Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Jan. 21-25

The weekly Exotic item merchant, Xur, hangs out in random locations around the world of Destiny. In Destiny 2, he can appear all over the map, as well as inside the Tower. This week, you can find Xur on Nessus, standing on a tree overlooking the Watcher’s Grave. Image: Bungie via Polygon Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following: […]

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Microsoft wants to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, Phil Spencer says

The news of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, first announced on Tuesday, is enormous for the games industry. The full details of what this means for some of the most popular online titles, however, have yet to be released. Activision Blizzard has some major IPs under its umbrella, including World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. Phil Spencer, head of […]

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Sony ‘expects’ Microsoft to keep Activision games multiplatform

Following Microsoft’s acquisition announcement of Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, Sony responded Thursday to the idea that certain games may eventually become Microsoft exclusives. “We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform,” a Sony representative told The Wall Street Journal. This is in line with what Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil […]

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In Horizon Forbidden West, Aloy and her friends ‘save a dying planet’

Horizon Forbidden West, the follow-up to the well-received Horizon Zero Dawn, is less than a month away. On Wednesday, developer Guerrilla Games shared a story trailer for Horizon Forbidden West, which digs into the game’s narrative, including the new challenges and mysteries Aloy faces, and the allies she’ll get to face them with. In Forbidden West, Aloy continues to fight […]

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Fortnite’s Tilted Towers is back

Titled Towers, Fortnite’s most famous and recognizable location, has returned to the battle royale. The game’s most popular landmark rejoined the map with the latest patch, available Tuesday, which also revealed that the city has been hidden in the thawing ice on the new Chapter 3 island. Tilted Towers, a city full of skyscrapers and destructible buildings, was part of […]

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How video games help you play better

The characters in Psychonauts 2 are always talking to me. They offer suggestions, drop hints, and make strong implications. I first noticed these vocal lines, called player nudges, when I was stuck on a platforming puzzle at the beginning of the game — at least, I had thought it was a platforming puzzle. It turned out to be a “use […]

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Dying Light 2 won’t really take 500 hours to finish, unless that’s what you want

Dying Light 2 Stay Human, the upcoming open-world zombie game from Techland, will potentially take “at least 500 hours” to fully complete, the game’s official Twitter account revealed on Saturday. Over the weekend, the studio’s tweet spawned some angry discourse, as well as an interesting conversation around other long games that players value. “To fully complete Dying Light 2 Stay […]

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