Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 2 Breakdown!

Elliot has a new day job, and we say hello and goodbye to a Mr. Robot series regular. Greg breaks down Season 3, episode 2 – “Undo”!

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/videos/mr-robot-season-3-episode-2-breakdown/2300-6441473/

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Destiny 2’s Winter Event Includes Ice Hockey

Destiny 2 players have been able to play casual games of soccer at the Farm since the game’s launch, and soon they’ll also be able to take to the ice and play hockey. Bungie announced today that both hockey and snowballs that you can throw at people are coming to the game in the future.

The game’s wintry makeover will be a part of The Dawning event, a limited-time competition that highlights Destiny 2’s recently announced Season 2 of content. The first Dawning event took place last year in Destiny 1 and was headlined by Sparrow Racing League; this Dawning sounds like it’ll be more focused on winter sports.

New items coming in The Dawning (image courtesy of Planet Destiny)
New items coming in The Dawning (image courtesy of Planet Destiny)

From our short look at hockey, it seems like it’ll be similar to the soccer mini-game at the Farm. You can kick a puck around, trying to score it in the opposite goal. Throughout Destiny 2’s playable areas, there’ll also be snowballs you can grab, and throwing them at enemies will actually do damage.

The Dawning will also feature a unique set of gear and items to earn, including some cool-looking winter-themed cosmetic items, as well as a full set of Dawning-themed armor. It’s likely that this gear will drop from Bright Engrams.

You can read more about what Bungie has in store for the game here. In other news, the PC version of the game launches next week, on October 24. In addition, Bungie had to cancel the next two Trials of the Nine events due to an exploit that it’s attempting to fix.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2s-winter-event-includes-ice-hockey/1100-6454250/

Destiny 2 Updates And Live Events Will Be Split Into Four Seasons Per Year

During its stream at Twitchcon today, Bungie revealed a lot of information about the future of Destiny 2. Players can look forward to frequent updates and new events, which come with new game modes, cosmetics, and gear.

First, Bungie announced that Destiny 2’s future updates will be organized into four “seasons” per year. We’re in the midst of the first season, which has so far featured Faction Rallies and Iron Banner as its main limited-time events. These seasons will feature different “themes”, which will be defined by special cosmetic items. This means that some items will vanish once Season 1 ends, however.

New Iron Banner ornaments (image courtesy of Planet Destiny)
New Iron Banner ornaments (image courtesy of Planet Destiny)

Bungie revealed that Destiny 2’s second season will be headlined by the return of The Dawning, a big event that first debuted last winter in the original Destiny. The new Dawning will have different competitions. For example, hockey is coming to the Tower, and you’ll be able to throw snowballs at other players and at enemies in the world. And yes, they’ll actually do damage.

Although last year’s Dawning was centered around Sparrow Racing League, Bungie has yet to say if the mode will return. However, there will be a unique set of Dawning armor to pursue.

In addition, Iron Banner will be held again in Season 2, although with some changes. Most notably, you’ll be able to buy Iron Banner weapons directly from Lord Saladin. In the last Iron Banner, you could only get Iron Banner gear by earning engrams, which award pieces of loot randomly. Trials of the Nine will get a visual refresh, as well. Finally, a new competitive multiplayer map will also debut during Season 2, but Bungie didn’t provide any specific details about it.

There’s no word yet on when Season 2 begins, but it’ll likely be some time after Destiny 2’s launch on PC on October 24. After all, PC players still need a chance to complete Season 1 activities.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2-updates-and-live-events-will-be-split-in/1100-6454249/

Pokemon Go Halloween Event; Destiny 2 Prestige Raid Glitch Exploit – GS News Top 5

GameSpot News with Jess McDonell and Dan Crowd brings you the video game news that matters. Except when Chastity Vicencio and Kallie Plagge are filling in, when they also give you the news that matters, just in a different accent. Here are the top five stories from the week that was:

First Team To Beat Destiny 2’s Prestige Leviathan Raid Used An Exploit

Destiny 2‘s hard-mode Leviathan Raid launched this week, and one team, Clan Redeem, beat it in an hour to become the world’s first team to complete it. However, it’s been discovered that Clan Redeem used a glitch involving the Wardcliff Coil rocket launcher to become the world’s first team to complete the Leviathan Prestige Raid. So far, Bungie has not addressed the situation, though some fans feel Redeem’s “world first” status should be disqualified in light of the exploit.

Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 Event And Gen 3 Release Details

A Halloween event has come to Pokemon Go and with it the introduction of third-generation Pokemon to the game! Hoenn Pokemon like Duskull, Banette, and Sableye join other spooky monsters like Cubone, Gastly, and Houndour for the event, during which you can get special rewards (like bonus candy). Plus, there’s a Pikachu wearing a witch hat and a Mimikyu hat for your character! And if you like Halloween as much as we do, also check out our roundup of all the Halloween events in games.

Sony Is Publishing Nintendo Switch And PC Games Under New Label

Sony is publishing Nintendo Switch and PC games under a new label called Unties. It’s a division of Sony Music Entertainment–not Sony Interactive Entertainment or PlayStation–intended to bring indie games to more players. Upcoming projects include a game called Tiny Metal, a turn-based strategy game inspired by Advance Wars, and two TBD projects. We don’t expect exclusives and system-sellers like Uncharted to come to Switch, though; this is a separate deal.

Big Nintendo Switch Update Released, Adds Nice New Features

Yes, we talked about this a lot yesterday, but it’s big news! Nintendo Switch got an update this week that adds gameplay capture, save data transfer, and more. With the 4.0 update applied, you’ll be able to hold down the capture button and record the previous 30 seconds of gameplay. This currently only works with certain games, including Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Arms, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The other major new feature is the ability to transfer save data to a new Switch, similar to how it works with 3DSes.

EA Revamping Star Wars Single-Player Game, Shutting Down Dead Space Dev Visceral

On a much more somber note, EA has announced that it is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio responsible for its upcoming Star Wars game. While the game was supposed to be a linear, story-driven Star Wars experience, EA has said that it wants to change the game’s direction to fall more in line with current market trends (which, if you read between the lines, sounds very similar to Destiny). Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the shuttering of Visceral.

Jess and Dan will be back next Monday to catch you up on all the video game news you missed out on over the weekend before they head off to PAX Australia later in the week, in which case the accents will probably change again. Stay tuned!

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-go-halloween-event-destiny-2-prestige-raid/1100-6454247/

Andromeda dev chalks up some of the game’s problems to a lack of diversity

“This is what happens when, I think, you have a homogeneous leadership,” veteran dev Manveer Heir (formerly of BioWare) told Waypoint. “The leadership of Mass Effect: Andromeda was all white men.” …

from Gamasutra News http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/308054/Andromeda_dev_chalks_up_some_of_the_games_problems_to_a_lack_of_diversity.php