Destiny 2 Servers Down After Latest Update Steals Bright Dust, Legendary Shards

Destiny 2 Servers Down After Latest Update Steals Bright Dust, Legendary Shards

Destiny 2’s newest patch, Update 2.7.1, does a bunch of housekeeping on Season of Dawn bugs, specifically removing a few Exotic armor exploits that seriously powered up players’ damage in PvE activities. Unfortunately, while the update fixed a whole host of issues, it might have introduced a new one that steals your various currencies. Bungie has taken its Destiny 2 servers down for emergency maintenance as it investigates the issue.According to reports, players are logging into Destiny 2 post-patch and finding their Bright Dust, Glimmer, and Legendary Shard stashes significantly reduced. While Glimmer is a fairly easy resource to come by, it’s used for a host of things, like upgrading weapons and attaching mods to weapons and armor. Legendary Shards are a little rarer and specifically required to upgrade weapons and armor, and Bright Dust allows you to purchase premium cosmetic items from the Eververse Store without spending real money–which makes its loss a pretty big deal. Destiny 2 News And Guides Destiny 2 Patch Notes: Wormgod's Caress And Winter's Guile Perk Bugs Get Squashed Destiny 2 Servers Down After Latest Update Steals Bright Dust, Legendary Shards Destiny 2 Bastion Exotic Quest Guide: How To Get The New Fusion Rifle Solved! Destiny 2 Corridors Of Time Bastion Secret Quest Guide Bungie tweeted that it’s aware of the issue and investigating it, but didn’t share much more in the way of information on what’s going on, or when the issue might be fixed (if it can be fixed at all). But it seems like the problem is a big deal, because Bungie has taken Destiny 2 offline for emergency maintenance.UPDATE: Destiny 2, the Destiny API, and https://t.co/4ucwiEYycJ have been brought offline for emergency maintenance. https://t.co/XFXcYrX3R9 — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) January 28, 2020We’re currently investigating an issue where players may have lost their Glimmer and/or various infusion materials after Update 4.7.1 went live.Please standby for updates. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) January 28, 2020We’ll update this story as more information comes in about the issue and any changes that Bungie might institute to fix it.
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Arrow's 20 Most Important Episodes

Arrow's 20 Most Important Episodes

When a “Crisis on Infinite Earths” shook the Arrowverse, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) made the ultimate sacrifice and died saving the multiverse. While Earth-Prime will go on, the loss of the Emerald Archer means the end of Arrow’s story on The CW. On Tuesday, January 28, it’s time for Arrow’s “Fadeout” – the final episode in an eight-season journey that began on a not-quite deserted island and traveled to Star City, across the globe, to other earths and other times, and beyond. Co-creator, longtime executive producer, and co-writer of the series finale, Marc Guggenheim was less than 24 hours from viewing the final mix of the show when he spoke with IGN, and he shared what he hopes Arrow’s legacy will be. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/18/crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover-review”] “I would like to think, in my most optimistic or most positive moments, that we gave a jolt in the arm to superhero television in general, that when Arrow [came] along, it had been a while since there was a superhero television show. Kind of the way X-Files gave a jolt in the arm to science fiction and genre on television, I feel like we sort of gave a jolt in the arm to the languishing genre of superheroes on television,” Guggenheim told IGN. “So, that’s the thing I’m most proud of. Quite frankly, I’m most proud of us just simply not screwing it up. Translating a comic book to live action, particularly nine years ago when we were trying to do it, was really challenging and very, very daunting and Greg [Berlanti, Arrowverse executive producer] and I had just come off the Green Lantern experience and there are far more examples of people getting it wrong than people getting it right, and just the fact that it wasn’t silly was… that felt like an achievement to us.” As we prepare to say goodbye to Arrow, the show that spawned the Arrowverse (The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, and the upcoming Superman and Lois), IGN asked Guggenheim to reminisce about his favorite major episodes and moments over the seasons. What follows are his picks: [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=arrows-best-episodes&captions=true”] Editor’s note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. 1: “Pilot,” episode 101 Guggenheim: “So, the first, I thought, was the opening moments of the pilot because they really established that the show was big. I felt like those opening moments that David Nutter directed really…
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Free GTA 5 Online And Red Dead 2 Online Bonus Items Coming For A Limited Time

