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Eddie Makuch

Destiny 2 Not Getting A Halloween Event This Year And Here's Why

Destiny 2 isn't going to have a Halloween event this year. Bungie community manager David "Deej" Dague told a fan on Twitter that while there won't be a Festival of the Lost event this year, it could happen this time next year.

"No, Sir," Dague told the fan who asked directly if there would be a Festival of the Lost event in Destiny 2 this year. "We may see it again someday but Season 1 has been about launch and ritual activation. The first event for Destiny 2 is The Dawning."

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Eddie Makuch

Top 20 Best-Selling Games In The US For September 2017

After a last-minute delay, the NPD Group today released its full report for September 2017 video game software and hardware sales in the United States. Starting with games, Bungie's Destiny 2 topped the all-platforms chart, with NBA 2K18, Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle rounding out the top five for the period.

Total spending on games in the US during September amounted to $744 million, a dramatic increase of 49 percent year-over-year. Also notable is the fact that...

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Eddie Makuch

Destiny 2: Release Date, Guides, Tips, And Everything You Need To Know

Bungie's highly anticipated shooter Destiny 2 is finally here on all platforms; it's been available on consoles for some time and its PC launch is upon us. Here, we're collecting the big details to know about, including our review, recent news stories, and all of our major guides.

Destiny 2 Review

"In true Destiny fashion, if you do something once, you'll probably end up doing it many more times. The difference with Destiny 2 is in the variety and accessibility of what's available, which cuts...

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Chris Pereira

It's A Big Week For New Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Fall is typically the busiest time of year for new game releases, and this year is no exception. This week in particular, though, is certainly the busiest of the season and maybe even the entire year.

Tuesday, October 24, marks the much-anticipated debut of the Destiny series on PC, with Destiny 2 finally launching on the platform. In terms of content, it's identical to the Xbox One version; it's missing certain PS4-exclusive content that won't be released on other systems until late next...

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Samit Sarkar

Gears 4 campaign, Horde mode can run at 60 fps on Xbox One X

Will you choose Performance or Visuals mode?

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Michael Higham

Destiny 2 PC Graphics Options Explained And How To Improve FPS

The PC version of Destiny 2 is shaping up to be a game specifically tuned for the platform to such an extent that every graphics options gets a full explanation and side-by-side comparison. Nvidia did the brunt of that work, showcased in a blog post that went up recently on the company's official website. It even gave internal benchmark results that tested the framerate difference between all the different settings.

One thing to note is that multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) was scrapped from...

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Michael McWhertor

Why didn’t Grand Theft Auto 5 get a single-player expansion?

Rockstar explains what happened to the game’s story DLC

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Miguel Concepcion

Destiny 2 Guide: Which Class Is Best For You? Comparing Hunter, Warlock, And Titan

"Warlocks weaponize the mysteries of the universe to sustain themselves and devastate their foes." While this caption of Destiny 2's mage isn't incorrect, it's not especially helpful as the only descriptor for the Warlock when deciding your class.

Now that the game is finally out on PC, we've fleshed out the strengths and benefits of each Guardian, so you know what you're getting into, whether that's playing within your stylistic comfort zone or experimenting with an unfamiliar role. Included...

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Miguel Concepcion

Destiny 2 Beginner's Guide For Noobs On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Destiny 2 is one of those sequels that's easy to get into without having played the first entry Destiny. But for a game that can be described as Halo with an RPG-styled progression and loot system, it can feel like a foreign experience even for shooter veterans.

If this is your first time playing, here's what you should know to make the most of the early first five or so hours in Destiny 2, after you pick your class, of course. After you've played through the prologue, be sure to check out...

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Alessandro Fillari

Destiny 2 Beginner's Guide For Series Veterans

Whether you're a seasoned Guardian or a newcomer joining the good fight against the Red Legion, Destiny 2 presents a few challenges early on that you'll need to overcome before you head out in the galaxy to rebuild your power and influence.

There have been many changes to the core mechanics and systems of Destiny that will feel a bit strange to returning players, and not all of it is explained in depth for newcomers. To help you out, here are some essential Destiny 2 tips to get you fighting...

