In Case You Missed it #1 – BlizzCon news, “Content Creators should be treated differently”, Rules for minors in China

Ninja and Faze Jarvis

There’s a lot of news out there so, we thought we’d help you stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of games. We’re bringing you a new weekly round-up of the stories that matter most straight from the Green Man Gaming Newsroom.

BlizzCon 2019 Announcements

Every year Blizzard hosts a colossal shindig in Anaheim, California, to celebrate Blizzard’s games and also to give some talks and information about what’s coming next. This year’s BlizzCon, which took place from 1 – 3 November, brought us a tonne of information about what Blizzard is planning. Some of the highlights included the announcement of Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft Shadowlands and Hearthstone Descent of Dragons. Full article

Fortnite Youtuber banned for using Aimbot and Ninja weighs in

Popular Fortnite Streamer Faze Jarvis received a permanent ban from the popular Epic Games Multiplayer phenomenon after uploading a video showing himself using aimbot software during a solo match. This was followed by the Mixer star Ninja weighing in on the situation stating that content creators should be treated differently to regular “piece of **** kids” when it comes to enforcing bans for using cheats in a game. Full article

China introduces Curfews and Spending Limits for online games

The Chinese Government recently announced that they will be imposing new restrictions for minors on online games, in order to combat ‘Gaming Addiction‘. The new rules will prevent young gamers from playing online between the hours of 10 pm and 8 am. Along with this, they will also be restricted to only 90 minutes of gaming on a weekday with 3 hours per day on weekends. Spending limits will also be imposed. Full article

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Battle Pass Launches in December

As previously promised, Call of Duty will be launching their first battle pass for the Modern Warfare reboot just in time for Christmas this year (2019). Activision president Robert Kostich re-iterated that they “feel it’s the right thing to do for the game and how it’s designed, and more importantly, we think it’s the right thing to do for our players.” Full Article