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  • 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: 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: 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: Destiny: The Taken King's Trials Of Osiris Delayed Again

    According to a tweet by Destiny designer Lars Bakken, the return of Trials of Osiris is being delayed once again . As the tweet below explains, the hard-mode variant for the King's Fall raid will stand alone this weekend. Neither Bungie nor Bakken have announced a revised weekend for Trials of Osiris... More
  • Blog Post: The Sleeper Simulant Is The Taken King's Biggest Mystery, See It In Action

    When we first posted this article on Destiny’s Sleeper Simulant exotic weapon during our month-long cover story for The Taken King, little did we know how elusive the weapon would turn out to be. Even as Destiny fans have continued to uncover new secrets in The Taken King, as of this writing, no... More
  • Blog Post: The Sexiest Exotic Armor In Destiny

    Shortly after Destiny originally launched in 2014, we went through and highlighted our favorite looking weapons in the game . Of course, that list only included weapons that appeared in the base game, and didn’t account for items that would release in later expansions. Today, we’re taking... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – What Destiny Can Do Better

    We’re a few weeks into Destiny's The Taken King, which has been a lovely transition and a massive improvement from the core game ( check out our review ); there’s tons to do, and many of the systems in place have experienced significant upgrades. With a plan to keep the sci-fi trek going... More
  • Blog Post: Leveling Tips Decrypted From The First Week Of Destiny: The Taken King

    Many of our editors have been spending time over the last week digging into The Taken King, and discovering that there are several smart approaches to keep in mind while leveling. We’ve gathered some of the most relevant tips here. Most of these ideas are targeted to players just getting started... More
  • Blog Post: Through The Fire: How Destiny's First Year Shaped The Future

    You probably have an opinion on Destiny. Since the game's launch last September, the game has amassed a thriving community and a handful of vocal detractors. One take-away from our trip to Bungie for our September cover story is how plugged in the studio is to both the community's criticism and... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Our Day-Long Destiny: The Taken King Live Stream

    Update: The stream has concluded, and you can catch the archive right here on our YouTube channel! Original Story: Bungie's third expansion to Destiny is out now and we are live streaming the whole day to celebrate. Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara – one of GI's biggest Destiny fans –... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Changes Of Destiny's 2.0 Patch

    Next week will see the release of Destiny: The Taken King, but Bungie is setting the stage for that changeover a week early. Tuesday brought a massive 17+ GB patch that switched over major aspects of the game in prepraration for The Taken King. Even if you don’t plan on playing the new release... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie's Endgame: Destiny's Raid Philosophy And The Scope Of King's Fall

    Aside from the fact that King's Fall will be Destiny's biggest and most complex raid to date, Bungie has been reluctant to talk about it. The studio hopes for King's Fall to be a complete surprise for players when they first dive into it in September, but we managed to wrangle up an interview... More
  • Blog Post: What’s Going On In Destiny’s Story, Anyway?

    Destiny has taken a lot of well-deserved heat for its approach to storytelling, but after our recent cover story visit to Bungie and extensive hands-on time with The Taken King, it’s clear that the studio is moving towards a far more robust narrative experience in future releases. Knowing that... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of The Class: Destiny's New Subclasses And Abandoned Fourth Class

    Destiny players have been eagerly awaiting a third subclass for their Guardians for a long time. The Taken King expansion looks to deliver big with the new Stormcaller, Sunbreaker, and Nightstalker subclasses that should help Guardians tear through Oryx's forces. You might be comfortable with your... More
  • Blog Post: Why Gjallarhorn Is Overpowered, And The Tricks To Balancing Destiny's Weapons

    Weapon balancing is a delicate operation. While some players might hate the fact that another player's weapon outclasses their own, that other player might be happy to exploit an overpowered weapon. Some fans cry foul whenever a company rebalances its game after release, but balancing is an important... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Taken King Fixes Destiny's Three Biggest Problems

    Despite Destiny's popularity, it remains a very polarizing game. For every enthusiastic fan, there seems to be another player who quit in disgust. I understand the hate, because I used to be one of the haters. However, sometimes games deserve a second chance, and The Taken King looks to be the perfect... More
  • Blog Post: We Analyze Destiny: The Taken King’s Eight New Crucible Maps

    Destiny’s Crucible has always given players the opportunity to visit new and exotic locations within Bungie’s universe, and the upcoming Taken King expansion will add eight new stamps to players’ virtual passports. While Bungie used to design maps to cater to a particular game mode... More
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