Free GTA 5 Online And Red Dead 2 Online Bonus Items Coming For A Limited Time

Rockstar marked some huge sales milestones for both Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2. To mark the occasion, it’s giving away free items in the online modes for both games, but only for a limited time.To claim your free items, you just have to login to the online modes and play during the promotional period. These are pretty significant giveaways in both cases, including the biggest bundle of in-game currency given out for a single event in GTA Online, and giving you a shortcut to one of the usually pricey roles in Red Dead Online.GTA Online and Red Dead Online Free Items ScheduleGTA Online$1 million in-game currency — January 30-February 5Another $1 million in-game currency — February 6-12Red Dead Online: Gunslinger’s Cache (includes Schofield Revolver, a Reward for 1 Free Varmint Rifle and The Devastating Ammo Bundle) — January 28-February 3Bounty Hunter’s Kit (includes Reward for a Free Bounty Hunter license, 25 Bolas, and 25 Tracking Arrows) — February 4-10Both giveaways are in celebration of Rockstar’s announcement that GTA 5 is the best-selling game of the decade, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best-seller of the last four years. Both games have also benefited from a thriving online community, hitting high points in their player counts in recent months. Combined, the two games have sold 150 million units worldwide.
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Fast & Furious 9 Teaser Released, Full Trailer Dropping Soon

Fast & Furious 9 Teaser Released, Full Trailer Dropping Soon

We’re just days away from the release of the trailer for Fast & Furious 9. A new poster for the upcoming May film and a teaser trailer have been revealed. The full trailer will arrive on Friday.As life goes on, you get old, and there comes a point in your life where you can’t live you life a quarter mile at a time any longer. This is the mid-life crisis Dominic Toretto is going through in the new teaser for Fast & Furious 9, which you can see below.Looks like Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) has settled down and lives on a farm with his son Brian and Letty Ortiz (played by Michelle Rodriguez). Apparently, something is coming, and it’s dangerous, but we won’t learn more until this Friday.The Road To F9 concert is happening on that day, and during it, the trailer for the movie will drop. The concert begins at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET, and you can livestream the event on the Fast Saga YouTube page. The show will feature perfomances from Cardi B–who is rumored to be in the movie–Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Ozuna, and of course, Ludacriss-who is reprising his role as Tej Parker. Additionally, a movie poster was revealed, and you can check that out below.He’s lived his life a quarter mile at a time. The Road To #F9 Concert & Trailer Drop is this Friday at 12:00PM PT / 3:00PM ET. pic.twitter.com/YyXyGiCL1G — #F9 (@TheFastSaga) January 28, 2020The latest installment in the franchise is promised to be the most ambitious film to date, according to director Justin Lin. Considering that the series was originally a film all about cars that’s spun out and become essentially a superhero franchise, that seems exceptionally likely, especially after seeing how crazy the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off was.While The Rock won’t be rejoining the cast for this edition, there are plenty of new fresh faces joining the Fast & Furious Universe, including John Cena and Michael Rooker. Additionally, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren will be reprising their roles from The Fate of the Furious as cyberterrorist Cipher and Magdalene Shaw–Deckard Shaw’s mother–respectively.We’ll learn more about what’s going on in the latest entry into the action franchise when the trailer drops on Friday. Fast & Furious 9 drives its way into theaters–and our hearts–on May 22.
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Pokemon Home Offers Different Features On Switch And Mobile

