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In Pictures: Destiny Beta Event

July 21, 2014 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming

Destiny

During the course of the event, many gamers had the opportunity to play various missions featured within the beta build of the game, as well as go up against all odds in a variety of online matches.

Over the course of the weekend avid gamers grouped at Internet Solutions, located in Johannesburg South Africa, in order to test of the Beta build of Bungie’s upcoming title, Destiny.

The event was hosted by Megarom Interactive, official distributor of Destiny in South Africa. The event kicked off with formalities being addressed by Devon Stanton, PR & Promotions Manager, Megarom.

During the course of the event, many gamers had the opportunity to play various missions featured within the beta build of the game, as well as go up against all odds in a variety of online matches.

Destiny has grown in popularity, during the first few hours of beta launch period Sony as well as Bungie’s services were crippled. This was due to the high volume of users trying to access the service.

During my first few moments with the title I immediately noticed that the game, even though in Beta, was graphically impressive. Each Guardian has been crafted with a sense of creativity not seen in other titles. When it comes to the environment, Destiny features some truly beautiful destinations in which a player can travel to. While not all of these destinations are available, here is a breakdown of a few of them.

Earth
Our home. After the Darkness swept over us, we found the Traveler where it made its last stand. Beneath, we built The City – our last – within its protective aura. From here, Guardians stand watch, defend our civilization, and strike out into the wild frontiers of Earth – and beyond – to reclaim our lost worlds.

Moon
Like Earth, the ruins of humanity’s former glory can be found scattered across the familiar lunar surface. Recent exploration attempts have been repulsed, reporting increased enemy activity, and even strange tectonic phenomenon. The City has since classified the Moon as a “Forbidden Zone,” open only to our most brave and experienced Guardians.

Venus
Venus was once the site of great discovery – a paradise. Now, it is a monument to all that we have lost. The old stories say we built an academy dedicated to learning and research on the shore of a wondrous sea, and that the waters themselves boiled and rose up to shatter the coast, washing away all that we had built.

Mars
What little we know of Mars may as well be a myth. We built a massive metropolis in the red dust. The Darkness swept nearly all of it away; the sand itself claimed the rest. No one knows what remains of our lost age, now buried beneath the dunes.

One of the key features of Destiny is its online functionality… players will have the opportunity to team up with friends online. By visiting the Crucible, home of the Guardians, you can meet new players as well as purchase new weapons and upgrades. While the online portion of Destiny is a feature that should be most looked forward to – players can however experience the game on their own.

Overall, the Destiny Beta event was a great experience, especially the hands-on experience with the game. Destiny is set to launch September 9th, 2014. The game will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Darryl Linington

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