Destiny 2: Shattered Suns In The Works At Bungie


Bungie is already at work on the follow up to Destiny, according to an insider. The game is said to be called Destiny 2: Shattered Suns, and based on the info gathered by this insider it is going to be written down by Hollywood script makers in order to focus more on story.

Furthermore, and this is where we hardly believe to the intel coming from the insider, Activision and Bungie are working on a new free additional content model that will replace DLCs as intended today. It could be something subscription-based like Battlefield Premium or the old Call of Duty Elite.

Shattered Suns is said to be coming on September 2016. Here you have all the info arriving from the insider in one place:
"Now for Destiny 2.0, this will be a completely new game. It is titled currently as "Destiny 2 - The Shattered Suns" and is planned for release on September of 2016. You will still be using your current characters. It will focus heavily on Osiris and his endeavors as he is the main quest giver in the game. A new form of enemy is said to be in development, Possibly Ahamkara? Couldn't get a straight answer from anyone on that. 
Mercury is also supposed to be a big player in "Destiny 2 - The Shattered Suns". The main area in which the guardian will explore. Bungie has also hired on Hollywood writers for the story of this game as well. A new voice for the ghost is also being implemented. Bungie apparently stated that they are not going to continue with DLC's, but instead release free raids, planets, etc. throughout time. They will only be continuing with the main games after TTK and its successor DLCs. 
Finally as a bonus, there is not going to be trading implemented into the game ever. Stated,"Activision got sent a letter regarding what not to do on a mmorpg from Blizzard, and trading was on that list". Also that there is no 6th chest in the VoG or has only been known by a small group of people in the studio. It was just a bluff to keep us occupied for The Taken King most likely."

Mafia 3 Confirmed, Full Reveal Coming Next Month


Following rumors from earlier this year, 2K Games on Tuesday officially announced Mafia 3.

A teaser image released on Twitter teases the location and time period for Mafia 3, though 2K has yet to confirm the information. We also see some people backlit by headlights in cars.

More information about Mafia will be announced during Gamescom in August. GameSpot will be on the ground at the German gaming event to bring you all the news as it happens.

Today's official announcement of Mafia 3 comes after years of rumors and speculation about it. In March 2012, it was reported that Mafia 2 developer 2K Czech working on a third entry in the series. At the time, the studio had supposedly entered full development on Mafia 3 following a year of pre-production work.

Later that year, another report said Mafia 3 was in development at 2K Czech for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and was going to be a launch title for those platforms. However, the game reportedly suffered from production issues, and those plans were apparently abandoned.

More recently, in January 2015, voice actor Rick Pasqualone, who played Mafia 2 protagonist Vito Scaletta, teased that a new Mafia game may be announced soon.

"Might have some Mafia news very soon," he said on Twitter at the time. To another, who bluntly said, "make Mafia 3," Pasqualone replied: "Might have some exciting news very soon."

2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive said in March 2013 that it had an "extensive pipeline" of unannounced games in development.

Your Destiny Character Will Stay With You For 10 Years


Given that Bungie has a ten-year, Lord of the Rings-sized plan for Destiny, fans may be happy to learn that the developer has now confirmed that your existing Guardian will be with you until the end.

You will never need to make a new character or switch to another one with expansions like The Taken King or whatever is coming next.

Destiny engineering lead Luke Timmins explained to GamesRadar that Bungie recognizes players have made significant time and monetary investments in their characters.

"We certainly take it seriously that Destiny is a ten-year thing," he said. "It's a long-term thing and with these adventures that we're adding my contract to you--and any player--is that your Guardian will always be there. We're going to keep adding new stuff for you to do and I'd hope you'll look at The Taken King and be like, 'I'm looking forward to logging on again and hooking friends online.'"

The Taken King is Destiny's next expansion. The $40 add-on arrives in September and has a lot to offer, including some strong story elements.

Looking beyond The Taken King, Bungie recently said that Destiny has a huge amount of untapped potential, and that work had begun on an "upcoming title" in the Destiny universe.

