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Posted By: Matt <>Date: 11/7/01 3:15 p.m.

One of the occupational hazards of this job is that someone will always try to twist my words so it looks like I'm saying something else.

When I said "Jason Jones is still unsure how we're handling the PC version," certain people chose to interpret that as me saying Jason wasn't sure it would happen at all. No one on this board, naturally. Some other board where you have to sit through two pages of ads before you can register your account. (Actually it's just one page of ads, but if you don't buy anything the first time you see it, they show it to you again and shame you for not consuming enough. Might have something to do with why I don't post there.)

I will try to say this again a little more clearly so that no one misunderstands.

We still plan to do a Mac and PC version of Halo, but there are a lot of questions that must be answered before we can make the Mac/PC versions happen. It's like driving across town to a friend's house. You could take the highway, but it's rush hour; maybe it would be better to take side streets? Do you have enough gas for the trip, or do you need to make a side trip to a gas station? Can you park on his street for free or do you need to bring cash for a parking garage? These are all important questions that you'll need to answer before you start the trip, and will certainly affect the trip itself - but they don't affect the destination. You're going to your friend's house one way or another. Unless you live in the Puget Sound region, the land which inspired my forthcoming country song, "The Roads To Your Heart (Were Built By Competing Logging Firms In The Nineteenth Century, And That's Why It Takes Me An Hour To Figure Out Where It Is And By The Time I Get There I'm So Pissed Off And Frustrated That I Just Turn Around And Go Home)."

I have asked many questions about the Mac/PC versions in recent days, because I want to know what's going on so I can get the "I have confirmation it's never coming" wankers off the community's back. I have asked people who are in the best position to know what's going on, like Alex and Jason. They don't have answers to all the questions yet, and they don't want to say anything until all the ducks are in a row, but they know what they have to do. If pressed to choose between an "anonymous source" referenced by some random guy on a web forum, and two real people with names who have confided Bungie secrets to me for years, I'll pick the latter. And I cheerfully invite the anonymous sources, if they actually exist, to come on over to Bungie HQ and chat with Alex and Jason and myself so we can eliminate the communication breakdown.

I'm running out of ways to rephrase this answer that don't involve swearing. Hope this tides you over for a while.


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New Thread, Same Old StoryMatt 11/7/01 3:15 p.m.
     Werd! *NM*Theocracity 11/7/01 3:19 p.m.
     good ol' mattslumbermonkey 11/7/01 3:23 p.m.
     Re: Copy and Paste in other gaming forums everyone *NM*kayas 11/7/01 3:23 p.m.
           Re: quicker than Mr. Wu *NM*kayas 11/7/01 3:40 p.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old Story*Ar-Isildur of *WP* 11/7/01 3:23 p.m.
           Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryLouis Wu 11/7/01 3:39 p.m.
     Good man :)vector40 11/7/01 8:27 p.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old Storytst6597216 11/7/01 11:16 p.m.
           why should they?AlexK 11/8/01 7:36 a.m.
                 well saidslumbermonkey 11/8/01 7:40 a.m.
                       Rent the console then!Miguel Chavez 11/8/01 8:59 a.m.
                             Re: Rent the console then!Waldi 11/8/01 10:01 a.m.
                                   uh, what are you talking about?Miguel Chavez 11/8/01 10:06 a.m.
                                         Re: uh, what are you talking about?Burning 11/9/01 12:28 a.m.
                             yeah..slumbermonkey 11/8/01 11:27 a.m.
                 Re: why should they?Geoffrey Miller 11/8/01 4:57 p.m.
                       Re: why should they?Lophan 11/9/01 7:39 a.m.
                             Re: why should they?Geoffrey Miller 11/9/01 7:17 p.m.
                                   Re: why should they?Burning 11/11/01 3:36 a.m.
                                         Re: why should they?Lophan 11/11/01 9:37 a.m.
                                               Re: why should they?Burning 11/12/01 9:53 a.m.
                                                     Re: listen & learn...Lophan 11/12/01 11:22 a.m.
                                                           Re: listen & learn...vector40 11/12/01 5:55 p.m.
                                                           Re: listen & learn...Geoffrey Miller 11/13/01 3:28 p.m.
                                                                 Re: Hmm.... interetsing points, but my rebuttal:Lophan 11/13/01 10:23 p.m.
           Re: New Thread, Same Old Storydiseaser 11/8/01 10:22 a.m.
     Why software reps shouldnt try to use parables...Lilricky 11/7/01 11:23 p.m.
           Re: Why software reps shouldnt try to use parablesbeef 11/7/01 11:29 p.m.
           Re: Why software reps shouldnt try to use parablesstrykerwolf 11/8/01 1:04 a.m.
           dumbass *NM*slumbermonkey 11/8/01 7:06 a.m.
           Re: Why software reps shouldnt try to use parablesMike 11/8/01 8:15 a.m.
                 Re: Why software reps shouldnt try to use parablesSam 11/8/01 8:40 a.m.
           Re: Why stupid people shouldn't have computersLophan 11/8/01 9:20 a.m.
                 good one *NM*slumbermonkey 11/8/01 2:03 p.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryEl Bastard 11/8/01 8:46 a.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryRobert Silcox 11/8/01 11:06 a.m.
     The Highway to Bellevuerosignol 11/8/01 12:42 p.m.
           Re: The Highway to BellevueLouis Wu 11/8/01 3:53 p.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryT15net 11/8/01 2:01 p.m.
           Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryLophan 11/9/01 7:34 a.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryGeoffrey Miller 11/8/01 2:31 p.m.
           Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryGeoffrey Miller 11/8/01 2:46 p.m.
           Mebbe Louis should put the box back....rosignol 11/8/01 7:25 p.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old StoryPatrick (Germany) 11/9/01 12:39 a.m.
     Hmm...dunno what to think bout it!$oldat 11/9/01 7:04 a.m.
     Re: New Thread, Same Old Storyefeffe 11/10/01 7:27 a.m.
     Halo is dead - do not bother making a PC versionRune 11/11/01 8:30 a.m.
           OK, bye *NM*Harry 11/11/01 9:04 a.m.
           Re: Halo is dead - do not bother making a PC versiLophan 11/11/01 9:35 a.m.
           because you've backed yourself up so well..slumbermonkey 11/11/01 10:00 a.m.
           You are the weakest link, G'BYE!beef 11/11/01 10:49 a.m.
           Not ANOTHER idiotSpeaker-To-Animals 11/11/01 11:50 a.m.
                 roflHarry 11/11/01 11:57 a.m.
     Re: See it on Xbox, then decide to carepunditty 11/11/01 8:33 p.m.
           Re: C'ya! Please forget to write! *NM*Lophan 11/11/01 10:05 p.m.
                 Re: C'ya! Please forget to write!Harry 11/11/01 10:07 p.m.
                       Re: C'ya! Please forget to write!vector40 11/12/01 12:01 a.m.
                             Someone please explain...beef 11/12/01 1:41 a.m.
                                   Re: Someone please explain...Harry 11/12/01 6:08 a.m.
           Re: See it on Xbox, then decide to careMorphius 11/12/01 10:03 a.m.

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