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  • Blog Post: Destiny's The Dark Below Expansion Was Almost Uncovered In 2013

    Tricky, tricky, Activision. About a year ago, right before Blizzard unveiled the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo III, a reader tipped us off about a potential name for the expansion: The Dark Below. It turns out, the trademark filing was for something completely different. Now we know just what... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Devs Explain Fireteam Size, Old Russian Real Estate, And The Unbeatable Ogres From The Beta

    We are now about as far away from the Destiny beta as we have to wait before the game launches on September 9, making it the perfect time to catch up with the team and discuss the future. We sat down with production director Jonty Barnes and senior designer Nick Davies to discuss the reasons behind some... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny's First Expansion Launches In December, Multiplayer Modes Detailed

    We got a taste of Destiny's Crucible multiplayer mode during the beta. During that week, we got a chance to play the control type, but there are more coming when the title launches next month. There's a deathmatch-style mode, a type that allows players to revive their allies, a vehicle enhanced... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Beta Characters Will Not Transfer To The Final Game

    Confirming the suspicions we've had since the game was announced to be receiving a beta, the characters created during Destiny's beta will not transfer to the final game. If you participated in the beta, you won't start Destiny completely empty-handed , but you will have to start your character... More
  • Blog Post: Sir Paul McCartney Planning To Release Destiny Single

    Iconic Beatle Paul McCartney isn't really a gamer, but he's still managed to be a part of a couple big game projects. In addition to Harmonic's 2009 release The Beatles: Rock Band, McCartney worked with Destiny composer Marty O’Donnell on one of Destiny's song, and the musician... More
  • Blog Post: More People Played Destiny's Beta Than Previous Bungie Titles

    After letting millions of people play the beta of its new game, Bungie has amasses some great intel about it new shooter. Thankfully, the developer isn't keeping all these details to itself, it's sharing some juicy details about the beta in a massive infographic. According to Bungie , the Beta... More
  • Blog Post: Look Up: Destiny’s Sky Is An Amazing Sight To Behold

    If you’re feeling a bit of withdrawal now that the Destiny beta has concluded, this might cheer you up. A YouTube user has captured time lapse footage of the sky in a number of different areas from Destiny’s beta. If you did play the beta, you might have noticed players sitting around at... More
  • Blog Post: See You In September: Destiny Beta Comes To An End

    The past week has given players a taste of what to expect from Destiny. The beta, which has been going on for just over a week, is now over. For some, it’s going to be a long wait for the next six weeks. Bungie thanks you for playing. We made some great discoveries of our own, and we'll use... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny 'Flash Mob' Begins Today With Story Mission On The Moon

    At 2 p.m. PDT, all Destiny beta players are invited to take on a special assignment that Bungie's DeeJ calls "the most important moment" of the trial period. The assignment comes in the form of a new story mission that will only be open for two hours. "This is a flash mob," DeeJ... More
  • Blog Post: Iron Banner Returns To The Destiny Beta This Weekend

    The Iron Banner, the Destiny beta’s most grueling multiplayer challenge, will return this weekend. You’ll need to bring your best gear, because this playing field is far from level. The Crucible multiplayer, which is available at all times, doesn’t take into account the power ratings... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Beta Is Now Open To Everyone

    If you weren't lucky enough to get a code for Bungie's Destiny beta, cry no more. The studio has now opened up the beta to all gamers. The move was announced with this post on the Bungie site: " Today, at 4:00 PM PDT, we’re opening the Destiny Beta to anyone who wants to create a character... More
  • Blog Post: Play The Destiny Beta On Saturday, Get An Emblem For The Full Game

    Activision and Bungie are celebrating the beta by giving players a way to show off their participation. In order to earn your cosmetic swag, all you need to do is play later in the day on Saturday, July 26. All you need to do is play starting at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern in order to earn the emblem... More
  • Blog Post: Our Last Batch Of Destiny Beta Codes (First Come, First Served)

    Hello, faithful readers. If you haven’t by now gotten into the Destiny beta, we have one last chance for you. These codes are first come, first served, but be warned. Too many bad entries will lock you out of being able to redeem a code. Sorry, that’s an Activision/Bungie thing, and there’s... More
  • Blog Post: Marty O’Donnell Settles Termination Suit With Bungie CEO For Over $95,000

    In April of this year, longtime Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell was let go from Bungie. At the time, the musician claimed that the firing was “ without cause ,” ending a 14 year tenure. In June, O’Donnell (who was in closed arbitration with his former employer), filed suit against... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Destiny Beta Going Down For Maintenance Tomorrow, Iron Banner Event Back On

    The Destiny beta is currently going strong, but it will be going down for maintenance starting tomorrow. The beta will return on Wednesday July, 23. When it does return on Wednesday, Xbox One gamers will be able to join in. Additionally, the Iron Banner event , which lasted two hours yesterday is currently... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Destiny's Iron Banner Event Has Concluded

    Update 2: The Destiny beta's Iron Banner event, which took players to Mars, has concluded. Update 1: Starting now, and for the next two hours, you can take part in the Iron Banner event in the Destiny beta. Original Story: Bungie's beta for Destiny just launched, but that's only the tip of... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s Another Batch Of Destiny Beta Codes (First Come, First Served)

    The Destiny beta is in full swing. Now that yesterday’s Bungie.net and PlayStation Network outages are behind us, we want to help you get into the game. Here are a stack of codes (first come, first served). We’ve been told that if you enter too many codes incorrectly, you’ll be locked... More
  • Blog Post: Your PlayStation Destiny Beta Codes Are Available Now!

    The time has come! Bungie is pushing out Destiny beta codes to those that redeemed vouchers, and you should be able to start playing soon. In order to access your codes, head over to Bungie.net and sign in with your account. Once there, click “Codes” at the top of the page, which will take... More
  • Blog Post: Make Sure You're Ready For The Destiny Beta

    Destiny's public beta starts tomorrow on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 (the Xbox One and Xbox 360 starts on July 23rd) and we're pulling together all of the details. Find out how to get a key if you don't have one already, read our hands-on previews from the alpha, watch the game in action... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Reveals What's Up With Destiny's Companion App

    Bungie has revealed some of the features you'll find in Destiny's free companion app. Bungie's Chris Gossett showed off the app to IGN , and the companion aims to give players a wealth of info about players' characters, including real-time 3D models of them. Players can also check out... More
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