Archive for September, 2008

Custom Gaming Night! *New Feature*

September 30th, 2008
Custom gaming night! Fun for everyone! YAY!

Playing with Famous People

September 30th, 2008
The next Game with Fame event involves playing Halo 3 with Esc ape the Fate - check out this page on Xbox.com for full details.(Louis Wu 19:09:16 UTC)

EXP issues – being worked on

September 30th, 2008
If you've been playing Halo 3 on Xbox LIVE today, and haven't seen your EXP going up - don't panic. There's a problem, but they're working on it. Check this post at Bungie.net for details.(Louis Wu 18:57:18 UTC)

EXP and TrueSkill issues in Matchmaking

September 30th, 2008
Users in Matchmaking since Xbox Live's recent downtime are noticing a lack of EXP rewards for their gameplay. Rest assured we're working on it right now.

Halo 3 Mythic Walkthrough

September 30th, 2008
HBO has a long history of helping fans get through the toughest parts of Halo Campaign play - Asmodeus wrote up a Legendary Walkthrough of Halo, and Mike Miller put together a much-lauded guide that could get you through Halo 2 on Legendary. For Halo 3, Daniel Morris (AKA Tyrant) has upped the ante - not content with a guide for muddling through on plain old Legendary, he's built a Mythic Walkthrough - Solo, Legendary, All Skulls On. This is Halo 3 at its most difficult - Legendary difficulty, using 9 gold skulls, 4 silver ones (and don't think the silver ones are all sweetness and light - the Blind skull, for example, removes your HUD, meaning you have no easy access to health or weapon status, and you have no reticule for targeting). Just showing a runthrough, though, would be somewhat useless, from the standpoint of teaching you useful skills - if that's all you want, you should swing by High Speed Halo and check out the SLASO runs. No, what Tyrant gives you is much, much more useful - it's a guide you can follow that will get most of us actually THROUGH THE GAME on this difficulty. There are several pages of general tips, and then a guide for each specific level. We'll be releasing one level per week - there are a lot of video clips that go with each level, and we want to make sure we have the bandwidth to support everyone who wants to try this. First up - Sierra 117. Read the text, watch the video clips (download them, so you can refer to them during your run)... and you're well on your way to finishing Halo at its most challenging!(Louis Wu 15:25:40 UTC)

RvB Reconstruction 16

September 30th, 2008
Red vs Blue: Reconstruction Chapter 16 is now live - both the free public version and the extended cut for sponsors. Things are getting a little crazy; Washington does a lot of explaining, and while we won't post any spoilers, if you've watched it and are trying to figure out what the implications are, there's a lively discussion going on on our forum. (Do NOT read it before you watch - there are spoilers in almost every post.)(Louis Wu 13:18:46 UTC)

The Positive Side of Gaming

September 30th, 2008
XerxdeeJ stopped by early this morning to announce new content at Tied the Leader - it's a look at a recent study of gaming and American youth, putting the findings into perspective that the Halo community can appreciate. An interesting read! (Louis Wu 13:18:29 UTC)

RRTU Scorpion Group

September 30th, 2008
Tony 'ubald' Marcotte sent word that he's finished another render. This one is entitled 'RRTU Scorpion Group' - that's not a team I'd mess with! Check it out - and look through his whole gallery if you haven't seen the rest of his stuff! (Louis Wu 13:18:03 UTC)

Hot and Fresh? Ew.

September 30th, 2008
Hawty McBloggy ran across a Cafe Press shirt inspired by a Newgrounds Halo Flash vid - and it tickled her fancy. I'm pretty sure I'd never actually WEAR it... but it's funny.(Louis Wu 13:17:30 UTC)

Halo Custom Edition Update

September 30th, 2008
Dennis Powers sent us the September Update for the Halo Custom Edition game Archive - there are 60 new maps and assets, bringing the total up to 3,555 items. Highlights this month include Painball beta, a mountaintop level by halorider, Insomnia, a nighttime map from GAIGHER, and Peril, a mountainside level from Higuy. Check 'em out!(Louis Wu 13:16:59 UTC)

Halo Comics – It’s What’s for Dinner

September 30th, 2008
Crispy stopped by to announce a new website that contains at least three comic series - with potentially more on the way. Go see what he's got to offer! (Louis Wu 13:16:37 UTC)

Master Chief Theater 3000: Episode 204

September 29th, 2008
UnSiLeNtSlAyEr pointed out that Master Chief Theater 3000: Episode 204 is online, covering the Whisper in the Storm cutscene.(Louis Wu 20:42:51 UTC)

De Comics, Boss, De Comics!

September 29th, 2008
More new comics, listed on our forum - anthraxgoon let us know that X36 Issue 3 is online, and Raulboy posted the first two 'White Space' strips.(Louis Wu 20:40:30 UTC)

She has strange dreams.

September 29th, 2008
That woman... she's gonna be the death of me. A risqué title for a new article over at Hawty McBloggy's leads to a discussion about a fan-made grenade that started life as a Christmas ornament. This somehow got her to dreams of sticky blue balls - oh, man. Go read.(Louis Wu 20:31:17 UTC)

Cooperation

September 29th, 2008
It's Monday, so TTL Demag0gue let us know there's a new Reclaimer up - Episode 93 shows that the Reclaimer doesn't think a lot of the Cavalcade's ability to help him. (It's also a day for Chapter 1, Page 7 of The Biased, from OddGodHMK - lots of dead people.)(Louis Wu 17:49:24 UTC)

Third Tower, Solo Attack

September 29th, 2008
Rockslider has stopped into our forum with word of a redesign of Bad Cyborg (his website devoted to Halo campaign shenanigans), and a walkthrough of a solo attack on the third tower of The Covenant. Check 'em out! (Louis Wu 17:43:26 UTC)

LittleBigHalo

September 29th, 2008
A Halo fan has created a Halo mod for LittleBigPlanet - check out the video at GameXtract.(Louis Wu 17:42:48 UTC)

the updates

September 29th, 2008
there is a update that has come and all of you probaley already know about it and you must know that it has changed halo to the very core so read the full story and read about it

The Banhammer

September 29th, 2008
The newest Bryan Simon tune is now up on YouTube - it's an ode to The Banhammer, and heeding its advice will keep you playing Halo 3 on Xbox LIVE. (There's even a kind word for my current situation.) If you'd rather have an MP3 version of the tune, grab it from us here (3mb).(Louis Wu 16:53:05 UTC)

Halo 3 Campaign – in Dramatic Fashion

September 29th, 2008
SonofMacPhisto ran across a video entitled Halo 3 Campaign: Ep 1 - Tsavo Highway while exploring YouTube. Richardson Pictures, the creator, has used the Halo 3 saved films feature, voice acting, and some dramatic music to reproduce the Tsavo Highway level as a movie. Some nice camera angles! (The creator has followed up with Ep. 2 - Sierra 117 at this point.)(Louis Wu 14:56:05 UTC)