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All posts tagged "destiny"

  • Destiny 2 [PS4] review: go into the light

    Destiny 2 was my first proper introduction to the Destiny franchise. Although I had a brief spell with the first game, I could never find myself enjoying it -- yet now the sequel is all I seem to be playing. Usually, a sequel has more to prove than the first iteration in a series. But this always-online FPS developed by Bungie and published by Activision did well to not only expand on the first instalment, but also improve it. For starters, Destiny 2 actually has a story -- albeit slightly cookie-cutter. Dominus Ghaul, the story's villain, is a fearless conqueror trying to capture the traveller's...

  • Watch: Destiny 2 gameplay revealed in new trailer

    Destiny may have had a somewhat shaky start, but thanks to downloadable content and developer support, it's turned into a phenomenon of sorts. It's clear then that expectations are high for the sequel, Destiny 2, having been officially announced last year. Fortunately, we've got the gameplay reveal trailer, showing you... well... gameplay... "Experience an all new cinematic story campaign, innovative cooperative gameplay, and intense competitive multiplayer as you journey across unexplored worlds to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities," reads the video's description. But without any further ado, here's the actual trailer, complete with an 8 September release...

  • Destiny: The Collection [PS4] review: the better Halo collection

    Gamers around the world had high hopes for the FPS MMO, Destiny. The former developers and creators of the Xbox-staple Halo Series, Bungie, was purchased by Activision and were set on creating an online game. After initial mixed reviews, the game has received several expansions and many tweaks. With Destiny 2 arriving in 2017, is now the right time to pick up the first game and its expansions? What’s in the collection? The recently-released Destiny: The Collection is a battle chest that collects all of the Destiny content on the latest generation consoles... to an extent. It includes all of the previously...

  • Update: Destiny servers down as Rise of Iron debuts

    Update #2, 20 September, 1.30pm: According to the latest tweet from Bungie, the company is slowly seeing more players enter the game's servers, as it continues to investigate server issues. Destiny population is rising. We are continuing to investigate issues that may impact player ability to sign in to Destiny. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) September 20, 2016 Update #1, 20 September, 12.01pm: According to new reports from users, Destiny gamers are being place in virtual queues, which will likely let users access the game is small batches until server stability is reached. "Due to heavy server traffic, we have temporarily implemented a...

  • Gamescom 2016 trailers megalist: all the new trailers you might’ve missed

    It's August in Cologne, Germany. The smell of overheating consoles fills the air. The crunch of a particular brand of corn chip fills the ambience. It must definitely be Gamescom again. The world's largest gaming expo kicked off on Wednesday 15 August, and some of the globe's most-loved companies have already had their say. But often, Gamescom is the most difficult conference to cover and follow simply because so much happens in such a brief period of time. All those unwatched trailers... *sniff* Well, look no further. If you've missed any trailers this week, chances are high that we've included it...

  • Backstreet’s Back, at least in this Destiny reenactment [video]

    If you were born anywhere near the early Nineties, chances are you knew exactly who the Backstreet Boys were. And if you hated them, like much of the world's population back then, you might want to avoid the next few paragraphs. Husky Raid, a Destiny crew, has remade the Backstreet's Back video, one of the boy band's most famous tracks, within the game. And if that sounds dumb, we promise you that it's worth sticking around for the entire three minute runtime even if you think NSYNC was better. What's perhaps the most impressive thing about the performance is how Husky Raid...

  • Crota’s End soloed, The Order: 1886 cast and H1Z1 peace treaty: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? We missed a TGIF Video Roundup edition last week to cater for all the sappy lovers out there (and dependable stalkers too). So we have a lot to make up for this week. Luckily, you're in for a treat. After the infamous six-hour gameplay video playthrough of The Order: 1886 was taken down, we were rather annoyed. Nevertheless, Ready At Dawn has published a new character roundup trailer that takes prospective players through 1886's...

  • This ‘Destiny’ player automagically levels up his Titan while he sleeps

    Hmm, we love the smell of a good hack in the morning. Whether it be the solder vapour wafting around or the elated feeling you get when you realise you haven't botched it all up, there's something life-changing about tweaking something to suit your will. We bet this Destiny player is pretty chuffed with himself right about now too. 2014's most eagerly anticipated game turned out to be a massive let down for all who love an exciting, ravishing and instantly gratifying game. Hours of slogging and grafting are required to level up in the game, which makes it a...

  • ‘Dying Light’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘GTA V’ Heists: this week’s TGIF video roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? Although we're nearing the end of 2014, this week was another blockbuster for YouTube game trailers and people doing the pleasant cocktail of strange and brilliant things. Featuring this week, among others, is the trailer for Rockstar's latest hilarity experiment -- GTA V Online Heists. That's right, now you can finally rob banks as a seagull. Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition also comes under the spotlight in a more gameplay-based trailer, showcasing the ridiculous speed...

  • ‘Destiny’s’ Dark Below DLC trailer is all kinds of epic [Video]

    A lot of gamers have found Destiny to be visually impressive but a load of mundane and tiresome hard work too. It would be cruel to call it the biggest let down of the year but for the most part, reviews of the game haven't been vastly favourable. Things for Destiny grafters however looks to be on the up. Bungie has unveiled the official trailer to the upcoming "Dark Below" DLC pack, which promises to add a lot more fizz to the game. The DLC will focus on adding and improving a host of features, including raising the game's Light Level...