O Brave New World

It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it needs caressing.

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Inside BungieCommunity 8/4/2011 8:00 AM PDT

ViDoc set for 8/4

It's big, it's beautiful, and it needs caressing.

In case you haven't been filled in via Twitter or Facebook, our final Halo-era ViDoc is now set for Thursday, August 4th. We'll be airing it for the studio in conjunction with our internal Bungie Day celebration. We'd love to have you here in spirit. (BYOB.)

ViDocs 8/2/2011 2:18 PM PDT permalink

Bungie.net Gets a Facelift

New look. Same great taste!

You're great at noticing things. No doubt you've already laid eyes on the new look for Bungie.net. Go ahead, browse around. You'll likely uncover some newly bedazzled content. But don't get too freaked out about all the changes. Though today does mark the transition of Halo playlist and matchmaking support, you can still access our friendly forums, hang out in your private groups, and check all your career Halo stats.

Site Update 8/2/2011 2:12 PM PDT permalink

See You Starside

Bungie: 1, World: 1.

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Inside Bungie 7/8/2011 10:34 AM PDT

Bungie Aerospace

Bang. Zoom!

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Inside Bungie 6/30/2011 5:00 AM PDT

Burn Bright. Burn Blue.

Burn Bright. Burn Blue.

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Community 6/23/2011 11:04 AM PDT

Swag for a Great Cause

Take our incredibly valuable, one-of-a-kind stuff…please!

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CommunityCollectibles 6/23/2011 11:03 AM PDT

Bungie vs. The World Steaktacular

You want a rematch? You got it, sister! (Updated!)

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HumpdayHalo: Reach 6/23/2011 11:02 AM PDT

Bungie Mobile

There's an app for that.

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Community 6/23/2011 11:01 AM PDT

Marathon: iPad

The candles burn out for you; I am free.

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Marathon Series 6/23/2011 11:00 AM PDT

Bungie Mobile FAQ

urk writes:

How dare you question us!

Confusion abounds, but we have the balm guaranteed to soothe your aching brains. If you’re perplexed about Bungie Mobile or that new boil on the back of your neck, scroll down to get it all sorted out.

GENERAL FAQ

Q: I got the update and it crashes on startup.

Synopsis: Some users have reported crashes during startup. Our investigations have found this to be an issue with the install process. 

Fix: If you experience a crash on startup try reinstalling the update via the iTunes App Store. If, after reinstalling, the app continues to crash please contact bma_sup@bungie.com for additional support.


Q. Can you help me create a Bungie.net profile and link it with my Xbox LIVE gamertag?

We can and we will.

  • A lot of the process is already covered on our existing Sign Up page. Click the hyperlink and follow the instructions if you don't have an existing Bungie.net profile, or your profile isn't linked to your gamertag.
  • If you do have an account, but it's linked to the wrong gamertag you'll have to start from scratch. Unfortunately, you can't swap gamertags on a Bungie.net profile. You have to make a new B.net log-in.
  • If you've forgotten your gamertag's password, you'll need to contact Xbox LIVE for support at 1-800-4-MY-XBOX. We can't do squat for you, man.

Q. What devices and operating systems are supported?

Supported Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Supported OS: iOS 4+

Q. I don’t have a compatible device. I’m just going to give my username and password to a complete stranger online. That’s cool, right?

No. That’s a terrible idea. Never give your security credentials to anyone for any reason. Even if they offer free candy.

Q. When will this be coming to Android, Blackberry, Sidekick, Palm Pilot, etc.?

We’re not ready to announce phase 2 features at this time. That said, we hear non-iPhone users loud and clear. Same goes for feature requests covering forums, more robust stat integration, and free puppies. We make no specific promises, but we will be updating the app in the future.

Keep the comments coming and hang tight.

UPDATE: Bungie Mobile for Android is live!

Q. Why is my Spartan model different on the app than in-game?

Give it some time! In some cases, it may take up to 72 hours for the app to sync up with Reach. In the extremely rare event that your model still hasn’t updated within that time frame, try playing another game or two.

Q. Wait. What’s a Bungie Mobile?

Oh, guess that would have been a great place to start. Click here.

ANDROID FAQ

Q. (After 1/4/2012) I receive a “connection error” when trying to use the app.

Unfortunately, there is an issue with all versions of Bungie Mobile on Android prior to build #119. Updating to the latest version of the app via the Android Market should correct the error.

Q. What devices and operating systems are supported?

Android phones running Android 2.1 and up. Push notifications require Android 2.2.

Q. Why can’t I enable push notifications?

Push notifications require you to be using Android 2.2 or higher, have a Google account associated with your device, and have the Google Marketplace app installed on your phone.

Q. It says my friend doesn’t have a Bungie.net account, but I know he does. Sup?

Users who choose to hide their gamertag in their Bungie.net profile settings will appear as not having a Bungie.net account when you view their gamertag via the apps friends list. This setting can be changed on the Profile page under Edit Profile -> Profile Info.

Q. How do I unblock a user who I have blocked?

In order to unblock a user, you must sign into the Bungie.net website from your computer. You can manage your blocked users from the profile page under Edit Profile -> Blocked Users

Q. When I try and sign in with my profile, I get an error.

Certain profiles on certain devices can have difficulty when signing in using the mobile version of the Windows LIVE ID site. When viewing the sign in page in (where you enter your email and password) click on the PC site link at the bottom of the page. From there you can enter your login information to sign into the app.

