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Destiny 2
Destiny 2

PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Bungie Official Site: https://www.destinythegame.c...
Publisher: Activision Classification: TBC
Release Date:
8th September 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:51am 31/10/17 | 0 Comments
Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris has just been given a full reveal thanks to a new trailer and details emerging overnight. Out December 6, for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One the expansion takes place after the conclusion of the main story-line and sees Guardians make their way to the planet Mercury in search of a legendary Warlock to "discover the answers humanity needs to fight back against the Vex".

And it certainly looks and sounds good, which is a step up from the somewhat clunky first few expansions for the original Destiny.



In addition to the new story Curse of Osiris will also introduce a new social space to called the Lighthouse, new strikes, new raid content, and new free roam activities and quests.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:50pm 25/10/17 | 0 Comments
It might be a bit late to the party, but apparently that's just being fashionable these days. At any rate, Bungie's mega-shooter, Destiny 2, has finally released for the Desktop peeps out there, and comes just in time to add itself to the ever-growing list of Holiday release games players will need to choose from as we close in on the end of 2017.

Bungie and Activision have also gone out of their way to ensure this isn't just a console port, but rather is fully "optimised to take full advantage of the PC platform", with the following features being highlighted:
  • 4k Resolution Support (3820x2160)
  • Uncapped framerate
  • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
  • Text chat
  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Detailed PC settings screen
  • 21:9 monitor support
"It’s not every day that you get to welcome a new community to a game, but today we’re very excited to welcome PC players to the incredible universe of Destiny 2,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “And with the unique partnership between Activision, Bungie and Blizzard, we’re giving players a gaming experience they won’t soon forget. Time to defeat Ghaul on triple monitor widescreen.”
They also provided us with a full PC Fact Sheet, which we've copied in, in full, for you below. But we've also added some PC-specific screens for your perusal which you can also check out below. Our console review of the game can be found here. Do you plan to jump in and see what all the hype has been about?






Product Description
Destiny 2 is a first-person action game and the evolution of its award winning, internationally acclaimed predecessor, Destiny. With a compelling, immersive story and fresh beginning awaiting all new, returning, casual, and competitive players, Destiny 2 will deliver an experience for new and existing players to discover.

Cinematic Story with Relatable Characters
Humanity has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Lord Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee their home. Players will venture out into our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, they must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Four New Stunning Worlds to Explore with New Features

Destinations of Destiny 2
▪ European Dead Zone – The largest destination yet featuring a lush forest, abandoned town, a cave system below the surface, and a Red Legion military base to explore and contest.

▪ Titan – One of Saturn’s Moons where Commander Zavala is regrouping at the hands of Ghaul. There is no land on Titan. Instead, players explore a series of Golden Age platforms surrounded by a rolling ocean.

▪ Nessus – a strange and unstable planetoid that has been fully consumed by the Vex where players will find Cayde-6 is caught up in his own adventures in a stunning landscape of sheer walls, lush canyons, and creepy Vex caverns.
▪ Io – A moon of Jupiter, where Ikora Rey has gone in search of answers. Io is the last known site the Traveler visited during the Golden Age, it’s now occupied by our enemies.

All New Director
Your guide throughout Destiny 2 in your search for Adventures, Lost Sectors, new Public Events, and more. Players can pick a landing zone, explore, and seamlessly jump into other activities in game.

Adventures
▪ Shorter missions with self-contained stories for players to learn more about the Destiny 2 universe and the characters that live there.
Lost Sectors

▪ Scattered, enemy dungeon layers throughout the world you can discover with unique boss enemies guarding treasure to earn.
Public Events

▪ Unique, optional, dynamic combat activities that players can join on the fly as they roam around the world solo or with up to nine other players.

Action, Adventure, and Gameplay Activities for All Types of Players: New, Returning, Casual, and Competitive

Play Solo or with Friends
▪ Story Campaign – Narrative of Destiny 2’s cinematic story where players can also explore in Adventures, Patrols, Lost Sectors, Quests, and Public Events.
Join Friends to Complete Cooperative Experiences

▪ Strikes – Three-player missions in Destiny 2.

