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THE BUZZ: Over the past week, it seems that Microsoft may have registered a number of very interesting Halo-related domain names.

EGM’s TAKE: The staff over at Fusible.com happened upon a roster of domain names that were recently picked up, all of which tie in some way to “Halo Infinity”. Here’s the full list:

  • HaloInfinity.net
  • HaloInfinityMultiplayer.com
  • HaloInfinity.org
  • HaloInfinity.co.uk
  • HaloInfinity.mobi
  • HaloInfinity.de
  • HaloInfinityMultiplayer.net
  • HaloInfinityMultiplayer.org
  • HaloInfinityMultiplayer.co.uk
  • HaloInfinityMultiplayer.mobi
  • HaloInfinityMultiplayer.de

So what is Halo Infinity? Well, for one, Infinity was a multiplayer level that was exclusive to the PC release of the original Halo: Combat Evolved. As well, a ship named the UNSC Infinity was part of the Halo: Glasslands expanded universe novel.

All of the above domain names were registered through MarkMonitor—an “internet brand protection company” that Microsoft has used in the past to register domain names (including microsoft.com). So, while there is no direct tie to Microsoft for these domains, it isn’t much of a stretch to expect that that’s the case.

Fusible also notes that two other possibly-related URLs were registered by MarkMonitor during the same period: spartanops.org (Spartan OPS) and morethanjustamap.com (More than just a map)—the second of which sure would tie in to that previous-mentioned Infinity map from Halo PC.

 

Source: Fusible


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Eric got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights.