Five things to know from Destiny 2’s ‘Go Fast’ update

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Five things to know from Destiny 2’s ‘Go Fast’ update

Destiny 2 developer Bungie has been teasing the “Go Fast” patch for weeks now, and it has finally arrived. Update 1.1.4 hit live servers on March 27, and brought with it a heap of changes. From class rebalancing to weapon tweaking to brand-new rewards, the “Go Fast” update may just have enough to bring players back to the game.

Here are the five most impactful things in the newest Destiny 2 patch. For a full list of changes, check out Bungie’s patch notes.

Tencent isn’t just Ubisoft’s savior — it’s the world’s biggest gaming company

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Tencent isn’t just Ubisoft’s savior — it’s the world’s biggest gaming company

If you live in North America or Europe, you might think that Activision, Ubisoft or Riot Games are in the running for the title of “World’s Biggest Video Game Company.” You’d be wrong, but each of these does have a connection to the company wearing the crown.

Tencent is the world’s largest gaming company, and it owns pieces of Activision, Riot and more. Over the past seven years, the Chinese giant has been buying up bits and pieces of video game companies, expanding its influence throughout the Western world. Tencent has been in the news again lately thanks to helping Ubisoft stave off a hostile takeover by French entertainment giant Vivendi.

Marvel heroes and villains arrive in new mobile game

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Marvel heroes and villains arrive in new mobile game

FoxNext Games’ mobile game Marvel Strike Force is out today. It’s a free-to-play squad-based action game featuring a selection of 70 Marvel heroes and villains, including Captain America, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine.

Players select their squad, upgrading each member as they combat bad guys. You’ll get the general idea from the trailer, also released today.

No Man’s Sky ‘Next’ update teased, game headed to Xbox One 

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No Man’s Sky ‘Next’ update teased, game headed to Xbox One 

Hello Games is planning a new update for its space exploration game, No Man’s Sky. Called “Next,” it’s due to be launched in August this year. No Man’s Sky will also be released on Xbox One, to complement current platforms PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Details on what No Man’s Sky Next will actually entail have not been revealed as yet. According to Hello Games’ co-founder Sean Murray, the Next update is based on player feedback. It will also expand on story themes introduced in previous updates.

No Man’s Sky ‘Next’ update teased, game headed to Xbox One 

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No Man’s Sky ‘Next’ update teased, game headed to Xbox One 

Hello Games is planning a new update for its space exploration game, No Man’s Sky. Called Next, it’s due to be launched this August. No Man’s Sky will also be released on Xbox One later this year, to complement current platforms PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

The Xbox One version will be available digitally and physically, with the disc release set to be distributed by 505 Games.

Pokémon Go’s daily quests sound like what the game needs

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Pokémon Go’s daily quests sound like what the game needs

Pokémon Go’s next version update is a huge one, and Niantic wants to make sure everyone knows it. The developer published a lengthy post that further explains how the new daily quest (a.k.a. Research) feature, will work when it goes live on March 30 — and the details suggest it’s actually game-changing, and for the better.

“Throughout our design process, we focused on the idea that research tasks could accommodate nearly any exploration style–from players who often prefer to go on adventures alone, to groups containing dozens of Trainers–and would range in difficulty to provide a challenge even for experienced Trainers,” the development team wrote. “As a result, you’ll notice that many of these tasks focus on skill and execution rather than depending on random chance.”

Fortnite’s new guided missile launcher looks fun

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Fortnite’s new guided missile launcher looks fun

Fortnite Battle Royale players are about to get a new weapon that looks like it could lead to a lot of fun moments (and some controller-throwing deaths): the guided missile launcher.

Epic teased the new weapon today, which is listed in the game as “coming soon.” The rocket launcher will obviously give players a huge advantage in taking out enemies from afar, but they’ll likely be pretty vulnerable while hunting down their target. The new missile launcher joins the recently added remote bomb as a tool that Fortnite players who prefer to kill from afar will appreciate.

This horny Switch game wants to get you talkin’ dirty

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This horny Switch game wants to get you talkin’ dirty

One year later, it’s here: the Nintendo Switch’s most shamelessly horny ... interactive experience. Shin Den Ai (Nani ga Hoshii no?) ~Eri Kitami~ is hard to call an actual game, from what I’ve experienced. The game, part of publisher Dorasu’s line of Shin Den Ai apps, is a vehicle both for adult model Kitami and for your most carnal impulses.

We’re all adults here, so let’s get right to it. Shin Den Ai (Nani ga Hoshii no?) ~Eri Kitami~, which launches on the Japanese eShop March 29 for 500 yen, is a port of an Android game that has a very basic premise. You have a selection of costumed lady contacts, each played by Kitami; you can choose to call up whoever you’re feeling, whether it’s Sexy Teacher or Sexy Maid or Sexy Cosplayer or so on and so forth. Depending on how you respond to that big question — What do you want? — they might text you a pic or a video. There are apparently more than 150 of these texts, which I can only assume get progressively racier.

Far Cry 5 players have already created Counter-Strike, PUBG and Call of Duty maps

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Far Cry 5 players have already created Counter-Strike, PUBG and Call of Duty maps

Far Cry 5’s arcade mode is one of the most interesting parts of the game, allowing players to create their own maps and challenges to share with others. You can even earn in-game currency and perks by playing through maps created by the community.

Of course, players are using these tools to recreate the games they love, and the results are rocketing to the top of the mode’s charts. This version of Counter-Strike’s legendary de_dust2 map allows players to tap into their memories of the original for effective strategies.

And obviously someone jumped straight into designing their take on PUBG. It looks pretty good!

Sea of Thieves on the PC runs well, with strange limitations

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Sea of Thieves on the PC runs well, with strange limitations

The graphical fidelity enthusiasts at Digital Foundry have taken a deep dive into the performance of the PC version of Sea of Thieves, and the results are pretty interesting ... and a bit frustrating for anyone who would like to play on the PC. You can watch the whole video above, and it’s an interesting look at the game.

Sea of Thieves is only available through the Windows Store, and is locked down in multiple ways to limit your control over the graphical options and even things like the language options and resolution.