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All posts tagged "destiny"

  • Destiny’s ‘Fate Of All Fools’ exotic rifle belongs to one player alone, thanks to Bungie

    There’s nothing quite like a fuzzy Friday feel-good story to set up the weekend. Bungie, creators of all things Halo and Destiny, has given one special gamer the yet-to-be-released Fate Of All Fools exotic scout rifle. Yes, effectively the god of all long-range weapons. Although the rifle will only be featured in a much later DLC for the wider world to enjoy, Bungie has decided that this particular move means more to the gamer in question than most. He is now the only chap in the Destiny universe to lay claim to the weapon. But is this some marketing gimmick Bungie’s pulling?...

  • Gaming news roundup: printer Doom, PS4 Nike’s and Master Chief in Destiny

    PS4-styled Nike’s with an HDMI port, a printer that runs Doom and Halo star Master Chief found in Destiny, these are the three most tolerable gaming stories of the day. The US$950 “JRDN 4 X PS4″ are unofficially excellent From Dual Shockers comes the story of one man and his obsession for creating custom Nike’s. That man is Jonny Barry from custom sneaker design site FreakerSneaks. His “brand loyalty” to Sony and Nike inspired this cool creation, which even comes with dual-HDMI ports. Barry painted the Air Jordan IV’s Sony-black, added the PS4 logo’s to the rear and whacked in two HDMI...

  • Is Destiny for you? Take our extremely scientific quiz to find out

    Today, on Destiny launch day, there’s going to be much said of the most-hyped game of 2014. But how do you know if Destiny is for you? We’ve compiled this ultra-scientific report that will easily answer that question for you. Remember your answers, you’ll need them later. Do you like Peter Dinklage? Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage voice-acts Ghost, an A.I. companion that will predictably follow us throughout the game, doling out advice and moving the story along. His dulcet tones have in fact, been tweaked three times in the lead-up to the final release of Destiny. After fans voiced...

  • 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...

  • ‘Destiny’ Beta review: ambitious and fantastic fun

    Between the Alpha and Beta versions of Destiny, of which I’ve played both, more than Peter Dinklage’s voice has changed. Bungie has created one of the hottest shooters of 2014 and on PS4, a genuinely impressive game that plays as “next-gen” as it looks. I played it all weekend, and then a little more before being forced into my work enclosure. And now, here’s what I think of Destiny so far. Epic story Bungie loves making epic tales, like Halo: there’s thumping music, universe-ending weapons and legendary heroes. Destiny has this all from what I’ve seen. The Traveller (Destiny’s giant floating...

  • Latest Destiny videos echo Halo’s legacy of fun

    Another Destiny embargo has just been dropped by Bungie which means new footage, screens and information from the Halo makers upcoming online multiplayer shooter. Bungie reveals information about its multiplayer hub named the “Tower”, social space, the smartphone companion app and a whole lot more. An all-new Destiny interview Bungie calls the Tower a “non-combat space” where “friends can go to show off their new armour and peacock.” Apparently players will be able to interact with the various factions, roam the city and grab missions from Communication Spikes. The company also outlines its Companion app, smartphone software which tells users when friends...

  • 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...