Feb 23, 2003 (Sunday)

Duality stickers anyone? Chad Poland (aka shiner), former PR guy at Double Aught Software, in this Story forum post let us know that he has a small pile of rare Duality stickers. If you want one email him at <cgpoland@proedge.net> and he'll send you an address you can send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to get one. And if you want to see what the sticker actually looks like check this old E3 '98 page by Freewill.

Feb 22, 2003 (Saturday)

So "John-117" just happens to be 819 divided by 7. Now Matthew Fernandez <matt_fernandez@excite.com> writes concerning the number 117:

117 also appears on a terminal in Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!

....n 15 ~~~~~~Be~rn border of the Roman Empire to the Danube
River. During a skirmish with barbarians in Raetiain the
mountains near the borof modern France and Switzerland), 117
men under Gaius Licinius MarcW#&I~?f/f/xxfxfff`~~~


Seems to be a pretty important number to Bungie.

Coincidence or... ?

Feb 15, 2003 (Saturday)

Numbers are funny. Michael Treiman <minimalteacher42@hotmail.com> writes conerning the name of the Master Chief in Halo "John-117":

...the number 819 in the secret easter egg level in Marathin Infinity 'Hats Off To Eight Nineteen' is 117*7.

Coincidence or... ?

S'pht in Halo 2? Muhsin Miski <mmiski@ycp.edu> writes:

Straight from bungie.net's Halo: Truth and Reconcilation section.


Look familiar?

Jan 29, 2003 (Wednesday)

A name no human throat will ever learn to pronounce? Michael Austin <entropy2016@yahoo.com> writes:

Behold, the proper way to pronounce "W'rkncacnter" has been discovered!

Go to http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/demos/ and type it in.

Brian Hannan <bhannan@mac.com> writes:

I've always wondered what Halo 2 would be like if it began from this perspective.

Maybe you'll get a smile or two out of it.


Jan 26, 2003 (Sunday)

A week in review on the Story forum:

The Infinity Screens are nearly up.
Pick up a copy of Marathon by D. Alexander Smith
Or a rare copy of Marathon : The Official Strategy Guide by Tuncer Deniz
The S'pht in the Stargate universe
The Bungie Webmaster answered Rincewind's letter
Find out who is a Spazeroid
How Fark.com nearly overloaded Bungie.org
Some inspire writing in this Marathon Webjournal
Thoughts on Never Burn Money
Some details on Pfhactory N'Utopia
A long offtopic thread on music
Marathon in Wiki online Encyclopedia
PiD 10th anniversary!... soon(TM)

Jan 19, 2003 (Sunday)

Blast from the past! Here's the list of items available for sale from Bungie's "More things from Bungie to waste your money on Spring 1995' catalog:

Minotaur: Minotaur hand logo on the front, phrase "Kill your enemies, Kill your friends' enemies, Kill your friends" on the back.
Pathways: Gas beast on the front.
Marathon (A): Marathon Logo on the front, Marathon and Bungie Logos on the back.
Marathon (B): Marathon Logo on the Front, Phfor
[sic] character on the back with phrase, "Guns don't kill people, Phfor [sic] do."
Bungie (A): Bungie logo on front, phrase "Don't make us kick your ass." on back.
Bungie (B): Phfor
[sic] character on front in slam dunk pose, Bungie Credo "Just Vid It" on the back.

Note the mispelling of Pfhor. Each item was $14.00. Hmmm... more sevens.

I don't believe there are pictures of either the Pathways T-shirt or the Marathon (A) T-shirt.

Check out the Story page on Mar 14, 2002 and Mar 17, 2002 for more discussion about Marathon T-shirts. So perhaps there really was a seventh Marathon T-shirt.

Jan 18, 2003 (Saturday)

The Story forum goes from strength to strength:

Rare copy of the PID Hint Book on eBay
New Letters to the Webmaster
Duality again
Dear Dave
This man needs help
Past Infinity speculation
Water in space

Jan 12, 2003 (Sunday)

Another page of Marathon inspired art. Jay Faircloth's digital art portfolio. Jay's work has graced the opening page of the Marathon's Story page at www.marathon.org since early 2001. You can also see a bigger version here along with some comment's from Jay. Check this thread in the Story forum for some recent discussion of Jay's work.

Jan 11, 2003 (Saturday)

Some interesting stuff on the Story forum:

Durandal's first return to earth
Page 177
Marathon timeline discussion
More art inspiration
Trilogy Box Sets in the American Midwest
Unimplimented Features
A Tale of Three AIs and One Mad Scientist
A theory about Leela

Jan 5, 2003 (Sunday)

Lots of activity on the Story forum over the last few days:

GURPS Marathon finished
Another Marathon Keychain located
What really happened to Marathon mapmaking
The Mother of All Prequels
PID source code... it's out there!
A Marathon-Terminal themed Kaleidoscope scheme?
My God!...it's full of numbers
Nice Marathon Keychain pic

And the Pathways Into Darkness page has been updated over the last few days.

Jan 1, 2003 (Wednesday)

Quick update

Another Marathon Keychain revealed. Nice.

Happy New Year to all the Story page readers... everywhere!

On the Story forum:

OMG they hacked the PID Shapes file!!!
S'pht & Pfhor languages
The little Esperanto of Bungie fans
S'pht numbers
The language of the...S'pht
Hunter weapon... left or right?
Marathon 4?!!!... oh no!

Want a copy of Marathon then check the Story forum for a bunch of eBay links.

Also on eBay you'll find an enterprising chap selling a CD of Marathon Infinity solo and network levels. You can buy it for $1.00. Only five CDs available. Might start a trend.

Blast from the Past. A Guide to Vid-Mastery. Why on Sol am I highlighting this?

Go to What's New for Nov-Dec 2002

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