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Destiny’s Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner Are Gone After August

Every week Bungie gives an update on the ever evolving world of Destiny, and this week’s edition comes with some bittersweet news. Two of the first-person shooter’s most popular events, the Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner, will be ending in August. They aren’t gone for good, though, as Bungie says they are merely going into “hibernation” until Destiny 2 releases on September 6, 2017. Here’s the official announcement via the Destiny blog: Live Game Transitions Destiny 2 is rapidly approaching, like a sneak attack that’s just about to crest the horizon. This means that our two competitive end game experiences will be going into hibernation before reemerging to spread their beautiful wings in unexpected ways in Destiny 2. If you fancy yourself forged in the fires of the Crucible, you’ll want to mark these dates: August 1, 2017: Final Destiny 1-era Iron Banner August 11, 2017: Final Destiny 1-era Trials of Osiris This is a big blow to the end game of the original Destiny, but it makes sense considering Activision is trying to get active players to move forward to the sequel. Other big news from this week’s post is that PlayStation exclusive content is finally coming to READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Hardcore Destiny Players Will Get Emblems In Destiny 2

We’re just two-and-a-half months away from Destiny 2, a video game that I cannot wait to play obsessively and complain about even more obsessively. But what will I get to bring over from the first game? Emblems, as it turns out. Among other surprises. Destiny fans have been bracing for the loss of their weapons and gear in Destiny 2 since last September, when Kotaku reported that the sequel would leave our old characters behind. In March of this year, Bungie confirmed the news, saying that Destiny players would lose everything in their vault, but that they’d get to bring some sort of mark of their accomplishments to Destiny 2. And now, we’ve got more details. On the Bungie blog yesterday, community manager David “DeeJ” Dague wrote that they’re keeping some of the Destiny 2 bonuses for hardcore Destiny players under wraps. But he also showed off some of the emblems that will pop up on your Destiny 2 character if you’ve accomplished certain things by August 1, 2017. Advertisement You’ll get emblems for the following: completing a Moment of Triumph during year one completing all ten Moments of Triumph during READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Cops Deliver Awkward Update On Controversial Shooting Death Via Destiny Livestream

In addition to regular channels, the Seattle Police Department has a unique approach to communicating with the public. On Twitch, they play Destiny and talk about everything from graffiti to protests to their own investigation processes. Recently, however, they used it to give an update on the controversial shooting of Charleena Lyles. Lyles, a black woman with a known history of mental illness, was shot and killed by Seattle police on Sunday. She called the police to report a burglary, but according to the police, she ended up pulling two knives. After the police failed to deescalate the situation, they shot her. Lyles, who was pregnant at the time of the shooting, was a mother of four, and three of her children were in the house at the time, according to a report from The Seattle Times. The incident made national news, and the police have faced heavy criticism for their resolution of the situation. Among other things, The New York Times reports that police knew of her mental health issues from previous encounters and had placed an officer caution on her apartment for that reason. Despite this, police involved in the encounter did not bring a READ FULL STORY…

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for June 23-25, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 23 coins on the Monte Carlo auto rifle. Hunters can grab the Celestial Nighthawk helmet, Titans can pick up the Peregrine Greaves leg armor, and Warlocks can purchase the Heart of Praxic Fire chest armor for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Chester Armor Engrams for 29 coins. Xur is also stocked up on a Monte Carlo and Royal Flush bundle, as well as a Red Death and Steel Witch bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in Tower North, next to the Speaker. In other Destiny news, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. We’ve also learned when the beta will be hosted, and there’s a new release date for PS4 players. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next Friday for details on Xur’s location and his Exotic supplies. READ FULL STORY AT…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for June 21, 2017 Listed

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Armsday Foundry Orders and Test Weapon list here on PlayStation LifeStyle. Grind your Gunsmith reputation to level 1 or higher using the weapon bounties for access to new cool weapons. These will be delivered the following Wednesday. Each order costs 2,500 glimmer. In other Destiny news, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. We’ve also learned when the beta will be hosted, and there’s a new release date for PS4 players. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. What are you picking up from the Gunsmith this week? Has he finally got what you were searching for? Or have you chosen another package to try your luck again next week? Join us again next Wednesday for all of the Armsday details and new weapons up for grabs, and don’t forget to watch out for Xur this Friday. We’ll have the full details of his location and items as soon as he arrives! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for June 16-18, 2017 Listed

June 16, 2017 Written by Mack Ashworth It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 17 coins on the Trespasser sidearm. Hunters can grab the Khepri’s Sting gauntlets, Titans can pick up the Helm of Saint-14 helmet, and Warlocks can purchase Light Beyond Nemesis helmet for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Primary Weapon Engrams for 31 coins. Xur is also stocked up on a Bad Juju and Dragonsbane bundle, as well as a Truth and Heart of Gold bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in the Reef. In other Destiny news, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. We’ve also learned when the beta will be hosted, and there’s a new release date for PS4 players. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next Friday for details on Xur’s location and his Exotic supplies. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Destiny 2 Director Answers Our Questions About The Open World, The Darkness, And Titan Bubbles

