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Bungie's announcement canceled, confirming once again that E3 sucks

Tashi

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Dax01 said:
I don't know how to react to this; I don't know what to believe. What Kibbles posted on this page, the fact that the countdown timer was MEANT to stop with 12 hours remaining, the notice being posted at 7 pm, what Luke said in the last update, the SuperIntendent posting "THERE WILL BE DELAYS," etc.
Good point, but that'd be pretty messed up. I'm not sure that they would do that, unless they really wanna get us when our expectations are at the lowest of lows.
 

FateBreaker

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GhaleonEB said:
I'm trying to think of a precedent for a major publisher to yank an announcement that had been promised from a major studio before. I don't think there is one. It's probably safe to say Bungie didn't see this coming.
Valid point, valid point. It is odd, no doubt. I was suspicious when they weren't on Microsoft's panel, though.
 

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Kotaku tattlers tell us that a notable absence, maybe the most notable absence, at the week's glorious gaming festivities can be traced back to a sudden decision made by a certain, shall we say, jejune high-level executive. His last minute pronouncement to pull the plug on the splashy unveiling no doubt disappointed a lot of fans and broke the heart of this humble writer.

http://kotaku.com/5025667/

edit: beated by slow rss :(
 

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Judderman said:
And this whole posted at 7, with 7 lines, and it saying this Harold Ryan guy is the president of Bungie when he's not? Smells like an ARG to me
Harold Ryan is the president of Bungie
 

lolwtf

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wtf seriously. I haven't been this disappointed since that piece of shit new Indiana Jones movie.
 

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Wait maybe that was the announcement,

Bungie to the rest of the world: we have no announcement at this years' E3. :lol
 

NH Apache

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Judderman said:
Doesn't the way the message is posted look alot like the way "ilovebees" looked like?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Juddz/sgsgdc_1.jpg[IMG]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/Juddz/bungieannounce.jpg[IMG]

And this whole posted at 7, with 7 lines, and it saying this Harold Ryan guy is the president of Bungie when he's not? Smells like an ARG to me[/QUOTE]

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungie_Studios[/url]

Ummm Harold Ryan is the president of Bungie...

Edit: Beaten
 

urk

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squicken said:
Kotaku tattlers tell us that a notable absence, maybe the most notable absence, at the week's glorious gaming festivities can be traced back to a sudden decision made by a certain, shall we say, jejune high-level executive.


DEAD TO ME
 

RattleHead_

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So confusing and strange, why would MS wait until the very last day to cancel it? I'm sure they must have known about this announcement long ago, why wait till the last minute after all this build up?
 
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Unless I hear the whole story I'm going to lay off the Microsoft hate for a little bit. When a deal like this announcement falls apart it is pretty much always a two sided affair and it's not like Bungie doesn't have a reputation for always doing its own thing and for occasionally bad mouthing its publishers (see Halo 3 DLC cost). But since Microsoft never comments on jazz like this I'm sure that this forum and everywhere else on the internet will only hear Bungie's side of the story. It's a shame as I'd like to hear what really went down. Microsoft might really be the evil overlords in this case, but as of now I've heard nothing that would convince me that is the case.
 

MMaRsu

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I still think all this shit is kinda weird. I mean I haven't really been following this except read up a bit about this superintendent, but this all seems kinda fishy to me really.
 

Crateman

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Please people... let's just let E3 die. This is by far worse than what I imagined.

E3 is like the old dog that has been along the family for quite some time. When the dog gets old and sick, people refuse to let the dog die in a humane way because they were so attached to it. This dog needs to be put for sleep for his sake. The situation gets even worse with time.

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Generally, I wouldn't be hyped for something Bungie related... but now this is completely different. Sorry if I haven't like most of your games guys... but if this is a real clusterfuck and you guys got shafted by the interests of a publisher, I'm completely behind you guys.
 

FoneBone

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RattleHead_ said:
So confusing and strange, why would MS wait until the very last day to cancel it? I'm sure they must have known about this announcement long ago, why wait till the last minute after all this build up?
Yeah. Nothing about this makes sense. (And I'm not one of those idiots insisting the message on Bungie's site is fake; I just think the situation is utterly bizarre.)
 

The Librarian

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MMaRsu said:
What did luke say in his last update?
Future Tense

As a reader, I can only imagine just how frustrating it is to not have any new information just yet. Rest assured, dear vengeful, hypertense reader many things are in motion. Many things. These numerous things include the following:

Major changes to the Halo 3 Online experience
Sweet Announcements
Poignant Clarifications
Certain-point-of-view Truths
Things you will love
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Here.
 

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My issue is that Microsoft isn't showing nearly as much as they have in the stables. They have so much stuff coming to the 360, and with the poor showings that Sony and Nintendo had, Microsoft could have blown their competitors out of the water by showing hordes of kick ass games. They had the smoking gun, and they didn't pull the trigger. Stupid decisions. And I'm a PlayStation 3 owner, so it's not like I'm a fanboy, I just want to see more of what each console has to offer. Sony didn't show nearly enough of what they have coming on the PS3 front either.
 

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Some guy at the bungie forums found the picture... notice, no countdown there... claims he found it before the message was posted.
 

MrDaravon

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TheFightingFish said:
Unless I hear the whole story I'm going to lay off the Microsoft hate for a little bit. When a deal like this announcement falls apart it is pretty much always a two sided affair and it's not like Bungie doesn't have a reputation for always doing its own thing and for occasionally bad mouthing its publishers (see Halo 3 DLC cost). But since Microsoft never comments on jazz like this I'm sure that this forum and everywhere else on the internet will only hear Bungie's side of the story. It's a shame as I'd like to hear what really went down. Microsoft might really be the evil overlords in this case, but as of now I've heard nothing that would convince me that is the case.
Bungie is ALL ABOUT their community, and have been for years and years. There's no way they'd pull a dick move like this if they had any control over it.
 

Rekki-Maru

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WORLDWIDEWII said:
Wait maybe that was the announcement,

Bungie to the rest of the world: we have no announcement at this years' E3. :lol
:lol ha!, that would've been awsome.
 

Jtyettis

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So without the Bungie announcement tomorrow were back to well, day jobs.

Got to say this just ain't right.
 

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ToyMachine228 said:
My issue is that Microsoft isn't showing nearly as much as they have in the stables. They have so much stuff coming to the 360, and with the poor showings that Sony and Nintendo had, Microsoft could have blown their competitors out of the water by showing hordes of kick ass games. They had the smoking gun, and they didn't pull the trigger. Stupid decisions. And I'm a PlayStation 3 owner, so it's not like I'm a fanboy, I just want to see more of what each console has to offer. Sony didn't show nearly enough of what they have coming on the PS3 front either.
YES.

Imagine what the response would have been had they actually showed up at this conference (SquareEnix aside)
 

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It sounds like the project was ready to be shown. This was one of the few games I was looking forward to hearing about. Such a shame, and oh so weird to pull the plug on the unveiling.
 

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Thankfully, in situations like this, our awesome gaming journalists step up to the plate and fill us in with the hard line of inside inform...


Ok, I'll stop now.