July 2015

What's Wrong With Destiny's Story?

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What's Wrong With Destiny's Story?
How I think Bungie's development history may have led to that empty feeling where Destiny's story should be. In the past this would have been a blog post, but since we're doing mostly videos these days... why not?

HaloAddict

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HaloVanguard
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HaloVanguard's Gamercard

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HaloAddict
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Crota's End Necrochasm Only Highlights

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Crota's End Necrochasm Only

Highlights from a Necrochasm / Eidolon Ally (and grenades/supers) run of Crota's End on normal difficulty, featuring Blackstar, Funkmon, jchapman, Zero Point Fox, ChrisTheeCrappy and CougRon and edited by Blackstar.

Katya

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Lucky Golden Cat

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MS FABBSs xP
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Fabiola Padilla
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Lucky Golden Cat
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Aguadilla
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Puerto Rico
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Estados Unidos
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female
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Hey, I'm 18 and a flutist & clarinetist :) also a geek

Let's Play Destiny Co-op #64 Prison of Elders: Forever Eater

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Prison of Elders: Forever Eater

SteelGaribaldi joins Blackstar and Narcogen to bring down Vex Gate Lord Quodron, the Forever Eater, in a level 34 Prison of Elders activity.

Rampancy.net Channel Update July 2015

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Rampancy Channel Update July 2015

Just a quick update video showing what will be going up on the channel this week, and also a news item-- we'll be on vacation starting Thursday, July 9. Videos will resume on July 27.

ASE Ep. 161 Marathon Tempus Irae 25 & 27: Hang To Dry & Repository 9

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Hang To Dry & Repository 9

With our co-op scripts disabled to prevent going out of sync, Blackstar and Narcogen must rely on skill and determination to deal with waves of Hunters and Troopers teleporting behind them.

Also, our apologies-- this video and the previous one were posted out of order. This one will remain at the top space in the queue until the next is posted, and then we'll put back into the proper order.

We're doing a new Marathon adventure-- this time fighting the Pfhor in Italy of the past in third party scenario Tempus Irae!

Tempus Irae can be played, like the other Marathon games, using the open source Aleph One engine which you can get here for Windows, Mac and Linux:

http://source.bungie.org

Tempus Irae and other third party scenarios for the Aleph One engine can be downloaded here:

http://source.bungie.org/scenarios.php#more

We use irons' Co-Op script, which gives weapons and ammo to both players if either picks any up, and prevents weapon loss on death (so items can't be destroyed in lava or slime). The script also allows one player to teleport to a destination set by themselves or their partner, in case co-op players run into a problem a solo player would have to restart for.

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

Tempus Irae has its own spoiler guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/tempus/

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

Let's Play Destiny Co-op #63 Prison of Elders: Broken Legion

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Prison of Elders: Broken Legion

Blackstar and Narcogen once again team up with Stuntmutt in the Prison of Elders, this time to take on Valus Tra'ug and the Broken Legion.