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March 2000 Archived News

March 31, 2000, 6:00 p.m.     If a chicken and a half laid an...
Marathon

Waaahhh! Halo section updated at the Story page... when are the Halo boyz gonna hire this guy?

Marathon: OpenGL? Yeehaw! (Check out the Artwork page... Harry "this is what 'Where are monsters in dreams' should have looked like" Al-Shakarchi sent in some amazing fog-filled infinity map pics.)

The Archives got a new submission... a rating guide to solo maps. Hmm, is that gonna cause friction, or what?

Myth

Way-cool new tools! Making Myth maps? Read this.

Halo

Those boys just don't sleep. Dave Finlayson asks "But what exactly do you do?" Heh... Dave, take it from me... they're all a bunch of slackers, in reality. (They fake it pretty good, though... check out the latest Halo news.)

Oni

New Poll over at Oni Central - "What Color is Konoko's Underwear?" Oh, wait... that's not the right sheet... damn. Go check it out, it's something else.

March 30, 2000, 1:00 a.m.     Dr. Landy tell me you're not just a pedagogue
Marathon

Multiple Hamish Sinclairs? Say it ain't so!

Scenarionews and Recruits are both going great guns... lots of folks out there working, will they find each other?

One of these Scenarios is not like the others... One of these scenarios is about to be released! Can you guess which one? Two Sesame Street references in two days... shoot me.

Myth

Pie says Old News Posts Reorganized... or is that New Old Posts? Or Post News? (Pre News?) Whatever. Tell him you love him for doing it anyway.

Halo

New films? Yeah, maybe. If you can believe Matt. Which you can't. The guy's a pathological liar... he once said he'd BASE jumped off El Capitan at Yosemite... naked. With Konoko. Yeah, that's the ticket.

March 28, 2000, 2:00 a.m.     Ahhh! It's raining and the dog needs to go!
Marathon

Pfhortran, and OpenGL, and Talent, Oh, My! Marathon: Open Source is full of... of something.

Hardware failure? Story page had hardware failure? I thought Jjaro Tech was indestructible!

Myth

Someday we'll find it, the Bungie Connection, the mythlovers, the dreamers, and m- BLAM! Mmm... frog's legs.

Oni

MORE hardware problems? Hmm... nope, software this time. IT'S A CONSPIRACY!

Halo

newwallpaperfightingbungieemployeeshaikugamespotpolls
recruitingclansnewsfromgamingmagsstatsstatsstats

March 26, 2000, 12:00 a.m.     Help! I'm turning into a pumpkin!
Marathon

Planes? Ships? What IS the limit of that Aleph One beast? Check the latest Archive offering for a taste...


Myth

There go those conspiracy boys again...

Come back next time, when our guests will discuss How To Fry Fetch For a Healthier You!

March 25, 2000, 6:30 a.m.     What the hell are we doing up this early?
It has just come to our attention that you guys aren't sending in news any more. Whaddaya want from us, that we should make it all up? (Well, okay, that's what we do anyway, but...) You got a news item, sent it to us at borgnews@bungie.org. Make our job easier!


Bungie

Bungie.net has a secret but they ain't telling us!


Oni

New poll at Oni Central. "What do you like most about Oni?" Hard one!


Halo

Magazine Shots! Matt slams Doug! SETI marines dig in! Doug slams Matt! Rangers are Airborne! And another clan bites the dust. Yes it's all happening on the Halo page.


March 24, 2000, 7:07 a.m.     Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!
Oni

Konoko a sore loser? Harry Al-Shakarchi "the number one tome" at Oni Central got sent an amazing full resolution desktop pic (1024x768) of Konoko using the Playstation 2 in way not described on the box. The pic comes by way of Max "of the yellow socks" at Bungie Software. Thanks Max and thanks Harry.



Myth

The secrets behind the GURPS Myth revealed on the Legends & Lore page.


Pathways into Darkness

The Black Crystal. So good they made a film out of it...err... I think.


