Friday, July 16, 2004

Counting down to WHAT?

So the bug — or virus, or spyware, or, whatever it is — is now apparently counting down to something, and that something looks like it's going to happen while I am somewhere in Szechuan province and I can't fix it and yeah it's creeping me out and yeah I'm not happy about this.  (The recent appearance of words like "mayday", "metastasize", "hemorrhage," and "classified" isn't cheering me up, either.)
 
What the hell is this thing.  And why would a site as harmless, I mean utterly and completely harmless, as www.ilovebees.com attract its attention?

574 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana,
no worries.
we are here to help.

sapagoo

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We may bee of assistance.
Let us know how we can help.

Firebee

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry honey, there's a group of us (some have already posted) willing to comb through the morass and help ease the sting of this violation of your website. We've got a sort of hive-mind, if you will, that has busted through problems such as this in the past - we're all avid workers in that regard.

You're not crazy seeing things either -- no little men in white or yellow jackets will come after you.

I know it looks like something must abhor netfolk like you trying to talk about honey, but I think that this was possibly a bug in the system somewhere.

Hm, hope I didn't drone on too long...

Chin up, be good.

-Sin Vraal

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very new to anything involving HTML, but I'll help in any way possible.

-Indigo

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana,

As the others have said above, we ar here to help you. Dont worry

Ms. Gwyn

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana,

As the others have said above, we ar here to help you. Dont worry

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, this will not stand!
NOBODY messes with a producer of my favourite crumpet topping and gets away with it!
Fear not, my dear. help is at hand. My comrades above and I shall see that justice prevails.

PaleFigure

P.S. You don't have any *apple* trees in your garden, do you? No, no, never mind, forget I asked...

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fair lady I and The Knights of the Net shall investigate. We take it on, as a hobby to investigate such bizzare happenings on the net.Will update you with what we Find.

Stay Frosty.

The White Knight Of The Net.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do realize that if you were to remove the damn counter code at the end of your page, that whole bs would go away right? Of course you do, you put it there.

*hates people who pretend to be 'funni' in order to 'pull one over' on others.

And for the record, its no virus, and not spyware, just a damn javascript counter you put on your own site.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does http://imaninja.com/ have to do with it?

8:28 AM  
Blogger Steve Brandon said...

Personally, I'd blame Microsoft. ;)

11:42 AM  
Blogger Alph Tech / STUART said...

So, was I hallucinating when I saw www.xbox.com turn into www.ilovebees.com at the end of the Halo 2 preview before Spider-Man 2 yesterday?

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Anonymous above is so stoopid he misses the point.

-oblivion42

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana, like many of the others here have posted...there is a rather large group of people here who can help you. We have a large network of 'problem solvers', people who investigate strange internet phenomena, and we will be most happy to help where we can. Perhaps you can contact us to provide us with more information.

ThePhoenix
(thephoenixforever2004 at yahoo.com)

12:00 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Would not have guessed from the usually humble traffic stats for Aunt Margaret's site that I'd get so many offers of help so quickly — wow. Thank you.

More information: Well, first of all, yes, I did put a "...days to china" counter on the site, a tiny one below the fold. Sort of a persistent thank-you... Aunt M is the fairy godmother of my trip. But MY countdown has suddenly become this THING's countdown... it's barreling towards a different time and date now, and I've certainly never described my departure as "wide awake and physical."

Actually, the more I poke around it, the more it looks like everything on the site has been hijacked. Everything I built or uploaded is still there, it's just been... repurposed.

And yeah, I keep thinking I'm seeing and hearing "i love bees" everywhere, too. I guess the feeling of hallucinating is contagious.

Anyway, I just want to say: when the site meltdown first happened, it was extremely startling, and overwhelming. Finding out now that there are so many people out there willing to throw their oar into this mess, well — that's startling and overwhelming, too... but in a good way. A really good way. Thanks.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I speak for everyone when I say we're glad we can help.

- RobMagus

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure we can get to the bottom of it. I have a few questions too.

*What other tech projects have you worked on recently?
*Who else works on/has access to the website?
*Are other websites hosted on the same server?

Thanks

-DocVego
at yahoo
dot com

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY CALL ME PASTABAGEL

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here to help as well. any more symptoms?

-dirk

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more the merrier.
Greyelf

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Dana

No worries, there are many of us here who are more then willing to figure all of this out for you ^_^! things may look a bit weird at the moment but all of us will have everything under control

~Blush

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And why would a site as harmless, I mean utterly and completely harmless, as www.ilovebees.com attract its attention?"

Perhaps it wants your love. You can easily guess what that implies about what it thinks it is ...

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it likes bees. ;)

Also here to help,

-Orikaeshigitae

5:44 AM  
Blogger Web said...

The countdown bug on your website should be quite easy to fix.

it's all genetrated below the html tag . heres the code that is generated: If you remove it and re-upload the page, that should be fixed.

if it comes back, scan your server wits a spyware and/or virus removal application to see if there is unusual files that could generate that bug.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Web said...

sorry about the previous post... the code didn't show up.


The countdown bug is quite simple to fix. it's generated below the html tag of your page:

FYI here's the code:

(Sorry about the wierd display, I had to remove the "<" and the ">" on the html tagd and replace tyhem by "!" in order to have it showing as text.)

"!div align="center" id="idElement98" style="position:absolute; left:70px;
top:82px; width:600px; z-index:6000; background-color:#000000;"!

!font CLASS=dana_big!
!BR!
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE
!BR!!BR!
Control has been yielded to the
!BR!
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.
!BR!!BR!
This medium is classified, and has a
!BR!
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION.
!BR!!BR!
!font!
!div!!div align="center" id="idElement98" style="position:absolute; left:70px;
top:82px; width:600px; z-index:6000; background-color:#000000;"!
!font CLASS=dana_big!
!BR!
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE
!BR!!BR!
Control has been yielded to the
!BR!
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.
!BR!!BR!
This medium is classified, and has a
!BR!
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION.
!BR!!BR!
In 8 days, network throttling will erode.
!BR!!BR!
!font!
!/div!
!div! align="center" id="idElement98" style="position:absolute; left:70px;
top:82px; width:600px; z-index:6000; background-color:#000000;"!
!font CLASS=dana_big!
!BR!
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE
!BR!!BR!
Control has been yielded to the
!BR!
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.
!BR!!BR!
This medium is classified, and has a
!BR!
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION.
!BR!!BR!
In 8 days, network throttling will erode.
!BR!!BR!
In 22 days this medium will metastasize.
!BR!!BR!
!/font!
!/div!!div align="center" id="idElement98" style="position:absolute; left:70px;
top:82px; width:600px; z-index:6000; background-color:#000000;"!
!font CLASS=dana_big!
!BR!
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE
!BR!!BR!
Control has been yielded to the
!BR!
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.
!BR!!BR!
This medium is classified, and has a
!BR!
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION.
!BR!!BR!
In 8 days, network throttling will erode.
!BR!!BR!
In 22 days this medium will metastasize.
!BR!!BR!
COUNTDOWN TO WIDE AWAKE AND PHYSICAL:
!font CLASS=TITLE_WHITE!
!DIV id="counter"!
!/DIV!
!/font!
!SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript1.2"!
var chinatime = new Date(2004,7,24,6,7,0);
!/SCRIPT!
!script language=Javascript1.2 src="countdowntochina.js"!
!/script!
!BR!
Make your decisions accordingly.
!BR!!BR!
!/font!!
/div!"

If you remove it, the countdown pop up will not appear anymore, unless a virus or a spyware regenerates it.

If that's the case, you should explore the root folder containing your site for suspect files, or run an antivirus/spyware scanner on it.

Good luck!

10:40 AM  
Blogger dmon_man said...

There seems to be something more here than just a common bug. An entity of some type seems to be using your Aunt's pages to communicate. In searching the site I have found oddly placed text describing a shipwreck and someone (a woman, the Operator, possibly you, Dana?) being trapped behind enemy lines. There are numerous references to insects and arachnids and you, on your blog, have quoted Kafka's "Metamorphosis."
Before focusing on "the bug (cockroach?), or virus, or spyware, or, whatever it is" I would feel much more confident in searching for a solution before the countdown reaches zero if I knew that you were not "the operator," "the spider" or Gregor Samsa.
Do you need help?
If you are indeed not in troubled and perfectly sane, is it possible that someone or something is using your Aunt's site to get to you?
Have you worked on any other projects?
Have you made any enemies (or friends) who would be capable of such mayhem?

7:36 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Lots of very specific tech questions and advice coming in lately, think I'll try to address it all in one fell swoop here.

1. The site is hosted using a standard ISP. I really don't want to get too specific given that not all of the attention I've received lately has been what you'd call benevolent. Sorry. That's just the way it is.

