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10/5/2007 4:26:16 PM
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Bungie Announces Independence: Press Release

Bungie is pleased to announce its new status as an independent developer with a continuing and mutually prosperous publishing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios. [url=/news/content.aspx?type=news&cid=12835] click for full story [/url]
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  • I would like to address most of the Xbox fans in this thread threating to refuse Bungie products if they made them for other consoles. Please, [b]chill out[/b]. I am one of the old school Bungie fans from way back in the day. I know how you feel, many of us felt the same way back then when Bungie began making products for other platforms besides the Macintosh, then got bought by Microsoft. I know, horrifying. However, I got over it, as most of us did. Bungie's games were just too good to stay bent up about the situation. Hell, to those who were saying that they want Bungie to avoid making games for Sony because they do not want to be forced to buy a PS3, I can tell you I felt exactly the same way when Bungie made Halo an Xbox exclusive and it was only grudgingly that I bought the system, though I have not regretted that purchase. If there is really one lesson that I gained from that time, it was that platform loyalty is pointless thing to cling to, and it is best to let it go while you can. I am a fan of the games, not a fan of the systems, and I will make my purchases based solely on what games I can get with it. If I could pass this lesson on to newer Bungie fans I would, but I suspect that my words would fall on deaf ears.
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  • All I have to say is WOW.
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  • Congrats. Prepare the catapult. Our enemies will be hurled into the sun.
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  • wow, i had heard a rumor about this but didn't think anything of it, happy for what this means to bungie, a little frightened for halo 3 downloads and updates and such, but alas i do trust you, don't let me down bungie
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  • Congrats guys! Now with nobody giving you such strict deadlines you can finally ease off the pressure and make another awesome game. Plus we'll be able to make machimenias with bungie products again . . . right?
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  • are you guys gonna be selling stock? lol, because i want some...
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  • great news
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  • WTF ARE YOU DOING?!?! SO THERES GOING TO BE NO MORE GAMES FOR THE 360 FROM YOU?!
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  • Well for you guys i hope you do end up dominating the world i wouldn't mind that, but please do not make games for PS3 or at least don't let Halo go to that console please guys you owe that to us.
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  • [quote]But saying that you won't purchase any of their products if they ever release anything for another platform is just outright selfish. They have every right to expand their products and have a lot more people enjoy their games.[/quote] What a freaking hypocrite! We also have every right not to buy anything from Bungie ever again if it comes out for another platform/console! You know rights don't just apply to who you want them to apply to. These rights you speak of aren't just for big companies! We also have the right as a consumer to choose what we buy! The vast majority of existing Bungie fans are Halo fans which are Xbox fans. We can use our all mighty consumer powers to decide not to buy Bungie's games anymore if we don't want to, even for *gasp* NO REASON AT ALL! [Edited on 10.08.2007 9:07 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] PXG 360 Why would you care if Bungie made a game for Nintendo, Sony or Apple? Doing so, would allow more people to play their great games. Sheesh....fanboys....What's your deal?[/quote] That's EXACTLY what I've been thinking all this while. Gaining their independence would just put Bungie in a position where they can expand their IP to other platforms and gain even MORE fans along the way. That way, more people can get to witness what it's like to play a Bungie game. Of course they're not going to be releasing any of the MGS published games on any other platform, but the PC... that's standard. But saying that you won't purchase any of their products if they ever release anything for another platform is just outright selfish. They have every right to expand their products and have a lot more people enjoy their games.
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  • October 5th shall henceforth be celebrated as Independence Day.
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  • WE would really be happy if you can avoid Sony but go on the DS like it was planned 2 years ago...that would be awsome...
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  • Where can i get stock , Whats the Symbol Bungie!!
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  • If bungie made games for other consoles that means less Xboxes going out the door . Think. About how many people got an Xbox cause of halo its gona happen with other games they make as well bungie is a popular developer people want to buy there games because they know they are going to be fun. if people know there games are exclusive to one console people are gonna buy the console for it . Bungie please don’t make games for the ps3, halo fans will be devastated they will feel betrayed and only the most hard core Bungie fans will follow you saved Xbox. you wanna flings peoples from a slingshot into the sun at least do it to the right people not the people that gave you the flare to light the gurney [Edited on 10.06.2007 11:31 PM PDT]
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  • Bungie don't make me buy a PS3 A.K.A. piece of crap! But GOOD job! Finally you guys are out and ready to bloom! Goodluck in the future! Your loyal fan, Eric
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  • Congratulations you guys. I'll be glad to see what comes next. However, if you do happen to make games for other platforms just make sure you release the game for the 360 also. (I'm not willing to dish out the cash just yet for a PS3)
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  • Well if you guys are planning on making a game for Sony or Nintendo just announce it like a couple of months before. So I can buy a PS3 or Wii. I love you guys that much :)
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  • Finally Bungie separates from that Piggy Banking advertisement whore Microsoft. Now we will see a new game that will most likely take place in the Marathon/Halo universe (They're both the same) New Campaign and new characters and dare I say it? New, better multiplayer! As much as you "Halo fans" are obsessed with halo you must get it through your minds that if they took the campaign farther it will severely suck, as Microsoft Game Studios may show you since they now own the rights to Halo and will most likely milk the series farther. PS: I'm glad to see Frankie's back. Also to you idiots, of course they will still be making games for the Xbox, it's just smart decision making. Many millions of gamers play Xbox games regularly, online, and competitively.