Marathon

May the Open Source be with you! Now we have 8 sounds channels. What's wrong with 7?!!! And do Pfhor really yelp?

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art displays Marathon symbol? How much did Bungie get? Why am I writing this stuff... just go here.


March 23, 2000, 7:07 a.m.     Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!
Marathon

Bizarre Marathon sightings on the Story page along with a long Slashdot thread featuring Craig Mullins. Oh and 17 (Huhhuhhuh) Marathon pics by Craig on Bungie's Art page.

New stuff... new stuff... new stuff at the Archives. Go wild. A 17 (Huhhuhhuh) nethop map and a tiny 5d thing.

Spazeroids beware the Vidmaster page has been updated. We're not worthy... we're not worthy!


Halo

Hungarians! Meebo must DIE! and a tinkering of the FAQ all at the Halo page.

March 21, 2000, 2:30 a.m.     Gimme a break. It's still last night.
Marathon

Another new one at the Archives... but ya gotta have Aleph One... which means you need to go to

Marathon: Open Source (and while you're there, check out the OpenGL screenshot posted yesterday-looks like more Scenarios are gonna get an infusion of enthusiasm, which means folks should visit the

Recruits page and see what they can do. (New scenarios keep coming online there... is anyone answering their cries for help?)


Pathways into Darkness

So... you need certain ammo, right? And there isn't any, right? So what's killing those things?


Myth

No-Damage films? Go visit Myth@Bungie.org and cry for your inadequacies. That Daniel guy will make you small.

March 19, 2000, 4:20 p.m.     Lions, and Tigers, and Pfhor, oh, my!
Ah, Sunday. Day of rest, a day for family and friends. AND CARNAGE!!!

Marathon

New Gloops map at the Archives... find that laundry ticket, or die! Another afternoon of bliss... download it now!

Recruits page continues to add new projects looking for workers. You doing your part? No? GET OVER THERE NOW!

The Story page is replete with tales of intrigue, skulls, faces, all sorts of mysteries. Did you find that picture of Shecky Green hidden in the Oni screenshots yet?


Halo

A new screenshot? Where in the heck did those boys dig that up? And the FAQ keeps rolling along... soon it'll have answers to questions like "Who will be the next president of the United States?"


Myth

PC Gamer ran a reader's poll in their April 2000 issue... 50 Best Games of all time. Bungie was represented... by TFL, coming in at number 49. If you didn't vote, shame on you.

March 18, 2000, 4:15 p.m.     Can I have another cookie, ma?
Marathon

Wowzers. 12 hours of functionality, and already two new projects are listed on the Recruits page. Was this a needed resource, or what?

Marathon to Quake3, Marathon in LANfests, Marathon on the rugby field... that Sinclair guy never seems to run out of Marathon news. You think he's making it up? Check the Story page, and judge for yourself!


Pathways into Darkness

You'd think there was a conspiracy surrounding the number 7. Go read the PID page for the latest discovery. Carlos? Carlos is dead.


Halo

The FAQ for the Halo Page is looking good... but they'd still like feedback from readers. Send 'em your comments! Make this the best Halo FAQ on the web.

March 18, 2000, 3:45 a.m.     Sleep? I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.
Oni

Oni, Oni, Oni... what's the deal? All the news is about Oni? What about Tribes, for God's sake? What's that? Only Bungie games covered here? Ahhh... Well, anyway, stop by Oni Central for some heartening answers to some sticky questions, and a nice new pic of Konoko showing what consoles are REALLY good for.


Marathon

Just in time for the rush we're SURE is coming, the Recruits page becomes functional again. Have a Marathon scenario you need help on? Stop by, fill out the "Add your Project" form, and then sit back and watch the volunteers pour in. Okay... maybe they won't pour in. But at least you don't have to wait to see your ad on the page!

