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News: Destiny's The Taken King Patch Is Around 20GB, and It's Mandatory

Destiny's The Taken King Patch Is Around 20GB, and It's Mandatory

Plus a launch date

According to Bungie, Destiny's update 2.0 marks the beginning of the shooter's second year. The patch will be available on the 8th September - that's a week before The Taken King launches - and it'll be around 20GB in size. It'll bring an absolute ton of changes to the game, and we'll likely see the full patch notes in the near...

News: Meet the Heroes from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Meet the Heroes from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Daily grind

Is skating still popular? We're not sure, but we certainly don't recognise any of the pros from this Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 trailer. Well, aside from the Birdman and his son Riley, of course. In this clip, the "stars" talk about how cool it is being in a video game, which we can understand – especially seeing as most of these grew up...

First Impressions: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Lean, mean, cybernetic machine

With Call of Duty being the most successful multiplayer shooter franchise in video game history, you would think that betas would've been the norm by now. Instead, each instalment has had infamous issues. Annoying perks such as Juggernaut in Modern Warfare, overpowered weapons like the FAMAS and AK74u in Black Ops,...

News: Existing Destiny Players Will Get a Bunch of Bonus Stuff When They Buy The Taken King

Existing Destiny Players Will Get a Bunch of Bonus Stuff When They Buy The Taken King

Brave new world

Many Destiny players who have been mowing down evil alien hordes for God-knows-how-many hours kicked up a bit of commotion when it was revealed that The Taken King, the game's upcoming expansion, would be bringing numerous changes to the release when it launches next month. Of course, it's the not seemingly positive alterations...

News: The Taken King Is Looking More and More Like What Destiny Should Have Always Been

The Taken King Is Looking More and More Like What Destiny Should Have Always Been

Return of the king

We hope that you're ready for an absolutely massive marketing blitz from Sony and Activision as we crawl closer to the release of Destiny's upcoming expansion, The Taken King, because that's what you're going to get over the next few weeks. The add-on's newest trailer is a short one, but we reckon that it gets the point across...

Gamescom 2015: We Want to Be More Respectful of Players' Time with Destiny, Says Bungie

We Want to Be More Respectful of Players' Time with Destiny, Says Bungie

Update 2.0 brings the biggest changes to the game yet

Bungie's really trying to shake things up with Destiny: The Taken King. Whether this is because it wants to secure a few more pre-orders for the expansion or because it's keen to get lapsed players back into the game, we obviously can't say, but the developer's clearly trying to switch things...

Gamescom 2015: Competitive Call of Duty Will Be Played on PS4 from Now On

Competitive Call of Duty Will Be Played on PS4 from Now On

On target

If this year's Gamescom has reminded us of anything, it's that "professional" gaming is a thing. Last night's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 conference was built around the very idea of eSports, while Microsoft's briefing featured a "former Halo coach" commentating on a match. Yeah, the whole thing makes our skin crawl, too – but apparently...

Gamescom 2015: Sorry, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Still Looks Crap

Sorry, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Still Looks Crap

Face plant

Sometimes you've just got to laugh. We're sure that Robomodo is working hard on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, and there's no doubt that the Birdman is passionate about the brand – but Activision should really stop releasing screenshots for this upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel now. The original batch looked awful, but since E3 2015 the...

Live: Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here

Oscar mike

There are just days until the Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta begins in earnest, and Activision's planned a big Gamescom 2015 live stream in order to drop a little more intel about what we can expect from the next instalment in this smash series. The action's set to kick off at 19:00PM local time, so join us live for all of the fun...