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It’s getting to that time of year when the news begins gushing out thick and fast. So, if you haven’t been able to keep up with the biggest, and weirdest stories of the week? Well, we’ve collected them for you. So, get the kettle on, make a cuppa, jump back into bed, and have a read.
Modern Warfare 2 Remastered on its way
Off the back of the hysteria that erupted when the original Modern Warfare was remastered a couple of years ago, Activision are pretty much confirmed to announce a Modern Warfare 2 Remaster set for an April 30 release, according to Eurogamer.
The news has also bought a mixed batch of good news and bad news. The good news is that you won’t have to buy the remaster as part of a bundle like the first Modern Warfare, and MW2 will likely cost around £20/$25. The bad news, if you’re into online multiplayer, is that the remastered Modern Warfare 2 won’t have an online mode according to reports. The reasons for the omission haven’t been laid out yet, though Gamespot have suggested it might be to cull a split in playerbase for the Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 online community.
Whatever the reason, the news will surely be welcome as possibly the most popular Call of Duty title makes a much deserved re-entry to current-gen consoles.
The Rumour Mill: Do we know the Next two years of Switch games?
According to Let’s Play Videogames, who received an anonymous email, the next two years of Switch games may have been uncovered in a recent datamine.
The results of the datamine, which the user helpfully posted on imgur, suggests that Switch players could soon see two new Pokemon games – titled ‘Nuclear’ and ‘Chemical.’ The datamine also suggests that there could be two Zelda remakes on the way, with the names ‘Spirit Tracks’ and ‘Link Between Islands’ showing up on the list, which LPVG have suggested could be a Wind Waker and Link Between Worlds remasters.
There’s also a fair amount of third-party titles on show, with Overwatch and Fortnite reportedly on the way to the Switch. But, like any rumour, it’s always a good idea not to get your hopes up until something has been confirmed.
Yakuza 6 Demo Returns
You may have heard that Sega had to remove the Yakuza 6 demo from the PS Store when it was realised that players were able to access the full game. But, after a couple of weeks, the Yakuza 6 demo has finally returned.
The demo will still demand a chunky 36.53GB but you’ll only be able to play the opening segment of the game. Sega have tried to find some common ground with players since having to pull the original demo, offering players a PS4 theme that shows off some of the game’s locations for free.
Sea of Thieves down for maintenance
Rare have announced that Sea of Thieves won’t be playable for part of Saturday (March 24) and Tuesday, March 27. The game will be down from around 9am to 2pm UK time on Saturday as Rare look to patch some early issues with the game and lighten the load that their servers have had with the surge of demand since the game’s release.
For those of you who have had issues with collecting achievements or picking up items, these patches should hopefully resolve those issues.
And Finally… Win Fortnite and get free drinks
If there’s two things British people love, it’s alcohol and… battle royales. So, it should come as genuinely no surprise that a pub has decided to reward customers who win a bout of Fortnite’s Battle Royale with a £30 bar tab.
The student pub “Warehouse,” based in Huddersfield, has nightly rounds of Fortnite where players can try their hand at winning. If you think that sounds a bit too easy, imagine having to play in front of everyone while your game is up on a projector – not so easy anymore, am I right?
So far only two people have managed to snag the £30 bar tab prize, but surely more winning booze-ups are on the way.