Book Excerpt: Otherworlds The following is an excerpt from Otherworlds by Michael Benson. Editors note: to see all of the incredible, otherworldly details in these photos, click on the arrows at the top
I got my first look at Destiny’s new The Taken King expansion at E3 this week, and I like what I see so far. The first story mission builds on the succesful evolution the game began with House of Wolves,
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