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A new meaning for Cyrus 'The Virus'
I've come to really enjoy Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer months down the line. It's withstood the test of time, and although I was skeptical of Sledgehammer Games' first Duty outing, it has done a decent jo... read feature

Destiny

Destiny is getting more bank space soon, but the previous generation is already having memory issues


It's small, but telling
Mar 27
Bungie has detailed what we can expect from an upcoming April update for Destiny, and it's mostly slanted towards extra vault space. Now instead of 20 spots for armor, weapons, and general items all around, that number w... read
Call of Duty

I'm glad that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn't afraid to embrace the strange


The Ascendance map pack looks fun
Mar 25
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare got some flak for the whole "Press X to pay respects" debacle, but after the controversy quickly died down, it had plenty of time to shine with an active online community. Although th... read
More Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode


Somehow this is a free update
Mar 17
This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game wil... read
Destiny

Destiny will get one more update before the next expansion


Whenever that is
Mar 06
The last update for Destiny was pretty great. I logged in to check it out, and promptly quit because there really isn't anything to do. Bungie is teasing the next update however (1.1.2), of which it isn't giving details ... read
GDC scoop

Call of Duty developer Activision showing off Fun at GDC


I make fun, too
Mar 05
We are very busy at the Game Developer Conference eating hamburgers and erecting edifices, but between those activities we are hunting for hot scoops. Ducking behind corners of the Moscone Center's corporate labyrinth, we stu... read
Bungie

Bungie adds support for moving Destiny items between characters online and in-app


Finally
Feb 27
Chalk this up to "it should have been in at launch," but you can now transfer items between characters in Destiny. The process isn't perfect though since it isn't in-game, but you can do it by way of the companion app or Bung... read
Bungie

Bungie implements patch 1.1.1 in Destiny, mostly changes weapon balance


Everything else is minor outside of the heavy ammo fix
Feb 26
Bungie has unloaded patch 1.1.1 into the Destiny world, which has a number of weapon balance adjustments, in addition to a new reputation window, matchmaking for weekly Heroics, and a fix for the dreaded heavy ammo bug. ... read
Guitar Hero

Reunion tour: New Guitar Hero reportedly in development


'More realistic'
Feb 24
Don't adjust your (hot tub) time machine. You haven't traveled back to 2010; it just feels like it. According to a report from Kotaku UK, Activision has a new Guitar Hero title in the works. It's said to be announced at ... read
Destiny

Destiny to get matchmaking for Heroic Weekly Strikes


Update 1.1.1
Feb 20
Bungie has been teasing a big change for Strikes (dungeons) going forward, and drumroll...it turns out that it's matchmaking for Weekly Heroic Strikes. As one of the three "weekly" events you can do for rewards (Heroics, Nigh... read
Call of Duty free weekend

Steam's running a free weekend for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer


Dare I?
Feb 19
To jump straight to the not-so-fun part: it's a 43.5GB download for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and the promo only covers multiplayer. Also, it lasts until Sunday, February 22 at 1:00pm Pacific. So you can't swoop in, ogg... read
Destiny

Destiny's 1.1.1 patch brings another minor fix, still ignores content drought


Reputation checking made easier
Feb 13
Along with the heavy ammo glitch fix and weapon adjustments, Destiny will get another minor improvement -- the ability to see reputation rank within the pause menu. Previously you had to go to the Tower and manually chec... read
Call of Duty zombies

This 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit talk explains the entire history of Call of Duty's zombie mode


Worth the 25-minute watch
Feb 12
Call of Duty: World at War's zombie mode was an incredible addition to the industry. It was a fully featured mode that was actually included in the base package, and I played the first map for 100 hours, easy. I still play z... read
Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Season Pass exclusive DLC map is $5 now


Timed exclusive Season Pass DLC
Feb 11
If you purchased the Season Pass for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, you got an extra map on top of it called Atlas Gorge. Now, Activision has opened up its purchase for $5 as a standalone DLC. The special Atlas Gorge playlis... read
Call of Duty

Activision: Next Call of Duty to be 'loaded with innovation'


This is Treyarch's baby
Feb 06
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise is well underway. If a Call of Duty game doesn't release, it doesn't actually count as a calendar year, you know. Activision C... read
Bungie

Bungie is overhauling some weapon types in the next Destiny update


But the new DLC timeline sounds pretty damn terrible
Feb 05
Bungie has posted its weekly update for Destiny, and surprise, it actually has some substance for once. New weapon changes are coming, mostly to the tune of auto rifle, shotgun, pulse rifle, and hand cannon adjustments. The f... read
Call of Duty DLC

