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Pre-order Destiny on Xbox One, pre-load it before launch

Building on a trend set by the recent launch of Madden NFL 15, those who pre-order the Xbox One version of Bungie's open-universe shooter Destiny will be able to download the game's data prior to its September 9 debut. Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled its digital Xbox Live Marketplace listing...

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The Legend of Korra begins in October

If you've recovered from The Legend of Korra's season three TV finale, read on for more news about the series in video game form. Otherwise, take a few more deep breaths and brace yourselves: The Legend of Korra game from Platinum and Activision is due out on October 21 on PSN and PC, and on...

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Destiny takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Bungie donating store proceeds to ALSA

Here's something you don't see every day: a fictional character performing a meme to fight a real-world disease. Our little buddy Ghost from Destiny has been hard at work helping the Guardians protect the solar system, and as thanks for his efforts, the folks over at Bungie have made him a...

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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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Destiny launch trailer debuts sans moon wizards

While this trailer is sorely lacking in the histrionic musings of Peter Dinklage, it does an excellent job of conveying the core idea behind Destiny: The only friend mankind has among the stars is a big gun. ...

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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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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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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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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions twin-sticks with you

Late last week, Activision teased the return of longtime developer and publisher Sierra Entertainment, which birthed series like King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest and Gabriel Knight. The resurrection of the Sierra brand was not only confirmed earlier this week, but brought with it the...

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