Halo: Reach
Bungie Ends Halo Stat Support, Releases Insane Infographic
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Bungie has ended its support for Halo statistics, marking the occasion with the release of a great big ream of facts and figures.  Turns out it was quite a popular series. Who knew?

"We have followed your careers with great interest here on, and you have gifted us a mountain of heroic moments to memorialize," said community manager DeeJ. 

"It is with a sense of awe that we step back and admire the impact that you have had on our games, and upon our studio. Thanks for sharing your stories with us."

The stats reveal that since September 2004, when stat tracking began and just two months before the release of Halo 2, more than 20 billion games of Halo have been played online. 20 billion.

Broken down, that's 5.4 billion on Halo 2, 11.5 billion across Halo 3 and Halo: ODST, and 3.9 billion on Halo Reach. In total, that's over two billion hours of playtime, or put another way - 235,000 years.

You can see the full infographic below. There's some fun stuff in there.

Microsoft's 343 Industries is now the primary developer of the Halo series. Its first full game, Halo 4, is out this year.


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Comment #1 by Slayinfool
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 07:54:10 AM
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Comment #2 by jd070993
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 07:55:58 AM
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Didn't see the full thing initially... but shit, that's crazy.

Can't wait to see what Bungie has planned next. Also can't wait to see if 343 can emulate these sorts of numbers in the future.

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Comment #3 by harry
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:00:25 AM
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Comment #4 by COV GREGS
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:03:49 AM
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Well, fuck a duck!

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Comment #5 by Infomouse
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:07:05 AM
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I should go...(outside).

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Comment #6 by collin232
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:10:35 AM
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It's a sad day. Good luck to Bungie on whatever they work on next and I hope that 343 can take Halo back to it's glory days. (Halo 2&3)

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Comment #7 by eiVaL
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:12:30 AM
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in otherwords, their online numbers are dwindling and instead of publicly allowing everyone to easily see this right on their website, they're going to try to save face by disabling it...even tho we can still see MajorNelson's top 20 list each month that Halo 3 is barely even on the list at 17 and Reach is barely in the top 5 anymore being surrounded by 3 COD titles in the top 6 lol and only 1 spot ahead of 2 games that are primarily single player RPGs in Skyrim and Mass Effect 3.

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Comment #8 by quotrice
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:15:10 AM
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guys.. guys.. i dont wanna toot my own horn but.. i think that was me..

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Comment #9 by Teh Phantomz
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:18:38 AM
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Bungie will always be Halo. All the best to them in the future.

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Comment #10 by Earth Djinn
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:20:19 AM
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I look forward to both Halo 4, as well as Bungie's next release.

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Comment #11 by Floodclaw
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:21:38 AM
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This is simply...breathtaking. It's been a long journey, Bungie.

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Comment #12 by thenewpeter
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:22:37 AM
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They don't own Halo, they sold it off, and chose to go down that route several years ago. Why would they continue to run something they don't own any more?
And oh, Halo3 is in the top 20 list... how many years after it was released? And reach is still in the top... meaning its still going strong...
Surrounded by 3 CoD titles... yet it still stands, and CoD is a game any moron can play in general, hence why its so popular.

Interesting stats though, that's allot of time. Hope 343 can replicate the success of the previous halo series.

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Comment #13 by Stevey Boy2006
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:30:50 AM
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@7- nice use of punctuation.

And the reason Reach's numbers are lower than 3's is because it hasnt been out as long

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Comment #14 by Xero Shinobi
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:33:25 AM
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Bungie I will miss you. I still believe you'll oneday own the world. Don't forget us :D

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Comment #15 by Xero Shinobi
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:35:28 AM
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@7 - Halo through the eyes of a cod fanboy who tried to play Halo, but ended up taking it so deep he cried.

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Comment #16 by LickableLemons7
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:44:07 AM
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God, I miss playing Halo 3 with my chums...

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Comment #17 by DarthTrakd
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:44:34 AM
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Damn that's a lot of really big stats...

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Comment #18 by dark_shard
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:54:34 AM
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Good run Bungie.

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Comment #19 by nM Ch33zy NiNjA
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:00:12 AM
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Thanks for an amazing run, without you bungie I would have never played Xbox, to this day I own all Halo Games Made

- R.I.P Bungie

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Comment #20 by ZLU CORONA
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:00:45 AM
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Comment #21 by CraigChaotic
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:02:43 AM
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I can't wait to see whats in store for us next from Bungie

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Comment #22 by Quanster57
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:05:40 AM
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Halo may be finished...
But I think we're just getting started.

I'm sure this will not be the last time we hear from Bungie. Whatever is next on their agenda will be bigger and better. I'm sure of it.

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Comment #23 by Aiden 514
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:13:20 AM
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Halo 3 custom games...good times...