Good Golly... Jesse goes away for two days, and OpenGL comes to Marathon! Read up at the Marathon: Open Source page. Maybe Jesse should go away more often...


Halo

Woo-Hoo!! The Halo Page finally, FINALLY has a Frequently Asked Questions list! Hell... answers, too! Can you believe how long it took those guys? Man.

March 17, 2000, 10:45 a.m.     News on Rye, No Mayo


Top o' the mornin' to ya! Enjoy St. Patrick's Day... it's not every day you can get away with wearing green shorts.


Oni

Oni in 2001? Say it ain't so! (Well, maybe it ain't... but that's what they're sayin'...) Also a new poll: Where does Konoko hang out when she's barhopping? No, that's next week's... um, well, stop by Oni Central and check out the real question.

March 16, 2000, 9:15 p.m.     News? What news? We don't need no steenkin' news...


Marathon

Q3A ported to the Marathon engine! Read about it on the Scenario News page! Oh, wait... that's next week. Lessee... we got news about a couple of scenarios we can put up for ya... go check it out.


Oni

Oni for the Playstation2? Hot diggety dog... break out your joysticks (not THAT one, you pervert) and read all about it!

March 16, 2000, 7:07 a.m.     Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!


Myth

Daniel "Asmodeus" Gentry wins the Myth Masters' Challenge (TFL Division). Sixty-six days after the Asmodeus hologram appeared on Earth the first complete set of films in the Myth: The Fallen Lords Myth Masters' Challenge are now available at Myth Master Central.

Legends & Lore has now added the eight Chimera levels to The Journal. Read the myth behind the legend and what really happened to the tenth Fallen... err... no wait there were only nine... right?

You've faced them in Myth. You've faced them in Myth II. Now prepare to face them in... HTML. Evil Inc. Prepare for Evil!


Oni

The Oni Questions and Answers session with Bungie West is off according to Harry Al-Shakarchi, maintainer of Oni Central. Apparently there were too many Hambone jokes.


Halo

Bungie.net wants YOUR Halo news. You got a Halo beta? They want to know about it. Send your Halo community news to yeroen "of the yellow socks".


Pathways Into Darkness

Can Cubans count past six? Or is snake bite bad for your memory? The Pathways Into Darkness uncovers another Cuban Conundrum. I do not believe this is politically correct... I do not believe this is politically correct... I do not believe this...


Marathon

Marathon's Story page closes!

Who's your daddy? The Marathon Orphange wants your babies! John "the man from nought" Zero raided the Leviathan offices recently and swiped a load of classified audio file and maps from the super secret Leviathan project. "Don't move or the dog gets it!" says John. yadda yadda yadda.


Bungie news

MAOTMSP <--- this is an acronym!


March 15, 2000, 7:07 a.m.     Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!


Myth

Electric Games Review have a very favorable Myth: The Total Codex review!

Creation Announced Barbarian Valley a new large 2-team or 4-team Myth map set. The full PR announcement can be found at the our Myth site. You can get the map from The Mill.

Film reviewers needed at The Mill... apply within.

Web-based Myth II player stats back to normal at bungie.net <phew> but where's MY name?!!!

Question of the Day at bungie.net reveals the tru7h behind the font used for the Myth logo.


Oni

Oni Central announces a "send in your questions and they will be asked" session with Bungie West. This will be broadcasted LIVE over Emocast (Alex Okita's web cam business). Check Oni Central's news update for the details.


Pathways Into Darkness

Cubans! They're Everywhere! But not in Bungie games. Find out how Bungie secretly plotted with the CIA to keep the Cubans out of the Yucatan Peninsula... or something like that. It's so hard to think when you're dead... I'm cold, so cold...


Halo

A Danish Halo preview, more Halo Wallpaper sightings and the Halo SETI team rocket to #77 in the Alien Hot 100. All this and not much else at our Halo site.


Bungie news

Matt Soell is at it again! This time offering a clue to the box acronym YYMMDBATC. The Marathon's Story page has the details.


