The Candy Coated Wonder Road

Reticent Auger writes:

Pirates on the Moon!

Episode 2 of Darkspire Films is ready for launch.  Strap in and get set for blast off.  Oh, and check out their new site.

"In this episode Cody and Rudy embark on a magical journey through the cosmos in search of acceptance and adventure. Blast Off!"



YouTube - The Candy Coated Wonder Road - "Rudy's Amazing Space Adventure" (Halo 3 Machinima)

Darkspire Films

Halo 3 11/3/2009 10:00 AM PST permalink

Win MLG Anaheim Passes from 360sync.com

DjDATZ writes:

Want to watch or compete?  Step inside.


If you're in sunny Southern California and you know how to leave a comment, you could win some free passes to MLG Anaheim.  Details below.

"We did say soon did we not? Sponsored by Dr. Pepper, we’ve got some sweet stuff to give away, only downside to it is that you must be local to the South California (also known as SoCal) area. Purely by commenting on this post, you’ll be entered to win either one of these prizes:

1 of 2 pairs of spectator passes to the Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Tournament in Anaheim, CA 11/6 – 11/8.

1 MLG Anaheim Halo 3 4v4 Team competition pass: Admits 1 team (four players) to compete in the 2009 Halo 3 Event at Anaheim, CA November 6-8, 2009

Just a side note to all of this, the winners must provide their own transportation to Anaheim and accommodations while in Anaheim.  When commenting, please state whether you prefer either the spectator passes or the competition pass, as this will make the final process much quicker!

Enter to Win

One final minor note, if you’re on Twitter, you can also check out another contest we’re running as well!"

Halo 3 11/3/2009 9:56 AM PST permalink

Funny Halo Fails and Laughs 8

Stewie2552 writes:

Halloween and fails in one nice mushy montage.


Funny Halo 3 Productions has awoken from their post Halloween, candy-induced comas and they come bearing a community driven montage filled with fails.  Did you submit?  If so, your clips might have made the grade.  If you didn't (and you would like to), check out their YouTube channel for instructions after you watch the video.

"In this Halloween special episode, check out the clips that were submitted via our website.  Have any clips?  Send them in! It full of fails and good laughs ranging from accidental sticks to intentional betrayals. Short and to the point, enjoy! "



YouTube - Halo 3 Fails and Laughs

Halo 3 11/3/2009 9:52 AM PST permalink

Hub of the Dead Contest Winners

Insane54 writes:

Some maps survived.


Looking for some post-Holiday Infection maps?  Forge Hub has you covered.  Check out their crop of creepy Hub of the Dead winners.

"One dark night, the staff banded together, using guns that fire shot and their own wit, to rebuff a seemingly endless wave of infected...maps. After hours of enduring humanity's destruction, Forge Hub presents the final survivors of its Hub of the Dead Contest, just in time for your late night Halo-ween festivities."

Head on over to Forge Hub for the winners and download links!

Community 11/3/2009 9:49 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Rally Point

Pointin', shootin', and showin' off.


Halloween is over and done with, but we're sticking with the darker confines of Halo 3: ODST for this week's Tag and Release slideshow extravaganza.  These screenshots were found by using the handy dandy dropdown tool inside the Community Files page instead of tags proper.  Once again, you do good and proper work with the tools you're given.  And no, that's not what she said.

Mission Select: Rally Point


Return Fire


In Bloom


In Repose and about to be in a world of below the belt hurt.


Teamwork

If you want to see more of the collection, all you gotta do is set foot into the Community Files sector of Bungie.net.  Find some stuff by fiddling with the knobs and levers for hot filtering action, or just slap in some keywords and see what's lurking in the shadows.  You can think of it as VISR mode for Halo screenshots.

Halo 3: ODST 11/2/2009 10:26 AM PST permalink

Pick a Pumpkin

You must choose...


...but choose wisely - the winners get sweet prizes.  It's gonna be tough too, there's more than a few really great offerings this year.  Stop by and harvest your favorites.

HBO's 343 Guilt O' Lantern: Voting

Community 11/2/2009 9:49 AM PST permalink

'Creatures of the Night'

ihearthalo3halloweenscreenshots


Last Friday's updated compilation was churned out just in time for Halloween.  We're just fashionably late.  Thanks to HBO for giving us directions to the party.