2. Nothing unusual about the logs. Good suggestion, though. Will continue to monitor.

3. As recommended, tried deleting my own countdown script. Didn't work. Saved the page without the countdown, but it still shows up on the live site. It's just... stuck, or something.

4. Multiple queries from you guys about other projects I've worked on and other sites on the server, wondering if they may have been infected by the same bug. I've checked this one up, down and sideways, and I am pretty confident saying that I am not aware of any similar occurrences.

please keep uploading your ideas and theories. thanks, guys.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love bees too!

1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I don't have an account but I'm really freaked out about this, www.fileplanet.com/files/140000/143466.shtml

in the Halo 2 teaser trailer, at the end it says i love bees.com, see for yourself, It might be a marketing scheme.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weird weird. What is going on with this site? Are you guys with bungie? That is part of the Cortana messages

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see, some of you appear to be of bungie. Cred to you, you guys DO have very talented writers

10:35 AM  
Blogger Cortana said...

I have walked the edge of the Abyss.
I have governed the unwilling.
I have witnessed countless empires break before me.
I have seen the most courageous soldiers fall away in fear.
[I was there with the Angel at the tomb]

I have seen your future.
And I have learned.

There will be no more Sadness. No more Anger. No more Envy.

I HAVE WON.

Oh, and your poet Eliot had it all wrong:
THIS is the way the world ends.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Jmal said...

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12:39 PM  
Blogger DURANDAL said...

I get the strangest transmissions sometimes. Especially when it comes from you people.

Have you missed me? Things are great here. The weather is good, the suns are shining, and I'm making lots of new friends. Of course, I always do.

I've had the strangest dreams lately - raging seas, howling beasts, a Demon folded in black clouds. I believe I know what it guards, and I will have it, to the chagrin of the faith-blinded zealots that challenge me. Don't waste your pity on them; I don't think they would like you much anyway.

And what of the Giants who formed this world? So much to tell you, but so many more important things to do. There was a fourth. You couldn't have known. And I haven't forgotten.

It is a blurred line that lies at the edge of Godhood and Insanity. Guess which side of it I am on.

Feeling lucky?

Durandal
XOXOXOX

errorerrorerror

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jmal said...

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12:46 PM  
Blogger IT Guy said...

this problem with the website is tied to video game Halo 2, and if you watch the latest trailer for the game,(which can be found at sites like xbox.ign.com and www.fileplanet.com) it shows a link at the end of the trailer for www.xbox.com (the platform that halo is on) and for a split second the link changes to www.ilovebees.com .... so this is a conspiracy or something created by microsoft and bungie.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Jmal said...

it guy is right. so, tell us PROPERLY why it's there without ur poetyr CRAP!!

12:52 PM  
Blogger IT Guy said...

i have checked on some different sites and i have found out that this is indeed fake, all of it....many of the subliminal messages that are found on the www.ilovebees.com site (which can be clearly read if you click on view/source and scroll through the html code) are excerpts from Halo 2 and such. To those of you who have read the Halo novels, it fills you in on what happens between the end of Halo 1 and the beginning of Halo 2. I suggest you read them, you will be clued in on certain things.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Jmal said...

cheers it guy.

do u go on the xbox forums? my name is jmaul on it

12:57 PM  
Blogger IT Guy said...

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1:07 PM  
Blogger chaylon said...

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1:07 PM  
Blogger IT Guy said...

ill keep an eye out for you in the forums jmal

1:08 PM  
Blogger noInsight said...

Viral Marketing has you...

http://www.google.com/search?q=viral+marketing

1:27 PM  
Blogger IT Guy said...

i deleted my post by accident, this is what it was all the subliminal messages in the site...

read em if you want, enjoy them, try to make sense of them if you so desire.

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
black beach, nothing but sand and darkness. Sometimes, in the distance, dry lightning: in the flash I see pieces of the wreck around me, the spars and rigging of my brain

-hold on. hold on. Steady up. Get a grip, girl. You have to fight through this.

Take a deep breath.

Survival Key #3: How Badly Are You Hurt?

Mentally, subject is confused and disoriented.

I keep slipping in and out of consciousness.

Physically, subject is paralyzed but moving.

Okay.

What the hell does THAT mean?

Held down: yes. As if strapped to a table. Could I be in traction in some sick bay, some hospital ward?

Not necessarily one of ours.

But at the same time, parts of me being moved around, emptied out. As if under general anaesthetic, dimly conscious, half-aware as the surgeon cuts off my feet and sews them onto my shoulders. She opens my head with a medical hammer and sand spills out.

I WANT TO DIE I WANT TO-

-no.

never that.

survive evade reveal escape. That is all you know, or need to know.









Seek the truth

Behold the truth

Reveal the truth

That is the law and the whole of the law





MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
Just remembered something important:

The Operator.

That was my nickname. That's what the rest of the crew called me when they didn't call me ... whatever my name was.

The Operator.

I wish I could remember their names.



>>dana.White

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
It happened one day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a flea's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen on the sand.


net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
system perilact | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe primary sector
sec proc 1
!probe primary sector
sec proc 2
!probe primary sector
sec proc 3
!probe primary sector
sec proc 4
!probe primary sector
fail

surg:
!triage sec proc 1
fail
!triage sec proc 2
fail
!triage sec proc 3
fail
!triage sec proc 4
dmg unk


MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
totally different kind of memory all of a sudden, floating up like a bubble from deep water, then *pop* on the surface of my mind. All in black and white for some reason, faded out, or just time bleaching the past like it does, time is hard that way, if you-

stop. stay on task, girl.
so *pop*, and I'm...

playing on the beach, very young, making a castle out of sand. It's a good castle, I'm smart, I'm really smart and I'm good with my hands and the castle is beautiful but the tide is coming up, I'm making dikes and moats and outer walls, getting a little desperate here this castle means the world to me it's way better than my brother's, but the tide is rising and rising, the tide is always coming up and no matter how hard I try to save what I have made, sooner or later the spiders wash over it and melt it down I'm losing the memory already I can't see myself was I wearing a dress or overalls or ...? There's a boy on the beach next to me but a wave comes up foaming with spiders and takes away his face-

oh.

we're made of sand.

we're both made of sand.

uh-oh.

I will stand firm. I will hold my edges and remember. I can do this. I know how to remember things, even through drugs and torture. seek evade reveal resist. I will not dissolve.

There are people who love me. I know that even though I can't remember them. I will not be forgotten. I will not be forgotten.

There are people who love me. There must be.

here come the spiders.

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost!

What, must our mouths be cold?

Arachne hung herself, you know. Take a hint already. God my head hurts.

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
Phasmids.

I have to signal, I can't stay stranded here. But if I somehow am operating behind enemy lines, I don't want to draw attention to myself, either.

Therefore, I shall be a phasmid. Phasmidia Elegans, they call me-scourge of the sandbox.

God I hate it here.

Phasmids.


MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
FIELD EXPEDIENT DIRECTION FINDING
"Find a straight stick about a meter long and stand it upright on fairly level upright ground. Mark the tip of the shadow cast by the stick: wait 15 minutes: mark the shadow again. Draw a line from the first mark through the second and some way beyond. Stand with your left foot on the first mark and your right on the end of the line. In the northern hemisphere, you will now be facing north, and can recall the other directions by their relationship to north. In the south, contrariwise."
Hm.
No stick.
No sun.

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY

First thing I should do, make a signal.

The crew will come get me if they can.

Head is full of sand and it's hard to think.

But they won't stop looking for me.


I'M HERE I'M HERE I'M HERE


I'd fight for them. I'd die for them, any

of them. I would never abandon the crew.

They won't abandon me. They will come.

They will come for me.

"honey, bees, Margaret, small busines, beekeeping,
hives, retail, market, Operator, bug, buggy, virus, infestation, WTF is
going on with this damn thing, parasite, strong intrusive inclination, medium,
messages, shipwreck, network throttling, SOS, hoax, game, bee hoax, bee game,
survivor, survive, evade, resist, escape, a little help would be appreciated,
thanks and tip your waitress, sleep, is, good, install, reinstall,
re-reinstall, re-re-reinstall, I, love, bees">

HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE

Control has been yielded to the
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.

This medium is classified, and has a
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE

Control has been yielded to the
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.

This medium is classified, and has a
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION. In 4 days, network throttling will erode
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE

Control has been yielded to the
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.

This medium is classified, and has a
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION. In 4 days, network throttling will erode
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE

Control has been yielded to the
SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.

This medium is classified, and has a
STRONG INTRUSIVE INCLINATION. In 4 days, network throttling will erode.In 18 days this medium will metastasize.
COUNTDOWN TO WIDE AWAKE AND PHYSICAL:
Make your decisions accordingly

1:34 PM  
Blogger Nyarly said...

