Destiny 2 players think Gjallarhorn could return soon

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Destiny 2 players think Gjallarhorn could return soon

The Destiny community has thoroughly datamined the content in Season of Opulence. As usual, Bungie is holding back some secrets, but elements of certain surprises are sneaking out — like the upcoming quest for the Bad Juju Exotic. But two new lines have players thinking a fan favorite Exotic rocket launcher could return: the infamous Gjallarhorn.

Players have spent a few weeks poring over new Destiny 2 data, but hints of a rocket launcher quest showed up in early July. In the datamine, players can see two lines of very specific text: “Rocket Launcher Components” and “scattered pieces of a greater whole.”

Inside the design of World of Warcraft’s newest raid, Azshara’s Eternal Palace

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Inside the design of World of Warcraft’s newest raid, Azshara’s Eternal Palace

The newest World of Warcraft patch, Rise of Azshara, very easily could have been an expansion in its own right. We’re heading to Nazjatar, the kingdom of Queen Azshara, one of World of Warcraft’s best villains. She’s been waiting in the wings since World of Warcraft’s launch 15 years ago, but so far she’s made the most of her screen time in Battle for Azeroth by being elegant, catty, and a little hammy.

In an expansion where most of the cinematic screen time has gone to Overlord Saurfang, a famously dour character, Azshara is a breath of fresh air. Which is ironic, really, considering she’s threatening all the characters with drowning.

Windows 1.11 is a fun Stranger Things 3 puzzle app

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Windows 1.11 is a fun Stranger Things 3 puzzle app

Stranger Things 3 debuted last week on Netflix, and in advance of the premiere, Microsoft began teasing something related to Windows 1.0. If those two things seem unconnected, well, Microsoft has connected them with Windows 1.11, a new app in the Microsoft Store that takes users back to 1985 — the year that Microsoft released the first version of Windows, and the year in which Stranger Things 3 takes place.

The Windows 1.11 app isn’t just a way to relive mid-1980s computing. It’s a version of Windows that has been infected by the Upside Down. Like Dustin, Lucas, and the rest of the gang from Hawkins, Indiana, you have to solve puzzles in an attempt to save the town from that realm’s foul beasts. (Note that the app only works on Windows 10 devices.)

Bungie reveals the 2019 Moments of Triumph for Destiny 2

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Bungie reveals the 2019 Moments of Triumph for Destiny 2

In its official Bungie Day post on Sunday, Bungie revealed plans for a new Destiny 2 Moments of Triumph. Like Destiny’s final update, the Age of Triumph, Destiny 2’s new Moments of Triumph is a celebration of players who dabbled in all of 2019’s content. Bungie is offering exclusive rewards to players who accomplish some of Destiny 2’s feats.

Starting July 9, players can start earning the 2019 Moments of Triumph. Bungie listed the names of the Triumphs out in its official post. The studio also revealed a few more Moments of Triumph set to release later this month with the Solstice of Heroes event, bringing the total Triumphs to 20.

New Pokémon, Gigantamaxing revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield

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New Pokémon, Gigantamaxing revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield

A new trailer filled with information about the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield released on Monday, showing off a couple of new ’mons, as well as a new mechanic: Gigantamaxing.

The trailer showed off some new Pokémon, including a proper reveal of Yamper, the electric-type Corgi Pokémon we all grew to love at E3, Rolycoly, a new rock-type, and Duraludon, a steel- and dragon-type. There’s also now Alcremie, a whipped-cream fairy-type that seems to turn into a huge cake when Gigantamaxed, which is a separate thing from Dynamaxing.

Hot damn, there’s a big rig racing game out this month

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Hot damn, there’s a big rig racing game out this month

If I’m driving home from Tennessee or Virginia, I have to come down the mountains and pass those super-dramatic run-off pits for trucks that don’t have no brakes. I have always wanted to see one, uh, get used. Like, nobody gets hurt, but a big horn-blaring mofo goes full blast into the trench while your terrified Mom instinctively flings her right arm across your chest. Where was I.

Oh yeah, there’s apparently an FIA-sanctioned truck racing series, and it looks nothing like NASCAR’s Camping World Trucks series (or, before you mention it, the shit-tacular Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing). Those are pickup trucks on an oval. These are unholstered 5-ton Optimus Primes running around an actual F1 course (Hungaroring and Nurburgring are on this year’s eight-race schedule). Which means the wrecks must be fan-tastic. And there’s a video game for this!

Digimon Survive delayed to 2020

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Digimon Survive delayed to 2020

The only thing I know about Digimon is it’s like a different group, wholly separate from the Pokémons. But if it’s old enough for Kenny Mayne to explain that to Lance Whitaker, then it’s also old enough to have a 20th anniversary this year, which the franchise’s next video game will now miss.

At a “Future of Digimon” panel at Anime Expo 2019 this weekend, Bandai Namco confirmed that Digimon Survive has been delayed to some time in 2020. That’s per a five-minute trailer shown to the panel (but not yet online). Digimon Survive, announced last year, introduces a new protagonist, Takuma Momozuka, who gets lost on a school camping trip with his pals and winds up in “a strange new world of monsters and danger.” The game will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Elite: Dangerous gets humongous space carriers in December

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Elite: Dangerous gets humongous space carriers in December

Enormous fleet carriers arrive to Elite: Dangerous in December, Frontier Developments announced yesterday in the teaser video above.

It literally is only a teaser, a beauty shot of Battlestar Gastonia fleeing the Cylon tyranny. For more, we turn to Lavecon, an Elite fan event held this weekend in London, where Frontier talked more extensively about the September update. That will bring better, or at least more guided onboarding to the Elite experience for new players. Speaking as someone who picked it up on Xbox One and felt mainly that I was Elite Dangerous to myself and others, this is welcome news.

Meet more characters for One Punch Man’s fighting game

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Meet more characters for One Punch Man’s fighting game

I thought it couldn’t get more bananas than Dragon Ball FighterZ, and then we got Jump Force. I thought that was the limit of Bandai Namco’s appetite for wild fighting game adaptations of over-the-top anime, completely forgetting about the existence of One Punch Man.

How Bandai Namco continues this bonkers trend after One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, I’ll leave that to the more animé-aware among us. The game was announced last week, https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/25/18756260/one-punch-man-fighting-game-ps4-xbox-one-pc and Bandai Namco followed that up from Anime Expo with this character trailer yesterday. It is outstanding, daaaaaaaaaaaaammittttt!

5 things to know from Tennocon, the Warframe fan con

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5 things to know from Tennocon, the Warframe fan con

There’s BlizzCon, GuardianCon, QuakeCon, and dozens more conventions celebrating a specific game or its community. Players who are into the free-to-play loot shooter Warframe have Tennocon. This conference in London, Ontario, is relatively small compared to bigger celebrations from more prominent studios. That said, much like Warframe, the convention was packed full of surprises and gave a detailed look at what’s coming in 2019 and beyond. Here are the biggest announcements.

The next expansion coming to Warframe isn’t an expansion in the traditional sense. Instead of a new, isolated environment, Empyrean is an expansion built with existing game worlds and systems. A new player-owned and customized spaceship, the Railjack, serves as the vehicle to explore new parts of old worlds, and engage in massive fleet battles against old enemies. We break down the Tennocon demo, and what players can expect, in this piece. Needless to say, this is the star announcement of Tennocon, and it holds a lot of promise.