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Subject: Bungie Weekly Update: 06/03/2011

AND THUS IS LIFE

They came they saw and soon they will move on. I look forward to our new adventures together. What you have in-store for us I do not know but I know it will be great. I will continue to follow HALO and I will continue to follow Bungie. So with great respect and awe we bid the Bungie HALO era a due, and ring them in separately as new entities that I will continue to cherish and enjoy. To the future and all it glorious goodness. May the next 10 years treat us as kindly as the past 10 years. Here is to great games, memorable moments, and a hell of allot of fun. Bet you can't stick it!

  • 06.05.2011 10:18 AM PST
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Tink about it this way everyone Bungie probly making a new series right now and what if it's even better than halo.

  • 06.05.2011 11:38 AM PST

New Marathon? Thanks Bungie!

upcoming reveal ftw

  • 06.05.2011 3:32 PM PST

"Lamh Laidir An Uachtar"

Just figured as a fan since the beginning of Halo i'd throw in my final words on its end. Please excuse the wall of text.

To be entirely honest, the fact that Bungie is cancelling matchmaking updates for Reach less than 1 year after its release is really sad. I've had carnival goldfish that have lived longer than Reach.

I've been a fan since the days of Halo 1, and was a pretty active member in the community throughout the reign of Halo 2 and Halo 3, and when Reach came out, my interest sadly lasted about a month. I've stayed here on the site (while offering considerably less feedback since Reach) not out of desire to whine or complain (as is commonly suggested by those that seem to enjoy Reach), but rather in the interest of a game franchise I had been a part of since its birth.

I really hoped Reach would be able to redeem itself, arguably my biggest complaint was the switch to the Arena over Ranked Matchmaking. I held on for a while, anxious to throw the Reach disk back in when I saw a number by my name, and I honestly don't think I am in the minority when I say that. I understand that there are gamers out there that enjoy the Arena, but looking at the Matchmaking population numbers, you'd have to be completely oblivious to say that Arena didn't have something very wrong with it (wrong enough to draw consistent populations of around 2,000 or less).

This update is definitely a bit of closure. Basically there's one chance left that the Ranked Team Slayer of Halo's past will make an appearance, maybe even as a dying breath as something to remember what could have been. That one chance is Bungie day, and based on past MM updates for Reach, an H2/H3 ranking system's chances are slim to none. Although to be honest putting in classic Ranked slayer might be more of a slap in the face than a favor, adding it at the last minute with no further updates.

I'm not going to lie here, and I won't sugar coat my feedback, because I care enough about Bungie titles to have an opinion rather than abandon them without a word. I have not been pleased at all with the seemingly oblivious and indifferent reactions to what appear to be endless community pleas for a classic Ranking system. It seemed to me like my requests and the requests of others were ignored entirely, and I get the impression that more effort was being focused on Bungie's next title than fixing Reach, tossing us miscellaneous playlist updates to pacify us ("Flagstravaganza?" Yeah, that was that key part that Reach was missing...), but never showing any interest in fixing what appeared to be the elephant in the room. And as a consumer, i'll remember that.

I got the impression that those putting out the MM updates figured that giving us any change at all would satisfy us, giving us things that I can't recall asking for. I'd equate it with asking and hoping for a GI Joe for Christmas every year, and every year getting something entirely different that I didn't ask for, like socks or a sweater or an expired box of Slim Jim's. After that, i'm not gonna be too excited about next Christmas, and I won't be expecting that GI Joe anytime soon. (If you haven't caught my metaphor, Reach MM Updates= X-mas, and a classic Ranked Team Slayer= GI Joe).

TL;DR: I remember Reach, and I remember it's utterly pathetic life span. And sadly, i'll still remember it when the next Bungie title is released. When I pick up the next Bungie title on a store shelf, Reach will remain in the back of my mind, and the memories I have of Reach will definitely be a determining factor on whether or not I purchase the next title.

Reach hasn't gone out with a bang, it's slowly died since the start, and that's not an end befitting of arguably the greatest series in Video Game history.

  • 06.05.2011 11:57 PM PST

Assault Rifle For The Win


Posted by: x StilleTot21 x
Just figured as a fan since the beginning of Halo i'd throw in my final words on its end. Please excuse the wall of text.

