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There wasn't a whole lot of new information in today's "This Week at Bungie" -- mostly just a recap of yesterday's live stream, and some info about Bungie/Destiny-related offerings at the upcoming Emerald City Comicon (for those of you in the Seattle area).
Side-note: can anybody tell me where to get the amazing t-shirt that the lady warlock is wearing in that tweet at the top of the update?!!
As always, you can check out the local copy here if that's your preference.
[you win this time, Speed - ce]
To make up for a somewhat anemic TWAB (or THAB, if you prefer), however, the dev team also posted a very lengthy preview of the weapon balance and ammo economy changes coming in the April Update. This preview really gets down to the gritty details of what changes we can expect for our favorite weapons. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you want to see just how ridiculously, overdominatingly prevalent the usage of Mida Multitool and 1000-Yard Stare have been in the Crucible lately. We have a local copy, as usual.
Once more unto the Reef, dear friends, as the final preview stream on Twitch sees DeeJ joined by the likes of Design Lead Lars Bakken, Designer Grant Mackay, and Designer Jon Weisnewski as they discuss Crucible changes, Warlock tweaks (still #1!), and sandbox evolution.
I have a feeling that folks will not have sheathed their swords for lack of argument after this stream, so feel free to join the discussion over on the forum!
Can't wait to find out what Destiny's 2.2.0 Update will bring when it deploys on April 12th, 2016? Then join Bungie's own Lead Designer Ryan Paradis and Senior Designer Tim Williams over on Twitch as they preview some of the new PVE challenges that they've helped bring to the (loot) table.
Sage, Sandbox Extraordinaire at Bungie, has written up a preview of the patch coming next week focusing on the changes being made to Titan subclasses, most of which are concentrated on the Sunbreaker class. There's data, charts and more to back up Bungie's direction - go read!
-INSANEdrive wrote an all-encompassing, short novella regarding his thoughts of the first year of Destiny on our forum.
-Leviathan drew a Pretra
If you're reading and finding yourself with some of your own fanart, whether it be visual, musical, and beyond, feel free drop us a line or post in the forum. We'd love to see more!
Game Informer has put up video previews of every new Crucible map (teasers that include the intro views and a couple of shots of gameplay) on one handy page. They take place in varied arenas across the system - click the link if you want to know exactly where! There's also a ship in one that looks familiar...
Bungie has posted the official preview for House of Wolves which you can see below. Shows new weapons, new modes, and discusses a little bit about the story. Go watch and get excited!
After reviewing The Art of Destiny a few weeks ago, the publisher, Insight Editions, asked if DBO would be interested in doing the same for the Poster Collection and Journal they also publish. Our review tackles the Journal first in part 1, then moves on to the Poster Collection in part 2.
Xbox Achievements posted a short little write-up detailing their experience with Destiny at Gamescom. Nothing really new here, but if you're in a Destiny drought, here's a few more words to help keep the pain away.
INSANEdrive wrote up a review of the Destiny Beta recently and filled it with a large number of words. But don't worry, he also included a lot of videos to spice it up, highlighting gameplay, bullet sponges, Brutes, and of course, Indiana Jones... Go see what he thought!
The UK magazine Stuff has a review of the Beta - swing by to see what they thought. (Spoilers: they love it.) Thanks, Jason Sussman!
MrPadraig08 pointed out a tweet that announced that if you participated in the Alpha, AND you have an Android phone, you can check out a preview of the Destiny Companion App, just for today. (Hurry!) If you are lacking in any of those three requirements (date, gameplay, phone), you can check out some pictures of the app, courtesy of EffortlessFury.
Gamereactor put up a meaty summary of what they saw at Bungie's headquarters - definitely worth a read. Great quotes from Bungie employees, great breakdowns of the info they were shown. Go see. Thanks, INSANEdrive.
Playstation talks about strikes - and how good you'll feel playing them. Nice news tidbit - if you're at E3, you'll be among the first to get your hands on Destiny's competitive multiplayer. Woohoo! Xenos found it (surprise, surprise).
Eurogamer has both a video preview and a written discussion of what was good (and maybe not so good) about what they saw recently - they sort of felt like Destiny was Halo Plus. Go read, go watch. Thanks (of course) to Xenos.