Well…this has been a very exciting week for us. First, all twelve of our fans heard the song and sent in kind emails and Twitters and comments. Then the top Halo fansite halo.bungie.org heard the song and liked it (well, if you want to get technical, they called it “awesome”) and passed on the word to all the Halo fans. Then Bungie themselves heard the song and liked it (“pretty sweet…pretty entertaining”) and passed on the word again. The result was over 5000 plays of the song from our site alone, not counting Bungie’s mirror.

All we can say is thank you. We do these songs because we love making music and we love gaming. It feels great to have the love returned.

Also — and we were really hoping this would happen — avid Halo player Aven Pheonix has already put together a video, which is mostly footage of him being way better at Halo than we are:

Can you do better? Please do. We’d love to see more videos — all we ask is that you throw our URL in there somewhere so people know where the song came from. Even as we were writing the lyrics, we thought “oh, this would make so much sense to see played out.”

Speaking of which, you can find the full lyrics after the break.

I forgot to post the lyrics before, so here they are now in case you didn’t catch all the nerdy references. They were a group effort. Jude and I tossed them back and forth, and of course Kat chimed in with some advice along the way.

Come to decide other games that I tried
Were not enough to waste my time on
I don’t really see why you’d play C O D
And Fallout 3 felt so contrived
Don’t understand why you’d play Rock Band
‘Cause there’s just one game that I get high on
Play it all the time, it’s gaming redefined
Copied it to my hard drive

Halo – this is all I play oh
I got my Halo
This is all I play oh

I always know when my ammo is low
And a fast reload’s what I rely on
On a killing spree, no one’s as good as me
Through the campaign and I haven’t died
Come to believe that I’m better than Steve
When we play split screen he gets his cry on
No one’s beating me, challenge is what I need
Bet I would rule on Xbox Live

Halo – this is all I play oh
One-player Halo
This is all I play oh

The more I talk, the taunts I throw
The more I let my ego grow…Halo
Woah oh

Conquered single-player so let’s go online for Slayer
And we’ll go toe to toe
I’ll obliterate you and you’ll see me desecrate you
When I teabag you slow
I’m a Banshee lover so you better run for cover
But there’s nowhere to go
Play on Legendary baby I’m so good it’s scary
Man, you don’t even know

Who would have known that I would get owned
When I took my game on Xbox Live
Sword made of energy
Whoops, now it’s killing me
Two glowing blades are stuck inside
Everyone here makes me cower in fear
Maybe I should just go run and hide
What a lousy spawn
Don’t know what’s going on
My every kill has been denied

Halo, this is all I play oh
I suck at Halo
Listen what I say oh

The more I play the less I know
The more I re-a-lize I blow at Halo
Woah oh

Getting killed in Slayer and it looks like single-player
set the bar way too low
Now my fate is sealed, I’ve run out of Bubble Shield
And there’s nowhere to go
Losing on Valhalla to guy dual-wielding Maulers
‘Cause I move way too slow
Run through with their blades, getting stuck with the grenades
that explode with a glow

I said hey, hey yeah, oh yeah
Where’s my friends now
Hey, hey yeah, oh yeah
Can’t this end now

Running from a Banshee up above they always see me
cause I’m slow down below
Flounder on Foundation then I die on Desolation
Where there’s no Carney Hole
Killed by a grenade from a kid in the third grade
Well, he sounds ten years old
Reputation’s shattered but it doesn’t really matter
From now on, I play alone

I said hey, oh yeah, oh yeah
I’m so dead now
Hey, yeah yeah, oh yeah