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Destiny is the Most Pre-Ordered New IP in Gaming History

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Regarded as the biggest game of 2014, Destiny has set a record by becoming the most pre-ordered new IP ever. Over one million gamers have signed up for the sci-fi, role-playing first-person shooter.

Citing publisher Activision, GameStop claims Destiny is the “most pre-ordered new IP in gaming history.” Vice President of Merchandising, Rob Puzon, had the following to say:

“With the launch of Activision’s Destiny just around the corner, our GameStop associates are working diligently to prepare for what is currently our highest pre-ordered new IP in history. Based on the consumer excitement we are encountering in our stores every day, Destiny is on track to deliver a tremendous gaming experience.”

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The bulk of those orders are of the PS4 version, which will enjoy early access to one of the multiplayer maps. Destiny releases on September 9th for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, with a PC version following sometime later.

Were you one of those who pre-ordered Destiny?

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Is this the Last Console Generation?

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Head of Xbox Game Marketing Aaron Greenberg made a statment during Gamescom 2016 that made a lot of gamers believe this might be the last console generation.

In an interview with Engadget, the executive spoke candidly about Project Scorpio, the ultra-powerful Xbox One that’s been the subject of confused marketing message, providing a tadbit more clarity on Microsoft’s current philosophy — just a tadbit.

He stated:

“For us, we think the future is without console generations. We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware — we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio.

“We’re basically saying, ‘This isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.”

The Scorpio should not be confused with the Xbox One S, which is for intent and purposes a smaller, repackaged version of the original Xbox One that allows for 4K output. It’s a notably more powerful gaming machine that rivals the latest gaming PCs — probably the most powerful ever made.

What do you make of Greenberg’s statement? Will you be OK if the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were the last console generation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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You Control the Dragon in Scalebound

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There have been many gameplay videos of Scalebound, yet an absolute answer to one question has eluded us until now: will players be able to control the main character’s dragon?

The answer is “yes”, with Scalebound’s creative producer Jean Pierre Kellams revealing to Xbox Wire during Gamescom 2016 that protagonist Drew’s ‘Dragon Link’ ability allows gamers to directly take control of his dragon, Thuban.

In an interview with the Xbox enthusiast outlet, Kellams stated:

“Using a button press, you’ll be able to switch in and out of the mode to exploit enemy weaknesses and create openings for Drew.”

Thuban is very powerful; however, switching to him leaves Drew completely vulnerable. This requires you to be strategic in how you use both characters.

Xbox Wire’s article also provides some details on Scalebound’s RPG elements, notably how players can ‘morph’ together different dragon styles to customise Thuban to your liking. Does this all sound exciting?

Scalebound releases in 2017.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Won’t be Announced for ‘Very Long Time’

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Even with their development of Fallout 4 all but wrapped up, Bethesda won’t be announcing The Elder Scrolls 6 (successor to Skyrim) for a “very long time.”

In an interview with DualShockers, Bethesda’s VP of Marketing, Pete Hines, revealed that it is in fact because of the long and intensive development cycle of Fallout 4 that little work has been done on The Elder Scrolls 6.

He specifically stated that it will be a “very long time” until Bethesda even speaks about what they’ll be working on after Fallout 4.

The company will still be busy with Fallout 4 for months, if not years, after it launches, ironing out bugs and cracking out new DLC expansions. Only when all of that is done will there be a possible announcement for Elder Scrolls 6.

It doesn’t help that Bethesda always focuses on one game at time. The price we pay for top notch quality…

Fallout 4 releases for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 10th.

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