MLG Orlando Hall of Champs

I have only one question for Believe the Hype.

Can I borrow some money?  I'm good for it.  Swear.  Just like, oh, fifty grand.  Got myself in a spot of trouble.

Major League Gaming Orlando Hall of Champions

Halo 3 1/11/2010 9:21 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer 234 - Interrogator

Where were you on the morning of January 11th?

I was reading Reclaimer, I swear!  I can prove it too, just hit the link below and you'll have everything you need to know.  Well, that's pretty far from the truth and so not par for the course for Reclaimer, but get your ass over there anyway.

Reclaimer 234 - Interrogator

Halo 3 1/11/2010 9:18 AM PST permalink

Top Ten Halo 3 Screenshots

Thel 'Vadam.

Otherwise known as the Arbiter, there's no shame in snapping some pics of the mandibled menace in action.  Okay, maybe a little, but we'll keep it between you and me.  No need to stand on ceremony or stay your feet.  While you ponder what in the world I'm going on about pre-morning coffee, pop on over to and check out a collection of screenshots focused on our traditionally clad friend.

Top Ten Halo 3 Screenshots: Thel 'Vadam

Halo 3 1/11/2010 9:14 AM PST permalink

Topping the Charts in 2009

Tooting Halo 3's horn.

Turns out tales of Halo 3's demise have been greatly exaggerated. In the midst of a glut of great games in yet another banner year for Xbox LIVE, our old gal did her best to put on a good show. Seems you liked what you laid eyes on. Halo 3 claimed the top spot for the third year running - an accomplishment for our team, no doubt, but also a testament to the tenacity of the Seventh Column. Halo 3: ODST also makes a strong showing, even without a traditional multiplayer offering. 

Once again, we need to say thanks for playing! We couldn't have done it without you. Literally.

The Top 20 LIVE Games of 2009

Halo 3 1/11/2010 9:00 AM PST permalink

MLG National Championships This Weekend!

There's one hundred grand on the line in Orlando.

MLG's 2009 Halo 3 National Champion will be crowned this weekend, with the winning team taking home $100,000 in cash. Be sure to tune in to all weekend long to watch live coverage from the event. If you're in the Orlando area, you can also come out and see it live. Spectator passes are available at the door for only $20 and the pass allows you access for the entire weekend.

For more information on Orlando, click here:

Full Live Stream Schedule:

Halo 3 1/8/2010 11:58 AM PST permalink

Mythic Brawl and 7 on the 7th are LIVE

Double down.

The stars have aligned and the Mythic Brawl Double EXP Weekend is live on the same day as 7 on the 7th.  If that's not magical enough for you and you're wondering where in the hell the community playlist is, Shishka tells me it's now become a 4-day Double EXP Weekend set for the first week of February.

If you're looking for more dates and details, check out our Matchmaking Playlist page.

PlaylistsHalo 3 1/7/2010 2:38 PM PST permalink

Phil - Day Thirteen: Championship I

When does it start?

Now!  Filled with adult language and at least two witty comments, Phil is back for Day Thirteen.  Championship time!

"Meet Phil, a newcomer to the Halo 3 online community who tries to do nothing more than merely enjoy this wonderful game."

YouTube - Phil - Day Thirteen: Championship I

Halo 3 1/7/2010 9:32 AM PST permalink

'The Forgotten Spartans' Part 8

They're so forgotten, we forgot to mention part 8!

Easily remedied.  Darknal completed the eighth installment of "The Forgotten Spartans" over the holiday break.  You can check it out below.

YouTube - Halo 3 Movie 'The Forgotten Spartans' Part 8 (Machinima)

Halo 3 1/6/2010 10:28 AM PST permalink

2009's Finest: In Praise of the ODST OST

Insights into game music and the people who create it.

1UP's Jeremy Parish loves him some Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori.  Total mancrush.  Who can blame him?  We've all hear the ODST soundtrack.  Check out his own heartfelt and bromantic thoughts on the subject after the jump.  It's well worth the read.  Thanks to HBO for the pass.

Chiptuned: 1UP's Game Music Blog: 2009's Finest: In Praise of the ODST OST

Chronicles of ODS Steve #55

The Oracle.

Looks like the Grunts have themselves a deity.  Tremble before its power!  Or ride it into outer space.  Whichever.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: The Oracle (#55)

Halo 3: ODST 1/6/2010 9:05 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer 232

Gambit: Failed.

Looks like an old friend returns in today's Reclaimer.  Or maybe not.  But maybe.  Or something.  Explanation is inbound.  Maybe.

Reclaimer 232 - Gambit: Failed

Halo 3 1/6/2010 9:02 AM PST permalink

WatchThis!Gaming - Top 5 Plays Ep. 4

With brand new commentatin'.

Looks like the crew over at WTG took a long hard look at their perk setup and realized they weren't cut out to classify Halo 3 content.  Instead of throwing in the towel, they brought in a supersoldier to get the job done.  Like these clips better than the last?  Let 'em know at the jump.

YouTube - WatchThis!Gaming Halo 3 Top 5 Plays

Halo 3 1/5/2010 9:12 AM PST permalink

'What's Going On?' - Halo 3 Machinima

Powered up!

Super short montage.  Big asplosion.  If you're offended by half a swear word, don't watch it.  If you're not, bam:

YouTube - What's Going On?

Halo 3 1/5/2010 9:10 AM PST permalink

360Cinema's Top 10 Halo 3 Kills

Episode Uno (that means one.)

360Cinema slapped together their favorite ten Halo 3 plays.  Since this is labeled as their inaugural episode, it's safe to assume their off finding more right now.  Don't worry too much about the future though.  Live in the present and be entertained!

