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|BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!|
|Posted By: Frankie <email@example.com>||Date: 5/22/04 12:57 a.m.|
Bungie Weekly Update May 21 2004
What gives!!?? HBO two weeks in a row? Not really. Last week's came off sounding fake, and there was no Mister CHief. So we OWE HBO this one.
I can't even tell you how excited everyone was after E3 – a mixture of fatigue, elation and excitement meant for varying degrees of glassy-eyed wonder when the small contingent we sent there arrived back. As planned, the E3 demo was a minor speed bump, hardly interfered with production at all, and in fact helped tremendously with some feedback from players and reaction to new stuff. Personally, I had a great time. People love Halo, and I got to bask in some of the reflected glory. But back at the ranch…
SONIC THE GRIESEMER
SUPER BUTCHER BROS.
Chris has been working diligently been working on time control for PAL vs. NTSC builds... he says that sounds lame but it might let us do some cool in-game slow-mo features if we so chose, but only if they were implemented in some cool, non-clichéd way. And he's been planning for an epic Halo 2-related project, which is going to be fricking insane. Australasian, European and other territories will be pleased to hear that we're doing cool stuff with the PAL versions to make them look good AND play nice with NTSC over LIVE. PAL time control is very important to Chris so that he can play against his 56-year old father on Xbox live. He lives in New Zealand, so the ping might be a bit hard to take, but Chris will let him host. :-)
And on E3: "Coolest thing I saw on the web as e3 coverage was God of War. Beautiful, beautiful animation. Makes me wish we could show off our new animation system with a third person fighting game... I miss Konoko."
We asked John Butkus, the tallest animator, what cool stuff he'd been up to (this was Thursday night, Hockey fans…):
"If you consider re-doing all the Elite animations with him holding a Brute weapon cool, then yes I guess that is cool shit. Let’s see, since we spoke last I’ve finished up a large, intimidating alien, given the elite a Brute weapon, given him animations for that and for the driver and gunner of a new Covenant vehicle, and another Elite's first-person animations for the Brute weapon as well.
Sorry, getting a little sidetracked because I’m monitoring the Lightning/Flyers NHL game right now. I’m a diehard Flyers fan, and if they lose tonight they’re out of the playoffs…so if that happens, I will be ‘sick’ tomorrow i.e., hung-over from drowning my sorrows, so I hope they win tonight and force a game 7.
STATEN THE TIME SWEEPER
Joseph Staten, our very own director of cinematics has been a busy, busy bee!
"The last few weeks have been all about combat dialog. I have some favorite lines, but I don’t want to give anything away. OK, maybe just one…
(One of the marines’ responses to being stared at by the player for a long time)
Our cast is pretty locked-down. They’ll be some returning favorites, as well as a whole bunch of new very exciting, very talented folks (most of whom are big ‘ol Halo fans – an unexpected benefit!).
CJ and I continue to crank away on the videomatics. This week we’re revisiting some of the moments in the Halo2 announcement trailer, and putting them into their final context. I’m only authorized to say three words: ride the pickle. Let the fans chew on that!
And the coolest thing I say at E3? Well, since I was only there for the press-briefing it’s a toss-up between the really cute Edelman PR woman manning the power-point presentation (her blue sweater, in particular), and Muhammad Ali.
Clearly, I have priority problems."
AERO THE WALPOLE
Nathan reports from the dark precipice of the animation station:
Mike Budd is still trouncing on some great animation of a secret character and it looks damn good.
Billmation is giving the Grunt some glory. You will respect the little ones this time around guys.
*Frankienote: Yeah – Butcher showed me the grunt animation in slo-mo and it was totally badass.
John has finished off a secret character that will be great fun to play around. I wish I could say more. Oh, he has been doing some more Elite stuff with a new vehicle…
I have been working on the Brute this past week. After the recent E3 crunch it is nice to move back onto a vastly different character. I have been working on some animations for some cool AI behavior that is guaranteed to have players pooping themselves, changing their underpants only to poop themselves again… I have been watching some biker movies and National Geographic films for reference. Mr. Brute, may I introduce you to your cousins Black Rhino, Silverback Gorilla and Brian Bosworth?
As far as E3 goes I am excited over a few games. Full Spectrum Warrior is a game that I will either love or hate, but I would definitely give props to the dev team. There is lot of great detail in Full Spectrum Warrior. A few titles like Rise of the Kasai and God of War have me yearning to do some fun animation like that and may see me picking up a PS2 to play them. They are beautifully animated games!
