Destiny Hands-On Preview

If youve been following either the Playstation 4 or Xbox One, youre likely familiar with Bungies Destiny. For many of us, that was the big “you need these new consoles” title announced. The folks behind the original Halo trilogy were back with not just another first-person shooter, but their own take on expanding the genre. While the September 9th release date is still over a month away, Bungie has been bringing in players for alpha and beta testing of its game. Last week we had the first round of beta testing for prospective PS3/PS4 players, and this week the Xbox fans will get their chance to try it out. After some time with the alpha and quite a bit more with the beta, Im ready to talk about my impressions of the game thus far.

Destiny: Beta Information + Trailer

"The Beta will include character creation, story missions,
cooperative and social activities, competitive multiplayer, and more."

Destiny is easily one of 2014's most hyped games. We've seen the E3 trailer and gameplay, but we want more. Bungie has obliged – on Bungie Day, no less! – by spilling the dates and details on Destiny's upcoming beta. But first: the beta trailer.

Destiny Beta Coming Soon to a Console Near You

On July 17th, the Destiny public beta will kick off on the PlayStation 3 and 4, with the Xbox One and 360 systems following "soon after." Players who have pre-ordered from select retailers can redeem their code and prepare to jump into the action. If you haven't pre-ordered yet, hop over to the official site to find a retailer near you.

E3 2014 - Playstation Full Trailer Wrap-Up

Want to make sure you didn't miss a thing from E3?
This trailer recap, with release date and details, has you covered!
You can also check out our live coverage as it happened. 

 

Playstation Media Briefing - Full Rebroadcast [1h46m]

E3 2014 - PlayStation Conference (Live Updates!)

Welcome to E3 coverage here on ZAM!

Today’s fourth media briefing (4 of 4) is from Playstation for 1.5 hours. We’ll be covering every detail, constantly keeping this page up-to-date. Keep a close eye and keep refreshing!

When: 9:00PM-10:30PM Eastern / 6:00PM-7:30PM Pacific — Watch on Twitch.tv!
All Events: Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Playstation, Nintendo


New Destiny Gameplay Trailer Released

Earlier today, Bungie released an extensve gameplay trailer for Destiny featuring a Strike--a cooperative scenario for a dangerous mission in The Devil's Lair. Check out the action below!

Destiny: Going Co-op

Destiny is part of a new breed of online game. Falling somewhere between a single-player RPG and a full-fledged MMO, Bungie’s latest game aims to provide a rich, evolving world where players can seamlessly group up and adventure.

When I spoke to community manager Eric Osborne as part of a round-table discussion, he felt that it was natural for the studio to be heading this way. “If you go back even before Halo, Jason Jones our founder and creative director, was shipping experiences like Minotaur: Labyrinths of Crete – these were all connected experiences before it was very well known. You had to ship a little instruction card for people on how to use your modem.”

The ZAM Gamescom 2013 Awards

It's been a hellish three days. We've poked and prodded the latest games from the biggest developers. We've interviewed those behind the games, probing for in-depth answers on how they'll entertain us in the coming months and years. Finally, after careful consideration, we have our verdicts. Join us, as we tell you about the best games heading your way in 2014.

E3 2013: Destiny Demo


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Though we have seen some of the gameplay footage from E3 this week in the new trailer video, it was still rather exciting to funnel into the packed demo room to watch a few devs take out Destiny for a spin.

At the start of the demo, the dev turned around and looked out across an absolutely huge valley and said "That isn't a skybox."

Destiny: New Gameplay Footage from E3

Destiny is the upcoming shooter from Bungie, the original studio behind Halo. Last night during the Sony press conference, players were witness to the first look at some of Destiny's gameplay. Bungie today released a new gameplay trailer highlighting some of what was shown during the press conference reveal as well as a few new looks of the enemies, environments and the story of the game.