Bungie apologizes for Destiny 2 content lockouts, fixing some this week

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Bungie apologizes for Destiny 2 content lockouts, fixing some this week

Following widespread outrage in the Destiny 2 community last week, developer Bungie admitted today that it “made some mistakes” by locking access to some high-level content behind the purchase of the game’s first expansion, and said it is addressing a number of the most pressing concerns with a patch tomorrow.

“With Curse of Osiris now live, it’s clear that we’ve made some mistakes with how we have handled content access,” Bungie said in an update attributed to the Destiny development team.

Breath of the Wild players are now discovering Link’s inner biker punk

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Breath of the Wild players are now discovering Link’s inner biker punk

Link has always been cool. In The Champions’ Ballad, the second expansion from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s season pass, players are discovering just how cool he is, as they discover and share all the rad tricks Link can pull off on his hot new ride.

The Master Cycle Zero is Link’s unlockable, vehicular companion that debuts in the DLC. It’s a motorcycle that looks a lot like a unicorn, and it is the definition of what we call “peak aesthetic.” The Master Cycle is more than a pretty face, of course; it can also pull off sweet stunts.

Pokémon Go is calling the slightest weather changes ‘extreme’

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Pokémon Go is calling the slightest weather changes ‘extreme’

Pokémon Go’s dynamic weather system went live this weekend, coinciding with some of the most dramatic seasonal changes of the year — at least, for those of us here on the East Coast. And while it’s always better to be safe than sorry, Pokémon Go’s baked-in extreme weather warnings proved themselves to already be way out of whack.

Now that the augmented reality game is responsive to real-world weather changes, players will find their maps covered with snow, rain, intense sunlight and other effects. When these conditions become unsafe for players to venture out into, Pokémon Go does something responsible: It warns and discourages players from using the game until things are safer.

Developer defends ‘fuck the Oscars’ rant from The Game Awards

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Developer defends ‘fuck the Oscars’ rant from The Game Awards

The indie developer whose “fuck the Oscars” rant at The Game Awards 2017 went viral last week doesn’t regret his outburst, telling Polygon that he got “caught up in the moment.”

Not even a fetus giving a thumbs-up from the inside of Norman Reedus’ stomach could top the three-and-a-half-minute tirade from Josef Fares, co-founder of Swedish indie team Hazelight Studios and the writer and director of its first project, A Way Out. He was scheduled to debut a trailer, and announce the game’s March release date and a unique co-op trial. Fares only accomplished that goal with the help of The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley, who tried in vain to keep him on track.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming next fall, here’s its first survivor

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Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming next fall, here’s its first survivor

Payday developer Overkill Software’s take on The Walking Dead franchise will hit consoles and PC in the fall of 2018, the company said in a new cinematic trailer. That new look at the game introduces us to Aidan, one of four playable characters coming to Overkill’s The Walking Dead.

According to Overkill, each of the game’s four playable characters will have their own “special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories.” In the case of Aidan, he appears to be (or was) a highly stressed engineer or architect living in Washington, DC. As a survivor of the zombie apocalypse, Aiden appears to enjoy his new life bashing the brains of the undead.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will get gardening, clothes crafting

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will get gardening, clothes crafting

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will feel more like a regular old Animal Crossing game next month, thanks to the addition of gardening. The ability to grow your own flowers and the option to craft clothing will be added to the mobile game as part of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s January update.

Nintendo announced the new features for Pocket Camp on Twitter, and teased the return of a “familiar face.” Shown in silhouette appears to be Animal Crossing mainstay Rover.

PUBG on Xbox: Everything you need to know

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PUBG on Xbox: Everything you need to know

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the multiplayer survival shooter that has dominated 2017 on PC, is available on Xbox One starting Dec. 12. Here’s what you need to know in advance of the game’s console launch.

In Battlegrounds, also referred to as PUBG, 100 players parachute onto an island with nothing but the clothes on their back. They scavenge for weapons, armor and vehicles before duking it out to be the last one standing. The winner is awarded the “chicken dinner,” a pile of in-game currency that they can use to purchase cosmetic upgrades.

Pokémon’s next movie enlists Attack on Titan team for Ash’s new look

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Pokémon’s next movie enlists Attack on Titan team for Ash’s new look

The first teaser for Pokémon’s next feature film premiered in Japan this weekend, and it shows a version of Ash Ketchum that we’ve never seen before. As the anime-equivalent of Peter Pan, Ash hasn’t changed all that much since the show’s premiere 20 years ago — but the upcoming 2018 movie may mark his most dramatic transformation ever.

Wit Studio, best known for producing the hit anime Attack on Titan, is on board for the 21st Pokémon film. Attack on Titan’s got a notable style of its own, and maybe that’s to what we can attribute the aesthetic change. Ash has gone from a bright-eyed preteen to a boy with a slight mature, romantic air. It doesn’t help that the only other human figure in the video is similarly drawn as if she’s several years older than Ash’s 11 years.

Street Fighter 5’s third season of characters revealed at Capcom Cup 2017

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Street Fighter 5’s third season of characters revealed at Capcom Cup 2017

During the finals of this year’s Capcom Cup fighting tournament at PlayStation Experience, Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono revealed all of the upcoming season three characters for Street Fighter 5.

Fans expected at least one announcement during the live event: the debut of fan favorite Sakura, as she’s been teased for quite some time. They got exactly what they expected, with Sakura’s introduction to Street Fighter 5 immediately following the closing ceremony of the Capcom Cup.