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SlashDot.Org, one of the primary news sites for geeks on the Internet, posted a news item on the Marathon 2 source-code GPL release. Kudos to Bravehamster for making them aware of this.

As posted by Marathon's Story, the article has received a goodly number of responses - Marathon is well remembered. Of significant note is that Jason Pellerin (Bungie's SysAdmin) posted a reply:

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In response to gamers' questions about the Marathon 2 (for PC) source code, VirtualWolf reports that this little tidbit was in the Marathon 2 (for Mac) ReadMe file:

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Kudos to Jeff Myers, who has set up a developer's mailing list for you adventurous souls out there who downloaded the Marathon 2 source code. From the post:

I have set up a developer mailing list for the marathon code You can subscribe by sending mail to listserv@3dgamedev.com with subscribe marathon_coding

Of course please replace with your actual name.

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Kudos to MAgh Tuireadh, who posted word that he has mirrored the Marathon 2 source code for those of you having trouble getting onto Bungie's server:

Quick thinking on his part, as this should save a lot of people a lot of headaches.

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Do we have some great sleuths in our community or what? A number of Bungiefen have been hoping, fervently, that the much anticipated #2 would be the Marathon source code. Well, jooz guyz just got your wish! Red Hot Ryan was the first person to pass us the news, so he deserves a fat kudos from the rest of us. Here's a PR, ripped straight from Mac Gamer's Ledge:

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Need more reading material? Marathon's Story has drawn a formidable number of parallels between Halo and Marathon today, as well as made a few points concerning the timeline. Good, thought provoking stuff... lets just hope we get some answers to go with it.

I wanted to say pfhive , but I figured that would just be pushing it. Hamish at Marathon's Story, arguably the center of the Marathon universe, reminds us all that Marathon was officially released on this date five years ago, box or no box. In celebration, he has pulled some great old items out of his formidable archives (7 gigs strong, of course), so swing by and enjoy the blast from the past.

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Gary Simmons, the Battle Cat to old school Marathon junkies, sends word that Orbital Arm is now officially open for business. Here's an excerpt from the PR:

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As posted at Marathon's Story, the site in the prior announcement is not yet ready for public consumption. The link has been removed, as has the one on Marathon's Story, but keep an eye out for it in days and months to come.

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Blatantly ripped off of Marathon's Story is word of a new Marathon site aimed at Windows users, Orbital Arm. As Halo attracts more PC users to Bungie's flock, some may want to learn more about Marathon, which Halo appears to have very strong ties to.

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Kudos to Heady for pointing this one out! IMG has posted an interview with Halo Project Leader Jason Jones, and it's not to be missed. Here's an excerpt:

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Still not Blam news, but it's noteworthy, and I did report on it yesterday... in a thread at the Townhall's Community Forum, TychoMax reports mutiny within the MaraMyth team, while other members rebut that claim. Worth checking out if you're watching the Myth to Marathon conversion scene.

I know it's not Blam news, but hey, beggars can't be choosers. The Townhall is reporting that the MaraMyth (Myth II with Marathon units) Demo has been released. They've posted more specifics, but suffice it to say that the Mill and Baron's Keep should have it posted shortly. Myth and Marathon fans alike should take a look at this one.

Contact:
Doug Zartman
(312) 563-6200, x.23
doug@bungie.com

MARATHON TAKES TEXTURE MAPPING INTO SPACE
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Somewhere in the heavens...they are waiting.

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