Humpday Challenge: Halo 3 Debut
Posted by lukems at 10/4/2007 6:09 PM PDT

Man, Frank and I are terrible at Halo 3. I feel like an MLB player after the All-Star break falling into some terrible slump, and rapidly heading for the bench. Just like the MLB, though, the games have to get played and there are no rain delays online, so this first week’s Humpday Challenge pits us against what Ske7ch lovingly referred to as “The Chumps” on the Internet. Of course, the real Chumps in all of this being us for not setting up a proper Custom-game based Humpday, but we’re trying to give folks some time to uncover secretz and make their Spartans or Elites look pretty before we put our boots against throats.

Frankie, Jon Cable, Lars Bakken, myself and dearly departed Shishka hopped into Social Slayer for a quick trilogy of games where we got kicked around, beat up on and generally made to feel like rabbit pellets. Somehow though, good prevailed. Read: Shishka carried Frank and I’s slumping sad, selves.

Game 1: Team Slayer, Isolation, Social Slayer Playlist
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At the mercy of the matchmaking Gods, we were plunked down in the Jekyll and Hyde map, Isolation. Which side is Jekyll and which side is Hyde ultimately depends on, what side your team is on and if you have good weapons or better weapons. Common strategy is to stay near the Forerunner structure up top, equipped with Battle Rifles, maybe grab the long rifle and the needler and control the top.

If you watch the video from our match, our strategy was pathetic chaos, desperation and somehow, ultimate victory.

Score: 50-42

Game 2: Team Slayer, Last Resort, Social Slayer Playlist
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Before this match began, we were treated to the sounds of a girl, berating her boyfriend for the previous round. It was little more than a lovers’ quarrel, but I Shottygurl I exorcised swift justice all over our faces. Thankfully, Shishka and Cable carried Frank and I on their mighty shoulders, as if this Humpday was a team of Frank and a steadily declining me, we’d be completely screwed.

Score: 50-46

Game 3: Team Slayer, Narrows, Social Slayer Playlist
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This game is named ‘close call’ even though other games we’re actually closer. If you watch Lars carefully you’ll see some nice betrayals, both by him and against him. All of my games and poor performances run together, so I can’t quite remember if this is the game where I betray the crap out of Lars near the light bridge with the Rocket Launcher.

A note about the way Bungie betrays though, we always seem to betray guys who are under fire from the enemy, so instead of getting a betrayal penalty and a longer respawn, we respawn at the same time and the enemy gets credit for the kill. That “strategy” works about as well as our “control the top” zergling rush of Isolation, did.

Score: 50-45

Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live! 

Posted by urk at 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT

Oh, we're not done yet!

A 4v4 mix of Double EXP Slayer and Objective gametypes on a whole mess of your own community created maps.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required
Updated 12/03/2009


  • Team Slayer (33.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (21.6%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (11.8%) - 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 (21.6%) - 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 (11.8%) - 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 (Foundry)
  • 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)
  • Exhibition (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Fracture (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Onyx (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Reflux (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Static (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Transgression (Foundry)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

Tags: Halo 3


Where's Mah Dooble EXP?! 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 5:52 PM PDT

Fix your -blam!-, Bungle!

So, yeah, This week's Double EXP Weekend is running a little behind. I blame Ninja 0n Fire. (He tells me that some fairly large updates are being deployed and as a result, we'll likely not see the Double EXP Weekend go live until tomorrow, or, *gulp* "later").

When it is ready to go, we'll let you know.

'Under Fire' - ubald Render 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 9:00 AM PDT

Feet first into awesome.

Looks like ubald unleashed another render over at HBO. This one's a WIP and part of a much larger collection that will ultimately serve as a webcomic. But you should check it out now.

ubald: Halo Rendered Comic

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Chronicles of ODS Steve #81 

Posted by urk at 9/1/2010 9:30 AM PDT

Faux Chief.

This week's Steve's getting all Batman on some Scarab carapace.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Faux Chief (#81)

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59 

Posted by urk at 8/30/2010 9:00 AM PDT

You know the deal.

Anoj didn't submit his latest entry to Comm Chatter, but they gang at HBO picked up the slack. Besides, even without Anoj's familiar wordplay, we all know what this video's about anyway. There's like ten kills. You can submit your own for next week if you're astute enough to figure out how to make it happen.

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

Tags: Halo 3



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