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Radical Heights: Is a shocking resurrection of the battle royale game on the cards?

Published: 30/May/2019 16:07 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 12:15

by Paul Cot

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The Radical Heights trademark has been acquired by another company – does this mean a sensational Radical Heights return is on the horizon?

Former Boss Key owner responds

Since the news of the Radical Heights trademark being bought, fans have been eager to hear some confirmatory news on the future of the 80s themed battle royale game.

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Unfortunately, no such news has materialized – however, Cliff Bleszinski, co-founder of Boss Key Productions, responded to the recent support Radical Heights has received. While he doesn’t give any information as to what the future holds for the now cancelled game, he doesn’t dismiss the rumors of a return either.

Squanch Games

The trademark has been acquired by Squanch Games, an indie game studio responsible for the upcoming Trover Saves the Universe game. Co-founder of Squanch Games, Justin Roiland, also co-created Adult Swim’s, Rick and Morty.

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While the official document says the trademark was transferred on May 7, 2019, the original source of the news, itsGerth, claims Squanch Games acquired the Radical Heights trademark on February 20, 2019 with it being approved and made active on April 3, 2019.

Radical Heights re-release?

This means the IP is no longer owned by the original creator Boss Key Productions. The California based video game development company shut down in May 2018 due to the poor performance of its two games, Lawbreakers and Radical Heights.

Despite performing poorly the 80s themed battle royale game was extremely popular among a hardcore contingent. That popularity remains today with lots of former players retaining hope that one day it will indeed be re-released.

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United States Patent and Trademark OfficeThe Radical Heights trademark has interestingly changed ownership…

Before the trademark ownership change, the chances of Radical Heights returning were practically zero. However, now there is renewed optimism, although the chances are still on the negative side of likely.

At this stage the new owners have yet to comment on the acquisition. Various outlets have reached out for hoping for a response but they have, so far, fallen on deaf ears.

Speculation as to what the fate of Radical Heights is has increased since the news. Some believe that E3 2019 could host a shock announcement – an outcome which would undoubtedly be most favorable to Radical Heights fans.

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Another theory is that as Justin Roiland and Cliff Bleszinski (the CEO of Boss Key) were known to be friends that Bleszinski sold it to Squanch Games on the cheap. The other theory which seems to be have received negatively already, is Squanch Games will create their own Rick and Morty style battle royale game – hopefully this isn’t the route they are going down.

Radical Heights was released in “X-TREME EARLY ACCESS” in April 2018. The game was played by popular streamers such as Ninja, Dr Disrespect and Shroud – all of who appeared to thoroughly enjoy playing the quirky and different battle royale game.

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Boss KeyRadical Heights quickly found a cult following…

Radical Heights on console?

With Radical Heights already failing to gain the required traction on PC, maybe the game would be more suitable on console. The graphics are relatively basic compared to other games, suggesting the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One would have no problem running it. It would also face less competition on console.

The games’ synopsis is as follows: “Welcome to RADICAL HEIGHTS, a free X-TREME Early Access BATTLE ROYALE shooter. Partake in high-stakes gunplay as you loot for weapons, gadgets, cosmetics, and CASH! Survive to the end or risk it all in this irreverent action game show where everyone wants to be rich and famous!”

Last updated 08:15 ET, June 4, 2019

Call of Duty

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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NRG and Team Summertime content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting a $5,000 charity throwback tournament for Call of Duty: Ghosts, featuring huge names like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Patrick ‘ACHES, Price, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and more. Everything you need to follow all the action live can be found below.

The Call of Duty offseason can only mean two things – lots of roster changes and a bunch of throwback tournaments featuring past titles in the FPS series.

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A week after hosting a successful Black Ops 4 tourney, Hitch and his Team Summertime are back at it again, this time putting together a CoD: Ghosts competition featuring some of the biggest names in the community

All of the details for this event can be found below, including the official stream, list of players and teams, the full bracket, format, and more.

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Hitch and Team Summertime are hosting several throwback tournament this CoD offseason.

When is Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney?

This event is taking place on Wednesday, October 7, kicking off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET and expected to last for a good portion of the day.

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney

The competition is being streamed live on BoomTV’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

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Players & teams

As mentioned above, there are a lot of popular figures playing in this throwback event, headlined by the likes of Scump, SlasheR, ACHES, Parasite, and many other top active pro players, retired legends of the esport, content creators, and more.

Here’s the full list of teams:

  • Envoy, Blazt, Saints, Vivid
  • Scump, MBoZe, Ricky, MiRx
  • Loony, Pacman, Goonjar, ACHES
  • Decemate, Parasite, Twerk, Fero
  • Dougisraw, Rallied, Shiftola, Joe Espo
  • Study, TCM, Twizz, NAMELESS
  • Kenny, Temp, Classic, Huke
  • Kekoa, Larry, Fame, Estanaut
  • Lava, KennyBounce, Precision, Itsreborn
  • TJHaLy, Methodz, SlasheR, Slacked
  • Ampz, SuperEvan, Hugs, Colorrs
  • Nagafen, Remy, Roy, Nemo
  • Xotic, Mochila, Bidz, 2Pac
  • Ramby, Equip, Majormaniak, Teddywrecks
  • Madcat, Joee, SunnyB, Devr
  • TBA
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ACHES, who won the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, is playing in TST’s Throwback Ghosts tournament.

Live bracket

Here is the starting bracket for the tournament and it will be updated live throughout the day on the official BoomTV event page as results from the matches come in.

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TST Throwback Ghosts bracket
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The starting bracket for TST’s throwback Ghosts tournament.

Format & rules

This is a double-elimination 4v4 competition using a Variant format, meaning that the maps, modes, and rules are mostly from the official competitive ruleset for when Ghosts was the main CoD game being played.

In the 2014 season, the three main modes were Domination, Search and Destroy, and Blitz, each with their own set of maps. Here are the map-mode sets that are being used in this event:

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  • WR1: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • WR2: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • WR3: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • WR4: Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD, Freight Blitz, Freight Dom, Octane SnD
  • LR1: Octane Dom, Freight Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • LR2: Warhawk Blitz, Freight Blitz, Octane SnD
  • LR3: Strikezone Dom, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR4: Octane Blitz, Freight Blitz, Warhawk SnD
  • LR5: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR6: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • Grand Finals: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • Grand Finals Reset: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD

Movember charity

Of course, the entire driving force behind this throwback tournament series is charity, as Hitch and TST are raising money for Movember – one of the leading global organizations committed to changing the face of men’s health.

This Ghosts event is specifically focused on suicide awareness and prevention; those interested in donating to the cause can do so by visiting https://tiltify.com/@teamsummertime/elgato-off-season-series.