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Rampancy Channel Update July 2016

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Rampancy Channel Update July 2016

A quick run-down of the series we're working on now, plus the new game we'll be adding next month!

Arbitrator Partially Restores Composer O'Donnell's Bungie Shares

Award cites 'long-term, invaluable and unique contributions'

Over at VentureBeat, Dean Takahashi has written what is probably the best article to date on the resolution of the dispute between former Bungie composer and Audio Director Marty O'Donnell and the developer that fired him last year before the release of their latest game, Destiny. It goes into the background of how the dispute arose and resulted in O'Donnell being fired from his position as Audio Director, and how Bungie also took action to attempt to strip O'Donnell of his then-unvested shares in the developer, even going so far as to reissue shares at a secret board meeting.

What the article mostly leaves out, though, are the grounds on which the arbitrator made the award-- those details are available in the full award document, available at Scribd.

There is a tendency to view the result as a complete victory and vindication for O'Donnell, and there is no doubt that the sequence of events reflects poorly on Bungie management, especially studio president Harold Ryan. However, it is worth looking at the award itself to see what O'Donnell asked for, what he actually got, and why.

What has also gone largely uncommented-upon since O'Donnell's firing is that it presumably also means the end of the creative partnership between O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori, who remains at Bungie and is working on Destiny, while O'Donnell is moving on to found his own game company, Highwire Games, with other ex-Bungie employees. That partnership spanned multiple decades and predated both composers involvement with Bungie, with began with Myth in the mid-90s.

O'Donnell submitted several claims to arbitration, and Bungie submitted its own counter-claims. Most of these either failed, or succeeded without significant consequence.

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What's Wrong With Destiny's Story?

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What's Wrong With Destiny's Story?
How I think Bungie's development history may have led to that empty feeling where Destiny's story should be. In the past this would have been a blog post, but since we're doing mostly videos these days... why not?

Salvatori To Continue Composing For Bungie

Fans of previous Bungie franchises like Halo and Myth were surprised earlier this year by the termination of the employment of composer Martin O'Donnell as the studio's Audio Department director, and the subsequent lawsuit he brought against the studio's president, Harold Ryan, for unpaid vacation and penalties. That lawsuit was recently settled.

What remained unresolved was the musical future of Bungie's newest franchise, Destiny, the soundtrack for which was the product of O'Donnell and longtime collaborator Michael Salvatori. The two worked together at Bungie on the soundtrack for five Halo games, and before joining Bungie also did the soundtrack for Bungie's RTS series, Myth, as Total Audio.

No official statement came either from Bungie or from O'Donnell regarding Salvatori. Fans wondered whether he would remain at Bungie and continue working on Destiny, or would he also depart, perhaps to join O'Donnell on some new project.

Contacted through his official website, his representative Lisa Ramirez responded to our inquiry about Salvatori's plans:

E3 2014 Destiny Trailer "New Beginnings"

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New Beginnings Destiny Trailer

Bungie put out a new Destiny trailer for E3 2014 that lays out the game's premise in a pretty straightforward way and also shows off a bit of gameplay.

UPDATE: The audio in this version is messed up. A replacement is uploading, and when it's done, I'll replace the embedded version here with the new one.

UPDATE 2: This version should have the fixed commentary audio.

Destiny VGX 2013 Trailer

Out Here In The Wild

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This Destiny ViDoc was released for GamesCom in August, 2013. Most of the footage and locations still comes from the E3 demo, and the footage that doesn't features locations that have mostly been shown in screenshots, but there are a few new tidbits here and there, including new enemies and weapons.

ASE Ep. 38: Blaspheme Quarantine 1 lvl 10

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ASE Ep. 38: Blaspheme Quarantine

We've been kidnapped by the rampant AI, Durandal! With no information on where we are or what we're supposed to be doing, we have to survive and escape to continue to fight off the Pfhor invaders. It seems Leela thought that there were some weapons here to find, but Durandal says we're looking in the wrong place...

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for video and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"Guardians" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (gameplay background music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

For more information on this level, visit the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m1/9.shtml

For complete Terminal texts, visit the excellent Marathon Story Page:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/

There you can read faithful and complete reproductions of all of terminals in Marathon and its sequels, plus Facts and Puzzling Things About all sorts of characters, places, and concepts in the Marathon universe, as well as a forum where stalwart fans continue to argue the finer points of interpreting Marathon's story nearly twenty years after the game's release!

Building the Destiny E3 Reveal

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Building the Destiny E3 Reveal

Bungie artists give us the lowdown on the details behind the creation of the gameplay reveal of Bungie's new game, the bird simulator called Destiny.

