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Halo, Destiny composer O'Donnell says he was fired 'without cause' [Update: Bungie COO Pete Parsons responds]

Halo series and Destiny composer Martin 'Marty' O'Donnell is no longer working for Bungie, and he claims the studio's directors fired him "without cause" last Friday, April 11. O'Donnell tweeted the news this morning, and shortly after Bungie responded on its blog. Community Manager David Dague...

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Destiny to be 'best-selling new IP in history' according to Activision [update]

Activision is dreaming big for Bungie's Destiny, dubbing it the "next billion dollar franchise." Activision CEO Bobby Kotick echoed the projection, telling investors during today's earnings call that the publisher expects "Destiny will become the best-selling new video game IP in history." Destiny,...

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Bungie: Destiny beta needs a 'million gamers crashing against it'

With Destiny, Bungie hopes its beta in early 2014 will help to ensure a smooth launch for its online-enabled features. In an interview with IGN, Senior Writer Eric Osborne spoke to the importance of slamming their servers with players, especially in light of GTA Online's launch issues. "From our...

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Bungie posting Destiny beta codes on Twitter, Facebook this week

If your Destiny is to get into the beta for Bungie's upcoming shooter, you'll want to keep your eyes on the game's Twitter account this week [Update: and Facebook too]. Yesterday, the ex-Halo studio said it'll post beta codes randomly on each day of the coming week. The other route to the beta...

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Destiny Design Director Joseph Staten leaves Bungie after 15 years

Joseph Staten, Destiny's writer and design director, is leaving Bungie. According to an announcement posted to Bungie's official site, Staten is "leaving to tackle new creative challenges." For his sake, we hope those challenges don't include real-life hostile aliens. During Staten's 15-year...

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Destiny behind-the-scenes video shows weapon options

Bungie unveiled a new behind-the-scenes video for Destiny today, delving into the environments, weapons and abilities players will explore in the game. Titled "Out Here in the Wild," the video noted that players can carry three weapons at a time, from assault rifles to a heavy weapon slot...

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Destiny sends E3 gameplay walkthrough into the wild

Bungie has sent out its full E3 gameplay demo of Destiny, containing all 12 minutes of footage from the Sony E3 2013 keynote. Within, we get a glimpse of some combat, the remnants of humanity following the collapse of its Golden Age and that Peter Dinklage-sounding AI companion....

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Destiny's online battlegrounds explained by Bungie

We spoke with Bungie's Chris Butcher, engineering lead for online shooter Destiny, about the overall concept of the game and its mishmash of genres. Destiny is primarily a shooter, as shown in gameplay footage released at the show, but we also discuss some of its other flavors and social...

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Destiny gets its first gameplay trailer

Bungie showed off a gameplay demonstration for Destiny, the developer's next first-person shooter, at Sony's E3 press event today. The trailer featured acrobatic moves and co-op action with players battling alongside one another with different character classes. Destiny is coming to PS4, Xbox...

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Destiny 'looking forward to talking more about' PC version in future

Bungie senior writer Eric Osborne didn't go so far as to outright confirm or deny the existence of a PC version of Destiny, though he did say that Bungie is "looking forward to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future" during an interview with IGN. "We haven't said yes, and we haven't...

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