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Destiny expands microtransactions with surprise Halloween event

The highest item costs roughly $10
Oct 26
Bungie has pushed a new update to Destiny in the dead of morning that adds more microtransactions to the game. In addition to "Treasures of the Lost" chests for 200 Silver each, you can pick up the Legendary emotes "Zomb...

Destiny's Hard Mode raid is pretty much the same, and that's mostly okay

It was a solid base
Oct 23
When designing the King's Fall raid in Destiny, the developers noted that they created Hard Mode first, then went to Normal. It makes sense, then, that the two would basically be the same. I just have mixed feelings about the loot system.

It turns out that Destiny's terrible Iron Banner loot was due to a 'bug'

Oct 23
Last week, Destiny players everywhere were frustrated that the Iron Banner PVP event, a game mode they put hours of work into, yielded really poor loot despite Bungie's claims that it would be worth playing. Well, according t...

Destiny's Trials of Osiris event delayed yet again

Not launching with Hard Mode
Oct 21
As we all know Destiny's latest raid is getting its Hard Mode variant this weekend, but the other major endgame event, the PVP-centric Trials of Osiris, is taking a backseat for the second weekend in a row. Unfortunately...

'The story was written without writers': The one-year gutting and reassembly of Destiny

Difficult dev tools, Frankenstein story
Oct 20
Remember when we learned comedian and writer David Cross and Brian Posehn worked on Bungie's Destiny, and then the company "did not use a single, solitary thing [they] wrote." That's not the half of it. A lengthy Kotaku repor...

Destiny's hidden 'No Time To Explain' weapon found

Haha, the process involves Atheon
Oct 20
Destiny players recently found a secret in the Not Forged in Light Daily quest, but nothing could be done about it -- until today that is, when the daily has arrived yet again. If you finished it before and picked up the...

Destiny fans share their utter disappointment for Year Two's Iron Banner debut

Par for the course
Oct 19
The Iron Banner (a week-long PVP event) is set to close later today in Destiny, and like its first appearance in Year One, it was a complete waste of time. For starters, the rewards weren't all that great, and some of the pro...

Bungie denies paid boosts for Destiny after dataminers uncover remnants

Leftovers from an old mechanic
Oct 16
Recently, dataminers uncovered items that seemed to indicate that paid level, subclass, and engram (loot) boosts were coming to Destiny now that the microtransaction floodgates have been opened. Bungie denied it recently on T...

Destiny's Agonarch Rune glitch has been fixed

Now you can get your Touch of Malice
Oct 15
Normally a small bug fix wouldn't warrant an update, but I've been talking to a bunch of people who have been affected by a recent glitch in Destiny, myself included. In essence, one of the best weapons in the game (the Touch...

Very Quick Tips: Destiny's King's Fall raid

Give it a go, it's fun
Oct 15
As previously mentioned, I think the King's Fall raid in Destiny is the best offering yet. It's clean, doesn't have very many bugs, and has a lot of variety within its walls. At this point I'm sitting on 15 clears, some for gear, some for fun, and others for quests and fragments (a collectible questline). Whatever your reason is, here are some tips to help you through.

Playing Destiny Nightfall Strikes can 'feel like losing'

That's not a great thing to hear
Oct 15
Have you been playing Destiny's Nightfall Strikes recently and feeling like the rewards earned were not worth the time put in to earn them? Well, you're not alone. According to Destiny creative director Luke Smith, a lot of y...

This perpetual Motes of Light technique for Destiny is pretty rad

Level your blues
Oct 14
Destiny has had a few major shakeups in terms of its mechanics recently, one of which is the way Motes of Light work. Now, they can be consumed to level up your gear (some players still don't know this). This individual ...

Destiny's 2.01 patch is a whopping 18GB for some

Don't panic, says Bungie
Oct 14
Hope you've got lots of space left on your console, Guardian - the latest Destiny update is inexplicably forcing some players to re-download 18GB of data.  "We are actively investigating why some players on the PlayStati...

Destiny's microtransactions hit today, here's the full rundown

Silver = real money
Oct 13
Yes, Activision has gone and done it. In addition to charging $60 for Destiny (more if you bought either Special Edition), $30 for the Season Pass, and $40 (again, or more) for The Taken King, you're looking at $130 mini...

Iron Banner is back in Destiny this week, here are the changes

Also, Trials of Osiris for the weekend
Oct 13
I skipped over the Iron Banner appearances (week-long PVP events) in Destiny. By the time they hit, I always had the top raid gear anyway, and the concept of playing the same modes with a slightly different stat modifier wasn...

Destiny's 'Kings Fall' is the best raid yet

And hardly any bugs!
Oct 12
Raids are my favorite part of Destiny. As I sit here and write this, having killed Oryx nine times since The Taken King arrived, I'm trying to recall my favorite moments from the two raids before King's Fall, and I can c...

Did you know that melee attacks in Destiny are location sensitive?

And other facts
Oct 09
Destiny might have a litany of issues, but it has tons of secrets buried beneath its veneer. Bungie seems to have taken more time crafting hidden little tidbits than balancing or creating content, but some of it is cool...

