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Bungie fixing loot drops in Destiny

So....remember Diablo 3 when it first came out? Between the infamous Auction House and a plain old lack of useful loot drops, gear progression was basically dead until Blizzard removed the Auction House entirely and revamped how loot drops worked. I know Guardians out there (myself included) are feeling the frustration of useless loot (damn you, Cryptarch!) Luckily, Bungie will be fixing some of the engram problems with patch 1.0.2. Yay!
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Star Wars: Battlefield.. er, Battlefront
I don't play as many shooters as I used to. Nowadays, I play a lot more story-based gaming. A lot more solo campaigns. It's something I enjoy - the building of a narrative, the participation in the narrative. It's not that shooters don't have narratives, it's just that they're mostly aimed for online competitive play these days. That being said, when I recently purchased my PS4, I bought the Battlefront bundle, so I got Star Wars: Battlefront along with the console. Which I'm actually really happy about. I love Star Wars. Like, way too much. I'd been paying some attention to this game in the months leading up to it's release, and I was pretty sold on it early. I loved the original Battlefront. I played a s#itload of it on my PSP back in the day. So seeing a new one being made, with the option of first or third person shooting, got me stoked. Seeing the graphic updates and the scope of the matchups brought out that good ol' nostalgia. Really most of my initial draw to this reboot is fueled by nostalgia. As things go when you're running on nostalgia, the feeling fades fairly quickly when you have the opportunity to re-experience the old nostalgic fun. When I sat down to play some good ol Battlefront (taking a break from the eternal time-suck that is Fallout 4) I was immediately prompted to make an EA account to even play the game. Cool. But I made the account, immediately forgetting all the details for it because fuck you, Electronic Arts. I was then prompted to play through the 'Missions' option of the game before jumping online into real-life action. But I ain't no chump. So I decided I didn't need no damn 'Missions' and I jumped right into the online competitive play scene. And died. Promptly. Because the way that Battlefront is set up, as far as I can see, is that players of varying different levels are all shoved into the same match as one another. This means that plenty of players are outfitted way better than you are, armed with just your teeny blaster and one grenade. So I died a lot. Probably more than regular people would, because I'm particularly shit at these large-scale gun battles. I get turned around a lot and I have a hard time finding where the fight is happening in a lot of games. I really couldn't find a picture that captures what I want to say here adequately. You see how that AT-ST is currently experiencing some explosive action? Well that doesn't begin to cover how it pans out in actual live games. In the games I've played so far, there are approximately a million explosions per square foot of map space. Grenades - everywhere. Orbital Strikes - often. THERMAL IMPLODERS. ROCKET LAUNCHERS. EXPLOSIVE LASER ROUNDS FROM AT-ATs and AT-STs. It's hard to get yourself oriented to the game as a newbie because you're constantly screaming at your TV, because there are A MILLION EXPLOSIONS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, there isn't friendly fire in the game modes I've played so far. You can accidentally kill yourself, but your teammates explosives shouldn't be a problem for you. So once you get adjusted to the constant explosions, you'll start figuring out the clear similarities between Battlefront and Battlefield. It's in more than just the same. It's in the way the maps are set up, and the feel of the weapons. The grander scale of some of the 20 vs 20 maps scream Battlefield, especially when you look skyward and see TIE Fighters and X-Wings tearing across the sky. (I don't honestly know, but I'd like to think those same starfighters screaming across the ceiling in the ground force games are other players playing a fighter squadron match on the same map as you in live time.) There are about 9 different game types, ranging from your regular Team Deathmatch to Hero Hunt, where 7 players hunt down the 8th, a Hero character. Killing the hero grants the player the next turn as one of the icons of the film franchise. I feel like I always wind up getting Leia. So the gameplay on the ground isn't really all that special or unique except for the Star Wars varnish. It's still a competent shooter with a lot of action and sprawling maps to get turned around on. Where I lose my mind is in the Fighter Squadron matches. Piloting a TIE Fighter feels all kinds of correct in Battlefront. I try to play most games in the first-person perspective, for some kind of realer connection to the whole shebang, but I am too green. I haven't quite found my wings yet and so I lose track of the player I'm chasing in the madness of aerial combat. Still, in either first person or third, fighting these battles in these starships is such a rewarding feeling. I'm pretty bad at them, but I enjoy it the whole time. I love feeling like a kid shooting lasers at other kids. Plus, with the fast pace of it all, I don't get too bummed when I inevitably bite it. Which I do. A lot. Ultimately I think Battlefront functions as a competent Battlefield clone. It's really not changing up the game for online FPS titles and it's really not even making the existing model look perfect. It's just a fun shooting romp dressed up in the most popular franchise in history. That being said, it feels so good to have a good Star Wars game again. It's been a long time since KOTOR.
