Apr. 11 2014Bungie Weekly Update - 04/11/2014
This week at Bungie, we trained up some new Guardians.
There are times when I get to feel like a mentor in the Tower. When we meet new allies that will help us bring Destiny to the world, the pleasure of teaching them the ways of the Guardian falls to me. They receive a flash lesson in equipping some weapons and gear. I show them how to harness their Light to power fantastic talents of destruction. Once they know how to take their first steps, we strike out on a dangerous mission.
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Feb. 26 2014Seven Facts About Destiny You Might Have Missed
One year after its unveiling last February, Destiny remains something of a mystery. Few outside of Bungie's Bellevue offices have been able to explore space as a magic-wielding Warlock, a brutish Titan, or an elusive Hunter. But for as much as we'd all love to discover whether a legendary gun like The Fate of All Fools really deserves that sort of name, Bungie has done plenty to describe Destiny based on their own anecdotes and experiences. All it takes is a little searching. Luckily for you, we've done just that.Read more at GameSpot
Feb. 4 20142014's most innovative games by the people making them
Console launches are always an opportunity for game publishers and developers to introduce games that are entirely new, fresh beginnings that set a tone for the years to come.
DESTINY from former Halo-house Bungie is an open-world, multiplayer action sandbox that, at its core, is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi shooter. But it's also a product of new hardware and connectivity innovations.
"We're working on some of the most ambitious content I've ever had the pleasure to think about," said design lead Lars Bakken. "We're taking a lot of cues from other genres and combining them in ways that make players rethink how deep an action-oriented first person game can be. A kick-ass shooter that has RPG elements, character customization, menacing alien combatants, a killer story, matchmade co-op activities, challenging end-game content, competitive multiplayer, and is tied together in a persistent world where I run across other real players as part of my daily routine."Read more at Polygon
Jan. 10 2014The Most Anticipated Games of 2014
The world will finally get a chance to see what Bungie has been working on since handing over the reins of the Halo franchise to 343 studios in 2011. Destiny has made some of the most ambitious claims about what it hopes to accomplish in 2014. Looking to marry the socially driven MMO experience with the tightly honed, shooter mechanics of games like Halo sounds like a wedding we'd like to crash. Destiny is promising a socially integrated space opera of the first order and we're hoping they succeed.Read more at Complex Gaming
Nov. 25 2013IGN's Most Anticipated Action Games of 2014
Halo is my favorite shooter franchise of all-time, and a newly-independent Bungie turned loose to create a brand-new universe is incredibly exciting. Destiny's combination of magic powers and sci-fi weapons looks hot, too.Read more at IGN
Oct. 9 2013Multiplayer Isn't So Massive Anymore
Bungie seems to have coined the term "shared world shooter" for their newest IP, Destiny, but the general concept might sound familiar. While not everyone may be a fan of huge MMOs, lots of people seem to be into multiplayer gaming and downsized, explorable worlds where you can play with a relative handful of other gamers seems to be the choice pick for developers.Read more at KOTAKU