Q. I’m unable to launch the app via the widget.

The widget will recover after time, but you can also remove and re-add the widget, or sign out of the app and sign back in.



That’s it for now. If you already have the app, don’t forget to rate it and write up a glowing review. (Oh, and that's not a boil.)

FAQs and Info 6/14/2011 11:29 AM PDT permalink

7 Reasons to Celebrate

Two decades and a whole mess of sloppy community love.

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Community 6/13/2011 5:56 PM PDT

Welcome to Bungie Mobile

There's an app for that.

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CommunitySite Update 6/13/2011 12:01 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update: 06/10/2011

The night is always darkest...

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 6/10/2011 2:57 PM PDT

Reach Matchmaking is Back Online

It's definitely not you.

Yup, something is totally busticated. Top Men are investigating the issue so we can get you back into the action as soon as possible. Apologies for the outage.

Repairs are in. Thanks for your patience. Now go play some games.

Community 6/6/2011 4:31 PM PDT permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 20

Grunts Gone Wild.

Over the weekend B.net user Ktan Dantaktee asked me why I hadn't featured Grunts yet via our weekly All Star community competition. Patience, KD. We were just letting everyone build up a big, juicy Grunty Thirst™.

You want Grunts? You got 'em!

  1. Take a screenshot (or create some custom art) themed, "Grunts Gone Wild."
  2. You have from this very second until Thursday, June 9th at 11:59pm PT to submit your entry for consideration to contest@bungie.com.
  3. Use the subject line “Bungie All Star Week 20” without the quotation marks.
  4. The size limit for attachments is 10MB. Include a preview image and a link to the original in your file share, or an external host for artwork.
  5. One submission per player. Please include your Bungie.net profile and gamertag in your email so I can reward you for your work, if necessary.
Feet don't fail me now!

Community 6/6/2011 11:46 AM PDT permalink

Forge Spotlight: Episode 6

Loktar OGar writes:

More sweet maps.

Hey everybody, Forge Spotlight is back with four more maps made by the community. If you want to send in a map to be featured, just follow the instructions at the end of every video. Enjoy.



Forge Spotlight: Episode 6

Halo: Reach 6/2/2011 9:27 AM PDT permalink

ChrisOfTheDead's: Shenanigans 12

BlackOpsSpartan writes:

Community comedy ensues.

ChrisOfTheDead here, offering up another heaping helping of community funtage goodness. Just sit back, relax, and hope Kat doesn’t come barreling towards you in a civilian truck.



Shenanigans 12

Halo: Reach 6/2/2011 9:24 AM PDT permalink

IGN Top 10 Halo: Reach Kills - (06.01.2011)

CheckedBRUTES writes:

The best of the best multiplayer kills.

Halo: Reach 6/2/2011 9:22 AM PDT permalink

Bungie.net Goes Read-Only [Complete!]

urk writes:

Access...DENIED!
[Override issued]
Access... Granted!


Anything that requires, sign-in (including forums, private groups and messaging, etc.) will be offline for a few hours today while our online team performs some "scheduled maintenance." Remember that cheeseburger you stuffed under the couch cushion? Yeah, we have to clean that up.

As soon as our systems are back online and fully functioning, we'll let you know. Until then, please continue to stare blankly into your monitors.

edit:  As "a few" people might have noticed in the past several hours, we're fully-functional again.

CommunitySite UpdateGroup Memoranda 5/31/2011 10:45 AM PDT permalink

Fire Team Zulu: Cornerstone

Straight from HBO to your face!

That crash from jumping the broken bridge may have knocked your systems a little too hard, as now they're completely inoperable - so you must complete this mission HUDless! But don't worry. Normal difficulty is your biggest threat in this challenge - just be patient, and you'll get through this! We promise!

Fire Team Zulu: Cornerstone

Halo: Reach 5/31/2011 9:56 AM PDT permalink

Video Games Live - Halo: Reach at E3

EagleBurn writes:

Marty and Mike go to Hollywood.

"The L.A. Premiere of Halo: Reach by Award Winning franchise composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori."

The event will literally be across the street from E3 while it's happening. Pick up your tickets at the link below.

Video Games Live Celebrates its 200th Show at E3

Halo: Reach 5/31/2011 9:54 AM PDT permalink

Get to Know your Forged Maps: Synapse

M1STA WU1FY writes:

Tip, tricks, and life lessons.

Nearly seven minutes of pro tips on Synapse.

"Hey guys, if you want to get the hang of the new maps that have entered the Team Slayer and Arena rotation, you may want to see how another every-day average player like yourselves likes to play on it. Advice and tips and strategies galore, as well as a few life lessons in this video. "

Synapse Arena Gameplay

Halo: Reach 5/31/2011 9:49 AM PDT permalink

Forge Café Recap Video 8

undr zid writes:

Brought to you by the letter é.

Another long brutal night of custom games, and we got the video to prove it. Thank you to everyone at Forge Café for bringing along their maps, we had a wide selection of awesome content to play on. A well deserved salute to Zatherla for his incredibly detailed work, helping to push the community into a whole new era of forge. See you all next week!



FCCGN Recap Video 8

Community 5/31/2011 9:18 AM PDT permalink