Community Solves Destiny 2 Puzzle After Bungie Releases Hint Missing From The Game

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Community Solves Destiny 2 Puzzle After Bungie Releases Hint Missing From The Game

Bungie has revealed that one of the reasons the recent Niobe Labs puzzle that had been stumping player recently was far too difficult because it was actually missing a clue the developer meant to include in the game.

The puzzle, which was eventually decoupled from the content it was meant to unlock because the community couldn't solve it,  involved teams of players working together to decode hints, follow their instructions, and move on to the next "level" of the puzzle. "Unfortunately, a string on Level 7 was improperly removed which would have provided additional information," the company said on its forums yesterday. "In lieu of this missing piece of the puzzle, we are providing the clue below to help players on their quest to complete Niobe Labs once and for all."

Shortly after the hint was revealed, the community was able to finally crack the puzzle, which, having been decoupled from the new Black Armory forge level, simply unlocked a pair of vanity items (an exotic ghost shell and an emblem).

Black Ops 4, Fortnite Lead PlayStation's Most Downloaded Games Of 2018

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Black Ops 4, Fortnite Lead PlayStation's Most Downloaded Games Of 2018

Sony has released their lists of the most downloaded games of 2018 across multiple categories, and while you can probably guess the winners in most fields (you've probably downloaded them!), there are few surprises here.

It should come as no surprise that Fortnite: Battle Royale is the most downloaded free-to-play game on the service, as it's the video game of our time. And while Red Dead Redemption 2 seemed to have more excitement behind it leading up to launch, Black Ops 4 reigns supreme when it comes to sales, meaning the lack of a campaign didn't deter as many people from buying it as a battle royale encouraged them. Meanwhile, the most popular VR game on the platform is Job Simulator, followed by Beat Saber. 

Sony also released a few less obvious categories. The most popular Vita game of 2018 is, say with me... God of War: Collection! Persona 4: Golden follows right behind it, showing why Atlus should probably port it to Switch at some point. Meanwhile, the most downloaded PlayStation Classic game is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (not surprising), followed by Bully (predictable), and Destroy All Humans! 2 (pretty surprising, honestly). The most downloaded theme was the one for Monster Hunter: World, though I'm happy to see the Tropical Skeleton hold it down in the #10 spot. You can find the full lists for each category below.

Destiny 2's Next Balance Update Nerfs Nova Warp And Blade Barrage Supers, Buffs Most Others

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Destiny 2's Next Balance Update Nerfs Nova Warp And Blade Barrage Supers, Buffs Most Others

Destiny 2's first major update since their announced split with publisher Activision is coming soon, and it's shaking up how we think about the current supers meta.

The big focus of the update, which hits January 29, is supers and subclass abilities. Most notably, the damage of the two most notorious super abilities in Forsaken right now, the Warlock's Nova Warp and the Hunter's Blade Barrage supers, are getting toned down and made harder to use. Nova Warp, which allows Warlocks to make short-distance teleports around the map and cause large, deadly explosions, has had its movement speed slowed down, its damage reduced in the Crucible (it won't be able to kill players during their own supers if that super provides damage resistance), and each explosion uses up more super energy, reducing the super's overall duration. This makes it less of a instant-win option for void Warlocks, as it now has to contend with other supers, and players will have to think more carefully about when to unleash it.

What To Watch This Weekend: Overwatch, PUBG, And AGDQ

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What To Watch This Weekend: Overwatch, PUBG, And AGDQ

As everyone's favorite gaming marathon comes to a close, we also get some lower-key events for some of the most popular games in esports.

Awesome Games Done Quick heads into its last stretch today, and before the event is done we should see some killer runs of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastDark Souls III, and of course,  Super Metroid. (Stream / Schedule)

The Overwatch Contenders league pits teams gunning for a spot in the Overwatch League against each other, we have two more weeks of action to look forward to. (Stream / Schedule)

Fallout 76 Developer Room Discovered Containing Every Item In The Game

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Fallout 76 Developer Room Discovered Containing Every Item In The Game

It doesn't seem like Fallout 76 will ever catch a break, as even something as simple as patching out an exploit to stop item duplication is just a precursor to another shoe dropping. From a story posted by Eurogamer, it appears that there are other ways to get items in the game: by finding the secret developer room and just taking them from their infinite supply.

