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The Road Ahead for Destiny
By: Anatomy 7
News Team Manager
**Destiny (2014) Logo**
Although in recent times the Destiny fan base has been dying off, on February 11th fans were pleased to learn the future of the once highly reviewed massive multiplayer game that was Destiny. In previous press releases, developers Bungie and Activision had hinted towards a sequel to their smash hit game, but never actually confirmed it; but that has all but changed now. Too much dismay however, 2016 will not be the year of Destiny 2 (do note, the title of the game has not been announced. Bungie and Activision referred to the title as “the sequel Destiny deserves”. Until the title is released, fans are calling the game Destiny 2). Even though there hadn’t been any official news released about the Destiny 2 title until just recently, it was learned that at Bungie and Activision, the release date was delayed for unknown reasons from 2016 to 2017. Could we have seen this 2016 release, maybe, but looking at it in the full scale it was probably for the best. The last thing any Destiny fan wants is for Destiny 2 to turn out like Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity for being released too early.
**In game shot from Destiny**
From Destiny’s initial release in 2014, Bungie made reference that they did have some plans to create a sequel to the game. If the plans from 2014 what we are in store for with Destiny 2 in 2017, no fear, our characters from the first Destiny title should carry over – note that is just speculation that is circulation around the fan base of the franchise, this has not been confirmed. Destiny 2 should be a direct sequel to the events that unfolded during the first title, and all the DLC as well.
**Concept Art for Destiny**
So what is in store for Destiny fans this 2016 holiday season? Bungie and Activision, during the same press release, announced that there would be a new “huge” DLC for Destiny before the holidays. At this point, even though it is all just speculation, fans of the Destiny franchise believe that there will be a second standalone DLC, similar to Destiny: The Taken King. But is this what the Destiny community needs? Unfortunately, fans have seen that Destiny does in fact have an “expiration date”. Many of the most dedicated fans of the franchise are fearful that even though Destiny 2 is so close, there may not be a taking to the game.
A release date was not announced, however, as news comes out this will be a game that the KSI News Team will follow closely.
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Tom Clancy's The Division Beta
By: Anatomy 7
News Team Manager
Seems like just yesterday the Tom Clancy franchise fans were glued to their TVs playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, but from February 19-21, fans will be doing it again playing the open beta for Ubisoft’s upcoming release, Tom Clancy’s The Division. Ubisoft describes the game’s main story line on the Tom Clancy’s The Division website as:
“New York is in trouble. A devastating epidemic sweeps through the city and in the wake of the disease basic services fail one by one. Without food and water, the streets are in chaos and new factions rise to profit from the mayhem. Amid the chaos, a classified unit of self-supported sleeper agents known as The Division is activated and tasked with one mission: take back New York.
Fighting to piece the city back together one block at a time, the agents of The Division will combat the chaos driving New York to the brink and be face not only the effects of the deadly virus, but the rising threat of those who unleashed it. New York is in trouble. And it’s up to you to save the city."
Xbox One players will be granted an exclusive 24 hour exclusive pre-release to the beta on February 18th. In wake on the news on the beta release, Ubisoft also blessed fans with a new trailer that featured some of the various enemies that will be present in the game. Four different groups, The Rioters, The Rikers, The Cleaners, and The Division, battle towards different competing goals that will largely affect New York City. It is up to The Division to bring order back to the city.
**Screenshot from a previous trailer, featuring the graphics of the game**
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be released on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on March 8th, 2016. At the conclusion of the beta, be sure to check out the News Team’s thoughts on the game and new information from Ubisoft as it becomes available.
Check out the trailer below!
Optic and FaZe Join the Counter Strike Scene
By KSI Blase
When you talk about overall some of the best players in Call of Duty or Halo usually Optic Gaming and FaZe Clan are the first names to pop up. However, a little over a month ago both organizations made a monumental choice to expand out of console gaming and both created a team for the Counter Strike: Global Offensive pro circuits.
