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Destiny Players Can Get a Taste of The Taken King Before Launch

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Destiny’s next big expansion, The Taken King, is slated for a September 15 launch. But according to a post by Bungie, on their news blog, Bungie Weekly Update, players will be able to dabble in some of the new DLC’s content in the week leading up to launch during The Crucible event, taking place from September 8–14. The Crucible will give Destiny users a chance to play new modes of battle on all of the new maps coming in the expansion. And while all Destiny players can try out the new content, once September 15 rolls around, all of the new features will only be available to those who purchase The Taken King.  The preview doesn’t allow players to make use of their Super Abilities until the expansion launches. Read More

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A Dad’s Destiny Beta Impressions

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This article originally appeared on, a website dedicated to providing families with the information they need to make informed gaming decisions. We’re happy to announce that we’ll be regularly crossposting articles from Engaged Family Gaming. We’re big fans of Stephen Deutzmann, and we’re thrilled to offer Pixelkin’s audience this gaming dad’s perspectives and insights on family gaming.

Destiny, a multiplayer online first-person shooter that will release later this year, held its open beta this past weekend. People came. They shot guns. They battled aliens and robots. They explored. They even did the Harlem Shake. So many people played that Activision is reporting that it was the largest beta of this console generation (over 4.6 million players took part in it)! We learned a lot about Destiny and how it will play. I spent a lot of time in the beta. I did everything you could do and I have to say that I came away very impressed with the entire experience. It really feels like Bungie and Activision have something here. Read More

Halo Explained

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Halo is a sci-fi first person shooter franchise created by Bungie, managed by 343 Industries and owned by Microsoft Studios. The Halo franchise includes 14 games, 13 novels, and seven graphic novels. The main games in the series are Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars, Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 4, and Halo: Spartan Assault. Read More