Why the creators of ‚Halo‘ left Microsoft to make ‚Destiny‘

Bungie’s sci-fi shooter (and sort-of MMO) Destiny held an open beta this past weekend for all home consoles (PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360) simultaneously. It’s an ambitious game for the team that created Halo, joined Microsoft, and subsequently split from the company to make this multi-platform game (signing a 10-year deal with publisher Activision Blizzard in the process). We talked with Polygon Editor-in-chief Chris Grant for more on the impact of the beta and why Bungie left and how important this $500 million project is for everyone involved.

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Android 4.4.2 Update For Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 Is Rolling Out Now

gp83I really like my LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition (or as we call it ‚round the office, the LGGP83GPE), and it’s a bit disheartening that the standard version isn’t getting more traction. But at least Verizon’s LTE model is now on Android 4.4, as confirmed by Google+ users. Verizon’s standard upgrade page says that the KitKat 4.4.2 OTA update adds a few changes to LG’s software skin as well.

Android 4.4.2 Update For Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 Is Rolling Out Now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Thursday App And Game Sale: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Shuttle+ (Free), Bombcats: Special Edition, And More

thumbnailA game isn’t good just because it has no in-app purchases, but it certainly helps. There are a few games included in today’s roundup and none of them have in-app purchases. Neat, right? You’ll have to judge the goodness on your own.

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Apps

Mumble! – Smart Notifications – $0.99 from $1.99

Shuttle+ – Free from $0.99 (Amazon)

Games

Guardians of the Galaxy: TUW – $1.99 from $4.99

JoyJoy – $0.99 from $1.99

Fluid SE – $0.99 from $1.99

CRUSH – $0.99 from $1.99

Inferno+  – $0.99 from $1.99

Fireball SE – $0.99 from $1.99

Slydris – $0.99 from $1.99

Ballistic SE – $0.99 from $1.99

Bombcats: Special Edition – $0.99 from $1.99

SideSwype – $0.99 from $1.99

Super Crossfighter – $0.99 from $1.99 (launch sale)

Thursday App And Game Sale: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Shuttle+ (Free), Bombcats: Special Edition, And More was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

‚The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water‘ trailer will fry your mind

In case you’ve been living in a pineapple under the sea for the better part of two decades, you should know that Spongebob Squarepants is an enormously popular animated series on Nickelodeon about a talking yellow sea sponge created by a marine biology teacherTen years ago, it was made into a movie that combined animation and live action. Now, we are getting the requisite sequel: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will wash into US theaters on February 6th, 2015. But based on the first trailer released today, the sequel is going several leagues of crazy above and beyond its predecessor, taking Spongebob and his beloved crew of sea creatures and turning them into buff, 3D monstrosities. They face off on land against Antonio…

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Why chefs love to hate Yelp

Having your livelihood dependent on the goodwill of a group of anonymous strangers is enough to give anyone a complex. In this piece for San Francisco Magazine, a group of chefs explain their broken relationship to Yelp and the legions of reviewers who control whether their businesses live or die. While Yelp can help people find new restaurants (or can help a city track food poisoning), chefs obsess over reviews and many wish the service didn’t exist at all. „If two or three days go by and business sucks, I’ll go, ‘Shit, I got a bad review on Yelp.'“ says Jeff Mason, the owner of a sandwich shop in San Francisco. The anonymous system, the lack of control on fake reviews, and the difficulty engaging with reviewer has put restaurateurs in…

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[Bonus Round] Munin, Devious Dungeon, And Spinrush

nexusae0_bonusicon_thumbWelcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn’t get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can’t wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don’t want to wade through a whole day’s worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we’ve got a good-looking platform-puzzle game, an old-school 2D hack-and-slash title, and a unique take on the Tempest formula.

[Bonus Round] Munin, Devious Dungeon, And Spinrush was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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