2K Announces Arnold Schwarzenegger As The Terminator in WWE 2K16 Pre-Order Exclusive


2K today announced the debut of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and global action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger in WWE 2K16, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE franchise. Best known for his acting, bodybuilding and political endeavors, Schwarzenegger, a longtime WWE fan and WWE Hall of Famer, will expand his relationship with WWE through WWE 2K16 with two playable characters - T-800 from The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day films. The playable characters will be available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.


"I've achieved many things in my life, but I've always said success means staying hungry and pushing the limits," said Schwarzenegger. "I was honored to join the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now I'll continue my WWE legacy with one of my biggest film roles immortalized in WWE 2K16. Match the Terminator against Stone Cold Steve Austin, Seth Rollins or Daniel Bryan, and there's only one possible outcome: Hasta la vista, baby!"

From early childhood in his native Austria to today, Schwarzenegger represents the ultimate renaissance man, taking risks and defying odds through career accomplishments in bodybuilding, acting, politics and more. He won his first of four Mr. Universe titles at the age of 20, earned seven Mr. Olympia titles and since 1989 has hosted worldwide fitness expositions through the Arnold Sports Festival. Schwarzenegger is a fixture in numerous blockbuster action films, including Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Expendablesfranchise and his most recent release, Terminator Genisys, as well as for his roles in pop-culture favorites Kindergarten Cop and Twins. In addition, Schwarzenegger transcended from Hollywood to the state capitol, serving two consecutive terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2010.

"Arnold Schwarzenegger is a living legend with universal appeal, a perseverance for greatness and a strong relationship with WWE, including his recent Hall of Fame induction, all of which make him an incredible fit for WWE 2K16," said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. "He's a force to be reckoned with and defines what it means to raise some hell. Through his WWE 2K16 pre-order inclusion, fans simply can't beat the opportunity to play as the Terminator in a WWE ring."

To see the WWE 2K16 pre-order promotional campaign featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZTSahJxT0Q.

Developed collaboratively by Yuke's and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K16 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K16 is currently scheduled for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.

All The Destiny: The Taken King Preorder Bonuses & Special Editions


Destiny: The Taken King, the upcoming expansion to Bungie's shooter, will be released in September, and there are several preorder bonuses and limited editions to choose from. It can be difficult to know which edition to get, and what content is exclusive through preorders, so we've collected all of the different versions and put them in one place.



Preorder Bonuses

Suros Arsenal Pack

Announced on Bungie's website last week the Suros Arsenal Pack features five new items coming to the game. Three of them are new weapons, including a pulse rifle, an auto rifle, and a scout rifle. There's also a shader and an emblem included in the pack.

The Suros Arsenal Pack is based on the new Suros line of weapons coming to the expansion, which Bungie revealed and explained last week. There are two other brands -Hakke and Omolon- which all have unique characteristics and sets of perks.




Vanguard Weapons Pack

If you preorder, you'll also get early access to the Vanguard Weapons Pack, which comes with an auto rifle, a pulse rifle, and a sidearm.


These weapons are exclusive to those who preorder until January 1, 2016, when they become available for everyone to earn through gameplay. Anyone who preorders the expansion will get the packs, regardless of retailer or edition.



Versions of The Taken King

Normal Edition - $40
Bought as a download, the regular edition of The Taken King just includes the expansion.

Legendary Edition - $60
The Legendary Edition of The Taken King comes with the base Destiny game, the Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions, and The Taken King expansion. It's available on disk and as a digital download.

Digital Collector's Edition - $80
This edition also comes with the base game and the first two expansions in addition to The Taken King. It includes nine in-game items: three shaders, three class-specific emotes, and three class items. It's available as a digital download, and if you preorder it now, you can immediately play Destiny and the first two expansions.


Collector's Edition - $80


This edition comes with the base game, the first two expansions, and The Taken King, and it also includes several physical items. It's exclusive to GameStop. A purchase of the Collector's Edition will get you:

  • Steelbook case.
  • Modified Treasure Island book with notes and illustrations from Cayde-6, the Hunter Vanguard in the game.
  • Cayde-6's personal notes and illustrations.
  • Collection of pictures and cards.
  • Strange Coin replica.
In addition, you'll get the emotes, shaders, and class items that come with the Digital Collector's Edition.


