Get Your HNC Rules Here

Get Your HNC Rules Here

The Halo National Championship rules page at EB has disappeared inexplicably. We're investigating. Meanwhile the fine folks at iGames have posted the rules in their entirety right here.

Halo 8/13/2002 9:22 PM PDT permalink

HNC Tournament: Regional Centers

HNC Tournament: Regional Centers

Congratulations to everyone that advanced to the regional playoffs in the Halo National Championship! Here's a list of the 16 regional iGames centers for the upcoming round.

Badlanz – Los Angeles
  • Club LAN
  • Gamers-X Fullerton
  • Ground Zero Cards Comics Computers
  • Internet PC Xtreme
  • OtherWorld Comics

Wired Gamez Entertainment Center - Los Angeles
  • Icelan
  • Gamers Edge
  • DreamLAN
  • The Arena
  • Gamers-X Diamond Bar

Next Game – San Francisco
  • Fun N Games
  • EnZone
  • Evo entertainment
  • Rivalution Network Center 2
  • ARENA 1337
  • Neutral Ground
  • Cyberfun Cafe

Tazraz.com - Mountain Region
  • Game Cube
  • iTech Centers
  • FragNet

Cybermax Café - Florida
  • E2 Cafe
  • NetFX Internet Gaming Center
  • RingX
  • BAWLS Gaming
  • Club-Hub
  • Cyber Nexus Cafe

NETLAN Arena – Georgia – Tennesee – Western Virginia
  • Dragon Computers & Gaming
  • GameKong
  • G2K Games
  • OpryLAN.com
  • Yourgame.net
  • PhoeniXtreme
  • Redline Gaming

Cyber Arena - Wisconsin – Northern Illinios
  • UConnect
  • MPC Cyber Center
  • Ping-Time
  • Virtual Magic Cyber Game Centre

Cyberwiz Café – Illinois - Michigan
  • Digital Ops
  • The Gamer's Hub
  • Combat Cyber Cafe
  • PING
  • Pastimes Cards, Comics & Games

SHOCKWAVE – Missouri – Southern Illinois – Central Indiana
  • Impact Gaming Center
  • MECHNET!
  • Net Heads
  • Cyber Storm LAN Centers
  • Duckets GameStation

PC Palace – Minnesota – South Dakota
  • Treasure I-LAN
  • The Stomping Grounds
  • Downtime PC Game Rooms
  • Game Tech
  • NorthLAN Gaming Center

Kings Games – New York
  • Cyber Conxion
  • Java & Bytes Internet Cafe @ LCC
  • Spraga.Com
  • MAXIMUM MHZ
  • Web2Zone - Cooper Square / NYC

NeoQuest Games - Pennsylvania
  • eXtraNet.CAFE Internet Gaming Arena
  • PC Zone
  • Challenges
  • Cyberspace Matrix
  • Cyber-Stop
  • Infinite Quests

Studio Movie Grill – Northern Texas - Oklahoma
  • Lan Madness
  • Lan Shark
  • The Gaming Center - TGC
  • PVN Game Zone
  • Strike Net

Velocity Games – Southern Texas - Louisiana
  • Gamers Conclave
  • Hyyperlynx Gaming Center
  • Velocity Games
  • Dmerz's Domain
  • LAN's Edge (North Cross Mall)
  • NetZone Centers

Netwerk Games – Washington - Oregon
  • Nexgen Computer Gaming
  • The Gamer's Edge
  • Visiontronics Computers and Games
  • Orion Gaming
  • Wired

GamersAlley – Upper New England
  • Adrenaline Zone
  • GameSlave
  • The CybArena
  • Drive-X Computers
  • PC-Gaming Arena Enfield

Halo 8/12/2002 9:43 PM PDT permalink

Halo 2 Announced

Halo 2 Announced

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Halo 8/7/2002 10:05 PM PDT

More Spots Available In Orlando

More Spots Available In Orlando

Cybermax Cafe in Orlando, Florida filled its initial 250 spots in the Halo National Championship and so has added 50 more. If you're in Orlando sign up before they're filled.

Halo 8/2/2002 9:48 PM PDT permalink

One More Addition...

One More Addition...

So we got forums for everyone this week. We got a great strategy guide this week. We even got our first Bungie cartoon. "What more could I ask for," you say? A new desktop based on the excellent Legendary Skull that Bungie's own Chris Barrett created. Too much good stuff. Must...avoid...Bungie...overdose...head...explosion...

Halo 8/2/2002 1:19 AM PDT permalink

Tournament Strategy Guide

Tournament Strategy Guide

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Halo 8/1/2002 10:12 AM PDT

Biggest LAN Event Ever?

Biggest LAN Event Ever?

Wow! The Halo National Championship just passed 10,000 competitors! There's talk that this is the biggest LAN gaming event ever. We're going to call Mr. Guinness, you go sign up if you haven't already. Oh yeah, we've also got a nice little tournament-related treat coming your way, check back soon.

Halo 7/31/2002 3:59 PM PDT permalink

Seven Thousand Plus

Seven Thousand Plus

We just passed 7,000 competitors in the Halo National Championship. (We're saving our fireworks for 7,777, of course.) This means the rate of signup is increasing. I'm going to shut up about this until we reach 10K, but one reminder: slots are filling fast, sign up today!

