Destiny 2’s Latest Exploit Lets You Farm Materials By Doing Nothing

For the entire five-year span of Destiny’s existence as a series, players have been looking for ways to exploit it. Any old Destiny head will speak fondly of the days we had Loot Caves and cheesed bosses without shame. In the pantheon of cheap Destiny exploits, the latest Destiny 2 scheme for scoring loads of materials might take the cake for the amount of effort it requires, which is about as close to zero as you can get.

Polygon explains how you get it done. It’s a very simple process—you just head to one of the Forges Bungie added to the game earlier this year and do nothing. Just die and let the clock run out. You get rewarded with materials just for participating, and unless you manually leave, you’ll be thrown into another Forge round automatically, letting you repeat the process ad infinitum while you construct a perfect pastrami melt.

You should, as Polygon notes, equip the lowest-level gear in your inventory if you want to run this scam, since Destiny 2 will attempt to matchmake you with other players at the same level as you, and jumping into a Forge match with others at your highest possible Light level means you’re more likely to ruin the match for anyone trying to actually run the Forge challenge honestly.

This grift is appealing thanks to one of the latest challenges added in Destiny 2’s Season of Opulence, this summer’s set of themed game updates. The new Tribute Hall lets you pay a new currency called Tributes (get it?) to unlock coveted gear like the Bad Juju exotic pulse rifle. The rifle requires 18 Tributes, which seems reasonable until you realize how costly some Tributes can be—requiring hundreds of the materials you find on each planet, like the Datalattice you earn on Nessus.

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These prices can be brought down by completing new bounties, which will earn you Boons of Opulence. You use these Boons to lower the cost of tributes; each Boon lowers the cost 1 percent. Complete them in succession without dying and the discount stacks, up to 80 percent. The catch, however, is that you are limited in how many Boons you can earn a day: five.

It’s a complicated system with loads of hoops to jump through if you don’t want to completely empty your wallet, and that’s the point: It’s all meant to get you grinding, adding tension with the ever-present danger of losing your days-long process of racking up Boons and making Bad Juju more attainable. Which is why it makes sense that Destiny 2 players would rather just sit back and not do it at all, racking up enough materials to buy the Tributes they need at full price.

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Like with any popular loophole, it’s only a matter of time before the powers that be decide to close it. Until then, feel free to (courteously) stock up on Datalattices and Dusklight Shards. You never know when they might come in handy—or be completely depreciated in the next big shake-up to the Destiny 2 economy. Fortunes are always rising and falling in the Last City.

Source: Kotaku.com

All the games coming to Ubisoft’s new subscription service, Uplay Plus

We first learned about Uplay Plus, the Ubisoft subscription service, at E3 2019. On Tuesday, we learned about the full list of titles that are coming to the platform in September, and it’s an impressive list.

There are over 100 Ubisoft games, including new titles like Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Upcoming titles announced at E3 2019 such as Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs Legion, and Rainbow Six Quarantine will be added to the service when they launch. Much like Origin Premier, it looks as though Uplay Plus will offer access to new headlining games.

In addition, 40 of the 100 games will be premium editions, which means that they’ll come with the base game and all additional content, expansions, and DLC. (This includes Breakpoint and Legion, and presumably Quarantine and Gods & Monsters, once premium versions are solidified closer to release.)

For a game like Rainbow Six Siege, that means that players will have access to all of the Operators, which otherwise need to be unlocked via individual transactions with in-game or real money currencies.

Ubisoft has published a list of all titles coming to the service when it launches in September for $15 a month.

Anno 1800 – Deluxe Edition

Anno 2205 – Ultimate Edition

Assassin’s Creed – Director’s Cut

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Deluxe Edition

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – China

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Russia

Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry – Standalone Edition

Assassin’s Creed II – Deluxe Edition

Assassin’s Creed III + Liberation Remastered

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Gold Edition

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Ultimate Edition*

Assassin’s Creed Origins – Gold Edition*

Assassin’s Creed Origins – Discovery Tour

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Standard Edition

Assassin’s Creed Rogue – Deluxe Edition

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Gold Edition*

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Standard Edition

Beyond Good and Evil

Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood

Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Child of Light

Cold Fear

Far Cry 2 – Fortune’s Edition

Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon (Standalone)

Far Cry 3 – Deluxe Edition

Far Cry 4 – Gold Edition

Far Cry 5 – Gold Edition*

Far Cry New Dawn – Deluxe Edition

Far Cry Primal – Digital Apex Edition

Flashback Origin

For Honor – Marching Fire Edition

From Dust

Gods & Monsters (coming soon)

I Am Alive

Imperialism

Imperialism 2

Might & Magic IX

Might & Magic VII – For Blood And Honor

Might & Magic VIII -Day of the Destroyer

Might & Magic X Legacy – Deluxe Edition

Might & Magic: Heroes II – Gold Edition

Might & Magic: Heroes III – Complete Edition

Might & Magic: Heroes V – Standard Edition

Might & Magic: Heroes VI – Gold Edition

Might & Magic: Heroes VI – Shades of Darkness

Might & Magic: Heroes VII – Deluxe Edition

Might & Magic: Heroes VII – Trial by Fire

Monopoly PLUS

Ode

Panzer General 2

Panzer General 3D assault

POD Gold

Prince of Persia (2008)

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – Deluxe Edition

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

Rayman 2

Rayman 3

Rayman Forever

Rayman Legends

Rayman Origins

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Silent Hunter 2

Silent Hunter 3

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific – Gold Edition

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic – Gold Edition

South Park: The Fractured but Whole – Gold Edition

South Park: The Stick of Truth – Standard Edition

Speed Buster

Starlink – Digital Deluxe Starter Kit

Steep – X Games Gold Edition*

The Crew – Ultimate Edition*

The Crew 2 – Gold Edition*

The Settlers 1 – History Edition

The Settlers 2 – History Edition

The Settlers 3 – History Edition

The Settlers 4 – History Edition

The Settlers 5: Heritage of the Kings – History Edition

The Settlers 6: Rise of an Empire – History Edition

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom – History Edition

Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier – Deluxe Edition

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Ultimate Edition*

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Gold Edition (coming soon)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six – Standard Edition

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 – Gold Edition

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Ultimate Year Four Edition*

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas II

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Quarantine (coming soon)

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – Deluxe Edition

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – Deluxe Edition

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent

Tom Clancy’s The Division – Gold Edition

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ultimate Edition

Trackmania Turbo

Transference – Uplay

Trials Evolution – Gold Edition

Trials Fusion – Standard Edition

Trials Rising – Gold Edition

Uno

Valiant Hearts

Warlords Battlecry

Warlords Battlecry 2

Watch_Dogs – Complete Edition

Watch_Dogs 2 – Gold Edition

Watch_Dogs Legion Ultimate Edition* (coming soon)

World In Conflict – Complete Edition

Zombi

Uplay Plus is set to launch on Sept. 3. Players who sign up for Uplay Plus now will be granted a free trial of the service from Sept. 3-30.

Source: Polygon.com

Taika Waititi will return to direct Thor 4

Thor 4 is moving ahead in development, with Taika Waititi returning to direct the latest installment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This, however, means that his other blockbuster project — the long-gestating manga adaptation Akira — will be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Waititi’s take on the Asgardian hero with Thor: Ragnarok reinvigorated the Avenger, giving a fresh and funny take on the previous long and dreary Thor movies. Avengers: Endgame found Thor with a new outlook on life, going through a dark depression but ultimately coming out of it with a new perspective and feeling of worth. At the end of the movie, he joins the Guardians of the Galaxy as they embark on a search for Gamora.

With Asgard now settled comfortably in a small Scandinavian cove — and Valkyrie leading them as king — Thor is free to go on all the adventures he chooses. Whether or not he’ll make an appearance in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or if his next movie will be Thor 4 is still unknown.

Thor 4 does not have a set release date — in fact, it wasn’t even slated for the next bout of Phase 4 MCU movies. Waititi, meanwhile, next lands in theaters on Oct. 18 with Jojo Rabbit, a dark comedy about a young German boy in World War II whose only friend is an imaginary (and ethnically incorrect) version of Adolf Hitler.

Source: Polygon.com

Over 100 PC Games Will Launch On Ubisoft’s Uplay Plus Subscription

Ubisoft has revealed the full list of games that will be available on Uplay+ when the service launches. First teased at E3 2019, Uplay+ is a subscription-based service that gives you access to a library of games–think along the same lines as EA Access or Xbox Game Pass.

“The value of Uplay+ is that you not only get access to our catalog of more than 100 games and DLC, but you also will be able to enjoy our upcoming releases,” Ubisoft VP of platform and product management Brenda Panagrossi said in a blog post. “Uplay+ subscribers will be able to play Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Watch Dogs Legion premium editions. Couple that with upcoming games like Gods & Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine, Uplay+ is packed with new releases in the first 12 months for only $14.99/month.”

