Ever since Bungie’s MMOFPS Destiny launched last year it has been a huge success, regardless of the fact that it was a very flawed game. Still, the core ingredients were so good that it kept millions of people on board, and their loyalty has been rewarded with updates that have improved the game greatly.
The last big update was the expansion called The Taken King, which added 5 million users to the game which now brings the player total up to 25 million. Activision confirmed these numbers yesterday and they said the following:
“Day-one downloads broke PlayStation records, day-one engagement saw the highest number of active players in Destiny’s history, daily player engagement is now well above three hours per day and the Destiny community has climbed to over 25 million players.”
I admit that I was initially super hyped for the game, taking part in both the game’s alpha and beta testing. However, once the game actually launched with not much more content and a story that seemed purposely removed from the game for the sake of future DLC it kind of put a bad taste in my mouth. I am tempted to jump back in and see how much it has improved, though.
Call of Duty fans that live in a city that supports Amazon’s Prime Now app may find the following interesting, as they could potentially get Black Ops III hand-delivered to their door at the game’s midnight release.
The Prime Now app allows certain items to be delivered directly to the customers door, though the window at which the delivery will arrive varies. You won’t be getting the game exactly at midnight, but more likely a couple hours later.
There’s also the fact that this offer is only available to customers that live in the following cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.
Whelp, looks like I’m out!
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is launching later this week, so what better time to release a launch trailer than right now?!
As seems to be the thing that all the cool kids are doing these days, this trailer is live action and features actors such as Michel B. Jordan and Cara Delevingne in the midst of many explosions and blazing guns. It’s silly, fun and does not at all represent what the actual game will be like.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 6th, 2015.
Guitar Hero Live is just a couple of weeks away, and the weekly Track List Friday reveals are still going strong. 12 more songs have been revealed by Activision, and they have all been featured in previous games in the series.
Of course, this is being done to introduce a bit of nostalgia, while also giving gamers a new way to play their favorite songs with the all new guitar controller. Check out the 12 new songs below.
1. Living Colour – Cult Of Personality
2. Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Live)
3. Ratt – Round and Round
4. Slipknot – Before I Forget
5. AFI – Girl’s Not Grey
6. Warrant – Cherry Pie
7. Incubus – Drive
8. Faith No More – Epic
9. Audioslave – Cochise
10. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
11. Queen – We Are The Champions
12. Disturbed – Down With The Sickness
Guitar Hero Live launches on October 20th, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Pretty much everyone is in agreement that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is not a good game, but if you stick with it a while longer you’ll be getting some free content for your troubles.
As for what the DLC includes, Activision promises two new stages and five more skaters will be added in future updates. No details were revealed on how all of this content will be released, though I would assume they would come in 2-3 more updates.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions don’t launch until November 10th.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is officially on store shelves today, and like many games of this generation it will have a big day one patch waiting for you.
What makes it notable for this particular game is that the patch is larger than the game itself. The file size of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 on PS4 is 4.6GB, with the day one patch file size being 7.7GB. That’s a seriously huge patch considering the size of the base game.
Even though the game launches today there hasn’t been a single review posted as Activision did not provide anyone with review codes. Considering the negative buzz the game has been generating in recent months, that more than likely means that the finished product is nothing to write home about.
The hype levels for Bungie’s Destiny were through the roof, as it was to be the first new IP they created since Halo. Both the alpha and beta were great and got everyone pumped for what everyone assumed was a lot more to come.
However, the game launched with little content and hardly any story at all, and extensions of this story have been released in the subsequent months as paid DLC. Many suspected that the game’s original story was cut up and revised so Activision could sell it in parts and make more money, and it looks like we finally have some proof of that.
New documents that were published by Venturebeat regarding the lawsuit between Bungie employee Maty O’Donnell and the studio confirm that Destiny’s story was “substantially” revised just a year before launch. You can click right here to view the documents and see everything for yourself.