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Bungie Answers Destiny 2.0.1 Questions About Microtransactions, Rewards, More

This week saw the release of Destiny's 2.0.1 update, which added microtransactions, nerfed shotguns, brought back the Iron Banner multiplayer event, and more. It was a large update and players have voiced some concerns and questions about microtransactions and Iron Banner rewards, among other …

Here's how Destiny's new 'Twist Fate' option works

With the recent release of <i>Destiny'</i>s 2.0.1 update, Bungie introduced a new option on exotic armor pieces called "Twist Fate." If you ever used the Gunsmith or Iron Banner weapon reforging in Year One, this option will be familiar. Using a new material called Glass Needles in addition to a small …

You can finally drive a lowrider in Grand Theft Auto Online

Ever since it launched, <i>GTA Online</i> — the multiplayer portion of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> — has been constantly updated with new content, letting you get behind the wheel of all kinds of vehicles. You can even fly a solid gold plane if you want. But there's been one conspicuous absence: it's a game set in a …

Grand Theft Auto

Your PS Vita deserves to live again

There's no PS Vita 2 on the horizon. So now what? There are a whole bunch of reasons why the now three year-old handheld may not be the mega-hit that Sony hoped for. As <i>Kotaku's</i> elaborated on already, the company isn't completely blameless, but that isn't to say there aren't plenty of reasons to …

Mafia 3 skills explained, plus Hangar 13 talks Car Chases and Shooting Mechanics

There hasn't been a ton of gameplay released publicly for Mafia 3 , however, for those who have had the chance to see the game in action, its looking …

Black Culture

Star Wars Battlefront Won't Support Private Matches at Launch

Ahead of Star Wars Battlefront's release in November, DICE continues to answer questions about what the sci-fi shooter will and won't support. The latest piece of news involves the game's lack of private matches. Writing on Twitter, the developer plainly stated that the game "will not have private …

Destiny players knock it out of the park with new baseball emotes

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie added 18 emotes to the game this week, and two of them stand out as a perfect pair: Swing and Safe. The two baseball emotes are the only themed ones in the entire group, which would make this the second set of sports-themed items in <i>Destiny</i>, following all the <i>Taken King</i> …

New PSN Flash Sale Discounts PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

Sony has kicked off a new flash sale on the PlayStation Store today, discounting several dozen games for PS4, PS3, and Vita. There are some PSP games included, too.<p>Among the highlights are Bastion for $6, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture for $8, MotorStorm Apocalypse for $2.25, Tokyo Jungle for …

Prepare your PS3s, North America: 'Yakuza 5' lands next month

<i>Yakuza 5</i> launched in Japan for the PlayStation 3 in December 2012. Three years and one console generation later, it's heading to North American PS3s in "mid-November, if all goes to schedule." Sega announced the release window today in a blog post, noting, "It's a little later than we would've …

Black Ops 3 gets time trial 'Free Run' mode, put your parkour to the test

Treyarch, the developer behind Call of Duty titles like next month's <i>Black Ops 3</i>, unveiled a new mode for the first-person shooter game this afternoon.<p>Free Run is a puzzle- and time-based competition that made its debut during today's weekly <i>Black Ops 3</i>-themed livestream show. Utilizing the game's …

Fallout 4 Has More Lines of Dialog Than Fallout 3 and Skyrim Combined

Bethesda: "Many years of voice recording complete."<p>Fallout 4’s voice recording has officially wrapped and there’s a ton of it.<p>According to Bethesda …

The Elder Scrolls

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, Sept. 4-6

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

A Good Chunk Of Destiny's 'The Taken King' Is Launching A Week Early

<i>The Taken King</i> is now less than two weeks away, but a lot of its changes and content are coming to the entire <i>Destiny</i> playerbase a bit early. As of yesterday’s Bungie weekly announcement, we know that there will be pretty dramatic changes to the game on September 8th with the debut of patch 2.0.<p>The …

Technology

Bonuses and Discounts in GTA Online Labor Day Weekend Sale

From today until Monday.<p>There are a whole range of discounts and bonuses on offer in GTA Online this Labor Day weekend.<p>From today, September 4 until …

Labor Day

Bungie Offers Another Preview of Destiny's Update 2.0

Wait until you’ve secured your Emblem before deleting any Guardians.<p>Bungie has taken to its weekly update to offer a preview of Destiny update 2.0 …