In-Game Content

Founder's Fortune Pack


If you've played both of Destiny's expansions, or if you have a Destiny character at level 30 or higher, you'll get the Founder's Fortune Pack for free when you buy The Taken King. This pack contains a shader, a Sparrow vehicle, and an emblem.

Collector's Edition Extras - $20

For players who just want the expansion and the Collector's Edition in-game extras without having to buy the base game again, you can buy those extras for an additional $20. This pack comes with three shaders, three class-specific emotes, and three class items.


Destiny: The Taken King launches on September 15.

[Update] Destiny: The Taken King Suros Arsenal Pack


Update:

Early access to Suros Arsenal Pack is available starting 09.15.15. Suros Arsenal Pack can be attained by pre-order of digital and physical editions of Destiny: The Taken King or by the purchase of the digital or physical Collector’s Edition. Suros Arsenal Pack can also be attained through gameplay starting on 01.01.16. Suros Arsenal Pack is not exclusive to any retailer or platform. Subject to availability.


But what does that mean?
  • This offer will be available to all players outside the United States
  • This includes pre-order of the $40 and $60 editions (not just the CE)
  • Yes, if you've already pre-ordered a qualifying edition, you're included
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New pre-order bonus to Destiny players who pre-order The Taken King from GameStop,

Pre-order Destiny: The Taken King and receive the GameStop Exclusive SUROS Arsenal Pack!

Upgrade your weapon arsenal and customize your Guardian with access to the SUROS Arsenal Pack. The SUROS Arsenal Pack includes a SUROS Foundry themed Auto Rifle, Pulse Rifle, and Scout Rifle to bolster your combat capabilities, as well as a SUROS Foundry themed Emblem and Armor Shader that you can use to customize your Guardian and show off in Destiny's Social Spaces.




Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U Deals in Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" Sale


Much like last year, Best Buy has an online-only sale dubbed "Black Friday in July" that kicks off tomorrow, July 24. If you have a free My Best Buy account, however, you can access these deals right now.

Assuming all of its sales are already live, what's on offer probably isn't worthy of a name like Black Friday (even though Black Friday deals are often lackluster, too). Still, there are a number of game-related offers worth checking out.

Xbox One systems currently come with a $50 gift card. That includes the $350 Halo and Assassin's Creed bundles, as well as the new $400 1 TB system. If you're interested in a Kinect but don't want to pay $150 for one, the $500 Kinect bundle--which is seemingly never discounted--is included in the gift card offer, as is a refurbished Kinect bundle for only $380.

PlayStation 4 systems are also included in the sale, but don't include a gift card. Instead, buying the $400 Batman: Arkham Knight or Last of Us bundles will get you a free PlayStation TV.

Wii U buyers get a free Wii U Pro controller and a Power A "Gamer Essentials Kit" (which includes things like a GamePad case and extra styluses). This offer is available with both the Splatoon and Super Mario 3D World/Nintendo Land system bundles.

Alongside some discounts on Disney Infinity games and figures, there are a handful of games on sale. You can get Titanfall on Xbox One for $8, Fantasia: Music Evolved for $10, or Madden NFL 15 for $20. Gamers Club Unlocked members' 20 percent discount still works, letting you save a few more bucks on each of these games.

You can check out everything included in Best Buy's sale--there are TVs, laptops, and more--right here. These deals are available through July 25.

Destiny: New GameStop Pre-order Bonus


New pre-order bonus to Destiny players who pre-order The Taken King from GameStop

Pre-order Destiny: The Taken King and receive the GameStop Exclusive SUROS Arsenal Pack!

Upgrade your weapon arsenal and customize your Guardian with access to the SUROS Arsenal Pack. The SUROS Arsenal Pack includes a SUROS Foundry themed Auto Rifle, Pulse Rifle, and Scout Rifle to bolster your combat capabilities, as well as a SUROS Foundry themed Emblem and Armor Shader that you can use to customize your Guardian and show off in Destiny's Social Spaces.


Our POV: If you want this new bonus go pre-order the collector’s edition because remember if you get the legendary edition you will (NOT) get the new class items, shaders, & emotes. This content will be available for you to buy for an addition $20 when the taken king is released, but if you want this new bonus it would just be better to pre-order the collector’s edition so you have everything,