Bungie Bids Halo Farewell with Touching Infographic

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Bungie Bids Halo Farewell with Touching Infographic

As a planet, we've spent 235,000 years playing Halo online since 2004. Go us?

Everybody knows how they like their Halo (I take mine with a nice red and some mindless dance music, thanks for asking). As a franchise, it still stands as one of the biggest and most recognisable staples of games to appear in the past ten years. Development studio Bungie oversaw both the single- and multi-player aspects of the games until very recently, when 343 Industries took over the franchise and Bungie began the process of winding down its involvement in the games' online functions.

Now, the time has come for Bungie to stop tracking online data gathered during the hundreds of millions of Halo games people play every week. To send its online committment off in style at the same time as thanking fans for spending so much time with the games, Bungie released the (massive) infographic lurking at the bottom of this page as a little thank-you for all the years of terrible driving and failed coup attempts its developers have witnessed online in Halo.

Kill counts, as seen below, are in the tens of billions in most cases; as a collective, Halo players have logged hundreds of thousands of hours online together.

A note at the bottom of the infographic reads: "According to our Bungie.net data, in the collective time you've spent playing Halo you could have travelled across the expanse of the Milky Way at light speed...and back."

"Thank you for being the brightest stars in our galaxy. Thank you for making Bungie.net your community home these many years. See you starside," concludes the note.

C'mon, all together now: Awwwwww! Such sweetness at the end of a note describing the literal billions of in-game deaths, lacerations, explosions, and all-too-sudden sneaky energy sword insta-kills many of us know all too well. Touching, really.

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Source: CVG

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Holy Shit.

These infographs never fail to surprise me. I'd quite like to see an Elder scrolls one. Imagine the figures for a game franchise that's 18 years old!

Well, I guess it's a fitting end to one hell of a bloody series, and just think of how those 235,000 could have been put to better use... FOR SCIENCE!!

And nothing of value is lost.

Seriously I was never a fan of the Halo series and I felt Bungie's best work was before they joined up with Microsoft(Marathon for example, despite I am not a fan of macs ether).

It's the setting sun that probably got to me. Still, I'm looking forward to what Bungie's got up their sleeve. If it surpasses Halo by miles, I'll be impressed.

Thanks Bungie, for all the work you put into making some of the most engaging games I have ever played.

I can't wait to see what their next project will be.

And I bid you farewell Bungie. I'm still having fun on Reach and even CE and I will keep having fun!

Even as a PC gamer, I always admired the Halo series and I do still respect it, even if it's not one of my favorites.

Besides always having some of the very best soundtracks I've ever heard in any game (and always making it to my iPod), I admire what it did for games in general, for good or ill, it pretty much estabilished how we play FPS games today and how console games (and, sadly, some PC games) are played online.

It was always a great pleasure to play multiplayer in my cousin / friends house and it was pretty fun when I still had the 360. I think I'm one of the few who liked the campaing of all the 3 games and I'm not saying this with nostalgia glasses, those were some seriously epic and entertaining campaigns, even if the story itself didn't make much sense or some levels were a wee bit repetitive (see, Library).

I have a huge respect for Bungie for being awesome with their community and I just wish the best for their future endeavors. Also, I hope the series don't decline in quality (grain of salt needed) at the hands of 343 Industries.

While I personally was never a fan of Halo, it's nice to see that Bungie was able to stretch out the fun for the fans as long as it did.

buy teh haloz:
It's the setting sun that probably got to me. Still, I'm looking forward to what Bungie's got up their sleeve. If it surpasses Halo by miles, I'll be impressed.

Hell, if it breaks even with Halo and what it did for shooters and the xbox, I'll be hella impressed.

The setting sun got me too, this whole thing brought a tear to my eye =')

This makes the high schooler in me cry. The days of Halo 2 multiplayer feel like they ended just yesterday.

I raise my glass to you Bungie. Can't wait to see what's next.

I feel like Bungie is saying goodbye with a gentle kiss to the forehead, I'm sad to see them go but I will always remember the gifts that they gave me.

Fappy:
This makes the high schooler in me cry. The days of Halo 2 multiplayer feel like they ended just yesterday.

Too true. How long has it been since halo 2 multiplayer went down btw?

Wow. That's a lot of kills. In an attempt to say something original I'm surprised that that infographic is of a fairly low resolution. I can't read the weapon kill breakdowns.

They brought some amazing innovation to the FPS market. There's not many console games where the developers essentially created the staple-mark multiplayer we all play so much of today, then hand over the multiplayer tools to the fans to create more of it again. It was an amazing series (even if Reach's multiplayer never took my fancy) and I hope 343i continue it in their own excellent way. Lets hope Bungie's new game is as refreshing and fun as Halo CE was.

I was playing Reach Customs not 10 minutes ago on community-made casual game maps. Demolition derby with warthogs and such.

thenumberthirteen:
Wow. That's a lot of kills. In an attempt to say something original I'm surprised that that infographic is of a fairly low resolution. I can't read the weapon kill breakdowns.

