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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

4:15 PM on 05.06.2014

Activision sets Destiny beta date for July

During its first quarter calendar 2014 financial results call, Activision announced that the beta for Bungie's sci-fi shooter Destiny will happen this July. Previously, the beta was scheduled for "summer," so maybe at E3 next...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 05.06.2014

Activision investing $500 million in Destiny

At the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said the company intends to spend $500 million on Bungie's new sci-fi shooter Destiny. That investment will go into covering development, marketin...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 05.02.2014

Your Halo: Combat Evolved dreams can persist with GameRanger

With Halo: Combat Evolved's impending loss of online functionality via GameSpy on the horizon, players were about to have to say goodbye to online multiplayer and matchmaking. Again. But third-party program GameRanger has swo...

Brittany Vincent







Video: Destiny wasn't everything Hamza was hoping for photo
Video: Destiny wasn't everything Hamza was hoping for
by Max Scoville

If you missed it, Hamza went up to Bungie's offices to play Destiny, and he wrote a bunch of words and stuff about it. I didn't actually feel like reading his articles, so I demanded he describe his time with the game out loud, and I wanted to make him uncomfortable, so I filmed the whole ordeal.

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2:00 PM on 04.28.2014

Bungie making sure you can import characters from last- to current-gen in Destiny

Destiny is going to be a huge game where you'll be able to sink hundreds of hours into the experience. So it's a good thing Bungie is looking into making sure players can import their characters from last-gen consoles to the ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 04.28.2014

Destiny's competitive multiplayer will be balanced, says Bungie

Destiny wants players to create the exact experience they want. Your character, weapons, and gear are all customizable to fit whatever desired play style. These persistent characters you can create can be carried to any aspec...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Destiny's combat is solid, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it photo
Destiny's combat is solid, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's been over a year since Bungie first released details on Destiny, its next big project after handing off the Halo series to Microsoft. While the studio was done telling the tale of the Master Chief and his journey, Bungie was far from ready to leave behind the sci-fi space genre.

It has been extremely secretive with Destiny, letting bits and pieces of info flow onto the Internet here and there. That was until earlier this month when Bungie had Destructoid up to its offices in Seattle and actually gave us some real hands-on time with the game.

While I have a much better sense of how the combat and controls feels now, Bungie still held back on revealing much about the game. And it's because of that on-going secrecy that I've lost some of my excitement towards Destiny.

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3:15 PM on 04.23.2014

Destiny has a fancy new website with game footage

Bungie has launched a spiffy new website for its online, open-world sci-fi shooter Destiny. There's some footage of the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock classes, compiled in the video above by GamesHQMedia for your convenience. Do...

Jordan Devore



What was your favorite Marty O'Donnell song? photo
What was your favorite Marty O'Donnell song?
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

As we learned this past week, Marty O'Donnell is no longer with Bungie after nearly two decades at the company. His music is iconic in this industry, and the Halo series owes a part of it's infamy thanks to what he did on that series without a doubt.

While I think Marty will find work again easily if he wants it (maybe go to 343 and make the Halo music good again?), I did want to take this moment to reflect on his career at Bungie. Specifically the Halo series as the music he created for it has been some of my favorite for any game franchise out there.

The one that left the biggest impact on me was the Halo 3: ODST soundtrack. From the haunting saxophones of "Overture," to the feelings of defying the odds with "Special Delivery," ODST's original score has been one of the handful gaming soundtracks to actually move me to tears. Proper credit to Michael Salvatori who worked on this album as well.

So what was your favorite song/album/piece that Marty O'Donnell worked on while at Bungie, or otherwise. Did you know he made the Flintstones vitamin song? That was a good one too. Man remember when the Flintstones were cool?

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1:50 AM on 04.16.2014

Halo, Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell fired by Bungie

[Update: Bungie released a statement which reads: "For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say g...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 03.28.2014

Microsoft isn't planning to bring more Halo games to Steam

Even though Microsoft says it has a "renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming" internally, we've been hearing that sentiment for a while and little if anything has come to fruition yet. It'd be unexpected for the company to bri...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 03.10.2014

This PlayStation 4 ad doubles as a Destiny ad

Destiny is coming out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 this September. Those of you that have been following the game since it was revealed know this, but those just learning about it from this ne...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 02.10.2014

The real life version of the Halo sword kind of sucks

Master arms maker Man at Arms is back, this time taking on the Halo Elite energy sword. The concept looks cool in the game, but it kind of sucks in real life as it's not really practical. Look at how floppy it is! It will still cut a fool, you just got to wiggle it around a little to really get in deep. It'll look cool mounted on a wall or something at least. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz