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Brutal Legend PC limited edition coming soon from IndieBox

Indie game distributor IndieBox revealed that it will soon ship a Limited Edition version of Double FIne’s heavy metal action-RTS Brutal Legend to subscribers, celebrating the game’s fifth anniversary and marking the first time its PC version has…
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Bungie Kills Destiny ‘Treasure Cave’ In Latest Patch, Will Address Loot Problems Soon

Last night, I spent about an hour shooting at a cave in Destiny's Old Russia region. The Hive kept flooding out, and I kept firing, taking a break only to collect ammo and dropped engrams. That mind-numbing activity is no longer an option. The "Treasure Cave" is no more.

In addition to "fixing" the loot cave, Bungie has revealed some plans to patch some of Destiny's quirkier issues. One of the most troubling things is picking up a higher level engram (which needs to be "decoded" into weapon or armor back at the Tower) only to have it be something quite useless. "We didn't adequately communicate the potential random outcomes of decryption," Bungie community manager David Dague writes ." Players see what looks like the familiar metaphor of item identification, while the Cryptarch thinks he's opening a grab bag of loot. Rage sharding of blues ensues. Expect to see changes to address this soon."

Bungie is also making changes to the different weapon classes. Auto-rifles will see range and stability nerfs, scout rifles will get damage buffs, and shotguns have been deemed effective beyond their intended range. Those tweaks will be coming soon (but not to our precious hand cannons). Additionally, some exotic weapons like Thorn and Bad Juju will be getting upgrades to make them more useful. 

Opt-in voice communication is coming to matchmaking events, too. This will allow players in multiplayer matches and strikes to chat with one another more easily. Finally, Bungie has identified a problem with strikes, in that they enemies deal more damage and players take more than intended. Expect strikes to get a little easier soon (The Vault of Glass raid is properly tuned, though).

For more on Destiny, check out our review. You can also read about life after hitting the soft level cap of 20.

[Source: Bungie (1), (2)]

 

Our Take
These are good changes, but as someone who has been sitting at level 20 for a while, I was hoping that there would be some improvements to the drop rates. I'll wait and see what's coming for engram decoding, but right now it feels too random to be fun. Maybe that will change when my luck does. 

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Steam adds support for five currencies, with five more coming soon

Players in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand can now pay for Steam games in their own currencies. Canada, Mexico, Korea, Turkey, and Norway are on deck. …


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Jungle Rumble brings musical monkey mayhem to Vita ‘very soon’

Developer Disco Pixel has announced that its rhythm-based platformer Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas is coming to Sony’s Vita handheld.

In Jungle Rumble, players control a troop of monkeys that must battle an opposing simian faction…
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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Coming Soon

Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is getting a playable demo shortly.

The demo hits on September 19 and contains five characters: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man, as well as the Battlefield stage. It includes local multiplayer, and can only be opened 30 times.

Platinum Club Nintendo members (between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014) with registered 3DS hardware or software are also currently receiving four codes for early access to the demo.

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS comes out on October 3.

 

Our Take:
Nintendo still hasn't announced the release date for the Wii U version, but something is better than nothing. 

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Shiny Gengar and Diancie soon to be available for UK Pokémon fans

UK based Pokémon trainers rejoice! Following yesterday’s US announcement, it has been confirmed that two distribution events shall become available in GAME stores throughout the UK.

Shiny Gengar and Diancie

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The first is a special Shiny Gengar that comes with Gengarite, the item needed to Mega Evolve it into Mega Gengar. This is to coincide with the upcoming trading card game set, Phantom Forces. It shall be available from October 15th to November 5th.

The second is brand new legendary Diancie. This Rock/Fairy type will be available from November 6th to November 28th. Both of these Pokémon can only be transferred to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y but you can then trade them over to the upcoming remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Trading Diancie over will reward you with the Diancite item, so you can Mega Evolve it.

US owners can obtain the Shiny Gengar from October 13th to October 26th and the Diancie from October 27th to November 16th at GameStop stores.

The events will also be available in France, Germany, Spain and Italy but the dates are currently unknown.


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Minecraft on Xbox One this week, PS4 ‘soon, maybe sooner’

Not satisfied with mere bajillions, Minecraft starts racking up more sales this week when it launches as a downloadable on Xbox One – and perhaps PS4 too. The Xbox One release date is locked in for Friday, September 5, when 360 owners of Mojang’s…
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Risen 3: Titan Lords available now in North America, soon worldwide

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes are pleased to announce to the world that Risen 3: Titan Lords is now available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC today in North America. For those of you in Europe and the rest of the world, you will be able to grab the newest RPG on August 15th.

We all know Piranha Bytes from their Gothic series, to which both Gothic and Risen have been met with mixed reactions from critics and gamers alike. Piranha says they are going back to their roots with this installment of into the Risen series with a classic RPG that will “pull the player in to a hand-crafted role-playing world full of rugged charm where every decision changes the course of the story”.

To celebrate the release, there is a gameplay video that introduces the three factions in Risen 3 succinctly called the “Factions” video. Check it out below! And if you are Gamescom 2014, you can stop by the Deep Silver booth and play the game.


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Uncover Castle in the Darkness’ secrets soon on Steam

1001 Spikes developer Nicalis announced a new damning action-platformer today, Castle in the Darkness. The game “recalls a golden, bygone era” thanks to its retro-inspired art and steep difficulty curve. In it, players explore the kingdom of…
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Mega Man Soundtrack volumes on iTunes, Amazon, more soon

Tired of humming songs from the NES Mega Man games to yourself? If a particular tune from Mega Man 1-5 won’t stop knocking around your skull, you can now jam away to the real deal by grabbing volumes of the Mega Man Soundtrack, available via iTunes…
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