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Donkeyboy

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IRIS (ARG)
« on: July 19, 2007, 09:30:40 AM »
So, I'm not really participating in anything that has to do with marketing, but I have to say that this is pretty well-written shit.  If you're not aware of it, IRIS is an ARG (Alternate Reality Game, aka interactive marketing ploy) for Halo 3.  Some of the stuff is hauntingly strange.  Most of this stuff has to do with the revelation of the true purpose of the Flood.  And I have to say, this shit is very, very creepy.  The way the Forerunner transmissions are written are extremely poetic, but if you're any kind of Halo story fan, you probably already knew that or need to get off of your dead ass to get to know it.

And I quote:

THIS IS MY FINAL ENTRY, AND I AM LEFT WITH ONE HOPE
THAT ONE DAY, SOMEONE, ANYONE IS AROUND TO WITNESS THIS WARNING
{/IF YOU ARE THAT WITNESS, AND IT SEEMS WE PINNED ALL OURS HOPES ON THIS SINGLE SUICIDAL PLAN/}
KNOW THAT A THOUSAND OTHER PLANS WERE TRIED AND FAILED
{/MILLIONS OF BRAVE AND HONORED SOULS DIED TRYING TO AVERT THIS TERRIBLE, DESPERATE SITUATION/}
KNOW THAT ENERGETIC AND TENACIOUS AS LIFE IS
IT HAS AN ANTITHESIS JUST AS POWERFUL
IT IS THAT THING THAT WE MUST OBLITERATE

And another, newer addition:

We may have been fools to think that all intelligence follows the rules we've set   
The Flood is no idiot parasite   
{/NO SIMPLE INFECTION TO BE CURED AND CAUTERIZED/}
It has a center, a Mind   
{/AND THAT DISCOVERY GAVE US A WAY TO FIGHT IT/}
{/BUT WHEN THE MIND REALIZED WE HAD ITS MEASURE/}
It spoke to us   
{/MOCKINGLY, DISMISSIVELY/}
It has done this before   
{/ELSEWHERE/}

If you log into Halo3.com, you can see the flash video files in their original format.  It's shit that will fuck with you if you watch it at night. :D
« Last Edit: July 19, 2007, 09:32:18 AM by Donkeyboy »
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Re: IRIS (ARG)
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 06:46:42 AM »
What if the flood takes over your mind, and for the 2nd half of the game you spend a good portion of the time being TAUNTED by the VOICES :o lol