Gaming’s most prestigious award-ceremony returns for a 2020 edition. We have all the information on its start time, rumors about new games, and nominations for Call of Duty.
It’s not quite of the stature of say the Academy Awards, but it’s still a huge deal nonetheless. The Gaming Awards is where we recognize all the hard work and effort put into the year’s biggest games.
Expect to see some exciting game announcements and details and also find out how Call of Duty fares in the multiple categories it’s been nominated in.
The Game Awards start time
Due to the ongoing circumstances that are sadly plaguing the world at the moment, the ceremony will not be conducted in front of a live audience. However, its creator – Geoff Keighly – will be presenting them virtually.
The show will take place across studios in London, Lo Angeles, and Tokyo – so no expense has been spared. Brie Larson and Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot are just some of the A-list names that are scheduled to present at the show.
These are the various start times for The Game Awards 2020:
- CST – 5:30pm
- EST – 6:30pm
- PST – 3:30pm
- GMT – 11:30pm
How can I watch it?
With or without a live audience, The Game Awards is a special, annual occasion that gamers all over the world love to watch and tune in live. It’s not just all about the awards, in-between the awards and nominations new games are regularly shown off to much surprise and joy.
For instance, the bumper 2018 edition showed-off: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Far Cry: New Dawn, Mortal Kombat 11, and one of this year’s hottest games – Hades.
Here’s how you can watch the ceremony to catch all the excitement and reveals live on their YouTube stream:
Given that we’re now very much in that hot, early period for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it wouldn’t be a shock to see at least one groundbreaking announcement.
Call of Duty Nominated
The industry’s leading first-person shooter franchise has rightfully been nominated for multiple awards and it’s a sign that all these years later the Call of Duty banner is still as strong as ever.
The last year has seen the rise and dominance of Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Warzone, Call of Duty: Mobile, and most recently Black Ops Cold War.
These are all the nomations for Call of Duty:
- Best Ongoing: Warzone
- Best Mobile Game: Call of Duty: Mobile
- Best Multiplayer: Warzone
- Best eSports Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
There are also some associated awards such as the Call of Duty League Championship being nominated for Best eSports event too.
Outside of the Call of Duty bubble, you’ll also find some major awards handed out for Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Performance, and more.
The Game Awards 2020 is surely going to be a must-see event and with all the information above, you should be able to tune in and look forward to the drama that unfolds.
Image credits: The Game Awards, Infinity Ward, Supergiant Games
Lawyer gets in trouble with judge for not playing Call of Duty
In a lawsuit involving Activision’s Infinite Warfare title, a lawyer earned the disapproval of a jude for not playing enough Call of Duty.
After failing to conduct proper research for an active lawsuit, a judge has irritatingly deemed that a lawyer has not played enough Call of Duty.
It’s safe to say most people assume that playing video games would have very little impact on proceedings in a courtroom. However, this specific lawsuit involving Activision and game developers Brooks Entertainment proves that with a little more Call of Duty experience embarrassment could have been avoided.
Of course, embarrassment is not the only thing that could have been avoided as there’s no doubt Brooks Entertainment spent a lot of time and money when they decided to sue Activision in 2021.
According to legal intelligence news site JD Supra, The lawsuit involved a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare character who primarily appeared in the game’s campaign by the name of Sean Brooks. Brooks Entertainment alleged the likeness between Sean Brooks and their character Shon Brooks went beyond just similarly sounding names.
They claimed that “Shon Brooks and Sean Brooks both had unlimited resources and missiles; they bring thieves to justice; they traveled to Mars, and both games had scripted game battle scenes take place in a high fashion couture shopping center mall.”
Demonstrating a clear understanding of their source material, it didn’t take long for Activision to point out that several of the claims made in regards to the characters’ likeness were factually misrepresented.
After an Activision lawyer played through Infinite Warfare’s campaign they declared: “it was immediately apparent to me that many (if not virtually all) of the factual allegations in the Complaint were not accurate.”
For starters, they pointed out that Sean Brooks is not the main character of Infinite Warfare as Brooks Entertainment alleged, and neither do they share any physical similarities. Furthermore, Sean Brooks does not take part in a scripted battle scene inside of a shopping mall as the plaintiffs suggested.
On July 12, 2022, the judge eventually agreed with Activision’s statement and dismissed the lawsuit. To make matters worse the judge also, “ordered the plaintiff’s counsel to reimburse Activision for the reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs that it incurred in the litigation.”
In a humiliating turn of events, the judge claimed that the “Plaintiff’s counsel could have easily verified these facts prior to filing the factually baseless Complaint, just as the Court easily verified them within the first hour and a half of playing the game.”
Not only can CoD fans appreciate that high-quality zinger from the court, but the lawsuit proved that not playing enough Call of Duty could be something you come to regret!
For more, check out everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2’s campaign mode.
Image Credit: Activision
Call of Duty fans vote for their favorite Modern Warfare Campaign
The Modern Warfare CoD series has some memorable Campaigns, but which game does the community think offers the best experience?
Call of Duty fans are voting for their favorite Modern Warfare campaign of all time, and it’s no surprise to see which titles are coming out on top.
With Modern Warfare 2 on the way, Call of Duty fans are feeling nostalgic. The community loves discussing and debating previous CoD titles, especially those who have been playing the games since the start.
Even younger fans who have fallen in love with modern CoD titles like Warzone, Modern Warfare (2019), and Black Ops Cold War may have gone back to the previous installments to see what the hype is about.
Regardless, most Call of Duty fans have their opinions about which game had the best Multiplayer, but what about the best Modern Warfare Campaign?
With four titles to choose from, our Twitter page asked fans to vote in a poll for their favorite campaign.
As of July 29, Modern Warfare 2 is in the lead with 49.3% of the votes, with Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty 4 coming in second and third respectively.
It’s no surprise to see the original MW2 winning the votes, as it has some of the most memorable Campaign moments in CoD history, such as the No Russian mission and the devastating death of Ghost.
Perhaps Modern Warfare 2 (2022) will take over its predecessor and become a fan favorite, as players may even get to play the Campaign earlier than expected.
Image Credits: Activision
CoD devs reportedly working on “open world RPG” with Infinity Ward job listing
A job listing from Infinity Ward Poland hints at the Call of Duty developers working on a new open-world RPG.
A new job listing from the Call of Duty developers suggests that Infinity Ward’s Poland office is working on a brand-new open-world role-playing game (RPG).
Open-world video games are extremely popular because of the opportunities they provide to players for exploration of large and detailed maps, with titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 being extremely successful.
Now, a new job listing from Infinity Ward Poland appeared for a short while, suggesting that the Call of Duty developers are currently developing a brand-new role-playing game (RPG) with an open-world structure.
In a now-deleted job listing on the Infinity Ward careers page, Activision were looking for someone with experience making “non-linear narratives in open-world games” to work on a “narrative and cinematic experience in an open-world RPG.”
While the developers didn’t reveal what his project is about, the Narrative Director position in the post placed an emphasis on “story, characters, lore, and world-building” for the game that’s in development.
At the time of writing, it’s unconfirmed what exactly this “unannounced AAA project” is called, and one possibility is that it might be a new Call of Duty title as Infinity Ward have never released a game outside of that series.
It’s also possible that this open-world RPG might be an entirely new IP that has no connection to the Call of Duty franchise. We will probably learn more details as the game’s development progresses.
As exciting as this sounds, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is all just speculation based on the now-deleted job listing, and we’ll need to manage our expectations until Infinity Ward officially announce the game.
Image credits: Activision
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