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Sony Now Sending Out Destiny First Look Alpha Codes VIA Email and PSN

Those of you that applied for your Alpha Codes need to check your email. Codes are going out now.

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GamersHeaven746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

Got mine try some a few minutes

@thekhurg-Same here

thekhurg746d ago

Got mine, but PSN is down. Can't enter code...

GarrusVakarian746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

Been playing mine with a friend for the past 2 hours or so. Here are some screenshots-

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The game is pretty good. Shooting feels solid, cruising around on your Sparrows with friends is fun, the multiplayer is pretty solid so far too. So far so good.

Ultr746d ago

woooooo it looks phenomenal

Ripsta7th746d ago

@Lukas what are your thoughs so far on gameplay and graphics?

Ashunderfire86746d ago

That's odd? I am downloading mines right now in New Jersey. Check your internet provider.

GarrusVakarian746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

@Ripsta

Graphically, it's pretty food. The lighting is very nice especially, and i really like the design of the environments. I'm pretty impressed considering it's in alpha.

Gameplay wise, the shooting feels very solid. The Sparrow is nice and smooth to drive.....just all round solid i guess. Framerate is a pretty solid 30 too, only noticed a few minor hiccups.

fenome746d ago

@thekhurg
It said psn down for maintenance for me, but I turned my PS4 off and them back on and for some reason that worked :p

I'm waiting for it to download right now and it needs to hurry up, I wanna play!!

Jughead3416746d ago

My download says 14 hours left...... Crap

Eonjay746d ago

Yup I got mines too. I will joing in tonight.

angelsx745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

I played 2-3 hours.The game looks great but that 30fps hurts

lsujester745d ago

Got mine, but I'm at work until midnight. NOOOO!!!!

Baccra17745d ago

@lukas can you choose which class to be? And what classes have you tried so far?

kneon745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

I downloaded it about an hour ago and played for about 30 minutes.

It looks ok, nothing special. The level design seems good though.

The enemy AI is incredibly stupid, they don't really come after you so you can just hide behind a rock to heal or wait for your grenade to recharge.

I suspect some heavy autoaim as I'm getting a lot more headshots than expected. I normally get a lot but having not played much FPS in the last few months I didn't expect so many.

I've only played solo so far so can't comment on other aspects of the game.

Alexander1Nevermind745d ago

I'm in as well/ PSN: Power-Fantastic

Downloading Now :-)

vickers500745d ago

Just played this for 6 hours straight, something I rarely do with video games.

How does it look? F*cking gorgeous the first time you see it. The lighting is spectacular, the environments are amazingly designed, the grass, the sky (there's day and night cycles). Screenshots and compressed online videos don't do this game a bit of justice. I've seen quite a few of trailers of Destiny before I played the game and didn't think it looked like anything special in terms of graphics. Good, but not amazing. Boy was that far from the actual truth.

This is by far the best looking ps4 game I've ever played, and yes, I've played through inFamous twice, this looks better.

The gameplay is so fluid and smooth, even though it's 30fps (which I now just learned from the below comments as it's not something that really crossed my mind while playing it), you probably wont notice it.

I had no technical problems at all. There was seemingly no lag. I say seemingly because I believe Bungie has cleverly disguised lag in this game. Every now and then, I would notice my co-op partner go invisible for a little while (not just disappear, but an animation kicks in) and then reappear with that same "warp-like" animation. It's not an ability, it's not a special class perk or anything like that because we were both different classes and this happened early on. It took me a while to figure it out, but I'm fairly certain it's just an awesome way that they disguise lag.

It was incredibly fun to me, though having people that I knew certainly increased the fun I had, but wow, what fun it was. Destiny is a day one buy for me after playing this. I may even consider buying the collector's edition if they have one, I'm that confident. I loved the Borderlands games, and this is similar in terms of the co-op experience you get from it.

Seriously, sign up for the beta/alpha the first chance you get, it's great.

Benchm4rk745d ago

@Lukas_Japonicus

In comparison what does the shooting feel like compared to Halo?

Raf1k1745d ago

Got this today and the Battlefield Hardline code yesterday but didn't realise.

