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Is Destiny’s Iron Banner absolutely broken?

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The tale of the Iron Banner and it’s rise to prominence… Throughout Destiny’s shaky first year, the Iron Banner monthly event was always in a bit of a limbo. The first iteration was undeniably terrible as fresh characters could compete with high level characters and the rewards were only useful from an aesthetic standpoint. Furthermore, the only time you could ...

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X-Ray and Vav Season 2 review: Long live the King

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Long ago, Saturday morning cartoons were a ritual that most might remember fondly; waking up at hours that would normally be reserved for school days to watch your favorite shows, parents, sleep, and breakfast be damned. With the return of Rooster Teeth’s X-Ray and Vav series, that ritual makes a comeback, albeit with an older audience in mind. Unless you’re ...

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Highlights from Rooster Teeth’s Extra Life recruitment stream

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Every year, people from all around the world watch their favorite gaming personalities as they go on grueling 24 hour streams to raise money for children’s hospitals as part of Extra Life. One of the most prominent teams to participate in the charity event is Rooster Teeth, whose annual Extra Life stream has broken records and ruined various food products, ...

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Star Wars Battlefront: First impressions from the beta

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When it was announced that the long awaited sequel to the Battlefront series would be developed by EA, perhaps you were filled with dread, or perhaps excitement, that the makers of the Battlefield series would be focusing on bringing their expertise with large scale infantry and vehicular combat to the Star Wars universe. Now, the wait is over, and we ...

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RWBY: Volume 3 gets a premiere date

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Fans of Rooster Teeth’s anime series RWBY can look forward to another season of their favorite show as the third volume has just received a premiere date. On October 24th, 10 A.M. CT, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang will join new fighters from all over Remnant to participate in the Vytal Festival Tournament. This Tournament is meant to pit some ...

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The quest for the Sleeper Simulant: was it all worth it?

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For months now, players in Destiny have been frantically looking for the Sleeper Simulant, a new Exotic heavy weapon that was rumored to be the next must-have melter of bosses. Today, the first Sleeper Simulants have been claimed, but can it replace the mighty Gjallarhorn and all of it’s absurd damage potentials? How do you get it? Unlike Gjallarhorn, the only ...

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Destiny getting microtransactions and Star Wars Battlefront promising no microtransactions; can they avoid the slippery slope?

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In a move that shouldn’t surprise the more pessimistic among us, Bungie just announced that you will soon be able to pay real money for in game content. Starting on October 13th, a new store will open up in the tower dubbed the Eververse Trading Company, which promises new emotes and dance moves in exchange for Silver. Naturally, Silver is ...

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Do multiplayer only games work?

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Between the upcoming Rainbow 6 Siege, Star Wars Battlefront, and Call of Duty Black Ops III for the last generation of consoles, it seems like more and more developers are starting to consider ditching single player campaigns in favor of multiplayer exclusive games. Whereas it was once a practice to tack on multiplayer onto games that didn’t need them, nowadays ...

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The Books of Sorrow and the Taken King’s story

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By now, you have probably collected a large number of the 50 calcified fragments if you wish to obtain one of Destiny’s newest exotic weapons, the Touch of Malice. With each calcified fragment, you open up another chapter in the Books of Sorrow, a collection of stories that detail the origin of the Hive and Oryx, the Taken King. In ...

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