Optic took a North American approach at the decision and decided to sign the former Conquest (which was a North American team) roster which departed a little less than two weeks before they were signed to Optic Gaming. The former Conquest team was playing under the name Dogmen (while remaining sponsor less) in the Road to Las Vegas tournament.
A few days before they were set to play the championship game, they were signed to Optic gaming. They also ended up winning the tournament and 35,000 USD and a spot to play in the upcoming ELeague. The Eleague will be played across 10 weeks starting May 24 and will end on June 30, it will also be broadcasted live on TBS on every other Friday at 10 p.m. EST following the start date. The teams will be competing for their share of 1.2 million USD this upcoming season.
Optic Gaming has had a tremendous start to the new year and with their new team, however, what about the longtime rival, FaZe Clan?
Well a little less than a week after Optic Gaming signed their CS:GO team, FaZe picked up a European team that was signed under the organization Gamers2 previously. While they were playing for Gamers2, they a prosperous run going from the underdogs to a top-tier team before they departed from G2, however, even though it was a prosperous run, they were unable to obtain a major championship.
The European team has only played two games since they were signed to FaZe, and their progress thus far has been good but they have high expectations while they are playing under the FaZe Clan name. As of now, FaZe Clan is set to take part in the ELeague on North American soil. No matter how you look at it, both Optic Gaming and FaZe Clan continue to stand as a force to be reckoned with on any gaming platform.
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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
By: Anatomy 7
News Team Manager
**Star Wars: The Force Awakens Logo**
Not very often does a family friendly game spark fan bases as large as major first person shooter launches, such as the Call of Duty or Halo franchises do, however Warner Brother’s Interactive’s announcement of their next title has proven that new games don’t have to be mature content to be well received by consumers. For any Star Wars fanatic, the LEGO Star Wars video games have been a goofy but yet highly satisfying way to interactive with the Star Wars world. Mixing in goofy nonsense with serious plot developments, the LEGO Star Wars games reach out a much larger target audience then most titles, appealing to both young and old gamers. Fans of the LEGO game franchise, and Star Wars in general, haven’t been blessed with a new LEGO Star Wars title since 2007, but with the 2015 mega movie release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, many fans were hopeful of a one day game adaption. Warner Brother’s Interactive answered their call and have created such a game.
**Fan made rendition of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens**
There had been rumors over the last week hinting towards the next title in the LEGO Star Wars franchise but it wasn’t until February 1st that WB Interactive officially confirmed that there will indeed be a LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game; and gamers won’t have to go a galaxy far, far away to get the game. Although an official launch date was not included in WB Interactive’s memo, it is expected to be released in time for the holidays this year.
Unlike the other LEGO Star Wars games, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not only cover the plot that was featured in the movie of the same title, but also include the time gap many Star Wars fans dreaded. Featuring beloved playable cast members, such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Lela, fans will also get their first experiences with playable Finn, Kylo Ren, and, yes, even BB-8 (along with many others). The game is expected to be on last generation consoles at a later time, but the initial release will be for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and WII U. Deluxe versions of the game (on next gen consoles only) have also been confirmed to hold the game’s season pass, exclusive characters, and a LEGO mini-figure of Finn. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will also hold exclusive content, not to featured on the Xbox 360 or Xbox One versions, but they have yet to be announced.
This is the time to be a Star Wars fan, whether you’re a lifelong fan, new generational fan, or haven’t yet fell in love with the Star Wars world, now is the time to get your geek on. In 2015, Star Wars had two major titles release (Star Wars Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0) and with the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game coming this year, as Ben Kenobi would say, “These are the games you are looking for!”
Check out the trailer below!
Sid Meiers Beyond Earth
By Nex Addo
Media Team Director
Sid Meier's Beyond Earth is amazing and integrated. It has been available for PC since October 2014. This time around your goal is to lead mankind to successfully explore and colonize an alien planet. I was asked to give a nomination for a PC game for 2016 and this game is it. The game at first like most games keeps you in the poor house. Money is now referred to as energy. There are gases that can kill anything you create if it sits too long, the average worker life for those stuck or clearing our the poision known as miasma.
