Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen comes with an Exotic bow, new Exotic armor

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Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen comes with an Exotic bow, new Exotic armor

Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen is finally here, and Guardians can adventure through the world of Destiny to pick up some powerful new gear pieces. In addition to some Legendary weapons and armor, Season of the Chosen adds at least five new Exotics — although one is still hidden.

Here’s a look at the four Exotics already in Season of the Chosen, and everything we know about the fifth.

Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen patch adds new Exotics and Strikes

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Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen patch adds new Exotics and Strikes

Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen is here, and with it comes a host of new activities, new weapons, and balance changes. This season is all about a new war with the Cabal, and facing off against Caiatl, daughter of Emperor Calus. Players will need to protect the Vanguard while Zavala tries to reach a peace agreement with the Empire.

As always, there are new Exotics to chase through quests and the season pass. This season also refreshes the Strike playlist with two fan-favorite Strikes from the original Destiny. Later this season, Guardians will get a new Strike as well.

Pillars of Eternity’s Switch port won’t be getting any better

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Pillars of Eternity’s Switch port won’t be getting any better

Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment’s epic role-playing game first released in 2015, won’t be patched further on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, the publisher says that it can’t be improved further due to the limitations of the hybrid console’s design. The announcement was made Tuesday on Twitter.

Originally funded with nearly $4 million on Kickstarter, Pillars of Eternity was among the vanguard titles in a renaissance of the isometric role-playing genre which included the Divinity: Original Sin franchise and the Wasteland franchise. Also known as classic computer role-playing games (CRPGs), the pausable real-time title was followed up with Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire in 2018. The Nintendo Switch port of the original game, titled Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, was released in August 2019, and was developed by Obsidian and published by Versus Evil.

Skul: The Hero Slayer has few new ideas, but plenty of great moments

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Skul: The Hero Slayer has few new ideas, but plenty of great moments

Few people stopped listening to Nirvana once they realized how much Nirvana sounded like the Pixies, but Skul: The Hero Slayer may be hurt by its passing resemblance to other popular games of the past few years.

Skul is a 2D platformer with roguelite elements, so each run is randomized to an extent, and you’ll earn currency — in this case, “dark quartz” — that will allow you to buy permanent upgrades to your character between attempts. The twist is that you’re a small skeleton soldier, and the “heroes” are the ones you’re after. That role reversal is pretty weak in practice, especially since the story is delivered in English that feels roughly translated, but luckily, SouthPAW Games is perfectly fluent in the language of game design.

E3 2021 will be an online-only event, says report

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E3 2021 will be an online-only event, says report

E3’s organizers are developing an online format for this year’s expo, according to a report, and the Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that it is “transforming the E3 experience for 2021.”

Planning documents obtained by Video Games Chronicle call for an awards show, a preview kickoff night, and two-hour keynotes delivered by major publishers and industry partners.

Bloodborne 60 fps mod finally goes public

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Bloodborne 60 fps mod finally goes public

We’re starting to see PlayStation 4-era games receiving updates that make full use of the power of the PlayStation 5. God of War was recently updated, letting it run at a stable 60 frames per second in 4K, for example. But some games continue to languish in the realm of 30 fps. Take Bloodborne, for instance. Even if you’re running it on a PS5, the game will still lock you to 30 fps, despite it being clear that the new hardware can handle quite a bit more (as evidenced by the Demon’s Souls remake). But that hasn’t stopped one intrepid modder from bringing Bloodborne up to modern standards.

Back in October, Lance McDonald released footage showing Bloodborne running at 60 fps on a PS4 Pro.

Crash Bandicoot 4 coming to PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X in March

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Crash Bandicoot 4 coming to PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X in March

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X on March 12, publisher Activision announced Tuesday. A Windows PC version is also coming to Blizzard’s Battle.net store, Activision said, sometime in 2021.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Crash Bandicoot 4 will get a nice graphical upgrade; they’ll run in native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. (The Xbox Series S version will render in upscaled 4K.) Players on PS5 and Xbox Series X can also expect faster loading times and 3D audio effects. Crash 4 will also take advantage of the PS5’s DualSense controller. “Fans will now be able to feel the force of Neo Cortex’s DNA-changing blaster and experience the grip as they grapple with Tawna’s Hookshot,” Activision said in a news release.

Cyberpunk 2077 publisher CD Projekt targeted in ‘cyber attack’

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Cyberpunk 2077 publisher CD Projekt targeted in ‘cyber attack’

CD Projekt, the company behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, was targeted Tuesday in a major “cyber attack,” according to a statement published on Twitter. Hackers reportedly stole “certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group,” CD Projekt said. The company said it is currently securing its servers and restoring encrypted data.

In the ransom note published by CD Projekt, the hackers said they stole source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and “the unreleased version of Witcher 3.” The group said it also accessed “documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, [and] investor relations.” CD Projekt did not confirm the data stolen, but said in its statement that no personal user data for any of its services was compromised.

Call of Duty: Warzone game mode pulled thanks to game-breaking invisibility glitch

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Call of Duty: Warzone game mode pulled thanks to game-breaking invisibility glitch

Call of Duty: Warzone is struggling with yet another game-breaking glitch. Just a week after developer Raven Software attempted to fix the infinite stim glitch for the second time, a new bug lets players turn themselves invisible in the Armored Royale game mode.

The latest Warzone exploit seems to be similar to the helicopter invincibility bug from a few months ago, in that it involves players getting into the turret of a vehicle to make it work. Unfortunately, to achieve invisibility, players were using the armored Cargo Truck, which is critical to the Armored Royale game mode, so Raven couldn’t simply take it out of the game like it did those pesky helicopters.

High Heels! blew up on Tiktok, and now everyone’s playing it

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High Heels! blew up on Tiktok, and now everyone’s playing it

Nearly every ad I see on TikTok is for this video game about walking in comically high-heeled shoes. High Heels! is inescapable — so I downloaded it this afternoon. The only break I’ve taken from playing it is to write this blog. I’m trapped in high heels jail and surrounded on all sides by ads for video games about makeovers.

I have watched as my heels got so ludicrously high that my character — I’m playing as a knockoff Agent 47 from Hitman, complete with the barcode neck tattoo — got pushed out of the screen. I have watched him, in his rainbow-colored heels, tumble off the perpetual catwalk and ragdoll into the ether.