Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts

Monday, November 27, 2017

Destiny 2 Free Trial

Not any game is without its flaws and issues. First-person online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 is not above them. Despite those, you can easily rank Destiny 2 as one of the best games of 2017. For that Bungie and Activision surely deserves some credit whether you admit it or not. Now, if you still haven't played the game, how'd you suppose to know how great the game is, right? Don't worry about that. We got something for you here.

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Destiny 2 Free Trial

Starting from November 28, Bungie is releasing a "Free Trail" for the game, so that you can try out and decide if you are willing to pay cold-hard cash for the goods. It's pretty exciting seeing the game is available for a free trial only mere months after its release and we surely aren't complaining.




In this trial, players are about to get access to play campaign missions on two of destinations; the European Dead Zone on Earth and the moon Titan. Crucible competitive multiplayer will also be open to explore but it will be limited to quickplay playlists only. You can join clans to earn more XP and also go solo if that is what you want. You are allowed to make character progression up to Level 7 out of 20. The great part about the trial is that it is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Just like every other free trial offer there is a discount offer and you get to transfer your progress to the full game if you decide to purchase the game in the end. Now, you should be very interested to purchase Destiny 2 during the free trial offer as it is giving you the best ever low-price deal of them all, which is just $26 regardless of your platform. Not even Black Friday or Cyber Monday offers of the year cannot beat that as the lowest rate that was offered for the game was $27.

RELATED: Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

You should keep in mind that the offer of discount deal following the free trial is only applicable for the actual game and not for special editions, or any other expansion pass. However, the offer from Bungie will be a big discount deal for PC version as the game will cost $39 on Battle.net.

RELATED: Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

There was an event to livestream for the upcoming DLC "Curse of Osiris", scheduled to be released on December 5 but was later cancelled. Recently, a discovery of an unexplained XP scaling system was made by a player and when brought to light, Bungie has totally removed it from the game but then changed it back and now players need more XP to level up. Many have been speculating this as a ploy to make people purchases Bright Engrams in-game with real money while the official announcement over this still waits.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Have you been feeling like that you are not gaining as much XP as you should earn while playing Destiny 2? We feel you there, because you are not the only one facing this problem. A lot of players taking part in the Public Events are among the crowd that felt the same dilemma with gaining XP. Thankfully, the developer team behind this awesome multiplayer first-person shooter has also admitted that they have noticed it recently after pointing it out.

Bungie also released an "Official Statement" on their site regarding the issue.

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Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Seeing people's discomfort over the matter, Bungie has decided to shut down the previous system and now, players will see their XP earning rate as the game progresses all the time on the user interface. This way, they will know how much XP they are gaining against their activities on the go and it will be easy to decide if the procedure was up to mark. As soon as there will be any change or updates will be released, it will be officially announced.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

While this is more like a minor change, many are making a big deal out of it. You may ask, why is that? Here is why. Well, according to many, it might also turn out to be a ploy by the devs to make people some spend real cash in-game to make purchase for those Bright Engrams, which you can no longer earn fast by playing. Plus, most of us haven't still forgotten the huge controversy regarding loot boxes and micro-transaction system in Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Destiny 2 In-Game Currency

RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Micro-Transactions Outrage

Moreover, it wasn't something that everyone has easily noticed from the launch of Destiny 2. It took the keen-eyed observation of a dedicated Redditor to point out the issue and Bungie haven't take any steps deal with it from the very beginning until it was discovered by players. Doesn't that sound fishy to you since they are the ones who created the game and put it there in the first place?

RELATED: Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Bungie's Destiny 2 is already out worldwide and is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first expansion pack of the game, "Curse of Osiris" will be out on December 5 for all platforms.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII Out Now

Developer Sledgehammer Games and publisher Activision has taken the Call of Duty: WWII, the latest game of the Call of Duty franchise back to its roots and by that, we meant the original period of World War II. Plus, the campaign, the awesome multiplayer experience, co-op features and the star of the show; Nazi Zombies are all there to exhilarate your heart till the New Year.