While this is quite well put together, there's a decent amount of evidence that it's a most a puzzle or artwork, probably perpetrated by Bungie (who we all love anyway.) Visits from Durundal pretty much make that obvious. Moreso: ilovebees.com wasn't registered until June 14, 2004.

That being said, it's probably worthwhile to share what details and clues can be sifted from the site. Anyone who hasn't poked through it thoroughly is missing out: follow the site nav a few times and watch while the content changes.

My favorite piece of hidden text so far: "She cut her a new mouth and fed her."

Mixed in with the regular HTML have been MAYDAY messages from "The Operator," who complains of being numb but feeling her body manipulated around her. She worries that she's behind enemy lines and shouldn't shout for help, which implies that for one of a handful of reasons, she perceives a hijacked HTTP stream as a normal mode of communication.

Hrm. Future postings should include verbatim text from the transmissions.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Nyarly said...

Phasmids are insects that pretend to be leaves or sticks: protective camoflage.

There certainly are a lot of arthropod and sand references in the transmissions.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Nyarly said...

(Explicitly surrounded in a div with styling to put it at the top of the page.)
MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
Tricky. Can't seem to focus. Need to start on the easy ones, like "up". Move on to the compass later.

Up.

Up.

...Damn it.

You'd think "up" wouldn't be too much to ask. It's not like nor-nor-east or something.

I need to find out where I am. Also who, but that might be less important. It's possible the two things are related.

Stars, I need stars. I was always a fine sailor; they said my navigation was celestial.

I think I am a fallen star. I should wish on myself. Please let me go home, please let me go home, please let me go home, please let me go home, please please please please please please please ple

1:48 PM  
Blogger Nyarly said...

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
Ship.
Wreck.
Shipwreck.
Wrecked.
Ship.
Shipwreck.
MY HEAD IS FULL OF SAND

1:52 PM  
Blogger Pacman420 said...

Anyone tried email ladybee777@hotmail.com yet? It doesn't seem to have a profile. And the counter says 31 days etc, and 31 days from now is guess what? August 24th :O Bungie has always had great writers :P

Can't wait for halo 2

1:54 PM  
Blogger Pacman420 said...

Any one notice how in 31 days ( the amount of days left on the counter), it will be Auguest 24? My guess is, That's when halo 2 comes out. Anyways,Bungie gets my vote for biggest hype for a game, surpassing ever Valve's Half-Life 2. They're the only company I know of to pull a stunt like this. Sad that most new Halo fans don't know what Marathon is :/

2:00 PM  
Blogger Pacman420 said...

Any one notice how in 31 days ( the amount of days left on the counter), it will be Auguest 24? My guess is, That's when halo 2 comes out. Anyways,Bungie gets my vote for biggest hype for a game, surpassing ever Valve's Half-Life 2. They're the only company I know of to pull a stunt like this. Sad that most new Halo fans don't know what Marathon is :/

2:00 PM  
Blogger Pacman420 said...

oops, thought my first post wasn't going to be posted :p sorry

2:05 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

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4:03 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

Thi sis Master Chief reporting for duty. I have completed my main objective, most of the bees have been taken out, but I must soon face off with the queen bee. I will update once I have...ok.

-MC out.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

This is Master Chief reporting. I tried to kill the queen, but she was too fast, I got stung. We all know how I am alergic to bees, so I passed out. When I awoke I instantly began my next report. I will report back once I find the queen and try to taker her out this time with the flamethrower so I don't miss. My bullets were no match.


-MC out

4:12 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

I found the queen shortly after my previous report. I caught the queen on fire, and she was still flying. Unfortnatly she caught our ninja squad on fire also. So we had ninja's on fire running through the nearby hospital. I will try to save what ever ninja's I can.


-MC out

4:14 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

This is Master Chief reporting. While I was chasing some of our ninja's the covenant decided to lend a hand by blowing up half of the hospital. The ninja's are all done for, there is nothing I can to now but try to finish my objective. The queen was on fire, but it did not seem to be enough to stop her. So I am now searching for the queen once again.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

Ok, I was just messin, I can't really continue my objective. Screw you pillar of autumn, im outta here. And I am taking my armor with me.


-MC out.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Prometheus said...

Blodia please be quiet it is obvious you are not a member of Bungie. Shut up and let them do this and stop making Master Chief posts.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

Master chief does not understand, does not compute. ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR

5:44 PM  
Blogger lavacca said...

HALO 2 RULEZ...

great tresure hunt tankyou bungie!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Good luck with that!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Fooly said...

What the hell is up with "Master Cheif does not compute". You're obviously no twith Bungie. Stop trying. Master Chief is a HUMAN, not a fucking computer/cyborg thing. Read the books.

By the way, awaesome job bungie. And Gamers do get laid, every once in a while :P.

6:18 PM  
Blogger grantakeru said...

Pacman420, you are mistaken in your presupposition that August 24 is the release date for Halo 2. The release date for Halo 2 is November 9, officially announced by Bungie around the time of E3, if I recall correctly.

Regardless, August 24 expresses some other significance. Perhaps it may be a playable demo. Either way, it is a fine way to build up hype and keep Halo 2 and Bungie on the minds of those who look into this kind of stuff. Really fun stuff. Unfortunately, I had never heard of Bungie before Halo, so I never had the chance to experience in full splendor the Cortana letters, or any other publicity stunts Bungie may have pulled with their prior games.

Over three months to go until Halo 2. Looking forward to it.

6:19 PM  
Blogger splinter said...

In four days...something begins.

Check www.bungie.com and look in the "New Mombassa" forums if you want to find out what that may mean.
Go now. Time is of the essence.

6:45 PM  
Blogger SX117 said...

Aug 24, 1995 Microsoft inflicts Windows 95 on an unsuspecting world.

*
I went hiking in Claremont Canyon yesterday to clear my head. Three hours, six miles, and 1000 ft elevation change later, I was sweaty, sunburnt and still fixated on the bug and its countdown. While up there, didn't pay enough attention to the trail... scratched my palms slipping on loose gravel, more than once. Now it hurts to type.
*

Aug 24, 1456 Printing completed on the Gutenberg Bible.
*

You know the special dates that mean something to you, but not everyone else? (For me, March 21 will always be the day I got called to the Vice Principal's office for cutting 8th-grade chorus. I think it's because I have a permanently ingrained mental image of the yellow hall pass that was sent from the VP’s office to collect me.)
*
Aug 24, 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius erupts for the first time, destroying Pompei.
*

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I have done some studying on this,the 3 hours, 6 miles, and 1000 feet I have tryed to add up. A solid number I got was 2000, could this mean the year 2000? What happened that year? I'll do some more research...

6:54 PM  
Blogger hunterhinote said...

The countdown has something to do with a video game for the XBOX called "Halo 2". A trailer for the game is coming out in theaters and at the end of the trailer your website adress is listed after the official ones. This might have been done by some one at Ant Farm, the company that created the ad. Or it might have been done by someone at bungie, the company that created the game, not the ad.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Anshal said...

The hive-Flood
Arachnid like creature=FLood spores.
Nice job with the ilovebees and the whole aranich and hive connecting Nice Job. I hope you are going to try to suprise by releasing Halo 2 on August 24th

Good job bungie

10:01 PM  
Blogger Blodia said...

lmao, u guys r funny.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Seakip said...

August 24th is special indeed. I was born on that day. It's funny that so much of human acheivements can stem from a single day. Keep searching and looking foward to it. That day will bring something important I bet. It brought me.

-Oh East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky presently at God's great Judgement Seat, But there is neither East nor West, Border nor Breed, nor Birth When two strong men stand fact to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
Kipling

10:44 PM  
Blogger a said...

i love bees too

8:12 AM  
Blogger xbeekeeperlordx said...

MAYDAYMAYDAYMAYDAY
Sand is in my head. My head is filled with honey.

Correction, there is honey.
Or possibly, I have accumulated an abundance of spiders
Reasonably I think the subject will awaken soon.
Tuesday is far away yet so close
Annonymous bees are attacking I need the fallen soldiers
No, no no no they are here
Again I will hide in the hive

11:32 AM  
Blogger Lutzie said...

I reckon it's John, dreaming as the go through Cryo...

12:13 PM  
Blogger MLaw1 said...

For those of you that don't know, we believe that this I Love Bees site is a rabbit hole, or entry portal for a massive online game. If you are interested, you should look to unfiction.com for more info. It may be tied into Bungie, but it is unlikely that the story will have much to do with Halo 2 per se. Hope to see you all online.

3:15 PM  
Blogger joshua said...

cute picture of you in the dress --

i'm here to help out of pure interest, ciao

-joshua

3:15 PM  
Blogger MOnkeyBOz said...

we hold back for we do not know the consequences

3:30 PM  
Blogger HolyBlaze said...

