Episode 119: ZOMG Bungie Blowout – part 1 of 2

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This week Laird from Halo Unyielding joins us to talk about the overload of Halo material we got in the past week. We had so much to talk about we couldn’t fit it into one show! Part 2 will be out as soon as I can get it edited. Show’s just under an hour.

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31 Responses to Episode 119: ZOMG Bungie Blowout – part 1 of 2

  1. BigGoalieDan says:

    Two parter?!? woot! Hmmm…the first is almost an hour…someone took my suggestion! Woohoo!

  2. Painkilla05 says:

    Pimpin!

  3. marooner says:

    looks to be a great show!!!

  4. Legendary Hooligan says:

    why didn’t i see a post for sending stuff in?

  5. marooner says:

    well it was only up for like 1/4 of a day but they still managed to get a lot of comments.

  6. tubaguhbluba says:

    Part 1 of 2?!?!? ZOMG!!!

  7. Chevelle65 says:

    Just got done listening guys, great show. Oh and I did look at the show notes, and Dial, nice shout out there!

  8. Unr3alChi3f says:

    oh sh*t!!! PART 1 of 2???????? WOW!!!111oneoneone

  9. Killazilla says:

    LOL

  10. Unr3alChi3f says:

    lol, foo mo only went through 7 submissions of the 27 in the shownotes!!! This is going to be one hell of a long part 2!!!

  11. a surly hobo says:

    Great show. I hope part 2 is just as good.

  12. Tiannam says:

    I would have to dissagree with what you guys said about the Arms Race.

    It was done on low-budget and it was their first real project working together. It’s not like Fox or Universal was funding it. If you actually looked at what pops up when they showed the face of the black soldier and information pops up, it says ‘Location: (someplace), Mars’. So that scene took place on Mars.

    I don’t think it was very classy as halo fans to be bashing Neil after being backstabbed by Fox and Universal… I mean, the Halo Movie was spose to be out by now. So at least they’re giving us this.

  13. foomojive says:

    Think what you like, it was just my opinion. In fact I think both of the other guys and GLewis disagreed with me, which is fine. I have nothing bad to say about Neil as a person or the studio or anything like that, but I mentioned specifically what I didn’t like about the film and didn’t just call it crap without justifying why.

    I’m not going to say I like something just because it’s made by Bungie or it’s allies. I think that’s what’s called “fanboyism” in the gaming world: allying yourself with a product or organization, arguing for it while ignoring the things that make it good or bad. Like “OMG XBOX RULZ” rather than “I like how you can download game videos and demos before buying a game. It helps me to make a choice based on the game itself rather than hearsay.”

    Anyway I think our show would kind of suck if we praised everything Bungie did just because it was Bungie. An independent podcast is a benefit to the listener because we don’t have to worry about losing our jobs if we say the wrong thing, so we can tell it like it is. Of course that also means we don’t get paid, which isn’t much of a benefit to us :P We hear plenty of PR speak in gaming anyway and you don’t need more of that from Podtacular.

  14. t3hreaper says:

    Awesome show, Part two should be “OMGZZ UBBEBRBEBRBER Pwns0m3111!!!11!!1!”

    wow, that last part just lowered my I.Q. by like, 3 points ._.

  15. chuckiej says:

    Hey, Bungie Roxxors my Soxxors! FTW LOL.

    I agree Foo mo. I’ve only seen the short once so cannot comment on that but we can be fans without going to the extreme. So far they’ve done a great job with the Halo universe so here’s hoping they keep it up.

  16. BigGoalieDan says:

    7? I counted 5. Maybe I missed one or two. Great part 1. Can’t wait for part 2. Loved the outtakes with Laird.

