Category: Rumors

News: Bungie wants you to tie up loose ends in Destiny before Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Screenshots

Bungie has promised to ‘honour veteran players’ of Destiny that hop on board Destiny 2, and in a recent blog post it’s revealed a little more of what that means, in an effort to make sure players have done everything they wanted in the original before Destiny 2 arrives.

It’s listed at least seven Destiny 1 (and yes, the blog uses the term Destiny 1) accomplishments that will carry over to Destiny 2 and give you an emblem to use. Some of them, however, are only available to players who were at specific events in the first couple of years of Destiny.

Bungie will be tracking the deeds for these rewards until August 1, at which point everything freezes for the data migration. So you don’t have long!

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Feature: The Steam Summer Sale: our top picks for bargain video games

Ori and the Blind Forest Screenshots

The trouble with the Steam sales is that they are rather good, aren’t they? Gaming is an expensive hobby, so it helps if every so often you can get a bunch of the best videogames from the last few years for dirt cheap. The Steam Summer Sale this year is no exception. But the options are so many, where do you even begin?

Because your Steam library is crying out for yet more unfinished videogames, an interminable list that you feel slightly ashamed of, please enjoy this collection of bargain videogames to get you started, varied enough to suit every wallet and all tastes. 

Ori and the Blind Forest

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News: New trailer for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a real nightmare

Hellblade

Ninja Theory’s indie action videogame Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has a new trailer ahead of its release in August. More atmospheric than it is a videogameplay demo, the Hela trailer shows protagonist Senua trapped in a nightmare. 

Facing off against a giant man-monster in a rainstorm, Senua gathers her strength and goes in for a hit. She’s accompanied by disembodied voices, which could in fact be Senua herself, describing her actions and thoughts.

Hellblade is inspired by Celtic and Norse mythology, and gained attention when the devlopers demonstrated ‘real time cinematography’. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is out on August 8 for PlayStation 4 and PC.

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News: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits 4 million sales in 3 months

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Despite not yet being out of early access on steam, PlayerUnkcurrentlyn’s Battlegrounds has currently surpassed four million units. Having only released in March, this is testament to the massive and mostly grassroots success the videogame has enjoyed. 

PUBG is an MMO survival videogame where up to a hundred players must fight to be the last to survive, scavenging for weapons and supplies as they go. At E3 this year, it was announced as a ‘console launch exclusive’ for XBox, which means it’ll probably come out on PlayStation a few months later.

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News: The first Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay demo is very ambitious

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Artwork

After Ubisoft finally announced Beyond Good and Evil 2 at E3, a sequel to 2003’s Beyond Good and Evil which no one was entirely sure was eve going to happen, we’ve currently got a first look at the videogame in action.

Michel Ancel calls the video a mix between a technical demo of the engine they’ve developed, which they call Voyager, and some of the videogameplay elements for Beyond Good And Evil 2. It’s looking super ambitious. 

In the video Ancel goes through the ‘nesting doll’ idea of a crew within a spaceship, within another spaceship, the flying mechanics for spaceships (including drifting) and a seamless planet-to-space flight. The idea is that you should be able to go anywhere in the massive videogame universe without loading screens.

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Video: Get Even – VG Live

What else would you rather do on a Friday evening than wind down with Alice Bell and a psychological thriller like Get Even?

News: Sega Forever might eventually come to ‘consoles like Switch’

Sega Forever shot

Sega Forever is the new initiative from Sega to bring its old videogames to your phone. Every videogame that’s a part of Sega Forever will be available for free, with the option to turn off ads if you fork over $1.99 per videogame.

Five videogames will be available at its imminent launch: Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, Phantasy Star II, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega said Sega Forever ‘will include both official emulations and ported videogames that span all Sega console eras, each adapted specifically for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the original videogames.’

Sega’s chief marketing officer, Mike Evans, spoke to GI.biz about bringing some of the company’s back catalogue to mobile, and hinted at a release on Nintendo Switch. ‘It’s a huge project and what I really want to do is get mobile right,’ Evans said. ‘After this, there are options: we can look at desktop, Facebook, we could even take these videogames to consoles like Switch.’

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News: First look at Dynasty Warriors 9 gameplay in new trailer

Dynasty Warriors 9 combat

Koei Tecmo has released a trailer giving us our first look at what we can expect from Dynasty Warriors 9, which is coming to PlayStation 4 in Japan. North American and European formats are yet to be confirmed, let alone anything resembling a release date.

Dynasty Warriors 9 is said to include all the characters from the eighth entry, with some new characters popping up for good measure. Koei Tecmo says ‘Players will be able to fully utilize their surroundings for the first time in the Warriors franchise with the ability to climb buildings and mountains, wield grappling hooks to traverse walls, and make use of objects like oil barrels in battle. These new actions offer a breadth of new possibilities for players to take advantage of while travelling around third-century China, or when caught in the heat of battle!’

For additional info on Dynasty Warriors 9, you can check out the official website.

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News: Skull & Bones single-player story mode confirmed

Skull &Bones screenshots

Ubisoft focused on the multiplayer aspect of Skull & Bones when showing the videogame off during the French publisher’s E3 media briefing. It has since been confirmed that this Black Flag-alike will also offer players a single-player story.

‘[Skull and Bones] will offer a narrative campaign which will be integrated into the videogame and will not be something aside of the multiplayer experience,’ a Ubisoft rep told PC Gamer. ‘In this campaign, players will encounter iconic characters and memorable rival pirates. More informations will be shared at a later date.’

The rep added that the E3 videogameplay demo was ‘just the tip of the iceberg of what we have to show for Skull & Bones.’ Ubi’s next seafaring title seems to have division the crowd a bit, so hopefully the development team has a few tricks up its puffy, pirate sleeve.

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News: Mario doesn’t possess things in Super Mario Odyssey, he ‘captures’ them

Super Mario Odyssey Screenshots

People were throwing around the P word all last week in relation to Super Mario Odyssey. I mean, understandably because in the upcoming Nintendo Switch title, when Mario flings his hat onto other things in the videogame, he possesses them. Or, well, that was the wording that most people used before Nintendo cracked the whip.

Cappy, Mario’s new hat that has eyes and is apparently a living, breathing creature (sort of), was featured in a tweet from comic book writer Sam Logan that went viral.

Just a harmless little gag using Nintendo properties. Well, Nintendo of America didn’t think so. They’d had enough at this stage, and needed to make sure this didn’t get any more out of control. NOA took to Twitter to correct Logan and, in many ways, all of us.

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