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Chris Pereira

With Destiny 2 PC's Release Tomorrow, Battle.net Update Brings New Social Features

Destiny 2 for PC runs on Battle.net, marking the first time the platform will host a game that wasn't developed by Blizzard. With Bungie's shooter launching tomorrow, October 24, Blizzard Battle.net has been updated to introduce a variety of new social features, including some basic functionality that somehow had not been in place previously.

An update that is now available adds a new Social tab to the Battle.net desktop app. From there, you can create groups that will allow you to chat with...

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Alessandro Fillari

Destiny 2 Guide: 4 Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting

Destiny 2 brings many changes in this next adventure for the Guardians. With new gear, mission types, and other gameplay systems being introduced, it's a little hard to keep track of what's new and what's more of the same.

If you're a returning player still used to the way Destiny operated, it's important to single out the most important updates and tweaks in Destiny 2, some of which shake up what people are accustomed to. But whether you've played the first game or not, here's a quick list...

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Kevin Knezevic

The Legend Of Zelda Encyclopedia Is Getting An Awesome-Looking Deluxe Edition

Comic publisher Dark Horse recently announced that it will release The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia in English next April. While the standard version will feature the same style of cover as the previous two Zelda books, Hyrule Historia and Arts & Artifacts, the newly announced deluxe edition (via Kotaku) sports a much nicer design that is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the series.

Whereas the standard edition of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia comes bound in a blue hardback cover with...

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Edmond Tran

Destiny 2 Guide: How Leveling Up And Power Level Numbers Work

Destiny 2's progression system is relatively straightforward, especially compared to the first Destiny. But if you're new to the series, you'd be mistaken in thinking that experience points are the only thing you need to worry about on your journey. So here's a breakdown of how it works, including the new Power levels setup.

For more about Destiny 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, read our in-depth feature containing Xur's location, all our reviews and guides, plus all the PC details you need.

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Chris Pereira

Destiny 2 Weekly Resets Guide: Here's What You Need To Know About The Nightfall, Flashpoint, Raid

If Destiny 2 is your first Destiny game, or you simply didn't play much of the original, one thing you may be unaware of is how certain parts of the game run on a schedule. Certain things reset daily, but more significant are those that do so on a weekly basis as part of the aptly named weekly reset.

A number of activities--and their corresponding rewards--are tied to the weekly reset. In other words, once you complete them, you'll have to wait for the following week in order to complete them...

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Michael Higham

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PC Requirements And Recommended Specs Revealed

Today, Bethesda unveiled the required and recommended hardware specifications for the PC version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. In addition, many of the graphics options were revealed, which includes an FOV slider, ultrawide monitor support, an uncapped framerate, and multiple colorblind modes.

Minimum RequirementsCPU: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-8350 or betterGPU: Nvidia GTX 770 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or betterRAM: 8 GBOS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit)Storage: 55GBRecommended...

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Kevin Knezevic

Gears Of War 4 Xbox One X Enhancements Detailed

Xbox One X releases around the world in a couple of weeks, and one of the games that will be enhanced on the new console is Gears of War 4. Today, Microsoft shared more details about the game's Xbox One X enhancements, which will be available as a free update the day the console launches.

Naturally, most of the enhancements coming to Gears of War 4 are visual in nature. Following its free update, the game will offer several different display modes. Visuals Rendering Mode will offer true 4K...

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Dan Auty

Stephen King's Dark Tower TV Series Would Be A Complete Reboot

Although the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel It has become one of the most successful movies of the year, 2017's other high profile King adaptation--The Dark Tower--did not fair so well. The movie was met by largely negative reviews and an underwhelming box office, putting into doubt plans to make further movies and a TV spinoff. Now King himself has weighed in on the film's failure and what the franchise might look like if it comes to TV.

In an interview with Vulture,...

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Chris Pereira

It's A Big Week For New Game Releases

Fall is typically the busiest time of year for new game releases, and this year is no exception. This week in particular, though, is certainly the busiest of the season and maybe even the entire year.

Tuesday, October 24, marks the much-anticipated debut of the Destiny series on PC, with Destiny 2 finally launching on the platform. In terms of content, it's identical to the Xbox One version; it's missing certain PS4-exclusive content that won't be released on other systems until late next...

Polygon

Patrick Gill

Take a look inside the Wolfenstein 2 art book

MachineGames shows the making of an America gone wrong

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