Apps could complement PC/console project
Halo creator Bungie Studios may be looking to dip its toes into iOS development, reports suggest. Earlier this week Bungie formed a company called "Bungie Aerospace Corporation," nevertheless controlled by Bungie president Harold Ryan. The Aerospace spinoff has now filed for a trademark on the term "Crimson," which according to classifications would apply to games "downloadable from a global computer network," "for use on mobile and cellular phones," and/or available "via a global computer network and wireless devices."
Deal dealt blow to Mac gaming industry
Apple CEO Steve Jobs made an "angry" call to Microsoft head Steve Ballmer following the latter company's buyout of Bungie, a new interview reveals. Bungie was once one of the foremost Mac developers, having created popular game franchises like Myth and Marathon. The first Halo game was originally expected to be flagship Mac title, launching for Mac and Windows systems simultaneously; Jobs himself revealed plans during a 1999 Macworld conference.
Slim Xbox 360 gets Reach for first limited run
Microsoft kicked off the start of the San Diego Comic-Con with the first limited-edition Xbox 360 based on the slim redesign. The Limited Edition Halo: Reach model trades the usual glossy black for a matte silver with markings designed by Bungie itself. Gamers also get two color-matched wireless gamepads and a regular copy of the shooter.