HBO's Halo 3: ODST Cutscene Library

Tune in if you've already taken care of business.

Not that kind of business.  We're talking about the mission in New Mombasa.  It shouldn't have to be said, but we're saying it anyway:  If you haven't yet played through ODST and witnessed all of cutscenes (yeah, they vary by difficulty and circumstance), you run a really high risk of spoiling yourself by checking out HBO's Cutscene Library.

Got it?  Good.

Halo 3: ODST Cutscene Library Online

CommunityHalo 3: ODST 10/12/2009 9:50 AM PDT permalink

Tag and Release - Grifball

Thus I refute thee.

Since last week's Double EXP Weekend was Grifball, we dug into the community files crypt and came up with three new screenshots to plant on your plate.  Don't worry though, these won't asplode in your face.  (They won't earn you any EXP, either.)  Want to earn our respect?  Before (or after) you check out these screens, check out this awesome charity auction for Extra Life.

Tag: Grifball

The Chase


Escape Route

Decidedly yellow, eh?  If these three didn't do the trick for you, do some work on your own you ungrateful little jerk!  You got this whole friggin' pile of community screenshots and all you can do is criticize us for our lousy selections!?  I mean, you know I can see your own crummy, stinkin' File Share, right? Right?  RIGHT!?

Sorry.  Got a little off the rails there.  If you are looking for more, we've got your covered.  Sweep into the full collection, use the Popular Tags tool, and score some more sweet screenshots.

Halo 3 10/12/2009 9:35 AM PDT permalink

Arby 'n' the Chief: Endgame (Part Six)

krish95 writes:

...come to an end.

Man, this series sure changed a lot since it's introduction during the Halo 3 beta.  If you've been following along this whole time and desperately want to see it come to a conclusion, hit the link below.  If this is your first DigitalPh33r video, make a note: it's adults only.  Check it out.

"Part six of Arby 'n' the Chief series finale. Things are heading downhill at the apartment. During a game of Halo 3, the Arbiter discovers he's falling to pieces and begins suffering from a mid-life crisis, and he along with Master Chief begin examining their lives. On top of that, Jon's failure to pay rent has forced him to rent out his spare room to another tenant, specifically Scott, a disgusting -blam!- with a giant black afro to match the blackness of his heart who, unbeknownst to Master Chief or The Arbiter at first, is wanted for
hacking on online games in addition to smuggling cocaine between Canada and Russia for sixteen years, and is also being pursued by a Russian agent of the KGB determined to settle a personal score with him."

YouTube - Arby 'n' the Chief: Endgame (Part Six)

Community 10/12/2009 9:33 AM PDT permalink

Funny Halo 3 Fails and Laughs

Stewie2552 writes:

More laughs.  More fails.  More fun.

Funny Halo 3 Productions put together a community created failtage.  It's filled with disasters.  Got your own clips that would make the grade?  Submit 'em at the channel linked below.  Or just watch the video.  Whatever.

"Get ready to laugh and get ready to cry, this is Halo 3 in its finest."

YouTube - Fails and Laughs

Halo 3 10/12/2009 9:29 AM PDT permalink

Master Chief Gets His Groove On

Killed24 writes:

Doing the robot.

We linked the pic from the Saints game two weekends back showcasing the Chief in attendance and getting busy, but this week we have our armor clad hero caught in fluid motion.  Check it out at the link.  22 seconds of awesome.

YouTube - Master Chief Dances at a Saints game!

Community 10/12/2009 9:27 AM PDT permalink

Show Some Love Contest

BWO Prodigy writes:


If you're looking to show off your Forge skills, Black Water Ops has a contest you might be interested in.  Please do not take them literally and show off your love.  If that's the kind of contest you're looking for, you should check out Hawty McBloggy.

"Black Water Ops is at it again with yet another fun filled contest to grasp your hands on and win some prizes. Rules are simple, make some Forge art and take a pic of it to show Bungie some love and have it showing thanks for the great games! Easy enough, thought so, just head over to and sign up today!

