Celebrate the Destiny Beta on Xbox this Wednesday

Are you ready for the Destiny Beta on Xbox? This coming Wednesday, we invite you to join us to help celebrate the launch of the beta everyone will be playing this week. Since we’ll be in San Diego for Comic-con, we’re inviting locals to join us at the San Diego Microsoft Store at Fashion Valley Mall.

Destiny Beta

We’ll be broadcasting the Destiny beta on Xbox One over Twitch from the store, before raffling off some great prizes to those in attendance. Bonus: the first 100 attendees will receive a code for the Destiny beta for Xbox, redeemable on Bungie.net.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When: Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM

Where: Fashion Valley Microsoft retail store in San Diego

Who: everyone is welcome

Once the broadcast is concluded, we’ll be sticking around with our friends at Razer for their event, which continues at the Microsoft Store until 11pm. They’ve got a lot planned, so be sure to find all the details here.

If you’re planning on attending, please let us know by RSVPing on this event’s page on Facebook. This event is free, and you don’t need Comic-con passes to attend. See you there!

If you miss us on Wednesday, make sure to swing by the Microsoft Store outside of the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Hyatt.  They’ll be running Comic-con-only Xbox offers on-site, including console and pre-order game offers.

 

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  • http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de/ Bl4ckSh33p

    Hi! Do you know when the beta will start? The facebook event says 23. Juli at 17:00 PDT. But this would be 2AM on Thursday in Germany/Europe. When will it start here?

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    • pulseimpact

      It will probably start 10 AM PDT because I think that’s when the original alpha started. Honestly, I don’t know, but it will take us a few hours to download it for sure depending on the file size. The exact time will likely be tweeted by the official destiny or bungie twitter.

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  • aka del72

    i won a beta key for ps3 yesterday but couldnt play anymore than 5 mins of the game before the ps3 would freeze cant wait to try it xb1

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      your ps3 must be defective.

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      • aka del72

        maybe but only happened with the beta

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        seriously though your ps3 should not be freezing every 5 minutes even with this beta. you might have too much stuff on your ps3 or something.

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      • aka del72

        nothing else on it even formated the hard drive ,only thing i can think of is it a day 1 phat ps3 ,and think i read somewhere that it has slighty different amount of ram or something like that

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      • aka del72

        only freezes with the beta ,throw in another game it works fine

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      • evilfangs .

        It’s what happens when you take it apart to clean some dust lol.

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      • aka del72

        dont explain why it only happens with the beta like i said every other game i try works fine,

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      • Bush

        sounds like the beta might be pushing your ps3 to the limits. if it’s a phat day 1 edition you will need to re-paste the cpu. you will start getting the yellow light soon enough.

        the Halo3 beta killed 2 xboxes on me back in the day.

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  • Guest

    Hope it doesn’t have the bad frame pacing of the PS3 and PS4 versions. I’d rather have the 900p and a rock steady framerate than the 1080p30 they’re trying to pull.

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    • ElektroDragon

      The PS4 version was super smooth and looked fantastic, so I don’t know what you’re talking about. There were only a few moments of stutter during cutscenes, but its a BETA.

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      • Guest

        Then read the DF articles on it. Definitely not “super smooth”. 30fps with uneven distribution is bad and once you notice it, you can’t unnotice it. Look at it more closely and you’ll see it.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        read your little articles while i actually play it.

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      • Senses Failed

        Sick burn!

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      • usrev

        um, yea the ps3 version has hiccups, the ps4 version doesn’t. no game runs 100% the same frame rate 100% of the time.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      liar plain and simple. there was no hiccups in the ps4 version. try again.

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    • pulseimpact

      All tests have shown the game appears to have zero drops in frames. It’s stable and locked at 31. No version has frame pacing issues.

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    • evilfangs .

      Having played the PS4 beta and getting two characters max beta level,
      there is no such thing as frame issues. It has also been noted that
      although X1 is 900p that is for the beta only and the full game will
      ship same as PS4 at 1080p 30fps

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    • Ross Kemp

      Hahaha , your Internet connection must be from 1998 – Destiny runs crazy smooth on PS4 .
      Get a job and in return buy better Internet , you tramp .

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    • ABP

      Destiny beta runs fine on ps4, pretty much a stable 30.
      And a stable 30fps at a beta around 1 and a half months before release is excellent on bungie.

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    • KrisXX

      Become a gamer and get a PS4. Its a great thing being a gamer and
      playing all games across all consoles and not being some fanboy who acts
      like a child and bashes another console for no reason. BECOME A GAME
      AND NOT A FAN BOY, YOU WILL ENJOY LIFE MUCH MORE!!!!!

