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My First Destiny Raid: A Testament To The Destiny Community

For a few posts I reviewed the game, Destiny, made by Bungie. However I always felt like I wasn’t part of the community nor was it fair for me to review because I did not complete Destiny raids. I’d never participated on a fire team of six to complete the whole thing and participate in the mechanics. Now I finally have! And I did the Taken King’s raid with Oryx as the enemy. Continue reading My First Destiny Raid: A Testament To The Destiny Community

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Bungie’s Destiny: The Taken King, a Review from a Fan

Bungie has redeemed themselves with the release of Taken King. This expansion sitting at about $40.00 provides an entirely new part of the game to look forward to with three new Strikes, a new terrifying boss named Oryx, and interesting class changes. Also not to mention you can level further and level your light up.

The trailer itself had me sold. It can be watched here.

First things first—Oryx is Crota’s dad and is really mad at you for killing Crota and taking Crota’s light. Light in this game is a life magic that is essentially coveted food for the Hive. You as a guardian have light. The class system for Hive goes from Thrall to Acolyte to Knight, then the bigger bosses, with Thrall being the lowest on the totem pole. When you kill these guys, you remove their opportunity to get light from each other. Oryx is mad that he can’t have his son’s light. Good luck with dealing with him. I won’t spoil it but what a tough level it was and very surprising to deal with.

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Fall Game Titles I am Looking Forward to: Highlighting Indie Games!

The summer is the hardest time to be a gamer, for me. I like to be outside a lot, and I budget for outdoor adventures like kayaking and hiking instead of games. Now that the weather has turned here in New England, I am starting to see my weekend time consumed with games and working on my Warhammer 40K army again. Hooray! Continue reading Fall Game Titles I am Looking Forward to: Highlighting Indie Games!

Bungie’s Destiny House of Wolves Expansion–Will I really have to buy this AGAIN?!

Bungie continuously keeps me hooked with their Destiny expansions even while I may be disappointed in their Fall release and have to possibly re-purchase the whole game. Each one releases more story lines, more challenges, and interesting plot twists. House of Wolves, so far, is the most impressive of the two they released. While they made it impossible for players to participate with friends if they did not buy the expansion, the expansion included brand new challenges to appeal to the mood you’re in that day. Continue reading Bungie’s Destiny House of Wolves Expansion–Will I really have to buy this AGAIN?!

BAFTA Game Awards 2015: Unexpected Wins and More Than A Few Disappointments

Destiny takes home the top prize

So, Destiny won “Best Game” at the 2015 BAFTAs. Yes, Destiny. Beating out Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Alien: Isolation, the game that “tell[s] the same pedestrian stories time and time again,” won the award for the pinnacle of achievement in video games.

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Fulfill your Destiny (When the Servers are Up)

Bungie and Activision released a game called Destiny. The fans of Bungie (or the original Halo franchise) were both skeptical and excited for this new universe with vast customization to characters. There are options between Warlock, Hunter, and Titan, and can pick your features.  Each class has their own strengths that make them essential on fire teams. Warlocks are your utility mages. They can recover their health fast and can generate grenades quickly while being the only class that can self-revive with the Sunsinger sub-class. Or they can throw powerful void bombs at enemies with the Voidwalker sub-class. Titans are durable and tanky. They can protect themselves and others with a force field shield in the Defender sub-class, or they can play as the Striker sub-class which allows you to do a devastating lightning-infused ground pound. Titans are also notorious for punching everything.  All the things. Hunters, your quick and agile scouts, have the Gunslinger sub-class which allows your gun to turn into a “golden gun,” a powerful ability that gives you three one-shot kills. Hunters also have the Blade Dancer sub-class which allows you to activate a lightning-infused dagger and cut through enemies as well as turn invisible. You can play as male or female, and the available races include Human, Exo (a sentient robot that was created to fight the Darkness), or Awoken (in universe, the Awoken are humans that were changed by the Traveler’s light. Playing an Awoken essentially allows you to be a gray-skinned space elf). I chose to play a female Exo Warlock. It is a blast to use the super nova! Continue reading Fulfill your Destiny (When the Servers are Up)

E3 So Far: Sony Solidifies, Microsoft Backtracks, and Nintendo Has a Good Time

Every year, I start my E3 journey with a confident estimate of how much it is possible to cram into a two-hour live presentation. Every year, I totally forget that I started with an estimate, revel in the glow of gameplay trailers, and then, realizing I’ve forgotten my estimate, decide scientifically (judging by the exponential growth in giddy levels) that it’s been blown out of the water.  E3 2014 has not broken this pattern. The presentations of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo all satisfied and surprised their respective audiences, though there may have been a few unexpected bumps along the way (I feel for you, Conker fans).  Without further ado, let’s see what each has brought to the stage thus far:

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Confirmations, Presentations, and Rumors, Oh My!

Electronic Entertainment Expo
Electronic Entertainment Expo

It’s that time of the year again: speculations abound, rumors fly, and the big names vie for the position of top dog…yes, it’s almost E3! Arguably the biggest event of the industry is fast approaching (June 10-12), and it’s never too early to begin rounding up all of the exciting possibilities that may await us at this year’s expo. So here follows the confirmed, the hearsay, and the wild ideas that I desperately hope for when I can’t sleep at night from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo:

Microsoft's press conference at last year's expo did not live up to expectations
Microsoft’s press conference at last year’s expo did not live up to expectations

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