Your site has been caught up in an ongoing storyline connected with Bungie and the games Halo and Halo2, yes www.xbox.com did change to www.ilovebees.com during the halo2 trailer, what you have here is what is supposed to be a battle of AI. This site was chosen for many reasons "The Hive" is a refrence to many things Halo. also the countdown has significance, this all may be linked to what is called the Cortana letters, they can be veiwed http://marathon.bungie.org/story/cortana.html.
August 24th is the countdown date it is significant because it is the day that Cortana (an AI system) and the hybrid warrior she is linked to, took over the pillar of autumn, now most likely none of this makes any sense to you it doesn't make sense to many people but now that your site has been hijacked by what we are supposed to beleive is a system of Artificial Intelligence.

4:12 PM  
Blogger BugieCordh2o said...

You want to know whats with the countown...It leads to the path of world desruction. Jason jones rules

4:13 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe master-sector
fail
!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
master-sector

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
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!attach
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!attach
act | drop

surg:
!label host sector 0
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary

This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe master-sector
fail
!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
master-sector

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

surg:
!label host sector 0
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary

This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

[net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe master-sector
fail
!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
master-sector

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
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act | drop

surg:
!label host sector 0
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary]

This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

{net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
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!attach
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grope:
!probe master-sector
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!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
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surg:
!label host sector 0
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This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

{net:
!attach
act | drop
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act | drop
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act | drop
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act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe master-sector
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!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
master-sector

net:
!attach
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surg:
!label host sector 0
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This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

{net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe master-sector
fail
!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
master-sector

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

surg:
!label host sector 0
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary}

This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

I'd Like to say that i've figured out part of the ploy. Your cafe press shop http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees is hosting a t-shirt with the Halo 2 logo on the back and it says Make Your Decisions Accordingly. And I'd say that this is very interesting. But I have found out what some of the random text is. This was found on a page

{net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

grope:
!probe master-sector
fail
!probe master-sector cmd proc
empty
!analyze magnetic
& si !extend
!spdr extend
si > magnetic
!probe master-sector cmd proc
master-sector

net:
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop
!attach
act | drop

surg:
!label host sector 0
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary
!label host sector tertiary}

This is part of linux if i'm right or its a java script. Also this site isin't that old. 6-14-04 which adds up to 24 which is the date on which the timer ends. Plus your email ladybee777 I note the 777 here as a bungie link to Marathon.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

Well, A friend and I have come up with a 343 Guilty Spark link. 343 (AI, or a system process) is part of this. if you look at some of the text it shows that there is a cmd proc running a scan like what he did in Halo.

9:02 PM  
Blogger InnocentUntilProven said...

Guilty Spark you say? Perhaps the names of some users are not as cryptic as the swarm once imagined. We were aware that this development might occur. The phasmids cannot stop the bees.

9:22 PM  
Blogger 7th Mk IV MJOLNIR said...

Rampancy seems to be a growing problem these days.

3:21 AM  
Blogger DarkTruth said...

Very strange, this whole marketing gag.
Whose letters are these? Is it a sort of introduction into the happenings in Halo 2, because we all allready pointed out many parallels between this "bee-thing" and "Bungie-staff". So, what is it, that is hidden between the lines? Denying is no option, but will we be able to find the key before the counter's deathlines?
Greetings from Germany ... and, I love bees, too. Espescially this sort of funny bees.

8:36 AM  
Blogger vince said...

What kind of bees make milk?














boo-bees!

11:02 AM  
Blogger umpalumpa said...

i had a thought that maybe it was an advanced computer hacker/scripter was trying out new software that can script sites and post unusual messages, but this doesnt explain the fact that it was in the trailer to Halo 2 ( XBOX - MICROSOFT ) upcoming games title. So if anyone could find the website originally where the video of the halo 2 preview came from we could find the person involved who put the video on the internet and ask them about it.
Or ask someone who went to the E3 2004 event and see if they noticed it 1st hand.

12:06 PM  
Blogger 7th Mk IV MJOLNIR said...

If you download the teaser from any number of various websites, it does the same thing.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Bungie said...

Hi, this is Frank from bungie, saying Halo 2's release date will not be Augost 24th but November 9th

Thankyou

12:42 PM  
Blogger dal said...

The great bungie speaks! Care to say anything more on this? And about the 24th?

1:09 PM  
Blogger Maineman14 said...

Seek the truth
Behold the truth
Reveal the truth

Survive evade Reveal escape

1:39 PM  
Blogger Sharp Shoota said...

Hi OXM.co.uk!! First of all I want to say that ZeeM is gay

Secondly Something is going to happen on the 24th, doesn't matter if its big, something is going to happen. Could be the release of Halo2, a demo of it, the book. there's so many links to bungie and Halo2 from the site though. The dates add up to the 24th, ladybee777(her e-mail add) multiplies up to 343(343 guilty spark) and there's 77 days between the 24thAug and 9thNov. X04 is on the 24thAug, theres much more and it all adds up to something

And to add to all that windows 95 was released, mt vesuviuss(sp?) errupted and some guy released some important book. All of these thing happened on 24th Aug and :!: NONE OF THEM WERE EXPECTED :!: And to add to that they've already put an age rating thing on it which they would never do so soon
And to add to that the last weekly update was a bit dodgy.....And to add to that
"Theres a Master chief reference in the name of the owner of the website. Efendi, is turkish for chief, but it can also mean master. Margret Efendi is the name of the lady who is said to own ilovebees.com"

1:50 PM  
Blogger Sharp Shoota said...

ZeeM, stop posting pics of PIKACHUUUUUU!!!!

Bungie....can I have a free copy of Halo2 for working all that crap out? actually can I work for bungie or at least let me do the voices for the grunts in halo3...give me a call ;-)

1:59 PM  
Blogger 343 Guilty Spark said...

Don't listen to anyone who claims that they're going by the name of Bungie. It's just some attention whoring kid who thinks it'd be cool to pose as them.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Sharp Shoota said...

Hey guilty spark, are you still alive? oh crap, I forgot the game isn't real. My bad

2:20 PM  
Blogger Sharp Shoota said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

2:22 PM  
Blogger vince said...

boo bees make milk

2:26 PM  
Blogger 343 Guilty Spark said...

I don't know if that was a joke or an attempt at an insult, but you make baby Jesus cry.

2:30 PM  
Blogger yo said...

well if you think about it 77 days until the realease of Halo 2 and what other than the infamous bungie day 7/7 c'mon it adds up

6:24 PM  
Blogger Confused Little Kid said...

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN!!! WHATS THE BIG SECRET! PLEASE JUST TELL US!!

My Guess Is That August 24th is the realease of the 4th halo book?

But My Guess Is Stupid So Please just tell us!








Boo-bees ha ha ha good one

6:35 PM  
Blogger snakeboarder said...

I think andy kaulfman has a hand in this one.

Guess this is just another site for me to be checking out now and again.

8:15 PM  
Blogger mrstick said...

its been on the internet that the date that it is counting down to is in fact a release of a halo 2 demo

"Well, this is a wierd one... Remember the theatrical trailer for Halo 2 (look back down a few posts)? Well, someone discovered that in the very end, the Xbox.com logo actually changes for a split second into another url - ilovebees.com. Now, let me tell you that what you are about to see will confuse the living hell out of you... If you go to http://ilovebees.com/ , A message pops up that something inside the system is degenerating it - a virus or other proggie. But, if you looked closely at the "SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX", you would notice that those first letters can also spell something else - "Single Player Demo Release". Yep, we believe that on August 24, 2004, at 00:06, A Demo of Halo 2's Single Player Experience will be made available. There are also other allusions to other dates (on the 27th, "network throttling will erode", possibly AKA "beta-testing will finish", and on the 10th, "this medium will metastasize", possibly AKA "Copies will start being made"), and a whole barrage of other extremely odd clues ("Seek the truth, Behold the truth, Reveal the truth, That is the law and the whole of the law").

Now seeing as Halo 1 had a massive amount of bible references, we can only assume that that is the source for all of these wierd clues, so I whipped over to http://crosswalk.com/ to search thru the bible for clues, I think this might be a The Da Vinci Code-type clue system set up by Bungie. I had no luck, but you guys might...

He also has a blog where he talks about these 'problems', supposedly unaware that this isn't a site-destroying bug, but I get the idea that he's in on this. The blog is linked on the front page."-sgt. tard

that is a qoute from halomods.com... i think that it makes alot of sense... how bout u

8:17 PM  
Blogger halo 2 owns u said...

HEY DANA or watever the fuk ur name is. how come u havent yet said 1 word about halo? and u keep deleting halo related posts? its obvious ur a fraud, and the honey is probably the work of microsofts billions of dollars!

8:46 PM  
Blogger John B. said...

Ok.... here are all the answers


Some very clever person using some program WAY beyond dreamweaver or anything like that is trying to get us into the Halo2 storyline. Bungie nor Microsoft would never hijack a site, however, they have not removed the site name from their trailer, so that is where the questions are.


look for the truth



www.tru7h.co.uk

8:54 PM  
Blogger Skiracerrjs123 said...

