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Destiny update

Destiny's Prison of Elders will be updated to endgame levels

Bungie's latest Twitch stream just ended, and it let loose some key information about the upcoming free spring update to Destiny. Previously hinted with a single screenshot of Guardians in specific gear, the Prison of Elders activity -- fir...

 
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Black Ops III

Black Ops III's Nuketown goes free on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Nuketown (you can't make me swap out that "e" for a "3") was available as a pre-order / early-run bonus map in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, but as of today, latecomers can also play on it. For free. If they'd like. It joins the main map rot...

 
Mutants in Manhattan
"It basically sucked," Activision producer Robert Conkey told me. "We don't know what happened." I had just finished playing a demo of Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan with Conkey and game de...   read

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E3

E3 is 'beyond relevant' says organization that profits greatly off people thinking E3 is relevant

E3 is becoming less and less relevant. It's not a dead show, but it's also past its prime. There was once a time when the biggest video game companies in the world had to have the biggest presence at E3. It was a dick-measuring contest. Now...

 
DESTINY
Let's get something straight. I didn't choose to play Destiny. It just showed up at my doorstep one day. One of my fellow editors here at Destructoid, the one and only Darren Nakamura, sent it to me out of the blue. Initially...   read

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Activision skips E3

Activision won't have an E3 booth, will have a new Infinity Ward game

Another major video game publisher will not have an E3 booth presence. Call of Duty publisher Activision is skipping out on floor space, just like Electronic Arts. Activision explained in a blog post, "we’re going to be at E3 showcasi...

 
Black Ops photo
Black Ops

Play some free Black Ops III multiplayer this weekend

Steam's doing one of those things where you can play a game for free all weekend long. Don't those feel good? Like you're the beneficiary of some screw-up in the PC game control room. Some schmuck pushed the wrong button and now you're reap...

 
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Destiny

Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week

Bungie has announced that Iron Banner, a week long PVP event, will return again to Destiny. It kicks off on February 23 at 10AM PT, and will end at the usual reset time of March 1, 1:00AM PT. This time the mode is Clash, and the rewards inc...

 
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Activision

Activision has a round of layoffs, entire Minneapolis location may have closed

Following last week's investors' report, it seems as if Activision has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. These layoffs may be, in part, due to the fact that Activision says both Skylanders and Guitar Hero under-performe...

 
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Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Easter egg dedicated to recently retired Marshawn Lynch

In case you haven't heard, the NFL's Marshawn Lynch recently announced his retirement earlier this month. As a result of his efforts to not only promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III, but appear briefly in the game, developer Treyarch has ens...

 
Destiny
Plans to follow Destiny up with a full-fledged, proper sequel haven't changed, but they've been pushed back a little bit. Activision says that the Bungie-developed shooter is expected to launch a second game in the serie...   read

Destiny
When Bungie announced the Crimson Days event for Destiny, my heart sunk a bit. I mean the notion is nice, but really, we all know that the Tower makeover is basically just an excuse to sell more microtransactions. "But you can pay for the [insert popular meme here] Drake Dance." Should I just...uninstall it now, or?   read

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Destiny

Based on math, without challenges, it would take 'a year of raiding' to nearly get 320 in Destiny

A redditor decided to crunch some numbers related to gear in Destiny, and the results are pretty hilarious. For those who aren't aware, the max "level" (Light level) in Destiny right now is 320. According to him, if you don't...

 
Destiny opinion
I've been playing a lot of Destiny lately -- late to the party, I know -- and going deep into the rabbit hole almost requires players to frequent r/DestinyTheGame or some other similar community site. Without it, I'd never kn...   read

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Destiny

Bungie to Destiny players: Are we having fun yet?!

For weeks now, players have been sharing their frustrations with the direction of Destiny. If you just jumped into the game recently -- awesome! You have a ton of fun new stuff to do, including the base game, two previous expansions, and th...

