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Leaderboard: Firefall vs. Defiance vs. Destiny

Shooters are certainly in vogue at the moment, what with last week's Firefall launch, this week's Defiance Silicon Valley expansion launch, and next month's colossally expensive Destiny launch. Come to think of it, those three titles are probably worth pitting against one another, wouldn't you...

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Activision sees industry-wide pre-order decline

Activision publishing boss Eric Hirshberg says his company's pre-orders are declining. He made the remarks to investors and media on a conference call yesterday, and he also said that the downturn is an industry-wide trend. Hirshberg cited digital consumption upticks as well as wide launch-day...

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Not So Massively: Destiny's endgame, Path of Exile's expansion, and LoL's new champion

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Path of Exile announced its second miniexpansion, Forsaken Masters, and released a new digital comic. Destiny...

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Destiny infographic reveals massive beta numbers

We already know that Destiny's beta was big -- on the order of 4.6 million testers big -- but a recently released infographic by Bungie piles on the numbers to give you a clue as to what this avalanche of fans has been up to during the testing process. Among the stats revealed were 6.5 million...

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Betawatch: July 26 - August 1, 2014

Both Firefall and Swordsman officially launched this week, ending their tenures on the Betawatch list and landing on hard drives everywhere. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? ArcheAge's second beta event has begun. According to Bungie, over 4.6 million players joined Destiny's beta...

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Destiny's level cap is sorta 20, but not really

Destiny may not be an MMO in the eyes of many, but it sounds as if Bungie's designers have got the genre's endgame gear treadmill mechanics down pat. Eurogamer reports that while the level cap is technically 20, you'll convert post-20 XP into something called Motes of Light, which can then be...

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Destiny previews its endgame systems

The team at Bungie has been talking a lot about Destiny's systems, but there hasn't been a great deal of discussion about the long-term game. What's going to keep players going in the long term? According to a recent interview with the designers, it's raiding. They'll be focused six-person runs...

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A whole lot of you played Destiny's beta

Destiny's beta phase was what you might call successful, according to a Bungie press release. The company says that 4,638,937 players participated in the testing period that began on July 17th. "Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we're thrilled to see the phenomenal response....

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Destiny hedges on raid info, character names, and chat channels

A Destiny community Q&A posted today on IGN is quite illuminating as to Bungie's approach to this upcoming online shooter. The studio is "very cagey" on releasing any details about its raiding system pre-launch, is struggling to figure out whether the game will have a chat system, and is...

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Not So Massively: SMITE's championships, LoL's cinematic, and Destiny's brief beta

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Destiny closed the gates on beta until its launch in September. Analysts predict as many as 20 million units could...

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