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Bungie unveils Destiny

I could go on and on about all of the amazing things that Bungie showed today, but there are already plenty of great write-ups from sites like IGN and Polygon, not to mention Adam Sessler's YouTube video over at Rev3Games, that cover those aspects in great detail.

I want to quickly talk about a couple of things that I'm pretty excited about in regards to Destiny.

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1) It may not be released in 2013 and I don't really care if it is. I want Bungie to take their time and produce the most polished product they can. I expect a release date some time in the first half of 2014.

2) Destiny will not be released on PC. It will be coming to next-gen Sony and Microsoft consoles. Will Xbox players be able to mix it up with PlayStation folk? The safe bet is yes, but nothing has been confirmed at this time. Oh, and no subscription fee is AMAZING! But how about micro-transactions? No word as of yet but it would seem reasonable to assume they will be a major revenue source for Destiny. However, I have full confidence in Bungie that they will not turn it in to a Pay2Win pile of crap.

3) An open, persistent, incredibly vast "shared" world. Class based. Factions. You can only play as humans, which I don't mind. Competitive multiplayer. Science fiction. A 10 year journey. And so much more. How can you not be excited for Destiny?

4) I love a good story. There is no doubt in my mind that Destiny will immerse us in a rich and vibrant galaxy of lore that I can't wait to get in to.

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Halo is often referred to as our generation's Star Wars...

Destiny just might be something we have never experienced before.
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