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Destiny: The Taken King review

It starts with the campaign. <i>The Taken King</i>’s single-player story mode deviates significantly from <i>Destiny</i>’s both by being fun to play alone and by actually having a story. Gone is the disinterested Peter Dinklage as your constant companion; in is a chirpy, C-3PO-esque Nolan North and a likable …

Taken King Can't Quite Fix Destiny's Fundamental Flaws

Upon booting up the first story mission of <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>, I'm greeted by a rare sight, at least in the world of this online shooter: No one …

The Taken King takes Destiny from a joke to an achievement

I played Destiny last year, but I resented it.<p>The multiplayer online shooter from Bungie had good mechanics, but so many other of its aspects were weak. The story sucked, the world felt underdeveloped, finding loot and upgrading items was a chore, and … well, Peter Dinklage.<p><i>Check out our Reviews</i> …

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Time is money, and Destiny: The Taken King wants both

<i>Destiny</i>’s runaway steam train of hype has helped sustain the game in one respect; a lot of players undoubtedly bought the "season pass" for the first two expansion packs without knowing anything about what was included, or even whether they’d enjoy the base game in the first place. While those …

Xbox's chief has put more than 300 hours into Destiny

As Microsoft's boss of Xbox, Phil Spencer should be a busy man. But he's not so busy that he can't log 346 hours of playtime in <i>Destiny</i>.<p>That is according to an Xbox Live profile picture tweeted out this morning by another Xbox executive, Mike Ybarra. See for yourself here.<p>According to his profile …

Destiny: The Taken King Redesigns Leveling From One To Forty

Our recent visit to Bungie provided us with hours of hands-on impressions detailed in this month’s magazine cover story, and one of the major changes …

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 …

Get ready for Destiny: The Taken King with this Led Zeppelin trailer

<i>Destiny</i>'s biggest expansion yet, <i>The Taken King</i>, is almost here, and there's no better way to celebrate than with some Led Zeppelin. The expansion's latest trailer shows off some of what you can expect from the new content pack, and it does so to the tune of "Black Dog." This isn't the first time</i> …

Try Destiny: The Taken King's Crucible maps and modes free for the week before launch

<i>Destiny</i> players will be able to test out <i>The Taken King</i>'s new competitive multiplayer content, for free, for one week before the expansion launches, developer Bungie announced today.<p><i>The Taken King</i> includes a wealth of additions to <i>Destiny</i>'s Crucible. The expansion comes with eight maps (with one of …

Destiny: The Taken King Debuts New Sword Gameplay and Details

With <b>Destiny</b> getting ready to enter into its second year of life with <i>The Taken King</i> expansion, Bungie is planning a whole slew of changes to the game …

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Destiny's Ghost has a new voice: Here's how Nolan North's performance stacks up

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Dinklebot is dead. Long live Dinklebot.<p>With the launch of <i>Destiny</i>'s 2.0 update, the voice performance of Peter Dinklage, who has served as your loyal Ghost companion since the game's initial release, has been replaced by the dulcet tones of Nolan …

Destiny: The Taken King — The first 15 hours | Polygon

I never expected Destiny to make me feel so very, very alone

I worry I don't have the time for <i>Destiny</i>. That's not a value judgement — I wish I had the time — but I have to make dinner with my wife, clean our house, train our puppy, see friends, work, and, when I'm not doing those things, play games. I adore games, but I have limited time to give to them. My …

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, Sept. 25-27

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

Destiny: The Taken King patch removes exotic engram trick

Bungie updated <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i> yesterday with a new patch that eliminates a recently discovered exploit that allowed players to quickly and easily amass a large number of powerful weapons and armor pieces.<p>Patch notes for "hot fix" version 2.0.0.4 highlight a handful of updates to the game, …

Son does a solid for his Destiny-loving dad, buys him three Gjallarhorns

Here's a story of families brought together across the generations by video gaming — with the roles somewhat reversed.<p>Redditor noeljaboy says his father is 68 years old and an avid <i>Destiny</i> player. He's also out of town for work this weekend.<p>This is a very bad weekend for a <i>Destiny</i> player, of any age, …

Destiny: The Taken King Livestream Will Show Off A New Strike Tomorrow

Bungie is gearing up for a second Destiny: The Taken King live stream. This time, you’ll get to see a strike against the Cabal taking place on the …

Destiny's New Missions Are Way Better Than The Old Ones

I spent this morning powering through the first main story quest of <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>, a video game about how cool Nathan Fillion is. I am happy …

Destiny: The Taken King Leaves Players Who Didn't Upgrade Behind

Are you a <i>Destiny</i> player with no interest in buying <i>The Taken King</i>? You might want to find another game to play.<p>As it turns out, <i>The Taken King</i> doesn’t …

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 …

The new Destiny exotics you'll be waiting on from Xur in The Taken King

Bungie is using Instagram to show off some of the new exotic gear that will be available for players in the upcoming <i>Destiny</i> expansion, <i>The Taken King</i>. Each of these pieces include new unique perks that didn't exist on any year-one <i>Destiny</i> gear. The Empyrean Bellicose, for example, appears to grant …

How Destiny fixed the one thing that was keeping me away

<i>Destiny</i> players have a love-hate relationship with the game, and the community tends to be both extremely vocal and extremely loyal. I've been following the game since it was released, but I quit playing the original version o<i>f Destiny</i> once I hit level 20 or so. I wasn't alone in this behavior.<p>I'm …

Destiny: The Taken King Releases Tuesday, Don't Forget About Our Hub

Destiny's Taken King expansion appeared on our cover in September and releases on Tuesday. Now's the perfect time to catch up on all of the features …

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Discussion: How ‘Destiny’ Made the Hunter Class Relevant

When <i>Destiny</i> first launched, or even as far back as the first-look Alpha and Beta, most players instantly fell in love with a particular class of …

Bungie Answers (And Avoids) Our Questions On The Future Of Destiny

This past week, there was a lot of controversy surrounding <i>Destiny</i>, a video game in which players travel through space collecting unique resources …

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, Aug. 21-23

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

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