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Where Is Xur Today? (August 5-9) - Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide

Xur's back in the Solar System in Destiny 2, offering a slate of new Exotics and Legendary weapons and armor for your perusal. We're nearing the end of both the Solstice event and Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2, which means it's time to gear up for a new season and a new raid. If you missed past Vorpal Weapon Dead Man's Tales, Xur gives you another chance this week, and he's also sporting a few weird rolls on Exotic and Legendary armor. Here's where you can find Xur and what Exotics he's sel

Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (August 5-9)

The Trials of Osiris kicks off for another weekend in Destiny 2, providing another chance to earn new armor, new cosmetics, and new Adept weapons. We're nearing the end of Season of the Haunted, so now's the time to make sure you max out your Trials reputation and earn those last few Flawless runs. Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on your Trials guns when you're the last living member of a fireteam or runni

Court Filings Detail Threats And Harassment Against Bungie Employees

Employees of Destiny 2 developer Bungie recently scaled back their social media communication in response to threats and harassment, and now court filings in Canada have revealed just how intense those threats were. According to a report from the Waterloo Region Record, in June an Ontario judge ordered Canadian anonymous phone service provider TextNow Inc. to release the name of customers who made "racist and serious physical threats" against Bungie employees. The ruling details some of the thr

Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - The Case For Wrath Of The Machine

Just about every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it's story beats, new activities, or interesting new combinations of elements that let players devastate each other in the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what's going on in the world of Destiny and a rundown of what's drawing our attention across the solar system. We've only got a couple of weeks left in Destiny 2's Season of the Haunted, and with the upcoming content season on August 23 comes a new raid. Or rather, w

Where Is Xur Today? (July 29-August 2) - Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide

You're definitely going to want to visit Xur this weekend in Destiny 2. The snake-faced Exotics vendor has brought some excellent weapons this week, including three god rolls you should pick up, including a Rangefinder Hawkmoon and a Vorpal Dead Man's Tale. He's also packing some very interesting Legendary weapons and at least one piece of Exotic armor you're going to want in your collection. Here's what you need to know to find Xur and everything he's selling this week. This week you can find

Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (July 29-August 2)

We're quickly moving toward the end of the Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2, which means there are fewer and fewer chances to jump into the Trials of Osiris to win Adept weapons and special armor you can't get anywhere else. Here's where you'll be playing this weekend and what you can earn for a Flawless Trials passage--take advantage even without a team with the Freelance playlist this week. Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed,

Destiny 2 Sparrows Keep Getting Dumber (In A Good Way), Here's The Latest

Destiny 2's premium cosmetic items have really come into their own lately, especially when it comes to equipment. Not long ago, we got a whole set of cosmetics themed after woody wagon sedans, and during the last Festival of the Lost, Destiny's yearly Halloween event, Bungie released a sparrow modeled after a giant spider, complete with moving legs. For this year's summertime Solstice event, we've got a new challenger to the throne for best cosmetic vehicle: the Crab Cycle, a motorcycle shaped l

Rollerdrome Is Like Slapping Roller Skates On Max Payne

Coming off the critical acclaim of skateboarding side-scroller OlliOlli World, you might ask, where could Roll7 go from here? The developer has a solid mastery of "flow state" games that are all about hitting jumps, performing tricks, and chaining sick moves together to log massive scores. What do you bring to that kind of game to create something new? In the case of Rollerdrome, you make what might be the most video game decision possible: take the mix of skating, tricks, and high scores, and

Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (July 22-26)

The Iron Banner has officially ended in Destiny 2's Season of the Haunted, which means that every weekend from here on out will see the game's toughest multiplayer competition, the Trials of Osiris. Here's where you'll be playing this weekend and what special weapons you can earn if you manage to go flawless. Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on your Trials guns when you're the last living member of a firete

Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - Spoiler Alert

Just about every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it's story beats, new activities, or interesting new combinations of elements that let players devastate each other in the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what's going on in the world of Destiny and a rundown of what's drawing our attention across the solar system. We're officially in the full run-up to Destiny 2's next expansion, Lightfall, now that Bungie has announced a showcase that seems very likley to drop a bunc

Saints Row's Open World Is Chaotically Messy, And I Dig It

A lot has changed in the open-world genre since the Saints Row series came to its ridiculous conclusion amid an alien invasion almost 10 years ago. And with the reboot of the franchise, Deep Silver Volition seems to be looking back to that time, before open-world games were flooded with RPG elements and crafting systems. The new Saints Row feels a lot like a game from a different era, but with a bunch of additions that make it more than just a nostalgic return to the past. I played about four h

Saints Row Hands-on Preview

We played about four hours of Saints Row at a recent preview event, which encompassed the beginning of the game. As with the original Saints Row, the new game is all about creating your own criminal empire--but you have a long way to go before that happens. It's set in the new city of Santo Ileso, a fictional location in the United States' Southwest that mixes an urban center, suburbs, and desert locations, and carries the vibe of places such as Las Vegas or Albequrque, without being quite like

The Best (And Most Ridiculously Fun) Destiny 2 Exotics

One of the new Exotics to come with the Witch Queen expansion is Parasite, possibly the funniest and goofiest gun in the game. It comes at the end of a long quest in which you hang out with one of the sentient worm parasites that live inside Hive enemies and give them their power. The gun you eventually make out of the worm is a grenade launcher that shoots other worms, which flop through the air and then explode in a shower of goo. A worm cannon is great on its own--not only is it visually goof

Destiny 2 Solstice: Should You Buy The Upgraded Event Card?

Destiny 2's revamped summer Solstice event introduces a bunch of changes to how developer Bungie handles these yearly celebrations. Along with new seals to earn and revamped activities, Solstice comes with an "event card" system that tracks challenges you can complete in the game to earn rewards. The event card comes in two versions: a free edition and a premium, "upgraded" one. But is the free event card worth your hard-earned Silver? To make a clear decision about whether you should upgrade y

Destiny 2's New Solstice Gun Is Broken In A Ridiculous Way

The Solstice event is here in Destiny 2, bringing a summertime celebration to the game that has unique rewards for players to earn and a new "event card" system to dish out rewards. Solstice also comes with a new gun for players to earn called Something New, which features a trait you can't get on any other weapon. As with many new things to pop into Bungie's expansive MMO, however, Something New is not behaving exactly as it seems to have been intended, with a bug working in players' favor. So

Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - Death To RNG Raid Exotics

Just about every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it's story beats, new activities, or interesting new combinations of elements that let players devastate each other in the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what's going on in the world of Destiny and a rundown of what's drawing our attention across the solar system. Last week, when Deep Stone Crypt was the rotator raid, I finally completed my Descendant seal--the series of Triumphs you can earn in the dungeon that denot

Where Is Xur Today? (July 15-19) - Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide

Xur has once again arrived in Destiny 2, bringing a fresh stock of Exotic weapons, armor, and Legendary-class gear to the solar system. Some of which have some very desirable perks. Those may come in handy with Iron Banner going on right now and the Solstice event set to begin next week. We'll update this story shortly with where to find Xur and what he's selling for this weekend once he arrives with the daily reset. This week, you can find Xur in The Tower ,in the Hangar. For his weapon, Xur i

Exoprimal Hands-On Preview

We played about three hours of Exoprimal during its recent closed network test, which gave a sense of some of its multiplayer modes and the mech suit character classes you can use within them. While matches involve fighting off waves of prehistoric creatures, your actual goal is to beat another team of exosuit-wearing dino hunters. Though we only played for a few hours and saw only a small portion of what Exoprimal has to offer, overall, the game offered a lot of goofy, over-the-top fun in this