New Poll

New Poll

I just posted a new poll on the front Bungie.net page. This one is of special interest to Halo fans, so be sure to vote!

Halo 6/3/2002 7:01 PM PDT permalink

What in the World?

What in the World?

One of my favorite magazines growing up was National Geographic's World magazine. Every issue had a feature called "What in the World?" on the back. This monthly feature would have several extreme close-ups with answers at the bottom of the page. Paying homage to that feature, may I present 12 new Halo screenshots that will keep you guessing where in the Halo I took these. Answers not included. What would be the fun in that?

Halo 5/31/2002 1:30 AM PDT permalink

Halo Soundtrack Preorders!

Halo Soundtrack Preorders!

An official announcement about the Halo Soundtrack just went out to the world. You can read about it here. But more importantly, you can preorder your copy of the Halo Soundtrack today, directly from the Bungie Store! What are you waiting for?

Halo 5/13/2002 8:34 PM PDT permalink

Halo Soundtrack & Rolling Stone

Halo Soundtrack & Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone magazine is preparing a special E3 issue that will hit the stands next week. One of the awards they're giving out is for gaming soundtracks. We just got word that the editors of Rolling Stone have given Halo the top honor in this category, naming it the video game with the "Best Original Soundtrack." Way to go Marty!

Now about that soundtrack ... I have a feeling you'll be getting an update pretty darn soon.

Halo 5/10/2002 5:47 PM PDT permalink

Halo Shirt Explanation

Halo Shirt Explanation

A couple people have asked this -- that Halo shirt for sale in the Bungie Store is a reprint on the Halo shirt we had at the launch party. This shirt, however, is on a new brand of T-shirt that's a much cooler color, and we've redone the art. The photo you see in the store is an unmodified photo of an original shirt, no Photoshop magic there.

Halo 5/7/2002 8:40 PM PDT permalink

Are You Finding The Guardian?

Are You Finding The Guardian?

Klawria writes: "OK here it is, since there are so many rumors going around about the existance of "The Guardian", we at HALO National are putting a bounty on its head! Here is the deal....You will need to provide proof that the guardian does exist (simple a video or screenshot that "you have just been killed by The Guradians" a video is preferred) , VHS Video, MPG file, AVI file, whatever, just make sure the words appear on the screen that you have just been killed by THE GUARDIAN. Next provide the reason why or how the guardian name appears when you are killed, is it random? do certain things need to happen? lay out your reasoning. The player with the best proof that THE GUARDIAN does exist gets a $100 gift certificate to EBWORLD.com courtesy of HALONational.com. Send me your link to the video or send me a VHS tape (E-mail me at Klawria@halonational.com to give you the address to mail video) and the reasoning why THE GUARDIAN appears. Simply stated, if you have the best proof of existance then you win!

Remember, you need the following:

Proof of existance(video file, CD or VHS)
Real Proof of how you get killed by "The Guardian"

You have questions, I have answers, let me know.
Good Hunting!

-Klawria"

Halo 5/4/2002 1:32 AM PDT permalink

Halo Demo Arrives

Halo Demo Arrives

Today, subscribers to Official Xbox Magazine got an extra bit of lovin' on their game disk. The official Halo demo. Essentially the demo lets you or you and a friend play through the level Silent Cartographer on normal difficulty. But you've played that level a million times, you say? Yes, but it never ended like this...

Halo 4/24/2002 8:27 PM PDT permalink

More Halo Goodness

More Halo Goodness

There's some good new stuff on the site this week. Be sure you check out the Marathon Connection article that Matt and Mordia put together with some screenshot goodness from candyman. Speaking of screens, you asked for 'em you got 'em. Irregular sized "Cinematic Display" wallpaper and wallpaper for Dual-monitor setups now available!

Halo 4/19/2002 5:43 PM PDT permalink

The Marathon Connection

The Marathon Connection

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Halo 4/19/2002 2:49 AM PDT

New This Week

New This Week

Have we got some eye candy for you this week! After a long hiatus, Halo screenshots are back. Twelve new glorious shots taken by our own Mordia.
Also we've got Hunters and guns in the concept art section. Good stuff.

Halo 4/11/2002 11:10 PM PDT permalink

Hear Me Speak

Hear Me Speak

There's an interview with yours truly up at Xbox.com. I can't claim to have said anything that interesting, but you can witness my burgeoning powers of evasion. Matt's influence is infective.

Halo 4/10/2002 10:56 PM PDT permalink

Matt, The Law, and a New Poll

Matt, The Law, and a New Poll

Matt has finally returned from his week of jury duty. He was out of reach so we weren't able to convey the almost unanimous advice you all voted for in the poll--though I'm certain if he'd refused to wear pants the outcome of the trial would have been much different. Anyway, now that things are getting back to normal we've posted a new poll, again over on the left on the Bungie.net main page.

