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Dark Jedi from Dark Hole Games has put up a breakdown of the Destiny ViDoc. I've added it to the Destiny section of the movies page.

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Last week we saw that Bungie alums Alexander Seropian (Marathon, Halo, Stubbs the Zombie) and Brent Pease (Oni) had formed a new group, Industrial Toys, working on a mobile shooter, Morning Star, bearing more than a passing resemblance to everyone's favorite green cyborg and purple AI girl game.

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String arrangement for Halo 4: To Galaxy from 2:08-end
-Violin 1
-Violin 2
-Viola
-Cello
-Bass

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Full Score for the Halo Reach live action trailer, Birth of a Spartan.
-Violin
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-Piano

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Polygon has a story about artist Joe Cross, who's done concept art for Dead Space 3 as well as for Bungie's upcoming shared world shooter, Destiny. That shot of the Pike speeding across the desert? That's his. What's more, he's doing other art for Destiny as well:

"I'm also doing a lot of the in game graphic design for Destiny," he wrote. "Graphic design is a passion of mine and an aspect of art that is under-valued or under-utilized in video games."

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Deej attempts to boil down the takeaway from the last week of Bungie reveals: Destiny is an action game set in a mysterious world that you CAN play alone, but will be better well you play cooperatively (or competitively) with friends.

Also, mail sack.

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Hey, can you make a MIDI file for High Charity Suite 2? Thanks

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DestinyHub also took a microscope to the Destiny PS4 Announcement trailer to take a look at what secrets each frame might hold for the final game. Take a look!

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There's a new gallery of screencaptures from the PlayStation 4 announcement trailer up, with commentary. Take a look!

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Bungie co-founder Alexander Seropian, who left Bungie after Halo 1 to found Wideload Games back in Chicago, has found himself a new gig: he's teaming up with another Bungie alum, Brent Pease of Oni fame, and Tim Harris, co-founder of Industrial Toys.

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An obvious troll slings some mud at Bungie and manages to provoke a thoughtful resopnse from Achronos about Bungie's plans for deep social integration between Bungie.net and Destiny:

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Bungie's first Mail Sack since the Destiny reveal is open for questions at Bungie.net. Deej also includes word that "a steady cadence of updates" is planned, so if the reveal only left you wanting more, don't worry, it's coming.

So go ahead and submit your questions!

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While he specifically mentions Aliens: Colonial Marines and not the press coverage of Bungie's Destiny reveal, Ben Kuchera's latest piece at Penny Arcade Report is about the shortcomings of game journalism, and makes a nice bookend to Matt Soell's piece about transparency.

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MrGreencastle in the DBO forum also picked apart some of the images from the ViDoc, taking a detailed look at what they might mean for Destiny's interface and gameplay features.

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Ex-Bungie Community Guy Matt Soell, who was with the company during the early Halo days, has penned a response to some of the complaints about Destiny's reveal being more "hype" than "substance". It's well worth a read, so please go take a look (Warning: little bit of NSFW language. No images, but some imagery.)

If you ask me, though, the crux of the issue is right here:

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Ben Kuchera at the Penny Arcade Report seems optimistic about the possibilities for a PC version of Destiny. That's good, I suppose, given the number of people threatening dire consequences to Bungie on Twitter if they don't.

IGN's commentary around the ViDoc reveal was very pessimistic about the possibility, saying Bungie would only mention current and next-gen consoles, but Bungie's Pete Parsons has given PC owners reason to hope:

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Activision/Blizzard has posted their official press release. I've archived it here. Near the bottom they put a tidbit for Bungie fans with a penchant for rampant speculation:

Activision reiterated that although Bungie's amazing new world was revealed today, Activision has not included the launch in its 2013 outlook and there should be no speculation or expectation of a different result.

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Epic, Sci-Fi Universe Introduces Innovative Persistent, Online World Filled with Sweeping Adventures

Multi-platform Game Takes Console Online Gaming to a New Level

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I've now annotated many of the images captured from Bungie's first Destiny ViDoc, Pathways Out Of Darkness.

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ncsuDuncan at DBO pointed out today's Control-Alt-Delete comic, which presents us with a frightening worst case scenario for Destiny's mobile phone integration features-- drunk booty calls from mysterious alien artifacts.

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I've set the first sixteen images of Destiny concept art to the Destiny music track, "Eighth" by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori to create a Destiny Concept Art Slideshow.

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The FAQ section has been reopened with an emphasis on Bungie's new IP, Destiny. If you have a question to ask, submit it!

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Destiny was announced on February 17, the seventh Sunday of the year, seven months after Bungie's One of Seven video was posted on YouTube, inexplicably featuring Marty O'Donnell on a climbing wall.

The announcement came in the form of a new ViDoc entitled "Paths Out Of Darkness" in reference to Bungie's pre-Marathon 3D game on the Macintosh, Pathways Into Darkness, loosely connected to the Marathon universe by its mention of the mysterious race, the Jjaro.

According to the available contract, the first retail product based on the Destiny IP is tentatively planned for a release in Fall 2013.

