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Weekly Video Game News Roundup: May 18th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: May 18th

report this ad In this week’s roundup, we check in on Guillermo Del Toro’s inSane, grill some bologna with the newest NASCAR game, gaze in awe over FIFA 13 screenshot...

By Curt Hutson on 18 October 2018
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgam...

By Jeff Schille on 08 October 2018
8,750 Destiny 2 Players Unlocked Crucible Pulse

8,750 Destiny 2 Players Unlocked Crucible Pulse

As Bungie prepares for the launch of Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion, the developer is spending a little time looking back. In its lat...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 August 2018
Destiny 2 Players Have Spent 25 Years Deleting Shaders

Destiny 2 Players Have Spent 25 Years Deleting Shaders

Those who have played Destiny 2 know how long of a process it is to delete shaders out of their inventory. Without any method to dele...

By Weston Albert on 28 August 2018
Destiny 2 Forsaken Bundle Includes Cayde-6 Statue

Destiny 2 Forsaken Bundle Includes Cayde-6 Statue

With Cayde-6’s death taking place in Destiny 2‘s forthcoming Forsaken expansion, it makes sense for Activision and Bungie to commemor...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 August 2018
Destiny 2 Will Make it Easier to Get Crucible Weapons

Destiny 2 Will Make it Easier to Get Crucible Weapons

With the release of the Warmind DLC and the beginning of Season 3 in Destiny 2, developer Bungie introduced a new pursuit for the har...

By Weston Albert on 27 August 2018
How Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Will Set Itself Apart

How Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Will Set Itself Apart

No matter how some gamers may feel about the Call of Duty franchise, it’s hard to deny that the series delivers from a sales perspective year in and year out. And this year should be no different, per...

By Anthony Taormina on 12 August 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But be...

By Rob Keyes on 12 August 2018
Destiny 2 Shows Dreaming City: Biggest Endgame Activity

Destiny 2 Shows Dreaming City: Biggest Endgame Activity

One of the biggest mysteries in Destiny 2’s upcoming Forsaken expansion is the Dreaming City. Bungie has given small tidbits of infor...

By Patrick Kirk on 12 August 2018
Destiny 2 Shader Deletion Doesn't Work Like We Hoped

Destiny 2 Shader Deletion Doesn't Work Like We Hoped

New details regarding Destiny 2’s upcoming mass shader deletion feature have been revealed and it doesn’t work exactly as some player...

By Anthony Taormina on 05 August 2018
Destiny 2: Who Will Replace Cayde-6 in Forsaken?

Destiny 2: Who Will Replace Cayde-6 in Forsaken?

Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion is killing off one fan-favorite character who plays a pretty big role in-game: Cayde-6. Cayde is the H...

By Patrick Kirk on 05 August 2018
The Amazing Spider-Man (Manhattan Playground)

The Amazing Spider-Man (Manhattan Playground)

When making a Spider-Man game that truly captures the experience of being the web-slinging crime fighter it’s extremely important to give the sense that Spider-Man isn’t bound by the city of Manhatt...

By Anthony Taormina on 04 August 2018
EA: ‘Battlefield’ vs. ‘Call of Duty’ Competition ‘Good For The Industry’

EA: ‘Battlefield’ vs. ‘Call of Duty’ Competition ‘Good For The Industry’

For the past five years Electronic Arts has been trying to take a bite out of Activision’s stranglehold in the modern FPS market. W...

By Mike Staub on 04 August 2018
The Amazing Spider-Man (Villain Screens)

The Amazing Spider-Man (Villain Screens)

Along with giving gamers there first look at The Amazing Spider-Man in action, developer Beenox also talked a little bit about their...

By Anthony Taormina on 04 August 2018
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a sele...

By Rob Keyes on 04 August 2018
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Will Leave Steam This Month

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Will Leave Steam This Month

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is being removed from Steam later this month, with the title dropping from the platform on July 17 at 10:00...

By Rory Young on 04 August 2018
10 Craziest Call of Duty Missions Ever

10 Craziest Call of Duty Missions Ever

From storming the beaches of Normandy to battling zombies in a burning house, these are the 10 craziest campaign missions in Call of...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 August 2018
Call of Duty 2 Performance Improves on Xbox One

Call of Duty 2 Performance Improves on Xbox One

Digital Foundry compares how Call of Duty 2 runs on Xbox One versus how the game performs on Xbox 360, discovering vast improvements...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 August 2018
Court Date Set for West and Zampella vs. Activision

Court Date Set for West and Zampella vs. Activision

Though it is still a ways off, former Infinity Ward members Jason West and Vincent Zampella have finally had a court date set for their high profile case against Activision. Stemming from West and Z...

By Anthony Taormina on 04 August 2018
Ranking Call of Duty

Ranking Call of Duty

Despite being a polarizing franchise in the gaming community, Call of Duty is still a juggernaut, dominating sales charts year-in and...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 August 2018
The Amazing Spider-Man (PS Move)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PS Move)

If we were to come up with a list of movie tie-in games that we were actually looking forward to, The Amazing Spider-Man would certainly be at the top. That may not be saying much, but everything th...

By Andrew Dyce on 04 August 2018
Stan Lee and Rhino Head Up ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Pre-Order Bonuses

Stan Lee and Rhino Head Up ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Pre-Order Bonuses

In preparation of the game’s release next month Activision has begun unveiling some pre-order bonuses for The Amazing Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox Studios — who gave us both Spider-Man: Shattered...

By Anthony Taormina on 04 August 2018
The Amazing Spider-Man (Web Rush)

The Amazing Spider-Man (Web Rush)

Three months ago (from the time of this writing), The Amazing Spider-Man developer, Beenox, teased a new gameplay mechanic, “Web Rush,” which would help ensure that the upcoming webslinger game wasn...

By Ben Kendrick on 04 August 2018
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Fans of the world unite; Marvel’s resident web-head is once again swinging into cinemas. Sporting a whole host of a brand new Spider-Man game....

By Samuel James Riley on 04 August 2018
The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

For fans of web-slinging action games, the past few years have given plenty of choices for play experiences. Even if they’ve almost all come from developer Beenox, and ranged from spectacular and re...

By Andrew Dyce on 04 August 2018
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Robomodo haven’t just increased the graphical polish of the original game, but rebuilt skaters and stages from the first two entrie...

By Andrew Dyce on 04 August 2018
'Tony Hawk' Anthology Mod

'Tony Hawk' Anthology Mod

It may seem silly now, but there was a time when Tony Hawk titles regularly sold in the region of 5 millions copies a year. Activision‘s annual skate series was so successful in fact that it even in...

By Samuel James Riley on 04 August 2018
Destiny 2 Quest May Tie to Vault of Glass Raid

Destiny 2 Quest May Tie to Vault of Glass Raid

The Whisper, Destiny 2‘s new hidden quest that’s been taking the community by storm in the past week, seems to have even more secrets...

By Michael Cottuli on 31 July 2018
Professional Gamer Dumps 'World's Sexiest Weather Girl'

Professional Gamer Dumps 'World's Sexiest Weather Girl'

Yanet Garcia has become famous for being the “World’s Sexiest Weather Girl,” and using that reputation to amass a massive following on social media. For the past few years, she has been romantically l...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 July 2018
Destiny 2 Details New Cerberus +1 Exotic Auto Rifle

Destiny 2 Details New Cerberus +1 Exotic Auto Rifle

When it comes to Destiny weapons, it’s often about form over function. Looking cool is half the fun in a game like Destiny 2, and elegant weapons like Vigilance Wing and Sleeper Simulant fulfill certa...

By Jacob Bukacek on 12 July 2018
Destiny 2 Prestige Lairs Will Reward 400 Power Weapons

Destiny 2 Prestige Lairs Will Reward 400 Power Weapons

This week, Bungie offered some new information about Destiny 2’s next major update, which will release on July 17th. While not as sub...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 June 2018
Destiny 2 Details How Collections Will Work

Destiny 2 Details How Collections Will Work

Forsaken, the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, brings a slew of new changes to the game, from random rolls to new activities, and one of the new changes is the introduction of the collection system. Toda...

By Patrick Kirk on 30 June 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Officially Announced

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Officially Announced

For several months now, rumors have been swirling that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be the latest entry in Activision’s long-running first-person shooter franchise. While there had been plenty of...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 March 2018
Destiny: Light Level for the New Rise of Iron Raid

Destiny: Light Level for the New Rise of Iron Raid

Bungie reveals the recommended Light Level for Guardians to have before taking on the new Wrath of the Machine raid in Destiny‘s Rise of Iron expansion. With Destiny‘s Rise of Iron releasing in les...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2018
Call of Duty Sales Down 50% Compared to Last Year

Call of Duty Sales Down 50% Compared to Last Year

According to a pair of Wall Street analysts, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s sales were down 50% compared to the sales of last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. In 2015, Call of Duty: Black Ops II...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Will Destiny Soon Automatically Dismantle Green Items?

Will Destiny Soon Automatically Dismantle Green Items?

