The Bungie Weekly Update

It was about time we answered some of your mailbag questions, so we did. There's a tiny update on the state of the Podcast and our cowbell-filled theme song. We also chat a wee bit about the Warthog, or more properly, about some of the new AI creeping into Halo 3.

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Bungie Weekly Update 9/15/2006 5:20 PM PDT

Humpday: Video Gaming Refugees

Bungie once again accepted a challenge from a senior citizens center this Wednesday and found ourselves in a familiar position: Eye-level with our ankles. Read on for excruciating details of our defeat. Next week, an orphanage.

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Halo 2 (Xbox) 9/14/2006 4:05 PM PDT

Breaking into Bungie

Bungie receives a high volume of emails on the subject of jobs. More than anything, people want to know how to get a job at Bungie. Take a look at Bungie's shady hiring practices and see if you're up to leaving behind the concept of "HR violations."

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CareersAbout Bungie 9/13/2006 5:15 PM PDT

Community Spotlight: Recon Number 54

We took some time this week to speak with Recon Number 54, long-time Bungie fan and one of our Master Forum Ninjas. Read about how he first became involved with the community and what's kept him coming back all these years.

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Community 9/12/2006 1:38 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

The usual snooze and news about Bungie Studios during its media lockdown period, but Eric Nylund chats with Bungie about his upcoming Halo novel: Ghosts of Onyx and let's you in on his life, his loves and the creative process that brings you the expanded Halo fiction.

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Bungie Weekly Update 9/8/2006 5:26 PM PDT

Humpday: NeoGAF

Bungie accepted a challenge from some Halo 2 fans over at the NeoGAF forums this week. Over the course of three very close games, both teams performed admirably but one came to rise above the other. Possibly as a result of chetz and sploitz.

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Halo 2 (Xbox) 9/7/2006 4:38 PM PDT

Spotlight: Josh 'n' Stosh

Bungie recently hired another member straight out of the community in the shape of Stosh. We also hired someone striaght out of our own office, Josh Rodgers. How does that work? What does Stosh do? Why is Shishka such a jerk? Read on for answers to these pressing questions and more.

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Inside Bungie 9/6/2006 2:30 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

This week's update includes news about our Podcast, some interesting playlist data and a couple of interviews and bits of art. All in all, I'd call it a pleasant, friendly update and a good send off to the long weekend.

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Bungie Weekly Update 9/1/2006 5:00 PM PDT

Humpday: 8-bit Brigade

This week Bungie took on 8-bit Brigade, a group of mature gamers ranging from old to older. They're decrepit and no longer possess the reflexes to compete with our crew of young guns, right? That's what we thought, too.

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Halo 2 (Xbox) 8/31/2006 4:55 PM PDT

The Next Halo Novel: Ghosts of Onyx

The next Halo novel is Ghosts of Onyx, by Eric Nylund. Let the celebrations begin! Our new publishing partner, Tor, will release the latest novel in November, 2006 continuing and expanding the scenarios and characters created by Nylund, and expanding the Halo universe a little bit more.

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Halo Universe 8/29/2006 2:51 PM PDT

Penny Arcade Expo!

This past weekend was the Penny Arcade Expo, hosted locally by the fine fellows over at Penny-Arcade.com. A whole bunch of Bungie dudes made the short trip to Bellevue for the Halo 2 tournament, to take in a couple of Bungie-related panels and just to check out the show.

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Community 8/28/2006 4:20 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

Sketch reports back from Germany, where he's continuing our Halo 2 Vista Vistravaganza Week. We also chat in loose terms about Halo 3 graphics, but nothing to get too excited about, and apologies once more, for a horrible, horrible piece of art.

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Bungie Weekly Update 8/25/2006 4:58 PM PDT

Top 7 Reasons Why H2V Rocks

We've compiled the top seven reasons that Halo 2 Vista rocks. Some might say it even has the potential to rock ever so slightly harder than the Xbox original. There are some things you might expect such as the map editor as well as some new tidbits that you may not have known.