To be entirely honest, the fact that Bungie is cancelling matchmaking updates for Reach less than 1 year after its release is really sad. I've had carnival goldfish that have lived longer than Reach.

I've been a fan since the days of Halo 1, and was a pretty active member in the community throughout the reign of Halo 2 and Halo 3, and when Reach came out, my interest sadly lasted about a month. I've stayed here on the site (while offering considerably less feedback since Reach) not out of desire to whine or complain (as is commonly suggested by those that seem to enjoy Reach), but rather in the interest of a game franchise I had been a part of since its birth.

I really hoped Reach would be able to redeem itself, arguably my biggest complaint was the switch to the Arena over Ranked Matchmaking. I held on for a while, anxious to throw the Reach disk back in when I saw a number by my name, and I honestly don't think I am in the minority when I say that. I understand that there are gamers out there that enjoy the Arena, but looking at the Matchmaking population numbers, you'd have to be completely oblivious to say that Arena didn't have something very wrong with it (wrong enough to draw consistent populations of around 2,000 or less).

This update is definitely a bit of closure. Basically there's one chance left that the Ranked Team Slayer of Halo's past will make an appearance, maybe even as a dying breath as something to remember what could have been. That one chance is Bungie day, and based on past MM updates for Reach, an H2/H3 ranking system's chances are slim to none. Although to be honest putting in classic Ranked slayer might be more of a slap in the face than a favor, adding it at the last minute with no further updates.

I'm not going to lie here, and I won't sugar coat my feedback, because I care enough about Bungie titles to have an opinion rather than abandon them without a word. I have not been pleased at all with the seemingly oblivious and indifferent reactions to what appear to be endless community pleas for a classic Ranking system. It seemed to me like my requests and the requests of others were ignored entirely, and I get the impression that more effort was being focused on Bungie's next title than fixing Reach, tossing us miscellaneous playlist updates to pacify us ("Flagstravaganza?" Yeah, that was that key part that Reach was missing...), but never showing any interest in fixing what appeared to be the elephant in the room. And as a consumer, i'll remember that.

I got the impression that those putting out the MM updates figured that giving us any change at all would satisfy us, giving us things that I can't recall asking for. I'd equate it with asking and hoping for a GI Joe for Christmas every year, and every year getting something entirely different that I didn't ask for, like socks or a sweater or an expired box of Slim Jim's. After that, i'm not gonna be too excited about next Christmas, and I won't be expecting that GI Joe anytime soon. (If you haven't caught my metaphor, Reach MM Updates= X-mas, and a classic Ranked Team Slayer= GI Joe).

TL;DR: I remember Reach, and I remember it's utterly pathetic life span. And sadly, i'll still remember it when the next Bungie title is released. When I pick up the next Bungie title on a store shelf, Reach will remain in the back of my mind, and the memories I have of Reach will definitely be a determining factor on whether or not I purchase the next title.

Reach hasn't gone out with a bang, it's slowly died since the start, and that's not an end befitting of arguably the greatest series in Video Game history.



That was as simply as i can put it. amazing.

  • 06.06.2011 9:10 AM PST

i am a fan of halo and have all the games a was sad untill today i found out there will be a new halo 4 and i hope they will keep on coming.i hhope to find new cars, characters, guns,maps, story line and enemies. i would love to one day work with you and give you my ideas to make halo better becuase of my experience for it is the only game i play and i have lots of ideas to improve the game.

  • 06.06.2011 12:06 PM PST

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  • 06.06.2011 12:07 PM PST
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Smug Statement: KOTOR is the best.

The Council of the Sangheili ~ The stage of many, many events. Old and new. Good and bad. The Council is a memorial of all that has happened.
R.I.P. 9/6/2006 - 12/26/2008

I swear to god I cycle between Legendary and Mythic Member on a bi-daily basis..

Sooo..I'm confused. From what I just read at joystiq.com, Halo 4 was just announced at Microsoft's E3 along with an interesting teaser trailer. So...if Bungie is leaving Halo behind did they give the contracting over to 343 Industries for the upcoming (at least rumored) trilogy? Or is this one Bungie's big surprises? Me so confused...

EDIT: Excuse my spelling and..well, excuse my typing mishaps. It's 12:11 AM where I'm at right now so... my bad.

[Edited on 06.06.2011 12:42 PM PDT]

  • 06.06.2011 12:37 PM PST

Gimme the whereabouts of BOB I want answers!!!

