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Get Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 / Xbox One for just £20.27

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Carl Phillips
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Get Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 / Xbox One for just £20.27

There are big savings to be had with this listing thanks to the voucher code above, with this being one of the best prices we've seen. As we point out in the review, The Taken King does enough to bring Destiny back on course thanks to a streamlined progression system and renewed focus on story. While newcomers will get the most value out of this (as the base game is included) former players will find this the right time to rejoin the fight as well. Thanks to MarkGelder @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our Destiny: The Taken King review for more details.

Get Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 / Xbox One for £27.99

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Get Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 / Xbox One for £27.99

With most other listings being over £30 at the moment, it makes these listings for The Taken King on current-gen consoles worthy of a highlight. As we point out in the review, The Taken King does enough to bring Destiny back on course thanks to a streamlined progression system and renewed focus on story. While newcomers will get the most value out of this (as the base game is included) former players will find this the right time to rejoin the fight as well. Thanks to Iqs @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our Destiny: The Taken King review for more details.

Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 falls to £29.95

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 falls to £29.95

This is the cheapest listing without a voucher code we've seen for The Taken King, and currently beats the next best offer by around £8. As we point out in the review, The Taken King does enough to bring Destiny back on course thanks to a streamlined progression system and renewed focus on story. While newcomers will get the most value out of this (as the base game is included) former players will find this the right time to rejoin the fight as well. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!

Be sure to check out our Destiny: The Taken King review for more details.

Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 is once again £33.99

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Carl Phillips
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Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition on PS4 is once again £33.99

Here's yet another chance to get hold of Destiny: The Taken King for £34 if you missed out on last week's similar deal. It beats the next cheapest deal by a fiver overall. As we point out in the review, The Taken King does enough to bring Destiny back on course thanks to a streamlined progression system and renewed focus on story. While newcomers will get the most value out of this (as the base game is included) former players will find this the right time to rejoin the fight as well. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!

Be sure to check out our Destiny: The Taken King review for more details.

Destiny: The Taken King Review | Bungie’s Royal Pardon?

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Carl Phillips
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Destiny: The Taken King Review | Bungie’s Royal Pardon?

As much as I liked Destiny, even I agreed with many others over its issues during the first year of its life. A lack of live events during patrol missions, the ridiculous way the Light levelling system worked, and a poorly implemented storyline meant that, unless you had a group of like-minded players who were happy to repeat the same raids over and over, your end-game solely existed in the Crucible. The first two add-ons did little to help this, presenting too little content for their asking price.

So The Taken King represented a chance to alter the course of Destiny’s… well, destiny. A few of those much-needed changes were felt before the expansion went live – namely the way progression worked and how Light affected gear – and it finally gave me hope. Were Bungie finally using the feedback to deliver on Destiny’s potential? Would The Taken King fix all the other issues that plagued the game? Would I get ever used to the fact Nolan North was now voicing Ghost?

Destiny: The Taken King Review | Bungie’s Royal Pardon?

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Destiny: The Taken King launches today - here are the cheapest prices

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Carl Phillips
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Destiny: The Taken King launches today - here are the cheapest prices

Year two of Destiny has officially kicked off today with the release of The Taken King expansion. With new areas, new strikes, a whole bunch of new weapons to loot, and the removal of the Light level system, Bungie are essentially using it as a platform to relaunch the game after a divisive first year. The Legendary Edition includes all previously released content alongside the expansion, so we've searched around for the best prices to help former players and newcomers who want to give Destiny's second year a go.

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Destiny is currently FREE for PS4! Find out more here

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Carl Phillips
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Destiny is currently FREE for PS4! Find out more here

This has almost certainly been done to emulate a similar move done over the weekend by a certain MMORPG, but here' what we know. The Destiny trial previously locked players to a level cap of 7, but that cap has now been lifted. What this means is that everything in the base game is now free to experience, meaning players can take on the Vault of Glass raid and take part in the Crucible PvP without paying a single penny.

