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Destiny story, classes, enemies, and setting detailed in site update

Destiny story, classes, enemies, and setting detailed in site update

A flood of new information has been posted on the official Destiny website, including some details of the game’s character classes, enemies, and setting.

Bungie outlines the game’s story thus:

“Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. Long ago, it breathed new life into our system. Rain washed over Mars. Fresh air cleansed the skies over Venus. Soon after, humanity raced into the black, and colonized these newly remade worlds. It was a time of miracles – a great Golden Age.

“It did not last. The Traveler had an ancient enemy. A powerful darkness that found us here on Earth, and nearly destroyed us. No one knows exactly what happened in those final moments, but we know this: we survived, and we owe our lives to the Traveler.

“In our darkest days, Humans, Exos, and Awoken found the Traveler where it made its last stand, low above Earth, silent and immobile. We built the City – our last – within its protective veil, fighting countless wars to keep its peace. From that dark age, Guardians were born.

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BlizzCon tickets go on sale May 8 and 11

BlizzCon tickets go on sale May 8 and 11

The eighth annual BlizzCon gaming convention will take place on Friday November 7 and Saturday November 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Blizzard has announced.

Over those two days members of Blizzard’s gaming community will meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm said the company.

“BlizzCon is always the biggest highlight of the year for us,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With Hearthstone and Reaper of Souls recently launched and Heroes of the Storm and Warlords of Draenor gearing up for beta, 2014 is already shaping up to be an epic year for Blizzard gamers. We can’t wait to celebrate and share what we’ve been working on with everyone this November.”

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Goat Simulator update to add parkour abilities

Goat Simulator update to add parkour abilities

The first update for open world wreckathon Goat Simulator will give goats everywhere parkour abilities, Coffee Stain Studios has announced.

Update 1.1 for the game is planned for mid-May, and will add wall-running and front leg-only locomotion to the bizarre title.

It will also add 2-4 player splitscreen multiplayer and a new map.

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Fifth Project Zero on the way from Tecmo Koei and Nintendo

Fifth Project Zero on the way from Tecmo Koei and Nintendo

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are working together on a new Project Zero title that looks like it will be a Wii U exclusive.

Gematsu translated the official announcement from Japanese magazine Famitsu, but more information has been hard to come by: at this stage the two companies are yet to divulge a title or a release date for the game.

However, Tecmo Koei did mention that a new Project Zero live-action film, comic book, and novel were also on the way.

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Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down from all operational duties

Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down from all operational duties

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is stepping down from all operational duties at the company.

Pincus told Recode that he will shift to non-executive chairman of the San Francisco-based company, give up his title as chief product officer, and will no longer have employees under his command.

“I had wanted to stay on doing the product role for a while, because I wanted to put my hands on the product and make sure the company continued to also pursue its social mission,” he said.

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Call of Duty 2014 in-game character shot revealed at GDC

Call of Duty 2014 in-game character shot revealed at GDC

Sledgehammer brought an in-game character image from "Call of Duty 2014" to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last month.

The image, posted by IGN, shows what the developer of this year's Call of Duty claims to be "actual in-game characters".

"Call of Duty 2014" will be Sledgehammer's first full Call of Duty game. The studio was confirmed as an addition to the Call of Duty development rotation in February. It joins Treyarch and Infinity Ward.

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Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2

Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2

Codemasters has unveiled Grid: Autosport, the third game in the Grid series that is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC in June.

According to Codemasters, Grid: Autosport aims to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game, and will harken back to some of its earlier titles in terms of content and handling.

PC is the game's lead platform.

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Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations

Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations

H1Z1 isn't just a big-budget DayZ clone, says Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.

In a Reddit thread comparing the two titles, Smedley acknowledged the similarities, but also sought to highlight some differences.

"Not going to give some politically correct dodgy [bullsh***] answer," said Smedley. "It is a survival in a Zombie Apocalypse game. So is DayZ. [Bohemia Interactive] have made a brilliant game (first I might add). They have a great vision for it and can count myself and most of the people on our team as fans and contributors."

