On Bungie Day (July 7, 2011) Bob-B-Q <firstname.lastname@example.org> opened his shrinkwrapped copy of the Marathon Trilogy Box Set. A fourteen year old shrinkwrapped copy of the MTBS is quite rare so opening one of these should be marked with some reverence. He documented the whole affair in detail and even fired up some of the games. So without further ado I will hand over to Bob-B-Q.
Minor wear on the outside, but nothing serious. Not bad for $31 off eBay.
The shrinkwrap is removed with great care and set aside.
All there in the manual.
Extras, extras, read all about 'em!
Holdth the box, Nothingmore.
And finally, the center of the Tootsie roll.
Look down. Back up. Is Hamish still with us?
TO THE SHEEPSHAVERS!
I always liked that folder art.
"I came in here for Minotaur!" "Oh! Oh... No, I'm sorry, this is Abuse!"
So basically the KKV-7 is an MP5K receiver with a drum magazine and a Werbell suppressor shoved onto the front. I blame McLees.
You'd think they would replace the beta screenshots once the games were already shipping...
PiD 2.0 screenies.
There's the Minotaur we want!
The spazeroid section...
...And swag section.
What else is there?
Now that everything's on CD, you'd think they could have made space for the PiD 1.0 and Marathon Zero demos...
A promo for things to come.
WARNING: EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO WARNINGS IS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO BE BAD FOR YOU
And if that wasn't enough retro...
An editor, a compiler and a few libraries: good enough for software?
Not Bungie Software!
From small beginnings, a giant may rise.
What's on your desktop?
Back at mine. I have it.
It's a second disc, with the most fun you can have with your pants on.
Look again. The disc is now a portal into the past!
Anything is possible when you unwrap the Marathon Trilogy Box Set and not some other game. I'm on a colony ship for sale.