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Destiny  



Reviewed: 6.5/10: Alright
( ps4 version reviewed )





8:00 AM on 03.06.2015

Destiny will get one more update before the next expansion

The last update for Destiny was pretty great. I logged in to check it out, and promptly quit because there really isn't anything to do. Bungie is teasing the next update however (1.1.2), of which it isn't giving details ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 02.27.2015

Bungie adds support for moving Destiny items between characters online and in-app

Chalk this up to "it should have been in at launch," but you can now transfer items between characters in Destiny. The process isn't perfect though since it isn't in-game, but you can do it by way of the companion app or Bung...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 02.26.2015

Bungie implements patch 1.1.1 in Destiny, mostly changes weapon balance

Bungie has unloaded patch 1.1.1 into the Destiny world, which has a number of weapon balance adjustments, in addition to a new reputation window, matchmaking for weekly Heroics, and a fix for the dreaded heavy ammo bug. ...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 02.20.2015

Destiny to get matchmaking for Heroic Weekly Strikes

Bungie has been teasing a big change for Strikes (dungeons) going forward, and drumroll...it turns out that it's matchmaking for Weekly Heroic Strikes. As one of the three "weekly" events you can do for rewards (Heroics, Nigh...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 02.13.2015

Destiny's 1.1.1 patch brings another minor fix, still ignores content drought

Along with the heavy ammo glitch fix and weapon adjustments, Destiny will get another minor improvement -- the ability to see reputation rank within the pause menu. Previously you had to go to the Tower and manually chec...

Chris Carter




9:00 PM on 02.06.2015

Samuel L. Jackson is the real Ghost we deserve

One of the many knocks against Destiny is its story -- I mean, if you can call it that. And after earlier versions of the game, there was a vocal group of gamers who suggested that Peter Dinklage, the loveable Tyrion Lannist...

Robert Summa




5:30 PM on 02.05.2015

Bungie is overhauling some weapon types in the next Destiny update

Bungie has posted its weekly update for Destiny, and surprise, it actually has some substance for once. New weapon changes are coming, mostly to the tune of auto rifle, shotgun, pulse rifle, and hand cannon adjustments. The f...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Praise The Speaker: Bungie to fix Destiny's heavy ammo bug

Destiny has had a major bug in it since launch regarding heavy ammo. Often times you'll straight-up lose ammo due to a variety of situations, especially when you equip some of the game's best armor. It's a huge pain beca...

Chris Carter




12:30 PM on 01.28.2015

This Destiny guitar medley is pretty rockin'

One of the best soundtracks I listened to all year was easily Destiny. For all the problems that the game had, it was a joy to listen to, especially while in orbit waiting for a group or a connection. Guitarist Ryan Abu...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 01.26.2015

House of Wolves might be Bungie's last chance to save Destiny

Before Destiny was released, it was hyped into oblivion. Hundreds of thousands of fans bought into it, and by extension, purchased the Season Pass consisting of the first two expansions -- the second of which, House...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 01.22.2015

Destiny's Crota's End Hard Mode is disappointing outside of the final fight

I have a stable of around 30 people I raid with in Destiny regularly, but yesterday I picked the five I play with the most and set a scheduled time for the brand new Crota's End Hard Mode. Everyone showed up, and te...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 01.21.2015

Bungie delivers quick Destiny hotfix before Crota's End Hard Mode

Bungie is gearing up to release its last bit of major content before the next Destiny expansion, the Hard Mode version of the Crota's End raid. Before that, a quick hotfix was dropped that adjusts the bridge encounter, a...

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 01.09.2015

Bungie's post-holiday Destiny update is the best one yet for Dark Below

Bungie is updating Destiny next week, and it looks to be a massive improvement for both existing raids. Now, instead of getting a random Exotic weapon from a chest that can be soloed in Crota's End, the Ir Yut boss will ...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Bungie's Holiday gift for Destiny players was...a random legendary weapon

Before the end of 2014, Bungie tweeted out that players would obtain a "small, but legendary" gift for their Destiny accounts. Most people presumed that it would be a Santa hat consumable of some sort, like the Halloween...

Chris Carter




10:04 PM on 01.04.2015

Leaked photo shows Bungie's possible plans for Destiny in 2015

[Update: YouTuber LittleBigOkey has crafted a high-res image of the leak. See it here.] A new leak has been revealed that may shed some light on what's in store for Destiny in 2015. So far we have the Dark Below&nbs...

