October 23, 2015

Halo 5: Live Phaeton VTL Trailer

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Microsoft has released a very brief teaser trailer for their upcoming Halo 5: LIVE YouTube event. The Phaeton VTL trailer is done in the style of a smoothly edited car advertisement – with the announcer proclaiming that the Phaeton “flies and s**t”, honestly it’s pretty funny.

Halo 5: LIVE is a six hour long YouTube event leading up to the midnight general release of Halo 5: Guardians. Microsoft is promising a roundtable discussion between the writers of Halo 5 and actor Nathan Fillion (who voices Buck in Guardians and Halo 3: ODST). They’ll also be showing the world premiere of the Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series during the event. Fans from all around the world will also be getting involved – from locations such as New York City, London England and Sydney Australia.

Make sure to check out the Phaeton VTL trailer below and you can get the full Halo 5: LIVE schedule over on the Xbox Official Website.

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Source: Halo Waypoint YouTube


Collect Some Bottle Caps With Real World Fallout 4 Beer

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

You can ensure your survival during a real world nuclear apocalypse not by reserving a spot in a Vaul-Tec vault but by stashing away some bottle caps from a case of official Fallout 4 beer. Bethesda Softworks is partnering with UK brewer Carlsberg UK to offer European Fallout 4 fans the chance to order a case of 12 bottles through Amazon UK, which will ship on November 5th

Currently priced at 29.99 Great British Pounds (approximately $60 CDN) the Fallout 4 official beer ships in twelve 330ML bottles. According to the product listing the Fallout beet has been brewed using a unique blend of malted barleys combined with selected hops, to produce a light coloured lager with a fruity aroma and a crisp bitter finish”.

Fallout 4 is scheduled to be released on November 10th worldwide for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Honestly I think the green bottles with those sweet Vault-Tec style labelling is worth the price of entry alone. It is too bad that this hasn’t been announced in North America as of press time.

Source: Bethesda Press Release



Destinys new Oryx Raid Gets a Hard Mode

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Destiny’s raids have always been hard. The first one took an expert team of 4 players over a week to figure out and complete. So it comes as no suprise that even harder, longer, and tougher raids are a major attraction to the destiny community. Today the hardest yet becomes available at 10AM. This challenge is no joke, Destiny’s lead designer recommends that players taking on the raid have at least a light level of 300. Gavin Irby, lead designer said

“This time, we followed a subtractive approach by building the mechanics early on. For a long time, we play-tested internally in Hard Mode, treating it as the default experience. Once we were satisfied, we removed them to arrive at the Raid you have already played,” he said.

“For the mechanics themselves, we shied away from simply increasing sandbox difficulty (not that it won’t be harder). You’ve had time to hone your strategies and develop a rhythm,” Irby added. “Some of you might even be able to do it backwards, blindfolded, or upside-down. Hard Mode is going to upset that rhythm. We’re going to give you one more plate to spin, and make you think on your feet.”

Many Destiny players hope that this raid will bring another level of difficulty after its normal mode was toppled in just a few hours. The raid has will become officially conquered as soon as players exit to orbit, at which time players will get their rewards.


Destiny Patch 2.0.2 Detailed

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Details have emerged on the next major Destiny update. On the weekly Bungie blog both the date, and content are detailed.  Design lead Lars Bakken tells tell players:

“Last week, it was clear to us that you were frustrated by the Iron Banner reward drops, and rightly so! It turns out that, when we started digging into the issue, we uncovered a nasty bug that affected how Legendary drops happen throughout the Crucible, including Iron Banner. We’re working hard to ensure that the next Iron Banner will work as intended, and be even better than before. These changes will make your entire Crucible career more rewarding. Once the final details are locked, we’ll be sure to share them with you. Thanks for all the feedback, and may the Lords of Iron reward your future bravery.”

bounties are also getting some love, the Forged quest just added in the Taken King expansion will be shortened, and players will be offered more choices on how they complete it. Finally, Players will also be able to turn in multiple quests at once, a long missed feature.

Bungie estimates that the patch will be ready “around Thanksgiving”

the full blog post is available here


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