Destiny: The Taken King breaks PlayStation records

    
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If you had any doubt that Destiny is a huge force in the online world right now, Activision’s announcement that the game is smashing PlayStation records might rid you of such notions.

The company said that Destiny: The Taken King has become the most downloaded day-one game in PlayStation history, overtaking the number of people who were enjoying it a year ago on launch day. The expansion also set new records for total players and peak concurrency.

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said that he’s quite upbeat on the future of the game: “Destiny: The Taken King is officially the most downloaded game on day-one in PlayStation history and set a new benchmark for both total Destiny players and peak online concurrency on day-one, so it’s safe to say the Destiny franchise continues to gain momentum.”

Source: VG 247
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Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Project54 
You will patch up, but you won’t have Taken King zones (neither the new Year 2 Crucible maps nor Saturn/the Dreadnaught planet or Phobos, the new moon).  I think you can still ding 40 without those, playing through the Year 1 planets, though.  There are still Legacy Crucible maps people can pick on the Crucible map, but I’m not sure how many peeps are playing those at any given time.

I would think you’d get Year 2 drops, but you could just try it.  You’ll know right away because their light level will be WAY higher than your current gears’.

Project54
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Project54

I keep seeing comments about Taken King being what Destiny should have been at release, so it sounds tempting. I bought the special edition and season pass but haven’t played in ages, if I dig out the disc and pop it in, will it update automatically or is there something special I need to do?

Estranged
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Estranged

LOL

Rustybladez
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Rustybladez

DahkohtLewin I found that after picking the game back up after 6-7 months the controls were nice – they have some aim assist on which works on the horizontal vs center of mass so that if you have the sight really near the head on non-sniper weapons and not-a-bazooka then the game helps move over those 2-3 pixels to get a head shot or body shot – whatever is near where you are aiming.  And the aim assist does it smoothly so you kind of don’t notice.

Goronmon
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Goronmon

DahkohtLewin
Destiny is a reasonably slow-paced shooter, so there shouldn’t be any issues playing it with a controller. But its like anything else, you will need some practice before you feel proficient at it. And Destiny is actually not a bad introduction to console shooters.

Goronmon
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Goronmon

I’ve already spent enough on Destiny plus DLCs at this point that throwing down another $40 for an expansion is pretty much not gonna happen unless it’s twice the size of the original game (it’s not). Glad to hear Bungie has decided to finally put some effort into making a half-decent game this time around. Everything they’ve put together up to this point has been pretty mediocre, moment-to-moment gameplay aside.

ensvne
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ensvne

cures DahkohtLewin HOLY, but does it work? I mean all games are optimized for controllers. Does it work like on PC or does it have flaws?

I might consider buying a console now. 

I bought a Xbox 360 controller and played some Final Fantasy XIV and i hated it and never touched the thing again.

ensvne
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ensvne

Estranged

A: Why are you in a wheelchair?

B: Cause i like it, you walking snob.

Dixa
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Dixa

Disappointing. Success of these kinds of games is what keeps innovation and the real mmorpg genre from moving forward. Too many lemmings.

Cujo H
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Cujo H

the power of a blank check in advertising.