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Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens

Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens

BioWare's fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on October 7 in the US and October 9 here, EA has announced.

A Digital Deluxe Edition of the game is available for pre-order, and it includes:

Skyhold Throne: Every ruler should sit in a place of high honor, but as the Inquisitor you will have the greatest of all, fashioned from an ancient dragon skull

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The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week

The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week

The second season of The Walking Dead is coming to PlayStation Vita next week, Telltale Games has announced.

The game’s first two episodes – 'All That Remains' and 'A House Divided' – will be available for download via PlayStation Store on Wednesday, April 23.

Each episode will be available for US$5 (local price to be confirmed), or players can save 20 percent by purchasing the Season Pass, which includes access to Episodes 1 through 5 as they become available.

Thursday 24 April


BlizzCon tickets go on sale May 8 and 11
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BlizzCon tickets go on sale May 8 and 11
Show happening November 7 and 8.
Dark Souls II – The Longing trailer
Trailer
Dark Souls II – The Longing trailer
You hang up first.
Kick-Ass 2 teaser trailer
Trailer
Kick-Ass 2 teaser trailer
Whatever your hopes, lower them substantially.
Watch Dogs hands-on
Preview
Watch Dogs hands-on
Who's a good boy, then?
Hacking for fun and profit
Interview
Hacking for fun and profit
With Watch Dogs lead designer Danny Belanger.
Watch Dogs multiplayer gameplay trailer
Trailer
Watch Dogs multiplayer gameplay trailer
In ur base, killin ur d00dz.
Goat Simulator update to add parkour abilities
News
Goat Simulator update to add parkour abilities
Just when you thought it couldn't get weirder.
Fifth Project Zero on the way from Tecmo Koei and Nintendo
News
Fifth Project Zero on the way from Tecmo Koei and Nintendo
Wii U GamePad is a good fit.
Destiny story, classes, enemies, and setting detailed in site update
News
Destiny story, classes, enemies, and setting detailed in site update
Defending the last city on Earth.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down from all operational duties
News
Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down from all operational duties
Don't worry, Don's got this.
Project Cars - The Ultimate Driver Journey trailer
Trailer
Project Cars - The Ultimate Driver Journey trailer
The best-looking racing game ever?

Wednesday 23 April


BioWare raises the stakes in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Interview
BioWare raises the stakes in Dragon Age: Inquisition
We speak with producer Cameron Lee.
Warface Xbox 360 Edition launch trailer
Trailer
Warface Xbox 360 Edition launch trailer
Grumpier...grumpier...that's it!
Ace Combat Infinity - Spread Your Wings trailer
Trailer
Ace Combat Infinity - Spread Your Wings trailer
Fly the unfriendly skies.
Call of Duty 2014 in-game character shot revealed at GDC
News
Call of Duty 2014 in-game character shot revealed at GDC
Two characters shown.
Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2
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Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2
New-gen versions not on the cards.
Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations
News
Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations
Smedley an admirer of Bohemia's work.
Grid Autosport announcement trailer
Trailer
Grid Autosport announcement trailer
Don't forget your roots.
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart DLC launch trailer
Trailer
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart DLC launch trailer
Cool party. Allow me to break the ice.
Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens
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Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens
Digital Deluxe Edition detailed.

Tuesday 22 April


Life Goes On review
Review
Life Goes On review
'Tis but a scratch!
Lego The Hobbit review
Review
Lego The Hobbit review
A wholly expected journey.
Lego Movie Game review
Review
Lego Movie Game review
A model, idiot.
The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week
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The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week
First season now on Android.
Alien: Isolation lo-fi sci-fi video developer diary
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Alien: Isolation lo-fi sci-fi video developer diary
Back to the future.
Assassin's Creed Unity to feature four-player coop - rumour
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Assassin's Creed Unity to feature four-player coop - rumour
In addition to singleplayer.
Xbox One sales are somewhere south of 5 million
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Xbox One sales are somewhere south of 5 million
Even so, Titanfall tops charts.
Risen 3: Titan Lords teaser trailer
Trailer
Risen 3: Titan Lords teaser trailer
Wrestling your demons.