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You can expect a Destiny beta this summer


12:45 PM on 02.07.2014
Destiny betaYou can expect a Destiny beta this summer photo



Activision hasn't exactly downplayed what its expectations for Bungie's Destiny are. Just yesterday during an earnings call, CEO Bobby Kotick proclaimed that he expects it to be "the best selling videogame in history." Ambitious, to say the least.

One of the ways that Activision plans to build hype for Destiny is to launch a beta. During the same earnings call, Activision Publishing president Eric Hirshberg revealed that the company intends to hold this beta event sometime in the summer. To move copies ahead of time, the beta will be made available to those that pre-order the game.

A large-scale public beta sounds like a pretty standard move considering what Activision's looking to accomplish. Apart from the whole "best selling game ever" thing, it expects Destiny to be its third billion dollar franchise. Getting people talking about it as much as possible isn't exactly a bad marketing strategy.

Destiny beta due in 'summer' 2014, says Activision [CVG]





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


Bungie implements patch 1.1.1 in Destiny, mostly changes weapon balance photo


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


Samuel L. Jackson is the real Ghost we deserve photo


Bungie is overhauling some weapon types in the next Destiny update photo


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


This Destiny guitar medley is pretty rockin' photo


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


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


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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...more



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. ...more



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...more



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...more



9:00 PM on 02.06.2015
Samuel L. Jackson is the real Ghost we deserve

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5:30 PM on 02.05.2015
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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...more



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...more



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...more



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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...more




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Last night's episode of Looking, airing now on HBO in its second season, tackled the issue of Gordon Freeman's enduring Half-Life legacy. Is he a character, or merely a construct? Preparing for a Halloween party, series ...more



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