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Rumour: Destiny 2 coming to PC with all-new content

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Rumour: Destiny 2 coming to PC with all-new content

Destiny 2 will come to PC, and will feel like a true sequel to the first game, reports Kotaku.

Multiple sources told the outlet that the formally unannounced sequel would be released on PC as well as new-gen consoles, unlike its console-only predecessor.

The report also states that the sequel may leave the first game's characters and planets behind, in favour of all-new content.

"The Taken King was a reboot for Destiny 1 to fix small things," said one source. "This is the overhaul to fix big things."

Among the changes reportedly planned for the sequel is a greater degree of detail in its open-world settings, with more NPCs, points of interest, and quest types than in Destiny's patrol missions.

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Former Sony exec: PS Vita was "just too late"

Former Sony exec: PS Vita was "just too late"

It may have been the right device, but the PlayStation Vita was released at the wrong time, says former Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Jack Tretton.

Doing an interview with IGN, Tretton said the Vita was "a nice machine at a time when very few people felt they needed a dedicated portable device."

Given the rise of smartphones that took place concurrently with the Vita's launch, it's hardly surprising that - in Tretton's words - the Vita was "a great machine, it's just too late."

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Team Liquid sold to consortium of sporting executives

Team Liquid sold to consortium of sporting executives

High-profile e-sports team Team Liquid has been acquired by a group of investors operating under the name aXiomatic.

The group is led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber and Washington Wizards owner (through Monumental Sports & Entertainment) Ted Leonsis.

Among its many investors are NBA hall-of-famer Magic Johnson; self-help guru Tony Robbins; Dick Clark Productions CEO Alan Shapiro; and a range of other sporting, entertainment, and tech executives.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 possibly teased with new art

Beyond Good & Evil 2 possibly teased with new art

Beyond Good and Evil designer Michel Ancel today may have teased the long-awaited sequel to his 2003 classic.

Ancel posted a new piece of concept art to Instagram, possibly showing a younger version of the original game's porcine Uncle Pey'j.

Ubisoft's French-language Twitter account also tweeted out the link, with the message (translated from French): "Michel Ancel has an Instagram account, and we advise you to follow closely."

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League of Legends comes to console - in China only

League of Legends comes to console - in China only

Tencent Games' new console hardware will bring e-sports mainstay League of Legends to a set-top box for the first time - but only in China.

Announced in May, the controller-driven TGP Box runs the software giant's Tencent Games Platform, enabling play of its own titles like LoL, as well as other games like FIFA Online and Call of Duty.

The box operates in a "Big Picture" style mode that allows it to access Tencent's own games store, featuring downloadable and streamable games.

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Firewatch to be adapted into feature film

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Firewatch to be adapted into feature film

Firewatch studio Campo Santo today announced a deal to bring its debut game to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The studio will team with production and financing firm Good Universe on the adaptation, as part of an ongoing deal to create projects across both video games and movies.

"It's rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting," said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman of the Good Universe partnership. "We can't wait to see what we make together."

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Philadelphia 76ers forming "dominant" e-sports franchise

Philadelphia 76ers forming "dominant" e-sports franchise

Philadelphia's 76ers basketball team this week purchased two e-sports teams, becoming the first American sports franchise to do so.

The franchise now owns controlling stakes in Team Dignitas and Team Apex, which will now unite under the Team Dignitas banner, with the two teams' former owners serving as president and vice president.

Team Dignitas will compete in e-sports events including League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Smite, and Heroes of the Storm.

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Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative

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Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative

Bungie is planning a full-scale release for a children's book based on its online sci-fi shooter Destiny.

Entitled D Is For Destiny, the book assigns each letter of the alphabet a different concept from the game, presumably so that children can learn what their parents are talking about when they grumble about loot drops or Oryx.

The text's rhyming, alliterative couplets explain the game's lore in a child-friendly fashion, accompanied by illustrations, possibly telling its story more clearly than the game itself.

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Sunless Sea sequel sails to Sunless Skies

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Sunless Sea sequel sails to Sunless Skies

Failbetter Games' next project is a sequel to the popular Sunless Sea, entitled Sunless Skies, the studio announced at EGX this weekend.

Inspired by such diverse sources as HG Wells, CS Lewis, art nouveau, Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Leigh Brackett, and Event Horizon, the game will "elaborate on Sunless Sea," the studio "enhancing the stuff [it] liked, and refining the experience."

In the "smoother, more engaging sequel," an authoritarian new British Empire has expanded from the underground ocean of Sunless Sea into an outer space full of dying stars, while driving out "bohemians, revolutionaries, and outcasts - like you."

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Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow
Get it while it's hot.
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League of Legends comes to console - in China only
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League of Legends comes to console - in China only
Tencent's TGP Box doesn't cost ten cents.
Firewatch to be adapted into feature film
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Firewatch to be adapted into feature film
Part of an ongoing production deal.
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Philadelphia 76ers forming "dominant" e-sports franchise
Buying into the game.
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