The Bungie Podcast: 08/10/07
At least the wait wasn't nine months long, right? The slightly delayed episode of the Bungie Podcast has arrived.
On this week's episode of the Bungie Podcast, Mission Designer Dan Miller joins Frankie and Luke in the crow's nest studio. With Ske7ch away on business, Dan Miller has to step it up
. He does.
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Marathon: Durandal Now Available on Xbox Live
Early this morning, Marathon: Durandal showed up on Xbox Live Arcade. Now's your chance to play it if you missed it.
Freeverse's recreation of Marathon: Durandal, a shooter from Bungie Studios, is now available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 points. For a whole mountain of Marathon: Durandal information, see our recent interview with Freeverse's Bruce Morrison
about the Marathon: Durandal on XBLA project.
Halo-related Goods at the Comic-Con
Down in San Diego, there's a bunch of Bungie and Halo-related goings-on. Click to check out a quick itinerary.
The San Diego Comic-Con is underway and there's definitely a Halo/Bungie related presence enjoying the sultry heat of SoCal. Here's some of the stuff going on that Halo fans may want to check out.
Joseph Staten and Eric Nylund Signing, WizKids Booth (#2743), Saturday, July 28, 3:30-4:30
Bungie Writing Director Joseph Staten and bestselling author Eric Nylund will put their fake rivalry aside for an autograph session at the Wizkids booth. Staten will sign a limited number of cover flats from his upcoming novel "Halo: Contact Harvest" and Eric Nylund will sign copies of his books, Fall of Reach, First Strike and Ghosts of Onyx.
Topps Presents: A Halo Universe Panel, Friday, July 27, 2:15-3:15 Room 6A
John Williams, creative director for Topps will preview the Halo trading cards and Mark Tuttle, the WizKids brand manager for Halo ActionClix will present the Collectible Miniature game via Powerpoint. Then, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev and Halo editor Ruwan Jayatilleke will present details from the upcoming Halo: Uprising comic miniseries, due in August.
Other booths where you may find Halo-related goodness:
McFarlane Toys, Booth 2601: McFarlane Toys are making action figures for Halo 3, due in September 2008.
Master Replicas/Cogri International Booth #3229: These companies are presenting a series of scaled replicas based on UNSC and Covenant weapons, this fall's lineup includes the BR55 Battle Rifle and the Covenant Carbine.
Kotobukiya, Booth #2301: These guys will be showing the ARTFX Halo 3 Master Chief statue, an incredibly detailed figure, complete with multiple bonus parts for additional poses.
Gentle Giant, Booth #3515: Look for a Master Chief mini bust and Halo Kubricks at this booth.
Jasman Toys, Booth #1116: Jasman toys will introduce their line of electronic Halo 3 Covenant weapons using Laser Pursuit technology.
Acme Archives Booth #529: Halo limited edition art pieces.
WizKids Will Unveil Exclusive Scarab
At this week's San Diego Comic-Con, WizKids will unveil the biggest Clix collectible they've ever created -- a Battle-damaged Covenant Scarab.
WizKids Games is bringing a numbered-to-500 exclusive Battle Damaged Scarab to this week's San Diego Comic-Con. Each day, Wizkids will distribute tickets to interested consumers and then they'll draw tickets at the end of the day -- if your ticket is drawn, you've won the right to purchase the Scarab for $249.99. Because the Comic-Con Scarab is so huge (2 feet by 2 feet), folks who purchase it will receive a mini Scarab box and then the actual Scarab will be shipped directly to your house after Comic-Con (allow 4-6 weeks for shipping).
However, each day, one Scarab owner will get to take theirs home with them that day.
If you miss out on the Battle-Damaged Scarab, there will be a non-battle damaged one showing up at retail later this year. Here's three images of the WizKids Battle-Damaged Exclusive below.
Bungie Podcast Now on iTunes
The storied return of the Bungie Podcast continues -- now, the podcast is available for download at the iTunes music store.
Tired of right-click and save-as-ing to get your dose of the Bungie Podcast? It's now available for download at the iTunes music store, you can follow this link
(assuming you're an iTunes user) and subscribe to the show. Not an iTunes user, or subscribe to Podcasts another way? Click here
for the RSS feed for the Bungie podcast.
The Bungie Podcast Returns
We're not joking. The hiatus is over. The end is nigh: The Bungie Podcast is back.
After nearly a year (who really
is to blame?), the Bungie Podcast has left the nest and spread its wings. Instead of a bird, it's a fierce dragon and the below download is your seat on the fire-breathing winged beast's back. Joining me this week in the studio are podcast veterans Brian Jarrard and Frank O'Connor, with special guest star Multiplayer Designer Lars Bakken rounding out the four-part harmony. We talk about some of the studio's preparations for E3, Bungie's Technical Lead Chris Butcher stops in for a few minutes and finally, a very special
guest phones in to the Bungie Teen Support Line. All of this and more on the Bungie Podcast.
Download it now (right click and Save As)
Renders Gallery Updated!
Yet more media from Halo 3's campaign.
We just put a few new images up in the Halo 3 Renders Gallery
. This latest batch includes two images of the Master Chief and a well-armored Brute.
Download the Music from the E3 Trailer
Instead of making you wait for it, Marty's giving Bnet visitors the gift of music. Specifically, the music from the Halo 3 E3 Trailer -- available now.
Got an email from Marty with an excellent attachment this afternoon. The contents speak for themselves, so I figured I'd share it with you:
"Hey we should put this up on Bnet and make it available.
The attached file was the music from the Halo 3 E3 Trailer. Enjoy!