So that's it for this week folks, and we'll lead you out with something so horrible, Mister Chief refused to be a part of it...
|BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Frankie||5/22/04 12:57 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Shadowrunner||5/22/04 12:58 a.m.|
|You guys suck...||Ross Mills [subnova]||5/22/04 1:07 a.m.|
|Re: You guys suck...||Shadowrunner||5/22/04 1:09 a.m.|
|Re: Whatever Mills||Wado SG||5/22/04 1:12 a.m.|
|Stilton only. *NM*||Ross Mills [subnova]||5/22/04 1:15 a.m.|
|Re: Whatever Mills||W D J||5/22/04 1:40 a.m.|
|The Flyers suck||Jurific||5/27/04 9:54 p.m.|
|Re: The Flyers suck||KP||5/27/04 10:01 p.m.|
|Re: The Flyers suck||Silent Hunter||5/27/04 10:15 p.m.|
|Re: The Leafs suck||Hextall27||5/28/04 3:23 p.m.|
|FIRST... AWESOME!!! *NM*||retsamolah||5/22/04 12:59 a.m.|
|crap... not first... STILL AWESOME! *NM*||retsamolah||5/22/04 12:59 a.m.|
|Re: crap... not first... STILL AWESOME!||Shadowrunner||5/22/04 1:09 a.m.|
|W00T! *NM*||Boris||5/22/04 12:59 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||ajenteks||5/22/04 1:06 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||ajenteks||5/22/04 1:07 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Ross Mills [subnova]||5/22/04 1:06 a.m.|
|Thanks Frankie||Wado SG||5/22/04 1:08 a.m.|
|Very nice update. Thanks Frankie :D||goatrope||5/22/04 1:10 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||rAgn4rokK||5/22/04 1:11 a.m.|
|Something that might be cool for next time...||Ross Mills [subnova]||5/22/04 1:14 a.m.|
|Re: Something that might be cool for next time...||Frankie||5/22/04 1:19 a.m.|
|Re: Something that might be cool for next time...||NickLee808||5/22/04 6:29 a.m.|
|Re: Something that might be cool for next time...||Darth Fungus||5/22/04 6:50 a.m.|
|Re: Something that might be cool for next time...||BrookLuers||5/22/04 10:07 p.m.|
|Re: Something that might be cool for next time...||Halo Fanatic||5/25/04 1:48 a.m.|
|Aye Dios Mieo||Hextall27||5/25/04 1:50 a.m.|
|Re: Aye Dios Mieo||Mr. Mister||5/25/04 1:59 a.m.|
|Re: Aye Dios Mieo||Cerami||5/25/04 2:05 a.m.|
|Re: Aye Dios Mieo||Mr. Mister||5/25/04 2:17 a.m.|
|Re: Aye Dios Mieo||Cerami||5/25/04 2:29 a.m.|
|Re: Aye Dios Mieo||Louis Wu||5/25/04 2:19 p.m.|
|Re: Aye Dios Mieo||Halo Fanatic||5/26/04 3:43 a.m.|
|Re: Something that might be cool for next time...||Master_Chief1089||5/25/04 6:56 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Count Zero||5/22/04 1:14 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||daedalus @ home||5/22/04 1:25 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||meleeman||5/22/04 1:38 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Blackstar||5/22/04 2:22 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||7grunts7_hut7||5/22/04 1:15 a.m.|
|OMG.||Saint||5/22/04 1:18 a.m.|
|Re: OMG.||Dark Bastion||5/22/04 4:43 a.m.|
|riding the pickle speculation||op_ivy||5/22/04 1:22 a.m.|
|Re: riding the pickle speculation||Louis Wu||5/22/04 1:24 a.m.|
|Re: riding the pickle speculation||op_ivy||5/22/04 1:25 a.m.|
|Re: riding the pickle speculation||HaloInquisitor||5/22/04 7:47 a.m.|
|i got a job 4 halo2&am telling u som secrets now..||i canot say my name,call me macca,praise me!||5/23/04 6:49 a.m.|
|NAAAAAARRRR LIIIIIIIIIIKKE||Elmicker||5/23/04 9:34 a.m.|
|Re: NAAAAAARRRR LIIIIIIIIIIKKE||ragereset||5/23/04 12:25 p.m.|
|Re: riding the pickle speculation||Klun||5/22/04 1:25 a.m.|
|Re: riding the pickle speculation||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 1:43 a.m.|
