June 29, 2014

Destiny's Achievements and Trophies list

Bungie have finally let us know what the Achievements and Trophies are for Destiny. They are common to both the Xbox and Playstation platforms.

The names of the achievements are fairly no nonsense - a fair cry from some of the 'In the Know' references of Halo or Gears of War.




June 16, 2014

Here's the details on what unqiue goodies Playstation players can get their hands on in Destiny

In an effort to entice PlayStation gamers to into the world of Destiny that Bungie has created, they are being offered some unique goodies - here's what has been announced
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The Dust Palace Strike: An exclusive three-player cooperative Strike that can be played with friends or match made. You’ll track a Cabal extraction team through the husks of an ancient human skyscraper, the Dust Palace, buried in the shifting dunes of Mars and face a new enemy, the Psion Flayers.
The Exodus Blue Competitive Multiplayer Map: A mid-sized Crucible arena that pairs perfectly with Control and Skirmish game modes. The Exodus Blue, a long-dead vessel, once brought hope and humanity to worlds beyond Earth. Here, Guardians challenge one another, forging a new hope and future in the fires of the Crucible.
Destiny Exclusive Content
Destiny Exclusive Content
Destiny Exclusive Content

Gear

  • For the Warlock class, Manifold Seeker armor that was built to help Warlocks survive the secret realms of the Vex.
  • For the Titan class, Vanir, a battle-tested armor set forged to protect Titans against the heavy firepower of the Cabal.
  • For the Hunter class, Argus, a durable all-environment wire-weave for those out to scout the frontier.

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Weapons

The Monte Carlo, an exotic assault rifle, is a handcrafted showpiece with a sleek look that masks the cruel reality of its function — the efficient elegant delivery of war against any who would tarnish its legacy. Upgrades increase the weapon’s “hip fire” effectiveness and boost melee cool down, providing a firm grounding for close range domination.
The Hawkmoon, an exotic hand cannon, is a true gunslinger’s weapon — a smooth sidearm that makes every bullet count with intricate “hawk feather” etchings carved into the weapon’s silvered barrel. Damage boosts increase the combat effectiveness, making it a formidable weapon.
Destiny Exclusive Content
Destiny Exclusive Content
Destiny Exclusive Content

Ships

“Aurora Wake”

A hull lined with arcane instruments, crafted by a circle of Warlocks – gifting the ship with a preternatural sense for the strange.

“Crypt Hammer”

A deep-strike insertion variant, built to carry Guardians safely through contested space. Carries hardpoints once used to hold Suros TL-SEAD anti-radiation missiles.

“Outrageous Fortune”

A rugged, versatile explorer for those ready to gamble everything in search of ancient secrets and alien power.

June 9, 2014

When does the Destiny multiplayer beta test start?


If the new Destiny trailer got your blood running hot, you might well ask yourself when you can get to play the multiplayer beta.

When does the Destiny multiplayer beta test start?

Bungie have said “Be among the first to blaze a trail through the wild frontiers of Destiny. Pre-order and receive access to the upcoming beta. Beta begins on 07/17/14 on PS4™ system and PS3™ system. Soon after on Xbox One and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Gold required). Beta date subject to change. Limited time only. While beta codes last. Internet connection required.”

So that’s 17 July THIS YEAR B’ARCHES!

Here’s some other points from Bungie:
  • Bungie will be conducting a public Beta test of Destiny, including most major modes and activities featured in the game, prior to retail launch.
  • You may reserve your spot in the Beta by pre-ordering a copy of Destiny from participating retailers
  • Destiny is officially available for pre-order on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The Beta will also support all four platforms. Your Destiny Beta Code will grant you access to one of these platforms.

New Destiny trailer released at E3 2014


Bungie has released a new trailer for Destiny. This features a voice over from I think Terrance Stamp and a chat with Peter Dinklage as Ghost. The game is going for epic in a big way. The music sounds great, the spaceships and bad guys look great and to the guns. There’s lots of guns!



Bungie's friends at 343 haven't done too bad with Halo by the looks of it either!

Halo 5 will have a beta test, the Master Chief Collection is real and Halo 2 is getting a new lick of paint


E3 has delivered some Halo news.

  1. The Master Chief Collection is real.
  2. Halo 2 will have an anniversary edition like the Halo Anniversary did. The graphics look amazing 
  3. The Halo digital series is called Halo: Nightfall and that will be included with the Master Chief Collection.
  4. Halo 5 will have a multiplayer beta test
  5. Halo 2 Anniversary will only be available as part of the Master Chief Collection
  6. Halo 2's glitches will still remain....


May 26, 2014

343 not happy about the Halo leaks


Franklez is a bit mad, a bit grumpy and fairly justified. Why? Halo news is coming thick and fast but it's not official news. Not that we mind the occasional leak. Tiger anyone?

Here’s what Frankie from 343 has to say about recent leaks (Halo 2 remakes, Master Chief collection and possibly the suggestion Halo 5 is open world….)

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Breaking embargos is not prophesy. Nor does it require any particular skill or insight. Ultimately he is taking or being given information and leaking it, illegally and often erroneously.

And he isn't doing it for some noble or worthy reason. He's doing it for attention.

People, including nice people with kids and families and stuff, work super hard on this stuff and wake up in the morning to find some of their effort blown up.

It's not fun, and for what? So you can have a mildly interesting surprise 8 hours early and lacking context? Or get hyped or disappointed disproportionately?

Or get someone fired or someone innocent yelled at?

Ok. But it isn't prophecy, nor ultimately even important. It's annoying.

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In the examples I mentioned above,  the argument is that say 343 was to announce a Halo 2 redux but not a MC collection, fans might get grumpy. Worse still if someone revealed the actual plot. Revealing details about a game is fine if it is done with deliberate consideration – such as when 343 revealed the Knights as they chose.


One should bear in mind that leaks are often done in the entertainment industries to drum up interest in a project or even to test the waters about an idea. And sometimes leaks might be mistakes. Might be. Sometimes they are not.

May 18, 2014

Best ever Liara cosplay?

Possibly the best Liara cosplay ever.....

Bes

Of course, we may have said something similar about Liara before....

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