Halo 3 Humpday

We had another internal Humpday this week at Bungie Studios, again in Halo 3. So, as you might expect, you'll read a bunch of vague descriptions of rocks and weapons that may or may not sound familiar.

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Halo 3 11/16/2006 4:52 PM PST

Happy Halo Day

It's hard to believe that it's been five whole years since Bungie unleashed Halo on the world! To celebrate this momentous occasion we've got a few small announcements that may be of interest to fans of the series as well as a little screenshot from a game we like to call Halo 3.

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Halo 3 11/15/2006 6:00 AM PST

Anniversary Panel!

In this, the week celebrating the fifth anniversary of the release of Halo for Xbox, we asked a few of our media chums what they think about Halo, Halo 2 and Halo 3 – and what they’re most looking forward to in the next installment. Oh and tomorrow? Boxors will be Roxored.

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Halo 3 11/14/2006 4:38 PM PST

1up Details Halo 3 Multiplayer Maps

Luke Smith has updated 1up.com with an in-depth analysis of the three Halo 3 multiplayer maps that the press was shown last month. He details their experiences on Snowbound, High Ground and Valhalla. The words "Joe Tung" and "whore" play a large role.

You can track all the progress of 1up's coverage on their Halo 3 page at Halo3.1up.com.

Halo 3 11/8/2006 11:37 AM PST permalink

Halo 3 Content at 1up.com

The 1up and EGM editors who got to visit Bungie Studios about a month ago are finally starting to talk, beginning the onslaught of information you'll be seeing from them over the coming three weeks. They've all posted blog updates about their trips to Bungie and limited first impressions of the game. Check out Halo3.1up.com for the updates.

For the lazy, here's Shoe's blog, Mark's blog, Crispin's blog and Luke's blog. Good stuff.

Halo 3 11/6/2006 1:52 PM PST permalink

Halo 3 Humpday

The second proper Halo 3 Humpday Challenge. This time we played on the same maps featured in the next issue of EGM, so you can probably cross reference all these antics, weapons and maps with their screenshots next week.

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Halo 3 11/2/2006 5:10 PM PDT

1up.com Takes Heat Off Bungie

Over at 1up.com, Luke Smith - part of the press contingent who have played Halo 3 - has gone ahead and corrected and expanded upon some of the rumors that have surfaced over the weekend as a result of the magazine scans that hit on Friday. Check out his article for the real deal from someone with first-hand experience.

I heard he was even pretty good... we'll have to see about that.

Halo 3 11/1/2006 3:50 PM PDT permalink

Humpday: Community Team FFA

Last night the Community Team had a few Free-For-All Halo 3 games which ended up being the Humpday for this week. Don't expect to find any new Halo 3 info, but if you enjoy general Halo tactics and vagueries then this Humpday's for you! And yes, it was because Xbox Live was borked.

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Inside BungieHalo 3 10/19/2006 4:04 PM PDT

Halo 3 Logo Wallpaper

Today's Weekly Update showcases the process of creation and finalization the Halo 3 logo. Thanks to Stosh, who spent some time this week making the logo into a wallpaper, you can now use it as your desktop! You can find all four versions of the wallpaper on the wallpapers page of our Halo 3 section.

Here are the wallpapers, if you don't fee like clicking the above link to the wallpapers section.

1024 x 768

1280 x 1024

1280 x 720

1600 x 1200

Halo 3 9/22/2006 6:21 PM PDT permalink

The First Halo 3 Humpday

This week the Humpday Challenge went internal with three head-to-head Halo 3 matches at Bungie Studios. Six men, three maps and an unlimited amount of vague descriptions. Don’t expect to find screenshots or new info on maps, weapons or multiplayer modes in here.

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Halo 3 9/21/2006 5:06 PM PDT

Folks Need Heroes

Last week, Frankie spoke with MTV about the dirty business of keeping secrets in his position. Frankie talks about what it's like to be Bungie's first line of defense against the information-starved reporters and fans as well as some close calls in the past.

Go read.

Halo 3 7/24/2006 10:11 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3 Making Of Documentary on XBL Marketplace

The Halo 3: Behind the Scenes documentary is now available in 720p with 5.1 surround sound on Xbox Live Marketplace. If you want to view it on your ultramegahuegbig screen TV and shake your neighbors' houses with your 7,000 watt surround sound system, fire up the Xbox 360 and find it in Marketplace.

To find it, simply go to Demos and Game Videos --> Newly Released Game Videos --> Halo 3 --> Halo 3: In the Beginning.

If you don't have an Xbox 360 and this documentary is news to you, check it out in the original story.

Halo 3 7/12/2006 4:39 PM PDT permalink

Halo Screen Saver updated

Ciaran Walsh writes:

Would you like to use the Halo 3 Announcement Trailer as your screen saver?  Well, now you can!  I've updated my Halo Screen Saver to show WMV videos as well as QuickTime and MPEG videos.  You can also now set up a playlist of movies to show one after another.  Check it out at http://www.haloscreensaver.com/.

