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Destiny

If you log into Destiny in the next few days, you'll net bonus rewards


Coins, Motes, and an Emblem
Jan 08
// Chris Carter
Bungie crafted an incentive for Destiny players to log on after a long winter break, and it's as easy as logging in and completing one activity (a PVP skirmish, for example). As of today you can pick up rewards, which in...
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MLG sold

Yep, Activision bought Major League Gaming


Foundation for eSports broadcast network
Jan 04
// Jordan Devore
As suspected, Activision has acquired Major League Gaming. The move falls in line with the company's ambitious goal to "create the ESPN of eSports," according to CEO Bobby Kotick. "MLG's ability to create premium content and ...
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Platinum's TMNT

Further proof confirming Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game


I give to you the future of ninjutsu
Jan 04
// Brett Makedonski
It's a new year, but we already have a prime candidate for "Worst Kept Secret." No one is willing to admit that Platinum's making a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, but Platinum's totally making a Teenage Mutant Ninja ...
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Uhhh
Man, the eSports world is so much more interesting these days. With so many big-time publishers attempting to enter the market, Activision just up and did what everyone probably wanted to do all along -- it potentially bought...

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Skylanders amiibo

Good news, collectors: The Skylanders amiibo are going to be sold separately


$24.99
Jan 01
// Chris Carter
[Update: It looks like the pair are going to be sold on 1/9 at GameStop -- there's no current word on what the stock looks like, but since they're being distributed by Activision, there's no doubt that it will be more plentif...
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Destiny

Destiny's weekly raid challenge is the Warpriest again


Well that was short-lived
Dec 24
// Chris Carter
Over the course of the past month or so, we've seen the raid challenge mode in Destiny shift to the Warpriest, then Golgoroth, and Oryx. Now it's back to the Warpriest with the exact same challenge as the initial week, w...
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is getting a more Call of Duty-like PVP system


Honor levels and Prestige!
Dec 21
// Chris Carter
Blizzard is changing things up for World of Warcraft's PVP mode once the Legion expansion hits, and it sounds like the system is going to get closer to the Vanilla era. For starters, currencies for buying gear will be er...
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Destiny

Iron Banner is coming back to Destiny this month


December 29
Dec 18
// Chris Carter
For those of you who enjoy Destiny's Iron Banner PVP event, you won't have to sneak away from whatever family events you're doing this Christmas week to play it. Bungie has announced that it will start on December 29, ru...
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Destiny

Destiny's Oryx raid challenge is the hardest one to date


All 16 detonations at once
Dec 15
// Chris Carter
The seemingly final raid challenge has cycled in for Destiny's King's Fall. The first offering was Warpriest, last week was Golgoroth, and now, skipping Daughters entirely, it's Oryx's turn. I managed to down him three times ...
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The 'experiment' is now live
Aw here it goes! For weeks now, Destiny dataminers have been hacking away at the game's code, looking for anything of note. Although they've found plenty of tertiary things, they figured out one huge addition -- paid exp...

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Guitar Hero Live

One-on-one rival battles have come to Guitar Hero TV


Plus some other minor changes to GHTV
Dec 15
// Joe Parlock
When it comes to Guitar Hero Live, the one song I kick arse at is "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees. I know it’s not considered “rock enough” for a Guitar Hero game by some people, but they’re obviously ...
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Tony Hawk

The UK has been spared the last-gen port of Pro Skater 5


Not releasing in the UK
Dec 15
// Joe Parlock
[Update: Despite saying it wouldn't be released on Xbox 360, Pro Skater 5 has popped up on the Xbox Live Marketplace, costing £24.99. It isn't available on the PS3, so this might well be a mistake on Activision's part. ...
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Tony Hawk 5

Delayed last-gen Tony Hawk 5 drops this week


But does anyone still want it?
Dec 13
// Kyle MacGregor
Following the launch of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Activision delayed the title's launch on last generation platforms. This was done to allow developer Robomodo to fix many of the bugs p...
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Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is having a double XP event this weekend


Plus, a Nuketown playlist
Dec 11
// Chris Carter
I'm still enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops III, mostly due to the fact that there's so many game modes in tow. If I ever get bored of one gametype I can move on to the other, but the general multiplayer element is so strong t...
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Destiny Sparrow Racing

Destiny's SRL Sparrow Racing is a middling and shallow diversion


Out for three weeks
Dec 08
// Chris Carter
Bungie laid out its plans going forward for Destiny today. Instead of providing full expansion-like experiences, they're going to be focusing on micro-events, like the Festival of the Lost Halloween activity at the Tower a fe...
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Destiny raiding

This week's Destiny raid challenge forces every player to participate


Golgoroth is up
Dec 08
// Chris Carter
Bungie has cycled in the new raid challenge this week for Destiny, as part of an effort to deliver a few pieces of guaranteed 320 loot to hardcore players, and keep them interested in the game. Instead of focusing on the War ...
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Tony Hawk 5

