Activision's Gamble: It's ‘Destiny'

Today we’re discussing ‘Destiny,’ the upcoming MMO shooter from Bungie, creators of the ‘Halo’ series. Activision, the publishing company behind Destiny, has invested $500 million in the game, but will their gamble pay off? Thanks for watching the show. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @IBTimesTV.

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