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A Bungie executive was ‘swatted’ last night

An unnamed but confirmed ‘high-up’ Bungie executive woke up to a sheriff’s police helicopter swarming his home last night after a faked 911 call lead the police to believe that the studio employee had planted explosives in a yard and taken a family hostage, demanding $20,000 for their release. According …

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Destiny 2 is already in the works

Bungie and Activision have seen great success with the launch of Destiny. While reviews were fairly mixed, criticizing  the title’s lack of story but praising the gameplay mechanics, it hasn’t stopped the game from garnering 9.5 million registered users to date and due to this commercial success, Destiny 2 is …

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3.2 million people play Destiny per day on average

A month after Destiny’s hugely successful launch, Bungie has revealed a few impressive gameplay statistics. The development studio says that currently 3.2 million people on average log in to play Destiny every single day, which is probably largely down to the daily events and the addition of raids. The average …

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Bungie responds to Destiny expansion info leak

Yesterday, a Destiny bug managed to reveal Bungie’s plans for upcoming DLC and expansion packs. Since the information was already live on Destiny’s servers many gamers jumped to the conclusion that the DLC was already finished and possibly even locked on the disc but Bungie has defended itself, stating that …

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Destiny bug reveals future expansion content

A Destiny player has come across a bug that reveals Bungie’s plans for future expansion packs and DLC content. Irish player, Ben Kinsella encountered the bug, which prevented him from accessing ‘the tower’, Destiny’s social hub. While it prevented him from hanging out at the tower, it did reveal new …

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Destiny has made $500 million in a single day

Remember back when it was revealed that Activision had invested $500 million in Destiny’s development, infrastructure and future? Well the publisher just announced that it has already made that money back, a mere 24 hours after the game officially went on sale. Bungie’s latest title had one of the biggest …

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Sony is treating Destiny as a first party release

In-case you didn’t already notice, Sony is heavily invested in Destiny, having swooped in and struck a content exclusivity deal with Bungie. Now, Sony UK Boss, Fergal Gara, is now stating that the company is treating Destiny as a first party title. “We’re treating it, for all intents and purposes …

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4.6 million people played the Destiny beta

Activision has revealed that over 4.6 million people took part in the beta test for Destiny between the 17th and 27th of July. The beta was initially closed off as a pre-order incentive. However, Bungie later decided to open it up to all Xbox and Playstation owners on the 23rd …

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Bungie opens up the Destiny beta

You don’t need to beg for beta codes anymore, Bungie has officially opened up the Destiny Beta to everyone on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3. You can now head over to the PS Store or Xbox Live marketplace and download the beta and jump right in. …

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Activision has invested $500 million in Destiny

Activision is betting big on Bungie and its new IP, Destiny, having already sunk half a billion dollars in to the project, making it a huge gamble for both the publisher and the developer. According to Reuters, the Call of Duty publisher is spending $500 million on developing and advertising …

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Bungie has released more Destiny gameplay footage

Destiny will be Bungie’s first game since it parted ways with the Halo franchise, so as you can imagine, gamers are very interested in seeing what they do next. However, so far Destiny gameplay footage has been scarce and the developer hasn’t given much away about the game, luckily though, …

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343 Industries hire professional Halo player

Halo 4 developer, 343 Industries, has just hired professional gamer Eric “GH057ayame” Hewitt, a professional Halo player who is best known for his competing as a part of Team Carbon. The studio’s latest employee let the news out over the weekend after tweeting “Ready to get back to work?” followed by …

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Skyrim mod maker lands job at Bungie

Skyrim’s main game was impressive when it was released, sure, but it will perhaps be better remembered for its sheer number of mods, conversions, tweaks and content packs. Now it’s that latter category of work that has landed Alexander J. Velicky a job at Bungie, a year after he released the …

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Destiny trailer, box art and beta access

Destiny, the long awaited game developed by ‘Halo’ creators, Bungie and its partner in crime: Activision, just got it’s first game-play trailer along with pre-order beta access details and box art. Destiny is an ambitious game with a persistent growing universe, which Bungie wants to expand over the next 10 …

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Classic shooter Marathon coming to iPad

Older Mac lovers will remember playing Marathon on their 68030 or 68040 powered computer many eons ago. The latest news is that the 1994 genre redefining shooter is coming to the iPad. Bungie, the makers of the original game however won’t be involved because the port is being handled by …

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