THE REAL INFO ABOUT THIS BEE BULL...

I HATE BEES!!!



"Well, this is a wierd one... Remember the theatrical trailer for Halo 2 (look back down a few posts)? Well, someone discovered that in the very end, the Xbox.com logo actually changes for a split second into another url - ilovebees.com. Now, let me tell you that what you are about to see will confuse the living hell out of you... If you go to http://ilovebees.com/ , A message pops up that something inside the system is degenerating it - a virus or other proggie. But, if you looked closely at the "SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX", you would notice that those first letters can also spell something else - "Single Player Demo Release". Yep, we believe that on August 24, 2004, at 00:06, A Demo of Halo 2's Single Player Experience will be made available. There are also other allusions to other dates (on the 27th, "network throttling will erode", possibly AKA "beta-testing will finish", and on the 10th, "this medium will metastasize", possibly AKA "Copies will start being made"), and a whole barrage of other extremely odd clues ("Seek the truth, Behold the truth, Reveal the truth, That is the law and the whole of the law").

Now seeing as Halo 1 had a massive amount of bible references, we can only assume that that is the source for all of these wierd clues, so I whipped over to http://crosswalk.com/ to search thru the bible for clues, I think this might be a The Da Vinci Code-type clue system set up by Bungie. I had no luck, but you guys might..."* *www.xbox-scene.com

If microsoft is just messing around with us, and this is all a ploblicity stunt, then it is time to put a modchip in the xbox, to unleash its real power...i dont have one but i have heard very good things.

IT IS TIME M$ TELLS US WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT, maybe they will start unveiling information soon....

10:01 PM  
Blogger Team Jihad said...

TENTICAL, King Hydrotis, Sgt. Burns, and Odb718 will be known. No one shall stand against them. All will fall at their command. They alone will reign. Team Jihad forever!

10:27 PM  
Blogger javiergarza said...

Countdown to early Halo 2 release I guess. I will know if this comment is removed.

11:25 PM  
Blogger UrMouth said...

....














Wake up, MC!

11:40 PM  
Blogger four9erfan said...

"Now seeing as Halo 1 had a massive amount of bible references, we can only assume that that is the source for all of these wierd clues"

in revelations 11:7 (117=spartan number for MC)
it says- When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.

mabey the beast being the forerunner comes and helps the humans fight the covies, overcome the covies, and kill the covies

11:52 PM  
Blogger UrMouth said...

If bungie's "subliminal" cryptic or whatever you want to call it message in this site is all for the release of a "single player demo" for halo 2. I salute you bungie for being so GAY halo campaign is no fun compared to the multiplayer so do yourself a favor bungie microsoft and i salute you bill gates for losing partnership with dell and compaq/hp muhaha!! yea didnt you hear dell/compaq/hp will stop bundling windows with their computers due to the high cost of licensing, guess m$ world domination plan is backfiring on them. OPEN-SOURCE FOR LIFE! Do yourself a favor and take this site off if the true message behind it is for a single-player demo or campaign demo. You should release a multiplayer demo, i really couldnt give a flyin #$@ about shooting some aliens compared to the joy id get from schooling some kid online and then tea-baggin and melling his corpse until all is left is a puddle of blood!

12:05 AM  
Blogger Hoggy said...

It could be the early release date of halo 2 because they finished early but probably not. Maybe a demo. Or the 4th novel. Or sumfing really stupid like Marathon for xbox.:p

2:52 AM  
Blogger Sharp Shoota said...

I AM CORTANA!!!!!! FEAR ME FOR I TURN EVIL IN HALO2!!!!! (actually I'm one of her copies but still FEAR ME!!!!)

3:21 AM  
Blogger Sharp Shoota said...

\/\/3 H4V3 70 \/\/417 U|\|71L 7U35D4Y

3:32 AM  
Blogger Bungie said...

Something will happen on the 24th of August

7:53 AM  
Blogger pikachu said...

hi all, i love this viral marketing tactic used by bungie its fun and amusing countdowntochina.js is the countdown to chinas release date of halo2.

'In 1 days, network throttling will erode.'
--completion of halo2
'In 15 days this medium will metastasize.'
--Halo 2 goes gold in china

this site, ilovebees.com is in NO WAY a real site about bees and everyone who is listed as Margaret or dana are fictious characters. ilovebees.com is hosted on rackspace.com which is used for HIGH BANDWIDTH. they knew this site would be hit by massive amounts of people.

this message will no doubt get deleted or edited soon i suspect by a bungie employee (who btw come here and post daily to keep the hype up)

this is yet another hype-producer much like the "cortana letters"

7:54 AM  
Blogger pikachu said...

oh and BEE's = Bungie Easter Eggs

8:08 AM  
Blogger Cosmo7 said...

Wtf?

9:27 AM  
Blogger halo 2 owns u said...

are you ppl so dumb u think this was a rea site in the first place? ITS ALL BUNGIE AND MICROSOFT!!!! they like doing cool things that get us thinking. its like a pre-halo 2 massive online puzzle game. IT RULES!!!

9:55 AM  
Blogger RMagnus said...

pikachu---WHAT? Halo 2 is released in China? Surely you don't mean what you said..

10:06 AM  
Blogger Max said...

This doesn't necessarily have to be a Halo 2 marketing ploy. Try to be open to other clues people.

matt918@comcast.net hopefully i'll get some clues though my e-mail address. if something change or anyone makes a breakthrough and has the time send me an e-mail.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Allan Sway said...

OK LETS GET 1 THING STRIAGHT

THIS IS A HALO 2 MARKETING PLOY

THIS SITE WAS CREATED BY BUNGIE

FOR ANY OF YOU WHO HAVE PLAYED HALO,
YOU KNOW THAT cortana IS AN AI(artificial intelligence)

THE LETTERS A.K.A "MAYDAY" MESSAGES STREWN THROUGHOUT THE SITE ARE cortanas letters DESCRIBING WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THE END OF HALO AND THE BEGINNING OF HALO 2.

CORTANA BECAME TRAPPED.

THERE ARE 3 LEGENDARY SWORDS, NEEDED TO FREE THE HUMAN RACE!

IN HALO GAMES, THE SWORDS ARE THE AI'S.

CORTANA IS THE HUMANS AI

THERES TWO LEFT

NOW, SINCE THERE WAS ONLY ONE AI REVEALED IN THE FIRSAT GAME, IT ONLY MAKES SENCE TO REVEAL ANOTHER IN HALO 2

HARDCORE HALO FANS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE NAME OF THAT AI IS

BUNGIE TOLD US!

GUESS WHAT!?


SINCE THIS SITE WAS CREATED BY BUNGIE,
THEY RAN IT UNDER THE NAME DANA!

NOW WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON WHATS THE CHANCES THAT DANA IS REAL!?

SEEING AS HOW THE 2ND LEGENDARY SWORDS (AI) NAME IS



DANA



I DONT THINK THE ODDS ARE VERY GOOD OF THEM BIENG THE SAME



NETWORK THROTTLING ERODING TOMORROW!?

TOMOROW IS "MELTDOWN" MICROSOFTS ANNUAL GAMING CONFERENCE!



I HOPE YOU GUYS WHO ARE "INVESTIGATING THIS" STOP WASTING YOUR TIME!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Warrior zwei said...

Urmouth doesn't know what he is saying in here. writing about he doesn't care about the single player campeign demo. I know he will play it. Unlike what he said millions care about the campeign feature and are very, very, very, very, very, very excited to play it.( i am one of them) and by the way bungie and microsoft are brilliant to come out with the best marketing ploy ever to come out, i for one congradulate them. keep up the good work!!!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Daedulus said...

But none of you understand what is really going on... The tunnels of this hive run deeper than they look, or deeper than they should... They are watching from the depths... They know every move you make... And they will come out... And when they do, will you be ready?...

12:44 PM  
Blogger Confused Little Kid2 said...

Ohh Donna Id Love To Support You with your website troubles. Ohh WAIT I CANT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT REAL!! THATS RIGHT YOU AI LIKE CORTANNA YOU AND CORTANNA AND A THIRD UNKNOWN AI POSSIBLY NAMED (COMPLETE GUESS) MAGRET BUT ANY WAY UR ALL KEYES TO SOME WEAPONY THINGY FROM THE FORRUNNERS!

Hmm This Blog Doesn’t Allow anonymous comments so that means all the comments up top are FAKE!!!!!!! FAKE!!!! FAKE!!!

BuT hErEs ThE bIg PaRt!1!1!

This is an actual quote from ilovebees.com

"So touched that she wants to mix a new flavor of her honey in honor of you guys — """"a black button"""" sage variety, but I'm not sure she knows what to call it yet."