I originally wrote a Halo Screen Saver in 2003 when the Halo 2 demo video came out of E3, but that version couldn't play WMV movies, and only played one movie.  This year I've updated it now that Halo 3 has officially been announced, and there's a new Announcement Trailer to use as my screen saver.

The Halo Screen Saver can be downloaded from http://www.haloscreensaver.com/.  It can play WMV, QuickTime, and MPEG movies.  You can set up a playlist of movies to show one after another - perfect for showing a full season of Red vs Blue for example :)

Since the Screen Saver uses the Microsoft .NET Framework v2, it is only available for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Halo 3 6/8/2006 11:00 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: Behind the Scenes

We're excited to present a documentary short detailing the making of the E3 Halo 3 Trailer. Meet the faces and talents involved in bringing you our brief window on the Halo 3 experience, see behind the scenes drama, and never before seen footage of the trailer itself.

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Inside BungieHalo 3 6/6/2006 2:37 PM PDT

Halo 3 Ending Leaked?

Did somebody leak the Halo 3 ending? Watch this YTMND and decide for yourself. We're worried about this type of security leak, but if our ending did end up like this, it would be purely coincidental.

Seriously, click this link and try to get a flavor of the doom, gloom and melodrama you can expect in Halo 3.

Halo 3 6/6/2006 9:12 AM PDT permalink

IGN goes Beyond the Trailer

IGN has released a video analysis of the Halo 3 trailer. The feature covers a lot of the controversial bits of the trailer in one easy to consume 15 minute movie. It's a pretty good source for someone looking to get up to speed on the speculation.

A few of their points were addressed in a prior update which, along with the announcement page, is the only information you have straight from the horse's mouth.

Halo 3 6/5/2006 10:08 AM PDT permalink

The Bungie Weekly Update

A brand new, exclusive screenshot inside, a new staff member, a 3D Mister Chief make-it-yourself action figure, a photo love story and even a little bit of news about the ongoing development of Halo 3. It's a fat, fat Friday.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 5/19/2006 3:05 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update

This week we turn the update over to you, the reader and answer all the questions we felt comfortable answering, about the Halo 3 announce trailer. Caution: No Spoilers Ahead.

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Halo 3 5/12/2006 3:05 PM PDT

More Halo 3 Goodies

If you can't get your fill of Halo 3 imagery, you're in luck. Head over to the Halo 3 section for a brand new wallpaper, courtesy of AGDTinMan. Forum users will also be happy to know that we've added a few new Halo 3 avatars, created by Shishka. Enjoy!

Hot on the heels of our big Halo 3 announcement comes a few new goodies for Bungie.net members.

For starters, head over to the Halo 3 game section and check out the latest wallpaper that was created by our own AGDTinMan. Adorn your desktop with this sweet image of Master Chief making his triumphant return.

Halo 3 fans can also show their support in our forums by grabbing one of the new avatars that were created by Shishka. Once you're signed in, click in "My Settings" and then the "Avatar" tab at the top of the page and you'll see five new Halo 3 options on the page.

Now that our next project is officially out in the open, you can expect to see plenty more Halo 3 related goodies in the weeks and months ahead. We've got a few new screenshots up our sleeves as well as another surprise that will be worth waiting for and maybe a few things coming to the Bungie Store in the not too distant future. It wouldn't be nearly as fun to just release everything at once so you'll just have to keep checking back to see what's next.

Halo 3 5/12/2006 1:56 PM PDT permalink

We're Back!

We just got off the plane from an exhausting, exhilarating E3. It was a whirlwind tour to be sure, but now we're back and things around here are going to be busy, busy, busy.

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Halo 3 5/11/2006 2:58 PM PDT

Updated Teaser Trailer WMVs

We've updated the Windows Media versions of the Halo 3 Announcement teaser trailer.  There isn't much difference between the old and new, the new are simply uncropped versions of the same video.  They simply look better in Windows Media Player.  They are a little larger, but we want to make sure everyone has the best possible view of the teaser, regardless of their choice of media player.

The new links are below.  We've updated the top story to reflect these links, although the old links will still work and show the original one if you want to compare.

E32006 Announce Trailer (WMV, small)

E32006 Announce Trailer (WMV, large)

Halo 3Trailers and Videos 5/9/2006 11:00 PM PDT permalink

Halo 3 Section Online!

Despite some initial problems, the Halo 3 page is now available.  This means you can see the screenshot gallery, storyboards, grab a wallpaper, and read the FAQ.

We're sorry for the delay, but now you have access to the full glory of our announcement day content.

Halo 3 5/9/2006 3:38 PM PDT permalink

Halo 3 Announced

So it's finally time to announce (admit) Halo 3 for Xbox 360, Bungie's next project.  Surprised?  We didn't think so, but check in here to see the announce trailer and get the dish.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 5/9/2006 10:28 AM PDT