The main characters staring at a portal opening from The Traveler at the conclusion of Destiny 2 Lightfall

Destiny 2 Lightfall: What Happened With That Finale?

With the release of Destiny 2 Lightfall, the community has tucked into its newest content with zeal. Part of this was due to the emotional climax of the most recent season, setting high expectations…

March 6, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph Prepares for the End

With the final story mission live and its ending cutscene revealed, the Destiny 2 community has been rocked to its core by the events of Season of the Seraph. What started as a solid continuation of…

February 20, 2023 | 12:32 EST

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Destiny 2 Season of Plunder Feels Like Swashbuckling Filler

Looking back on Destiny 2 Season of Plunder, there wasn't a lot that stuck in my mind. The content that propelled this season was exciting, continuing Bungie's push towards fun rewarding PvE seasonal…

November 17, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Why I'm Hopelessly Addicted to FIFA 23's Manager Mode

As each year passes, I become more enraptured with FIFA's Manager Mode, and in FIFA 23, I'm even more addicted from the slight tweaks that EA has implemented. By signing new players, organizing…

October 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

A red clad Nightmare of the Destiny 2 villain, Ghaul.

Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted: Emotional Trauma and Reconciliation

The first month of Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted has been an emotional rollercoaster both in terms of gameplay and story content. Major characters have become the focus for some insightful…

June 21, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Destiny 2 The Witch Queen is Bungie's Best Campaign in Years

Last week, Destiny 2's latest premium expansion, The Witch Queen went live. While there was understandable hype for the features and mechanics the expansion would introduce, such as the heavily…

March 4, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The State of Destiny 2: Season of The Lost

Eyes up, Guardians. The final mission event has dropped for Destiny 2's Season of the Lost, setting the stage for the newest premium expansion: The Witch Queen. While I would love to say that there…

February 19, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Destiny 2's Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack is A Successful Celebration

While Season of the Lost is still on hiatus, Destiny 2's players have been waiting for the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack. Not only is it a celebration of the developer's long history in the industry,…

December 28, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Destiny 2's Seasons 2021: The Ups and the Downs

If you haven't noticed from my output on this site by now, I am quite invested in Destiny 2. I was there for the doldrums of its launch in 2017 and its bevy of mediocre support. I was there when it…

November 9, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Destiny 2 Paywalling Dungeons is a Bad Idea

If you've been paying attention to recent developments of the ongoing space fantasy action MMO, Destiny 2, you'll know that new details have been coming out regarding its upcoming premium expansion.…

October 21, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Destiny 2's Recent Vaulting is Necessary

I've always managed to be patient and understanding with Destiny 2. As an ongoing experience, it has made some stumbles as well as genuine strides when it comes to being a sci-fi action MMO everyone…

October 9, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Marvel's Avengers, 11 Months Later

We're coming up on one year since the launch of Marvel's Avengers, one of the most high-profile disappointments of 2020. Post launch, it has been plagued by baffling design decisions and longstanding…

August 5, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Why Judgment and Yakuza Need Each Other

Rumors have been spreading that, due to some really draconian policies from a Japanese talent agency, that Sega may discontinue Yakuza spin-off series Judgment after the release of just its second…

July 22, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Destiny 2's Season of the Splicer Asks Hard Questions

The world of Destiny has been active in the gaming landscape for well over seven years now. Bungie's big sweeping space opera has come a long way since then, going from a game criticized for having…

July 3, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer First Impressions

After a surprisingly stellar outing with Season of the Chosen, expectations for the next stage of Destiny 2 were high. Season of the Splicer starts by introducing new characters and ideas teased in…

May 21, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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The State of Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen

With the closing ceremony of this year's Guardian Games, Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen is now wrapping up. While we have concerns regarding changes to come, it is also important to look back at…

May 10, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Destiny 2's Transmog System Sounds Terrible

As Season of the Chosen wraps up for Destiny 2, Bungie revealed in one of their weekly update posts details for a long-requested feature: an armor transmog system. As people combed over this new…

