Destiny 2 Gets Fortnite-Style Live Event As Rasputin Shoots Down The Almighty [Update: It’s Over]

Update: Well, it’s over. Rasputin destroyed the Almighty, and after a long wait as missiles arced through the sky and then finally slammed into the ship, the Almighty was torn apart, crashing in the mountains just beyond the Tower. Some debris came down near the Last City, but the crisis was averted.

If you missed it, you can still see the wreckage of the Almighty in the distance from the back of the Tower, opposite where Zavala stands. Debris is still falling from the sky and the ship is still burning, but it’s not clear if there might be more going on with the Almighty–perhaps visiting the crash site–in the future. Watch the embedded video to see what happened if you couldn’t be there in-game.

Visit Zavala to unlocks some new dialogue about what happened. You can also talk to Ana Bray on Mars to get another bit of story, although her dialogue is in text form. Beside Zavala on the left is the small amount of damage the Almighty managed to do to the Tower, in the form of a hole that was ripped in a wall. Hop down into it and you’ll be prompted to “Inspect the Crash Site.” Doing so will earn you a commemorative emblem, “Seraph’s Wings,” for taking part in the Season of the Worthy and helping to destroy the Almighty.

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Author: Phil Hornshaw

Scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook CEO to curb misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

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More than 140 scientists who receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday urging him to better enforce the social media platform’s policies against incendiary language, The Washington Post reported. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is the philanthropic organization founded by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan in 2015, which focuses on using technology to solve social challenges, including criminal justice reform. It is a separate entity from Facebook.

The scientists said in the letter that allowing President Trump to use Facebook “to spread both misinformation and incendiary statements” was not only a violation of Facebook’s policies but “directly antithetical” to…

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Author: Kim Lyons

Postponed Call Of Duty Season 4 Will Bring Captain Price And More

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is preparing to launch its new season of content, and a Season 4 teaser trailer drops some intriguing hints about what to expect. Season 4 has been delayed, with one of the franchise’s most iconic characters making an appearance. Fans of the original Modern Warfare trilogy will be very happy to see who it is.

Call Of Duty: Season 4 Start Date

The new season of Call of Duty was scheduled to kick off on June 3, but it has been delayed in the wake of the homicide of George Floyd by Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin. A trailer has been released, though, and it confirms the return of the fan-favorite character Captain Price. He was also featured in the campaign mode for the reimagined Modern Warfare, serving a crucial role in the game’s story and leading into a potential sequel.

Here’s what we know ahead of its launch. A new date has not been announced as of yet.

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Author: Steve Watts

Apple reportedly will offer monthly payment plans for iPads and Macs on Apple Card

Apple will allow customers to buy products including iPads, Macs, and AirPods, via monthly installment payments on the Apple Card, Bloomberg reported. Payments will be managed through the Apple Card section in the iPhone Wallet app and added to customers’ monthly Apple Card bills, according to Bloomberg.

For iPads, Macs, the Apple Pencil, iPad keyboards, and the Mac XDR Display monitor, a 12-month, interest-free payment plan will be available, and for AirPods, HomePod, and Apple TV, the plans will be six months interest free.

Last year, Apple rolled out a 24-month, interest-free payment plan for iPhones purchased with an Apple Card, and gives 3 percent cash back.

Apple launched the Apple Card last August in partnership with Goldman…

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Author: Kim Lyons

Fortnite Season 3 Leak Adds Fuel To Underwater Theme Rumors

Over the past few weeks, a number of posts from prominent Fortnite leakers have suggested that the upcoming Chapter 2 Season 3 will have players dive underwater to battle it out. Now, the most compelling evidence yet has emerged, further suggesting what’s to come following the upcoming Doomsday event. Get your swimsuit and flippers ready, because it looks like the game will be heading underwater–at least a little.

A Twitter user recently noticed that the PlayStation Store had mistakenly changed Fortnite’s icon on the storefront ahead of time, and it depicts the familiar battle bus slipping beneath the sea. It wouldn’t be the first underwater foray for the game, as players were plunged beneath the surface as part of the recent Travis Scott event.

#Fortnite Season 3 Icon Has Been Leaked On Playstation! 👀 pic.twitter.com/CNitJdP1qc

— Fortnite News (@FortniteBRFeed) June 1, 2020

The start date for Fortnite’s Season 3 has just been changed again and will begin on June 17. This follows multiple previous delays, with this latest one attributed to the ongoing protests in response to the murder of George Floyd.