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  • Echelon dog

    Can i have a code for destiny beta please? Thank You Sir.
    Twitter: Echelon_dog follow me Massage me private a code for the beta!

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    • Technobeatdown

      “Massage me private”…….

      Like a pirate asking for a special favor……

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    • Digiadam

      I am guessing spelling or grammar was not your strongest subject in school.

      However, such errors are hilarious!!!!!!

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  • KDUMX

    Aqui no Brasil não tem pré venda …Que Fase! Vamos esperar setembro vlw. vamos mexer o doce e começar de uma vez por todas a pré venda no XBOX ONE

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    • Rodrigo DeAraujo

      Faça uma pré order no Amazon que eles te enviar o código em meia hora. Recebeu o código vc vai e cancela o pedido pronto. Amazon só cobra na fatura quando o jogo é fisicamente enviado a você.

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      • KDUMX

        Rapaz a ideia e boa, mais de fato o que dá raiva e estes negócios pela metade, mal acabado. A microsoft foi a primeira a levantar a bandeira do mundo on line, jogos on demand bla bla bla e já estamos no meio do ano e nada…. nem o COMANDO DE VOZ pra ligar o video game funciona…mais tudo bem, segue o jogo.

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    i am going to try the beta on the x1 as well just because i freaking can.

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  • ambuckle

    What games are going on sale tomorrow? Deals with gold changes every Tuesday and we usually find out what to on Mondays.

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    • Professor Oak

      They usually don’t show them here on Monday. Try XBLDB in 4.5 ish hours

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    I’ve been playing the beta on my ps4 for the past few days and I’ve gotta say… the game is worth the hype. It’s super fun, graphics are gorgeous, so much attention to the smallest details in the environment, no screen tearing whatsoever.. and huge! The beta is just a tiny chunk of the full game yet it’s still massive! I’m very impressed.

    All in all this game feels like borderlands meets halo to me… and that is a pretty aqesome combination ! I’ve been playing as a warlock and loving it. Probably going to stick with that character when the game launches.

    Speaking of the game launching… as long as the Xbox one version really does end up being 1080p then that’s the version I’m going to buy even tho Sony has some exclusive stuff..just because that’s where most my friends will be playing it. Can’t wait

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  • baconcheeswhiz89

    game is okay, nothing to be hyped about imo. i like the story elements of the game though. liked the fact you can jump into a mission with other people in the game with you. but the multiplayer was a big disappointment for me. im just gonna wait till this game goes on sale during black friday somewhere.

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  • Technobeatdown

    So anybody got the download code email from Bungie yet?

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    • Catalyst

      Code comes with your preorder receipt or an email from the retailer. I don’t think Bungie has the codes.

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      • Technobeatdown

        No no no……. Thats to redeem your beta status…. I’m talking about the DOWNLOAD codes they are sending out. Look on their site. You’ll see

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      • Andres Leal

        there are going to be on 23 so you can download the game the same day thats go out.

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  • Digiadam

    This game is way overhyped….not worth the hype at all.

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    • deadbox102

      Games always are hyped too much.

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  • scumbagculloch

    Really wanted to join the beta but I’ll be buying digitally. Bummer. Counting the days til release!

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    • evilfangs .

      Microsoft like Sony should send you a beta code via email for pre-ordering the game digitally.

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  • Kane7845

    Why should we, as Xbox gamers, celebrate being screwed over by bungie? We are are paying the same amount that the Playstation gamers are paying for the same game, but for less content. Is that fair? If Major Nelson decides to interview Bungie in the future about this game (which he will) then he should bring this up, (which he won’t) instead of totally ignoring the issue and acting totally blind about the inequities of the game itself…

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    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      Well because that’s how it works… just like xbox gamers will get more content for a game like evolve. It swings both ways.

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      • Kane7845

        We’ll get content a few weeks EARLIER on the Xbox, not more content itself, which is different…

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      • ZenFranklin

        They’ve (Bungie) already announced that the content exclusive to PS4 will come to Xbox One eventually for Destiny. Sure they got more time for the Beta, but Betas are bugged! The exclusive content isn’t game changing or anything. I’m sorry, but if you’re that upset about how you say Bungie “Screwed over Xbox”, you need to get over yourself. I guarantee you Sony threw buckets of money at Bungie for an exclusive content deal (to include the Beta). I fault no developer for making deals like that because nothing is guaranteed in this business.

