Archive for September, 2007

Egg: cavemen found in first level of H3

September 30th, 2007

More pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14355153@N06/1460254773/

Zombies and Beer

September 30th, 2007
Stuntmutt has been busy on his own blog - he was at the London gala last Monday (sounds like the only thing that went right was the ending), and he's been collecting some funny guest One One Se7en strips which went up today. If he tries to claim it's his daughter when he betrays you on Live... don't buy it. He was doing that LONG before she came along. (What I REALLY want to know is... what's a Londoner using Australian slang in everyday conversation?) (Louis Wu 20:51:36 UTC)

Donald Trump Hates Him.

September 30th, 2007
I love Marty O'Donnell - the man writes fantastic music, and he's pretty sharp to boot - but I hear he can be a little temperamental when he's working. An evil, evil man sent us a picture that might help explain a few things...(Louis Wu 20:24:13 UTC)

Potential Spoilers

September 30th, 2007

The Glasses Do It

September 30th, 2007
Rawkin'. You might remember a few days ago we mentioned that Spu7n1k was planning on cosplaying as 343 Guilty Spark at a Launch Event in Singapore? And that he was competing to win a Legendary Edition of Halo 3, which isn't for sale otherwise in that country? Well, his sister Calliope wrote to us - not only did he win... but she did, too. Check out the pics.(Louis Wu 16:56:44 UTC)

Jack

September 30th, 2007
Okay, this is just... odd. (Louis Wu 15:42:05 UTC)

You think YOU live in the boonies…

September 30th, 2007
Heh - they're playing Halo 3 EVERYWHERE. There's an article in the Brunei Times (if your geography is weak, Brunei is a tiny country on the island of Borneo, surrounded by a piece of Malaysia) about how quickly the 40 copies of the Limited Edition that the country received were sold. I wonder if any of those people are playing on Live...?(Louis Wu 15:28:26 UTC)

Playing with Numbers

September 30th, 2007
Over at DaniWeb, there's a blog post that looks at the sales numbers that have been tossed around this week, and what they mean, long-term. (And what they mean when compared to movies, or books, or anything else Microsoft's been comparing Halo 3 launch numbers with.) It's worth reading, just for the 'let's not get carried away' advice.(Louis Wu 15:06:56 UTC)

Flashbacks of Halo Rings…

September 30th, 2007
Heh - Trevelyan X ran across an interesting info message while messing around in Forge... always nice to see that Bungie's retained its sense of humor. (For what it's worth, the flipee in this case is an elephant. There are films in Trevelyan's fileshare (labeled hhh and flippa) if you want more info.) (Louis Wu 15:02:19 UTC)

Potential Spoilers

September 30th, 2007

Halo 3 Panoramas

September 30th, 2007
RVideo has been playing around with Halo 3 panoramas - he sent us three:

bikeman704 also posted a panorama that resembles 'Eden' in our forum. These are spoiler-free, in my opinion - but they DO show locations in the campaign, so... (Louis Wu 14:55:07 UTC)

Review Roundup

September 30th, 2007
A bunch more reviews popped through my inbox:

It's been suggested that we simply point you to an aggregator, like gamerankings.com, and dispense with the review listings altogether... at this point, we're probably just going to keep posting them, but the day may come when we decide it's futile.(Louis Wu 14:42:15 UTC)

Halo 3, Day by Day

September 30th, 2007
The State, a paper in Columbia, SC, is running a one-mission-a-day recap of the game; the first two missions are done (one | two). Full of spoilers, of course. I'll see if I can remember to link future missions.(Louis Wu 14:37:02 UTC)

You got beat by a girl.

September 30th, 2007
The Cavegirls are now taking registrations for Fight Like a Girl, an online tournament to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. October 20, on Live, $10 to enter either a Halo 3 FFA or a 2v2 tournament (or $20 to enter both), proceeds to go to ot the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Be warned - you'll be up against (among others) Team Manogram. Thanks, KP.(Louis Wu 14:33:12 UTC)

The Gallery Forum Reopens at B.net

September 30th, 2007
A couple of days ago, Bungie posted a note about the reopening of the Gallery Forum - and the re-emergence of the Caption Contest. Visit the thread listed, write a funny caption to go with the funny picture, get famous. No profit, sorry.(Louis Wu 14:30:15 UTC)

Origins 1

September 30th, 2007
Sane Intolerant looks back on how the characters in Halo Toy Box got started. (Louis Wu 14:28:24 UTC)

Machinima Licenses, Revisited

September 30th, 2007
Wired takes another look at the Game Content Usage Rules Microsoft published a couple of months ago - not a lot new, but it does a nice job of comparing the situation facing Halo machinima creators with that of creators in the Blizzard camp. Thanks, Xavier Guerrero.(Louis Wu 14:25:13 UTC)

Halo 3 League Opens

September 30th, 2007
Cody Misura sent us word of Halo 3 League, an online tourney site with both free and pay-to-enter, win-cash tournaments. Look around!(Louis Wu 14:01:27 UTC)

Spoiler Settings – Now Changed

September 30th, 2007
We've finally turned on the option to block Halo 3 spoilers in our news - because the time has come to allow us to post Halo 3 spoilers in our news. If you don't want to see Halo 3 spoilers at all, make sure you reset your cookie choices with the little 'Change This!' link at the top of the page. (The cookie name has changed, so that EVERYONE will need to make a change unless they want NO spoilers at all.)(Louis Wu 13:00:22 UTC)

Halo 3 Weathers The Storm

September 30th, 2007

No pun intended, 411.com thought Halo 3 met expectations:

Though it could easily have been swamped by the hype and buried by unrealistic expectations, Halo 3 weathered the storm very well. The game, even with the few flaws, is as close to the perfect FPS as you can expect to see this console generation. Not only does it have a very solid single-player campaign that improves on every aspect of the past two, but it takes real steps forward in both multiplayer and additional features. It's quite possibly the best all-around game that the 360 will see this generation, with features that other games will be forced to imitate and gameplay that will still be entertaining far down the road.

They gave it ten points out of ten, a "virtually perfect" rating.