Chris Carter




5:30 PM on 01.01.2015

Destiny Ghost Hunter is a really cool third-party site to track secrets

Since I already explained why Destiny is both bad and good, let's cut to the chase without talking about the game's shortcomings, shall we?An individual has created a really nifty third-party site that allows you to loca...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 12.31.2014

Destiny is the most fascinating game of 2014, mostly for negative reasons

I have roughly seven days of playtime logged into Destiny. I have a level 31 Warlock, Titan, and Hunter who are all one piece away from level 32 -- the current cap. I've completed the new Crota's End raid roughly 20 times, 10...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 12.17.2014

Destiny patch ups base stats of Crota raid gear, adds a mission back

It's only a week out from Destiny's Dark Below expansion, and a small patch is upon us. The biggest change is definitely the buff to Crota raid gear, including the base light stat of +30 to all raid armor and 300 attack to al...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 12.15.2014

What do you think of raiding in Destiny?

If you follow Destiny but don't play it, you've probably heard this line a lot: "the raids are the best part." But that's basically all you hear, and then you move on because of all the other negative word of mouth. So I...

Chris Carter




2:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Review: Destiny: The Dark Below

Having basically played the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below nonstop since launch, I've experienced everything it has to offer. That in itself is an issue, because although I have played more than the average pe...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 12.09.2014

You can carry over your progress to the Destiny sequel

Many people have misunderstood the "$500 million" and "10 year plan" comments that Activision has made in the past in regards to Destiny. Those numbers encompass the entire franchise over time, not just one game. That plan in...

Chris Carter




5:55 AM on 12.09.2014

Completing the new questline in Destiny is complicated, here's how

After booting up the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below this morning, I completed the three new story missions. Upon finishing the questline I saw that the weekly Heroic and Nightfall missions were blacked ou...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Destiny's latest patch notes are a disaster in terms of communication

Man, Bungie. Now instead of a collective of the community being angry at Destiny's glitches and issues, you have pissed pretty much everyone off right before the launch of the expansion. It's something that could have easily been avoided with better communication -- a lesson a lot of other people in the online/MMO space have learned with experience. So what went wrong?

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 12.02.2014

Destiny 1.1 patches exotics, resource collection

After dragging its feet for a few months fixing guns that were basically broken at launch, Bungie has released one of the biggest updates yet for Destiny. A great deal of Exotic weapons have been overhauled and fixed, making ...

Chris Carter




4:30 AM on 11.26.2014

Destiny's new DLC is 'sexy' 'awesome' 'bacon' says horrible trailer

"Boom, daddy's home." "Call me when you level up, bro" "This is like a-Sasquatch-and-a-unicorn-had-a-baby exotic." Please stick to over serious trailers. I've made a point to ignore Destiny because I know it ain't ...

Steven Hansen




3:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Destiny expansion video teases what players will find in The Dark Below

We have known for a little while that the first expansion to Destiny would be called The Dark Below, and that it would add a healthy-sounding chunk of content. Bungie has now released a trailer showing off the moon excavatio...

Darren Nakamura




8:00 AM on 11.20.2014

Destiny now has a free trial promotion on the PS4

Destiny is still trucking. I'm currently sitting on a level 30 Warlock, 30 Titan, and 28 Hunter who has been stuck at 28 for over a month. I'm basically just running the Vault of Glass three times per week (my group has ...

Chris Carter




6:30 PM on 11.04.2014

Destiny's child: Work has started on Destiny 2

Activision Blizzard is making all sorts of money in its latest financial quarter. This is due in large part to the success of Destiny, which has 9.5 million "registered users," the average of which is playing the game for thr...

Steven Hansen




7:20 AM on 10.29.2014

Destiny's first expansion gets some official details

Activision has just sent some details our way for Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, which will be available December 9. Dark Below will feature new weapons, armor, and gear, as well as more Legendary gear and Exotics...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 10.27.2014

If Bungie envisions Destiny as an MMO, it should start acting like it

Destiny was a functional game at launch, but a number of design choices were made that left all of us scratching our heads. The Cryptarch system in 1.0 was horrible in that it allowed players to earn legendary engrams (r...

Chris Carter




7:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Smash sells 705,000 in two days, Destiny players flock to PS4

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is selling as well as you would expect. According to NPD data, 705,000 units in its first two days in the United States, good for fourth best-selling in September. This is close to Pokemon X/Y's one...

Steven Hansen




12:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Destiny has so much lore, it's sad that almost none of it is in the game

In-game, Destiny's story is probably the worst part of the experience. Constant Dinklebot "defense" missions and short exposes during load screens are hardly what I'd call a narrative, but that's what Bungie ended up giving u...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Bungie recommends re-installing Destiny if the patch is giving you issues

Bungie rolled out a controversial patch recently (which wasn't even that big, honestly, as auto-rifles are still really effective in PVE), and some users are reporting issues with the game after picking up the download. The d...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 10.10.2014

Here's why games can be the perfect social lubricant

It's really tough to get out there and meet people, whether it's online or in the real world. I remember that feeling as an introvert, always being nervous as to whether or not someone would be silently judging me basically a...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 10.09.2014

Destiny's six-person raid was cleared by two people

Not content with beating the normal mode six-person raid in Destiny with three players, the same crew attempted it with two, and succeeded. As someone who has cleared it six times and knows the mechanics like the back o...

