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6 Things You Should Be Doing Now to Prepare for Rise of Iron in Three Weeks

August 30, 2016 // 1 Comment

Guardians! There are only THREE more weeks until Rise of Iron releases. A lot of us having taking a break during the months after the fantastic April Update, myself and pretty much my whole clan included (if you need a clan on PS4, look up Iron Deathstalkers and send a request and make sure to mention Vortex Effect). But now is the time to jump back into the fray and help push back the Darkness. There’s only three weeks left, and that means your window to prepare is closing fast. And there’s a number of things you should be doing to make the most gains forward on day one. So, fire [...]

The Witcher 3 Gets A New Patch Alongside Complete Edition Tomorrow, 1.3.0 Patch Notes Inside

August 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tomorrow sees the release of The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, aka the Game of the Year edition. As you’d expect, it’s the base game and all of the expansions, and it’s coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. And while the GOTY edition is great for folks who haven’t picked up the game before (note that if you have the original game on PS4 or Xbox One and you buy this edition, your save file will not carry over, but it will on PC), those who have been playing The Witcher III will also be getting a new patch tomorrow. If you haven’t picked up The Witcher III: Wild Hunt yet [...]

New Game Releases for the Week of August 28th

August 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

This week sees a ton of games releases, but not any big releases. If you haven't picked up The Witcher III, this week would be as good a time as any as The Witcher III: The Complete Edition drops for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Also out this week is Livelock and some big DLC in the form of Fallout 4's Nuka World and World of Warcraft: Legion. It's all inside in this week's installment of Gaming Vortex. [...]

Review: Neverwinter (PS4)

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Neverwinter (PS4 [Reviewed], Xbox One, PC) Developer(s): Cryptic Studios Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment Genre(s): MMORPG Released: July 19, 2016 (PS4), March 31, 2015 (Xbox One), June 20, 2013 (PC) ESRB Rating: T – Teen Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG that released on PS4 over a month ago, but has been available on PC for three years and Xbox One for a over a year. This review is based on the PS4 version, and it’s completely free in that you don’t even need PlayStation Plus to play the game. Since its release, I’ve put A LOT of time into the game. I [...]

New Destiny: Rise of Iron ViDoc + Private Matches Confirmed

August 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bungie released the following Rise of Iron ViDoc today in Germany during a livestream to kick off Gamescom: In addition, Bungie also confirmed that the heavily requested Crucible feature Private Matches will be coming to Destiny on PS4 and Xbox One when Rise of Iron launches on September 20th. Note that you will not have to own Rise of Iron to do private matches, although you’ll need to own Rise of Iron to do the new Supremacy game mode (it’s Kill Confirmed) and the new maps. Private matches aren’t quite custom games (i.e. you can’t set it to no special weapons or [...]

Nintendo Brings NES Back to Stores With NES Classic Mini; Includes 30 Games

July 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

Nintendo surprised a lot of folks today by announcing that they’re bringing the original Nintendo Entertainment System back to stores beginning November 11th. Dubbed the NES Classic Mini, this tiny system can fit in the palm of your hand and comes with 30 of the best NES titles installed on it. The NES Classic Mini comes with a HDMI cable and a NES Classic Controller. The controller looks just like an original NES controller and can even be plugged into a Wiimote to play NES titles available on the Virtual Console on Wii U or Wii. The system will retail for $59.99, which is a really [...]

WWE 2K17 Gets Limited NXT Collector’s Edition for $100

July 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

2K announced a limited Collector’s Edition for WWE 2K17 today. The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition will be limited to just 50,000 copies worldwide and will retail for $99.99. So, what do you get for that $100? WWE 2K17; NXT Enhancement Pack, which includes three playable NXT Superstars (Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews) as well as a 50-percent point bonus at NXT in WWE 2K17’s MyCareer mode; Exclusive Canvas 2 Canvas lithograph designed by WWE portrait artist Rob Schamberger and autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura; Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Bálor collectible [...]

#NowGaming – What We’re Playing This Week

July 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gary “PatriotPaine” Smith – Playing: NCAA Football ’14 (PS3) I just recently fired up my PS3 for the first time in quite a while. Fired it up for two reasons, I want to do another playthrough of Red Dead Redemption and get a 100% save file back, and because it’s getting close to time for some college football. EA still has the servers up NCAA Football, thankfully, so I’m doing a online dynasty with Sandman. In the online one, I’m coaching Troy to start with but will be exploring options via the coaching carousel at the end of the season. We’re [...]

Destiny Daily 6/23/16: Enemy of My Enemy and Salvage

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

  The streak of two year one story missions as the Daily Heroic comes to an end today as we’re back to a Taken King mission. I wish they would make the Daily go in story order instead of it just being a random thing with a heavy emphasis on Taken King stories and quest missions. Xur comes around tomorrow, so be getting your strange coins in order. I did buy Radiant Dance Machines from Xur last week, but that was only because it was a 100% perfect Discipline/Strength roll with more sniper rifle ammo. I also spent all of my strange coins on Motes of Light. I want Three of Coins to go [...]

Destiny Daily 6/22/16: The Wakening, Rumble, Tower Talk – A Reason to Play Everyday

June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

It has been a long time, but Destiny Daily is finally back. I know what you’re thinking, “but Patriot, Destiny Daily has been popping up sporadically for weeks now!” And that’s true, I’ve been doing a trial version of Destiny Daily again recently. But it’s been the stripped down version that it was before I eventually quit doing it  altogether. I mean the actual, original, Destiny Daily is back. The one that wasn’t just listing the bounties and heroic for the day, but the one that also served as my Destiny game log where I wrote about my experiences [...]

Destiny Patch 2.3.0 Deploys June 14th, Brings Big Changes to Classes and Weapon Tuning

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bungie has announced that Destiny will be down for maintenance tomorrow, June 14th, from 11am CT until 1pm CT. Patch 2.3.0 will be deployed, and that is bringing some major changes to classes and weapon balancing. Bungie previewed these changes in two separate posts on their website today: Class Balance and Weapon Balance Destiny will be undergoing maintenance tomorrow 6/14/2016 starting at 9AM PDT. Expected completion is 11AM PDT. https://t.co/Ocy0lEVMfq — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) June 13, [...]
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