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  1. Just wanted to say congrats on winning your case. Your work in sound design and music is amazing and I hope you can continue creating whatever you feel is best, because I know it will amaze us more.

    Also, I’m sorry that the management of Activision and Bungie acted the way they did, placing profit motives above creativity and integrity is something I’m tired of watching happen so frequently in larger gaming companies. Being with Bungie since 2000 and then watching your hard work for Destiny get ignored and treated as if you hadn’t poured you heart and soul into it must have been terrible.

    Whatever you help create in the future, I’ll be sure to experience it as I’m sure that with your consistent delivery of amazing content and talent that’s hard to find I’ll have an absolute blast like I did when experiencing Halo for the first time so long ago.

  2. I understand that your an experienced developer but with out the funding from big companys how will it affect your budget? And infering that your budget is now tiny will it affect the quality of games produced?

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  4. Justice for Marty! I am glad you won your case against those dirt bags that screwed you over. I wondered why the music in destiny was not anywhere near as good as the music in the Bungie Halos. Now I know, it was done by a lesser composer.

    I look forward to more of your work Marty.

  5. Go marty!! Hope this company makes some great games in the future

  6. Glad to see you were one of the few people that tried to stand up to activisions bullshit. I will definitely be following you guys to see where this all goes in the future, hope you start working on a new project soon can’t wait to see how this all turns out!

  7. I am glad you got justice .Hope this company may create very good games

  8. It will be interesting if you do the OST for HALO 6 Mr. O’Donnell, the OST of HALO 3 ODST and HALO REACH were amazing. However, I hope that Highwire Games will do something great with all the veterans from Bungie !

  9. Good luck in your new projects Mr Martin! You made the best decission!! You make the best music and Iisten your music from Halo since the first game, to sleep, to study, to run… It’s so good!!!

  10. Good luck, can’t wait to see what comes from Highwire Games!

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  12. Best of luck to you all in your new venture. Very excited to know what you’ll come up with.

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  21. I just read about the troubles with Activision and Bungie, glad to see things worked out for you Marty. Reading about that reminded me of the stuff NC Soft pulled on Richard Garriot, publishers really seem evil with stories like that.

    Anyways, I love your music and I’m looking forward to what you do next. I’ll keep an eye on this space and check in for news from time to time.

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  23. congratulations Marty on your case im sure you probably dont have to work at all now but i cant wait to see your first game bungie has gottin way to greedy it cares more for the money then the gamers… i hope you bring something back to what has been lost to the true halo fans

  24. Approx 192000 shares won in the case huh? ever think about selling it all… since Bungie is a privately owned company they don’t release their stock prices… but i did a rough estimate, I would guess somewhere around 4.5 million dollars. That some good money! Also i cant wait to see if a group of veterans can make some REALLY attractive games! I see another company that could be the next naughty dog. When i say that I mean creating a game so immersive that it is similar to The Last Of Us. All in all good luck!

  25. I’ve been following your case. I know what it’s like to be screwed over by friends. I wish you all the luck in the world with your new endeavors. Congrats on standing your ground and making them pay what is owed. For what it’s worth, your music is fantastic.

  26. Marty, FYI, if you design it and build it, I’ll be there. I have enjoyed Bungie from the first Halo, but since their new game was released I was disappointed, and now with everything (IE, you, lack of customer appreciation and many other things) I will never purchase any of their products (nor Activisions.) So I will keep my eyes open for your products, and if you find that you need financial help, you just might find it with your fan base; just as Bungie did with the preorders for Destiny.

  27. Just wanted to say whatever you guys do I’ll support in the future.

  28. Destiny was an abomination and Bungie lies in tattered remnants of its once glorious past. No amount of money is worth losing your respect. I support.

  29. Glad to see that you won the case Marty, Activi$ion has proven themselves to be greedy spoiled brats. Here’s to your future music free from those scheming, greedy pricks at activi$ion!

  30. Like so many have already stated your music is truly amazing; It is what MADE halo what it was so first of all i would simply like to say thank you so much.

    Secondly, i will be watching for your brand and will make sure to give whatever you guys make a checking out :) I really hope its something truly magnificent. But coming from you im sure it will be.