Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 6/16/14


"Bungie has extended the Destiny alpha test on PlayStation consoles.The alpha kicked off last Thursday and was initially expected to finish at 11:59pm PST on Sunday June 15, but the studio said on Twitter:There’s a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk!"


"We noted in our impressions of the Battlefield Hardline beta that it felt like there was no real difference between the cops and the robbers in the game, something Visceral’s Steve Papoutsis claims is for balance reasons.“Once you open that Pandora’s Box,” said Papoutsis to PC Gamer, “then you start presenting players with the decision of ‘well, which side do you want to play?’ And that really starts to feed into the dilution of the competitive balance of the game.”"

"A modder tinkering with the PC version of Watch Dogs has installed various visual effects to significantly upgrade the game’s graphics.Changes to fog effects, bloom, lighting and shadows, as well as various improvements to reflections and rain, are said to achieve a look that is reminiscent of the infamous Watch Dogs E3 2012 reveal trailer.When Ubisoft unveiled Watch Dogs that year, numerous critics and gamers reacted with amazement to the high-end graphics."