PlayStation has acquired Bungie

February 1, 2022

If you’re feeling as though a new publisher or developer has been acquired with each passing week, you’re not going crazy. While it’s not on the scale of Microsoft’s whopping $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard last month, PlayStation has announced that they will be purchasing Destiny creator Bungie for $3.6 billion US dollars. While […]

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep review: Ghosts of the past

October 6, 2019

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the first major expansion for the popular MMO shooter since developer Bungie’s split from Activision Blizzard in January. Though Bungie has maintained a parade of events and updates for the game throughout 2019, they set themselves a rather high bar to jump over with the new expansion. Here was what Bungie’s […]

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E3 2019: Press conference times and where you can see them in Australia

June 4, 2019

E3 2019 is almost upon us. The year’s biggest storm of gaming news begins in earnest next week but the announcement-packed press conferences kick off as early as Friday morning Australian time. This year’s show promises to be a pivotal one, with two high profile changes to the lineup. The first change has to do […]

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Games Review: Destiny 2: Forsaken (PS4, 2018) is the expansion you’ve been waiting for

October 1, 2018

It’s been three weeks since Forsaken, the latest expansion for Destiny 2 launched, and in many ways I’m still struggling to wrap my head around the enormity of it. I’ve got a life outside of my work on this website — I have a side job, I have obligations to friends and family, I have […]

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Destiny 2: Forsaken drops September 4, aims to turn this spaceship around

June 5, 2018

It’s been a rough first year for Destiny 2. Despite a strong launch, its first two expansion packs — Curse of Osiris and last month’s Warmind — mostly failed to impress the community. Bungie has some work to do if they want to restore player confidence and, if the trailer for the September expac, Forsaken, […]

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Games Review: Destiny 2: Warmind (PS4, 2018): Better, but not by a lot

May 17, 2018

Destiny 2‘s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, wasn’t a complete disaster but it sure as hell wasn’t a good move either. Already losing players to battle royale juggernauts of PUBG and Fortnite, Osiris cost the game a lot of momentum after a strong launch. A good chunk of content and activities were placed behind Osiris’ paywall and […]

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Games Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PS4, 2017): A pile of weird decisions

December 12, 2017

There’s almost no reason for you to play Destiny 2‘s first expansion, Curse of Osiris. I’ve tried to find a nicer way to frame the expansion’s futile attempts at justifying its own existence but there’s no getting around it. In a game as massive as Destiny 2, especially one that is designed to keep players coming back, […]

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Video Games Review: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017) files down many of the original’s rougher edges

September 19, 2017

Destiny was the first game I reviewed for this site, back when the games section was still called VideAU Games, an offshoot of The Iris‘ parent site, The AU Review. On launch, it was an ambitious but deeply flawed experiment in the MMO space, hyped beyond almost any other game in recent memory. It weathered two major […]

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Destiny 2 running at 60fps in 4K is blowing our minds

August 15, 2017

Bungie has released a new trailer for the upcoming Destiny 2 PC open beta and, because they clearly know what the PC master race values most, it can be cranked all the way up to 60-frames-per-second 4K and enjoyed in all its high res glory.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017)

June 16, 2017

My overriding impression of Destiny 2, admittedly accrued from a period of only thirty minutes, is that it is very similar to the original Destiny. This assertion will be cause for either concern or elation depending on how much you already like Destiny. 

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Gear up, Guardian: Bungie announces Destiny 2

March 28, 2017

Destiny 2 is the official title of the sequel to Bungie’s monster hit MMO shooter Destiny. The developer took to the game’s official Twitter account to put an end to rumours that began to swirl last week.

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Destiny: The Taken King‘s first raid, King’s Fall, looks intense as hell

September 18, 2015

Bungie have released a short trailer for King’s Fall, the first new raid for Destiny: The Taken King. The raid will appear in the weekly update that drops today.

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Gamescom 2015: Destiny: The Taken King drops Peter Dinklage, makes your elite weapons look like toys

August 4, 2015

The next expansion for Bungie’s popular shooter Destiny is bringing sweeping changes to a few of the game’s fundamental principles. Among the many things getting a facelift are missions, weapons and overall game progression.

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Games Review: Halo – The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One, 2014)

November 6, 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is an anthology title comprised of all four games starring the enduringly popular one-man-army (and unofficial Xbox mascot) Master Chief. For Halo fans anxiously awaiting the next entry in the series, Halo 5: Guardians, the Master Chief Collection offers a comprehensive stroll down memory lane in the interim. This collection […]

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Games Review: Destiny (PS4, 2014)

September 19, 2014

Destiny is an ambitious FPS/MMO hybrid by console shooter demagogues Bungie and published by the similarly monolithic Activision, it’s a game that wears it’s Halo-inspired DNA proudly on its sleeve. It’s a game that is determined to be different, to stride into this new hardware generation and show us something we’ve never seen before. In […]

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