Destiny 2 won't have Grimoire Cards, here's why

Posted 05/22 17:05 in Gaming | 0comments

Destiny 2 won't have Grimoire Cards, here's why

For Destiny 2, Bungie is bidding farewell to one of its strangest storytelling tools; never again will you unlock a Grimoire Card.If you're not familiar with the concept, they're basically an even more hardcore version of a post-credits scene: Grimoire Cards tell you a lot about Destiny's story but only people who are already super invested bother to stick around for them.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a scintillatingly cinematic, systemic sandbox where every bloody beheading is your own damn fault

Posted 05/22 15:01 in Gaming | 0comments

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a scintillatingly cinematic, systemic sandbox where every bloody beheading is your own damn fault

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is at its best when things are nearly - but not quite - going horribly, terribly wrong.Capable of all of the vaulting, wall-leaping, insta-countering abilities he displayed in the previous game, Shadow of Mordor, his skill-set has now expanded (literally and figuratively) to deal with the wider, multi-levelled demands of War's vast sieges.

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The Black Flag team is back for the new Assassin's Creed... here's why that really, really matters

Posted 05/22 13:23 in Gaming | 0comments

The Black Flag team is back for the new Assassin's Creed... here's why that really, really matters

Back in 2013 there were seven studios working on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.” By spreading responsibility for the varied features in the game, Ubisoft can afford to make Assassin’s Creed so diverse.

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Xbox boss reiterates that Scorpio games won't be held back by Xbox One

Posted 05/22 11:37 in Gaming | 0comments

Xbox boss reiterates that Scorpio games won't be held back by Xbox One

In less technical talk that means you don't have to worry about super-future Scorpio games being held back by Xbox One development.Here's Ybarra's response:   How that pans out remains to be seen.

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The Red Turtle review: 'Aching with tender beauty and awed by nature's extremes'

Posted 05/22 08:04 in Gaming | 0comments

The Red Turtle review: 'Aching with tender beauty and awed by nature's extremes'

With no disrespect to Zootropolis, this collaboration between Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit and resting-but-not-really Japanimation house Studio Ghibli was the real standout in 2017’s nominations for Best Animated Feature.Though Dudok de Wit shares Ghibli’s love of 2D animation, his clear-lined style is Euro-influenced – if his castaways had quiffs, they’d be doffed to Tintin’s Hergé.

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Bungie made Destiny 2’s guns, powers, and gameplay... but this is really a sequel built by its players

Posted 05/20 11:54 in Gaming | 0comments

Bungie made Destiny 2’s guns, powers, and gameplay... but this is really a sequel built by its players

Walking around the venue after Destiny 2’s official reveal yesterday, a particular phrase came up a few times in conversation with other attendees.The overarching shape of Destiny 2 is rather similar to what we know.

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The 10 best couch co-op games to play with your frenemies

Posted 05/20 01:27 in Gaming | 0comments

The 10 best couch co-op games to play with your frenemies

Sure, you could play co-op games online, but it’s a different kind of experience.The same is true in Overcooked, one of the secret best games of 2016.

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The 10 best-value games you can buy and play for months

Posted 05/20 00:25 in Gaming | 0comments

The 10 best-value games you can buy and play for months

Keeping up with the latest games, not to mention the hardware to play it on, is an expensive effort.Fortunately, there are some excellent games that deliver this promise many times over.

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Watch this poor AI trying to learn to drive in GTA 5

Posted 05/19 22:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Watch this poor AI trying to learn to drive in GTA 5

Twitch user sentdex is letting viewers share in the formative moments of Charles, "a convolutional neural network that learns to drive through deep learning".It's a bit like those driverless cars that are training themselves on GTA 5, but with a lot more vehicular manslaughter.

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Look at the new stuff coming in Overwatch's Anniversary event, including DANCES

Posted 05/19 20:34 in Gaming | 0comments

Look at the new stuff coming in Overwatch's Anniversary event, including DANCES

Blizzard has been disseminating teases for the new goodies coming with its upcoming in-game celebration and the new dance emotes are the most exciting of all, obviously.Symmetra can really bust a move when she isn't melting my face off with her stupid beam thing.

