Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Interview, Podcast, Contest, Documentary

EGM Interview
Brian Jarrard and Tyson Green of Bungie speak to the EGM in a very long Q & A session about Halo 3. They reveal some interesting things about the game and it's definitely a good one to print out for the trips to the bathroom at work.

Podcast
I finally got a chance to listen to the Bungie podcast this morning and it was pretty entertaining. But the most entertaining part was when they were talking about the final days/weeks of the making of Halo 1. And how they almost cut the LAN capabilities because it was giving them problems. They thought that the amount of people that would have hubs, network cables and/or crossover cables would be so small that no one would ever really play it. Oh, how our lives would be different.

Another interesting thing was how they talked about whether the power of the pistol was a late change or if it was an accident that slipped past the final testers. No one would fess up to it but Harold Ryan says in a prophetic voice "The pistol will make a comeback" not sure what that means and no one seems to explain it in the podcast. But maybe, just maybe something will change in the next update. At this point though, no matter what they change people with complain.

Play and Win Contest
Xbox Live is offering a contest called "Play and Win" for Halo 3. You could win a limited print, from the cover art of the Halo 3 Limited Edition manual, or one of 1,250 daily prizes of 800 MS points.



Just register and play Halo 3 online from 2/9/08 to 2/15/08. No matter what your skill level is, you'll be entered to win. Official Rules here.
New Interviews?

We need to get a new member of the KofC so we can have another interview. That or we need to go with a second round of interviews for our current members. I can think of probably 4 or 5 questions that are decent. We could either try and come up with more or have one post where everyone answers 2 or 3 questions. What are your thoughts?

Second Skin Movie
There is a documentary coming out about people that play MMORPGs. Below is the trailer, I was half expecting Jesse Carlson to be in this movie.

3 comments:

Dammer said...

I think a round of questions amongst a group of individuals would be cool. Kind of a point-counterpoint thing maybe? Give a group a topic and see where they go with it. You could easily start an email conversation or IM chat session with like 4 people and then transcribe it onto the blog.

Even simpler though I'd be down for another round of questions for everyone since it was such a success right away.

Josey WaIes said...

Question. What is MMO, I know what RPG is, but they all play world of war craft from what I could tell, so does MMO stand for. I have not heard this term yet, but like all things video games, I learn at some point to I can later reveal this knowledge to others and they can make jokes.

Daymonster said...

Massive Multiplayer Online