Bungie To Destiny 2 Players: "Don't Buy The Spicy Ramen Coupon Emblem"

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Bungie To Destiny 2 Players:

People selling emblem codes online is nothing new but with Bungie Day right around the corner, there is a small warning from the studio to try to save Destiny 2 players a couple of bucks. The long and short of it? Don't buy the Spicy Ramen Coupon emblem. It's not a scam in relation to phishing info, it's just a crappy thing to do with a gift that's meant to be free for the community

The senior community manager for Bungie took to Twitter to do two things: warn players against paying money for something that is going to be free, and to ask dataminers to please — for the millionth time — stop spoiling surprise content. 

Don't buy the Spicy Ramen Coupon emblem.
It's meant to be a free gift on Bungie Day, from us to you.

Dataminers - please stop spoiling content, whether it be story or emblem codes. I know it can be exciting to be the first person with cool info, but please respect the fun.

Final Fantasy 9 Is Getting An Animated TV Series

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Final Fantasy 9 Is Getting An Animated TV Series

So many games are getting movie and television adaptations, and one more just got added to that growing list. Final Fantasy 9 is the latest gaming adventure to get its own animated series. The company in charge of production promises that it will be a kid-friendly adventure that fans will love. 

The Final Fantasy 9 animated series is being developed by French Cyber Group Studios alongside Square Enix. The goal for the studio is to begin production at the end of 2021, or the beginning of 2022 at the latest. “The games have a strong co-viewing potential,” said Pierre Sissmann, the CEO of Cyber Group Studios, to Kidscreen.  He added that this series will appeal to both those familiar with Final Fantasy and for those just coming to it, giving both a chance to immerse themselves within a beloved universe.

Activision Blizzard Shareholders Reach Consensus On Say-On-Pay Plan

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Activision Blizzard Shareholders Reach Consensus On Say-On-Pay Plan

After a delay on the decision, Activision Shareholders have reached a consensus regarding the company's Say-on-Pay proposal. The Board of Directors has also seen mass re-elections across the company with an average of 96% of votes. 

The decision regarding Say-on-Pay was delayed initially after a complaint was lodged about "misleading information" surrounding the proposal. According to the company, that information was allegedly a swaying factor in whether or not shareholders would pass the compensation plan. This conversation is ongoing, especially in relation to Bobby Kotick's salary, the current Chief Executive Officer, and how those profits are filtered going forward.  

Ska Studios Shows Off 10 Minutes Of Salt And Sacrifice Gameplay

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Ska Studios Shows Off 10 Minutes Of Salt And Sacrifice Gameplay

During Summer Games Fest, Ska Studios pulled the curtain back on Salt and Sacrifice, the sequel to the cult favorite, Salt and Sanctuary. The premier trailer provided glimpses of the dark and likely challenging follow-up, but a new gameplay video offers an unnarrated, uninterrupted walkthrough of the game in action.

The footage premiered as a part of GameSpot’s Play For All stream. It shows off the protagonist, a custom created paladin which is one of the game’s eight classes. Gameplay retains the 2D hack n’ slash combat with FromSoftware style trappings. It gives a look at a pair of boss fights, one of which is against a giant pyromancer, and how the character uses a grapple hook to quickly scale environments. 

At one point, the player summons an ally to fight alongside them. Salt and Sacrifice features both local and online co-op, and that assistance will likely be invaluable if the experience is as difficult as its predecessor (which it likely will be). Enjoy the action below. 

Death Stranding Director's Cut Confirmed As PS5 Exclusive, New Stealth Mechanics Added

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Death Stranding Director's Cut Confirmed As PS5 Exclusive, New Stealth Mechanics Added

The Death Stranding Director’s Cut was first revealed during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. The trailer that was shown gave not-so-subtle nods to Hideo Kojima’s classic Konami franchise, Metal Gear Solid. Death Stranding protagonist, Sam, infiltrates an underground M.U.L.E. base and almost decides to use a Fragile Express cardboard box to sneakily get around the compound; we all remember doing the same thing as Snake back in the day. Moreover, new information about the Director’s Cut rating, console availability, and mechanics (possibly inspired by Kojima’s work on espionage games) have come to light in a recent announcement. 

Death Stranding Director's Cut (PS5) has been rated by the ESRB: https://t.co/avozcRxk0i pic.twitter.com/NFvOwfwIJG

Much of the text released on the Director’s Cut ESRB page remains the same as the base version of the game. There’s still a Mature rating, but now we know that Sam’s journey across a desolate, haunted, and isolated America is coming exclusively to PlayStation 5. However, some new stealth mechanics are hinted at in an extra sentence, “...players can perform stealth takedowns of enemies (e.g., strangling characters from behind).” You can read the entire passage in Gematsu's Twitter thread above.