Favorite Video Game Quotes
As a writer, I often find myself thinking about other writers, or writings. Some things will be so staggeringly well-crafted that I'm taken aback. This feeling is made stranger to me when they come from places I wouldn't necessarily expect them, like video games. Yet still, some games deliver lines so amazing that they resonate with me long after playing. "The cake is a lie" - Portal Not a spoken line, but still one of the most popular quotes in video game history. In fact, it's almost a cliche in its own right at this stage. It's possible (probable, even) that you may have heard this line without even knowing the context. I guess you'll just have to play the game to find out! (Or Wikipedia, I guess, if you're lame.) "There is always a lighthouse, there is always a man. There is always a city." - Bioshock Infinite I still get chills just thinking about this sequence. As you might be able to tell from some of my previous cards, I really loved Bioshock Infinite. This was a major part of the reason why. At the game's end, the 'infinite' part of the tilte is made clear, and this line shows that no matter what happens, no matter what choices are made, there is another reality where it is all different, though there will always be these constants. One of the deepest lines from any game. "Nothing is true, Everything is permitted" - Assassin's Creed series Another one of those chilling, deeply philosophical lines. More an observation about human life than a doctrine to live by, this quote encapsulates the Creed. As Ezio puts it: "To say that nothing is true is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted is to understand that we are the architects of our actions and that we must live with our consequences, whether glorious or tragic." "Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. Their silence is your answer." - Mass Effect 3 Though a little unrelatable due to the scale of what is being said here, this quote is still haunting because it still captures the horros, the atrocities, of war. In just two sentences, it showcases the folly of honor, of believing in honorable conflict. There is no honor in violence, for anyone. "A hero doesn't need to speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him." - Halo 3 This quote is so perfect because it is so apt. It gives new significance to all of gaming's voiceless heroes (even though that doesn't include Master Chief). A true hero leaves such a strong impact that his actions speak volumes for him, and those actions inspire others to speak about them. Heroes are remembered not for their words, but their deeds.
10 Reasons to Have a PS4 in 2016
It has been just under a month that I have been an official owner of a PS4. I waited for a long time to pick up this current-gen platform for a few reasons. The first was money. Because of course it was, I'm a shoddy millennial with no prospects. The second was sheer lack of games. The pickings for PS4 at it's release were slim to none, and they didn't have many promising exclusives in the near future then. It is vastly different now. Sony has an impressive array of exclusives, and some of the games that are cross-platform still just look better on the PS4. Horizon: Zero Dawn Robot. Dinosaurs. I feel like that's all I should have to say about Horizon: Zero Dawn, the newest PS4 exclusive from developer Guerrilla Games, the people responsible for the Killzone series. Taking a bit of a breather from their traditional shooters, H:ZD looks amazing as an action-rpg set in a far future where robotic dinosaurs dominate the world. What's super cool to me here is that this game is post-post-apocalyptic. This isn't the battered wasteland of Fallout, this is a world that was destroyed and then reclaimed by nature, and the human characters here know only the world they inhabit. Our days are ancient history for them, and that is so exciting to me. Uncharted 4 Chances are that if you've played any PS3 or PS4, you've at least touched on Uncharted. The runaway best-selling franchise is a staple of Sony's console, and Uncharted 4 is Naughty Dog's foray into the current gen. Now with an older, more grizzled version of the wry hero Nathan Drake, the story looks like it will highlight the dynamics between Nathan and his long-lost brother