You first start off choosing where you want to land and start your outpost that you then turn into a city.
"Direct screenshot from computer of my first city landing and worker"
Life is thriving on the planet and is friendly and well also dangerous. Some aliens you do not have to worry about until you attack them. There are some aliens such as "Alien Kraken" will attack if you get to close. Not to fret though, just stay away from it or well make something stronger to destroy it. This game will have you hunched over and staring at the screen hoping you do not piss off a water alien, find a alien nest, or worse you choose quest decisions wrong (even if it does not seem it). Quests help you reach forward to the end game but the end game can have you dying underneath your neighbors or the poor decisions you made.
Beyond Earth has a better culture system known as "virtues", you can have satellites in the sky (yes the de-orbit) to help explore and destroy.
There is too much to explain about this game and if you are a looking for a turn based old school but revamped version of Civilizations then get this game. There is Rising Tide that is its DLC.
Do you want to create a new earth (purity), do you want to move the human race into cybernetics the futures brought you to this new planet (Supremacy), or will accept the change and let your people take in the new planet even down to their very own DNA (Harmony)?
"A screenshot from a website about the Kraken"
It's that time of the Year! That's right! It's OF THE YEARS! We here at the AAP are so excited to bring this to the Community. Each year a selection process takes place, and the BEST of THE BEST are selected to receive an award of great magnitude. These people put forth their hard-work, time, and dedication to KSI to keep it amazing and moving forward. ( :
Senior Leader of The Year - KSI Grey Wolf 7
KSI Grey Wolf 7 has a wonderfully unique quality to his leadership skills. His ability to see things the way they are and crush confusion into a mass of sense, is the best talent he has. His contributions to KSI are clear and concise. He is always there to help solve any issues you may bring him no matter how big or how small, is a testament to his Knowledge of everything KSI stands for. He understands the great dynamic the community has, and he works well with-in it.
Director Of The Year - KSI Servo 7
Servo has been a powerhouse director over this past year. In lending his leadership skills to KB and HF, he took KSI Space Ops 7 and KSI Devon under his wing to become good leaders themselves. He makes leadership look easy, even though leaders themselves can tell you it's always not that way. His ability to keep calm, and defuse issues, is top-tier.
Division Leader of The Year - KSI Jaded 7
Jaded has a way of continual way of keeping things fresh and active. Her skills in creating something new out of broken situations has a masterful art of organization that is idiosyncratic to her. Her motivation is illuminating to others, as it has become a standard for those around her to become better. Her leadership skills are very much like the rest of her, Forward Thinking, Passionate and Empowering.
Co-Founder of The Year - KSI Space Ops 7
KSI Space Ops 7 has got the KSI family feel going for him, the trust, respect, strong leadership skills, and his ability to multitask is amazing. He gives his brilliant mind to the best use solving, explaining, mentoring, caring, and being the best overall leader he can be. He never gets upset, has time to talk for a bit, or help you out with anything he can. His 1 on 1 training, doesn't stop with him teaching others, but with him always willing to learn something about KSI he didn't know before. His continual support of all things KSI, is due to a desire to continue to make our community the best it is.
General of the Year - KSI Devon
When things go haywire, a calm mind can bring out the best in others, this is what he does every time an issue arises. Patience, fast thinking, are qualities in great leadership that he has mastered into an art form. Quickly striving forward to help build HF into a strong division, and his hard work ethic, has helped him earn respect from his division, and others around him.
Officer of The Year - KSI Illusions
Steadfast and strong, Illusions is the epitome of loyalty in KSI. His tenacious attitude and optimistic outlook on driving himself and his members towards victory is practically unmatched. No matter what is thrown his way, he remains a stable example of what leadership should represent to his members. Never backing down from a challenge, he treats every issue as an opportunity to overcome and prosper. With Illusions in our ranks, we can bet 2016 will be a great year for KSI.
