Bungie Counting Down to Official Destiny Reveal, Coming Earlier Than We Thought
Written Tuesday, February 12, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Bungie is teasing the imminent official announcement of its brand new sci-fi series, Destiny.

Over at the studio’s website you’ll find a 7-day countdown, complete with a series of kinda puzzle things which I don’t really understand. Let me know if you have any interesting insights into what they mean.

The suggestion is that we’re going to be seeing more of the game in the coming days, which is well ahead of the expected reveal at GDC in March.

Oh and the website URL contains the words “Alpha Lupi,” which refers to the brightest star in the southern constellation of Lupus, apparently. In Chinese the words are related to "Imperial Guards and the "Tenth Star of the Imperial Guards," a clear allusion to the Star Wars series. 

In the Star Wars universe, Imperial Guards are the dudes in red that protect the Emperor.

Wanna know more? Make a cup of tea and absorb everything we know about Destiny, including more overt Star Wars  references, through here.


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Comment #1 by Leviathan v2
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 04:45:56 AM
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I'm looking forward to this, Bungie is badass!

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Comment #2 by TransonicPower
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 04:50:25 AM
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I'm pretty excited for this. Bungie did awesome job with Halo and its story, so hopefully this game will be twice as good.

But is this coming to 360 or the "720"?

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Comment #3 by darkdeath174
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 04:53:04 AM
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I would just say "Imperial Guards" is just the normal old use which is "a special group of troops". The true title for Palpatine's guard is "Imperial Royal Guard"

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Comment #4 by darkdeath174
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 04:55:55 AM
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Oh how Bungie love's them their number 7 and count downs, I'm sure this will just be a tease for the Destiny Reveal at GDC

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Comment #5 by MangledRex
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 04:56:42 AM
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So excited!

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Comment #6 by Hudson888
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:03:44 AM
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Im pretty excited about this. That picture has a distinct star wars look to I think.

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Comment #7 by Saracin
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:04:48 AM
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@2 I have a feeling its coming to this generation of consoles. Considering how much hype surrounds this title they wouldn't announce it before the new systems were officially unveiled if it was coming out for them, therefore it must be a current gen title. Just my theory though.

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Comment #8 by Kai Freefall
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:09:55 AM
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Personally, i was thinking more along the lines of 40k when i read the imperial guards bit.
Can't wait for this :)

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Comment #9 by BiggD
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 05:54:58 AM
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Looking forward to this. Bungie won't disappoint!

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Comment #10 by Zoron
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:29:27 AM
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So what are these "instructions" for? Any ideas?

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Comment #11 by B0seiju
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:33:47 AM
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Why is there an Activision logo with this news?

And to get to some strange pictures, today, you need to lock al but the third squares. And then I got stuck.

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Comment #12 by Dodgyknees
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:35:22 AM
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The formation that worked for me was


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Comment #14 by Dodgyknees
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:36:35 AM
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...but I'm still none the wiser.

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Comment #15 by General Boredom
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:36:38 AM
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@11 Because Activision is the publisher.

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Comment #16 by Zoron
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:51:57 AM
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By "instructions" Im referring to the 7 paragraphs that are in the link to the lower left after aligning the squares.

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Comment #17 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:04:32 AM
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That screenshot still looks f'ing incredible, very much looking forward to Destiny. Just hope that the subscription based multiplayer rumors are completely false :/

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Comment #18 by ronnie42
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:07:16 AM
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Well not sure what to think yet due to what they did with halo reach so maybe be interesting to see if Bungie can make a good game.

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Comment #19 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:19:02 AM
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Tingling with anticipation!

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Comment #20 by The Duke of Darkness
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:23:20 AM
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@8 Looking at the artwork and plot details its like star wars and 40k had a baby. Awesome!

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Comment #21 by tincann
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 08:55:25 AM
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I got a combination to work & got this:

Pattern Active. Array Element Online.

Coordinate. Combine. Clarify. (With a fuzzy radar picture below followed by:)
[Note: (x, y) visibility limited. (u, v) analysis might prove useful.]
(This was a link & It took me to this page:

There was also another Pic with the title: Active Baselines
It was mainly black with some white shading & was just a blob.
Under that it said:
Frequency gaps detected. Additional global observatories required.

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Comment #22 by warmonger729
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 08:56:35 AM
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if this is by Bungie than its gonna be another Halo cause thats all they got suckers

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Comment #23 by Cirative
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 09:26:49 AM
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Imperial Guard is also the name of the human military in Warhammer 40,000.

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Comment #24 by I mak3 big boom
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 09:34:03 AM
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@13 look up Defiance. its an MMOTPS :)

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Comment #25 by Smurfboy
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 10:36:58 AM
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Bungie did a good job with Halo series and I am very curious about this new upcoming game, Destiny. Looking forward to see more gameplay!

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Comment #26 by MamooO4
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 11:14:05 AM
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Just make a sword to access the site. And I am quite excited for this game because it just might be the closest game that gets to another KOTOR. But then again maybe not ;) Either way it should be a blast!

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Comment #27 by Bob on
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 11:15:27 AM
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From what I've heard what you do is align the diamonds as people have said and you are given an active 'node' for 5 minutes. The more people online with active nodes in that 5 minute window, the clearer the picture becomes, ie, filling in the frequency gaps.

Looking forward to the reveal.

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Comment #28 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 11:44:07 AM
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This is definitely in my Destiny!!!

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Comment #29 by The Kingslayer
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 12:47:28 PM
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Bungie are cheekly going to announce Destiny before the Playstation conference next week.

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Comment #30 by Radiant Kratos
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 01:37:24 PM
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NEXT GEN LAUNCH TITLE With PGR5, Star Wars 1313, Battlefield 4, Alan Wake 2 & Conkers OTHER Bad Fur Day

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Comment #31 by Phantomzero17
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 02:48:57 PM
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Marathon was great, Oni was great, and Halo was marvelous. I have 20 years worth of trust in Bungie.

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Comment #32 by General Boredom
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 03:48:18 PM
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@31 The Myth games were pretty awesome as well.

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Comment #33 by capnovan
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 02:46:20 PM
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This came up for me:
Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.

Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.

Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.

Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.

Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.

There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.

Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.

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