The long-time rumored Atari E.T. game cartridges being buried in the desert have been found and will be auctioned off online. Destiny developers are promising even more public events and additional game modes. Grand Theft Auto 5 is getting an upgrade for the next-gen consoles in November while the PC release date gets pushed back to next year. Finally, Nintendo DS owners can get some free games if their register their console together with one of the newer titles. Here is the gaming news daily digest from Guardian Liberty Voice for Sept. 12, 2014.
Buried Atari games to be sold at an online auction
Gaming world is full of urban stories and strange tales. One claimed that Atari has buried 800 unsold cartridges of E.T., arguably one of the worst video games ever, somewhere in the New Mexico desert. As it turned out, this one particular myth was actually true, and the landfill contained a number of other games as well, such as Centipede or Breakout. The discovery was made by the Xbox Entertainment Studios in their documentary schedule to air exclusively on Xbox One soon. The Alamogordo city council has now decided to sell 800 of the cartridges in an online auction in time for this year’s holiday season. 500 more will be sent to various museums all around the world for posterity.
More Destiny public events
The latest blockbuster shooter channeling the spirit of Halo in a massive, online and persistent world has been leading the gaming headlines for the past several days. The hype following a successful open beta test a month ago and launch of the finished game just two days ago. Bungie, the developer behind the title, has announced that they plan to increase the frequency of public events. Those events usually involve a random alien invasion in a particular area of the world, encouraging any nearby players to jump in, save the day, and collect copious amounts of valuable loot. Additionally, new game modes such as Salvage or Vault of Glass level 26 raids will become available in the coming days as well. Both focus on cooperative battles pitting three to six players against the toughest of opponents. Even more exciting changes are undoubtedly in the works.
Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One in November, PC release delayed
While Destiny is captivating the fans of first-person shooting mayhem, the Grand Theft Auto series has always had its place in the hearts of those craving sandbox city exploration with crazy driving and shootouts. The fifth installment of the series, which has been out for a year now on the last-gen console, will finally be getting a facelift for the newer platforms on Nov. 18. Rockstar promises significant technical and visual upgrades including increased draw distance and foliage. New weapons, radio stations, vehicles and activities will also be added, such as a wildlife photography hunt. The game will also include all previously released expansion packs. While the console gamers can get excited very soon, PC players will unfortunately have to wait until Jan. 27 to get their hands on the virtual San Andreas.
Nintendo Europe offering free 3DS games with registration
European handheld gamers will have something to look forward to this winter with the latest Nintendo promotion. By registering their Nintendo DS at the Club Nintendo website together with either Pokemon Omega Ruby, Super Smash Bros. or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, they will be rewarded with a free game. The choices include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Mario Golf: World Tour, Yoshi’s New Island, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mario Party: Island Tour and Pokémon Art Academy. The offer ends on Jan. 12, so there is plenty of time to pick up some free titles.
Gaming New Digest From Guardian Liberty Voice Commentary by Jakub Kasztalski
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