Bungie Weekly Update Promises Shot Gun Nerf

The latest Bungie weekly update (full text here) has a few major news items.

First the game is officailly being patched to 2.0.1, which Bungie promises will bring with it more legendaries and easier ways to acquire them.  This begins with the quest to unlock the elusive Sleeper Simulant. which started this week and had many players scrambling. This was not the first time a weapon has been incredibly hard to get in destiny (who remembers Gjallarhorn?) but it is the first time an event has been based around one.  According to Design Lead Tyson Green ” he response to Sleeper Simulant was humbling because we did not predict the community reaction. When we try new things, players often teach us a lesson about how to do it better, and this one has us thinking hard about how Quests communicate their availability” in summary, this was a good try, but there could be improvements in the future

Second, a large missive was posted on shotguns in the crucible. I wont tease, heres the real meat “With the deployment of Update 2.0.1, we will wholesale remove the Shot Package perk from all Shotguns. Any shotgun with Shot Package (depending on the exact weapon) will now have Close and/or Personal, Crowd Control, or Knee Pads. This change has not negatively impacted our PVE playtests.” For those of you who dont play destiny, that means that Shot guns are no longer effective at long range (as they should be).  I personally think this change is long overdue, and will be glad to see it go in to effect in the crucible.

check out the full dev blog for the rest of the changes coming in the new patch!


Rememoried | Review

Review Written By: Focks

Rememoried is an indie game developed by Vladimir Kudelka and published by Hangonit. It is a first-person adventure game with puzzle game elements. A very minimalistic, surreal game focused on the exploration of the levels.

One of the main ideas of this game is that dreams become memories, and those memories are then turned back into dreams. Vladimir’s own dreams and memories have influenced the making of the game. One dream can modify previous dreams. Falling asleep while stargazing can make your dreams much more intense.

Many of the levels hover between being abstract and concrete and focus on imagery of that specific level. Flickering pixels and misplaced polygons can be seen in many of the levels. The game is visually stunning and exploring the levels before figuring out how to beat them will let you experience the beauty of this game.

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Star Wars BattleFront Beta Now Open On PC

After a long gruelling wait – andwatching Twitch streamers and YouTubets posting their first impressions – the Star Wars Battlefront beta is available through Origin for all to try!

If you had the foresight to pre-load the beta than you can jump right in and get in on the action. For those of you who haven’t – there is a mandetory 7.5GB download required.

We previously also posted the recommended System Specs for Battlefront. Hopefully your rig is up to the task.

Star Wars Battlefront’s beta is available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 for all until October 12th. It allows players to try the Battle on Hoth Walker Assualt level as well as the brand new point control Drop Zone mode and finally a horde like wave defence mode.


SEGA Releases Retro 3DS Theme

If you are like me and grew up playing Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 on the original SEGA Genesis than you might welcome the news that SEGA has released a brand new 3DS home screen theme centered around their classic 16-bit console.

Both the Genesis and Game Gear themes are complete with the timeless “SEGGGGA!” Scream that became so iconic in the ’90s. Both themes are priced at $1.99 USD in the E-Shop.

Other hardware themes will be released in the coming months. No word yet on exact European release.



Bobs Burgers has been renewed for another season by Fox

Fox announced yesterday that they have renewed  Bob’s Burgers through seasons seven and eight. The much loved show is one of Foxes more racy cartoons, and along with Family Guy and the Simpsons has a history of tackling difficult social issues and framing them in humor.

David Madden, Fox’s president of entertainment, said in a press release

“Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America’s most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons,” . “We look forward to seeing what Bob and the family will cook up in seasons seven and eight.”

The Emmy-winning animated program was created by Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive in 2011, and stars H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, and Eugene Mirman, as well as, John Roberts  and Kristen Schaal .

The series will celebrate it’s 100th episode this season and will bring on a barrage of special guests including Jenny Slate, Zach Galifianakis, Wanda Sykes and Steve Buscemi.




LT Morales Helps Patch Up Heroes of The Storm In New Game Update

Lt. Morales the recognizable Terran medic from the StarCraft series joins Heroes of the Storm with the release of the latest patch. For those of you who have played StarCraft or its 2010 sequel will instantly recognize her. During development she was simply known as “The Medic” before being given a more formal name.

Her basic abilities allow Lt. Morales to heal 20% of a teammate’s health or grant them a significant damage reduction. Her Heroic abilities allow her to grant allies an absolutely unheard of attack speed bonus or call in the iconic StarCraft Medivac for transport and healing.

There are a whole swath of Hero and Gameplay adjustments. Click here for the full breakdown from Blizzard.

You can read Lt. Morales’ abilities below as well as her debut trailer.


Caduceus Reactor

  • Regenerate 3% of your maximum Health per second after not taking any damage for 4 seconds.

Basic Abilities

Healing Beam (Q)

  • Heal an ally for 20 Health per second as long as they are in range. Reactivate to switch targets, or activate your Trait to cancel channeling.

Safeguard (W)

  • Grant target ally Resistant, reducing damage taken by 25% for 3 seconds.

Displacement Grenade (E)

  • Fire a grenade that explodes on the first enemy hit, dealing damage, and knocking enemies away.

Heroic Abilities

Stim Drone (R)

  • Grant an allied Hero 75% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.

Medivac Dropship (R)

  • Target a location for a Medivac transport. For up to 10 seconds before takeoff, allies can right-click to enter the Medivac.

Nintendo Launching Splatoon & Mario Kart 8 Bundle In Europe

Nintendo Europe has unveiled a brand new retail bundle for their latest console which includes a black 32GB Wii U, a digital copy of Splatoon and a pre-installed copy of last year’s surprise hit Mario Kart 8. According to their official press release the Marrio Kart + Splatoon Premium Bundle will see a limited release across Europe starting October 30th and is subject to availability. This makes it sound like this bundle might be a limited time thing – so if you haven’t jumped on the Wii U yet here is your chance to pick up two of the system’s games along with the console itself.

As of the writing of this article no pricing has been announced and was not available via Press Release or Nintendo’s official website.


Nintendo launches Splatoon Stat Site SplatNet

Nintendo has launched a companion stat-tracking and social meet up site. The site is called SplatNet and is now available.

You’ll need to log in with your Nintendo Network ID (and if you play any Nintendo title online you already have this) and you’re set to go. You can recruit friends for Splatoon battles, view rankings and equipment, and more! This site can be viewed on desktop or mobile devices.

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Web and Mobile Miiverse Updated Today

If you’ve been on Miiverse on your desktop or mobile device today you’ll notice a layout change. The change also brings advertising to the website, though these aren’t very intrusive.

The change also allows users to browse the Nintendo social network without being logged in, which wasn’t possible before the update. Of course you’ll have to log in to “yeah” any posts.

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New Call of Duty Black Ops Three Trailer Shows Cybercore abilities.

No Cybercore is not yet another genre of electronic music its actually the latest game mechanic to be shown off by the Treyarc for their new Call Of Duty game. The trailer is a bit short at just 1:45 but it demonstrates much. The Cybercore abilities appear to be geared towards the campaign and or a horde or zombie type mode.  The ones revealed in today’s trailer are an enhanced melee (cause CODs already one hit kill melee needs more power) an ability that detonates enemies grenades, and a swarm of “fireflys” which autonomously damage and kill enemies. The trailer suggests that this is just one of several suites of different abilities that players will have access to in the complete game. Check out the trailer below.

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