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December 1999 Archived News
|December 29, 1999 1:00a.m. |
Bungie Org Hotline Server
The Bungie Org Hotline Server went down two nights ago. I powered down the
box and when it came back up it would not recoginize one of the
hard drives. Thanks to Claude Errera and a little bit of help from
James Hastings-Trew the Hotline Server is now back online. Thanks again
Many updates at our different pages, I am woefully behind so I suggest
that you just take a look. I will be making a few changes around here
in the next few days..so my updates will be very slim. On the first of
January a few things will
change here at Bungie Org. I will post here
on the changes as they come to pass.
Miguel Chavez emailed some new info concerning MacWorld. This is just a bit
different from what he has already mailed us.
Jump over to
The Marathon's Story Page
for all the details.
|December 23, 1999 8:00p.m. |
Merry Christmas from Bruce Morrison. (email@example.com)
Merry Christmas from Bungie Software! (image courtesy of Jim at the Bungie Store, used with permission)
This is my last update until after Christmas. I will be updating again starting on the
27th of December. To all of the Bungie fan's, we at Bungie org would like to thank you
for a great first year, and, to quote the
Orbital Arm page:
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 (KJV)
The Marathon Scenario News page has an update concerning Marathon Red. The maintainer
also brings attention to some future plans.
The Oni page has some new artwork along with the Oni news posted today at Bungie.
It seems that Bungie is going to start a pretty big push on Oni.
More art, readers write in and probably the most interesting link, news concerning
some live events from the Bungie booth in San Fransico are all on the Halo page today.
|December 22, 1999 3:30p.m. |
Another new tenant to the Bighouse today,
Marathon Red is our latest addition.
The Marathon Archives page has new files again.
These are best found by hitting the "New" button on the search page.
The Marathon's Story page is still posting
info concerning the latest anniversary of Marathon. There is also
a post about GameSpot's Top 100 Games of the Millennium. Make sure not to pass that link
up without at least a look into what they are listing.
New Halo art has been posted along with some Halo Christmas cheer. The
Halo page is always updating.
|December 21, 1999 11:30a.m. |
How in the world I could have missed this, is beyond me. But for most of us this day is
unique. It's what started it all and changed many of us into the "Marathon Fanactic's" that
we are. Make sure to take a look at The Marathon's Story Page.
|December 21, 1999 9:30a.m. |
Special thanks to Matt Soell for sending the
Oni page information concerning the changing of the guard at Bungie West.
Our latest page to come on board at Bungie Org,
Orbital Arm, has some great
updates this morning. We are pleased to have them as part of our sites and for the
PC Marathon players..this is probably the best if not the largest, Marathon PC site
on the web.
The Myth page has information concerning new files
along with a pointer to The Mill. It seems that
The Mill has an announcement today that is also hinting at some things to come.
|December 20, 1999 3:30p.m. |
As picked up from IMG, it seems that Brent Pease has left Bungie West. Look
at the bottom of todays news.
|December 20, 1999 8:30a.m. |
The Myth page has some information concerning a new site that helps new
players, "learn the ropes"? So, if you fall in this category jump on over and
get the latest.
New Duality screens? It seems that someone has stumbled
across my good friend Courtney Evans home web site. This site has been up for some time, but, we have
not publicized it. There is mention of the disclaimer on
The Marathon Story's Page.
We ask that you please follow the wishes of the author.
|December 17, 1999 9:30p.m. |
This sent in by a regular on IRC #bungie. Although I can't
get a confirmation on this, it would certainly make sense with the
new inclusion of Take Two. But, for those that have been following Bungie
games since the beginning, this isn't the way Bungie does things. Times change.
Presented here for your reading, special thanks to Niklas Hjelm Smith:
"I read in a swedish gaming email news letter that Bungie is one of the two
companies that has the most chance of getting a game licence of the movie
Bungie is in battle with Shiny Entertainment, to get to get the licence.
I hope Bungie gets it!"
|December 17, 1999 8:30a.m. |
Halo and Oni haiku in both forums? Well, I suppose there is something to be said of those
that have the time........
The Marathon's Story Page knocks a bunch of us back into reality today
with the latest post concerning all the beta information. Old news you say?
|December 16, 1999 2:30p.m. |
More losses of the Halo Seti Team along with, yes,
more clan sites! One wonders how many clan sites we will
have by the time Halo is released?
The Marathon's Story Page has complete and detailed information
concerning the winner of the "7 Errors" contest. Make sure to get caught up on the insightful
writings of Halo Weapons and Vehicles.
Today we add two more residents to The Big House.
EMR:Infinity, which many have been waiting on, is now posted along with GOF. (another great
project!) What better way to spend a cold and snowy weekend.
