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May 26, 2015

Destiny: House of Wolves First Impressions

The House of Wolves expansion for Destiny dropped on May 19, and we’ve been playing it since. People have been upset about the lack of raids this time round, but there’s still enough for players to sink their teeth into. We thought we’d delve into it a bit for our readers.

The Reef—the brand new social area, is the primary focus of House of Wolves. Players have been invited by the Queen of the Awoken—the one that helps the Guardian access the Black Garden, to the Reef. The Queen needs the help of the Guardians to track down one of her rogue lieutenants, who has betrayed her and sought to take over the “House of Wolves”. Obviously there are new [...]

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March 29, 2015

Destiny Compromises Old-Gen for Vault Space

Destiny has had just a few issues that fans have been clamoring for Bungie to fix—one of which is all over the Bungie forums. Vault space it seems has been the major issue for most Destiny players, and Bungie have heard their pleas and have answered in kind, but there is a downside for last generation’s consoles.

According to the Bungie weekly update, the next in-game update will be preparing for the next expansion—House of Wolves. Bungie stated their excitement and made reference to ideas announced two weeks ago, including PvP Ammunition, Strike, Raid fixes, and finally Vault Space. Vault space seems to the first one they’re focusing on. They know that fans have [...]

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January 11, 2015

Bungie Update Crota and Others in Destiny

Bungie are back from the holiday break with more updates for Destiny as well as some non-conformist Christmas Cheer.

Posted January 9, the Bungie newsletter has revealed some interesting tidbits regarding the recently released raid “Crota’s End”. The team over at Bungie are currently putting the finishing touches on ‘Hard mode’ for the raid and will spoil the release date as soon as they come up with one. No further information on ‘Crota Hard mode’ was given other than the hint of more trophies and new strategies.

Despite Crota’s End not being completed fully yet, they had more to share with Destiny fans. The next update [...]

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December 19, 2014

Will Halo 5 Hinder History?

Halo 5 Guardians continues to creep closer (though still further off than we’d all like) so we here at the Nation thought we would take a quick analysis of the gameplay of previous titles. Player versus player has always been a very large draw for Halo fans — due to this we will be focusing mostly on online play with the different types of matches and cooperative play styles.

In the first iteration of Halo, we had Combat Evolved on the Xbox. Halo CE was rather unique in helping to popularize games consoles. It proved that consoles could be viable platforms for first person shooters, back when PC shooters like Counter-Strike and Unreal Tournament were staples. [...]

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October 29, 2014

Destiny: The Dark Below Expansion Details

For those seeking more content from their Destiny adventure, well your in luck! As the game’s first expansion pack, The Dark Below, arrives this December 9th. It is jam-packed full of new content and challenging missions. This marks the first expansion for the record-setting game since it launched back in September and marks the addition of new story content, weapons and other gear to Bungie’s MMO Shooter.

“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,” says Harold Ryan, President of Bungie. “It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from [...]

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October 7, 2014

Destiny Patch Fixes Quickscoping; Iron Banner PVP Event Begins

Bungie announced via their latest blog posting that Destiny will be taken offline for a few hours for maintenance. The patch, 1.0.2.1, will introduce numerous fixes to existing issues including one of the biggest: QuickScoping. 

Quickscoping, in case you weren’t aware, allows a player to swiftly switch to the scope of, say, a sniper rifle and fire immediately. The short range disadvantage of a weapon such as that is taken away and, well, the results can be devastating. There are other fixes going live as well.

Added more data logging for matchmaking systems Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs Improved logging of player [...]
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September 17, 2014

Destiny By The Numbers: 100 Million Hours and 300 Million Dollars

According to Activision, Destiny, the new multiplayer online shooter from Bungie (best known for the Halo franchise), has sold more then $300,000,000 worth of copies in just five days of release. This astounding figure is made even more impressive by the fact that players of the game have managed to log 100,000,000 hours of gameplay in that same time period. This would mean that humanity has collectively spent 11,415 years playing Destiny online, a period of time longer then the reign of most great world empires.

“Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That’s on par with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of [...]

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September 10, 2014

Destiny Becomes Million Seller In A Single Day

According to a press release from Activision, Destiny has sold over 500 million dollars worth of units in just its first day in stores worldwide. This amazing event was shared by gamers in over 178 countries, and were spread across 11,000 midnight releases. Where gamers packed together to get their hands on the game as soon as they humanly could.

“Based on extraordinary audience demand, retail and first party orders worldwide have exceeded $500 million for Destiny” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. He went on to say, “This industry milestone marks another blockbuster success for our company and demonstrates our unique ability to create some of [...]

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September 9, 2014

So You Wanna Unlock Destiny’s PvP (Multiplayer) Mode?

We here at APGNation love us some Destiny, but it can be frustrating when a much touted feature of the game isn’t even easy to find at first. Such is the case with Destiny’s PvP (multiplayer) experience, which actually must be unlocked before players can jump into the fray against their fellow legends. So that leads us to the point of this article, how do we get started cracking some skulls in PvP? 

Well, hypothetical gamer I’ve created as a sounding board for the sake of this article, first you will have to fulfill three missions on “Old Russia”. On that same map you will unlock a mission called “The Last Array” on Earth. [...]

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September 9, 2014

Destiny Day One Patch Details

Just hours before the launch of Destiny, Bungie has already released the patch notes for Destiny’s Day-One patch, which brings the game to version 1.0.1. As a multiplayer game, it is crucial for players to download this update if they don’t want to miss out on the best part of this game.

According to Bungie, this patch is a result of all the feedback they received during the beta. This patch includes changes to Weapons, Builds, UI and more. They also said that this won’t be the last patch, as they will continue to improve the game based on player’s feedback. They have already started work on more patches.

You can find the full patch notes below [...]

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