Destiny 2 announcement and Worldwide Reveal Trailer.

Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., announced Destiny 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. The official Destiny 2 reveal trailer, “Rally the Troops,” debuted a character-driven glimpse at Destiny 2’s story today.  Additionally, the first hands-on gameplay reveal livestream will be broadcast around the world on May 18.  The broadcast will showcase a variety of fun, action-oriented activities within Destiny 2, and will highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players.  With a fresh start for all players right from the opening cinematic, Destiny 2 will expand across the globe with a worldwide release on September 8.  Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 systems with additional timed exclusive content, Xbox One (PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features), and for the first time in Destiny’s history, a new platform to enjoy this universe will be offered.  Destiny 2 is coming to PC!

Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg, said:

Destiny was the biggest launch of a new console video game franchise ever, and Destiny 2 will welcome a new generation into this action-packed universe. Along with our incredibly talented partners at Bungie, we are focusing on making Destiny 2 appealing to more fans than ever – with state of the art first person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and innovations that make the game more accessible than ever.  We’re also bringing a dedicated version of Destiny to the PC platform for the first time.  Destiny 2 will make an already great game franchise bigger and better than ever.”

Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said:

“The past three years have been incredibly inspiring and rewarding for Bungie. To know that millions of players around the world have forged lasting Destiny memories and even made it their hobby is truly humbling and we can’t wait to continue the journey. We are looking forward to sharing a fresh, inviting story, and with the upcoming Destiny 2 Beta slated for this summer, we are eager to get feedback from millions of players around the world who will get a glimpse of the new adventures that will unfold for all of us.  Together, with our partners at Activision, we are thrilled to get Destiny 2 in the hands of players in September.”

In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion.   Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors.  As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. The official Destiny 2 reveal trailer, “Rally the Troops,” shows two of the Vanguard, leaders of the Guardians, inspiring the people of the last city in an impassioned (and occasionally sarcastic) call to arms.  In Destiny 2 players will answer this call, embarking on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover.  There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe.

The product line-up will also feature the Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle, the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content, the Limited Edition, and the Collector’s Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 – Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box.

You can watch the “Last Call” Teaser video and the Worldwide Reveal Trailer “Rally the Troops” now.

A New Chapter for Heroes of the Storm: HEROES 2.0 Public Beta is live!

Blizzard Entertainment just announced the next chapter for Heroes of the Storm with a major upcoming release that they call Heroes of the Storm 2.0.

Improved progression, an overhauled reward system with Loot Chests, and a huge variety of new cosmetic and social items to unlock are just a taste of some of the content coming with Heroes 2.0. You can learn more about the dev team’s work by watching this video where Game Director Alan Dabiri walks you through Heroes of the Storm’s incredible evolution since its launch two years ago, as well as what’s coming in the game-defining update Heroes of the Storm 2.0.

And you can learn even more details about the system and game changes coming with this release in the spotlight video.

The Heroes of the Storm 2.0 public beta is live now!

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is kicking off with a month-long Open Beta test! This update contains all-new progression and rewards systems, a wealth of new cosmetic items, new Hero customization options, and much, much more.
Take a moment to check out the changes listed in Blizzard Entertainment’s blog post:
• Join in playtesting the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Open Beta.
• New Hero: Cassia
• Progression System updates
• Revamped Progression Rewards and new items (Loot Chests!)
• Introducing your Collection and new currency: Gems
• New User Interface

Prey got a plenty of trailers this week!

Bethesda Softworks has released plenty trailers for Prey this week. Those trailers include Weapon & Power Combos, you will learn more about the powers and Neuromods and you will listen to a song from the Original Game Soundtrack.

Video 1: Weapon and Power Combos

You might mankind’s last hope aboard Talos I, but you’ve got a mighty arsenal to face down the Typhon threat. Armed with your wits, weapons and a host of incredible powers, it’s up to you to stop the alien invasion and save all of the humanity. Piece of cake. With 24 human upgrades and 20 unique alien powers to choose from (plus all of their upgrades), no two Morgans will be the same, and no two players will have the same experiences in Prey.

Video 2: Playing with Powers

You’ll need more than just your wits to take on the Typhon aliens that are threatening to destroy mankind. But why stop with the weapons and gadgets you’ll find aboard Talos I? In Prey, Morgan Yu also has the option of “installing” a wide range of human and alien abilities. Get a look at some of the powers you can use against the deadly Typhon – along with exclusive insights from the team at Arkane Studios.

