Halo Update

The new weekly Halo update is online, this time out it's up on Rampancy.net. The update mentions the "bummed out" reaction to the launch and subsequent un-launch of the Halo website yesterday (story), and word that they plan on making a new screenshot release available to make up for it, though they need some time to work out the conversion of what turn out to be 50-some MB TIFF files to something more net-friendly, as "Half the fun of a Halo screenshot is the ability to zoom in and see the ridiculous level of detail involved." Other current activities mentioned in the update is work on optimizing framerates, AI improvements, the multiplayer play they've been engaged in, that the dialog; music; and sounds are basically complete, a description of a bit of single-player play, and a promise that "there's more where that came from" for those who had the chance to enjoy the footage that was available for a brief time yesterday. Unbeknownst to him when he wrote that, this page on FilePlanet has that video for download, and Halo.Bungie.Org has managed to post some more of the material the MS site contained, including the site's informational text, some screenshots, and screen captures from the O'Donnell/Staten interview.