Pokemon Home Offers Different Features On Switch And Mobile

The Pokemon Company has shed more light on Pokemon Home, the upcoming cloud storage service set to launch in February 2020. The service will be available on both Nintendo Switch and smartphones, and it appears some features will be exclusive to each version.Using the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home, players will be able to store Pokemon from Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee and Pokemon Sword and Shield in one place. Additionally, the Switch version allows users to exchange Pokemon Home Points for Battle Points, a special type of currency used to purchase battle-focused items in Sword and Shield.The mobile version, meanwhile, gives players the ability to trade Pokemon using the returning GTS and other trading options, as well as receive exclusive Mystery Gifts. On top of that, the mobile version displays more detailed information about a Pokemon, such as its Abilities and what moves it is able to learn. You can also use the mobile version to receive news updates and check battle data for Sword and Shield’s online competitions, although this functionality will be added sometime after the service launches.A number of features, such as the ability to see a Pokemon’s base stats using the Judge function, are also available across both versions. You can also use both Switch and mobile versions to transfer monsters from Pokemon Bank to Home. To make the transfer process easier, The Pokemon Company is letting players use Pokemon Bank for free for one month after Pokemon Home launches. Pokemon Sword And Shield News & Guides Pokemon Home Pricing And Plans Detailed Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC: All The Confirmed Returning Pokemon So Far Three New Legendary Pokemon Revealed For Sword & Shield Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass Adds New Pokemon, Areas, And More You can see the breakdown of features that are available in each version of Pokemon Home below. More details about the service can be found on the official Pokemon Home website.Pokemon Home is slated to launch sometime next month. The service will be available in free and paid tiers, the latter of which includes a handful of exclusive perks–like the ability to transfer Pokemon over from Pokemon Bank–and offers much greater storage capacity. Premium subscriptions will cost $3 for one month, $5 for three months, and $16 for 12 months. Pokemon Home – Switch vs. Mobile FeaturesFeatureNintendo Switch versionMobile versionMove Pokemon with Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s…
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New Version Of Horror Classic The Thing In The Works, Adapted From Lost Original Novel

New Version Of Horror Classic The Thing In The Works, Adapted From Lost Original Novel

John W. Campbell’s classic horror story Who Goes There? has to date been adapted for the screen three times–most notably by John Carpenter in his 1982 classic The Thing, but also as 1951’s The Thing From Another World and 2011’s The Thing. It has now been reported that a fourth movie version is on the way–and this one has a big difference.Campbell’s novella was published in 1938 and was in fact an abridged version of a longer unpublished book, titled Frozen Hell. The full version was discovered in 2018, in a box manuscripts that Campbell had sent to Harvard University before his death in 1971. Frozen Hell was finally published in April 2019 following a Kickstarter campaign–and now a movie adaptation of the longer work is in development.The news originally was announced producer Allan Doones on Facebook. He stated: “It’s official! I received my signed contract and first check! I am executive producing a remake of The Thing, but with additional chapters of John Campbell’s groundbreaking novel, Frozen Hell, that had been lost for decades. Now, for the first time ever, Campbell’s full vision will be realized on the big screen. The new film will include the very best of RKO’s The Thing From Another World, John Carpenter’s classic The Thing and both books, Frozen Hell and Who Goes There?”Sci-fi writer John Betancourt, who launched Frozen Hell campaign, subsequently posted more about the project on the Kickstarter page, where he stated that Blumhouse Pictures, the highly successful production company behind horror hits such as The Purge, Get Out, and Us, would be involved. “The movie will be from Universal and Blumhouse,” he said. “Everyone is super excited about it, and it’s being fast-tracked.”While there has bee no official announcement from Blumhouse or Universal about the project, sources for horror site Bloody Disgusting have stated that “all of this is true.”Carpenter’s The Thing was a critical and commercial failure on release back in 1982, but it is now considered a classic of the genre. The 2011 movie was technically a prequel to that movie. It was also a flop, and doesn’t exactly show any signs being reappraised as a classic. For more check out GameSpot’s guide to the biggest upcoming horror movies of 2020.
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Pokemon Home Is Bringing Back The GTS

