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XxeGoxX
05-28-2002, 09:37 PM
Ok ive been waiting for this game and they seem to never made it i looked at bunjies homepage looks like they havent updated that since the realse LOL but does any body have any info on this game?

CodeMonkey
05-28-2002, 09:44 PM
Dont u know already? its out 2moz



Nothings been said yet i dont think. could be wrong

FloBuzz
05-28-2002, 11:12 PM
:D LOL Motoko, good one.

I know how you feel, SO many people keep asking about Halo 2 though. They shouldn't, because I'm positive that the latest info would be posted here or at their website.

JJaX
05-29-2002, 04:24 PM
http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=115922

Hello All-

I spent the three-day weekend offline, so I've got a lot of catching up to do, and it struck me that maybe I should say a bunch of things in one post rather than posting to a bunch of threads that everyone else got bored with last week.

First, it's nice to be back. Many thanks to everyone who came to the FanFest. I somehow managed to forget to thank Miguel Chavez, even though his tireless energy, sense of humor and willingness to go beyond the pale are an integral part of every FanFest. Last year he wore a suit; this year he carved out the hair on the back of his head in the shape of the Seventh Column logo. This terrified passers-by who saw Miguel's noggin through the window of the Milky Way restaurant where we dined the night before the FanFest. I guess the word is getting around.

Regarding the whole MS PR guy interview on Shacknews and its consequent fallout, you probably know what I'm going to say. Indeed, some of you have said it already. But since I get to make official public pronouncements on Bungie's behalf, here it comes again.

It's pretty obvious when you read that interview that it's a word-for-word transcription of someone trying to figure out the safe thing to say. He even says "I don’t know if I’ve told you anything different than what we've been saying..." at the end. He doesn't have a clear message and is feeling his way through the interview with the aid of somewhat leading questions. If he was closer to the project, he wouldn't have sounded so circumspect and negative. I spent a lot of time pestering people about the status of Mac/PC Halo in the days leading up to E3, and while I knew I couldn't say anything substantial at the show, I also knew exactly where the project stood. PC Halo may seem an abstract concept for an indefinite future to the PR folks because we haven't given them anything to say about it yet, but it is very real to those of us personally involved in making it happen.

Work on PC Halo continues. When we're ready and able to say more, we will. That it didn't happen during E3 is a drag, but the lack of an E3 announcement doesn't MEAN anything except that we haven't gotten much faster in 11 years.

As for Phoenix and/or other Bungie stuff that everyone expected to see on the show floor, allow me to state the obvious and say that it just wasn't ready. I remember making this point a long time ago in an interview or chat that was logged and posted, but I'll reiterate: one of the good things about working for Microsoft is that we are no longer forced to schedule development around E3 in order to get press/money. Some of you might remember all the hot air that burst forth back in the day when I said something to the effect of "After we got back from E3, we had to pull all the cheap hacks out and make the game actually do all the stuff we were faking at the show." We don't have to worry about making a splash at E3 to attract orders from distributors. We don't have to play those games anymore. If something isn't ready to show, we don't have to show it. This time we weren't ready, so we made the call not to show anything. We actually made that decision several months ago. There will be other times, other events.

But what about all those websites and magazines with their inside sources who promised a big debut and an Xmas launch date? You know, because "Microsoft needs a bunch of Xboxes under the tree this year" or whatever the rationale was. I could have said "That's a bunch of crap; we're not showing anything." In fact, if you read between the lines of what I did post, that's pretty much what I wanted you to take away. Unfortunately, the posts in which I explicitly say "that's not going to happen" tend to get filtered in a very strange way through the media, and I decided I didn't want to deal with the crap that would result. No "Bungie Cancels Xmas Release; Future of Xbox in Jeopardy" headlines for me! Besides, I thought it would be a good life lesson for the more imaginative/gullible press folks. I always get a cheap thrill when other people have to eat their words. (Hi, stagnant!) Trust me: if a major announcement is in the wings, I'm not going to sit on my hands while the press drops all the hints. :-)

-Matt


For those that dont know, This is like one of the main guys who made halo.

