Bungie Rights a Wrong By Sending Unique Swag to Gamer Whose Unique Xbox 360 Was Ruined

bungie-swag-bag-038.jpgOne of the big gaming stories sweeping the internet last week was the tale of Nathaniel, who sent in his Xbox 360 covered in signatures from various people in the gaming world for repairs, only to have it returned to him wiped clean. When the story reached Bungie, they swore they would try to make it up to this poor gamer somehow. Well, it looks like they’ve made good on that oath as Nathaniel recently received a giant batch of swag from the developer, the centerpiece of which was a Legendary Edition helmet signed by almost all the studio staff. He also received a Halo 3 soundtrack signed by Martin O’Donnel with the words “Do Not Erase!” written underneath, not to mention just about every piece of Halo 3 paraphernalia on the market these days. Books, controllers, a faceplate, action figures, ActionClix, clothing: just about everything you could imagine. True this can’t exactly replace his original console, but it certainly can’t hurt.

Via Hawty McBloggy

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Daniel

On March 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I hate to be a jerk, but doesn’t SWAG stand for “Stuff We All Get”? So how can there be unique SWAG? :wink:

Weclock

On March 7, 2008 at 4:20 pm

is that a hackey sack?

Norbit

On March 7, 2008 at 4:32 pm

@ Daniel

Suff We All Get is just a modern bacronym. Swag is commonly used to describe either a thiefs haul of stolen goods or an Australian bushmans bundle of possessions.

None of those usages is really applicable here though :lol:

Ekythump3

On March 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Why didn`t Bungie make the effort to go out and get the signatures he lost, put on some of the “Swag” he received from them.There is a reason why he had those signatures in the first place.And I`m sure it wasn`t because he preferred “SWAG”!!
In my opinion it wasn`t enough.I think a copy of the pink slip for the employee ( numbnuts )who wiped it clean in the first place.

Jeff

On March 7, 2008 at 5:05 pm

firing the guy who erased it seems really harsh given the nature of what happened. No one here can make a judgment on that person because we don’t know how or why it happened. It could have simply been an accident.

In any case, it’s nice of bungie to go out and do this for a gamer, especially since it wasn’t their fault that he was in this dilemma. It speaks volumes for their connection to the community.

jake

On March 7, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Dude, if you feel that a legendary edition of halo 3 with the helmet signed by a lot of staff from bungie isn’t enough, just think of which one would sell for more on ebay… a signed xbox with names that could be fake, or genuine signatures from bungie them self on a LEGENDARY set of halo 3 helmet?

Chris

On March 7, 2008 at 9:30 pm

It sucks that he lost what he did, but I think this is awfully nice of Bungie to go out of their way to do so much for the guy.

Props to those guys.

Hater

On March 8, 2008 at 2:24 am

He still doesn’t deserve it. OOH he was a geek who went to some ing geek shows and got some MORE GEEEKS TO SIGN HIS GOTY CONSOLE>>>AND NOW THE COMPANY WHO HAS CREATED MORE ING GEEKS THAN ANY OTHER, IS GIVING AWAY SOME RIGHT GOOD TO A GOT WHO DOESN”T DESERVE IT!

THINK ABOUT IT, WILL YOU? He was dumb enough to NOT ONLY PLAY, BUT GET THE RROD ON HIS UNIQUE CONSOLE, AND THEN DUMB ENOUGH AGAIN TO ING SEND IT IN TO MS>> HE NEEDS TO ROT>>ROT>>>ROT>>>>>>>>ROTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Hater

On March 8, 2008 at 2:27 am

You have no idea how deep my rage extends. It is near boundless. And it is not affected by anyone’s opinion. Surely someone out there thinks along the same lines as me, even if they aren’t psychotic and a freak like me? (This is as rational as I’ll get)

Someone else must see that this kid doesn’t deserve this stuff. And only I can make things right. *wink*

If you agree with me, email me at lugy8909@yahoo.com. We’re going to form a coalition. The wrongs will be righted.

slade

On March 8, 2008 at 7:44 am

ok that was nice of bungie,but wasnt it microsoft who erase it.seems they just can’t acknowledge their mistake.what a class act.never will i buy micorsoft.30% of ur product is defective plus no apology then this??Is this what buying American is all about??!!

Weclock

On March 8, 2008 at 9:08 am

there’s no reason to hate on this guy..

Shodan561

On March 10, 2008 at 5:43 pm

i guess its fine that he got re payed, although all those sigs on his xbox is limitless in worth, Bungie really showed great PR with helping this fellow, and with the signed Legendary ed. and the Soundtrack, he just got more than he should have expected.