YouTube - Top 10 Halo 3 Kills: Episode 1

Halo 3 1/5/2010 9:06 AM PST permalink

Blasting Off for Christmas

Two riders and twice the EXP.

Lord Bakkenstein passed me this nearly seven minute montage of Rockety Race goodness.  It features some pretty relaxed racing set to Ronald Jenkees jams.  Check it out.  It'll make Lars happy.

"Some of the best clips from the Halo 3 Rocket Race Double Experience weekend that went down Christmas 2009. Brought to you by The Worldwide Association of Rocket Racers."

YouTube - Halo 3 Rocket Race Double EXP Weekend Montage

Halo 3 1/5/2010 9:03 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Chasm Ten

Going down?

ODST was hitting its stride last week as some newcomers dropped into Firefight after Santa dropped down the chimney and delivered some Christmas gaming cheer.  I dropped into Chasm Ten and pulled out some tasty screenshots.  Whether you're brand new or a seasoned veteran, you should check 'em out.  It'll make me happy.

Mission Select: Chasm Ten

Check out her gear.

Bright and Shiny

Dim and Dark

Color Coordinated

Don't like my selections?  Fine.  Find your own stuff, jerk!  We've got tons of pre and post Holiday snapshots just sitting in our Community Files collection.

Halo 3: ODST 1/4/2010 11:32 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer 231

Best of Intentions.

In case you missed it, Reclaimer claims to be spinning back up to a regularly scheduled schedule.  Schedule some time to check it out on the regular.  Here's the latest:

Reclaimer 231 - Best of Intentions

Halo 3 1/4/2010 10:15 AM PST permalink

The Candy Coated Wonder Road

Neighborly Love.

Gotta sit through some kind of strange Google ad to see the latest offering from DSF, but it's worth it.  The consumerific brainwashing is minimal and The Candy Coated Wonder Road will wash the materialistic taste outcha mouth.  Give it a lick if you're not easily offended.

YouTube - The Candy Coated Wonder Road: Neighborly Love

Halo 3 1/4/2010 10:08 AM PST permalink

Hardass Space Adventures

In space, no one can hear your ringtone.

Looks like Lyle is out and a new chronicles are just beginning.  This one's called Hardass Space Adventures.  If you couldn't tell by the title, there's a measure of adult humor in the mix.  And a whole lot of Hardass.

YouTube - Hardass Space Adventures: Hardass Answers the Phone

Halo 3 12/18/2009 10:07 AM PST permalink

Ten FTW: Best Halo 3 Snipes

Long Rifle Lovin'.

Ten FTW has covered Halo 3's Sniper Rifle before, but hey, you guys have taken way more than ten awesome shots.  Scope out Ten FTW's latest selections.

YouTube - Ten FTW: Best Halo 3 Snipes

Halo 3 12/18/2009 9:20 AM PST permalink

Halo 3 Mythic Walkthrough Updated

The Ark 2.0.

Tyrant concludes his Halo 3 Mythic (SLASO) Walkthrough by giving you the best path through The Ark on Halo 3's most difficult setting.  Don't worry though, he's not done doling out the tips and tricks.  We hear he's got ODST on tap too.  For now, check out his walkthrough of what may be the most difficult Halo 3 level.  If you're gonna try it yourself, all we can say is good luck.

Halo 3 Mythic Walkthrough - The Ark 2.0

Halo 3 12/18/2009 8:55 AM PST permalink

Mythic Brawl Double EXP Weekend

Fight your way to the top in this Big FFA playlist.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
12 Player Free For All
Max Party Size: 1
Halo 3: Mythic disk required
Updated 9/28/2009


  • Brawl Slayer (54%) - 25 kills to win. Battle Rifle starts with Assault Rifle secondary. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Shotty Snipers (7%, Skipped after veto) - 20 kills to win. Sniper Rifle spawns with Shotgun secondary weapon. Infinite ammo enabled. Map traits: No weapons, Mongooses only. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Rockets (13%) - 20 kills to win. Rocket Launcher primaries. Infinite ammo enabled. Map traits: No weapons, Mongooses only. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Mosh Pit (9%) - King of the Hill, 150 points to win. Assault Rifle starts. Hill Traits: Random movement every minute, players in hill have 2x Overshields and 200% Shield Recharge Rate. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Laser Tag (11%) - 15 kills to win. Spartan Laser starts with Sniper Rifle secondary. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Brawl Snipers (6%) - 15 kills to win. Sniper Rifle starts with Magnum secondary. 12 minute match time limit.


  • Sandtrap (FFA) - Tweaked for FFA play.
  • Rat's Nest (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Standoff (Default) -  REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Avalanche (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Assembly (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Orbital (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Longshore (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3:  Mythic.

Halo 3 12/17/2009 3:23 PM PST permalink

Halo 3 Top 10 Kills of the Week

The kills just keep on coming.

And so do the installments of IGN's Top 10 Kills of the Week.  Check out the latest offering and learn how you can submit your own clips after the jump.  Thanks to HBO for scaring up the link.

Halo 3 Top 10 Kills of the Week

Halo 3 12/17/2009 9:09 AM PST permalink

'Phisto's Eleven' - A CTF Montage

Going to work.

HBO highlighted an interesting montage earlier this morning.  Instead of Battle Rifles and Snipers being the focus, this one's primary target is the enemy's flag.  Check it out.

YouTube - Phisto's Eleven - A CTF Montage

Halo 3 12/17/2009 9:05 AM PST permalink

Bungie Favorites Updated

Heading into the Holidays.

Since we're gonna be taking a two week break beginning this weekend, we updated Bungie Favorites all by ourselves this morning.  So, if you don't like 'em, you can stick it right up your File Share.  We got feelings too, you know!

Bungie Favorites

CommunityHalo 3 12/16/2009 10:55 AM PST permalink