Exclusive to PC, Uplay+ launches with close to a hundred games on September 3. Some of the most notable titles included are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Ultimate Edition, Child of Light, Far Cry 5 – Gold Edition, For Honor – Marching Fire Edition, Rayman Legends, South Park: The Fractured but Whole – Gold Edition, Rainbow Six Siege – Ultimate Year Four Edition, Splinter Cell Blacklist – Deluxe Edition, The Division 2 – Ultimate Edition, Trials Rising – Gold Edition, and Watch Dogs 2 – Gold Edition.

As Panagrossi mentioned, new Ubisoft games scheduled to come in 2020 will be added to the service as well, including Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs Legion. The full list can be found below. The bolded titles will not be available come launch.

Current Uplay+ Game List (Subject To Change)

  • Anno 1800 – Deluxe Edition
  • Anno 2205 – Ultimate Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed – Director’s Cut
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Deluxe Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Russia
  • Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry – Standalone Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed II – Deluxe Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed III + Liberation Remastered
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Gold Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Ultimate Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – Gold Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – Discovery Tour
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Standard Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue – Deluxe Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Gold Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity – Standard Edition
  • Beyond Good and Evil
  • Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood
  • Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway
  • Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
  • Child of Light
  • Cold Fear
  • Far Cry 2 – Fortune’s Edition
  • Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon (Standalone)
  • Far Cry 3 – Deluxe Edition
  • Far Cry 4 – Gold Edition
  • Far Cry 5 – Gold Edition
  • Far Cry New Dawn – Deluxe Edition
  • Far Cry Primal – Digital Apex Edition
  • Flashback Origin
  • For Honor – Marching Fire Edition
  • From Dust
  • Gods & Monsters
  • I Am Alive
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism 2
  • Might & Magic IX
  • Might & Magic VII – For Blood And Honor
  • Might & Magic VIII -Day of the Destroyer
  • Might & Magic X Legacy – Deluxe Edition
  • Might & Magic: Heroes II – Gold Edition
  • Might & Magic: Heroes III – Complete Edition
  • Might & Magic: Heroes V – Standard Edition
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VI – Gold Edition
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VI – Shades of Darkness
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VII – Deluxe Edition
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VII – Trial by Fire
  • Monopoly PLUS
  • Ode
  • Panzer General 2
  • Panzer General 3D assault
  • POD Gold
  • Prince of Persia (2008)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – Deluxe Edition
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
  • Rayman 2
  • Rayman 3
  • Rayman Forever
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Silent Hunter 2
  • Silent Hunter 3
  • Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific – Gold Edition
  • Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic – Gold Edition
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole – Gold Edition
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth – Standard Edition
  • Speed Buster
  • Starlink – Digital Deluxe Starter Kit
  • Steep – X Games Gold Edition
  • The Crew – Ultimate Edition
  • The Crew 2 – Gold Edition
  • The Settlers 1 – History Edition
  • The Settlers 2 – History Edition
  • The Settlers 3 – History Edition
  • The Settlers 4 – History Edition
  • The Settlers 5: Heritage of the Kings – History Edition
  • The Settlers 6: Rise of an Empire – History Edition
  • The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom – History Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s EndWar
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier – Deluxe Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Ultimate Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Gold Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six – Standard Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 – Gold Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Ultimate Year Four Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas II
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Quarantine
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – Deluxe Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – Deluxe Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division – Gold Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ultimate Edition
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Transference – Uplay
  • Trials Evolution – Gold Edition
  • Trials Fusion – Standard Edition
  • Trials Rising – Gold Edition
  • Uno
  • Valiant Hearts
  • Warlords Battlecry
  • Warlords Battlecry 2
  • Watch_Dogs – Complete Edition
  • Watch_Dogs 2 – Gold Edition
  • Watch_Dogs Legion Ultimate Edition
  • World In Conflict – Complete Edition
  • Zombi

We got our first look at Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs Legion at E3 2019. Made by the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey team, Gods & Monsters essentially takes the Atlantis storyline of Odyssey and expands upon it into a full-fledged game where you hunt down monsters from Greek mythology with the weapons and powers of the gods. Rainbow Six Quarantine is a standalone version of Rainbow Six Siege’s limited-time Outbreak mode, which sees Team Rainbow’s Operators fight against waves of zombified humans to stop an infection in PvE combat. Watch Dogs Legion takes the franchise to London, expanding your options in how you take fight tyranny by allowing you to play as any NPC in the city.

