Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide Week 4 (Jan. 29-Feb. 5): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

about X hours ago from
Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide Week 4 (Jan. 29-Feb. 5): How To Complete The Week 4 Challenge

Each week brings a shuffling of content to Destiny 2, and this week that includes the new Exotic weapon quest to reclaim the Destiny 1 hand cannon, The Last Word. The Ascendant Challenge, on the other hand, is not actually new--we're actually back to the fourth week of the cycle of challenges. But whether you've done it before or not, there's good reason to give it a shot, as Powerful gear awaits you as a reward. Here's where to go and what to do to complete the current Ascendant Challenge.

Before you try to tackle the Ascendant Challenge, the same requirements as always hold true; most notably, you need a Tincture of Queensfoil. This is a consumable item that you'll happen upon while playing in the Dreaming City, although you can also buy them. Using a Tincture gives you the Ascendance buff, which allows you to see a Taken portal. It's this portal you must go through to complete the Ascendant Challenge. Along with a Tincture, you have to grab the Ascendant Challenge bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City; it's through this that you actually get your Powerful gear.

DC Universe To Get Much Bigger, With Thousands Of Comics Added

about X hours ago from

DC's streaming service DC Universe launched back in September, offering fans a mix of movies, TV shows, and comic books. It has now been announced that the service will be expanding its curated comic collection, more than doubling the number of titles on there over the next few months.

DC has confirmed that the current selection will be joined by thousands of titles, including some classic adventures from Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Among the latest additions are much-loved collections such as Batman: Hush, Batman: Year One, Gotham Central, Flashpoint, Infinite Crisis, Static Shock, and Superman: For All Season. There will also thousands of single issues representing the vast scope of DC's comic output, from classic adventures from the '80s to more recent New 52 and DC Rebirth stories.

In a statement, Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager of DC Digital Services, said: "When launching DC Universe, we knew the comic reader was an area that we wanted to expand and provide more choice. Fans want a place to discover new titles and the opportunity to enjoy full arcs of iconic and notable storylines from start to finish. We are listening to fans and responding with an expanded comic book offering that improves the overall DC Universe experience."

PSA: iPhone Users Should Disable FaceTime Immediately

about X hours ago from

Unless you're comfortable with people discreetly listening in on your most private conversations (it's okay, I talk about the movie Face Off with my cat, too), you should disable FaceTime right now on any supported devices. A newly discovered bug impacting iOS devices, including iPhones, allows someone to call another user through FaceTime and force it to begin transmitting the call receiver's audio--all without them potentially even being aware.

As originally reported by 9to5Mac, the process involves you initiating a FaceTime call and then adding yourself to the call again. Due to the bug, this causes the other person's device to effectively answer the call so that you can hear audio from their end. This has been confirmed by numerous other sources, and it's reportedly possible that--if the call receiver presses the Power button--video is transmitted, too.

Apple has acknowledged the bug and says a fix is coming later this week. In the meantime, it's disabled Group FaceTime functionality, which is seemingly to blame for the issues, although 9to5Mac says it's still possible to take advantage of the exploit.

PSA: iPhone Users Should Disable FaceTime Right Now

about X hours ago from

Unless you're comfortable with people discreetly listening in on your most private conversations (it's okay, I talk about the movie Face Off with my cat, too), you should disable FaceTime right now on any supported devices. A newly discovered bug impacting iOS devices, including iPhones, allows someone to call another user through FaceTime and force it to begin transmitting the call receiver's audio--all without them potentially even being aware.

As originally reported by 9to5Mac, the process involves you initiating a FaceTime call and then adding yourself to the call again. Due to the bug, this causes the other person's device to effectively answer the call so that you can hear audio from their end. This has been confirmed by numerous other sources, and it's reportedly possible that--if the call receiver presses the Power button--video is transmitted, too.

Apple has acknowledged the bug and says a fix is coming later this week. In the meantime, it's disabled Group FaceTime functionality, which is seemingly to blame for the issues, although 9to5Mac says it's still possible to take advantage of the exploit.

Fortnite NFL Skins Coming Back For Super Bowl Weekend

about X hours ago from

In case you missed the NFL Outfits in Fortnite the last time around, Epic is bringing them back in celebration of the Super Bowl, along with a few new football-themed goodies. The special skins were only available for a limited time before, and that will likely be the case again, so grab them while you can.

According to the announcement, the sportswear will be available in the store starting on Friday, February 1 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET. It also says you can find two more outfit styles, with special white uniforms for the Patriots and Rams. Plus, starting on Saturday, February 2 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET, you can visit the store to get a free Pigskin Toy.

