Archive for the 'Halo' Category

Peter Jackson to run the production of Halo movie

“The Oscar-winning creative team behind the “The Lord of the Rings” films, including director Peter Jackson, has been named to run the production of the upcoming film based on Microsoft Corp.’s blockbuster “Halo” video game, the company said on Tuesday.”

“”Halo” will be shot in Wellington, New Zealand, and will use Jackson’s production and post-production facilities there.”

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticleSearch.aspx?storyID=200859+04-Oct-2005+RTRS&srch=halo

Sergey @ USysWare

Halo 2 ASP.NET stats web site case study

I’m passionate about Halo and anything that has to do with Halo. I’ve been playing Halo 2 for a while now and really appreciate what Bungie had done with their Halo 2 stats site. I’ve noticed a while back that’s it’s an ASP.NET based site and have been wondering about its design ever since. The site handles enormous load, which is a testimony to IIS6 and ASP.NET scalability. I certainly contribute to the site load too :) (Xbox Live gamer tag ‘UncleSam1′).

Here’s just how much load it gets:

“Built with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Bungie.net serves up more than 4 million pages per day, accumulating 300 gigabytes of online game statistics per month from more than 1 million games played daily. Deemed “Most Innovative Design” by IGN Entertainment in 2004, the site provides innovative ways for users to view game statistics and details as well as interact with each other through forums and team Web pages. The release of the Bungie.net site represented a milestone in online console game play.”

Impressive to say the least!

You can read the full case study here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/bungie.asp

Sergey @ USysWare