Calling all Heroes Contest Update and One VERY
Hardcore Tribes Fan
First of all, let me state that I realize that right now no one gives a
crap about anything but Halo 2. That includes pretty much everyone at
Irrational except me and maybe one other person. Fortunately that
person is in charge of operations so the company will not be left
completely unattended for the next week. I did, however, get sent out to
pick it up at EB where the guy was extremely excited about being in
its very presence. I will say that somehow I was spared having to go
to the special midnight store opening.
Then my father calls on Tuesday and reports that the Wall Street
Journal (or some other newspaper for people more mature than me) is
trumpeting that Halo already grossed something like 75 million. I have
to explain that no, my husband isn't blindly missing a major market
opportunity but simply a guy who, although he creates some pretty
amazing games, did not happen to create the killer App for the
XBox. We agree that I can stay married, if Ken promises to make the
killer App for the XBox 2.
And now back to Irrational!
The Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich Calling All Heroes
Contest continues to get a great response. It closes on November
15th. That's Monday, so anyone who is still thinking about entering
should do it now. We will announce the winners soon after. Concept
Artist/Lead Illustrator Robb Waters is psyched to see what you guys
come up with---don't disappoint him!
As for Tribes, here's a bizarre little anecdote: Ken was in
California this week meeting with publishers and he wandered into an
EB (he has an internal radar for finding them all over the
world). He couldn't find Tribes on the shelves and got worried that
somehow distribution had failed to reach the West Coast. So he asks
the guy behind the counter "do you have Tribes in stock". The
clerk begrudgingly replies "yeah" and Ken asks where it
is. "I keep it behind the counter..." the clerk says. "I
don't want just anybody buying it."
-- Meredith Levine