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News: More People Participated in the Destiny Beta Than You Can Possibly Imagine

More People Participated in the Destiny Beta Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Intergalactic anticipation

Bungie made it incredibly easy to participate in the Destiny beta, suggesting that it was perhaps as much a marketing tool as it was a server stress test. A single pre-order netted you three codes to share with friends, while the whole thing opened up to everybody towards the end. Still, if you’re asking people to...

Soapbox: Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove to Me

Sammy Barker takes Bungie's latest to task

I hate being the jaded gamer. Ever since Push Square’s inception, it’s always been my mandate to celebrate the industry from a perspective of positivity rather than cynicism. That negativity seeps into every facet of the medium these days; whether it's obsessing over resolutions and framerates or...

News: Destiny Will Keep Your PS4 Occupied for Months, Despite Limited Locations

Destiny Will Keep Your PS4 Occupied for Months, Despite Limited Locations

Guardians of the galaxy

To say that Destiny’s beta has been a success would be an understatement – after all, we’ve talked about little else for the past two weeks. However, while much of that discussion has been overwhelmingly positive, developer Bungie has had to move to reassure fans that there’ll be plenty of content in the impending...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Seven: One Last Beta Adventure on the Moon

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Seven: One Last Beta Adventure on the Moon

We'll meet again

What a wild ride the Destiny beta has been. For a long time, Bungie's latest was the 'next big thing' that we knew next to nothing about; a couple of E3 appearances, some concept art here and there, and a single slice of gameplay footage to gawk at – it was only these things that gave us the slightest hint of what the game...

News: A New Story Mission Is Taking You to the Moon in the Destiny Beta Tomorrow

A New Story Mission Is Taking You to the Moon in the Destiny Beta Tomorrow

We would never have guessed

Tomorrow marks the last full day of the Destiny beta, and what a huge success it appears to have been. Writing on its official blog, developer Bungie has confirmed that you'll be heading to the Moon, as the mission that's been sitting on our map screens since the beta began will be unlocked. Unfortunately, the new...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Six: Tackling the Strike's Co-Op Difficulty Spike

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Six: Tackling the Strike's Co-Op Difficulty Spike

Got your back

All the way back in the hazy days of the Destiny alpha, complaints about the download's co-op based Strike mission were rife. Many argued that it was too hard compared to the other co-op activities, while others simply put forward the opinion that the big boss enemies of this hectic challenge were far too beefy, and that their total...

News: How Do You Get in the Destiny Beta on PS4? You Don't Need a Pre-Order Anymore

How Do You Get in the Destiny Beta on PS4? You Don't Need a Pre-Order Anymore

Everyone's invited

Even if you haven’t spent the past week or so playing the Destiny beta, there’s a good chance that you’re probably a little sick of hearing about it. That’s because we’ve been overloading you with diaries, images, and stories from the frontline for the past seven days – and there are still plenty more to come. Still,...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Five: Wasting Inordinate Amounts of Time at the Tower

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Five: Wasting Inordinate Amounts of Time at the Tower

The good life

When you really stop and think about it, Destiny's hub location dubbed the Tower is a beautiful thing. In a game where essentially all you do is shoot things in the head, the Tower provides a resting place where you can enjoy some downtime between stints of slaughter. You can introduce yourself to other players, buy new equipment,...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Three: The Crucible Presents Push Square vs. The World

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Three: The Crucible Presents Push Square vs. The World

We honestly weren't that bad

If there's anything that a modern game needs, it's a competitive multiplayer mode that's usually shoehorned into a single player title and treated like a second class component. Fortunately, Bungie is somewhat adept at crafting a solid online shooter, and it's clear that the studio's experience bleeds into Destiny's...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: The Exploration of Old Russia

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: The Exploration of Old Russia

And not a stereotype in sight

For many, Destiny's biggest draw is its promise that you can explore huge, open areas with your buddies – or even complete strangers – as you scavenge the land for some lovely new loot. And I must admit, this is also the much hyped shooter's key component for me, as well. While I'm fairly confident that the story...

News: You'll Be Going to Mars in the Destiny Beta on PS4 and PS3 This Weekend

You'll Be Going to Mars in the Destiny Beta on PS4 and PS3 This Weekend

We come in peace

So, are we all enjoying the Destiny beta? We sure hope so, because Bungie has a bit of a surprise for you this weekend as it opens up two multiplayer maps for a limited time. Together with the Rusted Lands arena that featured in the sci-fi shooter's alpha, you'll also be able to journey to everyone's favourite red planet, Mars,...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day One: Why Wouldn't You Want to Be a Robot?

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day One: Why Wouldn't You Want to Be a Robot?

Harder, better, faster, stronger

In the back of our minds, we all knew that it would happen. It always does. Once again, we felt the PlayStation Network creak under the weight of thousands of users trying to access the digital store and download the Destiny Beta at roughly the same time. Even Bungie's website felt the crushing demand of eager...

News: So, Does Destiny Look Any Good on the PS3?

So, Does Destiny Look Any Good on the PS3?

Judge for yourself

While the PlayStation 3 may command a much larger install base than the PlayStation 4, there’s no doubt that gaming mindshare has switched to Sony’s next-gen machine. As such, it’s pretty easy to forget that Destiny is even releasing on the Japanese giant’s age-old hardware in the first place – let alone that you can...

Guide: How to Get into the Destiny Beta on PS4

How to Get into the Destiny Beta on PS4

It's not as hard as you think

So, interested in Destiny, are you? At this point, we suppose the better question is: who isn't interested? The game's alpha sent the PlayStation community into an uproar, and it's safe to say that we were thoroughly impressed, too. Chances are, if you're hyped for Bungie's upcoming sci-fi epic, you'll already know how...

News: Not Excited for Destiny's PS4 Beta? This Trailer May Change Your Mind

Not Excited for Destiny's PS4 Beta? This Trailer May Change Your Mind

Get hype

There's nothing quite like raising your hype levels on a sunny summer afternoon. Destiny's beta opens its doors to the public in just ten days, and to get you in the mood, developer Bungie has released this bass-blasting trailer. If you enjoyed the game's alpha, you'll probably be eagerly awaiting this next glimpse of Activision's latest...

News: Here's Every Trophy You'll Be Able to Earn in Upcoming PS4 Shooter Destiny

Here's Every Trophy You'll Be Able to Earn in Upcoming PS4 Shooter Destiny

Spoilers, probably

We all play games for different reasons. Some of us like to get lost in grand and intricate stories, while others are much more interested in rock-solid gameplay. Perhaps the most peculiar breed of gamer, though, is the one that plays purely for the trophies. If you fall into this latter category, we're pleased to share with you...