Destiny Factions: Food for Thought

    Hello again Guardians. It’s time for another dose of destined medicined food for thought to keep your Destiny fever down. This time, we’re going to speculate about Factions, and The Faction War.      Very little is known about the Factions. What we know is that there are five Factions, with their own names and emblems, and that they are the core of the fiction for competitive multiplayer.      “You are being employed by these Factions.” says design lead Lars Bakken. “The Factions helped and were integral to the forming of the city. They are very interested

The Armaments of Destiny

Throughout my entire Halo 3 career, there was one weapon in particular that I favoured over any other. It wasn’t my trusty Battle Rifle, nor my shimmering Energy Sword, but rather my Spartan Laser ‘Galilean’, a weapon that I accrued a total of 1,200 kills with across 1,800 multiplayer games. I knew where it spawned on each and every map, I knew not to hold the fire button for too long lest the thing fire prematurely, and I knew how to maximize its usefulness over the course of each and every battle. I loved the Laser, and my affection for

Weekly Update 2.28.14

Read the full Weekly Update here [divider] This week at Bungie, we entered a new phase of development. The strife and conflict of the Pentathlon fades in our rear-view mirror. A fresh build of Destiny sits on every desk in the studio – a monument to a battle for the ages. Four dueling schools have laid down arms to reconstruct our union. Our team has been reunited. As the smoke cleared from the air, Luke Smith stopped by my desk. When he stops by, I listen. In the golden age of Halo 3, he walked this very beat. Now, he’s

7 Facts You May Have Missed

I recently read an interesting article on Gamespot which rehashes some important Destiny that may have flown under your radar. You’d be surprised with how much you might learn. Head to their site to see the full story. [button color=”white” size=”big” link=”http://www.gamespot.com/articles/seven-facts-about-destiny-you-might-have-missed/1100-6417896/” ]Read full article here[/button] [divider] [checklist] Destiny will never reach a final level of balance Everything in multiplayer is designed with a counter in mind You’ll need to make lasting choices Playlists will change fast and often It’s an action game first and foremost Success doesn’t come from twitch reflexes alone You won’t be exploring a hopeless wasteland

Poll: Do you want a wave-mode?

After seeing a thread about wave gametypes on our forums, I was interested to see what you guys thought about the topic. When I say wave-mode I’m referring to gametypes that put players against never-ending waves of enemies continually growing in strength. Similar to modes like Nazi Zombies from the Call of Duty Franchise, or Horde mode from Gears of War. [divider] Vote here Is this a game variant you would like to see in Destiny? Maybe training of some sort? [polldaddy poll=7830103] [divider] Tell me your thoughts on a Destiny wave-mode in the comments.

The Personalization of Destiny

Despite Bungie’s rather coy attitude towards conforming Destiny to a particular genre or subset, for me, Destiny will always be an RPG more than it is any other type of game. It may have the skin of a first-person shooter or the musculature of an adventure game, but Destiny, down to its very bones, is a social, adventurous, colourful role-playing game with a dash of MMO and a pinch of ‘shared world shooter’ thrown in for good measure. My namesake Ashley Kalym recently posted a superb article on this very site detailing how, regardless of what label people ply to

“It’s Your DESTINY” Giveaway

We’re giving away 1 copy of Destiny completely free! Even if you have already pre-ordered, this would be a great gift to give to a friend. [divider] The Ground Rules Here’s what you will need to do: Reply to this topic on the forums to let me know you’re interested Have at least 350 posts by August 1st 2014 From the people who reply in the topic and have at least 350 posts, those people will go into a “list randomizer” and we’ll choose the winner that way. The winner will be announced August 1st! Good Luck!