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November 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Bungie’s “Destiny” revealed in leak, a $1 billion game?

A leak to game site IGN provided an early glimpse of the hugely anticipated video game that Bellevue studio Bungie has been building since it split from Microsoft in 2007. Bungie acknowledged the leak by posting a screenshot of its ambitious sci-fi action game, which is likely to formally surface next year. Bungie created the “Halo”…

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October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Q&A on Halo 4, Microsoft’s next big launch

Microsoft’s epic year of product launches continues next week with the Tuesday debut of “Halo 4,” a new version of the sci-fi action franchise on the Xbox console. It’s a big test for Microsoft’s Kirkland-based game studio, 343 Industries. The 350-person team was formed to continue developing “Halo.” The studio that originally created the game, Bungie,…

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May 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Bungie, Xbox 720 and PS4 plans revealed in lawsuit

Elite game studio Bungie will release its new series of sci-fi action games starting in the fall of 2013, according to a legal filing that reveals details of what the secretive Bellevue studio has been developing since it split up with Microsoft. Bungie created the hit “Halo” series for Microsoft then spun out of the Redmond…

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March 9, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Video: Bungie “Halo” vets start new game, Seattle studio

A new Seattle game studio started by veterans of “Halo” creator Bungie Studios is presenting its first game this week at the Pax East conference in Boston. Moonshot Games has five employees, three in Seattle and two in Boston, according to co-founder Michel Bastien, a former Bungie producer and vice president at Web tracking…

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September 24, 2010 at 10:58 AM

After yuan’s fixed, give China Xbox and Halo:Reach

Here’s another way to level the playing field with China, besides getting the country to stop manipulating its currency: Get Microsoft to start selling Xbox 360 consoles in the country, pre-loaded with “Halo: Reach.” In the six days after “Reach” launched last week, players spent 5,901 man years playing the game online, according to “Halo” creator Bungie. That…

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September 15, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Microsoft says “Halo Reach” does $200 mil on day one

Microsoft tonight announced that “Halo: Reach” sales grossed $200 million in its first day, making it the best-selling game in the company’s history. “‘Halo: Reach’ is the biggest game Microsoft has ever released and its launch has already surpassed every game, movie and entertainment launch this year,” Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios,…

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