Just to clarify - this does not include The Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions, but at least it means you can decide if you want to give Destiny another go, or if pre-ordering a copy of The Taken King is a good idea. We have no idea if this is the same for the Xbox One version, but if you have any joy be sure to let us know! Thanks to Blade3377 @ HUKD!

Destiny's upcoming changes could make it great again

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Bungie, Destiny, Destiny: The Taken King, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Destiny's upcoming changes could make it great again

Destiny was fantastic fun for the opening couple of months, but the seriously repetitive content soon became an issue. Bungie's hype fizzled out to reveal a selection of empty play areas of uninspired fetch quests. Then came the expansions via a Season Pass that cost as much as buying the original game again, albeit with a tiny amount of tangible new content or environments.

Combine this with a levelling system that seemed exceptionally miserly with rewards that forced players into choosing weapons and armour based on how it would affect their Light level rather than the statistical benefits offered elsewhere, and Destiny became a gruelling grind with no sense of purpose. Bungie tried to reinvent the wheel without conceding to the value of a curve.

Not everyone felt that way of course and the number of people still playing Destiny on a daily basis is seriously impressive given the very valid concerns listed above. Bungie could simply carry on as they are, with their loyal core audience locked-in for more of the same with the occasional hope of being granted the chance to pay a small fortune for an extra slice of the action. Through this lengthy and expensive process, Destiny has been slowly been making its way towards something resembling a complete product. In its current state, I personally feel Destiny is sorely lacking given my experience of the main game and what I've read about the expansions as a non-pass holder.

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Destiny: House Of Wolves DLC Review | A Right Royal Ripoff

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Jonathan Lester
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Destiny: House Of Wolves DLC Review | A Right Royal Ripoff

I love Destiny, but I have to laugh at how it relies on pompous nonsense to artificially create a sense of wonder and history. Or in simpler terms: Bungie gives things silly names to make them sound important.

House Of Wolves goes one step further by using flowery wordplay to create the illusion of meaningful content. The Prison Of Elders, Trials Of Osiris, Vestian Outpost and Skolas The Kell Of Wolves may all sound like incredible value for just £19.99, but in reality you're getting an arena horde mode, a weekend-only multiplayer event, tiny new social hub and a villain you'll only pursue for a few short recycled missions.

Indeed, most of the real 'content' comes courtesy of a few multiplayer maps, the aforementioned arena, a single new strike and the recent patch v1.20 (which is free for all, of course). So it's a good thing that House Of Wolves is so much fun, then.

Destiny: House Of Wolves DLC Review | A Right Royal Ripoff

The Queen is betrayed. Her pet Wolves have turned against their mistress and she is not happy. Throwing open The Reef to Guardians, she puts out an open call to arms for all those willing to pursue and break the Fallen traitors.

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Destiny: House Of Wolves Launch Impressions | The Kell Has No Clothes

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Jonathan Lester
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Destiny: House Of Wolves Launch Impressions | The Kell Has No Clothes

I've come to love Destiny over these last few months. Despite being crushingly disappointed at launch, I gradually realised that it's a great social experience that fits around your real life and gaming commitments, perfect for a strike here and a daily story mission there followed by a quick blast in the Crucible. Sure, the so-called "Raids" are hilariously repetitive, but Destiny's fun is evergreen and mechanically exceptional.

However, there's no denying that it's crying out for extra content. Which is where House Of Wolves comes in.

A far cry from The Dark Below, which used its Raid as an excuse to flog a pathetic amount of stuff at a breathtaking price point, House Of Wolves is much meatier and rides the crest of a major update. A new social space, new questline, new horde mode, new gear, level cap increase and three/four new Crucible maps certainly seems to be a generous offering, so I double-jumped right in as soon as it launched.

