Friday 26 September 2014

Destiny Cave 2.0-Easy ways to level in Destiny

Destiny Cave 2.0
Bungie was quick to jump on the original Cave of levelling and update their game to stop easy levelling,farming and quick engram snatches. The players of Destiny are still one step ahead of Bungie and have found the CAVE 2.0 . Another quick and easy Destiny farming location.

Once again head to old Earth to find the Rocket Yard area where your new Destiny farming dstination lies. See the below screenshots for a view of Cave 2.0 and the area just preceding it.

Monday 22 September 2014

Destiny game levelling Cheat

If youve been playing Destiny you'll be wanting to level up asap to gain the covetted 20 plus level,where the game really opens up. The "Destiny Cave Cheat" is one quick way to go about this. After a bit of Reddit and gaming forum searching i found some of the easiest ways to locate the Destiny Cave, an hou of play saw a dozen new lvel plus weapons and a quick xp gain to jump from 9 to 11. 
Initially a little hard to find Destiny's cheat cave normally has a few people hanging around outside for the easy grind.
Head to the Skywatch area of Old Russia. If you can't remember how to get there, head for the massive building on the hill. Go through it until you emerge out the other side. Skywatch is the area with the crashed hive ship where the hive and fallen fight each other.

Once in the Skywatch, turn left and follow the cliff until you hit a building with a little door in it. Don't enter the building, but turn right and head towards the hive ship. If you look ACROSS the ship's entrance, you'll see a little cave. 

As long as you (or someone else) doesn't get too close, the cave will spawn an almost continuous stream of low-level thralls and acolytes.

Play nice with others and keep the minions spawning,try to share the drops and go to the cave when others do, there's plenty of loot drops so dont worry.
See the attached pictures for reference: Its in the Skywatch area head for the large building referenced in the screenshot and then turn right, also a sure sign is the other grinders normally hanging out there. The trick is to keep the mobs spawning by not getting too close,but the spawn will also stop if the minions mangae to escape the area, so remember to gun them all down. Sometimes Bungie seems to get angry with this easy Destiny XP and engram gain and chucks everything at you. In which case, good luck surviving!

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Why getting rid of "isms" from games and discussions about games is important

I've already talked about the so-called "GamerGate". On occasions, I've mentioned the numerous other scandals revolving around the exclusion on "non-gamer", i.e. people who aren't white, straight, male youngsters.

Let's put that behind us. All of those sterile pseudo-debates. When the "discussion" is about standing for social justice or not, that is not a choice.

No, these flame wars and harassment campaigns are only hurting the video game industry.

Let's work our way in from the outside, shall we? For people accusing video games of creating real-life issues of violence, the would-be rapists and killers, as well as the onlookers idling letting the threats happen, are a blessing. These anti-videogame advocates are either confirmed in their beliefs or are gathering ammunitions for future campaigns.

Now, statistics show that more and more people are playing games on their phones, tables, or social media of choice. So how can they fall for the "video games are evil" routine? Simple, they often do not identify as gamers or even just vide game player. And why should they? The "gamer" label has been appropriated by insult-spewing bigots and said bigots are excluding "casual" games from the "true" video games.

As for people with more level heads that consider that "gamer" should only describe someone playing video games, and as such accept the qualificative for themselves... These persons are either reconsidering this acceptance or just walking away, like Phil Fish leaving the game industry. Even more resilient "gamers" lose then, because some interesting voices get muffled.

On the journalism side of things... well, it's a lose-lose situation. You have to cover this, even if the accusations from the sexist are total, utter BS. Since the discussion inevitably shift from the real, possible issues of corruption, or quality of the developer's work, or any deep subject to a shallow, uninteresting pseudo-debate (because this is not really a debate, see above) about whether games include example of sexisms. Which of course they do, because society at large is still shedding the old shell of patriarchy and that involve growing pains; video games are only a small part of a much larger issue, but as gamers or industry veterans, we start with our own backyard.

Of course, the reader of gaming sites also lose. I'm pretty sure you'd rather read, and I know I'd rather write, another simple review to get your gaming fix of the day. Or at least, not have to cycle through the same arguments about the same old questions.

Heck, even people who don't like Depression Quest (since Zoe Quinn is at the centre of this latest debacle, let's use her game as example) see their opinion muffled. As the Escapist explained in two videos about Anita Sarkeesian, all discussions about the quality of her videos have to be tabled to present an united front against the torrent of hate and harassment. The Gamergaters are clamouring for free speech, but they are seriously stiffling it... And the "united front" mentality is a relic from the "censorship Wars" as Bob Chipman put it.

Finally, even the so-called, exclusionary gamer do not benefit from this. If they lose this battle and the next, they eventually be left alone in their very small corner of the universe... but they will lose so much creativity and opportunity. they may lose games altogether, because if it becomes too much of a niche market, it won't be profitable any more... This is especially ironic and tragic when their main fear is that their games will be taken from them if more social justice is introduced in the narrative.

So yeah, I'm tired of always sounding like a broken record. I want to see better thing for the video games. But I'd rather keep repeating myself than let these bigots win this fight. Because if they do, we all lose, even them.

Monday 8 September 2014

I am a Social Justice Warrior, and proudly so.

There's been yet another debacle in gaming these past few days, the so-called GamerGate. I recommend this article at Badass Digest to get a picture of how ugly the whole thing is.

I won't speak of the moral mire that sprung this torrent of harassment, as the aforementioned article does it very well. Let's shift this to a linguistic point of view.

I'm tired of assholes either using words they do not comprehend or turning laudative expressions into slurs. I'm tired of seeing "gay" used as an insult, of "gamer" becoming synonym of "white, straight, entitled manchild", or of "feminist" painting for most the portrait of a "Straw Feminist".

As several commentators have pointed out, "social justice warrior" sounds like a badass thing to be, a great thing to aspire to. So, no, I won't let this qualificative become something to be ashamed of. I'm proud to want and to act for more social justice in my little corner of the universe.

I am proud of being a Social Justice Warrior. Who's with me?

Sunday 7 September 2014

IGN Code not working?

If like me youre having difficulty retrieving the IGN game of the month promo code for Hitman Go ,that's because IGN is experiencing overwhelming demand and the website is continually crashing!

Here is the code for IGN game of the month Hitman Go : 4EPWTNRYTXFT. Just insert manually in the app store to redeem. Happy stealth murder!