Did Bungie Software release their April Fool's joke
January 26, 2002 9:47 PM   Subscribe

Did Bungie Software release their April Fool's joke ahead of schedule and under budget?
posted by machaus (11 comments total)
Little else makes sense.
posted by tweebiscuit at 9:53 PM on January 26, 2002

I downloaded the 100 meg behind the scenes movie (yes, I wasted my bandwidth to see what it was about), and this looks like a complete joke. In the behind the scenes interview with the developing team, they talk about how they expect this game to be bigger than Halo and even how they're going to make a movie about this game and so forth... Then when you see the developing team getting together to sing the theme song... Oh man... It gets ugly.
posted by crog at 10:20 PM on January 26, 2002

Well, you know those crazed programmers and designers. Working 90 hours a week, losing track of time, seeing some random calendar indicating the first and figuring now was the time. Next thing you know, February 1 translates into April 1. After all, the gold is so close, so near, so about to schlep its way into CompUSA to a public unaware of the insanity behind the music.
posted by ed at 10:21 PM on January 26, 2002

Damn I hope this is real. Talk about original! This would be the only game I'd play, I'm sure of that.
posted by dopamine at 10:22 PM on January 26, 2002

pimpin is in
posted by victors at 10:53 PM on January 26, 2002

Don't waste your time downloading the video. Boring. Plus, it's fake. Or else these guys just naturally sound like really bad actors.
posted by iscavenger at 10:54 PM on January 26, 2002

This was their April Fool's Joke LAST year. I have no idea why it's been making the rounds the past few days.
posted by Fahrenheit at 11:18 PM on January 26, 2002

There's a wee bit more info here. Funny stuff. You gotta like: "Unique Tooth Powerup system allows you to increase your pimpin' skills!"
posted by shinybeast at 2:45 AM on January 27, 2002

Guess they are trying to compete with Grand Theft Auto, a game where you steal cars and have sex with hookers. We'll be seeing all sorts of cutting edge software now.
posted by benjh at 7:23 AM on January 27, 2002

i can talk for hours about that stupid game (grand theft auto)...
posted by lotsofno at 8:28 AM on January 27, 2002

Page seems to be gone now.
posted by poseur at 6:32 PM on January 27, 2002

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