Top Ten Halo 3 Screenshots: Creatures of the Night

Halo 3 11/2/2009 9:45 AM PST permalink

BSU Battle Armor

Put me in, Coach.


HBO forumgoer Mad Cow showed off his team spirit by painting his MJOLNIR blue and orange for the BSU game.  Somebody snapped a picture.  Warning: sweet ponytail in the shot.

HBO - Any College Football Fans?

Community 11/2/2009 9:37 AM PST permalink

Phurion's Fiesta Weekend Montage

Mixing it up.


Phurion isn't content with twice the EXP.  He wants to show off a bit too.  Check out his Fiesta Weekend Montage.

"This is such a great montage from Phurion with all clips compiled from the latest Fiesta Weekend. The song is extremely catchy and he gets some serious multikills in this. Enjoy!"



YouTube - Phurion Presents - Fiesta Weekend Montage

Halo 3 11/2/2009 9:36 AM PST permalink

'Here Comes The Sun' Halo 3 Montage

Axilo Pro writes:

Magical Montage Tour.


Starts off a bit slow, but once the quadraphonic sound kicks into high gear, this Halo 3 Movie Competition hopeful turns out really nice.  Shot in HD with a variety of tracks and some heavy editing.  Check it out.

"For his last and final montage, LiL PAYN3 chooses a stellar, chill and soothing soundtrack for the perfect kind of gameplay that suits it. Enjoy.  This montage is a contestant in the Halo3Forum Halo 3 Movie Competition."



YouTube - Lil PAYN3 "Here Comes the Sun"

Halo 3 11/2/2009 9:33 AM PST permalink

Ready Up Live Gets a Makeover

Greenskull360 writes:

Everyone needs a little change.

Ready Up Live got a fresh coat of paint.  If you're already a community member, you've probably noticed.  If not, go ahead and stop by.  Bring a festive Fall dish.

"The Bungie community site Ready Up Live got a makeover, and does it ever look fine! Go take a look, you might see something you like!"

Ready Up Live

Community 11/2/2009 9:29 AM PST permalink

'Day of Recon' - Halo 3 Machinima

Hockeydude4465 writes:

Are you ready for the day of reckoning?

Some treats leftover from this weekend's festivities.  This one's a horrifying take on the road to Recon.  Check it out.

"Happy Halloween everyone! I'm sure everyone is set for this festive event full of ghouls and zombies. Well, team Replay is here with a new Halloween clip as noobs do anything to get their Recon, and the question is, 'What would you do?'"



YouTube - Day of Recon - Halo 3 Machinima

Halo 3 11/2/2009 9:27 AM PST permalink

Community Playdate with Hawty McBloggy

Jim 028 writes:

Mature Audiences Only.


Hawty McBloggy wants to play with you.  If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold Member and you're not easily offended by off color jokes, Hawty McBloggy is participating in a Halo 3 Community Playdate on November 29. Hit the inline jumps to learn more.

Community 10/30/2009 3:55 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 10.30.09

Tricks, treats, and a little word on Halo: Reach.


Read Full Top Story

Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 10/30/2009 2:14 PM PDT

'SomeDay' - Halo 3 Dual Montage

Screen wipes and nice snipes.


Someday is today if you're searching for a nicely editing montage.  This one features two players and high definition Halo 3 goodness.  Check it out.

"A nice montage from Vyper360 and Platin with some really creative transitions."



YouTube - SomeDay: A Halo 3 Dual Mini by Platin and Vyper360


Halo 3 10/30/2009 10:33 AM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents

How to Kill a Zombie.


Geekscape! gathered up some more tips and tricks for you.  This time out, the Teabag Prevention Team is focused on keeping you alive in the Living Dead Double EXP Weekend playlist.  Hit the jump to survive the zombie invasion.  Thanks to HBO for the heads up.

Teabag Prevention Presents: How to Kill a Zombie/Human

CommunityHalo 3 10/30/2009 9:10 AM PDT permalink

Out of Work Spartan Ep. 2.5

MetalNEMESIS01 writes:

Stay safe and stay alive.


He may not be getting paid, but it looks like Spartan Z06 finally found some work for Halloween.  Check it out.

