Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 13th Through Jan 15th


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, January 13th 2017


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Empyrean Bellicose [Exotic Titan Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Young Ahamkara's Spine [Exotic Hunter Gauntlets] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Voidfang Vestments [Exotic Warlock Chest] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Bad Juju [Exotic Pulse Rifle] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
  • Glass Needles (x3) – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [Special Weapon] – 31 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 Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3 – 1 Strange Coins & x10 – 3 Strange Coins)

Nintendo Switch Releases This March


Tonight marked Nintendo’s big unveiling of their new system the Nintendo Switch, and they started the presentation out by immediately announcing the release date and suggested retail price of the new system. The Switch will launch on March 3, 2017 for $299 in multiple territories around the world including Japan, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and major European countries.

Additionally, the system will not be region locked. We also found out a bit more about the control modes of the Switch. You can display the system on the TV via the dock, or play the handheld tablet. Up to eight tablets can be linked at one time for co-operative play. The Nintendo Switch's screen is 6.2" in size, 720p and - for the first time in any Nintendo device - boasts a capacitive multi-touch screen.

Nintendo Switch’s online services will allow players to enjoy online multiplayer gaming, as expected. It was also revealed that when players use smart devices with the Switch, they’ll be able to invite friends to play online, set appointments, and chat with friends.


The services will be trialed for free for a limited time following the launch of the console on March, 3. However, beginning in Fall 2017, Nintendo will be rolling out a subscription model for the Switch’s online system. Just like Sony’s PlayStation Plus, and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services.

The Joy-Con controllers would be available in different colors (neon blue and neon red). More interestingly, however, it was also stated that the controllers would have motion sensors, and enable us to play motion-heavy games like virtual tennis, just like with the Wii and Wii U.



In addition to that, the Joy-Con controllers also have sensing capabilities that can detect how far away an object is from the controller itself. Nintendo also mentioned that the Joy-Con can read whether your hands are in a rock, paper, or scissors gesture. To go even further, apparently the Joy-Con also has the ability to tell how many ice cubes have fallen into a glass, as well as how much water has been poured into it. These cool tech mechanics will likely be employed for various in-game mechanics for whatever titles the company has planned for the Switch.


While the two sides of this new controller, dubbed the Joy-Cons, feature the usual X,Y,A,B buttons there are a few new additions. One of which is a square button on the in the bottom left corner of the right Joy-Con that will allow users to take in-game screenshots.

This new social feature will give players the chance to share captured events with their friends via the online platform also announced this evening. However, the Joy-Con will also feature a gyroscopic sensor that allows for players to use motion controls. This can be held vertically or horizontally like a a Wii controller and used to game locally.

Nintendo is also be bringing amiibo functionality to the Switch, which will be activated on the right Joy-Con by simply tapping an amiibo base to the controller.


The battery life concerns when the console is in handheld or tabletop mode, and is not connected to the dock. To put it in perspective, the Wii U gamepad had a battery life of 3 to 5 hours. The Switch will be charged through an USB Type-C connector, exactly how Apple has added USB-C ports to its latest MacBook lineup.

The Nintendo Switch offers Wi-Fi in handheld mode, and can connect with up to eight other Nintendo Switch consoles for local wireless multiplayer. The Nintendo Switch can support two players on one screen, with each player using one Joy-Con controller, but it is unknown if it is possible to have 16 players in one multiplayer game. That would be two players to a console, and eight consoles connected over Wi-Fi.

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Jan 6th Through Jan 8th


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, January 8th 2017


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Helm of Inmost Light [Exotic Titan Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Young Ahamkara's Spine [Exotic Hunter Gauntlets] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Light Beyond Nemesis [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Monte Carlo [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 [Heavy Weapon] – 31 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)

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Dec 30th Through January 1st 2017


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, January 1st 2017


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Crest of Alpha [Exotic Titan Chest] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Don't Touch Me [Exotic Hunter Gauntlets] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Apotheosis Veil [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Helmet] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • SUROS Regime [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 [HELMET] – 31 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 Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3 – 1 Strange Coins & x10 – 3 Strange Coins)

PlayStation Plus Free Games of January 2017 for PS4, PS3, PS Vita


Sony has now confirmed the PlayStation Plus freebies for the month of January A total of six games will be available.