How are you an Exalted Mythic Member Bungie handed over the IP to microsoft and 343 a long time ago. Where have you been? BUT THE DOG BEAT ME OVeR THE FENCE!!! BLARG BLARG BLARG

  • 06.06.2011 2:39 PM PST

Short and sweet. Matchmaking updates look good, and an awesome blame stosh!

  • 06.06.2011 5:48 PM PST
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Smug Statement: KOTOR is the best.

The Council of the Sangheili ~ The stage of many, many events. Old and new. Good and bad. The Council is a memorial of all that has happened.
R.I.P. 9/6/2006 - 12/26/2008

I swear to god I cycle between Legendary and Mythic Member on a bi-daily basis..

Posted by: Jordan420FILI
How are you an Exalted Mythic Member Bungie handed over the IP to microsoft and 343 a long time ago. Where have you been? BUT THE DOG BEAT ME OVeR THE FENCE!!! BLARG BLARG BLARG
I am an Exalted Mythic Member because I'm military and rarely have had enough time to get myself into trouble. Of course this always means not having enough time to learn stuff like that.

  • 06.06.2011 8:01 PM PST

Fresh and Klean

nice update, and hope to see good things from this company soon!

  • 06.06.2011 8:32 PM PST

Acquire Aesthetics.

"Silence Fills the Empty Grave, Now That I Have Gone..."

Reach will unfortunately be forgotten under all the new Halo titles. I'll keep playing until the end, however.

Defiant until the end.

[Edited on 06.07.2011 1:23 AM PDT]

  • 06.07.2011 1:21 AM PST

THANK YOU! thats needed to be said for a very long time.i was wondering if i was the only one who thought that way

  • 06.07.2011 7:29 AM PST

Abdulaal XD

You guys ending the halo trilogy perfectly, you let us decide. But we all wanted more, and you indeed made more with Halo: Reach. But what left us scarred and in a state of shock was your announcement of no longer making Halo. You made the Chief, you made him perfectly, you made us happy, you made our days, you ruined our social lives, but that's okay. WHY THE -blam!- DID YOU SELL IT, IT MADE YOU A FORTUNE, AND MADE US HAPPY, WHERE'S THE LOSS? AND NOW YOU GO MINGLING WITH THE ENEMY??? PS3 IS NOT WORTHY OF BUNGIE GOODNESS. PLEASE.... I BEG YOU..... WE BEG YOU.... WE THE BUNGIE COMUNITY, NO THE XBOX UNIVERSE, HEREBY PLEAD AND BEG FOR YOU TO REPURCHASE THE RIGHTS FOR HALO, UNDO WHAT HAS BEEN DONE FOR WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IS SHEER TORMENT TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LOVED YOU.
--SINCERLY, A Halo Player.

  • 06.07.2011 7:33 AM PST

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Bungie's monkeys of death are coming, this is your only warning!!!!

Posted by: Srgt Bannana

[quote]Posted by: x StilleTot21 x
Just figured as a fan since the beginning of Halo i'd throw in my final words on its end. Please excuse the wall of text.

To be entirely honest, the fact that Bungie is cancelling matchmaking updates for Reach less than 1 year after its release is really sad. I've had carnival goldfish that have lived longer than Reach.

I've been a fan since the days of Halo 1, and was a pretty active member in the community throughout the reign of Halo 2 and Halo 3, and when Reach came out, my interest sadly lasted about a month. I've stayed here on the site (while offering considerably less feedback since Reach) not out of desire to whine or complain (as is commonly suggested by those that seem to enjoy Reach), but rather in the interest of a game franchise I had been a part of since its birth.

I really hoped Reach would be able to redeem itself, arguably my biggest complaint was the switch to the Arena over Ranked Matchmaking. I held on for a while, anxious to throw the Reach disk back in when I saw a number by my name, and I honestly don't think I am in the minority when I say that. I understand that there are gamers out there that enjoy the Arena, but looking at the Matchmaking population numbers, you'd have to be completely oblivious to say that Arena didn't have something very wrong with it (wrong enough to draw consistent populations of around 2,000 or less).

This update is definitely a bit of closure. Basically there's one chance left that the Ranked Team Slayer of Halo's past will make an appearance, maybe even as a dying breath as something to remember what could have been. That one chance is Bungie day, and based on past MM updates for Reach, an H2/H3 ranking system's chances are slim to none. Although to be honest putting in classic Ranked slayer might be more of a slap in the face than a favor, adding it at the last minute with no further updates.

