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Bungie Shows Off Destiny: Rise Of Iron Screens For Gamescom

Bungie has debuted a series of new screenshots of Destiny's upcoming expansion, Rise of Iron, for Gamescom. You can peek some of the best ones right here as well as in the gallery below.

Here's a shot of a Guardian looking might impressive with a huge hammer:

Here's one of a cranky looking Fallen staring at some Guardians, probably wishing he had their cool gear.

You can check out all our Destiny: Rise of Iron coverage by clicking on the banner below. – The Feed

Star Wars Battlefront VR Mission Shows Promise

The best thing I can say about Criterion's Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR mission is that I want a full game of this. I want EA to heap money into rebooting the X-Wing franchise, and this is proof of concept.

Don't expect a technical X-Wing experience from this VR experience, though. The controls and gameplay are pulled directly from Battlefront. Everything begins in a "white room" style introduction area. There, you can move to fixed points around a parked X-Wing. This gives players the opportunity to examine the detailed models that are usually whizzing by during Battlefront matches. Once you "climb" up the ladder into the cockpit, you can fiddle with working buttons. Right now, only one has function, though that will change by launch. Pressing a specific one opens and closes the X-Wing S-Foils.

When ready, you can trigger the mission, which sees Grey Wing on a daring rescue into the heart of an asteroid belt to save a blockade runner under attack from TIE Fighters and a Star Destroyer. This is a pure escort mission, and the Corellian corvette you need to protect has already taken a beating. It's your job to take out as many TIE Fighters as possible before they cripple the corvette. You have the entire blackness of space around you, but this mission feels like it's on flexible rails rather than being a free-flowing dogfight.

The experience is highly cinematic without sacrificing interactivity. We didn't get to play the entire thing, though don't expect a particularly lengthy adventure. Criterion says it hopes to use the X-Wing VR mission as an introduction to PSVR for those that haven't spent too much time wearing a head-mounted display.

There's so much potential here, especially as Criterion is also toying with working cockpit functions. Right now, some cool moments are automated. I wasn't able to manually jump to hyperspace, and S-Foils were automated during battle. Putting those controls in the hands of players when it matters would be fantastic.

Ultimately, my hope is that this finds success and EA greenlights a full game like this. You can get your own taste of flying an X-Wing exclusively with PlayStation VR this holiday; Rogue One: X-Wing VR mission is free to all Battlefront owners. – The Feed

Making Of Video Shows Off Robinson: The Journey’s Dinosaur-Filled Planet

In a new making of video, Crytek finally pulls back the curtain and shows off its upcoming PlayStation VR title, Robinson: The Journey. The exploration-driven game, which plops you on an alien planet filled with dinosaurs, was first shown at Paris Games Week last year.

In the video, Crytek's team of developers discuss the ups and downs of virtual reality development, as well as showcase a few snippets of pre-alpha gameplay and beautiful concept art. Robinson: The Journey tells the story of a boy who was part of an exploration team. While being sent to colonize a planet, something goes wrong with his ship, and it crash lands on this dangerous planet where dinosaurs roam freely. You'll follow a hovering robot who guides you through this hostile land.

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Read our initial coverage of Robinson: The Journey when it was announced, along with its first trailer, here. – The Feed

Latest Developer Video Shows Off The Variety of Vehicles In Battlefield 1

The latest update in Battlefield 1's gameplay video series features the vehicles of World War I. Interviews with developers and designers reveal how the models were made to feel like their real-life counterparts.

Previous trailers discussed the various weapons in the game. Air combat and armored warfare will play a major role in each multiplayer match, so a lot of thought was given to the functions and design of each fighter plane and bomber. Get a sense of how each these vehicles were designed to give players different tactics for maneuvering around a warzone below.

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For more on the game's approach to WWI gameplay, check out our video interview with senior producer Aleksander Grøndal. Revisit our impressions of the closed alpha here to prepare for the October 21 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. – The Feed

First In Battlefield 1 Gameplay Series Shows Off Some Weapons In Action

EA has released a video showcasing the some of the weapons available in Battlefield 1 as part of a new gameplay video series leading up to the game's October launch.  

In the video, we get a look at not only some of the weapons in action, but how the developers researched their use during WWI before implementing them in Battlefield 1. However, DICE is not going for complete historical accuracy. Vehicle and weapon animator Christofer Brandtieng states,  "We're not recreating the old, the past. We're taking that as an inspiration and then we're trying to take this into a modern perspective."   

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More entries in the gameplay series are on the way, with Battlefield 1 itself releasing on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more, check out the eight ways Battlefield 1 alters the franchise formula, or our video interview with Battlefield 1's senior producer Aleksander Grøndal. – The Feed

The Latest Trailer For Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Shows Off The In-game Cutscenes

Infinity Ward's latest trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes place entirely in-game. After Captain Alder is killed in action, Lt. Nick Reyes must take command of the UNSA ship Retribution. You can watch the full cinematic below.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is expected to launch on November 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. If you'd to learn more about how taking the helm of the Retribution or Reyes' crew, be sure to check out our Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare hub for more stories. – The Feed

Reveal Trailer For Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Shows Off Norse Mythology Meets Diablo Gameplay

Kalypso has released the first reveal trailer for its recently announced game, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. Developed by Games Farm (known previously for developing a number of budget military and hunting titles), the game features an isometric perspective, loot left behind by enemies, and the option to play in co-op mode. You can find the full reveal trailer below.

