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According to a flock of little birds that invaded this evening, a beta version of the Vengeance editor for Myth III for the PC has been posted over at Antennahead. I don't know if they intended this to be available for one and all... but there it is.

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XboxAddict has put up a page summarizing what's in issue #2 of OXM, due out in January. And although it's got a Halo trailer, it doesn't have a demo or any mention of the rumored add-on that Matt Soell recently denied existed. So this rumor was vapor from day one, apparently.

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Someone named TheDuke1213 posted in the HBO forum that he'd heard a rumor there would be a huge add-on product for Xbox Halo coming out next year, including new multiplayer levels. He went on that it would supposedly be confirmed in the next edition of OXM. Matt shut that down pretty quickly:

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AdReview might have had a point about absolute morons at gaming sites.

Problem was, they were talking about the wrong people.

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We wish. ;)

According to MacGames.de, via halo.bungie.org, Take Two is slating Oni for release in June and Halo in September, more or less on Bungie's original target date. Just in time for school... so much that semester.

Of course, these are probably estimates to be taken with a grain of salt. Take Two is indeed Bungie's publisher, but the actual schedule depends on Bungie, and not until they give out a firm date can we be sure about this.

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Well, GameSpot's article from yesterday turned out to be just a blasphemous rumor. Here's the poop straight from Matt Soell of Bungie:

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Kudos to Pfor for posting in our pforum about a new, short article at GameSpot. They report confirming that Take Two will be converting Halo to the video-gaming platform. One can just anticipate the beads of sweat breaking out on the competitions' forehead. ;-)

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Noctavis pointed out an oddball rumor at www.bungie.org today, suggesting that Bungie might be in line to produce a Matrix title at some point in the future. While there is no confirmation from Bungie, it would be an unusual (albeit interesting) use of the Halo or more likley Oni engines.

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Kudos to SpacemanSpiff for exposing this dramatic revelation in Halo's ongoing development: according to this transcript there not only exists a playable demo of Halo already, but it's spread beyond Bungie!

Ye gods!!

Well, this concludes our evening broadcast. Be listening again tomorrow when we announce Halo 2: Soulbringer, and provide release dates for all future Bungie releases.

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Kudos to Fly Molo, who pointed out a news item at psx.ign.com that further confirms Halo for the PS2, but oddly enough not the Dreamcast.

The Playstation 2 port is expected to come after the PC-Mac simultaneous release. This should be welcome for people out there who can't afford to upgrade their systems for Halo but want to enjoy it nonetheless.

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You knew it had to happen... in the torrent of information yesterday, there was apparently some misinfo. A reader at Bungie pointed out two of the more glaring ones:

Blue's news is incorrect that it will only offer D3D support.

The other source [Macweek] is wholly incorrect ... making up (completely out of its ass, apparently) about 16 vs. 16 team play and BungieNet.com , which it also mentions. We have said none of this and we will certainly support more than D3D.

Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.

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