When Bungie was making the original Destiny, it collaborated with several celebrities–you might remember the ill-fated, Peter Dinklage-voiced robot. It also partnered with Paul McCartney to create music for the game, which resulted in the singer starring in a bizarre promotional video featuring one of his songs. It turns out that the song, called “Hope for the Future,” appears in the Destiny 2 beta.
And it’s not exactly in its normal form, either. Hope for the Future can be heard during the Homecoming story mission as you play through the ruins of the Tower. In Destiny 1, you could listen to the song in the Tower’s lounge; in Destiny 2, the lounge is locked and destroyed, but you can nonetheless hear the song filtering through the door. Check out a video of it below from YouTube user Alex Woodcock:
As you might expect, given the state of the Tower during this mission, the song sounds like it’s decaying, or like the music player has been damaged. It’s a cool little detail and a throwback to the first days of Destiny. It also fits with the theme of Destiny 2: The Last City and the Traveler have been attacked, and things are looking grim. Hope for the Future seems a bit too optimistic for this game.
Destiny 2’s beta is available today on PS4 and Xbox One if you’ve pre-ordered the game. It goes live to all console players this Friday, July 21, and runs through July 23. The game fully launches for PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, while the PC version comes on October 24. You can see breakdowns of the various subclasses below.
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Telltale Games announced a trio of upcoming releases today. Along with a new Batman series and a second season of The Wolf Among Us, the developer is at work on a final season of its Walking Dead series.
Telltale revealed the news ahead of San Diego Comic-Con in a Summer 2017 video update. According to the video, the new season will be the fourth and final one for the acclaimed series. Telltale has revealed few details about what players can expect from the new season, though the developer did confirm that it will put players in the role of recurring heroine Clementine. You can watch the full video update below.
Telltale’s Walking Dead series debuted to critical acclaim in 2012. The most recent season, A New Frontier, concluded this past spring with Clementine setting out to find AJ. The story of the fourth season revolves around what happens when the two are reunited and will give players a chance to shape Clementine’s decisions about “who she wants to be, who she wants to be with, and how she wants to be,” according to the developers.
Telltale hasn’t announced a specific release date for The Walking Dead: The Final Season, but it will arrive on consoles, PC, and iOS and Android devices sometime in 2018. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are all but confirmed, but the developer has also said it could bring more of its games to Switch after it releases Minecraft: Story Mode for the console. Telltale says additional platforms “are yet to be announced.”
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From Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy to Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, Guillermo Del Toro has proved to be one of the most imaginative fantasy directors working today. His latest movie is the fantasy drama The Shape of Water, and it looks just as visually stunning as his previous films. Check the trailer out below:
The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins (Godzilla), Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Michael Stuhlbarg (Doctor Strange), and Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures). It is set to hit theaters on December 8, 2017.
An official synopsis has also been released and it describes the movie as “an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.”
Jones is no stranger to Del Toro’s work, having previously appeared in Pan’s Labyrinth and both Hellboy movies. In a recent interview with Movies.com, he revealed a few more details about the director’s latest film.
“I’m a fish man that’s kind of a one-off,” he said. “I’m an enigma, nobody knows where I came from; I’m the last of my species so I’m like a natural anomaly. And I’m being studied and tested in a US government facility in 1963. The Russian Cold War is on, the race for space is on, so there’s all that backdrop and that undercurrent. I’m being tested to find out how can they use me for advantages in military or space travel. So they’re trying to keep me a secret from the Russians.
“Sally Hawkins plays a very sympathetic character, a woman you’re just going to fall in love with,” he continued. “You’re going to be rooting for her every step. It’s a classic Del Toro movie where we root for an underdog in very impossible circumstances, and I’m a part of all of that in a very, very integral way.”
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New Antarctic iceberg echoes old problem
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547257a
The break in the Larsen C ice shelf highlights the vulnerable nature of other Antarctic environments and the impact people are having on the continent.
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All shook up over topology
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547257b
Physicists and mathematicians have bonded over their shared explorations of bizarre states of matter.
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Ditching diesel won’t clear the air
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547258a
Arguments about the environmental benefits of petrol or diesel engines are outdated.
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The DeepMind debacle demands dialogue on data
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/547259a
Author: Hetan Shah
Mishandling of patient information shows how governments and companies must become more worthy of trust, says Hetan Shah.
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Satellite snafu masked true sea-level rise for decades
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22312
Author: Jeff Tollefson
Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw.
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European Commission urges logging ban in ancient Białowieża Forest
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22309
Author: Quirin Schiermeier
Europe’s highest court will rule on Poland’s policy that encourages tree-felling in biodiversity hotspot.
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Climate scientists flock to France’s call
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22318
Author: Declan Butler
President said ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ — and researchers signed up.
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The strange topology that is reshaping physics
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/547272a
Author: Davide Castelvecchi
Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing.
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Solve Antarctica’s sea-ice puzzle
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547275a
Authors: John Turner & Josefino Comiso
John Turner and Josefino Comiso call for a coordinated push to crack the baffling rise and fall of sea ice around Antarctica.
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Environment: A journey on plastic seas
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547278a
Author: Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson applauds a chronicle alerting the world to marine polymer pollution.
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Books in brief
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547279a
Author: Barbara Kiser
Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.
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History: Tracking down a doomed Arctic expedition
Nature 547, 7663 (2017). doi:10.1038/547280a
Author: Daniel Cressey
Daniel Cressey surveys the remains of John Franklin’s fatal 1845 voyage.
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