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Destiny ‘The Dark Below’ DLC Gets Launch Trailer – Watch it

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Activision and Bungie’s commercial darling Destiny has received a launch trailer for its latest DLC, The Dark Below. The online first-person shooter is in desperate need of more content, and fortunately, content is what The Dark Below is all about.

The Dark Below enriches Destiny’s story with the introduction of a new character named Eris and a new enemy called The Hive. After years of hiding in the shadows amongst The Hive, Eris emerges from hiding with an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god by the name of Crota, and destroy the Earth.

Unsurprisingly, you are tasked with preventing this from happening. And to help you do so, The Dark Below comes with new weapons, armor, and gear. Moreover, it increases Destiny’s light level cap to 32, adds five additional bounty slots, and introduces a new co-operative strike called The Will of Crota.

But wait, there’s more! Thanks to The Dark Below, Destiny also gains three new competitive multiplayer arenas, as well as a new six-player raid called Crota’s End. PlayStation users gain access to an exclusive cooperative strike and an “exotic” weapon.

Watch the trailer and, as always, let us know what you think:

Considering Destiny was developed by Halo-creator Bungie, gamers were expecting top-notch quality when it launched. However, the game garnered decent reviews at best, with its story (or lack thereof) receiving the most criticism.

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Despite failing to live up to the hype, Destiny sold incredibly well and has gone down in history as one of the biggest debuts for a new franchise. It made more than $500 million on its first day of sale!

Destiny is available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Have you played, and if so, what you think about it?

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China Blocks Twitch Website And iOS App

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You can no longer access the Twitch website and Twitch iOS app in China, at least legally.

Twitch has confirmed that the Chinese government has blocked all access to its platform in mainland China.

The development comes on the heel of the Twitch iOS app reaching the third spot in the iTunes free apps chart, with the surge of popularly mostly owed to eSports and especially the Asian Games.

Although the reason for the ban wasn’t revealed, the fact that Twitch was the only way for Chinese fans to follow the event was what likely made it a target for the Chinese government.

Twitch now joins a growing list of major websites to be blocked in the world’s video game market, a list that includes the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Considering that some of the Steam Community features are also inaccessible in China, it probably won’t be long until the main Steam store is also banned.

Valve has been taking preemptive measures should it also meet the same fate, having partnered with a Chinese publisher to launch a localized version in the country.

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The Witcher’s Voice Actor Wants To Work On Uncharted

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Uncharted is not the only series the gravelly-voiced actor behind Geralt of Rivia is interested in.

As a video game actor for nearly two decades, Doug Cockle has definitely left a mark on gaming, however small the mark, especially in the hearts of The Witcher fans. Yet, despite all his experience in games, movies, television shows, and even on the stage, he has never worked in motion capture.

“I have yet to get into a motion capture suite,” Cockle told VG247 in an interview. “It’s something I really want to do – it’s on my bucket list.”

All his voice acting for the The Witcher series was done in the recording booth. He’s actually never met the actress who plays Yennefer, and only met Triss’ actress while passing in the corridors between their sessions.

“I’d love to be part of the Uncharted series,” he said, joking that it would also be a lot fun being in Tomb Raider but just not as Lara Croft for obvious reasons.

He expressed great interest in “getting in bed” with the developer of What Remains of Edith Finch, an interactive graphic novel that he things is beautifully done.

Either way, considering his quality performance in the The Witcher series, Cockle (you can follow him on Twitter) will be a great addition to any developer’s team. Dust imagine what he can deliver in a mocap studio.

What game would you like to see him in?

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Nintendo Switch Is Getting New Animal Crossing In 2019

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No more rumors — Animal Crossing is coming to the Switch.

After gutting disappointments at E3 2018 and subsequent Nintendo Directs, Nintendo has finally confirmed that Animal Crossing Switch is gearing up for a 2019 launch.

Details are pretty scant — all we got is “Animal Crossing” for a title — but we can expect Tom Nook to return and, hopefully, at least a visit from all, if not most, of the other characters when you use their Amiibo figure.

Watch the announcement trailer, and let us know what you hope to see in Animal Crossing Switch…

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