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  • Sgt. Johnson is playable as a Halo 3: ODST pre-order bonus

    Those who pre-order Halo 3: ODST at participating retailers will get a token to unlock UNSC hero Sgt. Johnson as a playable character in the Firefight multiplayer mode. ODST includes a second standalone disc with three new Halo 3 multiplayer maps, all the original Halo 3 maps, as well as the Legendary, Heroic, and Mythic […]

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  • Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution are most popular games in US

    A huge, in-depth survey into teenager’s gaming habits and the relationship to civic engagement has shown that the five most popular games played in the US are Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution. The wide spread of genres on display is not uncommon, says the survey: 80% of teens play […]

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  • Xbox Live activity for the week of May 18, Halo 3 reigns supreme

    Halo 3 isn’t going anywhere. The past five weeks have proved it beyond a doubt. Differences this week include GTA IV trading places with the UFC Undisputed demo, while the full version of the game came in at number 8, and Resident Evil 5 falling off the charts. Xbox 360 Top Live Titles Halo 3 […]

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  • Halo 3 and Halo Wars sell between 57,000 and 74,000 units in April

    Killzone 2 may have sold 58,000 units in the US during the month of April, but according to recent NPD numbers, Halo 3 may have outsold it. A report from Gamasutra divulges that Halo 3 and Halo Wars sold somewhere between 57,000 and 74,000 units a piece. While exact figures for each were lacking in […]

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  • Xbox Live activity for the week of April 20, Halo 3 still tops

    Halo 3 tops the Live play charts once again this week. Can’t keep a good Spartan down it seems. Both Call of Duty games are still there, though, as well as  Left 4 Dead. Xbox 360 Top Live Titles Halo 3 Call of Duty: World at War Call of Duty 4 Gears of War 2 […]

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  • Halo 3 Campaign kills hit 10 billion

    Bungie’s confirmed the patently ridiculous fact that more than 10 billion Campaign kills have now been made in Halo 3. The “milestone” has been reached in 565 days. That means 17,500,000 Covenant have been killed daily since the game launched. That’s 730,000 killed per hour. Or 12,000 Covenant troops killed per minute. Baffle yourself more […]

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  • Free Halo 3 multiplayer all weekend

    Bungie’s announced a weekend of free Halo 3 multiplayer for all, so if you’ve only got a Silver Live account, you’re now welcome to the party. For a few days. The promo ends at 9.00am PST on Monday.

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  • Rumor: Upcoming 360 Elite bundle to include Fable 2 and Halo 3

    An Arstechnica source has claimed that a new Xbox 360 Elite bundle is to hit stores complete with Fable 2 and Halo 3. The package will cost $400, apparently, which is the going rate for the standalone console – meaning the games are free. Microsoft will supposedly be announcing the bundle over the next week.

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  • Halo 3's Mythic Map Pack goes live

    The Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack is now live, Microsoft just confirmed. Blurb: 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 […]

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  • Halo 3: ODST really is the end of Halo 3, says Bungie

    Bungie has said there are “no plans” for it to produce Halo 3 content beyond Orbital Drop Shock Trooper. This is in response to Allen Murray’s comment this week that the studio would be working on Halo 3 content for two more years. “We’ll never say never, but currently Bungie has no plans to make […]

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  • Halo 3 Mythic Pack for April 9, Gears 2 Snowblind Pack for March 31

    Microsoft just confirmed that the Gears of War 2 Snowblind Map Pack will release on March 31. The add-on will be priced 800 MS Points. In addition, the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack will release on April 9, as expected, for 800 MS Points. The Gears pack contains four new maps in Grindyard, Under Hill, […]

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  • Wii Fit trumps Halo 3 sales in less than a year

    Wii Fit will be one year old this May, and has already surpassed Halo 3 in US sales. According to NPD numbers released yesterday, as of February 2009 the Nintendo title has sold 6 million copies in the US alone. Halo 3′s sold 5.9 million since September 2007. With such an influx of balance boards […]

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  • Bungie teases something for April 9

    Bungie’s included “P.S. 04/09/09″ at the end of its weekly update, which almost certainly points to the release date of Halo 3′s Mythic Map Pack. That said, it’s Bungie. So we may get something new on Halo: ODST. Or not. Who knows? Bungie does. Thanks, IGN.

