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E3: Bungie Fanfest Reports, Q&A
8:57 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Bungie.org has a new page set up to cover the recent Bungie Fanfest and subsequent E3 goodies. It sounds like fun was had by all at this now-regular event. The 100+ fans that showed up were treated to some Bungie trivia, and Halo play on the X-box. Here's a quick rundown:

Thanks to Miguel 'Freewill' Chavez, Bungie Fanfest V was a rollicking success. Over 100 Bungie fans showed up for a rambling reminiscence of Bungie's first 10 years in the software business (May 15 was Bungie's official 10th birthday), a trivia contest in which the top prize (unclaimed) was an Xbox and a copy of Halo, and some down-and-dirty 8-player Halo Capture the Flag. Other prizes during the trivia contest included signed Craig Mullins prints (Craig was on hand, a special bonus.) Over the next few days, we'll bring you the trivia questions (and answers), and the slideshow that Matt Soell presented to the crowd, as well as more Halo goodness
Some movies are available of the Halo action, with 8 players teaming up against eachother on 2 of the prototype units. There's also two movies of the solo action. They were taken with a camcorder, so prepare for a few jitters, but otherwise you can get a good feel for the game already. The movies range in size from 6 to 60MB, so they have also nicely posted some screen shots if you don't have that kind of bandwidth. Head over to Bungie.org now for movie mirrors, as well as continuing coverage of Halo and Myth III (almost a Bungie game) throughout the expo.


In related news, the folks at MacGamer recently chatted with Bungie about their feelings towards a Mac version of Halo. Since nothing has largely changed (they're completely focused on the X-box at this point), the Mac and PC versions are still expected sometime after its release. They do note that the porting work should be relatively easy, though. Here's a quick clip:

Although no time frame was given for the release of the Mac Halo, Bungie assured MacGamer that a simultaneous Mac/PC port is planned. David says,


"We're planning on a Mac/PC version. If you ask Mark Sellers or Alex Seropian (about the Mac Port), they'll tell you the same thing."

Check out the rest of the MacGamer Q&A now if you're interested. Unfortunately there are still no real specifics on a time frame for a Mac/PC release at this point. We'll keep you posted on any changes.

Bungie Fanfest Coverage
Bungie Q&A at MacGamer
Microsoft
Bungie Studios
Halo: Combat Evolved


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E3: Report on Blizzard Titles, Release Dates8:47 AM
E3: World War II Online Update, June 6 Release8:35 AM
E3: Warcraft III Trailer, Movies8:31 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, May 18, 2001 on one page

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E3: Tentative MacSoft Release Dates1:29 PM
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Vortex NG Updated to 1.0.3, Fixes Bugs12:24 PM
Classic Gaming Updates for OS X11:37 AM
Westlake To Port Deus Ex to PS210:58 AM
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E3: More Max Payne Movies, Images10:13 AM
Shadowbane Reveals Guild Halls10:02 AM
E3: Unreal II Preview and Interview9:58 AM
IMG Heads to E39:44 AM
Sound Blaster Update on UT, Deus Ex9:31 AM
Rune Multiplayer/Patch News9:27 AM
Westlake Lines Up the Releases9:25 AM
MacCentral Visits MacPlay8:52 AM
 
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