Archive for October, 2007

Halo 3 Cutscene Library: The Covenant

October 31st, 2007
For those of you not too busy playing the new Infection playlist on Xbox Live, the cutscenes for The Covenant (all six of them) are now live in the HBO Halo 3 Cutscene Library. For what it's worth - this is going to continue to grow after the final level is posted; some of the cutscenes change in Co-op play, according to CJ Cowan, Bungie's Cinematics director... so we're going to need to add the altered ones. Have patience!(Louis Wu 23:40:14 UTC)

Gametap’s Interview with Joe Staten, Part 2

October 31st, 2007
The second half of GameTap's interview with Joe Staten (the first half was here) is now online - this one ranges from Ghosts of Onyx to Halo 2 to Halo 3 (it contains major ending spoilers for Halo 3, so if you haven't played it, beware), and has a really sizeable amount of information. Joe is (for Bungie) uncharacteristically forthcoming with interesting tidbits. Thanks again, Jared Rea.(Louis Wu 18:46:49 UTC)

A Kiss On The Hand…

October 31st, 2007
Stuntmutt has a holiday-themed One One Se7en for you today - for those keeping track, it has a Halo spoiler in it. (If you're reading One One Se7en, and you've never played ANY of the Halo games, but you PLAN to... well, I'm not sure we should be protecting you from spoilers, but...)(Louis Wu 18:17:53 UTC)

Major Nelson has been playing Gears of War PC

October 31st, 2007

However, he made a blog post suggesting that there are new gamerpics available for Games for Windows - Live users. Sorry Major, but those gamerpics were released in an August update to Games for Windows - Live. More reasons why you need someone reporting GfW-Live news.

Here's looking forward to playing Gears of War on the PC. Hopefully the GfW-Live revolution will begin.

Major Nelson has been playing Gears of War PC

October 31st, 2007

However, he made a blog post suggesting that there are new gamerpics available for Games for Windows - Live users. Sorry Major, but those gamerpics were released in an August update to Games for Windows - Live. More reasons why you need someone reporting GfW-Live news.

Here's looking forward to playing Gears of War on the PC. Hopefully the GfW-Live revolution will begin.

Infection Hopper Matchmaking Issues

October 31st, 2007
We're aware that players are experiencing slowness in matching in today's special edition hopper. Men of the Top nature have been deployed.

I hope that’s modded.

October 31st, 2007
This is just... wrong.(Louis Wu 16:58:59 UTC)

The Wicked Ending

October 31st, 2007
Z let us know about The Wicked Ending, a huge (270 mb, 14 minutes long) Halo 3 montage from Hysteria and Eli; it's full of multikills (Killtrocities and up), lots of FFA against MLG pros, and pretty nice editing to boot. If you've been missing some Halo 2 montage action, check this out.(Louis Wu 16:57:31 UTC)

Last Year’s Transport

October 31st, 2007
Elnea, shameless in her misuse of a numbering system that wasn't designed for her ramblings, gives us Halo Action Figure Theater 98.74: Last Year's Transport. Fantastic use of props... (Louis Wu 14:33:22 UTC)

Inside Halo – Episode 1

October 31st, 2007
Wow, nice. SodaGod has started a Halo news show over at Machinima.com; yes, these have been done before, but not with audio this good, or with SG's whacky brand of humor. The video information listed is pretty much entirely wrong; the downloaded video is 48 mb, not 37, and the running time is 5 minutes, not 8:28 - but it's a great watch. You can also snag it on YouTube if you don't want to download it. Thanks, Adam Kovic.(Louis Wu 10:50:44 UTC)

Cover Art Recreations

October 31st, 2007
Wow, nice work - KidWitPotential, over at Bungie.net, recreated the original Halo Combat Evolved box art using Halo 3, with a friend - and then they did the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack art. If the screenshots disappear, we have local copies (Halo CE | Multiplayer Map Pack). Thanks, gijake.(Louis Wu 10:02:02 UTC)

Date-specific coolness

October 31st, 2007
Awesome - Walshicus noticed some tombstones on Valhalla, apparently tied to the date today (it is Halloween, after all) - in case the FileShare links he posted disappear, we've downloaded local copies (one | two). RVideo also took a pic.(Louis Wu 09:48:08 UTC)

Forum Maintenance

October 30th, 2007
The forums will be offline for an hour or two due to maintenance.

Halo 3 Cutscenes: The Ark (and a fix)

October 30th, 2007
Today's update for the Halo 3 Cutscene Library contains the cutscenes from the level 'The Ark' - but it also contains a cleaned-up version of the closing cutscene for 'The Storm'. A number of people noticed that there was overlapping music in the first version we uploaded, so Cody kindly went back and re-recorded the cutscene. He had to do it a LOT of times; it seems that overlap is common. The version up now has a tiny bit of overlap, but it's way better than it was. Enjoy - and enjoy the Ark scenes!(Louis Wu 22:40:36 UTC)

Leaderboards for the meta-game

October 30th, 2007
ninjakilpirate let us know about HaloUnofficial.com, which has leaderboards for the Campaign meta-game scores. Submit your scores, and see where you stand! (Louis Wu 22:38:55 UTC)

Arby – all wrapped up

October 30th, 2007
This is actually quite cool - The More Deluded created a sculpture of the Arbiter... in wire. Artistic!(Louis Wu 22:26:26 UTC)

FS2H is Back

October 30th, 2007
Devrous stopped by for the first time in a while - looks like he had a pretty rough summer! He's back on track with his Freespace 2: Halo total conversion, and has a new website online. Take a look!(Louis Wu 22:17:44 UTC)

Game of the week for 10/30/07

October 30th, 2007
Okay the pre-halloween update.  Sorry it is so late.  Anyways here is my disclaimer.  **SPOILERS AHEAD**  That is basically for you that have not played the game or don't own it yet.  I will bring you two or more parts with in the next week or two.

A great novel, full stop.

October 30th, 2007
Zeouterlimits pointed out yet ANOTHER Staten interview - this time at 1UP. Short - but solid!(Louis Wu 20:49:15 UTC)

I’m SO Sorry

October 30th, 2007
ZZoMBiE13 has a new funni for you today, over at Another Halo Comic Strip - a mystery of the ages... solved.(Louis Wu 18:26:38 UTC)