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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 […]

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