Video 3: Neuromod Research Division

Never mind the improvements to the Neural Modifier (or “Neuromod” for short) – including “smaller insertion points” on the rapid release needles that you literally jab into your eye. The real innovation is what this device can actually do: alter your neural circuitry in very potent ways. This isn’t just about enhancing your human abilities – like boosting your strength, speed, hacking skills and more – but also acquiring unique abilities that have been learned from the hostile Typhon aliens aboard Talos I.

Video 4: A song from the original game soundtrack

Mick Gordon’s score for Prey is full of menace and danger, but not all of the music you’ll hear in the game is so tense. There’s a decidedly more upbeat tune that plays from the alarm clock in the very beginning of the game, waking Morgan Yu up for a first day on the job at TranStar. “Mind Games” is fresh and hopeful, but of the slight hint of uneasiness to it is enough to make you wonder if it’s foreshadowing something sinister. This catchy synth wave jam just happens to be composed by Audio Director, Matt Piersall and Raphael Colantonio, Arkane and Prey’s Creative Director.

Prey will release worldwide on Friday, May 5th, 2017 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

 

Fallout Shelter Now Available on Steam! Update Brings New Quests and Easter Celebration!

With more than 75 million players worldwide, the biggest Fallout game ever is now on the biggest PC platform ever. That’s right – Fallout Shelter, the award-winning game that puts Overseers in control of their own Vault and an army of Dwellers, can now be downloaded — for free on Steam.

PC fans should head to the game’s Steam Page to download and start managing their own survival community – all the while earning Steam Achievements – by leveling up Survivors, exploring the Wasteland to find supplies, and sending their Dwellers out on exciting Quests for special rewards. Steam players can also take advantage of Steam Cloud support, allowing them to switch PCs and seamlessly pick up where they left off building their Vault.

Also, the game has received an update across all platforms that introduces more than 30 new Quests and a special limited time Easter Quest that rewards players with an exclusive Legendary Pet, a free lunchbox, and other rewards.

StarCraft: Remastered has been announced!

The groundbreaking sci-fi real-time strategy game remastered in 4K Ultra High Definition, to include all content from the original award-winning game and its renowned expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.

StarCraft: Remastered maintains the gameplay and balance that set the standard for the RTS genre while updating graphics and audio, and adding matchmaking, ladder, social features, and more!

One of the highest rated, most celebrated games of all time has evolved. Blizzard Entertainment unveiled StarCraft®: Remastered, a reverently crafted modernization of the original award-winning real-time strategy game. StarCraft: Remastered will offer a full graphical overhaul of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War® expansion while preserving the sublime gameplay that captivated millions of gamers around the world and served as the foundation for professional global e-sports.

Mike Morhaime, CEO, and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment said:

StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard’s DNA—its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it’s been a staple in competitive gaming and e-sports for almost 20 years. With StarCraft: Remastered, we’re modernizing the original game’s visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond.”

The remastered graphics and audio will bring a modern look and feel to the timeless classic, with widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. Other updates will include new illustrations to enhance storytelling in the StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War campaign missions; advanced matchmaking; full connectivity to Blizzard’s gaming network for social features and updates; cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and key binds support for eight new languages in addition to the original five and more. While these improvements will bring StarCraft to the modern era, gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved, for an experience that will feel identical to veteran players.

Blizzard is developing StarCraft: Remastered for release on Windows® and Mac® PCs, with an anticipated release date this summer. Pricing and related information on StarCraft: Remastered will be announced at a later date. Prepare to venture once again onto the planetary battlefields of the war-torn Koprulu Sector; command the forces of the zerg, protoss, and terrans in their struggle for galactic domination; relive the epic saga of Marshal Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and Praetor Fenix; or just vie for the GG against fellow players in this rejuvenated version of the online competitive RTS that set the bar for an entire genre.

Learn more at www.starcraft.com.

In preparation for StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard Entertainment will update StarCraft: Brood War later this week to version 1.18. The update will include bug fixes and improvements, including the ability to rebind keys; observer mode; modern anti-cheat measures; compatibility improvements for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; and more. Once the update is live, StarCraft Anthology, which includes the original game and the Brood War expansion, will be free to download and play.

HearthStone A Mammoth Celebration!

