Yeah. We know you're still smarting from the clinic we put on back in '09. You stepped into the ring and we cleaned your clocks good. We were even in the throes of a snack food coma and dressed up in fairy costumes.
This year we're giving you one last chance to redeem your sorry selves. We're going to put something meaty on the line...besides our beefy reputations. This year, during our 24-hour Bungie Day Halo: Reach marathon, if you steak us we'll steak you.
The marathon of meaty ass-kicking goes down from 12:00 AM until 11:59 PM on 7/7, our time.
The official Bungie gamertags are:
- Heavenly Beef
- Tender Loins
And the official Bungie teams are (in no particular order):
- D Pool Champions
- Team Saving Your Ass
- Got Beef?
- #HighSteaksHalo A
- #HighSteaksHalo B
- Multiple Scorgasms
- In Frag Structure
- Needs More Cover
- Blame Steak
- Team Lee Prestiged twice in BlOps
- 824 Bones
- The Real McLovin Power Hour
- Happy Cows Aren't Steak
- Team America
- Got Beef?
When the playlist goes live in Halo: Reach, you'll see it listed as Bungie vs. the World. You'll be able to follow along via our webcam, our fancy new livestream
(which may implode), and through our official Twitter (@bungietweets
Good luck. You'll need it.
That's right. Making good on the legend of Luke Smith's epic pre-Halo 3 era throw down, we're fulfilling the promise of Steaktacular in a spectacularly meaty way.
On Bungie Day, July 7th, we'll be deploying four man squads into a special Bungie vs. the World playlist for 24 hours of gaming glory. If you end up squaring off with any of our battle-hardened quartets and you can take them down by a margin of victory of 20 kills or more, we'll mail you a real steak. Hell, make it two steaks. While supplies last. (If you’re an non-US resident we'll send you a gift card. It's one of those really boring, but seriously necessary legal affairs. Pretty sure our lawyers hate you.)*
If our team makes it out of their hour unscathed, they'll fire up the studio grill and eat the steaks you could have won right on the webcams so you can witness the bloody aftermath while you lick nothing but your tender wounds.
So, there you go. The Rumble with the Bungle. You're the dopes. We're the uh, ropes.
See you in the ring. July 7th. You can leave the A-1 in the fridge. You won't be needing it. For your steaks. That you won't be winning. Because we're the winners.
Full 24-hour and team rosters coming soon. For now, right click and save the wallpapers linked below. Then, read the official rules. They're poetic.
*HERE LIES THE LEGALESE
BUNGIE VS. THE WORLD STEAKTACULAR CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
You must read these Official Rules before entering the Bungie Steaktacular Contest (the "Promotion"). All entrants (“Entrants”) agree to be bound by these Bungie vs. The World Steaktacular Contest Official Rules (the “Official Rules”).
No purchase necessary. The Promotion is void where any aspect of the Promotion is prohibited by law or where registration, bonding or translation is required. Valid Xbox LIVE Gold subscription is required.
Bungie is hosting the Bungie vs. the World Steaktacular Contest where Entrants will have an opportunity to participate in a Halo: Reach Bungie vs. the World playlist (the “Playlist”) with the possibility of matching against a team of four Bungie employees. Winning is defined by defeating the Bungie team in the Playlist during the Promotion Period by a total of 20 kills or more where the Entrants total score is 50 or more kills. The prize is an Omaha Steak for Entrants legally residing in the United States, and a gift card for non-US winners.
How to Participate/Eligibility
Starting at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT), July 7, 2011, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), July 7, 2011 (the “Promotion Period”), players can participate by entering the Playlist” in Halo: Reach online matchmaking.
Entrants may be asked to supply a valid email address as part of the eligibility process and such other identification information as is requested. Entrant must have a valid Xbox LIVE account for the duration of the Promotion Period. Each Entrant must be an individual at least 17 years of age. If the Entrant is not at least the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence for the duration of the Promotion Period, by entering the Entrant represents that his or her parent or legal guardian have agreed to the entry and have read and agreed to these Official Rules. Entrants must be in good standing with Sponsor, the Reach community and Xbox Live, as determined in Sponsor’s and its designees’ sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine the eligibility of Entrants and the time of entry.
Sponsor reserves the right to reject any entry for any reason.
Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Microsoft or their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, the judges, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate or to win a prize in the Promotion.
