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Anton P Nym pointed out on our news page yesterday that Reiginko has announced a contest; participants will be asked to contribute an essay, polem, or joke and top winners in each category will receive a complete, signed set of Marathon disks.

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Halo 2 tops GameSpy's list of top ten Xbox games, and is a nominee for Game of the Year overall. It also won special Xbox awards for best use of Xbox Live and Best (and Worst) ending.

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Marshall "marshdabeachy" Beach won the contest that Mike Chambers ran for a Flash app that displays Halo 2 statistics based on Bungie.net's RSS feeds. Thanks rapture.

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Xbox.com has a story up about the ten winners of copies of all three Halo novels, with Fall of Reach and First Strike signed by author Eric Nylund. Thanks for the heads-up to Littlebigman in #hbo.

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Wolfy over at Sector 7 has posted up the winners of this year's Rockets on Prisoner video contest; top honors went to FTC #13 by XboxOttawa, which won for best movie and best screenplay. Mike Miller, Pico and Athol Productions also won awards.

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This year's Rockets On Prisoner movie awards are being done differently, without judges; instead, fans will vote themselves. Go check out the nominee list and vote. Thanks for the news from Fluffy at Halo Planet.

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Blood Gulch Chronicles, the popular webseries by the group Red vs Blue, using the Halo engine running on the Xbox and set in the Blood Gulch multiplayer map, has taken three prizes at the Machinima Awards 2003: Best Independent Machinima Film, Best Writing, and Best Picture. Congratulations to the Red vs.

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...but not quite yet. So far, Red vs Blue has only been nominated by the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences in six categories: Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Virtual Performance, Best Writing, Best Editing, and Best Independent Film. Thanks Louis.

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1UP has done a feature on the top 50 to watch in the gaming industry, and Bungie Studios' Jaime "Flawless Cowboy" (aka Case) Griesemer, level designer on Halo and design lead on Halo 2, made #17 on the list. Among other things, he promises "more organic" levels in Halo 2 as a response to complaints about repetitive indoor areas.

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Louis Wu at HBO writes that all seven "instant win" trinkets in the Scavenger Hunt were found in less than 24 hours. In addition, a team of six got together and solved the puzzle already, claiming the grand prize in the process.

However, there are still 27 prizes left, so good hunting!

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For the first time, X03 had awards at their show; Rainbox Six 3 won Best of Show, Ninja Gaiden won the Technical Achievement Award, and Fable won the Innovation award. Thanks GamesDomain.

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[image:3577 left hspace=5 vspace=5 border=0]Craig Mullins, the artist who did a lot of work with Bungie during the Marathon and Myth days-- some of which is archived here in a special Craig Mullins gallery, and more of which is at the artists' own site, goodbrush.com, is being profiled on CGNetworks.

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CobaltNova has announced the winners of the first Rockets On Prisoner Halo fan film awards. They also want everyone to know that Brian "SketchFactor" Jarrard at Bungie is, as we speak, working on creating the Bungie Prize Pack that winners will receive.

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CobaltNova have delayed the announcement of the winners of the first annual Rockets On Prisoner awards for the best in Halo fan films so they can chime in with a new prize sponsor-- Bungie. Currently there's no detailed information on exactly what Bungie will be providing, but knowing them, it'll probably be something very cool and worthwhile. CobaltNova also said they are looking forward to the 2004 awards, including preparing a panel of celebrity judges and adding a new

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CobaltNova has announced that this year will see the first organized system of awards for Halo fan films, to be called the Rockets on Prisoner awards. From among the 300 Halo fan films out there, there will be five nominees in each of six categories. More information is available from the Rockets on Prisoner page of CobaltNova.com.

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