The Real-World Myths Behind Destiny 2’s Exotics

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The Real-World Myths Behind Destiny 2’s Exotics

Be it the Goblins and Minotaurs of the Vex or the Phalanxes and Centurions of the Cabal, the Destiny universe is filled to the brim with references to history and mythology. With Bungie’s reveal of new exotic weapons and armor arriving in Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion, we thought it was time to run through some of the myths behind Destiny 2’s exotics, including two of these new additions.

Announced yesterday for Destiny 2: Forsaken, the Antaeus Wards are exotic titan boots that reflect projectiles while sliding and are perhaps Destiny 2’s coolest mythology tie-in. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, in Greek mythology, Antaeus was the son of Poseidon and Gaea (a.k.a. “Mother Earth”). Antaeus would challenge everyone he met to wrestling matches. He was virtually undefeatable because – get this – he was invincible as long as he was touching his mother, the Earth.

Bungie, you geniuses.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 4)

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Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 4)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled Next, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 5)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 5)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled Next, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 5)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 5)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled Next, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

How Milestones And Mods Are Changing In Destiny 2: Forsaken

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How Milestones And Mods Are Changing In Destiny 2: Forsaken

Although Forsaken promises to give Destiny 2 players plenty of new things to do (a new campaign, two new destinations, the new Gambit mode), it’s also making big changes to some of the things already on offer. This September, fans will find two major aspects have been altered: Milestones, which will become more plentiful and fluid, and mods, which will hopefully become a more meaningful way to customize your gear.

We spoke to Destiny 2 game director Steve Cotton about both of these changes, and he shed plenty of light on how players can expect to change up their guns and weekly schedule around the new mods and milestones in Forsaken.

One of the most prominent changes from the original Destiny to Destiny 2 is the increased focus on weekly milestones. At the start of each week in Destiny 2, you get a fresh new slate of milestones which offer “powerful” loot – the only kind that can increase your power level in the lategame.

How Milestones And Mods Are Changing In Destiny 2: Forsaken

about X hours ago from
How Milestones And Mods Are Changing In Destiny 2: Forsaken

Although Forsaken promises to give Destiny 2 players plenty of new things to do (a new campaign, two new destinations, the new Gambit mode), it’s also making big changes to some of the things already on offer. This September, fans will find two major aspects have been altered: Milestones, which will become more plentiful and fluid, and mods, which will hopefully become a more meaningful way to customize your gear.

We spoke to Destiny 2 game director Steve Cotton about both of these changes, and he shed plenty of light on how players can expect to change up their guns and weekly schedule around the new mods and milestones in Forsaken.

One of the most prominent changes from the original Destiny to Destiny 2 is the increased focus on weekly milestones. At the start of each week in Destiny 2, you get a fresh new slate of milestones which offer “powerful” loot – the only kind that can increase your power level in the lategame.

Opinion – Xbox Is Doing A Great Job Listening To Its Fans This Generation

about X hours ago from
Opinion – Xbox Is Doing A Great Job Listening To Its Fans This Generation

The initial reveal and subsequent launch of Xbox One was less than ideal for Microsoft. Marred by DRM concerns, a shoddy Kinect-focused interface, and inferior hardware, Xbox relinquished its last-gen lead to largely play second fiddle to PlayStation this generation. While PS4 has continued selling well, delivering an inarguably stronger lineup of exclusive titles, the Xbox team has slowly improved its standing and won back the Xbox faithful by listening and reacting to its community in a way never before seen in the console space.

The signs that Microsoft would need to listen to its community more came early, as the company quickly backpedaled unpopular announcements prior to launch. Xbox One’s initial reveal fostered overwhelming hostility surrounding restrictions of offline play and used games while making players buy a Kinect with their console and carrying a higher price point than the competition. With such a groundswell of negativity, Microsoft had no choice but to roll back those announcements.

Opinion – Xbox Is Doing A Great Job Listening To Its Fans This Generation

about X hours ago from
Opinion – Xbox Is Doing A Great Job Listening To Its Fans This Generation

The initial reveal and subsequent launch of Xbox One was less than ideal for Microsoft. Marred by DRM concerns, a shoddy Kinect-focused interface, and inferior hardware, Xbox relinquished its last-gen lead to largely play second fiddle to PlayStation this generation. While PS4 has continued selling well, delivering an inarguably stronger lineup of exclusive titles, the Xbox team has slowly improved its standing and won back the Xbox faithful by listening and reacting to its community in a way never before seen in the console space.

The signs that Microsoft would need to listen to its community more came early, as the company quickly backpedaled unpopular announcements prior to launch. Xbox One’s initial reveal fostered overwhelming hostility surrounding restrictions of offline play and used games while making players buy a Kinect with their console and carrying a higher price point than the competition. With such a groundswell of negativity, Microsoft had no choice but to roll back those announcements.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 4)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 4)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled Next, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 2)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 2)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled Next, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.