This week in games: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets battle royale, Stalker 2 teased

If last week was the week of E3 rumors, this is the week of delays. Phoenix Point, Metro: Exodus, and Skull & Bones were all pushed back this week, meaning the first few months of 2019 are already looking busy.

There’s also a metric ton of Call of Duty news this week (including a battle royale confirmation), plus teases about Outlast III and Stalker 2, No Man’s Sky getting co-op multiplayer, Sea of Thieves and a giant shark, and details on SteamVR’s new controller mapping options.

This is gaming news for May 14 to 18.

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This week in games: E3 rumors start springing forth, EA doubles down on loot boxes

We’re entering that weird period before every E3 where the “leaks” start appearing and it’s impossible to know what’s real or not. Case in point: Pretty much all the news this week.

Look for rumors about Rage 2, Splinter Cell, and “Forza Horizons 5” (?) below, plus EA’s Andrew Wilson reiterating support for loot boxes, Rusty Lake making a short film, a trailer for a snazzy looking shooter called Atomic Heart, and details on Red Sox pitcher David Price’s Fortnite ban.

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This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 ignores PCs but Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is back

I think it’s time to start betting on whether Red Dead Redemption II ever comes to PC. I feel like we’re all hoping it does, of course, but will itEver? I just don’t know, and with every new trailer I get a little more worried it won’t, and that I’ll be stuck playing it on the PS4 at the usual “cinematic” frame rate, and with no mod support. Oof.

Anyway, there’s another one of those trailers this week, plus Valve added support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Techland reclaimed the rights to Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, BattleTech laid out a road map for future updates, Overwatch killed Hanzo mains, and the usual selection of free games for the weekend.

This is gaming news for April 30 to May 4. And hey, don’t forget to call your mother this weekend, if you can.

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This week in games: Dark Souls: Remastered discounts, Destiny 2 expands (again), and a new game from the creator of Valiant Hearts

I'm writing this on a bus on the way to the airport, so you'll have to forgive my brief intro here. It's...very bumpy.

It's our gaming news round-up though, and you know what they say: The gaming news round-up must go on. Keep reading for news about Destiny 2's new expansion (with the most generic name I can imagine), a look at the follow-up from the director of World War I tearjerker Valiant Hearts, details on Dark Souls: Remastered's PC discount, and Valve's video game acquisitions.

This is gaming news for April 23 to 27.

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This week in games: PUBG ransomware, Splinter Cell infiltrates Ghost Recon, SteamSpy ends

Lots of games-adjacent stuff happening this week. First, the sad news: SteamSpy is shutting down, or at least a shutdown is imminent if nothing else changes on Valve’s end. The second, still sad news: There’s new ransomware in town, and the only way to decrypt your stolen files? Play an hour of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

Those stories, plus Warcraft III goes widescreen, CCP swears Project Nova lives, trailers for Worlds Adrift and Vampyr, and Sam Fisher’s triumphant return to...Ghost Recon?

This is gaming news for April 9 to 13.

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This week in games: Red Faction Guerrilla gets 'Re-Mars-Stered,' de_dust2 appears in Far Cry 5

I’m pretty sure building de_dust2 in any map-editing tool is the equivalent of running Doom on every device with a screen. It’s mandatory. Mandatory. So it’s no surprise someone already did it with Far Cry 5’s spin-off Arcade mode.

A look at that, plus new trailers for Pillars of Eternity II and Jurassic World Evolution, details on a Red Faction: Guerrilla remaster and one for Mark of the Ninja too, and free copies of Spec Ops: The Line (for a limited time).

This is gaming news for March 26 to 30.

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This week in games: Elder Scrolls Online heads to Summerset, Modern Warfare 2 remaster rumors

I've been at GDC all week, which means I haven't been able to keep a close eye on news. Lucky for me, there doesn't appear to have been much news to keep a close eye on in the first place. Which is to say: Yes, it was a slow news week.

Bethesda did announce a brand-new Elder Scrolls Online expansion though, plus Epic revived Paragon as a collection of assets for aspiring developers, Ubisoft finally dodged the Vivendi bullet, and rumors of a Modern Warfare 2 had me momentarily excited—until I heard there was no multiplayer. For shame, Activision.

This is gaming news for March 19 to 23.

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