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Making Of Halo 2 Video Officially Released 27

An anonymous reader writes "Halo.bungie.org has made available a video showing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Halo 2. The video was shown at the X03 event earlier this year but hasn't been officially available on the 'net. It weighs in at 100MB, with both direct-download and BitTorrent links." We previously covered a shakycam version of this movie, but it's now available in hi-res splendor.
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Making Of Halo 2 Video Officially Released

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  • Bittorrent (Score:1, Insightful)

    by MMaestro ( 585010 )
    Nice to see more and more companies shifting over to bittorrent for files they know will be in high demand.

    But keep in mind that bittorrent is only as good as the number and speeds uploaders can give downloaders (or leechers in the case of bittorrent). Don't bother trying to use the bittorrent if you wanna download this more than 2 weeks after today.

    • Re:Bittorrent (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Thanks for the amazing point about bittorrent, Mr. Obvious. I don't know how this got modded insightful. "Wow, this guy is regurgitating obvious things about something barely related to the topic! Quickly, give him points!"
    • Re:Bittorrent (Score:5, Interesting)

      by ctr2sprt ( 574731 ) on Wednesday December 03, 2003 @04:59AM (#7616654)
      Best way to do BT for this sort of thing is to change your high-bandwidth FTP (or HTTP, but only the part that serves files) into BT seeds. Best of both worlds: even if the mirrors become saturated, cable and DSL leeches will generally ensure a minimum 20k/s download; and two weeks after a spike in popularity, the torrent will still work just fine (in fact, you'll be downloading from all the mirrors simultaneously, so there's primitive load balancing as a fringe benefit).

      There are a number of other benefits, like no more wading through pages of mirrors trying to find one that works and isn't full. You could probably use it as an rsync replacement, but I'm not sure that would work well. Still, it will iron out file corruption that gets introduced in mirrors sometimes.

  • by Gogo Dodo ( 129808 ) on Wednesday December 03, 2003 @01:39AM (#7615981)
    Anybody else notice the irony of seeing the Microsoft coffee cup sitting next to Joseph Staten's Apple display and Harmon Kardon SoundSticks (2:06 into the movie)?

    Written on a Mac, released on XBox, way delayed for release on the Mac.

    • Anybody else notice the irony of seeing the Microsoft coffee cup sitting next to Joseph Staten's Apple display and Harmon Kardon SoundSticks (2:06 into the movie)?

      I found it more ironic that their "design lead" had a statuette of Rikku from FFX behind him... maybe he'd rather be at Square.

    • Bungee was an Apple exclusive developer back-in-the-day, as we're all aware... Maybe they're still Apple fans and they're just running the dev tools through VirtualPC.

      I found it more ironic that the video was released in QuickTime format. I was all set to not be able to watch it because it was a WMV - vlc and mplayer don't exactly support them well. But, alas, Bungee made me proud.

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