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MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Destiny

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Destiny

When Bungie decided to give up on its world conquering Halo franchise and build something completely new, we all thought it was mad.

on Dec 18th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Destiny locks multiplayer event behind a paywall

Destiny locks multiplayer event behind a paywall

The first paid expansion to Destiny has been released – and with it comes a punishment for non-DLC buying players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2014 at 4:20PM in News
Destiny DLC is locking game for some PS4 owners

Destiny DLC is locking game for some PS4 owners

Some PS4 owners who have pre-ordered Destiny’s The Dark Below DLC have been left unable to play the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2014 at 3:04PM in News
Bungie says it can be difficult to review modern games

Bungie says it can be difficult to review modern games

Interconnected, heavily socialised games such as Destiny are asking questions of how the press reviews games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2014 at 10:50AM in News

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to shooter accessories and merchandise

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to shooter accessories and merchandise

It’s little surprise that the shooter genre continues to be one of the biggest games markets in the world. MCV locks and loads

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:15AM in News
Destiny hits 9.5m registered users, Destiny 2 already in development

Destiny hits 9.5m registered users, Destiny 2 already in development

Activision has said that Bungie’s shooter Destiny has attracted 9.5m registered users since its September 9th release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2014 at 9:24AM in News
Destiny content was not cut to sell as DLC, Bungie insists

Destiny content was not cut to sell as DLC, Bungie insists

Bungie has insisted that it did not cut any content from shooter Destiny so it could sell it at an additional premium as DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2014 at 3:25PM in News
Destiny's first DLC will cost £19.99, is out in December

Destiny's first DLC will cost £19.99, is out in December

The first expansion for Destiny, The Dark Below, has been priced and dated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2014 at 12:58PM in News

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PS4 did outsell Xbox One in the US in September as PSN enjoys record month

PS4 did outsell Xbox One in the US in September as PSN enjoys record month

Contrary to previous predictions, PS4 DID outsell Xbox One in the US in September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2014 at 9:56AM in News
Time to kill Metacritic

Time to kill Metacritic

I’ve enjoyed reading some recent video games criticism.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 15th 2014 at 1:15PM in News
3.2m people play Destiny every day

3.2m people play Destiny every day

Bungie has revealed a host of impressive Destiny stats a month on from the game’s launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
Bungie says DLC is not already sitting on your disc

Bungie says DLC is not already sitting on your disc

Destiny developer Bungie has seemingly played down accusations that parts of the game’s upcoming DLC is already present on users’ game discs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2014 at 9:29AM in News

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Sony and Taco Bell team up for PS4 Destiny Bundle promotion

Sony and Taco Bell team up for PS4 Destiny Bundle promotion

Sony and Taco Bell have partnered again for a new PlayStation giveaway promotion, offering customers of the fast food chain a chance to win limited edition PS4 Destiny bundles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 29th 2014 at 8:40PM in News
Destiny and Call of Duty servers downed by DDoS attacks

Destiny and Call of Duty servers downed by DDoS attacks

Bungie’s Destiny was among the big-name games forced offline over the weekend, with a group of online pranksters claiming responsibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Bungie fixes Destiny 'loot cave' as update continues shaping game

Bungie fixes Destiny 'loot cave' as update continues shaping game

The ongoing project that is Destiny has continued to evolve with a new list of tweaks by developer Bungie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Watch Dogs is still the fastest selling new IP in Europe

Watch Dogs is still the fastest selling new IP in Europe

Ubisoft has confirmed to MCV that, according to GfK data, Watch Dogs remains the fastest selling new IP in Europe... not Destiny.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 24th 2014 at 5:00PM in News

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Xbox One price cut is UK only

Xbox One price cut is UK only

UPDATE: Microsoft would like us to make it clear that this is not a permanent RRP drop. But rather a retail promotion.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 24th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Destiny sales drop 78 per cent in second week, but holds No.1

Destiny sales drop 78 per cent in second week, but holds No.1

Activision Blizzard scores its second consecutive No.1 for Destiny this week, despite the game’s sales dropping by 78 per cent.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 10:13AM in News
OPINION: Destiny is breaking records. But for how long?

OPINION: Destiny is breaking records. But for how long?

It’s been a difficult few months for consumer games journalists.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 2:25PM in News
Destiny attracts biggest Twitch launch audience of 2014

Destiny attracts biggest Twitch launch audience of 2014

More people have watched streaming Destiny footage on Twitch in 2014 than any other new game launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 10:38AM in News
Destiny launch sparked 'biggest US PS4 hardware sales week' of the year

Destiny launch sparked 'biggest US PS4 hardware sales week' of the year

Sony's US VP of developer and publisher relations says more PS4 consoles were sold during the Destiny launch week than any previous week all year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Destiny sales reach $325m in first five days

Destiny sales reach $325m in first five days

Activision has confirmed the first actual sales data for Bungie’s Destiny.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
Underwhelming Destiny scores could cost Bungie $2.5m in bonuses - report

Underwhelming Destiny scores could cost Bungie $2.5m in bonuses - report

Bungie is likely to miss out on a “Quality Bonus” totaling $2.5m over inadequate review scores for Destiny, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 5:44AM in News
Destiny claims UK's biggest new IP launch

Destiny claims UK's biggest new IP launch

Activision’s Destiny has officially been crowned as the best-selling new IP ever in the UK, beating former record-holder Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 10:07AM in News
What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

Destiny is already a huge commercial success, yet hardly any major specialist games site has published its review of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2014 at 3:32PM in News