Archive for March, 2001

Latest Gamestar contains Halo article

March 31st, 2001
Massa, of Halo Network, has grabbed a copy of Gamestar, a German gaming mag, and has passed along some interesting news. First, the movie on the cover CD is actually a combination of the first (very short) video that appeared on Microsoft's Gamestock page for a short while, plus the Gamespot video... albeit higher quality than either of the web-released versions. Second, a couple of facts that he found intriguing:

The first thing is that they mention an actualʲelease-date for the PC version wich is set for Q2/2002, which they claim is 6 months after the release of the Xbox version. The second thing is that they claim that there will be a "Star-Wars-like Jetbike" for the Humans. That could be the equivalent for the Covenant's ghost.

Good stuff... if you can get your hands on that mag, it might be worth picking up. Thanks, Massa!

New French Halo site online

March 31st, 2001
The Halo Times' Team sends word that another French Halo site, The Halo Times, has opened its doors. The community grows! Check 'em out.

Pillar of Autumn has a bridge

March 31st, 2001
Thanks to Matt, who popped into our forum, and Evil Bastard, who dropped us email, for letting us know that this week's Halo Update is over at Battleground: Halo. Grenades are back, the team is bigger (an artist working on multiplayer? Cool!), and some pretty interesting scripting stuff... go check it out.

More Gamestock audio details

March 30th, 2001
Marty O'Donnell popped into our forum (props for realizing it was even up) to elaborate a bit on the audio for the Gamestock video. Seems the out-of-sync issues folks have noticed are not present on his copy of the film... nice to know. (We're gonna leave the Backstreet Boys comment alone, though...

Xbox tech demo

March 30th, 2001
Zypper posted a pretty nice summary of an Xbox Tech Demo held on the USC campus today... definitely worth a read. Pax.

Halo in the news

March 30th, 2001
Massa, of Halo Network, writes to say that Halo showed up on German television yesterday. RTL2, a German television station, covered it as part of an Xbox report... and it was mentioned on their web site. The web report suggests that Halo has been downgraded for the Xbox, and that the PC version will contain all the goodies originally promised... but it looks a lot like (in Massa's words) "a rumor created by journalists who do not really know what they're talking about..." We'd agree. Still, nice to see Halo making the nightly news!

New Miscellaneous Art to peruse

March 30th, 2001
Thanks to Nate, who sent in a little bit of Photoshop fun for our Miscellaneous Art section. Opening a new day with a bang...

Slow day at the OK Corral

March 29th, 2001
News? We don't need no steenkin' news...

Yet More New Wallpaper

March 28th, 2001
Razorback sends in another desktop for our Wallpaper page (our third today!)... speed kills.

New French Halo site opens

March 28th, 2001
genohunter sends word that a new Halo clan, HELL (Halo ELite League) is open for business. It's French... but they plan on keeping up with the Halo news! Stop by and take a look.

New Halo coming in PC Gamer UK magazine?

March 28th, 2001
$erial-ki!!A sends word that PC Gamer UK magazine are also advertising their next edition as follows:

'We VISIT BUNGIE to get all the latest news and incredible SCREENSHOTS of this stunning tactical shooter!'

$erial-ki!!A goes on to note that PC Gamer UK got new previously unseen shots in their last feature on Halo. So we might be lucky. :)

More Wallpapers 4 U

March 28th, 2001
Brian Davis sends in a second desktop image for today - same style, different colors. Check it out in our Wallpaper section. Pax.

New Halo site at scabiesbaby.com

March 28th, 2001
JB sends word that they have a new Halo fan site up and running at scabiesbaby.com. Go take a look.

Gamestock video on PCGUK disc

March 28th, 2001
Griffon, of Halo Command Central, sends word that the June edition of PC Gamer UK should have the 182 MB Gamestock video on its cover DVD... if you're on a slow connection, this might be a reasonable option (it should be out by mid-may).

Banner section updated

March 28th, 2001
LADA KING sends in a large Halo-centric banner for our Banner section... nice to see action in that quarter!

Wallpaper section updated

March 28th, 2001
Brian Davis sends in another desktop image for our Wallpaper section - nice colors!

Why PC Gaming Will Not Die

March 27th, 2001
Why PC Gaming Will Not Die. The Adrenaline Vault has a featured article on the perceived threat of console gaming to PC gaming. Go put your fears to rest. Pax

More desktops for j00.

March 27th, 2001
More desktops for j00. darwin sends us a link to four desktops (wallpapers) he has done. They're all 1024x768. Head on over and take a look.

Random xbox links

March 27th, 2001
Xbox news - thanks to Dave Bergendahl, who sent in a notice that xbox.ign.com covered the GDC 2001, during which Seamus Blackley confirmed that contrary to recent rumors, the Xbox is still on track for a Fall 2001 release, and to Kharn353, who sent word (via PlanetXbox) that the Xbox hard drive has been upgraded from 8 gigs to 10, and to schmiddtchen, who notes that Gamespot has an interview with Seamus Blackley.

Wallpaper section updated

March 27th, 2001
Thanks to Tom Bertram, who sent in a new desktop for our Wallpaper page - nice combination of old and new Halo art.