I'm extremely excited about the Xbox One, but I'm also a discerning gamer who doesn't let hype control me. Right now, I want to know what Destiny is doing that is truly Next Gen. Other games have offered persistent experiences. The market is littered with shooters. We've all played Borderlands (or some other looter-shooter). So what's special about Destiny? I want to be excited about it, but as far as I can tell there is nothing new here. I vividly remember playing Super Mario for the first time when I was five years old. I've lived though every system but the Atari. What is Destiny doing that hasn't been done before, and why should we be excited as 30-something-gamers who have sunk tens of thousands of dollars into our hobby?