Destiny's House of Wolves expansion gets a release date, but it won't provide a new raid


destiny_house_of_wolves_trials Destiny players rejoice! Bungie just announced that the second expansion called House of Wolves will hit on May 19. Now the bad news - this expansion won't include a new raid.

Together with the release of the new trailer for the expansion and release date, Bungie released a post in, announcing that there won't be a new raid in House of Wolves.

House of Wolves will not have a Raid activity. We didn't make this decision lightly. Our team has been humbled by the reception of Raids in Destiny and we are creating a new Raid for a release later this year. House of Wolves will have a new cooperative end game activity focused on variety, replayability, and skill – a new battle Arena called The Prison of Elders.

This might come as a disappointment for some players since raids in the game are considered a big selling point for the game. This new end game activity sounds more like a "horde mode" of sorts but time will tell when they give more information about The Prison of Elders.

Another problem we are seeing is that some players opted for the season pass to ensure 2 raids in the future. With this announcement, the pack only adds 1 raid. No word if the new raid planned later this year is included in the season pass.

Do you think it's a good decision not providing a new raid for veteran players? Sound off on the comments below.

E3 2014: Sony Press Conference - Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3, Grim Fandango, Dead Island 2, Uncharted 4, and a lot more

SonyE3 With Sony being the last press conference for Day 0 of E3 2014 and Microsoft releasing a great show, the pressure was on. Did they deliver? We say yes, and what they showed might help keep the momentum they currently have for their PlayStation 4. Here's the rundown of what happened at the show.

Sony starts the show with a lengthy Destiny trailer

Order: 1886 Gameplay Demo

Entwinded announced and now available on PSN for $9.99

inFamous First light, DLC for inFamous Second Son out August 2014

Little Big Planet 3 announced, coming November 3

Project Beast announced - Called Bloodborne, a PS4 Exclusive

FarCry 4 gameplay demo, campaign co-op revealed

Dead Island 2 announced

Magicka 2 announced

Let it Die, Suda 51's new game exclusive to PS4

Director of Journey and Flower brings Abzu, announced for PlayStation

No Man's Sky for PS4 announced

Gameplay footage of Mortal Kombat X. New characters revealed

The Last of Us Remastered out for PS4 on July 29

GTA V for PS4

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End announced. Out 2015.

Quick Mentions

- Destiny Beta starts July 17 for PlayStation users first #E32014

- PS4 users can play the Destiny alpha now!? #E32014 White PS4 Destiny bundle announced, out September 9

-  In LittleBigPlanet 3, all content created from previous games can be played in the new game with improved graphics

- Friends can play Far Cry 4 for co-op even if they don't own a copy of the game.

- Battlefield Hardline PS4 beta access.

- The Last of Us infected heading to Diablo 3.

- PS3 and PS4 gets exclusive content for Destiny.

- Grim Fandago being remastered  for PS4 and PS Vita.

- 95% of PS4 console are connected.

- YouTube going to PS4. Pressing the share button instantly sends your video to your channel. Out later this year.

- Sony pushing free to play games on PS4.

- PlayStation Now service open beta for US and Canda available July 31.

- PlayStation Now available on specific Sony TV. All you need is a Dual Shock controller to use PS Now.

- PS Now beta will have Dead Space 3, God of War Ascension, MGS Ground Zeroes, Ratchet & Clank Into the Nexus, and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

- PS3 and PS Vita will be getting PS Now in the future.

- PlayStation TV announced for a western release. Priced at $99.

- Ratchet and Clank movie announced. Out next year.

- Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4. Xbox 360 and PS3 saves will transfer.

 White PS4 Destiny Bundle has been announced. White PS4 controller, white system, destiny game.

- Disney Infinity is going to have an exclusive PlayStation 4 collector's edition, and exclusive content and Hulk and four unrevealed heroes.

That''s Sony's Press Conference, what do you guys think? A bit draggy towards the end but it's great to see them provide a lot of variety to different gamers. Plus, more exclusives will always be a great thing. The Last Guardian? Not today. It will happen eventually...right?

We will give more of our impressions of what was shown in the press conference in a future post. TMG Podcast's E3 Special will go LIVE next week once all the dust has cleared to go through each announcement and reveals one by one.

Destiny gets a new trailer called 'The Moon'

DestinyMOON-ss01 Bungie released a new trailer for their action role-playing first-person shooter. It's a gameplay trailer that shows the dangers in the Earth's moon.

The video also reveals beta access for those that pre-order the game at select retailers in different countries. Sadly, Asia isn't among the countries listed for this pre-order incentive.

Excited for Destiny? There are more gameplay footage of the game, but I still don't have a clear picture of what this game. A bit skeptical, but a shooter with Bungie with RPG elements shouldn't be that bad...right?


Destiny's beta will begin in early 2014, with the game planned for released during the second quarter of 2014 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One.

E3 2013 Impressions: Console wars has begun!

E3 2013_ss2 Well the E3 dust has cleared. Actually, it's been cleared for some time now. This E3 is one of the most important events in gaming history since this E3 marks the start of a new generation of consoles. Sony and Microsoft has finally shown what each of their new consoles will bring to the table, and by the end of the year(hopefully), we will have the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One out in the market together with Nintendo's Wii U, which was released last year. E3 this year felt like christmas came early. Tons of games were announced and I don't know where to start.