Developer rooms are usually spaces within a game where the developers can test various things or store objects not in use. It basically provides a scalable space to experiment while making the game. A few days ago, people began to whisper about its existence in Fallout 76 on Reddit, with more and more people searching for it. When people eventually got there, they found every blueprint in the game and a single human NPC, the only one in the entire world of Fallout 76, standing there.

It's literally the plot of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Replay – Iron Mans

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Replay – Iron Mans

In 2008, Marvel released Iron Man, which kicked off the Marvel Cenematic universe and rocketed the comic character into a new level of fame. That same year, Sega released a video game adaptation. It was similar to the movie in a lot of ways, but quality was not one of those ways.

Join Andrew Reiner, Suriel Vazquez, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves (who might be the real Iron Man for playing these games) as they play through the first two Iron Man games, dream about future games, and fight Iron Man's greatest villian: poor flight controls. 

Replay – Iron Mans

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Replay – Iron Mans

In 2008, Marvel released Iron Man, which kicked off the Marvel Cenematic universe and rocketed the comic character into a new level of fame. That same year, Sega released a video game adaptation. It was similar to the movie in a lot of ways, but quality was not one of those ways.

Join Andrew Reiner, Suriel Vazquez, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves (who might be the real Iron Man for playing these games) as they play through the first two Iron Man games, dream about future games, and fight Iron Man's greatest villian: poor flight controls. 

Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

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Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

Wade Callender, Gearbox's former in-house lawyer, had been with the Borderlands developer since 2011 through most of 2018. After Callender left the company, Gearbox filed suit against the former employee for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gearbox alleged that Callender misused his corporate credit card for, among other things, vacations, gun club memberships, and "trying to get six-pack abs." A month later in December, Callender filed his own lawsuit against Gearbox and studio head Randy Pitchford, alleging that several verbal contracts from Gearbox and an associated real estate company were left unfulfilled or unwritten. These lawsuits were reported on today by Kotaku.

The fallout of these suits is that the two public filings contain a laundry list of allegations from both parties. In his suit, Callender alleges that Randy Pitchford took a secret $12 million dollar advance from Take-Two for Borderlands, siphoning the money to himself. 

Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance And Salacious Illegal Activities

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Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance And Salacious Illegal Activities

Warning: This story unavoidably contains explicit descriptions of a sexual nature. I'll do my best to tone it down, but be warned, the allegations and defenses both go into detail that may offend or disgust readers.

Wade Callender, Gearbox's former in-house lawyer, had been with the Borderlands developer since 2011 through most of 2018. After Callender left the company, Gearbox filed suit against the former employee for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gearbox alleged that Callender misused his corporate credit card for, among other things, vacations, gun club memberships, and "trying to get six-pack abs." A month later in December, Callender filed his own lawsuit against Gearbox and studio head Randy Pitchford, alleging that several verbal contracts from Gearbox and an associated real estate company were left unfulfilled or unwritten. These lawsuits were reported on today by Kotaku.

The fallout of these suits is that the two public filings contain a laundry list of allegations from both parties. In his suit, Callender alleges that Randy Pitchford took a secret $12 million dollar advance from Take-Two for Borderlands, siphoning the money to himself. 

Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

about X hours ago from
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

Wade Callender, Gearbox's former in-house lawyer, had been with the Borderlands developer since 2011 through most of 2018. After Callender left the company, Gearbox filed suit against the former employee for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gearbox alleged that Callender misused his corporate credit card for, among other things, vacations, gun club memberships, and "trying to get six-pack abs." A month later in December, Callender filed his own lawsuit against Gearbox and studio head Randy Pitchford, alleging that several verbal contracts from Gearbox and an associated real estate company were left unfulfilled or unwritten. These lawsuits were reported on today by Kotaku.

The fallout of these suits is that the two public filings contain a laundry list of allegations from both parties. In his suit, Callender alleges that Randy Pitchford took a secret $12 million dollar advance from Take-Two for Borderlands, siphoning the money to himself.