  17. BigGoalieDan says:

    Oh I’m only disappointed with one thing: JVB gave out the phone number only once…C’mon man! You have to do it at least twice!
    Nooo! The streak is broken! :( (BTW can anyone remember an episode where the number is only read once? I’m still going backwards through the archive and it seems to be repeated twice in every episode)

    ;)

  18. JVB says:

    I like to keep you on your toe’s :-P

  19. LONESTAR ACE says:

    I THINK AT FIRST YOU’LL HAVE TO BEAT THE STORY MODE BY ONLY PLAYING AS THE CHIF AND MAYBE ARBITER AND AFTER YOU BEAT THE GAME YOU CAN PLAY 4PLAYERS AND EVERYONE CAN PLAY AS ANY CHARACTER IN THE GAME AT ANY TIME IN THE GAME. SO THE FIRST TIME YOU PLAY THE STORY MODE IT WILL TELL YOU THE STORY AS THEY WANT IT TO BE TOLD AND THE SECOND TIME YOU PLAY YOU AND 3 OTHERS CAN PLAY AS THE CHIF, ARITER AND 2 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME OR AT LEAST GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT END SCEEN. BUT THOSE ARE JUST MY THOTS

  20. Duffman X18 says:

    I’m a little disappointed. JVB sort of stumbled through mine……

  21. Legend rKo says:

    yay they skipped my comment!

  22. JVB says:

    Thank you very much User..:-)

  23. User says:

    Hi there,

    great show you guys have here! I’ve been listening for a couple of months and you guys have good, honest coverage and good laughs too!

    Just wanted to comment on your general dissapointment the Arms Race clip; I’m not reading or hearing too much positive feedback so I just wanted to say I thought it was really well done. How nothing fit the marines quite right, well to me that rang true; it really emphasized how soldiers are made to be generic; one size fits all kind of mass production thnking…made the soldiers seem more human under all that armour because it didn’t look like it was a part of them. Of course, if MC looks like that, I’ll be dissapointed, his armour is his skin. Other things like plasma burst right beside the soldier at the end; I can’t explain it, but it just brought the whole scene into focus for me…I thought maybe a plasma burst would look like that, not all uniform, but fast and messy and destructive; no clean explosion but a mess of sparks and colour, just thought it looked great. Bungie’s not afraid to take risks with it’s ventures and I really just thought this was a fantastic new way to look at the Halo universe, a real artistic rendition. Now I’m off to try and put some cohesive thoughts together seeing as I’m having too much trouble writing it down…

    Great show you guys, can’t wait for part 2!!!

  24. BigGoalieDan says:

    Well to be fair your comment was about 5 sentences only. And one of them is in German (I believe that’s what it is). I wouldn’t read a sentence that’s in a foreign language where I have no clue what I’m saying.

    That and I think they read comments other than “the console looks awesome” Post some thoughts on a subject in detail and your submission might get read. Look at the shownotes for examples of things that are read.

  25. Legendary Hooligan says:

    yeah… well i finally watched arms race just now, but without sound.. (trouble with youtube) and i thought it was frickin’ awesome. the graphics and concept are sweet, and even though i couldn’t hear it, it seems like it’ll be something big. I agree with Laird and the reminiscence of Aliens. The thing everybody hate about the end with the plasma bolt and the marine….. well, early stages. yes, it was cheesy, and i was probably just to show that he’s a badass, so yeah that part could’ve been done much better. other than that, the video was AWESOME.

  26. foomojive says:

    we actually had an outtake from that which didn’t make the cut. We basically read the super short part and realized the majority of the submission was in german… wtf?? most people don’t understand german, why would we want to repeat like 3 sentences in german if we can’t speak it either?

  27. Legend rKo says:

    no i said that comment because my little brother wrote that comment and i told my computer to remeber my password and stuff so he just got on the site and posted. so he wrote some stupid stuff. it wont happen agian.

  28. Duffman X18 says:

    Standard “My little brother did it” excuse. I’m sorry, I’m not buying it.

  29. styles clash says:

    lol

  30. BigGoalieDan says:

    LOL if things get slow again you should consider releasing a “bloopers” show. Just funny stuff that didn’t make the cut. I would love to here whoever was reading that submission try and speak German. You could probably get a good 20 minutes of outtakes of when Laird curses. :D

  31. styles clash says:

    that wouldd not be funny

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