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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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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