SIPWU 9.26.14

It’s been a pretty uneventful week in gaming, unless you play Destiny. You’re all probably out there killing things while sitting on top of rocks in a nearly endless cycle of getting things. If you’re a hardcore tanker, you’ve probably been destroying things wherever you go, leaving behind steel coffins. If you’re neither, then you’re probably waiting for some more news, but that will come.

This update contains what’s mentioned above, some trailers, sales, and a lot of births.


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October 2014 Games with Gold announced

ContactTango let us know today that Major Nelson posted the games free to XBL Gold members in the month of October 2014. Gold members on the Xbox One will be able to pick up Chariot, while those on the Xbox 360 will be treated to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Darksiders II. For more details about these games, hit the jump!

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Queen’s Wrath Limited Time Event

Awoken Queen
Should the Awoken ever need an ally, I will call on you… and expect you to answer.

The Awoken Queen requires an ally, and has sent her emissary to distribute exclusive gear to worthy Guardians. Completing these bounties will allow Guardians to purchase exclusive Rare (blue) weapons from her Emissary and unlock story missions that award guaranteed Legendary (purple) armor. For more details, hit the jump: Continue reading

SIP’s Official Destiny Clan is now active

I announced a week and a half ago that we were using a new group as SIP’s clan for Destiny because activation of clan features for a private group is a founder-only privilege. Now that Mahdi has made a triumphant return to SIP, our original group/old home is now our official Destiny clan.

If you are already a member of SIP on, all you need to do is set it as your Xbox and/or PlayStation clan. If you’re not yet a member, you can join today! (Admin approval of membership is not required) If you were a member of the interim clan, please switch over to the official clan as soon as possible. Also, please tell clanmates who might not check in online about this news. Clan features on the interim clan will be disabled in the near future.

Lastly, we have members gearing up their Guardians so they can figure out strategies for the Vault of Glass raid and ultimately help others complete the raid in true SIP fashion. Stay tuned for more details on the possibility of a new achievement team for this activity.

Mark of the Unbroken: 4 Years of Weekly Challenges

Yesterday marks the four-year anniversary of Halo: Reach’s release date and every year has contained 52 weekly challenges to complete for credits. You may remember our own Pokenut/Stig Assassin literally taking the “One Down, 52 to Go” achievement name to heart in the first year, and continued on to repeat the feat in the second and third year since Reach’s release date. Last week, he completed his 208th weekly challenge in as many weeks and carrying on an unbroken streak of four years’ worth of weekly challenges. Now Holmes, THAT’S dedication. Although most of the weekly challenges are recurring and no longer difficult to complete from a skill perspective, just having completed all of them without missing a single one puts Stig in a very select group of gamers who have ever played Halo: Reach; only three people in the world (as far as we know) belong to this group.

Please join me in recognizing and congratulating Stig Assassin on completing yet another full year of weekly challenges in Halo: Reach!