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  • McGill - PGR4, Mass Effect and Halo 3 are "perennial" games

    Xbox UK head Steve McGill’s told MCV that PGR4, Mass Effect and Halo 3 – the latest three games to be included in 360′s Classics range – are “perennial” titles. He may well be right. “These latest three additions are some of the very biggest and best blockbuster games available on any platform,” he said. […]

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  • Halo 3, Mass Effect, PGR4 added to 360 Classics

    Microsoft said this morning that Halo 3, Mass Effect and Project Gotham Racing 4 will all be £20 in Europe’s Classics range as of this Friday. Cheap. The company also reiterated that Xbox 360 has now sold more than 8 million consoles in Europe. Marketing head David Gosen said the machine had “sailed past” the […]

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  • Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack: Bungie talks haunted houses and zombies

    Bungie will be releasing the Mythic map pack for Halo 3 sometime this spring on Xbox Live, and until the fated day arrives, the firm is continually posting goodies over on the official website. Today’s offering? A haunted house and zombies. The Sandbox map will contain a haunted dwelling called “Spooky House,” and it’s filled […]

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  • More Master Chief may be in Halo's future

    Frank O’Connor has hinted to USA Today that there may be more of Master Chief in Halo’s future. Speaking mainly about Halo 3: ODST being more than just an add-on, Frank let slip something about the hero of the Halo saga. “I doubt we have seen the last of Master Chief,” he said. Going back […]

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  • Halo 3 sees billionth game played

    More than 1 billion games of Halo 3 have been played, according to this Bungie blog post. That’s more than we have fingers and toes, so it’s a bit beyond us. “Saturday night, while many of us were stuffing food into our faces, plenty of folks were still playing Halo 3,” said the firm in […]

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  • Hackers target Live players, says BBC

    According to this BBC report, “Xbox Live is being targeted by malicious hackers selling services that kick players off the network.” These services, apparently, are “proving popular with players who want a way to get revenge on those who beat them in an Xbox Live game.” Halo 3 players are a popular target for the […]

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  • Halo 3 Mythic map pack officially detailed

    After a slight leakage earlier this week, Microsoft’s finally decided to pop the bubble shield of silence surrounding Halo 3’s Mythic map pack. IGN has the scoop. Map descriptions are as follows: Sandbox — Combines large-scale vehicular combat with a limitless amount of Forge customization. Boasting a tiered, open-world layout, “Halo 3″ players will be […]

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  • Halo 3 tops Xbox Live play charts for 2008

    Major Nelson has confirmed that Halo 3 was the most-played game on Xbox Live last year. Call of Duty 4 came in second, followed by GTA IV. Castle Crashers topped the XBLA charts, with Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 and Braid coming in second and third respectively. Halo 2 topped the list for the original […]

  • Halo 3 stays top of Live play chart

    Halo 3′s stayed stop of the Live play chart for another week, proving that the old ones are the best ones. If you’re into shooters on Xbox 360. Data for the week beginning December 8. Last week’s charts here. Halo 3 CoD: World at War Call of Duty 4 Gears of War 2 GTA IV […]

  • Nelson adds Community Games to Live play charts, Word Soup wins

    Nelson‘s added Community Games to the Live play charts for the first time, with Word Soup the first ever top ten winner. Full list: Word Soup Golend Royal Balckjack Weapon of Choice Colosseum ZSX4 Guitarpocalypse Sin(Surfing) In the Pit Head Banger Snake360 Swords and Monsters Of the normal Live charts, Halo’s holding on at the […]

  • Halo 3 beats CoD and Gears 2 to Live top spot

    Halo 3 was the most played games on Xbox Live for the week beginning November 24, beating both Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War to number one. Just goes to show. Bungie all the way. Here’s the top ten. Halo 3 Gears of War 2 CoD: World at War Call […]

