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Marathon stamp by Great-5 Marathon stamp by Great-5
Anyone else remember Marathon? It was a first-person shooter Bungie made back in the mid-90s, BEFORE they got famous from Halo. It was made for the Macintosh computers, presumably to compete with the popularity of Doom on PCs with DOS and Windows. Three games were made: Marathon (1994,) Marathon 2: Durandal (1995) and Marathon Infinity (1996.) Years later, all three games would be released as freeware and ported to Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. I own all three games for Windows. Marathon had several motifs that would later reappear in Halo, such as AI rampancy and many cryptic references to the number seven. These games are widely considered to be a spiritual prequel to the Halo games, despite taking place in separate fictional universes.

Fun fact: My tagline, "frog blast the vent core!" is a line from Marathon 2: Durandal. It is a nonsense phrase shouted by enemy constructs called "simulacrums" who look like friendly marines, but actually run at you and explode. I guess kind of like the infamous Suicide Grunts from Halo 3 and Halo: Reach.
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MasterArthur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah-yes! The game that made halo what it is today, I still play this game once every year with my cousin on his birthday.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! And thanks for the fave. Personally, I am stuck on one particular part of the first Marathon game, and have been since I first discovered the games in 2010. It's pretty sad, really.
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MasterArthur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I can relate to that as well, I always have failed on that first level of the game, (And if there is no such thing as levels in marathon, Its been a while sense I have played said games.) So yeah... Still, great game. By the way, I'm a friend of red super nova, I actually know him in real life, We meet a place called round table to play pokemon.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're friends with Red? Awesome, he's like one of my best friends on Steam and dA. And so, I watch you now.
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MasterArthur Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Well. Thank you kindly for that. I'll watch you as well.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch man :3

So you and Red play Pokemon, right?
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MasterArthur Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Redsupernova, Or trainer red? Sense you just said red and all. XD
Just kidding I know what you mean. Yes, yes we do.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, glad to know someone new.
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cxmb Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Wht do you mean with remember? I play multiplayer online every week! :D

Great stamp btw!
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And oh man, Marathon has multiplayer? That's awesome! I had no idea, I gotta get on that right away!
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