Check this app the next time you want to infuse something in Destiny

No regrets
Oct 09
The way item rank works in Destiny's Year Two edition is a bit different than it was in the past. Now, you can infuse items with higher rank gear to ascend their Light level, but the whole process can be confusing for casual ...

Here's how to get the hidden Sleeper Simulant gun in Destiny

No longer a mystery
Oct 08
Yesterday, Destiny's quest to unlock the Sleeper Simulant Exotic weapon was unveiled -- and within 24 hours time, the entire mystery has been solved. Here's what you need to do to unlock it. As previously menti...

Destiny's Taken King expansion alienates casual fans more than Year One did

There's more dependency on groups now
Oct 07
Destiny has noticeably improved since The Taken King dropped. This is partly because there's a lot more to do than just grind the awful Prison of Elders activity from the last bad expansion, but additionally, the game has gotten much more hardcore. It's great news for me and my group of comrades, but I've been seeing a lot of people cut back on their playtime lately.

A Destiny and Backstreet Boys crossover music video is exactly what my morning needed

Oct 07
I woke up this morning with the very specific goal of writing about something that wasn't Destiny. Then this Backstreet Boys music video happened and changed everything. The Destiny crew Husky Raid uses in-game dances, a...

Sony's latest ad makes it look like you own Destiny on PS4 when you don't

Thankfully, it's easy to turn off
Oct 06
Yesterday, plenty of PlayStation 4 users stumbled across Destiny in their game library. That's unusual considering that they don't actually own Destiny. Is this some sort of free trial? Maybe, fingers crossed, a mistake ...

Microtransactions are coming to Destiny, but so are 18 new emotes

Shake what the Traveler gave ya
Oct 05
The Special Order vendor Tess Everis is returning to Destiny, and bringing 18 new emotes with her. The downside? You won't be able to buy the new dances with Glimmer, Destiny's in-game currency. Instead, players will need to ...

Review: Destiny: The Taken King

The beta period is over
Sep 25
Year One Destiny players got taken for a ride. It's very clear that Bungie shipped an unfinished game, riddled with questionable design decisions, a bare-bones story, and a distinct lack of content. Hell, the developer w...

Bungie knows the Destiny 2.0 patch is kind of broken

Bungie's bungled the bundle of updates
Sep 10
Bungie released Destiny’s 2.0 patch yesterday. Massive overhauls to the game were made, but with it came a buttload of new bugs and issues. Ever since the update, people have been reporting inability to update the game,...

Activision is giving some last-gen Destiny players free USB drives

Are you an 'existing and active' player?
Sep 09
With Destiny's new expansion The Taken King launching next week, the game just received a new update that is too large to install on last-gen consoles with less than 20GB of storage built in.  When this was announced las...

Oh for goodness sake, Destiny's Taken King raid won't be in at launch

Aug 31
When the last Destiny expansion hit, we got the recycled, poor excuse for endgame content -- the Prison of Elders -- instead of a real raid. Bungie claimed that a raid would be "coming later," leading many to believ...

Hear the new Nolan North-voiced Ghost in Destiny

RIP Dinklebot
Aug 25
It's a single line of dialog, but here's what Ghost sounds like in Destiny: The Taken King now that Nolan North is voicing the character instead of Peter Dinklage. Time to get worked up! Or not! Resident Destiny fanatic Vikki Blake says "Northbot sounds just like Dinklebot." I'd tentatively call North's performance an improvement based on, again, just this one line, but we'll have to see.

Bungie teases Destiny The Taken King Exotics

Reveal will be on Instagram later today!
Aug 25
Quick PSA for those that care: Bungie will be revealing some of Destiny: The Taken King's all-new Exotics on Instagram later today. Actually, it's Xûr, everyone's favourite worm-faced weekend trader, who's making ...

Is Destiny coming to PC? It seems like maybe

You must like static bags and zip ties
Aug 21
Destiny might be heading to PC. A job posting on Bungie's website requires new staff to "evaluate PC hardware-specific features and ensure various systems work together across multiple PC configurations to provide a...

Wow, Destiny's Xur is selling the Gjallarhorn, the best weapon in the game

Hasn't been sold for months
Aug 14
If you play Destiny, you know the Gjallarhorn. It's a rocket launcher that fires a very powerful shot, and then extremely powerful (tracking) cluster bombs after it hits, doing solar damage the entire time. You know it b...

Destiny's Taken King is a real soul-sucker

Cinematic trailer for upcoming expansion
Aug 06
Or is something else going on at 1:20? Seems like some nice young cats come to wake the old man up and he responds by devouring their very life. Rude. The trailer also shows off the Taken King's massive (space) ship that was...

Destiny players have clocked up 2 billion hours

(Only half of that is me, honest)
Aug 05
Destiny has over 20 million players. Together, they have clocked up a combined total of two billion hours play time since launch.   That works out at around 100 hours of gameplay from each player. (Which is around half o...