  • NXE: Bungie explains why Halo 3 loads faster from disc that hard drive

    There’s a lengthy explanation from Bungie here as to why Halo 3′s load times are increased by installing the game the an NXE-enabled 360′s hard drive. For the time-pressed reader: the game caches maps to the HD whether it’s loading from the disc or the drive. Hence, if it’s running from the HD, it’s reading […]

  • Halo 3 multiplayer is “Quake 3 from 1999,” says Wedgwood

    Speaking to Edge, Splash Damage founder Paul Wedgwood has claimed the Halo 3′s online play is an antiquated beast, and that depth is lacking from console gaming in general. “Arguably, and this is not to dismiss what people have achieved in the past, but Halo 3 multiplayer is really Quake 3 from 1999,” he said. […]

  • September NPD – US games sales drop 7% to $1.27 billion thanks to Halo 3 comparison

    US games sales dropped 7 percent year-on-year in September – down from $1.35 billion to $1.27 billion – thanks to a hard comparison with the launch of Halo 3 last year, said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “This is the first true monthly decline the industry has experienced since March of 2006,” she said. “It’s important […]

  • Bungie planning video renderer for Halo 3

    According to the latest weekly Bungie update, the developer is planning to release a video renderer for Halo 3 in the near future. The service is only going to be available to Bungie PRO subscribers (who pay 750 MS points a year) and will allow players to take their Halo 3 film clips and render […]

  • Halo 3 back on top of Live play charts

    Nothing like a bit of controversy to get things moving. Halo 3′s back in the top spot of the Live play charts after many weeks in CoD4′s shadow, following a week in which Bungie teased new upcoming content for the game. Last week’s chart here. Data for the week beginning September 22. Halo 3 Call […]

  • Bungie claims “Maddie” teaser reference is “pure coincidence” to McCann disappearance

    Posting on the official Halo forums, Bungie writer Luke Smith (Lukems) assured everyone that the “Maddie, where are you?” slogan in yesterday’s teaser was pure coincidence as far as any relation to the 2007 Maddie McCann disappearance goes. “As always, all of the characters in our games are fictional,” he wrote. “Any similarities between real […]

  • Halo 3 still top of Live play charts

    It’s probably going to be like this for a while now. Pew pew. Data for week beginning August 4. Last week’s charts here. Halo 3 Call of Duty 4 GTA IV Gears of War Rock Band Guitar Hero III SOULCALIBUR IV Battlefield: Bad Company Braid Madden NFL 09 Demo

  • Halo 3 Scoops Edge Award for Interactive Innovation

    Edge has awarded Halo 3 its award for Interactive Innovation at the Edinburgh Festival earlier today. Bungie’s opus shooter staved off competition from the likes of Grand Theft Auto IV, Portal, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Fit. “We hand out this accolade to the title released in the last 12 months that does […]

  • Halo 3 unshakable at top of the Live play charts

    Halo 3, yet again, has beaten CoD4 and GTA IV to be the most played game on Live in the past week. Last week’s data here. Halo 3 Call of Duty 4 GTA IV Gears of War Guitar Hero III Rock Band Battlefield: Bad Company Suolcalibur IV Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Geometry Wars […]

  • Halo 3 holds onto Live play top-spot

    Live play figures for the week starting July 21 show Halo 3, yet again, lording over CoD4. Last week’s data here. Halo 3 Call of Duty 4 GTA IV Gears of War Guitar Hero III Rock Band Battlefield: Bad Company Too Human Demo Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 NCAA Football 09

  • Halo 3 back on top of Live play charts

    The Major’s released the latest data on the most popular Live games, and Halo 3′s back at the top. Figures are for the week beginning July 14. Halo 3 Call of Duty 4 GTA IV Gears of War Guitar Hero III Rock Band Too Human Demo Battlefield: Bad Company Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 […]

  • Cold Storage Halo 3 map now live

    The Major tells us that the free Bungie Day Halo 3 map, Cold Storage, is now available on Xbox Live. That’s “free”. So you have no excuse.