March 14, 2000, 7:07 a.m.    Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!


Myth

Happy Birthday to The Mill. Yes it's one year old. Go wish Frigidman many happy returns. :)

Major Stats Damage at bungie.net. You lost your scores lately?

700 Bungie points for a Soulblighter Standee? And what's Chucky's hobby? Huhhuhhuh.


Oni

Oni Central posts some news about Bungie's recruitment drive at GDC. Two interviews and 20 resumes received only an hour after the show opened.


Marathon

OpenGL enabled Marathon coming soon? The Source has the details. And check out those Plans! Oh baby!


Halo

New Halo preview spotted on the web and the Halo SETI Marines climb another rank in the search for aliens. Huhhuhhuh. This and not much else on our Halo page.


Bungie news

Box acronym profanity! Our very own Forrest "FCIAPM" Cameranesi has set the newsgroups alight with a call for solutions to the cryptic Bungie Box Acronyms. The Marathon's Story page has compiled all these into one section for easy viewing. Oh the shame of it!

Niklas Smith sends us in another news report this time at PC IGN in which Bungie is reported to have signed up for Microsoft's X-Box.


March 13, 2000, 7:07 a.m.    Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!

Oni

Oni Central posts the text of Brent Pease's presentation at yesterday's Games Developers Conference. Now how's that for service?


Marathon

Box Acronyms and a Marathon screenshot from MacAddict at the Marathon's Story page. Gary "the BattleCat" Simmons is STILL alive!


Pathways into Darkness

The Pathways page uncovers another dastardly Jjaro conspiracy!


Myth

Problems at The Mill but Mr. Shaw is working on them.


General News

Trevor Covert (MGL Senior News Editor) asks us to head on over to MacGamer's Ledge for their coverage of Game Developers Conference 2000.

March 12, 2000, 7:07 a.m.    Borg'news brought to you by... Blam!

Marathon

Operation Vengeance up at The Archives: No need to muck around with Hotline anymore.

The Marathon: Open Source page reports that Loren Petrich has begun work on adding OpenGL support to Marathon. And Rhys Hill has updated his DSp version of Marathon.


Pathways into Darkness

The Pathways page uncovers the Glass Vial everybody was searching for only to find it empty?!!!


Halo

New Halo sites and more desktop pics at halo.bungie.org and the Halo SETI marines get their butts kicked.

March 11, 2000, 4:05 a.m.

Marathon

The Archives have a couple of new files for your perusal... a bug-fix update to Loren Petrich's MapViewer, and a stunning new scenario from Mark Levin. Stop by and pick one up today!

Marathon for Quake 3 Arena? The Marathon's Story page has the details!

The Marathon: Open Source page does a bit of housecleaning... who's doing what? Now it's easy to find out!

Aleph is the wave of the future, over at the Scenario News page. One more project switches over from Infinity...

Oni

What's Brent Pease, formerly project lead of Oni, doing these days? Oni Central can give you the lowdown!

Halo

A new site comes online, and brings an exclusive screenshot with it! Read about it at halo.bungie.org.

March 10, 2000, 1:15 a.m.

Marathon

Marathon logo and character sightings making the news over at the Marathon's Story page. What have you seen lately?

More Pfhortran news at the Marathon: Open Source page... it's getting faster. Scripted health bonuses? Hmm...

Oni

News from Matt Soell on the Oni Central forum. Good to know he's still keeping an eye out! (And a nice tidbit about the rumored Matrix game. Who says gamers always know what's going on?)

Pathways into Darkness

Weird bit o' shrinking going on over at the Pathways page. How tall are you, anyway?

Halo

Someone's been busy with a broom... that HBO is sure lookin' spiffy! That FCA guy been around again?

Myth

News of a big overhaul in a major mapmaking team's website can be found on the Myth page.

March 7, 2000, 11:30 p.m.
Halo

News of a new interview with TotalAudio's Marty O'Donnell can be found on the Halo pages... check it out!

