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PSA: Destiny's Vault of Glass open for raiding

Once I had Destiny and it was a gas, soon turned out had a Vault of Glass. 80s flashbacks aside, the Vault of Glass raid is live in Bungie's shooter as of this morning, meaning teams of six players can take on what the studio says is "the most elaborate mission" it's ever created. Bungie...

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare dashing onto consoles

The knightly carnage of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year, with Activision on publishing duties. Torn Banner's melee-heavy multiplayer game is set for the consoles' digital storefronts, but prices and release dates are yet to be announced. Chivalry:...

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Destiny claims biggest launch ever for new IP in UK history

Destiny sold more at launch in the UK than any other new intellectual property in gaming history, following Activision's claim it shipped $500 million worldwide last week. Bungie's shooter is the second game to break the new-IP record this year, the first being Watch Dogs in May. The most...

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Hearthstone nerfing Leeroy Jenkins, Starving Buzzard

At first I saw the overpowered Leeroy Jenkins nerfing and was all: YAAAAAYYYYYY! Then I saw the tweak to the card-creation bonanza of Starving Buzzard and cried in cataclysmic rage toward the heavens. An upcoming "balance change" for Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone will see two...

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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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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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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition trailblazes the UK charts

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is the new UK No.1, displacing The Last of Us: Remastered after three weeks running at the top. Data compilers Chart Track offer a few interesting infobits on the new chart leader, including that the top platform for sales was PS4 with 47 percent of...

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White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

Forget those bills, bills, bills UK friends, because GAME is now offering the white PS4 Destiny bundle at £350, the same price as a standard PS4. The new bundle is exclusive to GAME in the UK, and the high street retailer originally listed it at £385 before cutting the price this week....

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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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Call of Duty's three year cycle gives creative 'freedom to fail'

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg mentioned during our recent Gamescom interview that Call of Duty's current studio cycle will keep the franchise in a lifestyle to which the audience has become accustomed. Although Call of Duty may be an annual franchise, it had been a tennis match between...

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