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Comment #24 by LeviXLush
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:17:19 AM
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What #7 said.

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Comment #25 by papajimbo
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:20:22 AM
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...and I would do it all again

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Comment #26 by thenewpeter
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:29:35 AM
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Halo isn't finished... it's just getting started...

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Comment #27 by hotdogenigma
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:34:34 AM
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@19 Bungie isn't dead.

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Comment #28 by Hansathan
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:39:21 AM
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Great times with Halo 2 and 3. Never got too deep into Reach MP. Best of luck Bungie, whatever may be in the future.

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Comment #29 by sumthingchronic
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:52:32 AM
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Shame it doesn't have a stat for how many people are now obese

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Comment #30 by xTHSx Rascal
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:03:57 AM
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Halo 2 best game ever! the reason i got xbox live!

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Comment #31 by ian24971
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:08:16 AM
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Oh, My!

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Comment #32 by alklein35
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:17:33 AM
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490,000 cows? PETA is going to be piiiiissed

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Comment #33 by AlmightyZing
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:29:33 AM
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I'll take my steaks medium-rare.

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Comment #34 by randallm33
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:35:44 AM
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#7 - You are a moron. I don't play or even like the Halo series BUT I respect the impact it has had on the industry. It is a testament to its impact that their games are still in the top-20 after years and years of being out. If it wasn't for Halo MP there likely wouldn't be COD or other MP 'army-man' games. In fact, there may not even be an XBox Live 'community' without the influence of the Halo series. To insinuate that they are shutting it down to hide how they cannot compete is absolutely stupid.

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Comment #35 by Mex xX J3k4 Xx
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:37:48 AM
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Hmmm I blame Stosh for this

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Comment #36 by The Elite Elite
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:37:54 AM
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Man, I wonder how much larger Halo 2's number would be if it tracked campaign games like Halo 3, ODST, and Reach do.

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Comment #37 by IceBlox
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:42:19 AM
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we will miss you bungie! you guys are halo forever in my heart

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Comment #38 by SteveDGamer
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:52:48 AM
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I'm sad :(

Why did Bungie have to stop making Halo games? It won't be the same anymore but I'll still be hyped for Halo 4, 5, and 6 :P

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Comment #39 by Infection Ftw
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:53:43 AM
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And I had a big (little compared to the total) part in it! =D

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Comment #40 by secretkaos187
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:59:48 AM
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Bungie might be insinuating at something in it's Farewell...They are working on a new IP for MS. Bungie created only the second IP franchise that I was a true fanboy of. People like #7 are just silly,it surprises me that he can get out of bed and not break his legs. Remember BUNGIE created/honed the MP lobbies/options that most other games try/should model them after. All Hail the SEVENTH COLUMN!!!


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Comment #41 by Zacry072
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:10:06 AM
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Maybe now that 343 is kind of taking the reins here, perhaps NOW somebody will listen to my pleas for help to get my Graduate achievement on Halo 3 fixed. I don't care if they have to just wipe my service record clean. I just want that damn achievement.

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Comment #42 by Spanish Assault
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:34:05 AM
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numbers are mind blowing...

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Comment #43 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:02:43 PM
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@7 I think you've got it all wrong dude.
@13 If you're going to pull someone up on their punctuation don't forget the fullstops. :)
O/t sad to see these stats disappearing, halo 3 was the reason I got a gold membership.
So many good times.

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Comment #44 by STONE DEVIL
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:22:35 PM
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LAN parties for Halo 2...such fun

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Comment #45 by Dragonmarked
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:54:52 PM
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I'm still waiting for my damn steaks....

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Comment #46 by TrishTheDish
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:06:48 PM
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Damn, I wanted to see the stats for Server Dropouts in ODST. 54.3 billion?

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Comment #47 by Dazz
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:17:10 PM
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Impressive numbers for sure but I'm still not sold on the idea of any of the Halo games being great. To me, those numbers just mean bandwagoneers have a lot of free time to mess around online.

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Comment #48 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:29:24 PM
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I wanna see the stats for dickhead quitters that give me stupid losses.

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Comment #49 by Spartan C37
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:34:37 PM
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A single tear just slid down my cheek...

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Comment #50 by spike2055
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 02:15:54 PM
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Halo was the reason i even bought an X-Box. Thank You Bungie.

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Comment #51 by eXoTiC Zebes0
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 02:18:50 PM
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Reach sucks :(

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Comment #52 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:03:58 PM
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time must go on "maybe" in 10 years they will sign back with microsoft.......
nah they will be racking in activision money

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Comment #53 by cheevo360
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:12:00 PM
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I look forward Halo 4 for single-player campaign, co-op modes and achievements :):)

I pray Halo 4 will have 10 hours or more for one playthrough in single-player campaign. I wish Halo 4 have this but guess will never happen since too much FPS games with short story playthrough :P

My opinion I most look forward for FPS game in 2012 is Bioshock Infinite because will have better story for singleplayer, devs of Bioshock 1 and Infinite promise Bioshock Infinite will have more longer then Bioshock and more then 10 hours playthrough from what I read other website before.

