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Patriot’s Playing #2: Vikings Wolves of Midgard

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last week I was playing Far Cry Primal, and I did achieve the goal I set out to do and got the platinum trophy for it on Sunday. Really fun game, will probably have a review of it soon. This week I’m playing an unexpected game. I received a copy of Vikings: Wolves of Midgard from Kalypso to review, and so I’m working my way through that. Vikings launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 28th, and my review will go live on March 24th. This week’s Now Gaming will be fairly short because of that. I don’t want to say too much about the game. It’s a hack and slash, [...]

Overwatch’s New Hero Orisa Arrives Next Week

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Blizzard has announced that Orisa, the newest hero to come to Overwatch, will become available next week, March 21st, for all platforms. Orisa is intended to be a Tank-class character who can serve as an anchor. Fans who have been playing on the Public Test Realm have already had access to her and have already seen her be nerfed in terms of weapon damage and her Ultimate. You can watch the Orisa preview video below to find out more about the new hero. Overwatch will be celebrating its one year anniversary in May and is one of the most popular games on the market today, so if you haven’t [...]

Destiny Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals Teaser

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

This Wednesday, Bungie will again take to their Twitch channel for the second Age of Triumph reveal livestream. This week the focus will be on the new Weekly Rituals, end game activities Guardians will be able to do each week that will award max light gear. Bungie’s senior designers, Tim Williams and Joe Sifferman, will be on the couch to discuss these rituals and strikes, including the new Daybreak strike which I’m guessing will be a Mayhem Nightfall (i.e. a strike where you get supers insanely fast). We’ll find out exactly what it is, as well as other weekly activities, [...]

No Vault Space Increase for Age of Triumph

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bungie has posted the This Week at Bungie on their website, and it mostly talks about the reveal stream from yesterday. There is one noteworthy part though, a firm answer regarding whether or not there will be a vault space increase: Q: Will there be any increase to Vault Space? A: No. The following Collections added in previous Destiny Updates were the final storage solutions implemented for Destiny 1: Exotic Weapons Exotic Armor Ships Shaders Emblems Emotes Holiday Items Abandoned Quests So there you have it, no vault space increase despite new loot to earn and some returning favorites, and [...]

Destiny Age of Triumph Begins March 28th

March 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bungie took to Twitch earlier today for an hour long stream revealing Destiny’s last event and content update, Age of Triumph. They also officially revealed the date of the update, March 28th. If you missed the live stream, you can catch the replay below: Things announced and/or showed off during the stream: ALL of the Raids are being updated to current Light (Raids will be Heroic, 390 Light) Updated Vex Mythoclast to current Light New rewards coming from all raids, including King’s Fall & WoTM Featured Raids each week, new challenge modes, and Ornament Rewards Crota’s End will [...]

Watch Bungie Reveal Destiny’s Age of Triumph

March 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

At 12pm CT, just under an hour away from this posting, Bungie will be taking to their Twitch channel to reveal the content that is supposed to serve as a “fitting close” to Destiny. A celebration of three years worth of content and some fresh challenges. From the teaser and image above, we know with certainty that the old raids are coming back in some form at least. We should find out today what form that takes, be it current light difficulty, challenge modes, or whatever. You can watch the stream below, again beginning at 12am CT: Still haven’t jumped into Destiny? You can [...]

The Division 1 Year Anniversary Special Report

March 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment is taking to their The Divsion Twitch channel today at 11am CT to give a Special Report on the 1 Year Anniversary of The Division. You can watch the livestream below beginning at 11am. The Division recently got a big patch and saw the release of the last Season Pass expansion, Last Stand which added a new PVP mode. Missed out on The Division? You can pick it up from Amazon for [...]

Watch 16 Minutes of Shadow of War Gameplay

March 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Monolith has released a video showing off 16 minutes of gameplay from the recently announced Shadow of War. In the video, the player battles to take a fortress and eliminate an overloard. The gameplay shows off the enhancments to the nemesis system as a follower saves the player from an enemy who has cheated death. Check it out below. Shadow of War will hit stores on August 22nd. You can pre-order it now from Amazon and other retailers. Patriot’s Ponderings: That is some really good gameplay. I like pretty much everything about that, and it’s nice to see that they’re making [...]

Review: Stardew Valley

March 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stardew Valley hits all the right notes and checks all the right boxes as a feature rich farming based RPG. If it can be done better, I'd certainly like to see it, but no one person could make a better game for this genre than Eric Barone has done. I'd say it's the peak, the Harvest Moon game many of us always wanted. [...]

Patriot’s Playing #1: Far Cry Primal

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Since Destiny launched in 2014 I’ve played relatively little of anything else. Certainly the number of games that I’ve actually beaten since then could probably be counted on one hand. With the news last week that only character appearances and class will carry over to Destiny 2, I’ve sort of been freed from the Destiny grind. By that I mean I just don’t feel the need to play it right now; I don’t need certain weapons with decent rolls and there’s no need to stockpile stuff. At over 2,500 hours, I think I’ve squeezed enough out of it (not that [...]

Destiny Age of Triumph Reveal Teaser

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Wednesday Bungie will take to their Twitch channel to livestream the reveal of Age of Triumph. The reveal stream begins at 12pm CT. Today though, Bungie has posted a short teaser trailer for the reveal stream that lets us know Age of Triumph will feature “the biggest record book yet” and shows off a certain jumping section from the Vault of Glass. Check out the teaser below, and don’t forget to tune into the live reveal stream Wednesday, March [...]

Outlast II Gets April Release

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Red Barrels have announced their horror sequel Outlast II will be releasing digitally on April 25th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One for $30. Outlast 2 will also be releasing physically at the same time as part of the Outlast Trinity set. Outlast Trinity bundles Outlast, Outlast: Whistleblower, and Outlast II together and will be available for PS4 and Xbox One for $40. [...]