GameSentral Rewind 165: Surviving Metal Gear… for free

This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

PS4 owners get Metal Gear Survive free this weekend with PS Plus

Metal Gear Survive

PS4 owners with PlayStation Plus in the US and Europe can play Metal Gear Survive for free until Monday, June 4. Konami is letting players download a free trial that contains the entire game.

Any progress made in the trial can be transferred to the full game if you decide to buy it. To entice you to make that decision, Konami has also slashed the price of the game by 30 percent, bringing it down to $28.

Survive is the first major Metal Gear game post-Kojima leaving Konami, taking place after Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes but before The Phantom Pain. You play as a member of Snake’s army that gets sucked through a wormhole to find yourself in a harsh alternate reality filled with crazed zombie-like creatures. Health, hunger, and thirst becomes your immediate concerns here as you venture out into the unknown in search of resources to stay alive.

PlayStation celebrates LGBT Pride Month with PS4 theme

For-All-The-Players-PS4-Theme

Sony has released a colorful PS4 theme in celebration of LGBT Pride Month, which started today.

The theme, called For All The Players, is available for free on the PlayStation Store. Naturally, it features a rainbow aesthetic with bright and colorful menu icons along with a colorful signal boost of the PlayStation logo.

The theme first launched last year for European PS4 owners supporting London’s Pride Event last July.

Mario Tennis Aces comes with eShop pre-order bonus

Mario Tennis Aces

Nintendo is giving eShop players 300 bonus Gold points when they pre-order Mario Tennis Aces between now and June 21, for a total of 600 Gold points on the purchase. This is a $6 value in eShop credit that can be used on future purchases.

Epic reveals players for Fortnite E3 tournament

Fortnite

Epic Games is hosting the first official Fortnite Pro-Am at E3, with 100 streamers and celebrities participating.

50 pro players, streamers, and YouTube personalities will compete with 50 celebrities. All 50 duos will compete with one another, competing for bragging rights and on behalf of a charity of their choice. The tournament has a charity prize pool of $3 million, with the winners splitting $1 million between their chosen charities. The rest of the pool will go to charities chosen by other top finishers.

The Pro-Am will stream live from Los Angeles, and will be viewable on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer.

25 teams have been announced so far, and more will be announced every week leading up to the tournament.

  • Ninja & Marshmello
  • Myth & Paul George
  • Pokimane & Desiigner
  • Markiplier & Joel Mchale
  • Gotaga & Demetrious Johnson
  • Ali-A & Pete Wentz
  • Willyrex & Prince Royce
  • Xpertthief & Janina Gavankar
  • Nadeshot & Tyron Woodley
  • One_Shot_Gurl & Jack Falahee
  • King Richard & JT Brown
  • Stonemountain64 & Jordan Fisher
  • Berkcan & Ryan Cartwright
  • Darkness429 & Marcus Scribner
  • Orkun & Jordyn Jones
  • CDNTHE3RD & Xavier Woods
  • Lachlan & Robbie Amell
  • Muselk & Liam Mcintyre
  • Lolitofdez & Ron Funches
  • Jeriicho & Dillon Francis
  • Gizzorz & Reggie Jackson
  • NoahJ456 & Madilyn Bailey
  • Skyyart & Nathan Kress
  • SypherPK & Tarik Cohen
  • Izak Live & Drezo

Destiny 2’s Faction Rallies event returns next week

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies

Faction Rallies will return to Destiny 2 on June 5 after Bungie’s livestream revealing the game’s second year of content. Bungie removed the mode from the game’s rotating events list in March.

This new event will still revolve around pledging yourself to one of the game’s three factions – New Monarchy, Dead Orbit, and Future War Cult – but players can earn better rewards through more interesting gameplay.

According to community manager dmg04, players can only pledge to a single faction per account rather than individually based on each character. If you want loot from all three factions, Bungie announced that it will host three Faction Rallies this season before old rewards cycle out in favor of new ones.

Players will still turn in tokens to get rewards, but they’ll have a new way of increasing their token drops. After pledging, completing activities on a planet – killing elites, executing patrols, and completing public events – will net players a new buff called Renown.

Renown accrues in stacks, and greatly increases your Faction Rallies token gains from looting a Lost Sector chest. However, it also works as a debuff. The higher the Renown, the more damage you take, the less damage you deal, and the slower your health will regenerate. Players will lose some of the renown they gain if killed. This new system promises to add some more difficulty to Destiny 2’s world content.

As far as the new rewards, players can get new armor ornaments for their Faction Rallies armor and new weapons. The best rewards are the faction exclusive exotic add-ons though, with each faction getting their won exotic armor ornament and exotic weapon catalyst.

  • New Monarchy: An ornament for the Titan chest Crest of Alpha Lupi, and the Sweet Business catalyst
  • Dead Orbit: An ornament for the Hunter helmet Knucklehead Radar, and the Graviton Lance catalyst
  • Future War Cult: An ornament for the Warlock helmet Eye of Another World, and the Sunshot catalyst

The winning faction, which turns in the most tokens turned in at the end of the week, will still sell their winning weapon to players cheaply.

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