No release date has been announced.

Activision held an earnings call in early 2013 that indicated they were not expecting any Destiny revenue during 2013.

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Destiny will not have crossplatform multiplayer across console platforms. It is not confirmed whether or not it will have cross-generational multiplayer between different versions of one company's console (say, whether Xbox 360 players will be able to play with Xbox 720 players).

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Bungie has announced the first title in the Destiny series for current generation consoles: the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The contract revealed earlier indicates that the game will later be made available on next generation consoles.

News sources vary on the possibility of a PC port; some said Bungie denied it, calling Destiny a "console shooter" while others say Bungie refused to confirm or deny the possibility of a later PC port.

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As part of the courtroom battle between Activision and one of the studios developing the Call of Duty series, a version of the contract between Bungie LLC and Activision was made public. According to that contract, there is a ten year deal in place where Bungie develops games based on Destiny, and Activision publishes them.

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Bungie LLC, which is the entity formed when Bungie achieved independence from Microsoft in 2007, has all ownership rights for both the intellectual property behind the new project, Destiny, as well as the Marathon franchise, which Bungie created as Bungie Software in the 1990s.

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All players in Destiny will be human. They will play as a member of a class. Three classes have been revealed so far: Hunter, Warlock, and Titan. Human players are Guardians tasked with protecting Earth's last remaining city, resting in the shadow of the Traveler, and have access to some of its powers.

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Concept art revealed by Bungie seem to show several different groups of enemy:

  • The insect-like Fallen with their humanoid shapes and insectoid eyes;
  • Space Zombies (not the official name) presumably something like Halo's Flood;
  • The Vex: time-traveling robots
  • The rhino-like Cabal

...there’s something primordial and instantly terrifying about squaring off against an unpredictable Fallen Captain, his tattered crimson cape draped over a set of four splayed and angular arms that bristle with sleek firepower.

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Destiny is apparently set 700 years in the future. Humanity, once masters of their own solar system, have been chased back onto their home planet. They might have been extinguished if not for the Traveler, a mysterious sphere that now hovers over the Earth's surface. Humanity's last city, which the player is tasked to protect as a Guardian, is directly beneath the Traveler-- and Guardians have access to some of the Traveler's mysterious powers.

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Bungie calls Destiny a "shared" first person shooter. It will require an always-on Internet connection and allow players to interact in ways that are intended to be both more pervasive and seamless than traditional online FPS or MMOFPS games.

It will not have a subscription fee and is not considered an MMO by Bungie.

Bungie employees described a style of play that might best be categorized as drop-in, drop-out coop with no lobbies or menus, similar to the Sony PlayStation 3 title Journey.

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Destiny is the name the gaming press and fan community has been using to refer to Bungie's next project. It has been referred to internally at Bungie as Tiger.

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A quick round-up of good Destiny coverage:

IGN: A Land of Hope and Dreams, Quick FAQ.

Penny Arcade Report: Destiny is always online, social, could be the future of shooters

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Polygon has now done a follow-up on their earlier piece about Destiny. In Bungie's new game, humanity apparently aren't yet galaxy-roaming colonists, and the action seems centered on our own solar system.

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Added a new Destiny Concept Art gallery. Many, if not all, of these images were also included in the ViDoc, but these images are direct from Bungie.net and of higher quality.

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So Bungie says... this is our Destiny.

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Looks like someone at IGN in Spain has broken embargo early, perhaps getting the time wrong. Several images that appear to be concept art have leaked.

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One hour and 21 minutes to go. IGN will start its coverage of Bungie's reveal at 09:30 PST. On Twitter be sure to follow @Bungie and check the hashtag #Destiny.

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With the Alpha Lupi ARG now concluded and mere hours to wait before Bungie's expected Destiny reveal at 09:30 today PST, Bungie has published all the ARG-related images, including each day's individual image, a combined image of all the messages for the week, a desktop picture, and an MP3 file featuring music by Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori for the new game. The track is called Eighth.

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Hi

This is my transcription of the 'City Under Siege' section of Exodus, from the Halo: Reach soundtrack.
Probably sounds best if you use the 'strings' sound on keyboards/electric pianos.

Enjoy :D

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Damián Isla, Rob Stokes and Michel Bastien left Bungie back in 2009 to start Moonshot Games, and one of the first projects they put on display was Fallen Frontier. It was intended to be a platformer targeted at XBLA. I liked the look of it, and they put up a trailer.

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Whether the game is coming out this year or not, the wait to find out how long we have to wait for Destiny seems to be coming to a close. Bungie has pre-announced that on February 17 they'll be showing a first glimpse of their new game, which they officially admit is called Destiny.

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I know I said I wasn't really paying attention to Halo 4, but Gravemind always puts a lot of thought into his reviews, so go check out his review of Halo 4.

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thebruce posts news on his tumblr about how GAF and reddit each solved the first stage of the alphalupi Destiny ARG.

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Yes, it has finally arrived. The long wait is over.

http://destiny.bungie.org

Why, what were you thinking of?

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