And a 'large, new expansion' this year
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...
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?
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 hi...
Forget chasing loot for once
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...
New poll floods inboxes
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 exp...
For a five-song expert marathon event
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...
Four maps and some zombies
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.
Let's change it up in here
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...
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 ba...
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...
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 ...
During Iron Banner
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...
That took forever
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 wi...
No, it's not live-action
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 ...
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.
Valentine's Day-themed event
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...
Never a dull moment in gaming!
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...
It's all but confirmed at this point
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...
Now art director at Call of Duty studio
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...
Eyes trained on Ubisoft?
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 Activisio...
Racking up quite a phone bill
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launched November 6. That means that is was for sale for less than two months in 2015. Despite this, Black Ops III was the best-selling video game of 2015 according to NPD data. While NPD data only...
It really takes three years to notice?
Jonas Savimbi played a pretty important role in Angola’s history. He regularly fought against the Portuguese, who had colonised the country, and then also fought against the new ruling political party, the MLPA, up unti...
The Hateful Skylanders
Seeking new money-making avenues, Activision Blizzard announced it would start its own "film and television studio devoted to creating original content" for its series like Call of Duty, StarCraft, and Diablo.
Hey, get the door
[Update: Bungie has rectified the issue as of this afternoon.]
As if there already wasn't a reason to do the Nightfall (hello useless multiple 290ish Ghost rewards!), Destiny's weekly event is now broken this week. After the ...
'Tribute' #1 in the UK, #3 globally
FreeStyle Games has come out with a list of the most-played songs in Guitar Hero Live over the holidays and I can't be the only one who finds lists like this somewhat entertaining.
Between December 24 and January 3, the most ...
Coins, Motes, and an Emblem
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...
Foundation for eSports broadcast network
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 ...
I give to you the future of ninjutsu
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 ...
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...
[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...