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  • Blog Post: Halo, Destiny Composer Martin O’Donnell Let Go From Bungie ‘Without Cause’

    Halo composer Martin O’Donnell, who has been working on the score for Bungie’s upcoming persistent online shooter Destiny, has been let go from the developer. According to a statement made by O’Donnell he was terminated by the company on April 11 “without cause.” O’Donnell... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are There Any Games You Wish Were Still Online?

    With the looming shutdown of Resistance’s online servers it begs the question: are there any games you still wish were online? Every now an then I get a little sad knowing I’ll never be able to hop on Xbox Live to play Halo 2 again. In my history of online multiplayer games, Halo 2 was the... More
  • Blog Post: Infamous: Second Son Lead Designer Leaves Sucker Punch

    Jaime Griesemer, who was the lead designer on Sony's PS4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son, has left developer Sucker Punch Productions. In a tweet , Griesemer confirmed to a fan that he has left the studio, writing: "...And yes, I have left SP. Not really talking about it yet, tho." Griesemer... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Halo 4 Art Director Changes Roles Within 343 Industries

    Kenneth Scott, who served the role of art director on Halo 4 recently announced a change in positions at 343 Industries. Scott is now a visual design consultant with 343 Industries, while Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier has taken Scott's former position as art director. Speaking with IGN , a... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Has Been The Best Year For Video Games?

    With 2013 behind us, we can all agree that it was a fantastic year for video games. Was it the best year for video games? Or is there another, more impressive year? 2013 saw new Sony and Microsoft consoles, but it also saw a slew of excellent video games that we will surely be discussing and playing... More
  • Blog Post: Submit Your Questions For The Destiny Podcast

    Our Destiny cover story and month of online features are loaded with details on Bungie's next game. Is there something you're still curious about? Submit your questions in the comments section below and we may ask it to Bungie staffers on the upcoming Destiny podcast. We'll even do our best... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Destiny Beta Code Giveaway #4

    Update: The final 25 winners have been sent Destiny beta codes through messaging. Thank you for participating and commenting over the past two weeks! We’re spending the entire month rolling out info about Bungie’s big new project. Destiny has the core sensibilities of a shooter, but draws... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Destiny Beta Code Giveaway #3

    Update: The winners have been chosen for this giveaway and have been sent their Destiny beta codes through messaging. If you didn't get a code, there will be one final chance. On Thursday, December 12, look for another giveaway and answer the question in the comments to win one of 25 beta codes for... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: January 2014 Digital Issue Available Now

    Now that print copies of our Destiny issue are circulating in the wild, we wanted to remind readers that the issue is live on a variety of digital formats. The January issue includes a six-page feature on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, full hardware reviews of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Creative Director Moves Over To 343 Industries

    Tim Longo, creative director for the recent Tomb Raider reboot (and Star Wars: Republic Commando), has recently moved over to 343 Industries to begin work on the Halo series. Longo's Twitter and LinkedIn bios were recently updated to to reflect his new position with the title creative director at... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Gets A Release Date

    Humanity's distant future might be bleak, but next fall is looking a whole lot better. Bungie has given Destiny a release date, along with a rough timeline on when we'll be playing in the beta. Mark your calendars for September 9, 2014. That's when Bungie and Activision will be unleashing... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Destiny Beta Code Giveaway #2

    Update: Thanks for commenting! The winners for these Destiny Beta codes have been chosen and will be sent their codes through messaging shortly. If you were unable to win, there will be another chance. Leave a comment in a new giveaway on Tuesday and you might win one of 25 additional codes. Earlier... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Destiny Beta Code Giveaway #1

    Update: Thanks for commenting! We have chosen the winners and will soon be sending their Destiny beta codes through messaging. If you didn't receive a code, you'll have another opportunity on Thursday when we'll give away 25 more codes. Tell us what single feature you are most curious about... More
  • Blog Post: January Cover Revealed – Destiny

    Given the pedigree of the developer and its many years of work on the Halo franchise, it hasn’t been hard for gamers to get excited about the potential of Bungie’s upcoming Destiny . However, concrete details about the project have remained scarce. How does the game play? What parts are based... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Modder's 'Job Application' Lands Him Position At Bungie

    Earlier in the year, we shared with you the story of Alexander Velicky. The young man created a massive mod for Bethesda's Skyrim called Falskaar , in the hopes of landing a job with the developer. While Velicky might not have ended up where he expected, he is now gainfully employed with a high caliber... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Beta Coming First To PlayStation 3 And PlayStation 4

    Bungie’s first post-Halo project will be getting a beta in 2014. Anyone with a pre-order gets access, but Bungie had a special surprise for PlayStation fans tonight. The beta will be available first on Sony platforms. If you have a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 and plan on making it your Destiny... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Partners With Art Gallery To Sell Destiny Concept Art For Charity

    Ltd. Art Gallery is running a special exhibition full of Destiny concept art originals and prints. They're all for sale and proceeds benefit the Child's Play Charity. Pieces can be purchased online here , with the most expensive pieces selling for as high as $300. If you're in Seattle, Washington... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Offering Destiny Beta Codes To Non-Reserve Customers On Facebook

    Bungie announced earlier this month that it is going to offer beta invite codes to customers who pre-order Destiny. If you're interested in participating without reserving the game, Bungie will be giving away codes on Facebook . In a recent post on the official Facebook page for Destiny , Bungie... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Announces Destiny Beta Invite Program For Pre-Orders

    If you want to get in on the early access beta for Bungie's online shooter Destiny, you'll need to pre-order the game. In a press release, Activision announced that it will be giving out early beta invites to those who pre-order the game at participating retailers (no specific list was given... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Joins Clash Of Heroes For October's Xbox Live Games With Gold

    Last week, we shared news that Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is the first of October's free Games with Gold. Today we know that Halo 3 is rounding out the month. From October 1 through 15, you can download Clash of Heroes at no cost if you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. From October 16... More
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