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Review: Destiny photo
Review: Destiny
by Chris Carter

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 very sound, and the PVP element reminds me of some of my favorite shooters, filled with tons of exciting moments.

But even after digging into the nitty-gritty, the endgame structure is rigid and has too many problems at the current moment to warrant a full recommendation.

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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



Max and Bill must kill the Moon-Princes photo
Max and Bill must kill the Moon-Princes
by Max Scoville

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.

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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



Very Quick Tips: Destiny photo
Very Quick Tips: Destiny
by Chris Carter

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. 

 

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Review in Progress: Destiny (update) photo
Review in Progress: Destiny (update)
by Chris Carter

[Since a large part of Destiny is found within the raid system upon reaching max level, we'll be publishing a Review in Progress for the game over the course of a few weeks. Here are our thoughts about the live version.]

Destiny finally landed this week, and based off my initial impressions, my first foray into the world Bungie built was mixed. Having worked my way up to level 11 at that point, I was mostly experiencing the basic game modes and enjoying PVP quite a bit, but I was very disappointed in the story.

I have a better idea of what to expect now after reaching the max level of 20, and while I'm having fun, I'm still not blown away with what Bungie has given us so far.

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10:15 AM on 09.10.2014

Destiny's already made a ton of money, but you probably could've guessed that

Every now and then, when a videogame launches and does mega numbers, the publisher likes to toot its own horn a little bit. It should come as no surprise that this is the case with Destiny -- after all it was [...

Brett Makedonski



Review in Progress: Destiny photo
Review in Progress: Destiny
by Chris Carter

[Since a large part of Destiny is found within the raid system upon reaching max level, we'll be publishing a Review in Progress for the game over the course of a few weeks. Here are our initial thoughts about the live version.]

Bungie has a lot to prove coming off of Halo. It crafted a dynasty that really put console shooters on the map, and pretty much everyone reading this likely has at least one great memory with the franchise.

Here we are nearly seven years after the developer's split with Microsoft, and four years after its last game, Halo Reach. Destiny is quite an ambitious project, melding elements of MMOs alongside of the tried and true shooter-RPG formula -- so much so that it has created lingering doubts among the masses as to whether or not Bungie can pull it off.

While I am enjoying myself for the most part on my path to Destiny's elaborate endgame, I have to say the journey so far hasn't been quite as spectacular as I initially hoped.

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1:45 PM on 09.08.2014

Destiny is one of the best Vita Remote Play games to date

Destiny is out tomorrow, but the servers are live today for people who got their copy early or are reviewing the game. I've had a chance to play quite a bit already (more on that tomorrow), but I wanted to touch on one thing ...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.06.2014

Xbox pokes fun at Activision with fake Destiny ad

Microsoft loves promoting Bungie games, you know. Unfortunately, that ship has sort of sailed. Activision and the erstwhile Halo studio are now cozying up with Sony, and the folks at Xbox UK seem to be handling the situation ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 09.05.2014

Last-gen Destiny players can upgrade to current-gen for free this year

If you're planning to buy Destiny on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and think you might migrate to Xbox One or PlayStation 4 eventually, consider going for a digital copy (I know) -- you'll be able to upgrade to the current-genera...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 09.05.2014

Destiny and Red Bull are teaming up for some unclear reason

"Brand synergy!" the executive shouted, confident that his enthusiasm would rally his employees. "Forward-thinking leverage!" he followed up, unsure about the mumbo jumbo coming out of his mouth, but hoping his tone would ins...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 09.04.2014

Like laughing at bad things? Watch this live-action Destiny trailer

Maybe with twelve tequilas and friends around I could laugh at this. As it stands, sitting home alone and horribly sober, I just kind of cringed at every embarrassing one liner (which is all of the dialogue, actually) and paused the video before it was halfway finished.  Share my pain. 

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Get a tour of the exclusive PlayStation Destiny PVP map

Last week Bungie put up a video explaining exactly what was exclusive in the PS4 version of Destiny. It's basically a PVP map, a Strike map, and some weapons and outfits that will likely be outdated after a few hours of play...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 09.03.2014

Destiny launches 'Planet View' site, which can unlock in-game emblem

As a cool bit of marketing, Destiny has kicked off a special website called "Planet View," where you can go get a little more background on the game's story and lore. You'll be able to explore three locations -- Venus, t...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 08.28.2014

See everything exclusive to PlayStation for Destiny in one video

Although the "default" is to get mad at Microsoft for locking down exclusives, Sony has one in the pocket for Destiny. It involves a small amount of content, but content nonetheless, and you can get a full look of what to ex...

Chris Carter