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The original version of Warzone returns, after the Warzone 2 launch

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Are you a fan of Warzone? Well, there is some mixed news for you. The original Warzone has been relaunched by Activision as promised. It had been rolled back before the mega launch of Warzone 2 in order to migrate players to the newer version.

However, due to the massive fanbase, the company could not hold the original version back for long. It is now available for those of you who wish to play the original Call of Duty game again, though you should temper your expectations. You can expect a relatively stripped-down version only from this relaunch. The relaunched Warzone version is significantly different from the OG Warzone. Multiple features have been tampered with and the ones that have been eliminated are gone forever, including the maps.

If you’re wondering about the name, it has now been named Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera. Some finds might be shocked to know that the Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island maps are both missing on this version. They might never again see the light of day. Henceforth, Calendar will be the only map available for players to play. Even the modes of playing have changed, now you get the solo and quad, but no rotation of limited-time modes.

If you thought you will enhance your experience by buying some o the features, some more sad news is in store for you. The game has no in-app store which rules out the possibility of buying anything. As a saving grace, a new provision has been made whereby the COD Points are transferable through both versions of the game.

The reason behind shutting down Warzone in the first place was to make players shift to Warzone 2. However, with this launch, it will be interesting to see if loyal players go back to OG games and remain on the latest version. The company is trying very hard to keep people on the new version by having cut down a host of features from the original. And it seems to have achieved some success from it as well since 25 million players took to Warzone 2 within the first five days of its launch.

Only gaming enthusiasts can now decide about the future of Warzone: Calendar and Warzone 2. You get no points for guessing which one will the company keep trying to push.

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Trainwreck Discloses the Number of Twitch Subscribers He Gifted This Year

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Famous for his Twitch Gambling Streams and Massive Viewership, the known streamer Trainwreck has recently revealed the number of Twitch Subscribers he gifted in 2022. Not just on Twitch, he is also quite famous on the Amazon streaming platform, which he has used for money-making via donations, subscriptions, etc., for quite a time.

In his Livestream on December 14, the streamer revealed that he had gifted over 24,346 subscribers to various channels on Amazon. Subscriptions are one of the primary ways to assess the popularity of any Twitch streamer, as viewers on the platform can give it to their favorite streamer along with other rewards. But Trainwreck took this subscription donation to a whole new level this year with this massive amount.

By giving off these subscriptions to multiple smaller channels, Trainwreck has helped them to grow significantly. Despite this, the top five subscription leaders on Twitch are Casimoto, Asmongold, HasanAbi, Kai Cenat and xQc.

Trainwreck further added to it that this number doesn’t include the Twitch bits, StreamElements and StreamLab donations, which would further increase the count significantly. He has also revealed that apart from the online subscription donations on Amazon and Twitch, he also makes a lot of donations and giftings offline. 

On Twitch, a base subscription costs around $4.99. So, according to the number of subscriptions donated by Trainwreck, he has till now gifted the value of around $121,486.54 to various channels in 2022, assuming that each subscription is of Tier 1.

A majority of donations and subscriptions by Trainwreck are dedicated to small streamers and creators, which he wants to divert toward his other live-streaming platform, Kick. Along with that, he has also launched a mental health fund for donations to help and support other creators.

After gaining a lot of popularity for his gambling stream sessions, Twitch banned his such streaming sessions, which otherwise can be accessed on his platform Kick, his social media profile and occasional conversational streams on Twitch.

Even though many small Twitch streamers support Trainwreck and his live-streaming platform Kick, many popular live streamers criticized his platform publicly for taking 5% of subscription money. 

After facing a lot of backlash from such streamers to move to his own platform, Trainwreck announced the donation of $10,000 to 50 people under its holiday gateway, which started on December 12. According to Youtube Star Ludwig Ahgren, Trainwreck is one of the most generous Twitch Streamers online, and these gifted subscriptions are just proof of it.