Marathon

The ScenarioNews page has more screenshots available... Muerte Machine and Pfhorathon have both been updated. Go drool!

The Marathon: Open Source page has news of an update to Pfhortran, the Marathon scripting language. Can you wait? I didnt' think so!

Oni

Stop by Oni Central, and take part in its latest feature... a new poll!

Pathways into Darkness

The Left-Wall-RuleTM? Check the Pathways page and find out!

March 5, 2000, 4:30 p.m.
Halo

New fan fiction, a fun comic, and a truly bizarre image on the Bungie West Webcam... stop by halo.bungie.org to read today's happenings!

Marathon

The Marathon's Story gets back to its roots, and posts some interesting observations and speculations about the game of Marathon. It's fantastic to see interest reviving!

And it's reviving because of the Marathon: Open Source effort, which today sees a new version of Aleph One (mostly small bug-fixes), and some progress towards in-game music (if this pans out, we could see some serious work from scenario maker extraordinaire Hamish Sanderson... cross your fingers!).

The ScenarioNews page has news of an update to Big House resident Gates of Fenris... new screenshots. (And yummy shots they are.)

March 4, 2000, 10:00 p.m.
The road to that Warm Place is paved with promises of daily updates. Apologies for the lack of direction.

Oni

News of the Matrix video game surfaces again, this time on Oni Central. Stop by and read about it!

Marathon

The Archives has up yet another winner... Lyndon Llorenz's Artillery Test. If you can vid this, I'm in awe.

The Open Source page has news of an update to Pfhortran, the new Marathon scripting language, and of a new hotline server devoted to the Open Source effort. Lots to see, lots to do...

The Marathon's Story has compiled a visual list of the items in the prize for the "Seven Errors in the Scrapbook" competition held last year. In addition, there's news from around the Bungie-related universe... keep up with one quick stop.

The ScenarioNews page has been updated... news of in-progress scenarios, news of released maps... the community is alive again!

The Marathon Orphanage has received the remains of a pretty big project... scavengers, take note! Lots to sift through. Don't let all this work go to waste!

Myth

The Myth Masters Challenge for The Fallen Lords is one film away from being completed! read about it on the Myth page.

The Mill has news of new scenarios, and a plea for beta testers. Stop by!

Halo

A stream-of-consciousness ramble about a glimpsed Halo session, new fan fiction out there... and the Halo SETI Marines charge on in their quest to find the Covenant. Do you have what it takes?

Pathways Into Darkness

It's getting dusty in here...

March 2, 2000, 10:45 p.m.

bungie.org

These updates are coming later and later... gotta work on that. :)

Marathon

Gloops releases yet another winner at the Archives... Two for two, in two days. Grab Codex Atlanticus: the Director's Cut... you won't regret it.

The Open Source page has a patch for you that can speed up framerates by up to 50%. Go grab it and play some AlephOne games!

The Marathon's Story has put together a page on all the Phoenix ad info it's posted in the past three weeks. If you're just coming to this controversy now... go see what you've missed.

Myth

Fm assures the world that the Mill isn't going anywhere... and it's back up and running strong! Go visit, and snag a few files. And remember... only 6 more weeks until the Contest ends! Get cracking!

March 1, 2000, 9:00 p.m.

Halo

Housecleaning, and an interesting Shikai Wang interview... stop by the Halo pages to see what's new.

Marathon

A fantastic new map at the Archives... up for a bit of solo play?

The Map of the Month page is being worked on again. January's map is up... February's is being worked on. See what's good in the Marathon universe!

The Open Source page has exciting news of a new scripting language, and important cleanup work on the base source. Somewhere in the heavens...

The Marathon's Story page has a movie this time, containing the potentially plagiaristic British deodorant, Phoenix. Check out all the details!

Oni

Oni Central has some very intriguing info (or non-info, more accurately) about the Oni release date. Check it out!

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