By registering for or participating in the Promotion, Entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and any decision Sponsor or its designees make regarding any matters relating to the Promotion. Entrants who do not comply with the Official Rules are not eligible to compete or win a prize. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify from the Promotion, and any future contest or other promotion conducted by Sponsor, and to prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law, any Entrant who, in Sponsor’s reasonable suspicion, tampers with any of Sponsor’s sites, the entry process, the Promotion, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. In the event of disqualification of a winner, Sponsor may replace the winner with the next runner-up at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Entrants may win no more than one prize.
By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant grants to Sponsor and Microsoft an exclusive, worldwide, fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable license to reproduce and use (including the right to make derivative works of) the entry and any information submitted in connection with the entry, in and in connection with Sponsor’s, Microsoft’s and their designees’ products, services and advertising (including, without limitation, making map submissions available for Halo: Reach Xbox LIVE matchmaking.) Each participating Entrant hereby waives his or her moral rights in any such entries and information (and hereby recognizes that Sponsor and Microsoft may modify submissions for future use), and hereby warrants that any such entries and information are original with Entrant and do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, Entrant represents he or she has obtained, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use and exploitation of the entry by Sponsor and Microsoft in the manner set forth in the Official Rules without additional compensation, including, without limitation, likeness releases for any person whose name, and/or likeness appears in the entry.
Each Entrant warrants that the entries and information submitted do not contain information considered by Entrant's place of business or any other third party to be confidential, and that the entries and information submitted do not violate or infringe the rights of any third parties or violate any laws or regulations. Each Entrant agrees that he or she shall have no recourse against Sponsor for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in an Entrant’s entry.
By participating in the Promotion, Entrant consents to Sponsor’s use of his or her name, photograph and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to him or her, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast, and Internet), for all business purposes including advertising and promotional activities without additional compensation, notice or approval, unless prohibited by law.
ALL COSTS NOT SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES (INCLUDING TAXES) ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Winners may be required to provide a Social Security number or Taxpayer ID prior to the awarding of any prize. All prizes will be awarded and are not transferable. No substitutions are permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value to the prizes.
Notification of Winners.
Each winner will be attempted to be notified on or about July 11, 2011. Each winner will be notified by email, phone, regular mail and/or within the game and must sign and return a declaration of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, a publicity/liability release (unless prohibited by law), and any other requested documents within the time period stipulated in the documents. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification. Any notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, entries will be declared submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider or online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Each winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the winner.
Disclaimer and Limit of Liability:
BUNGIE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION. BUNGIE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, OR INJURY THAT ARISES FROM OR RELATES TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR WINNING OR USE OF A PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (I) LATE, LOST, DELAYED, DAMAGED, MISDIRECTED, INCOMPLETE, OR UNINTELLIGIBLE ENTRIES; (II) TELEPHONE, ELECTRONIC, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM, NETWORK, INTERNET, OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURES, VIRUSES OR DIFFICULTIES OF ANY KIND; (III) FAILED, INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSIONS; (IV) THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION; AND (V) ANY OTHER CONDITION THAT MAY CAUSE THE PROMOTION TO BE DISRUPTED OR CORRUPTED. BUNGIE RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE PROMOTION OR ALTER THE RULES FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IF AT ANY TIME A COMPUTER VIRUS, TECHNICAL PROBLEM, OR OTHER UNFORESEEABLE EVENT ALTERS OR CORRUPTS THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION.
BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS BUNGIE, MICROSOFT, AND THEIR PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY OR DEFAMATION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) ENTERING THE PROMOTION; (II) ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE; AND (III) OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PROMOTION.
The Promotion and the rights and obligations of Sponsor and Entrants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of Washington, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of Washington, King County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of Washington and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the Promotion.
Sponsor of the Promotion is Bungie, Inc. (“Sponsor” or “Bungie”), 218 Main Street, PMB 724, Kirkland, WA 98033. All questions regarding the Promotion should be directed by email to contest@Bungie.com.
Individuals may request the name of the Winners by sending an email to contest@Bungie.com or submitting a self-addressed, stamped, envelope before December 31, 2011 to Bungie Steaktacular Promotion, Winners’ List Request, 218 Main Street, PMB 724, Kirkland, WA 98033. Residents of Washington and Vermont may omit return postage.