Destiny 2: Beyond Light Season Pass And Season Of The Hunt Guide

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Season Pass And Season Of The Hunt Guide

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is finally here and while launch was a little rocky with server issues, the latest content is an exciting expansion for the Bungie sequel. With a new expansion and a new season to dive into, here is what you need to know about the Beyond Light Season Pass and Season of the Hunt. 

If you're looking to scoop up the perks of the latest Season Pass, you're going to need to be ready to fork over 1,000 silver, which equates to $10. That being said, make sure you didn't just buy the base version of the expansion. There is a Season Edition available that includes with latest Season Pass, including the Digital Deluxe and Collector's editions. For those that have the latter, there are four Season Passes total to enjoy with that purchase. 

Season of the Hunt begins now with the launch of Beyond Light. The end date is set for 91 days post-launch, setting the final day for this season on February 9, 2021. You can learn more about Season of the Hunt with our previous coverage here

Rocket League Races To Next-Gen Consoles This Week

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Rocket League Races To Next-Gen Consoles This Week

Rocket League became one of the premier multiplayer games of this generation, and the fun continues on the next gen. The now free-to-play title launches this week for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 with next-gen upgrades to make it fire on all cylinders. 

The first bit of good news is that your Rocket Pass inventory and progression carries over to next-gen versions via your Epic Games Account. That’s great, given the sheer amount of cars and cosmetics to hit the game over the years. 

A post on the game's official blog breaks down the graphical and performance features for each console. While next-gen Rocket League boasts faster load times and better split-screen performance across the board, each platform has its own individual performance differences: 

Super Mario 35th Anniversary SNL Skit Was All About Balls, Apparently

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Super Mario 35th Anniversary SNL Skit Was All About Balls, Apparently

Saturday Night Live went back to the basics by celebrating Super Mario 35th Anniversary. In true SNL fashion, the skit was funny, but focused a lot on "popped" nuts, all thanks to Mario...we think.

The Super Mario skit in question is meant to mimic the reflection videos that are so hot, featuring a variety of people reflecting back on the series such as sales VPs and streamers. It starts out normally enough: talking about sales impact, how this franchise is a staple in gaming history. Then, it gets a little weird. 

"GameSpot.com Reviewers" Josh Allen and Jake Cook begin their reflection talking about how they couldn't wait to rush home to play. That rush was met with tragedy, as Josh hit a bump with his bike and smashes down, hard, on his...um, his balls. The talk didn't end there though, instead of brushing right on by the embarrassing story, the actors talk about how bad the testicular misadventure truly was, recounting the sound them "popping" when hit with the bike's bar. 

Epic Asks Fortnite Players About Possible Monthly Subscription, Reception Surprisingly Positive

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Epic Asks Fortnite Players About Possible Monthly Subscription, Reception Surprisingly Positive

Fortnite has evolved immensely since Save the World and Battle Royale made its debut with countless concerts, crossovers, and rotating events. The online title continues to change and further grow in its potential, and it looks like that growth could encompass a subscription model. Surprisingly, gamers didn't seem to hate that idea. 

A survey from Epic Games has been making its rounds on the internet, questions regarding what fans want to see in the future. The below Reddit post shows off a portion of the survey in which Epic asks if Fortnite players would be into the idea of a subscription model that includes the following: 

According to the survey, the monthly cost would come out to $14 a month. 

New Destiny 2: Beyond Light Video Offers "Truth Beyond The Tale", Patch 3.0.0 Revealed

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New Destiny 2: Beyond Light Video Offers

It's Destiny 2: Beyond Light launch day and to help Guardians get amped up after last night's event, Bungie revealed a new video called "Find Truth Beyond The Tale." This lore catchup video details the Light's fight against the Darkness and what that means for Guardians going forward. 

"None of us will ever escape the endless cyle of war between Light and Dark unless we look for truth beyond the tale," reads the below video's official description as it provides a small deep dive into the history between the Fallen and Guardians themselves before we head off to Europa. 

Beyond Light makes its debut today for all platforms, bringing with it a wave of new content as some of older game features head into the vault. Update 3.0.0 brings with it vendor armor changes, how engrams in-game are used, an overhaul to the game's economy, and a brand new class with Stasis. 

PS5 Games Won't Be Region-Locked

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PS5 Games Won't Be Region-Locked

The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 weren't region-locked, giving gamers a chance to play their favorite games no matter where the studio is located. Sony is carrying on that philosophy with the PlayStation 5, as confirmed by a recent update to the PS5 FAQ list. 

