Bungie Joins Activision

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  1. Hadrian
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    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    They sure like those evil publishers. [​IMG]

    Coming soon: Call of Duty: Universal Warfare.

    http://kotaku.com/5527119/halo-developer-j...with-activision
     
  2. injected11

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    Sweet. Now instead of avoiding games from 2 companies, I can just ignore games from 1!
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    they finally got of m$ leash now maybe they can make some actual GOOD games instead of 1 shooter remade over and over [​IMG]
     
  4. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Your forgetting microsoft owns Bungie. Remember they bought it to keep halo 2 from being port to the wii and stop ps3 from getting halo3.

    EDIT: rereads topic starter! I DIDN"T know they split from Micro-crap!!!!!
     
  5. supervenice

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    oh dear...april fools was days ago right?


    please tell me its not true...


    nooooooooo...
     
  6. Hadrian
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    Where did you get that info from?

    Microsoft bought Bungie in 2000 so that Halo could be released first and only for that console. Back then they didn't even know it would be successful to warrant a Halo 2.
     
  7. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    Great, now we're going to see a new Halo game every 6 months... it's headed the way of Guitar Hero.
     
  8. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    Indeed, back then people expected companies like Rare to be far more successful on the Xbox (I know I did).

    I think we can safely assume that Bungie won't be working on Halo games after Reach, at least not in the next few years. Hopefully their next project will be an interesting one. Hopefully they also go back to being really multiplatform. Bungie used to make games for Mac and Linux as well. I hope their next game will run on Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3. A Wii project would be nice as well [​IMG]
     
  9. Hadrian
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    Surprise surprise, they are going multi-format with the first game!

    I can't remember the last Activision game (if any) to only come out on one format.
     
  10. Bladexdsl

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    GOOD!! [​IMG]
     
  11. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    isn't the halo IP owned by ms now? you won't be seeing halo games on any other platforms than 360/pc.

    here's to hoping they'll go back to the Marathon or Oni Series.
     
  12. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oni was awesome.

    Oh well, let's say goodbye to another game company.

    The evil ActiBlizzard strikes again [​IMG]
     
  13. Absynthe

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    QFT.

    /thread
     
  14. Juanmatron

    Juanmatron Slater Color

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    Activision shut up you mother f*cker. It´s that yout substitute for Infinity Ward? That´s pretty lame.
     
  15. pcmanrules

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    Well at least we'll see something new but on all platforms.
     
  16. soulx

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    F'ing Activision. Ironic considering it's right after the InfinityWard-Activision debacle.
    Hopefully, their new IP won't be an FPS.
     
  17. DeltaBurnt

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    This so very very much.

    I hate this. I wish Bungie would die so they could stop milking the hell out of the crappy Halo franchise.
     
  18. Guild McCommunist

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    This may be interesting. Semi related news.

    Anyway, seriously, I'm sick with people bashing Halo. I don't really like it myself but going "BOO HALO IS BAD" is getting old. Same with Call of Duty.

    I really don't know what Bungie will do. Halo is licensed with Microsoft and I really don't know what will happen from there. Maybe they'll put them in place of Infinity Ward for Call of Duty. Nothing gets more attention than "Hey, it's the guys who made HALO making CALL OF DUTY!"
     
  19. SylvWolf

    SylvWolf Ave Dominus Nox

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    What's wrong with Call of Duty? I've played 4, 5, and 6 and they're not horrible, I really enjoyed them. Sure they come out a bit too often, but on a forum of pirates that's kind of a non-issue. Halo's not really my thing (console FPS ick) but it seems fun enough from watching friends play it.

    This merger could be quite nice, as long as they allow Bungie to work on the games and Activision just sticks to publishing.
     
  20. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    It's not really the games themselves (well actually it kind of is for Halo, the only new thing to the series was Halo Wars) but the legion of mindless 15 year old zombies that would buy the next game even if all they did was add 1 new gun.