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This Week in Gaming: Gaming Disorder becomes an official disease


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This week Gaming Disorder becomes an official disease, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is delayed, and Activision's new game goes mobile.

Activision is releasing Call Of Duty Mobile, a mobile Battle Royale game similar to the Blackout game mode. It’s set to support 100 players in either solo, duos or fours and the large map will feature locations from the previous Call of Duty games.

Image Credit: Courtesy of Activision

The World Health Organisation has recognised ‘Gaming Disorder’ as an official disease. The move has drawn criticism from areas of the industry, claiming that the decision was “not based on sufficiently robust evidence”. Read more here.

Image Credit: @davidgrdm via Unsplash

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie release date has been pushed back to 2020 to allow for the redesign of the awfully designed blue hedgehog that featured in the original trailer. Director Jeff Fowler said in a tweet that they’re “Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.”. Eagle-eyed fans have spotted that he now has gloves - a small step, but in the right direction.

Image Credit: Jeff Fowler

That’s it for this week - keep your eyes peeled in the Gaming section every week for your dose of gaming and esports news, and if you see anything that you think should make the cut, tweet at us.

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