Without a doubt, Destiny 2 fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the science fiction shooter sequel’s next major expansion, Forsaken, as the DLC is set to bring a bevy of fresh content into the action-RPG. While many Guardians are simply biding their time by playing all of the content the latest title in the franchise offers thus far, one group of incredibly dedicated role-players have decided to take it upon themselves to convert the game into a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Calling the Destiny-themed project D&Destiny, the enterprise aims to offer this as a completely free guide for anyone who would want to experience an actual tabletop role-playing game in the world of Destiny. According to the creators, it’s based on Dungeons & Dragons 5E, which happens to be the most recent version of the renowned RPG, and it is designed and structured to provide a rule-set that will let players run their own D&D campaign inspired by the sci-fi shooter … [Read more...] about Destiny Fans Converting Game to D&D Campaign
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I'm not going to quibble with Nintendo's policy, now long established, of addressing fans directly through a pre-recorded showcase at E3 rather than going through the rigmarole of a live event. Nor am I going to dispute that the Nintendo Direct videos that have proliferated through the gaming year to offer roundups, announcements and deep-dives work well for both Nintendo and its community; nor argue that it is a bad idea to spread these moments around rather than concentrate them in a single info-burst in June. They make Switch feel like the bustling, exciting platform it absolutely is.I do think Nintendo missed an opportunity yesterday, however, with an E3 Direct that will have left everyone but the hardcore followers of a single one of its game series cold.Nintendo has chosen to put a square focus on a single game at the last few E3s, which worked superbly with Zelda: Breath of the Wild two years ago and with Super Mario Odyssey last year - but these were games with a broad appeal … [Read more...] about Nintendo speaks a little too directly to fans at E3
A digital-only game based on licensed content is doomed to die right from the outset. At some point, months or years from now, that licensing agreement will expire - at which point the publisher can no longer sell the game. It will be summarily pulled from digital storefronts - sometimes with little or no warning - and is unlikely to ever resurface, unless the publisher is willing to negotiate those licensing deals all over again. Last December, a slew of Transformers games were suddenly removed from Steam and PSN (and later from the Xbox Marketplace) with no warning from publisher Activision. Among them was Transformers: Devastation by renowned developer PlatinumGames, which had only been released two years previously. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel titles published by Activision have suffered a similar fate. Players who have previously bought and downloaded such games can still download them again. But even this exception may not apply forever. The fact is that you do not … [Read more...] about Where do downloadable games go when they die?
Last month, Call of Duty: WW2 launched the Winter Siege event, which gave players the opportunity to earn limited-time weapons and also saw the return of fan favorite game mode Gun Game. Now the game’s next event has been announced and dated, with The Resistance event beginning January 23 and running all the way until February 27. Like the Winter Siege event, The Resistance event in Call of Duty: WW2 will give players the opportunity to earn new weapons in the form of the Combat Knife, the Orso submachine gun, and Volkssturmegewehr assault rifle. New cosmetics should be available as well, which players will earn through special Resistance-themed supply drops (Call of Duty: WW2‘s version of loot boxes). Again like the Winter Siege, The Resistance event in Call of Duty: WW2 will also see the addition of some new game modes. Demolition is making a comeback, as is the unique Prop Hunt mode. Check out The Resistance’s new game modes, weapons, and more in … [Read more...] about Call of Duty: WW2 Event Adds New Game Modes and Weapons
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has its first teaser trailer, which shows a brief look at in-game footage. This is the first of two upcoming Potter games to come from Warner Bros' new Portkey Games label. In Hogwarts Mystery you get your letter to attend JK Rowling's famous magical school and meet some of the book series' famous professors. For Potter fans, the game is set prior to the arrival of Harry himself at the school - during a relatively unknown period between Harry's birth and Hogwarts first year. That means you'll be attending school alongside Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley, and get to meet professors such as Snape, McGonagall and groundskeeper Hagrid. Hogwarts Mystery will feature "both large plot arcs and smaller stories such as relationship quests", mobile developer Jam City has said. There's no firm release date just yet. The other upcoming app from Portkey Games is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the next AR smartpohne game from Pokémon Go maker Niantic. … [Read more...] about Here’s a first look at the new Harry Potter mobile game