Our IGN First game for August is Borderlands 3. Think of it like a magazine cover story – except on the Internet! That means we've editorially chosen to spotlight Gearbox's long-awaited sequel all month long. Bookmark this page, and check back regularly for 2-3 new features each week!
Here's everything we've done so far:
The First 14 Minutes of Borderlands 3
The fighting game community is reeling today after several accusations of sexual misconduct were made against different prominent members of the community.
Several Allegations Regarding Sexual Misconduct Have Come to Light
The allegations began last night when Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player Davon “Promaelia” Crawley published a confession on Twitter. Crawley admitted to two separate occasions of violating “the personal boundaries of two adults through uninvited sexual contact” while intoxicated under the effects of alcohol.
Bungie detailed the impact their in-game microtransactions have on Destiny 2 itself, sharing that certain modes would not have been funded without support from the Eververse store.
As explained by the "Destiny Dev Team" in a Bungie blog post, discussions around changing the strategy for microtransactions came up often last year.
"As some folks have smartly pointed out, MTX is a big part of our business being a live game," the post reads. "I'm not going to say 'MTX funds the studio' or 'pays for projects like Shadowkeep' -- it doesn't wholly fund either of those things. But it does help fund ongoing development of Destiny 2, and allows us to fund creative efforts we otherwise couldn't afford."
Lots of industry news to cover on this week's Xbox show! The former head of DOOM developer id Software has landed in an unexpected new location. Plus: Hello Games mastermind Sean Murray has started thinking about what's next after No Man's Sky, Call of Duty won't be changing its business model anytime soon, a former PlayStation-exclusive developer will now be making games for Xbox, and more!
Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring a career-spanning interview with longtime Remedy writer Sam Lake – he of Max Payne, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control fame. Watch it below: