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Sony officially owns Bungie now

The ink is dry on Sony’s acquisition of Bungie, the gaming company that created sci-fi hits Halo and Destiny. Both companies announced the news on Twitter Friday, confirming that the $3.6 billio

YouTube ends Lofi Girl’s two-year-long music stream over bogus DMCA warning

There are three constants in life: death, taxes and the “lofi hip hop radio — beats to relax/study to” YouTube stream. That is, until YouTube falsely hit the Lofi Girl channel with a DMC

After buying Bungie, Sony goes all in on live service games

After buying Bungie earlier this year, Sony is moving fast to integrate the company’s expertise into its broader vision. In an investor presentation Thursday, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO

Daily Crunch: Citrix to be acquired by Vista and Evergreen/Elliott in $16.5B all-cash deal

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Sony snaps up ‘Halo’ and ‘Destiny’ creator Bungie for $3.6B

Bungie, the studio responsible for the creation of Halo and Destiny, two of the gaming world’s biggest franchises, has been acquired by Sony. It’s part of a consolidation and turf war bein

Destiny 2 goes free to play and gains cross-saving on all platforms

Bungie aims to fortify the popular but flagging Destiny 2 with an expanded free-to-play plan and universal cross-platform saving, the company announced today. It's an interesting and player-friendly e

Bungie takes back its Destiny and departs from Activision

Bungie, creator of the popular Halo and Destiny franchises, is splitting from publisher Activision and will go its own way, the company announced today. It's almost certainly good news for gamers and

The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it’s hilarious

The Destiny 2 live action trailer is officially out, and it’s one of the most comical video game trailers ever. The live action trailer heralds the coming of the new game, which is set to drop o

Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

As we inch closer to E3, games are top of mind. The Destiny 2 gameplay trailer was finally released earlier this week, which you can check out below. But as Forbes pointed out, there is still a hint o

Confirmed: Bungie's Next Game Will Be An MMO

Not every developer gets the headline treatment when they make an announcement like this, but Bungie is not just any developer. I don’t have a lot of love for Halo, but I respect Bungie and they

Shocker: Bungie's Activision Game Will Have A PC Port

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bungiepc.jpg" />Activision: a company! A company with presentations, presentations that contain <i>slides</i>. One recent slide, seen her

The Noble Map Pack, Halo: Reach's First, Available On November 30

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/hnmp.jpg" />Bungie has announced the very first map pack for <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/halo/">Halo: Reach</a>. It's called t

Bungie Warns Would-Be Halo: Reach Xbox Live Cheaters: Don't Mess

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/haloreachcheaters.jpg" />The fall video game rush begins tomorrow with the release of <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/halo-reach/"

Halo: Reach multi-player beta is really quite fun

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/haloreach.jpg" />I spent a few hours last night playing the <i>Halo: Reach</i> multi-player beta. (Microsoft sent out a few early invites

Bungie signs 10-year deal with Activision (cue explosion sounds)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/gh.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/infinity-ward/">Infinity Ward</a>? What's that? <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/a

Bungie: The Halo 2 big E3 reveal back in 2003 was 'smoke and mirrors'

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/halo21.jpg" />Well now this is mildly embarrassing. Six years ago, <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/bungie/">Bungie</a>showed off,

Riiiiight: Bungie says Halo: Reach is its last Xbox 360 Halo game

Halo: ODST, with a nod to gamers who are parents

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/haloodstt.jpg" />Bungie left Microsoft about 18 months ago, and what's the first game it develops? Yup, a <i>Halo</i> game, <i>Halo: ODST

Halo 3 + NXE = Water + Oil

Quick Version: Do not, I repeat, do not rip Halo 3 to your hard drive because it will load much slower than if you played it straight off the DVD drive. Halo 3 was also shipped before Microsoft gave t
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