Super resolution size: http://www.bungie.net/images/News/Inline12/Sunset/halo_mulitplayer_stats.jpg

WNxSajuukCor:

thenumberthirteen:
Wow. That's a lot of kills. In an attempt to say something original I'm surprised that that infographic is of a fairly low resolution. I can't read the weapon kill breakdowns.

Super resolution size: http://www.bungie.net/images/News/Inline12/Sunset/halo_mulitplayer_stats.jpg

Actually that's lower resolution than the one in the article.

And if only that was the end of the series.

necromanzer52:

Fappy:
This makes the high schooler in me cry. The days of Halo 2 multiplayer feel like they ended just yesterday.

Too true. How long has it been since halo 2 multiplayer went down btw?

Like 5 or 6 months at least.

Fappy:

necromanzer52:

Fappy:
This makes the high schooler in me cry. The days of Halo 2 multiplayer feel like they ended just yesterday.

Too true. How long has it been since halo 2 multiplayer went down btw?

Like 5 or 6 months at least.

I hate to break it to you, but I think it's more like 2 years.

thenumberthirteen:

WNxSajuukCor:

thenumberthirteen:
Wow. That's a lot of kills. In an attempt to say something original I'm surprised that that infographic is of a fairly low resolution. I can't read the weapon kill breakdowns.

Super resolution size: http://www.bungie.net/images/News/Inline12/Sunset/halo_mulitplayer_stats.jpg

Actually that's lower resolution than the one in the article.

1995x6500px > 650x2119px?

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=32070

necromanzer52:

Fappy:

necromanzer52:

Too true. How long has it been since halo 2 multiplayer went down btw?

Like 5 or 6 months at least.

I hate to break it to you, but I think it's more like 2 years.

Really? Holy fuck time flies.

I was bored until I hit the steaktacular infographic

good times

WNxSajuukCor:

thenumberthirteen:

WNxSajuukCor:

Super resolution size: http://www.bungie.net/images/News/Inline12/Sunset/halo_mulitplayer_stats.jpg

Actually that's lower resolution than the one in the article.

1995x6500px > 650x2119px?

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=32070

When I open it it's only 499x 1625 pixels.

I've never played Halo since Microsoft wanted to keep it on the Xbox, and did nothing to promote Combat Evolved. However, a certain Texan took his experience from Halo and made it into the most awesome web-series I have been experiencing for a long time. If it wasn't for Bungie and Rooster Teeth, my life wouldn't be as entertained.
Thanks for your gift to us, Bungie. In so many ways.

The first time I ever played Halo was through Halo 2. I remember getting hooked on that game's single player.

So hooked in fact, that I deeply anticipated Halo 3's arrival, and when it did arrive, to me it felt like the game hit all the right marks. And that was before I started playing the multiplayer, which was fun as well.

ODST and Reach were good as well, but for me, they didn't really capture the feeling I had through playing the former two games.

Finally, I decided to try out the first Halo game. Kind of odd really, playing the very first game in the series last. As short as it was, I had fun with it. I could definitely see why people loved it back then.

Here's to you Bungie, for making such an awesome series of shooters.

Halo made me interested in games and shooters, and I am sad to see Bungie move on to a new franchise, but who knows maybe it will be better than Halo, and maybe there will be a PC version too *hint, hint*

See you Starside,
Per Audacia Ad Astra

I still love Bungie. Awesome company, and Halo is an awesome game. Many, many excellent memories made during my time playing the games.

thenumberthirteen:

WNxSajuukCor:

thenumberthirteen:

Actually that's lower resolution than the one in the article.

1995x6500px > 650x2119px?

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=32070

When I open it it's only 499x 1625 pixels.

When you first click on the link, it's compressed to fit one screen. Now click the image itself.

Myth series will always be better than halo. Without the success of Myth or Marathon there would of been no Halo.

What's Halo? I can't seem to rememb... Oh yeah! Wasn't that a game that got released on PC years ago? I heard there was supposed to be a third game, but I can't remember it ever being released. Also, what's up with Fable? I saw the third game up for sale on Steam, but never played the second one?

FROM: PC Gaming Audience
TO: Microsoft
SUBJECT: Platform Support

Dear Microsoft,

Support us or don't. Stop half assing it by giving us titles when the magic 8-ball tells you to.

Fuck you,
A potential customer whose money you don't have right now because you're Doing It Wrong

Awe, not even a mention to the ugly duckling that was Halo wars ?
I'm sure a lot of online games were played with that one!

Sad to see them go and a really touching farewell with some "holy crap!" stats.

bluegate:
Awe, not even a mention to the ugly duckling that was Halo wars ?
I'm sure a lot of online games were played with that one!

That one wasn't Bungie.

Due to respect of the subject, I won't address the posts that compare halo to marathon and bungie's other games as I normally would.

I am proud to have contributed 56,820 kills to the total. (And that doesn't include my Halo 3's SP or Halo 3's custom games, or any Halo 2, CE, or CEA kills)

In Notitias Est Mortuus.
VIVAT B7NGIE!

No game or dev studio is a bigger part of me than halo and bungie.

Thank you

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