Destiny: House Of Wolves Launch Impressions | The Kell Has No Clothes

I've had a blast as always, but unfortunately what seems to be a huge wodge of content is far less substantial than it first appears. As is so often the case with Destiny, the emperor has no clothes. Or the Kell has no combat regalia to be more precise.

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Get Destiny on Xbox One for just £18.99

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Carl Phillips
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Get Destiny on Xbox One for just £18.99

Destiny on Xbox One is currently £18.99 from Base

Considering how the critical response for Destiny was a mixed bag, it's impressive how the price for it has stayed as high as it has. With that in mind, Base's current deal for a brand new copy on Xbox One is one of the cheapest deals we've seen, and beats the next best price by around £4. The debate still rages as to whether Destiny is worth the money, although we at Dealspwn still consider the season pass to be overpriced, but there's no denying that when played with friends the base game is actually a fun and enjoyable shooter. Thanks to preperationiskey @ HUKD!

Keep checking in for more #gamedealalerts on Dealspwn.com and follow us over on Twitter and Facebook for by-the-minute updates, and bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!

Destiny on PS4 / Xbox One falls to £29.95 over at The Game Collection

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Carl Phillips
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Destiny on PS4 / Xbox One falls to £29.95 over at The Game Collection

It might be worth holding off on this one in case the Black Friday deals deliver something better, but this is currently the best price we've seen for Destiny on current-gen consoles. This latest offer beats the next cheapest deal by between £5-10 depending on your platform of choice.

  • Click the links to buy Destiny on PS4 / Xbox One for £29.95 from The Game Collection

Despite incredibly satisfying controls and the usual visual polish Bungie have become known for, the truth is it was a case of style over substance for Destiny. A solid foundation to build upon hasn't been taken advantage of since launch, and the end-game Light gear system can make or break the experience depending on how the RNG gods favor you. It's a huge shame, because when it gets it right, Destiny is a really, really fun game, as our review explains. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII@ HUKD for the find!

Halo 2: The Weakest Halo Made The Biggest Impact | Blast From The Past

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Jonathan Lester
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Halo 2: The Weakest Halo Made The Biggest Impact | Blast From The Past

Halo 2 means a great many things to many different people, and given the impending release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 2: Anniversary, we had to take a look at it for this week's Blast From The Past. For some, Halo 2 was the ultimate home console multiplayer shooter experience, the Xbox Live poster boy that still kicks a sizeable amount of posterior today due to its peerless balance and superb maps. For Bungie it was a chance to flesh out their universe, turning a premise into a fully-fledged canon. For Microsoft it was a triumphant last hurrah that proved their first foray into home consoles was a success.

For me, though, it's something more special. Halo 2 released shortly after the biggest breakup of my life and my parents' divorce, providing the perfect co-op distraction for my sister and I to bond once I'd returned from university. It kept us sane, and it will always have a special place in my heart.

Unfortunately, I also can't deny that Halo 2 has the dubious distinction of being the only mediocre -- perhaps even genuinely bad -- Halo campaign. Having dipped back into the Xbox original to prepare for the Master Chief Collection, I'd like to dissect the inconsistent singleplayer experience to work out exactly why it didn't pass muster... and why that didn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Halo 2: The Weakest Halo Made The Biggest Impact | Blast From The Past

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Top Ten Legendary Halo Levels

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Jonathan Lester
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Top Ten Legendary Halo Levels

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out next week, containing all four numbered Halo titles in a single enormous remastered collection. Our full review will be going live soon, but it's now the perfect time to look back at the franchise and remember why we still loved it. For us, it comes down to the levels, thirteen years of unforgettable set pieces, pulse-pounding moments, vehicular shenanigans and the freedom to experiment and improvise with our own strategies. So without further ado: the top ten most legendary Halo levels.

