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  • Blog Post: Real Money Transactions Are Threatening My Love Of Destiny

    Destiny’s April Update is an entirely free collection of new content for anyone who enjoys the Destiny universe, and I applaud Bungie’s desire to provide something new to a hungry player base. I’ve detailed my thoughts on the good and bad of the new content here, but one particular... More
  • Blog Post: Should You Come Back For Destiny’s April Update?

    Destiny players have had a long wait for new content. September’s The Taken King expansion was broadly praised, both for its new content and the way it reworked existing mechanics. For several weeks afterward, the community was thrilled with the experiences on offer. In the interim, we’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About Destiny's Big April Update

    The agonizing wait for new things to do in Bungie's shared-world shooter is almost over. While Destiny Update 2.2.0 may not be the sexiest name for a content drop, it promises new activities, more powerful gear, and tons of tweaks and improvements. We've rounded up everything you need to know... More
  • Blog Post: The Big Changes Coming To Destiny’s Gameplay Balance

    The third and final live stream exploring the April 12 update completed earlier this afternoon, and the hour-plus presentation provided some interesting insight into several facets of the Destiny experience that are in for changes. Two weeks ago, we learned about new activities coming to the game , and... More
  • Blog Post: Over 80 Images Of Incoming Gear And Goodies From Destiny's April Update

    Today's Destiny live stream revealed a ton of incoming gear, including Taken-themed armor sets, the return of several year-one exotics and legendary weapons, and the all-new chroma. We've got over 80 new screenshots and images to give you a first look at these in-game goodies in the gallery below... More
  • Blog Post: Your Questions Answered About Destiny’s New Gear And Leveling

    Today’s Destiny live stream has recently wrapped up, and the presentation offered some extensive details about changes coming to the game’s gear and progression loop. Last week, we showcased an interview with live events lead designer Ryan Paradis , who shared a number of details about new... More
  • Blog Post: Over 100 New Screenshots Tell The Story Of Destiny’s Return To The Reef

    We just posted an interview with Bungie’s Ryan Paradis , the live events lead designer who has been in charge of the Destiny update coming on April 12. In addition to those details, you can now feast your eyes on a bevy of screenshots that show off the new content. The screens below show off several... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Interview Dives Deep On Destiny Spring Update

    Bungie is rolling out info about its Destiny April Update through a series of three live streams, the first of which just concluded. Ahead of the stream, we were able to ask some questions of Ryan Paradis, the live events lead designer who has been in charge of preparing the update, and he provided additional... More
  • Blog Post: We Discuss The Division's Contagious Gameplay And Open-World Depth

    This feature was originally published March 9, 2016. Executive editor Andrew Reiner and I spent much of yesterday playing The Division on our live stream . During that time, we got our bearings on the game's various systems, leveling mechanics, and multiplayer. Today, we've regrouped and are... More
  • 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
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