The six free games include:



PS4

  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones
  • The Swindle
  • Titan Souls
PS3
  • Blazerush
  • The Swindle
PS Vita
  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered
  • The Swindle
  • Azkend 2
  • Titan Souls

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Dec 23rd Through 25th


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 "Tower" by the near the SPEAKER 
you can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, December 25th 2016


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • Empyrean Bellicose [Exotic Titan Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Knucklehead Radar [Exotic Hunter Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • The Ram [Exotic Warlock Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Gauntlets] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Plan C [Exotic Fusion Rifle] – 23 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
  • Glass Needles (x3) – 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, & 1 Exotic Shard
  • Legacy Engram [HELMET] – 31 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 Drive, Stealth Drive, Heavy Ammo Synthesis (x3 – 1 Strange Coins & x10 – 3 Strange Coins)

Destiny: Xur Location & Inventory - Dec 16th Through 18th


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 "Tower" by the near the Vanguard vendors 
you can trade with him until 4am eastern on Sunday, December 18th 2016


This is what you can buy this weekend:
  • The Glasshouse [Exotic Titan Helmet] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Young Ahamkara's Spine [Exotic Hunter Gauntlets] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Voidfang Vestments [Exotic Warlock Chest] – 13 Strange Coins 
  • Exotic Engram [Exotic Gauntlets] – 19 Strange Coins 
  • Zhalo Supercell [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 [BODY] – 31 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 (x10 – 3 Strange Coins)

Destiny: Rise of Iron - Update 2.5.0 Patch Notes


General
  • New Quests are available in the Tower from Eva Levante, Amanda Holliday, and Commander Zavala
  • A new Record Book is available offering new rewards for the Winter season
  • Fixed an issue where some players did not receive the Student of History Trophy/Achievement or Sigil of the Young Wolf Emblem for attuning all of the Rise of Iron Artifacts
  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to complete the Echoes of the Past Quest

Activities
  • Sparrow Racing has returned
    • 2 new racetracks have been added to the 2 returning from last year
    • Bounties and Quests are available from Amanda Holliday
      • SRL License Quest progress has been reset and new rewards have been added
      • Circuit racing gear obtained from the SRL License Quest now has Light and can be infused
    • SRL Reputation has been reset to Rank 0
      • Players can obtain an SRL helmet from Amanda Holliday at Rank 3 (1 per character)
      • Players can obtain a Treasures of the Dawning from Amanda Holliday at Rank 5 (1 per character, max 3 per account)
    • SRL Racing Suits earned from SRL matches have Light and can be infused
    • SRL can be launched via the Weekly Featured playlist in the director
    • Crucible bounties and Jolly Holliday Quest can no longer be completed in Sparrow Racing
  • Strikes in the SIVA Crisis Playlist, SIVA Crisis Heroic Playlist, and weekly Nightfall now award Medals and feature team scoring!
    • Acquire new Bounties from Zavala and the Bounty Tracker to complete in any Scored Strike
  • 3 Strikes have been reprised: The Nexus, Shadow Thief, and Will of Crota
  • SIVA Crisis and SIVA Crisis Heroic Playlists now include all platform-available Strikes
  • Dead Guardians are now automatically respawned at the end of Strikes
  • Fixed an issue with pathfinding that caused enemies to not properly exit their spawn locations
    • This prevents enemies in the Will of Crota Strike from getting stuck in their doorways
  • Reduced Burn effects on incoming damage done to Guardians
    • Outgoing damage by Guardians is unchanged
  • Fixed an issue in Fallen S.A.B.E.R. where the Ultra Shank teleported after it's entrance performance
  • Fixed an issue where Strike Streak was not applying in the SIVA Crisis Heroic Playlist correctly
  • Fixed an issue where the Hoard Chest on Echo Chamber could become stuck behind an invisible barrier
  • Increased time for presenting Archon's Forge offerings to the encounter starting from 5 to 10 seconds
  • Iron Lord Bounties requiring Archon’s Forge completions now influence the type of Forge offerings that drop
    • Forge offerings will be more likely to drop with the combatant type to match the Iron Lord bounties in the player’s inventory
  • Reduced Shields for Bosses in Perfected Shank offerings

Collections
  • The Circuit and Momentum SRL racing gear sets have been added to the Holiday Collection for players who have earned these items
    • Circuit and Momentum Racing gear obtained from the Collection has Light and can be infused
    • Class items have Light and Perks and require Legendary Marks to purchase
  • Ghost Ghost and Deviled Ghost have been added to the Holiday Collection for players who have obtained these items
    • Players can pay Legendary Marks to re-purchase these items with random stats and Perks
  • Two new Emotes, "Proposal" and "Whoa There", can now be withdrawn by everyone from the Emote Collection

Vendors

Xûr
  • Xûr once again sells Exotic Shards
  • Xûr no longer sells Exotic Weapon Ornaments
  • Xûr now sells a larger stack of 10 Heavy Ammo synths
Eververse
  • Eververse has received a stock of new items
  • Treasures of the Dawning are now available and contain new Sparrows, Ornaments, Horns, Armor, and Consumables
  • Players can receive one free Treasures of the Dawning each week by completing their first weekly Heroic Strike
  • Completing a Dawning set from Treasures of the Dawning on one class will grant the "EV-53 Glimmergold" Sparrow and the "Sunglow" Shader
  • Nine new winter Emotes are available for sale for the winter season
  • Rise of Iron's fall Emotes have been added to the direct purchase Emote rotation on Eververse
Silver Dust Store
  • A new Silver Dust Store has been added to the Tower. It is a Collection that can be found in the Tower, between Eververse and the Postmaster
    • This Collection sells a selection of past season items for direct purchase for Silver Dust, including Exotic Weapon Ornaments
  • The Silver Dust cost to apply Exotic Weapon Ornaments has been removed.
    • Silver Dust has been removed from Radiant Treasures, but still may be obtained by dismantling Exotic Weapon Ornaments