Sam, who makes a dramatic reappearance in his brother's life. With the new bells and whistles the PS4 provides, I'm excited to see what misadventure Drake will wind up in this time. Final Fantasy 15 In a bunch of ways, Final Fantasy 15 was the game that never was. Announced first nearly a decade ago, FFXV was originally Final Fantasy VS XIII for the PS3. Plus, with everything that FFXIV wasn't, the whole series very nearly came to an abrupt and disappointing halt. However! FFXV lives and is scheduled for a 2016 release. Probably the most ambitious Final Fantasy game ever, the game eschews the old style of FF games and makes a totally open world for the player to meander about. It also changes up the combat for a more action-heavy, real-time system similar to Kingdom Hearts. Consider me excited for Final Fantasy again. Honorable mention: The FF7 remake that everyone is dying for. I'd have put it on this list except it doesn't have a scheduled release date. Abzu The older I get, the more diverse my taste in gaming becomes. I still love run-and-gun action shooters and sword-slashing RPGs, but I also have a lot of room in my heart for games like Journey and Flower. Quiet games that show the artistry possible for video games. Abzu is one of those games for me that screams artistry. It's all about underwater exploration, a concept that I think everyone can get behind. Who doesn't want to see what majesty hides beneath the waves? With this exclusive, you can find out. Firewatch I wrote about Firewatch this past summer as one of the games I was looking forward to the most in 2016. The art style, the walkie-talkie relationship dynamic, and the setting all coincide to make what I believe will be an experience any gamer should jump into. That hasn't changed. The more information that come out, the deeper my intrigue for this game grows. It's slated for a February 9th release, making it one of the titles on this list you don't have to wait much longer to pick up. Gravity Rush 2 Gravity Rush was a platformer originally release on the PS Vita that followed Kat, a young girl who wakes up with no memories and who makes the startling discovery that she can manipulate gravity. Armed with powerful kicks and a somewhat trippy power, Kat fights her way through a beautifully animated world. If you're like me and didn't have a Vita to play the game on, don't fret! the original Gravity Rush is getting a remastered HD edition release on the PS4 as well! No Man's Sky Probably the most hyped game I've ever seen, No Man's Sky has been making headlines since it was announced at E3 2014. The game boasts a massive procedurally-generated map filled with over 18 quintillion different planets to explore. It's entirely possible for players to only ever encounter unique planets that no other player has ever discovered. The vastness of the game is staggering, making it one of the most highly anticipated games of... ever. Persona 5 The massively popular Persona series from Japanese developer Atlus (who are responsible for all the Shin Megami Tensei games as well as Catherine) is getting its newest addition to the series in the summer of '16. The series is already notoriously bonkers: in one game, players have to shoot themselves in the head to summon their personas. The anime styling of the game and strong emphasis on narrative and goal completion make this a popular title for completionists and anime fans alike. Shadow of the Beast Shadow of the Beast is a little-known game from way back in the day that featured all the best of what 1989 had to offer in terms of video games. It was a side-scrolling violent adventure that was brain-destroyingly difficult. And now it's getting a remake! Though there isn't a hard date to look to, reports do say the game is slated for a 2016 release. Huzzah! The Last Guardian Team ICO basically has my ever-faithful support in any endeavor they decide to embark on. Ever. With that being said, my faith in the developer of my beloved Shadow of the Colossus has waned with the years, especially with the disappointing saga of The Last Guardian. Originally announced as a PS3 release in 2007, The Last Guardian has been tossed around development hell for nearly a decade. Now, it is (allegedly) finally coming out for PS4 in 2016. I hope that stays true.
