Destiny 2’s exotic armor is going through some changes

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Destiny 2’s exotic armor is going through some changes

When Destiny 2’s third season kicked off with the launch of Warmind, Bungie rolled out a host of changes to exotic weapons in an effort to make them feel more exotic. Now, Bungie is turning its attention to Destiny 2’s exotic armor, which will get a similar but smaller overhaul starting May 29.

Six exotic armor items, two for each class, are getting some attention in Destiny 2’s 1.2.1 update: Synthoceps, Lion Rampant, The Dragon’s Shadow, Mechaneer’s Tricksleeves, Lunafaction Bracers and Sunboots. Those changes, Bungie designer Victor Anderson said, will hopefully “result in more interesting choices, whether you’re doing a strike or going for wins in the Crucible.”

Game critic John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies at 33

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Game critic John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies at 33

Game critic John Bain, more commonly known by the aliases TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit, died today after a protracted battle with cancer, according to tweets from his official account and his wife’s account. Bain was 33.

Bain revealed in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with cancer and was receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment. In 2015, Bain announced that his cancer was terminal, though he continued to work on his popular YouTube channel and The Co-Optional Podcast. Earlier this year, Bain announced he was retiring from game criticism, saying that conventional treatment methods had become ineffective.

Steam Link comes to Android

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Steam Link comes to Android

Steam Link, the application that serves games played via Steam to a connected television, is coming to mobile devices, Valve announced today.

A Steam Link app is due to launch May 21 for Android and iOS devices, Valve said. If these devices are connected to a 5 Ghz network (or wired by ethernet), users may play their full library of Steam games. The Steam Link app for mobile devices will support the Steam Controller, MFi controllers and other peripherals.

Put this bear in Battlefield 5, you cowards

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Put this bear in Battlefield 5, you cowards

There’s a lot of outrage circulating the internet regarding the inclusion of women in the latest Battlefield 5 reveal. Some are calling EA’s decision “historically inaccurate,” but consider this: Aside from the fact that there actually were women in combat roles (Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a badass sniper), there were animals involved in wartime as well.

Wojtek the Bear was a real member of the Allied forces. That’s right, he participated in World War II. If we’re rounding out EA’s version of the battlefield, we may as well include the bear. We need him. Put him in a DLC.

Top 5 changes and updates coming to Fortnite

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Top 5 changes and updates coming to Fortnite

Epic Games has published a detailed blog post discussing some of the changes and updates planned for Fortnite, and there’s some big stuff in there. Many of these changes seem to be aimed at getting the game ready for upcoming live events and the rush to get good at competitive play that is sure to ramp up due to the $100 million in prize money coming to tournaments in the next year.

Let’s break down the biggest news in the post, and what it could mean for the game.

Battlefield 5: Everything we know

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Battlefield 5: Everything we know

Battlefield 5 is taking the series back to its World War II roots. The announcement was made during a lavish press conference live from London, one that was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah. But, even before the public was made aware, developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts spent hours delivering detailed information to the press in a behind-closed-doors information session.

According to senior producer Andreas Morell, Battlefield 5 intends to show, “the Second World War like you’ve never experienced before [highlighting] unseen locations, untold stories and unplayed gameplay moments.” The title is expected to release across multiple platforms by October, and there are plans to fuel the community with free content updates long after its launch.

Destiny 2 players bummed about new Iron Banner emote

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Destiny 2 players bummed about new Iron Banner emote

The Iron Banner went live in Destiny 2 this week, the first time since season three and the Warmind expansion launched a few weeks ago. This weeklong multiplayer event offers exclusive rewards to players who participate. But the Bungie community is currently up in arms that a new, Iron Banner-themed emote can’t actually be earned by playing the mode itself. Instead, it can only be purchased from the Eververse, Destiny 2’s real-money store.

The emote will cost players 1100 Silver, which sells for $9.99, and Bungie community manager Cozmo confirmed on a Reddit thread that the emote currently doesn’t drop from any other location.

The Sims 4 is getting the much-anticipated expansion pack Seasons

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The Sims 4 is getting the much-anticipated expansion pack Seasons

When The Sims 3’s development came to a close to make room for The Sims 4, some fans were unsure whether making the switch was worth it. The main reason for that uncertainty was the rich library of expansion packs released for The Sims 3, which turned the game into a whole new experience. One of the most popular expansion packs in The Sims’ history as a franchise is Seasons, which introduces the four seasons and assorted weather to the world. Seasons is coming to The Sims 4 as the game’s next expansion pack on June 22 on Mac and Windows PC, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.

First of all, there’s the impactful weather you would expect from an expansion pack all about seasons. Not only will there be the transition between fall, winter, spring, and summer, but you can also expect blistering hot days, heavy snowfall, and rainstorms to hit.