In the conclusion of Game Rant’s synopsis of Destiny‘s massive collection of lore, the Books of Sorrow, Oryx and the Hive battle against the Vex and continue to hunt the Traveler.At the end of Part 2 of our look at Destiny‘s Books of Sorrow, Crota had just opened a portal in space and time, allowing the Vex into Oryx’s Throne World.Here is the conclusion to Destiny‘s Books of Sorrow:Allowed into the Ascendant Realms by Crota, the Vex invade Oryx’s Throne World and the Hive’s netherrealm. The Vex, as machines who run simulations to find the best solution for every problem, are not able to figure out the Hive’s sword logic and so are not able to put up any fight. But then the Vex create a Vex Mind called “Quria, Blade Transform” who is able to deduce how the Hive’s world works.Quria sees that it must kill everything it can, so it calls warrior Vex through the portal that Crota created. Crota tries to … [Read more...] about Destiny’s Books of Sorrow: The War with the Vex and Secrets of the Darkness
Invasion of the space invaders
A user on a Mega Bloks fan site claims to have found a bunch of new Mega Bloks sets that were listed early on Amazon. These include three Destiny sets which possibly reveal new story details for the forthcoming Destiny 2, which looks like it might be coming to PC. If you prefer MMOs that are already out and definitely on your platform, check out the best MMOs on PC. The new Destiny-themed kits are a Goliath Tank and a ‘Bruiser Battle Building’, both belonging to the militaristic enemy faction The Cabal, and an Aspect of Glass jump ship. That last one doesn’t tell us anything new - Aspect of Glass was a reward for completing Destiny’s first raid, the Vault of Glass. But the two Cabal kits are interesting. The Goliath Tank opens to reveal an interior troop bay - not a capability that it has in the game, if only because it’s too small. If this means anything for gameplay - and it may not - the most that can be said is the Goliath might get a redesign. … [Read more...] about Will the Cabal invade the Tower? Possible Destiny 2 plot details leak… via Mega Bloks sets
My review of Stellaris [official site] will be published on Monday. You’ll have to wait until then to read a full judgement and critique of what Paradox have accomplished in the time since that first oh-so-exciting announcement, but I couldn’t resist sharing some stories right now. Here are just a few tales from an infinity of galaxies.At this week’s multiplayer event, one journalist was already referring to it as the XCOM event. A galactic empire with expansionist tendencies finds a pre-FTL civilisation and monitors them from orbit, preparing for an eventual invasion. Scientists spy the ship and panic ensues. An international extraterrestrial combat force is formed and they succeed in shooting the UFO out of the sky, celebrating their victory over the invaders.In this scenario, one of hundreds that can play out, you’re playing as the galactic empire rather than the defenders of Earth (or this particular Earth analogue). What happens to those plucky terrestrials … [Read more...] about Twilight Of The Space Gods: Three Tales From Stellaris
Drox Operative continued Soldak’s tradition of genre-expanding ARPGs. Following on from Depths of Peril and Din’s Curse, it takes the joy of looting and levelling up stats, and twins it with a dynamic world in which wars and alliances form, goods are traded, and entire civilisations can be destroyed. Along with Space Rangers 2, Drox makes me wonder whether I really need to wait for a fifty million dollar space sim before settling between the stars. There are so many worlds to experience. Obviously there wasn’t quite enough in the game though because Soldak have just released an expansion, titled Invasion of the Ancients. It contains more of just about everything, including new ancient race invasion events, new components, a new Scavenger race, nineteen subraces, and more monsters and quests. Hurrah!I can only presume you clicked ‘Read the rest of this entry’ because you were expecting me to copy and paste a paragraph of backstory down here. You’re in … [Read more...] about OAP Attack: Drox Operative – Invasion Of The Ancients
Taito's arcade classic shoot 'em up Space Invaders and its unique tale of invading aliens laying waste to the Earth in predictable waves are being mined for a feature film, The Wrap reports.Rights to the 1978 arcade game have reportedly been acquired by studio Warner Bros., and screenwriter-producer Akiva Goldsman is attached to produce the Space Invaders movie. Goldsman's credits include films like Lone Survivor, I Am Legend and the Paranormal Activity series, as well as TV show Fringe. He most recently wrote and directed Winter's Tale for Warner Bros.Space Invaders served as inspiration for the upcoming movie Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage and was based on a Patrick Jean-directed short film of the same name (pictured above). It too will feature an alien invasion inspired by — and, in the film, caused by — classic arcade games.Hollywood has designs on turning other classic arcade games, like Asteroids and Missile Command, into feature … [Read more...] about A Space Invaders movie is in the works at Warner Bros.