Economy
  • The free weekly Radiant Treasure has been moved to the first weekly PVP match completion.
  • Characters who are level 40 will now automatically convert Uncommon Engrams(Green) to Weapon and Armor Materials on pickup
  • New Bounties are available from Petra to assist players in gaining Queen's Wrath Reputation
  • Class items obtained from Queen's Wrath packages now correctly display their stats
  • Fixed an issue where Year 3 Faction Class Items were not properly contributing to Faction specific Quests
  • Players can now purchase Wormspore from the Vanguard Quartermaster
  • Brother Vance now offers materials exchange for Passage Coins and Motes of Light
  • Skeleton Keys have been adjusted:
    • Skeleton Keys drop rates have been slightly increased in the SIVA Crisis playlist, SIVA Crisis Heroic playlist, and weekly Nightfall
    • Players will now receive a Skeleton Key for their first account Nightfall clear per week
  • Subclass Quest class items can now be repurchased from the Speaker once earned
  • Legendary Weapons obtained from the Gunsmith's Rank 2 Quest can now be repurchased from the Gunsmith

Crucible
Maps
  • Fixed an issue where players could become stuck in Vex geometry on The Burning Shrine
Gametypes
  • Added ability for players to "wave off" heavy ammo if EVERYONE in the match does the 'Wave' Emote in the first 30 seconds of a round
  • Fixed an issue where the end-of-round countdown could play twice if the round tied in Elimination
  • Inferno Rift and Inferno Zone Control modes added to Private Matches
  • Supremacy score to win is now 120
  • Rumble Supremacy score to win is now 40
  • Supremacy Mercy spread is now 20-60, down from 30-90
  • Slight reduction of Super energy gain in Supremacy modes
Playlists
  • Icarus has been removed from the Rift playlist
Record Book
  • Fixed an issue where Supremacy mode variants were not counting towards Record Book completion
Bounties
  • Iron Banner Bounty Iron Marathon now correctly awards 10 points for a win instead of 15
  • Iron Banner Bounty Iron Support no longer credits you with assists that any nearby player earns
  • Fixed an issue where the Highest Score Crucible Bounty did not work in Supremacy
  • Lord Shaxx no longer requires players to complete The Mountaintop before offering his Weekly Crucible Bounties
Rewards
  • Increased the drop rate for Trials of Osiris vanity items
  • Fixed a issue where the Trials of Osiris Shader “The Devoted” was not obtainable
  • Increased the drop rate for Iron Banner vanity items and Artifacts
  • Completing a Daily Featured Crucible activity now rewards 3 Passage Coins (up from 1)
  • Completing a Weekly Featured Crucible activity now rewards 3 Passage Coins (up to 3 times per week)
  • Fixed an issue where the Crucible Sparrow S-39 Lightrider was not available through Crucible Reputation Packages 
  • Added vanity items and Ghost Shells to Crucible PGCR drops:
    • Ghosts: Crimson Shell, Sugary Shell
    • Emblem: Crimson Crest
    • Shaders: Rosebright, Valentine
  • Added select Year 2 Crucible Legendary Weapons back to core PGCR drops:
    • Red Spectre
    • NL Shadow 701X
    • The Ash Factory
    • Eyasluna
    • Party Crasher +1

Grimoire
  • Fixed an issue where the "Efrideet" Grimoire Card was not awarded upon viewing the Iron Banner Efrideet cinematic
    • If you have already viewed this cinematic, the card will be awarded upon entering orbit
  • Fixed an issue where the "Beauty in Destruction" Grimoire Card was not being rewarded for completing the "Beauty in Destruction" questline
    • If you have already obtained the Year 3 Gjallarhorn, the card will be awarded upon entering orbit
  • Fixed an issue where Grimoire Cards associated with Khvostov Manual Pages were not being awarded, including the final page
    • If you have already completed the "We Found a Rifle" Questline and acquired the Y3 Khvostov, these cards will be awarded upon entering orbit
  • Fixed an issue where Grimoire Cards for Year 1 Thorn and Year 1 Gjallarhorn were not being awarded when receiving their Year 3 counterparts
  • Fixed an issue where Grimoire cards awarded when picking up Dormant SIVA Clusters were awarding Grimoire score for each character who picked them up
    • You will now appropriately only receive Grimoire score credit once per account per card
  • Picking up Dormant SIVA Clusters will now appropriately award their corresponding card
    • Cards will be awarded upon entering orbit for Dormant SIVA Clusters that have already been picked up
  • Fixed an issue where Grimoire Cards for Crucible maps were not consistently unlocking when players spawned in Private Matches