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Destiny writer joins Telltale Games, seeks the iron throne

Destiny writer Joshua Rubin left Bungie for Telltale Games, announcing his departure via Twitter after two years with the developer. Rubin will be working on Telltale's take on the Game of Thrones franchise, and noted that the creators of the HBO television series, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss,...

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Destiny trailer gives us Venus envy

Judging by the new trailer for Bungie's sci-fi pseudo-MMO FPS, Destiny, the planet Venus looks like an excellent locale to blow off some steam and/or robot heads. Take a tour of the terraformed planet and get to know the mysterious Vex race before you blast off on September 9. [Image:...

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Ephemeral entertainment and Activision's strategy for success

In a time when the video game industry is down to a handful of mega publishers and even small-scale independent developers have risen to become competitive, Activision stands out for making huge plays and reaping massive rewards. Activision Blizzard is going into this holiday season with one of...

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Get your character class to Mars in new Destiny trailer

The latest Destiny trailer is a little light on info, but it does give us a look at what it will be like to explore the fourth rock from the sun. You'll also get a gander at the Cabal, which sit somewhere between Roman Centurions and those weird bird aliens from The Fifth Element. [Image:...

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Discussing Destiny's first DLC: 'It's got its own story'

Downloadable content in Destiny is built to interact with the main game's existing worlds, not create separate, isolated universes of story or action. To this end, when playing something like The Dark Below, Destiny's first DLC pack due out in December, players will still run into characters going...

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First Destiny expansion launches in December, new Crucible trailer now

Destiny hasn't even hit the shelves yet, and Bungie has already announced a release window for its first expansion. Entitled "The Dark Below," the expansion is set to arrive in December, Bungie's Director of Production Jonty Barnes revealed during Sony's Gamescom press conference. Furthermore,...

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Beta characters won't transfer to full version of Destiny

Try to contain your surprise and/or disappointment; the Destiny character you spent time building up into a beacon of hope for humanity has been claimed by The Darkness. And by "The Darkness," we mean the data wipe Bungie is enacting between the beta and Destiny's September 9 release date. So...

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Paul McCartney plans to release his Destiny theme as a single

Bungie house composer Marty O'Donnell's contributions to Destiny concluded with his abrupt termination in March, but you can't really fire Paul McCartney. It was announced in 2012 that The Beatles bandmate had been collaborating with O'Donnell on Destiny, and now a report from The New York Times...

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Report: Retailers limiting, canceling Destiny Ghost Edition pre-orders

If you have Destiny's Ghost Edition pre-ordered, you may want to double-check with your local retailer to make sure your reservation is still intact. Multiple accounts at the Destiny subreddit confirm that Best Buy and other retailers are canceling recent Ghost Edition pre-orders as demand...

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Destiny beta: 88.3 million games played

Last week, Bungie revealed that 4.6 million players participated in Destiny's beta phase, a program that pushed the game's servers ahead of its September 9 launch. The developer has since offered more numbers behind the beta in large infographic form, found after the break. Destiny's beta...

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