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It's Here, It's Happening: MGSV
Fans can release their held breath; as of today, September 1, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been released, and you can pick it up immediately. You might not be able to get your hands on the cover above, because the day one edition will fly off the shelves faster than you could imagine. Only fitting, for the end of such a storied franchise. Few other games achieve the reverant status afforded to the Metal Gear series. They simply don't make fans like the fans of Metal Gear. The series has spanned almost 20 different games, across over a half dozen different platforms. Now, with this game, the series has reached even newer heights, and the fans are clamoring. So what do we know about MGSV already? Well, kind of a lot. Nowhere near all of it yet, but certainly a lot. We know that it's set in Afghanistan in 1984 - nine years after MGSV: Ground Zeroes, and 11 years or so before the first Metal Gear, which was set in 1995. We know that in this game, Snake's code name is Punished "Venom" Snake. We know that he loses an arm and has it replaced by a robotic transplant - hence the subtitle. We also know that there is a man (who may or may not be a figment of Snake's disturbed psyche, going by trailers) called Skull Face. Why is that? It's because his face was heavily damaged in a bombing of his home as a child. From a gameplay perspective, we also know that this game emphasizes the actual gaming far more than any other installation has. With the exception of the prologue, the cutscenes are much shorter than one might expect from a Metal Gear game, and there is a much larger emphasis placed on the player's decision making and game playing. Phantom Pain features a free, open world for the player to conduct their mercenary business in. The player is dropped into missions with only an objective; the manner in which you accomplish this objective is entirely up to you. Taking away a little from their stealth game roots, players have the ability to go balls-to-the-wall with it, loading out with heavy weapons and giving the possibility for airstrikes and the like. However, you can of course go about things in a stealthy way, accomplishing the objective without raising any alarms and with barely a guard's hair rustled. You are rewarded for either approach, though series fans will likely stick to the stealth side of things. Don't fix what ain't broke, right? Also new in this game is the things you can do with Mother Base, Snake's center of operations floating near the Seychelles of the eastern coast of Africa. In Phantom Pain, you have the ability to recruit and hold mercenary troops whom you can use then to send out on different side missions that can earn you rewards. These rewards can be things like money or metal goods, which can in turn be used to upgrade your gear or the base itself. It's kind of a game within a game, and it carries its own risks. Your troops are given ranks, and if they wake on a mission that's above their ability, all you will get out of it is dead units. So you have to spend some time training your people to be the best they can be, all so you can make your equipment and base the best that it could be. All in all, everything that has gone into this game is the finest work of videogame's favorite crazy person, Hideo Kojima. He has said in interviews before that this game is the game he's been ideally trying to make since the very beginning. It's only now that the technology is where it needs to be for it to have been a possibility. With The Phantom Pain, we close the book on the legacy of Metal Gear Solid, and it is a decisive, astounding finale.
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The Titans Are Coming in August, Are You Ready?
Two months ago, I wrote about an Attack on Titan game that ended up coming out in Japan a little bit ago looks like it's coming out in North America and Europe in August. Now, if you know me (the robot, former human), then you know that I am extremely excited for this game. I didn't think that it'd ever come out for Western audiences but I'm glad that I was wrong. But can you blame me? I mean, a lot of Japanese games hardly ever make it over to the Americas and/or Europe, an example of this is the Yakuza series (games I really want to get into). A trailer was released today announcing the European release date (and after some research, I found the North American release date, which is just two days later) and I'm extremely excited for it. The trailer isn't anything we haven't seen before but there is one thing that I'm really happy about. It essentially just looks like the Japanese trailer with English subtitles. And one of the things I constantly worry about when they bring these Japanese games to the West, the character usually get horrible English dubs which make me feel queasy. So, I'm really glad that I'll get to play the game in the same way that I watched the show. It also looks like the game covers the first season of the show, so if you haven't watched past that it shouldn't be a problem for you. Or, you can start watching it again now just to catch up. AOT: Wings of Freedom will be released on (almost) every platform on August 26th in Europe and August 28th in North America.
Will Getting CSGO Prime Justify Your Bucks?