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The God of War Live Action Series is Set to Release on Amazon Prime Video

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To make holidays more fun and exciting for God of War fans, Amazon Prime Video is bringing its live-action-based series on the platform. The series will be available to enjoy in over 240 countries and regions globally.

However, its premiere date has yet to be officially announced. The series will be released on the platform in co-production with Sony Pictures Television and Playstation Productions.

Indeed the series is going to be a hit, and Amazon prime video has shared some insights on how it is going to be. The series will follow the story of the God of War, Kratos, who lives in the Norse realm of Midgard after leaving all his wealth behind. 

To fulfil his dead wife’s wish of spreading her ashes from the highest Peak- he heads on a challenging journey with his son Atreus. However, on this latest quest, he has to fight with monsters and other gods to prove his bond with his son. 

The series announcement on Amazon Prime came after the public release of its sequel God of War: Ragnarok, last month. The Santa Monica Studio developed it, and in no time, it became the fastest-selling first-party launch game in the history of PlayStation. In the first week, the iconic game sold 5.1 million copies.

Now for the upcoming release of this live-action-based God of War series on Amazon Prime Video, the president of Sony Productions, Katherine Pope, has shown her enthusiasm and high expectations. The company is thrilled to adopt this game into a beautiful premium live-action series.

The God of War is one of the best-selling and most awarded games on Playstation. The recent collaboration with Sony Productions and Amazon Prime Video will further benefit the game to capture a bold and diverse audience globally in a more authentic and unique way – per the Head of Playstation Productions, Asad Qizilbash. 

Vernon Sanders, the head of Global TV at Amazon Productions, stated that the God of War is a highly competitive and compelling game that has all the abilities to captivate the global audience with its storytelling and rich media experiences.

This is the latest title of Playstation in the last year that is going to be released on a wide platform like Amazon Video Prime to gain TV series fame. The title is set to join the list of other upcoming video game-adapted series like The Last of Us (HBO) and Netflix’s Witcher, Arcane, Resident Evil, etc.

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Skyrim is Now Available for NVIDIA DLSS, FSR and XeSS, Thanks to Modders

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A new mod version (unofficial) of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim has been released today to make the game available for NVIDIA DLSS, FSR (AMD) and XeSS (Intel). This latest release supports the upscaled resolution technology to let players enjoy the popular Bethesda RPG at higher settings.

The popular modder PureDark released the latest version, the same mod that has been working on The Resident 2 Remake Mod. While this version supports VR, the modders are working on a VR-specific version to optimize the graphics quality for an enhanced gaming experience. The modder has released this mod version specifically for the Anniversary/Special Editions of Skyrim.

The upscaling technology used in this mod works by redrawing the pixels on a screen to make graphics comparable to the high-resolution ones without actually being highly pixelated. This way, the game requires less space and resources on gamers’ hardware, so more people can play it.

To try this mod version, players require an NVIDIA RTX graphics card supporting DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology that boosts the gaming experience without requiring better hardware. It is available for the latest graphics cards of NVIDIA, like DLSS 2.0 or 3.0. While for AMD and Intex, it works with any GPU. Also, some plugins like SKSE would be required to try the add-ons by PureDark.

Modding is currently the most popular way to keep Skyrim alive and popular amongst gamers. There are plenty of elements and ways to experiment with to enhance the gaming experience for this popular title. From graphical tweaks to fixing bugs, creating new missions, NPCs and even minute details allowing modders to release unique versions of this game. It is because of the modders’ community that the 2011 RPG was in the limelight this year.

There are a variety of mods that players can check for the special edition. For instance, Wyrmstooth is an expansion-sized mod that keeps adding new quests and dungeons. Players can also check the Skyrim Together Reborn mod. Right now, Skyrim fans are experimenting with different mods to explore new ways to enjoy this title, and the craze is not going to end anytime soon.

Currently, Skyrim doesn’t feature any mod for ray tracing. However, some new software has been released by NVIDIA that can make mod ray tracing easier for older games. Currently, the Lux-Via mod is the only possibly closest mod for Skyrim ray tracing.

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