I know what I'm doing this weekend :)

oxybulle745d ago

I played for an hour, so far, like it and its pretty.

My PSN: pascalv

mcarsehat745d ago

@Lukas

I've not seen that much of Destiny's gameplay, do you travel through space to each planet like No man's Sky or do you just go to gateways and then load into the levels like Borderlands or Mass Effect?

Gamer1982745d ago

This is one of the main reasons i'm glad I chose PS4 over Xbox One for my early purchase :). Played the game last night and looks amazing and plays really well..

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TFJWM746d ago

Got mine as well download should be done in 15 mins or so. Will see if its worth all this hype or not soon

Shadonic745d ago

cant really see if its worth it yet if its just an alpha test.

Rodney25745d ago

I got mine too awesome. What's you guy's PSN ID, mines is Rodtastic25

TheFutureIsBlue745d ago

Got mine too. I guess it would be against the rules to stream this since it is beta? =p

Blaze929745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

My download is telling me 57 hours left (1893 MB/6684 MB)....on a 50MB/30MB Verizon FiOS connection.

You gotta be kidding me Sony -_-. I guess everyone (who got in) is downloading at the same time or something? Still - this is ridiculous.

Yo Mama745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

Dude, you need to get your internet checked out. I have a Time Warner 50mb/down connection and it took me 45 minutes, if that. It's not always Sony's fault.

http://i530.photobucket.com...

liquidhalos745d ago

I had the same problem, to fix it I changed my dns server to Google. It's really easy. Just Google. Change ps4 dns settings. It comes straight up, takes 1 minute and drastically improves download speeds for some reason.

Blaze929745d ago

thanks @liquidhalos - I'll check that out right now.

ATGaming4745d ago

Mine is installing really slow should I try re-installing?

oODEADPOOLOo745d ago

@ Lukas_Japonicus

How do you manage to be on almost every article on this site and almost always as one of the first comments?

wastedcells745d ago

played it at E3, it was awesome...they gave out alpha access in the sony booth.

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Majin-vegeta746d ago

Nothing :(.If anyone doesnt want their code you can PM it to me :p

adventureghost124746d ago

You have to go out of your way too sign up for it so probably not, sorry!

TacoTaru744d ago

I got a code and never signed up for anything since I don't play first person shooters other than Bioshock like games. Don't know why I got it.

I'd give it away but my son decided he would play a little so I could see what it looks like. I'll be lucky if he plays for an hour since he only plays DOTA2 and Wildstar.

Majin-vegeta745d ago

Update:Just got my code :D

sinjonezp745d ago

Yep..just got my code. Haven't downloaded it yet. What you guys think of the alpha so far?

TFJWM745d ago

Pretty solid, only has the 1 map but controls are pretty tight and graphics are decent. I prob wasnt going to buy it before hand, but now I think leaning towards picking it up. The 6v6 map is fun I really wish they had one of the co-op maps thou

ipach745d ago

instant vehicle was a nice surprise. graphics are a little underwhelming for me: kinda has a borderlands drawn feel... definitely an alpha... but I like this trigger button jump convention that is starting to stick (thanks titanfall)

djplonker746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

Nothing yet what is very worrying is the email I use for psn has never had an email from sony not sure what to do :/

I did get two ps4 battlefield hardline beta codes.... whoopy /s

admiralvic746d ago

I know that feeling, but have some faith.

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I just got my code and can't wait to try it out!

djplonker746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

Just managed to verify my email lol I have had that account since 2010 and didn't notice hope I can still get a code!

Edit: no code I messed up....

Fixay746d ago (Edited 745d ago )

I still haven't received mine either, bit of a bummer.

It seems many people from the UK haven't got one yet

Edit: Oh and PSN is down for me anyway so I can't even redeem it if it did randomly come through lol

Shakengandulf745d ago

Its worth checking junk mail too, thats where mine were.

Chuk5746d ago

Just got mine. I've lost intrest but i might regain it if I can see what it's all about.

Fixay746d ago

Dam if you lose interest then may I have the code please? haha

Bit cheeky I know but I genuinely am interested in this game.