GET HYPED: Destiny – The Taken King / Shield Brothers Dreadnought Strike Reveal

 

Destiny hype keeps moving forward with the reveal of the newest strike “Shield Brothers” starring my favorite race: The Cabal. Now there are some that believe that the current stable of Destiny bosses are, and I quote: “Bullet Sponges”. To which I say: did those people ever play video games  between the 80’s and now? Bosses are known for two things: impossible large health bars and impossible large health bars. There are very few video game bosses that don’t take a half a day to put into the ground (weak point bosses don’t count). However since this is Destiny, and since high, unreasonable, demands are constantly being thrown upon it – the Bullet Sponges have to change. So in the Taken King they’re trying to make their Bullet Sponges more dynamic and thus we have Shield Brothers Dreadnought Strike. Watch and see, I think they succeed, and they’re only the firsts bosses we’ve seen; imagine what Oryx is going to be like.

 

 

 

 

 

GET HYPED: Destiny – The Taken King / Dreadnought Reveal Stream

 

Time for another new segment called ‘GET HYPED!’ It’s like the game preview spots but they highlights one game’s features to, you guessed it, get players hyped for their upcoming title. This week will be all about Taken King, Destiny’s latest and possible greatest DLC  to date. The new Dreadnought area is a place guardians will be exploring til next year’s event so it makes sense to show off the area. However for me I really appreciate them showing off the new class abilities (Sunbreaker 4 life), it good to know what your favorite guardian will be rocking on the 15th. This will be a glorious time for current and former Destiny players, and if you never played Destiny before watching this video may give you a reason.

 

 

 

This just in (Or not) – Destiny next expansion: The Taken King

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With everyone still on a House of Wolves high (four weeks now) Bungie isn’t resting until Destiny lives up to the epic name. The next expansion, named ‘The Taken King’, will be a massive DLC that will feature more story missions, more strikes (yes, strikes, with an ‘s’), a raid, new PvP locations, and finally new subclasses. Warlocks brings arc damage storms, Hunters goes old school with void damage bows & arrows, and my class, the Titan, will make the enemies feel the burn with solar hammers. The big bad is Crota daddy – Oryx. Obliviously not happy with the fact of one dead son at the hands of the guardians, he’s coming to get us with his army known as the Taken. Whether it’s a new enemy type or an elite hive unit I don’t care, as long as I can punch them in the face (or smash them now with a hammer) I’m ok. The only downside to this DLC is that it doesn’t feature my favorite army of darkness, the Cabal. Before the title reveal the code name was Comet for the expansion, so I thought it was obliviously a Cabal themed DLC because only they would destroy the earth by throwing a giant rock at it. Oh well maybe next time – The Taken King will release September 2015.

 

 

 

 

Game Preview: House of Wolves recap

 

The Reef: A new social area to pal around in, to meet new characters and explore.

 

The Trials of Osiris: A weekly event where you and two other players test your mettle against a rival fireteam for glory and sweet loot.

 

The Prison of Elders an end game dynamo that will either carve out your place among heroes or buried you in an unmarked grave.

 

Needless to say I’m getting the House of Wolves DLC on the 19th, and I hope you all will too.

 

 

 

Game Preview: House of Wolves – Prison of Elders

 

Now I know a lot of you Destiny players are a little salty that there won’t be a raid in the House of Wolves (won’t bother me much – raids were always a pain to find a party for). However the good people at Bungie won’t leave you in a lurch, for they will be unleashing a upon the world the Prison of Elders. Now we’ve heard of said prison before in cut scenes, but this will be the first time visiting it. Well ‘visiting’ maybe a little misleading; more like surviving the most dangerous enemies of the awoken in a horde mode game play style. Get ready for thunder dome people because it’s either going to be you or them – and them got nothing to lose.

 

 

 

Game Preview: House of Wolves – Trials of Osiris

 

The Reef was nice, but how about something that will get the blood pumping. How about something that I can take my two closest friends, team up and take down another team of three in a winner take all shoot out where respawning’s not allowed. Something that at the end you will all get some nice new weapons and gear that’s vaguely Egyptian? Well people the Trials of Osiris is that something.

 

 

 

Game Preview: House of Wolves – The Reef

 

Well people if you didn’t know I’m a big fan & player of Bungie’s Destiny. It’s an ‘easy to learn, tough to master’ type of game that keeps bring me back for more. Before the end of this month however Bungie will be testing our light against House of Wolves. In the past only bits & pieces were ever known about the DLC. However recently they’ve been revealing new content about the next chapter in steam, which now is available to watch on YouTube. So you know what that means – it’s Game Preview time! This first reveal is about the new social area: The Reef. Where you and your friends can meet, catch up on current events, and plan your next soiree of offensive strikes against your enemies – my kind of place. Enjoy!