Destiny (you know, Bungie's new FPS)

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New community theatre suggets that new info is coming soon.



Here's part one, released last week. Although it doesn't mention Destiny it's pretty silly.

 

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The name "Destiny" is also mentioned at the end of Marathon Infinity. It has been stated that the MC is also the main character of Marathon in an alternate timeline, etc.

Would make sense and would keep it in the greater mythos. should be interesting.
 

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My thoughts...I'm beyond excited. This looks like a game that could compel me to purchase either MS's or Sony's new console. An MMOFPS without a subscription fee. Loot drop elements like the Borderlands series, large areas like the series Planetside, and loose story ties to Marathon.

Bungie, shut up and take my money.
 
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I was ready to to cast this off as "hey look - more Halo" but they had me at subscription free persistent online world.

Colour me intrigued.
 

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My thoughts...I'm beyond excited. This looks like a game that could compel me to purchase either MS's or Sony's new console. An MMOFPS without a subscription fee. Loot drop elements like the Borderlands series, large areas like the series Planetside, and loose story ties to Marathon.

Bungie, shut up and take my money.

Have they confirmed the marathon ties?
 

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Have they confirmed the marathon ties?

Officially, no. But the title of the vidoc is Pathways Out of Darkness. Pathways into Darkness is the title of the Bungie game that preceded Marathon's development. Marathon was originally planned as the sequel to PiD. I don't believe there'll be any similarities story-wise, but I think Destiny will borrow some themes and art from PiD.
 

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Bump, for the GDC character development trailer.

 

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Bump

We're supposed to get a new trailer today. Activision sent out Rudyard Kipling's novel "The Second Jungle Book" to news outlets with the annoucement bookmarking a page with the following.

"Now this is the Law of the Jungle —
as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,
but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk
the Law runneth forward and back –
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

Wash daily from nose-tip to tail-tip;
drink deeply, but never too deep;
And remember the night is for hunting,
and forget not the day is for sleep.

The Jackal may follow the Tiger,
but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown,
Remember the Wolf is a Hunter –
go forth and get food of thine own.

Keep peace withe Lords of the Jungle –
the Tiger, the Panther, and Bear.
And trouble not Hathi the Silent,
and mock not the Boar in his lair.

When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle,
and neither will go from the trail,
Lie down till the leaders have spoken –
it may be fair words shall prevail.

When ye fight with a Wolf of the Pack,
ye must fight him alone and afar,
Lest others take part in the quarrel,
and the Pack be diminished by war.

The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge,
and where he has made him his home,
Not even the Head Wolf may enter,
not even the Council may come.

The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge,
but where he has digged it too plain,
The Council shall send him a message,
and so he shall change it again.

If ye kill before midnight, be silent,
and wake not the woods with your bay,
Lest ye frighten the deer from the crop,
and your brothers go empty away.

Ye may kill for yourselves, and your mates,
and your cubs as they need, and ye can;
But kill not for pleasure of killing,
and seven times never kill Man!

If ye plunder his Kill from a weaker,
devour not all in thy pride;
Pack-Right is the right of the meanest;
so leave him the head and the hide.

The Kill of the Pack is the meat of the Pack.
Ye must eat where it lies;
And no one may carry away of that meat to his lair,
or he dies.

The Kill of the Wolf is the meat of the Wolf.
He may do what he will;
But, till he has given permission,
the Pack may not eat of that Kill.

Cub-Right is the right of the Yearling.
From all of his Pack he may claim
Full-gorge when the killer has eaten;
and none may refuse him the same.

Lair-Right is the right of the Mother.
From all of her year she may claim
One haunch of each kill for her litter,
and none may deny her the same.

Cave-Right is the right of the Father –
to hunt by himself for his own:
He is freed of all calls to the Pack;
he is judged by the Council alone.

Because of his age and his cunning,
because of his gripe and his paw,
In all that the Law leaveth open,
the word of your Head Wolf is Law.

Now these are the Laws of the Jungle,
and many and mighty are they;
But the head and the hoof of the Law
and the haunch and the hump is — Obey!”


I'll edit and add the new trailer as soon as I find it.
 

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I need some gameplay footage. That looked terribly generic and uninspired.

Why the fuck would you need a cloak on the moon?
 

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I need some gameplay footage. That looked terribly generic and uninspired.

Why the fuck would you need a cloak on the moon?

I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, Duf.

Sony has called dibs for showing Destiny footage at their E3 conference.
 

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This is also supposed to be on current gen consoles too right? I don't plan on joining the next gen for a while, if ever but this looks cool.
 

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This is also supposed to be on current gen consoles too right? I don't plan on joining the next gen for a while, if ever but this looks cool.

Yes, current gen and next gen platforms.

360, XB1, PS3 and PS4.

Although nothing has been said about PC or Wii U...yet.
 

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I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, Duf.

Sony has called dibs for showing Destiny footage at their E3 conference.

Word.

That makes a whole lot more sense.

But...why would you need a cloak on the moon Magician, why!?!?
 

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Word.

That makes a whole lot more sense.

But...why would you need a cloak on the moon Magician, why!?!?

Since this will be an action/rpg like Borderlands perhaps they exist as an equipment slot?

Or perhaps they protect against solar winds?

Or they're there simply because capes and/or cloaks are...I dunno...awesome?
 

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I hope to fuck we solve the mystery of cloaks over armor tomorrow.

Magician I expect to get off work tomorrow, come home, click on this thread, and see a post by you with links to the relevant videos and your thoughts on what has been shown.

Make it happen.

;)
 

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I'd love to give a minute by minute account of both MS and Sony presentations. Unfortunately, I'll be down two people at work this week, so I won't have an opportunity to watch either until I'm back at home myself aswell. But I'm with you. These cloaks are serious business.
 

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Cloaks aside I'm quite interested to see how the multiplayer on this is going to work.

What I'm lacking right now is a quality co-op experience that is player vs environment. None of that PvP garbage.

I wish Phantasy Star Online 2 was out in the US and on the 360.
 

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What I'm lacking right now is a quality co-op experience that is player vs environment. None of that PvP garbage.

Same here. I can't recall the last game I really enjoyed for its online co-op that isn't Minecraft, Halo, or Borderlands. ME3 was cool for a minute, but lacked longevity. Left 4 Dead? Crackdown? Great co-op games but again not alot of substance.

It's a scratch that only an MMO or ORPG can itch.

My hopes are beyond the stratosphere, Bungie. I hope Destiny is Borderlands "in space" and more.
 

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Agreed there Magician. On that note I want something where I can build a character.
 

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Am I alone in thinking that Destiny looked amazing at the PS4 conference?

I don't believe so.
 

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I was honestly more impressed with Watch Dogs and The Division.

I am really, really excited for Metal Gear Solid V as well.

That said I am fairly confident that Destiny will be an all around excellent title. I don't know that the core gameplay will be anything revolutionary, but I suspect it will be evolutionary - that given Bungie's skills as developers Destiny will be the king of the crop of the Shoot 'n Loot genre (anyone used that term before? If not that's what I'm calling these Borderlands-esque games from now one) for some time to come.

What impressed me the most was that Public Event.

The seamless integration of three different multiplayer teams in a way that made sense thematically really impressed me.

It allows you to have the close-knit planning and co-op between friends on standard missions but also get involved in crazy battles with tons of player from time to time.

Regardless we're talking Day 1 purchase.
 
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