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Author: Steven T. Wright

PS5 Game Development Will Likely Increase Production Costs, PlayStation CEO Says

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set to release this year, kicking off the next generation of consoles, and our first look at what the PS5 will be capable of came from a demonstration of Unreal Engine 5. But producing such highly detailed graphics will not come cheap, and could lead to an increase in the development cost of AAA games.

Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan has talked to gamesindustry.biz about the cost of creating a game that will look like the Unreal Engine 5 reveal video, “Lumen in the Land of Nanite” (see our breakdown below), will cost a lot.

“I think, to the extent that the technology enables the graphics side of it to become more interesting and life-like, [the games] will become slightly more human intensive and capital intensive to produce,” Ryan told the site, noting that there will “probably will be an increase in development budgets.” However, he doesn’t expect these changes to be too extreme. “We don’t see it as being a massive increase,” he says.

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Author: James O’Connor

Destiny 2’s first Fortnite-style live event was slow and underwhelming, but it’s a solid start

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Destiny 2’s first ever Fortnite-style live event just wrapped earlier today, and it was unfortunately not quite what some players were expecting. Instead of something monumental and game-changing for a key part of the game world, it was more of a slow burn alternative to a standard video game cutscene. And instead of delivering a strong narrative pay off on a season’s worth of otherwise dull and repetitive activity, the Almighty event ended without any meaningful change in direction or surprising new development.

For the last there months, developer Bungie has been building up a clash between the Destiny world’s artificial intelligence supercomputer Rasputin and a large planet-destroying ship called the Almighty. All of this past…

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Author: Nick Statt

Pokemon Go Reshiram Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses, And Raid Hours

A new Legendary Pokemon has arrived in Pokemon Go. Reshiram, the cover monster from Pokemon Black, is appearing in five-star Raids until June 16, making this your first chance to capture one in Niantic’s hit mobile game. Even a seasoned Pokemon Master needs a little assistance now and then, however, so we’ve rounded up some tips to help you battle and catch Reshiram below.

Reshiram Raid Hours

Reshiram will periodically appear in Gyms as a five-star Raid boss until 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on June 16. These Raids can occur at any time, but you’ll receive a notification before a nearby one is about to begin, so you shouldn’t have much difficulty tracking a Raid down.

Niantic will also hold a handful of Reshiram Raid Hour events on Wednesday evenings. From 6-7 PM local time during these events, nearly every Gym will host a Reshiram Raid, giving you a much better chance to find the Legendary. You can see the Reshiram Raid Hour schedule below:

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Author: Kevin Knezevic

Neopets is launching open beta for a new mobile site

The beloved online game Neopets is launching an open beta for a new mobile site, the company announced on Twitter Friday. “The Neopets Mobile Beta has arrived! Now you can explore the breathtaking land of Neopia from the palm of your hand!” the very excited company tweeted.

In a video posted to Twitter, Neopets brand manager Stephanie Lord thanked fans for their support over the past 20 years, and encouraged fans to test the site. “While this is an open beta, we’re in the very early stages of development and looking forward to all your feedback to help guide the product moving forward.”

Ready to see what we’ve got started for the new Neopets mobile-friendly site? We don’t have all of Neopia moved over yet, but we hope you enjoy the…

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Author: Kim Lyons

Animal Crossing K.K. Slider Songs Guide: All The Secret Songs And Full Song List

After you convince K.K. Slider to visit your island for the first time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (and unlock the ability to terraform), the wandering musician will return there every Saturday night to perform a small concert, just like in previous Animal Crossing games. You’ll find him sitting in front of your Resident Services building all day, but he’ll only play music for you between 6 PM and midnight.

As in past titles, you can either let K.K. play a random song or request to hear a specific tune, and he’ll give you a record of the first song he plays that night. While you can purchase most of these songs through the Nook Shopping terminal, there are a handful of “secret” songs that K.K. will only play by request, so if you want to get your hands on those records, you’ll need to specifically request them.

Below, we’ve rounded up the full list of K.K. Slider songs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The secret songs that K.K. only plays by request are denoted in bold. Keep in mind that you’ll need to type each song title out as it is written below (meaning you need to have the proper punctuation and capitalization) when requesting the songs; if you spell the title incorrectly, K.K. will instead play a backup song that you can’t take home as a record and say he didn’t understand your request.

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Author: Kevin Knezevic