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      • Kane7845

        Perhaps you weren’t paying attention, but Bungie announced that the PS4 content will come to the Xbox IN A YEAR, by which time the content will be irrelevant, so perhaps it is YOU who needs to “get over himself” and read with understanding…

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      • ZenFranklin

        But it’s still not exclusive. I knew it was a year later, but as you point out it will be irrelevant. So why complain about something you know won’t matter in a year, even if we got it first?

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      • Kane7845

        Because WE ARE PAYING THE SAME AMOUNT FOR LESS CONTENT. Understand now?

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      • ZenFranklin

        Content that you pointed out is irrelevant. Are you that upset when certain retailers get preorder bonuses? Same rule would apply, no? I’m simply pointing out that this has been a business model for years, and to fault Bungie who’s clearly shown they’re willing to support Xbox just the same makes your argument that Xbox fans are getting screwed by Bungie kind of Mute.

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      • Kane7845

        Releasing content a year later is NOT supporting the Xbox “just the same”…

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      • Catalyst

        Exclusive content comes with the territory of having two (three if you count Nintendo) corporations who have a console and are vying for your money. Just as people couldn’t play Halo on a PS3, Uncharted on an Xbox 360, or Zelda on either is because these companies want exclusive titles to help make their console more appealing. Microsoft pays a ton of money to get exclusive early content from EA and Call of Duty (Activision), while Sony has payed a lot to get exclusive early content for Destiny (also Activision). It’s not the developer you should be mad at, but either the publisher (again Activision) or the console owner (MS, Sony, Ninty), since they are the ones who have a say in the matter. In the end, as others have said, this has been a practice that has gone on for years, and it’s usually not the developers’ fault.

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      • ZenFranklin

        Couldn’t have said it better!😀

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      • Kane7845

        I understand about console exclusives, such as Halo, Uncharted, and Super Mario, since that, as you say is always how it’s been, and I understand a console getting the content a few weeks, or a month early (like Battlefield and Call of Duty) but what I DON’T understand is holding back content for an ENTIRE YEAR and then expecting this to be ok with the people who purchased the game for the SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY that it was sold to the the other console players getting the content. There is NO EXCUSE for that, and it shows a BLATANT disregard for those who will have to wait for this content. THAT is unprecedented and inexcusable, no matter HOW anyone tries to paper it over…

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      • Catalyst

        Fair enough, but don’t get mad at Bungie. They really have no say when it comes to who gets exclusive what. They are paid to make a video game by the publisher, and it is up to the publisher to decide what content goes where; and it’s usually to whoever is willing to pay for it.

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      • Kane7845

        I’m pretty sure that had a strong say in the matter when they went to Activision in the first place, so I’m pretty sure it is ok with them as well, if not their idea to do so in the first place…

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      • beardyman3218

        They have no say in it, they make the game, the publisher decides were the content goes and it goes to the highest bidder. Same thing that happens with COD, Microsoft pay to get dlc early.

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      • Catalyst

        If people aren’t still playing a largely multiplayer based game in a year, then it is Bungie who failed…

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    • KrisXX

      Become a gamer and get a PS4. Its a great thing being a gamer and playing all games across all consoles and not being some fanboy who acts like a child and bashes another console for no reason. BECOME A GAME AND NOT A FAN BOY, YOU WILL ENJOY LIFE MUCH MORE!!

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      • Kane7845

        So, by telling me to get a PS4, you ADMIT that the game won’t be worth buying on a Microsoft console, which is what I’ve been saying all along…

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      • Digiadam

        No fanboys allowed here. Both systems are great.

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      • deadbox102

        You’re an idiot. You became a fanboy in your first sentence.

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      • Massamo

        what are you talking about and i have both consoles and both are great

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    • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

      Agreed 100%. This beta better be amazing if they want me to keep my pre-order.

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    • Dylan

      If anything, Bungie got screwed by Microsoft. They wouldn’t publish any Bungie game that wasn’t Halo. So they had to go to Activision.

      Sony helped brunt some of the costs for Activision, so they get exclusive content. Get over it.

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      • Kane7845

        If you like getting screwed by Bungie, then that is YOUR preference, not mine, so you “get over it” yourself…

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      • Dylan

        I didn’t get screwed by Bungie. I researched which developers preferred which platform and purchased accordingly. Bungie had announced their partnership well ahead of time.

        I have a PS4 and a 360. Have been enjoying the beta.

