Halo house Bungie tells Next-Gen that it is working on something super-secret to rectify a situation that saw the Xbox 360 repair service wipe the nostalgia from one fan's console.
I felt bad for him.
...nice to see some decent people still exist.
but the real story is, was it really wiped clean? I hope they investigate before giving the kid the world.
Agreed, another reason why Bungie is so popular. For their ARG, the people who opened the first two servers received prize packages like T-Shirts and posters, while the people who opened the last 3 received nothing... until Bungie stepped in an politely asked Microsoft to pander to their most hardcore fans.
I love how stories like this don't get any comments, but the ones about the RROD have +200 comments in less than 20 minutes. Goes to show you that people want to complain, and nothing more. Good for this kid, I'm glad that Bungie recognized his enthusiasm and didn't blow him off because he had to mod his console to keep it alive.
good for him =]
Yay for Bungie! That's nice of them.
This is the first time I've ever publicly questioned someone's "disagree" vote... but seriously. What's to disagree with? It's not nice of Bungie? If you'd like, I could revise it to: "Boo Bungie! (But it was a nice gesture)"
i don't see why you got the first disagree... but i have just added one, loool, just for fun.. anyway it is nice to see devs cater to their fans. PS: if you agree with, hit the disagree button... and if you disagree, you also use the same button...
so is this going to lead to every whiney cry baby on the internet posting their Xbox sob stories in hopes that some "higher up" will "rectify their situation"?
You must be a bitter and jaded person... In light of something truly positive and rewarding as gamers you have to make such a negative comment... If you were in this guy's situation I know you would have reacted the same way he did...
Although...you have to admit, what he is saying is not completely impossible, gamers CAN be a very, very jealous bunch of people at times.
Why would I be bitter and jaded? Do you live a sheltered life or something? Do you not see where this can lead too? Post an Xbox 360 horror story and hope it sticks with someone "higher up" to get some freebies. I've seen terminal cancer patients who would love to have a 360 whine less then this person and certainly get less attention. Rewarding as gamers?? If this is a highlight in your daily rewards you need to get out more.
well this wouldnt be a problem if only had MS actually repaired the console instead of just replacing it with another broken box.
And you, sir, are an asshole. Just what I'd expect from someone with THAT screen name.
I apologize was my vernacular above your comprehension level? I can see where you come from but to expect this to become an issue is speculation and a poor outlook on life... This is more then just greed my negative compatriot... This story is that of morality, had microsoft not screwed him over on selling him a broken product and then failed to cover his console because he attempted to fix something that had no impact on the rrod to then just clean off his rare artwork and signatures we would be at a different juncture... How can you stand by and give microsoft yet another free pass for their blunders? Just because every bob, jo, and suzy may write in with a sob story doesn't mean it will transpire as this was handle by bungie and not microsoft.. Bungie felt for this gentleman due to the fact that alot of pride was put into his console and was even signed by bungie staff to only be wiped away and not apologized for or rectified that it deserved attention... The overwhelming outpouring of support from ALL gamers convinced bungie to do this.. This in and of itself is a source of pride and respect for gamers in lieu of all the negative gaming alliances that have formed around each respective console. Look I am not a fan of the 360 but the fact that bungie is willing to go the extra mile to take care of the people that support them is overwhelmingly positive and quite frankly rare in today's age... You can be bitter and speculate that this will only unleash a flood of opportunistic centric people that only care about "getting their's" all you want but the positive message being sent out by bungie is HUGE... You and your bad attitude can slink back into your cave of a room and continue to be mr grinch's protege....
Just as we should look on the bright side of life, we need to keep our feet on the ground, and take a look at the 'bitter' aspect of life, because it exists, and if you fail to realise that, you lose touch with reality.
Indeed the negative side of life is an ever present factor that cannot be ignored. However if you allow the fear or hatred of that fact guide your thoughts and decisions is a mistake. How can you ever enjoy life if you live in fear of the bad? Life was never promised to be this candy canes and marshmallows ride that never dissapointed you, in fact most of your adolescence is spent enjoying what you can and then preparing for how harsh life is... My point in all of my ranting is this, if no body stands up for whats right and just in this life then whats the point? Why do we rise out of bed, go to work, or school, come home... Wash, rinse, repeat.. You know, I love that bungie is standing up for those of us who couldnt gain an audience with the likes of microsoft or sony for that matter.... Its refreshing at best..... You get bubbles though for being mature...
I'm not saying we have to all turn emo, live in fear of disappointment, and cry, just that we should acknowledge, and embrace the negative side of life. I'm sure no-one here is a particularly unfortunate individual, and thus should appreciate all that they get, in contrast to the piddly amount that the poor souls who happened to have been born to worse-off parents, or live in a country being torn apart through exploitation of its people and natural resources by warlords, corrupt politicians, etc. If we don't acknowledge the darker side to life, we forget those less fortunate than us, and we become ignorant. We can acknowledge the negatives in life,and appreciate what we have at the same time. I know I'm looking too deep into a simple matter, though, so I'm gonna shut up now. Cheers for the bubble, I'll give you one, too :)
This coming from a person that's tracked by 1 user (probably another asshole) and ignored by 50 others? Your comment doesn't mean much. How does it feel to be a hypocrite when you whine about whiners? Make that 51.
I knew he was going to get hooked up for that fiasco, can't wait to see what they do.
So I guess this story was true afterall? Seems like all those people implying that it was fabricated to make MS look bad owe somebody an apology, huh? MS didn't need anyone else to make them look bad, they do just fine on their own.
why is bungie doing this??? MS should be the one trying to repair the damages.
Because Bungie was the one to sign the thing in the first place. Did you want Microsoft to forge Bungie's signatures or something?
I want MS to ask Bungie to sign it.
NObody wanted that to happen to a fellow gamer
Its good to see Bungie to step in and try to replace what the kid lost.
I dont like halo, but that is cool beans claps for bungie
has all the clap they can handle. BAZING!
woah..do i even wana ask what all that white stuff is?? ....i guess there really arent any mods here..
Mods are here, we're always here. Just because he insults a developer doesn't mean it needs to be deleted right away.
He was talking about 6.1 not 6.0 and the avatar I believe. The "white stuff" in reference to whatever is all over the lady's butt. Granted 6.1's avatar is a little tacky its better then the overt perversion in the one that goes by Getpwn and all the various incarnations of said name.
it's soap bubbles. And, for the record, that wasn't an insult. It was downright HILARIOUS.
Good job, Bungie.