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Around 3 Million People Play Destiny Everyday for 3 Hours

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Destiny set some pretty impressive sales figures when it went on sale. Despite receiving less than stellar reviews, Bungie’s first-person shooter RPG game is a hit with gamers, with around 3 million players logging in everyday to play the game. But that’s not all…

The average playtime for each player comes it at around 3 hours a day, 7 days a week, while players run Destiny on their consoles 1.8 times a day.

MUST READ: Destiny Made Over $500 Million on its First Day of Sale, Sets Another Record

“Over the past three weeks, we’ve had more players online in Destiny than we did during the same span for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, combined,” Bungie Community Manager David “DeeJ” Dague stated. Here are the exact stats:

  • Destiny averages 3.2 million players each and every day!
  • Average playtime is still right around 3 hours a day, even on weekdays, one month after launch.
  • The average player plays Destiny 1.8 times a day.
  • The average player has played Destiny 20.9 times.

Those figures are off the charts, especially when considering Destiny is not as critically-acclaimed as most expected. Still, an impressive art direction, solid core gameplay elements, and amazing soundtrack help offset its repetitive quests and lack of story.

MUST SEE: Check Out these Amazing Destiny Concept Art

Destiny is part of a ten-year publishing deal between developer Bungie and publisher Activision. As such, it will receive a boatload of content for years to come, all in an effort to keep millions of gamers playing everyday and for hours on end, which will surely keep the revenues flowing. It looks like the Destiny IP will be Activision’s main cash cow for many, many years…

Destiny is playable on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For those that have played it, let us know what you think about the game in the comments below.

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China Blocks Twitch Website And iOS App

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You can no longer access the Twitch website and Twitch iOS app in China, at least legally.

Twitch has confirmed that the Chinese government has blocked all access to its platform in mainland China.

The development comes on the heel of the Twitch iOS app reaching the third spot in the iTunes free apps chart, with the surge of popularly mostly owed to eSports and especially the Asian Games.

Although the reason for the ban wasn’t revealed, the fact that Twitch was the only way for Chinese fans to follow the event was what likely made it a target for the Chinese government.

Twitch now joins a growing list of major websites to be blocked in the world’s video game market, a list that includes the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Considering that some of the Steam Community features are also inaccessible in China, it probably won’t be long until the main Steam store is also banned.

Valve has been taking preemptive measures should it also meet the same fate, having partnered with a Chinese publisher to launch a localized version in the country.

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The Witcher’s Voice Actor Wants To Work On Uncharted

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Uncharted is not the only series the gravelly-voiced actor behind Geralt of Rivia is interested in.

As a video game actor for nearly two decades, Doug Cockle has definitely left a mark on gaming, however small the mark, especially in the hearts of The Witcher fans. Yet, despite all his experience in games, movies, television shows, and even on the stage, he has never worked in motion capture.

“I have yet to get into a motion capture suite,” Cockle told VG247 in an interview. “It’s something I really want to do – it’s on my bucket list.”

All his voice acting for the The Witcher series was done in the recording booth. He’s actually never met the actress who plays Yennefer, and only met Triss’ actress while passing in the corridors between their sessions.

“I’d love to be part of the Uncharted series,” he said, joking that it would also be a lot fun being in Tomb Raider but just not as Lara Croft for obvious reasons.

He expressed great interest in “getting in bed” with the developer of What Remains of Edith Finch, an interactive graphic novel that he things is beautifully done.

Either way, considering his quality performance in the The Witcher series, Cockle (you can follow him on Twitter) will be a great addition to any developer’s team. Dust imagine what he can deliver in a mocap studio.

What game would you like to see him in?

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Nintendo Switch Is Getting New Animal Crossing In 2019

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No more rumors — Animal Crossing is coming to the Switch.

After gutting disappointments at E3 2018 and subsequent Nintendo Directs, Nintendo has finally confirmed that Animal Crossing Switch is gearing up for a 2019 launch.

Details are pretty scant — all we got is “Animal Crossing” for a title — but we can expect Tom Nook to return and, hopefully, at least a visit from all, if not most, of the other characters when you use their Amiibo figure.

Watch the announcement trailer, and let us know what you hope to see in Animal Crossing Switch…

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