Destiny 2 Beta

The Destiny 2 Beta doesn’t become active until the 19th but you can get things going right now…

The BETA timeline

July 18, 10 AM Pacific : PlayStation 4 Pre-Order Participants
July 19, 10 AM Pacific : Xbox One Pre-Order Participants
July 21, 10 AM Pacific : Open Beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
July 23, 10 AM Pacific : Social Matchmaking Test available for one hour
July 23, 09 PM Pacific : Beta Concludes

In addition, beta testers will be able to check out Destiny 2’s new social space, The Farm — but only for an hour starting at 10 a.m. on the last day of the beta.

If you have not registered your preorder code, go here to register:

https://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption

If you have already registered go here to get your actual BETA code.:

https://www.bungie.net/en/profile/codes

Destiny 2 Beta Storage Requirements

The Destiny 2 Beta will have the following platform storage requirements:

Platform Destiny File Size Storage Space Needed for Download
PlayStation 4 15 GB 30 GB
Xbox One 13 GB 13 GB

Important: The information listed above applies only to the Destiny 2 Beta. This does not represent the storage requirements for the full release of Destiny 2.

Update

The Beta is only days away and Bungie has some words for us as we enter the fray…

Destiny 2 Beta will be available on PC in late August.

Warning : If you have pre-ordered from a participating retailer but have not yet received your Early Access code, please contact your retailer for further assistance.

Feedback Frenzy

Soon, players will be taking their first steps into the world of Destiny 2. We want to know what you think! The Feedback forum is already set up. From your first experiences in the Homecoming mission to your 100th hour of Countdown, let us know what you like and what you think can be improved upon in the future.

If you notice anything weird happening and think you may have found a bug, we also have a place set up to house reports on any Game Issues.

Known Issues Preview

As this is a Beta build, some issues will be present and may impact gameplay.

Please note the following:

  • Players may experience a variety of networking error codes when attempting to play the Beta
  • Bungie will be testing server stability throughout the Beta, which may cause error codes to appear periodically
  • Location names sometimes do not appear during Crucible gameplay
  • Players sometimes are Kicked to Orbit after witnessing a black screen when entering a Countdown match
  • Players may sometimes be placed at the beginning of the Inverted Spire Strike Activity when joining in progress
  • Sandbox balancing is still taking place: Some weapons or abilities may have higher or lower damage than intended
  • Not all content has been localized in all languages
  • If you encounter any network related issues during the Destiny 2 Beta, please follow our Network Troubleshooting Guide to ensure proper network settings for Destiny gameplay.

If you encounter alternate issues not listed above, please post a report to the #Help forum. For all other information, please see the Destiny 2 Beta Guide.

Minecraft Is Getting Cross-Play On Multiple Platforms

With the upcoming release of the Better Together this summer, Mojang will unify the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One with mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under the Bedrock Engine family. (excluding Java Minecraft which will continue to be supported as an independent version)
Continue reading Minecraft Is Getting Cross-Play On Multiple Platforms

Free games for August

Games with Gold

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate

Available: 08/01 – 08/31 (Xbox One)

Tumblestone

Available: 07/16 – 08/15 (Xbox One)

Spelunky

Available: 08/01 – 08/15 (Xbox 360)

WWE 2K16

Available: 08/16 – 09/15 (Xbox One)

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Available: 08/16 – 08/31 (Xbox 360)

Playstation Plus

Got my Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle today

I won’t do the unboxing thing as that is old and tired. I will however tell you that it is one sexy beast. Microsoft really stepped it up with this one, yes there are other custom editions but I am a major halo geek and this made my day.I did not build the statue yet, but will post a picture once I do.

Here’s IGN’s unboxing:

 

Game Sharing on Xbox One

This only works for digital games, if you have disc based games, you are out of luck. This is one major benefit of digital games on the Xbox One, two people can play the same game at the same time through game sharing.

Warning:

  • To game share you will have to share your profile credentials and install your account on the Xbox of the person you are sharing with so ENSURE that you are sharing with a TRUSTED friend or family member.
  • Sharing your profile will give access to your password, credit card, PayPal card or any other payment information.
  • Once you are done sharing, we recommend you change your password ASAP.
  • You can ONLY share 3 times a year.
  • You can ONLY share on one other console at a time.

What you need

  • Xbox Console
  • A trusted friend or family member
  • Xbox Live account

Setting up the second profile

Once you have the account credentials do the following:

  • On the home screen click the drop-down box next to your Avatar (top left corner)
  • Click Add New
  • Log in as the person that will be sharing the game
  • Sign in with the newly added account
  • Click SettingsMy XboxMy Home Xbox
  • Click Make this my Home Xbox
  • Log out of the second account and sign into your account
  • Click My GamesGames
  • Scroll to the far right and you will see a list of games under the Ready to Install column
  • Select the game(s) you want to install and let it do it’s thing.

Let us know how this works for you.

October PlayStation Plus Games

Grow Home (PS4)

‘In Grow Home you play as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), a robot on a mission to save his home planet by harvesting the seeds of a giant alien plant. On his quest BUD will discover a beautiful world of floating islands that are home to some rather strange plants and animals.

