The update’s a bit late this week but we still made before Friday was over for the entire world.
We’ve got plenty of news in Destiny and Halo department with Bungie Day and RTX occurring earlier this week. Other news is a bit slim but there’s still some substance to satisfy.
And be sure to check out the Ultimate Games Sale happening on the 360 this week. There are plenty of week long discounts on games and DLC along with some one day sales.
And Destiny fans also get to find hidden treasure in this update. Look hard and you’ll find it. But it you pre-ordered the game already, you might not find it appealing.
Bungie / 343 / Halo
|Bungie Day came earlier this week and Bungie released a bunch of new information about the Destiny Beta and Collector’s Editions of the game. Let’s start with the beta news.
Starting on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 (which by the time you are reading this, was yesterday), you are able to select the platform you want to play the beta on over at Bungie.net. If you have inputted a beta code into Bungie.net, you will receive an email with instructions on how to do this. On Thursday, July 17th, 2014 the Destiny Beta will open for players on the Sony Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 since those players get exclusive time with the beta. On Monday, July 21st through Tuesday, July 22nd, Bungie will take down the beta to perform some maintenance. On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, the Destiny Beta will reopen for PS4/PS3 as well as open for the first time for players on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Destiny Beta will run until Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Bungie also has a special present if you play. If you login into the beta and play on Saturday, July 26th, you will receive a special emblem in the retail version of the game when it releases in September. If you still do not have a beta code, there is still time to preorder.
(Please note: after you select the platform you are playing the beta on, you will receive your official beta platform code in your email on the day the beta goes live on your platform.)
Bungie also revealed the Destiny Collector’s Editions of the game as well as the Expansion Pass. There will be 2 physical Collector’s Editions and 1 digital Collector’s Edition available for purchase.
Here is the official info from Bungie on each of the Collector’s Editions and Expansion Pass!
|343 Industries appeared at the Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) last weekend and talked more about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. They revealed that Coagulation was going to be one of the 6 remastered maps for Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer. 343 also revealed a new type of mongoose they like to call the “Gungoose.” 343 also revealed that SWAT, Ricochet, Race, Infection, and other unannounced gametypes will be coming to Halo 2 Anniversary as well. 343 finished the panel by showing off a new Terminal trailer. Expect more news to probably come out at Gamescom.
Other Gaming News
|Earlier in the week the crazy developers at Gearbox gave us our first glimpse at an all new IP they have been working on. Battleborn is an FPS with elements of a MOBA and fast leveling that resets to zero after each match. With up to five players per game you can either fight off hordes of enemies or battle amongst yourselves. Over twenty different characters are available to choose from with each having different abilities and skills. More information will be available all month long at Game Informer as they have exclusive coverage. Battleborn is set to release next year on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Check out the reveal trailer below.
|DICE officially revealed information about Battlefield 4’s latest DLC, Dragon’s Teeth, earlier in the week. The new DLC will includes new gadgets, guns, a new game mode and four new maps. All premium members will get their hands on this July 15 as part of the two weeks early access, followed by everyone else on July 29th. For more on the specific details check out the blog post by SlashingArbiter. You can check out the teaser trailer below.
|A release date for Project Spark going into a full release and leaving the beta stage is now here. The game has been in beta for a while now and many game features are currently available to players. Project Spark will be leaving the beta with its Project Spark Starter Pack. The pack will be available to retailers worldwide and include additional premium content including:
The pack will be released on October 7th in North America, October 9th in Asia and the Pacific, and October 10th in Europe. The game will also be leaving beta that day and will still be free to play.
Deals of the Week
Xbox One Deals of the Week
Titanfall – Gold Price: $39.99 – 33% off
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – $29.99 – 40% off – Gold/Silver Members
Xbox 360 Deals of the Week
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – Gold Price: $29.99 – 40% off
WWE 2K14 Season Pass – Gold Price: $9.99 – 50% off
Halo 4 War Games Map Pass – Gold Price: $12.49 – 50% off
The Walking Dead: Season Two – SEASON PASS – Gold Price: $7.49 – 50% off
Gears of War 3 Season Pass – Gold Price: $14.99 – 50% off
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire – Gold Price: $1.64 – 67% off
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn – Gold Price: $6.59 – 67% off
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard – Gold Price: $6.59 – 67% off
Serious Sam 3: BFE – Gold Price: $3.39 – 66% off
Serious Sam 3: BFE – Jewel of the Nile – Gold Price: $3.39 – 66% off
Serious Sam Double D XXL – Gold Price: $3.39 – 66% off
Serious Sam HD: TFE – Gold Price: $3.39 – 66% off
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter – Gold Price: $3.39 – 66% off
Sensible World of Soccer – Gold Price: $3.39 – 66% off
Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale
Bastion – $3.74 – 75% off
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – $7.99 – 60% off
Crysis 3 – $11.99 – 70% off
Grand Theft Auto V – $29.99 – 50% off
NINJA GAIDEN 2 – $5.09 – 83% off
Need for Speed Rivals – $25.19 – 58% off
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – $3.74 – 50% off
Fallout 3 – $4.94 – 67% off
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES – $9.99 – 50% off
Episode 5: No Time Left – $2.49 – 50% off
The Walking Dead: 400 Days – $2.49 – 50% off
Episode 4: Around Every Corner – $2.49 – 50% off
Episode 3: Long Road Ahead – $2.49 – 50% off
Episode 2: Starved For Help – $2.49 – 50% off
Trials Evolution – $5.09 – 66% off
BloodRayne: Betrayal – $4.99 – 50% off
EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – $23.99 – 60% off
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $33.49 – 33% off
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 – $29.99 – 50% off
Devil May Cry 4 – $4.99 – 75% off
FIGHT NIGHT CHAMPION – $4.99 – 75% off
Child of Eden – $9.89 – 67% off
Portal 2 – $6.59 – 67% off
Dishonored – $6.59 – 67% off
Fallout: New Vegas – $4.94 – 67% off
Stuntman: Ignition – $4.94 – 67% off
Deus EX: Human Revolution – $4.94 – 67% off
Skate 2 – $3.74 – 75% off
PAC-MAN MUSEUM – $9.99 – 50% off
DuckTales: Remastered – $5.09 – 66% off
Trials Fusion – $13.39 – 33% off
MX vs ATV Reflex – $4.99 – 75% off
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition – $9.89 – 67% off
Darksiders II – $9.99 – 75% off
Silent Hill: HD Collection – $9.89 – 67% off
Gears of War 3 – $4.99 – 75% off
Skyrim – $9.89 – 67% off
Some of you may have noticed this already, but our achievement junkies now have more to look forward too. There are now series completion awards for Crysis, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield and Rock Band. Now you can get to work boosting your Gamerscore by the thousands so you can show off those 4 fancy new awards on your profile page.
While we don’t have any joinings lined up for this week, last week’s Independence Event in GTA Online managed to get a few of us together. We even have a nice video with the highlights of the events, courtesy of Deadly Chikadee. Enjoy her joining recap.
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