Hacking Rumor is False

Recent rumors that Bungie.net has been hacked, and that your personal data has been compromised or stolen, are utterly false. Bungie.net has not been hacked, and frankly, there's nothing to hack. Bungie.net's database does not contain any of your personal information other than your Gamertag and Halo 2 stats.

As with any personal information, you should guard yours carefully, never give your passwords or other security information to anyone trying to solicit it. Bungie staff and personnel will never ask you for that kind of information, because we don't have any business using it. Please ignore any claims to the contrary and try not to spam up the forums talking about it. Bungie.net has not been hacked. The end. Major Nelson is giving out the official PR line over on his site here: Gawd bless you Major Nelson.

Emotional SupportFAQs and Info 3/21/2007 5:25 PM PDT permalink

Welcome to the Future of Bungie.net

Welcome to the new Bungie.net. It's the result of a long, hard and rewarding collaboration of art, technology and design.

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Inside BungieBreaking InAbout Bungie 3/19/2007 2:48 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

This week we talk about AI and graphics in the Campaign, and talk about the thing on everyone's minds today - the announcement and revelation of the Halo Legendary Edition. Lots of froth and panic inside. Enjoy!

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Bungie Weekly Update 3/19/2007 11:09 AM PDT

Humpday Challenge

Bungie entered the Rumble Pit this week to play a Humpday against a bunch of Microsoft employees with demanding jobs and busy lives, thereby avoiding our biggest pet peeve: Humpday opponents who are good.

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Community 3/19/2007 10:49 AM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

We got power back, which means the Weekly Update now has images and a few nuggets of information in here for folks looking forward to the forthcoming public beta, and a revelation or two about what options will be available.

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Bungie Weekly Update 3/9/2007 10:43 AM PST

Halo 2 Vista Update

Hired Gun, the Microsoft team responsible for bringing Halo 2 over to Windows Vista, posted a blog update at IGN today. In this latest post you can read about the work they're doing on the new Live achievements being added to the game.

Halo 2 is still coming to Windows Vista later this year courtesy of the Microsoft internal team known as "Hired Gun." To read the latest game development updates, keep an eye on the IGN blog website. This latest entry is all about achievements - something that's new and exclusive to the Windows Vista version of the game. Check out the story HERE.

Halo 2 Vista 3/6/2007 6:09 PM PST permalink

The Bungie Store: Back Up

The Bungie Store is back, so feel free to buy loads of extra awesome merch, including T-Shirts, bags, drinking implements and all manner of Halo and Bungie branded swaggery.

Go buy some here: www.bungiestore.com

Inside Bungie 3/6/2007 2:25 PM PST permalink

Bungie Weekly Update

Welcome to another Bungie Weekly Update, where we keep you apprised of stuff happening in the creation of Halo 3. This week, animation, grass, water, weather, weapons and more. And Sketch pops in with a little hot dish of Halo 2 mappery. Full Story

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Bungie Weekly Update 3/2/2007 10:45 AM PST

The Spiker

Another in our continuing and in-depth looks at the weapons of Halo 3. This time we expose a dual wieldable weapon, designed exclusively for Halo 3. The Brute Spiker. A nasty, vicious, shredding horror used primarily by Brutes. Learn to love it now. And make sure you have QuickTime installed...

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Halo 3Halo Universe 2/28/2007 4:19 PM PST

New Poll in the Forums!

We just put a highly invasive and nosy poll in the Forums - asking if you bought your Xbox console just for Halo, or for some other reason. Which would be stupid, obviously. Anyway, go rock the vote in the polls HERE!

We're basically spying on you to see how much you love or don't love Halo.

Halo 2/27/2007 3:50 PM PST permalink

Stats db maintenance

Halo 2 stats are offline for quick maintenance

We're installing a brand new database server to host the Halo 2 stats database (and future stuff as well!) so please bear with us as we turn off stats for a while during this transition. It shouldn't take too long.

Halo Stats 2/27/2007 3:26 PM PST permalink

Bungie Weekly Update

This weeks update is basically me frothing about graphics, and a new Halo 3 screenshot. Although it's not exactly what you think it is...

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 2/26/2007 3:15 PM PST

Halo Comic Announcement

Our good friends at Marvel made a couple of nifty announcements regarding the upcoming (and as-yet, untitled) Halo comic series, and although they haven't set a date yet, they did reveal that the artist and writer paired for the project are Alex Maleev and Brian Bendis, respectively.

Their work on Marvel projects including Daredevil and Ultimate Spider-Man has made them comic book legends, and Bungie is proud to be working with such a talented team. You can read (not much) more about the partnership HERE at Marvel's site. We'll bring you more news as the series develops and we look forward to sharing what's going to be an amazing extension of the Halo fiction and universe.