Super Time Force Ultra (PS4)

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience! Take control of up to 19 unique characters, and battle across 6 different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

Twisted Metal® (PS3)

Twisted Metal® returns with unhinged car combat destruction and action movie mayhem. Unique weapons emerge from demonic vehicles as players unfold the demented tale of a cast of characters, led by Sweet Tooth, in story, co-op and online modes. Up to 16 players compete in a killer-take-all back and forth battle royale on wheels.

Teslagrad (PS3)

Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautifully hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. You play as a young boy who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.

La-Mulana EX (PS Vita)

A combination of classic 2D platforming, Metroidvania-style adventuring and challenging action gameplay, La-Mulana EX takes you deep into the ancient ruins of La-Mulana on a quest to discover not just valuable treasure, but the secret to life itself!

Xeodrifter (PS Vita)

Xeodrifter™ is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core.

Reasons to love Windows 10

Microsoft has already revealed features, such as a smarter Cortana and Xbox integration, that may appeal to existing Windows users and lure those on other operating systems. Here are 10 reasons why Windows 10 could effortlessly pull you away from your Mac or Chrome operating system when it debuts for PCs and tablets on July 29.

Cortana

Forget Siri and all of the other personal assistant bots out there. Cortana is back from her greatly exaggerated death in Halo 4, and she’s better than ever.

Edge

The new browser, set to debut with Windows 10, is integrated with Cortana. This means you’ll receive streamlined content based on your preferences and browsing habits.

Xbox

For the first time, Xbox will officially be integrated with the operating system when it debuts, which means that everything from gameplay recording to streaming can be done in sync with any Windows 10 device.

OneDrive

Windows users are able to begin a project on one device, then carry it over to another Windows, Android or iOS device, thanks to OneDrive’s synchronization over the cloud. 15 GB of storage to Windows users for free, and unlimited storage to Office 365 subscribers.

Hello

Windows Hello is a new security feature that focuses on making sure you are you. It greets users and allows them to log into their device with their face, iris or finger.

Store

Store has come a long way since the beginning with new additions such as Drawboard PDF and GoToMeeting. Now, Microsoft has promised that its apps will be ready to wow you come Windows 10.

2-in-1

Continuum will allow 2-in-1 devices to smoothly transition from tablet-to-PC mode (and vice versa), allowing you to work in any circumstance.

Office

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 users will have access to new universal Windows applications for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They will all be available for purchase separately, meaning you don’t need to invest in the whole Microsoft Office Suite if you only want one program.

IT

Windows Update for Business will come with distribution rings, where IT professionals can choose which devices receive updates. Additionally, IT will be able to decide when updates should – and should not – occur, according to specific time frames. Enterprise Mobility Suite and System Center can be integrated seamlessly with the update as well.

Defender

Windows 10 will come with Windows Defender, the company’s free anti-malware protection. Microsoft promises ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of its devices.

January Xbox Games with Gold

Xbox One

Worms Battlegrounds

Worms Battlegrounds brings friends and families together in the noble pursuit of self‐improvement, world domination, and exploding sheep. Featuring high definition 3D visuals, the latest in the Worms franchise has exciting additions to improve the single player experience, and more of everything a Worms fan could want.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

A time traveling detective has to solve his wife’s murder before he can prevent it. Use his supernatural ability to “dive” into the living past by touching artifacts called “mementos” to unravel the truth behind his wife’s death.

Xbox 360

MX vs ATV Alive

Own the competition as you wrestle for position with tightly contested racing in the fifth iteration of the MX vs ATV franchise.

Free Gears of War Map Packs

Gears of War is an awesome game for the Xbox, if you have the original game you can get the Map Packs for free.

Gears of War Multiplayer Map Pack 1

Discovery Channel FUTURE WEAPONS gives you Raven Down and Old Bones

  • Down: A Raven helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large-scale battle. Gears have taken out a Seeder, and forces are now moving into the crash site from all angles to find survivors.
  • Old Bones: In an attempt to eradicate human culture, the Locust have emerged under Sera’s Capitaline Museums and have started destroying them brick by brick.

Download to Xbox 360

‘Hidden Fronts’ Multiplayer Map Pack 2

Get ready to enhance your Gears of War multiplayer experience. Download the four new maps today, including:

  • Bullet Marsh: In this Kryll-infested swamp, an old generator still powers the area lights. A few stray bullets could easily knock out the generator, leaving players in the dark to fend for themselves against the hungry Kryll.
  • Garden: This overgrown and crumbling conservatory still has a working fertilization and pesticide system. This system can pose a serious health hazard to anyone who ventures into the greenhouse without first venting the air.
  • Process: Teams must fight for control of this subterranean Imulsion processing plant, still active despite the cessation of the Pendulum Wars.
  • Subway: Timgad’s Central Subway Station used to serve as a central hub for commuters. Now the tunnels are crawling with Locust.

Download to Xbox 360