Destiny is likely to get a feature in its next update that will allow players to set any Uncommon item they pick up to be automatically dismantled into materials. Destiny will be getting its next...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2018
Destiny: The Dawning Event

Destiny: The Dawning Event

Destiny‘s holiday event is called ‘The Dawning’ and in addition to the return of Sparrow Racing League, Bungie is adding strike scoring, new gear, and more. When Destiny developer Bungie first tea...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Destiny Dev Issuing Console Bans to Known Cheaters

Destiny Dev Issuing Console Bans to Known Cheaters

Bungie drops the hammer on players suspected of repeatedly cheating in Destiny, issuing bans for entire consoles instead of just the player’s online account. Some of today’s most beloved video game...

By Jason Gallagher on 22 February 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered updates the FPS classic admirably, but its pricing scheme and missing maps keep it from reaching its true potential. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare launched...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Destiny Previews Changes to How Silver Dust Works

Destiny Previews Changes to How Silver Dust Works

The economy of Silver Dust, the new material added in the Rise of Iron expansion, will be getting some changes very soon based on feedback from the game’s fans. Silver Dust is a new form of currenc...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2018
Should Destiny 2 Be A Full Reset?

Should Destiny 2 Be A Full Reset?

Destiny 2 faces a tough problem: How to welcome new players who might not have seen the game, while also satisfying veteran players who have invested hundreds of hours. Although much of the attent...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Activision releases details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, including which Combat Rigs, maps, and Mission Teams will be included. Next weekend, gamers will get their first...

By Boston Blake on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: What Swords Reflect with New Artifact

Destiny Guide: What Swords Reflect with New Artifact

Don’t miss a full breakdown of everything swords can reflect with the newly added artifact Memory of Radegast, including supers, grenades, weapons, and more. Destiny: Rise of Iron revamped artifact...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2018
Should Destiny: Rise of Iron Buff Skeleton Key Drops?

Should Destiny: Rise of Iron Buff Skeleton Key Drops?

Skeleton key drop rates in Destiny: Rise of Iron are much lower than the strike-specific loot drop rates in Year 2. Is this by design or should Bungie increase skeleton key drops? Over the course o...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Trophies

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Trophies

The full trophy list for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on PlayStation 4 appears online, and all are centered on the game’s single player campaign. In about a month’s time, Call of Duty fa...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Watch 12 Minutes of Modern Warfare Remastered

Watch 12 Minutes of Modern Warfare Remastered

A new video shows off 12 minutes of gameplay for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, showing players the game’s impressive new visuals. One of the most highly anticipated games th...

By Boston Blake on 22 February 2018
Destiny's Trials of Osiris Returns

Destiny's Trials of Osiris Returns

As promised, Destiny‘s most competitive PvP event makes its return on September 30, two weeks after the launch of the game’s fall expansion Rise of Iron. Most Destiny players have finished all the...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2018
World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered. Twelve years...

By Denny Connolly on 22 February 2018
COD: Modern Warfare Brings Back Multiplayer Announcer

COD: Modern Warfare Brings Back Multiplayer Announcer

Raven Software lead designer Amos Hodge takes to Twitter to reveal details on the multiplayer mode for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. There are some Call of Duty fans excited...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Mod Tools Launch in Open Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Mod Tools Launch in Open Beta

Treyarch announces that the PC mod tools for last year’s hit first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 are now available in open beta form on Steam. Prior to the game’s launch, Treyarch confir...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Destiny Skeleton Keys Guide

Destiny Skeleton Keys Guide

Less than a week ago Bungie introduced players to Destiny: Rise of Iron, the first major expansion for the shooter in a year. The DLC add-on brought with it a ton of new content, a new raid, and mo...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: New Nightfall Strike Modifiers & Quests

Destiny Guide: New Nightfall Strike Modifiers & Quests

This week’s Destiny weekly reset provides more content than ever due to the recent release of Rise of Iron, and here are all the details you need to know. Before the release of Rise of Iron, weekly...

By Curt Hutson on 22 February 2018
Destiny's New Raid Beat By Only 3 Players

Destiny's New Raid Beat By Only 3 Players

The Legend Himself clan continues to live up to the title, this time beating Destiny Rise of Iron‘s brand new Wrath of the Machine raid with only three people. Most Destiny players have likely hear...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Destiny: New Raid Boss Beat By Only Two Players

Destiny: New Raid Boss Beat By Only Two Players

Using expert tactics and communication, two players successfully take down Destiny: Rise of Iron‘s new raid boss, Aksis Archon Prime, in under 15 minutes. While some Destiny players are still worki...