Source: GameSpot.com

Joy-Con Drift Is Becoming A Real Problem On The Switch

For months, Nintendo Switch users have been plagued by what’s become known as “Joy-Con drift.” Although they’re not touching the joystick on their Nintendo Switch controller, the console still thinks it’s moving. With no permanent fix being offered by Nintendo, they’re just sick of it.

Recently I’ve been doing nothing but playing the upcoming Switch game Fire Emblem: Three Houses, to finish the game in time for my upcoming review. I, too, have started noticing something funny about my Joy-Con. When I was in the combat screen, where the stick on the right Joy-Con controls the overhead angle of the camera, the camera angle would slowly drift until it was directly overhead. In the school phase of the game, the camera would do the same thing, drifting away from the optimal position unless I kept my thumb on it.

I thought it was just me. Then four other Kotaku staffers mentioned that they’ve also been having problems with Joy-Con drift. That’s about a quarter of us.

It’s a lot more than just the four of us, as it turns out. Two days ago, a thread on the Nintendo Switch subreddit about the issue was upvoted over twenty-five thousand times. This player had started getting issues with drift on their Joy-Con after only four months of use.

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“And before someone says ‘Contact Nintendo and have them repair it,’” they wrote, “I shouldn’t have to spend $4 and two weeks without my Joy-Cons for them to just come back and break again in 4 months.”.

“And before someone says ‘Then buy a do it yourself repair kit for $1,’ again there is absolutely zero reason for me to do that on a luxury controller,” they continued. “And yes I consider $80 a luxury controller because my PS4’s DualShock 4 doesn’t drift for years for me and my Pro controller which has had all of my extensive ‘rough’ playtime on it is also perfectly fine.”

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He also linked to examples of other people having the same problem, like this person who tweeted a video at Nintendo of America.

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That certainly rang true to me. I don’t play many games that require especially rough usage of the Joy-Con on my Switch. I’m not slamming it around playing first-person shooters. Fire Emblem: Three Houses certainly doesn’t require more than gentle movement. Although I’ve had my Switch since it launched in early 2017, the Joy-Cons I’m currently using are newer ones that I bought after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate came out in December.

When you search for “Joy-Con drift” on Twitter, you get dozens of users complaining that their controllers are effectively broken, or asking Nintendo when it thinks this issue will be fixed. It’s similar on the Switch subreddit, where threads about the issue and some possible fixes have been highly upvoted, even as far back as 11 months ago. Fans have taken their controllers apart to try to diagnose the issue. Kotaku reached out to Nintendo for comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.

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Right now, I own a PlayStation 4, a Switch, and a gaming PC. Out of all of them, I think I use my Switch the most, especially if I have friends over or am just playing for pleasure, rather than work. There is so much about this console to love—the portability that allows me to play games on the subway, how easy it is to show my friends how to use it, and the fantastic games that come out on it. My drifting Joy-Con is making me question my previous devotion to the Switch. If I’m having a hardware issue that affects gameplay on controllers that are only a few months old, is my Switch really everything I told my friends it was?

The games may be great—Fire Emblem: Three Houses sure is—but a drifting controller is at best a significant annoyance and at worst a serious impediment to play. When the camera angle changes on the battlefield in Fire Emblem, I lose sight of certain enemy units, leading to what should have been avoidable deaths. In more active games like Super Smash Bros., a drifting Joy-Con could mean that the game won’t register your inputs correctly, causing you to lose matches.

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Fans have not found a permanent fix for this issue, beyond simply tearing out the joystick in the controller and replacing it with another. At least I know what I’ll blame the next time I lose at Mario Kart.

Source: Kotaku.com

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Log Four: Everything And Everyone Else

There are many ways to play through Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers expansion. I am playing as a goggle-wearing Viera Dancer, dancing and damaging my way toward the finish line. I can’t cover all of the job class changes, role-based questlines, and side content before my review drops. But other FFXIV players can certainly tell me all about them.

Viera Dancer Clan Destine is in the home stretch, barreling toward the grand finale of Shadowbringers that Heather Alexandra praised highly last week. I’ve taken to utilizing the game’s glamor system to reset my appearance after every new piece of visible equipment I collect, so Clan looks the same in every cutscene. That’s how wrapped up I am in the tale of the First and the battle against the light.

