The Business Inside: Top-10 Gaming News of August Week-2

1. Apple & Google Banned Fortnite: Epic Files Lawsuit against both

Apple and Google banned Fortnite from their app stores. It’s no longer available on Google Play and Apple App Store. The decision was taken after Epic Games violated the store guidelines for both iOS and Android ecosystems. The game is still available online, but players can’t download new updates anymore. Meanwhile, in response, Epic Games sued both Apple and Google for holding a monopoly over their app stores. Know More 

2. US Army back on Twitch, But it’s not looking good for them

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The US Army is once again live streaming on Twitch, and it is not going great for the Army. The Twitch chat once again flooded with comments about war crimes, and this time it seems that no efforts are put on place to stop them. There are occasional expressions of support, but the bulk of commentary is critical of the US military: Questioning about war crimes, killing US citizens, statements about sexual assault in the military, unethical recruiting, US-led destabilization efforts throughout the world, and worse. Know More

3. Call of Duty 2020 confirmed Cold War settings in new Teaser

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The latest teaser for 2020’s new Call of Duty game appears to have confirmed its rumored 1960s setting. We’ll likely be going back to an espionage-filled Cold War Black Ops shooter after Treyarch’s last few games have taken us into the future. A video on the teaser site includes several references to the Cold War and nuclear weapons. A visiting one of the URLs listed on a sticky note also shows a short letter detailing strategy and a cryptic message about battles being won before they were fought. Know More

4. Former Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director fired by UbiSoft

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Ashraf Ismail, the former creative director for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, has been fired by Ubisoft. Ismail stepped down from his role and took a leave of absence in June after a fan accused Ismail of lying about his marital status in order to pursue a romantic relationship with her. As a result, Ashraf Ismail has been dismissed from Ubisoft and is no longer an employee because of the ongoing investigation. Kotaku also viewed an internal message sent to employees confirming the company had terminated Ismail’s employment following an external investigation. Know More

5. EA Combines Origin and Access into one Obscure Service

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EA is rebranding its two subscription services, EA Access and EA Origin, into a single new service called EA Play… yes, EA is using the name of its annual event as a name for its subscription service now. According to a blog post on the EA website, the change will mostly be aesthetic, and the premium services will retain most of their features like the 10% discount, early access to future releases, and EA Vault. Know More

6. Resident Evil Village might be bigger than RE 7 & both Remakes

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Resident Evil Village allegedly has a lengthier campaign than Resident Evil 7 and both of the remakes. In a Twitter exchange with a follower disappointed by ‘Resident Evil 3 Remakes’ length, AestheticGamer said Resident Evil Village is going to be a much longer game. Both Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 8 are roughly 8-10 hour games if we talk about the main story. That means, if the rumor is true, Resident Evil Village will take at least 10 hours to beat. Know More

7. Halo Infinity launch delayed due to Corona Virus

Microsoft and 343 Industries, the developers of Halo Infinity, have decided to delay the launch of Halo Infinite to 2021. According to the makers, the ongoing viral pandemic is one of the reasons why they needed the extra time. “The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us all this year,” read the note. Chris acknowledged the hard work, the team at 343 Industries put together, and who is still committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges. Know More

8. Dog Duty  is ready to wreak havoc on September 17, 2020

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Players can soon fight the evil bigwig octopus commander and his army in Dog Duty. The octopus-infested Real-Time Tactics game will get its full release on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on September 17, 2020. Control a squad of three characters and wreak havoc, destroy installations and fight the exotic and evil Octo-Army in an open-world setting. Know More

9. Crysis Remastered Will launch Soon On Delayed Platforms

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Crytek teased a Crysis Remastered launch that might happen soon on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The remaster released for Nintendo Switch on July 23rd, 2020, but was delayed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One after a leaked trailer exposed poor visuals. Two days before its release on Nintendo Switch, a Crysis Remastered tech features video was released to generate hype for the imminent launch. Know More

10. Sixteen-year-old boy dies after playing PUBG for hours: skipping meals

According to a recent report, a 16-year-old Andhra Pradesh based boy died after playing PUBG continuously for many days. He got so engrossed in the game that he even skipped meals for many days. As soon as his family got to know about this, they rushed him to a private hospital in Eluru Town. Due to extreme diarrhea, he had to undergo surgery. He could not survive the surgery and passed away during the ongoing treatment on Monday. Know More

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