Update from Bungie: Last night, we noticed you noticing us internally testing the Destiny Alpha. Here’s what that means for you: • The Destiny Alpha has only been made available to Bungie employees. What this means for you is that we’re making great headway. • At E3, attendees will be able to play our competitive multiplayer, putting their skills to the test in intense, skill-based arenas. • For fans, the Destiny Beta will be the big, pre-launch hands-on experience. You can secure a spot by pre-ordering Destiny at participating retailers. [divider] Reddit user SPUTZNIKZ just posted a screen-grab of a Bungie employee’s PSN
You can also read the Weekly Update on Bnet. [divider] This week at Bungie, we stand on a sandy coastline to contemplate the seven seas. “It’s like building a wall to hold back a tsunami.” Zach Russell has a far off look in his eyes. On the Bungie org chart, his title is “The Ringmaster.” Today, as I’m sipping my coffee and listening to his wisdom, he’s looking more like the weary fisherman from “The Old Man and the Sea.” Zach’s been spending his days thinking about what happens when hundreds of thousands of gamers come to shore, momentously, exactly
The French-based magazine Video Gamer just revealed its June 2014 cover. To our delight, the cover features a beautiful picture of a Guardian (Looks to be a Titan, although I’m still not 100% certain). I’m always glad to see Destiny making magazine covers.
You can also read the Weekly update on Bnet [divider] This week at Bungie, we’re paving the way to E3, and beyond. This summer, our goal is to put this game into as many hands as we can. After all the talking (and singing and dancing) it’s finally going to be time to play. The air here is charged with a sense of purpose – not of finality, but inevitability. Every day, another slab of concrete solidifies, and the machine marches inexorable onward. Every square foot of space is now devoted to these final moments. What was once a place
“Destiny’s arsenal is vast and varied: fire-spewing shotguns and head-melting fusion rifles coexist beside traditional pistols and rifles. Weapons span three broad categories: Primary (autorifles and hand cannons), Special (shotguns and sniper rifles), and Heavy (rockets and belt-fed machineguns).” “There’s plenty of variety within each category, too. The autorifle sub-category include burst-fire pulse rifles, single-shot carbines, and an array of full-auto assault rifles that prove murderously effective at close range. Despite the sprawling arsenal, Bungie’s designers are taking pains to hand-tune each weapon’s look, feel, and lore, making them feel like natural extensions of the game’s fiction, not the expressions
Hey guys, here is some more awesome Destiny content to pour through if you have the time. I’ll being adding any other new pieces of media that come out today to this post. Articles EuroGamer: How Destiny turns into Diablo when you hit level cap. Polygon: The 10 Key Questions [divider] Why Bungie’s epic shooter will make you love loot Playstation: The Access Q&A – All YOUR questions answered MoreConsole: Gold Tier Missions Destiny Strike Gameplay – Rewind Theater
There’s a lot to be said for the boundless cooperative campaign that exists at Destiny’s core, but for many, a competitive multiplayer component devised by the same team that bought us the original Halo trilogy is another huge draw in an already sizable game. We already know that Destiny will include a fully-fledged campaign that will be playable in both single-player and cooperative play, whilst the game will also play host to all manner of additional pursuits such as the relatively shrouded trio of Strike, Raid and Bounty. But it’s Faction Wars, the mode that has been loosely associated as
Along with all of the new first impression articles released today, comes a plethora of freshly published screenshots. Hopefully all of these new images and details will satisfy your insatiable appetites for Destiny news. Thanks to this reddit post for the imgur link *Be warned there are actually only 39 screenshots. Check out over 100 other screenshots on our official Screenshots page. Also be sure to watch the all new 7-minute Strike gameplay here. [divider] Gallery (Click a thumbnail to start)