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All posts tagged "Bungie"

  • Latest Destiny trailer kicks ass in more ways than one

    Destiny is coming, quickly. With less than three weeks before Bungie and Activision releases their flagship title, and perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated titles in gaming history, there’s a new gameplay trailer lighting up YouTube’s servers. Who knew post-apocalyptic scenes seem so inviting? Showcased in 1080p, the game will be available for current-gen and legacy Microsoft and Sony consoles, although the latter will be scaled down to 720p. The trailer itself highlights the multiplayer open-world shooter landscapes that Bungie and Activision spent around US$500-million developing. And while much will change from the current beta to the final product, the...

  • New Destiny trailer ‘Law of the Jungle’ crams epic fairytale down our throats

    Activision and Bungie together with Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau are expected to release this prelude trailer of the highly anticipated Destiny console game. We’re expecting to see gameplay 10 June during Sony’s PlayStation E3 press conference. Until then though, we can only dream. But from the creators who brought us Halo and the publishers of Call of Duty, this title is expected to be tear apart the very fabric of the gaming universe… hopefully. The Law of the Jungle, as the trailer is called, opens with actor Giancarlo Esposito (or “Gus” from Breaking Bad). He teaches his son an important...

  • ‘Destiny’ cheat-sheet: Bungie’s latest epic laid bare

    You thought nothing would ever be better than Halo. Bungie’s masterpiece. Its signature franchise, most notable for one of the most memorable characters in gaming history. How could anything top that? And then, Destiny came knocking. Yes, Bungie has finally unveiled its new IP, Destiny, and immediately grabbed the attention of gamers the world over. “Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned the solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only...

  • No ‘Destiny’ in 2013 says Activision

    Care of Joystiq.com and a sneaky Activision press release, we’ve learned that Bungie’s next “ten year project”, Destiny won’t launch in 2013. Boo. We all know the story. Destiny is a planned FPS/MMO hybrid, set in a “epic, sci-fi universe and introduces innovative persistent, online world filled with sweeping adventures”. The press release speaks of grand scope, visceral first-person gaming and a living, vibrant world. But most telling is the single sentence Activision sneaks in: Activision reiterated that although Bungie’s amazing new world was revealed today, Activision has not included the launch in its 2013 outlook and there should be no...

  • What comes after Halo? Bungie leaks and owns up to ‘Destiny’

    From possibly the world’s beefiest gaming site, IGN, come leaked images plus a story outline of ex-Halo creator Bungie’s latest project, “Destiny”. Here’s the plot, care of Bungie: Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and...

  • Halo Reach a fitting culmination to the series

    After more than a decade as the architects and masterminds behind the acclaimed Halo franchise, design house Bungie recently released what has arguably been the most anticipated Xbox title of 2010. Generating more than US$200 million in the United States and Europe during its first 24 hours of release, Halo Reach is the culmination of all the best elements of the entire series all rolled up into one complete package. It has been a fitting end to a fantastic journey for Bungie as the future of the franchise will be placed in the hands of Microsoft while they move...