Chris Carter




9:30 AM on 10.07.2014

Destiny's hotfix is underway, will return with the Iron Banner event

Destiny is getting a small hotfix patch today that will solve a number of connection issues and quick scope bugs. It's underway starting from 10AM EST for "a few hours" -- expect it to be up later this afternoon. Although the...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Destiny's loot is now way less aggravating

Here we go. The patch that fixes -- or, at least improves -- how loot works in Destiny. Chris already detailed the patch, which is out now, at length. But the short of it is that Legendary (purple) engrams will now always awa...

Jordan Devore




4:30 PM on 09.29.2014

Bungie explains that they're still working on Destiny's DLC, it's not on-disc

Over the weekend, it was uncovered due to a bug that Destiny had some placeholder content built into it. Two more raids and a number of Strike and Story missions were found, leading people to believe that some of it was ...

Chris Carter




5:45 PM on 09.26.2014

Bungie is finally fixing the awful Cryptarch trolling in Destiny

It took a few weeks, but Bungie is finally getting around to addressing one of the major problems with Destiny -- the first thing on the table is loot. Currently, the "Cryptarch" NPC deciphered unidentified items in an incred...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 09.26.2014

There's a replacement for Destiny's Loot Cave

In its update for Destiny that put an end to the oh-so-effective Loot Cave, Bungie noted that "shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played." That well-known spot is now less desirable ...

Jordan Devore




3:30 PM on 09.25.2014

Sad day: Bungie nerfs Destiny's loot cave

Bungie's grand social shooter Destiny has boiled down to an interesting and repetitive formula for a lot of players lately: fire into the darkness of a cave and hope some interesting gear drops. No world exploring, no co...

Brett Makedonski




8:00 AM on 09.23.2014

Destiny's 'Queen's Wrath' event is underway, here is what it brings

Bungie is currently running a special event in Destiny that basically consists of extra bounties and an extra faction to interact with. It'll run from September 23rd through October 6th, and will allow you to earn r...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 09.19.2014

Destiny's vehicle heavy 'Combined Arms' playlist starts today

If you're looking to play Destiny this weekend, you can take part in a limited time multiplayer playlist in The Crucible called "Combined Arms." It basically features increased heavy ammo drops as well as extra vehicles....

Chris Carter




2:00 PM on 09.17.2014

Destiny is the same gameplay experience on last-gen, but looks pretty rough

[Screenshots shown here are not the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions.] The marketing for Destiny would have you believe that the only place it makes an appearance is on the PlayStation 4. But no, it certainly made its way t...

Brett Zeidler




9:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Playthrough: Destiny's Mars has cars, but not a single hot dog in sight

I've come down with a bad case of Dumpster Mono, and Max Scoville is terrified of germs, so he made me stay home so he could play Destiny and call it 'work'. But, without my responsible guidance, he got tricked into playing ...

Bill Zoeker




12:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Review: Destiny

It's been a small journey reviewing Destiny, but now I've experienced every facet of the game and I'm ready to make my decision. As mentioned previously, the story and setting leave a lot to be desired, but the gunplay is ver...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 09.16.2014

Destiny's first raid, the Vault of Glass, opens today

Today the first six-person raid opened up in Destiny -- the Vault of Glass. It's one of the events in the game that has no matchmaking function, so you'll have to use any number of third party tools to find friends, or d...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 09.15.2014

Max and Bill must kill the Moon-Princes

Man, Destiny. I seriously can't remember the last game that I felt so ambivalent about, but was so completely hooked on. Here's me and Bill dicking around on the Moon and discussing our general thoughts on the game, and killing the Moon-Princes with a big dumb sword. Is it a "Let's Play?" I don't know. But we're enjoying ourselves, and maybe you'll enjoy watching our enjoyment.

Max Scoville




11:30 AM on 09.12.2014

Bungie reveals upcoming Destiny events and free content through October

Since Bungie plans on supporting Destiny throughout the year and into 2015, free content updates and events will populate the universe in addition to the DLC expansions that are already announced. The first event is a Sa...

Chris Carter




6:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Very Quick Tips: Destiny

Our Destiny review is coming along nicely. I just hit level 20 on my Warlock and I'm slowly making my way up to the soft cap of Light Level 25 to get raid-ready for next week.Here are some tips I've come up with along the way to make everything easier.   

Chris Carter








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