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Destiny picks up voice chat options in 1.0.3 update

Bungie has issued a new update for Destiny designed to prepare the shooter for its upcoming Dark Below expansion, though it also brings with it long-awaited voice chat options that should make hunting moon wizards much easier. According to Bungie, once the 1.0.3 update is installed, players will...

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Iron Banner 2.0 comes to Destiny next week

Just when you thought it was safe to shoot other people in the face, Bungie has announced plans to launch a second Iron Banner event within Destiny at some point next week. Like the first event, Iron Banner 2.0 strips gear requirements from Destiny's player vs player Crucible mode. The idea here...

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CoD: Advanced Warfare gets 6 million viewers on Twitch in first week [Update]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is apparently as fun to watch as it is to play, given that players spent 5.4 million hours watching Twitch streams of the game in its first week. That figure came from Variety, which noted that over 75,000 broadcasters streamed gameplay footage of Advanced Warfare on ...

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Destiny going offline on Thursday to prep for updates

Bungie is temporarily pulling Destiny offline on Thursday to prepare the game for future updates. The first-person shooter will be inaccessible starting around 8:00 a.m PT (11:00 a.m. ET). Tomorrow's maintenance is scheduled to end by 12:00 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. ET), at which point players can resume...

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UK Charts: CoD Advanced Warfare dethrones FIFA

After six weeks unchallenged, even FIFA 15 can't stop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from taking top spot in the UK. EA's latest sterling factory falls to No. 2, while according to Chart Track, Sledgehammer's shooter outsells the combined first week sales of Titanfall, Destiny and Wolfenstein: The ...

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Bungie gifts Destiny player recovering from brain surgery Exotic rifle

The enigmatic Darkness isn't the only foe Bungie is equipping its Destiny players to fight: the former Halo series developer has gifted one of its players with "Fate of All Fools," an Exotic-category scout rifle not seen anywhere else in-game. The reason: This particular player is recovering from m...

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Tony Hawk, Activision making console game for 2015

Activision and Tony Hawk are developing a console game for 2015 that's poised to delight Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series fans, Hawk announced in a tweet today. There's also a mobile game incoming, he said. I'm currently working with Activision on a console game for 2015 (along with a new mobil...

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Console Madness: Joystiq is giving away an Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle

Last year, the new consoles came but the new games for them were more of a promise than a reality. Now the games are here. Sunset Overdrive, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2; the Xbox One has itself a seriously tempting library that's only continuing to grow. Know what would be re...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 has no Share Play, here's why

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare doesn't include the new Share Play functionality on PS4 that allows players to have a friend play through their games via an online connection, one hour at a time, regardless of whether the friend owns the games. Share Play launched on October 28 with PS4 update 2.0, ...

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Advanced Warfare console comparison drops a few frames on PS4

Sledgehammer Games recently confirmed that the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare automatically scales its resolution up to 1080p on a frame-by-frame basis. By comparison, the PS4 version consistently maintains a high resolution, but performance analysis tests from Digital Foundry s...

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