Tony Hawk 5 gets a massive patch that adds content, fixes bugs


It still has a bit to go
Dec 06
// Chris Carter
For roughly two months, Tony Hawk 5 has been plagued with bugs, from online connectivity to fundamental gameplay flaws. Finally, developer Robomodo has pushed a patch this month that rectifies some of the problems, while...
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Call of Duty

The first Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC is coming in early 2016


PS4 first, of course
Dec 05
// Brett Makedonski
Black Ops III getting stale yet? It has only been out for a month so I'd hope not. But, if it is, reinforcement is coming soon. Toward the beginning of Sony's PlayStation Experience keynote, it was revealed that the Awakening add-on is slated for early 2016. Of course, Sony's getting its money's worth for its sizable investment and touting it as a 30-day exclusive to PS4. Money talks.
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Destiny

Destiny's raid challenges are lame so far, but at least they guarantee loot


Starting with the Warpriest
Dec 02
// Chris Carter
This week, Destiny's raid challenges debuted for both normal and hard mode variants. The gist is that each week, a new boss will have an active modifier that's designed to test player's skill, and reward them with specific bo...
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Activision

Activision reveals crowd-sourced music video results for Guitar Hero Live


100,000 videos generated
Dec 01
// Chris Carter
I'm generally not a fan of lip-sync videos, but it looks like Activision managed to round up quite a few people into their newest scheme for Guitar Hero Live. The gist is that people are tasked with creating a video for Ed Sh...
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Platinum Games

Platinum is doing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles next


Mutants in Manhattan
Nov 30
// Jordan Devore
Australia's classification board has a listing for a multiplatform game called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan and, hot damn, it's developed by Platinum Games. Question is, will its scope fall more in line ...
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World of Warcraft

Here's a quick look at World of Warcraft's new Demon Hunter class


For the Legion expansion
Nov 28
// Chris Carter
The World of Warcraft: Legion expansion isn't set to debut until mid-2016 (!), but Blizzard has provided alpha access to some individuals far ahead of its release. As of this week I had a chance to try out the Demon Hunter cl...
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Guitar Hero TV

Guitar Hero TV is getting 34 new songs this week


Including 'Jerry Was a Race Car Driver'
Nov 24
// Chris Carter
At this point, Guitar Hero Live's GHTV function will have 300 songs to choose from this weekend, with 34 new tracks dropping tomorrow. The full list is below, but the obvious highlights include Judas Priest, Tenacious D, Huey...
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MIDA Multi-Tool

Hold up: The MIDA Multi-Tool is coming back to Destiny


Heyyyyy
Nov 21
// Chris Carter
When Destiny made the jump to "Year 2" with The Taken King, a number of Exotics didn't make it along for the ride. A huge one is the Gjallarhorn, a notoriously unbalanced rocket launcher that nearly every raid group...
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Destiny

Bungie flip-flops, nerfs Pulse Rifles in Destiny right after buffing them


Haha
Nov 20
// Chris Carter
On the next episode of "as the nerf turns," it looks like Bungie is making pulse rifles and shotguns less effective in its big December update for Destiny. This follows an update in the 2.0 edition that actually made pulse ri...
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Blops Easter egg

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Easter egg channels...Silent Hill?


Spooky scary mannequins
Nov 19
// Steven Hansen
People are saying Doctor Whom and that's fine, that's fine -- "Angels," innit, governor? -- but it still reads Silent Hill to me because they're like mannequins (by way of I, Robot), even if Super Mario Boos might be closer....
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Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero Live adds another live rock concert this week


On GHTV
Nov 18
// Chris Carter
One of the coolest things about Guitar Hero Live's GHTV element is that Activision, in the near future at least, is keen on supporting it with constant new content. That includes 70 new songs by the end of the year, and updat...
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Green Man Gaming

[Update] More publishers claim Green Man Gaming is selling its games unauthorised


Your keys might not work, so be careful
Nov 17
// Joe Parlock
[Update]: We have received this statement from Green Man Gaming's head of PR: As you know, we have official and direct relationships with a range of publishers, developers and distributors. Some publishers send us keys ...
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Destiny

New Destiny update features sword vendor, return of Iron Banner


And a few other bits
Nov 13
// Chris Carter
In addition to the refer-a-friend program, a few other updates are coming next week for Destiny. For starters Lord Shaxx will sell the three legendary swords, just in case you did something with them. Also, players will be ab...
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Review events

As a reminder, Destructoid does not attend industry review events


Including EA's recent one for Star Wars
Nov 12
// Chris Carter
As you may have heard, major publishers often run "review events" for big games, seeking to gather up members of the press into one location. These events are located in highly controlled environments, with near-perfect setti...

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