Archive for February, 2009

RT: Left for…

February 28th, 2009
I don't know if you saw the news last week, but thanks to the popularity of Left 4 Dead, it's been plunged into the realm of parody porn. I don't know why I wrote it all uppity like that, I'm obviously going to buy it when it comes out. Anyway, today's comic...

Reclaimer 158 – Wasted Lands

February 28th, 2009
What lies beneath.

MLG Pro Player Song – T-Squared

February 28th, 2009
Get BACKSMACKED (aka earn an Assassin medal).

Transmission Interrupted…….

February 28th, 2009
Please remain calm, all is well.  All is well. There, now that we have the obligatory Kevin Bacon line out of the way....  run for your lives! No, seriously.  It appears that at least one Bungie AI (most likely Durandal, that son of Traxus) has achieved rampancy again.

HBO Mythic Map Code Giveaway, Round 2 – Results

February 28th, 2009
Wouldn't you know it... after a week like this one, I'd come down with the flu. This is pretty much the only newspost I'm going to be able to manage for a while... but I figured folks were waiting on pins and needles, so it's going up. The HBO Mythic Map Code Giveaway, Round 2 garnered nearly 2700 entries (and many, many more attempts, by people using the same IP address, or the same email address, or the same gamertag). Last night, a very quick little line of MySQL code chose five eligible names at random - and this morning, emails were sent to each of those five. The winning gamertags were:

  • imMonkeyGOD
  • minasodaboy
  • Free at Last
  • ZigZagLemons
  • ShrimpBoots

If one of these gamertags is yours, and you DIDN'T receive an email... message Louis Wu on Xbox LIVE from your gamertag, and we'll straighten it out.If you typoed your gamertag on the input form, and you didn't get the email... well, you're out of luck. We'll give your code to someone else. (We already had people trying to scam us for the LAST round of codes - the easiest solution is just to pick another random name.) Congrats to the winners, thanks to everyone for playing!(Louis Wu 14:57:07 UTC)

AH: GTA IV – Endangered Species Part 7 – Alderney

February 28th, 2009
Hello Dudes, I know we're releasing a Halo Wars, and Mythic Map Pack video today, but that doesn't mean we can't show GTA some love too. Knuckles Dawson (who is internet MIA, hence not posting this), has finally released Part Seven of his Endangered Species...

RT: Halo 3 Mythic Map: Sandbox

February 28th, 2009
UPDATE:ALL THE CODES HAVE BEEN WON!! Our Sandbox "walkthrough" video is now online for your viewing pleasure. We are giving away THREE Mythic Map Pack download codes with this video. Thanks again to Bungie Studios for the codes and the early...

RT: Halo Wars: Endless Fun & 2nd Hidden Skull

February 28th, 2009
Hey Hey Hey, Today's Halo Wars video covers the second level of the game, and shows you how to get the "Endless Fun" Achievement, in addition to the second hidden skull. Additionally, it features an annoying cameo by none other than Mr. Burnie...

Bungie Weekly Update: 02/27/09

February 27th, 2009
Team Mythic in Matchmaking, a mosaic, and more codes to come.

Halo Mythic Map Pack: Sandbox Walkthrough

February 27th, 2009
Rooster Teeth has posted their walkthrough of Sandbox - that's all three, now. Swing by and watch it if you want some tips on how this level can be used! Thanks, pete_the_duck.(Louis Wu 20:26:39 UTC)

Arbi’s Island

February 27th, 2009
ZZoMBiE13 created this image about a year ago, for a then-upcoming issue of Another Halo Comic Strip. He never ended up using it - but he found it recently, and thought someone might enjoy it as a desktop. For all you gamers who grew up with Mario... this one's for you.(Louis Wu 19:34:39 UTC)

Decayed Panoramas – a new blog

February 27th, 2009
Decadence Night stopped by with a link to his new blog, set up for the purpose of displaying his Halo 3 panoramas. The time-lapse shots we've highlighted this past week are there... along with a bunch of regular panoramas we haven't mentioned before. Check it out!(Louis Wu 19:32:43 UTC)

Friday’s Bungie Blog Roundup

February 27th, 2009
There's another hour's worth of content in the Bungie Blog - lessee here...

I think that covers it for now... (Louis Wu 18:45:17 UTC)

Retrospect – Halo 3 Short

February 27th, 2009
On second thought.

An Unlikely End

February 27th, 2009
Master Chief's escape plan foiled by flying Flood.

‘Average Joes’ Halo 3 Montage

February 27th, 2009
The title says all.

ODST Interview at Gameplayer

February 27th, 2009
One of the tidbits I missed this week, while away, was caught by Domino Theory, over at NeoGAF. Gameplayer (an Australian website) posted an interview with Joe Staten, a writer at Bungie, and Ryan Crosby, group project manager at Microsoft, about the upcoming Halo 3: ODST. There are some tasty morsels in there! Give it a read.(Louis Wu 18:07:12 UTC)

Usually Unusual – A Montage

February 27th, 2009
You win some, you lose some.

More free codes – this time it’s 1UP

February 27th, 2009
1UP is giving away 50 codes - that's a lot! Submit "your coolest Halo 3 memory in the Halo 3 boards." They'll pick the winners before Tuesday. Thanks, A Penguin.(Louis Wu 17:54:37 UTC)

Ask the Rookie, Get Mythic Map Pack

February 27th, 2009
Tell The Rookie how you really feel.