By Boston Blake on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: How to Beat Aksis in Rise of Iron Raid

Destiny Guide: How to Beat Aksis in Rise of Iron Raid

By now most Destiny players are likely familiar with the Wrath of the Machine raid, the newest endgame experience added to Bungie’s popular shooter. However, while those people may know the “death...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Hilarious Easter Egg Discovered in New Destiny Raid

Hilarious Easter Egg Discovered in New Destiny Raid

Fans have found an Easter egg in the Wrath of the Machine raid, consisting of the return of an old enemy that was an inside joke in the Destiny community during Year 1. It has only been a day since...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: How to Get SIVA Offerings

Destiny Guide: How to Get SIVA Offerings

Much like Court of Oryx, Archon’s Forge is the new arena-based public event for Destiny players to enjoy with their Rise of Iron expansion. It’s a great source of loot, can offer a challenge, and i...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Thorn Exotic Quest Guide

Destiny: Rise of Iron Thorn Exotic Quest Guide

The exotic hand cannon, Thorn, is back in Destiny Year 3. Here’s the complete guide on how to earn the infamous weapon, which will be familiar to those who did it in Year 1. Destiny: Rise of Iron i...

By Weston Albert on 22 February 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Gjallarwing's Hidden Easter Egg

Destiny: Rise of Iron Gjallarwing's Hidden Easter Egg

The new Gjallarwing Sparrow within video game developer Bungie’s Destiny: Rise of Iron contains a small, but fun Easter egg capable of making Guardians howl with delight. With Bungie having finally...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Iron Medallions

Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Iron Medallions

Check out this helpful guide in order to ensure the swift discovery of each and every Iron Medallion within Destiny‘s expansion known as Rise of Iron. As many Guardians are more than likely aware,...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Siva Clusters

Destiny Guide: Where to Find All Siva Clusters

This guide helps Destiny: Rise of Iron players track down all of the dormant SIVA Cluster collectibles and unlock the new Grimoire cards released in the expansion. Destiny: Rise of Iron has arrived...

By Denny Connolly on 22 February 2018
Destiny: Wretched Eye Strike Guide

Destiny: Wretched Eye Strike Guide

The Nightfall Strike this week can be brutal, but follow this Destiny: Rise of Iron guide for tips on how to quickly and easily beat Kovik in the Wretched Eye strike. Destiny: Rise of Iron has fina...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Nemesis Star Machine Gun Gameplay

Destiny: Rise of Iron Nemesis Star Machine Gun Gameplay

Destiny: Rise of Iron has just launched with a myriad of exotic weapons, but to really shred enemies to teeny tiny pieces, the Nemesis Star machine gun will do the trick nicely. The new Nemesis St...

By Curt Hutson on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: Sing the Iron Song Achievement Guide

Destiny Guide: Sing the Iron Song Achievement Guide

Destiny: Rise of Iron holds many secrets for players to discover, and thanks to a number of fans on Reddit, a secret achievement has been revealed. Here’s how to unlock it. It’s well known that th...

By Derek Nichols on 22 February 2018
Destiny Server Issues Resolved On All Platforms

Destiny Server Issues Resolved On All Platforms

Following a spate of server issues after Destiny: Rise of Iron‘s launch, Bungie announces that each of the problems have received a working resolution across all platforms. When Guardians on PlaySt...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: How to Get Year 3 Gjallarhorn

Destiny Guide: How to Get Year 3 Gjallarhorn

There has been some confusion among Destiny players, but this guide should clear up any questions about how to obtain the Year 3 Gjallarhorn in Rise of Iron. When Destiny developer Bungie first rev...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Revelations Easter Egg Guide

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Revelations Easter Egg Guide

Use this guide to complete the elaborate Easter Egg on the Revelations map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and unlock the ‘A Better Tomorrow’ trophy in the process. Almost a year since Call of Duty:...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Server Issues

Destiny: Rise of Iron Server Issues

As Bungie investigates ongoing server issues with Destiny following the release of the game’s Rise of Iron expansion, the studio implements a sign-in queue. As one of the biggest new IP of all time...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Destiny Guide: How To Start Rise of Iron Content

Destiny Guide: How To Start Rise of Iron Content

Destiny: Rise of Iron finally launches, but before players can start to ascend Felwinter Peak, here are the things that need to be done before accessing the content. Today is the day many Destiny...

By Derek Nichols on 22 February 2018
Shadow of Mordor Wins Game of the Year at GDC

Shadow of Mordor Wins Game of the Year at GDC

The response to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor must be exactly what Warner Bros. and Monolith wanted. The action adventure title, which has gained comparisons to the Assassin’s Creed series, has...

By Rob Gordon on 22 February 2018
Destiny: Rise of Iron Exotic Weapons Revealed

Destiny: Rise of Iron Exotic Weapons Revealed

The full list of unclassified exotic weapons for Destiny: Rise of Iron has been revealed, including details about a mysterious exotic weapon called Young Wolf’s Howl. This is it. With less than 24...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 February 2018