January 11, 2003

Virtual Reality

It's rare day in this business when you get to see a Bungie prosopopoeia. The occurrences of this rare event I can count on one hand. Let's see, there was the time Alex Seropian became a Journeyman and there was the time the Master Chief became real (even Warbow was possessed at one point).

Now, thanks to Ernie's unique channeling talents, another Bungie character, one that I have logged hundreds of hours looking at, shall one day come to life. This character is known by many long-time Bungie fans to be the best storyteller in all computer gaming: namely the Marathon Terminal.

(For those of you who missed the halcyon days of Marathon, terminals or terms for short, were the in-game mechanism by which the player would view maps, briefings, and an overwhelming amount of background plot. It was the terms in Marathon that caused many Bungie fans to become anti-social bed-wetting pariahs. I should know - I am one.)

Ernie has taken it upon himself to create a functional stand-alone terminal and dropped by the Marathon's Story forum to solicit people's suggestions as to which terms his creation should display. Interested parties can also read of his progress on the Apple Fritter forums.

Once complete, Ernie could probably make a decent income if he hauled it to MacWorld San Francisco and charged people money to use it.

Posted by poenadare at January 11, 2003 3:07 PM
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::Once complete, Ernie could probably make a decent income if he hauled it to MacWorld San Francisco and charged people money to use it.


LOL, I believe that would be an interesting possibility. Trouble being, I'm Canadian and fear the states where MWSF would be held.
Oh, not for fear of loose gun laws, or some such. It's the currency. I'd probably break even however by charcing US $ to play with the terminal.

Just a little update: I've got the latex foam needed to start melding the cut pieces together of the terminal. The keypads a canabalized Apple ADB Pro keybord. It looks amazing! And the software side is done too.

I'll be sure to kidnap my schools Sony Handycams and take some movies of my using the finished product.
Regards,
-Ernie

Posted by: Ernie on January 30, 2003 7:16 PM

Thanks for the update! It sounds, if I may use the 80's vernacular, 'quite bitchin'!

Posted by: Miguel on January 31, 2003 3:39 PM
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