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Re: Bungie Article I Found (old)
Posted By: GodotDate: 1/29/12 12:00 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Bungie Article I Found (old) (mchief111)

: "One of their models was a noirish soldier-of-fortune fantasy novel by
: Glen Cook called The Black Company. The narrator, the company's doctor and
: archivist, has lines like 'The company is our family....It is the company
: against the world. Thus it has been and ever will be....I am haunted by
: the clear knowledge that, in the end, evil always triumphs.'"

: Oh, wow! I read a lot of the later Black Company books when I was younger,
: they were REALLY good. Have any of you tried them out? I'd highly
: recommend them.

Aye, I took the trouble to read them when the Myth/Black Company connection was first highlighted back in Sept 1997. Indeed, Bungie's love for the Glen Cook books goes back to PID and the saved game called 'ToadKiller Dog'. Doug Zartman later confirmed that this was indeed a Black Company reference. I can only imagine that this was Jason Jones and he steered Bungie on this new course at the end of Marathon 2.

One wonders what would have happened if Bungie had stayed developing 1st person shooters after Marathon 2. That's a timeline worth exploring. ;)

Cheers
Hamish

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