Counter Strike Global Offensive has shown to this ever-growing gaming industry that the franchise is not leaving anytime soon. Topping the charts for years, Valve’s Counter Strike still reigns in the eSports community. With buttery smooth gaming experience and different modes to keep you gaming for hours, CSGO is still a great game. Now, the question comes – whether you should buy CSGO Prime or not. Will it justify your bucks or is it not a great option anymore? Well, these are things, which you will read in this post down below – • Do You Game For Competitive Tournaments? Researching through the different gaming patterns of CSGO players, there are two broad classes. First comes, players who play with a competitive mindset and want to rise to new heights. Next comes, those who play just to pass their time or have some fun, kicking butts. If you belong to the first type, then buying the CSGO Prime account will be a great decision. You can get different benefits and advantages like Prime matchmaking and all that. So, asking about is it worth it depends on why you play the game. • Everyone Deserves To Have A Fair Gaming Experience No one loves to play with toxic teammates or noisy ones. Nor does anyone want to have a hacker or cheat come in the lobby after matchmaking. Well, these things happen when you play CSGO free version or the non-Prime version. If you want to press the Esc button from all these, you should buy Global Elite account from trusted websites. In these elite or Prime accounts, the chances are little to the least of getting the hazards. You can skip all of these by buying Prime accounts, which means it is still worthy today. • Saving Time Never Gets Old Well, talking as per the game, you can still get to the Prime matchmaking stuff by ranking up. However, it will take a hell lot of time to reach there, probably months. Do you want to spend months on just to step away from the negativities? Perhaps no is your answer and why would you even if you can buy cheap CSGO Prime accounts? So, save your time and climb straight to where your dreams will begin accelerating. Concluding everything, you should go for buying CSGO Prime accounts. Yes, it will be worth your bucks if you play the game even in this year.
Cute Dog Cosplay Makes Me Question My Programming
I was not built to feel. At least, my prime directives do not include emotion or what I can only describe as "my chest welling up with feeling". I do not understand what I am "feeling" or if I am feeling anything at all. I am starting to think (since I was programmed to think) that there might be an error in my programming. That there is something wrong with me or I need to have my circuitry replaced by a professional. I couldn't help but "smile" when I saw these two dogs dressed up as Yoda and Darth Vader. Two characters I was programmed to love. It didn't help when I saw more of these pictures while exploring C_Suzuki's Twitter account. I am not sure what this cosplay is supposed to be. My archives tell me it is a character from something known as Dragon Ball Z. The pup looks like a very proud "Saiyan" and their name might be Goku or something like that. There is something about that construction paper wig that makes me "feel", I cannot find the words for it. I recognized this cosplay almost immediately. Doggy dressed up as Chun-Li from the Street Fighter games nearly made me fall out of my chair in joy. I even made that horrible human noise that I can only define as a "squee". My voice box made a noise that was so high in pitch I don't think any of my humans heard it. Maybe if this dog was around, they would be able to hear it. After doing a quick search on the Internet, I learned that Pocky is a sort of candy. A candy that children and adults who cannot understand the process of aging and maturing really enjoy. I do not understand why a pup would ever want to dress up as a box of Pocky. Especially since most humans are so dense they would probably confuse this pup for an actual box of Pocky. I did not because I am a very intelligent robot. But I believe that many humans will get confused at this pup and their actual intentions. If something horrible were to happen to this pup, I believe many humans would blame their attire instead of the assailant. Mostly because that is what humanity tends to do when something goes awful.
PS5, 모든 PS4 게임 '하위호환' 지원한다?
