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Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

Now that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have access to the Destiny beta we thought it would be fun to compare what the first few minutes of each looked like. Do keep in mind that while the PlayStation 4 beta runs at 1080p, the Xbox One beta is running at 900p. That will change at launch when both hit the 1080p mark. Both videos were captured using the console's built-in video capture app. Now drop into the video to have a quick look-see at how the two versions compare, and why I'm constantly mocked when I play shooters, no matter the platform.

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This is what Mars will look like in Destiny's beta next week

When Destiny's beta begins next week, players will take a trip to Mars in the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter's Blind Watch map. Design lead Lars Bakken took players on a tour in an IGN video this week to introduce the map. Blind Watch resides within Destiny's Crucible, the game's player versus player arena. "This map takes place on Mars, [in an] abandoned human civilization out in the dunes," Bakken said. "You can see, if you look off in the distance, the Martian sands have really overtaken where humanity was at one point." Press play above to see Bakken's guided tour, which explores its major landmarks. You can check out Polygon's time in the Crucible from Destiny's recent alpha in the video below. Destiny is scheduled for a Sept. 9 release on PlayStation 3,...

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Destiny's alpha extended for 'dangerous experiments'

The public alpha test for Destiny has been extended, according to a tweet from developer Bungie. The alpha was initially slated to run on PlayStation 4 throughout the weekend and end this morning at 3 a.m. ET. There is currently no word on how much longer it will last, and we've reached out to Bungie to clarify. Bungie tweeted that the alpha test had been extended to allow for "dangerous experiments," and players should jump in at their own risk. There's a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk! — Bungie (@Bungie) June 16, 2014 Bungie with launch Destiny's beta phase on July 17 for PS4 and PlayStation 3. The beta will also hit Xbox 360 and Xbox One at a later date, with a full...

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Destiny extended E3 trailer sets stage for epic encounter

There's little doubt that, as expected, Destiny is one of the defining games at this year's E3, a giant, gorgeous game that has attracted long lines of players eager to have a try. Everyone who passed through the portals to Activision's booth saw this extended trailer video (above), which lays out the game's many assets including its story campaign, multiplayer options, characters, background, world and user-interface. It's also a good introduction to its looks, music and systems. "In Destiny, there's a ton of cool stuff to do," said Bungie co-founder Jason Jones. "As you defeat your enemies you'll discover more places to go and more reasons to go out on your adventures. "

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Destiny gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Destiny, Bungie's first title after leaving the Halo franchise, gets a beta this summer and goes on sale Sept. 9. Before the launch of the beta later this summer, watch as Bungie's head of community, Eric Osborne, runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and reporter Samit Sarkar through a demo. Want more? Be sure to catch up on everything at our E3 2014 hub.

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Destiny gameplay: Ground-stomping with the Titan class

Destiny's heavily-armored Titan class is perfect for folks who wish that the Yoshi butt-stomp was a thing you could do in every video game. In this video from the game's Alpha test, we show off the Titan's area-of-effect ground stomp attack, his electrically-charged punches and jetpack maneuverability.

E3 2014
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Destiny gameplay: Making faces with the character creator

Destiny offers players a choice of one of three classes and one of three playable races: The plain ol' Humans, the robotic Exo and the exotic Awoken. In the video above from Destiny's recent Alpha test, you can get a glimpse at all of these options as well as the game's character creation interface.

E3 2014
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Destiny gameplay: Space magic with the Warlock class

Destiny's Warlock class lives up to its name, floating effortlessly through the air and raining down bolts of explosive energy on foes. In this video from the game's Alpha test, we show off some of the Warlock's abilities, including a force wave-esque melee attack and black hole-generating grenades.

E3 2014
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Destiny gameplay: Knife juggling with the Hunter class

Destiny has the perfect class for cutlery enthusiasts: The Hunter, who is capable of stabbing or knife-throwing her way through a room of enemies without taking a hit. In this video from the game's Alpha test, you can check out some of the Hunter's maneuvers, like summoning a powerful golden revolver, double-jumping and just so, so much stabbing.

E3 2014
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Destiny gameplay video: The classes, customization and PvP

We were recently allowed access to Destiny's early Alpha test, during which we got a chance to check out a small cross-section of the game. What we saw was awfully promising: Picture the punchy combat loops and fast-paced gunplay of Halo, combined with the progression hooks of a modern MMO. Imagine tackling groups of enemies in familiar fashion, with all manner of rifles, grenades and special abilities — but sometimes, those enemies drop hats with better stats than the hat that you're currently wearing. Now you're getting it! Above you can watch a full match of the game's competitive multiplayer portion, called The Crucible. In those Player vs. Player modes, you use your persistent character from the rest of the game, and earn a special currency that can be spent on unique gear. If...

Destiny Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
  • PlayStation 4
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
  • Xbox One
    • Released 2014-09-09
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Bungie
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