▪ The Raid – Six-player missions with incredible challenges and rewards.

▪ Destiny 2’s Raid will go live at 4 a.m. AEST on Nov. 2.

Face-off Against Opponents in Competitive Experiences

▪ The Crucible: Competitive 4v4 PvP Gameplay with New Modes and Maps
- Countdown is a new competitive mode where players spawn on either Offence or Defence, and when the round ends you swap sides and roles. The goal is to plant a bomb at the enemy base, and then defend it until it explodes. Each round is worth one point. First team to six wins. To revive a teammate, you must use a revive token. Power weapon ammo is only granted to the one player who pulls it. Working as a team is the key to victory.

Clan Creation Feature

▪ New integrated system that allows friends to bring their community and unique culture to the forefront of Destiny. Clans have been fully integrated into the game and will provide official banners, invitations, and their own rewards and experience systems for all members.

Guided Games
▪ A new feature that brings solo players and clan communities together to play Destiny 2’s most challenging activities including Raids, Trials and Nightfall Strikes.

Three New Subclasses
▪ Dawnblade Warlock o Rises like a phoenix from the ashes and rains down flaming swords.

▪ Sentinel Titan o Conjure a shield to deflect enemy fire and take down opponents at range.

▪ Arcstrider Hunter
Summons an electric bow staff to devastate multiple enemies at close range.

Product Breakdown
Destiny 2
• Available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC o PlayStation®Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription respectively, required for significant features.
o PC is available digitally via the Blizzard Battle.net app.

Retail Destiny 2
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Digital / ESD
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:29pm 20/09/17 | 0 Comments
Initially we had a review-in-progress happening from one Adam "Grizz" Mathew, awaiting Bungie's final Raid content to drop. Well, after having tackled said Raid content while also eating up everything else the game has to offer, Grizz has returned with his final word on the console release of the game (we'll look at the PC release next month when it hits Blizzard.net).

Here's a snippet from his complete and in-depth review:
The good news is that the campaign continues for an additional hour and wraps in a satisfying conclusion (ie there's no “Stranger” who appears to befuddle you with WTF nonsense, followed by a credits roll.) Better yet, a slew of post-win missions, adventures and strikes open up which effectively doubles the runtime of Destiny 2.

The latter, strikes, are quite replayable as they've grown in complexity to the point where they're almost miniature raids – a series of unique challenges and puzzle wrinkles that go well beyond "just ventilate everything". These are few in number, however, so the long-tail grind revolves around a weekly tick off of PvE and PvP milestones. Yes, it's covering old ground but getting bored is difficult when the battlefields are this vast and dynamic. Something else I didn't expect: repeated exposure to the mission-givers and their meaty side-missions has made me better understand and accept their idiosyncrasies. (I still, however, maintain that Asher is an irredeemable prick.)

Raid-wise, Bungie has delivered its greatest work yet. Destiny 2 eclipses the challenge and creativity witnessed in Wrath of the Machine and even the secrets-laden wonder of the venerable Vault of Glass. Whereas the latter was a descent into the dank caverns of a Vex stronghold, Leviathan is a dizzying ascent into the impossibly opulent mansion of a Goldmemberesque Cabal hedonist. It's basically one big cosmic reality show where you and five mates are the very confused, very outnumbered contestants. The whole shenanigan is modularly designed, too, so there's no telling what the order of madness will be from week to week. That's freshness and longevity, right there.
Click here for our full Destiny 2 review.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:29am 11/09/17 | 0 Comments
With the weekly reset of Destiny events occurring on Tuesday nights in Australia, Bungie has released a handy road-map of content coming during the first month of play. Including the first Raid, Leviathan and PvP event Trials of the Nine and the return of everyone's favourite exotic salesman Xur.