Veno
05-29-2002, 04:32 PM
So Bungie's saying all the halo 2 bullshi t is coming from the ****s at microsoft and the press. And there will be no halo 2 this christmas and that he dose not care that microsoft needs boxes under christmas trees. Cool, no more stupid *** **** about halo 2. You hear that you god forsaken newbies? It's not coming.

faceoff508
05-29-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by JJaX
http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=115922

Hello All-

I spent the three-day weekend offline, so I've got a lot of catching up to do, and it struck me that maybe I should say a bunch of things in one post rather than posting to a bunch of threads that everyone else got bored with last week.

First, it's nice to be back. Many thanks to everyone who came to the FanFest. I somehow managed to forget to thank Miguel Chavez, even though his tireless energy, sense of humor and willingness to go beyond the pale are an integral part of every FanFest. Last year he wore a suit; this year he carved out the hair on the back of his head in the shape of the Seventh Column logo. This terrified passers-by who saw Miguel's noggin through the window of the Milky Way restaurant where we dined the night before the FanFest. I guess the word is getting around.

Regarding the whole MS PR guy interview on Shacknews and its consequent fallout, you probably know what I'm going to say. Indeed, some of you have said it already. But since I get to make official public pronouncements on Bungie's behalf, here it comes again.

It's pretty obvious when you read that interview that it's a word-for-word transcription of someone trying to figure out the safe thing to say. He even says "I don’t know if I’ve told you anything different than what we've been saying..." at the end. He doesn't have a clear message and is feeling his way through the interview with the aid of somewhat leading questions. If he was closer to the project, he wouldn't have sounded so circumspect and negative. I spent a lot of time pestering people about the status of Mac/PC Halo in the days leading up to E3, and while I knew I couldn't say anything substantial at the show, I also knew exactly where the project stood. PC Halo may seem an abstract concept for an indefinite future to the PR folks because we haven't given them anything to say about it yet, but it is very real to those of us personally involved in making it happen.

Work on PC Halo continues. When we're ready and able to say more, we will. That it didn't happen during E3 is a drag, but the lack of an E3 announcement doesn't MEAN anything except that we haven't gotten much faster in 11 years.

As for Phoenix and/or other Bungie stuff that everyone expected to see on the show floor, allow me to state the obvious and say that it just wasn't ready. I remember making this point a long time ago in an interview or chat that was logged and posted, but I'll reiterate: one of the good things about working for Microsoft is that we are no longer forced to schedule development around E3 in order to get press/money. Some of you might remember all the hot air that burst forth back in the day when I said something to the effect of "After we got back from E3, we had to pull all the cheap hacks out and make the game actually do all the stuff we were faking at the show." We don't have to worry about making a splash at E3 to attract orders from distributors. We don't have to play those games anymore. If something isn't ready to show, we don't have to show it. This time we weren't ready, so we made the call not to show anything. We actually made that decision several months ago. There will be other times, other events.

But what about all those websites and magazines with their inside sources who promised a big debut and an Xmas launch date? You know, because "Microsoft needs a bunch of Xboxes under the tree this year" or whatever the rationale was. I could have said "That's a bunch of crap; we're not showing anything." In fact, if you read between the lines of what I did post, that's pretty much what I wanted you to take away. Unfortunately, the posts in which I explicitly say "that's not going to happen" tend to get filtered in a very strange way through the media, and I decided I didn't want to deal with the crap that would result. No "Bungie Cancels Xmas Release; Future of Xbox in Jeopardy" headlines for me! Besides, I thought it would be a good life lesson for the more imaginative/gullible press folks. I always get a cheap thrill when other people have to eat their words. (Hi, stagnant!) Trust me: if a major announcement is in the wings, I'm not going to sit on my hands while the press drops all the hints. :-)

-Matt


For those that dont know, This is like one of the main guys who made halo.

If this is true, than this sux!!

JJaX
05-30-2002, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by faceoff508


If this is true, than this sux!!

Thats a real a post from Matt from bungie.