Posts Tagged ‘destiny’

Destiny Day One Impressions

Yes, the Nintendo stuff is coming. I’m trying to space out seven countdown posts over a few weeks.

So I just finished up an 8 hour long session with Destiny, Activision and Bungie’s gigantic videogame project that launched today pretty much worldwide. I very rarely play any game for that long in a single day, especially not a brand new one, so I feel like if I don’t write something about it I will be rather uncomfortable with myself. I played the whole time in a fire team with two friends, which if I understand correctly is the way the developers intended, and I’ve just hit Level 10 (half of the level cap) as a Warlock class. I hadn’t played the beta beforehand. I’m unlikely to ever write a review for such a gigantic, expandable title, so here are my scattershot, knee jerk thoughts on the game so far:
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WHAT I LIKE

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Dedicated Australian servers that haven’t yet crashed on me. That’s a fantastic start to any online-heavy game, let alone an online-only one. Installation and start-up were relatively painless. Bravo Bungie.

Gunplay. Most of Destiny‘s weapons feel really, really good to use, even if some aren’t all that effective. I’m particularly partial to fusion rifles and their concentrated laser barrage of destruction.

Visuals. Game’s damn purdy on PS4.

Mmm, moon rocks.

Mmm, moon rocks.

The game’s User Interface. Have you seen how clean Destiny‘s menus look? All big numbers and minimalist icons and right angles. Delicious. There isn’t a lot of unnecessary fat to be found anywhere.

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Mega Ultra Blast Cast Ep.27 – Rogue Regacy and a Gaming Drought


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And just like that, it’s another episode of the  Join myself, Delaney and Shane for a fun-filled, brand spanking new episode of the Mega Ultra Blast Cast! The barren game release drought of the last several months is almost over, so we discuss the worst gaming droughts of our lives while also breaking down the big news of the last fortnight, discussing why we love the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie, waxing lyrical about Rogue Legacy and taking regular tangent invitations. Also, Thai beer and Tasty Toobs.

If you feel so inclined, go for a run, take a scenic drive, jazz up your afternoon commute or just curl up on the couch and play some games while you listen to the opinions of three hungry Sydneysiders.

You can play the whole episode right off this page if you like:


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Or you can go to the Soundcloud site/app and listen from there:
https://soundcloud.com/mega-ultra-blast-cast/mubc-27-rogue-regacy-and-a-gaming-drought

(To download and listen offline, follow the link and then click the download tab)

As always if you enjoy what you hear please share the cast with your friends – Until next time!

Mega Ultra Blast Cast Ep.26 – New Heroes of the Storm & Destiny Beta


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And just like that, it’s another episode of the Mega Ultra Blast Cast! This time around we bring you the inside scoop on two exciting betas for upcoming games, Heroes of the Storm and Destiny. The results are really rather exciting! We also talk our favourite versions of Batman, some Cards against Humanity, terrible Delaney metaphors, a couple of intense movie arguments and a host of multi-game character reveals on the way to a ridiculously messy episode finish.

If you feel so inclined, go for a run, take a scenic drive, jazz up your afternoon commute or just curl up on the couch and play some games while you listen to the opinions of three refreshed Sydneysiders.

You can play the whole episode right off this page if you like:


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Or you can go to the Soundcloud site/app and listen from there:
https://soundcloud.com/mega-ultra-blast-cast/mubc-26-new-heroes-of-the-storm-destiny-beta

(To download and listen offline, follow the link and then click the download tab)

As always if you enjoy what you hear please share the cast with your friends – Until next time!