Archive for July, 2008

AH: Jack reviews Unreal Tournament 3 for the 360

July 31st, 2008
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RT: Just to make sure…

July 31st, 2008
Today's comic is totally (mostly) a joke, and cannot be held as admissible in court. *fingers crossed* dggeoff

VGL Album debuts at #10 on Billboard Charts

July 31st, 2008
Video Games Live just posted a press release - their album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Charts. Wow! Congrats to Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, and the entire VGL team! If you buy a copy, you'll hear the Slovak Symphony Orchestra playing the Halo Suite, and a bunch of other great music.(Louis Wu 21:56:31 UTC)

Team Melee Weekend Live

July 31st, 2008
A few hours ago, the latest Double XP weekend went live - this week, it's Team Melee. What's Team Melee? It's a playlist loaded with Gravity Hammers and Swords! Three teams of three meet to beat the crap out of each other. AdjustantReflex gave us the heads-up.(Louis Wu 21:51:37 UTC)

Damian Isla talks about Halo Wars, AI Programming

July 31st, 2008
According to an article in Eurogamer, Bungie is "very excited" about Halo Wars - they talked to Damian Isla, AI Programming Lead for Halo 2 and Halo 3. Positive news, for fans worried that Ensemble might be taking liberties! Thanks, gunluva. While you're at Eurogamer, check out this little piece as well - Isla discusses the problems AI programmers face in making the next great video game.(Louis Wu 21:49:10 UTC)

Team Melee Weekend Begins!

July 31st, 2008
Gametypes for people that like to play up close and personal.

The Running Riot’s Favorite Community Files Updated

July 31st, 2008
The Running Riot picked their favorites again from 100 Screenshots and 75 Film Clips. Check them out in TRR Favs!

Halo Chopper – not what you think

July 31st, 2008
Veegie pointed out a Halo Chopper - not the Brute one - being modeled over at Threedy Forums by rubenvoorhees. Looks pretty cool!(Louis Wu 10:19:07 UTC)

Hail to the Chief

July 31st, 2008
Spartanx5 noticed an article on IGN that comes up with their Top 10 reasons Halo 3 is Back on Top (of the Xbox LIVE leaderboards). Some are silly, some are solid. Check 'em out!(Louis Wu 10:14:30 UTC)

Halo Pen from ComicCon

July 31st, 2008
Praxis Solomen noticed an auction on eBay for a pen, collected during the 2008 San Diego ComicCon, which is labeled "The Battle Begins Fall 2008" and lights up. The title is 'Halo Movie Pen' - there's no information about where this name came from. (Seems more likely that we're talking about something like the Peter Jackson project than the Halo movie, but again, there's no other information included.) Auction ends in just under a week.(Louis Wu 10:12:23 UTC)

From The Belly Of The Whale

July 31st, 2008

Bungie president Harold Ryan tells Variety how to be swallowed by Microsoft and emerge unscathed. Some highlights: thoughts of going independent went back 3-4 years, the preparations went back more than 2 years, and one of the driving reasons was the freedom to work on non-Halo titles.

Streamable Rock Band 2 playlist

July 31st, 2008

I'm looking forward to purchasing Rock Band 2 because of the hugely popular songs already confirmed for the game.

I've gone out and used the SeeqPod API to make a playlist of most all of the songs that will be shipping with Rock Band 2.

Stream the playlist after the break...


SeeqPod - Playable Search

Please let me know if a song is no longer accessible or is corrupted. Enjoy!

I will be gone for 7 days on vacation… (NOT!!)

July 31st, 2008
See ya in 7 days... (NOT!!)

11th time

July 31st, 2008
11th time in the spotlight

Halo 3 has reclaimed its throne as the most-played-game on Xbox Live

July 31st, 2008
This week is the second straight that Master Chief has dominated Xbox Live. IGN breaks down the Chief's recent resurgence on Xbox Live and gives us the Top 10 Reasons Halo 3 is Back on Top.

AH: Reminder: Achievement Hunter TV is about to go Live!

July 31st, 2008
Just a quick reminder to let you know that Achievement Hunter TV is about to go live for a play through of Geometry Wars 2. Join us for fun and excitement as Geoff grows a beard while Jack scores ga-jillions of points! You may even hear a touch of...

Community Contest- LASO

July 31st, 2008
Can you beat Halo 3 on Legendary All Skulls On?

AH: PAX Pre-Registration Ends Tomorrow

July 30th, 2008
Pre-Registration for the Penny Arcade Expo 2008 ends tomorrow. For those of you who have never been to a PAX, close your eyes and let someone slap you in the face with a DS and a deck of Magic cards...while music from the Minibosses plays. Awesome,...

GCA 2008 Nominees Up

July 30th, 2008
The Game Critics Awards Nominees have been posted for 2008 (these are awards for best of show at E3 every year). Halo Wars is up for Best Strategy Game. Results to be announced on August 5!(Louis Wu 20:23:13 UTC)

Halo PC hotfix refresh

July 30th, 2008
According to Bungie's sawnose, Halo PC has received a new 'pre-release hotfix' that he'd like some community help testing before they get rolled into a real patch for auto-update. If you manage a Halo PC server, swing by his forum post and read about what's been changed, and then grab the patch and give him some feedback on whether things work!(Louis Wu 19:16:56 UTC)