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Coinciding with the trailer, the game is now available for pre-purchase on Steam, where it is currently 15% off. The pre-purchase offer also includes a digital soundtrack, art book, and in-game outfit. – The Feed

PokéVision Shows You In Real Time Where Pokémon Are In Pokémon Go

In a quest to catch them all in Pokémon Go, we've managed to confirm the website PokéVision features an accuate, up-to-date map of Pokémon around the user's location. It makes the whole process of walking around looking for the little monsters a little easier, albeit a little less mysterious.

This article was also worked on by interns Haley MacLean and AJ Moser.

In order to do this, PokéVision pings Niantic's application program interface (API) to locate Pokémon around a user's chosen location, displaying them in real time. The website also shows a timer under each Pokémon, counting down how long it will be in the area. However, Pokémon spotted using a lure or incense will not appear on the PokéVision website as they are unique to whoever placed them.

To confirm the accuracy of PokéVision, we targeted the area near our office and went to see if we could find the Pokémon the site claimed were near us. We went after two different Pokémon, a Seel and Squirtle, and we are able to confirm they both showed up exactly where the website said with fairly close accuracy. 

It is worth pointing out that PokéVision is not licensed by either the Pokémon Company or developer Niantic. Whether or not the site will be allowed to operate in the future is yet to be seen. We've reached out to Niantic about this and will update the story should we hear back.

To check out Pokévision yourself, check out the link. For more on Pokémon, check out our Pokémon Go Pro Tactics or read our definitive ranking of the original 151 Pokémon from dumbest to coolest. – The Feed

The Awesome Suicide Squad VR Experience At SDCC Shows You All Angles Of A Scene

During San Diego Comic-Con, Samsung joined up with the team behind Suicide Squad for the Samsung Experience. The exhibit at SDCC features several Suicide Squad-themed stations where you can do things like get a custom shirt made, create a personalized temporary tattoo, or even take a 360 degree photo in a jail cell from the film. The highlight of the exhibit, however, is the Task Force VR station, which gives you a completely unique look at the upcoming supervillain movie.

As I strap on the Samsung Gear VR, I'm greeted by a scowling Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. She lays out the stakes and the mission at-hand. She informs me that we either succeed and get time taken off our sentences or we die trying. From there, I'm teleported to the middle of a big room in an office building. The crooked heroes are greeted by a huge group of enemies, and they spread out to take them on.

I'm positioned in the middle of the room, so I'm able to turn a full 360 degrees to catch all of the action. I look to my left to see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn bashing in a guy's head with her bat before wrapping her weapon of choice around the throat of another enemy to strangle him. I look to my right to see Will Smith's Deadshot doing what that character does best to take out his fair share of enemies. I continue looking around at this massive action scene happening all around me. The Squad convenes in the middle, directly below me. I look down to see the group fighting off enemies back-to-back in a circle. The scene ends and I marvel at how they could have possibly pulled that off.

Thankfully, I'm not left wondering. As quickly as my headset faded away from that scene, I'm greeted on-screen by director David Ayer. He talks briefly about how much work goes into a scene such as that, but the real thrill comes with what he tells me next: I'm going to see the scene again, but instead of sitting in the middle of the action, I'm going to be put in the shoes of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn to see what she sees.

The screen cuts back into the beginning of the scene once again, only this time, I'm in the first-person view. I look up to see the colorful tips of Harley Quinn's pigtails, then look down to see that I'm donning her signature outfit. The scene kicks off and I suddenly feel like I'm along for a ride in a first-person action game. I hear Robbie exhale sharply as she swings her bat at an enemy's skull. I see her hair flop in my face as she maneuvers around an enemy to get into position to smash another one. It's an incredibly visceral experience, and one I definitely won't forget as I go to see the film in a couple of weeks. 

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5. To see the explosive new trailer that debuted at SDCC, head here. – The Feed

The Lego Batman Movie SDCC Trailer Shows Robin’s Hilarious Origin

The Lego version of Batman was a huge hit with fans when he appeared in The Lego Movie, so it only made sense when Warner Bros. and DC announced that he would be getting his own humor-injected film. The movies look to stand in stark contrast to WB and DC's live-action films which, to this point have been much more serious in tone.

With The Lego Batman Movie, the team is definitely not afraid to show the sillier side of Gotham's oft-scowling Caped Crusader. In the trailer, we're introduced to Lego Robin and learn how he joins forces with Lego Batman. It's much funnier than that description makes it sound. You can view the trailer below.

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To see the other trailers that have been released for The Lego Batman Movie, head here and here. The Lego Batman Movie is scheduled to hit theaters February 10, 2017. – The Feed