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Call of Duty: WWII Out Now

The multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: WWII is something that everyone in town is talking about these days and War Mode is a brand-new feature to it. This one is full of blockbuster action which will bring a cinematic vibe to the gameplay. Whether you are building a bridge under heavy enemy fire or just guiding a tank from the sneaky shortcuts of a French village, you can feel it there. War Mode in Call of Duty multiplayer is all about objective based missions against Allied or Axis forces.

However, there is one thing that you have to admit, which is, no matter how great or epic your multiplayer mode is, without a story-driven single player campaign, a game never reaches the peak of fulfillment. Whether you are fighting your way throughout entire Europe or find yourself shooting at Normandy beach during D-Day, the true environment of war is all around you in the campaign as you take the role of Ronald “Red” Daniels from US 1st Infantry Division.

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Bonds of Brotherhood

The Nazi Zombies mode lets you take part in an alternate dark take on the history where you just take on waves after waves of undead Nazi horde and struggle your way through a Bavarian village in Germany during snowfall. This world holds terrible secrets for the protagonists that were meant to change the outcome of the war. You've got to assemble your troops, be strategic and work your way out as a team if you are to survive the unforgiving onslaught of the dead.

Call of Duty: WWII is full of contents and features that will keep you busy for a long time. Let's not forget the wonderful locations and polished gameplay. The standard edition of the game will cost you $59.99 and Digital Deluxe Edition can be yours for $99.99 only. It will have the Season Pass and all the upcoming content updates till 2018.

Call of Duty: WWII is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide. The game takes you to the edge of the frontline as one of the greatest battles of the human history takes place and you get to discover the sense of heroism and responsibilities as you fight to save the world alongside your brothers in arms.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Activision and Bungie are on a mission to take over with Destiny 2 and within a very short while of the game's release we also came to know that the first ever expansion pack DLC for the game will be titled 'Curse of Osiris'. All we were unbeknown of was when it is going to come up or how long it would take for us to get a look at the clip they are going to drop for the game pack.

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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Looks like Paris Games Week 2017 is working like a charm as many hot new announcements are being made and guess this was the perfect arena to announce the release of Curse of Osiris DLC pack at a PlayStation event. Below is the reveal trailer for Destiny 2's first expansion for you to check out.




It appears that even after the guardians have seen their days past the fall of Red Legion, the crisis is far less than over yet. Warlock Ikora Rey calls upon the guardian you are playing with to share a finding. The opening of an ancient gate at Mercury has unleashed an army of killer robots who are here to take over. However, she reveals that Osiris, her mentor and one of the bad-ass guardians of the Vanguard has returned from his banishment. So, it's time to go find guardian Osiris and join him into saving the day.

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A New Chapter to Explore

RELATED: Destiny 2 Ending Explained

Your mission will take you to the New Pacific Arcology, which you might have already gotten if you have played the game. You will gain access to new missions, a new social space called the Lighthouse, Strikes, "Raid" content and a few more locations to roam around seeking adventure.

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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Features

From what we heard, even though 'Curse of Osiris' isn't a PlayStation 4 exclusive of some sort, it will still release on the platform before PC and Xbox One owners gets their hands on it, with the official release date being December 5th. The PS4-exclusive content that comes with Destiny 2 main game, will last till 2018 while players on PC and Xbox One will have to wait until then. There will be a second expansion following, which still have to reveal its name and a solid release date but for now, we know that it will come out at Spring 2018.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Bungie's heavily expected online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 has launched on PC this October 24 and fans were pretty hyped about it. The game eventually released on that day to everyone's delight and what the internet saw the next day is many players are complaining that many of them has been banned from the game for apparent no good reason.

Some of them even came to speculate that the ban might be a result of them using many third party softwares like Discord and Open Broadcaster Software.

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Bungie Explains Destiny 2 PC Bans

The developer team at Bungie decided to shade some light on it and they did so by releasing a Blog Post on their official website. Addressing the ban issue, they claimed that so far, Bungie has banned over 400 players and it was not because of using any third party softwares. At this point, the ban might seem quite unjust and irrational to the players who were a victim of this.

So, being the developer responsible for this insanely popular franchise, Bungie took matters into their hands to calm down the folks and shared their official Blog Post regarding the ban on Twitter.



As the collective base of banned players took social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and many other online gaming forums claiming that the ban was due to the use of third party programs they all were using while playing Destiny 2. Primarily, they even made it up a theory for the ban spree because apparently, almost all of them were using some third party applications like Discord or OBS for stream overlays and chat services. Some even claimed that the ban is automatic and is within Destiny 2 after all.

On that point, official statement released in the Blog clearly says:

“ONLY BUNGIE CAN BAN A PLAYER AFTER A MANUAL INVESTIGATION”
To clear out the confusion and rumor regarding the claim and put it to a rest, developers of Bungie also mentioned that, this ban issue was solely related to people who were using tools that might threaten the shared environment for the game and nothing else. Also, the game cannot ban anyone, only Bungie can and they do it after they run a manual investigation.

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Destiny 2 PC Ban

They also updated their online statement with the fact that, Bungie is not going to ban people for using Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc. while playing Destiny 2. The developer team also addresses that they noticed the group of players that are unintentionally caught in this error will soon be unbanned.

Well, this popular franchise always finds itself on the center of social drama and given their previous history on that, it would've been quite surprising if they weren't any after this week’s PC launch of Destiny 2. However, you can be rest assured that all they are doing is to provide you a fair environment to share with countless other fans of the series, completely free of hackers and other internet scum.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

Like master-artist Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Spawn) himself, his McFarlane Toys has a knack for outdoing themselves when it comes to create some gorgeously awesome action figures. Whether they are building those statues by modeling a character adapted from a hit comic-book series or a famous TV show, McFarlane Toys is arguably the best name to bring it to life.

Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

Since they have already produced some remarkable figures from the Assassin’s Creed and Gears of War video game series, it was time for them to amp up their game a bit higher with a franchise that has only grown exponentially in the last three years after the release of the first installment of the series. Yes, we are talking about the Destiny franchise from Bungie and McFarlane Toys are about to bring three renowned character from the recently released sequel Destiny 2.

Dated for March 2018 release the action figures will be of Cayde-6, Commander Zavala and Ikora Rey, representing the Hunter, Titan and Warlock class respectively.

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Destiny 2 Cayde-6 McFarlane Figures

Cayde-6
A male humanoid war machine and the Vanguard for the Hunter class, Cayde-6 likes to place his bets on the endgame of many events as they take place and gets into trouble for this all the time. He is not a brave warrior but always longs for to get into the battlefield. Cayde-6 can equip your Hunter armor and help you find some truly rare exotic weapons sometimes. Like the adventurer he is, his statue is armed with his favorite Ace of Spades hand cannon.

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Destiny 2 Commander Zavala McFarlane Figures

Commander Zavala
Arguably the strongest Titan of The Tower of The Last City, Commander Zavala is a person of sheer will and determination. If one is looking for any Titan armor, Zavala is the man to seek. Zavala's transformation into a Guardian happened after he was revived by a Ghost before the Collapse. Considered a leader of the city, Commander Zavala action figure comes with a Daedalus Assault Rifle so that he can protect the city from its enemies.

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Destiny 2 Ikora Rey McFarlane Figures

Ikora Rey
Ikora Rey is a human female who also is the Vanguard for the Warlock class. When new Warlocks need some mentoring, they go to her. Her extensive knowledge in the field made her respected among her peers and all in general. She has seen quite a deal till date and she got Warlock armor and emblems to sell if anyone is looking to buy. Though, Invective was her primary weapon in her solo fighting days, Ikora's figure is equipped with the Deadpan Delivery Shotgun.

