Bungie details Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt in new Beyond Light roadmap

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Bungie details Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt in new Beyond Light roadmap

On Tuesday morning, Bungie launched its new “ViDoc,” a 15 minute video previewing a bunch of new content coming soon to Destiny 2. The studio spoke about the season launching alongside Destiny 2: Beyond Light, called Season of the Hunt. In a separate blog post, the studio revealed the roadmap for the next few months in Destiny 2.

In Season of the Hunt, players will work alongside Osiris and Uldren Sov — now going by The Crow — to stop Xivu Arath from amassing an army of Darkness. Players have never really encountered Oryx’s second sister, Xivu Arath, in-game before, so this should be a completely new story for players.

Valorant’s latest patch adds newest character, Skye

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Valorant’s latest patch adds newest character, Skye

Valorant’s first big update of Act 3 is here and that means Skye is joining the roster. Alongside the new Agent, this patch also brings a few balance changes to other Agents, an update to the in-game economy, and the addition of the long-awaited left-handed gun option.

Skye is this patch’s biggest addition. Skye brings all kinds of utility to any team she’s on with ways to discover enemies and heal her teammates. For a full breakdown of Skye’s abilities you can check out the ability preview video below.

Deleting your Facebook account forfeits Oculus VR games you already paid for

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Deleting your Facebook account forfeits Oculus VR games you already paid for

In August, Facebook announced that consumers who use its Oculus virtual reality headsets would be required to log in with their Facebook accounts in order to play games. The transition went into effect earlier this month, and it comes with a catch. If at any point you decide to delete your Facebook account, you immediately forfeit your access to any games or VR experiences you purchased through the Oculus store.

The gotcha was spotted last week, and began to surface first on Twitter, only to be confirmed Friday by the team at UploadVR.

New Destiny 2: Beyond Light documentary highlights the series’ newest villains

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New Destiny 2: Beyond Light documentary highlights the series’ newest villains

On Tuesday morning, Bungie unleashed a “ViDoc” for Destiny 2: Beyond Light and Year 4. The 15 min video features socially distant Bungie devs previewing and teasing upcoming content for the next year of Destiny 2.

The video starts off talking about where Guardians have been with Season of Arrivals and then leads into the story setup of Beyond Light. The video then takes players to Europa, where Eris Morn, The Drifter, and the Exo Stranger are hanging out. Players haven’t seen the Exo Stranger since the end of the original Destiny’s first campaign. But game director Luke Smith promises players some answers from the Exo Stranger, and that they’ll will finally get to know her as she encourages them to embrace the Darkness.

FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 coming weeks after PS5 and Xbox Series X launches

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FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 coming weeks after PS5 and Xbox Series X launches

FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will launch Dec. 4, EA Sports announced on Tuesday. The next-generation versions of the game are a free upgrade for those who already have them on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The launch comes three weeks after the PS5 and Xbox Series X go on shelves. It’s the first time EA Sports’ flagship titles have not launched alongside a new console since the FIFA series missed the Xbox and Xbox 360’s launch.

Dungeons & Dragons organized play moves online with five months of scheduled events

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Dungeons & Dragons organized play moves online with five months of scheduled events

Finding a regular game of Dungeons & Dragons can be a challenge, even under normal circumstances. Now, in the face of a protracted global pandemic, publisher Wizards of the Coast is moving its organized play program online. On Oct. 21, the publisher announced D&D Virtual Play Weekends, a series of monthly ticketed events that starts Nov. 13 and extend through March 2021. Entry starts at $4 for beginners, and tops out at $15 for a standard four-hour adventure.

Pulling the strings behind the scenes will be David Christ, founder of Baldman Games. He’s been formally running D&D events for Wizards since 2005. If you’ve played a game at a Gen Con or Penny Arcade Expo in the last 15 years, it’s likely because of him and his team. Baldman now also handles Wizards’ marquee annual event, D&D Celebration, which includes organized play for the public alongside new product releases and celebrity events.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars patch will let you invert the games’ camera controls

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars patch will let you invert the games’ camera controls

Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the Nintendo Switch collection of three classic 3D Mario games, will soon let users tailor the games’ camera controls. On Tuesday, Nintendo said it will release a free software update for Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Nov. 16 that adds a new inverted camera control setting for all three games.

Those games are, of course, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. Each title will have its own camera control setting, as seen in a tweet from Nintendo of America:

A free software update is coming to #SuperMario3DAllStars on 11/16 that adds a new inverted camera control setting for all three games. pic.twitter.com/06y4IAenCk

Astro’s Playroom on PS5 might be the best pack-in game since Wii Sports

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Astro’s Playroom on PS5 might be the best pack-in game since Wii Sports

The new consoles launching this fall have a comically small list of exclusive games. For the Xbox Series X, there are literally no games that you can only play on that platform. For the PlayStation 5, there are two. One of them, the Demon’s Souls remake, has gotten the bulk of the attention and enthusiasm, but it turns out that I’ve been vastly underestimating the other one: Astro’s Playroom. It may be the best pack-in game since Wii Sports.

Astro the robot doesn’t have a huge fan base. Its ilk were first introduced in The Playroom, a pack-in game for the PlayStation 4’s launch in 2013. It was a series of minigames designed to show off the features of the console, and one of those games featured adorable little bots that you could “capture” in your controller using augmented reality and motion controls.

Destiny 2 fans think they’re returning to a familiar location, thanks to leaked image

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Destiny 2 fans think they’re returning to a familiar location, thanks to leaked image

With just two weeks until Destiny 2: Beyond Light and the start of Year 4, Destiny fans are on edge, waiting for new content. But over the weekend, players discovered some new, official-looking art that suggests two twists are coming just before Beyond Light: a healed Traveler and the return of the original Tower location.

During the Red War campaign at the launch of Destiny 2, the Red Legion enemies destroyed the Tower — the primary social space in the original Destiny — and captured the Traveler — the mysterious space machine that gives Guardians their power. By the end the campaign, the Traveler awoke, freeing itself but fracturing off a few pieces, which have since orbited around it in the sky.

Breath of the Wild, modded so every single enemy is a Golden Lynel

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Breath of the Wild, modded so every single enemy is a Golden Lynel

Lynels are the toughest challenge The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has to offer, Ganon notwithstanding. Golden Lynels, which are exclusive to Breath of the Wild’s Master Mode, are even worse.

In Master Mode, enemies are stronger, they regain health, and can even one-hit kill Link. What makes Golden Lynels manageable, however, is that there are only a limited number of them in the base game. Not so in streamer PointCrow’s recent Twitch broadcast, the highlights of which have been uploaded to YouTube. The intrepid BotW expert, who we’ve covered before, tweaked the game so that every single enemy becomes the tough-as-nails Golden Lynel.