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Destiny ships $500 million, highest-selling digital console release

Activision announced this morning it has shipped over $500 million worth of MMO-shooter Destiny into "retail stores and first parties worldwide" as of day one. The number is a little messy to extrapolate because it mushes up the "shipped" dollar figure we try to avoid reporting when possible,...

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PSN Tuesday: Destiny, NHL 15

Happy Destiny day! You can celebrate by playing Destiny on PS4 and PS3, or by playing NHL 15 on either of those systems. The choice is all yours. Destiny comes in two forms on Sony systems: a $60 option for either PS3 or PS4, and a $90 Digital Guardian Edition that gives you the game across both...

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Joystiq Streams: A beginner's guide to Destiny

So you've woken up thousands of years in the future and the Earth is a wasteland, covered with wizards, purple balls and crab tanks. Some giant benevolent space ball is trying to help the last of humanity out, but it's not going great. A little floating robot wants you to help but, boy, is he...

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Unboxing Destiny Ghost Edition and the white PS4 bundle

When a box shows up hiding the first new intellectual property from Bungie in 13 years alongside a little, creepy plastic robot in it, there's only one thing to do: rip that sucker open and sift through its delicious limited edition innards. Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) and Alexander...

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Destiny's Tower gets blocky in Minecraft tribute

Destiny isn't even out in stores yet, but its iconic hub area The Tower already has a fan-made Minecraft tribute. Creator Quincy Van Hilst takes us on a tour of his block-by-block Tower replica above, showcasing an impressive attention to detail throughout. Even in Minecraft, the Tower seems like...

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Joystiq Streams: Destiny [Update: Relive the ten hour event!]

Destiny LIVE and all day here at Joystiq. We've been playing since the servers went live for reviewers at 8AM Eastern (5AM PT, 1PM UK) this morning and we will not stop. We can not stop! You can also join us any time on our dedicated streaming page: Joystiq.com/Twitch [Image:...

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Joystiq Weekly: Free upgrades for Destiny, Hatoful Boyfriend review, PAX Prime and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. PAX Prime 2014 ended on Monday, but we're still...

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You can now pre-load Destiny, servers go live at 3 a.m. EST

Destiny is almost upon us, and if you just can't wait to become a Guardian of the galaxy, Activision and Bungie have good news: if you've pre-ordered the digital version of the game for either Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you can now pre-load the game so that you'll be ready to blast off at the...

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Destiny digital purchase on PS3, 360 get free PS4, Xbox One upgrade

Well, deciding which platform to purchase Destiny on just got much simpler. Bungie has revealed that those who digitally purchase Destiny on PS3 or Xbox 360 (i.e. via PSN or Xbox Live) can redeem a free upgrade to the downloadable version of Destiny on PS4 or Xbox One. The program applies to all...

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Microsoft smells what's up with 'Destiny Fragrance'

Microsoft adopts a unique Destiny marketing campaign in Europe, advertising Bungie's upcoming first-person shooter in the style of an exotic perfume at destinyfragrance.com. The ad doesn't hold up to scrutiny, though. Click through and you'll see the following message: "Destiny is actually an...

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