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I'm officially getting excited for Bungie's Destiny photo
I'm officially getting excited for Bungie's Destiny
by Steven Hansen

We saw Destiny running, live, on multiple PlayStation 4's, and I'm suddenly a bit more into the whole ordeal. We began on a run down Earth in the same spot last night's Sony press conference featured. In the more intimate, closed-doors setting we got to take a bit more time to stop and smell the roses, which turned out to be just what I needed.

The game is ridiculously pretty. We were shown off the dynamic lighting system which will give areas different feels based on time of day, helping to sell the world as a livable, believable place. Every blade of browned grass rustled in the wind as the trees bent and creaked against the breeze. Both on the large and small scale, the game world is picturesque and alive.

After an amazing, third-person dance taunt, the team of heroes headed inside and I was sad to say goodbye to the sweeping vista -- until they walked into the beautifully realized indoor environments.

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10:35 PM on 06.10.2013

The Destiny debut we've been waiting for

Bungie took its sweet time before revealing the first gameplay of Destiny tonight during Sony's E3 press conference. Was it worth the wait? That remains to be seen, but I like what was shown. It came across as a mix of Borde...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 05.23.2013

Jon Favreau's Destiny trailer is such a tease

Let's get straight to the news that's been a long time coming for Bungie's open-world shooter Destiny: we'll finally see what it looks like -- what it really looks like -- on June 10, 2013. Thank goodness for that! Specifica...

Jordan Devore

6:20 PM on 05.21.2013

Destiny also coming to the Xbox One

Not to be left out of the "Oh we're going to be appearing on the Xbox One as well!" parade is Bungie, as they too revealed that Destiny will be released on Microsoft's next-gen console. So that's Watch Dogs, Thief, Assassin's...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 04.30.2013

Bungie's Destiny to feature 'monetization' shenanigans

Monetization. It's an ugly word, especially to those aware of its implications. According to an Activision employee resume, it's also coming to Bungie's upcoming shooter, Destiny. You may be feeling a cold shudder running dow...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.26.2013

Halo, Modern Warfare 2, & Skyrim brought together

Musician Sarah Schachner did a little arrangement where she covered the Halo, Modern Warfare 2, and Skyrim themes back-to-back. The covers sound wonderful, and it's all even more impressive once you see that Sarah played every instrument herself. [Via The Awesomer]

Hamza CTZ Aziz





6:00 AM on 04.10.2013

Halo 3: ODST now on Games on Demand, lacks multiplayer

Five more games will be making their way to Xbox 360's Games on Demand service. Right now you can get Halo 3: ODST, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, and Power Rangers Super Samurai. Next week both X-Men: The Official G...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 03.29.2013

Phantom Pain, Destiny, & A Total Eclipse of Battlefield 4

Holy moly, you guys, it's been a long week, and we had lots of news out of GDC to cover on today's Destructoid Show. For starters, EA showed off seventeen full minutes of Battlefield 4, which looks very pretty, albeit exactl...

Max Scoville

11:30 PM on 03.28.2013

GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel

There were some interesting tidbits revealed about the design of Destiny. Presented by studio writer and design director Joe Staten and art director Christopher Barrett, they went into detail about the early conception of De...

Abel Girmay

10:00 PM on 02.25.2013

Bungie: Destiny on PS3, Xbox 360 will be fully featured

After its showing at the PS4 reveal, Bungie's Destiny is now one of the most anticipated titles for next-gen. In a fan Q&A, Bungie stated that current-gen versions, including PS3 and Xbox 360, will deliver the "full visio...

Allistair Pinsof

9:30 PM on 02.22.2013

Bungie really does have no idea what to do with its hands

There are plenty of reasons to like Bungie as a studio, and here's yet another. In its new Mail Sack blog post, the team fields a question many of us have been wondering this week: What was up with the four guys who presented...

Jordan Devore

7:13 PM on 02.20.2013

Destiny launching on PlayStation 4 with exclusive content

We already knew Bungie's Destiny would be coming to PlayStation 3, but Activision closed out the Sony's reveal event by announcing it for PlayStation 4 as well. Both versions of the highly anticipated first-person ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 PM on 02.19.2013

Destiny's Details, King Washington's DLC & REVIEWGEANCE

Hey gang, here's today's Destructoid Show. Today, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance finally released, and Conrad posted his sparkling review this morning. We had some hints about Bungie's Destiny last week, but Hamza put his fu...

Max Scoville

11:00 PM on 02.17.2013

Destiny available for pre-order from GameStop, Best Buy

With the internet ablaze over the official reveal of Destiny, Bungie's new IP, it comes as no surprise that Best Buy and GameStop have already begun taking pre-orders. Both retailers have the game listed for $59.99. GameStop ...

Brett Makedonski



Bungie says 'nobody plays shooters the way they used to' photo
Bungie says 'nobody plays shooters the way they used to'
by Joshua Derocher

A lot of news on Bungie's new shooter Destiny has come out this morning, and while it looks like an interesting game, there hasn't been a PC version announced by the Halo developer. Something said by the studio's co-founder, Jason Jones may bring some light as to why there might not be a PC version of Destiny.

"We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people," Jones told us. "We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game -- almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo 'cause nobody wants to."

I don't know about you, but I play shooters with a mouse and keyboard, and it's because I want to. I have a 360 controller for my PC, but I rarely use it. I have tried playing some shooters on my girlfriend's PlayStation 3, and I can't stand it. I know I am not alone here, and that there are thousands if not millions of gamers who prefer using a mouse and keyboard.

I also liked old-school shooters that had health packs and the choice to quick save when I wanted to. There are still shooters that don't follow the Halo formula, like Max Payne 3, that are very successful. Halo is a great game, but it's a bold statement to say that we don't want to play shooters the way we used to.

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How Paul McCartney got involved with Destiny's soundtrack photo
How Paul McCartney got involved with Destiny's soundtrack
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Marty O'Donnell is one of the more recognizable names from Bungie, and really in the videogame music circle, up there with Nobuo Uematsu, Akira Yamaoka, and the like. He's the man responsible for all of the amazing Halo music, and this time around, he's heading up the Destiny soundtrack with the assistance of some major star power. 

While Bungie was only just skimming the surface in regards to what they were willing to reveal of Destiny to the press, Marty and his team really opened up and revealed how Sir Paul McCartney, of Beatles fame, joined the project and what he brought to the table.

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