Halo Universe 2/26/2007 2:20 PM PST permalink

Give Voice to Your Charitable Spirit

Bungie has donated a cameo voice role to Hollywood Arts, a charity that reaches young homeless people through the arts, including video games, film, TV and more. The charity is a very practical one that teaches young people valuable skills and directly attempts to get them off the streets and into productive employment.

The cameo is for Halo 3, and the timeframe is tight, although the “wit” who wrote the eBay copy originally joked that if you don’t make the session in time, you’d have to end up in Halo 4. Note that was NOT an announcement, but rather a sad clunker of a gag. However, it’s all for a good cause, so if you’ve got pockets as deep as your voice, then head over to the eBay auction HERE and remember, we’re not running this auction, Hollywood Arts is. Through eBay. But it’s your chance for legendary status.

Halo 3 2/19/2007 9:48 AM PST permalink


It's been a long time but there are finally a few new polls to vote on in the Voting Booth forum. Stop by and rock the vote!

Share your opinion and cast a vote in the latest polls over at our Voting Booth Forum.

You can vote on everything from your all-time favorite Covenant Weapon to your favorite UNSC Weapon to whether or not you own or plan to buy an Xbox 360. 

We're also curious what your thoughts are about the upcoming release of Crackdown for the Xbox 360 (and the included Halo 3 beta).

If you're new to Bungie.net, there are a ton of other polls there for your voting pleasure.

Head on over to the Voting Booth and be heard!

Also, if you have an idea for a poll you'd like to see on Bungie.net, share it HERE.

Community 2/16/2007 4:36 PM PST permalink

Bungie Weekly Update

More of an update than last week! This time we have special guests in the studio, angry princesses on the rampage, tidbits about weapons and environments, and lots of info about the new matchmaking changes.

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Bungie Weekly Update 2/16/2007 3:21 PM PST

Halo 3 Beta FAQ

The Halo 3 Beta goes Live on May 16th, 2007. However, many questions remain about the beta itself as well as further chances to get in. Here, we do our best to answer those questions.

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Halo 3 2/16/2007 11:11 AM PST

Halo 3 Humpday: Rumble Pit

Bungie entered the Rumble Pit this week to play a Humpday against a bunch of Microsoft employees with demanding jobs and busy lives, thereby avoiding our biggest pet peeve: Humpday opponents who are good.

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Halo 3 2/16/2007 11:07 AM PST

Bungie Weekly Update

Interesting update this week, with the first ever look at the new imagery designed to tease and promote Halo 3 and a quick once-over of the current multiplayer control scheme. Forum speculation meltdown, imminent.

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Bungie Weekly Update 2/16/2007 11:04 AM PST

Halo 3 Beta FAQ

Phases one and two of the Halo 3 beta registration are now closed. However, many questions remain about the beta itself as well as further chances to get in. Here, we do our best to answer those questions.

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Halo 3Help 2/16/2007 11:01 AM PST

Lionhead Visits Bungie, Meets Jerome

Lionhead StudiosSam Van Tilburgh has published an article on Lionhead's site detailing his visit to MGS and Bungie Studios. It's a great read. Unfortunately, Jerome threatened to go Van Damme on Van Tilburgh, so he only got so far as the lobby.

Even if he got past Jerome, he'd have to deal with Soulblighter.

Inside Bungie 2/15/2007 8:58 AM PST permalink

2007 World Domination Clan Wars Tournament


Clantacular.com is releasing the Clan Wars World Domination Map Based Tournament! Can your clan dominate the world? Can your clan defend off multiple clans plotting to over throw your claimed countries? Watch the map change as clans overtake the world!

Like a long chess match between clans on a detailed map of the world including islands! Defend your claimed countries, attack neighboring clans! Partner with ally clans and help over throw the bigger regions! See Clantacular.com for more details, first regional battles begin this week! Registration is now open. First matches begin this week!

Community 2/13/2007 2:30 PM PST permalink

Community Spotlight: Maimum FEAR

Bungie has some words with Games in Action co-founder Maimum FEAR to discuss who he is, what he has to say about his past with the Bungie community and the GiA community.

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CommunitySpotlight 2/13/2007 1:57 PM PST

Halo 2 Playlist Changes Live

The Halo 2 playlist changes we mentioned in the past Weekly Update have gone live and you should now be able to choose Team SWAT from your Optimatch screen yet again. Rejoice!

Now that Team SWAT's back, it's only a matter of time before the pistol makes its triumphant return!

(Not really.)

Halo 2 (Xbox) 2/13/2007 10:49 AM PST permalink

Hail to the Chimp

KPaul writes:

Wideload Games, founded by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian and with a staff that includes a couple of former Bungie employees, has announced its next game: Hail to the Chimp. You can get more information on the title from the game's newly launched site.

If you're not familiar with Wideload, then you should check out their site and their previous game, Stubbs the Zombie Rebel Without a Pulse.

Community 2/12/2007 12:32 PM PST permalink