The Myth page at Bungie Org lists new information concerning the very first Myth beta. Pretty cool for
those lucky few.
The Oni flyer winner reports on the Oni board about the back of the
first Oni flyer, congrats Ben!
|December 16, 1999 00:43a.m. |
Bungie Org at Hotline!
Here is the list of the "BOX" that was won recently.
Contents of the Package:
-Scrapbook signed by Doug, Matt, Mark, Nathan, Rob, and JJ
(as well as 1 signature I couldn't read)
-Craig Mullins "Death of the Hulk" Mousepad
-Black Bungie folder containing:
-TWO original chrome Marathon stickers
-A Macworld Olympics of Death sticker
-A sticker showing the Bungie Coat of Arms
-A Myth 2 folder (empty)
-An original Marathon 4-level Demo disc
(unfortunately not sealed) containing,
among other things, the enhanced CD music tracks.
-A sealed copy of "THE DISC" with the M2 Preview from Macworld '95
-An iron-on Bungie Patch
-A video named "Bagel Shop"
-A sealed copy of Minotaur
-A shirt reading "Property of the Bungie Store"
-A walnut with two faces drawn on it
|December 15, 1999 8:43a.m. |
Bungie Org at Hotline!
Off the beaten path a little, one of the "regulars" on the Bungie Org Hotline
Server won the last contest to be held at The Marathon's Story page. This was posted on
the Bungie Org Hotline Server last night:
Two months ago, Mark Levin (Have Blue on the Bungie HL Server), won a pile of Bungie goodies
in the Marathon Story Page's Seven Scrapbook Errors contest.
Today, it arrived...
Only Matt Soell knows what's inside, but you will too, when Mark opens the
package "live" on the Bungie.Org Hotline Server!
Secrets will be unveiled...
Be there at 9 CST, Wednesday 12/15 and see what we've got here!
New web sites, another Halo preview and more translations of the overseas magazine
articles are just a few of the things you will find this morning at the
The Marathon Archives page at Bungie Org has more files today!
Some new net maps that are failry nice along with a couple of great paks.
The Marathon's Story page is still
receiving inquiries concerning the "hottest Halo topic on the web".
|December 14, 1999 7:43a.m. |
Clans, well they seem to be popping up all over the net.
The Halo page has links to some new clans and to a very good discussion concerning
vehicles and weapons.
Bungie in Europe? The Take Two acquisition begins to define itself as Matt S.
responds in the forums
today concerning their role overseas. By the way,
for those lucky enough to get into Take Two at 7 back 5 months ago, it closed last night
To say there are literally hundreds of opinions concerning the question posed
The Marathon's Story page would definitely be
putting it mildly. Make sure to pull up a chair as you
read just a "few" of the emails that have recently surfaced at the story page.
What do you think? Make sure to let
The Marathon Scenario News
page has been updated again. We recently posted some new members to The Bighouse.
There is also news concerning a
few new projects.
|December 13, 1999 8:43a.m. |
A bunch 'o files this morning at the Marathon Archives.
Today, at the archives, there is a new patch that will turn your fists into the Pfhor staff, and,
if that isn't enough, make sure to check out the updated version
of Jingle Bobs.
There is a great piece of Marathon artwork posted over at the Marathon's Story page. In fact, some might
now the "idea" behind it.
More additions to the Big House. The Bighouse has turned out to be
one of the most popular pages on our site. If you have a scenario that needs a home and it fits the
mentioned criteria, drop us a line.
Don't forget about the Oni Bungie West interviews. Some very interesting and some very cool news is being brought out
into the light of day.
The announcement of a new Halo site along with the demise of another
are two of the recent updates that you can find at the Halo page.
|December 10, 1999 8:30a.m. |
The Pathways page has another update again today. The seven hieroglyphics? Check it out!
The armor mystery is cleared up on the Halo page by Matt Soell.
|December 9, 1999 11:59p.m. |
Harry Al-Shakarchi has posted the second segment of his Visit to Bungie West, a series of interviews with the programmers and artists of Oni. Go on by and get the inside scoop!
We'd like to take this opportunity to extend a grateful "Thank You" to Jane Davison, who took upon herself, with no thought to the potential brain damage that might result, the task of reviewing a sizeable chunk of the as-yet-uncommented-on
maps in the Archives. (When several older collections were subsumed last year into this definitive library, the task of reviewing everything proved to be too difficult for the maintainer.) Thanks, Jane... hopefully, your tireless efforts will help
some intrepid marathoners in their quest for great maps! (The easiest way to find her reviews is to do a quick search on "Kj4jane".)
|December 8, 1999 7:30a.m. |
will be having some exclusive breaking news soon. Make sure to be checking back! As always, if you have news or questions or
maybe just complaints, send them on!
