[Updated] Service Interruption

[Updated] Service Interruption

Update: Even the best plans go wrong on Monday... sorry about the extra half hour, but the maintenance is completed, and all services should be working normally.

Bungie.net's database server will be undergoing network maintenance this afternoon at approximately 2pm PDT. This will affect all bungie.net web services. Downtime is expected to be no more than 30 minutes.

Inside Bungie 9/9/2002 5:18 PM PDT permalink

[UPDATE] Bungie.net Update

[UPDATE] Bungie.net Update

Update: The time for the upgrade has been rescheduled for 3:00pm PDT. That is 20 minutes from now. It should take no more than an hour.

Well, it is time for a much needed site update - we've got a round of features and fixes to put up. However, doing so will require bungie.net's database server to be taken offline for an extended period of time. So, at about 3:30pm PDT, all bungie.net web services will be taken offline. Everything will be back online no later than 5:00pm PDT, but hopefully much sooner than that.

Inside Bungie 9/3/2002 6:59 PM PDT permalink

Be A Game Designer 101

Be A Game Designer 101

Read Full Top Story

Inside Bungie 8/23/2002 9:33 AM PDT

Service Restored

Service Restored

Well, it is after 11 AM, and we have finished the work on the servers. All Bungie web sites should be operating normally.

Inside Bungie 8/20/2002 6:02 PM PDT permalink

Marathon: Resurrection Demo

Marathon: Resurrection Demo

For many of you curious about Bungie's landmark Mac-only FPS, Marathon, Team Unpfhorgiven has recently released a demo of an Unreal Tournament mod called Marathon: Resurrection. Previously only available in multiplayer beta form, Marathon: Resurrection now modifies your Unreal Tournament game to allow you to play the original Marathon demo in a modern, truly 3-D game engine. We tested it out here at Bungie Studios. Although there are a few rough edges, the overall experience was pretty amazing - especially if you're very familiar with the original game. Download the demo and test drive the Mark IV today from the Marathon: Resurrection web page
(requires full retail version of Unreal Tournament to run)

Inside Bungie 8/19/2002 9:16 PM PDT permalink

Server Downtime

Server Downtime

All Bungie webservers will be offline for maintenance from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, August 20th. We apologize for the downtime.

Inside Bungie 8/19/2002 9:16 PM PDT permalink

I'm Gone For One Week...

I'm Gone For One Week...

And look what they come up with. Candyman has created another Bungie Comic, this time featuring Jason Jones, Jaime Griesemer and the Online Team's very own intern, known affectionately around here (when he's not called Pegboy) as Skip Weasel. Ah, and no one discovered our easter egg in the last comic! Tsk tsk!

Inside Bungie 8/12/2002 10:19 PM PDT permalink

Down in the trenches...

Down in the trenches...

You may have noticed bungie.net is operating a little slower than normal, and for a while around 9:30 AM PDT it wasn't available at all. The Halo 2 announcement drastically increased the traffic to bungie.net very quickly; so much so that we were having a little trouble keeping up due a small bug in the way anonymous users "authenticate". However, a small repair was made around 9:30 that should help any of you getting those "Group not found" errors when trying to see the screenshots. Rest assured, if anything else comes up, we shall be on top of it - I'll be closely monitoring the site all day.

Inside Bungie 8/8/2002 4:43 PM PDT permalink

News From The Underground

News From The Underground

In the Underground forum today:
  • pfhorslayer annouced Aquaduct, an Xbox tunneler for MacOS X.
  • 117's discussion about age requirements for the Halo National Championship is heating up.
  • Continued discussions about what people want to see in Halo or in a sequel.

Inside Bungie 8/2/2002 5:13 PM PDT permalink

New Feature: Comics

New Feature: Comics

We've added a new feature to bungie.net: Comics. There's not much there now, but check back often to watch them accumulate. You can reach them over on the right in the new Inside Bungie section.

Inside Bungie 7/30/2002 11:29 PM PDT permalink

Maintenance Complete

Maintenance Complete

The datacenter network maintenance is complete, and all services are functioning normally at this time. We apologize for the downtime.

Inside Bungie 7/28/2002 2:23 PM PDT permalink

Bungie.net Down Saturday Night

Bungie.net Down Saturday Night

Due to network maintenance happening in the datacenter where the bungie.net servers are located, all Bungie web services will be offline starting Saturday, at 11 PM PDT, until approximately 6 AM on Sunday morning . During this time, you'll probably either get no response or a brief error message if you try and access the site.

Inside Bungie 7/26/2002 11:39 PM PDT permalink

Short Downtime

Short Downtime

Update: We're back online. But you knew that.
We forgot to update one portion of the code when we launched forums yesterday. We're going to go ahead and update now. The server will be offline for a short time, no more than 10 minutes or so. See you soon. Sorry for the trouble.

