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News: New Evidence Suggests Destiny's Story was Completely Changed a Year Before Launch

New Evidence Suggests Destiny's Story was Completely Changed a Year Before Launch

What might have been

Following a legal battle between Bungie and fired soundtrack composer Marty O'Donnell, newly uncovered documents state that Destiny's story was "substantially revised" a whole year before the game actually launched. The shooter was originally intended to release in September 2013, but in the month prior, the developer decided...

News: Can't Sign in to Destiny? That's Because It's Down for 6 Hours of Maintenance

Can't Sign in to Destiny? That's Because It's Down for 6 Hours of Maintenance

Oof

We hope that you weren't planning on jumping straight into Destiny when you get home from work or school today, because Bungie's taken the servers down for a hefty dose of scheduled maintenance. At the point of publishing this article, the downtime is already under way, beginning at 16:00PM BST - that's 08:00AM PDT and 11:00AM EDT for you...

Live: Discover Destiny's New Court of Oryx Battles Right Here

Discover Destiny's New Court of Oryx Battles Right Here

Round table

Your Wednesday can't possibly be complete with a new Destiny: The Taken King stream, and while we forgot about last week's live event, we're making damn sure that we don't this time. The focus for today's stream is on the Court of Oryx, colossal battles that occur in public spaces. Join us live from 19:00PM BST for all of the latest...

News: Destiny's Co-Op Strikes Are Going to Be Tweaked for the Better in The Taken King

Destiny's Co-Op Strikes Are Going to Be Tweaked for the Better in The Taken King

Extra reputation and better loot

We've lost count of how many ways that The Taken King is supposedly improving Destiny, so we'll just go ahead and throw this one onto the pile that seems to be growing by the day as we rapidly approach the expansion's 15th September release date. Confirmed on Twitter by the title's executive producer, Mark...

News: NUK3TOWN Returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4

NUK3TOWN Returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4

More like Puketown, eh?

We're not going to deny that Nuketown was one of the more memorable maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops, but is it really so good that it needs to be remade in each new Treyarch title? Well, the developer clearly thinks so, as it's announced that NUK3TOWN will be available with Call of Duty: Black Ops III pre-orders on the...

News: Activision Demands Your Milk Money with Deadpool PS4 Port

Activision Demands Your Milk Money with Deadpool PS4 Port

Dead cool?

Deadpool was never a particularly good game to begin with, but with a new movie on the horizon, Activision clearly sees value in re-releasing the ageing PlayStation 3 title on the PlayStation 4 – and its $49.99 asking price is the punch line. The title will be available on Sony's new-gen system from 17th November, according to a tweet...

News: There'll Be No Raid in Destiny: The Taken King at Launch

There'll Be No Raid in Destiny: The Taken King at Launch

Roll out after release

The Taken King sounds like it's going to right a lot of Destiny's wrongs, but fans of the franchise's Raids may be disappointed to learn that you'll have to wait for the title's new mega mission, King's Fall. Speaking with IGN at PAX Prime, director Luke Smith confirmed that there'll be a little wait before the content...

News: Destiny's The Taken King Patch Is Around 20GB, and It's Mandatory

Destiny's The Taken King Patch Is Around 20GB, and It's Mandatory

Plus a launch date

According to Bungie, Destiny's update 2.0 marks the beginning of the shooter's second year. The patch will be available on the 8th September - that's a week before The Taken King launches - and it'll be around 20GB in size. It'll bring an absolute ton of changes to the game, and we'll likely see the full patch notes in the near...

News: Meet the Heroes from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Meet the Heroes from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Daily grind

Is skating still popular? We're not sure, but we certainly don't recognise any of the pros from this Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 trailer. Well, aside from the Birdman and his son Riley, of course. In this clip, the "stars" talk about how cool it is being in a video game, which we can understand – especially seeing as most of these grew up...

First Impressions: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Lean, mean, cybernetic machine

With Call of Duty being the most successful multiplayer shooter franchise in video game history, you would think that betas would've been the norm by now. Instead, each instalment has had infamous issues. Annoying perks such as Juggernaut in Modern Warfare, overpowered weapons like the FAMAS and AK74u in Black Ops,...

News: Existing Destiny Players Will Get a Bunch of Bonus Stuff When They Buy The Taken King

Existing Destiny Players Will Get a Bunch of Bonus Stuff When They Buy The Taken King

Brave new world

Many Destiny players who have been mowing down evil alien hordes for God-knows-how-many hours kicked up a bit of commotion when it was revealed that The Taken King, the game's upcoming expansion, would be bringing numerous changes to the release when it launches next month. Of course, it's the not seemingly positive alterations...