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

Write Your Own Captions

Write Your Own Captions

Damn, that's a lame news story title. I guess I wasted all my creative energy coming up with captions and posting them for the world to see using our brand new Halo Screenshot Captions feature! That's right, now you can tell us what's really going on behind the scenes. You can even rate other submissions. We have our first batch of four new screenshots waiting for subtitles, so get busy!

Halo 6/10/2002 9:41 PM PDT permalink

Music To Make Love By

Music To Make Love By

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Halo 6/10/2002 8:04 AM PDT

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

New Stuff This Week

New Stuff This Week

At long last – the walkthrough you've been waiting for is now available. Level 3: "The Truth and Reconciliation." This massive (and I mean massive) walkthrough goes through all the detailed instructions on how to beat this level on legendary. The only thing holding you back now is pure skill.
We've also added a new desktop to our wallpapers section, the art from the new halo T-shirt. A big thanks to Bungie's own Lorraine McLees and Chris Barrett for the design.

Halo 6/6/2002 7:26 PM PDT permalink

Orders For Myth?

Orders For Myth?

Myth.bungie.org is reporting that Team Marius.net and MythForums have teamed up to support Orders for Myth and Myth II on the Marius.net server. Now wouldn't it be helpful if we had a global account system shared between Bungie and all fan sites? Psyrixx thinks it would be.

Myth Series 6/6/2002 5:29 PM PDT permalink

New Poll

New Poll

I just posted a new poll on the front Bungie.net page. This one is of special interest to Halo fans, so be sure to vote!

Halo 6/3/2002 7:01 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

What in the World?

What in the World?

One of my favorite magazines growing up was National Geographic's World magazine. Every issue had a feature called "What in the World?" on the back. This monthly feature would have several extreme close-ups with answers at the bottom of the page. Paying homage to that feature, may I present 12 new Halo screenshots that will keep you guessing where in the Halo I took these. Answers not included. What would be the fun in that?

Halo 5/31/2002 1:30 AM PDT permalink

State of the Seventh Column

State of the Seventh Column

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Community 5/30/2002 10:23 AM PDT

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

A Disturbing New Theme

A Disturbing New Theme

I've created another new theme. This one is a little disturbing, though I like it more. Head to Chapter Founders to check it out. Warning: This theme contains spoilers!

Community 5/29/2002 10:11 PM PDT permalink

New PoA Theme

New PoA Theme

A lot of people have requested a Pillar of Autumn theme, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. There's now a new theme available for chapters called "PoA Light". It's certainly not the best theme on the block, but it's my first, so don't give me too hard a time. Head to Chapter Founders to see it in action.

Community 5/28/2002 6:44 PM PDT permalink

Recent Downtime

Recent Downtime

Sorry about the downtime we had this morning. Our primary web server apparently fried its power supply. The server was down for approximately two hours while the power supply was being replaced. Everything is running smoothly again, though.

Inside Bungie 5/28/2002 6:29 PM PDT permalink

FanFest Wrapup Reports

FanFest Wrapup Reports

I just got back from E3 and need to take a long breather. However, I didn't want to sign off without first pointing you to this post and this post at HBO about the FanFest, which sum up the evening quite nicely. Thanks Deanero and vector40! Also thanks to Freewill for helping organize things, to mnemesis for chauffeuring us around town, to Deanero for being a gracious host at the Marty Army practice session, and to everyone that showed up for the event, especially the teams that competed in the tournament. We had a blast!

Community 5/26/2002 12:28 AM PDT permalink

XBOX Theme Now Available

XBOX Theme Now Available

Our latest theme comes from Vlad Dracula, co-creator of the Pimps at Sea theme. He recently sent us a new one based on the XBOX. Thanks Vlad. Keep 'em coming, people!

Community 5/20/2002 10:30 PM PDT permalink

Two New Themes

Two New Themes

A big thanks to Stosh and Jonah Friedman for the two latest themes available here at the 7th Column.
Stosh created one called Master Chief, a blue and brushed metal theme using images of the big green guy.
The second theme, "tru7h," is based on Jonah's interpretation of the Marathon's Story Page -a tribute to Hamish Sinclair if you will.

Community 5/18/2002 12:13 AM PDT permalink

New Bungie.net Poll

New Bungie.net Poll

Wow, 195 of you, 83% of the respondents in our poll, said you want a short-sleeved version of the Seventh Column T-shirt available in the Bungie Store. We'll see what we can do. In the meantime there's a new poll up on Bungie.net, this time in response to some in-fighting I've seen between state-wide chapters (that won't be named). Let us know which organizational approach you favor.

Community 5/14/2002 5:13 PM PDT permalink

Halo Soundtrack Preorders!

Halo Soundtrack Preorders!

An official announcement about the Halo Soundtrack just went out to the world. You can read about it here. But more importantly, you can preorder your copy of the Halo Soundtrack today, directly from the Bungie Store! What are you waiting for?

Halo 5/13/2002 8:34 PM PDT permalink

Halo Soundtrack & Rolling Stone

Halo Soundtrack & Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone magazine is preparing a special E3 issue that will hit the stands next week. One of the awards they're giving out is for gaming soundtracks. We just got word that the editors of Rolling Stone have given Halo the top honor in this category, naming it the video game with the "Best Original Soundtrack." Way to go Marty!

Now about that soundtrack ... I have a feeling you'll be getting an update pretty darn soon.

Halo 5/10/2002 5:47 PM PDT permalink

E3 FanFest Update

E3 FanFest Update

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Community 5/9/2002 9:53 AM PDT

New Theme: Hunters

New Theme: Hunters

There's a new theme available for your chapters courtesy of Stosh, this time featuring everyone's favorite Halo alien bad-ass, the Hunter.

Community 5/7/2002 10:37 PM PDT permalink

Halo Shirt Explanation

Halo Shirt Explanation

A couple people have asked this -- that Halo shirt for sale in the Bungie Store is a reprint on the Halo shirt we had at the launch party. This shirt, however, is on a new brand of T-shirt that's a much cooler color, and we've redone the art. The photo you see in the store is an unmodified photo of an original shirt, no Photoshop magic there.

Halo 5/7/2002 8:40 PM PDT permalink

Short-sleeved 7th Column Shirt?

Short-sleeved 7th Column Shirt?

Churchhill18 pointed out that it's too damn hot for a long-sleeved Seventh Column shirt where he lives, so I've posted a new poll to the front Bungie.net page asking how many of you would like to see a short-sleeved version added to the Bungie Store.

Community 5/7/2002 5:53 PM PDT permalink