Archive for August, 2008

PAX Pics and more

August 31st, 2008
More video and stills from PAX - Devin Olsen posted some fun stuff on our forum (Lots of Bungie people, playing Assembly, some intriguing Covenant symbols found around the map), and QuickTactical posted his set of photos of the event over at Halogrid. Go read about it!(Louis Wu 15:05:14 UTC)

Luke Smith on 1UP Yours

August 31st, 2008
According to LoneRanger 2.5, Lukems joined in on a live version of the 1UP Yours podcast at PAX yesterday. I haven't been able to listen (crappy hotel connection), but you can grab a copy from 1Up to see if there's any juicy Halo stuff in there!(Louis Wu 15:04:38 UTC)

Prophecy Episode 4: To The Stars teaser trailer

August 31st, 2008
Nabsuh announced a teaser trailer for Prophecy Episode 4 - this one is completely animated. More information about the project is available here. Jump over to YouTube to watch!(Louis Wu 15:04:13 UTC)

10 Most Expensive Video Game Budgets Ever

August 31st, 2008
UNSC Trafalgar found an article that looks at the most expensive video games ever made. Halo 3 comes in at number 5.(Louis Wu 15:03:42 UTC)

DigitalPh33r’s Guide to Making Halo 3 Machinima: Part 4

August 31st, 2008
DigitalPh33r has released part four of his Guide to Making Halo 3 Machinima - this one covers gameplay sequences, and saving them as films. Swing over to Machinima.com to download or stream it. Thanks, UnSilentSlayer.(Louis Wu 15:03:12 UTC)

Halo 3 Mythbusters: Episode 1

August 31st, 2008
H3MB pointed out a new video from DTHClan called 'Halo 3 Mythbusters, Episode 1' - they go through a number of 'myths' of actions that you might or might not actually be able to do in Halo 3 matchmaking, and test them. Some of these are pretty interesting!(Louis Wu 15:02:44 UTC)

H3Press Contest Reminder

August 31st, 2008
Mike Riess, of H3Press, reminded us that the music video contest they kicked off in early August is closing in seven days - and they've only got 3 submissions so far. There are over $100 in prizes - your chances are pretty good if you submit something!(Louis Wu 15:02:19 UTC)

And again

August 31st, 2008
14th

RvB’s animated short

August 30th, 2008
Last night, at their PAX Q&A panel, Rooster Teeth unveiled an amazing animated short showing off the Red vs Blue characters in a completely different context. They're not ready to DO anything with this material yet (they're in the feeling-out stages with various parties), so they're not planning on putting it online any time soon... but (as could be expected) the session was shakeycammed, and can be watched online (thanks, 2900d4u). These vids are totally unworthy representations of this footage... but they're all you're gonna get for the near future.(Louis Wu 15:37:53 UTC)

More Assembly vids

August 30th, 2008
MasterChief2829 found another couple of gameplay vids showing off Assembly gameplay - and Kotaku has one, too. I'm sure there'll be more throughout the weekend.(Louis Wu 15:37:27 UTC)

She lets her skills do the talking

August 30th, 2008
The Seattle Times has a profile piece on Alexis "Mischief" Hebert, one of the Frag Dolls, in the context of her preparations for tomorrow's 128-team Halo 3 tournament at PAX. Nice look into the online life of a frontline female gamer!(Louis Wu 15:36:59 UTC)

Assembly Walkthrough – sorta

August 30th, 2008
The folks at CrunchGear have put up a video walkthrough (er, runthrough? wanderthrough, with dying?) of one of their guys playing the new map while at PAX. Go look! Thanks go to DMFanella for the heads-up on the forum.(mnemesis 03:34:07 UTC)

The Bungie Seven RIDE!

August 30th, 2008
The Bungie WWU is available over on B.Net. An introduction to a tale about Bungie's Ultimate Frisbee team, a copy-and-paste of the PAX booth info we reported on earlier, and a bunch of pictures of Assembly. What's Assembly, you say? Just a new map (remember the code name Purple Reign?) that folks who attend PAX get to play on this weekend. Curse them all!! Go check it out, the pictures are beautiful. Dilly noted it first on our forum. Update: Whoops, forgot to add this: Dilly also posted the images from the B.Net article, in case folks can't get there to see them. Pretty... (mnemesis 03:25:40 UTC)

Campaign Foto’s

August 30th, 2008
One of Foto's newest addition to the Mod team, Fors Aeterna, is looking for your personal favorite campaign screenshots. Anything will do just as long as it's Campaign material, even cutscenes!Read on for more info.

Bungie Weekly Update: 8/29/08

August 29th, 2008
Also Known As: "We're at PAX right now," edition of the Weekly Update.

Clan signs

August 29th, 2008
What other clan signs we play under and why we shouldn't take -blam!- for sharing an abreviation with a disease.

PAX Begins, Coverage Slows

August 29th, 2008
And... that's it for me today. PAX starts in a few hours, and it's time to get moving! Enjoy your Friday, there are still some HBO folks on duty if you have news, I think. (We'll certainly have a wrap-up article or two, but I'm not bringing a laptop to the show.) If you're IN Seattle, check out the schedule for the Bungie Booth. Tons of activities!(Louis Wu 17:17:09 UTC)

PAX Booth Schedule

August 29th, 2008
The Penny Arcade Expo kicks off today in Seattle and three days of fun await in the Bungie booth.

Ghost

August 29th, 2008
Tony 'ubald' Marcotte sent word of another new render he's done - this one is a gorgeous shot of a ghost, riding off into a sunset. Go check it out in the gallery we've set up for him here!(Louis Wu 16:23:56 UTC)

Halo 3-based Bible Study

August 29th, 2008
Here's one of the more unique uses of the Halo 3 lobby I've ever seen. TruthPastor SBG holds a pair of bible study classes on Monday nights, for his clan members (and anyone else interested) - obviously, only fifteen other people can participate in a single lobby at once, but in fact he's run a pair of Xboxes, with a pair of mics, to bring together 31 people total (15 slots per box, plus his own presence). If you're interested, they have a web page with information. Halo 3-enabled bible study... who'da thunk it?(Louis Wu 16:01:01 UTC)