Destiny 2: Forsaken

Gaming: Destiny 2: Forsaken shows off PS4 exclusives; Portal Knights gets 'Villainous Update'; Spider-Man fans cry over spilled water

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Aug 30, 2018, 10:25 PM EDT

In today’s gaming news, we have word on exclusive content revealed in Destiny 2: Forsaken, an update for Portal Knights, and er... some gamers getting their webs in a twist over the new Spider-Man game that hasn't even been released yet.

Firstly, Sony has revealed details (via PlayStation blog) the exclusive content coming to PlayStation 4 owners for Destiny 2: Forsaken. PS4 gamers can expect a new armor set for each class, a wild new exotic weapon, a new ship, and a new Strike set in the Tangled Shore, according to the blog.

Piquing our interest is the exotic weapon called Wavesplitter, which uses focused sonic waves to superheat electrons into a devastating energy beam, and has three power levels that oscillate while the trigger is held down. But that’s not all, Wavesplitter can be powered up to its maximum power level for a short period when an Orb of Light is collected, ensuring maximum devastation. As you can see in the new footage above, it looks and sounds epic.

Destiny 2: Forsaken will launch on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on Sept. 4.

Next up, we've got an update for the very cute and award-winning sandbox RPG, Portal Knights, that launched today for Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can see from the trailer below that players will be able to adventure through the “Villainous Update,” which treats you to exciting new gameplay features designed to improve the Portal Knights experience and introduces new threats into the realm of Elysia.

New features now available are said to include the introduction of three ferocious new bosses: the Slime Queen, Knight Hunter, and All-Watcher. Android and iOS players can expect the "Villainous Update" to land on Thursday, Sept. 6; and Nintendo Switch fans will also receive the update at a later date.

Lastly, we have some troubling news concerning the new Spider-Man game from Insomniac Games, which fans have been getting upset about despite the fact that it’s not yet hit the shelves. Some gamers have alleged a so-called graphical “downgrade” after noticing a puddle that was featured in an early trailer for the game appears to have vanished in the latest footage from the finished product.

Fearing such a downgrade, many fans took to Twitter to criticize the removal of the squidgy matter, prompting a slew of conspiracy theories. Some comments even caught the attention of Insomniac; when one fan tweeted that it was "probably to scale back resources used in the puddle's reflection to keep the frames from dropping." the official Twitter for Insomniac promptly responded: “No. We have plenty of other places with tons of puddles." They later responded to another fan, explaining: "There's video footage with a whole rooftop covered in puddles." 

OK, so there are lots of puddles in the new Spider-Man game, are we crystal clear? You can see for yourself on Sept. 7 when it hits stores worldwide.

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