Pokemon Home Is Bringing Back The GTS

The Pokemon Company has revealed more information about Pokemon Home, the cloud storage service for Nintendo Switch and mobile that’s scheduled to arrive February 2020. Among the new details are several trading features for the mobile version of Pokemon Home, including a feature players have missed in Pokemon Sword and Shield: the GTS.The Global Trade System, or GTS, allows for more specific trades than any of the trading features currently available in Sword and Shield. Players deposit Pokemon into the GTS and can note exactly which Pokemon they’d like in return, including the Pokemon’s level and gender. According to the official Pokemon Home website, you’ll then “be matched with a Trainer whose requests meet your criteria”–though it also shows a “Search for Pokemon” function, meaning you can likely seek out potential trades yourself as in past generations of Pokemon games.You can also request Pokemon you haven’t yet registered in Pokemon Home’s National Dex, meaning you can get to trading for the exact Pokemon you want right away. You can increase the number of Pokemon you can trade at once with the Premium version of Pokemon Home.In past Pokemon games, the GTS was useful for those looking to complete the Pokedex as well as players hoping to get Pokemon with good stats. The GTS was first introduced in Gen 4 and is notably absent from Sword and Shield, which have the much more limited Link Trade and random Surprise Trade only. Pokemon Home is set to launch in February 2020. There are free and paid subscription options, but players hoping to transfer Pokemon from previous Pokemon games to Home can get a free month of Pokemon Bank to facilitate the process. Pokemon Sword And Shield News & Guides Pokemon Home Pricing And Plans Detailed Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC: All The Confirmed Returning Pokemon So Far Three New Legendary Pokemon Revealed For Sword & Shield Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass Adds New Pokemon, Areas, And More
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Destiny 2 Patch Notes: Wormgod's Caress And Winter's Guile Perk Bugs Get Squashed

Destiny 2 Patch Notes: Wormgod's Caress And Winter's Guile Perk Bugs Get Squashed

Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn has seen some interesting bugs pop up since it started back in December. Players quickly realized that certain Exotic armor perks could be used in ways they weren’t intended, which led to videos of Titans and Warlocks absolutely destroying raid bosses like Riven in record time, and without a fireteam. Bungie’s latest update to Destiny 2 does away with all that, while fixing a bunch of other little issues with Season of Dawn along the way–but it may have just introduced a new bug that’s reducing players’ stashes of Glimmer, Bright Dust, and Legendary Shards. Bungie took its servers down for emergency maintenance while it investigates the issue.Bungie released the patch notes for Update 2.7.1 on its website, detailing all the myriad bugs that are gettings squashed in the game. Most are pretty minor but have probably annoyed quite a few players over the last few months–like the bug that can kill you for no reason as you travel from one encounter to another in the Pit of Heresy dungeon. But the most notable are definitely changes to Exotics that include Wormgod’s Caress, Synthoceps, and Winter’s Guile, which players were exploiting to kick their damage output into ridiculously high gear. Destiny 2 News And Guides Destiny 2 Patch Notes: Wormgod's Caress And Winter's Guile Perk Bugs Get Squashed Destiny 2 Servers Down After Latest Update Steals Bright Dust, Legendary Shards Destiny 2 Bastion Exotic Quest Guide: How To Get The New Fusion Rifle Solved! Destiny 2 Corridors Of Time Bastion Secret Quest Guide Titans found that their Throwing Hammer melee attack could be juiced up considerably by switching rapidly between Wormgod’s Caress and Synthoceps, triggering both pieces of armor’s perks at the same time. A similar exploit was possible with the Winter’s Guile Exotic for Warlocks, allowing players to kick up their melee damage to ridiculous extremes by triggering its perks. The damage boost is only supposed to last for five seconds, but players discovered if you unequipped and re-equipped the armor, you could extend the timer.Update 2.7.1 is supposed to end all of that by changing these Exotics so players don’t retain their perks if they unequip the Exotics, which means Guardians will have to find new ways to rock Riven and other major bosses. Check out Bungie’s full patch notes below.ACTIVITIESPIT OF HERESYImproved some performance issues in the Chamber of Suffering encounter that…
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Grand Theft Auto 5 Is Best-Selling Game Of The Decade, Rockstar Announces