Solar System

From Uncharted 4's Release Date to New Mortal Kombat X Characters, Top 5 News of the Week - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

This week's top 5 gaming news highlights Uncharted 4's release date, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, the Xbox One Elite Bundle, a release date for …

Uncharted

PlayStation Network down as we head into long Labor Day weekend

It’s about time to celebrate the end of summer with the long Labor Day weekend here in the United States, but you might have to hold off on doing anything game-related to kick off your three-day weekend.<p>PlayStation Network is down for a large number of people on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, …

Playdate: Trying out 'Super Time Force Ultra' and 'Grow Home'

Here's a tough choice: would you rather play a game about a gardening robot that experiments with new methods of character animation, or a ridiculous time-travel action game that throws paradoxical caution to the wind? Lucky you -- you don't have to decide at all. On today's Engadget Playdate, …

Fallout 4 Has An Astounding Amount of Dialogue and Destiny's Update 2.0 - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Fallout 4 has more dialogue than Skyrim and Fallout 3 combined and Borderlands gets backwards compatibility on X1. Plus, Bungie gives info on Destiny …

Backward Compatibility

Bungie's adding a new 'Mercy Rule' to Destiny's Crucible to reduce big blowouts

Crucible master Lord Shaxx says <i>Destiny</i>'s competitive multiplayer mode has "no place for mercy," but with next week's 2.0 update to the game, Bungie will show new levels of compassion for players who find themselves on the losing end of big blowouts.<p>Bungie will introduce a new "Mercy Rule" in …

Fireteam Chat Ep. 34 - Preparing for Destiny's Taken King - IGN's Destiny Show - IGN Video

In the next week there are a ton of changes coming to Destiny that are preparing us for The Taken King. Here's what you can expect.

Technology

Ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell wins epic legal fight with former bosses

Marty O’Donnell, the composer who created the music for the Halo and Destiny video games, has won his case in a legal battle with his former employer Bungie.<p>Under a final ruling issued today from a court-appointed arbitrator, Bungie must honor its agreements with O’Donnell that gave him the right …

Paul McCartney

Fallout 4's script dwarfs Skyrim and Fallout 3's combined

<i>Fallout 4'</i>s dialogue library is greater than that of <i>Fallout 3</i> and <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, combined, Bethesda Game Studios boasted on Twitter.<p>It would stand to reason that the number of spoken lines in <i>Fallout 4</i> are vastly greater, considering the main playable character — who can be of either …

'Destiny' Lawsuit Solves Two Mysteries, A Composer's Departure And A Fractured Story

Two mysteries have been solved today after the release of court documents regarding a lawsuit against Bungie by a former employee. The first is why after a long, productive relationship, composer Marty O’Donnell was fired from the company after he scored <i>Destiny</i>. The second is what on earth happened …

Was Destiny's Court of Oryx Anything to get Excited About? - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

The Fireteam Chat crew discuss the new Court of Oryx mode and ask if it was exciting.

Judiciary

EA Shows Off Massive Dogfights For 'Star Wars Battlefront'

If there’s one thing that the <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> needs to do well, it’s scale. The <i>Star Wars</i> movies are no small stories: these are tales upon which the fate of an entire galaxy hinges, where spaceships are the size of moons and where wizards wield an unknowable and all-powerful magic. The</i> …

Star Wars

The Crew - Wild Run Reckless Rides Official Trailer - Gamescom 2015 - IGN Video

Team-up with friends to race around the world in Ubisoft's racer.

Movie Trailers

Daily Deals: PS4 With Borderlands, Iron Man Movie Three Pack, Watchmen Collector's Edition

Save $50 on a PS4 and get a free game.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>PlayStation 4 With Borderlands: The Handsome</b> …

Borderlands

It's not too late to get good at Rocket League

There's been a little chatter among the Polygon team ever since our review of <i>Rocket League</i> came out last week. Some folks on staff are concerned that it might be too late to jump in, worried that the skillset of the player base is too high.<p>Some have expressed to me, privately in hushed tones, that …

Rocket League

Lifetime PS4 Sales Cross 25 Million, Double Xbox Sales Last Quarter

Sony reported another 3 million PlayStation 4 sales during the first financial quarter of the year. That’s up from 2.7 million in the same time period last year.<p>The quarter ending June 30th brought total lifetime sales of the video game console to 25.3 million. It took the PlayStation 2 two years …

Xbox