The common thread amongst the "insider sources" in each report is that Microsoft wants to milk Halo for all it's worth, but Bungie doesn't want to be a one-trick pony, and as such has shelled out more than a few bucks to break loose.
On the Mac side, this has fueled speculation that Bungie may be returning to its roots and once again develop for Mac side-by-side with other platforms. In reality, that's about as likely as Steve Balmer saying "Decaf please, I have to give a keynote today."
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