I would like to shout out the group that ran me through the game’s level 79 Trial last night. As I mentioned in my post about the game’s Trust System, which allows players to run dungeons with NPCs, I get nervous grouping with humans for new content. I worry I will screw up, or tempers will flare and everyone will be tense. Last night’s party, which formed on Goblin 50 minutes before the servers went down, was filled with nothing but pleasant folks encouraging each other to do their best. No one had been through the Trial, an intense two-stage battle against one of the expansion’s most sinister figures. We wiped twice on the second half of the long battle. Each time we discussed what we’d done wrong, sharing words of encouragement. Each time we got a little further. When we finally killed the boss, I wanted to hug everyone in our party. The community that’s flocked around Final Fantasy XIV remains the top of the MMO-playing crop.

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With each new story beat comes a surge of anticipation, mixed with dread that the tale will be told and I’ll have to wait for content updates for more. The end of Clan the Dancer’s journey won’t be the end of my Shadowbringers journey, however. I have plans for the moment when the credits roll.

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For one, I need to check out the Machinist. I spent most of my time using the ranged damage class when it came out in Final Fantasy XIV’s first expansion, Heavensward. My original character, Back Clawtooth, is still sitting in Ishgard with a rifle on his back, waiting for me to return and take control. He’s going to be waiting for a while, possibly forever, as in order to fully experience the sweeping changes to the Machinist job that were made in Shadowbringers, I’m just going to have Clan grab the quest and start from level 30. Sorry, Back.

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I want to play with crafting and gathering a little bit, see how those are going. There are a lot of things to gather and build, so I’ll probably just focus on one of each. Suggestions are welcome.

Other than all of that playing, I’ll also be talking to other players. I am interested to see how healing and tanking jobs look after the changes to those mechanics. I’ve heard from a few Bards that their job has lost much of its utility, with a lot of it going to the Dancer class instead. I’ve got a 60 Bard that I could level up, but time is not on my side, so I’d love to hear from players.

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Ultimately, my review is going to be based on my experience, but Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and other players are part of that experience. If I have to play with a bunch of unhappy Bards (as opposed to the Spoony ones), that’s part of the experience.

So feel free to share your Shadowbringers woes with me in the comments. Tag your FFXIV-playing friends. Sit down and have a chat with your parents about how to heal or mitigate damage, and return here with your findings.

Source: Kotaku.com

The best gaming deals from Amazon Prime Day 2019

Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up shopping holiday held annually for Prime members, brings discounts on millions of products, only a fraction of which are dedicated to gaming. We’ve sorted through the overwhelming pile of deals to bring you the very best in PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 sales.

Unfortunately, Amazon isn’t discounting very many actual video games this year. (Team Sonic Racing, anyone?) However, there are a few deals worth mentioning, especially when it comes to headsets. The excellent SteelSeries Arctis 7 is a particular highlight, on sale for $99.99.

Amazon is discounting a few console bundles today as well. The Switch bundle that Nintendo released a few months ago — which includes a free $35 eShop gift card — is back for Prime Members. A PlayStation 4 Slim bundle sold out already but a PS4 Pro bundle with God of War and Days Gone is on sale for $349.99. And finally an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition bundle with a free Phantom White wireless controller is down to $199.99.

For PC gamers, a bunch of peripherals are on sale, including several from Razer, as well as an ASUS ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop, discounted to $1,249.99.

The best gaming deals from Amazon Prime Day 2018 are below. For deals on board games, DVDs and Blu-rays, and more, check out our storystream below.

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PlayStation 4

Xbox One

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Gaming accessories

Source: Polygon.com

New Call of Duty Endowment Pack available in Black Ops 4 + New PlayStation Dynamic Theme

Activision and the Call of Duty Endowment have released a brand new Call of Duty Endowment Customization Pack first on PlayStation 4.

The new Jump Pack is available on the PS4 Store for $4.99 and all of the profits goes directly to the Call of Duty Endowment charity.

Support civilian careers for veterans through your purchase of the Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Jump Pack for Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode! The pack includes a custom wingsuit, trail and parachute. 100% of proceeds received by the Call of Duty Endowment go directly to helping veterans in the US and UK find high quality civilian jobs. This is a limited time offer that will end once $1 million has been raised for the cause.

In addition, there’s also a brand new Call of Duty Endowment Night Raid theme available on PlayStation 4 for $2.99. Players can select how much they would like to donate when purchasing this theme on the PS4 Store. This theme is exclusive to the PS4 for now.

