Five Months In, Hardcore Destiny Players Are Hitting A Wall

A couple of weeks ago, my regular Destiny crew stopped playing. It wasn't some big announced event, or something we had planned. Our loss of momentum started with a confluence of other, smaller occurrences. We took a few days off, then a few more. Then we weren't playing at all. » 2/10/15 3:21pm 2/10/15 3:21pm

Vault of Glass vs. Crota's End: The Destiny Comparison We Had To Make

Advanced Tips for Playing Destiny

If you're still playing Destiny, chances are you've moved beyond beginners' tips and into a whole new world of grinding, cheesing, and alt characters. It's time you got a tips post that wasn't written for babies. » 1/14/15 4:52pm 1/14/15 4:52pm

Destiny Review Update: Four Months Later

Four months into its existence, Destiny is a better, more frustrating, more expansive—and ultimately, expensive—game than it was at launch. It's also very different, because after months of tweaks, it has become clearer than ever who we're really playing against: the people who made it. The player's greatest adversary… » 1/07/15 2:19pm 1/07/15 2:19pm

Destiny's Biggest Flaw

On Saturday, I started a brand new character in Destiny, a video game in which players travel through space fighting against impenetrable dialogue. » 12/15/14 5:30pm 12/15/14 5:30pm

A One In A Million Headshot... From Space

Destiny's New DLC Kinda Screws Over Xbox Players

On December 9, Bungie will release The Dark Below, a new expansion pack for Destiny. For $20, you'll get some new story missions, some multiplayer maps, a raid, and two new strikes. Unless you're on Xbox. » 10/29/14 2:15pm 10/29/14 2:15pm

10 Things You Might Not Know About Destiny

I've played way too many hours of Destiny, and I still hadn't pieced together a lot of the intricacies of both its story and gameplay. » 10/28/14 2:57pm 10/28/14 2:57pm

How Much Destiny Has Changed Over The Last Year

Since its first announcement or teaser trailer is released into the wild, a game is bound to make certain changes up to launch. But it can be quite revealing to see just what was left out and added into the game by comparing marketing materials to the final product. » 10/21/14 1:21pm 10/21/14 1:21pm

Guy Lands Perfect Falcon Punch, Opponent Just Quits

If you think "I've done some pretty amazing Falcon Punches before", just ask yourself: did your opponent just quit the game after you did it? And, as always, much more! » 10/20/14 2:42pm 10/20/14 2:42pm

Destiny's Hardest Boss, Killed In Under 20 Seconds

Sure, you can glitch Atheon off the cliff by yourself with a few grenades, but apparently even that isn't as fast as four players wailing on him with exotic rocket launchers. Also, clips from World of Warcraft, Alien: Isolation, Halo 2 and more! » 10/17/14 5:48pm 10/17/14 5:48pm

​The Vault of Glass Is The Best Thing In Destiny

Apparently The Scariest Part Of Alien: Isolation Is... A Door

Oh god just look at it. Look at it standing there. All door-like. Also today, we've got clips from Call of Duty, Forza Horizon 2, Battlefield 4, League of Legends and more! » 10/08/14 2:20pm 10/08/14 2:20pm

The Good And Bad Of Destiny's Crucible Multiplayer


Sometimes when I'm playing a Crucible PvP match in Destiny, and the scores for the Alpha and Bravo teams are roughly equal, the announcer Lord Shaxx tells me that I've misjudged my opponents. » 10/01/14 2:07pm 10/01/14 2:07pm

Bungie Kills Destiny Loot Cave

Bye bye, Loot Cave. Bungie has finally cracked down on the now-iconic exploit that players were using to get loads and loads of loot in the multiplayer shooter Destiny, which Bungie released earlier this month for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. » 9/25/14 2:17pm 9/25/14 2:17pm

Destiny: The Kotaku Review

I'm standing in front of a cave, my assault rifle drawn. I'm shooting at a steady stream of identical aliens. I do this for an hour, hoping an alien will drop a good enough item so I can finally feel okay about walking away. That moment never seems to come. That's Destiny. » 9/22/14 4:18pm 9/22/14 4:18pm

A Quick Guide to the Worldbuilding of Destiny

Destiny is out! And whilst it might be the most-preordered new property in gaming history, not everyone who'd be interested in a new scifi story is necessarily interested in playing a shooter to find out about it. So let's take a look at a little of what we know about the universe of Destiny and its inhabitants so far. » 9/10/14 3:20pm 9/10/14 3:20pm

​Tips For Playing Destiny


Greetings, Guardians! You've picked up Destiny for your gaming console of choice, loaded up your pulse rifle, and you're getting ready to head to the Cosmodrome to fight The Darkness. It's dangerous to go alone, you know. » 9/09/14 4:29pm 9/09/14 4:29pm