Destiny 2: Bungie Deems Niobe Labs Puzzle Too Tough, Unlocks Bergusia Forge

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Destiny 2's latest expansion, Black Armory, was set to wrap up with the release of the fourth and final forge--the Bergusia Forge--this week. Before that happened, a group of hardcore players and streamers attempted to dissect a complex in-game puzzle involving Niobe Labs. Once they solved the puzzle, the forge would unlock for all DLC owners. But after more than 24 hours of attempts have not yet yielded a complete solution, Bungie is opting to simply unlock the forge while keeping the puzzle going on the side. [Update: The new forge is now unlocked.]

The Bergusia Forge will unlock today, January 9, at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT, Bungie announced on its website. "While coming together as a community to solve puzzles can be fun, setting this puzzle up as a gate between you and new content that you want to play has not been an ideal experience," the studio admitted. "As such, we will be decoupling the puzzle from the final offering of the Black Armory. All Annual Pass owners will be able to experience the Bergusia Forge when the puzzle is solved or when the deadline expires--whichever happens first."

Destiny 2: Bergusia Forge Unlocked, As Bungie Deems Niobe Labs Puzzle Too Tough

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Destiny 2's latest expansion, Black Armory, was set to wrap up with the release of the fourth and final forge--the Bergusia Forge--this week. Before that happened, a group of hardcore players and streamers attempted to dissect a complex in-game puzzle involving Niobe Labs. Once they solved the puzzle, the forge would unlock for all DLC owners. But after more than 24 hours of attempts have not yet yielded a complete solution, Bungie is opting to simply unlock the forge while keeping the puzzle going on the side. [Update: The Bergusia Forge is now unlocked, although there appears to still be some legwork involved before you can actually jump in.]

The Bergusia Forge will unlock today, January 9, at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT, Bungie announced on its website. "While coming together as a community to solve puzzles can be fun, setting this puzzle up as a gate between you and new content that you want to play has not been an ideal experience," the studio admitted. "As such, we will be decoupling the puzzle from the final offering of the Black Armory. All Annual Pass owners will be able to experience the Bergusia Forge when the puzzle is solved or when the deadline expires--whichever happens first."

GameStop Sale On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

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GameStop Sale On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

GameStop refreshes its weekly deals on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games and hardware each Wednesday. This week's sale is now live, dropping prices on a handful of worthy items you might want to pick up for cheap. The sale ends on January 15, so let's dive in and look at some of the highlights before they go back up to regular price.

If you have a dusty old console you're ready to offload, you'll get an extra 25% in credit this week for trading it in. All pre-owned games $15 and under are available in a two-for-$20 deal. And anyone in the market for premium-quality headphones can get a nice discount on Turtle Beach Stealth 700 models for Xbox One and PS4, bringing them down to $120 (from $150).

As for game deals, you'll find some decent ones this week. You can pick up the online shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or the action-RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition on sale for $40 each. Ubisoft's latest take on toys-to-life, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, is down to just $30. Each starter pack comes with the game and a controller mount for the included toy ship, weapons, and pilot; the Switch version comes with Star Fox's Arwing ship as a digital in-game bonus.

Call Of Duty Boasts Higher Lifetime Sales Than Marvel Or Star Wars

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Activision Blizzard has announced a variety of reshuffled executive positions, which collectively reshape the company's leadership structure. Each of the new roles is being filled by senior executives with the company, and the company included a brief moment of back-patting for its Call of Duty series in the announcement.

In the press release detailing the new roles, Activision mentioned that Call of Duty has generated more lifetime revenue than the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and doubled the cumulative box office of the entire Star Wars series. Take those comparisons with a grain of salt given that new video games cost roughly six times as much as a movie ticket, but it's still an impressive comparison to show the scale of the franchise.

Rob Kostich, formerly the Call of Duty executive VP and general manager, has been named the new company president. King Digital CFO and CSO Humam Sakhnini has been named president of that unit. Finally, Dennis Durkin is remaining in his role as CFO and adding a new title: President of Activision Blizzard's Emerging Businesses. The announcement also notes that, as previously announced, J. Allen Brack will continue to serve as the new president of Blizzzard Entertainment.

Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Weekly Event Offers Double Bonuses

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Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Weekly Event Offers Double Bonuses

Nintendo has revealed the next in-game event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While previous ones have been themed around certain kinds of Spirits, this week's event will give players a chance to earn some extra bonuses.

The Double XP and SP event kicks off on January 10 at 10 PM PT (1 AM ET / 6 AM GMT on January 11) and runs for the usual three days, concluding at the same time on January 13-14. During the event, you'll earn twice the normal amount of Spirit experience and Spirit Points when you participate in Spirit Board matches.

In contrast to the game's previous events, it doesn't appear that any particular Spirits will pop up more frequently on the Spirit Board during Double XP and SP, but the event does provide a good opportunity to power up your own Spirits quickly.

CES 2019: AMD Radeon 7 Announced, Price And Release Date Confirmed

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At CES 2019, AMD president and CEO Lisa Su announced the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, titled the Radeon VII. According to CNET, Su claims it's the most powerful gaming GPU the company has ever built.

AMD displayed the Radeon VII's technical prowess at CES, demoing Devil May Cry 5. Su said the game was running "well above" 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. She also mentioned that in comparison to AMD's Vega 64, most games on average get a 25 percent performance boost on the Radeon VII. Certain titles, such as Battlefield V, can receive as high as a 35 percent increase. The Radeon VII will have 16 gigabytes of high-performance memory and one terabyte a second bandwidth

The Radeon VII is scheduled to release February 7 and cost $700. The gaming GPU comes bundled with the remake of Resident Evil 2, The Division 2, and Devil May Cry 5.

CES 2019: AMD Radeon 7 GPU Announced, Price And Release Date Confirmed

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At CES 2019, AMD president and CEO Lisa Su announced the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, titled the Radeon VII. According to CNET, Su claims it's the most powerful gaming GPU the company has ever built.

AMD displayed the Radeon VII's technical prowess at CES, demoing Devil May Cry 5. Su said the game was running "well above" 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. She also mentioned that in comparison to AMD's Vega 64, most games on average get a 25 percent performance boost on the Radeon VII. Certain titles, such as Battlefield V, can receive as high as a 35 percent increase. The Radeon VII will have 16 gigabytes of high-performance memory and one terabyte a second bandwidth

The Radeon VII is scheduled to release February 7 and cost $700. The gaming GPU comes bundled with the remake of Resident Evil 2, The Division 2, and Devil May Cry 5.

January PS Now Games Announced: Prey, Metro 2033 Redux, And More

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The start of a new month means the release of some new games. Though January is usually a slow month for new games, Sony's here to compensate by announcing the release of a host of new PS Now games, including God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, Project CARS 2, and more.

Headlining the list of January's PS Now game offerings is Arkane Studios' atmospheric FPS, Prey. Released in May 2017, Prey sees Morgan Yu use his newfound powers to battle against aliens and uncover the secrets that lurk within the Talos I space station. In addition to Prey, PS Now will get another FPS this month: 4A Games' Metro 2033 Redux. Initially released in March 2010 before getting re-released in the Metro Redux collection in August 2014, Metro 2033 Redux follows Artyom as he attempts to save his home station from the dangers prowling in the darkness of the Metro.

Dune Reboot Movie Cast Keeps Getting Better, With MCU Actor In Main Villain Role

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Dune Reboot Movie Cast Keeps Getting Better, With MCU Actor In Main Villain Role

The new movie adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel series Dune continues to take shape. Following the news earlier this week that Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista will star as the villainous "Beast" Rabban, it has been reported that Thor actor Stellan Skarsgård will take on the key villain role of Rabban's uncle, Baron Harkonen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skarsgård joins Timothy Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), who plays main character Paul Atreides, and Mission Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson in the movie. Skargaard is best known for his role of Eric Selvig in several Marvel movies, including Thor and The Avengers, and as Bootstrap Bill in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He is also the father of actors Alexander and Bill Skarsgård.

Dune does not yet have a set a release date, but it will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously helmed Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival. The multi-book series was written by Frank Herbert, and the first volume was published in 1965. The movie was first announced in February 2017, when Herbert's son Brian suggested that it could be the first part in a series of films.