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Destiny review roundup

The PS4 beta version of Bungie’s space-based online shooter Destiny didn’t exactly blow away Tech Digest editor James when he gave it a shot back in July. But the finished game was let loose on the public this week – early word says that it’s already made distributor Activision more than $500 million in sales to retailers – and the reviews have been …

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Microsoft get around Destiny advertising ban

Microsoft has created an advert for its new perfume, known as “Destiny”. Hang on… doesn’t that sound familiar? If you head over to the Destiny Fragrance website, you’ll discover that it is in fact all a ruse and the company is actually pushing Destiny the game – which it technically isn’t allowed to advertise. The reason for this is that …

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All Destiny Beta characters being deleted before official release

Bad luck if you spent hours in July building and training your character in the beta release of forthcoming RPG Shooter Destiny: Developer Bungie has announced that you’ll have to start all over again when the game is officially released on September 9th. A post on the company blog quotes designer Tyson Green’s explanation for the decision: “Since the Beta, …

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Destiny beta ends with 4.6 million players

If you blinked, you could have missed it. On Sunday evening the beta of forthcoming massively multiplayer online shooter Destiny drew to a close. Since then, developers Bungie has revealed that a staggering 4,638,937 – that’s just over 4.6 million players took part in the window between July 17th and last Sunday. This makes it the largest ever console beta …

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Destiny Beta opens to everyone

Good news if you missed out on a beta code for Destiny: the game is now open for all players to download on both PSN and Xbox Live. The update comes just a week after PSN players could play exclusively. Worry not though Xbox gamers, as when Call of Duty: Advanced warfare comes out the boot will be on the …

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Let’s admit it: Destiny isn’t wowing us so far.

Last Thursday at 6pm the switch was flipped and thousands of PS4 players were granted access to the playable beta of Destiny, the forthcoming massively-multiplayer shooter from Bungie. And here’s the thing… is it really that impressive? Obviously this puzzlement should be heavily caveated with the fact that it is called a game beta for a reason: Rather than wait …

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VIDEO: PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller showcased in new Sony clip

Sony have released a new video offering a closer look at the forthcoming PlayStation 4 console's brand new DualShock 4 controller. The clip has designers, engineers and game developer PlayStation evangelists talking through the new gamepad, showing off its trigger,…

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PlayStation 4: The game trailers – Killzone, Watch Dogs, Deep Down and more!

The PlayStation 4 is here! Well, sort of. Despite a gigantic New York launch event being held last night, we still don't know what the console looks like, nor the specifics of its internal hardware beyond a few snippets revealed…

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PlayStation 4: All the official details, games, release date info and specs

Sony have officially launched the PlayStation 4 during a glitzy launch event in New York City today, and with it comes the launch window for the next-generation games console. Those looking to get their hands on the PS4 console will…

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GALLERY: Destiny – Bungie's Halo follow-up revealed, details and pictures leaked

Details of Destiny, the top-secret game currently in the works by former Halo developers Bungie, have been leaked online, giving us our first glimpse at what to expect from the game and a sneak peek at some of its concept…

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