SD Cards Will Be Very Much Needed For The Switch


Nintendo has revealed file sizes for a number of Switch games that can be downloaded digitally to the hardware's internal storage.

The information can be found on Nintendo's Japanese website, and while the majority of the games will fit comfortably on the Switch's 32 GB internal memory, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II will require a separate SD card.

This is because it weighs in at a hefty 32 GB, and given that some of the Switch's internal memory will be allotted to the operating system, extra space will be needed. Nintendo's website advises "a microSD card of 32GB or more is required separately."

Take a look at list of games and their file sizes below.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 13.4 GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 8.00 GB
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris - 1.09 GB
  • Disgaea 5 - 5.92 GB
  • Snipperclips - 1.60 GB
  • I Am Setsuna - 1.40 GB
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II - 32.00 GB
  • Nobunaga's Ambition - 5.00 GB
As previously announced, you can expand Nintendo Switch's memory with Micro SDXC cards. Nintendo has said the Switch will support cards of up to 2 TB. However, cards of this size aren't currently available.

The largest commonly available SDXC card has a capacity of 512 GB, but these retail for upwards of USD $200, we found an 256 GB card for $135 on Amazon here.

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Feb 17th Through Feb 19th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.


You will find Xur in the "Reef" 
you can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, February, 19th 2017


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Eternal Warrior [Exotic Titan Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Lucky Raspberry [Exotic Hunter Chest] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Purifier Robes [Exotic Warlock Chest] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Hard Light [Exotic Auto Rifle] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
  • Glass Needles (x3) – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [GAUNTLETS] – 29 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins (x5) – 7 Strange Coins
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Emerald Coil, Plasma Drive, Void DriveStealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3 – 1 Strange Coins & x10 – 3 Strange Coins)

MCFARLANE TOYS LINKS UP WITH BUNGIE TO BECOME LEGEND AND CREATE TOYS BASED OFF THE SMASH HIT VIDEO GAME DESTINY

[PRESS RELEASE]


Tempe, Ariz., - February 15, 2017– In a collaboration of legendary proportions, McFarlane Toys is proud to announce that it is once again partnering with Bungie – this time to create Guardian action figures for Destiny, scheduled for release this summer.

Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny is a first-person action shooter that features cinematics storytelling alongside cooperative and competitive gameplay. Players create a unique character and become legend through completing a series of shared activities in a social world. Destiny has entertained a legion of engaged players across more than 30 million unique accounts since its initial release in September 2014.

Best known for attention to detail and immense creativity, McFarlane Toys has produced action figures and construction sets for some of the biggest properties in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. This upcoming partnership with the creators of Destiny will not only continue that tradition but expand on it. Fans of the emerging action franchise can look forward to a new selection of game-accurate action figures, 10-inch figures, and role play items.

McFarlane Toys’ initial wave of Destiny toys will include fully articulated figures that depict Guardian Classes, including the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock. These figures will debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with a Destiny branded detailed base.

“Detail, depth, and customization, that’s what Destiny gives its players, and that’s what made it the biggest new video game franchise launch,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “With our upcoming Destiny line, fans can expect that same amount of detail and customization that we have built our own reputation on.”

McFarlane Toys’ Destiny figures will be available at major retailers this July carrying an MSRP: $19.99. For more information about Destiny visit www.destinythegame.com. The community can interact directly with the developer at www.bungie.net. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.

Destiny Rise of Iron: Hotfix 2.5.0.2 The Sandbox Edition


Crucible
Special Ammo
  • Adjusted Special ammo economy in all gametypes
    • Players start Crucible matches with Special ammo
    • Special ammo is now lost upon death
      • Sidearms are not affected by this change
    • Special ammo crates now appear every 60 seconds (initial spawn and respawn)
    • Special ammo crates are shared with allies within 75m (down from 100m)
    • Special ammo timing in Mayhem is unchanged
Elimination Gametypes
  • Round time limit has been reduced to 90 seconds (down from 2 minutes)
  • Players only start with Special ammo for Round 1 in Elimination gametypes
    • Special ammo timing is 30s initial, then 45s respawns
    • Special ammo is wiped at the beginning of subsequent rounds

Weapons
Hand Cannons
  • Significantly increased initial accuracy (returns to Launch / Year 1)
  • Reduced base range to 35m from 40m
  • Reduced Aim Assist and Magnetism at longer ranges
  • Reduced minimum damage after falloff from 50% to 33%
Auto Rifles
  • Increased Precision Damage modifier to 1.3x (up from 1.25x)
  • Increased base damage of low rate of fire Auto Rifles by 2.5%
  • Increased in air accuracy
Pulse Rifles
  • Reduced rate of fire for very high rate of fire Pulse Rifles by 7.7%
  • Increased rate of fire for low rate of fire Pulse Rifles by 5.3%
  • Reduced Magazine Size of Clever Dragon and Grasp of Malok by 6
  • Reduced the effect of High Caliber Rounds for Pulse Rifles
  • Increased in air accuracy
Scout Rifles
  • Increased in air accuracy
Shotguns
  • Shotguns no longer deal precision damage
    • The Chaperone and Universal Remote are unaffected by this change
    • Note: Universal Remote only deals precision damage when ADS
  • Shotguns now have significantly less magnetism when fired from the hip
  • Shotguns now have significantly less in air accuracy
  • Shotguns no longer have a movement penalty
  • Shotguns now deal 20% more damage to combatants
  • Rangefinder on Shotguns now increases ADS time by 25%
  • Reduced Universal Remote’s Magazine Size to 3 from 5
  • Universal Remote now takes longer to reload

