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Former Destiny design director Joseph Staten returns to Microsoft

Joseph Staten, original holder of the Halo Bible and design director at Bungie, has returned to Microsoft, according to his LinkedIn profile page. In September, Bungie announced Staten was exiting his role as design director on Destiny; leaving the company after 15 years of service to tackle "new...

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Destiny Design Director Joseph Staten leaves Bungie after 15 years

Joseph Staten, Destiny's writer and design director, is leaving Bungie. According to an announcement posted to Bungie's official site, Staten is "leaving to tackle new creative challenges." For his sake, we hope those challenges don't include real-life hostile aliens. During Staten's 15-year...

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Bungie on developing the character of Master Chief

Speaking to IndustryGamers, Bungie's Joseph Staten shared some insight on the studio's character choices for Halo's enigmatic Master Chief. According to Staten, it was a conscious design choice to keep players in the dark about specific details from the Chief's life. It helped immerse players in...

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Interview: Bungie discusses Activision, its 'new universe,' and what happens to Reach

If it seems like all you've read about today is Bungie, well ... that's probably not far from the truth. Whether it's information about the highly anticipated Halo Reach beta – whose early "friends and family" access began today (giveaway here!) – to some unique Halo Reach swag to the...

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Bungie & BioWare discuss franchise maintenance at GDC

As part of the GamesBeat "fireside chat" series during GDC 2010, Bungie's Joseph Staten and BioWare's Ray Muzyka discussed some of the challenges with maintaining big, huge franchises with Spike TV's Geoff Keighley. Staten noted that Bungie originally "had absolutely no 10-year plan" for the Halo...

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Bungie reveals new Halo 3: ODST campaign level, 'Kizingo Boulevard'

Save for the one story mission we saw at E3 2009 and the character introduction trailer, Halo 3:ODST's single-player campaign hasn't seen heavy exposure from developer Bungie. That all changed last night, when GTTV got a hold of design director Paul Bertone, who revealed "Kizingo Boulevard," a...

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Halo 3: ODST controller pics hold clues into New Mombasa mysteries

prepare to drop ,,, into our gallery of controller pics At a press event last night, Bungie's Joseph Staten teased that the Halo 3: ODST controller's cryptic text should provide some clues into the mysteries of New Mombasa (if he did his job correctly, he said). Since our ability to decipher...

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Halo: Contact Harvest lands #3 on NY Times list

See, mom? Video games do encourage reading. The novel Halo: Contact Harvest, which was released October 30, has this week landed on The New York Times' Best Sellers list for Paperback Trade Fiction, just behind Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera and Sara Gruen's Water...

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New Halo novel Contact Harvest debuts Oct. 30th

Sergeant A.J. Johnson is easily one of Halo's most iconic characters, and we're sure fans will be delighted to know that the latest novel in the franchise centers around the charismatic character. Oh, and we should probably mention that the book is officially debuting next month. The book will be...

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