Halo 2 Stats via RSS… an interesting idea that I think could be improved

I like that Bungie is exposing your stats as RSS (see mine here), but it would be cooler if they had added some additional elements and attributes to the feed to describe the games in a more usable format, rather than just in HTML… instead of;

				
						<item>
						
<title>Rumble Pit: Oddball on Ascension</title>
<link>http://www.bungie.net/stats/gamestats.aspx?gameid=8132172&player=Festive Turkey</link>
<pubDate>Fri, 19 Nov 2004 07:45:07 GMT</pubDate>
<guid>http://www.bungie.net/stats/gamestats.aspx?gameid=8132172&player=Festive Turkey</guid>
<description>
Game played at Fri, 19 Nov 2004 07:45:07 GMT<br/><br/>Playlist: Rumble Pit<br/>Oddball on Ascension<br/><br/>
<b>Gamertag (Team): Score, Kills, Deaths, Assists</b>
<br/>l obvious l (1): 59, 14, 9, 5<br/>ScottyAK (0): 52, 16, 10, 6<br/>
BK Assassin (2): 29, 6, 9, 1<br/>MAXODeeZ (3): 18, 7, 12, 4<br/>
BattlingWheel (4): 15, 10, 13, 5<br/>Festive Turkey (5): 6, 5, 11, 5<br/>
snackasaurus (6): 0, 6, 7, 6<br/>LionWrath716 (7): 0, 1, 0, 0<br/>
</description>
</item>

they could add a namespace reference for Halo or Bungie…. and end up with…

<item>
<title>Rumble Pit: Oddball on Ascension</title>
<link>http://www.bungie.net/stats/gamestats.aspx?gameid=8132172&player=Festive Turkey</link>
<pubDate>Fri, 19 Nov 2004 07:45:07 GMT</pubDate>
<guid>http://www.bungie.net/stats/gamestats.aspx?gameid=8132172&player=Festive Turkey</guid>
<description>
Game played at Fri, 19 Nov 2004 07:45:07 GMT<br/><br/>Playlist: Rumble Pit<br/>Oddball on Ascension<br/><br/>
<b>Gamertag (Team): Score, Kills, Deaths, Assists</b>
<br/>l obvious l (1): 59, 14, 9, 5<br/>ScottyAK (0): 52, 16, 10, 6<br/>
BK Assassin (2): 29, 6, 9, 1<br/>MAXODeeZ (3): 18, 7, 12, 4<br/>
BattlingWheel (4): 15, 10, 13, 5<br/>Festive Turkey (5): 6, 5, 11, 5<br/>
snackasaurus (6): 0, 6, 7, 6<br/>LionWrath716 (7): 0, 1, 0, 0<br/>
</description>
<bungie:game>
   <bungie:datePlayed>Fri, 19 Nov 2004 07:45:07 GMT</bungie:datePlayed>
   <bungie:playlist>Playlist: Rumble Pit</bungieplaylist>
   <bungie:variant>Oddball</bungie:variant>
   <bungie:map>Ascension</bungie:map>
   <bungie:players>
      <bungie:player>
         <bungie:gamertag>Festive Turkey</bungie:gamertag>
         <bungie:score>6</bungie:score>
         <bungie:kills>5</bungie:kills>
         <bungie:deaths>11</bungie:deaths>
         <bungie:assists>5</bungie:assists>
       </bungie:player>
   </bungie:players>
</bungie:game>
</item>

still valid RSS 2.0, still works in aggregators, but suddenly useful to anyone wanting to consume this information for more than just directly viewing it…

Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

7 thoughts on “Halo 2 Stats via RSS… an interesting idea that I think could be improved”

  1. I completely agree. That way I could do some processing on it for my own site and do all sorts of stuff. It would also be nice if it told you whether or not you won, lost, or tied, like:

    &lt;bungie:gameResult&gt;Won&lt;/bungie:gameResult&gt; &lt;!– Other valid values: Lost, Tied –&gt;

    I’d submit this to Bungie. There’d be a whole new level of extensibility to their information if they did this :).

    Regards,

    Jason

    P.S. Gamertag: ViktorJB

  2. R u guys serious…. you probably have a bad graphic card r sumthing……. on bungie.net ……. it says who won or lost…. the score…… kills, assists, deaths, everything you could need to know. It even shows you where you died and by what … i think you guys ned to get the facts before you start shootin your mouths off

  3. to Ksking…

    Apparently it is you who have no idea and need to get your facts straight… we all know that ALL of the stats are on the Bungie site. The discussion here is about the RSS feeds, which do NOT include that information.

    Back to the discussion…

    I agree that if the feeds contained more relevant info, it would be helpful. I would love to see medals, headshots, etc. in the feed. Unfortunately, many people resort to parsing the HTML on Bungie directly… slowing down both sites…

  4. the rss feed is very good but i want to look at what medals i got how many and where literally go to extreme detail even the time the match started and ended and say for instance how much u die in one minute..ud bungie would know for instance if the other team had spawn mods

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