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Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Bungie Official Site:
Publisher: Activision
Release Date:
September 2014

Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Bungie
Official Site: http://www.destinythe...
Publisher: Activision
Release Date:
September 2014
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Post by Eorl @ 05:26pm 11/03/14 | 1 Comments
A new trailer from Halo creator Bungie has shown off some more footage for upcoming socially geared console shooter Destiny, this time talking up the PlayStation 4's share button functionality and giving us a glimpse at some brand new gameplay footage.

Described as less of an MMO and more of a "shared-world shooter", Destiny takes place on a futuristic Earth where you are tasked as a Guardian of the last city. The new trailer gives a glimpse at this futuristic world, including a focus on the more social aspects that Bungie are opting for. Oh yeah, there are also cool futuristic speed bikes that I would totally purchase.

Destiny is heading for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come September 9th. A beta is scheduled for sometime during the Winter part of this year, with PlayStation pre-orders getting early access ahead of the Xbox beta.

Friday, 14 February 2014
Post by Eorl @ 04:53pm 14/02/14 | 1 Comments
Destiny developer Bungie has taken to their blog to unveil the first of what is presumed to be many player vehicles available in their upcoming online shooter, named the 'Shrike'.

Looking like something out of a Star Wars film, the Shrike will allow players to traverse the harsh world of Destiny, describing the vehicle as "sleek, nimble and fast". If this is pod racing, I want in.

"The ability to summon a vehicle on demand turns you and your friends into a futuristic biker gang," said artist Tom Doyle. "Getting from point A to point B should be fun... not a menu option."

The Shrike will be available for upgrades, and comes in three distinct colours matching the in-game classes; Hunter, Titan and Warlock. We presume many more vehicles are soon to be revealed ahead of their beta come Winter this year, so stay tuned for more.

Destiny will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come September 9th.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Post by Eorl @ 11:05am 08/02/14 | 0 Comments
Bungie's hugely ambitious open-world shooter Destiny has been given a tentative date on when to expect their public beta, with Activision revealing an American Summer (our Winter) time frame during the recent publisher's earning call yesterday.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg announced the news, adding that the publisher is expecting Destiny to be the company's "third billion-dollar franchise, and we're working hard to make it the biggest new IP launch in video game history."

"Together, we are bringing gamers an ambitious and innovative game which combines the intensity of great first-person action, with the character investment and social connections of an RPG in an immense connected universe. We believe the game is on track to deliver record pre-orders for a new franchise, a public beta is planned for summer and we expect to launch the game on September 9," added Hirshberg.

Activision has previously confirmed that the beta will be arriving to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users first, though it is unknown exactly how early Sony fans will get the beta. Destiny is expected to launch on September 9th across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Monday, 20 January 2014
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:32am 20/01/14 | 2 Comments
Bungie's hotly anticipated open-world co-op shooter Destiny isn't officially due to land on consoles until September (though a PS4-exclusive beta is coming soon), but the developer recognises the fandom that continues to rally around their first post-Halo effort, and recently released a shot of new screens for the game, many of which show off the Mars and Venus locations in the game.

There's not a huge amount known about a lot of what's going to be on offer come September, but we expect that to change over the course of the next few months. Until then, however, these images should be enough to get any sci-fi shooter fans out there excited. Click the thumbnails below for a direct link to the new images.

Saturday, 7 December 2013
Post by Eorl @ 03:18pm 07/12/13 | 0 Comments
Bungie's hugely ambitious open-world shooter Destiny has been given a release date, along with a rough timeline on when we'll be playing in the beta.

According to the quite large date on the official website, those eager to start exploring Bungie's mysterious world will find Destiny launching on September 9th, 2014. Expect many aliens to be blown up and hopefully no launch issues given the game is an online multiplayer title ala those we've seen in others like Diablo 3 and SimCity.

Additionally, the studio has also confirmed when players can expect the beta to take place: during America's Summer (our Winter) of 2014. Those wanting to get the chance to participate can gain guaranteed access by pre-ordering, or being lucky enough to nab a code from somewhere.

Destiny is due on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Post by Dan @ 11:06am 05/12/13 | 5 Comments
Bungie's hugely ambitious open world shooter Destiny has landed the coveted cover spot on the January issue of Game Informer magazine, and a stack of new details have emerged from the accompanying 14 pages of coverage found within.

As per usual, the Internet has done a fantastic job of summarising all the pertinent bits. Reddit user USplendid has compiled an exhaustive list of bullet points from the coverage, which include more in-depth lore details, a bunch of new information on gameplay specifics, and more new bits and pieces on both competitive and cooperative multiplayer. Here are but a select few:
  • Choosing a class sets a tone by establishing style of abilities: What really determines how you play is how you develop your "focus". Each class (Hunter, Warlock, and Titan) have a class-specific focus.

  • "Focuses" are the primary way we level and improve characters. Each focus advances from level 1 - 20. Within each focus their are tiers for different abilities (passive bonuses, weapon specialty bonuses, grenade types, unique movements like double jump and teleport, melee bonuses).

  • Each focus has a "super ability" associated with it that can also be upgraded.