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The EU PlayStation Store is having a flash sale, here are the games to get

Posted 05/19 19:16 in Gaming | 0comments

The EU PlayStation Store is having a flash sale, here are the games to get

You lucky ducks living in the EU region, the PlayStation Store is having a flash sale this weekend (May 19 - May 21) just for you.There's no official theme, but judging by what's on sale, I'd say PlayStation is more or less embracing the weirdest of the bunch this time around.

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Xbox Live is free between May 18-21, with a limited time unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

Posted 05/19 17:49 in Gaming | 0comments

Xbox Live is free between May 18-21, with a limited time unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

There's going to be some 'free' all over Xbox One and 360 Live this weekend, specifically between May 18 to 21.During that period you can play online without Gold membership, and there's also a limited time unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to play.

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This is how Playerunknown's Battlegrounds became the Hunger Games of shooters

Posted 05/19 15:34 in Gaming | 0comments

This is how Playerunknown's Battlegrounds became the Hunger Games of shooters

You've probably been hearing a lot about "Playerunknown's Battlegrounds" recently.The battle royale genre started with, well, Battle Royale: a controversial Japanese novel-turned-film written by Koushun Takami, in which a dystopian government strands a junior high school class on an island.

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How a pair of wings has made the blocky landscapes of Minecraft feel like a whole new realm again

Posted 05/19 14:04 in Gaming | 0comments

How a pair of wings has made the blocky landscapes of Minecraft feel like a whole new realm again

I may take breaks for months at a time, but Minecraft is a game I’m always drawn back to.The only problem with Minecraft is that even though I really want to try out all the new stuff, I have to be lucky enough to find it first.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe unlockables - how to get Gold Mario, all the kart parts, and more

Posted 05/19 13:03 in Gaming | 0comments

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe unlockables - how to get Gold Mario, all the kart parts, and more

The correct answer is all of the above, since doing just about anything in Mario Kart 8 will help you unlock goodies.There were 30 Mario Kart 8 characters in the Wii U version, with 16 available at the start of the game and 14 that needed to be unlocked by getting Gold on each track.

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Destiny: Xur weapons, gear, and location, May 19-21 Bad Juju!

Posted 05/19 12:42 in Gaming | 0comments

Destiny: Xur weapons, gear, and location, May 19-21 Bad Juju!

He's a hood full of wisps, it's hard to classify that on a taxonomic scale.Anyway, he's in the Tower this week, just on the right, past the Speaker's house with this little lot.

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The best PC games to play right now

Posted 05/19 12:13 in Gaming | 0comments

The best PC games to play right now

But what are the best PC games to play right now?Read more: The best PS4 games to play now Lara Croft made an impressive comeback in this new reboot of the classic Tomb Raider series.

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I’ve played Destiny 2: here are the 6 things you need to know (and how they change everything)

Posted 05/19 02:30 in Gaming | 0comments

I’ve played Destiny 2: here are the 6 things you need to know (and how they change everything)

Energy weapons are for strategic shield-killing, and Power weapons, well, they have power.Based on current, hands-on evidence though, Destiny 2’s supers feel downright apocalyptic.

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Destiny 2's new planet Nessus is on a visiting orbit with a 'limited window' (and it's real)

Posted 05/19 00:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Destiny 2's new planet Nessus is on a visiting orbit with a 'limited window' (and it's real)

Here's an interesting factoid from Destiny 2's reveal: the new world Nessus is on a "visiting orbit" according to world design lead, Steve Cotton.In the game the planet is a Vex machine world and, speaking to GamesRadar, Cotton said, "Nessus is a centaur, we called it a planetoid in the presentation but it’s a centaur.

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A year later, Nintendo's loyalty program is still a disappointment - but it doesn't have to be

Posted 05/18 23:01 in Gaming | 0comments

A year later, Nintendo's loyalty program is still a disappointment - but it doesn't have to be

Earn enough points, and you can pick up PlayStation 4 controllers, subscription cards for PlayStation Plus, brand new games like Persona 5, and even Sony-branded electronics.Simply offering credit or free digital games would go a long way towards making people feel like engaging with My Nintendo is worth the trouble.

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