Bungie is celebrating Bungie Day with details about the upcoming Moments of Triumph, launching later this month. Lots of goodies, both in-game and out, are or will soon be available - go read for more details! The Bungie Store has special items available (history suggests you should buy soon if you're interested), and the post also contains some great-looking Forsaken-themed wallpapers. Happy Bungie Day!
OS_Epsilon stopped by with a pretty amazing fan creation, in celebration of Bungie Day - it might need a little explanation. When the Music of the Spheres was written, accompanying poetry was commissioned from poet Malcolm Guite. Because of the issues with the release of MoTS over the years, this poetry was never released... until now. With narration by My Name is Byf and Moonvald, and some very nice visuals, you can enjoy the first of these poems on YouTube (or above, embedded). Malcolm Guite wrote up his own thoughts of this release (and some more details about the poetry itself) on his website. There's a 17mb booklet that goes along with this release, containing the first poem (The Moon) - we've made a local copy available so that you don't have to navigate MediaFire.
Swing by Bungie.net and read about the goodies on offer for Bungie Day! The Year 2 Moments of Triumph book is now available, and if you haven't finished the tasks within, you've got until September 20 to do so! New schwag is available in the Bungie Store, and buying it this week nets you a pretty cool in-game emblem. There's plenty more, so go and see! (We have a local copy as well, since this is the standard This Week At Bungie post this week, too.)
The Limited Edition ($100) contains a SteelBook case and game disc, a leatherbound folio with background info (a field guide, stickers, and more), plus digital content including the Destiny Expansion Pass (2 new missions) and exclusive emblems/skins/etc.
The Ghost Edition ($150) contains everything in the Limited Edition, plus a Ghost replica and some extra paper content.
The Digital Guardian Edition ($90) contains all the non-physical contents of the Limited Edition.
You will also be able to buy the Expansion Pass separately for $35, or the individual missions for $20 each. IGN has an 'unboxing' video showing off the content for all three editions if you want specifics.
Bungie wishes you a Happy Bungie Day. This is just a short thank-you to fans who've inspired them to strive harder. (There is a surprising amount of pushback right now in our forum about this - there is a feeling by Xbox owners that it's not really a 'Bungie Day', but a 'PlayStation-owning Bungie Fan Day' - which really doesn't roll quite so smoothly off the tongue.)
There are finally details about the upcoming Beta. (This, too, is causing some consternation.) For Playstation owners, the Beta will be available for a maximum of 9 playable days. For Xbox owners, this total is 5 days. (Both numbers might be decreased by the realities of distribution - experience has taught us that 'Starts on X day' can mean 'by the time you get the thing downloaded, it's X+1 day'.) No matter what platform you play on, this article will help you plan out your options.
Linked in almost every single page mentioned above is the new Destiny Official Beta Trailer, which is more than 2 minutes long and chock-full of new tidbits to pore over. We've embedded it below, but you can, of course, find copies in our Official Video collection, for future use. Happy Bungie Day!