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#362633 - 01/04/12 11:13 AM Bungie before Halo
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I noticed a member's signature was a line from Bungie's Marathon series. A precursor to Halo. The "lost" true precursor to Halo is a game called Oni. I didn't play either. I played Myth: The Fallen Lords and Myth 2: Soulblighter, both ugh hits for Bungie. I was Poet Cowboy on that server and while I was not famous I was somewhat recognized. Bungie started advertising Halo during my Myth 2 days. My original iMac was not going to be able to handle it so I started saving. About a week after I bought a Quicksilver G4 Tower , Bungie was purchased by Microsoft so the XBOX could have Halo. Mac would not be getting it.




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#362649 - 01/04/12 01:41 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: Lampshade]
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Wooooo!

Marathon is available now as open source: http://marathon.sourceforge.net/
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#362672 - 01/04/12 04:04 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: Lampshade]
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Ken and I both played Marathon and Myth (all versions of each) incessantlyback in college. I was even a member of a guild that had weekly appointments with Myth.

I forget what I called myself, though, or the name of the guild.

I played Oni, too, and enjoyed it well enough.
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#362694 - 01/04/12 06:03 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: pmbuko]
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It was The Forsaken, and you were Asmodean.

Details. I remember details.
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#362699 - 01/04/12 07:27 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: Ken.C]
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Also:

Casualty.
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#362718 - 01/04/12 09:52 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: Ken.C]
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Casualty! oh the memories


Edited by Lampshade (01/04/12 09:53 PM)
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#362720 - 01/04/12 10:04 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: Lampshade]
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Now you can blow stuff up!
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#362732 - 01/04/12 11:35 PM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: Ken.C]
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Myth II is available for Macs, Windows, and Linux. If you still have the original install discs (I do not) you can play the full version. If not, there's a demo version.

http://projectmagma.net/
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#384512 - 10/22/12 11:00 AM Re: Bungie before Halo [Re: pmbuko]
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Dredging up an old post, here. I just discovered that a internet buddy / professional peer was a Myth player. He was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. His internet gaming buddies just revealed to him that they are getting him a sword cane with a bust of Soulblighter on the handle.

There are some pics on this Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282401961879754/
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