I wish wish 343 learns from what devs of Bioshock series that single-player need have more FPS with long story :):)

Anyway I been waiting for whatsoever title Bungie working at moment with Activi$ion :P

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Comment #54 by cheevo360
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:17:26 PM
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#7 I understand what you mean but let you know your story look so much repeatability from many many comments recent.

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Comment #55 by Alchemist5
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:28:23 PM
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I loved CE, 2, 3, and ODST. Reach (Barf) does not exist to me, it was as rancid as the waste produced by all those cows. But the original trilogy and the great atmosphere of ODST will always have a great place in my gaming history. Thanks Bungie.

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Comment #56 by CienPR
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:30:02 PM
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@#$- Saying Halo made what "army man games" are today is more than ignorant. You've had these types of games since the N64...

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Comment #57 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 04:20:06 PM
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Holy testicle Tuesday! (even though it's Monday)

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Comment #58 by RJMWalsh
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 04:30:15 PM
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Good for them i mean hal ois the best game ever

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Comment #60 by Kyanite
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 06:13:52 PM
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I spent a lot of time with all of the Halo games. I even downloaded and played Halo Zero, a game no one else seems to have heard of. I have read a few of the novels and have a UNSC shirt. While it's not my favorite video game franchise, it's provided a lot of good times for me and a lot of my friends. It's too bad that some people put the controller down and go away or think it's fun to team kill, but there are douche bags everywhere. The good far outweighs the bad.

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Comment #61 by Zaneage
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:19:55 PM
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Jesus Christ

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Comment #62 by High Lord Sigma
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:29:50 PM
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Well, that's 86 steak dinners I'm owed. I like mine well-done. I'll eat my first one to celebrate the release of Halo 4 and the last for whenever you release your project, Bungie. It's been a blast.

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Comment #63 by SoleCyberkid
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:57:24 PM
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Thank you bungie for the halo games. I especially enjoyed the third one cause it was a masterpiece the campaign and multiplayer were perfect.

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Comment #64 by Killa12
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:19:13 PM
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Swear I thought I was going to cry at the bottom pick and how Bungie ended their final words in pic.....

Please 343.... do what must be done

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Comment #65 by Andreas_loel
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 01:16:03 AM
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Comment #66 by S1rJ0hn0fY0rk
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 07:24:01 PM
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All these stats show us is the following: We are all just a bunch of homicidal mother fuckers at the end of the day.

Bungie, here's to the undiscovered country and whatever y'all might be working on next.

343, y'all got some pretty big shoes to fill so for the love of all things spark related, don't fuck it up

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Comment #67 by guy298
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 11:06:43 PM
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Whats this? Halo 3 stats have been moved to *Frantically types in address*
*Begins to twitch*

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Comment #68 by Aversion
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 11:26:42 AM
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0_0 damn

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Comment #69 by JackJumpsCandle
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 11:53:36 AM
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Bungie was, and still is, THE developer on the X-Box 360. Here's to their everlasting success, and I can't wait to see what you come out with next!

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Comment #70 by superstarpro25
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:11:02 AM
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Halo Reach Is my fav Halo game. I just hope Halo 4 won't be a let down, but looking forward to playing It with my friends.

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Comment #71 by franklinamorim
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 08:52:50 AM
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I will miss you too bungie

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Comment #72 by ST xWEBx
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:35:24 PM
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2 billion hours played? ive contributed a hefty portion haha

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Comment #73 by PyreBall
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 06:08:33 PM
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I grin when I think how many of those hours are mine from Halo 3 and Reach. I played well over a thousand games of matchmaking on 3 and I'm getting to that point on Reach. 3 will always have a huge place in my heart. I have many fond memories of getting together with a bunch of friends and wreaking havoc in the Big Team playlist. Thanks, Bungie.

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Comment #74 by UndesiredUsername
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 05:58:34 PM
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I never saw this until now. Made me tear up a little with the message at the end. But the overall stats are absolutely insane.

Thank you bungie for many glorious hours, I could of gone out and got laid but I decided Halo was more important (sad I know right). Thank you Bungie, can't wait to see what you come up with next!

I hope 343i don't -blam- it up & I wish that marty could still be doing the soundtracks as he is an amazing composer, the ODST Soundtrack was godly.

I think i was at least 99% of the total playtime ; )

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Comment #75 by walkinbiohazard
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 08:07:50 PM
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When 343 saw these stats.....they sh*t bricks.

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