DIShonourable Mentions (nobody's perfect):

  • The Library (Combat Evolved): Even Serious Sam fans will find this Flood-heavy brawl overlong and draining.
  • Sacred Icon (Halo 2): The Arbiter's missions were all pretty naff, and this boring crawl through Forerunner ductwork takes the biscuit.
  • Cortana (Halo 3): Horrible layout, horrible sphincter doors, horrible enemies, horrible art design, horrible period.

10: Metropolis (Halo 2)

Top Ten Legendary Halo Levels

Sergeant Johnson knows what the ladies like: grinding treads and awesome tanks. What's not to love? This level starts with a bang as you smash across a Covenant-occupied bridge in a Scorpion, snipe jackals, go on a shotgun rampage ("It's tight quarters on the other side, sir. Use this!"), blow up an entire Covenant task force in a gauss hog and finally leap onto the back of a Scarab to murder its crew.

Halo 2 may be the most inconsistent and unsatisfying campaign in the series, but damn, it has its moments.

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Destiny only £31.48 on PS4 at Zavvi with new account code

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Jonathan Lester
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Destiny only £31.48 on PS4 at Zavvi with new account code

Destiny | Zavvi | £31.48
Starter GuideReview | Voucher Code: WELCOME (new accounts only)

Zavvi are hopeless at fulfilling pre-orders on time, but now that Destiny is out, they're willing to sell you a new PS4 copy for £31.48 if you use a new account and the 'WELCOME' voucher code. Be aware that Destiny is quite fun, but basically consists of endgame content with no strong story or memorable campaign to keep you invested. Only loot. Still, if you want in, this is one of the best prices around. You'll have to wait until they get more stock in, mind.

Thanks to donthasslethe & oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91

This week, we ask if the Kickstarter bubble has finally burst, celebrate Star Citizen's latest benchmark, and ask just who is to blame for Destiny's awful voiceacting?

Game Buzz | Episode 91 - Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? Recorded 3rd October, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91 Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91Has Kickstarter's Bubble Burst? - Game Buzz #91

Destiny Vanguard Edition £34.85 on PS4 and Xbox One at SimplyGames

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Jonathan Lester
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Destiny Vanguard Edition £34.85 on PS4 and Xbox One at SimplyGames

Destiny Vanguard Edition | SimplyGames | £34.85
Destiny Starter Guide | Review

Destiny is an odd little thing: beautiful to behold, fun to play, yet lacking meaningful content and using a chance-based loot system to fill the void (and give you the illusion of accomplishing something). Still, multiplayer is great fun when you get a fireteam together, and I bet that plenty of you want to get involved just to be part of the conversation. SimplyGames' £34.85 price is nice and cheap for the Vanguard edition, which includes some extra DLC.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90

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Matt Gardner
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Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90

Our Game Buzz podcast this week sees us lament the death of the loot cave and argue that nerfing it solves the symptom rather than one of Destiny's biggest problems, we take a look at the omnishambles that has been Spacebase DF-9, and also deal with the news that Project Titan has, after seven years mired in development hell, finally been axed by Blizzard.

Game Buzz | Episode 90 - Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? Recorded 26th September, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90 Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90Can Destiny Be Fixed, And WTF Is Up With Spacebase? - Game Buzz #90

Destiny Gameplay | Queen's Wrath Kill Order #3 - Riksis, the Devil Archon

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Carl Phillips
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There's no rest for the wicked, as Carl & Matt go for yet another kill order in the Queen's Wrath event of Destiny. Today's video sees the duo take on Riksis in a short but sweet encounter, before discussing why players would want to keep doing these missions.

Destiny Gameplay | Queen's Wrath Kill Order #2 - Zydron, The Gate Lord

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Carl Phillips
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We're back with the second entry in our Destiny mini-series, as Carl and Matt tackle another kill order for the Queen's Wrath event. Today's video sees them fighting many waves of Vex before taking on the Gate Lord Zydron. They also give some critical analysis on their feels about the event so far, and then realise why you probably shouldn't do that when taking on high level enemies.

We'll be back tomorrow for another Kill Order video, so stay tuned!