Call of Duty unleashes DLC, zombie horde on PlayStation and PC in late February


Havoc, indeed
Feb 04
The past few years have seen Microsoft hold a temporary monopoly on Call of Duty add-ons. That hasn't changed with Advanced Warfare, as Xbox players have been mowing down zombie puppies for a solid week now. Activis... read
Destiny bug

Praise The Speaker: Bungie to fix Destiny's heavy ammo bug


Though it isn't coming until the end of February
Jan 30
Destiny has had a major bug in it since launch regarding heavy ammo. Often times you'll straight-up lose ammo due to a variety of situations, especially when you equip some of the game's best armor. It's a huge pain beca... read
Being zombie Malkovich
Call of Duty map packs are definitely a mixed bag. Fifteen dollars is pricey by any standards, and the prospect of one or two remade maps and a grand total of four arenas isn't anything to get excited about. Advanced Warfare's new Havoc DLC has just arrived this week on Xbox platforms, and it's par for the course in terms of what you'd expect. As usual though, zombies save the day. read feature

The Season Pass buck stops in March
Before Destiny was released, it was hyped into oblivion. Hundreds of thousands of fans bought into it, and by extension, purchased the Season Pass consisting of the first two expansions -- the second of which, House... read feature

Destiny

Destiny's Crota's End Hard Mode is disappointing outside of the final fight


More of the same until the end
Jan 22
I have a stable of around 30 people I raid with in Destiny regularly, but yesterday I picked the five I play with the most and set a scheduled time for the brand new Crota's End Hard Mode. Everyone showed up, and te... read
Crota's End

Bungie delivers quick Destiny hotfix before Crota's End Hard Mode


Exact launch will be announced at 1PM EST
Jan 21
Bungie is gearing up to release its last bit of major content before the next Destiny expansion, the Hard Mode version of the Crota's End raid. Before that, a quick hotfix was dropped that adjusts the bridge encounter, a... read
Call of Duty DLC

Call of Duty DLC ups the ante with zombie puppies


I have a feeling you don't lovingly play with them
Jan 20
When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Havoc add-on releases next week, players will get waves of zombies they don't want to deal with. I'm not referencing the hordes of jetpacking undead, or even the ones that seemingly... read
Destiny

Be prepared, Destiny players: Crota's End's getting tougher next week


But, only if you want it to
Jan 16
Were you one of the many Destiny players taking advantage of exploits to run Crota's End over and over before Bungie inevitably intervened? If so, it's time to atone for those sins and actually earn your stripes. On Janu... read
Advanced Warfare DLC

Xbox gets Call of Duty's star-studded Exo Zombies DLC first on January 27


Comfort food
Jan 13
Zombies again. It's what people know, I guess. Comforting, familiar zombies. With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's first DLC pack, Havoc ($15 standalone, or included in the $50 season pass), the undead will don exoskeletons ... read
Bungie

Bungie's Holiday gift for Destiny players was...a random legendary weapon


Well, they told you it would be legendary
Jan 08
Before the end of 2014, Bungie tweeted out that players would obtain a "small, but legendary" gift for their Destiny accounts. Most people presumed that it would be a Santa hat consumable of some sort, like the Halloween... read
Destiny

Leaked photo shows Bungie's possible plans for Destiny in 2015


Hopefully improvements will happen
Jan 04
[Update: YouTuber LittleBigOkey has crafted a high-res image of the leak. See it here.] A new leak has been revealed that may shed some light on what's in store for Destiny in 2015. So far we have the Dark Below&nbs... read
People love to hate-play it
I have roughly seven days of playtime logged into Destiny. I have a level 31 Warlock, Titan, and Hunter who are all one piece away from level 32 -- the current cap. I've completed the new Crota's End raid roughly 20 times, 10... read feature

Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty's first DLC unleashes a 'freak show like no one's ever seen'


Exo Zombies
Dec 19
As way of a bit of backstory for the zombies add-on to Advanced Warfare, Activision's released a teaser to semi-explain why hordes of undead have made their way to the military shooter. Seems a bomb was dropped to finish one... read
The dank between
Having basically played the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below nonstop since launch, I've experienced everything it has to offer. That in itself is an issue, because although I have played more than the average pe... read feature

The dank between
Destiny was released earlier this year, and like many hyped games, it failed to deliver on its promises. The good news? It was still a well crafted shooter, and practically everything involving the actual gameplay was ex... read feature

Destiny

You can carry over your progress to the Destiny sequel


Sequel? Yep
Dec 09
Many people have misunderstood the "$500 million" and "10 year plan" comments that Activision has made in the past in regards to Destiny. Those numbers encompass the entire franchise over time, not just one game. That plan in... read






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