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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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The first real details on Bungie's Destiny revealed photo
The first real details on Bungie's Destiny revealed
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Finally, after years of speculation Bungie and Activision have revealed the first bits and pieces of what exactly Destiny (yes, that's the official name) is all about. It's a first-person shooter. It's an open-world sandbox. And it's a persistent world. It's all that and more -- something Bungie is calling a "shared-world shooter."

Bungie is betting big, offering so much promise that only a studio like them could potentially pull it off. They redefined the first-person shooter genre with Halo, and they're looking to redefine the genre all over again with Destiny.

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11:45 PM on 02.15.2013

PlayStation 4, Watch_Dogs, Destiny, & Iwata's Luigi Hat

Hey guys, if you missed it, here's today's Destructoid Show, which was live earlier. Because we do that every Friday. Lots of news today: Naughty Dog delays The Last Of Us for an extra month. This thing is an actual prototyp...

Max Scoville

12:45 PM on 02.15.2013

Best Buy pre-order materials reveal info on Destiny

[Update: We've been sent another shot of the Destiny flier, this time with a much better look at the copy. Find it and the backside of the pre-order card, which specifically lists Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as the release pla...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.12.2013

Bungie to reveal Destiny this weekend

Despite information about Bungie's next game getting out ahead of time, I don't think that's done much to lessen the excitement surrounding Destiny. If anything, we got just enough in the way of details to have us anticipatin...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 02.08.2013

Bungie's Destiny may head toward 2014 release

Earnings calls may not have the spectacle of an E3 reveal, but it's often how we hear release windows for upcoming titles, such as the next Call of Duty. When it comes to Bungie's Destiny, Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirs...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 PM on 01.21.2013

Awww: Bungie visits a recovering child at the hospital

As much as the negativity online can eat away at your mind if you aren't careful, the Internet can also be an overwhelmingly positive place. Take, for instance, Reddit user fiscal_ posting about his five-year-old son Brady ne...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 01.18.2013

Bungie to show off 'Destiny' at GDC 2013

Bungie is already teasing what they'll talk about at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, set to take place in San Francisco in March. They'll reveal what they've been working on for the "next ten years of great Bungie advent...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 01.11.2013

Bungie.net integrates PSN accounts into new website

In the minds of most gamers, Bungie is still synonymous with Microsoft and the Xbox. But the studio appears to be broadening its audience with the recent update to its website. Bungie.net now gives players the option to log i...

Jason Cabral

2:30 PM on 12.07.2012

Pachter: Activision should charge for Call of Duty online

Michael "Thigh Majesty" Pachter is a man of business, which doesn't always make him a friend to consumers. His latest suggestion, that Activision should charge a fee for Call of Duty, isn't a new notion, but it never wins him...

Jim Sterling