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We played Destiny with the community, and everyone loved it

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This weekend Sony fans all around the world had the Destiny beta opened up to them, giving everyone a taste of the massive game Bungie has planned for later this year. Here at home, Megarom hosted another one of their famous community LAN events, getting a lot of excited Destiny fans into one room to explore Earth and the Moon together. There was also free food and beer, which is why we decided to go as well.

Thank goodness we did too, because the event was super fun. Probably more so for me considering I donโ€™t have a PS4 yet, so getting my hands on Destiny for the first time was extremely exciting. I got the chance to play in a Fireteam with two awesome readers, and I had a ton of fun running through hour-long Strike missions with them. There were exalted cries of joy every time a Hunterโ€™s throwing knife found its target, or a Nova Bomb took out a massive cluster of enemies.

You can check out what most people had to say about their time with the beta in the video above, as well as some of the delicious food we were served. My plate totally made the cut. Devon Stanton and Graeme Selvan, from Megarom and Microsoft respectively, also weighed in on what they thought of Destiny. PR people are gamers too you know.

In a nutshell, people were loving Destiny. So much so that many of us ended up staying there well after the sun had set, at which point The International 4 was put on the widescreen projector to keep us there well into the night. Thanks again to Megarom for hosting the event and letting us come through. I was really sad when I was one of the only ones who didnโ€™t go home with a PS4. I really need one of those things apparently.

Last Updated: July 21, 2014

69 Comments

  1. Dam, sounds fun.
    I’ll be able to give it a try once I get home though. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Admiral Chief Saxon

    July 21, 2014 at 11:12

    Dammit free food! Seems like Destiny KEEPS ON ROBBING MEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  3. Umar Fong Wong

    July 21, 2014 at 11:15

    Played the Beta this weekend. Was fun actually. I do however feel this game is extremely overhyped and overrated, but hey, its just the Beta though. The AI is pretty crap, there was nothing particularly interesting about the world or story that was presented in the Beta even though the story and lore they setup is freaking great. The soundtrack is BLOODY AMAZING and I hate that NO ONE is talking about it, I mean seriously. I get its fun but DAT soundtrack needs recognition…

    The enemy minions were kinda boring and bland but there were a few that were pretty awesome like the Hallowed Knights and the Wizards and Hives.

    Customization is basic. Equip a few things and there you go. Though I guess I didn’t see too much to really have an opinion on that. I just found it to be pretty mundane

    Its a pretty good game though all in all. But alas I’m just a JRPG freak that knows nothing about shooters ๐Ÿ™

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    • Dark

      July 21, 2014 at 11:20

      Games restored my faith and excitement in console gaming. I had a blast at the event.

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      • Umar Fong Wong

        July 21, 2014 at 11:21

        And you didn’t have faith before?

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        • Dark

          July 21, 2014 at 11:23

          No PC fan boi conversion underway. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

          July 21, 2014 at 11:25

          • Umar Fong Wong

            July 21, 2014 at 11:29

            Prefer George Michael’s one

          • Hammersteyn

            July 21, 2014 at 11:34

            Still one of my favorite bands

    • Hammersteyn

      July 21, 2014 at 11:24

      It’s a strange game that combines dungeon crawling with FPS mechanics. The enemies did run for cover when a sniped them, Free exploration is fun in that you can join random battles. The music is awesome and I effing love Peter Dinklage. Customization is basic yes mostly because it’s a FPS first and RPG second I think, but looting will be very important come PVP. The fusion rifle was useless (not sure if it’s meant for close range or what) but all the other weapons was fun to use.

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      • Umar Fong Wong

        July 21, 2014 at 11:27

        Not so much dungeon crawling. The environments felt the same but looked different but they were all just traversal spaces. But I do agree its an FPS first, I’m over critical . It is no doubt a fun game though ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 21, 2014 at 11:28

          I should have said the Devils Hand level was the crawling part. Very Challenging but not impossible. That freaking Devil Walker takes forever to die.

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      • Dark

        July 21, 2014 at 11:50

        I think I had a fusion rifle, I figured out its more like a shotgun and then the damage ensued.

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 21, 2014 at 11:55

          The recoil is insane, but yeah it could work as a alternative to the shotgun. Charge up time makes it useless in PVP though

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    • Sageville

      July 21, 2014 at 11:29

      …but I did say the sound track was awesome..

      That one part in the campaign where Dinklage senses movement ahead, no lights save for your torch, the background noise of those wall barnicles was freaking me out….then wikkid music and loads of baddies everywhere, My heart was pumping and I think it was mostly the musics fault.

      I get where you are coming from Umar, but I was very happy with what I saw in the beta,there was alot of hype, maybe too much, but the offering I saw was solid and an awesome sort of cross between Mass Effect and WoW, they obviously can’t show all the cards in this beta. Personally I saw maybe some things that were not covered, eg the drop ships, just a skin? There is hints of a crafting system which we know nothing of and the leveling may be too easy, though its hard to judge on beta only.

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      • Umar Fong Wong

        July 21, 2014 at 11:32

        Hehehe no aimed at anyone though. But yeah I LOVED that part. Getting rushed by the Hive in the dark. But yeah don’t get me wrong, its a good game and there is probably much more to show. I just wasn’t personally as impressed by what was shown. My main gripe was just there was nothing that drew me into the world really and I hope that changes as I want more info tidbits and conversations and everything was just really simple….
        But it was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Sageville

          July 21, 2014 at 11:35

          Do you think some issues were a PS3 vs PS4 thing?

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          • Umar Fong Wong

            July 21, 2014 at 11:39

            Naa not all though. I’m sure its pretty much the same game, just much nicer and better performing

    • Morne Nell

      July 21, 2014 at 11:42

      I think in the beginning it was not that great for me, but after playing it a while and upgrading all my chars and then realising what the game was about it was awesome. Your experience between ps3 and ps4 might also be different.
      The music is awesome and I did play everything with my brother, that also makes a difference.
      Remember we only saw one map at this stage

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    • Rince&pop

      July 21, 2014 at 11:44

      So not enough pink hair?

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    • iAmWeasel

      July 21, 2014 at 11:55

      100% with you on this. I played a fair bit of the alpha and it really didn’t do much for me. I feel like this game is getting a lot of love purely because of the hype. Generic shooting mechanics. Enemies all feel like the same thing, and are bullet sponges. The free roaming stuff was boring as hell with completely mundane side missions which seem to all involve the same chore of shoot some enemies to collect stuff. Then you come back to the area 2 minutes later and they’ve all spawned there again. Will be giving this game a skip.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    July 21, 2014 at 11:16

    It was actually a lot of fun to play. @jonahcash:disqus and @sageville:disqus looked after me a lot so thanks again to those guys for all the revives. Interesting thing about the PVP. The armor and weapons you loot will be paramount to the PVP. I was shocked when @jonahcash:disqus whos armor rating was 140+ and mine was around 120. That can make or break you against other players.

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    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      July 21, 2014 at 11:26

      This is one of my concerns for the PvP. The PvE is awesome but I get totally outgunned when I join a PvP match. It gets a bit unbalanced. Other than that, I love this game!

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      • Jonah Cash

        July 21, 2014 at 11:29

        Just do the strike, there is a cool chest at the bottom write stairs where you get to the big purple sphere…. That chest have some decent armour going around!!

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        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          July 21, 2014 at 11:57

          But don’t you think that in the long run, this imbalance can increase to gamebreaking levels, if one guy (aka NOOB) is at level 5 and another guy is at level 50? PvE will still be awesome but what about PvP?

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          • Jonah Cash

            July 21, 2014 at 12:28

            I hope that there is a limit… Lets say that level 10 and lower gets paired in a PvP and 10-20 in their own and so and so forth. Or am I being logical which doesn’t have anything to do with gaming these days seeing as Kim Kardashian game is printing money?!?!?!?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            July 21, 2014 at 13:23

            This might work but this will also result in my buddy who got the game six months too late will never be able to play PvP with the rest of us.I saw a sample of what Bungie is planning for level 20 and up and it looks like you’ll get some serious fire-power, abilities and armor. There is no way a low-level guy would be able to compete to the same degree.

          • Jonah Cash

            July 21, 2014 at 13:42

            Good point, maybe if you are in a fire team they will use the highest level to sort the crowd or lets hope they have something like that. Also I saw a level 20 gun and the attack was 346…. I now have a auto rifle attack is 51…. Worlds apart!!!

      • Hammersteyn

        July 21, 2014 at 11:31

        It was a bit unbalanced at some parts, I had some internet/server issues as well which kinda ruins the experience.

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      • Sageville

        July 21, 2014 at 11:34

        Two words for PVP…. Fkkkn Titans!!!

        That slam thing is too powerful, that being said, one shotting 4 baddies with golden gun make me a happy chappy, not to mention that long knife throw headshot that you can never repeat. Ugh, I’m so hooked.

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    • Jonah Cash

      July 21, 2014 at 11:28

      Hahahaha!! Sage saved our assess more than anyone, except for the Storme14 dude… He must still be laughing at us!! My armour for my Warrior was 153 in the end, and my Titan was only 135 or something…

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      • Hammersteyn

        July 21, 2014 at 11:29

        I got up to 140. Really cleaned house in the PVP later on. I even killed four guys at once with my super powers.

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        • Jonah Cash

          July 21, 2014 at 11:31

          Yes the Titan is waaaay better than the Hunter(keep on saying Warrior)…. I have upped from killing 10-15 players in a match with the Hunter to 20-30 players with the Titan… I have now converted to Titan class!!!

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          • Hammersteyn

            July 21, 2014 at 11:31

            20-30 O_o So glad you are on my side!