Blue Box's PS5 Exclusive Abandoned Coming To PC "Eventually"

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Blue Box's PS5 Exclusive Abandoned Coming To PC

Coming off weeks of speculation over whether their new game Abandoned is a stealth Hideo Kojima project, Blue Box Game Studios has revealed some information about another platform this game might be released on.

Abandoned is currently slated for an exclusive release on PlayStation 5, but according to a couple of tweets from the studio over the weekend, that may only be a matter of console exclusivity. In response to someone claiming they don’t own a PS5, Blue Box responded with, “The PC community will rejoice,” and when asked straight out if Abandoned was coming to PC, “Eventually” was the answer given. It’s unclear whether this is a timed exclusivity deal or if work on the PC version is set to happen at a later date.

Battlefield 2042 Reveal Causes Battlefield 4 Server Capacity Increase

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Battlefield 2042 Reveal Causes Battlefield 4 Server Capacity Increase

When DICE shared its first look at Battlefield 2042, the FPS love and hype went through the roof. From weaponized tornados to a rework of how classes operate within the open verticality of some of the largest maps in the franchise's history, it's easy to see why shooter fans are excited to get their hands on the latest adventure. While we still have some time yet to wait, FPS players have been swarming Battlefield 4 to brush up on those aiming skills. So many players, in fact, that the studio has had to increase the server capacity. 

EA provided a notice to Battlefield 4 players, saying that the company has noted the longer queue times and the excitement for what's next. Because of that, the server capacity has been increased in the US West region to compensate for the influx in traffic: 

One thing that Battlefield 4 players loved about that iteration of this series is its verticality. Battlefield has always been known for its expansive maps and freedom of terrain. While the franchise has lost a little of that through the years, Battlefield 2042 looks to herald in a new wave of extensive ground to cover, taking players to all corners of the world to be the best of the best through a competitive online lens.

New Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Trailer Teases A Hardened Journey For Salvation

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New Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Trailer Teases A Hardened Journey For Salvation

Earlier this month, Netflix shared a brief teaser trailer for The Witcher season 2 with Ciri front and center. Now it's Geralt's time to take back the spotlight with a new video showcasing the "White Wolf" as shared by the star himself, Henry Cavill. Cavill took to his Instagram to share a new look at the upcoming season, plus a closer inspection of his new and improved armor.

The video is short but, paired with the constant chase for salvation, is incredibly powerful. Following the assumed death of a major character in the first season and the confirmation of their return and a possible Wild Hunt, season 2 is going hard to see how truly dark this series can be. Check out our latest look below to see the latest teaser for the series adaptation: 

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Tekken X Street Fighter Officially Dead, Was ‘30 Percent Complete’

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Tekken X Street Fighter Officially Dead, Was ‘30 Percent Complete’

Tekken X Street Fighter, the long in-development crossover game that was first announced in 2010, is officially dead according to Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada. Not to be confused with Street Fighter X Tekken, which was revealed at the same time and launched in 2012, Bandai Namco’s side of the crossover coin spent 11 years in development limbo with minimal updates on its status. 

For those of you saying “Well, duh,” remember that the game’s cancellation was never publicly confirmed. Harada insisted for years that the game was still happening. However, on a recent episode of Harada’s Bar, a video talk show the designer launched earlier this year where he chats with guests and answers questions from a secret bar location, the topic of Tekken X Street Fighter arose. 

“We were working really hard on that,” says Harada. He goes on to praise the “really nice” models they designed, particularly for female characters like Chun-Li, but says they independently can’t show anything they made due to Capcom owning the Street Fighter cast. 

Call Of Duty: Warzone Players Are Being Murdered By A Door

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Call Of Duty: Warzone Players Are Being Murdered By A Door

Doors have been an interesting topic of conversation in games over the past year, including how difficult they are to render during the development process. Now I guess they are done being talked about because doors have gone from being difficult to being downright murderous ... at least when it comes to Call of Duty: Warzone. That's right, death by door is now added to the list of things that can kill you in the battle royale adventure. 

Reddit user Rxelik (as spotted by Kotaku) took to the forums to share a weird glitch where a door just straight-up murders. To be fair, the player did charge into it like a bull in a china shop. When the player bounced off of the door, they didn't recover, instead, they laid dying on the ground hoping for a team revival. Doors are dangerous, friends, the more you know: 

The door can be seen in the video above with a large black bar marking it as off-limits. Upon coming up on the clearly barred door, one player said "nay-nay," and decided to charge into it regardless because video clips are funny and sometimes you just have to laugh.