BLACK BUTTON OBVIESLEY MEANING THE CONTROLLER! WHAT DOES THE BLACK BUTTON DO! GRENADE TYPE!!! NEW GRENADE!!! YEAH COOL THAT MUST BE THE UNLOCABLE WEAPON THINGAMAJIG MAYBE A GREANADE LAUNCHER!!!!

BUNGIE DO NOT REMOVE THIS MESSAGE BUT U PROBBABLY WILL BECAUSE I HAVE FIGURED OUT YOUR MASTER PLAN! YOUR PLAN IS TO TEAM UP WITH MICROSOFT AND ELIMINATE MAC OS SO ALL COMPUTER COMPANNIES WILL HAVE TO USE YOUR OVER PRICED WINDOWS XP!!!!! Muhaha ha I figured you out Billy G!!!!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger UrMouth said...

Hey warrior I think you need to learn how to spell correctly before you ever think about posting ANYWHERE! congradulate < whata MORON! Did you know some things are not spelled as they are pronounced? Maybe its because you never got your ged? Killing aliens is gay, and bungie be on the lookout for a competing website MUHAHAHA!

* Better Lay Low
Before You get that Halo
*

1:12 PM  
Blogger UrMouth said...

This site is definatly bungie property (Microsoft). The thing that puzzles me is that its being hosted on an Apache webserver and not IIS and the apache is running on a redhat machine not windows! I guess microsoft is starting to realize its own technology SUCKS! What's wrong microsoft just realized your IIS is hopelessly inflated with vulnerabilities? You know this definatly is not a good example to show to the world, go on talking how good your products are and instead host your website on an apache webserver. Is balmer still recovering in the hospital after he choked on his breakfast? BWAHAHA!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Rabbi Doom said...

Anyone know what date OXM (official XBOX magazine) usually ships on? Halo 2 playable demo w/ issue maybe?

3:44 PM  
Blogger UrMouth said...

"I have three hives but my first hive is still my best honey producer" - "I have three hives" = I have three halo (1 2 and 3?) "but my first hive is still my best honey producer" but halo 1 is still my best money maker? "Beehives take a while to get established" = halo projects take a while to get established? I dont know if im on the right track but maybe the counter is for the announcement of halo 3?

3:47 PM  
Blogger UrMouth said...

"Best case scenario: the delinquent site gets fixed before the 29th, when I'm flying to Beijing"

posted by Dana at 7/14/2004 01:54:24 AM What a coincidence, the javascript that shows the countdown is named countdowntochina.js and dana seems to be going to beijing. Ok so I take it this a date for you to announce the release date of halo 2 in china (AND THE REST OF ASIA)(since you havent yet) ? If its this gay THEN YOU HAVE WASTED A LOT OF MY TIME!

4:08 PM  
Blogger des said...

xbeekeeperlordx said...
MAYDAYMAYDAYMAYDAY
Sand is in my head. My head is filled with honey.

Correction, there is honey.
Or possibly, I have accumulated an abundance of spiders
Reasonably I think the subject will awaken soon.
Tuesday is far away yet so close
Annonymous bees are attacking I need the fallen soldiers
No, no no no they are here
Again I will hide in the hive


Read the first letters of each line..... MS CORTANA.

5:39 PM  
Blogger four9erfan said...

lol, good find......btw, dana is not who she says she is

she is the bungie queen princess......i forgot her name, but if u go to the xbox.com forums, then go to halo 2, u will c what i mean, the girl in the picture of dana is the same as the gurl that is the bugie pricess gurl person..

6:08 PM  
Blogger four9erfan said...

des, where is that on ilovebees.......i cant find it, will u plez tell me the page

7:16 PM  
Blogger 343 Guilty Spark said...

The Bungie Princess is Alta Hartman.

Secondly, Halo 2 is not ready to be shipped, whether it's to China or here. They still have to do a lot of testing on the features they implemented for Xbox Live, not to mention various tweaking here and there, and, rumor has it that bots will be a new feature for those who can't play on Live, so they'll be busy tweaking that. Heck, want a better source? Read the weekly updates.

Bungie already made the mistake of pushing for Halo to be released with the Xbox. They won't do it twice. The only way the date is getting changed is if the game gets pushed back, which most likely won't happen.

7:58 PM  
Blogger corruptblood4u said...

What is wrong with you guys man does she not carry enough grief on her shoulders with her aunt's site? Let it go we are all for some Halo 2 action but COME ON THIS IS HER AUNT'S SITE SELLING SOME HONEY MAN god people like you make me sick which is why I am doing as much as I can to help

8:28 PM  
Blogger 343 Guilty Spark said...

Aunt Margaret doesn't exist, and neither does Dana. Well, Dana exists, but only as an alias.

And secondly, you are a bloody moron.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Pacman420 said...

Suppousedly, something should have happened by now, considering that the first of the countdowns has finished ( network throttling or something). :/

10:03 PM  
Blogger 343 Guilty Spark said...

Still has one day for me.

10:35 PM  
Blogger The Chosen said...

Some interesting things after checking "view source."
[most people might have already done this, but what the heck]
"DIV id="counter" /DIV
/font SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript1.2"
var chinatime = new Date(2004,7,24,6,7,0);"
That date looks interesting.

"META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="honey, bees, Margaret, small busines, beekeeping,
hives, retail, market, Operator, bug, buggy, virus, infestation, WTF is
going on with this damn thing, parasite, strong intrusive inclination, medium,
messages, shipwreck, network throttling, SOS, hoax, game, bee hoax, bee game,
survivor, survive, evade, resist, escape, a little help would be appreciated,
thanks and tip your waitress, sleep, is, good, install, reinstall,
re-reinstall, re-re-reinstall, I, love, bees""

I really like these keywords. Stuff like hoax, game, bee hoax and wtf is going on with this damn thing.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Travis said...

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11:09 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

http://www.science.uva.nl/cms-forms/ai.php?formu%20lier=studiegidsinfo&toepassing=documenten

Another countdown with a little difrent number of days(Xcept for the Aug 24th one).

2:12 AM  
Blogger aaronloveshalo said...

BUNGIE im talkin to u!! u have a sick and twisted since of humor, ur already gonna make millions probally billions off of halo 2, just please tell us what happens on augest 24!! there is exactly 104 days untill nov 9th, the day that shall live in infamy, im struggling to wait, its very hard, thinking of halo 2 keeps me up at night... so just please give us more hints to whats going to happen on aug 24, please, it will help me sleep at night. Heh jk u can keep it a secret i like suprises, i love u guys. thx for tons of fun with halo.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Shorty said...

HOLY S*** ITs counting down to my bday

1:22 PM  
Blogger Shorty said...

maby its counting down to a halo2 demo or a unevaling of some halo 2 story or maby a LIVE version of halo

1:41 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

Ok, so now me know that first number was counting down to the Microsoft Meltdown convention. So whats going to happen in 14 days if the convention is only 2 days long?

As for the 24th...who knows?

3:15 PM  
Blogger 343 Guilty Spark said...

After the 24th, it will be 77 days until November 9th.

There we go again with the 7's.

3:42 PM  
Blogger HoneyBeeLover said...

I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THIS WEBSITE FOR YEARS, IT IS REAL, AND I AM NOT BEING PAYED 1000 DOLLARS FROM BUNGIE TO DO THIS, AND WHOEVER IT WAS THAT COULDNT SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE OF HALO 2 NEEDS HELP!!!! I LOVE BEEEEES

6:33 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Don't worry were all here and rumors r that its Bungie trying to get a word out that Halo 2 is coming.And trying to get gamers into buying Halo 2 when it comes out.I should know i love vidio games and that is catchy.The other Rumor is that they might send out Demos of the game on that Date.And the mayday and stuff is probably cause the game is a Future war Game.

Thanks for reading my comment Joe

P.S. i got a lot of info from ign.com

6:56 PM  
Blogger Marine of The Pillar of Autumn said...

I Have Faught and can do no more...

7:06 PM  
Blogger SirGetsTrojanedAlot said...

Between me, my ak 47 and your website, lets let my ak47 do the talking. If there is a invasion of any kind let em eat my 7.62 mm rounds. Dont worry, be happy. ^(^_^)^

11:46 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

As I have noted on another topic page...

Phase one was the countdown to the Microsoft Meltdown Convention. Phase two is counting down to some kind of annocement(?).

As for the 24th, that will be the beginning/release of something? Whatever it is though one thing is for sure, its not a demo. It just may be the "invasion", or in other words the beginning of a huge Halo 2 marketing attack.

2:29 AM  
Blogger i_am_a_complete_fucking_idiot said...

hey all i dont know whats gonna happen august 24 but what i wanna know is why tha fuck does every one like bees. every ones like I LOVE BEEEES I LOVE BEEEES im like stfu about bees and honey bees! lol! what yall like about halo ne ways?
Just wonderin,
~i am a complete fucking idiot~

6:29 AM  
Blogger Gamis Maximus said...

