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Destiny: Rise of Iron trailer leaks

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Are you a fan of Destiny hungry for new content? Well, gear up Guardians because we’ve got some big news.

Ever since poster art for the upcoming Rise of Iron expansion was leaked last May, fans have been speculating what Activision and Bungie have up their sleeves for the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) this June.


Speculate no more. Earlier today, the latest Destiny trailer was leaked and it reaffirms many of assumptions we’ve had about the hugely anticipated update.

Update:The trailer was officially released on the Destiny YouTube Page last Thursday night. The trailer was supposedly ripped from Snapchat and put online. And has since then been taken down by Activision. The leaked trailer confirms the September 20 release date and a new story about the fall of The Iron Lords set in Old Russia.

We were tickled fancy by the appearance of Lord Saladin, handler of The Iron Banner, who appears to be getting a bigger role than ever, possibly a central point of the new plot. For the first time ever, the Titan is shown without a helmet on and with a badass flaming hammer in tow.

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The story also seems to have an emphasis on the The Fallen as the main antagonist.

The trailer also goes on to list all of the new content included in the expansion. Along with the new story players can expect to get:

  • new armors and weapons
  • new strike mission
  • new zone
  • new social space
  • new crucible mode and space
  • new enemy faction and bosses
  • and a new raid

The trailer also reintroduces Gjallarhorn, which was arguably the game’s most famous and powerful weapon in year one. It will be available in a new sleek silver and black colorway for those who preorder the expansion.

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What do you think Guardians? How do you think this affects Bungie and Activision’s plans for E3? Are you excited for Destiny’s newest expansion? Honestly, I am. Sound off in the comments below.

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Source: IGN

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Playdate is a handheld gaming system with a crank

Yes, an actual crank

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If you’re bored of the current gaming console landscape or are simply waiting for the next-gen PlayStation to come out, there’s this new handheld system that might keep you a little busy.

From a company named Panic, which is known for developing the popular game Firewatch, comes the Playdate. It may seem like a simple gaming system at first, but look to its right and you’ll see its defining feature: a crank.


The developer says that some titles will use this analog controller exclusively, while some won’t at all (which, to me, sorta defeats the purpose of placing that game on this console). Everything will be played on its monochrome screen with no backlighting.

You can see it in action here:

The spin here is that the Playdate will come with a subscription of 12 games — delivered to you once a week for 12 weeks. It’s part of the initial cost of US$ 149, but there’s no word yet if there’ll be subscriptions after that and how much they’ll cost.

Each game will be a surprise, which may or not be a good thing. Spending this much on an unproven console — and possibly more for succeeding subscriptions — could end up becoming a costly risk.

Orders will be accepted later this year, while actual shipping will happen in early 2020. For now, you can sign up through the official website to receive updates on its progress.

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Here’s an early look at the Sony PS5’s raw performance

Spoiler: It’s fast!

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Even though Sony dished out some early info on the upcoming PlayStation 5 (should they choose to stick to the numbered naming scheme) and revealed that it’s more than just a mere upgrade, we don’t have any tangible data on what exactly to expect.

Fortunately, Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki was present at Sony’s most recent gaming presentation and had this video to show us:


What you see here is a comparison between the loading times of the PS5 and PS4 Pro. Make no mistake here: The next-generation console is incredibly fast! A lot of credit must be given to the built-in SSD the PS5 will ship with.

This should be taken with a grain of salt, however. Tech demos are often fixed to make the newer (and more expensive) product seem superior. To the next-gen console’s credit, it’ll come with the latest eight-core Ryzen chip and a custom GPU from AMD’s Radeon Navi, which are capable of 8K gaming and ray tracing when put together.

Sadly, we still don’t have a release date and Sony won’t announce anything at E3 next month. For now, savor your PS4 and its growing library of classics.

Via: Kotaku

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Minecraft Earth is like Pokémon Go but with building blocks

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In a move that makes loads of sense, Minecraft is coming to mobile though an augmented reality app similar to Pokémon Go.

It’s called Minecraft Earth and it’s arriving later this year with a beta phase happening during summer. The developers offered this trailer, but it does little to explain how the system would work.


Check it out:

The official website’s FAQ section, however, delves into more of the info we actually care about.

For one, it’ll be free to play and will include several of Minecraft‘s traditional features including world building and discovering/fighting mobs.

Concerning regional availability, the developers aren’t confirming these details just yet. If it’s anything like the issues Niantic experienced with Pokémon Go before, chances are this rollout will be gradual, too.

Finally, for the “Will Minecraft Earth have loot boxes?” question, the website has a definite “No” to answer that.

Minecraft Earth will be available on both Android and iOS. Fingers crossed that there’ll be no delays. 🤞

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