"When the undead come a knocking, they better watch out for Spartan Z06's shotgun. (Unless they have Active Camo.) October 31st is sneaking up on us and Spartan Z06 has some vital information to help you stay alive during living dead day this year."

YouTube - Out of Work Spartan Episode 2.5

Community 10/30/2009 9:09 AM PDT permalink

Just for FUNdry - Halo 3 Montage

Fun in the Thunderdome.


Less than serious, this multiplayer montage focuses on one map.  FUNdry may look like it's setup for a cage match, but these guys use it to blow off steam (and snag some really nice headshots).  Explicit Lyrics.

"An awesome funtage from Kimo, Phurion, Caratti, Dutchy, Insane, Bjorn, and Herbal T. Great quality, and awesome editing makes this tage a must watch. All clips are on foundry remakes designed for sniping. Watch out for Phurion's HEAD!"



YouTube - Just for FUNdry

Halo 3 10/30/2009 9:04 AM PDT permalink

CE United Has 20 Questions

Willy87 writes:

Mad Villager has the answers.

Get familiar with an angry townie by clicking over the CE United's blog and getting your read on. 

"If you like Machinima then you will like this interview I had the pleasure of talking with Mad Villager from Mad Villager Films.  Get to know the guy who gives us his Mad Thoughts of the Day."

CEU presents: 20 Questions with…

Community 10/30/2009 8:59 AM PDT permalink

Ranked Living Dead (Double EXP Weekend)

Tricks, treats, and yeah, it's ranked.


The dead rise again! The clammy claw of the walking dead reaches for you from the grave once more!

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Social 13 player FFA
Max Party Size: 1
Halo 3: Mythic disk required

Gametypes

  • Save One Bullet (48%)  - Infection. Survivors start with Shotguns and Magnum secondaries, and have no energy shields. Infected start with Energy Swords, have 75% gravity, enhanced motion trackers and are colored black. Score points by killing Infected as Survivors or killing Survivors as Infected. Highest score after 3 rounds wins.  Top 25% of winners at the end of a round become zombies in the following round. 3 minute round time limit.
  • Creeping Death (7%) - Infection. Survivors start with Shotguns and Magnum secondaries. Infected start with Gravity Hammers, have 75% gravity, enhanced motion trackers, good active camo, and are colored black. Score points by killing Infected as Survivors or killing Survivors as Infected. Highest score after 3 rounds wins. Whoever has the highest score at the end of a round becomes the zombie at the beginning of the following round. 3 minute round time limit.
  • Creeping Rocket (9%, Skipped after Veto) - Infection. Survivors start with Rocket Launchers and Spartan Laser secondaries. Infected start with Gravity Hammers, have 75% gravity, 200% damage resistance, enhanced motion trackers, good active camo, and are colored black. Score points by killing Infected as Survivors or killing Survivors as Infected. Highest score after 3 rounds wins. Whoever has the highest score at the end of a round becomes the zombie at the beginning of the following round. 3 minute round time limit.
  • Braaaaains (31%) - Infection. Survivors start with Shotguns and Magnum secondaries, and have no energy shields. Infected start with Energy Swords, have 75% gravity, no energy shields, enhanced motion trackers and are colored black. Score points by killing Infected as Survivors or killing Survivors as Infected. Highest score after 3 rounds wins. 25% of players are randomly chosen to be zombies each round . 3 minute round time limit.
  • Speed Demons (5%) - Infection. Survivors start with Shotguns and Battle Rifle secondaries, have no energy shields and 150% gravity. Infected start with Gravity Hammers and Energy Sword secondaries, have 150% gravity, 200% movement speed, deal 150% damage, enhanced motion trackers and are colored black. Score points by killing Infected as Survivors or killing Survivors as Infected. Highest score after 3 rounds wins. 25% of players are randomly chosen to be zombies each round. 3 minute round time limit.