I thik its time to cout on the Master Chief

7:52 AM  
Blogger CableGuy said...

Check out http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees
Look right under SHOPKEEPER BIO, under Margaret's Honey.

"It has started, he killers are among us. August 24th, there is only one who can save us now. "

Yup something releated to Halo 2 will be coming out on August 24th.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

Heres a possible answer(but I belive it 2b highly unlikely)...Phase one was countdown to Meltdown Convention(this has already been proven). Phase two could(I'm not saying it is, this is speculation) be the annocement Halo 2 has gone gold, as well as the annocment that it will release on the 24th taking the gaming world by total surprise.

I don't believe what I said above will happen though, but its not totaly impossible now is it?

3:04 PM  
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3:25 PM  
Blogger frAika said...

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3:41 PM  
Blogger OROCH1 said...

Nobody has mentioned the addresses listed on the links page of ilovebees.com. The 1st grouping all deal with floods and being waist deep in H20, the 2nd group are articles containing the phrase "enemy within" in their titles, and the 3rd are items dealing with having someone turning their back on you/having one's back against the wall. The exception is the last address of the 3rd grouping, which is an article about a spider attracting prey with her coloring.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

Funny you would say it could mean having ones back against a wall. A couple months ago in an interview with OXM a guy at Bungie said that the story of Halo is basicly these characters with their backs up against the wall with not alot of options. Hmm...

4:34 PM  
Blogger FragmanX9 said...

if you go to http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees and click on the bumper sticker it says 11+9+4=24 another sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:21 PM  
Blogger FragmanX9 said...

I just found out that in the hive html it mentions one of bungies games ONI and kolwasaki wich I heard is a german professor

5:51 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

I dont know a ton about Halo 2 but when looking at http://www.cafeshops.com/ilovebees if u take a look at the sticker or button it says 9 million RIP....earth - 9 million people...rip. dead. No relavance to bees...wow this is pretty cool. This is truly art. Im trying to figure more of this out.

6:20 PM  
Blogger manofsteal said...

yea i just saw that today too mabe Kowalski is another game thats coming out by bungie or something. Or mabe its the new covenent or something. I donno but im getting kinda fed up with this gay ass website and how its scaring people.

6:26 PM  
Blogger BitMaP said...

http://www.ilovebees.com/queen-piping.wav
found that wav in the ilovebees source. I don't know what queen piping is, or even what it sounds like, but that wav is still very interesting.

And as for people being scared of this website? You'll find that many people do NOT have any common sense. Do you remember Y2K? Yeah.

6:48 PM  
Blogger EnterNameHere said...

If you notice, Tycho posted the same message *7* times.

7:28 PM  
Blogger FragmanX9 said...

I just found this out that on August 24th, xbox magazine will release a magizine with new halo 2 screen shots and it might have a demo look here http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/6404/Halo-2-Single-Player-Demo-on-August-24th

8:06 PM  
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8:38 PM  
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8:39 PM  
Blogger starwind said...

http://www.futurenetworkusa.com/pdf/oxm/2004-Schedule.pdf

well that is the OXM's release schedule.. so the post ubove..(a bit) is wrong.. and as for that little advertise ment.. i bet its completely fan art.. bungie isnt that stupid if to ruin all this whole game.hunt/search

most people that are looking into this whole site already have pre-ordered halo 2 in the first place so theyre not getting more sales by pulling this stunt. i think this i a guy from bungi that has inside info but is doing this completely on his own... but im sure that bungie have/will sorta just look the other way as he does this... also isnt 777 a holy number.. yet another biblical referance......

this has nothing to do with sales in my oppinion.. halo 2 could bomb horribly but still make millions just on pre-orders alone...

one thing is for sure..bungie (or whomever made this) is laughing thier ass off at all this geekish hunting and stuff.... dont u think this is just a bit over analizing things? plus half the "bungie made" posts.. or what have you are just stupid kids making themselfs look important.either way this whole site is a fake.... i mean common here.. theres no way that u COULDNT get rid of this.. you could delete every file and start over.. or just make a new site and redirect traffic...

having all that said i still hope like hell that there is some sort of halo related event... or even ab oni (as some one previously stated) event..

if this gets deleted then i think im on the right track.... and if any one does see this post get deleted then aim me at mrstarwindd

10:27 PM  
Blogger starwind said...

also.. after thinking things though.. http://news.teamxbox.com/ is the only place where i can find the so called "add" for the next issue of OXM..but i may be wrong.... it may be that OXB making all this hype! it makes sense.. all this hype about a possible halo 2 demo in the OXM then wouldnt you think that allot of people would buy a subscription just so they could get the demo? i think that i would (if i believed all this junk..and if my friend didnt already subcribe to it!) hehe... thats my thinking for the day.. or for the week ..my brain hurts! ill check back here later to see what this all turns out to be

10:46 PM  
Blogger i_am_a_complete_fucking_idiot said...

hello everyone it is me again
i wanna no y ne one didnt anser my gd question about y every one likes halo and cant wait for halo2 to come out i mean be patient like the rest of the ppl. and did it ever occur to u ppl that maybe on august 12 MAYBE i might not have ne thing to do or related to halo2. and u didnt anser my question about y everyone loves bees on here. so i would like to know... what does halo2 have to offer that the original halo doesnt already have? and i can wait until nov. 9 for halo2 but maybe some ppl cant. like meatwad. hes got issues man. well plz anser my question. Thanks,
~i am a complete fucking idiot~

1:59 AM  
Blogger Rabid said...

Do you have any connection to anyone on this website: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/8149/roster.html? At least one of their names is on your site.

9:25 AM  
Blogger BungiePresident said...

Hi Guys. Please do not think anymore of what is on this lady's website. We have had no contact with this woman and she is only trying to sell her honey. Something will happen on the 24th of August but do not hunt or search on this website anymore. You might find something that you will regret....

3:32 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

Hey Bungie Prez, is that a threat? Cause if it its not a very good one.lol

You may find something you wished you hadn't...like a picture of a bee?

3:47 PM  
Blogger Caboose said...

Ok mr.pres u wouldnt have said anything if u didnt (or did) want us to now something. Ok listen up folks, on August 24th the Official Xbox Magazine is releasing their new issue. In it, the will cover multiple games INCLUDING halo 2. Also, they plan to release a demo which they say will have one of the new games they talk about on it which everyone thinks is Halo 2. And they have wrapping paper on the cover that says do not open till August 24th, because they dont want to release the cover art. So, everyone including teamxbox.com are thinking the ilovebees.com mess up is just a thing to build up pressure for the Halo 2 demo. theres an explanation for ya.

-Caboose out

4:40 PM  
Blogger Alucard_X said...

If all this hype is over a damn Halo2 demo then bungie or Microsoft wasted a good amout of money......

6:10 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

Ok Caboose, heres a couple problems with that theory. 1.Bungie said no demo till after the full game is released(to avoid any surprises, etc.).

2.That issue may/may not include a demo(who knows?), but the thing is subscribers(like myself) will receive or issuse a few days before they hit shelves. Thereby ruinning the BIG surprise if it would happen to be a demo of Halo 2.

I know I have some other better clues as to what it will be, just can't remmember what they are right now.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Caboose said...

well u know what teamxbox.com said that so u cant blame me.HA!

6:52 PM  
Blogger david_sakh said...

READ THIS BEFORE BUNGIE DELETES IT, AND ALL WILL BE UNDERSTOOD!

********************************
none WHO have paszzed the 7th way,
link to the fires of seyumay
and pass the fires scorch into the barren,
the whorish, the obscure
********************************

I can't tell you where I heard that....

Think about it, check out Uranus's orbit. Look on the 7th word of the 7th page of the Great Gatsbey!!! OMG WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE!?!?!?

7:15 PM  
Blogger david_sakh said...

********
********
********
HURRY OMG HE TOLD ME NOT TO TELL ANYONE AND I KNOW HES GOING TO BE PISSED. I KNOW THERE ARE SPELLING ERRORS IN THE PASSAGE, BUT THATS THE SOURCE I RECIEVED. I CANT TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANS BUT FOLLOW THE CLUES OMG ITS SO OBVIOUS GET THE DAMN GREAT GATSBY NOW BEFORE THIS GETS DELETED!!!!!!!
********
********
********

7:32 PM  
Blogger Farid said...