Also to mark the occasion, you can take part in a new NFL Rumble limited-time mode. This puts you on a team of 20 in Patriots or Rams outfits, battling for the win and a trophy. Or Epic says you can just head over to Pleasant Park for a game of catch.

Amazon Prime Video: New Movies And TV Shows Coming In February 2019 (US)

about X hours ago from

We may be headed into the shortest month of the year, but that doesn't mean that February will be short on offerings from Amazon Prime Video. Starting February 1, Amazon is unloading plenty of movies and television series for you to check out, and some of these movies date all the way back to the 1920s.

As far as familiar fare goes, all three Matrix movies will release on February 1, along with both Wayne's World movies. So you can take the red pill and watch Keanu Reeves beat people up and enter "bullet time" or take the blue pill and watch Wayne Campbell go see the band Crucial Taunt play. The choice is yours.

On the TV side of things, the third season of the Syfy series The Expanse comes to the service on February 8. It is one of the best new series to come to the network in years, so we highly recommend catching up on that.

Free Xbox One Games With Gold Titles For February 2019 Revealed

about X hours ago from

It's a bit later in the month than we're accustomed to learning about Games With Gold, but Microsoft has finally shared the list of games that Xbox Live Gold members can expect to receive for free in February 2019. As always, there are a total of four games split evenly across Xbox One and Xbox 360.

On Xbox One, the month starts out with Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, a classic Castlevania-style action game released just last year; it serves as a spin-off from the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. It's available for the entire month of February. From February 16 to March 15, you'll also be able to grab 2017's Super Bomberman R, an action game where you try to corner opponents with bombs in a maze. It's best played with friends.

Xbox 360's first title of the month is Assassin's Creed Rogue, an oft-overlooked entry in the series that was originally only released on last-gen platforms just as Assassin's Creed Unity arrived for current-gen systems. It'll be replaced on February 16 by Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, a well-received action game for the original Xbox, rather than Xbox 360. It's available until the end of the month.

Pokemon Go Adding New Gen 4 Legendary Today

about X hours ago from
Pokemon Go Adding New Gen 4 Legendary Today

Pokemon Go's big Hoenn celebration event is coming to an end, and a new Legendary Pokemon is set to debut soon afterward. Niantic has announced that Palkia, the cover monster from Pokemon Pearl, will begin appearing in Raid Battles today, January 29, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET.

As usual, in order to catch Palkia, you'll first need to team up with other players in-person, then visit a Gym that's hosting a Palkia Raid and battle it. If your party manages to defeat the Legendary Pokemon, you'll be rewarded with a handful of Premiere Balls and an opportunity to capture it.

Although it may not look it, Palkia is a dual Water- and Dragon-type, which means it only takes neutral damage from Ice attacks, one of a Dragon Pokemon's biggest weaknesses. Your best bet is to battle it using other Dragon-types, such as Dragonite and Rayquaza--although The Pokemon Company warns that Palkia will always know a Dragon-type Fast Attack of its own. You can read more details on the official Pokemon website.

Metacritic Ranks Top Game Publishers Of 2018

about X hours ago from

Metacritic has released its 2019 Game Publisher Rankings, providing a look at the best the industry had to offer last year from a different angle than individual games. Capcom took the top prize, with an average Metascore of 79.3 across all of its games released last year.

The publisher rankings are actually divided into two categories. The first consists of big publishers that released 12 or more distinct titles throughout the year. The second group, labeled "mid-size" publishers, released between 5-11 games. Publishers who released four or fewer weren't listed at all. The formula takes into account average Metascore, the percent of scored products with "good" (75 and above) and "bad" (49 and below) reviews, and the number of games with "great" (90 and above) reviews, with point values attached to each.

After crunching the numbers, Capcom came out on top. It had 83% good games and only 17% so-so ones, and no bad ones. Its best-scoring game was Monster Hunter World at an average metascore of 90, which helped boost it from the fifth place last year. Its worst-reviewed game was Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2, which we noted in our own review was the weaker half of the full package.

Nintendo Switch System Update 7.0.0 Out Now, But It Does Surprisingly Little

about X hours ago from

Nintendo Switch's new system software update, version 7.0.0, is out now. However, the patch changes surprisingly little, despite the important-sounding version number.

The update adds Chinese and Korean language support to the home screen and introduces new user icons themed around New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Aside from these features, version 7.0.0 merely includes "general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience."

New Super Mario Bros. U is the most recent big exclusive to launch for the Switch, so perhaps it's unsurprising for Nintendo to include content around that game in its system updates. We awarded the platformer a 7/10 in our New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review.