Maps

  • Bubonic (Rat's Nest) - Rat's Nest variant designed for Infection gametypes
  • Charnel Pit (The Pit) - The Pit variant designed for Infection gametypes
  • Club Dead (High Ground) - High Ground variant designed for Infection gametypes
  • Death Valley (Valhalla) - Valhalla variant designed for Infection gametypes
  • Deadlock (Blackout) - Blackout variant designed for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack
  • Dish of Doom (Standoff) - Standoff variant designed for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack
  • Ghoul Town (Ghost Town) - Ghost Town variant designed for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack
  • Growth Spurt (Isolation) -  Isolation variant designed for Infection gametypes.
  • Haunted Manor (Foundry) - Foundry variant designed for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Salivation (Epitaph) - Epitaph variant designed for Infection gametypes.
  • Tree Rot (Guardian)  -  Guardian variant designed for Infection gametypes.
  • ZOMBIES ON ICE (Avalanche) - Avalanche variant designed for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack
  • Zomboni (Snowbound) - Snowbound variant designed for Infection gametypes.
  • Zomzibar (Last Resort) - Last Resort variant designed for Infection gametypes.
  • Andromeda (Orbital) - Orbital variant for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Orbital is part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Spooky House (Sandbox)  - Sandbox variant built in the Sky Bubble for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Sandbox is part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Dead Docks (Longshore) - Longshore variant designed for Infection gametypes. REQUIRED. Longshore is available on Halo 3: Mythic.

PlaylistsHalo 3 10/29/2009 2:33 PM PDT permalink

'The Follower' - Halo 3 Machinima

Right behind you...


...and just in time for Halloween.  InfiniteMomentStudio put together this festively eerie machinima to help you get into the holiday spirit.

"An investigator is dropped off by a friend to investigate what has been reported as a ghost town. He, a skeptic, believes that it was simply a mass emigration due to the declining economy. Looking for evidence to prove his theory what he finds is not what he was looking for."



YouTube - IMS: The Follower

Halo 3 10/29/2009 1:27 PM PDT permalink

Foley's Minitage

Short, sweet, and full of sick snipes.


Just over three and a half minutes of MLG play captured in HD.  Nice plays, nice editing, nice montage.  Check it out.

"Some of the most insane MLG gameplay I've seen since the Str8 Rippin montage. This kid is seriously sick, and has the most amazing clips ever. Phurion does a great job with editing and syncing, check it out."



YouTube - Phurion Presents :: Foley's Minitage - HD -

Halo 3 10/29/2009 10:18 AM PDT permalink

Str8 Rippin Drinks Dr. Pepper

They're also answering questions in a live chat tonight.


If you're really thirsty or just want to pester a top tier MLG team with a whole mess of questions, you should hit the link below and follow along.   The live chat starts tonight at 6pm EST.

"Hey Dr Pepper Fans and Gamers!

The Dr Pepper-sponsored Major League Gaming "Halo" pro team, Str8 Rippin, will be on-hand to answer your best gaming questions LIVE from the Dr Pepper Facebook page on Thursday, October 29th at 6PM Eastern Standard Time!

Str8 Rippin will kick off the live chat on Thursday, October 29th with ten of the toughest gaming questions posted here in this Discussion Board topic thread.

Leave your questions for Str8 Rippin - Tom "Tsquared Taylor", Bryan "Legit" Rizzo, Kyle "ElamiteWarrior" Elam, and Eric "Snip3down" Wrona - here between now and Monday, October 26th for a shot at having your question answered first by the team.

Tune in to the live Str8 Rippin chat on the Dr Pepper Facebook page on Thursday, October 29th at 6PM Eastern Standard Time to chat with the team."

Facebook - Live Chat with Str8 Rippin

CommunityHalo 3 10/29/2009 10:10 AM PDT permalink

Highlights of a Halo Legendary Run

Pacific Penguin writes:

Two men, one trilogy.


Dangitwork and a friend played through the Halo trilogy on Legendary difficulty.  Then they made a montage.  It's broken up into themed segments, each featuring play from all three games in splitscreen.  It's pretty awesome.  You should check it out.





YouTube - Halo Trilogy Legendary Run

YouTube - Halo Trilogy Legendary Run Part 2

Halo 10/29/2009 10:03 AM PDT permalink

The M12 LVR Warthog

FatalEra writes:

Coming soon to showrooms near you.


And by soon, we mean a few hundred years from now.  Still, this "commercial" is nicely shot and well edited.  You should check it out.

"The all new M12 LRV Warthog. From Bungie."

YouTube - The M12 LVR Warthog

Halo 3 10/29/2009 9:14 AM PDT permalink