What all three of these figures have in common is that they are all 7" tall statues, impressively detailed in design and took notes from in-game assets of Destiny 2 and are priced $19.99 each only. There are more than 12 points of articulation and they come with rare chase redeemable McFarlane Hellspawn emblem. All three action figures of Cayde-6, Commander Zavala and Ikora Rey will be available in window boxed collector packaging and that includes a disc display base too. Sweet deal, right?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta Live

The Call of Duty: WWII Private Multiplayer Beta on consoles went pretty well. Then, just as Activision has announced a several days back, Call of Duty: WWII's PC open beta is live right now. Actually the PC open beta was about to begin tomorrow (September 29) but it went ahead of schedule anyway as it will give the players the chance to get their hands on the game a day before they were about to. Sledgehammer really cares for us, eh?

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Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta Live Now

Both Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games really worked had to give the gamers the PC open beta in due time and looks like they are successful. In an official Tweet, Sledgehammer revealed that the goal was not to release the beta in time but to improve the gaming experience for players on PC and all they want from you is to share your feedback with them, so that they can make the experience even better.



Now this is very sweet of them since open beta points out many issues and bugs that needs fixing. Activision forum has said that they will keep track of any technical issues pointed out and will get back at it. The data they will collect from this beta weekend will help the studios make the game better when it is finally released.

On Steam, the beta still shows date for tomorrow as it was intended to but a pre-access isn't actually hurting anyone. So, no one is really complaining. Upon running for this full weekend, the beta will end on October 2. Also, some specific features for PC like mouse/keyboard controls remapping and 4K support are part of this beta.

On November 3, Call of Duty: WWII will be released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Oh, and if you haven't participated on the beta yet then there is news for you to make you interested. Open beta participants will receive an exclusive Beta Combat Pack when the game is finally released for everyone.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies Details

Who would've thought that a first-person shooter game like Call of Duty: World at War would introduce a multiplayer co-op mini-game Nazi Zombies and players will go crazy for that? Guess, even developer Treyarch or publisher Activision didn't see that coming and with that Call of Duty series saw a new ascension as it was one of the most innovative move on the history of cooperative shooter games.

Call of Duty – WW2 Nazi Zombies Details

Since, Sledgehammer Games have taken the development mantle; we can only hope something better than before. We are excited because part of the studio members was also responsible for games like Dead Space that went on to become a classic in horror genre. Sledgehammer is up to introduce a brand-new experience with the Zombie horror in COD: WWII’s Zombies mode and we got some details to share.

As it was before, Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies mode will focus on a four-player co-op system where you will be facing a never ending horde of zombies, each deadlier than the once that came to you before. An idea that is entirely based on the period of World War II, the mode will be terrifying on so many levels. They already came from a horror background, so it was a great experience for the developers to work on it.

The battle with the undead army will take place at Bavarian village in Germany and the time period will be near the end World War II. From a deadly corner of the town, players will begin their journey from ancient tombs to bloody sewers and evil laboratories as they will keep spilling the horrifying secrets it holds. Every aspects of this Nazi Zombies mode is designed to give you a thrill ride full of challenges.

Army of Third Reich

When the Third Reich finally realized that they cannot win the war against the allies, raising an army of dead was their last ditch attempt to even the odds. The most interesting part about them is that, even after turning into the flesh-eating beasts, they still keep hold of their discipline and purpose which they were trained to follow. They have different categories as well but all they plan is to kill you at any cost. So, you better watch out and do not get cornered. Ever.

The surrounding structures from your environment also a vital part of your play as you can easily change the game if you know how to use them to your own advantage. You can either save your own skin or better yet, use your location as death traps for your enemies. Only thing you need to do for that is to keep your eyes open for opportunities.

Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies will not only please the fans of the franchise but will attract a whole new bunch of horror fans into the fold. The gameplay and the challenges you face are all designed to keep you engaging to moment. There are secrets yet to reveal as people will start playing the game and it will be interesting when they do that.

Your well-planned strategy and great teamwork is will be the only way out of this deadly massacre. So, keep your cool at all times and put your efforts to maximum when you face an incoming herd. Permanent or temporary rewards will often help out the players to go ahead and they will find ways to upgrade their weapons as well.

On November 3, 2017, Call of Duty: WWII will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide. So, brace yourselves before the undead Nazis comes to hunt you down.