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  • Blog Post: Destiny Now Available For Pre-Load On Xbox 360

    Update : Microsoft has announced that Destiny on Xbox One is available for pre-load. The game comes out on September 9. [Source: Microsoft ] Original Story: Polygon has published a screenshot that seems to indicate that Bungie's next-gen shooter will be available for pre-loading when you purchase... More
  • Blog Post: No, You Can’t Trade Weapons With Your Friends In Destiny

    “This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.” Bungie is taking the U.S. Marine Rifle Creed to heart, as the developer has just announced that players will form an unbreakable bond with their Destiny weaponry. You will not be able to trade weapons and gear with other players... More
  • 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: Report: Destiny Ghost Edition In Limited Supply

    Publishers often create limited editions for the games, but then when the title comes out you often find copies of that "Limited Edition" on store shelves. That probably won't be the case for Destiny's special Ghost Edition. Last month, Bungie detailed the contents of Destiny Ghost... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Raises Outlook For Current Fiscal Year On Strong Second Quarter

    Activision has announced its second quarter earnings, with revenues that greatly exceed projections. The company has exceeded its target of $910 million, reaching $970 million for the quarter. Digital revenue represented 49 percent of the company’s total revenue. The publisher also paid out its... 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: Over 4.6 Million Participated In The Destiny Beta

    Activision has announced some stats to cap off last week’s Destiny beta test. According to Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, the week of testing was the largest console beta for a new IP to date. The beta began on July 17 with the PlayStation kickoff, through the July 23 addition of... 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: The Destiny Beta Is Online For PlayStation And Xbox Players

    Slightly ahead of schedule, the Destiny beta is back online for PlayStation and online for the first time for Xbox. The #DestinyBeta is live for @PlayStation and @Xbox users. Begin your adventure. Download it now. pic.twitter.com/hDSsvWkVj5 — Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) July 22, 2014 The... 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
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