May 6, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Ubisoft Repeats Its Mistakes With Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Complete Edition has finally hit digital store shelves. After years of being unavailable, fans of the sidescrolling brawler are able to experience the definitive edition…

January 18, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Where Cyberpunk 2077 Succeeds: Giving Sex Workers A Story

This article contains spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077, and discussions of sexual assault, suicide, and self-harm. If all you knew about sex workers came from gaming what would you think about this group…

January 8, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Cyberpunk 2077: A Monument to the Sins of the Gaming Industry

As is the case with every major industry, the gaming industry is no stranger to controversies. It's almost depressing how there are so many credible allegations of discrimination and exploitation in…

December 28, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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CDPR Is Already Acting Like A Big Publisher

The Witcher 3 only released back in 2015, and for those that don’t remember, CD Projekt Red was surging in popularity, but they weren't necessarily a household name. In that short five years, CDPR…

December 16, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Is CD Projekt Red's Crunch For Cyberpunk 2077 Fair?

With only a few weeks to go before the next generation of consoles are released to the public, game developers are almost certainly in a rush to meet deadlines. Under normal circumstances, releasing…

October 19, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Does Assassin's Creed Valhalla Need RPG Mechanics?

For longtime fans of the Assassin's Creed franchise, few things are as contentious as Ubisoft's decision to add RPG mechanics to the basic Assassin's Creed gameplay formula. No one is denying that…

July 21, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Why a $70 NBA 2k21 is the Wrong Move for Next-Gen Sports Games

The $70 NBA 2K21 price tag for the next-gen version is likely to come as a sticker shock for some gamers. An uptick in price for some PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games is something we should…

July 9, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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What is Cyberpunk?

In 1984, William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer was released. An underground hit that won multiple awards, the novel, which is about a washed-up computer hacker who must contend with an artificial…

June 27, 2019 | 02:00 EDT

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Beyond Eververse: Destiny 2's Mighty Blow to Bungie's Reputation

There is little doubt that the vast majority of AAA game releases in 2017 were haunted by the specter of microtransactions. Star Wars Battlefront 2 took most of the flak from online communities and…

January 9, 2018 | 01:00 EST

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Destiny 2's Iron Banner: The Latest Victim of Bungie's Attempts at Change

It is no secret that Destiny 2 has a bit of a two faced personality; it attempts to appeal to longtime fans and hardcore grinders with things like Raids and Competitive PvP playlists while at the…

October 12, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Casual Vs. Hardcore: Destiny 2's Identity Crisis

It should come as no real surprise that Destiny 2 is a game that tries to reach many kinds of demographics. From casual to hardcore, from story-aficionados to competitive multiplayer lovers, there is…

September 28, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Why Is Bungie Committing to a Completely Mute Protagonist in Destiny 2?

One of the most surprising "features" of Destiny was the fact that throughout the whole game, your protagonist was very ... quiet. For the most part, it was apparently up to your Ghost to talk to…

September 27, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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The Lost Fight: Destiny 2 Shaders and the Normalization of Microtransactions

A mere decade ago, sometime just after the release of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the concept of microtransactions was introduced to the general public with Horse Armor DLC. As can be expected,…

September 11, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Does Destiny 2 "Need" PvP Multiplayer?

Throughout the decades-long history of video games, our expectations of the kinds of features that a "modern" game should possess have gradually evolved. For example, several years ago, it was…

July 22, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Destiny 2's Familiarity Is A Good Thing

Since Bungie's big presentation on Destiny 2 where they showed off a good chunk of gameplay, story information, and changes coming to Destiny in its sequel there have been issues raised about how…

May 22, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Haven't I Played You Already? The Curse of Destiny 2's Familiarity

For all of its faults, Destiny was an unquestionably influential game, forcing developers to examine what Bungie did right (and what they did wrong) and causing consumers to question whether or not a…

May 19, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Should Bungie Be Given a Second Chance With Destiny 2?

To say that Destiny had a very tumultuous history is a bit of an understatement. Over the past half a decade or so, senior members of Bungie (including high-profile individuals who worked on Halo …

April 12, 2017 | 01:00 EDT