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Will we ever see Bully 2? Ex-Rockstar employee claims development was canceled

Published: 13/Jul/2019 12:13 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 12:32

by Connor Bennett

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A former Rockstar Games developer claims that a previous build of Bully 2 had already been canceled by the game’s publishers and isn’t sure if it’s being worked on again.

The original Bully game, also known as Canis Canem Edit, was released in 2006 and followed the story of Jimmy Hopkins as he battled his way through a surprising move to a private school – Bullworth Academy. 

Bully was a hit with fans and critics but has never received a true follow up. Rumors about a second title have cropped up every now and again, yet, the hopes of a new game may have been dashed by someone who claims to have worked on it. 

RockstarBully has had a number of re-releases since its 2006 launch.

YouTuber SWEGTA, who specializes in Bully-based content, received screenshots from a Redditor claiming to have spoken to a former Rockstar New England developer who apparently worked on the game.

According to the anonymous source, they claimed to have worked on Bully 2 before it was canceled a few years ago. “Since Rockstar has never officially acknowledged Bully 2 I definitely can’t say one way or another,” commented the former developer. 

“I definitely can’t say that I worked on it for several months before the project was canceled, nor could I talk about the pranks or climbing system I definitely wasn’t working on.”

While the former Rockstar New England member may have been pretty sarcastic about not working on the game, they also offered up more details – including game mechanics that they had been working on specifically.

They also mentioned story details like moving out of Bullworth Academy and into Jimmy’s step-dads house, while interacting with the near-by town and summer camp – similar to the original game. 

After digging into the story, SWEGTA suggested that a previous console generation installment of the game may have been canceled in favor of other Rockstar titles and could very well have returned to development with newer technology.

Rockstar has already admitted to wanting to make a new Bully but focused on more high-profile projects like Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.

RockstarRed Dead Redemption 2 was the last release from Rockstar Games.

It remains to be seen if another Bully game will be confirmed at any point, but it’s possible that it could fall by the wayside as fans clamor for Grand Theft Auto 6.

Call of Duty

Warzone fans argue that Black Ops Cold War’s guns should be removed

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:32

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s fans are reacting to weeks of meta concerns and bugs by engaging in a large, heated debate about repealing Black Ops Cold War’s integration and removing all BOCW guns from Verdansk.

An active community is a talkative community and, at the very least, Warzone can certainly appreciate a fanbase that has… a lot to say. Across social media, the CoD battle royale’s players have ramped up discourse in the weeks since Treyarch and Raven Software’s BOCW integrated with Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare-based Warzone.

Now, following surges on Twitter, and a Reddit thread with hundreds of comments and thousands of upvotes/downvotes alike, concerned fans have keyed in on one prominent suggestion: to repeal integration and remove BOCW’s guns entirely.

While this idea may not be realistic one, it embodies a period of frustration with numerous bugs and overpowered gun concerns after their inclusion. As such, the heated argument has found moments of nuance beneath the generally reductionist sentiment.

We can all agree on this… from CODWarzone

A meme shared across both Warzone subreddits proffers a simple solution to help the battle royale return to its glory days: “Repeal and replace the Cold War integration.”

With thousands of upvotes and hundreds of comments, it appears that weeks of stim-glitch abuse, invisibility bugs and, more importantly, Cold War weapon superiority have truly made an impact on the game’s most active fans.

While many commenters do echo the concern, some noting that they “liked Warzone before the Cold War integration,” others have been more accommodating to developers’ efforts.

Numerous fans have gone against the post’s grain, arguing that integration is a good thing and that properly balancing the arsenal should be the goal — not outright removing everything.

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Even after nerfs, BOCW’s DMR is still lethal in Warzone.

At the heart of controversy is the DMR 14, which has dominated the meta alongside the MAC-10 and dual Diamattis within a few days of BOCW Season 1. Now, numerous updates later, all three guns (as well as the lurking Type 63) have all been nerfed twice — meaning the meta is much more flexible.

It remains to be seen if these adjustments will be enough to satiate Warzone’s fans, but they’re, at the very least, a step in the right direction. While perfect balance is as unlikely possibility as Activision fully repealing their new game’s content, there is some middle ground to find in Verdansk.