And as you can see this week is a big one with the Raid, Trials of the Nine and Xur all making their debut. Bungie has also confirmed the return of Iron Banner in October.
Friday, 1 September 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:09pm 01/09/17 | 0 Comments
Say what you want about Destiny and the soon-to-be-released Destiny 2 (this time on PC), one thing that is pretty standard for the big-budget series, is that it has a big budget. Literally. And as proof, Activision and Bungie have let loose a pretty epic live action trailer ahead of game's release next month, and we just had to share it because it is pretty cool.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), this two-plus minute live action launch trailer starts off a bit cheesy, but eventually gets to gloriously-shot sci-fi heavy action and with Beastie Boys backing, it does kind of make me want to have a look back in on the game. So I guess it's kind of doing its job.

For actual REAL coverage of what to expect from Destiny 2 though, head on over to our recently-posted pre-launch hands-on impressions posted last week.

Monday, 28 August 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:54pm 28/08/17 | 1 Comments
Just like with our recent hands-on, players around the world will finally be able to hands-on with Destiny on running on a PC this week, with the Destiny 2 PC Beta kicking off for all players on Wednesday. For those that have pre-ordered, access begins tomorrow via Blizzard Battle.net.

Oh, it's real.



With all key bindings free to change as you please. Here are the PC specs.

Recommended Specs
  • CPU - Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
  • RAM - 8GB


Minimum Specs
  • CPU - Intel Core i3-3250 or AMD FX-4350
  • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • RAM - 6GB


Of course to get Destiny 2 running in 4K you'll probably want something like a Intel Core i7-7700k and a Nvidia GTX 1080Ti ala the PC demo stations that Bungie have been using to demo that very feature.

As per the console beta you can expect the 'Homecoming' story mission, 'Inverted Spire' strike, and multiplayer maps 'Midtown' and a new one exclusive to the PC beta called 'Javelin-4'.
Friday, 25 August 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:25pm 25/08/17 | 3 Comments
Having played a stack of the game recently out at its place of birth, Seattle, Washington, Adam Mathew has fallen back off the wagon, it would seem. But he has enough written evidence of Destiny 2's growth as a brand and gameplay beacon to suggest we might all be falling back off the wagon ourselves, especially given the game is now also coming to PC.

Here's a snippet from his experience:
Vanilla Destiny spruiked this exact sort of gameplay at its first reveal, way back when, but what was delivered felt like a concept still in beta; the spire had not fully formed. Now that Destiny 2 is free of the shackles of the last-gen, it's living up to the promises of 2013, a glorious time when Destiny was surrounded by nothing but enthusiasm. From what I've played and seen so far, Bungie is well on the way to making that golden age come again.
Click here for his full Destiny 2 experience, complete with accompanying self-captured gameplay videos.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:21pm 22/08/17 | 0 Comments
A couple of weeks away, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release happening on September 6. The PC version, which looks be done right thanks to its native 4K capability and unlocked frame-rates, is due October 24 via Blizzard Battle.net. With that out of the way, today we get a rather meaty launch trailer for Destiny 2.

One that focuses on the improved cinematic ambitions of the sequel, which can clearly be seen in the footage (some of ti new) below.



Humanity has fallen. Villainous Dominus Ghaul has arrived on Earth with his Red Legion army to lay claim to the power he believes he alone is worthy to wield. Rally with the remaining survivors and rise up to defeat Ghaul before all is lost.


After the recent, and very successful beta, Destiny 2 is on track to become one of the biggest releases for 2017.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:57pm 16/08/17 | 0 Comments
That notes that the PC version of Destiny 2 will support 4K resolution and an uncapped frame-rate. Judging by the smoothness of this somewhat compressed HD trailer for the PC beta, Destiny 2 on PC looks very impressive. And could very well be one the best looking titles coming out this year. Visually speaking. Gameplay wise it looks great too.



Destiny 2 on PC will be available exclusively via Blizzard's Battle.net, and for those that pre-order they'll get access to the upcoming beta 24 hours early.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:34pm 09/08/17 | 0 Comments
Yeah, that's from the song in the trailer. Catchy stuff. But, I don't remember the original Destiny's PvP Crucible mode being this fast. If it was then the song choice was a lie. Ahem. Anyway, the multiplayer in Destiny 2 looks smooth and refined, and fans of the Crucible from the original Destiny would be wise to take a look.



Destiny 2 launches September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release due in October.