Desert Bus for Hope eclipses $4 million lifetime mark

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Desert Bus for Hope eclipses $4 million lifetime mark

For the first time in 11 marathons, Desert Bus for Hope’s charity drive did not eclipse the total raised in the previous year. That said, this year’s escapade still pulled in more than $650,000 and the series has eclipsed $4 million in donations all time.

Desert Bus For Hope 11 pulled in $651,031.50 in donations, enough to obligate the driving team of Loading, Ready Run to 158 hours of nonstop “action” at the wheel of the Most Intentionally Bad Video Game of All Time. That’s 12 hours short of a full week.

Destiny 2 XP advancement system changed after players cry foul

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Destiny 2 XP advancement system changed after players cry foul

Destiny 2’s progression system for players beyond level 20 will change, following player outcry over a system of diminishing experience-point returns that players suspected was steering them toward buying the game’s loot box item.

In a post yesterday evening, Bungie announced that it is deactivating a progression system that reduced XP gains for certain events “that can be quickly, repeatedly chained, like grinding Public Events.

Watch the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BLAST Pro Series tournament here

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Watch the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BLAST Pro Series tournament here

Copenhagen has played host to some of the best tournaments in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive history, and this weekend’s BLAST Pro Series already seems likely to join that list. After the first day was cancelled due to some unavoidable, and unfortunate, technical issues, the entire tournament will now be played in one day.

Six of the highest ranked teams in the world set to face off in the tournament’s 5 round group stage, before the field is narrowed down for the playoffs and finals.

Everything new in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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Everything new in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are neither very different from each other, nor from last year’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. It’s worth highlighting the exclusive content that both games do have, however — especially if you’re trying to decide if checking them out after beating Sun and Moon is worth your while.

The Pokémon Company provided a helpful list of new features, but we’ve added a few finds of our own.

SNES Classic returning to Best Buy on Nov. 25

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SNES Classic returning to Best Buy on Nov. 25

Looking for Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition for the holidays? Try your local Best Buy this Saturday, Nov. 25. The retailer said in a press release today that it will have “limited quantities” of the SNES Classic in Best Buy stores across the United States.

Best Buy stores will open at 9 a.m. local time on Saturday, and the SNES Classic will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Here’s how that will work, per Best Buy:

UK Gambling Commission weighs in on loot crate legality

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UK Gambling Commission weighs in on loot crate legality

The UK Gambling Commission today posted a statement clarifying that video game loot boxes do not qualify as gambling under current British law. However, the statement also warns that loot boxes show how "the line between video gaming and gambling is becoming increasingly blurred."

It's the UK Gambling Commission's job to ensure that the country's gambling laws are adhered to. In recent months, the UKGC has stepped into such controversies as skin gambling sites, prosecuting the owners of a website devoted to betting using virtual currencies with real world value.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 players are ruining the game with rubber bands

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 players are ruining the game with rubber bands

The economy of Star Wars Battlefront 2 is based entirely around credits now that premium transactions have been removed from the game, and earning enough credits to buy the loot boxes to get the cards you need or to unlock the heroes you want can take a lot of time. So clever players have found physical ways to cheat the system.

While one player created a simple robot to keep their character moving in order to farm credits without being removed from the game due to inactivity, the same thing can be done by simply adding a few rubber bands to your controller.

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Nov. 24-27

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Nov. 24-27

If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he can now appear all over the map. This week, he’s north of the Giant’s Scar landing zone on Io and there’s a helpful icon on the planet map to show you where he is. You can find Xur hiding out in a cave.

Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following: