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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Saxophones started blowing me down  / I was buried in sound / Taxicabs were driving me around
— Wilco, Handshake Drugs
October 5, 2007
My Name is Skot, and I’ve Never Played Halo 3

Bungie Studios developed Halo and Oni, and took over the world. When I first played Halo for a week, I didn’t do much else. I mean I cooked dinner, and cleaned the house, and walked the dog (I was house sitting) but that was all after Halo time.

Halo’s world debut was on PowerMac G4 tower. Steve Jobs introduced it. I’ve still go the video saved, if you don’t believe me. I downloaded it on dial up and it took A Very Long Time™ so it’s sort of precious to me.

When Microsoft bought Bungie I cried. I knew…I just knew…this meant Halo wasn’t going to come out for the Mac. It was horrible. It also meant Oni was massively delayed. We did get Halo eventually, but it took a while. When I bought my PowerBook G4, I bought Halo. It was awesome.

This means this is either very good news, or very bad news depending on your perspective on my game playing time. Perhaps we’ll see the return of good Mac games again.

Halo developer separates from Microsoft
REDMOND, Wash.

Software company Microsoft Corp. said Friday that Bungie Studios, developer of its blockbuster “Halo” video game franchise, plans to become an independent company.

I actually much prefer console games anyway, but I’ve been too cheap to buy one lately. Maybe next year…

Posted by skooter at 7:25 PM This entry is filed under Technology.
This entry is tagged: Apple, Games, Halo, Microsoft

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