Cross-Save Comes To Destiny 2 Next Week

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Cross-Save Comes To Destiny 2 Next Week

Just before E3, Bungie announced that they would be taking Destiny 2 to the next logical level and letting you play the game anywhere you happen to own it with those same guardians. If you switched to PC, or want to, or want to join friends on Xbox One, you can transfer your characters at a then-unspecified date. Now it seems Bungie is ready to launch their cross-save initiative next week.

The news comes from a fairly pithy tweet from the Destiny 2 account, alongside an associated frequently asked questions post.

The questions and answers do clear up a lot of questions for people who haven't been keeping on every aspect of the cross-save changeover. Silver will be kept to the platform you got it on, as will platform-specific weapons, but for the most part all the important aspects of your guardians will be transferred over the cloud with a Bungie account.

Ubisoft CEO Says Splinter Cell Will Be Revisited In Different Forms

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Ubisoft CEO Says Splinter Cell Will Be Revisited In Different Forms

It's been quite a few years since Sam Fisher, the protagonist of the Splinter Cell series, has headlined a brand new game in two-decade old series. While fans have been begging Ubisoft to do more with the goggle-wearing superspy, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that the pressure on a new game is too great. Now Guillemot is changing his tune a bit and appears to be hinting at a new game, but ducking the pressure entirely by going a different, unspecified direction with it.

While in China, Guillemot spoke with outlet GamerSky and confirmed that a new Splinter Cell project is in the works. Don't expect it to be a traditional Splinter Cell game, though.

"There will be some new types of experiments," Guillemot answered when asked specifically about Splinter Cell, "but on more different devices. We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when, because, as you know, it takes time. But each time we have to find the right experience to come back big."

Streamer Ninja Upset About Twitch Using His Former Channel For Explicit Content

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Streamer Ninja Upset About Twitch Using His Former Channel For Explicit Content

Earlier this month, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced that he would be switching to Microsoft's Mixer platform for his future streaming career. The exclusivity agreement was a big boon for Mixer, which has long-struggled with challenging Twitch's Amazon-backed dominance, and theoretically took Twitch's most popular streamer away from them. Since then, Twitch has been using Ninja's username and channel to promote other streamers, which took an ugly turn when one streamer Twitch promoted began airing pornography on their channel. 

Putting aside that using Blevins' 14.7 million-follower channel for advertising other streams seems somewhat petty, Twitch ended up recommending an account airing full-screen pornography with a streaming thumbnail on the page. Twitch then had to apologize to Blevins over the incident.

"The lewd content that appeared on the Ninja offline channel page grossly violates our terms of service," Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said on Twitter. "We've permanently suspended the account in question. We have also suspended [recommending other channels on the channel] while we investigate how this content came to be promoted."

Planned Graphics Improvements For Minecraft Cancelled

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Planned Graphics Improvements For Minecraft Cancelled

At E3 two years ago, developers at Mojang got on stage to announce a host of different Minecraft initiatives, such as an ambitious attempt to get every version of Minecraft into the same ecosystem. Snuck in between several of these announcements was the public reveal of what Mojang called the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack, an optional graphics pack that reskinned the game with higher-resolution textures, better lighting, shadows, and 4K support to come in Fall 2017. Two years later, they have announced that the project has ceased development.

Mojang announced cessation of the Super Duper Graphics pack on their website today, stating that the performance hit was a bit too much for every platform.

"We realise this is disappointing to some of you – there was a lot of enthusiasm for Super Duper from inside and outside the studio – but unfortunately, we aren’t happy with how the pack performed across devices," the developers wrote in a blog post. "For this reason, we're stopping development on the pack, and looking into other ways for you to experience Minecraft with a new look."

Imagination-Powered Adventure Knights And Bikes Releasing Later This Month

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Imagination-Powered Adventure Knights And Bikes Releasing Later This Month

When you're a child, everything seems a little bit bigger and a little bit more dangerous than it actually was. This level of imagination-fueled adventure is the fundamental basis of Knights and Bikes, a story of two girls traversing their neighborhood on a British Island with an adorable artstyle. Today, developer Foam Swords announced that the game will be releasing in just a few weeks on August 27.

The game is developed by Rex Crowle and Moo Yu, two friends who met while working at Media Molecule. Knights and Bikes is itself a coming of age story starring two friends Nessa & Demelza, who have heard tell of a treasure in their sleepy little town and are out to find it.

Knights and Bikes is releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27.

Cyberpunk Tabletop Creator Will Have A Role In Cyberpunk 2077

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Cyberpunk Tabletop Creator Will Have A Role In Cyberpunk 2077

Mike Pondsmith, the creator of the original Cyberpunk tabletop game, has been very active in the development of the highly-anticipated game based on his work. There is a lot of material to adapt and a lot of work to be done; however, the world of Cyberpunk 2077 won't just be adapting its creator's mind. 

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed at E3 this year that Keanu Reeves will be playing Johnny Silverhand, a ghost rockstar who helps the main character on their Cyberpunk journey. In a recent interview with Official Xbox Magazine, Mike Pondsmith confirmed that he does have a role in the game, and that it may include playing bass alongside Johnny. 

"I have a role. I actually recorded for one role, but they came up with a different one for me, but I can’t tell you much more than that. And I’m telling you that because there are a lot of fans who are going, ‘He better be in the game somewhere.' So I’m in the game. I’m figuring what happens is, you know, at some point, [Johnny Silverhand] is playing his guitar and I’ll come out and play my bass [laughs]." 

The Countdown To A Need For Speed Reveal Has Started

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The Countdown To A Need For Speed Reveal Has Started

Electronic Arts has started a countdown toward what is a reveal of some kind for the next Need for Speed. The time on the official website ticks down to Wednesday morning.

A few weeks ago the company listed the game for a 2019 release, but so far no other information has been disclosed about the title.

The Gamescom convention in Germany occurs the week after the reveal, so we hope to find out more about the game then.

NES Games Kung-Fu Heroes And Vice: Project Doom Coming To Switch Online

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NES Games Kung-Fu Heroes And Vice: Project Doom Coming To Switch Online

Two NES games are joining the Switch Online service later this month.

Kung-Fu Heroes, a top-down action title, and the side-scrolling Vice: Project Doom, will both be available for download for Nintendo Switch Online members starting August 21.

A rewind feature is coming soon to Switch Online, which lets you retry a section of gameplay on demand. Read more about it here.

EA Files Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Trademark

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EA Files Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Trademark

Electronic Arts has recently filed a trademark for the name "Plant vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville."

The filing was found in records on the European Union's Intellectual Property Office's website, where it's classified under NICE classes 9 and 41 which identify it as an entertainment product and computer game software.

Considering EA recently sent out alpha play test invites for a new Plant vs. Zombies shooter by the Garden Warfare team, it's very plausible that this trademark is exactly that. Codenamed "Picnic," the game itself is yet to be announced.

Hyper Light Drifter And Mutant Year Zero Are The Next Freebies On Epic Games Store

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Hyper Light Drifter And Mutant Year Zero Are The Next Freebies On Epic Games Store

Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will soon be free on the Epic Games Store.

The digital marketplace has been rotating free games, sometimes one at a time and other times it's two at once. Currently, the colorful puzzle game GNOG is free to nab.

By August 15, GNOG will be replaced by Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero. These two titles will be available until August 22.