The CPL Report
Just before Christmas (yes I know I've been slacking) Sketchfactor had the chance to check out the CPL Winter Championships 2003. Several tournaments and hordes of gamers descended on Dallas to try their hands at a game commonly referred to in the industry as "Halo". With a little Mountain Dew and a lot of keyboard mashing, some folks actually managed to win some stuff! Neat! Go stuff! Go read some words!
Interview with the CPL
Some Bungie goon recently forced himself upon the benevolent dictator of the Cyberathlete Professional League, the Archangel Munoziel. Soon thereafter he held Mr. Munoz at gunpoint and harassed him to answer prying questions regarding his most worthy league and it's intimate involvement in a recent controversial accusation that Halo is soon to join the ranks of online tournament games played on the so-called "Personal Computer".
Bungie Sightings dismisses this as a fantasy and we are obviously dealing with a case of bitter mud-slinging in an attempt to poison the good name of Bungie, and we are perfectly happy to close the issue here. Bungie.net have chosen rather to badger Mr. Munoz into revealing the truth in a most dishonourable fashion. According to his lawyers, Mr. Munoz will likely press charges.
Where are we going in this example of journalism at its finest? Well, by now you should be fully confused and disorientated, leaving you open to the following shameless advertisement:
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Editor's note: The views and opinions expressed above are neither endorsed nor encouraged by the management. What? You think we hired this guy? Hah! No, he just showed up one day and refuses to leave till we give him all our peanuts, and there's no way we're parting with those. Yeah, I guess we're looking for hitmen...
The McLees GenCon 2003 report
Rumours of my passing have been greatly exaggerated. I prefer the term: carefully mislaid. All the same, I have now returned to do your bidding and as an act of penance, I present the "latest" bungie.net story of the moment. Honestly, you'd think I was the only one who worked here...
So, at the end of last month, GenCon decided to hold itself. Lorraine McLees was there along with her family, both immediate and Bungie extended, to report on the Halo PC tournament and various convention happenings. It looks like it all turned out well in the end.
Team Tournament Strategy Guide
iGames Winter Team Tournament
Halo Tournament Finalists
Tournament Strategy Guide
State of The Seventh Column