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      • Kane7845

        Then you also admit that the game is NOT WORTH PURCHASING on the Xbox console, which is what I’ve been saying ALL ALONG…

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      • beardyman3218

        Is it timed exclusive content?

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      • Dylan

        Yes, a year.

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  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    you will be able to download the beta for free or i will have to buy something? if yes, where i can buy the game?

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    • evilfangs .

      You will need a beta code which you can get from pre-ordering Destiny.

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    • Catalyst

      You can get the code by pre-ordering, but most places have been out of codes for over a week.

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  • FiveMagic5

    Does anybody have any extra beta codes for X1 or X360?

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    • Shomberlon

      The give each person 3 codes so I’m sure there will be a few knocking about. I’m still waiting to see if a friend wants mine (X1), if not you can have it.

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      • FiveMagic5

        Yeah of they don’t want it I will gladly take it

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  • Charles

    Shouldn’t the beta be available to those that don’t preorder the game in order to attract new players? What about those that are going to do digital download instead of preordering a disc? Oh well. It’s no that big a deal. I’m still deciding if I want to get this game or not.

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  • VegaDD

    I pre ordered from amazon about a month ago and signed up on the bunjie site with the 9 digit code that they emailed me to get my beta code but it says that code has been used…so im not hapoy has anybody else had this problem?

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    • evilfangs .

      Did you select your platform and region on the Bungie site? Just entering the pre-order code doesn’t entitle you to enter into the beta.

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      • VegaDD

        Yes I selected platform and region.

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      • evilfangs .

        When you go back to the Bungie website and select redeemed codes on your profile what does it say? Doesn’t it show your three beta codes?

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      • VegaDD

        It doesn’t say anything,it’s just blank.

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      • evilfangs .

        You’ve signed in and linked the correct console yea?

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  • Charles

    To those that say it’s just business that Bungie went with the Sony deal then I would say that a company shouldn’t choose a money making deal over their fans. Without customers to buy the product there will be no game. Exclusive deals or no exclusive deals. It’s one thing for a game to give a month or two early release for dlc preference toward one particular console. But a year?? That seems a bit much. I mean a year. That’s a long time. To me Bungie shouldn’t punish one side of their fan base to make extra money. They might lose customers like that.
    These exclusive deals mostly hurt gamers. As an Xbox gamer I wouldn’t want Playstation gamers to have to wait a year for content either. Especially if we both pay the same price for a game. The same price but wait a year. Ha.
    Unless there is an angle that I don’t see.

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    • Kane7845

      Agreed, and there is no other angle, aside from the one that Bungie is using as they screw over the Xbox gamers for an entire year…

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    • Some guy

      Bungie isn’t filled with bright people so I’d say they just stayed true to their old self.
      I mean, those are the guys that left MS because they were tired of making only Halo and MS being too rough… so they went to Activision who is famous for not paying their employes and made a lifelong contract to make a halo clone.
      What could go wrong, I mean, things went so well with Bizarre Creation after they did the same thing.

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      • Michael Burden

        Theres is a BIG difference between Bungie’s deal with Activision and what went dooen with Bizarre Creations. Bizarre Creations was bought by Activision, Bungie only has a publishing deal with Activision for 10 years on Destiny. Activision does not own Bungie or the Destiny IP, they are still technically an independent developer.

        I’m not saying I agree with them signing with Activision for the publishing of Destiny, but Bungie isn’t stupid and went into this with open eyes. They weren’t going to lose another IP to a publisher like they did with Halo.

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      • Some guy

        Didn’t know that, it’s a bit better.
        I guess we’ll have to wait and see, Free Radical got killed by a contract like that.(As in, you have to deliver a produit to get paid but the publisher refuse to publish it for 5 years)

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  • Peter

    Hope theres a good sale coming up. The last 5 day sale was damn near lackluster to say the least. But being ms the bar is set low expectation wise. Looking forward to more repeat sale items and more stuff being sold at or more likely above hardcopy current price =/

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    • Some guy

      last 5 days? I’d say the last 5 months.
      And considering the ultimate sale just ended, I doubt it’s going to get any better until they “recover” from the sale.

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      • Peter

        Agreed its pretty pathetic that with ms’s position of owning the marketplace that these are the supposedly the best they can come up with.

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  • splashpaint

    please put state of decay dlc on sale please.

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    • Peter

      Again? Seriously out of all the things never on sale

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      • Praytoseedeath

        They have had a few sale on the first dlc but not the second, that I’ve seen anyway…

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  • Chumis

    Requires gold for play the beta, isn’t?

