Microsoft really wants to buy Activision Blizzard, and that much has been made clear with their latest move. The company has preemptively signed a deal with Nintendo to bring the FPS-giant Call of Duty to their consoles. One might wonder how that’d even be possible on Nintendo’s current flagship console, as it probably wouldn’t run well natively. Another more obvious concern is how much weight this deal actually holds considering the acquisition hasn’t actually gone through yet. It seems at least that Microsoft is attempting to validate their previous offer to make a similar agreement with Sony.
A Killer Update
The developers behind the mobile version of Dead By Daylight are bringing players a massive update in a few weeks. Some additions coming to the title include a complete visual overhaul, new cosmetics, and some new severely needed social features. Certainly the most exciting part of the update is The Rift season pass, already known to PC DBD players. The update launches March 15, and pre-registers will receive an exclusive Feng Ming outfit.
Tetris Drops Soon
In perhaps the strangest news this year, a film based on gaming classic, Tetris, releases on AppleTV+ on March 31st. Audiences may be wary of movies based on games without plot or characters, especially considering how Battleship flopped. However, the filmmakers seem to be taking inspiration from The Social Network instead. Tetris will star Taron Egerton and centers around what it took to bring the game to notoriety.
The Mobile Games Awards Are Back
Well deserved recognition will be given soon to mobile developers, with Pocket Gamer’s 12th annual Mobile Games Awards returning soon. The show will include a People’s Choice Award, where the contenders will be solely nominated and voted for by consumers. Nominations will close this Friday, so be sure to support your favorite mobile title on PocketGamer.com before then! Winners will be revealed when the award show takes place on April 20th.
It’s A Dota Trap!
Cheaters never prosper, and Valve made sure of that by baiting over 40,000 Dota 2 players into a banning trap. Valve did so by releasing a patch with hidden data that could only be seen by exploiters, and banning them once they’d taken advantage of it. While the developer doesn’t expect this war to be over soon, their bold move will surely scare off prospective cheaters.