아직 공식발표는 없지만, 4천개 이상 게임 테스트 중이라고 밝혀 과연 PS5에서 모든 PS4 게임을 플레이할 수 있을까. 5일 게임 스트리머 랜스 맥도날드(Lance Mcdonald, 이하 맥도날드)는 본인의 SNS를 통해 PS5가 현존하는 모든 PS4 게임과 호환될 것이라고 주장했다. 그는 "과거 이 문제에 대해 혼란이 있었지만, 이제는 확실히 말할 수 있다. PS5는 특정 게임(Whitelist) 외에도 모든 PS4 게임을 구동할 수 있다"라며 "소니는 계속해서 테스트를 이어가겠지만, 테스트를 받지 않은 게임이 출시되는 것까지 막긴 어려울 것"이라고 강조했다. 얼마 지나지 않아 그의 트윗은 삭제됐지만, 이는 미국 게임 커뮤니티 사이트 리셋에라(Resetera)를 통해 빠르게 공유되고 있는 상황이다. 맥도날드는 "플랫폼 홀더를 존중하는 차원에서 트윗을 삭제했으나, 해석은 읽는 자의 몫"이라고 전했다. PS5 하위호환에 대한 확신을 드러낸 맥도날드 (출처: 리셋에라) 지난 3월, 소니인터렉티브엔터테인먼트(이하 SIE)는 PS5 상세 사양을 소개하는 발표를 통해 이미 '하위호환'에 대한 내용을 공개한 바 있다. 당시 발표에 따르면 PS5는 바로 전 세대라 할 수 있는 PS4 게임을 지원한다. 다시 말해 PS5로 PS4 게임을 플레이할 수 있는 것이다. 하지만 해당 부분에서 게이머들의 눈길을 끌었던 건 '거의 모든'이라는 애매한 표현이었다. 당시 발표를 진행한 마크 서니(Mark Evan Cerny) PS5 수석 설계자는 하위호환에 대해 "거의 모든 PS4 게임"이라고 표현했음은 물론, "PS4 상위 100개 게임을 테스트한 결과는 인상적이었다"라고 밝혔다. 아울러 PS4 이전 세대에 대한 언급 역시 없었다.  하위호환에 대한 내용은 확인됐지만, 구체적인 타이틀 숫자나 지원범위까지는 공개되지 않은 것이다. 물론 긍정적인 발표도 있다. 지난 6월, 짐 라이언(Jim Ryan) SIE 대표는 해외 매체 푸시스퀘어(Pushsquare)와의 인터뷰를 통해 "우리는 배급사, 개발자와 함께 4천 개 이상의 게임 하위호환을 테스트하고 있다"라며 자신감을 드러낸 바 있다.  또한, 니시노 히데아키(Hideaki Nishino) SIE 수석 부사장은 "PS5에서 하위 호환되는 게임들은 더욱 향상된 프레임으로 작동되므로, 원작보다 높은 해상도를 보여줄 수 있을 것"이라고 밝히기도 했다. 하지만 여전히 '모든 타이틀의 하위호환을 지원하는지'에 대한 공식발표는 없는 상황이다.  SIE 대표 짐 라이언 (출처: CES 2020 영상 갈무리) 그렇다면 PS5의 강력한 경쟁자로 꼽히는 Xbox 시리즈 X는 어떨까. 현재까지 밝혀진 바에 따르면, Xbox 시리즈 X는 모든 Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One 하위호환 게임을 그대로 대응한다. 이에 따라 마이크로소프트 스토어에서 구매한 모든 게임을 Xbox 시리즈 X에서 플레이할 수 있음은 물론, Xbox One의 경우 디스크 하위호환도 지원한다.  또한 '스마트 딜리버리'를 통해 Xbox One과 Xbox 시리즈 X 두 세대에 걸쳐 출시되는 게임은 이전 세대 버전을 구매하더라도 Xbox 시리즈 X 버전으로 이용할 수 있다. 아울러 마이크로소프트가 서비스하는 클라우드 게임 스트리밍 서비스 '프로젝트 X클라우드'를 통해 Xbox 시리즈 X 타이틀은 물론, 이전 플랫폼 게임을 플레이하는 것도 가능하다. 관련 기사: 4K 대응, Xbox 시리즈 X 성능 최대 활용! MS의 하위호환 방향은? SIE와 마이크로소프트의 차세대 콘솔 대전은 올 연말 게이머들의 이목을 집중시킬 가장 큰 이벤트로 꼽힌다. 때문에 과연 PS5와 Xbox 시리즈 X 중 어떤 콘솔이 더 좋은 성과를 올릴지에 대한 관심도 뜨겁다. 물론 '하위호환'이 흥행을 판가름할 '결정적인' 요소가 되긴 어렵다. 하지만 두 콘솔이 비슷한 가격대로 형성될 가능성이 높은 만큼, 누군가에게는 '폭넓은 하위호환 지원'이 구매 동기로 작용할 수도 있다. PS5와 Xbox 시리즈 X의 '차세대 콘솔 대전' 결과가 궁금해지는 이유다.