 
Guitar Hero Live
Activision has been steadily supporting Guitar Hero Live's TV element for months now, adding constant new content to the game. Although it has microtransactions the system is more than fair, and allows for a ton of songs to b...   read

Call of Duty DLC review
It's still crazy to me that I'm loading up a Call of Duty DLC pack first on PlayStation 4. After years of Microsoft-dominated timed exclusivity Sony finally has its shot at heading it up, and it has perfect timing with Black Ops III. As one of the best Call of Duty games in years, it allows Awakening plenty of room to breathe, and lets Treyarch be its unconventional self.   read

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Ghostbusters

New Ghostbusters game reportedly in the works, I hope we get to be the ladies

2009's Ghostbusters: The Video Game was a pleasant return to the ghoul-infested New York City, and it sounds like we'll have another chance to get bustin' this year. What remains unclear is whether it'll feature the cast of women in th...

 
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Call of Duty

Peter Stormare returns in Call of Duty's new ad campaign

Peter Stormare has entertained me for years, and is one of the greatest character actors of our time -- Fargo, Big Lebowski, Bad Boys II, Until Dawn, hell, even Prison Break -- classic performances. Now he's back to promote C...

 
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Destiny

You can now view Destiny's Calcified Fragment list by character

After not having it since launch, Bungie has made it possible to view Destiny's Calcified Fragments per character. For those who aren't aware, fragments are small little hidden objects found in various missions -- if you find a certain...

 
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Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Black Ops III's newest zombie map has Wolfenstein vibes

I'm all in with the new zombie cast in Call of Duty: Black Ops III (headlined by Jeff Goldbum), but I'll take Der Eisendrache as well -- the newest map set to debut in the Awakening DLC. It brings back the original cast for a good...

 
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Destiny

Destiny's matchmaking is getting overhauled this week

Destiny is getting a much needed overhaul with its matchmaking process, as it pertains to the PVP element of the game -- the Crucible. According to a post from Bungie, "more emphasis" will be placed on connection quality, which will in...

 
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TMNT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan officially announced

Well, Activision finally announced the Platinum-developed game we all knew existed -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. It's a third-person action game set in the Big Apple (though likely not at 3AM), and will see the turt...

 
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Ninja Turtles

Someone leaked the trailer for Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before the 'official' leak

Earlier today, a tweet from Platinum Games teased the "official reveal" of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. We've been getting small glimpses of it up until now (including the art style, possible cover art, and ...

 
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TMNT

Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is getting revealed tomorrow

Video games' worst-kept secret is getting announced tomorrow. Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will finally be revealed, as not-so-subtly hinted at by this tweet from the developer. Dubiously called an "off...

 
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Destiny Valentine's

Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days

After a long holiday, Bungie is back to work this week. For the first update of the new year, Destiny will be adding an event not unlike the Festival of the Lost from Halloween. Except since this one is coming in February, it's all about sp...

 
Gaming News
Keeping up with gaming news can be bloody hard.  In gaming terms, a week is an eternity, so here we are with this handy-dandy breakdown of the past week’s most important, interesting, or downright bizarre gaming ne...   read

Platinum
Weeks ago, we learned that there is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game in the works from Platinum Games by way of Activision, in the same vein as The Legend of Korra and Transformers: Devastation. It made perfect s...   read

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Square Enix - Activision

Rise of the Tomb Raider director leaves Crystal Dynamics for Infinity Ward

Tomb Raider Senior Art Director and Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Director Brian Horton has left Crystal Dynamics, the developer announced via the official Tomb Raider Tumblr account Friday. "It’s been a huge honor to be a part of the ...

 
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Vivendi

Vivendi sells off all remaining stake in Activision Blizzard

Many in video game circles know Vivendi solely for its role in owning Activision Blizzard in recent years. The timeline of events looks something like this: The French mass media company owned a controlling stake in Activision Blizzard from...

 

Brett MakedonskiFeatured blogger

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 

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Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

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jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
RiffRaff

Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

They dont make em like they used to

 
Pixie The Fairy

All the cool and real power sides with Iron He has Spiderman, Black Panther, Vision and Stark owns his Cap doubles down on Also, where the hell is Fury during all Hes probably scheming to bring them all

 
AdmiralAckbong

If getting high and watching movies or playing videogames was a major, Id have graduated with a Masters degree by Fuck this semester

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 

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