Yesterday at E3, my Kotaku Splitscreen co-host Jason Schreier sat down with Bungie’s Luke Smith, game director on Destiny 2. They hit a wide variety of topics including what The Darkness is, how the game’s open world levels will work, and why they’re taking away Jason’s Sunsinger res. If you’re into Destiny, you should really listen to the full conversation—it’s in the video up top, accompanied by some year-two gameplay by yours truly. Advertisement You can also listen to it in podcast form below, starting at 23:35: I’ve transcribed a couple parts of the conversation that I found particularly interesting, which you can read below. I’ve made edits for clarity and readability. On What “The Darkness” Is Jason Schreier: First thing I have to ask you about: I saw this Game Informer article. In it, you said that you guys will not be talking about The Darkness in the game. Advertisement Luke Smith: Yeah. Schreier: And your explanation was, I believe, something about how it’s not time to reveal that, or you’re focusing on something else, correct? Smith: Yep! Advertisement Schreier: Tell READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Destiny 2 Project Lead: “We Would Never Hold Back Game Performance on a Platform to Appease a Partner”

Addressing some of the stories that have popped surrounding Destiny 2’s performance on Xbox One X, Project Lead Mark Noseworthy revealed that Bungie would never hold back performance on a specific platform to appease a partner (Sony, in this case), and Sony hasn’t asked them to. Here’s Noseworthy’s full statement: We would never hold back game performance on a platform to appease a partner. No partners asked us to either. We optimize for each platform’s tech to deliver the best social action game experience we can. Period. All consoles will run at 30fps to deliver [Destiny 2’s] AI counts, environment sizes, and # of players. They are all CPU-bound. We are currently evaluating 4K for Xbox One X. It launches after [Destiny 2] and so we are focused on the launch consoles right now. The question of performance parity on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X popped up in interviews this week with Xbox and PlayStation bosses. Phil Spencer said there was no technical reason why a game couldn’t look better on Xbox One X, while Jim Ryan said history tells us that developers won’t put in the extra work to take advantage of the extra power. Asked if READ FULL STORY…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for June 14, 2017 Listed

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Armsday Foundry Orders and Test Weapon list here on PlayStation LifeStyle. Grind your Gunsmith reputation to level 1 or higher using the weapon bounties for access to new cool weapons. These will be delivered the following Wednesday. Each order costs 2,500 glimmer. In other Destiny news, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. We’ve also learned when the beta will be hosted, and there’s a new release date for PS4 players. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. What are you picking up from the Gunsmith this week? Has he finally got what you were searching for? Or have you chosen another package to try your luck again next week? Join us again next Wednesday for all of the Armsday details and new weapons up for grabs, and don’t forget to watch out for Xur this Friday. We’ll have the full details of his location and items as soon as he arrives! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Here’s Destiny 2 Running At 60fps On PC 

When I played Destiny 2 last month, the most striking difference wasn’t anything about the game itself. It was how it felt to play it on PC. Today Nvidia posted a video that shows what the game looks like on PC in 4K resolution, running at 60fps. This won’t be of interest to anyone but the hardest core Destiny-heads, but it does give a sense of what the game looks like at a higher frame-rate. Destiny 2 hits PC on October 24, more than a month after the console versions launch on September 6. The PC beta is also later than consoles, coming some time in August. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Destiny 2 PS4 and Xbox One Release Shifts to September 6; PC Release Confirmed for October 24

Destiny 2’s highly-anticipated PC release won’t be too long after the console launch, as Bungie and Activision confirmed it will release in October. …Read More The post Destiny 2 PS4 and Xbox One Release Shifts to September 6; PC Release Confirmed for October 24 by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

Destiny 2 Beta Dates Announced, Release Date Moved Two Days Earlier

Liked the Destiny 2 stuff shown during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference? Well, Activision isn’t done there. The Destiny 2 beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC has been dated! Players who pre-order† the game will be able to participate in the console beta beginning first on the PlayStation 4 on July 18 at 10am PDT, and on Xbox One beginning on July 19 at 10am PDT.  After that pre-order early access period, the beta will open up to all console players on July 21 at 10am PDT, and will conclude on July 23 at 9pm PDT. The PC beta is planned for late August, and we will have more details soon. Yep, PS4 gamers get it a day early, and those who don’t want to pre-order can still get in at a later time. That’s not all the Destiny 2 good news, though. Activision has also announced that Destiny 2’s release date has been moved up! Instead of September 8, the console versions will be out September 6! It’s just two days, but we’ll take it. Also, if you’re at E3, you can get to play Destiny 2! Of course, prepare for long lines though. At E3, inside the…

Destiny 2 Hits PC In October

Destiny 2, a video game that just got un-delayed, will hit PC on October 24, developer Bungie said today. The PS4 and Xbox One versions, meanwhile, will arrive two days earlier than expected, on September 6. The beta for Destiny 2 will go live in July. PS4 players will get it starting on July 18; Xbox One players will get it starting on July 19; and PC players will get it in August. “Further details on the PC beta to come soon,” Bungie says. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for June 9-11, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 17 coins on the Telesto fusion rifle. Hunters can grab the Crest of Alpha Lupi chest armor, Titans can pick up the Empyrean Bellicose helmet, and Warlocks can purchase THE STAG helmet for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Special Weapon Engrams for 31 coins. Xur is also stocked up on a Monte Carlo and Superspy bundle, as well as a Red Death and Steel Witch bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in the Tower, beside the Vanguards. In other Destiny news, Bungie has given us a taste of Destiny 2 gameplay. More info on the new game can be found here and here. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal on May 18th. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next Friday for details on Xur’s location and his READ…