Archive for July, 1999

HBO News Archive item 84

July 31st, 1999
"And we were all speculating that after he'd seen the Halo demo, Carmack had given up games for a life of humility in a monastery!" says Michael Eilers (IMG). Pax.

HBO News Archive item 89

July 31st, 1999
Halo Legacy a new Halo fan site brought to you by Hardware.

HBO News Archive item 81

July 31st, 1999
"You want another detail??.. Well,..just before the alien (in the Halo trailer) is forced to give up and put his hands up in the air ,......ehh... a littel dot, well, a thing passes over their heads. Is it a bird (fauna), or a alien ship?" says Magnus Bjerve.

HBO News Archive item 82

July 31st, 1999
"Talking about little details in the movie if you look carefully at the background as the marine is stealing the aircraft (2:13 until 2:15(2:20-2:23 for you people with the extra 7 seconds)) you can see an object falling from the 'sky' towards the ring. As to what is could be? I have no idea." says Joseph Bartlett. Pax.

HBO News Archive item 83

July 31st, 1999
"I think there will be strategic elements that will appeal to the Myth crowd, but ultimately Halo is an action game and we expect it to do well with people who are hardcore action gamers." says Matt Soell (Bungie) in an interview with Kevin Goetz. Pax.

HBO News Archive item 85

July 31st, 1999
A new section has been added: Theories. If you'd like to submit any ideas you have about the game or the universe it's set in, please write us!

HBO News Archive item 86

July 31st, 1999
Peter Streicker's Control Room art added to the Miscellaneous Art page. Thanks, Peter.

HBO News Archive item 87

July 31st, 1999
Gamespot's Macworld Exposé "Halo is the first game that Bungie has ever developed using Microsoft Direct 3D, and the game was the company's first-ever PC-to-Mac port instead of vice versa" says Anne Marie Feld (Gamespot). Pax.

HBO News Archive item 88

July 31st, 1999
Halo Press page updated and reordered 'chronologically'. Pax.

HBO News Archive item 79

July 30th, 1999
David Josselyn's Halo guy image has been added to our miscellaneous art page. Thanks David.

HBO News Archive item 78

July 30th, 1999
Well after watching the movie for about the 60th time in 3 days if you look real closely you will notice when the soldier takes that aircraft and it goes to the flight cam. And if you look closely at the video and the water. There is a mesh error "The mesh flops" says Jasen Huelskoetter.

HBO News Archive item 80

July 30th, 1999
"You want inconspicuous detail??? Check this out ... as our friend flies off in the alien vessel (about 2:22 into the trailer) One can see a bridge and a ridge in the backround. Guess who's back there still driving around? The guy in the jeep (though he is only a few pixels), but where is he going??? Maybe it's a race to the hill...." says Jester.

HBO News Archive item 77

July 29th, 1999
Halo Central has moved to <http://halo.ancrik.com/>. Update your bookmarks. Pax.

HBO News Archive item 76

July 29th, 1999
Yesterday, the Core put up an improved version of the MacWorld Trailer Movie... cleaned up a bit, with the soundtrack replaced by the demo MP3. They've given us permission to provide it here, too. Available both via the web and via ftp. Check the Movie Page. Pax.

HBO News Archive item 75

July 29th, 1999
"While this is a poor second to the page count scoop, I noticed that the "splat" frame on halo.bungie.com is 34 pixels wide. 3+4=7!" says Aaron Davies.

HBO News Archive item 74

July 29th, 1999
Our good friends at core.gamestats.com have posted an uncorrupted version of a higher quality Halo movie (18MBs).

HBO News Archive item 73

July 29th, 1999
More story details added to our Halo Story page. Are we sounding like Hamish or what?

HBO News Archive item 72

July 28th, 1999
Mike Stitzer writes "I was watching the "Halo Big" 18 MB movie and noticed a bug when one of the three marines, the one with the machine gun, goes to hop on the jeep he turns around the wrong direction and his gun jumps into a position above the jeep. I've attached a picture. Let's hope Bungie noticed..." You can see the anomaly in place at the 51st second of the film.

HBO News Archive item 66

July 28th, 1999
"So... I figured Gregorian chant, string orchestra, percussion and just a bit of a "Qawwali voice" says Marty O'Donnell (TotalAudio).

HBO News Archive item 68

July 28th, 1999
"Don't you guys think the Halo trailer very closely resembles James Cameron's opening futuristic battle sequence for Terminator 2? The ATV roaring about, with alien hovercraft shooting at it, along with the rear gunner, seems PRETTY close." says Steven Osugi. Pax.