Daily Archives: 2023-05-24

Halo and Destiny developer Bungie reboots classic FPS franchise Marathon

Source: Ars Technica

Article note: Looks like they're using the name of their groundbreaking and beloved old single-player story driven franchise for a typical modern lootbox as a service multiplayer shooter.

Marathon trailer.

It's been more than 25 years since the last game in the storied Marathon first-person shooter franchise came out, but developer Bungie is (sort of) returning to its roots by rebooting the IP with a new game simply titled Marathon.

The game was revealed as a PlayStation 5 title in a short cinematic trailer during Sony's not-E3 "PlayStation Showcase" stream Wednesday afternoon. That said, it is also coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S. Bungie says it will support cross-play and cross-save between those platforms, just like the developer's current flagship title, Destiny 2.

The cross-platform nature of it wasn't a foregone conclusion though, as Sony closed an acquisition of Bungie in July 2022. This is Bungie's first non-Destiny title in 13 years.

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PyPI Was Subpoenaed

Source: Hacker News

Article note: This is a solid transparency report: it states that they complied at the advice of legal council, shows reasonably precisely how they complied and what data can be exposed by the process, and says they're revising their data retention policies to manage exposure in the future.
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