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  • Awesome! Bungie can do whatever they want with Microsoft off their backs. I can't wait to see what new games they will make next, whether Halo related or not. Bungie, thank you for making some of the best video games ever created. I've spent countless hours enjoying them with my friends. I love you guys. [Edited on 10.06.2007 1:24 PM PDT]
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  • Microsoft did not make Bungie and Bungie also did not make the original Xbox... They entered a mutually beneficial relationship where Microsoft used it's gigantic PR and marketing arm to put Bungie on the map, and Bungie in turn gave them the one killer app. the original Xbox truly needed. No one was being used by anyone. They each knew what they were getting themselves into. At the same time though most of Bungie's fans now come from Halo... This means the majority of us learned about Bungie through the Xbox and Halo. I, like many others, don't want Bungie to develop games for Sony or Nintendo! I understand what the Mac users went through after MYTH and I know about Oni for the PS2, but it still pains me to imagine Bungie ever developing games for those damn dirty Sony apes! I know without Bungie the Xbox wouldn't have had Halo but without Microsoft, Bungie wouldn't have had the recognition. Nobody has been as influential to Bungie's success as the fans who believed in the original Xbox. Those fans I can assure you are most definitely not the old Mac guard, nor even the PC fans from Myth, or to even mention the Oni PS2 fans... Most PC fanatics hate the consoles. That fact remains true to this day. Go into any website that reviews games and allows their users to create "User Reviews" and see who exactly it is that is giving Halo 3 bad reviews. I can most assure most of you that it isn't even Sony or Nintendo fans... Most of the user reviews say something to likes of "HALO 3 SUCKS! ITS NOT EVEN A GOOD FPS! WAIT FOR CRYSIS YOU STUPID CRETINS!". The Sony loyalists are still grasping for anything that could possibly be a [b]"Halo killer"[/b]. You all know it, stupid crap like [b]Killzone[/b] (lol), [b]Resistance: Fall of Man[/b] (lmao), [b]Haze[/b] (roflmao), or from the makers of the original CRAP here comes CRAP 2.0 with twice as much [i]pre-rendered[/i] CRAP as the first! [b]Killzone 2[/b] (dies of laughter). As for Nintendo, I really don't have a beef with Nintendo apart from their retarded mission statement [b]"We are more innovative than anyone else because we say so but we'll still make mini-game compilations aimed at the lowest common denominator of the gaming community. You know those that still think video games are toys and can never aspire to be a real art-form with meaningful stories and beautiful music. Nah, we'll aim for Grandma and Grandpa who'll have fun waving around our little stick and laugh at stupid crap with bright colors and loud sounds like children."[/b] Most of us Bungie fans that exist today do not come from their old games. We come from Halo which came from the Xbox because we believed in Microsoft who created a good console... As for the rest pf you who might be surprised as to why were is so much console hate. It's because the vast overwhelming majority of us come from the original Xbox. This hits home for alot of us and we just want to make sure that our invested time in Bungie and Microsoft's Xbox doesn't go to waste. It's the Halo fans who put Bungie on the map nobody else... specially not those Oni fans... (SONY SUCKS!) [Edited on 10.06.2007 12:43 PM PDT]
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  • i always thought bungie joined up with microsoft soley to make their halo games with microsofts super cash. and this seems to prove me right good move bungie! Viva La Bungie!
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  • Maybe now Halo3 will come out for PC. That would be amazing. Or is it less likely because there not with Microsoft anymore?...
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  • Now maybe we can see Halo on the DS!! Whooo Hoo!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DFlyDen To the various Xbox (and other platform) fanboys: PUT A SOCK IN IT!!!! Great games should be for everyone. Game exclusives are a necessary evil for the today's "aging" gaming business model. But, with the raising cost of making games companies will need to develop for multi-platforms to have any chance of turning a profit, so they can continue to MAKE GAMES!! Also, as long as you play your favorite game on your platform of choice, what's it to you that someone plays it on another platform. Just, grown up and shut it! (Sorry, I'm old and a little cranky. I have Amiga games older than most of you guys)[/quote]Great games? Do you think Halo games are great? because many gamers outside Xbox platform think the series is bad... real bad... Each platform has different audience. Creating successful multi-platform game requires different approach, approach some fans of Halo may not like... [Edited on 10.06.2007 1:18 AM PDT]
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  • wait a minute.... Bungie now owns itself. does anybody realize what this means??? FREEEEEEEE maps!!!
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