Community 10/12/2009 9:22 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 10.09.09

This, that, and some other stuff.

Read Full Top Story

Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3: ODST 10/9/2009 2:34 PM PDT

Building the Fourth Wall

Exploring Sadie's story.

Finished listening to Sadie's story in ODST?  Good.  You're prepared to dip down a little deeper into the civilian experience and see how it all came to pass.

How Fourth Wall Studios hid an artistic radio drama inside Halo 3:ODST

Halo 3: ODST 10/9/2009 9:51 AM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents

Week 2 - Vidmaster Achievement Déjà Vu.

The guys and gals at Geekscape! have another Teabag Prevention article all cooked up for you.  If you've hit some bumps on the Road to Recon, you should give it a glance.  If you want to figure stuff out on your own (or you're easily offended by references to male bits) steer clear.  Thanks to HBO for cluing us in.

Teabag Prevention Presents: The Road to Recon Armor - Week 2 - Vidmaster Achievement Déjà Vu

Halo 3: ODST 10/9/2009 9:47 AM PDT permalink

Pow Pow Power Hog

Wonder if the turret works?

Man, they didn't have these when I was a kid.  I feel ripped off.  Thanks for nothing, dad!  Links to more details at the YouTube Channel.

YouTube - Chupa Thingy Driving1

Community 10/9/2009 9:41 AM PDT permalink

Flag Beats Everything

MR DROZ writes:

Man Cannoning meets smashing success.

Got twelve measly seconds?  Invest them wisely by pressing play on the clip below. - FLG BTS BANSHEE

Halo 3 10/9/2009 9:20 AM PDT permalink

'Adamack' - Halo 3 Montage

Six Below writes:

I remember when I used to feel something.

I remember when I used to feel something. I remember when I used to feel something.

Fast clips.  Fast editing.  Fast soundtrack.  Light speed gameplay (light speed is fast, too).  Intro is a bit on the long side, but hey, it's pretty.  Check it out.

"This montage starts out with a futuristic, unique intro, and features amazing editing throughout. Nevertheless the gameplay is also outstanding. "Mostly MLG!" This is a truly amazing montage. Easily one of the top ten montages this year!

Gameplay By - Adamack Edited By - Insight Media."

YouTube - Adamack :: Halo 3 Montage :: H3M1 - Edited By :: Insight Media

Halo 3 10/9/2009 9:17 AM PDT permalink

BWO Screenshot Contest Winners

Magoo27 writes:

And the winners are...

All good things come to an end.  So it goes with Black Water Ops' screenshot contest.  You can still see the winning submissions at their website though.  And man, those are some sweet screenshots.

"Thank you for all your entries and interest for this competition. 

To the winners:

You have all been notified and your prizes have been sent to you.  If you have not receive word from Smitty (Miss Magoo), please check your PM Inbox's on Black Water Ops, or take a look inside your emails.

To those that didn't win:
Thank you so very much for participating.  Although you did not win this time, please stick around, as we will have more contests up in no time.  Prizes FTW!

To those that didn't enter:
Now guys, you should be ashamed of yourselves. It seems my little talk with you beforehand made no difference.  I will be having a sit-down with your mothers later to discuss your punishment... just uh, go outside and play for an hour or three when that time comes.  Until then, tell her I said 'sup'."

Winners and prizes can be seen by clicking this link.

Community 10/9/2009 9:14 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3 Community Snipetage

Bl4ck K4t4n4 writes:

Best soundtrack ever.

I don't know about this business of debraining peeps, but this montage has some truly tasty licks.  Tune in to get down.

"There is nothing more satisfying than looking at a brain flying out of somebody's head. To be one of the few great snipers, you need a lot of luck and skill. These guys have worked hard for these awesome shots! If you're up for some fresh and shiny headshots in HD... you might want to check this out."

YouTube - Halo 3 Community Snipetage

Halo 3 10/9/2009 9:12 AM PDT permalink

'Tellier' - A Halo 3 Montage

aKa Pryor writes:

Slow and steady.

I am so totally soothed right now.  Need to unwind?  Check out this montage (and get ready for a few more this morning).

"An amazing montage edited by Astiun Media.  Lots of MLG, enjoy.  Gameplay by Carratti."

YouTube - Carratti :: "Tellier" :: A Halo 3 Montage

Halo 3 10/9/2009 9:06 AM PDT permalink

Breaking In - Dave Gasca

Informatics, flexibility, and making first impressions.

Read Full Top Story

Inside BungieCareersBreaking In 10/8/2009 5:23 PM PDT

Grifball Double EXP Weekend is Live!

heyyou9974 writes:

Catch the disease!

Grifball Double Exp Weekend is Now Live (as of 11am PST) and will be available until Monday October 12th,2009 at 2:00 AM PST.

Red vs Blue's contagious Assault-like sport. Catch the disease!

Category: Double EXP Weekend
4 Players Per Team
Max Party Size: 8
Heroic and Mythic 1 Map Packs Required
Updated 8/06/09


* Grifball (55%) - Teams vie over a bomb, attempting to plant and detonate the bomb on the other team's arm point. Players spawn with Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords. Player traits: No grenades, infinite ammo, 200% damage and no shields. Ball carrier traits: Orange forced color, 2x shields and 150% movement speed. Assault bomb arms instantly, and one successful detonation ends the round. Team with the highest score after five rounds wins. Three minutes per round.
* Mayan Grifball (20%) - Players have 110% move speed. Ball carrier has 150% move speed.
* Grifball Up There (15%) - Bomb reset time is 10 seconds.
* Aerial Grifball (10%) - Players have 75% gravity and 100% move speed. Ball carrier has 50% gravity and 100% move speed. Bomb reset time is 10 seconds.


* Grifball Court (Foundry) - Variant of Foundry made specifically for Grifball tournament play.
* The Grif Cave (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's crypt.
* Chichen Itza (Sandbox) - Grifball court styled in the fashion of an ancient arena.
* Ultim8 Grifball (Sandbox) - Get it? With the 8 there, it's like saying "ultimate." Whoever came up with that should do stand up because they're, like, hilarious and stuff!
* Grifball High (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's skybubble.
* Grifball Naught (Sandbox) - "How did I get into the game before the map?"

Halo 3 10/8/2009 4:47 PM PDT permalink

Bleep Bloop: Halo Firefight

Long Distance Relationships 101.

Bleep Bloop huddled up and played some Halo 3: ODST and Halo 3: Mythic.  They also discussed the social merits of online gaming and a couple of dudes maybe kissed a little.  All in good fun.  If you're into it, hit the link below.

Bleep Bloop: Halo Firefight - College Humor

Halo 3: ODST 10/8/2009 11:22 AM PDT permalink

Top Ten Halo 3: ODST Pick-Up Lines

Excuse me.  Do you have an overhead map of the city?

Because I keep gettin' lost in your eyes.  Yeah.  If you're looking for some better material, Hawty McBloggy's got the goods.  Check out her gear and selections for the ten best ODST related pick up lines by clicking on the link below.  Warning: Adult humor and Campaign spoilers.

Top Ten Halo 3: ODST Pick-Up Lines

Community 10/8/2009 10:49 AM PDT permalink

Jumping Top Ten - Ninjas

Up and over.

KnightxofxLight put together a Top Ten counting down all the best hits that came from behind.  Shot in HD and just over three minutes, you really have no excuse not to watch.  Unless the music sends you into an uncontrollable fit of rage and technoseizure.

YouTube - Halo 3 Jumping Top Ten - Ninjas

Halo 3 10/8/2009 9:34 AM PDT permalink

'Panic' - Halo 3 Minitage

Fight or flight.

No need to freak out - this montage isn't too long and it's got all kinds of wild editing tricks.  It'll probably make Louis Wu sick.  Everyone else, go ahead and check it out.