I'm not going to lie here, and I won't sugar coat my feedback, because I care enough about Bungie titles to have an opinion rather than abandon them without a word. I have not been pleased at all with the seemingly oblivious and indifferent reactions to what appear to be endless community pleas for a classic Ranking system. It seemed to me like my requests and the requests of others were ignored entirely, and I get the impression that more effort was being focused on Bungie's next title than fixing Reach, tossing us miscellaneous playlist updates to pacify us ("Flagstravaganza?" Yeah, that was that key part that Reach was missing...), but never showing any interest in fixing what appeared to be the elephant in the room. And as a consumer, i'll remember that.

I got the impression that those putting out the MM updates figured that giving us any change at all would satisfy us, giving us things that I can't recall asking for. I'd equate it with asking and hoping for a GI Joe for Christmas every year, and every year getting something entirely different that I didn't ask for, like socks or a sweater or an expired box of Slim Jim's. After that, i'm not gonna be too excited about next Christmas, and I won't be expecting that GI Joe anytime soon. (If you haven't caught my metaphor, Reach MM Updates= X-mas, and a classic Ranked Team Slayer= GI Joe).

TL;DR: I remember Reach, and I remember it's utterly pathetic life span. And sadly, i'll still remember it when the next Bungie title is released. When I pick up the next Bungie title on a store shelf, Reach will remain in the back of my mind, and the memories I have of Reach will definitely be a determining factor on whether or not I purchase the next title.

Reach hasn't gone out with a bang, it's slowly died since the start, and that's not an end befitting of arguably the greatest series in Video Game history.


^^ I have to 100% agree with this.

Bungie will always have a special place in my heart as one of the best game company's ever to make a video game.
Its a shame to see Halo go down after 10 years of being with us, i will still remember it for time to come as one of the best trilogies to come out and change gaming as we know it. Alto change is said to be good i cant say i want it to come for Bungie.

Halo will always be remembered in gaming history i believe and that is the only thing i am happy about.

:(

(Long live Bungie)

-Josh

  • 06.07.2011 8:25 AM PST

- - - - - i N S T i N C T - - - -

Please watch this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFvGHVUSCU4

  • 06.07.2011 11:04 AM PST

What no pictures =[

Bungie better make games that's for both platforms. I don't want no PS3 exclusive =[

  • 06.07.2011 12:23 PM PST

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I know you guys are all hard at work on whatever Aerospace is, and I know you guys don't want to reveal anything yet (I work in the industry), but the community is really dying. You had a few weeks there without any updates, and Reach is getting into an endless loop of nothing new. I'm just making a recommendation and saying you should update more often.

  • 06.07.2011 1:41 PM PST

whoz ready for HALO4 yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuh!

  • 06.07.2011 8:06 PM PST

I mean it in my bio. I'm not going to join your clan.

I detest taking orders by some "high-ranking" guy who is just power hungry to control people's avatars over a video game.

I wish Bungie the best of luck, it's been a fun last 10 years!

[Edited on 06.08.2011 12:32 AM PDT]

  • 06.08.2011 12:31 AM PST

Dear Bungie,

I've been reading the weekly updates since (if memory serves) Matt was doing the Friday update, followed by Frankie, Alta the Bungie Princess (once, then never again due to disgraceful flaming) et al.

It's been truly wonderful. Several hundred Fridays brightened by a smile, s-blam!-, and juicy titbits of information. Thank you. Thank you all.

PS - I miss the abusive drunken Bungie Webmaster. Strange, that...

  • 06.08.2011 3:03 AM PST

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Well even though there might not be new Halo news here, I still eagerly await to see what the future brings.

  • 06.08.2011 3:56 AM PST

then it was when i had to do somthing to do it perfect. well what evear. i like the wekeliy news and challenge. they were cool keep on going bungie=)

  • 06.08.2011 5:27 AM PST
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I'm sorry for the kind of people ask so much for just one company, sorry bungie. I really am. I hope you know what your doing by giving halo to 343 industries, who knows how good it'll be? Hopefully they will do as good at making the halo series as you did. Thank you bungie and good bye for now...

  • 06.08.2011 1:56 PM PST