So, are we really assuming that this new website is not related to the ARG? I don’t understand how it can be a legitimate company, especially if the people who created it actually did their homework. The logo may not be trademarked, but if it is, they would be facing some very serious infringement because they have not altered the logo in any way, and they are also utilizing the exact same name. I doubt it’s anything other than part of the ARG–it is very easy to create websites like that, and we have seen Storm go to these lengths before. He is very dedicated to his masterpiece, so it wouldn’t surprise me. That said, @9seed noted that it is registered officially, so perhaps it actually is a real entity–if that’s the case, that would be kind of a bummer. I’ve been hoping for something new now that we are likely going to be visiting Xen very soon.
EDIT: In the past, we were told when something posed directly as part of the ARG and wasn’t (or certain members were banned)–I expect the same will happen here if we are being duped.
Also wanted to share this–not sure if I have yet, but it might be something worth trying if anyone still has the original “HALOS.txt” file. This was submitted through the blog:
"Hello, only just stumbled upon this whole ARG thing tonight and managed to work my way through to the HALOS.txt point at which all seem stuck.I understand that ALL of which has been done would’ve been absolutely way beyond my thinking but just wonder if maybe it’s possible the filename (HALOS) is just simply suggesting the text could be copy/pasted into a file for a Linux system, whether it be the equivalent of an exe file or some form of image? And if it were to be as an image, perhaps the pizza image file could be ‘placed’ over the top of it to reveal the relevant pieces, as it were?I’m almost 100% sure this will be utterly incorrect and way beneath the level of thought required but thought on the off-chance that everyone who has seen to this point thus far were on that plane way above that of my own then it’s arguably possible something far simpler was overlooked.
Good luck, and hope I one day see someone cracked this!
One thing to keep in mind about this, however, is that “TIBS” is an acronym for “This Is BullShit”–so take it with a grain of salt.