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It's official: Bungie branches off from Microsoft {Joystiq}

Oct 5th 2007 1:01PM As many have said, this is basically a release of royalty rights and control of product. Now Bungie will own its new IPs, and most likely suffer the greatest "risk" when debuting them; Microsoft, as a minority owner, would only bare little risk, while as publisher with what will probably be very generous agreement, a potential for a huge payoff.

In turn, Bungie would get a greater share of success, and also only has to answer to itself for time tables and product direction.

If I had to guess, I bet this happened for two mutually exclusive or even paired reasons.

1. When Microsoft bought Bungie, they had an agreement for when the original cycle would end that Bungie had a "buy out" right, which they executed. However, as their partnership has been both profitable and successful, they both chose to continue, but Bungie not giving up as much freedom. The cycle could also have been profit based instead of time qualified.

2. Bungie approached Microsoft about this plan, and Microsoft agreed, thinking this could pave the way for other new developers who may want to join Microsoft to be able to without fear, considering Microsoft's "generosity."

Bungie breaks away, goes independent {Joystiq Xbox}

Oct 5th 2007 12:59PM As many have said, this is basically a release of royalty rights and control of product. Now Bungie will own its new IPs, and most likely suffer the greatest "risk" when debuting them; Microsoft, as a minority owner, would only bare little risk, while as publisher with what will probably be very generous agreement, a potential for a huge payoff.

In turn, Bungie would get a greater share of success, and also only has to answer to itself for time tables and product direction.

If I had to guess, I bet this happened for two mutually exclusive or even paired reasons.

1. When Microsoft bought Bungie, they had an agreement for when the original cycle would end that Bungie had a "buy out" right, which they executed. However, as their partnership has been both profitable and successful, they both chose to continue, but Bungie not giving up as much freedom. The cycle could also have been profit based instead of time qualified.

2. Bungie approached Microsoft about this plan, and Microsoft agreed, thinking this could pave the way for other new developers who may want to join Microsoft to be able to without fear, considering Microsoft's "generosity."

Fanswag: Win the ultimate Halo 3 setup {Joystiq Xbox}

Sep 24th 2007 3:38PM yey free stuff

Fanswag: Win a copy of BioShock, get it overnighted (Part 1) [We have a winner] {Joystiq Xbox}

Aug 17th 2007 10:29AM You'll need new pants after the first 10 mins.

Unreal Tournament 3 to be timed PS3 exclusive {Joystiq Xbox}

Jul 11th 2007 5:42PM I bet Micro and Epic talked about this ,and Mirco said, "We won't match Sony's buyout, let them build some hype while Halo wins the money, and then just give us some exclusive content in Q1."

I think Micro was smart; they'll let the devel build hype, while they just keep selling numbers to pubs. It's how Windows won.

Caption This! [Updated] {WoW}

Jul 11th 2007 10:39AM I SWEAR TO GOD I HIT NEED BY ACCIDENT! IT'S POSSIBLE!

An open letter against a dysphemism {WoW}

Jun 26th 2007 4:16PM My brother was born with Cerebral Palsy, my uncle runs one of the bigger Golf Outings to benefit NY's UCP, I was the lead organizer of "Take Back the Night," in college, I have had my own "bad experiences" that I do not wish to share, and I was a lead member in my college's LGBTA.

I do not take offense to the words, "gay" "rape" or "retarded." You know why?

1. Context: Most of the people who use the words are not using them to disparage the people that would be hurt by them. No one thinks they are talking to a "gay" man when referring to an item, not one is talking bout a specific act of rape, no one truly thinks that a player is sitting in an assisted living center playing wow. People who say the word, "N***er" are saying it out of hate; the social context has made that clear. However, social context has not prevailed with use of those words. Just like in England, "fag" is a cigarette. The social consciousness matters.

2. It's MORE hurtful to make certain words "unsayable." The solution to hate is dialog, not further stratification. By making those words, "instant guild quit," all you are doing is1. harboring a form of bigotry and hate yourself, 2. not educating anyone and 3. maybe causing those people to ACTUALLY hate what those words represent because how people acted about them. As a consoler, one thing you learn is victims don't want to be treated differently. Tip toeing aroudn a word use in many contexts doesn't help anyone, and kills dialog.

All in all, the grown up thing to do is to tell the person how you feel, and let them be themselves, unless their INTENT is to harm people. Otherwise you are hurting what makes this country (America) great; dialog.

Caption This! [Updated] {WoW}

Jun 25th 2007 12:22PM All was well in the Dranei training camp... except for little Billy, who apparently was marked for death.

Poor, Poor Billy.

Fanswag: Fanboys Fight for The Darkness {Joystiq Xbox}

Jun 22nd 2007 7:53PM designers START with the 360...



and then see if they have time for PS3.