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Destiny Festival of the Lost Returns October 25th

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bungie has released a new trailer to showcase Destiny’s Halloween themed two week event, Festival of the Lost. The festival returns Tuesday, October 25th and will last until November 8th. Check out the trailer below: Smith’s Sentiment: This was a fun and silly event last year, and while I’m looking forward to its return (a lot of that stuff looks fantastic), I am not looking forward to aspects of it. Too much of Destiny is starting to be locked away behind a pay wall, and while I agree that silly non-light items like these masks and the ornaments is purely cosmetic and thus [...]

Rockstar Releases Debut Trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

As promised, Rockstar Games released the debut trailer for the hugely anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 this morning. Check it out below: Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently scheduled to release in Fall 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. Smith’s Sentiment: That’s about what I expected from the trailer. I’ve seen [...]

Nintendo Unveils Nintendo Switch, Launching March 2017

October 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Nintendo announced their next console this morning. Codenamed “NX,” the Nintendo Switch will hit stores in March 2017, and as expected is a console/hand-held hybrid. You can check out the system in the video below: Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles. As you can see in the video, [...]

United Front Games Reportedly Shuts Down

October 18, 2016 // 2 Comments

Well this came out of nowhere. It seems that United Front Games, the developer behind Sleeping Dogs, Modnation Racers and LittleBigPlanet Karting, has reportedly shut down. The studio was developing the title Smash + Grab which hit Steam Early Access on September 27th. That title is no longer available to purchase. Last year the studio cancelled the planned Sleeping Dogs spinoff Triad Wars. Smith’s Sentiment: This one is rough. It’s always sad to see a developing studio shutdown, but United Front Games was a really talented studio. I thought Modnation Racers was underrated on PS3, [...]

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Fall 2017, Trailer Debuts Thursday

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

It has finally happened! Today, after two days of teasing and some six years of waiting, Rockstar Games has officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2! The game is tentatively scheduled to release Fall 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. We won’t have to wait long to get a glimpse at the game though, as the debut trailer will drop this Thursday, October 20th, at 10am CT. Here’s how Rockstar is describing the game: An epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland, the game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer [...]

Destiny Patch 2.4.1 Notes: The One About Economy Changes

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bungie released Patch 2.4.1 for Destiny on PS4 and Xbox One today. This patch includes some economy changes and set the stage for the light level cap increase later today when Wrath of the Machine Heroic Mode launches at 4pm CT. Below are the full patch notes: 2.4.1 The one about Economy changes. Items General Horn Relays from Sparrow Racing League are no longer used to upgrade Rare Quality Horns These items can be discarded All players will receive 15 Silver Dust as compensation for this change to Horn Relays Fixed an issue where Rare Special Weapon Engrams would sometimes decrypt into [...]

Rockstar Teasing Red Dead Announcement?

October 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rockstar Games is working gamers into a frenzy today, tweeting out a simple red image with the Rockstar logo (seen above), while also changing their website to the same red screen. The red background is in the style of Red Dead materials, and well that can only mean one thing… Rockstar is gearing up for an announcement for Red Dead. Now are we looking at a tease for a remastering of Red Dead Redemption, or an actual sequel? Could it be both, or something else entirely? Whatever it is, odds are we’ll find out pretty soon, and possibly even this week. [...]

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 [...]
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