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Destiny: five things you need to know about history’s costliest console game

Size isn’t everything. But when it comes to <i>Destiny</i>, it’s all anyone wants to talk about. The shared-world shooter, which allows you to fight aliens as a warlock, titan or hunter, is rumoured to have a budget of £310m – for comparison, the film Avatar cost about £150m. With that kind of investment …

Life After The Level Cap In 'Destiny'

The past few days have been a blur of gunfire, alien screams and endless, nonsense sci-fi jargon, but at last I’ve reached the soft level cap in Destiny at 20. It’s where all the best gear and hardest missions are locked away, and after you hit the marker, a different phase of the game begins.<p>I …

Microsoft's next Xbox One update makes it act more like the 360

We weren't lying in our review when we said that the Xbox One felt like a work in progress. From the sounds of it, though, the system's next update will add features and functionality that frankly should have been in the box last fall. For starters, once the patch rolls out to everyone in October, …

Sony says goodbye to its PlayStation Portable

It's the end of an era. Sony announced Tuesday that its handheld PlayStation Portable gaming device will cease to be sold in nearly all its markets.<p>The 10-year-old PSP had been through several iterations over the years, but as Sony increasingly put more of an emphasis on its sleeker PlayStation …

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