Grand Theft Auto 5 Is Best-Selling Game Of The Decade, Rockstar Announces

Now that the 2010s are behind us, Rockstar has tallied up its earnings and announced some new decade-long records. The studio behind mega-hits like Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 has announced that both games hit high marks during the last ten years.According to the studio, GTA5 is the best-selling game of the decade in US dollar sales. It also earned the BBC’s Game of the Decade according to the UK’s GfK charts, which tracks physical sales. Not only that, but its online mode, GTA Online, has still been going strong. Monthly player number records were topped in December and quarterly records were set the final quarter of 2019. The studio attributes the record players to its Diamond Casino update, which was followed up by the Diamond Casino Heist in December.Red Dead Redemption 2 is a hit too, as Rockstar says it’s the top-selling game of the last four years in US dollars. It also hit a high point in player count in December with the Moonshiners update, and then topped that record again in January. Both games combined have hit 150 million units worldwide.The strong sales of GTA 5 aren’t too surprising, considering it has maintained a steady spot on the monthly NPD charts for years even as other big AAA releases come and go. That consistent sales performance has helped make it the juggernaut it is, especially complemented by buyers continuing to play GTA Online.To mark the sales milestones, Rockstar is offering a few freebies for players of both games’ online modes. GTA Online players can earn a cool $1 million in-game currency by playing anytime between January 30-February 5, and then another million by playing February 6-12. Red Dead Online players can get free access to select roles and some item giveaways by playing within selected dates. A Gunslingers Cache (January 28-February 3) nets you a Schofield Revolver, a Reward for 1 Free Varmint Rifle, and the Devastating Ammo Bundle. The Bounty Hunter’s Kit (February 4-10) will get you a Bounty Hunter license, 25 Bolas, and 25 Tracking Arrows.
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Disintegration: Multiplayer Tips, Teams, and Strategies

Disintegration: Multiplayer Tips, Teams, and Strategies

Disintegration, the upcoming sci-fi strategy shooter hybrid from V1 Interactive is fast approaching, but before it does you’re going to get a chance to get your hands on its five-versus-five multiplayer this week in open beta. The Disintegration multiplayer beta will run invite-only for two days starting Tuesday, January 28, before opening up to everyone for two further days starting Thursday, January 30. So, to prepare you for that, we’re diving into each of the nine playable crews in the full game, though only seven of these crews will be playable in the beta. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/20/disintegration-technical-beta-trailer”] A crew in Disintegration multiplayer is essentially a character or class, complete with its own unique personality, primary and secondary weapon or ability, a gravcycle which you pilot in one of three chassis sizes – light, medium, and heavy – and finally a ground crew made up of two to four units each with their own special abilities. Hopefully, our breakdown below will help give you a sense of which crew to pick up as soon as you get into multiplayer. And, of course, you can get all this information and see the crews in action in the video above. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=disintegration-45-new-behind-the-scenes-images-ign-first&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Lost Ronin Lost Ronin is a samurai-themed, medium-chassis gravcycle crew that’s good across the board: good speed, maneuverability, and health. Their primary weapon is a medium to long-range burst-fire cannon that does decent damage with good accuracy, especially when zoomed in. This all makes Lost Ronin a very balanced, easy-to-grasp introductory crew that’s great for new players. Their secondary ability is Yumi Rockets, a salvo of charge-up, lock-on, fire-and-forget seeking missiles that take big chunks out of health bars if all of them connect for a really great medium-range burst option. That firepower is further complemented by Lost Ronin’s ground units: a Striker armature with the Mortar Strike ability and two Warrior armatures with Concussion Grenades that stun and make enemies vulnerable to damage. The Lost Ronin doesn’t do anything particularly crazy, but it’s a reliable crew, able to whittle down enemies at range for your teammates to eventually finish off, or unload a full salvo of rockets for the final burst and kill. Tech Noir Tech Noir is one of my favorite crews in Disintegration and pretty easy to pick up right away. It’s a light-chassis, long-range sniper support crew that’s quick enough stay out of range, fragile enough…
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