Archive for Halo 3

Gameplay Videos of Halo 3: ODST Leaked

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , on September 3, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

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Bungie and MS can’t be best pleased about this.

Someone whos managed to obtain the game early has put up on his YouTube page three ten minute gameplay videos of the game.

It comes as a couple of French retailers sold the game early. This could be one of them cases.

We’ll link you to the first video instead of sticking the videos underneath. We’re scared of spoilers, and so should you unless you have no fear of them.

Game’s out on Septepmber 22nd.

343 Industries Formed to Oversee Halo Series

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

master-chiefMicrosoft have formed a brand new 1st party studio known as 343 Industries, formed specfically to oversee the Halo series.

The studio will be headed by ex-Bungie alumni, Frankie O’Connor.

If you look at how George Lucas held on to Star Wars, not just to make money from action figures but to control the direction the universe went in, you can see why we think it’s pretty vital. Luckily, Microsoft has the resources to enable us to do that.

More at the LA Times.

We assume this is also now the same studio former id developer Corrine Yu and former Kojima Productions vet Ryan Payton are now posted under, the latter being attached to the mysterious Halo: Chronicles, the project from Peter Jackson.

It was 10 years to the day yesterday since the original Halo was announced.

Halo 3: ODST – New Screenshots

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Halo 3 ODSTMicrosoft’s released some brand new shots of Halo 3: ODST as they confirm that Sgt Johnson is a playable character for the Firefight co-op mode in the game.

Pre-order the game and you get Johnson. Screens and PR is after the jump.

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Halo 3: ODST Retailing for £26.99 in UK

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on June 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Halo 3 ODSTIf you live in the UK, Argos is selling Halo 3: ODST for £27 (£26.99).

But if you live in the US, you still have to pay for a $60 game. Microsoft confirmed at E3 that ODST will be a full priced game for $60 which has a brand new campaign mode (with added co-op), Firefight co-op mode, 3 brand new multiplayer maps as well as every map from Halo 3 (on disc and DLC) and an invite to the multiplayer beta of Halo: Reach.

September 22nd folks, where you gonna go?

E3 2009: Halo 3: ODST is Finished

Posted in E3 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

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Bungie’s Joe Staten has said to IGN the one sentence that alot of Bungie and Halo fans have been dying to hear since Halo 3: ODST was revealed at Tokyo Games Show 2009. ODST is finished, done, finneto. It was pinned down for a September 22nd release date, with anybody buying ODST get a beta invite to the multiplayer to Bungie’s next Halo game, Halo: Reach.

Catch the news at IGN.

E3 2009: CONFIRMED: Halo 3: ODST Confirmed for September 22nd Release

Posted in E3 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

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Just before the Halo Reach announcement, Bungie demoed Halo 3: ODST for the first time ever. It was also announced that the game would be released on September 22nd 2009.

The demo showed “The Rookie” preparing to drop for his mission, which takes place before Halo 3. Bungie’s Joe Staten said on stage that you will be able to change from each character as a flashback. A new co-op mode was also announced for the game.

More soon.

Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack Now on XBLMP

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Halo 3 obsessives, the last map pack for Halo 3 (until ODST at least), Mythic, is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. The DLC weighs in at 329MB and costs 800 MS points. From the Major:

The long-awaited Mythic Map Pack drops into Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Investigate Orbital’s abandoned hallways – before it was evacuated, the Quito Space Tether was heralded as the “Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium.” Witness Assembly, where Scarab hulls loom overhead, being decontaminated in preparation for the city-sized Lekgolo colonies that will breathe life into the massive metal husks. An excavation site surrounded by deadly Forerunner defenses, the mysteries of Sandbox are hidden high above, deep below, and right before your eyes.

So, there you go, get cracking Bungielites, it’ll be the last time you see something from them until ODST.

Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack [Major Nelson]