Sony confirms that PS5 games will not be region-locked, meaning that any PS5 game can be played regardless of the region the player is in. For the Japanese games that don't quite make it to the west, this is a great way to expand those gaming adventures without worrying about any sort of location-based block in place. 

While Sony has abandoned this practice a few generations ago, region-locking is still very much a factor with other platforms, most notably the Nintendo line leading up to the Switch. The Xbox Series X also won't be locked, which means the next generation should be free from all locale-exclusive titles. 

PS5 Could Add 1440p Support "If Requested Enough"

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PS5 Could Add 1440p Support

We are just a few days away from the launch of PlayStation 5, two days after the release of the Xbox Series X. With the next generation officially kicking off, there are still many questions surrounding what the next step of gaming looks like, something that Sony's Hideaki Nishino shed just a little more light on from the PlayStation camp. 

In a recent interview, Nishino says that the PS5 doesn't currently offer any kind of 1440p support, not that it's necessarily needed, but that Sony would be interested in adding that in as a feature if "requested enough."

"I want to give top priority to TV support," he said. "There is no technical problem at all." According to the Sony exec, it's a feature that can be added, but only if players see it is something that needs to take priority. If not, TV support is where the current focus is. 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Doesn't Sell XP Boosts

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Doesn't Sell XP Boosts

Today is the day Assassin's Creed fans have been waiting for since Valhalla's announcement in April:  The game is finally out for every system (well, except PS5, which launches with the console on Thursday), and players can start their own Viking adventure. As I point out in my Assassin's Creed Valhalla review, the experience addresses many of the lingering issues from the previous installment, Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Though Odyssey was still a great game, one of my big complaints was the pervasive grinding. The XP gain just felt a bit too slow, which is why it stung that Ubisoft was selling an XP booster for $10. When a game has so much friction in your progression, it doesn't feel great to see that you have to pay extra money for a solution. Well, in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, you don't have to.

While Valhalla still has a storefront where you can buy cosmetics, gear, and maps to collectibles, you won't find XP boosters on the menu. That may be partially due to the backlash surrounding them in Odyssey, but more importantly: You just don't need them. You gain skill points at a satisfying clip, and during my playthrough, my story progress never felt throttled or blocked. Sure, there may be some areas of the map that are too challenging in your current state, but you will always have other (and equally essential) options open to you. 

The Original PS5 Design Was Initially A Lot Bigger

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The Original PS5 Design Was Initially A Lot Bigger

A common talking point about the PlayStation 5 is its massive size, so imagining an even bigger console is a tough concept to grasp. It turns out, the initial designs for the latest generation of gaming was originally a lot bigger than what we see now with the final product. An even bigger PS5? Can you even imagine the memes? 

Sony's Senior Art Director Yujin Morisawa headed the design of the PlayStation 5 and in a recent interview, we not only learned about how nervous he was to reveal his work to the world, but also that the final product was actually a lot smaller than he had intended. 

Speaking with The Washington Post, Morisawa revealed that he was "shaking" before the June reveal of the PlayStation 5 system, stating that "there was so much pressure" on him to knock it out of the park. The overt white display with the blue and black accents is a strong departure from the usual PlayStation look, much like how Xbox pivoting wildly with the Series X design. But sometimes, people are scared of change, and that's what had Morisawa nervous prior to revealing the new look. 

Players Can Transfer Spider-Man PS4 Saves To Spider-Man Remastered

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Players Can Transfer Spider-Man PS4 Saves To Spider-Man Remastered

Marvel’s Spider-Man is a great game worth replaying but maybe you don’t want to start the upcoming Remaster from scratch. Never fear, because Insomniac announced on Twitter that players can export their Spider-Man save data from PlayStation 4 to the Remaster on PlayStation 5. 

Insomniac says the update should arrive “around Thanksgiving.” That would be the week of November 26 for any non-Americans. Insomniac hasn't yet specified how the export process will work exactly. Since Spider-Man is backwards compatible on PS5, perhaps there will be an option to move save data from there. 

For those wondering about Trophies, the Remaster has a separate Trophy list, meaning you can Platinum the game again. Whether or not those Trophies unlock instantly once your save data transfers over is unknown. The update will also bring Spider-Man Remastered’s three new suits into the original game: The Amazing Suit, Arachnid Rider, and Advanced Armored. Insomniac had previously promised these suits would come to the OG edition so it's great that the developer is killing two bi-er-spiders with one stone.