When Journey to Un’Goro arrives in HearthStone, Blizzard Entertainment marks the end of the Year of the Kraken and the beginning of a new Hearthstone year: the Year of the Mammoth. This new Hearthstone Year brings a fresh start in the form of an updated Standard format, a new Hearthstone hero, and more—so it’s a great time to celebrate!

Mammoth Brawls

Blizzard Entertainment kicked things off on March 15 with the first of three special Year of the Mammoth Tavern Brawls that each award a Journey to Un’Goro card pack upon achieving a well-earned victory! Another arrives on March 29, so be sure to join the fray!

Mammoth Celebration Daily Rewards

There’s another good reason to join us on that day. During the week before the new Year of the Mammoth begins, you’ll be rewarded for just showing up to the party! All you need to do is log in to Hearthstone each day beginning March 29 to claim your rewards.

Here’s what you can pick up just for dropping in:

 

March 29 – 50 gold

March 30 – Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card pack

March 31 – 100 Dust

April 1 – Whispers of the Old Gods card pack

April 2 – Journey to Un’Goro card pack

April 3 – 50 gold

April 4 – Journey to Un’Goro card pack

April 5 – A Golden Volcanosaur card!

 

Daily rewards begin and end when quests reset each day in your region, so be sure to join every day to get them all.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind expansion new video!

Recently Zenimax Online Studios debuted the first public hands-on for The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind at PAX East in Boston, MA, drawing thousands of eager fans who lined up to be among the first in the world to play the game’s new class, The Warden revisit the iconic world of Vardenfell and experience for themselves the new fast-paced, small-scale PvP mode, Battlegrounds.

Lucky players went head-to-head in Battlegrounds, fighting for supremacy in 4v4 showdowns using devastating new ice spells, tossing enemies into the searing lava of Red Mountain, and battling massive War Bears, which tore apart anything and anyone who dared attack their Warden masters.

Check out some of the in-game action — as well as reactions from players — in the new video!

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind will release globally on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 6, 2017.

 

 

Troll and I gets its launch trailer!

Video game publisher Maximum Games, in partnership with developer Spiral House, announced that the mythical action adventure game, Troll and I, is now available for £39.99/$49,99/49.99€ on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and Windows PC via Steam.

Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games said:

“As our first release of 2017, Troll and I kicks off our ambitious year with a splash. We are thrilled to bring gamers into the expansive world of Otto and Troll.”

In Troll and I, gamers will embark on an enchanting journey with the title’s two main heroes – the nimble Otto and powerful Troll. With the ability to play solo or with a friend in local couch co-op, players must guide Otto and Troll through the majestic mountains and lush forests of Scandinavia as they try to dodge and defeat various enemies, including mythical orcs unleashed from the depths of the Earth and ruthless hunters after a bounty that can be claimed by Troll’s capture.

Otto and Troll possess special contrasting abilities that complement one another’s strengths and weaknesses. Troll is known for his highly damaging attacks that can crush enemies in a single blow, while Otto incorporates a stealthier approach to take down enemies. In addition, Otto and Troll can cohesively act as one to defend themselves against their foes. With a dynamic duo like Otto and Troll, the local split-screen co-op feature allows for a shared collaboration between friends, playing side by side.

Troll and I was developed by Spiral House and is published by Maximum Games. The game is available now in North America and in Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and digitally on PC via steam, with the Nintendo Switch consoles coming soon.

You can watch the launch trailer of Troll and I.

Destiny: Age of Triumph launch trailer released!

Activision has announced that on Tuesday, 28th March will mark the final live update of the Destiny 1 era content.

Enter Age of Triumph and celebrate your journey through the world of Destiny. Guiding your travels, the largest Record Book to date will contain pages of new challenges to complete for most Destiny activities.

In addition to conquering the new Record Book, players will be able to experience the return of iconic Raids raised to 390 Light, take on the new Daybreak Nightfall modifier, earn new gear and weapons, collect items from Destiny’s past, and more.

The official Destiny: Age of Triumph launch trailer is live and can be viewed now.

Prey new gameplay trailer released!

Bethesda Softworks has released a new Gameplay trailer. In this trailer, the developers of the game answer to some questions you may have about the game with new game footage and more details about the game and they also explain the creative process behind the game.

You can watch the gameplay trailer for Prey now.

Prey will release worldwide on Friday, May 5th, 2017 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.