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'Destiny' Must Truly Expand If It Wants To Survive

Destiny is back in the news with the release of the first major content expansion, The Dark Below, out yesterday across all its platforms. While Destiny has tried to keep players engaged with free weekly events like The Queen’s Bounty or the Iron Banner, The Dark Below marks the first time players …

Destiny's 'haunted' loot cave makes me hopeful for the future of the game

Much has been made about Destiny's phenomena of the loot caves, and Bungie's response in patching them out of the game.<p>The developer has also learned a hard lesson about what players want from loot-unlocked multiplayer events, and the game's overall loot system has already been adjusted. This is …

Bungie Needs To Quarantine Destiny's Crucible Multiplayer

Destiny is quickly learning about something that has plagued MMOs for ages now. Competitive multiplayer and single player/co-op play don’t mix very well. Most games these days have a PvP component, where players can take on other players, and a PvE component, where players can team up to fight …

Destiny - New Hidden Area Found on Venus in Destiny

15 Oct 2014<p>How to enter the secret location beyond Ember Caves.

Destiny: 5 Easy Improvements We'd Love To See

Let’s get the top comment out of the way right now now: Yes, Bungie could have told a better story.<p>But there’s also plenty of simple ways Bungie …

​The Vault of Glass Is The Best Thing In Destiny

The first time my team completed <i>Destiny</i>'s Vault of Glass raid, it took us more than 10 hours. The second time, it took us 90 minutes.<p>The time …

Teleport all you want, Destiny players. The grenade will still kill you

The first Mythbuster video for <i>Destiny</i> was great, and the follow-up includes even more interesting details about what does and doesn't work in the game. Video games are just a bundle of interacting systems, and this sort of video works at the the edges of those systems to find what's permissible and …

The Destiny of Destiny's Future Content

Based on Bungie's past, what might the future of Destiny look like?<p>For Bungie fans that fell in love with the Master Chief’s plight in the Halo …

'Destiny' Needs To Take Its Ships Out Of Loading Screens And Into Battle

Many Destiny fans have found themselves “maxed out” on content lately. Either they’ve reached a high enough level for their own purposes and have put down the game and moved elsewhere, or they’re stuck in a loop repeating the toughest aspects of the game over and over, squeezing the last pieces of …

Destiny is suffering from the same problems that plague MMOs

I’m a level 28 Titan in Destiny. If I wanted to farm for materials I could probably push it to level 29. If I wanted to continuously run the Vault of …

Here's How to Preview Shaders for Your Character in Destiny

Here’s How to Preview Shaders for Your Character in Destiny<p>by Paul Tamburro Oct 22nd, 2014<p>One of the odd features omitted by developer Bungie in</i> …

'Destiny's' Iron Banner Is Getting A Makeover

When Bungie first revealed its “Iron Banner” for Destiny, it was meant to be the ultimate challenge for the Crucible: unlike normal matches, where the game nerfs all level and equipment advantages, the Iron Banner was meant to be the mode where high level characters could get the full advantages of …

Destiny's endgame is one of the best multiplayer shooters of the year

Despite the number of major game releases in the past few weeks, I am still playing <i>Destiny</i>, the year's best 6-out-of-10. I've been playing it for two months, and I'm still enjoying it.<p>I'll admit, <i>Destiny</i> is a game with problems. The complaints pointed out in the launch-week review remain valid. The …

Bungie Has 'No Plans' to Bring Raid Matchmaking to Destiny

"...we have absolutely no plans to do raid matchmaking at this time."<p>Bungie has confirmed that they have no current plans to implement raid …

Destiny: The New Armor and Spaceships in The Dark Below - PSX 2014 - IGN Video

Get a look at the perks of some of the new armor and a look at the spaceships you'll be able to obtain in The Dark Below.

Destiny: See The Dark Below's New Weapons in Action - PSX 2014 - IGN Video

During our gameplay session at PSX we had a chance to look at some of the new Exotic and Legendary weapons in The Dark Below. Here's what to buy!

Destiny players: Keep grinding, your progress will carry into sequel

<i>Destiny</i> is a game of grinding and gear, with players leveraging every system in the game to try to earn the best possible equipment to get to the level cap and begin the upcoming new for-pay raids. This work, which can appear tedious if you're not into that sort of thing, won't be wasted when the …

A guide to leveling up in Destiny, just in time for The Dark Below

<i>Destiny</i>'s first major expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, hits tomorrow, bringing with it a lot of new content for high-level characters. But what if you've been nursing your <i>Destiny</i> fix and haven't quite capped out a character in the game?<p>Don't worry, we've all been there ... specifically, I'm there right …