          • Jonah Cash

            July 21, 2014 at 11:34

            Yeah I am just struggling with the transition from Moon map to Venus map… Way different!! It takes me a game or two to rap my head around it!! Hahaha
            You have the highest score of us all in the Crucible, I am happy you are on my side!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            July 21, 2014 at 11:35

            LOL what? Really? I wasn’t camping, promise.

          • Jonah Cash

            July 21, 2014 at 11:37

            Yeah you have a 6450 or something, my highest was only somewhere in the 5000… So yeah you crushed it somewhere!!

          • Hammersteyn

            July 21, 2014 at 11:40

            Maybe the scores are messed up because Beta ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Sageville

            July 21, 2014 at 12:31

            For some reason I suck big on the moon map, the others I can usually take the top slot (Yes, even with the hunter).

          • Jonah Cash

            July 21, 2014 at 13:15

            The moon map is my home, I like it open and wild…. Firstly I love to fly around with the big bomb dropping vehicle and then I will alternate between running and gunning and camping on top of something to snipe someone in the face…. Hahahaha

    • Sageville

      July 21, 2014 at 11:37

      Oh and @hammersteyn:disqus and @jonahcash:disqus are good peeps to play games with, much fun was had!

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      • Hammersteyn

        July 21, 2014 at 11:38

        Will do it a ton more times. I promise ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Jonah Cash

        July 21, 2014 at 11:39

        You too man, was fun running around like idiots shooting everything!! We will do that quite a bit me thinks!!

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  5. Jackie

    July 21, 2014 at 11:18

    Bt games listed a ‘glacier white ps4’ bundled with destiny going for september. Techporn at its finest!

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 21, 2014 at 11:25

      I wish I could buy the White one. I looks gorgeous

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      • Jonah Cash

        July 21, 2014 at 11:32

        Shit I might just sell my black one to buy the white one that thing is overly beautiful… Or, or do you think my wife would buy it if I told her I am buying my 4 year old her own PS4?????

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 21, 2014 at 11:33

          LOL yeah do that!

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  6. Graeme Selvan

    July 21, 2014 at 11:18

    We got our own VIDEO!!! *LOL*

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    • Dark

      July 21, 2014 at 11:22

      I love the heart you were given.

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      • Graeme Selvan

        July 21, 2014 at 11:23

        I pull some seriously strange faces! The heart is for our love of videogames ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • Dark

          July 21, 2014 at 11:25

          Bromance.

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        • Gavin Mannion

          July 21, 2014 at 11:56

          ‘videogames’… sure that’s why I put it there

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  7. Guild

    July 21, 2014 at 11:21

    I’m loving this game and really can’t wait for full release. And shot to Devon for organizing the event. Was a lot of fun, the food was awesome, meeting some of the other guys was great. Definitely a well spent afternoon

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  8. SlagywaG

    July 21, 2014 at 11:25

    Was an insane day! To top it off we watched Na’vi get kicked out of TI4 on the big screen after everyone had left ๐Ÿ˜›

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  9. Jonah Cash

    July 21, 2014 at 11:41

    I am still in love with this game!! I really enjoy it way too much, it feels like I am doing something naughty!!!

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  10. Rince&pop

    July 21, 2014 at 11:43

    WANT!

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  11. Rince&pop

    July 21, 2014 at 11:45

    How to learn how to Revive: Ask OvG to join your game.

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  12. Morne Nell

    July 21, 2014 at 11:45

    what is funny is you guys sitting so close to your screens, I am at least 3 meters away from my big screen laying on the couch, whaaaaaaaaaa

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  13. Ryanza

    July 21, 2014 at 11:46

    Black people even like Destiny. Then it has to be good.

    Nice to see that you interviewed black people, Zoe. More spit-braai and beer should make any1 like Destiny, lol.

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  14. Rince&pop

    July 21, 2014 at 11:48

    Had our own small LG meet up, though some think it okay to arrive 2 hours late ๐Ÿ˜› tehehehe

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    • Weanerdog

      July 21, 2014 at 12:02

      Still hungover ๐Ÿ™

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 21, 2014 at 12:06

      Gotta join you guys some time.

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  15. Alex Hicks

    July 21, 2014 at 12:00

    Dammit – I missed this. Although it was my kids birthday party this weekend so probably wouldn’t have been able to make it anyway. But still … damn – that’s my work place. I even had a custom made excuse to go …. aaarrrggghhh.

    (Although I don’t own a PS4. Nor a PS3. Last console I bought was a PS2. Second hand. For FIFA …)

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  16. William Francis

    July 21, 2014 at 13:44

    lol look ma, I’m on TV!

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  17. Sk3tz0

    July 21, 2014 at 13:48

    WHAT dont have a PS4 yet.. FOR SHAME!!!!!!!!! FOR SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Francois Knoetze

    July 21, 2014 at 15:20

    had a few matches with Guild and a few guys at the event while I was at home.That place sounded packed over the chat room . heck of a nice guy and felt a bit like an arse for dying all the time with my level 4 warlock.

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