Member of The Year - KSI Undead Suns
It seems like everytime you turn on your console that there is Undead. He worked hard and earned his way up to general. His work on CMS is unique and therefore a mystery to most of us, but he keeps it running flawlessly, looking fresh, and updated. He does this all from his XBOX I.E. and that just blows our minds. That level of dedication impresses most. Determination is what comes to mind when describing him, it flows over to KB where he helps train his squad and push throught.
Founder and Forum staff of The Year - KSI FIreFist 7
KSI FireFist 7, The Perfect Example of a Founder, and a forums staff member right here. His abilities are unparalleled and beyond the mentionable. He works as a well oil-machined within the confines and above of KSI, His is the epitome of what KSI is. Efficient, delegative, calm, well-balanced, and responsive. If you have heard a nice thing been said, it's been said about him. His fair minded qualities, overall work ethic, is to the point where to goes beyond comprehension. It's not there isn't enough to say, it's that it's been all said before, and that's a truer compliment to him, than anything else.
News Staff of The Year - KSI Nex Addo
KSI Nex Addo has been bumping up the activity in the news team in a way that's quite refreshing. His willingness to stretch out to encompass everything that this community can be has surpassed every expectation. Instead of just reporting the news, he reaches into every aspect he can, with Social Media, Interviews, Podcasts, and people themselves. Going above and beyond what is expected, is his amazing talent. We look forward to news articles on the forums for his creativity and to see what he is going to do next.
GFX Artist of The Year - KSI .Itz Overz 7
Bringing back the graphics department this year was a hard job. .Itz Overz has been working hard revamping the awards, and working with various other departments to make graphics on point. His talent as an artist is beautiful, wonderful, and always the very best it can be. Making people happy with their signature requests, and guiding others towards their goals of artists is what he is great at.
Congratulations to all of Awardees! Your contributions help the community so much.
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Fate of the Tomb Raider Franchise
By: Anatomy 7
News Team Manager
Being originally launched in 1996, the adventures of Lara Croft have had a special place in gamer's hearts in her action-adventure franchise, Tomb Raider. Following archaeologist and later survivalist, Lara Croft, gamers are able to enter a world alike any other game has to offer. The Tomb Raider franchise would become to known as a pioneer past the typical action-adventure genre with its major focus on the architecture of the environments featured in the games. Throwing players not just in a typical historic place, such as the ruins of Rome or the deserts of Egypt, players get a unique experience with the most unlikely of environments, such as the last title's glacier setting.
**Promotional Artwork for Crystal Dynamics' 2013 reboot, Tomb Raider**
The franchise unfortunately experience a 6 year dry spell that many fans feared would be the end of Lara Croft's adventures until the highly successful 2013 reboot of the series, entitled Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics, the game development company responsible for the reboot, was thrilled to find out that fans were not yet ready to let Lara's story go uncontinued. In 2015, fans were enlightened with the sequel to Tomb Raider, entitled Rise of the Tomb Raider, which has done extremely well with fans. Rise of the Tomb Raider even was selected by IGN as their Game of the Year, beating out smash hit titles such as Fallout 4, Halo 5, and Forza Motorsports 6, stating, "Rise of the Tomb Raider raises the bar set by Lara's last outing with a rollicking adventure story, strong villains, gorgeous vistas, and smart puzzles...Lara herself, however, steals the show...and truly [grew] from survivor to the most fascinating action hero in video games today."
**Promotional Art for the 2015 sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, that establishes the glacier environment featured in the game**
Everything is seemingly going right for Crystal Dynamics with the franchise, until just recently, as Rise of the Tomb Raider's Game Director, Brian Horton, has left Crystal Dynamics to join the Infinity Ward team on the next Call of Duty title as a Studio Art Director. Horton posted on his Tumblr account, "After working on two amazing games, my family and I have decided to return to Southern California and start a new adventure," (new adventure was later stated to be his upcoming work for Infinity Ward).
As Rise of the Tomb Raider just breaches one-million copies sold to date, fans are left wondering what will become of the franchise without a leading contributor to the franchise. Crystal Dynamics have not released any information yet on if the loss of Brian Horton will postpone a possible 3rd release to the reboot franchise, however it can be predicted that more will become available in the coming days.