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  • Blog Post: The Sleeper Simulant Is The Taken King's Biggest Mystery, See It In Action

    When we first posted this article on Destiny’s Sleeper Simulant exotic weapon during our month-long cover story for The Taken King, little did we know how elusive the weapon would turn out to be. Even as Destiny fans have continued to uncover new secrets in The Taken King, as of this writing, no... More
  • Blog Post: The Sexiest Exotic Armor In Destiny

    Shortly after Destiny originally launched in 2014, we went through and highlighted our favorite looking weapons in the game . Of course, that list only included weapons that appeared in the base game, and didn’t account for items that would release in later expansions. Today, we’re taking... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – What Destiny Can Do Better

    We’re a few weeks into Destiny's The Taken King, which has been a lovely transition and a massive improvement from the core game ( check out our review ); there’s tons to do, and many of the systems in place have experienced significant upgrades. With a plan to keep the sci-fi trek going... More
  • Blog Post: Through The Fire: How Destiny's First Year Shaped The Future

    You probably have an opinion on Destiny. Since the game's launch last September, the game has amassed a thriving community and a handful of vocal detractors. One take-away from our trip to Bungie for our September cover story is how plugged in the studio is to both the community's criticism and... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Our Day-Long Destiny: The Taken King Live Stream

    Update: The stream has concluded, and you can catch the archive right here on our YouTube channel! Original Story: Bungie's third expansion to Destiny is out now and we are live streaming the whole day to celebrate. Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara – one of GI's biggest Destiny fans –... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Changes Of Destiny's 2.0 Patch

    Next week will see the release of Destiny: The Taken King, but Bungie is setting the stage for that changeover a week early. Tuesday brought a massive 17+ GB patch that switched over major aspects of the game in prepraration for The Taken King. Even if you don’t plan on playing the new release... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie's Endgame: Destiny's Raid Philosophy And The Scope Of King's Fall

    Aside from the fact that King's Fall will be Destiny's biggest and most complex raid to date, Bungie has been reluctant to talk about it. The studio hopes for King's Fall to be a complete surprise for players when they first dive into it in September, but we managed to wrangle up an interview... More
  • Blog Post: An Unprecedented Look At Destiny: The Taken King's Vertigo Map

    Some of the greatest multiplayer maps of all time have come from the halls of Bungie, so during our month of content highlighting Destiny: The Taken King we wanted to take a deep dive into the team's approach to creating a map for the Crucible. We gathered Bungie's senior multiplayer designer... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of The Class: Destiny's New Subclasses And Abandoned Fourth Class

    Destiny players have been eagerly awaiting a third subclass for their Guardians for a long time. The Taken King expansion looks to deliver big with the new Stormcaller, Sunbreaker, and Nightstalker subclasses that should help Guardians tear through Oryx's forces. You might be comfortable with your... More
  • Blog Post: How The Taken King Changes Destiny's Competitive Multiplayer

    To coincide with our September cover story on Destiny: The Taken King , we've been rolling out features highlighting different aspects of the game in our content hub . While we've already showcased the eight new maps for the Crucible , we wanted to go a bit more in depth on the gameplay changes... More
  • Blog Post: Why Gjallarhorn Is Overpowered, And The Tricks To Balancing Destiny's Weapons

    Weapon balancing is a delicate operation. While some players might hate the fact that another player's weapon outclasses their own, that other player might be happy to exploit an overpowered weapon. Some fans cry foul whenever a company rebalances its game after release, but balancing is an important... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Taken King Fixes Destiny's Three Biggest Problems

    Despite Destiny's popularity, it remains a very polarizing game. For every enthusiastic fan, there seems to be another player who quit in disgust. I understand the hate, because I used to be one of the haters. However, sometimes games deserve a second chance, and The Taken King looks to be the perfect... More
  • Blog Post: We Analyze Destiny: The Taken King’s Eight New Crucible Maps

    Destiny’s Crucible has always given players the opportunity to visit new and exotic locations within Bungie’s universe, and the upcoming Taken King expansion will add eight new stamps to players’ virtual passports. While Bungie used to design maps to cater to a particular game mode... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny: The Taken King's New Approach To Storytelling

    You know all of those things that annoyed you about Destiny? Bungie's aware of them. In addition to revamping the game's leveling system for The Taken King and a host of other changes, the developers are "pivoting" from how they've conveyed Destiny's story in the past. With... More
  • Blog Post: 104 Questions And Answers About Destiny: The Taken King

    Destiny has a thriving community that endlessly thirsts for more information on Bungie's burgeoning universe. With the launch of our extensive September cover story on Destiny: The Taken King , we explained as much as a cover story can contain, but there were still some lingering questions like "Whose... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - How Destiny’s PvP Converted A Non-Believer

    I’ve tried and failed to enjoy PvP for ages. If my friends could spend hour upon hour locked in a Battlefield match, I figured I should at least be able to enjoy a round or two every now and then. I’m not exactly sure why, but it didn’t matter if we won or lost; I just couldn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Activision’s Destiny Missteps Are Common Business Wrapped In Terrible Communication

    It’s been a rough week for Activision and Bungie. While The Taken King garnered attention at E3, what followed was poor messaging about a collector’s edition, exclusive in-game emotes, and a belief that players are being forced to buy content they already own. In order to understand where... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny – Xur’s Gear For The Weekend Of June 19

    There’s been a lot of big Destiny news this week, offering us some exhaustive details about the upcoming Taken King expansion, including a vidoc and details on the three new subclasses . In the midst of the excitement, Xur has appeared at the Vestian Outpost, and brings with him two items he’s... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny: The Taken King Story And Gameplay Details Emerge From The Darkness

    Yesterday, Bungie officially pulled back the curtain on the long-rumored The Taken King expansion. Today brings a new vidoc with all sorts of details about what we can expect. Storywise, we learn that guardians start out by exploring a Cabal base on Phobos, a moon of Mars. There, they learn that the... More
  • Blog Post: Tips For Surviving The Cauldron In Destiny's Trials Of Osiris

    The Cauldron has been revealed as this week’s Trials of Osiris map in Destiny, so it’s time to get your fireteam of three together and make a run at the Lighthouse, the reward granted to those who manage a 9-0 record in their Trials Passage. First off, let’s talk about this week’s... More
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