Destiny 2: Forsaken arrives Sept. 4, here’s our first look

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Destiny 2: Forsaken arrives Sept. 4, here’s our first look

Destiny 2’s fall expansion, Forsaken, will attempt to breathe new life into the game when it launches Sept. 4 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Purchasing Forsaken will net players new abilities to use, a new campaign to play through and new areas to explore.

Forsaken will return random rolls, loadout flexibility, weapon customization and new supers. It also adds lots of new features like bows and a new PvPvE mode, Gambit. Thanks to a Bungie ViDoc that kicked off the livestream, players can view all of the changes coming to Destiny 2 in a nine-minute dump.

High school esports startup receives a massive investment ahead of first season

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High school esports startup receives a massive investment ahead of first season

PlayVS, a start-up building the infrastructure to support high school esports, has received a massive round of funding from a star-studded collection of high-profile investors.

The company raised $15 million dollars in series A funding, the largest amount ever raised by an African American founder in the consumer internet category. Investors include an assortment of venture capital groups, but also the San Francisco 49ers, hip-hop artist Nas, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, the Los Angeles Chargers’ Russell Okung, NBA all-star Baron Davis and the New York Jets’ Antony Saleh.

Watch Bungie reveal Destiny 2’s next expansion, Forsaken

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Watch Bungie reveal Destiny 2’s next expansion, Forsaken

E3 is next week, but Destiny 2 developer Bungie is getting things out of the way today by lifting the lid on its plans for the game’s second year of content.

So far, Bungie and publisher Activision have stuck to the same exact schedule they used during the first year of the original Destiny: launching the game in September, then releasing one expansion in December and a second one the following May. For the sequel, there was Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris last year and then Destiny 2: Warmind just under a month ago.

Hitman 2 leaked ahead of official reveal

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Hitman 2 leaked ahead of official reveal

The next game in IO Interactive’s Hitman series appears to have leaked via publisher Warner Bros.’ website. A logo for Hitman 2 was recently spotted hosted on WBGames.com. The image has since been removed.

On Monday, Warner Bros. and IO Interactive teased a reveal scheduled for the morning of Thursday, June 7, in two separate posts on the official WB Games and Hitman Twitter accounts. Hitman fans quickly deduced that WB Games’ teaser was set in the Hitman universe.

Fortnite’s newest item is the Bouncer trap

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Fortnite’s newest item is the Bouncer trap

Fortnite’s patch v4.3 content update is here and it introduces a new item: the Bouncer trap.

This new Fortnite Battle Royale item is really a combination of two old items: the vertical and horizontal jump pads that used to be in the game. Now, instead of two different pads, the new Bouncer trap will bounce you in different directions depending on how you hit the pad. If you use it on a wall, you’ll bounce to the side, on the floor you’ll bounce up and if you run into with quite a bit of speed — like say, with a shopping cart — it will send you flying forward.

NBA 2K19’s cover star is LeBron James, for the second time

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NBA 2K19’s cover star is LeBron James, for the second time

NBA 2K19 will launch Sept. 11, 2018 and 14-time NBA All-Star LeBron James will make his second cover appearance for 2K Sports’ flagship series, the publisher announced today. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

The launch on Switch is noteworthy as it’s the second straight year NBA 2K is on Nintendo’s lead console. NBA 2K13 launched for Wii U in 2012 but did not return the next year.

Square Enix at E3 2018: What to expect

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Square Enix at E3 2018: What to expect

Square Enix is back for E3 2018, and apparently for very good reasons. The publisher last did a showcase for its wares in 2015, and while this time it won’t be doing a traditional stage event, there is much to talk about, beginning with Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

This is what we expect from Square Enix’s E3 Showcase, which will be a pre-recorded video airing Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

Pokémon Go’s biggest, best new Pokémon is gone from the wild

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Pokémon Go’s biggest, best new Pokémon is gone from the wild

On May 30, the best and biggest of Pokémon blessed us with its presence in Pokémon Go. The palm tree-like Alolan Exeggutor lumbered into the game as part of a special event coinciding with the announcement of Let’s Go, Eevee! and Let’s Go, Pikachu! But nothing gold can stay, and as of June 2, the big boy can no longer be found in the wild.

But the impact of Alolan Exeggutor lives on in the memories of its fans, especially those lucky enough to have caught it.

Vampyr is a game about saving souls, not sacrificing them

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Vampyr is a game about saving souls, not sacrificing them

I’ve played Vampyr on and off for a solid week and so far I’m enjoying myself immensely. Trouble is, I just can’t bring myself to murder anyone.

Vampyr is a game where you play as a World War I-era British surgeon who is suddenly turned into a vampire, forced to hunt among the denizens of London amid an historic and deadly outbreak of the flu. Death is everywhere, with bodies literally laying out and rotting in the streets. Players are told repeatedly that they need to add to the death toll, committing murder in order to increase in power. But, so far, I’m getting by without.