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11 March 2016
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This Week At Bungie - 03/11/2016

This week at Bungie we introduced you to our Audio Team on Twitch.

At the top of the show, we issued a general warning: This stream will not feature news about content updates. Those shows are in the pipeline. If you love games enough to wonder how they get made, stick around.

Before we fired up the orchestra, we unveiled our new partnership with Twitch. Bungie Foundation Manager Christine Edwards was on hand to talk about how subscribers (we dub you "Vanguards") will help us make the real world a better place. Then we debuted a brand new Bungie ViDoc about the people who create The Sounds of Destiny. Here it is again if you missed it, or if you want to watch it again (and again and again) in HD.

What followed was a panel discussion about voice acting. Audio Director C Paul Johnson and Creative Story Lead CJ Cowan repped the Bungie angle. Special guests Morla Gorrondona and Kirsten Potter stepped out from behind their characters to tell their own stories.

Huge thanks to Morla and Kirsten for spending some time with us, and for bringing characters to life that players wanted to get to know better.

Since it's "Audio Week" at Bungie, help yourself to some Destiny Soundtracks at a discount. The Bungie Store will be your dealer.

A Price on Your Head

Monday on Twitch, we're putting a Bounty on Clan Resolute!

Join us on Twitch to see who can beat us at our own game.

Bungie Bounty - Rift
Monday, March 14th
11am - 1pm Pacific
PlayStation 4

Senior Designer Steve Dolan will join us from the Live Team to swap notes on Clan culture with one of the more notorious teams in the Destiny community. Cozmo will be our designated trigger-man from the Community Team. And me? I'll be in the rear with the gear, mixing it up in chat. The standard dare applies, of course: Kick our asses, win one of these.

It's not going to be easy this time. Rumor has it that REZO is assembling a wrecking crew. Tune in to see who wins. If you're a Clan leader, or someone who has always wondered what all the hype is about, our conversation between matches will be all about the cooperative phenomenon that turns gamers into teammates - and so much more.

Spring Forward

You can set your watch by the steady cadence of service provided by Destiny Player Support. Here they are again to tell you what's up.

DPS: This coming Sunday, March 13th, several countries around the world will be adopting Daylight Saving Time. What does this mean for the Destiny Community? 
  • Daily and Weekly Activity and Vendor Resets will be taking place at 2:00 AM Pacific (9:00 AM UTC)
  • Crucible Events such as Trials of Osiris or Iron Banner will still begin at 10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM UTC), when available
  • Even Xûr will be adopting this time change (His will is not of his own)

If you need assistance converting these to your local time, take a peek at this helpful thread created by one of our Welcoming Committee Mentors in the #Help forum. 

Additionally, we've seen an increase in reports that some players are encountering issues when attempting to complete the Refer-a-Friend Linking process. If you have recently purchased a physical edition of Destiny: The Taken King, ensure that you have redeemed the Taken King Expansion code present within the game case. Without redeeming this code under your personal PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account, you will not be able to complete your Refer-a-Friend Link or access Taken King content. Additional information may be found within the Refer-a-Friend FAQ on

And that last link is a great one to bookmark for all of your player support needs.

The Show Must Go On

He's a stone cold killer in the Crucible. On, he's a curator of the arts.

Cozmo: Thank you for joining us for another edition of Movie of the Week. We are back with some fine jams in the form of photons and sound waves. The creators of these films will be receiving a snazzy emblem to put on display for all to see. 

"Cozmo, how do I send you my awesome video?"

I'm glad you asked, voice in my head. The best way to submit your video is the Creations page. Enough with the programming notes. It's video time. 

Movie of the Week: Smashing

Honorable Mention: 70k

Honorable Mention: This is just a tribute.

Not much else to talk about. In the future, we'll talk more (your move).

DeeJ out.