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    • Professor Oak

      Requires gold to play any online games, so I would assume so. If you have an Xbox with out gold, you might as well switch to PS

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      • Sknots

        mmmmm, im pretty sure you need PS+ to play online now

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      • Professor Oak

        Not on PS3

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      • Massamo

        on ps4 don’t need to to play game need to do the pvp and raid stuff

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      • VegaDD

        Troll

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  • Rick

    I will receive a couple of extra codes tomorrow, I’ll be more than happy to give them away🙂

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    • FiveMagic5

      Can I have one?

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    • http://ilferreira.tumblr.com/ Jorge Ferreira

      Hey I want one too!

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i want negative one please.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        that means i have to give you one then doesn’t it? and i thought i was being clever. ha!

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        i really don’t need one btw in case you are confused.

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    • AgentLead

      I would love one please

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  • Andres Leal

    About people who are asking codes are going to be on 23 thats what bungie page says.

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  • Professor Oak

    That’s odd, XBLDB hasn’t got a hold of the deals yet

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      I was just coming here to say the same thing. So nothing has been reduced in price yet. Maybe MS is getting smart and waiting till later to lower the prices. Don’t make sense though because if there is something I see tonight I buy it early. I work a 10 hour shift tomorrow so something new to try tonight would be awesome.

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      • Dave Breadner

        I just assumed they started at 0:00 GMT.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        That would make sense.

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      • Professor Oak

        Picked up Doom 1 & 2 and Quake Arena the other night, already had Wolfenstien 3D from previous sale. I like to play the oldies now and then

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        I picked up Both Dooms as well and Wolfenstien 3D too. I had the older version (which I think is all the same just no cover art anymore) since it was only a few bucks. I also broke down and bout 1 and 2 Bioshock. 3 games less than $20.oo. I couldn’t pass on it.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        playing wolf 3d now, to me, is like getting a tooth pulled without Novocaine. i literally got a headache because everything looked the same and i couldn’t jump. i loved that sequence in the new wolfenstein where you could jump and look around in the old game. that was sweet for a minute.

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      • Some guy

        I have to same problem, that said I don’t see why you should be able to jump or look around as everything is flat.

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      • Ross Kemp

        MS ” getting smart ” , this generation ??????……..hahaha .

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        I guess your mom never taught you that if you don’t have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all since everything you have to say isn’t nice whatsoever. You get to wear the Troll Crown until someone else takes it away from you.

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      • FiveMagic5

        Finally somebody says it

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      • Ross Kemp

        Because you were not man enough ????

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      • FiveMagic5

        You do know there are girls on this right? For example my boyfriend and I use this account, just because somebody doesn’t want to comment on how immature and rude you are because they have better things to do than make you happy about entering a fight on the internet does not mean we “aren’t man” enough.

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      • Ross Kemp

        Blessed are the meek , for they shall inherit the earth .

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      • MURD3R HE WROTE

        Do you live in the land of mordor?

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      • Ross Kemp

        Just over the border and South of the river .

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      • MURD3R HE WROTE

        Yes! you’re my boy blue. I like ya rossy, lets have some pints.

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      • MURD3R HE WROTE

        PREACH. equality etc.

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      • Nick Peck

        Just ignore Ross, he’s a trolltard with nothing better to do🙂

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      • Nick Peck

        That’s fascinating.

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      • Ross Kemp

        I was raised by a small army of trolls and self educated in the ways of the world .
        Therefore , I do not suffer fools gladly .
        Feel free to actually speak your mind one day and buck the trend of following the crowd .

        I gracefully accept the Troll Crown .

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      • Nick Peck

        That’s amazing.

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      • Nick Peck

        That’s fascinating.

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      • Harold Rivera

        Yep same here been checking and nothing yet as of now.

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    • Gazmaster3D

      XBO has Ghosts: Hardened Edition on sale at £31.99

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    • Sknots

      So far ive seen DC games on discount
      Batman Arkham City 4.99
      Arkham origins season pass 9.99
      Injustice God among us 7.99
      Injustice season pass 5.99
      MK vs DC
      Marvel vs capcom Origins 7.49

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      • InceptionZero

        Confirmed!

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      • Honza

        Well, I think that every one who wanted to play Batman game already owns it, so no special sale…hope there will be something better for X1

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      • Sknots

        go to xbld current deals they just put all sales😛 there r a lot

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      • Jared

        And THQ Sales as well DSI ON Sale best time get it now.

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  • Vince

    I refuse to play this until the full game comes out. Just a bigger wow factor.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      can’t get a code huh?

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