According to WastedOnDestiny.com, I've played Destiny and Destiny 2 for around 1,600 hours altogether. In that time, I'd estimate I've played as a Titan for maybe, maybe 50 hours. I was a devout Hunter main in Destiny 1, and Warlock has always been my favorite in Destiny 2. The Titan class just never appealed to me – until now. After spending over a thousand hours totally ignoring the class, one brilliant moment has so thoroughly sold me on Titan that I can't put the class down. That moment looked something like this: Per the latest Destiny 2 patch notes, the recent Arc Week update overhauled old arc subclasses to bring them in line with the subclasses introduced in Forsaken. Stormcaller Warlock got some fantastic new treats, and Arcstrider Hunter is nothing to scoff at either, but Striker Titan is the big winner in my book. The changes made to its bottom skill tree are simple but enormous. Its melee ability, Frontal Assault, now reloads your weapon and increases weapon … [Read more...] about Destiny 2’s new arc subclasses are so fun that I’m changing my main after 1,600 hours
Where s my refund
The refund policy for the PlayStation Store was recently updated, but while it is nice to finally have refund options in place - where before refunds were largely unavailable unless mandated by local law - they're incredibly limiting. With the exception of subscription-based services like PlayStation Plus, digital products cannot be refunded once you download, stream, or play them. Additionally, refunds will be credited to your PlayStation Store wallet, not whatever card or account you used to make the original payment. Further restrictions apply to games. You may only request a refund within 14 days of purchase, and again, only if you haven't downloaded the game yet. This time limit is absolute, but in the case of "faulty" content, you may be able to swing a refund after playing the game. These cases are rare, however, and require more than a few bugs or just a straight-up bad game.Pre-ordered games follow similar rules. If you pre-order more than 14 days before a game's release … [Read more...] about Updated PlayStation Store policy won’t let you refund games you’ve downloaded
Jeremy Soule is a BAFTA winning composer with over 60 credits to his name. If you’re not familiar with his name, you’ll be familiar with his music. Jeremy’s scoring credits include The Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Skyrim, Guild Wars, the Harry Potter games, and many more. What you might not be familiar with is The Northerner Symphony, a Kickstarter project Jeremy launched in March 2013. Composing a symphony is no easy task, but Jeremy said the project would be completed in September 2013. Over 4,000 backers pledged over $121,227 to help fund the project – including five super backers who pledged $1,500 each. The problem is, the Northerner isn’t finished yet and many of the people I spoke to who backed it are worried it never will be. The Kickstarter has been a strange journey, documented by sporadic updates from Jeremy, his PR company The Max Steiner Agency, and, strangely, one official update posted on February 9, 2017, that wasn’t written by Jeremy … [Read more...] about Why is Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule’s $121,227 Kickstarter symphony still not finished five years later?
Building a gaming PC can be a pretty big investment, with some configurations costing as much as a used car. Your PC needs to function for years, so it’s beneficial to protect that investment—even more so if you’re building on a budget. All reputable manufacturers warranty their products from defects for a period of time, but what qualifies as a “defect” can vary with every product. Hardware producers add all sorts of disclaimers in their warranties that could potentially void any claim and leave you with an expensive repair. Retailers like Newegg, offer additional coverage that can be more convenient than the manufacturer’s, but it comes at a price. This service can be worth paying for when buying any computer component as long as you adjust your expectations accordingly. There are a lot of misconceptions about what retailer warranties cover and how they stack up against factory warranties.Manufacturers vs retailersLet me lay down a typical … [Read more...] about Should I buy a warranty for my PC components?
Where do you begin on the subject of No Man’s Sky? It’s a game stigmatised by a regretful episode in the industry’s history; a saga that got so messy, the UK Advertising Standards Authority had to get involved. Its catalytic rise to fame and subsequent fall from grace is frequently brought up in discussions around entitled player communities and unrestrained PR hype campaigns. But it’s also an evolving product that’s trying desperately to escape its own past, refusing to be defined by its former mistakes in spite of those who have written it off based on first impressions alone. That’s not an easy path to tread, but developer Hello Games is quietly and confidently making a strong case for players, old and new, to give No Man’s Sky a second chance. Just take a look at Next, the latest of several free updates to be rolled out for No Man’s Sky over the past two years since launch. It adds and changes so much to the experience - … [Read more...] about “We always knew we were making a polarising game”: Sean Murray on the shaky past, exciting present, and bright future of No Man’s Sky