The Oni forums are starting to pick up, possibly due to the increasing amount
of interest in this game along with MacWorld coming around the corner. In any case, make sure to catch some of the latest threads.
Always some interesting Halo art along with a another teaser concerning #2 is lined up this morning at the Halo page.
Looking for a job..reports coming in from Bungie "want ads"!
|December 7, 1999 1:30p.m. |
Oni Central has a great update from a Matt Soell post this morning. Make sure to check it out.
Always some interesting Halo news over on the Halo forum. Don't miss the most recent postings concerning ideas and whether or not Bungie, (Matt S) is listening.
|December 7, 1999 9:30a.m. |
The Myth page has posted some very cool updates. Along with the Myth Master films we mentioned here last week..there is also
some tournament news.
Oni Central has some pretty unique exclusives. Although not directly associated with Oni, they are different to say the least.
|December 6, 1999 9:30a.m. |
Some great Marathon News! The Marathon Forums at Marathon.org are now back online. So jump on over
and post away.
|December 6, 1999 7:30a.m. |
The Marathon PM Archive has a few new models today. This page has slowly been brought back to
life. Make sure to check the Marathon Scenario News as well.
The Oni Central Forum has new posts concerning "why no news".
The Halo page has news concerning an editorial and
it's views on gaming. Make sure not to post info concerning downloading the Halo trailers. We are not posting them at Bungie Org
in respect to Bungie's wishes.
|December 4, 1999 10:30a.m. |
The Marathon Story page has some
interesting news posted concerning another
virtual Bungie page? Orbital Arm is
posting some news along with some files. All you PC Marathon players make sure to check it out.
The Oni Central page has more translations posted
from overseas mag's and with the new issues in the states being published we should
Halo has more news on yes, even more Halo trailers
being released. New artwork and some great forum posts are posted for your weekend "fixes".
|December 3, 1999 07:30a.m. |
Marathon news again today! The
Story Page is reporting info concerning some new scenarios along with some great
insights on Oni and Cortana. The
Scenario News page, which is now being updated daily, reports some insightful
news concerning the new Black Series.
Incredible as it might seem, the Recruits
page has new listings. Incredible as in this game is still so popular, no wonder
we are called "Marathon Fanatics".
The Oni page has reopened after a full week of
being offline. Harry is reporting some udpates
be sure to look for them soon.
Central has some new films. The newest films of Chimera
along with a few other tidbits.
Just when you thought you had kept up to date on everything concerning Halo,
today, there is talk again about another movie. That makes how many? Check
|December 2, 1999 02:30p.m. |
Bungie has finally opened their new Bungie Store. Hurry on over and make sure to add to your
basket the "Everything in the Store" product. It comes in a big ass box according to Jim. While you are there
sign up for your personal store account. Ratz, someone already got "Borg"!
|December 2, 1999 08:30a.m.|
Marathon is in full swing here at Bungie.Org.
Our Scenario News, Recruits
and Story page have all been brought
up to date. The Story page has some
more revealing info on #2. Thanks
to our new maintainer, Scenario
News and Recruits are now brought
up to date. Make sure to check all these out and while you're at it, don't forget
to hit the Big House page.
A trailer of a cool looking conversion is out, Myth at Bungie.Org has more.
Our Oni page comes back online today. I ran
into a few glitches yesterday afternoon and after the tedious work of our hardware/software
guru, Claude Errera, the box will be back today.
Look for the page after noon today and, to answer the
emails, my general reason for taking it offline was to allow for software upgrade
and to split our HL Server off to another server. Although the addition of another
server shouldn't have taken this long, due to illness it was drug out a bit too
much. To look at it another way, Bungie Org just expanded again, as we continue
to "engulf" all things Bungie. : )
More Halo art has been submitted along with
a pretty active forum board. Talk again about
the Halo console version and a possible tie in with
Pathways Into Darkness
The Pathways page has been updated and some
very interesting dialogue is posted.
Bungie Org Hotline
It's Thursday again and that means the Hotline Bungie Org crew going up against the Clan Plaid group again. All films from
the last melee' are posted at our HotLine server. Give it a visit if you are wanting
to watch the borg and clanplaid crews go after it.
|December 1, 1999 00:30a.m. |
We're still alive!
Well, after being down for the past five days with the flu, I am finally back
among the living. Thanks to Harry Al-Shakarchi for this update.
We have more scenario news thanks to our temporary scenario news
check it out! The Story page has a submission from Nathan Bitner,
discussion about the Anvil splashscreen and those Bungie box
acronyms. Go take a
A trailer of a cool looking conversion is out, Myth at Bungie.Org has more.
It's been down, but tomorrow it's back! Oni Central will return
after it's short holiday! Expect a lot of updates to follow its
Halo SETI team stats, yet another translation and user submissions
at our Halo site