  • We can switch between focuses: i.e. pick a more competitive focus for pvp and the switch to a more support focus for cooperative.

  • Warlocks: start with a focus called Circle of Night - damage dealing but little protections and the super ability in the nova bomb. Heart of Fusion - a support build that's super ability is called Radiance and call revive and buff allies.

  • Titans: start with a close-quarters focus that has Fist of Havoc. In later upgrades the shockwave can be amplified, adding electric damage over time that remains in place.

  • Hunters: Bounty-Hunter archetype. Stealthiness. You start off with a gunslinger Focus. Special ability is the "Golden Gun" one-shot-kill and the special movement is teleport.

  • There are multiple character slots. So you can try out and play in other roles without having to delete your current character or screw up progression.

  • Guns are not class-specific (weapon perks are dependent on the focus and abilities you invest in).

  • Armor, weapons, and focuses are meant to be synergistic. The Focus you choose should be accented with the appropriate weapons and armor to maximize effectiveness... but that's up to the player.

  • Primary, Secondary, and Heavy weapons use three different color-coded ammo types.

  • Armor is class-specific.

  • Everyone gets a ghost, as well as a customize-able personal vehicle (Sparrow) to travel in open-world environments, and a space ship that will be visible to people when you drop in and out of activities.
There are some new screenshots and art included in the Game Informer article, but those have not yet been made publicly available by Bungie or publisher Activision.

Destiny is due in 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Sadly, still no love for PC.

Saturday, 16 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 12:07pm 16/11/13 | 0 Comments
Sony's midnight launch yesterday wasn't just to tease a new Uncharted, with developer Bungie revealing that those looking to test out their upcoming Destiny beta will find PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users will be gaining access first.

Those eager to jump in will have to pre-order a copy for either console, and register the code given on their official website. Bungie have not yet revealed when exactly players will be getting access to the beta, but has revealed that it will be happening sometime in 2014.

Destiny will be available on four platforms at launch; PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. If you feel like you need that beta access, you can find a list of participating retailers offering beta codes over here. A new gameplay trailer was also revealed late yesterday which you can check out below.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 01:08pm 05/11/13 | 0 Comments
Those of you loyal PC fans still holding out hope that Bungie would see the light of day and launch their co-op shooter MMO Destiny onto the platform, sadly the news is that you should probably stop hoping. At least, that is for now.

In a recent interview with IGN, Destiny senior writer and Bungie community manager Eric Osborne has re-confirmed that PC players won't be getting their own version of the game, while still refraining from giving a firm "no". The reason? Bungie just don't have the resources.

"We know there are a lot of people out there asking for PC and we know that there are a lot of gamers that would willingly give us money, but what we have to do is make sure we're focused enough to bring a good experience to any platform that we ship on," Osborne stated.

"What we 100 percent are not going to do is spread ourselves so thin that it negatively harms the other platforms. So right now we have the four platforms, which is a lot to focus on."

While some may argue that chasing platforms that are soon to be outclassed by the next-gen consoles instead of releasing on PC is a bit odd, others would argue that a playerbase with many millions of customers already in place is probably a good market strategy. At least we know that it maybe one day in the future PC players will get a chance at the Bungie action, but for now it seems to be a firm "no" for launch.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:40pm 17/10/13 | 1 Comments
We had a chance to have a very, very long chat with Bungie's Dave Dunn who serves as head of art for Bungie, about their forthcoming and hotly anticipated space shooter, Destiny.

We talk about everything from who sets the design and art parameters within the team, what they're all playing, designing gameplay for the Moon and Mars, interiors and exteriors, dealing with hardcore Bungie fans and functionality versus out-of-this-world fiction to the inclusion of a much-needed "Undo" button on their world builder.

Click here for our Dave Dunn interview.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:28am 02/10/13 | 0 Comments
Activision and Bungie have released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming game Destiny, taking players on a trip to Earth's giant orb in the sky, the Moon.

While we may not have yet found life on the Moon, according to Destiny such a thing is there. Host to the one of four enemies in the game, players will be able to venture into space as they try to battle it out against these mysterious Hive creatures and hopefully save Earth in the process.
"We have no doubt Destiny is not only a great action game but also the next great entertainment property," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "That means we're putting all our creative support, and all our expertise in creating blockbuster franchises, into a colossal Destiny Beta that we believe will set a new bar for the next generation of games. Fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014."

"Destiny is the most ambitious game we have ever made, and it's our chance to transform the way you experience a new Bungie universe," said Harold Ryan, Bungie president. "From day one Destiny has been an incredibly bold vision that Activision shares with Bungie. Destiny is a massive universe that is populated by the players, and for that reason we need fans to get their hands on the game, fans all around the world. We can't wait!"
Alongside the new gameplay trailer Bungie has also revealed further details on the upcoming beta process, currently limited to those who pre-order the game on any of the supported platforms.

Beginning in early 2014, the beta will will include a "diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game." Currently only EB Games and JB Hi-Fi are listed on the official pre-order page, with supplies also said to be limited. Those who have pre-ordered before October 1st will be entered in automatically according to Bungie, and will receive a pre-order code through email. Those who have a pre-order code can find the redemption area over here.

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