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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?
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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:

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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.

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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.

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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...

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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

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Leela has produced three chips to replace the damaged ones and reactivate Marathon's automated defense system. On the way, Narcogen and Blackstar notice similarities in both enemy and level design between Marathon and Halo.

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Narcogen and Blackstar play Level 3 of Bungie's classic sci fi shooter, Marathon: Never Burn Money. Leela tasks us with recovering three chips to repair the Marathon's defensive system, and on our own we attempt to reach an isolated and cryptic terminal that may hold the secret to the identity either of the mysterious security officer who is the player's avatar, or the even more mysterious door-controlling Durandal we have yet to meet.

We've gotten some useful feedback on past episodes, and I'll just acknowledge it here:

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Blackstar and Narcogen continue playing through the classic Bungie scifi shooter and precursor to Halo, Marathon.

Special thanks again to Craig Hardgrove for his excellent soundtrack remixes.

Wait after the credits for a short bonus of one (easy) grenade hop and the infrared goggles.

We're doing this playthrough with:

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

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