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Halo not allowed on Channel 9?

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  • jkwuc89

    Just caught a snippet in the Don Box Building 42 video from Scoble that discussing Halo on Channel 9 is not allowed.  Why?

  • Karim

    He meant playing Halo on Channel 9.

    Your TV has to be set to Channel 3 for it to work.

  • Manip

    If you listen carefully he said they are not allowed to discuss Halo *2* on C9. Apparently the MS secret police asked them not to.. So he freaked out cause when Halo was brought up he had no clue what was going to be said.

  • Sampy

    Anyone here following the "I Love Bees" game?

    Some of us here are going to some of the "axons" that go hot tomorrow. There's one in Redmond by my favorite movie theater.

  • GooberDLX

    soo many axons! Smiley but none in Chicago or Texas? Whats up with that?

    there is too much information following that story! Smiley but its fun

    Jake

  • scobleizer

    Yeah, I was thinking of Halo 2 when I said that. Just wanted to avoid editing later on. I'm lazy. Smiley

  • jsrfc58

    Sounds like an interesting ad campaign/marketing strategy if nothing else.  Maybe Microsoft can someday approach the ingenuity of the infamous "free tacos for everybody" campaign that Taco Bell ran when the space station Mir was plunging through the atmosphere.

    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=4152

  • Karim

    Can someone please clue me in?  I'm Xbox-impaired.  But it looks like there are some magical locations in my area that will "go hot" tomorrow.  Unfortunately the traffic around these locations at "zero hour" should be pretty awful.

    Are they giving away free tacos?  LOL

  • Manip

    scobleizer wrote:
    Yeah, I was thinking of Halo 2 when I said that. Just wanted to avoid editing later on. I'm lazy. Smiley


    That video did have one edit (jump from one place to another..), anything 'interesting' happen in that time?

  • GooberDLX

    if you want to know more about the http://www.ilovebees.com story..

    go to
    http://qube.netninja.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    used to be at http://bees.netninja.com but that server went down..

    WARNING.. LOTS OF CONTENT.. hard to get through and soo many people and media attention involved that it creates quite the server load!

    Jake

  • Karim

    Thanks... I just wasted about an hour of my life researching this stuff.  It's hugely brilliant viral marketing though -- I don't have an Xbox and now I want one Smiley  Some of the writing, which nightmarishly describes someone's experience "waking up" as a some kind of disembodied cyborg, is really well done.

    This is also a good source, as you can see the posts evolve over time:

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=194220&st=0

    But I think they had better be giving away whole Xbox systems if they want me to show up downtown at 6 AM!

    LOL - I just went to ilovebees.com and IE crashed.  Maybe it's not viral marketing after all?!?!?  Could it be -- could it be --

    ?

  • jsrfc58

    A free taco giveaway.

    Seriously, the Ilovebees thing came up here:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=14655#14655




  • Karim

    LOL!  Yum, tacos!  Maybe Taco Bell will do special Xbox tacos with black taco shells filled with green glowing meat.  *gag*

    The last people in the world who will visit the ilovebees.com site:

    http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/10480889p-11400230c.html

  • eagle

    It's too bad that channel9 was left out-of-the-loop on this.

    I have a Halo2 entry on my blog with 260 comments.
    A month ago I had a "We love bees", and the comments keep coming...I'll do a "I love bees" in the morning and we'll see what happens!

  • eagle

    I love beesWell the day is upon us, do you love bees? Do you love games? How about a good story? How much do you know about GPS Coordinates? If you are at the right place at the right time you might find some answers

    Axons are going hot. Codewords and status updated here.
    For the calls, "Operator" and then your location's codeword seems to be the correct answer.

    Phone in field reports to the ARGN Axon hotline: 866-395-3681

  • eagle

    The bees have been busy, and now you can listen to the messages phoned in as the Axons got hot.

  • scobleizer

    Yeah, someone asked to be cut out.

    Actually, part II of the video will be up next week. I didn't realize they had cut a whole bunch. Sigh.

  • eagle

    Thank-you Melissa, the "Operator" for yesterdays excitement. Now where are we? What do we know?

    I think the party is just begining, some say there are 567 AXON's waiting to GO HOT. Stay tuned, this could go all around planet Earth.

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