Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Players Are Using Emotes to Look Around Corners in Blackout

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Blackout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, has been impacted by players taking advantage of its emote system to look around corners and gain an advantage.

As reported by Kotaku (via VG247) players are breaking this mode by using emotes (officially called gestures) to pull the camera out into the third person in order to get a tactical view of their surroundings. Black Ops 4, like all mainline Call of Duty games, is a first-person shooter, meaning any advantage gained by looking around corners can be hugely helpful to some players, but particularly annoying and harmful to those on the receiving end.

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No One Can Agree On Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Microtransactions

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In the days and weeks following the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, an uproar over the game’s inclusion of time-saving microtransactions touched a nerve with the community. Do they cross the line from harmless enhancers to practically necessary against Odyssey’s difficulty spikes? The overall conclusion has people torn.

You don't have to look further than the Assassin's Creed subreddit to find divisiveness over the game's real-money timer savers that generally boils down to one of two opinions. Essentially, some people feel Ubisoft has intentionally designed a pacing system that demands those purchases, while others consider the open-world, exploratory nature of an RPG one that necessitates spending time in that world for progression regardless.

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Out This Week: Soulcalibur VI, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Dark Souls: Remastered on Switch

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With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Edvard Munch 'The Scream' Themed Pokemon Cards Coming to Japan

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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is best known for a series of paintings known as “The Scream” and, for whatever reason, there are now five official Pokemon trading cards that play on its distinct style.

As revealed on the official Japanese Pokemon Trading Card Game website, the cards each feature a different Pokemon: Pikachu, Eevee, Rowlet, Psyduck and Mimikyu. It appears that each one uses a scream-based attack to cause confusion.

Though the pairing may seem exceptionally random, the cards have been made in conjunction with an Edvard Munch retrospective exhibit coming to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum starting October 27. This same day, the cards will become available and will retail for 450 yen. It appears they can be purchased at the exhibit, and some will be given as promotional items for buying booster packs at Japanese Pokemon Centers.

Fortnite to Receive In-Game Tournaments Open to Everyone

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Fortnite, with the release of v6.10, will be introducing In-Game Tournaments that are open to everyone and will be located in a new 'Events' section of Fortnite Battle Royale.

Announced by the Fortnite Esports Team, these tournaments will each have scheduled dates and times during which all players will begin with a "clean slate" and the same score every time and fight for glory.

Fortnite players will compete over "several hours of intense competition to earn as many points as possible," and will earn these points by placing high in each match and/or eliminating as many opponents as possible.

Rockstar Exec Clarifies Statement About Red Dead Redemption 2's 'Several' 100-Hour Weeks

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A recent interview with Rockstar Games suggested Red Dead Redemption 2 saw weeks of massive overtime work, however one of the company's executives has clarified his statements.

Rockstar co-founder and Vice President of Creativity Dan Houser told Vulture that the team behind Red Dead 2 worked very long weeks this year.

“We were working 100-hour weeks,” Houser said, initially in a comment that has since drawn ire on social media given the continued discussions about the anture of "crunch" developing in the gaming industry.

Valve Gives a First Look at Artifact's Draft Mode

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Artifact's beta is almost here, still scheduled for October even as the month rapidly approaches its end. But while an actual date hasn't been announced yet, we've got an early look at the newly revealed draft mode for Valve's upcoming card game.

In the video at the top of the page, you can see me sit down with Richard Garfield -- creator of Magic: The Gathering and lead designer of Artifact -- as we go through the strategy behind drafting and then building a deck from five sealed packs of Artifact cards. Then you can watch the new gameplay video below to see our deck in action:

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