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Destiny First Impressions

Destiny first impressions: Blinded by the hype

Destiny first impressions: Blinded by the hype

By on September 9, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

I’m glad that I invested some time into the alpha and beta tests of Destiny, because I know I would have been disappointed with the game otherwise. Destiny isn’t what I expected. I don’t know if it’s what I was promised, but the ideas are spread so thin that it only seems to scratch the surface of what I’ve come to expect from an MMO, a shooter or even a Bungie title. But I think I’m enjoying it regardless. More →

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Destiny PS4 Live Stream

BGR plays Destiny live starting at 5:30 p.m. ET – watch right here!

By on September 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

BGR plays Destiny live starting at 5:30 p.m. ET – watch right here!

The biggest game of September has finally arrived. We got our hands on Destiny, so we’re going to stream for a little while to give you a taste of what you have to look forward to when the game launches at midnight. You can find the Twitch stream below, but this is our first stream, so please forgive any egregious technical difficulties. We’ll try to keep them to a minimum. More →

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Most Anticipated PS4 Exclusives

Here are 9 of the most anticipated upcoming PS4 exclusives

By on September 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Here are 9 of the most anticipated upcoming PS4 exclusives

After a slight delay involving the launches of two new consoles, video games are finally beginning to trickle out once again. This week, gamers around the world will finally be able to dive into Destiny, the shooter from Bungie that marks the start of the fall season for gaming. There is some exclusive content for PS4 owners, but this is a true multi-platform release, one of many that are set to hit the shelves over the holidays. Of course, the console exclusives are what really get the fanboys excited. More →

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Clever Destiny Xbox One Ad

Microsoft finds a hilarious way to market a game you’re not supposed to know is coming to Xbox One

By on September 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM.

Microsoft finds a hilarious way to market a game you’re not supposed to know is coming to Xbox One

Unless you’ve been paying close attention, you might be convinced that Destiny is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. This couldn’t be further from the truth — in fact, Bungie’s highly anticipated FPS is launching on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One next week, but because of an advertising deal between Activision and Sony, Microsoft has been prohibited from promoting the game for its consoles. But rather than accept its fate, Microsoft has found a clever way to let everyone know that Destiny will be coming out on Xbox One as well. More →

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Xbox One Free Game Promotion

Buy an Xbox One next week and get a free game of your choice

By on September 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

Buy an Xbox One next week and get a free game of your choice

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to pick up an Xbox One for yourself or for someone else ahead of the holiday season, next week might be your best bet. Microsoft announced on Thursday that select retailers will be running a promotion from September 7th to September 13th: buy an Xbox One and get a free Xbox One game of your choosing. More →

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Xbox One 29 New Markets

This is the how the Xbox One is finally going to compete with the PS4

By on September 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

This is the how the Xbox One is finally going to compete with the PS4

In all the discussion regarding sales of the new game consoles from Sony and Microsoft, one important point is too often overlooked — the Xbox One is available in significantly fewer territories than the PlayStation 4. Sony had a huge jump on Microsoft in the international market, but by the end of September, the two consoles will finally be on a relatively level playing field. More →

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Xbox One Weekend Trials

The Xbox One gets yet another great feature you won’t find on the PS4

By on September 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

The Xbox One gets yet another great feature you won’t find on the PS4

Taking a page out of Valve’s book, Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One will be free for all Xbox Live Gold members from Thursday to Sunday in order to celebrate the upcoming launch of Forza Horizon 2. Weekend trials of big, recently releases games has become commonplace on Steam, but it’s not something we’ve seen on consoles up to now. More →

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GTA V Next-Gen Release Date

All signs point to a mid-November release for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC

By on September 2, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

All signs point to a mid-November release for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Now that we know for sure that Grand Theft Auto V is still on track to be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, all that’s left for Rockstar Games to announce is the release date. There have been a few hints about the exact date the game would be released in the past, but after several online retailers temporarily listed the same date this week, the puzzle pieces are beginning to fall into place. More →

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Destiny Planet View Google Maps

Explore Destiny’s incredible virtual worlds using a cool new Google Maps-style tool

By on September 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Explore Destiny’s incredible virtual worlds using a cool new Google Maps-style tool

There are several notable game releases this month, such as Disney Infinity 2.0 and Hyrule Warriors, but none have received more buzz than Bungie’s massively multiplayer first-person shooter, Destiny. Activision, the game’s publisher, has spared no expense when it comes to marketing Destiny — a stroll through Times Square might be the most prominent evidence of this. Now Destiny is taking a page from Google Maps for a unique experiment that will allow fans to explore the worlds of Destiny before it launches. More →

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PS4 PS Vita Themes

Customize your PS4 and PS Vita with themes in the next major updates

By on September 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Customize your PS4 and PS Vita with themes in the next major updates

The success of the PlayStation 4 in the international market has been well-documented, but that doesn’t mean Sony’s latest home console is without its own unique flaws. In our review last fall, we noted that the app stream on the dashboard was going to become problematic as the PS4’s library began to expand, yet Sony still hasn’t found a way to address the issue in any of its recent updates. In the meantime, the company plans to distract us with dashboard themes. More →

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GTA V PS4 Xbox One PC Release Date

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

By on September 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

One of the most anticipated next-gen titles of the holiday season is already out… but just not on the platforms we want it. Rockstar Games announced at E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V would be making the transition to the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, but three months later, we haven’t heard or seen any new signs of the highly anticipated port. Rumors began to spread that GTA V might be delayed, but Rockstar wants to ensure fans that the game is still on track. More →

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New Nintendo 3DS Release Date

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

By on August 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

It’s been a trying year for Nintendo as the Wii U struggles to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One, but with the holiday season approaching, the company has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice fans. Unfortunately, those plans do not include an upgraded home console on par with the next-gen system from Microsoft and Sony. More →

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