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  • Blog Post: Refer A Friend To Destiny For A Sweet Sparrow And Co-op Emotes

    While many are still actively playing Destiny, Activision and Bungie are looking to extend the game’s reach even further. To do that, the duo are enlisting existing Guardians to help bolster the game population. In order to do that, Bungie recognizes you’re going to need a little incentive... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Announces Destiny Refer-A-Friend

    Destiny is best played with friends, and Bungie is working on a program that gives players a little kick for getting their buddies into the game. Bungie announced the Refer-A-Friend plan as part of its weekly update. There's not any info beyond its existence, and that it's planned for a holiday... More
  • Blog Post: October 2015 NPD: Strong Sales All Around As Halo Leads The Pack

    The October NPD numbers are out, and while it doesn’t seem that too much has changed since last year, gamers (and game makers) have plenty of reasons to be happy. Here's the full breakdown. NPD Group reports that October sales were up slightly since last year. Overall video game market's... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Companion Update Gives Intuitive Gear Manager To All

    When Destiny launched, the companion was an underwhelming addition that was used mostly for reading grimoire cards. Along the way, Bungie made it an essential tool by giving players the ability to change equipment without a tedious run to the Tower. Today, the web version of the companion gets even more... More
  • Blog Post: Activision: Destiny Now Has 25 Million Players, Blizzard Monthly Users Up 50 Percent

    In addition to yesterday’s announcement that Activision has agreed to acquire Candy Crush maker King, the publisher also had some good news about its current business. Destiny continues to grow, even though we don’t have specific sales figures. Activision reports that there are currently... More
  • Blog Post: Watch This Destiny Player Finish Crota's End On Rock Band Drums

    Who needs an astronomical light level when you’ve got the power of rock? YouTube user Sean Gallagher sure didn’t for his run on the Crota’s End raid in Destiny using only a Rock Band drum kit. Gallagher makes ample use of the legendary handcannon Fatebringer and exotic Raze-Lighter... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] You Can Make Destiny's Festival Of The Lost Masks At Home

    Update: In addition to the in-game goodies, Bungie is giving you a way to celebrate the Festival of the Lost at home. You can dress up as one of four different things from the Destiny universe. You can don the visage of The Taken King himself, Oryx, the three-eyed Eris Morn, the Speaker, or an engram... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/23/15

    There's way too much open-world gaming to explore, but that doesn't stop the Game Informer staff from cutting their teeth on new releases and back catalogs. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is poised to bring out the 'guv'nor' in all of us, Metal Gear Solid V still haunts our dreams... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Dumps Elemental Effects On Legendary Primary Weapons

    If you’ve been running the King’s Fall raid, you might have noticed that your primary weapons don’t have elemental affinity. That’s by design, it seems. According to Bungie designer Luke Smith, you won’t be seeing arc, solar, or void damage on primary legendary weapons anymore... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out This Destiny-Themed Magic The Gathering Card Set

    Move over, Grimoire cards . This is how you do Destiny lore right; with a new fan-made set of Destiny-themed Magic the Gathering cards. The set of cards, first posted by Imgur user “brootalcore1,” shows off each faction in Destiny, each crafted to fit the typical Magic the Gathering color... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Patches Destiny’s Anemic Nightfall Rewards

    Bungie just rolled out a patch that’s intended to make players interested in weekly Nightfall strikes again after lackluster loot drops drove people away . Rewards have been bumped, with weapon and armor drops now bearing increased stats. All armor and weapon drops now have 10 additional defense... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Addresses Destiny Shadowshot Exploit, Delays Return Of Trials

    The last 24 hours have revealed a devastating cheat/exploit on offer in Destiny, which allows the Hunter class to deploy effectively infinite supers in battle. While that breaks the PvE game, it’s an even bigger deal for the PvP game, in which an exploiting player can ruin everyone’s fun... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie’s Luke Smith Denies Some Datamined Destiny Microtransaction Discoveries

    Yesterday, Bungie rolled out a new currency for purchasing cosmetic items . Users have datamined the 2.0.1 patch to discover some items listed that aren’t yet available. With a note in the new Eververse Trading Company kiosk, some assumptions have been made about what else might be available for... More
  • Blog Post: Purchasing All Of Destiny’s 18 Emotes Will Cost You About $35

    Today, Bungie introduced a cosmetic microtransaction system to Destiny. As we detailed earlier, you can purchase 18 different emotes from Tess Everis in the Tower. What we weren’t able to tell you before is how much each costs. You’ll get 400 silver just by playing today. If you purchased... More
  • Blog Post: A Destiny Player Compiled All 18 New Emotes So You Can See What They Look Like

    Destiny’s Eververse Trading Company opens today, introducing microtransactions to the year-old game. Thankfully, Bungie is giving you some seed money (in the form of the real-money currency, “silver”). Silver (and, by extension, real money) is only used for cosmetic items. These are... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Lesser-Known Facts About Destiny

    Did you pick up on the references to Halo and Dark Souls in Destiny? Did you know that where you aim your melee attack actually impacts how much damage you do? Sure, you do now, but what about some of the rest of these Destiny facts? Gameranx takes us through a list of ten interesting Destiny facts.... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Destiny's Sleeper Simulant Has Been Found; See It In Action

    Update: Following yesterday's race to get the Sleeper Simulant, the powerful fusion rifle is now available through a new mission, meaning several players are now using it in the wild. The weapon, which fits in the heavy weapon slot for your Guardian and plays like a handheld rail gun, has been the... More
  • Blog Post: Backstreet Boys Invade Destiny In Fan-Made Music Video

    Relying on only in-game dance moves, weapons effects, and ability powers, a group of Destiny fans have choreographed a flashy six-person music video of the 1997 Backstreet Boys hit song “Everybody.” In the video, six squad members from Husky Raid pull off some crazy moves with surprisingly... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Introduces Microtransactions To Destiny

    Starting on October 13, players will be able to buy new character emotes using a new currency called silver. The first taste is free, but you’ll need to spend real world cash to buy more silver. A few weeks ago, one of Destiny's Tower vendors – a woman named Tess Everis – mysteriously... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Details Returning Destiny PVP Events

    Bungie finally shares its plans for PVP events in its latest weekly update. Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris are both returning and receiving notable adjustments in year two. The Iron Banner makes its return on October 13 with new weapons and armor. It's also receiving some changes. You no longer... More
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