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Destiny beta population could fill a small country

Official numbers for the Destiny beta were revealed by Activision in a press release that called it the largest console beta for a new intellectual property ever. 4,638,937 unique players logged onto the beta across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. To put that number in perspective, that’s bigger than the current populations of Ireland, New Zealand, and more »

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I can’t believe the $150 Destiny Ghost Edition sold out

Having been a gamer for most of my life and a video game journalist for the last seven years, I’ve seen a lot of collector’s editions come and go. Most really major games tend to get one, and more often than not, you see the leftover, ridiculously-priced, uber editions cluttered around counters at your store more »

Destiny Beta lacking content and personality

The more I play the Destiny Beta, which rolled out on July 17, the more I wonder why I’m not enjoying it more. It plays well. It looks and sounds great, but I’m just not loving it. Destiny lacks its own personality, something $500 million should be able to buy. As much as Bungie wants to distance more »

QuakeCon 2014 open for business

QuakeCon 2014 weekend started out with a bang, as gameplay for id Software’s newest Doom was shown exclusively to attendees. The reveal was part of the annual QuakeCon Welcome presentation. Unfortunately, Bethesda did not allow any filming or release any footage of the gameplay. Doom, formerly Doom 4, is expected to run in 1080p at more »

Respawn shows off upcoming Titanfall Frontier’s Edge DLC maps

Respawn Entertainment is preparing pilots for new Titanfall DLC by giving a preview of the new Frontier’s Edge maps. Details and lore about Dig Site and Export are currently featured with Haven expected soon. The Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) is in conflict with the Militia over the mining industry in the furthest reaches of space. Dig Site takes pilots to a mining outpost more »

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Alien: Isolation: SEGA has learned nothing from Colonial Marines

Wednesday brought Alien fans some pretty cool news. October’s Alien: Isolation is gonna have two movie-themed DLC scenarios. They’ll bring back the cast of the 1979 movie in some form (dead, soon-to-be-dead, Ripley) or another. These missions will actually be recreations of big scenes from the movie, and the entire cast (most notably, of course, Sigourney Weaver) more »

Pre-order Alien Isolation to play as Ripley, Dallas, or Parker

Sega must really want our forgiveness after Aliens: Colonial Marines, because things keep happening to make Alien Isolation sound better and better. This time, it’s a free upgrade to the Alien Isolation Nostromo Edition if somebody places a pre-order. Why would you want the Nostromo Edition? Because it brings back the crew from Alien. No, more »

Destiny Beta Begins July 17, 2014 for PS3/PS4, July 23 for Xbox 360/Xbox One

Ready to meet your Destiny? Of course you are! After the alpha sampling, people have been impatiently awaiting the Destiny beta launch dates. Well, I won’t hold anything back. PS3 and PS4 owners will get a head start on July 17, 2014. They’ll get about an extra week of play time, before everything goes down more »

Destiny Achievements Revealed, Dinklage Concerns Addressed

The Destiny Alpha may have left some players excited and others underwhelmed, but it did get people talking about the game. Before the Alpha, many game podcasts where filled with “errs” and “umms” whenever the topic of Destiny came up. But word of mouth is starting to bring Bungie’s game to the , and now more »

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Blue Estate Review: Booze, Broads, Bullets and Boring

Title: Blue Estate Price: $19.99 System(s): PS4 (Also on Xbox One and PC) Release Date: June 24, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Focus home Interactive (HeSaw Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, crude humor, drug reference, partial nudity, sexual themes and violence Blue Estate hits a lot of marks that make it noticeable, despite its relative non-presence. First more »

Blacklight Retribution post beta patch is now live for PS4 [Update]

As of this moment, Blacklight Retribution is no longer in beta on the PlayStation 4. Zombie Studios pushed out a patch earlier today that updates the client to the full version. It’s a little over 8GB, so it’ll take a little while to download depending on your internet connection speed. Even if you do manage more »

PS Plus members are getting free Blacklight Retribution bonuses

We told you earlier that today is the last day to get double the amount of ZCoins in Blacklight Retribution, and now we’ve found out about a special offer just for PlayStation Plus members. Starting tomorrow, all PlayStation Plus members will receive a special Starter Pack for free. It will include 250 ZCoins ($2.50 value), more »