You’ll be able to play Destiny today

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Can you bear the wait?

Destiny, that game from halo developer Bungie that a couple of people are really excited about, will be released worldwide tomorrow. If you’ve got a copy of the game, you’ll be able to play it today. Here are the details you need to know.

Bungie sent out an email letting press know that the game’s servers go live a little later today; 5:00am PDT / 1PM BST / 2PM CEST. That means that press who’re reviewing the game will start playing then, which means any reviews you see before tomorrow will be a result of a rather rushed play through. Expect to see a world of let’s plays, first impressions and Twitch streams from that time though.

For those of you who get confused by the myriad time zones on this planet of hours, that means that you’ll be able to log in and start playing the game from 2pm today in South Africa if you’ve managed to bag an early copy. Unfortunately it seems as though those who’ve pre-loaded a digital version of the game, you’ll still be beholden to your region unlocking the game at midnight. 

If, however, you manage to convince your console that you happen to live in New Zealand, you’ll be able to play at 2pm today as well.

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We’ve received a digital copy of the game, and as of writing, are about 90% of the way through the 18GB download and should be jumping in to the game at about 2pm today.

Last Updated: September 8, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Bear looks unimpressed. That waiter’s not getting a tip.

  • Pieter Smal

    1. I do not have a PS4.
    2. I have a life.
    3. Do I really want to play this?

    • Jonah Cash

      1. Get one
      2. You’re life will be infinitely better
      3. You really want to play this, you really really want to!!

    • Wengerson Goordial

      Nobody cares about your life think about that before coming on here and wasting your so called life in dealing with our ps4ness, ur life is so good that u have time to be commenting Shit here? Seems to me u have not one thing going for you

      • Pieter Smal

        Touché! To each his own!

      • James WTF

        stfu you autist, no one gives a shit about what you think

    • mysterybounty

      You stupid?? Duh u want this.

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    BEAR PUNS!!!
    This is how I feel about Destiny…conflicted. leaning towards buying it…

    • Hammersteyn


  • Hammersteyn

    The game downloaded in less than a day, now I have to look at the timer. But it’s fine, we’ve waited this long a day more won’t hurt.

    • Jonah Cash

      It hurts me man it hurts me!!! I think I am going to break my laptop tonight so that I can’t work tomorrow!! Hahahaha

      • Sageville

        Great, so Captain Digital-Hammersteyn gets on today while us poor disc purchasers have to wait…


        I hope he gets stuck in some delay-for-10-hours-day-one-patch-limbo!

        • Jonah Cash

          Yip!!! And then when we try and play with he is 3 levels higher and kicking our assess!!!
          We should really play The Crucible together, after the Beta I kept wondering why we didn’t at least try to play it in the same team!! Would probably be way better to talk about what we want to do as unit, instead of all 6 guys just running and gunning like idiots!! Hahahah

  • Spaffy

    By the time this releases on pc I’ll have watched all the gameplay vids on youtube and probably won’t get it anyway

    • ZubSaber a.k.a Hans

      Hahaha I’m in the same boat.

      Plus they reminded me why gaming journalism is the perfect job for an avid gamer… free games!
      Now I’m jealous and envious and wringing my wrists in anticipation.

      Hate LG.

      • It seems that way. Until you actually have to do the job. 😉
        It’s not all free games and glamour. 😛

        • Milesh Bhana

          it’s also, travelling to conventions, bullying your newbie journalists, and wearing batman outfits. amiright?

        • ZubSaber a.k.a Hans

          I get you don’t worry, but it still beats having your entire day filled with Excel, reports, emails, phonecalls etc. Every day.

          Just admit your job is better than mine! 😛

          • “But it still beats having your entire day filled with Excel, reports, emails, phonecalls etc.Every day.”

            nope..that actually sounds pretty much exactly like my day.

          • ZubSaber a.k.a Hans

            Okay I’m back to loving LG. I swear I saw the clouds darken just as I read that.

            But… but when do you play the ones you review then? At night?? O_O

            Joking aside, it speaks volumes about the quality of your writing, the apparent ease with which you put forth enticing but difficult content. Kudos.

          • Yeah, we work during the day; games are played at night and weekends. It’s very, very rare that we’re afforded the chance to play games during daylight hours.

          • Jonah Cash

            You guys rock!! That is why you have such a…. mmmmm what is the best word to use here… “vocal” community!! I am still going to send you a boring long message if I see you playing Destiny today 🙂

  • Jonah Cash

    I am sooooo jealous now!!! Son of a [email protected]$h!!! You lucky fish you!!! Aaaaaaaghhh where is my tomorrows??????

  • Jonah Cash

    I am turning off all the lights in my house tonight at 18:00, at which point I am putting everyone in their beds!! No, no you can’t eat you should have done it before 18:00….

    • ZubSaber a.k.a Hans


      If I was your kid and you actually managed to pull that off, tonight would be Infiltration and Reconnaissance night 😉

  • Jonah Cash

    The last time I was this excited for anything gaming related was when I couldn’t go in to town so I gave my brother all my money and he bought my PS1… Sitting on the farm the whole day waiting on my family to get home just to open my PS1… Longest day ever, and this one is already starting to match that one!!

    • Spaffy

      It’s like Chrismas as a kid.
      The anticipation, anxiety, insomnia for the next day

  • Sk3tz0

    should be jumping in to the game at about 2pm today. – So what you saying is.. You’re not doing any more articles as of 2pm 😛

    • Jonah Cash

      Hopefully they only got one review disc!!! Hahahahaha
      Otherwise crickets after 2!!

      • Sk3tz0

        I’m curious as to who gets to play first.. do they fight it out with Foam bribes, Will Gavin pull rank and be like.. RESPECT MA AUTHORATAH!!!! then steals the controller..

        • Jonah Cash

          Hahaha!! I would love to see a LG royal rumble!! Last man standing can play the game!!! Hahahaha

  • Sk3tz0

    Silly Yogi He’s not smarter than the average bear.. because he went to the wrong picnic grounds…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor


  • Nikola

    U lucky bastards:) Man I am gona go and out some pressure on AWX to give me my copy today, do some Godfather style convincing.

    • Guild

      I’m thinking the same thing with BT games. I’m wondering if I could convince them to give it to me at 17:00 today instead picking it up in the morning.

      • Nikola

        Yeah I don’t like to go in gangster mode but looks like I am gona have to;) Yeah if we can play today I don’t know what the issue is!

      • Ir0nseraph

        I am also waiting for BT , doubt if the will release early but one has to try right.

  • DOA

    Found some codes you can redeem for minor destiny goodies!

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy


    Felt like caps was needed! xD

    • Norm

      Added effect achieved.

  • Francois Knoetze

    sigh… I will pick up my Limited edition copy tomorrow at 7 am. will have to keep the urges at bay till then

  • Does changing the clock to a different time zone on the system actually work to access content?
    My game is preloaded and ready to go at midnight.

    • Jay

      Idk I did it see if it works but instead of saying play it on 9/9 it says unavailable now, don’t know if that’s a good thing or not

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