Destiny 2

Major Changes For Destiny 2 As Bungie Prepares To Go Free To Play

It’s been a couple months now since Bungie and Activision parted ways with the conclusion of the publishers involvement with the Destiny franchise. In a live stream held yesterday Bungie announced what the future has in store for the two year old shooter, the announcement of a new distribution platform for the game, cross-save functionality and even the next expansion. There is a lot to take in! Destiny 2 will be jumping ship from the Battle.net launcher...

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With The Next Destiny 2 Expansion Bungie Must Win Back Player Trust

We’re now six months post launch for Destiny 2 and it is quite clear that the game doesn’t have the same staying power that the original possessed. With Curse of Osiris firmly in the rearview mirror and the next expansion, Warmind, on the horizon – Bungie has to make good on their previous promises of listening to player feedback if they hope to keep guardians engaged beyond the initial content offering. Destiny 2’s “Go Fast” update is...

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Bungie Bringing Huge Changes To Destiny 2’s ‘Sandbox’ With March Update

Today Bungie outlined exactly how they’ll be improving Destiny 2 over the next couple of months. In a brand new roadmap and feature breakdown the Destiny 2 outlined plans for update 1.1.3 (Feb), 1.1.4 (March) and 1.2.0 (May). Some additions are small but should have been present from the launch in my opinion – namely PC Public Chat, tweaks to the shader system and Heroic Strike Modifiers. Others like unique Nightfall Rewards, Quit penalties in the crucible...

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Best Games We Played 2017 Runner-Up: Destiny 2

Destiny 2 was one of the most hyped games of this past fall, and with the amount of online advertisements and cross promotion it was must have been hard to not get caught up in the waves of hype (I got so excited for D2 I ended up playing it on both PlayStation 4 and PC). Now that the dust has settled and the hype surrounding Bungie’s follow-up online FPS effort has disapated – it is time...

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Activision Outlines Activities Coming In Destiny 2: The Curse of Osiris

In less than two weeks guardians from all around the solar system will be able to partake in the brand new content contained in Destiny 2‘s first expansion Curse of Osiris. Publisher Activision held a live stream a few days ago that outlined all of the new activities that await protectors of earth’s last city who are looking for something new to do.  The largest public event ever within the Destiny franchise will call Mercury home, the stream revealed. Unlike other public events, Mercury’s will have multiple stages and players will need to progress through a series of objectives...

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Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms of raw numbers of the 343 million euros the company made from their digital businesses 175 million Euros were the result of “Player Recurrent Investments” (which include microtransactions, add-on DLCs, Rainbow Six Siege Season Passes, subscriptions and those sorts of things). The...

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Destiny 2 Update 1.06 Now Live On All Platforms

The latest patch for Destiny 2, bringing the game up to version 1.06 is now live across all platforms – PS4, Xbox One and PC. One of the big changes included in this update is an increase in a number of Faction Points that Guardians can earn per activity completed. Strikes and Nightfalls will now dole out more Faction Tokens while Heroic Events have had their amount of Faction Tokens nerfed. Destroying enemy resources also no longer rewards Faction Tokens at all. ...

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Reminder: Be Prepared For Tomorrow’s Launch By Pre-Loading Destiny 2 On PC

As of the writing of this post, there’s TECHNICALLY only one hour left of October 23rd in the MDT time zone, but hey it’s technically accurate.  If you’ve pre-purchased Destiny 2 on PC and want to make sure your game is available for when servers go live at 10 am PDT tomorrow, here is your final reminder to pre-load the game in time for launch. Sitting at staggering 60+ GBs the final install size of Destiny 2 is going to eat up...

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Destiny 2 | Review

Version Reviewed: PlayStation 4 Three years after the release of the original Destiny Bungie sends us into a far future version of our own solar system with the release of Destiny 2 on Xbox One and PS4. While the development of the original Destiny has become somewhat of a cautionary tale about the perils of AAA development – Bungie, Activision and new partner Vicarious Visions have had quite a bit of extra time to polish and improve the loot focused FPS formula that made the first Destiny should a standout title. Can Destiny 2 live up to the expectations...

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Destiny 2 Goes Live Tonight At Midnight

Hot off the heels of the Windows PC beta for Destiny 2, Activision & Bungie are set to flip the switches on the game’s servers at midnight tonight for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Over three years in the making – Destiny 2 acts as a direct sequel to the 2014 title with a larger focus on narrative during single-player content. Players return to the role of a Guardian – one of the last bastions of a...

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Celebrate Destiny 2’s Upcoming Launch With This Great Fan Created Animation

Destiny X Thundercats

We’re twelve hours away Guardians! In no time The Tower will fall to the might of the Cabal and everyone will turn to us to protect the last bastion of humanity. Torn from the light of The Traveler and forced to struggle back to regain our power, we need to stand united! What better way to feel that strength that with an 80’s cartoon parody intro! The theme from Thundercats gets remade for Destiny 2 in this...

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Destiny 2 Won’t Feature Recoil On PC Because It Won’t ‘Feel Good’

Gunplay and the overall feel of the variety of weapons in the original Destiny was one of the highlights of an addictive if otherwise flawed title. Perhaps then it is a little perplexing that Destiny 2 PC Project Lead, Mark Noseworthy, spoke with Finder.com.au about the joint decision between Bungie and Vicarious Vision to remove recoil from the upcoming PC port of Destiny 2.  His reasoning included that aiming a weapon with recoil just wouldn’t feel right...

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The Wins & Fails of E3 2017

Another E3 has come and gone and now all of the developers and publishers have packed up from the LA Convention Centre for another year. After a week of impressions, live streaming videos and major announcements – what games & announcements can we can put in the ‘win’ column and which left a sour taste in viewers’ mouths?  Here are three of the biggest wins and fails of E3 2017. Let us know your pick the for...

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How Was Destiny 2’s Showing At E3 2017?

With the 2017 entry of E3 coming to a close tomorrow let’s take a quick look at how Destiny 2 fared in terms of publicly available coverage coming out of the show. An in-engine “PlayStation Exclusive Content” trailer debuted at Sony’s press conference this past Monday, the PC version was delayed and Bungie devs took questions on PlayStation’s live stream but very little tangible video content came from the expo floor. It is likely that while anyone...

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Guardian, It Is Time To Get Excited About Destiny 2

Destiny 2 had its big reveal at a media event in Los Angeles yesterday with a live streamed keynote presentation that included brand new details for the game, our first look at the game’s single player mission and a few small teases at what to expect from what will surely be one of this Falls’ most anticipated first person shooters. Media who attended the event were also able to capture raw gameplay footage from the PC build...

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