Where's Our Destiny Review?

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Where's Our Destiny Review?

Bungie's massively multiplayer shooter, Destiny, releases tomorrow. The servers are live right now. Everything appears to be ready, but there's one thing missing: reviews. If you're waiting to see an official score before picking up the game, you have to wait a bit longer.  

In Bungie's update this week, the developer explains that it intentionally held off on sending early review copies. The reason? Too much of the experience rests on the world being populated by thousands of players, which means waiting until the game sees its full release. Evaluating it before then wouldn't really be evaluating the full game.

We have our copies now, and we are playing the game. The review embargo lifts tomorrow morning. However, Destiny is big, and we're not going to post our review until we're satisfied we have a complete picture of what it offers.  

NHL 15 Details Post-Launch Plans

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NHL 15 Details Post-Launch Plans

NHL 15 marks the series' debut on the new-gen systems, and the franchise has rightly come under fire for omitting features this year. While developer EA Canada already announced that online team play would be coming in the future, series' producer Sean Ramjagsingh has also announced further post-launch additions for the title.

In a post on the NHL EA Sports forums, Ramjagsingh notes the following content update schedule for NHL 15 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:

NHL 15 comes out on September 9 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

The Destiny Servers Are Live

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The Destiny Servers Are Live

Bungie has formally announced the opening of the Destiny servers in advance of the game’s September 9 release. If you happen to have an early copy, you should be free to move about the solar system.

This morning, Activision also announced that Destiny is the most pre-ordered new IP in gaming history (though declined to offer specifics). Earlier this year, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick told investors that the title will be the best selling new game IP in history.

For more on Destiny, be sure to check out our coverage hub from January 2014. You can also read a recent interview from Gamescom with production director Jonty Barnes and senior designer Nick Davies.

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing Is Coming To Xbox One

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The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing Is Coming To Xbox One

If Diablo III has reignited your love of console action RPGs, you might be wondering where to go after you’ve slain the lords of Hell and put down rebel angel Malthael. Perhaps you’d like to take on the lord of vampires next?

Neocore Games has announced that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will be making its way to Xbox One. The title features the vampire hunter’s return to Borgovia, where mad science throws the land into chaos.

The third title in the series is in development for PC right now, but Neocore says it’s starting on Xbox One with the original entry. No release date has been specified. We’ve followed up with the developer for more information.

New Releases This Week: September 7 - 13

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New Releases This Week: September 7 - 13

We might as well call this week's "New Releases" the "Destiny Edition," because there's not much else coming out. With most publishers giving Activision and Bungie a wide berth, you've got another week to catch up on your backlog, play hockey, or (like we expect many people to do) take off into the future to save the solar system from the Darkness.

Activision announced this morning that Destiny is the most pre-ordered new game property in history. That's an important step to Bobby Kotick delivering on his promise to investors that the title will be the best selling new game IP of all time. If your tastes take you in a different direction, here's what you can look forward to this week:

Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) - September 9NHL 15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) - September 9Teslagrad (Wii U) - September 11
Fable Anniversary (PC) - September 12

Spec Ops: The Line Lead Writer Walt Williams Departs 2K Games

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Spec Ops: The Line Lead Writer Walt Williams Departs 2K Games

Walt Williams, who is credited as lead writer on Spec Ops: The Line, has announced his departure from publisher 2K Games. Williams, who has been with 2K since mid-2005, says he will be staying in the game industry.

More recently, Williams is credited as a senior writer on Civilization: Beyond Earth (due out in October) and Evolve (due out in February 2015). He is also credited on approximately 20 other 2K titles as a game analyst and production assistant.

Williams says that there won’t be a “next game” for him for a while, however he indicates that he’ll be working on books. Williams has not yet said where he’ll be employed next.

Teens (Alongside Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams) Share Their First Impressions Of The NES

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The NES is nearly 30 years old, which by video game standards makes it a relic. What do modern teenagers think of the retro console?

The latest video from YouTube channel TheFineBros answers this question by placing the console in the hands of teenagers, as well as Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones (who also happens to be a teenager). Some know exactly what is, but most do not. Some thinks it's a projector, while another says it looks like a brick from the 1920s. My favorite quote, however, comes from someone playing Super Mario Bros. who says, “I feel like I’m in Wreck-It Ralph.”

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Destiny Releases On Tuesday, Don't Forget About Our Hub

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Destiny Releases On Tuesday, Don't Forget About Our Hub

Back in January, Destiny graced our cover, and along with it came a huge number of stories and features covering the development of the game. With Destiny's impending release on Tuesday, now is the perfect time to revisit all of our coverage.

Click here or click the banner below to check out the hub for written, video, and podcast features all about the game. There are video and written interviews with the developers, details about the game's universe and creatures, and a lot more.

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