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It’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s world, you just live in it. Nielsen released its “Most Anticipated Holiday Games 2018” rankings and Black Ops edged out Red Dead Redemption 2 to take the top spot for “Multi Platform.” Battlefield V came in 3rd and Fallout 76 in 4th.
Spider-Man (shocker) was most anticipated for PlayStation 4, Forza Horizon 4 for Xbox One and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Mario Party tied for Nintendo Switch.
The legal dispute between Id Software co-founder John Carmack and ZeniMax has ended, Carmack tweeted yesterday afternoon. “My personal legal disputes are over — Zenimax has fully satisfied their obligations to me from the purchase of Id Software, and we have released all claims against each other. (The appeal for Oculus still goes forward).”
Nintendo’s Dragalia Lost is a hit in America. Sensor Tower reports it “grossed an estimated $16 million in its first two weeks of availability … $13.5 million of this player spending has come from Japan and the United States.”
West Virginia and Bethesda Softworks are partnering for “an upcoming tourism campaign … For more information on the campaign, visit the state’s tourism website,” Game Informer’s Kimberley Wallace writes.
Bandai Namco and War Child UK are partnering to “release a War Child DLC for 11-11: Memories Retold when the game launches in November. A portion of the DLC proceeds will be donated to the War Child charity,” GI.biz’s Hadyn Taylor reports.
Ubisoft and the Center of Equity, Gender, and Leadership are partnering “to provide support for MBA students researching gender equality in the games industry,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Ninja Theory and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are partnering “to launch Senua’s Scholarship.”
Roblox acquired PacketZoom, Valentine writes. “PacketZoom’s technology will be used by Roblox to improve its MMO of the same name.”
Ben Cousins is Isbit Games’ new CEO.
Extra Esports News:
Cup Noodles is Brasil Game Cup’s newest sponsor, Esports Insider’s Melany Moncav reports.
OUT: Team Liquid will not participate in DreamLeague Season 10.