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Halo 2 Vista 8/24/2006 5:28 PM PDT

Keyboard vs. Joystick

For years this debate has raged in many a forum. Keyboard/Mouse or Joystick? We'll run over the most common arguments for each as they relate to Halo 2 Vista. Then members of the H2V Dev Team took on the Bungie Community Team in an epic Keyboard vs. Joystick Humpday.

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Inside BungieHalo 2 Vista 8/23/2006 5:26 PM PDT

Halo 2 Vista: Mapmaking

Pi Studios are the team responsible for bringing the map editor to Halo 2 on Windows Vista, and they wanted to share their progress and ideas, with you, our gentle reader. It's Day 2 of the week that KP foolishly calls Vistravaganza.

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Halo 2 Vista 8/22/2006 5:03 PM PDT

Halo 2 Vista Week!

In the first of a week long Halo 2 for Windows Vista spectacular, we introduce you to Matt Priestley from the Bungie H2Vista team, and dish some info on the game bound to break many, many mice in 2007.

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Halo 2 Vista 8/21/2006 2:52 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

No update per se, this week, since today is the Annual Bungie BBQ & Pentathlon. We'll be in an undisclosed location 'til 8pm. A few snippets for the hardcore, nonetheless, but nothing for the mainstream consumer, who demands more answers, dammit.

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Bungie Weekly Update 8/18/2006 1:49 PM PDT

Humpday: Halo2.Junk

This week Bungie took on the administrators of halo2.junk.ws in what may have been the closest Humpday challenge of all time. So close that, in about a month, it'll be shown on ESPN Classic with a crazy filter on the film to make it look like it happened ten years ago.

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CommunityHalo 2 (Xbox) 8/17/2006 4:50 PM PDT

Lanbex

This past weekend in the sizzling Georgian suburbs, 30 people gathered to play Halo, yell at each other and eat Tijuana Mamas for two straight days of uninterrupted gaming. Except for bathroom breaks.

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CommunityEvents 8/15/2006 5:02 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

Hey guys, an update so lacking in movie info that you'll be all, "Whaaaa?" But them's the breaks. In this short weekly update we talk about everything BUT the Halo movie. Go figure. See you next week!

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Bungie Weekly Update 8/11/2006 4:41 PM PDT

Humpday: PMS

Bungie challenged Clan PMS this week. It went about as well as playing a professional gaming group ought to go for Bungie. I fought back the tears long enough to describe in detail just how badly we were humiliated.

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Halo 2 (Xbox) 8/10/2006 4:41 PM PDT

Community Spotlight: Anne Wolanski

This week we had the opportunity to talk to Anne Wolanski of Seasoned Gamers. Read about how she came to have such an interest in games, what Seasoned Gamers is all about and how she feels about hyperventilating teenage potty-mouths.

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Spotlight 8/9/2006 2:43 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

Hey! It's the Bungie Weekly Update, this time with 40% less preachiness! A few tidbits about the game, the movie, PAX and the next Halo novel, but nothing to tell your grandchildren about when you grow old. So don't get too excited.

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Bungie Weekly Update 8/4/2006 5:02 PM PDT

Humpday: Backbone Entertainment

Last night Bungie took on one of our multiplayer designers' former employers in a Humpday Challenge. This challenge proves emphatically that, at least when it comes to game designers, we're awesome. It also proves that one Multiplayer Designer might not be enough.

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Halo 2 (Xbox) 8/3/2006 3:09 PM PDT

Bungie Spotlight: Cunbelin

This week we turn the spotlight inward to take a look at one of our most recent additions in Cunbelin, aka Cameron Pinard. Find out how he got here and how many Tijuana Mamas he was able to consume before his body violently rejected them.

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Inside BungieBreaking In 8/1/2006 1:29 PM PDT