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Published on May 24th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

[update]: Site Might Not Have Anything to do With Bungie

[update]: Seems that the site I originally took the information from got a few things wrong. Here’s the new info:

As reported by GameInformer.com, the countdown site from company Podophobia Entertainment is registered by an administrator of a website completely unrelated to Bungie. Though I still find it peculiar that the false company’s president and vice president are Harold Ryan and Martin O’Donnel, both the president and vice president of Bungie respectively. The address provided, 434 Kirkland Way in Kirkland, WA happen to be the exact address to Bungie Towers.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Not only that, but the countdown will not end on November 15 but September 17, which nullifies the original report of the news releasing on Halo‘s 10-year anniversary.

The unusual ties to Bungie and the 117-day countdown can obviously stir a few quick conclusions. Though some things have been cleared up, a lot still remains unanswered. Only time will tell the rest.

[original story]: This one went a little under our radar a couple days ago, but it might have went under yours as well.

As reported by gamrFeed, Bungie founded a new company called Podophobia Entertainment. Navigating to its website, you will be greeted by a long countdown with the words “Please wait…” and “Receiving Distress Signal” flashing at the bottom. The countdown, which started at 117 days, counts down to November 15, the 10-year anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved, gamrFeed said.

This raises a couple eyebrows considering the fact that Bungie had announced that Halo: Reach was their final Halo title. So what does that mean, exactly? Well just because Bungie said no more Halo games, that doesn’t mean they can’t re-release any Halo that came before Reach, right?


We’ll know when the countdown ends in November.

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