Posts Tagged ‘Destiny’

Keeping Fans Happy is Crucial for Multiplayer Games

Multiplayer has steadily become the rule, as opposed the exception, when it comes to modern gaming. In our super-connected age, solo experiences alone simply don’t offer enough to keep players interested. There’s no question that adding real people to the fray offers a degree of chaos that can’t be replicated by AI and helps to […]

Destiny Putting Older Consoles Into Maintenance Mode This Year

Gamers who haven’t made their way to the current generation of consoles will be disappointed to find out that Destiny’s next expansion, Rise of Iron, will not be available on their respective platforms. Set to launch in September, Rise of Iron will be exclusive to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. While The Taken King will […]

Bungie Apologizes For PR Mishap, Promises Change

Bungie is in the middle of dealing with a PR fallout this week, first from customer backlash over how Bungie handled the collector’s edition of the Taken King DLC, to an interview with Eurogamer in which the company has been accused of disrespecting its longtime customers. Luke Smith, creative director at Bungie, has apologized for […]

[Column] Bungie’s Latest Interview A Must Read

Destiny’s upcoming Taken King DLC is quickly becoming a PR disaster for Bungie who, considering their recent interview with Eurogamer, aren’t doing a whole lot to fix the situation. If you haven’t been following the situation, the Destiny community is up in arms over how Bungie plans to monetize the upcoming expansion. Taken King will […]

Bungie Says Goodbye To Toxic Destiny Players

Bungie’s latest weekly update for Destiny is out, and it targets bugs and bad players. For starters, the Destiny team is looking at the least completed raids and easing their difficulty so that more players are willing to see them through from start to finish. The team plays through raids on a weekly basis to […]

Destiny Patch 1.0.2 Drops, Increases Loot

Bungie has dropped patch 1.0.2 onto the Destiny servers, as announced late last month. The patch makes several changes to the way loot works, by ensuring that engrams (loot boxes) will always decrypt into an item of the engram’s level or higher. Legendary engrams are now guaranteed to result in legendary items, and rare engrams […]

Destiny Changes Loot, Farming, And More

Bungie has released the details of upcoming patch 1.0.2, aiming at player complaints over the game’s loot system. Starting when the patch goes live next week, engrams will always produce items of the same quality or better than the engram itself. What this means is that players will no longer receive legendary engrams and decode […]

[Rant] Shame On Activision/Bungie

MMO Fallout doesn’t appear on Metacritic or Gamerankings, and it never will. Those of you who read our MMOments pieces will know that I refuse to attach a numerical score to my reviews, because the criteria for scoring differs between reviewers and the number is ultimately meaningless and only serves as troll-bait for the inevitable […]

MMOrning Shots: Down The Hatch

Today’s MMOrning Shot comes to us from Destiny, more specifically my own character in Destiny. We are six days out from Destiny’s launch and I am three days out from completing the story mode and hitting level 20. Some of you may be confused on how Destiny’s level cap is 20 yet the “real level […]

MMOments: Destiny

Have you heard of the black garden? The greatest threat to us all lies there. I wish I could tell you all about Destiny’s rich story and lore, I really do, but frankly there isn’t much that I can remember that isn’t tied to a basic storytelling trope. Basically the story is that a giant┬áconstruct […]