Video:  'Destiny' Rakes In $325 Million, But Reviews Paint Game As Mediocre

'Destiny' Rakes In $325 Million, But Reviews Paint Game As Mediocre

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Destiny, the epic space opera that is part first-person shooter, part massive online game, sold through $325 million worth of games in the five days since it was released, publisher Activision said Wednesday. That number, which represents the number of copies already in consumers hands, is the biggest ever for the launch of a new gaming intellectual property. But it's also surprisingly high considering the game is receiving mediocre reviews from critics across the board. Read More >>


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Luc Besson's Lucy exceeded Russian box-office expectations, bringing in one of the year's biggest opening-weekend performances in the country. The sci-fi/action thriller, released in Russia on Sept. 11, seven weeks after its U.S. release, grossed $9.6 million during the opening weekend, surpassing even the most optimistic forecasts. Besson and the film's star Scarlett Johansson are popular in Russia.

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21 Upset Minecrafters Who Are Shaking Their Pickaxes At Microsoft

Stay calm. Put down your pickaxe. Everything is going to be okay. On Monday, Microsoft officially purchased Mojang, the software company behind the popular indie game Minecraft, which has brought countless hours of entertainment for more than 100 million gamers since 2009. Following the news, the gamer community sounded off its complaints, concerns and praises over Twitter. Microsoft probably won't deter diehard Minecrafters from playing, but many think this purchase is pretty blockheaded.



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