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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

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[Review] Wildstar: Vegetables are Friends, Not Food

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Last month saw the release of WildStar, a T-rated massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) created by the Carbine Studio and published by NCSoft for Windows PC. In WildStar, players and their friends explore the planet of Nexus in a fantasy sci-fi Western setting, defeating enemies, finding long-lost ruins, and rescuing adorable root vegetables along the way. The game is fairly easy to play with a little practice, but still has options that manage to challenge even the most seasoned MMORPG veterans. With these diverse gameplay options and a focus on encouraging group play, WildStar shows a great deal of promise for families looking to game together. Read More