Halo 4/10/2002 10:42 PM PDT permalink

Thanks A Million

Thanks A Million

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Halo 4/8/2002 6:14 AM PDT

Wallpaper Aplenty

Wallpaper Aplenty

New to the T&R site this week- Six, count 'em, six new desktop wallpapers. Each featuring a major character from the game. Shown in an eerie, monochromatic soft focus, they are the perfect compliment for your computer.

Halo 4/6/2002 12:27 AM PDT permalink

Site updates...

Site updates...

Have you seen the article for the Battle of the Bay? It's worth a look even if you're not headed to the San Francisco area this weekend.
Our Desktop section is worth a listen this week with the addition of a new section : Sounds. If you have a Mac or a PC with a bland or nonexistent sound scheme, head over and turn your computer into a veritable Halo foley machine.

Halo 3/31/2002 3:45 AM PDT permalink

The Maw 700, Part Two

The Maw 700, Part Two

Claude writes in to say:
The Maw 700, Part Two, concluded Friday... visit the http://halo.bungie.org/misc/maw700/contest2.html for details! The winning entry definitely showed some major
Sack... but there was NO contestant without merit - all the films are
worth a viewing. Visit the Maw 700 page and see
how that drive should be done!

Halo 3/27/2002 7:06 PM PDT permalink

Legendary walkthrough continued

Legendary walkthrough continued

Good stuff coming your way- wander on over to the Legendary Walkthrough and take a look-see at our best take on how to approach the second level of Halo on legendary difficulty.
While you're here, also take a look at the Seventh Column site and see the new stuff we've cooked up there.

Halo 3/23/2002 3:33 AM PDT permalink

Maw 700 Contest 1 Results

Maw 700 Contest 1 Results

Claude writes in to say: "Over at halo.bungie.org, Contest 1 of the Maw 700 closed today - and the winning time was an amazing 2:43.90. Congratulations to all entrants - anything over 2 minutes is pretty impressive - but most of all to Frogblast, who once again went where nobody else had. Full details (including Honorable Mentions) can be found at the Contest 1 page. Now it's time to gear up for Contest 2!"

Halo 3/15/2002 7:29 PM PDT permalink

More Eye Candy

More Eye Candy

This week we bring you more desktop wallpaper. These ones are nice, dark, outer space shots. The perfect thing to compliment your computer's appearance. We've also added new concept art for the human forces.

Halo 3/15/2002 1:20 AM PDT permalink

HBO Interview Database

HBO Interview Database

Halo.bungie.org has added a database of all Halo Interviews. I was surprised to find my old HaloPlayers interview on there, from way back when we thought Halo would have Internet access. Jeez, things do change! Anyway, it's a great resource, be sure to check it out.

Halo 3/6/2002 9:25 PM PST permalink

Extreme Close-ups & More...

Extreme Close-ups & More...

This week on Tru7h & Reconciliation, we thought we'd try something new for our screenshot section: Extreme Close-ups. Some are easy to figure out, others may take a bit more work. We'll leave that up to you. ;o) Also we've added a new section--by request we've created a Desktop Section for customizing your PCs with all kinds of Halo goodness. This week, halo logo art, including the elusive gamestock splash screen.

Halo 3/6/2002 8:41 PM PST permalink

Bungie.org Halo Race

Bungie.org Halo Race

Bungie.org's Halo site is hosting a contest called the Maw 700 (http://halo.bungie.org/misc/maw700/). The goal is to drive the gauntlet on The Maw in the shortest time. Head on over for details.

Halo 3/1/2002 12:26 AM PST permalink

First Halo Comic

First Halo Comic

Tang, founder of Slacker Pimps (/fanclub/571), sent us a great new feature, this Halo comic: /images/site/halo/comics/tang_2-28.jpg Check this out and let us know what you think... if you like it enough maybe we can convince him to make it a regular feature.

Halo 2/28/2002 11:43 PM PST permalink

Wir haben Halo Zeite Updatschen

Wir haben Halo Zeite Updatschen

Pardonez moi, but if you've never been to a foreign film festival, now's your chance! Today on Tru7th & Reconciliation, we've added a "foreign films" section to the gallery. While our European friends await the release of Halo, you can find out how to say, "a dozen superior Covenant battleships" in French, and use it to woo women.
While you're here, take a look at the grand Finale of Halo (Cutscene x70b) in our latest installment of the storyboards section.
Audieu!

Halo 2/26/2002 12:09 AM PST permalink

And The Winner IS...

And The Winner IS...

Congratulations to Tom Van Sinden of Los Angeles, CA, the lucky son-of-a-gun who's won the Covenant Elite sculpture from the Bungie Store drawing! Also, don't miss our interview with Juan Ramirez, the sculpture creator, and the new X70a storyboards at Tru7h & Reconciliation.(/site/1).

Halo 2/20/2002 2:17 AM PST permalink