  • Full Bungie Day treat details released

    Update: The Theme and Gamerpics are on Live now. Microsoft’s just put out a press releasing detailing everything gamers can expect to see from Bungie next Monday, or “Bungie Day” as July 7′s commonly known. As previously reported, new Halo 3 map Cold Storage will be made available for free and the Legendary Map Pack […]

  • New Halo 3 map to be freely available on July 7

    Bungie’s announced that the upcoming Halo 3 map, Cold Storage, will be available for free on July 7. There’s going to be a price drop for the Legendary Map Pack on the same day as well. “Additionally, on 7/7, Microsoft is dropping the price of the Legendary Map Pack from 800 spacebucks to 600 spacebucks,” […]

  • Halo 3 campaign kill count exceeds population of earth

    There’s probably something very profound about this, but we have no idea what it is. According to this thread on the Bungie forum, there have been more kills made in the Halo 3 campaign than there are people alive in the world. Apparently, Bungie’s calculated that 6,719,996,560 characters have been gunned down in the game, […]

  • Bungie releases new Cold Storage screens

    Bungie’s released new shots of the recently announced Halo 3 map, Cold Storage. See them on X3F. No date on release as yet, but anything’s better than nothing when Halo 3′s concerned.

  • New Halo 3 map Cold Storage revealed at MLG San Diego

    X360F is reporting that Bungie announced a new Halo 3 multiplayer map – entitled Cold Storage – at the Major League Gaming 08 event in San Diego yesterday. Not much is known about the level apart from the fact that it’s a remake of the hugely popular Chill Out map from Halo 1. Images here. […]

  • Nothing as big as Halo 3 this year, admits Kim

    Newly promoted Microsoft entertainment business development VP Shane Kim has admitted that there’s nothing in the firm’s 360 line-up this year likely to top Halo 3 in terms of size. “I think the platform is just as strong, if not stronger [than last year],” he told Next-Gen. “That’s hard to say, because we had incredible […]

  • Bungie spills all in giant Halo 3 retrospective

    In this huge feature on Gamasutra, Bungie’s picked over the bones of Halo 3′s development, talking about everything from art decisions to the mood within the company itself running up toe the game’s launch. There are actually two interviews there, one with environment artist Mike Zak and community and PR director Brian Jarrard, and one […]

  • Crackdown, Halo 3, Gears have “best” co-op, says Microsoft man

    Speaking to 1UP, Microsoft’s game director, Andre Vrignaud, has picked out three Xbox 360 titles he believes sport the greatest co-op-play in games. “Certainly, a lot of people at Microsoft are believers in co-op,” he said. “That can be seen throughout the organization, including the platform side and Microsoft Game Studios. I’d highlight Crackdown, Halo […]

  • Gear of War back in top three Live games played last week

    Blimey. You can’t keep a lame dog down, or whatever it is. Gears of War was the third most played game on Xbox Live last week, according to the Major. Just goes to show. Data’s for the week beginning April 14. Call of Duty 4 Halo 3 Gears of War Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas […]

  • Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack now Live

    According to the Major, the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack is now up on Xbox Live and costs 800 MS Points. The pack contains three maps, as you can see in this movie. Head over to that first link for all the info.

  • Halo 3 “transcended pop culture” by making MC a hero

    Speaking at MI6 in San Francisco Chris Lee, a global group product manager for Microsoft, has explained how making Master Chief a hero in the eyes of the American people was responsible for the series’ gigantic sales. From this Gamedaily piece: Chris Lee, a global group product manager from Microsoft, talks about why putting a […]

  • Massive Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack movie

    It’s Thursday afternoon. Coffee’s not working any more. All you can think of is pie and lesbians. Instead, though, you can watch a Halo 3 trailer of the three maps in the upcoming Legendary Pack, as told by the content’s creators. It all looks very lovely and should be available very soon. See after the […]

  • Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack trailer on Live

    The Major says so, and you have to believe the Major. Explore the darkness and danger of The Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack – Blackout, Avalanche and Ghost Town. Wander the catwalks and catacombs of Blackout and its vertiginous series of aeries and turrets, illuminated by the chill and baleful glare of a moonlit sky. […]

  • CoD4 top of Live rankings yet again

    We just want Halo to beat it so we can write a different headline. Chart is for week ending March 17. Call of Duty 4 Halo 3 Guitar Hero III Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Gears of War Rock Band Army of Two Forza Motorsport 2 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas FIFA 08