Destiny beta is now open to all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, Bungie has announced.The
In the announcement, Bungie says that the open beta starts at 4 PM PDT. You’ll need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play online, naturally. Download advertisements will appear directly on the console once it rolls out.
"We have watched your adventures with great interest, and listened to your feedback. Your missions have provided us with volumes of discoveries we can use to prepare for the launch of Destiny in September,” the announcement states. “Our work is not done. There is more we can learn. To make this happen, we need more Guardians to play. This is, above all else, a test.”
The beta arrived for PlayStation 4 pre-orders first, then expanded to Xbox One this week. It seems to have generated plenty of interest, seeing as supply of the $150 “Ghost Edition” was running so short that retailers have been forced to cancel preorders. Activision released a statement about it today, saying the company and Bungie intended it to be “truly limited.”
DESTINY BETA IS OPEN SO GET INVOLVED!!!!
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At the Halo: Nightfall panel today at San Diego Comic-Con, we got a first look at the Ridley Scott-directed film project. Whereas Forward Unto Dawn looked at Halo's past, Nightfall will focus on the “present,” in terms of game chronology, and lead directly into the events of Halo 5: Guardians.
The Nightfall character Locke, who was revealed to be played by Mike Colter earlier this week, will play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians. During the Q&A, the actor for Locke—who will be playable in Halo 5—said he “can’t confirm whether he’s a friend or foe of Master Chief.” Frank O’Connor, Halo’s franchise development director, says Nightfall will work as an origin story for the character. “You will see some new Spartan armor on Locke in Halo 5,” he adds.
The show won’t include the Pelican vehicle seen in the games, but the panelists did talk about a new vehicle known as the Condor, a mid-range transport that’ll be a major part of the action. O’Connor says they originally referred to it as a “Super Pelican.”
Talking about the game’s world, O’Connor said, “Earth has been through a lot, but the colony worlds are a bit of mixed-bag.” He then brought up the problems experienced on the planet Reach, but the colony inNightfall is a “scrappy group trying to make it work.”
Nightfall will also link back to the first Halo. O’Connor said that the story is set on a “partially functioning fragment of the original Halo ring,” which has crashed onto the colony planet.
We’ll hear more details about the film project during this year’s Gamescom in August, when the team promises we’ll learn about some of interactive features the team wants to incorporate into the project.
The linking up of everything sounds rather awesome and I cannot wait for this.
Halo 4 did not do it for me, while also having some great features, so with Halo Nightfall, Guardians and The Masterchief Collection. I am ready to fall in love al over again.
September 14th, 2020 is what I am desperately waiting for as I want some Reach Anniversary action!
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Operation Pitchfork: The retaking of Orion
This is a player created initiative to effect the universe when Star Citizen goes live.
It has been given the nod by Chris Roberts himself. The idea is to retake the recently lost system of Orion from the Vanduul and give the Human UEE some breathing room.
It has gained a lot of momentum in the player base and I am loving some of the art and stories leading up to it.
New Horus Heresy Anthology: Death and Defiance £15
Available: At Warhammer Fest or Oder Here October 13th
Death and Defiance will be available for the first time at Warhammer Fest, months before it will be available in stores, at the Coventry Ricoh Arena on the 11th and 12th of October. Order your ticket for the event from the Games Workshop Website.
This anthology will also be available to order from blacklibrary.com the Monday after Warhammer Fest. Set your reminder today, and we’ll drop you an email the day it goes on sale.
READ IT BECAUSE:
This anthology contains five exclusive stories from across the battlefields of the Horus Heresy. Each tale ties into one of the major arcs of the series so far: we follow a splinter of the scattered Night Lords Legion towards Ultramar, join a pack of Space Wolves despatched on a mission from the Wolf Lord, and gain a glimpse into the inner motivations of an assassin tasked with the elimination of one of the traitor Primarchs.
Words alone can no longer convey the horrors of the war that now grips the Imperium. In what should have been an age of enlightenment and glorious triumph, instead warriors from both sides reel from the twin agonies of betrayal and bloodshed; those still fighting on the front lines, and those long forgotten by those they might once have called brother.
New: Horus Heresy Limited Edition Novella
My will is weak and I am seriously considering getting this tomorrow, but I still need to finished Ravenlord and The Imperial Truth! I shall try reading later today and see how it goes…but I just want it!
- Saturday 11th October 2014 and Sunday 12th October 2014
- Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
- FREE car parking adjacent to the venue
Warhammer Fest is a celebration of everything about the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000; the miniatures, the backgrounds, the stories and the games. You will encounter fantastic miniatures displays, seminars by our design teams, in-depth demonstrations and inspiring Design Studio displays.
You will also be able to pick up the latest releases from Games Workshop, Forge World and Black Library, including many items available for the first time over the weekend, along with exclusive event only merchandise. With such a wide range of activities, you can plan your day around specific elements, or just enjoy whatever grabs your attention.
Things to See and Do
Seminars - We will be hosting a series of seminars featuring a panel of experts from Forge World, Black Library and Games Workshop. Each seminar will focus on a specific topic and we will be repeating certain ones each day, so you can choose to attend them when it best suits your plans.
Design Teams - Black Library, Forge World and the Games Workshop Design Studios will all have areas at Warhammer Fest so you can meet the dedicated teams that bring to life the worlds we all love. This is your chance to chat with them and ask any burning questions about Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, as well as seeing their work up close and personal.
Demo Pods - These dedicated areas are spread throughout the venue and each offers a specific activity such as: painting demonstrations, gaming tactics and a series of presentations covering a range of subjects.
Archives - The miniatures we love today have a rich history behind them, so dig into the Games Workshop Archives with us to see how they’ve developed over the years. We’ll have a variety of displays on show so you can get nostalgic over classic miniatures, art and publications, and debate with your mates about your old favourites.
Things to take Home
Black Library - The brand new Horus Heresy book, Death and Defiance will be on sale at Warhammer Fest for the first time anywhere in the world. This anthology collects together five stories set across the battlefields of the Horus Heresy, and includes brand new fiction from Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme, James Swallow, Andy Smillie and Guy Haley.
There will be a range of pre-release titles, event exclusive art prints and more.
Forge World - Visit the popular Forge World sales area for pre-release items, including a brand new book and new models not on release anywhere else; details will be revealed nearer the event. Over the weekend you can also buy from Forge World’s vast range of models and books as well as event only miniatures, t-shirts, hoodies, bags and mugs.
Citadel - You’ll have access to the Games Workshop range at Warhammer Fest, enabling you to add the latest Citadel miniatures, books and other products to your collections.
Art Prints - Admire a gallery of art prints celebrating the stunning visual work of our design teams, with artwork showing detail beyond what you see in our publications. And if there’s something you really like, you’ll be able to buy exclusive prints of many of the pieces over the weekend.
Exclusive Event Merchandise - Get an exclusive memento of your experience with event only products to use in your games and show off to your friends.
If you want to be part of this extravaganza of all things Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, then get your ticket now as we have strictly limited numbers available for each day.
Full Terms and Conditions are available here.
Epic new stuff happening!
What do you guys think?
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