Tag: bungie

Halo is Steam’s top-selling game as it finally launches on PC

We live in a strange time. One of the best pieces of evidence for that is on Steam where the top-selling game is Halo. Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches (in part) today on PC. It’s $40 on Steam, but it’s also included in the $5-per-month Xbox Game Pass for PC service. Halo topping […]

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Harold Ryan interview — Why ProbablyMonsters is making a huge bet on triple-A games

Former Bungie CEO Harold Ryan showed everybody how to go big or go home earlier this month. He announced that his ProbablyMonsters is announcing it has raised $18.8 million for the company’s two triple-A game studios. Ryan is going to need a lot more money than that to pull off not one but two ambitious triple-A […]

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Ex-Bungie chief’s ProbablyMonsters raises $18.8 million for two triple-A game studios

Harold Ryan, former CEO of Bungie, doesn’t do anything small. And so it’s no surprise that he is running one of the most ambitious video game startups in a long time. Today, Ryan’s ProbablyMonsters is announcing it has raised $18.8 million for the company’s two triple-A game studios. Ryan has been running Issaquah, Washington-based ProbablyMonsters […]

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Destiny 2 gets a premium progression battle pass

Loot boxes aren’t dead, but many developers now favor the premium progression pass instead. Destiny 2 is the latest game to adopt one of these digital Skinner boxes. But as Bungie director Luke Smith explains in a blog post, this isn’t going to change how you play the game. Instead, it’s about giving more people […]

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Destiny 2 moves its PC home from Battle.net to Steam on October 1

Bungie announced today that Destiny 2 will be making its PC move from Battle.net to Steam on October 1 The studio noted that the transition would happen back in January, when it announced that it was separating from publisher Activision Blizzard to be the sole company in charge of Destiny. Battle.net is a PC games […]

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Take This: Game developers face serious mental health challenges

Take This, a mental health nonprofit organization geared toward game developers, released a white paper today that describes the severe challenges that game makers face as they craft their art. The paper notes the tough mental issues that come from crunch (unpaid overtime), online harassment, layoffs, and job instability. And it also looks at how […]

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Bungie helps raise $400k for St. Jude’s during the GuardianCon marathon stream

Bungie joined the GuardianCon marathon stream yesterday, which is raising money via donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospitals. During its 4-hour block on Twitch, Bungie helped raise $400,000. GuardianCon is a gaming convention held each year in Florida. The next is July 5 and July 6. This streaming event, which has been going on all […]

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Destiny 2 Players On Stadia Will Only Match With Other Stadia Players

Bungie recently confirmed that Destiny 2 will be available from Google Stadia, the company’s online game streaming service which will enable users to stream console-quality games on smartphones and even Chromebooks. All that’s required is a decent internet connection and a subscription to Stadia. Bungie has now revealed that Destiny 2 players on Stadia will […]

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Destiny 2 Gets Cross-Save Support For PS4, Xbox One, PC, And Stadia

As part of its new Shadowkeep year three update, Bungie is bringing cross-progression to Destiny 2. Players will be able to benefit from cross-save support for the title on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google’s Stadia game streaming service. The announcement comes mere months after Bungie announced its split with publishing partner Activision. […]

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Destiny’s big 2019 plans: Stadia, Steam, new expansion, and free-to-play version

Bungie has revealed a slew of big news for Destiny 2 today during a stream event. Notably, the multiplayer shooter is getting a new expansion, Shadowkeep, on September 17. Destiny 2 will also have a new free-to-play version, New Light, which includes the base experience and all of the content Bungie released during the game’s […]

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Destiny 2’s next expansion seemingly leaked ahead of E3

A datamining effort on Bungie’s webstie has apparently revealed the first details on Destiny 2‘s next expansion. It looks like it’ll be called Shadowkeep, and it will have players go to the moon to “become a slayer of nightmares.” This is according to a post on Destiny 2’s Reddit page. The moon was one of […]

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