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Days Before Release, Destiny Gets Great Live Action Trailer


I'm not usually into live action trailers for video games, as they are usually extra cheesy, but I have to admit that I really like the one Activision released today for Destiny. Check it out below. A Fireteam heads out on an epic, action-packed road trip across our Solar System to face our enemies, take back what is ours and, in the end, Become Legend. Featuring “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. Sure, there's some cheese to be found in the trailer (when is there not?), but for the most part this is well done. Does it make me more pumped Destiny? No, but then I don't think it would be possible for me to be more excited about this game than I am now. The long and agonizing wait for Destiny is just about over. In just a few days, on September 9th, we'll get to finally become legend when … [Read more...]

Get Ready To Become Legend, The Destiny Launch Trailer Has Arrived


Bungie and Activision released the official launch gameplay trailer for Destiny today, which you can view above (and you should, it's a good trailer). Unfortunately, we aren't celebrating a launch with this launch trailer. That's not for another just about three weeks, on September 9th. Oh how I wish it were in my hands right now. There are enemies out here you would not believe, but they’ve never seen anything like you. It doesn’t matter who you are, only what you will become. There's still time to pre-order if you haven't done so yet. We're getting closer though! … [Read more...]

Get A Glimpse of Mars and Venus In These New Destiny Trailers


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkv74QxryUI Bungie released a new gameplay trailer for Destiny a couple of days ago that showed off some of what Mars has to offer (view the trailer above). What little we know of Mars may as well be a myth. We built a massive metropolis in the red dust. No one knows what remains of our lost age, now buried beneath the dunes. Today, they've released another new trailer, this one showing off gameplay from Venus (watch it below). Venus was once the site of a great discovery – a paradise. Now, it is a monument to all that we have lost. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIr4DRtnG_E Destiny hits stores on September 9th for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360. Smith's Sentiment: Man these trailers are great; the planets are beautiful. I wish it were September … [Read more...]

Get Competitive in Destiny With This Trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20opyh1pLYg Guardians, prepare to enter the Crucible and test your skills against other Guardians in the Destiny competitive modes. Watch the trailer above to get a small taste of the various competitive multiplayer modes that will be available when Destiny releases on September 9th for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360. Smith's Sentiment: The trailer was released last week, but I'm just now able to get around to posting it. If you've been following this site then you know that Destiny is a game I am super excited for and has been hands down my most anticipated game since E3 2013. I don't usually like competitive FPS, but I loved playing Control in both the Destiny Alpha and Beta. There's something about it that appeals to me where most online shooters … [Read more...]

Evolve Delayed Until February 10, 2015


Well, October continues to lose some of its heavy hitters. First it was EA delaying Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield: Hardline, and today 2K has announced that it's pushing the unique shooter back to February 10, 2015. Originally set the release on October 21st, 2K says they've delayed the game to allow for more development time, which certainly isn't a bad thing. Here's the statement that 2K released: As stated on the Take-Two Interactive earnings call, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios are extending the development of Evolve by a few months to allow enough time to fully realize the vision for Evolve and meet our collective standards of creative excellence. We are encouraged by the press reaction and fan excitement coming out of a very successful E3, and we are now certain we are … [Read more...]

Destiny Is Something Special: Thoughts and Impressions From the Destiny Beta


I said I would refrain from posting my Destiny Beta impressions until the beta went offline, and sadly that time has come. So it's time to begrudgingly write that piece and reflect upon many hours spent as an Awoken male Hunter. Despite saying I would spend more time with all three classes in the beta, I didn't actually do that. I leveled up a Warlock to a measly level three and didn't even bother with a Titan. I played the entire beta really with the same Hunter and had him fully maxed out (including all the extras you could upgrade after hitting the level eight cap) within the first day and a half. I didn't need to play the other classes. I was already strongly leaning towards Hunter after the Alpha, and by the time I had hit the level cap in the beta my mind was already completely … [Read more...]

PSA: Destiny Beta Now Open to All


If you've been wanting to try out Bungie's hybrid FPS/RPG/MMO but hadn't been able to score a beta code then you're in luck; Bungie has announced that the beta is now open to all who wish to step forth as Guardians. If you're getting in on PS4, you'll need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to participate in the Crucible (PVP) and do the Strike. If you're on Xbox 360 or Xbox One then you'll need Xbox Live. PS3 users don't need any memberships to play any of the modes. So, get out there and help Bungie stress test! … [Read more...]

Destiny’s Iron Banner Event Returns This Friday and Saturday


If you've been playing the Destiny Beta, you might like to know that the Iron Banner event returns tomorrow and Saturday. This is where you compete against other guardians in the Crucible where your weapon stats and armor stats matter. Bring your best weapons and gear, because the Iron Banner is not a level playing field. Enter this event with low defense and a weak attack, and you're going to get slaughtered. This will be the first time Xbox owners have gotten to experience the thrill of the Iron Banner. Here are the times the Iron Banner gates will be open. Make sure you speak with Lord Shaladin in the Tower to be able to compete (and you'll need to be at least level 5 and have spoken to Lord Shaxx as well). All times are PDT. Friday, July 25th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM* 2:00 PM – 4:00 … [Read more...]

Vortex Effect LIVE: Destiny Beta 7/23/14 – #1 Replay

Destiny Live Stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iljaW3MfiY If you missed the first Vortex Effect LIVE Destiny episode last night, then you can catch the replay of the full stream above. Things that happened in this episode: The Devil's Lair Strike completed with randoms. I died more times than I should have in the Strike. Still came out with the most kills. Some exploring; a Vanguard mission and some loot hunting (and a crate that I couldn't get to). Tower shopping. Crucible: Shores of Time - First place overall; 22 kills, 2 assists, 1.83 KDR, 6 captures, total score of 4575. Crucible: First Light - Second place overall (first on team); 21 kills, 2 assists, 2.33 KDR, 8 captures, total score of 4650. Crucible: Shores of Time - First place overall; 17 kills, 6 assists, 5.67 … [Read more...]

Vortex Effect LIVE Returns Tonight at 8:30 CT w/ Destiny Beta Livestream


Join us on Twitch tonight at 8:30pm CT for our live stream of the Destiny Beta. I'll be taking my hunter on a strike mission and will be entering the Crucible for some PVP action. Might even do some story missions solo on the hardest difficulty I can get them on, and of course exploring. I'll be starting the stream sometime around 8:30 with a run through the Tower just to see what is being solid at the moment. I've already bought my ammo packs in preparation for the strike. I'll probably be playing with random folks, but if you're on at the time and are friends with me on PSN and want to do the strike with me, send me a message and I'll invite you. Likewise, if you want to team up for some PVP, just let me know. I'll keep the stream under two hours in length so that it can be exported … [Read more...]


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