YouTube - Dutchy A Halo 3 Montage "Panic"

Halo 3 10/8/2009 9:10 AM PDT permalink

'Sploosh' A Halo 3 Hijack Fail

dmg04 writes:

Sinking like a stone.

Fifteen seconds of fail courtesy of Bungie Pro Video and a boosting Ghost.

"The new Render to Video feature has brought us some awesome clips, ranging from Magic Spartans that appear from dust, to warthogs that break physics. Here we find out that Ghosts can't float on certain substances." - Hijack Fail

Halo 3 10/8/2009 9:09 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3 - Drag Racing

Mdowg63 writes:

Start your engines.

If you're looking for a non-competitive gametype, you might want to line up and get ready to drag race.  The rules are pretty self explanatory, but if you're wondering how it all works out, there's a brief description and a short video with the details just above the links to the map and game variant.  Sorry about the music.

"Ever wanted to Drag Race in Halo 3? Well here it is! Three Warthogs, Two Lanes, Man Cannons, Grav Lifts, and best of all... Fusion Coils! The point of the game is to get to the end of the track first, the end of the track has a hill in which you only need one point to win that round. But be careful, getting to that hill is not always easy :). Since there can only be three drivers, there are spawn points next to the passenger seats, so you can try to use grenades and blow other drivers off the map.

Below is a link to a video I have put together showing the map and gameplay. I will put download links here and in the video description. Drag Racing is best with 2-6 players and is made by Mdowg63, Jdude4242, and KorwegianFreak."

YouTube - Halo 3 Drag Racing - Drag Racing Map Variant

Drag Racing Game Variant

Halo 3 10/8/2009 9:05 AM PDT permalink

Hub of the Dead Forging Contest

Insane54 writes:

Step inside for puns and prizes.

If you're Forge skills are downright spooky, Forge Hub wants you to try your hand at an Infection map variant.  Both tricks and treats are acceptable, but they'll be on the lookout for a fresh take on the old staple.  If you're up for an October challenge, the details and link are below.

"With October 31st looming over the horizon, the time has come for the latest Forging competition to flood the streets of Forge Hub; and what better way to celebrate the occasion of Halloween than playing a good old game of infection?

Zombie Survival 101 (Contest Rules):

All Halo 3 maps, both DLC and Pre-DLC, are fair game
Submitted maps must be compatible with the Save One Bullet infection gametype
Budget Glitching is NOT allowed
Map submissions may be backdated as far as October 1st
All map submissions must be posted in the Submission Thread by October 25th
Limit of one (1) map per entrant
Co-forging is allowed but limited to a max of 3 forgers

Submissions will be judged based on their overall enjoyment and aesthetics, but we aren't looking for more of the same."

Hub of the Dead Forge Contest

Halo 3 10/8/2009 8:59 AM PDT permalink

7 on the 7th is Live

Got Vidmaster?

Mix it up on a heaping helping of community Sandbox and Foundry maps. No Recon but tons of fun.

Category: 7 on the 7th
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required


  • Team Slayer (37.1%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (14.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (14.3%) - Round based Capture the Flag, one team has a flag while the other attempt to capture it. Most captures after four rounds wins. Four minute round time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF (22.9%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF BRs (11.4%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. Battle Rifle starts. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.


  • Actuality-Break (Forge)
  • Apex (Sandbox)
  • Backdraft (Sandbox)
  • Battle Dome (Sandbox)
  • Ber Ber Creek (Sandbox)
  • Borderline (Sandbox)
  • Breakdown (Sandbox)
  • Bridgeo's (Sandbox)
  • Chimera (Sandbox)
  • Colonnade (Foundry)
  • Conduction (Sandbox)
  • Coup d'Etat (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic Fate (Sandbox)
  • Deity (Sandbox)
  • Eighty Grit (Sandbox)
  • Elysium (Sandbox)
  • Emperor (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

PlaylistsHalo 3 10/7/2009 11:35 AM PDT permalink