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Re: Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARG
Posted By: Craig HardgroveDate: 7/13/11 5:31 a.m.

In Response To: Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARG (poenadare)

: Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARG That Never Was
: by poena.dare

: Long before "I Love Bees," Bungie dabbled in a prototype alternate
: reality game to popularize their first-person Macintosh shooter Marathon.
: Simply called "Marathon Music," this 1995 web site featured
: large buttons with a 7 pixel bevel and other significant clues to the
: story of Marathon.

: On the surface the web site appeared to be devoted to the music of Daniel
: Blaisdell (an anagram of "ballad lines lied"). However,
: underneath the surface were secret messages encoded in his songs - even
: the song titles provided clues.

: Unfortunately, few ever saw the site.

: "We really screwed up on that one," said an anonymous Bungie
: source. "The first big problem was it was 1995 and hardly anyone had
: an internet connection," he explained.

: Furthermore, an employee who would go on to mislabel Marathon Infinity disks
: failed to mail out press announcements for the ARG.

: "He used the wrong stamps, now stop following me," confided our
: unnamed source.

: Inexplicably, the Marathon Music website has re-appeared at
: http://www.marathonmusic.net/

: Does this presage Bungie's return to the Marathon universe?

: Bungie had no comment for this story.

Woah, cool! I never knew about this.

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Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARGpoenadare 7/13/11 5:19 a.m.
     Some Song Titlespoenadare 7/13/11 5:31 a.m.
     Re: Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARGCraig Hardgrove 7/13/11 5:31 a.m.
     Re: Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARGGodot 7/13/11 5:47 a.m.
           Re: Few Remember Failed Marathon Music ARGCraig Hardgrove 7/13/11 6:28 a.m.

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