Inside Bungie 7/18/2002 6:58 PM PDT permalink

Scheduled Downtime

Scheduled Downtime

Update: We're back online. See the top story above to get the scoop on our newest and greatest feature, forums!
As Achronos said yesterday, all of the Bungie web sites except the Bungie Store will be offline for about 2 hours starting at 10:30 am PDT today for a planned upgrade.

Inside Bungie 7/17/2002 3:58 PM PDT permalink

All Bungie Web Services Offline

All Bungie Web Services Offline

[This sentence has been censored by order of the Bungie Tru7h Commission.] Unfortunately, such godly acts require much preparation, and as such, all Bungie web sites will be offline for an extended period of time on Wednesday. Downtime is not expected to be more than two hours, and will start about 10:30 AM PDT.

Inside Bungie 7/17/2002 12:40 AM PDT permalink

"New" Bungie Sightings Doo

"New" Bungie Sightings Doo

While reading through the Bungie.org forums I came across a post from Miguel and noticed in his sig that he has actually updated the Bungie Sightings page! For a time this page was the place to go for community related information and I'm glad to see activity on it again. The site sports a stylish un-design and a new partner in crime, mnemesis. It's even got a handy listing of the Bungie.net rants and top stories. Nice!

Inside Bungie 7/16/2002 5:47 AM PDT permalink

Halo T-shirt Resupply

Halo T-shirt Resupply

It looks like the Bungie Store just received a huge shipment of Halo T-shirts. This is by far our most popular shirt, and was completely sold out for a bit. Pick yours up now while we have them in stock!

Inside Bungie 7/10/2002 10:13 PM PDT permalink

New Job Opening

New Job Opening

This one may be of interest to you with 3D animation skills. For those of you that may be a decent animator but not quite ready to take a lead position, we've opened up a [url=/Inside/Page.aspx?section=Jobs&subsection=Main&page=1]character animator[/url] position. Get those portfolios ready!

Inside Bungie 7/3/2002 11:43 PM PDT permalink

Gone For A Bit

Gone For A Bit

I'm going to be out of the office starting tomorrow, through all of next week. Don't worry though, I'm leaving you in the more than capable hands of Matt and Candyman. They'll be watching over news and event submissions, chapter submissions, and all of the other little things. If you need anything please contact one of them.

Inside Bungie 6/18/2002 10:37 PM PDT permalink

Short server downtime today

Short server downtime today

All Bungie web sites will be offline for approximately 10 to 20 minutes for some quick maitenance. This downtime will occur sometime between 4:00 and 5:00pm Pacific time.

Inside Bungie 6/18/2002 9:51 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Store Stock Updates

Bungie Store Stock Updates

The Bungie Store has had several notable changes over the past few days. First, the Halo Soundtrack is now in stock! Second, we've restocked the surprisingly popular Fishing Bob cap and the "Don't Make Us Kick Your Ass" Bungie shirts. Third, we now carry XXL size Bungie shirts! Quantities are limited, so get yours now.

Inside Bungie 6/12/2002 7:01 PM PDT permalink

New Job Openings

New Job Openings

Here at Bungie, we've created 3 new [url=/Inside/Page.aspx?section=Jobs&subsection=Main&page=1]job openings[/url] that may be of interest to all, even if you have no intention of applying. If you think you have the skills, then by all means, don't pass this opportunity up.

Inside Bungie 6/6/2002 9:14 PM PDT permalink

And the security patch said NO!

And the security patch said NO!

Well, we had a little problem today. All of our servers had to be rebooted for a quick little patch this evening. Apparently, though, the web server didn't handle it very well and we got some extended downtime. Everything is now working. We apologize for the downtime.

Inside Bungie 6/2/2002 8:52 AM PDT permalink

New Poll Up, Old Poll Results

New Poll Up, Old Poll Results

I just posted a new poll, this time testing your eyesight. Go vote! In older news, 70% of you said you think the Seventh Column needs more organization in the US. 17% of this group responded that they want more organization on the regional level, 54% on the regional and state levels, and 29% on the regional, state, and city levels. So what does this all mean? Well, nothing really. It's just a poll. It was obviously rigged.

Inside Bungie 5/30/2002 12:37 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Store Update

Bungie Store Update

For a while there the Mac Action Sack was the hottest selling item in the Bungie Store. We actually sold out, but then we dug up an old mine shaft full of sackless CD's. They're now available in the Store for an absurdly low $10 bucks!

I know, I know, this sounds like an ad, and we pride ourselves on being ad free. Considering that all profits from the Store (assuming we have any) go right back into our community development fund, however, it's only appropriate. No whining.

When you're at the Store you may also notice that we're sold out of a ton of stuff and a lot of sizes. Some items moved faster than we anticipated, but verything has been reordered and should be available shortly. Even better, we have some new items on the way, and more are being planned. Hang in there!

Inside Bungie 5/30/2002 12:22 AM PDT permalink