known about sexual harassment accusations within the company for years and that he even helped an employee alleged to have been involved to keep his job. As Acti-Blizz employees staged a mass walkout following the report, the studio’s board revealed he was still on his boss’s side. PlayStation and Xbox bosses Jim Ryan and Phil Spencer have since spoken out against Kotick and the studio, and the former has even removed Call of Duty: Vanguard from its flagship store.

Halo Infinite Multiplayer Early Launch

A screenshot showing a Spartan aiming in Halo Infinite

2021 has been a bigger year for gaming than you might think, and there’s even more to come – Halo Infinite launches on December 8 and just might be the biggest game of the year. What we weren’t expecting was that everyone could play Infinite a month early. Since it’s a free-to-play game, anyone with an Xbox One, X | S Series, or a PC that can handle the load can try it out right now. His first wave of players were a little irritated by Infinite’s slow fight pass, but 343 has already addressed and tweaked those issues.

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Announcement of the nominees for the game of the year

Book of Love has its arms outstretched with enthusiasm

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to decide which were your favorite games of 2021. The Game Awards will be held next month to determine which was the best game, and sooner. this week the nominees were announced. It Takes Two, Deathloop and Psychonauts 2 are all in the six with a chance to be the best game of 2021. There are 30 different categories but with a lot of titles represented. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Resident Evil Village are just a few of the games that could leave the Game Awards next month with plenty of trophies.

Warner Bros. MultiVersus is real

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With Smash Ultimate’s full roster, the studios clearly seem to believe that there is a gap in the market that needs to be addressed. First via Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and now via Warner Bros. with MultiVersus. The game was rumored to have been in the works for quite some time thanks to a handful of leaks, and now Warner Bros. Games has confirmed that the game is real. Its reveal trailer debuted this week and showed Superman, Arya Stark, and Adventure Time characters all going to war, including Steven Universe, among others. It will be free when it launches next year and will be available on multiple platforms.

Naruto is coming to Fortnite, and he’s brought some friends

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via Epic

What started with the discovery of the word “headband” in Fortnite’s files led to this. A larger Naruto: Shippuden crossover than the usual Fortnite collaborations. Rather than the crossover skin and accompanying items that most Fortnite crossovers get, Naruto includes three new skins, an NPC, weapon, and themed creative island. All of this is now available in the game, and the dedication to collaboration suggests there will be more to come from this team.

70 New Games Coming to Xbox Backward Compatibility

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Via: PlayStation

With each new generation of consoles, the preservation of old games becomes more and more important, and it’s obvious that Xbox recognizes this for a number of reasons. Most notably, its continued efforts to make as many original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles available for new consoles as possible through backward compatibility. Xbox continued that effort even more this week, adding more than 70 older games from its first two consoles to the new systems. They will even be more beautiful than they have ever been. These will be the last games Xbox will offer from its first two consoles via backward compatibility.

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