Nolan North replacing Peter Dinklage in Destiny

Ghost's lines re-recorded
Aug 04
Prolific voice actor Nolan North (Uncharted's Nathan Drake) is becoming the Ghost in Destiny, reports Game Informer. He'll voice the AI companion in The Taken King and, no joke, the original game too -- the dialogue is being ...

Bungie shows off Destiny: The Taken King's Dreadnaught

It looks big, you guys
Jul 31
Bungie has released a crapton of new Destiny images, including a selection of concept art designed to bring The Taken King to life. "Conceptually, we’ve dreamed of facing the Hive on their own ground for a long time," said community manager, DeeJ, on this week's update. "With the development of Destiny: The Taken King, we’ve had the chance to fully realize the Dreadnaught."

'We're committed to protecting Destiny against cheaters,' says Bungie

Crucible access been restricted for offenders
Jul 31
Bungie is cracking down on Destiny cheats. "We’re committed to protecting Destiny against cheaters," writes community manager, DeeJ, in this week's update. "We know you want justice. We’ve seen the chatter. W...

Destiny players kill Gorgons in VoG raid, must be witches in real life

I don't even
Jul 23
This is just ridiculous. If you're familiar with the Vault of Glass raid in Destiny you'll know that it's arguably the harder of the two raids to complete, not least because every section (besides the opener) ships ...

Bungie nerfs Gjallarhorn, tweaks our favourite Destiny Exotics

How am I gonna get through PoE 35 now?
Jul 17
Bungie has messed with our weapons, you guys. In a long update ("I hope you’re wearing your reading pants"), Destiny's sandbox designer, Jon Weisnewski, has detailed the various tweaks made to base weapons, as well as a...

Bungie plucked its newest community manager from the Destiny subreddit

Straight from the community
Jul 16
The creator of the subreddit for Destiny has leveraged his message board helpfulness into a paying gig at Bungie. The Destiny developer has hired a new community manager, and it went straight to a leader in one of the ga...

$8 Dishonored GOTY in day numero dos of GMG Summer Sale

Jumpin' good deals
Jul 11
The weekend arrives and GMG's 2015 Summer Sale chugs on to day two. Some decent pickings this round with Dishonored GOTY for only $8 (plus you get a freebie mystery game). Hotline Miami 2 also hit a historic low pri...

Destiny's 'Triumph' system requires a lot of work for a stupid reward

'Year One' fans suffered a beta phase
Jul 08
Having played and conquered every bit of Destiny for almost a year now, it's clear to me that the game was shipped as a beta. Bungie has provided a number of great quality-of-life updates, but the last House of Wolves&nb...

Limited edition Destiny: The Taken King PS4 bundle

Coming September, actually looks nice
Jul 07
I don't like Destiny, but this PS4 bundle for the somewhat controversial The Taken King expansion looks alright as far as skinned consoles go. Plus, white. Wish my PS4 was white. I wouldn't always lose the controller in my bl...

Destiny's Smith: 'My words made it sound as if Bungie doesn't care about their fans'

'That asshat was me'
Jun 25
When Destiny fans made their views on the pricing - and content thereof - of The Taken King's Collector's Edition painfully clear, Bungie didn't say much. According to the latest Bungie update, however, the reason for their i...

Destiny rubs salt in the overpriced expansion wound with Red Bull XP

Jun 24
As we all know, Activision is taking fans for a ride for the new Destiny expansion, and Bungie is getting really defensive about it. This is after the last expansion...well...sucked. Today they have announced that they a...

Bungie gets salty defending Destiny's expansion price

Oh dear
Jun 23
In a salty exchange with our friends over at Eurogamer, Destiny's creative director, Luke Smith, has defended the price of the upcoming expansion, The Taken King. To access all the exclusive content available in The Taken Kin...

Destiny leak hints at Taken King release date, new subclass abilities

Get ready, Guardian
Jun 09
Destiny's next content drop, The Taken King, will release on September 15 and open up a third subclass and ability for each of the Guardian classes according to a report from Kotaku. Kotaku is asserting this following a tip o...

Destiny charity t-shirts raise over $1M for Nepal earthquake relief

Way to go, Guardians
Jun 05
Remember when we told you that Destiny players had raised $400K for the Nepal Earthquake Relief effort? Well, it gets better.  It gets a lot better. Sales of the $30 t-shirt -- of which $15 went to the cause -- have now ...

Did Red Bull just confirm The Taken King DLC for Destiny?

Looks an awful lot like it
Jun 03
The newest DLC for Destiny looks like it is going to be called The Taken King. How do we know this? Because Red Bull has been printing the information on the side of promotional packs of its drinks according to multiple Twitt...

Review: Destiny: House of Wolves

Den of puppies
May 22
I am convinced that somewhere, all of the new assets for the Destiny: House of Wolves expansion were lost, forcing Bungie to restart the entire process all over again. Why else would almost the entire $20 premium DLC be a reskin?

Review in Progress: Destiny: House of Wolves

Den of puppies
May 19
Destiny was one of the weirdest releases in recent memory. It was so unbelievably ambitious, but when it dropped, it was basically a fraction of what Activision advertised. As time went on many tweaks were made to the ga...

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