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Bungie Announces the Destiny 2 Free Trial to Mixed Reception

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Are you still on the fence regarding Destiny 2? Do you not know if buying/playing the game is worth your time? Well worry no more, because Activision is adding a free trial for gamers who want to try before they buy.

Starting tomorrow, November 28th, gamers can download the Destiny 2 free trial on either their console or PC. According to the trailer, the trial will let players participate in multiplayer matches and several single player/co-op missions. However, as of writing this article, we have little information on the trial’s limitations. We do not know if gamers can only play for a limited amount of time or if they can stay in the game as long as they like but not progress past a certain point. All we know for certain is that PC players need a Blizzard Battle.Net account/launcher and that console owners need their respective subscriptions.

I enjoyed my time in the open beta (you can read my review here) and think Destiny 2 is a solid game, at least as far as gameplay is concerned. From what I have heard, though, the story is on par with the first Destiny (i.e., not good), and the season pass and microtransactions are abysmal. To make matters worse, commentors on the official Destiny 2 Twitter and Facebook pages don’t like the concept of a free trial, or at least believe the trial will turn off potential players due to the game’s current, unbalanced state.

While a free trial for an MMO is always a good idea, one must wonder if there are any ulterior motives behind the decision. After all, Destiny 2 released in September and is already $38.99 ($29.99 during the Black Friday sale), and by all accounts, the playerbase has dropped by a significant margin. Some commentors see the free trial as a last-ditch effort to breathe new life into a game that is, if the rumors are to be believed, potentially dying. If that’s true, I hope the free trial convinces gamers to buy Destiny 2, because a good game is hiding beneath all the microtransactions and season passes. I agree with many commentors that the game is in need of some serious fixes, but Bungie will be less inclined to make these fixes if the game doesn’t have a decent playerbase. I want Destiny 2 to succeed, and the free trial might be just the shot in the arm the game needs. If you won’t download the trial for me, do it for the puppies.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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The developers of Baldur’s Gate 3 expressed their feelings of immense pressure when they began working on their highly ambitious new RPG

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Continuing the legacy of Baldur’s Gate 3 falls into the hands of a different studio, as Larian Studios moves on to focus on their own original intellectual property. Given the studio’s impressive track record, there is a great deal of anticipation surrounding their upcoming project. The team allegedly experienced immense pressure when embarking on their enigmatic upcoming project, and founder and CEO Swen Vincke expresses gratitude that the studio has successfully overcome that initial obstacle.

In an interview with GamesRadar+ after the Digital Dragons conference in Poland, Vincke discussed the immense pressure the developers experienced when trying to follow up on the success of BG3: “In a pivotal moment, we found ourselves under immense pressure, but I confidently declared, ‘Team, let’s cast aside all distractions and focus on the task at hand.” Isn’t that correct? We’re going to create another game. “And we’ll prioritize that.”

Expanding on the topic, Vincke emphasized that the studio’s upcoming project must be a game that the developers themselves would be eager to play. Although it may appear daunting, the developer’s gut instinct has carried them this far. “Clearly, it’s a highly ambitious endeavor.” If we are unable to trust our instincts due to overwhelming external pressures or the fear of meeting people’s expectations, our chances of success will be slim, resulting in a catastrophic outcome. Our main priority should be creating a game that we genuinely enjoy playing. And if it’s that, then we’ll be fine.”

What are your expectations for Larian Studios’ future projects? Can you even fathom the daunting task of attempting to create a successor to BG3 from the ground up? Take the time to carefully articulate your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Discover the intricate storyline and futuristic setting of The First Descendant in its captivating trailer

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The First Descendant is an impressive co-op looter shooter that has caught our attention. It is a game that has the potential to be similar to Destiny, and its visuals are truly breathtaking, especially considering it runs on Unreal Engine 5. Along with a thorough explanation of the game’s lore, the developers themselves treated us to a story trailer. However, the game’s setting still remains enigmatic, thanks to the overwhelming presence of unique names and overused genre tropes.

According to our findings, the turmoil started approximately a century ago when the Vulgus, interdimensional beings, emerged. They wreaked havoc on society, capturing humans for sacrificial and experimental purposes. Furthermore, the sudden appearance of the Colossuses resulted in the complete destruction of the planet. The remaining humans congregated in Albion, bracing themselves for the ultimate showdown.

The Magisters, a particular group of Vulgus renowned for their exceptional technical prowess, were with them. Through a collaboration with the Magisters, a fascinating gene called “Arche” has been unearthed in select individuals, granting them the ability to tap into incredible powers passed down from their forebears. The “Descendants” possess extraordinary abilities, allowing them to effortlessly defeat numerous Vulgus enemies. When they combine their powers, they can even bring down the colossal Colossuses.

What are your thoughts on The First Descendant? Does it capture your attention? Get ready to face hordes of adversaries as you navigate the comments section from a third-person viewpoint.

 

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