Exotics
Young Wolf’s Howl
  • Reduced "Howling Flames" ammo cost from 10 to 5
Truth
  • Reduced Magazine size from 3 to 1

Classes
General
  • Reduced Health of Guardians with Armor values above 10
  • Increased damage of Flux Grenade, Magnetic Grenade and Shoulder Charge to ensure effectiveness across all Armor values
  • Blink now disables your Radar and HUD for a short time after activation

Hunter
  • Throwing Knife now deals Solar Damage on impact
  • Hungering Blade* 
    • Immediately starts Health regen
    • Restores more Health per kill
    • Gives a flat amount of Health/Shield per activation
    • Does not immediately start regenerating Shields
  • Bladedancer’s Quick Draw Perk no longer readies your weapons instantly, but now grants a large increase to weapon handling speed

Warlock
  • Viper Totemic on Ophidian Aspect no longer readies your weapon instantly, but now grants a large increase to weapon handling speed
  • Stormcaller's Thunderstrike melee range reduced to be consistent with other Warlock Subclasses
    • Amplitude will continue to grant small range boost to new base range
  • Landfall now reduces the total time in Stormtrance

Titan
  • Juggernaut is now disabled after being in the air for a short time and cannot be activated while in mid air

General
  • Outbreak Prime no longer triggers The Corruption Spreads by shooting at Ward of Dawn
  • Shinobu’s Vow no longer adds an additional seeker to Skip Grenades
  • Removed intrinsic Perks Kneepads and Icarus on some Talent grids
  • Fixed an issue where High Caliber Rounds were not functioning properly on Hand Cannons, Scout Rifles, Machine Guns and Sniper Rifles
  • *Hungering Blade changes were also inadvertently applied to the following Perks, for more information check this post
    • Transfusion (Striker Titan) 
    • Cauterize (Sunbreaker Titan) 
    • Lifesteal (Voidwalker Warlock) 
    • Red Death Perk 
    • Suros Legacy Perk (Suros Regime) 
    • No Backup Plans 
    • Ward of Dawn cast 
    • The Ram 
    • Apotheosis Veil 
    • Embrace the Void (Voidwalker Warlock) 

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Feb 10th Through Feb 12th


Xur has returned to Destiny to give you another chance to spend all those Strange Coins you’ve been hoarding.


You will find Xur in the hanger in the "Tower" 
you can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, February, 12th 2017


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • No Backup Plans [Exotic Titan Gauntlets] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Skyburners Annex [Exotic Hunter Gauntlets] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Apotheosis Veil [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Hawkmoon [Exotic Hand Connon] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
  • Glass Needles (x3) – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [BODY ARMOR] – 29 Strange Coins [Will ALWAYS Be Year 1 Content]
  • Three of Coins (x5) – 7 Strange Coins
  • Mote of Light – 2 Strange Coins
  • CURIOS – Emerald Coil, Plasma DriveVoid Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3 – 1 Strange Coins & x10 – 3 Strange Coins)

Details of The Next PlayStation 4 Firmware Update


Sony has detailed the features coming in the PlayStation 4's next firmware update, which is codenamed "Sasuke."

External HDD Support

It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilĂ , you now have more space on the console.



This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu.

Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.


Custom Wallpapers

This update adds the ability to set your favorite in-game screenshot as the background image for PS4’s home screen. Drop-shadows on text, and the option to dim the Function Area, will help keep the system icons and texts on the home screen clearly visible even if the background image you selected is super bright.



You can also edit screenshots using Photo Mode in Sharefactory to make your one-and-only custom wallpaper. 


Quick Menu Refresh

As you may know, in the last system update we overhauled the PS4 Quick Menu feature (the menu that appears after a long press of the PS button on DualShock 4).



This update brings additional improvements to make it even more accessible. Now the Quick Menu will cover even less of your gameplay screen, and you’ll be able to access handy Party features via Online Friends, like creating new parties, inviting friends, and joining parties, without transitioning to the separate Party app. The goal is to keep you in the game — and not stuck in menus.


Simplified Notification List

Before this update, the Notifications app had a variety of tabs on the left-hand side, like Game Alerts, Downloads, Uploads, and more. We’ve condensed all of the tabs to a single simplified list, making it easier to see all of your notifications all at-a-glance.



You can also quickly access the Notification settings from the Options Menu to turn off or customize which pop-up notifications appear on your screen, so you’re only being notified about your top priorities.


Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds

We’re adding the ability to post directly into the Activity Feed, which appears in a variety of places across the console, including What’s New. Under What’s New, you’ll see a new option to post things like text, screenshots, and gifs directly into your Activity Feed. You can also tag games or other users to make sure they don’t miss your post. It’s a great way to show off your greatest triumphs.

Tying into this new feature, Live from PlayStation will show screenshots that users uploaded to PSN as a Public Activity, so you can show off your best gameplay moments not only to your friends, but to users around the globe.

3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR

If you’re a fan of 3D movies, and you own PlayStation VR, we’ve got good news — this update adds the ability to view 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PS VR headset.