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Destiny’s Latest Patch Increases Treasure Key Drop Rate And Fixes Inventory Problem

Destiny is currently offline for a bit, as Bungie rolls out a patch that fixes a number of little problems with House of Wolves. It also increases the drop rate for treasure keys, which should make your Prison of Elders farming runs far more fruitful.

In addition, the first bounty you complete each week nets you a guaranteed key. You'll also get more of them from ether chests.

The patch also tweaks some issues with bounties, Trials of Osiris emblems not going to the Postmaster properly, and a fusion rifle fix that now properly reflects rebalancing. For those with ammo consumables flooding the inventory, those stacks are now 100 high, so you should be able to free up some space.

Finally, if you don't have House of Wolves (and therefore cannot take missions from Petra), you won't be taunted by the mission icon over her head. You can read the entire patch notes on the Destiny website. You can also read our impressions of the latest expansion.

[Source: Bungie]

 

Our Take
I've yet to dive back into Destiny for House of Wolves, but I've been watching friends tweet about a couple of issues this fixes. Editor-in-chief Andy McNamara was lamenting both a dearth of treasure keys and an overabundance of ammo consumables, which can't be discarded. Hopefully this helps him and others get back on track.

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Save Some Green – Garden Warfare Gets A Price Drop

Have you been wondering if Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was worth playing, but you didn't want to plunk down $ 30 on it? You're in luck! EA has dropped the game game's price down to $ 19.99, providing fence-sitters with 10 additional reasons to check out the oddball shooter.

The news came via the game's official Twitter account, which got right to the point:

The game has gone on sale several times since it was released over a year ago, but this marks a permanent price cut. We didn't lose our minds on the game when it was released, but it's worth checking it out. EA CEO Andrew Wilson apparently agrees, saying in a recent earnings call that more Garden Warfare is in the works for 2016, and that further details would be coming at this year's E3. In other words, think of this price drop as a seed to grow the fanbase.

 

Our Take
Twenty dollars isn't half bad, but it's tough to compete with free. Still, this is a good way to grab the game if you missed out on the PlayStation Experience promotion last December. Full disclosure: We had a bumper crop of equally groan-worthy headlines ready, too, but we try and keep to a one-pun limit. 

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Capcom Increases Full Fiscal Year 2015 Profit Despite 37 Percent Drop In Sales

Capcom has closed out its fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. The company marked increased operating income and net income, with the latter closing up nearly 100 percent.

Net income for fiscal year 2015 was ¥6.6 billion ($ 55.1 million) compared to the previous year of ¥3.4 billion ($ 28.4 million). Sales dropped from ¥102.2 billion ($ 853.7 million) to ¥64.3 billion ($ 537.1 million), largely on the collapse of the company’s amusement business (pachinko). Sales dropped 67.4 percent and operating income for the segment decreased by 61.6 percent.

The digital business (video games) also saw decrease in sales, but an increase in operating income. Sales dropped by 31.1 percent from ¥65.8 billion ($ 549.7 million) to ¥45.4 billion ($ 379.3 million). Operating income rose from ¥4.9 billion ($ 40.9 million) to ¥10.2 billion ($ 85.2 million).

Capcom announced earlier this week that it had shipped over 1 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the west. The title continues to perform well worldwide.

Ultra Street Fighter IV continues to sell well, especially in the west. The company hasn’t specified sales for Resident Evil Revelations 2, which it says was released “in an ingenious manner” (read: episodically over four weeks) is off to a strong start.

Capcom expects improved sales in the new fiscal year of ¥76 billion ($ 634.9 million), with net income of ¥7.7 billion ($ 64.3 million). The company says it will reach these targets by improving efficiencies and launching more major titles.

[Source: Capcom]

 

Our Take
With impressive sales of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the west, Capcom continues to build a worldwide fan base. The publisher hasn’t spoken much about its upcoming titles though. We’re eager to see what Capcom is bringing to E3.  

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Gummy Drop: Rethinking the Saga map

“The map no longer becomes a simple marker of linear progress, but rather opens up the ability to alter the game’s pace, encouraging the player to explore something outside of the game’s core mechanic.” …


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Tomb Raider: DE, Dark Souls 2 drop to $20 each on Amazon

Heads up if you’re in a rush to find last-minute Christmas gifts: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One/PS4) and Dark Souls 2 (Xbox 360/PS3) are $ 19.99 apiece on Amazon right now, making either an ideal pick for the gamers on your shopping list.

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WRUP: BlizzCon news drop

Our buddies over at Massively and WoW Insider are at BlizzCon and they’ve been busy. More Hearthstone. New World of Warcraft pets. And a whole new game announcement with Overwatch.

What’s everyone playing this weekend?…
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EA reports 18% drop in revenue, increased projections

Electronic Arts reported $ 990 million in net revenue for the three-month period ending September 30, the publisher revealed in its second quarter of fiscal 2015 financial results. That represents an 18.5 percent decline from the $ 1.21 billion in…
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Xbox One Gets A Price Drop Across The Pond

Microsoft has announced a price drop for the Xbox One in the UK. The new £329.99 price tag drops the console under the PlayStation 4’s selling price of £349.99.

Microsoft says that the price drop is only for the UK right now (the price with a straight conversion to US Dollars is still about $ 30 more than an Xbox One with Kinect). The console originally launched at £429.99 in the UK, before seeing a price drop to £349.99 in February.

The £329.99 offering does not include Kinect, nor is bundled with any games. Microsoft tells Joystiq that there are no plans to drop the price in North America.

[Source: Videogamer via Joystiq]

 

Our Take
Microsoft is looking to make up lost ground, and Europe has typically been a stronghold for Sony. I don’t expect we’ll see a price drop here in the United States. Rather, I anticipate Microsoft will put together an aggressive bundle for the holiday season to incentivize sales.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris to drop onto PS4, Xbox One in Japan

Puyo Puyo Tetris, a combination of two venerable rival puzzle games that just makes sense to us, is coming to Xbox One and PS4. After bringing the blocky-blobby hybrid to Wii U, PS3, Vita and 3DS earlier this year, Sega announced it’s dropping the…
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PS3 hardware price drop announced for Japan

The PlayStation 3 will have its price slashed in Japan later this month, dropping the 500GB “Charcoal Black” model to ¥25,980 (approximately $ 253), Sony revealed this week.

The discounted CECH-4300C model replaces the PS3′s current CECH-4000C…
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