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2:00 AM on 06.28.2014

Oh, sure: Peter Dinklage's voiceover in Destiny was actually a 'quick take'

Destiny is shaping up to be a wonderful way to be killing time. Get it? An interview with Bungie's COO Pete Parsons reveals even more scintillating details on one of 2014's most highly anticipated games. Every other week or s...

Brittany Vincent

12:30 PM on 06.26.2014

Xbox players will be able to try the Destiny beta in July

The PS4 alpha kicked off recently for PlayStation 4 owners, and Xbox players were basically left in the wind. Now, based on a trailer on the Xbox One dashboard, we know that the Xbox beta will hit the platform in July. Both t...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 06.21.2014

That T-shirt came from the Bungie store!

Commemorate your time with the Destiny Alpha release this year by picking up the tongue-in-cheek Wizard shirt from the official Bungie store. Then, don't sit around hating yourself for all the money you've spent this week wha...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Bungie helped Sony design the PS4 controller

After years of allegiance to Microsoft, Bungie's pendulum is beginning to swing toward Sony with this generation of consoles. Sony and Bungie have teamed-up to give PlayStation players a special experience with Destiny, such ...

Brett Makedonski



Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji photo
Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji
by Max Scoville



Here's some very flaccid news in the wake of E3 -- Destiny's Alpha is over, with a Beta next month. The game'll be a Sony exclusive in Japan. The new dude from Halo 5: Guardians has been named Agent Locke, and he'll be introduced in the Nightfall series. Capcom is essentially up for sale, kinda, sorta, and Nintendo's selling more Wii U's than you might've thought. Ubisoft apparently nerfed Watch Dogs' PC capabilities, and GTA V on PS4, PC, and Xbox One looks great and will have hammerhead sharks. Oh yeah and there's new Emoji. What? Emoji's sort of a video game.

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11:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Bungie reflects on the short-lived Destiny alpha, teases the July beta

After being frustratingly hush-hush about Destiny, Bungie put the game out in the wild in a big way this past E3, culminating with the recent weekend alpha. In an interview with the PlayStation Blog, senior environmental arti...

Abel Girmay

3:15 PM on 06.16.2014

All of Destiny's PlayStation exclusive content detailed

As a purported extra ambitious AAA game, Destiny has to match that ambition in the growing realm of timed and console exclusive content. So much so that there is an entire PlayStation Blog post patting you on the back fo...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 06.16.2014

The Destiny alpha has been extended a bit today

Last week, I had a chance to check out the Destiny alpha ahead of time, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Live during their E3 press conference, Sony announced that everyone who signed up in time, would be able to play the sam...

Chris Carter



Halo players will be right at home with Destiny's PvP photo
Halo players will be right at home with Destiny's PvP
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Along with our open world walkthrough, Max Scoville and I went ahead and checked out the competitive multiplayer in Destiny. We gave both maps a spin, and we also checked out each playable class for the videos.

The biggest thing you need to know is that all the weapons you can carry in the main game can be brought into multiplayer. Even bigger, you can switch your guns at any time from your inventory while in the middle of the match. No grabbing guns from the ground, no limited loadouts, just whatever you have with you. Up to at least 18 guns! 

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Watch us play an hour's worth Destiny's open world photo
Watch us play an hour's worth Destiny's open world
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The folks at Bungie gave Destructoid full access to the Destiny Alpha just before E3. You may remember that I wasn't all that excited for the game the last time I saw it, but having full freedom to do whatever and being able to discover things on my own has really changed my opinion.

I'm way more excited for Destiny again now, and you can see why as Max Scoville and I play nearly an hour's worth of the open world aspect known as Patrols. Plus we went and checked out the social space hub called The Tower at the very end of our playthrough.

For more on Destiny, check out Chris Carter's full hands-on breakdown, and we'll have some videos of the multiplayer PvP stuff later today.

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Hands-on with the Destiny first-look alpha photo
Hands-on with the Destiny first-look alpha
by Chris Carter

After months of hype it's nice to be able to sit down and actually play a game for yourself. It's crazy to think that Bungie sent over members of the press to an event without even giving them a chance to play Destiny, but here we are these many months later, and the technical alpha has started for PlayStation 4 owners.

I've been playing it for quite a while, and I'm glad to say that it was worth the wait -- even if it doesn't blow me away quite yet.

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8:15 PM on 06.09.2014

Play Destiny first on PlayStation

If you've been jonesing for your Destiny fix, wait no more. Sony has just announced that gamers will be able to play Destiny first via PlayStation 4. In an extra-special "you are awesome" bid, starting this Thursday and lasti...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 06.09.2014

Bungie to forgoe Kinect on Destiny to improve resolution

It's crazy how much Microsoft changed their stance in the infamous "Xbox 180" debacle, and how much they've changed in the past month or so. The latest development is the decision to sell a Kinect-less Xbox, which has had a b...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 06.06.2014

Marty O'Donnell files lawsuit against Bungie for unpaid benefits

Almost two months ago, longtime music composer for Bungie, Marty O'Donnell, was let go by the studio. According to O'Donnell, the termination was without cause. He may have had his hand forced, but O'Donnell's not going down ...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 05.19.2014

Everything you need to know about Destiny is not everything I need to know

Seriously, "Everything you need to know?" A little grandiose, no? Especially for a two minute video. I'm sure there are plenty of things I need to know that are not covered in this video. Heck, the title is "Destiny on PS4 |...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 05.12.2014

Halo: CE multiplayer will live on through official patch from Bungie

A little over a month ago GameSpy Technology announced they were shutting down on May 31, and their server hosting along with them. Various games have found solutions with different levels of official support, but some titles...

Brett Zeidler