|Re: riding the pickle speculation||Sigma_100||5/23/04 5:49 a.m.|
|YAY *NM*||Arteen||5/22/04 1:38 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||brOOcewayne||5/22/04 1:39 a.m.|
|Secret Character||HellJumper||5/22/04 1:52 a.m.|
|Re: Secret Character||343winks||5/22/04 4:28 a.m.|
|Re: Secret Character||Chemicalenemy||5/22/04 6:28 p.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Enkidu||5/22/04 1:52 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||MC vince||5/22/04 2:52 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||nof||5/22/04 3:36 a.m.|
|I'll take one of those as well. ;D *NM*||Saint||5/22/04 3:40 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 5:18 p.m.|
|Re: Tsk, tsk.||Celegur||5/22/04 3:57 a.m.|
|Re: Tsk, tsk.||Enkidu||5/22/04 11:16 a.m.|
|Sweet *NM* *NM*||Lt Devon||5/22/04 2:10 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||flechette||5/22/04 2:19 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Sir Wilshire||5/22/04 2:24 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Sledgefare||5/22/04 2:56 a.m.|
|Is there a cooperative mode?||battletoad||5/22/04 2:56 a.m.|
|Re: Is there a cooperative mode?||jkjkjkh||5/22/04 11:43 p.m.|
|Mmmm Bungie Update. Thanks Frankie! *NM*||dizzy [subnova]||5/22/04 3:46 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||343winks||5/22/04 4:16 a.m.|
|Re: Since when can MC board pickles? *NM*||thunderhawk555||5/22/04 4:36 a.m.|
|Pickle = Pickens, as in Slim Pickens?||HaloMasterr||5/22/04 5:03 a.m.|
|Re: Pickle = Pickens, as in Slim Pickens?||Invictus||5/23/04 2:02 a.m.|
|Re: Secret Vehicle Speculation||wellslv||5/22/04 4:55 a.m.|
|Re: Secret Vehicle Speculation||GruntKilla||5/22/04 5:25 a.m.|
|YOUR DA BEST DEVELOPERS||Tom Da Wog...HALO ROCKZ||5/22/04 5:02 a.m.|
|Thanks a thousand Frankie||GruntKilla||5/22/04 5:28 a.m.|
|damn the bridges||Kinotrica 'Mocka'||5/22/04 5:30 a.m.|
|\( ^.^ )/ *NM*||BOLL||5/22/04 12:12 p.m.|
|Re: \( ^.^ )/||U||5/27/04 12:40 a.m.|
|Frankie, a question about length...||J-Go||5/22/04 4:20 p.m.|
|Go Flyers!||Poppy||5/22/04 4:46 p.m.|
|GO LEAFS [next season]||bentllama||5/24/04 2:00 a.m.|
|Limits to Optimism||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/24/04 4:33 p.m.|
|Re: Limits to Optimism||Ross Mills [Subnova]||5/24/04 9:36 p.m.|
|Re: Limits to Optimism||Alexander Valient||5/25/04 11:59 p.m.|
|Ha Ha||Hextall27||5/24/04 9:24 p.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Anonymous||5/22/04 5:08 p.m.|
|riding the pickel=ATV?just a thought||Brandon||5/22/04 5:08 p.m.|
|another reply, why?||Max Power (aka- dewbe)||5/22/04 10:32 p.m.|
|Re: riding the pickel=ATV?just a thought||clarksbrother||5/22/04 10:58 p.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||charlesconover||5/23/04 3:11 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Trevuar25||5/23/04 3:19 a.m.|
|pickle = covie ship?||matt41000||5/23/04 10:20 a.m.|
|Re: pickle = covie ship?||Hunt3r||5/24/04 1:48 a.m.|
|OOOO||PBAssault||5/26/04 3:53 a.m.|
|W00t! Frankie's a pimp! *NM*||Pico||5/24/04 7:07 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!! *NM*||Jay Riland||5/24/04 11:45 p.m.|
|Focusing on the main parts of the update!!||Kinotrica 'Mocka'||5/25/04 4:23 a.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!! *NM*||Lord Konquer||5/25/04 5:46 p.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Hey Low||5/28/04 8:40 p.m.|
|Re: BUNGIE WEEKLY UPDATE!!!||Slothboy||5/28/04 9:47 p.m.|
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