The Weekly Bungie Update for June 24th details changes to "Destiny's Collector Edition" for "The Taken King" in response to consumer outrage. Hinging on two points of contention, both the exclusive nature of the packed in emotes/shaders/exotics of the $80 Collector's Edition, and the $40 price tag of The Taken King DLC. Bungie is looking to make the digital content from the Collector's Edition available as a standalone purchase at a suggested retail price of $20.
If you are still unaware, Batman: Arkham Knight is having a real rough go in the PC version. Graphical hiccups and framerate issues are key components to a lot of complaints from fans. Warner Bros. has suspended sales of the PC version for the time being until this situation works itself out. Major seller of PC graphic cards NVIDIA is offering Q&A and technical assistance to those in need. If you are using an AMD graphics card, AMD is looking to resolve those issues as soon as possible.
The 2nd birthday of Xbox's Games With Gold program is next month in July. As a special treat, Xbox One gamers will get two games in July. But the good news doesn't stop there. From now on, Xbox One gamers will receive two games for every month starting with July. It's good to see that Xbox players will have four potential games to play. Here are the games available in July.
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Xbox One July 1st through the 15th
- So Many Mne - Xbox One July 16th through the 31st
- Plants vs Zombies - Xbox 360 July 1st through the 15th
- Gears of War 3 - Xbox 360 July 16th through the 31st
Looking to upgrade to an Xbox One or Playstation 4? Gamestop is offering a $150 credit towards either next gen system when you trade in a Playstation 3 (120 GB or greater) or Xbox 360 (250 GB or greater). That's a big discount which is nothing to balk at. Remember for this week any purchase of an Xbox One will get you a free game.
Diablo III is getting a significant patch which will soon be available for Public Test Realm. On top of the list is a new zone, the Ruins of Sescheron. Fight through this frozen wasteland to make it to the lost Tomb of King Kanai. It is in this tomb that you will find Kanai's Cube, a powerful magical artifact. This cube can allow you to break down Legendary items and equip their special effects as passive skills, convert crafting materials from one to another, and much more. The crafting system is getting a few changes to make crafting easier and faster. Adventure mode is getting rid of the Realm of Trials and adding new act-specific crafting mats to Horadric Caches. This is being done to encourage exploration throughout the acts. New Legendary and Set Items will be added for those collector's who must have everything. Four new levels of Torment difficulty will challenge players, Torment VII through X. This is a pretty large patch and might be enough to bring some players back to try out the new features.
CD Projekt Red is hiring with a wide array of positions available. Sound Designer, Producer, Tools Programmer, and even a Head Studio position is looking to be filled. If you feel interested in seeing what is available, click here.
Steam is celebrating the 15 years of the Total War franchise with free play this weekend. Seven games are available from the franchise with significant discounts as well.
Get a fresh look at the upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 with some behind the scenes interviews. Available September 25th