ASE Ep. 37: G4 Sunbathing Marathon 1 lvl 9

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ASE Ep. 37: G4 Sunbathing M1 lvl 9

In order to send a message to Earth 92 light years away, Leela needs us to reactivate the Marathon's antenna array. Only one problem: the G4 Sunbathing Loading Dock has been plunged into vacuum rendering some of our weapons useless, and is teeming with Pfhor fighters, troopers, hunters and S'pht compilers. We have to make our way to the antenna while dodging enemy fire and keeping an eye on our oxygen meters. Wish us luck!

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for video and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AngerSadnessEnvy

Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"Landing" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (gameplay background music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

For more information on this level, visit the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m1/8.shtml

For complete Terminal texts, visit the excellent Marathon Story Page:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/

There you can read faithful and complete reproductions of all of terminals in Marathon and its sequels, plus Facts and Puzzling Things About all sorts of characters, places, and concepts in the Marathon universe, as well as a forum where stalwart fans continue to argue the finer points of interpreting Marathon's story nearly twenty years after the game's release!

Battleroid's Fortune

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Battleroid's Fortune

Rampancy.net's Anger, Sadness and Envy Podcast is currently featuring a Let's Play series of Bungie's classic sci-fi shooter, Marathon.

Join us, Blackstar and Narcogen, as we punch and shoot our way through 36 levels of cooperative gameplay trying to survive, escape, and eventually conquer the invading Pfhor, their minions, and rogue artificial intelligences. We're having a lot of fun with this game; it's old, but it's been given a fresh coat of paint by the Aleph One team, runs great on modern machines, and has online coop and competitive multiplayer thanks to MariusNet.com. Come take a look, or better yet, start playing!

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for updates, or download to your iOS device with our iTunes podcast:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

Battle footage of Marathon is set to a performance of Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from the opera "Carmina Burana". Recording licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/MIT_Concert_Choir/Carmina_Burana_Carl_Orff/01_1355

ASE Ep. 34 The Rose Marathon 1 lvl 6 Part 2

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ASE Ep. 34 The Rose M1 lvl 6 Part 2

With the Marathon's BoB (Born On Board) crew quickly being exterminated by the titanic Hulks, Blackstar and Narcogen have to find a way to fight back, find the level's secret terminals, and find a way out.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for video and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AngerSadnessEnvy

Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"Aliens Again" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (gameplay background music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

For more information on this level, visit the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m1/6.shtml

For complete Terminal texts, visit the excellent Marathon Story Page:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/

There you can read faithful and complete reproductions of all of terminals in Marathon and its sequels, plus Facts and Puzzling Things About all sorts of characters, places, and concepts in the Marathon universe, as well as a forum where stalwart fans continue to argue the finer points of interpreting Marathon's story nearly twenty years after the game's release!

ASE Ep. 32 The Rose Marathon 1 lvl 6 Part 1

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ASE Ep. 32 The Rose @ M1 lvl6 Pt. 1

The Marathon's crew are under vicious attack from the Pfhor and their massive allies, the gargantuan Hulks! We must save as many crewmembers as possible... or not. Armed only with sticks, stones, and harsh language (redacted) Blackstar and Narcogen muddle their way through this horticulturally themed Marathon level.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for video and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AngerSadnessEnvy

Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"Aliens Again" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (gameplay background music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

For more information on this level, visit the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m1/5.shtml

For complete Terminal texts, visit the excellent Marathon Story Page:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/

There you can read faithful and complete reproductions of all of terminals in Marathon and its sequels, plus Facts and Puzzling Things About all sorts of characters, places, and concepts in the Marathon universe, as well as a forum where stalwart fans continue to argue the finer points of interpreting Marathon's story nearly twenty years after the game's release!

ASE Ep. 31: Couch Fishing Marathon 1 lvl 5

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ASE Ep. 31: Couch Fishing M1 lvl 5

Durandal has gone Rampant, and is in contact with the Pfhor and S'pht aliens currently infesting the Marathon! Leela wants us to flip some switches that will apparently help with... something. Not really sure what. Of course, before the switch-flipping comes the Pfhor-killing, and there's plenty of that to do in this level, including the new variant mentioned last episode by Leela-- the Pfhor Trooper.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for video and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AngerSadnessEnvy

Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"Swirls" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (gameplay background music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

For more information on this level, visit the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m1/4.shtml

For complete Terminal texts, visit the excellent Marathon Story Page:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/

There you can read faithful and complete reproductions of all of terminals in Marathon and its sequels, plus Facts and Puzzling Things About all sorts of characters, places, and concepts in the Marathon universe, as well as a forum where stalwart fans continue to argue the finer points of interpreting Marathon's story nearly twenty years after the game's release!

For more information on RAMPANCY and what it means for Mjolnir cyborgs attempting to stay alive, fight off the Pfhor invaders, and figure out what the heck is going on, see the Marathon Story Page's entry for Rampancy:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/rampancy.html

Couch Fishing, of course, is the name of a Beavis and Butt-head episode from 1993, the year before Marathon was released.

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