Halo 7/26/2002 3:50 PM PDT permalink

Six Thousand Plus

Six Thousand Plus

We now have more than 6,000 people registered for the Halo National Championship. We're going to buy some fireworks to shoot off when we reach the magical 7,000th competitor. At this rate that will be right about this time tomorrow afternoon.

Halo 7/25/2002 11:26 PM PDT permalink

Halo National Tourney Frenzy

Halo National Tourney Frenzy

Registration for the tournament is climbing! At the time of this news post the event had 4,956 competitors! Wow. We're so psyched we've added a counter over on the right showing the current total number of players. (Thanks to iGames for the data!) Also check out this page at the iGames site to see total competitors per location. The current leader: a whopping 344 entries at Kings Games in New York City.

Halo 7/24/2002 8:06 PM PDT permalink

New Halo Content This Week

New Halo Content This Week

Great new stuff for you this week on the Tru7h & Reconciliation site. First off we have four new screens for you to caption. Remember: try to be funny, not lame. Keep that in mind when you post. ;o) Second, we have the latest installment of our legendary walkthrough. There's some cool shots in there as well as some legendary tactics you may not have tried.

Halo 7/22/2002 11:26 PM PDT permalink

National Tournament Poll

National Tournament Poll

How many of you are going to compete in the Halo National Tournament? Let us know in the new Bungie.net poll.

In old poll news almost half of you call it soda, a quarter more call it Coke, 1 out of 5 call it pop, and 1 out of 10 call it either a "cold drink", soda-pop, or simply cola.

Halo 7/22/2002 6:15 PM PDT permalink

Halo National Tournament

Halo National Tournament

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Halo 7/19/2002 3:13 AM PDT

New Halo Shirts!

New Halo Shirts!

We just got a new Halo shirt in stock in the Bungie Store. Well, it's actually an old shirt, the same black Halo shirt that we made for ourselves way back, the one you saw Joe and Jason wearing at last year's GameStock. You remember, your first glimpse at Halo actually being played? Of course you do. Anyway, enough people around here drooled all over these shirts that we decided to make them available to everyone. Get yours today!

Halo 7/19/2002 12:26 AM PDT permalink

New Screenshots Need Captions

New Screenshots Need Captions

There are four new shots up in the Caption This! database. I've also fixed it so that when you rate a caption you're no longer returned to the first page.

Halo 7/12/2002 10:51 PM PDT permalink

Halo for Mac and PC Announced

Halo for Mac and PC Announced

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Halo 7/12/2002 5:39 AM PDT

Halo Soundtrack Reviews

Halo Soundtrack Reviews

Music 4 Games has posted a rave review of the Halo Soundtrack, giving it a 10 out of 10 rating. Their click to buy link points to Amazon, where there are also some very well written fan reviews, including one from knight_premier and another from Miguel Chavez.

Halo 7/5/2002 5:09 PM PDT permalink

Walkthrough Updated

Walkthrough Updated

Fresh off the press- the latest installment of the official Legendary Walkthrough is available for your viewing pleasure: Assault on the Control Room. If you're stuck or ready for a second perspective on beating this level, have we got the article for you.

Halo 7/3/2002 11:04 PM PDT permalink

Halo Music Outtakes Part Two

Halo Music Outtakes Part Two

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Halo 6/26/2002 3:12 AM PDT

Halo Music Outtakes Part 1

Halo Music Outtakes Part 1

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Halo 6/21/2002 3:41 AM PDT

Silent Cartographer on Legendary

Silent Cartographer on Legendary

Fresh off the press-
Our Legendary Walkthrough section now has a new chapter: The Silent Cartographer. Even if you've beaten this level on Legendary, the screenshots are at least worth a look. My personal favorite- five Elites vs. one rocket.

Halo 6/18/2002 10:58 PM PDT permalink

New Caption This! Screenshots

New Caption This! Screenshots

Everyone enjoyed the Halo Caption This! screenshot feature so much that we've added eight new strange and ridiculous shots. Go flex your captioning might.

Halo 6/18/2002 10:26 PM PDT permalink

Write Your Own Captions

Write Your Own Captions

Damn, that's a lame news story title. I guess I wasted all my creative energy coming up with captions and posting them for the world to see using our brand new Halo Screenshot Captions feature! That's right, now you can tell us what's really going on behind the scenes. You can even rate other submissions. We have our first batch of four new screenshots waiting for subtitles, so get busy!

Halo 6/10/2002 9:41 PM PDT permalink

Music To Make Love By

Music To Make Love By

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Halo 6/10/2002 8:04 AM PDT

New Stuff This Week

New Stuff This Week

At long last – the walkthrough you've been waiting for is now available. Level 3: "The Truth and Reconciliation." This massive (and I mean massive) walkthrough goes through all the detailed instructions on how to beat this level on legendary. The only thing holding you back now is pure skill.
We've also added a new desktop to our wallpapers section, the art from the new halo T-shirt. A big thanks to Bungie's own Lorraine McLees and Chris Barrett for the design.

Halo 6/6/2002 7:26 PM PDT permalink