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Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00
Posted By: Matt <>Date: 10/13/00 7:45 p.m.

In defiance of expectations, I’m actually writing this update thingy. And this week it’s at, because I love those guys. At some point I’m going to have to decide on a permanent home for these dispatches. Actually I have one in mind already, but I can't tell you what it is yet. :-)

- Did I mention last time that we’re interviewing like mad? It’s still happening.

- We’ve been looking at the floor plans for our new space, and things are starting to come together. Amusingly, just like the last time we moved, we completely forgot to allocate any space for a storage closet. Trying to rectify that. Lots of windows in our new space though.

- We’re coming up on the end of a major engine rewrite. We’re now very close to having the indoor areas kick as much ass as the outdoor areas, and consequently the game will be split more evenly between them (previously the outdoor stuff was going to seriously outweigh the indoor stuff). Whether you’re outside or under a roof, in Halo things will look better than anything else out there.

- Jason is splitting his time between AI work and story work with Jaime and John. The AI stuff is still in the planning stages, but it should be very cool. The aim is to make it the most fun AI to play against (or play with, if it’s on your side).

- There’s also a new rasterizer in the works so we can take advantage of all the cool Xbox features. "Per-pixel everything," said Chucky, with a characteristically depraved grin.

- By the way, we’re all very disappointed that none of you took the time to post a "Happy Birthday Chucky" message even though we made it a news item on Chucky’s doing well, considering – right now we’re much more concerned about Jason’s habit of dumping his lunch on himself – but we were hoping for a little support from you guys.

- Rob assures me that my personal favorite tool of destruction, the mysterious "wall-hugging hippo," still exists. Thus we end on a high note. :-)


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Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Matt 10/13/00 7:45 p.m.
     Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Jex 10/13/00 7:56 p.m.
           Break the Berlin Wall!Redox 10/14/00 1:07 a.m.
                 Re: Break the Berlin Wall!Luke 10/14/00 1:49 a.m.
     Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Tom Bombadil 10/13/00 9:50 p.m.
           Do you have a problem with your name? ntCyberBob =PN= 10/14/00 2:46 a.m.
                 Who is this Tom guy?Myrch 10/14/00 11:02 a.m.
                       The guy you share an email addy with. ntCyberBob =PN= 10/14/00 3:21 p.m.
                       Re: Who is this Tom guy?instigator 10/15/00 12:08 a.m.
                             Re: Who is this Tom guy?Myrchlamydia 10/15/00 9:53 p.m.
                                   Re: Who is this Tom guy?instigator 10/15/00 10:09 p.m.
                                   Re: Who is this Tom guy?SiliconDream =PN= 10/16/00 4:05 p.m.
                                         Re: Who is this Tom guy?Myrchlamydia 10/16/00 10:05 p.m.
                                   Re: Who is this Tom guy?Baggataway 10/17/00 2:24 a.m.
     Sacré bléu!Pierre LaCoucatine 10/14/00 2:04 a.m.
           Distressing, very distressing. (nt)carb 10/14/00 3:10 p.m.
     Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Dan Rudolph 10/14/00 8:48 a.m.
     Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00[OF/CO] hYlAnDeR 10/14/00 10:46 a.m.
     im glad to hear about the insides![[[willhaven]]] 10/14/00 3:27 p.m.
           Re: im glad to hear about the insides!mattD 10/14/00 6:37 p.m.
                 Re: im glad to hear about the insides!Nights 10/14/00 8:40 p.m.
                       Re: im glad to hear about the insides!mattD 10/14/00 9:48 p.m.
                             on portals...[[[willhaven]]] 10/16/00 3:27 a.m.
                                   Re: on portals...Dan Rudolph 10/16/00 9:02 a.m.
                                         Re: on portals...ydnar 10/16/00 1:23 p.m.
                                               Totally OTLouis Wu 10/16/00 1:50 p.m.
                                                     :) n/tydnar 10/16/00 2:28 p.m.
                                               Re: on portals...Loren Petrich 10/16/00 11:56 p.m.
                                         Re: on portals...[[[willhaven]]] 10/17/00 6:26 p.m.
                                   Re: on portals...Mark Levin 10/16/00 9:16 a.m.
     Re: Any Chance of getting some screenies?Massa 10/14/00 4:39 p.m.
           Re: Any Chance of getting some screenies?StarHawk*IG* 10/16/00 1:54 p.m.
     Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Judge 10/16/00 1:40 p.m.
           Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Smokey 10/16/00 1:52 p.m.
           Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Judge 10/16/00 1:55 p.m.
           Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Matt 10/16/00 4:31 p.m.
     mHalo Mods on Xbox?ZeroRage 10/16/00 3:32 p.m.
           nope.....JuJu 10/20/00 11:32 p.m.
     Xbox VS PCDevil Warrior 10/16/00 7:39 p.m.
           Re: Xbox VS PCDan Rudolph 10/16/00 9:46 p.m.
                 Re: Xbox VS PCCreedoG 10/16/00 10:03 p.m.
                       Re: Xbox VS PClummie 10/16/00 10:50 p.m.
                             Re: Xbox VS PCDan Rudolph 10/16/00 11:15 p.m.
                       Re: Xbox VS PCjon 10/17/00 1:29 p.m.
           Re: Xbox VS PCScorpion 10/16/00 9:58 p.m.
           Ahemmattd 10/16/00 10:10 p.m.
                 Re: AhemDan Rudolph 10/16/00 11:16 p.m.
                 This differences in speed, its a trade offFieldcar 10/16/00 11:30 p.m.
                       Re: This differences in speed, its a trade offspitfire 10/18/00 11:35 a.m.
                             Re: This differences in speed, its a trade offDan Rudolph 10/18/00 2:03 p.m.
           Re: Xbox VS PCPlaton 10/17/00 3:00 a.m.
                 Re: Xbox VS PCturkey3 10/17/00 10:47 a.m.
                       Re: Xbox VS PCqirex 10/17/00 7:08 p.m.
     Happy Birthday afterwards, ChuckyHonK_DICE 10/17/00 2:06 a.m.
     Release dates!!!!!!bungiefanfromwayback 10/17/00 1:52 p.m.
           Re: Release dates!!!!!!mattd 10/17/00 2:23 p.m.
           Um, noMark Levin 10/17/00 3:42 p.m.
                 Um, could you be more vague?Pumpkinhead 10/17/00 10:45 p.m.
     Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Pumpkinhead 10/17/00 11:07 p.m.
           Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Louis Wu 10/18/00 9:20 a.m.
                 Re: Matt's Halo Update 10/13/00Pumpkinhead 10/18/00 4:44 p.m.

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