Just like previous E3, press conference starts way before the E3 doors open, and these press cons are the big chunk because that's were all the reveals start happening. This year is extra special with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revealed before the event To make it even more special, this year Nintendo decided to not have their yearly press conference with the rest. Most probably because they knew all the attention will be focused on the other consoles, no matter what they do. But Nintendo had announcements to do still, so they opt'd for the easier route, an E3 Nintendo Direct that revealed a gameplay trailer for the exclusive Wii U game Bayonetta 2 and first look at the new Smash Bros. game for the Wii U and apparently for the 3DS as well.


Each year, we always ask after each press conference: Who won this year's E3? That's always the case. This question further fuels the divide between consumers to pick a console side, and for this year I'd have to say Sony won by a landslide.

Microsoft tried...

It's easy to why this is so. Microsoft took the risk. They attempted to change the game by forcing more DRM policies and get a better control of the used game market. The 24 hour online check-in for the Xbox One and the restrictions on borrowing used games outraged millions. I for one was confused to why Microsoft decided to make such a move. Many were left with so many questions with Microsoft leaving half-baked answers creating more questions. The reveal was a complete mess and come E3, they hoped to ease the reaction by filling their press conference with nothing but games. Great move, we saw amazing demo's from Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid V, a small take of a new Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break, we were also treated with Dead Rising 3 being an exclusive, a small teaser to Halo, and the world premiere of Titanfall, which is one of my personal favorites this year(quick in and out mech gameplay = win).

But after all the impressive presentation on what games are coming to Xbox One, it felt like everything was normal again, until Microsoft sticks a $500 price tag on their new unit, and all of a sudden all the worries start coming back in, as if the press conference never happened. With a price like that, plus all the games mentioned, it was hard to consider the unit.

Then comes Sony. With an impressive presentation as well. But it wasn't the games that blew viewers away. Sony gave what gamers wanted to hear, and as much everybody says Sony has won, they just did one thing - announce that the PlayStation 4 isn't going the same route as the Xbox One. When Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Entertainment of America announced they fully support used games, the crowd went wild. I laughed so hard because it was obvious what they are doing. Then followed that there will be no online check ins to use your PS4 offline, another big blow to their competitor. It made my day though, but yes, Sony has won the battle at E3 because of announcing that they would be retaining the same policies pretty much used on consoles today.

Right now, I'm actually shifting to the PlayStation 4 just because it will come out $100 cheaper. The games I'm mostly curious on are actually multi-platform. But it's still too early to tell. We have months to go before released and we don't know if there will be a drastic change.

But enough about who won. There were a lot of titles revealed, but a few of them got me excited to make the conversion to next-gen early. Here are some to name a few:


Titanfall is the first game of Respawn Entertainment, the new studio of Jason West, Vince Zampella, best known for their work at Infinity Ward on Call of Duty. It's a FPS mecha and FPS shooter that is purely focused on multiplayer. From what I've heard, they will be integrating Single-Player elements into multiplayer. But that's not what pulled me in. The amazing detail, the quick mobility of your soldier, and the mech gameplay makes this game worth getting for the Xbox One.

Metal Gear Solid V

Microsoft started their press conference with Metal Gear Solid V. The demo shown during that presentation blew my mind. Hideo Kojima is aiming for an open world MGS and gave us the first look of that goal in action. I don't mind Kiefer Sutherland replacing David Hayter as the voice of Snake anymore, this game is just a must buy.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U

I'm sorry, if there's one game that would force me to get a Wii U, it's this one. This is what Nintendo should have revealed together with the Wii U, not Nintendo Land. This is a great start, but this will definitely help Nintendo in the months to come, sales-wise.


Destiny is the next game for Bungie after they retired from making Halo games. It's no surprise its another shooter, but it's an online shooter that has MMO elements in it. It was hard to get what they were aiming with this game, but I got it once they released their first gameplay demo of the game during Sony's press conference. The game will be available for current and next-gen consoles.

Tom Clancy's The Division

Ubisoft wow'd E3 with the reveal of Watch Dogs in their press conference, but now they bring yet another IP that did the same effect to me. The Divison is an online shooter that incorporates RPG elements in its gameplay. Watch the gameplay below and you'll understand why I want this game now. Also notice that they incorporated tablet gaming into the game.

As always, this year's E3 was a treat to watch . Don't think that's the only good thing to come out of E3 in terms of games. Final Fantasy XV has been revealed, as well as Resident Evil's creators new title that aims to revive the survival horror genre. Check out our E3 posts for more.

E3 2013: Destiny game demo and gameplay trailer

Destiny_Gameplay_THUMB Bungie's next title after the Halo series is Destiny and they have finally revealed gameplay footage for us to take in. I've always been curious to how this online FPS game would play out. These two videos pretty covers that.

E3 Sony game demo 

Aside from this game looking gorgeous, Destiny really gives the Halo meets Borderlands feel. I would love it if Bungie would go more into detail in terms of character customization and progression. I wonder though if were going to constantly pick up items during each fight(something similar to Diablo or Borderlands) or only during specific enemies in the game.

Destiny gameplay trailer

If you're sold into getting this game, you're in luck. You don't necessarily have to make a decision on what next-gen console to get in order to play this game, Destiny will also be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Bungie and Activision is already thinking about Destiny in years to come, with sequels and added content, so this game will definitely be around for a long time.

Destiny is planned for a 2014 release.