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Mat "shunji" Noguchi, tools programmer at Bungie, has come up for air after Halo 2 crunch time, and apologized for the recent (if understandable) lack of entries on his blog.

He ends the entry with a "random bit of trivia" for those awaiting Halo 2:

Legendary is hard. Really really really hard. Adamantium hard.

I guess more practice is in order.

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Cortana has been nominated, along with other curvaceous videogame characters, to be Cyber Vixen of the Year. Editor's Note: Why now, and not in 2001 when Halo launched, is really beyond us. Maybe on PC titles qualify, not console ones, or maybe she's been nominated for her as-yet-unseen performance in Halo 2.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune is carrying a story quoting notable directors Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis as saying they expect that like music videos and television before, video games will have an increasing influence on Hollywood films. They key, as Jason Jones has said himself, is that playing a game is about telling a story:

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Wow, hey guys, this place is pretty cool. Im brand new here so I don't know anything about anything here. whatever

go to my forums by the way... click here and register!!

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does anyone know where to find this music?!!!

a post on march 17 said that the sheet music for "The Siege of Madrigal" can be found in a secret place in Halo. Where in the hell is this music sheet thingy (or is it just part of the soundtrack?) what i'm trying to find out is, is it an actual picture of the sheet music, or is it actually music? i know there are certain other easter eggs in the game, such as the initials on the bottom of Master Chief's boot, but i've never heard something of this caliber. sheet music?! in the GAME?!!! gotta see this. please respond.

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After nearly five years, the party is finally over.


Rampant for over se7en years.



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KingPhreak is setting up a trivia contest bot for a #halotrivia channel on IRC; it's been discussed a bit in the HBO IRC channel, but he needs your help coming up with good questions and answers. Learn how to make suggestions on this HBO forum thread.

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Brandon "vector40" Oto, Psyrixx, and Orion are giving credit to Jester for a prime tip on flying the Banshee: the jump button functions as an air brake, scrubbing off speed. This isn't mentioned in the manual, or in the help window that pops up the first time you pilot a Banshee in the single player campaign.

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Goatrope has a new trick movie out that shows how you can get on top of the Maw in the cafeteria, thereby skipping the Bridge and its cutscene completely. We're hosting the Divx version here at Rampancy.

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...or, too many secrets.

There's a bit of buzz being produced right now over Digital Extremes' recently-announced FPS, Pariah. If you thought Bungie could be secretive, apparently this game has been in development for over two years. Ever wonder what the team that used to be working on Phoenix is doing now?

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I just created my account. So far, so good.

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Narcogen has posted the sheet music for Enough Dead Heroes (transcribed by me) and are avalable by clicking on the "files" button on the upper option pannel. To download them, you need to sign in or create a profile or whatever. Go Get it!!!!!!!!!

Spencer Anunsen
(Poop Scoop)

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...or when you're just busy with whole lots of other crap.

In any case, in the last ten days since R.net was updated (yes, yes, we know, we know) a lot has happened:

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Hot on the heels of our last poll (still open) which asked which Bungie game had the best story: Halo, Marathon, Oni or Myth, the latest post at Penny Arcade begs the question about what the role for plotline is in games, anyway.

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