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  • Blog Post: Our 10 Most Anticipated Shooters Of 2016

    Last year was an interesting year for the shooter genre, as many titles like Rainbow Six Siege, Star Wars Battlefront, and Evolve left single-player campaigns behind in favor of focusing all the attention on multiplayer. Even though some of the future shooters we're most excited for, like Titanfall... More
  • Blog Post: Five Ways The Division Is Like Destiny, And Nine Ways It’s Not

    Destiny has been a regular gaming destination for many players in the last year and a half, thanks in large part to slotting into a distinct genre that borrows liberally from shooters, MMOs, and open-world RPGs to create something new. Part of its lasting appeal is the social experience and character... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Want In Destiny's Next Sparrow Racing League

    If you play Destiny, it’s likely that you at least took a shot at the inaugural Sparrow Racing League that ran throughout this month. Seemingly in response to player demand, Bungie crafted a dedicated racing game mode with two lengthy tracks to learn, and set us loose to learn the ropes of hitting... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Touring Destiny's Sparrow Racing League

    Today saw the release of the lastest Destiny patch, which includes a major rebalance for the Titan class , and a number of weapon balance tweaks. However, the far more visible addition is the Sparrow Racing League, a new timed event for the holidays in which up to six players can go head-to-head, with... More
  • Blog Post: See Both Of Destiny's Sparrow Racing League Maps In Action

    Destiny's Sparrow Racing League puts you behind the wheel (handlebars?) of a Sparrow in a six player showdown to see who can speed through the straightaways and turn the tightest curves. The event, which kicks off on Tuesday, runs for three weeks and is free to all who own The Taken King. The Sparrow... More
  • Blog Post: Learn More About Destiny's Sparrow Racing League

    From the first time I played Destiny during its alpha test, I loved how the Sparrows felt. Though they serve as a fun way to traverse the various planets, I always pined for a mode centered on them. With the introduction of Sparrow Racing League , I'm finally getting that wish. Ahead of the event's... More
  • Blog Post: The Big Takeaways From Destiny’s Upcoming Class Rebalance

    Bungie’s Sage Merrill just took to Bungie.net to offer up an extensive and detail-filled post regarding the upcoming changes coming to Destiny. As the man in charge of Destiny’s sandbox, he specifically digs down to explain the upcoming changes to class balance. That’s a big deal, and... More
  • Blog Post: Does Destiny’s Refer-A-Friend Program Work?

    We’ve spent a lot of time since Destiny’s announcement in 2013 discussing the things we like about it. For some of our editors, Destiny has become a weekly or nightly part of our gaming hobby, and a place where we’ve made new friends and sunk hundreds of gaming hours. You can read our... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Importance Of Playing Dress Up

    In just a few days on my journey throughout Fallout 4’s Bostonian wasteland, I befriended an adorable pooch, saved countless common citizens from the whims of violent raiders, and began the restoration of a single fertile corner of the world in hopes it serves as a shining example of humanity’s... More
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons You Should Try Destiny’s Trials Of Osiris

    Today marks the return of Brother Vance and the Trials of Osiris, and you should play. No, really! You should. While the competition is fierce, there are several reasons why Trials of Osiris is worth your time this weekend. Whether you’ve ventured into the Trials many times before, or you’re... More
  • Blog Post: The Science Behind Why We Love Loot

    This article originally appeared in issue 68 of Game Informer's Australian magazine, written by Nathan Lawrence. A well-crafted loot system converts gamers into bowerbirds [a bird found in Australia that collects colorful items] . We run around collecting shiny bling, gathering up swag to build a... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny: The Taken King's Trials Of Osiris Delayed Again

    According to a tweet by Destiny designer Lars Bakken, the return of Trials of Osiris is being delayed once again . As the tweet below explains, the hard-mode variant for the King's Fall raid will stand alone this weekend. Neither Bungie nor Bakken have announced a revised weekend for Trials of Osiris... More
  • 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
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