Destiny 2’s Deep Stone Crypt raid perks may trickle down to other weapons

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Destiny 2’s Deep Stone Crypt raid perks may trickle down to other weapons

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is a little over a month old, and players have been clearing the new Deep Stone Crypt raid for a few weeks now. The Deep Stone Crypt is one of Destiny 2’s best raids, and that’s due, in part, to the host of powerful and useful weapons players can get from it. Some of these weapons even include powerful, unique perks — something we saw in the original Destiny.

But those powerful perks won’t stay exclusive to the Deep Stone Crypt weapons forever. We spoke to Destiny 2 assistant game director Joe Blackburn about trickle-down raid perks and what players can expect.

Nintendo is blocking Switch games from extreme eShop discounts

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Nintendo is blocking Switch games from extreme eShop discounts

While the Nintendo Switch is a great system, one of its biggest flaws has to be the eShop. In addition to being slow and hard to navigate, certain tabs — like the best sellers or great deals page — were often notoriously full of dubious games of varying quality. Said games only became visible because developers figured out that, if you price games for a pittance, you can manipulate the system and top the charts, regardless of quality. After all, what do potential buyers have to lose when a game only costs a penny?

Well, things seem to be changing — and have been for a while, according to a recent report in Simon Carless’ GameDiscoverCo newsletter. According to Carless, Nintendo previously put a hold on allowing games that cost a single cent from getting on the best-sellers list. Indeed, when Polygon checked on Thursday afternoon, there were only games that cost at least $1.99 and above listed on the Nintendo Switch eShop bestsellers tab.

Watch Sephiroth’s Super Smash Bros. gameplay debut

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Watch Sephiroth’s Super Smash Bros. gameplay debut

Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7 is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, much to the delight and astonishment of Nintendo fans. Nintendo revealed the latest addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster at The Game Awards last week, promising to divulge more about the “One-Winged Angel” in a follow-up video hosted by game director Masahiro Sakurai.

Sakurai’s deep dive into Sephiroth for Smash Bros. will debut on Thursday at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST. You can watch it live via YouTube in the video above. As with previous Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter presentations, like Minecraft’s Steve and Alex and Arms’ Min Min, expect Sakurai to spend 30 minutes or more explaining how Sephiroth will play (and what other content he’s bringing with him) when he comes to the Nintendo Switch fighting game.

Among Us comes to Xbox in 2021

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Among Us comes to Xbox in 2021

Among Us is coming to Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and Xbox Series X in 2021, Microsoft announced on Thursday, and is now available in the library of games for Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers.

The quirky, sci-fi social deduction game — the structure resembles the paranoia faced by Wilford Brimley, Kurt Russell and others in John Carpenter’s The Thinglaunched on Nintendo Switch earlier this week. It launched in 2018 on mobile platforms, and then Windows PC, but became a breakout hit this year with stuck-at-home players, Twitch streamers, and their viewers. It’s one of Polygon’s 10 best games of 2020.

World of Warcraft’s endless tower Torghast to see big changes after fan furor

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World of Warcraft’s endless tower Torghast to see big changes after fan furor

World of Warcraft fans are currently upset over Torghast, one of the game’s endgame activities. Changes are immediately coming down the pipeline, and Blizzard is focused on ironing the painful grind out of Torghast’s current levels.

Torghast is the Tower of the Damned, the sanctuary of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ final boss. The Jailer resides here, and he stores all of his most valuable souls in Torghast so he can torture them and turn their souls into axes and armor. The problems with the area emerged after World of Warcraft’s weekly reset, which added new levels for players to tackle.

Spotify is the first nongaming app on the Epic Games Store, and Epic says it won’t be the last

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Spotify is the first nongaming app on the Epic Games Store, and Epic says it won’t be the last

Spotify is now available for free on the Epic Games Storethe massive storefront from the Fortnite developer that previously only housed video games. The music app is the first of its kind on the Epic Games Store, but it seems like there may be more nongaming apps on the way.

The Epic Games Store’s Spotify offering is pretty simple. You can now access the store and download the Spotify app onto your computer via the Epic Games Store’s downloader. It’s no different than downloading it off of Spotify’s website or your mobile device, which were previously the easiest way to install the app.

GTA Online’s new heist is more Metal Gear Solid 5 than beach party

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GTA Online’s new heist is more Metal Gear Solid 5 than beach party

The latest Grand Theft Auto Online update, The Cayo Perico Heist, arrived with a splash on Dec. 15, with a whole new island for players to explore. But if a player boots up the game expecting to jump into a big nightclub party, as the update was advertised, they’ll be disappointed. Instead, Cayo Perico is a structured mission space that feels more like Metal Gear Solid 5 or a Ghost Recon game than a cocaine island owned by a rich party boy.

There are pros and cons to Rockstar’s approach for the new content. One big improvement is that the Cayo Perico Heist has learned from its predecessor, the Diamond Casino Heist. If a player were to explore the sewers of the city, they could find a special entrance that made the Diamond heist much easier. It was a fun little addition that made GTA Online’s protagonists feel like actual criminals. Cayo Perico has this in spades. Players have to sneak around, looking for extra riches to steal, and ways to get in and out of the base. And since the island is owned by a drug lord, there are guards everywhere.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s attack helicopters temporarily disabled due to game-breaking bug

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s attack helicopters temporarily disabled due to game-breaking bug

Call of Duty: Warzone season 1 has barely been out for a day, and there’s already been a game-breaking glitch. Shortly after the season was released, players found a way to go invisible using the newly added attack helicopters. But after hours of games being ruined, Raven Software announced Thursday that it has removed the new aircraft from the game until further notice, which should curb the bug and its abusers.

!PSA! The attack helicopter has been temporarily removed from both #Warzone maps - Verdansk and Rebirth Island. The vehicle will return once the related issues have been fixed. The normal helicopter will remain available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s next update will deliver a white Christmas

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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s next update will deliver a white Christmas

Microsoft Flight Simulator will get snow and ice coverage with its next free update, which is set to arrive on Dec. 22.

The update will bring “real-time snow and true-to-life ice coverage” to the game, said Jorg Neumann, head of the Flight Simulator franchise, in an Xbox Wire post on Thursday. The article also included a bunch of fun data about the community’s first few months flying together online.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey mixes the look of Mass Effect with the action of Call of Duty

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey mixes the look of Mass Effect with the action of Call of Duty

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is headed to PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One in early 2021. The paid expansion to the venerable spacefaring game will add on-foot combat for the first time. On Thursday, Frontier Developments released a new trailer detailing the weapons that will be available and how they will work.

When Commanders leave their starships for the first time, they’ll have the option to arm themselves with all manner of weapons — including long-range sniper-style rifles, short-range automatic weapons, grenades, and even missile launchers. Each will fall into one of three broad categories: plasma, laser, and kinetic weapons. Veteran players should find that familiar, as the intention is to have ground-based combat mirror the style of combat available in space.