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PR: Destiny Launch Month One of Ten Largest U.S. Launch Months Ever, Activision Says

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How big a hit was Destiny? According to an Activision press release, quite big, thank you. Activision put out a release citing an NPD Group report that shows Destiny was the top-selling release in September, beating Madden NFL 15. Based on the NPD data and its own internal sales reports, Activision claims Destiny’s launch month […]

Review - Destiny Succeeds, But Doesn't Reach It's Full Potential (PS4)

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Sitting down to play Destiny, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. The hype has completely died down, as has the initial blowback. Reviews were, overall, pretty mediocre. There was a fair amount of disappointment to go around that, still, didn’t really stop anyone from playing the game. People are still plugging hour after hour […]

Adam Carolla Turns Evil For Skylanders Trap Team

Adam Carolla Turns Evil For Skylanders Trap Team

With the release of the “Skylanders Trap Team” – the fourth game in the video game franchise, Activision employed comedian Adam Carolla as an evil villain trapped in a crystal in a hidden camera ploy at a demo kiosk…

Skylanders Trap Team Out Now

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The latest edition of the Skylanders franchise is on your store shelves now. Skylanders Trap Team adds several twists to the formula, the most notable of which are traps in which players can digitally “capture” Skylanders villains into toy traps and then bring them back into the game as playable characters. In addition to launching […]

In New Destiny Patch Purple Equals Purple

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Oh, the pain of farming Destiny mobs for hours to get a purple legendary engram only to find out that, thanks to the Cryptarch’s personal philosophy of randomness and nihilistic chaos, it actually yields lame rare equipment you could have gotten from a common blue engram. It’s pain that Destiny players will no longer feel, […]

Twitch Says Destiny is Most Streamed Game Launch of the Year

PR: Destiny Beta Dates and Special Edition Details

Activision and Bungie are reporting that in addition to millions of players actually playing Destiny, there are also millions of people out there watching them play. The companies point to Twitch streaming service figures that show the game was the most watched launch game of the year on Twitch, with 20 million views and 240 […]

Activision Says Destiny Sold $325 Million in First Five Days

Final Gameplay Trailer for Destiny Before Launch

Slightly weak review scores didn’t stop Destiny from becoming a sales juggernaut. According to the game’s publisher Activision, Bungie’s new sci-fi shooter sold through, that is to consumers, an estimated $325 million in its first five days. The estimate is derived from “Chart-Track, first parties, retail customer sell-through information and Activision Blizzard internal estimates.” The […]

Destiny Rolling Out Vault of Glass Today

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Today Bungie and Activision are rolling out the first major in-game event for Destiny, a raid on Venus called Vault of Glass. Vault of Glass is one of several events planned for this month and next. Vault of Glass is the game’s first six-player raid and is open to players level 26 and above. It’s […]

Activision/Blizzard’s Destiny Breaks Record

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Activision/Blizzard’s just-released “Destiny” shooter video game has broken the first-day record for sales for a new video game franchise by selling more than $500 million in worldwide sales. Early sales trends expect somewhere between 12 million and 18 million of the games to sell in its first year. The previous record for first day sales […]

Destiny Prepares For Tonight's Midnight Launch

Final Gameplay Trailer for Destiny Before Launch

Although reports are in that some journalists are already playing it on live servers, most of us will have to wait until after midnight tonight to jump into Activision and Bungie’s hotly anticipated new shooter. Today Activision sent one last reminder that Destiny’s global release will be at 12:01 A.M. local time Tuesday at various […]

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