Refer A Friend, Get Exclusive Content

We have long encouraged friends to purchase games we enjoy, but now such a tip could land you exclusive Destiny content.

Activision‘s new refer-a-friend system applies to introducing a new gamer to Destiny: The Taken King and taking them through a new quest called The Hunt For Loot. Your rewards will range from legendary swords to a new emblem and emotes. Bungie has posted a full walkthrough of the process on their website. I personally think that this is a really clever feature, and just in time for the holiday season. I know it doesn’t work for all games, but I would like to see publishers bring something similar to future console games.

The Wii U may have been out for three years but you haven’t been able to purchase a standalone gamepad, until now. Before you get too excited, the controller will still only be available in Japan for ¥12,800 (£70). With the release out east, we can at least have hope that the option will come to Europe before too long. That being said, the console does only support gameplay for one gamepad at a time. Whether or not you would consider purchasing a second gamepad is a personal preference, but looking at these restrictions from the outside is just one of many reasons why the Wii U has been a failure.

Plastic instruments returned to our living rooms last month with the release of Rock Band 4. Some considered the new setlist to pretty lacklustre, and Harmonix is now adding six more Van Halen tracks. The £8 pack includes the six following songs:

  • “Ain’t Talking Bout Love”
  • “And the Cradle Will Rock”
  • “Dance the Night Away”
  • “Hot for Teacher”
  • “Runnin’ With the Devil”
  • “Unchained”

It should also be noted that with the name “Hit Pack 01” we could potentially expect further Van Halen packs in the future! Rock Band will always live and die by its DLC offerings — personally I still haven’t seen enough new content to justify me returning.

Need For Speed is a pretty good racing game that is currently getting overlooked due to the number of  big games in 2015. However it wasn’t without its problems, and one major complaint is the “rubber-banding” AI that had an uncanny ability to catch you during races. Luckily it appears that EA is listening to feedback and are currently working on a fix. In a blog post, developer Ghost Games confirmed that the fix will be coming in the patch dubbed the “Icons Update”. We will also see a fix to the main menu that will highlight community events and also get access to two new icon cars — Ken Block’s Hoonicorn and Morohoshi’s Lamborghini Diablo SV. I strongly recommend that you give Need For Speed some time, at least via the EA Access program, there is a fun racer under the hood.

Are you a fan of Fallout 4? Do you wear shoes? If the answer to these two questions are “yes” then the final item of the day may be of interest to you. Bethesda has released the official Fallout 4 shoes on their online store. The Vault 111 suede trainer comes in the trademark blue and yellow colours. At $85 (£56) I’m not sure if I will picking these up, but I am certain there are some fans of the Fallout franchise that will be very keen to acquire the official footwear.

fallout-shoes

Until tomorrow,

Matt