I, too, can shamelessly rip off Kotaku

The Art of Destiny

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I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT I LOVED THE FIRST DESTINY BUT I AM HERE TODAY TO TELL YOU THAT I DID AND IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE THAT I AM JUST AS INFATUATED WITH THE RECENTLY RELEASED SEQUEL. ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE BEST PARTS OF THE WHOLE FRANCHISE IS THE AMAZING LORE THAT SUPPORTS THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE. ONE OF THE OTHER BEST PARTS? THE AAAAARRRRTTTT BECAUSE IT IS AMAZER.

Kotaku has collected some of the best examples in this VERY expansive post – check it out! I also grabbed a bunch of examples and chucked ’em below the belt fold.

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Dressed to Kill

Say what you will about the (ed.note: absolutely horrible) Silver Dust economy, introduced in Destiny’s latest/last expansion, Rise of Iron, but it DID introduce a way to customize your favorite guns. A pain in the ass, incredibly grind-y way to customize, but dress ’em up regardless. What I didn’t realize is that there would be an ongoing rollout of ornaments for Legendary weapons but this week’s Bungie update set me straight with sick new looks for Bad JuJu, Red Death and Thorn coming by the end of the year (with Black Spindle and The Last Word still to come!). Thanks, Bungo, for not letting me move on to ostensibly better games (I’m looking at you, Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3). GRIND FOREVER *clap clap clapclapclap* GRIND FOREVER *clap clap clapclapclap*

What is HYPE May Never Die

What sort of alchemists do Bungie employ? How did they turn a game that was straight basura from tip to tail when it was released into a completely unputdownable gem that I’ve been playing almost daily for the past year? Much as I credit Untappd for pushing me further into the craft beer rabbit hole, all credit/blame must go to the Destiny subreddit for deepening the obsession/mania. Thanks?

WHERE IS MY FLAMING ARMOR I NEED IT

Modern Borecast Vol.5 – Baby Storm Inbound

AH AH AH AH PODCAST 5 PODCAST 5 AH AH AH AH PODCAST FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVE

*Ahem* Modern Borecast vol.5 – Baby Storm Inbound is upon you. This time, Impervious Rex & Testicles run you through what they are reading (The Godfather, Rook) and what they are playing (Heartstone, ZAMN). We talk Spider-Woman’s butt and The Rock’s Black Adam. Impervious Rex gets the clock called on him numerous time but busts through into blather regardless! Testicles is over his Ancient Fear! All this and another listener email in vol. 5 of the Borecast. SHAZAM!!

On Previous Borecasts:

Vol.1      Vol.2      Vol.3     Vol.4

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Have some PS4 Destiny Gameplay

Pretty. Very pretty. But if pretty only gets me the standard FPS experience, then who the hell cares? Bungie has a lot riding on this game and I have a feeling they are going to come through.  I’m generally not a gaming optimist, but I can’t imagine that Bungie is going to turn in something sub-par.  While there’s a first time for everything, I think there has to be some killer features they are keeping under wraps until either E3 or closer to release time.

UPDATE: Well, that was fun while it lasted.

http://vimeo.com/97588130

Trailer Park: Massive E3 Trailer Dump

Gird your loins, MB’ers. In fact, go get a spoon, some peanut butter and a jar of marshmallow fluff so you can make & enjoy some deconstructed Fluffernutters as you settle in to watch 9 billion minutes of trailers.gameplay from E3.  Whatever you do though, don’t make any jokes about …”laying back and enjoying it, as it’ll all be over soon“, as we know how that went over.

Trailers now, gameplay videos after the jump

Final Fantasy XV

iNfamous: Second Son

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Destiny

Beyond Two Souls

Killzone Shadow Fall

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The Order: 1886

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

EA MMA

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