SOURCE: Activision

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Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Trailer Shows Just How Haunted The Moon Is

The moon is dark and full of terrors in Destiny 2‘s upcoming Shadowkeep expansion. Bungie released a new trailer gives us a more detailed look at the locations you’ll be blasting Hive in this fall. The trailer also includes a few hints about what else might be hiding under the lunar surface.

Bungie first showed the trailer during GuardianCon earlier this month. Mostly, it’s just a video fly-through of Shadowkeep locales set to music. The expansion marks the first time players have returned to the moon since Destiny 1. It was a significant location in that game but has been absent from Destiny 2, until now. But as the trailer demonstrates, Shadowkeep represents an entirely different area from the Hellmouth of the first game, and there seem to be some strange new things hidden within it. Watch the trailer above.

Look closely, and you’ll see red-tinted Hive scattered throughout Shadowkeep, which looks to represent a new faction and might give a suggestion of who these aliens serve. (There’s a lot of Hive lore about the Hive’s leaders and gods, including Oryx the Taken King from Destiny 1, and his siblings, Savathun–a name all over Destiny 2–and Xivu Arath). There are also brief glimpses of a Fallen Vandal, which might suggest the moon’s population of Fallen are fighting the Hive in Shadowkeep, and of a weird-looking Vex Minotaur. He could be one of the Nightmares, the resurrected versions of past enemies that have been awoken on the moon and need you to kill them. Then again, we can also see a Vex gate in the shot. We know Shadowkeep’s new raid will take place in the Black Garden, a special Vex location from the first Destiny, so this Minotaur could be related to that.

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There’s also a shot in the trailer that gives a possible hint at how Shadowkeep will tie into future story developments in Destiny 2. It shows some creepy figures floating in the air somewhere within the Shadowkeep. These could be bodies of the Hive’s Guardian victims (the moon was the site of a massive battle years ago, in which a whole ton of Guardians were permanently killed). Or those figures might not be human at all, and instead related to a new threat teased at the end of Destiny 2’s vanilla campaign. Destiny’s current story suggests there’s another alien race who attacked far in the past, and they’re on their way back to the solar system.

Of course, there’s a whole lot we still don’t know about Shadowkeep, and the new trailer is very thin on details. We’re stuck waiting until the expansion’s release on September 17 to learn more.

Source: GameSpot.com

Experience the Apollo Missions With This Free Flight Simulator

Screenshot: Virtual AGC Open Source (Orbiter simulator)

Windows: If you want to have an even more exciting Apollo 11 week, it’s easy to try out beautiful simulations of different Apollo missions on your PC—for free. All you need is the open-source application Orbiter and the Project Apollo add-on, which is a heck of a lot easier to manage than going to Space Camp.

Though Orbiter can be a pretty hardcore flight simulator, it (thankfully) comes with varying levels of realism and difficulty for more casual players. In other words, if you just want to zoom to the moon and back, you won’t break a sweat trying to figure out the ins and outs of your 1960s-era computer.

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Installing Orbiter and the Apollo mission modules

Orbiter and the Apollo missions currently only run on Windows systems (sorry Mac and Linux users). The good news is that Orbiter has relatively low system requirements, and most PCs and laptops should be able to run it.

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We recommend grabbing some of the official high-resolution texture packs and/or third-party graphics packs, so your trip to space looks as good as possible. Once you have the app up and working, make sure you grab the Project Apollo add-on as well. That’s your key to the moon.

Also, space is pretty quiet—as in, Orbiter doesn’t come with built-in sounds, so you’ll need to also install those if you want a bit more ambience for your trip.

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Once everything is installed, launch the Orbiter_ng.exe file from the Orbiter installation folder. There are plenty of settings you can configure, but it’s recommended that you turn on “Complex flight model,” “Limited fuel,” “Gravity-gradient torque” and “Nonspherical gravity sources” under the Parameters tab.

When you’re ready to play, click the Scenarios tab and select one of Orbiter’s built-in scenarios or one of the Apollo add-on modules, then click “Launch” to initiate the mission. If you find that it’s way, way too over your head, there are some tutorials available. Otherwise, spend some time with Go Play In Space, a super-useful website that’s designed to get you up to speed on Orbiter without overwhelming your non-astronaut mind. (The Orbiter Forum is also an excellent resource.)

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Source: Kotaku.com