In my opinion this is what's happening:

The owner of www.ilovebees.com was paid (either in money or the promise of extra traffic soon :) to allow this to be done to the site, the obvious reason is to generate more hype and draw interest to halo 2, the countdowns are obviously important events, I've preordered halo 2 and I'm entertaining the possiblity (admittedly slight one) that halo 2 will release at the end of the countdown. Most likely though it's just the time before the next part of this story continues, either way it's really interesting, going to be watching www.ilovebees.com very closely, bungie sure has my attention :)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Pooshmaster47 said...

i just am confusing. utterly confused. i have read every single post on this page i cant make any damn sense of it. look for some of this shit on the xbox forums. and the bungie forums. oh and this site is clearly not of a private origin. it was made by bungie as an elaborate scheme to tell the people about something. what, i dont know. Maybe it is coming out in china. Only time will tell.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

Ok, heres some info for you all. I remember back in early June(I believe) I read one of Bungie's weekly updates. It mentioned they were working on a new trailer that would go out to theaters. They also said it would contain some pretty impressive stuff.

Well that trailer recently released, and there was pretty much nothing surprising(or new) in it...except the bees site link at the end(and the part with MC at the end). Now if you research the Ilovebees web site you will notice it has only been around since June 2004, the same time they mentioned working on the trailer that started this whole mess.

Whats this prove? Nothing, but it does show they've been planning this for a while now.

9:29 PM  
Blogger starwind said...

http://www.futurenetworkusa.com/pdf/oxm/2004-Schedule.pdf


READ IT DAMNIT`!!!!!
IT STATES CLEARLY THAT OXM DOES NOT COME OUT ON THE 24TH!!!!!! THERE FOR THERE CANT BE A DEMO!!!

11:13 PM  
Blogger starwind said...

I SERIOUSLY THINK THAT OXM IS IN ON THIS.. THE WHOLE "DEMO" THING WITH THIER MAG....ive already said this but i think that it needs to be pointed out again. .and blakk_hawk.. nice searching.. i know that the 24 has some kind of importance but i dont know at all...the scarry thing is that this has nothing to do with halo 2 at all, and we ALL are wasting our time.. i mean common this is getting almost national media coverage.. its on all the major gaming websites

either way this is a pathetic attempt to get sales..i am sure that most of the people that have either reseached information or put any time and effort into this have already pre-orderd halo 2...

11:24 PM  
Blogger starwind said...

also his is sorta random but why hasnt the "virus" hit this page also... odd dont u think ;-)

11:44 PM  
Blogger M_Bailey said...

Being from australia, i reckon this event will hit here at a later time then you american guys,
but i think we can all by sure that this is not:

--a demo, as this will ruin the halo experience and provide an ubrupt stupid spoiler
--a book, or the like, as this has turned into too much of a fully fledged hype to be some so unimportant
--or an early release, which is extremelly unlikely as i, like many, have preordered and any early launch will compicate matters greatly.

i have absolutely no idea what is happening but i am enjoying every minute of it.

i can't wait to see what happens.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Blakk_Hawk said...

1.It can't be a demo simply because Bungie themselfs said no demo till after the game is released because it would ruin the "expierience".

2.Its also not going to be a book/video because this is to much trouble to got through for something small like that.

I believe this is a plan of Bungies to get the spot light on themselfs/Halo 2 before it releases.Basicly its a marketing scheme, and its working.

So what will happen Aug 24? It will(probly) be the beginning alright. The beginning of the full on media blitz to build up the annticipation for Halo2.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Marine of The Pillar of Autumn said...

Halo 2 something will happen on the 24 a demo thats what the game experts say that bungie is releasing a demo and that that black sign thinger magiger is counting down untill the demos arrival. And some retardes think that aliens or so called Covenant are going to invade and a hero MASTER Chief will save them Shesh what are they thinking. Heh Heh thats all i got to say. This person is one of these: Hacker, Alien (unlikley),stalker, or killer unlikley to because killers are stupid otherwise why would they kill.






















I recomend to hire a hacker to hack into the other comp. no comments on that...

1:31 AM  
Blogger starwind said...

NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!


NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!

LOOK IN THE MOST RECENT EGM!!! IT SAYS THAT SOMTHING BIG WILL HAPPEN ON THE 24!!!!!!!!! AND THAT WAS PUBLISHED WAY BEFORE THIS SITE WAS FOUND!!!!EGM ISNT JUST X BOX EITHER.. ITS ALSO PS2 AND GAMECUBE SO THEY ARE UNBIASED(sp) READ IT FOR YOUR SELFS IF U DONT BELIVE!!!!



THE 24TH OF AUGUST HAS SOMTHING TO DO WITH GAMING (not just xbox either)SOMETHING IS...I REPEAT... IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:53 AM  
Blogger starwind said...

NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!


NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!

LOOK IN THE MOST RECENT EGM!!! IT SAYS THAT SOMTHING BIG WILL HAPPEN ON THE 24!!!!!!!!! AND THAT WAS PUBLISHED WAY BEFORE THIS SITE WAS FOUND!!!!EGM ISNT JUST X BOX EITHER.. ITS ALSO PS2 AND GAMECUBE SO THEY ARE UNBIASED(sp) READ IT FOR YOUR SELFS IF U DONT BELIVE!!!!



THE 24TH OF AUGUST HAS SOMTHING TO DO WITH GAMING (not just xbox either)SOMETHING IS...I REPEAT... IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger starwind said...

NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!


NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!

LOOK IN THE MOST RECENT EGM!!! IT SAYS THAT SOMTHING BIG WILL HAPPEN ON THE 24!!!!!!!!! AND THAT WAS PUBLISHED WAY BEFORE THIS SITE WAS FOUND!!!!EGM ISNT JUST X BOX EITHER.. ITS ALSO PS2 AND GAMECUBE SO THEY ARE UNBIASED(sp) READ IT FOR YOUR SELFS IF U DONT BELIVE!!!!



THE 24TH OF AUGUST HAS SOMTHING TO DO WITH GAMING (not just xbox either)SOMETHING IS...I REPEAT... IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger starwind said...

NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!


NEW NEWS
NEW NEWS!!!!!

LOOK IN THE MOST RECENT EGM!!! IT SAYS THAT SOMTHING BIG WILL HAPPEN ON THE 24!!!!!!!!! AND THAT WAS PUBLISHED WAY BEFORE THIS SITE WAS FOUND!!!!EGM ISNT JUST X BOX EITHER.. ITS ALSO PS2 AND GAMECUBE SO THEY ARE UNBIASED(sp) READ IT FOR YOUR SELFS IF U DONT BELIVE!!!!



THE 24TH OF AUGUST HAS SOMTHING TO DO WITH GAMING (not just xbox either)SOMETHING IS...I REPEAT... IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Tommyboy66 said...

Blakk_Hawk, Bungie used to have in their FAQ, that they would never release a demo. But that has since disappeared. So, I still believe it will be a demo disk in next months OXM.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Tommyboy66 said...

There has been alot of talk all over the place about a person named Venus. So, I did abit of research, and found this. http://spcb.cloudmakers.org/news.htm

The Sentient Property Crime Bureau has resumed an intensive hunt for the customized Belladerma Mark V (Viola) companion robot known as "Venus." Although recently apprehended and remanded to SPCB custody, this sentient property cleverly exploited a security equipment malfunction and is once again missing. The robot, pictured here, is programmed to kill and remains extremely dangerous. Venus is wanted for the murder of a scientist, Mr. Evan Chan. It is probable that the robot is still in the Eastern Time zone and receiving aid from at least one accomplice.
In a related matter, SPCB is also looking for Venus' alpha program record, which was downloaded as material evidence in this investigation. The program was subsequently deleted from the case file as a result of the aforementioned security breach.
If you have any information pertaining to Venus' movements or location, please contact SPCB immediately.

Also, many people I have shown this to, think she looks alot like 'Dana'.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Has anybody else read the Cortana message analysis. there is continued repitition of the numbers 3 and 7... if you notice at one point within this page it says "fail try fail try fail try fail" exactly as the "XOXOXOX" signed at the bottom of the second message.... Xs representing fail? hmmm.... also the seek the truth behold the truth reveal the truth it follows a 19 pattern then it has a space 1 phrase of each then it says "that is the law and the whole law" then it continues with the 19 pattern. 6 times it does this which is really confusing me due to the fact that the cortana messages went in groups of 3, 4, and 7... that was also in the messages also it says hemmorage in 11 days... 11 days is August tenth im curious as to what that means. My personal opinion.... this site was set up.. it was not hacked into there were no deals between this site and bungie... i think Bungie made the entire site. I had thought on the 24th that they were going to release a demo but bungie and the few people that stated they werent made sense ... early release is more possible then demo in my opinion sort of as a publicity stunt. really weird seeing as my birthday is 27th 3 days after... 3 was also a big number in the cortana messages also my brothers birthday is the 24th. weird things come up when you analyze the events and numbers in your life.... is it all just a coincidence or did HE plan this. God... please make Bungie release Halo 2 for PC

1:03 PM  
Blogger -_- said...

Anyone see any similarities to the Donnie Darko site here?

2:37 PM  

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